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Senior Audience Research Executive

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

Job Introduction

This role will sit within the Audience Insight team in the BBC World Service. BBC World Service Group attracts a combined global weekly audience of 394mn delivering accurate impartial news and information that helps audiences take better decisions about critical issues. The World Service sits within this broader division, delivering journalism on TV, radio and online across the globe in 43 languages.

Role Responsibility

  • Management of tasks throughout the project lifecycle, including commissioning, daily project management, analysis of results and presentation of findings.
  • Supervise agencies in the delivery of successful projects for the BBC
  • Ability  to  turn  information  and  data  from  various  sources  into  a  meaningful  story  and  communicating  it  effectively  with  people  who  are  not  experts  in research.
  • Ability to move within multiple projects in a given day, managing stress and self, while retaining calmness and composure
  • Collaborate effectively with the rest of the Audiences team.
  • Support wider team with larger projects as part of a project team.
  • Experience of working with digital (web and/ or social) analytic tools would be beneficial.

Are you the right candidate?

  • A deep knowledge of quantitative research methodologies and rich experience of doing/commissioning quantitative research is critical. Research experience in international markets (especially Africa, Asia and Middle East) will be a plus for the role.
  • This role will require you to lead on / take independent charge of multi-disciplinary/ multi method research projects.
  • Demonstrable ability to synthesise data/ insights from different sources and arrive at strategic recommendations will be essential. 
  • Experience in using qualitative and other insights to inform creative / marketing briefs and/ or account planning experience will be highly desirable.  
  • You have a proven record of working on / leading projects which have had a demonstrable impact on an organisation
  • Great communication skills- and ability to work with rest of diverse World Service Audience Insight team
  • An interest in and appreciation of the cultures, peoples, and current affairs of other countries/ markets is desirable. 

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Continuing Contract 
Location: London

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

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, sexuality, social 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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