A Guide for Writing Analytics Job Descriptions in a Competitive Marketplace

Big Ideas

  • Because analytics positions may be spread throughout the enterprise, job descriptions require specific information to orient potential candidates.

  • Optimism is fine but avoid wishful thinking and unicorn hunting in favor of realistic expectations.

  • Don’t just rely on snazzy job titles such as Data Scientist—which are generic and overused—to attract candidates.


As a hiring manager or analytics leader, writing job descriptions to fill key analytics positions can be challenging. The data science and analytics environment changes

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