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Head of Marketing Science

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is a long way from your average marketing science role. 

Imagine working at Netflix, Spotify, ESPN and CNN all at the same time. That’s the experience of working at the BBC.

Now imagine working in a team planning the investment of £3.5bn a year. That’s part of the challenge that is waiting for you when you become our next Head of Marketing Science.

Along with that small task is the challenge of helping us understand our Audience, forecast the future of media in the UK and calculate marketing effectiveness when you own three major TV channels, some of the largest digital assets in the country not to mention all our radio stations. 

But we aren’t just looking for someone who is comfortable conducting both time-series and cross-sectional modelling; discussing the differences between R and Python; you’ll also need to be able to use softer consulting skills when at times the data is thin, the stakeholders are senior and a decision still needs to be made.

On top of this the Head of Marketing Science leads the Marketing Science team, will be responsible for the skills development of the junior staff and is a senior member of the wider Data Analysis and Product team where they’ll help shape the use of data within all areas of the BBC.

Role Responsibility


The Ideal Candidate

Package Description

Grade 10


Salary Range: £65,000 - £75,000

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 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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