Diesel Labs Company Overview
Diesel Labs is a pioneer of Media Content Analytics, deriving insights from every atom of content in support of the development, distribution, and promotion of media.
With more content being produced than ever before, the challenge of managing vast, fast-moving and on-demand content portfolios has emerged. We’ve developed a sophisticated analytics engine that tackles the toughest questions – from what content to produce to where to distribute and market it.
These insights give media decision makers an edge throughout the media content development and distribution process. Several major TV networks and streaming platforms are among the current companies tapping into Diesel Labs solutions.
Diesel is founded by MIT alums and is made up of several senior members of Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company that was acquired by Twitter in 2013. Diesel was awarded an innovation grant from the National Science Foundation in 2016 and has recently raised a seed round of fundraising.
We are looking for a Tech and Media Data Operations Intern to assist our Data Engineering team in identifying the key players and content in strategic markets and building both a digital database and human knowledgebase of the landscape. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced startup pioneering innovative solutions for problems facing media companies today: what content to produce and where to distribute and market it.
As content becomes increasingly globalized, traditional television and streaming companies have a vested interest in understanding the global media landscape in order to create or acquire content that will resonate with their audience. With this space becoming increasingly competitive, companies must invest in content that will keep their current audience engaged and attract new subscribers. This role will be key in powering Diesel Labs’ solutions to these strategic business questions.
This role includes research, data collection and quality assurance functions, which can apply to Communications, Marketing, Global Business or other business majors. It is also suitable for Computer Science, Information Systems, Technology and Software majors who are interested in both the qualitative research and technical aspects of building a product. Foreign language skills, passion for TV and social media and knowledge of global and regional media platforms are a plus.
Role and Responsibilities
~ Perform primary and secondary market research and present findings of local media landscape and players
~ Build database of top global and regional media content and media players
~ Develop social listening algorithms to capture audience engagement
~ Quality check performance of algorithms to ensure top quality data collection
We are looking for
~ Ability to work independently and with remote collaborators
~ Strong research and analytical skills
~ Excellent problem solving and communication skills
~ Detail oriented, sense of urgency and follow through on assigned tasks
~ Able to learn new technologies quickly – not afraid to ask questions
~ Experience with Python and sql a plus
~ Foreign language skills are a bonus