Dream job for musician-slash-web data analyst in Oregon
I had a chance to catch up with my friend So Young Park last week. I first met So Young when she worked at A&E Television and I was at JupiterResearch. She was an excellent resource and a great champion for Omniture’s technology. Now she’s the Director of Ecommerce Marketing and CRM at MusiciansFriend.com in Ashland, Oregon, and she’s looking for someone with a passion for both music and web analytics to help round out her team.
You may know So Young from when she was quoted in the Wall Street Journal talking about how her blog helps her recruit people to work at MF. Blogs are a great thing.
Anyway, SYP needs a talented individual to help support 13 company brands, first and foremost Musician’s Friend. They have a just-completed Omniture installation and need a bright person to support widely distributed SiteCatalyst reporting. SYP has a classic “hub and spoke” deployment model but needs deep web analytics expertise in the hub (she has database marketers, stats gurus, search folks, etc. already and this hire will be working with that team.)
The company is working with Offermatica and has been testing extensively which is a good thing. But they need someone with rich analysis skills to help guide the testing work, especially as they start to focus on landing page testing.
This would be a high-profile role inside a quickly growing organization. Musician’s Friend is the 800 lb gorilla in the musical instrument vertical online but they’re always looking to grow and improve. This hire would work in a cross-functional role supporting multiple brands and has the potential to become a key role in the company’s geographic expansion.
The job is in beautiful Ashland, Oregon and SYP says the company is willing to cover relocation expenses. The salary is competitive for the region but the biggest perk is simply working in the MF environment. Big discounts on gear, plenty of musicians in the company, jam nights, and a laid back atmosphere make me wish I could turn back the hands of time to when I was drumming with the mighty Sugar Beets (yeah, I used to be cool, believe it or not I’m playing the drums on the tracks on that link … now I gush about cell phones in a blog.)
If you live a split life, part-time musician, part-time web data analyst, check out the position announcement at Musician’s Friend. I can think of lots of bosses less cool than SYP (she’s even grooving on the latest from Wilco, Sky Blue Sky) and far less beautiful places to live than Ashland.