Posted 7 months ago

Urban Analyst

  • Full-time
  • New York

Please send CV and Cover Letter - tell us why you are the best fit for this role, and why you are excited about it. No generic cover letters, please :)


About the team:

Where should I live? It’s the biggest unresolved consumer problem. And with a unique team of leading data scientists, software engineers, urban planners and designers, we're solving it. One address at a time. reveals the full story of any address using billions of data points and our game-changing proprietary insight engine. After launching in NYC, we’re now expanding to more cities and looking for an Urban Analyst to join our growing team.

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About the role:

Are you excited about making urban planning and city data open and accessible? Do you want to help millions of residents understand how urban issues affect their daily lives? Are you interested in transforming the real estate landscape by helping buyers and renters make the best decisions about where to live?

In this role:

  • You will write content for the website — content that people will use to make better decisions about where to live.
  • You will engage in qualitative and quantitative research of policies, projects and spatial phenomena related to zoning, planning and development, transportation, schools, open space, housing and communities.
  • You will analyze and interpret the impact of urban developments on current and future residents. You will extract insights based on your research and distill it down to the “bottom line.”
  • You will translate technical and jargon-laden documents into useful, practical, easy-to-understand information, focusing on what matters most.
  • You will reach out to city agencies and relevant stakeholders as part of your research.
  • You will contribute to media pieces that will be featured in publications like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Curbed and more. Our urban analysts are regularly quoted in the media.
  • You will work on open data resources and datasets to help to contextualize and influence the work of our data-science team.


Selected candidates will be asked to do a written assignment that will test their content-writing and communication skills.

  • Job location: We have open roles in the following cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco


About you:

  • You are an urbanist at heart
  • You are currently living in, or have previously lived in for 3 or more years in one of the following cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, or San Francisco
  • You have proven experience in researching urban issues
  • You have at least 2 years non-academic work experience
  • You enjoy writing and have very strong written and communication skills
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field
  • You are comfortable working with Excel (PivotTables, Vlookup, IF formulas).
  • You are excited about working in a startup

Strongly preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with big data
  • Professional experience working with GIS software
  • Experience in writing content for blogs or journals
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