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Senior Audience Research Executive - BBC News Online

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Job Introduction

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Audience Research Executive for BBC News Online based in London. If you’re interested in how the public feels about the big issues shaping our world and understanding how the news fits into people’s lives, then this is the job for you!

In this role you’ll be working on delivering a variety of projects in the Online part of the team, delivering insight that helps to inform the biggest news room in the world and serve audiences across the website, app and social media.

Our Team

The Senior Research Executive for BBC News Online is part of the wider News, Nations and Sport team within the Audiences team. Audiences are at the heart of everything we do at the BBC and the role of our team is to understand our audiences better. We share our research with a wide range of stakeholders addressing different audience challenges, from helping to shape content that serves a wide variety of audiences to understanding how our content is consumed across digital platforms.

Role Responsibility

  • Undertaking or contributing to research projects, creating and effectively communicating insights that cause decision makers to make the best informed decisions
  • Analysing and interpreting data from a variety of sources in order to assess the performance of the varying services of BBC News (and against competitors where appropriate) and inform the development of future services and content
  • Commissioning and undertake strategic, operational and tactical qualitative and quantitative research as appropriate and as agreed and to be solely or jointly responsible for these projects from start to finish
  • Presenting audience insight in a compelling way that tells the story behind the data
  • Developing effective relationships across the Audiences team, with key Marketing & Audiences staff and others in the wider BBC community

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of audience research, ideally gained within a market research agency or client audience research team is essential
  • Hands-on experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects and interpreting quantitative data. Experience of questionnaire or discussion guide design is desirable
  • You can manage projects from start to finish
  • Experience of using industry databases (e.g. BARB, RAJAR, Ipsos Iris) and analysis software (e.g. Techedge/Advantage) including social media analytics.
  • Experience of working in or with analytics/data science would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Experience presenting audience insight in a compelling way that tells the story behind the data

Package Description

Band: C
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London - New Broadcasting House

  • Flexible / hybrid working - opportunities across the business
  • 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.

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 important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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 in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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

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