Data Analyst/Report Writer

Can you identify the signal in the noise?

Are you fascinated by what makes people tick and take action?

And can you convey complex data-driven information clearly and concisely to less knowledgeable audiences?

Then you should come and collaborate with Catsnake: the Story Agency!

We are looking for a freelance Data Analyst and Report Writer to work on the analytics and reporting side of two upcoming campaigns for major UK charities.

The work will entail both standard statistical analysis of social media datasets, and also working to improve an existing report approach and structure. So, if you’re a statistical whizz, who is curious about the intersection of data, storytelling and human behaviour, and able to write clear and insightful analysis, we reckon we’re looking for you!

About us

Catsnake are story specialists for the third sector – we use a combination of storytelling, in depth research, behavioural psychology and rigorous creative systems to produce campaigns, films and strategies for charities and causes, like WWF, the RSPB, Scope, Amnesty, Greenpeace, the National Trust and Unicef.

Our focus is on telling stories that change beliefs and behaviour. We believe deeply in the power of narratives to engage, entertain, and lead to positive change for our communities, our environment and our collective future.

We have a highly collaborative, relaxed culture, driven by laughter and creativity, and fuelled by many, many, cups of tea.

You can see more of our work here:

The Job

Over the past few years, we’ve developed an integrated campaign methodology for charity campaigns. In a nutshell, it works by using social media ads, carefully structured around specific tags which capture their key characteristics, to generate data on audience preferences, habits and motivations, which can then in turn be used to optimise the campaign itself. This methodology has proved a powerful tool not only to deliver low cost results for charities, but also to help them better understand their audiences and what drives them.

By the end of each of these campaigns, we’ve accumulated a lot of data on these audiences, which we then collect into a single report to guide future messaging for our clients.

The core job is to create these reports for two upcoming campaigns.

Up to this point we’ve created these reports in house, so there will be a number of previous versions for you to use as guidance. However, we also think there are likely some big improvements to be made in how we approach this reporting, and to a certain extent, we also want you to take apart what we’ve done so far and help to build a better version!

Our aim is to build a consistent methodology that can be applied across future reports, so there would be further freelance opportunities over the coming year building from this role.

About you

The only firm requirement for this job is a solid grounding and demonstrable experience in statistics and data analysis, either from your degree or professional experience.

The following are desirable but not critical:

  • Ability to use more advanced data science tools.
  • Previous experience creating data-driven reports for clients.
  • An interest in behavioural psychology and its intersection with data.
  • A grounding in key social media analytics and (sceptical) interest in social media generally.

The Technical Bits

You will need to be based in/near London and able to come to meetings and work from our offices at Somerset House. You’ll be free to work from home for the majority of the project, but being able to attend in person meetings at key points will be vital.

The project will begin in mid-late November and end in late December, and require roughly 22 days in total between these dates.

How to apply

To apply, please email [email protected] with the subject heading “Data Analyst/Report Writer – [Your Name]” and include a CV and, if possible, a previous report or reports that you have written or contributed to.

Please also include your day rate for this work.

The application deadline is Sunday 9th October.

Only applications received through the email address listed above will be accepted.