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Database Analyst for Production Operations Resourcing (Project Based)



IT, Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2023

About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture and commerce, our brands drive conversation and inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, and obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed, Inc. is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders and creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks and HuffPost to come.

Business Area: Content
Job Category:
35-42/hr USD
Union Status:
Non Union

BuzzFeed Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. We reserve the ability to adjust the final compensation for this role based on the final candidate's experience, skillset, certifications, and geography.

The Role

The Financial Operations Analytics team is responsible for continually evolving BuzzFeed’s internal tracking and reporting best practices, cultivating data literacy and data-driven leadership. We’re looking for a database analyst who enjoys sharing data management best practices across an organization, and finds excitement in helping further develop the databases used daily by our analysts and pipeline partners. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to gain more leadership experience, or hone your technical skills, this role provides the flexibility for both.

You Will

Technical Execution

  • Lead the maintenance and evolution of a highly-integrated database sourced from various departments and organizations
  • Develop and improve existing database structure; automate testing processes to improve maintainability
  • Ensure the stability of the visual database environment, improving database integration, and preventing connectivity issues between the database and reporting tools


  • Foster database management best practice and database literacy, working with organization leaders and managers at all levels in a energetic and connective manner
  • Collaborate with and work through others, lifting the skills and expertise of those around you
  • Serve as a resource and/or mentor to other leads and managers, providing thoughtful, constructive feedback that is sensitive to the individual needs and perspectives of other employees

You Have

  • Experience building & testing integrated databases using Excel and SQL. Google Big Query and Data Studio preferred
  • You thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility, and can communicate energetically through Slack
  • You value testing, process mapping, and documenting your work
  • You collaborate well with analysts in building reporting tools; you are insightful and thoughtful in communicating with teams that have little or no database expertise
  • Expertise working in an environment without a database management service. However, if you haven’t worked without a database management service, you should have strong opinions on how to build and manage one

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four (4) years database maintenance experience
  • Two (2) years experience working with SQL
  • Four (4) years experience working with advanced Excel formulas
  • Two (2) years experience in process improvement

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at applicationhelp@buzzfeed.com. Requests received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Life at BuzzFeed, Inc.

We celebrate inclusion and are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more

We want all employees to feel safe and comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health and safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, and VT.