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Research Executive, Data and Insights Team

Company

BBC Studios

Type of Job

Permanent - Full Time

Location

BBC Studios, Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, UK

Salary

Competitive

Published Date

29 January 2024

About the company

BBC Studios is a global business of scale, able to fund, create, distribute and commercialise premium content for the BBC and other companies both in the UK and internationally. Working with the best writers, directors, and programme-makers, BBC Studios champions creativity, crafting over 2500 hours of content every year through eight production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world.

For full spec and to apply see https://careers.bbc.co.uk/job/Research-Executive-Data-and-Insights/786692102/

About the role

Job Introduction


Are you looking to work in consumer research? This is an important role in our small, friendly central insights team, reporting into the Pan-BBC Studios Insight Manager.



You will support in all areas of research and insight. This will involve generating, analysing and communicating data and insights to people working at BBC Studios. The insights relate to consumers, markets, industries and trends in the UK and around the world, rather than focusing on TV programmes. You will develop your experience in tasks such as analysing survey data and conducting thorough desk research in order to identify and explain opportunities.



The ideal candidate will possess 1-2 years’ experience in market research or another role related to data analysis. You will be highly organised, have a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and good written and verbal communication skills.



If you have similar experience to that described above and a passion for learning more about consumer and market research, we would love to hear from you.



Who We Are


BBC Studios is the global, commercial arm of the BBC. We invest in and produce premium content for the BBC and other companies in the UK and around the world. We take an idea from thought to screen and beyond, with activities ranging from programme making through to global content sales, channels and streaming, consumer products, live events, digital marketing and much more. Three-quarters of our revenue comes from beyond the BBC: we partner with blue-chip media clients globally, including Amazon, AMC Networks, Apple, Disney+, France Télévisions, Netflix, NHK, Nine Australia, PBS, Warner Bros Discovery and ZDF.


We have a track record of growth and we are ambitious for the future. As we grow, we are transforming our culture, investing in our employees and our ways of working to build a bold, agile, inventive and inclusive business.


This role is in the Data & Insights team, which works closely with all parts of the BBC Studios business: consumer products, marketing, customer engagement, digital and social media, production, sales and distribution. We work in close collaboration with other research teams including internationally.


Main Responsibilities


Support the Senior Insight Executive, Insight Manager & Head of Planning in the analysis and dissemination of insights across the business.


Be an expert in our analytics tools e.g. TechEdge, GWI, Plum (Don’t worry we can train you on these).


Support a range of research projects that explore consumer attitudes and behaviour. In particular this role covers topics that are not related to TV e.g. gaming, social media, consumer products.


Keep track of wider consumer and industry trends and emerging competitors, and play a role in the articulation of how and why these might affect BBC Studios’ business.


Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience


What’s most important is that you are highly organised with an eye for detail and a passion for getting things done.


The ideal candidate will possess 1-2 years’ experience in market research or another role related to data analysis. Experience in the media or entertainment industries is ideal, but we welcome applications from other industries.


Analytical skills and a track record of extracting insights from secondary data sources using analytical tools


Experience of making contributions towards research or insight projects would be desirable.


A passion and aptitude for sharing knowledge and insight creatively; being able to clearly communicate data.


Experience using TechEdge and a familiarity with BARB ratings data is desirable.


You may also have experience with other audience measurement tools, e.g. audience profiling tools such as YouGov profiles, GWI or TGI.


Familiarity with Microsoft– Excel, Word, PowerPoint is essential.


A keen and demonstrable interest in the TV/Media industry and its outputs.


BBC Studios


We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.


Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.


Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.


Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


BBC Studios puts sustainability at the heart of everything we do both onscreen and offscreen, including delivering against the BBC Group’s science-based Net Zero targets.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess 1-2 years’ experience in market research or another role related to data analysis. You will be highly organised, have a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and good written and verbal communication skills.

If you have similar experience to that described above and a passion for learning more about consumer and market research, we would love to hear from you.

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