Data Analyst

The Houston Local News Initiative (“HLNI”) is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to advance democracy in our communities and strengthen the lives of all Houstonians one story at a time. HLNI is launching soon as an independent, non-profit digital news operation that will cover a broad range of topics serving the Greater Houston community. HLNI is initially supported by a coalition of three of Houston’s leading philanthropies including Arnold Ventures, The Houston Endowment, and the Kinder Foundation.

At HLNI, we are expanding our Operations team to include a Data Analyst. The Data Analyst will report directly to the COO and will be responsible for interpreting and presenting all product analytics. You will be a strategic thought partner and your work will directly impact achieving the HLNI mission.

We will consider applications on an ongoing basis, but we encourage those who are interested to apply ASAP.

The Role
What You'll Do
  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
  • Work closely with the COO to prioritize business and information needs
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
Who you are

You are passionate about using data driven insights to produce the best possible impact on product development and ultimately reader engagement. You are mission driven. You seek out challenges. You are passionate about improving your skill and growing your career.  

  • Experience - You have 5+ years of experience in data analytics or technology product management
  • Mission-oriented - You’re committed to our mission to advance democracy and improve the lives of all Houstonians
  • Self-starter - You’re ready to experience the chaos of an early stage startup, and have a proven ability to roll up your sleeves to get things done
  • Communicator - You have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with and report on product feedback to the COO to produce impact.
  • Multi-tasker - You’re able to set priorities while remaining flexible in an ever-changing environment
  • Technical skills – You are an expert in Google Analytics. You have experience with Redshift, SQL, Hubspot, and setting up dashboards in Data Studio  


Our Values

EXCELLENCE: We wake up every day with the intent to be the best at what we do. We hustle. We have grit. When we make mistakes, we’ll learn from them.

INCLUSION: We aren’t all the same, and those differences are what make us better. We’ll respect each person’s uniqueness. Perspective, context and life experiences help us to tell the story.

AMBITION: We will be bold and creative, open to all ideas big or small. We really mean it.

FUN: We are not making widgets, although there is nothing wrong with widgets. We tell stories - and stories are often fun, so we believe in having lots of fun.

COLLABORATION: We are all in this together. We may not always agree, but we will listen to each other and communicate candidly and respectfully.


Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare 100% premium paid for employee and 50% for dependents
  • 20 vacation days
  • Ten sick days
  • Generous paid maternity leave 
  • Hybrid work policy (initially we all work together to build culture)
  • Stipend for development / learning

We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

Apply using the form below