Financial Times

Data Analyst – FT Specialist (maternity cover)

28 March 2024
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£65000 - £109000 / year

Job Description

About Us

Here at the FT, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product & Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists – everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there are no limits to where your FT career will take you. Learn more about working at the FT at


About FT Specialist

A key part of the FT business, providing significant revenue and contribution to the FT, is FT Specialist (which is part of the wider FT Group Products portfolio). This is an exciting time for FT Specialist as we are enlarging a cross functional product & technology team in Sofia to support the needs of this part of the business. The team’s focus will be across 3 distinct areas:

  • Existing products – protecting existing profit and enabling outcome driven development e.g. increased engagement, acquisition and retention;

  • Incremental growth from existing products – via product extensions, driving additional revenue; and 

  • Diversification – growing and diversifying through new growth initiatives into new markets.

The FT Specialist portfolio consists of 16 different brands including Investors Chronicle, FDI Intelligence, and the Banker, to name a few.

We’re looking for a Data Analyst to join the Data team in Sofia to support our FT Specialist teams within the Group Products Programme. The role is based in Sofia.


About the role

As the Data Analyst on FT Specialist, you will be working to deliver analysis and dashboards as well as help improve the data and processes of the wider team. Working within the wider ST Data team, you will also work with other roles within Specialist Titles to deliver outcomes for our customers or business teams. Projects might include developing new suites of dashboards, overseeing improvements to the data pipeline and producing transformational analysis. There are a number of exciting initiatives in the pipeline which focus on the themes of customer or audience  acquisition, retention and engagement to support the strategic theme of operational growth in the long term.

There is a high degree of autonomy of systems and priorities within the ST Data team. We’re empowered to work in the best way to deliver value for our stakeholders and the business. 


This role could be for you if:

  • You are used to taking data from multiple sources and combining acute business knowledge to shape the findings.

  • You have exposure  working with a wide variety of data sets 

  • You are thorough, inquisitive, innovative, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking

  • You have excellent presentation and communication skills – particularly strong in presenting complex data and analytical findings to non-technical audiences 

  • You have  a passion for data visualisation & familiarity with techniques (could range from basic to advanced)

  • You are a commercially minded individual – ability to understand the commercial imperatives behind the data needs

  • You have a university degree in Mathematics/ Computer Science / Statistics / Economics / or similar numerate discipline

  • Advanced SQL skills and proven experience analysing and combining large data sets 

  • You are self-motivated, with the ability to manage and follow up on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • You’re able to extract the true value and business need from a business request.


You might also have:

  • Have a passion for the web, digital and emerging technologies.

  • Experience of working with Product Managers, Marketing Executives and stakeholders from senior management level

  • Have experience in Looker visualisation

  • Experience in using data-driven metrics to assess the value of any changes made or needed, and measure the results;

  • A/B/n testing


Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. These include;

  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • 10% Annual Performance Bonus
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional Health Care
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work-from-home practice
  • Both in-house and external training programs


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. 

Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact [email protected] and a member of our team will be happy to help.