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Insights Assistant

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

Job Introduction

BBC Studios has set out its vision: to inspire audiences globally with our bold British creativity, with a mission to produce and distribute world-class content that informs, educates and entertains, and strengthen the BBC creatively and financially. Already we are the most awarded British production company, the number one distributor and have a truly unique brand that’s recognised around the world. Over the years, we’ve made many of the biggest audience draws, essential reputation-enhancing pieces, and covered events that bring the world together. In 2017 alone, we took some of the most watched and most loved programmes to more than 200m fans in more than 200 territories around the globe.

And that is just the beginning…. We want to be the best British content company in the world.

This is an exciting role embedded alongside content and IP side of the BBC Studios and supporting the production side of the business. This is excellent opportunity to take your first steps in Insights, a rare and exciting opportunity to understand audience data and behaviours and impact on strategic and editorial decisions. This job will involve supporting the Content & Production Insight team in the day to day analysis and reporting of audience data, along with dealing with ad hoc requests and providing support on longer term projects. 

Role Responsibility

This role will be supporting the Content & Production Insight team in end to end insight support for the production communities at BBC Studies: from uncovering audience & market trends to support idea generation and content development & pitches, right through to understanding how our shows have performed in the context of the competition & market.

Further to this, you will be supporting the Content & Production Insight team on using the BBC Studios panel to create meaningful audience insights. You will also be responsible for scripting surveys (under guidance) and sharing result within the team and developing best practice panel support including survey templates and benchmarks and proactively champion the panel across BBC Studios. 

In addition to this, you will be involved in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research projects and to be solely or jointly responsible for these projects, as specified, including managing project budgets which might include deep dives into high priority titles, analysis into successful shows or franchises or supporting development of existing titles 


Are you the right candidate?

The Content Insight Assistant will be provided with all training needed to use our software systems, so no prior knowledge of these is needed. What would be advantageous for the role however, would be a confident, proactive and helpful approach to work. You will have a well-developed analytical/numeracy skills, and in particular the ability to extract key conclusions from data and to communicate these clearly and concisely both orally and in writing and some experience of data/analysis techniques.

A clear passion for television and awareness of the relevant media trends and the role of BBC Studios within it would be advantageous coupled with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage a broad workload whilst sustaining levels of performance against challenging deadlines.

Ideally, you will have experience working for a broadcaster or production company or in media or experience with BARB or Techedge would be beneficital. You will also be highly organised with strong communication, negotiating and interpersonal skills.


Package Description

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s license fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here



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