Summer 2020 MaxPreps Business Intelligence Intern

Ref#: 35893
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Location: El Dorado Hills, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Division Overview:

MaxPreps is America’s largest sports media company devoted exclusively to the coverage of high school sports.  Dominating the space in coverage of the hard-earned achievements of student-athletes across the nation. We strive to serve team communities and showcase accomplishments of athletes to families, colleagues, and fans.

Role Details:

MaxPreps is looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented Business Intelligence Intern to add to our Product team for Summer 2020. We are looking for someone who isn’t afraid to own a project that drives value for our organization and gives you valuable skills and knowledge about how real business operates.  Under the guidance of the Senior Director of Product Development, you’ll have the opportunity to work with all of senior management to learn what makes their departments tick and - most importantly - how they measure success. You’ll get a meaningful taste of the entire organization: engineering, product, marketing, operations, programming and support.  Your emphasis will be on the numbers, but you’ll also experience the culture of the entire MaxPreps team. Beyond the personal interviews, job shadowing and data analysis, you will compile your learnings and present your findings. You will be responsible for bringing a company-wide dashboard of KPIs to life that will allow us to closely monitor the health of our business by utilizing timely, relevant information from a variety of sources.  In addition to determining how to best connect the data to the dashboard, you’ll be able to exercise some creative liberties in selecting appropriate chart types, color layouts, and more. You’ll get to truly own this project from top to bottom.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Work cross-functionally with key parties from product, marketing, programming, and finance teams to evaluate key business problems, impact from feature releases, and understand experimentation results and overall metrics

  • Collaborate closely with business groups and (data) engineering to understand background, tracking and data requirements to ensure timely and accurate measurements

  • Analyze ongoing initiatives and releases and assist product managers and marketing team in performance assessment, efficiency and improved user/product experiences

  • Evaluate data and build appropriate models to understand customer behavior, business trends, performance and financial KPIs

  • Document analytical procedures and ensure transparent repeatable processes

  • Communicate findings, recommendations and concerns to appropriate stakeholders

  • Time commitment: full-time, 40 hours per week
  • This is a paid internship and can also be for university credit if it meets your university's guidelines

What you bring to the team: 

You have – 

  • Experience analyzing data and using spreadsheet applications (Excel)

  • General knowledge of data structures and relationships

  • A natural curiosity to ask questions and find answers

  • Strong communication skills, are comfortable collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to understand underlying business problem

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and learn quickly

You might also have – 

  • Experience building prototype dashboards, automating reports and providing insights at scale  

  • Experience making presentations and distilling complex information into simple visuals and decks for major stakeholders

  • A sports background as a fan or participant

  • Familiarity with SQL and/or visualization tools

  • Familiarity with web analytics (Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture)

  • A passion for building products our users will love to use

Additional requirements:

  • Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or bootcamp
  • Must be at least 18 years old
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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