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Research Assistant

Job Introduction

Audiences are at heart of everything we do at the BBC and ensuring that this remains so is the role of our Marketing and Audiences (M&A) team. The M&A team bring the outside in via research and insight and take the inside out via brand strategies, campaigns and audience engagement. Those working in Audience Research use quantitative and qualitative research to inform editorial and strategic decisions across the BBC.

The Research Assistant role is an entry-level position in the Audiences team, part of the Marketing and Audiences division of the BBC. The role offers an exciting opportunity to understand audience data and behaviours and impact on strategic and editorial decisions.

You will be working with at least two different audience teams in this position and will be expected to work across any part of the department as required.

We are recruiting for several Research Assistants based in London who will work across a range of BBC Audiences teams ( including Strategy Audiences, News, Content (Radio & Education and Television), Brand Insight and Audience Measurement).

To hear from some of our former research and digital analytics assistants, you can watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_if1bRY7EtU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUl7j_lZRSXe1OXIU-YYtt_w

Role Responsibility

This position will require you to support the audiences departments day-to-day operations, including supporting on regular reporting of key audience data and ad hoc analysis. You will assist in the smooth running and development of longer-term projects, including administrative duties. This role will need you to research and keep abreast of new developments in the field of audience/market research, coupled with working with internal and external colleagues, stakeholders and partners to ensure that audience insight is shared with in the wider Audiences department as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate

This role will expect you to have an interest in developing a career in audience/market research or similar, with proven interest or experience in this area. You will also ideally have an understanding of how quantitative and qualitative research can be used to improve an organisations understanding of its audience. You’ll also have strong administrative experience and IT skills (excel, powerpoint), enjoy working in teams and be flexible and good at dealing with change. This position will also need you to have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Package Description

12 month fixed-term contract

London base

Grade 3 

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

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