Job title Media Analyst
Department Xelsion Media
Reports to Head of Media
Hours of work Full time – 5 days a week flexible hours
Salary Basic salary commensurate with experience, performance-related pay, plus profit share.

Staff responsibilities

The Media Analyst will take responsibility for the detailed analysis and reporting of client advertising campaigns and Xelsion performance, with the key objective of spotting trends and patterns in the data and acting on these to improve key metrics.

Summary of position

Xelsion works with advertisers and publishers directly, offering 4 core areas of digital media services:

  • Programmatic and biddable media trading across Display, Paid Social and Paid Search (SEM).
  • Analytics and data-driven attribution-modelling.
  • Creative production of high-impact, dynamic, cross-device compatible, HTML5 formats.
  • Consultancy and training on media strategy, data activation, vendor selection, technology integration and in-house resourcing
  • The Media Analyst will collate data from a variety of systems and perform detailed analysis on the data before preparing reports to communicate the findings to colleagues and clients.

    Current data analysis is done using excel workbooks and R, which is suitable in the short term, but given the quantity of data that is available for analysis, Xelsion is constantly evaluating 3rd party statistical analysis software, and will be looking for the Media Analyst to lead the tender process and selection of these software packages.

    The role reports directly to the Head of Media who will rely on data analysis and recommendations from the Media Analyst to negotiate deals and oversee all partnerships with media suppliers and advertisers.

    As a young digital business with innovation at its core, entrepreneurial input is welcome along with ideas for growing the business and implementing new processes.

    The company has a digitally connected, geographically distributed team, which collaborates with the help of technology. Permanent desk space and the hub of operations is in a dynamic start up co-working environment in Farringdon, London but candidates should also be comfortable, motivated and happy working from home – or wherever they happen to be.

    Primary responsibilities

  • Statistical analysis of campaign data
  • Complex campaign structure design and implementation
  • Working with Media Consultant to meet client objectives
  • Development of reporting templates
  • Evaluate and use statistical analysis software packages
  • Analysis of company level statistics

  • Personal specification

    Essential Desirable
    Qualifications & training 2.1 from reputable university in numerate discipline Google Adwords qualified
    Experience Statistical analysis Relationship management, media planning, basic finance
    Qualities and attitude Passion for digital, numerate, logical, rigorous, professional, open, flexible, patient Entrepreneurial, innovative, creative
    Product knowledge Advanced Excel Databases, stats package, reporting tools, data visualization, R, AppNexus, Facebook, Google Adwords, LinkedIn, Twitter


  • Analytical reasoning
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication
  • Expertise in role
  • Planning & organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Note: This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process and we would aim to reach agreement on any changes.

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