Sr. Data Scientist

R&D, LA

Taboola is one of fastest-growing global tech companies. Taboola empowers hundreds of millions of people and thousands of publishers to personalize the Web. We enable publishers to drive editorial voice and brand safety, while giving consumers the choice to personalize their content discovery experience.
We engage over 1B online users, and deliver more than 300B content recommendations every month! As well as being one of the fastest growing Startups in Israel, we are also growing our global reach, with offices in NY, London, Tel Aviv, LA, Bangkok, New Delhi, Sao Paulo and more.
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. As a Sr. Data Scientist at Taboola you will work in our DTLA office with a very talented and tight knit team, utilizing some of the latest technology and tools.  
In this role you will;
Identify and propose Data Science solutions for various product initiatives. Design and build predictive customer behavior models for targeting and personalization. Implement the applicable Machine Learning or statistics based algorithm for prediction and optimization and deliver the trained model to production. Present findings to product team and technical team leads in a clear and actionable way.  Build and maintain code to populate HDFS, Hadoop with log from Kafka or data loaded from SQL production systems.  Design, build and support algorithms of data transformation, conversion, computation on Hadoop, Spark and other distributed Big Data Systems
Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in statistics, data mining and predictive modeling required
  • 5+ years of programming experience in Java/Scala and/or Python required
  • Experience with Hadoop stack (HIVE, Pig, Hadoop streaming) and MapReduce
  • Experience with HBase or comparable NoSQL
  • SQL & database experience
  • Experience in collecting data from/exposing data to various data sources and services (API, JSON, XML)
  • Experience in implementing real-time machine learning and data mining algorithms in large scale environments a big plus
  • Experience with Google products especially Google Cloud Storage, Google Analytics and Google Big Query a big plus
  • Great communication skills and ability to explain data and analysis to a variety of audiences
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative or related field 

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Media Sales Planning and Development Associate

Media Sales, LA

Taboola’s LA Sales Team was established in 2016 when 3 long-time Taboolars relocated to the West Coast and joined the Downtown LA office. The team now is a unique blend of enterprise brand and agency sellers who are quickly growing our client base or brands and agencies.  To expand the team, we are hiring a Media Sales Planning and Development Associate who will work as an integral part of a collaborative media sales team, assisting with a variety of sales-related duties and documentation such as RFP’s and the creation of client-facing marketing materials. This is a great opportunity to get on a sales career track in one of the fastest growing internet companies out there.
If you are hard working, driven, detail oriented and looking for a clear path to media sales this is your job.
Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day support of Sales team through development of client templates, proposals, and sales decks
  • Lead ideation and brainstorming sessions to help crystallize ideas into actionable campaign solutions for advertisers
  • Own pre-sales plan pricing and inventory forecasting
  • Work alongside Sales and Account Management departments to ensure optimal and timely proposal creation
  • Work with Sales to keep Salesforce fully up to date and the pipeline current
  • Drive revenue growth through outreach emails & phone calls with a focus on setting appointments for the sales team
  • Generate scalable, high quality leads and manage the lead generation process
  • Research / blueprint map organizations and prospects
  • Research industry trends and client news
  • Identify decision makers and research prospect’s contact information
  • Work closely with sales managers on various projects that are in support of the entire sales team

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • 1+ years experience in similar position or relevant internships, preferably in the digital sector 
  • Strong grasp of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Good project management skills
  • Decision making oriented & able to quickly react to changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable of the latest digital advertising trends and online media
  • Deadline driven
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Newsroom Engagement Manager

Sales Operations, LA

Newsroom Engagement Manager 
Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery and distribution platform that now serves over 360 billion editorial and video recommendations to over 1 billion unique visitors every month.
Publishers, marketers, and agencies leverage Taboola's platform to retain users on their sites, monetize their traffic, and distribute their content to drive high-quality audiences. Taboola's technology analyzes real-time user data (such as geography, device type, referral source, collaborative filtering, and social media trends) to predict the top handful of items a user may want to consume next. Taboola's partners include a wide network of top tier publisher sites, including: MSN, NBC Universal, USA TODAY, Business Insider, Bloomberg and The Weather Channel.
 
