Senior Economist (Microeconomist)
We're recruiting for a Senior Economist, to join our Public Policy team, based in London. It’s a role with real impact and the opportunity to influence senior level decision making. This role is offered on a permanent basis and requires someone with a depth of senior economist experience.
Our team is the guardian of the BBC’s understanding of its regulatory and public policy environment. It manages the BBC’s relationship with key external stakeholders and leads the development of public policy positions. The Policy team forms part of the Director-General group and therefore sits right at the heart of the BBC. The Policy team provides high level policy support to key BBC projects and supports the development of the BBC’s policies and strategies, to promote the BBC’s interests at a time of rapid change in technology, consumer behaviour and regulation.
Reporting to the BBC’s Chief Economist, you’ll be responsible for providing day-to-day advice on regulatory, competition and economic issues relevant to the BBC, at a UK and EU level. You'll also contribute to policy development across the range of the BBC's activity and represent the BBC’s interests with external stakeholders.
With a good understanding of the principles of micro- economics and the changing media environment, you’ll provide economic and policy advice to BBC management, contributing to pan-BBC strategic initiatives and policy formation.
Are you the right candidate?
You'll have proven experience as an economist or competition policy specialist, gained within either a competition/regulatory authority, government department undertaking policy formulation in the communications sector, a consulting environment or a major communications sector company. You’ll have strong quantitative skills, and a proven track record of applying econometrics. An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you'll be confident presenting complex data and arguments, advising senior managers and stakeholders, and engaging with external government and regulatory authorities, on a range of economic and regulatory issues.
The successful applicant will be working on regulatory and policy questions, reporting to the Chief Economist. As such, a qualification in economics is essential. The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a micro-economist or competition policy specialist, gained within either a competition/regulatory authority, government department undertaking policy formulation in the communications sector, a consulting environment or a major communications sector company. An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you'll be confident presenting complex data and arguments, advising senior managers and stakeholders, and engaging with external government and regulatory authorities, on a range of economic and regulatory issues.
Contract type: Permanent
Interviews anticipated to be held w/c 11 November
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.
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