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Director, Data Science - Search and Recommendations

Dotdash Meredith

Remote / Virtual 06-04-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title
Director, Data Science - Search and Recommendations

About Your Role:

Dotdash Meredith is the largest premium publisher in the world. Every day tens of millions of people come to us for help and inspiration. Our library of hundreds of millions of articles helps our users, and helps us understand the evolving needs of a world recovering from the pandemic and dealing with day-to-day challenges. As a director of search and recommendations, you will work with this incredible dataset and find opportunities to meet our users' needs. You will lead data scientists and work with our product and engineering teams to build exciting new experiences that leverage the latest in machine learning and recommendation system technologies. This role requires a deep understanding of web experiences, user analytics, and content understanding, and needs hands-on experience in building scalable and impactful recommender systems.

About your contributions:
• Lead and grow a high-performing data science team.
• Provide hands-on expertise on how to build scalable and reliable recommendation systems for the web.
• Provide strategic direction for the data science team on innovative personalization experiences that enhance user engagement and satisfaction.
• Advocate for resources and tools to advance data capabilities.

About You:
• PhD or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
• 7+ years of experience in data science and machine learning with a strong focus in the area of web-based personalization and recommendation systems.
• 5+ years of experience leading a team of data scientists.
• Extensive experience leveraging A/B testing to drive significant improvements in user experience and engagement.
• Extensive experience in working and deploying Python-based recommender solutions.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
• Able to develop a vision and communicate this to stakeholders for buy-in.
• Excellent ability to communicate results and progress to non-technical and technical audiences.
• Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively.

It is the policy of Dotdash Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

Pay Range
Salary: $133,000 - $190,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbb1ok-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $133,000 to $190,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.