Taboola is headquartered in New York City, and also has offices across the globe in Los Angeles, London, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Bangkok, São Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Istanbul, and Tokyo. 
 
Taboola is looking for a dedicated, experienced Newsroom Engagement Manager with editorial & site metrics experience to consult with and train editorial teams using Taboola Newsroom.  The Engagement Manager will serve as a strategic partner to editorial teams. The Newsroom Engagement Manager will work with the Editorial teams at premium publishers to train, deploy and encourage use of Taboola’s Newsroom suite of analytics and insight tools.  The Engagement Manager will also work in close coordination with Account & Project Managers to support the sales, implementation and launch of the Taboola Newsroom product.  
To be effective with Taboola's Newsroom, you need a strong background in digital news at a premium publisher. You need to be naturally inquisitive and excited about the editorial value our customers achieve with our products and services. We take pride in our professionalism, integrity, and ability to deliver real value to our customers. This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in a very successful and rapidly growing company.
Responsibilities & Skills:

  • Establish strong relationships through ongoing conversations at all levels of the news organization and become a trusted advisor to senior editors.
  • Understand the publisher’s editorial objectives and map Taboola platform capabilities to the needs of the organization.
  • Provide ongoing training and consulting to editorial teams on audience development best practices using Taboola Newsroom.
  • Develop relationships at all levels across the editorial team, especially at the senior level.
  • Work closely with internal Taboola teams and communicate / advocate editorial needs internally to the Product Management team.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of performance reports and market insights to partners to further support growth opportunities and recommendations.
  • Partner with the Publisher Account Team and Media to further drive value proposition for Publishers, and ensure customer satisfaction with Taboola platform and services.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS required
  • 7+ years of digital news experience.
  • A solid understanding of news operations, CMS's & site metrics, including the language & culture of the newsroom.
  • Outstanding communications and relationship management skills.
  • Strong analytic skills & experience, especially when it comes to how analytics are used by editors, producers and reporters to support decisions and actions.
  • High attention to detail, organized with strong communication skills.
  • Strong self-starter with the will and ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment and learn, learn, learn!
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate, train and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of an editorial organization.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail.

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Senior Product Manager

Product Management, LA

Taboola is one of fastest-growing global tech companies. Taboola empowers hundreds of millions of people and thousands of publishers to personalize the Web. We enable publishers to drive editorial voice and brand safety, while giving consumers the choice to personalize their content discovery experience.
We engage over 1B online users, and deliver more than 300B content recommendations every month! As well as being one of the fastest growing Startups in Israel, we are also growing our global reach, with offices in NY, London, Tel Aviv, LA, Bangkok, New Delhi, Sao Paulo and more.
We are looking for a highly seasoned Product Manager to lead our Editorial product known as Taboola Newsroom. You will conceptualize, plan, and drive the execution of Taboola Newsroom to secure strategic relationships with editors across the globe.
Responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap for Taboola Editorial products, partnering with sales, account managers, business developments and clients worldwide.
  • Be a hands-on product manager, while still managing a growing team. Own and execute the full cycle of product development – from conception, in depth data analysis and writing specs, through close work with R&D and data scientists to ensure accurate execution and up to supervising version launches and following up on production and implementation issues.
  • Work closely with sales and marketing teams as well as strategic clients to push new products and features to market as well as to analyze needs and implement new tools and products accordingly.

 Requirements

  • Extensive experience in Product management
  • Experience working in digital media
  • BA/BsC in Computer Science, journalism, new media or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of product development, UX, R&D development and business needs
  • Experience managing team members
  • Willingness to travel frequently (approximately once/month or more)
  • Strong analytic abilities; Organized and methodical; Hyper-intellectual and intuitive

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working on editorial products
  • Experience working with remote teams

 

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