Do numbers tell you stories? Can you relay complex information in bite-sized nuggets to non-researchers? Do you enjoy influencing business decisions by providing fact-based recommendations infused with intuition? Our Research and Insights Team is comprised of wizards who practice the craft of art and science. We spend much of our time looking back at performance and even more time looking forward making actionable recommendations for growing our business. We specialize in content, audience and revenue insights across all platforms. Come check out our pioneering work in predictive modeling, performance marketing and algorithms. Pocket protectors not required.
Manager, Program Research
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
As the media industry grapples with fragmentation and disruption, a key facet of Research is to be the driving force in helping their company capture, report on, monetize, and understand audiences. An opportunity lies in Research to work across divisions and departments to create a unified language that ensures that internal clients understandand take advantage ofcomplex metrics. The key is giving the necessary context so that decisions can be made. While this sounds disarmingly simple, it is a challenge to getthe majority ofthe company to speak the same language and understand new vernacular. Research is a central force within the broader organization in gaining an objective perspective for a wide array of complex questions. It may sound academic - and certainly there is a portion of the job that requires a love of learning - but the primary attribute that will bring you success is curiosity. For example, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what motivates someone to tune into a show, buy a product based on placement of an ad, become a fan on social media, or why certain types of programs are successful across regions of this country and abroad. Ultimately, each research candidate gets a better understanding of the rigor that goes into making business decisions by uncovering not boulders, but pebbles along the path to connecting to A+E Networks core asset, its content.
YOUR STORY:[+BEHAVIORS](what you need to have)
Knowledge and experience intelevision research at a cable network, rep firm, syndicator, broadcast network or ad agency or research firm
Solid analytical and communication skills with a meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Familiarity with Nielsen data and specific industry software: Star Media, N-Power, AriannaCapable of learning how to use new data sets and tools quickly
Advanced skill in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
Preferred familiarity with digital analytics tools: Adobe Analytics, Freewheel and/or ComScore
Basic skills for data analysis programming languages preferred: SQL, R, or Python
Additional experience in Tableau or data visualization software is ideal
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Ability to be a team player
At A+E we value our business culture which encompasses our company's attitudes, values, behaviors, and goals. A company's culture defines the way people interact with each other and the way the company makes decisions. At A+E Creativity, Collaboration, Coordination, Accountability and Trust are cultural values we espouse and seek in our employees.
THAT SOMETHING EXTRA:
If you've read this far, you're likely a great fit for usand maybe you're fluent in sign language, have studied the circus arts or are currently writing a screenplay. If you have a special skill or backstory that might directly or indirectly help you succeed in this role, we'd love to hear about it in your cover letter.
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