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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Research Manager

Jobid 23768-377722

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 35396BR

**Job Title** Research Manager

**Business Segment** Global Distribution and International

**Sub-Business** International TVD

**Posting Category** Digital Media

**About Us** NBCUniversal International Distribution is responsible for the distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media to over 200 territories outside of the U.S. and Canada. This includes a rich library of more than 4,200 feature films and 110,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming, and locally produced content from around the world. International Distribution is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United Kingdom

**State/Province** - -

**City** London



The Audience Research & Analysis department is responsible for supporting NBCU’s international channels (Networks), content licensing (TVD) and Production (Studios) businesses with audience based quantitative and qualitative reporting, insight and strategic analysis in all international territories across all television platforms.


The Research Manager will focus on cross-platform reporting, market based analysis and commercial support for NBCU’s content licensing and channels businesses for the Family Entertainment team.



• Provide special expertise and insights related to the Kids’ TV marketplace on programme performance, brand positioning, market dynamics, behavioural trends and consumer intelligence.

• Provide audience data analysis across various linear and digital platforms.

• Provide Networks and TVD with research based deal support, working with commercial, strategy and finance teams as well as other sales support functions such as product management, distribution and marketing.

• Create engaging and client ready research-based sales materials to support both TVD and the commercial arm of Networks.

• Independently manage research projects from inception to completion, including the interpretation of audience data and the writing of internal reports and external sales materials.

• Independently self-manage and organize. Be able to set project priorities and manage requests from internal clients.

• Assist the VP Global Research in the day-to-day management of the department’s business, including the supervision of projects, budgeting and supplier relations.

• Contribute to the supervision and training of the department’s interns.

• Support TVD with advertising revenue and marketplace intelligence.

• Collect, analyze and disseminate ratings and reports based on defined projects using various international ratings systems/softwares.

• Manage qualitative and quantitative studies as required.

• Support both TVD and Networks Kids’ content on an international basis, with an emphasis on the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

• Gather research and intelligence on competitive landscape, clients, digital, and programming trends within the designated markets.

• Prepare and deliver research presentations to senior management and/or various groups and functions within NBCU.


• A university degree and relevant media research experience, preferably with a content distributor/studio, broadcast or cable network, ad agency, internet company, digital service/platform or research firm.

• International research experience is a bonus, but not required. Expertise in the Kids TV genre is also a plus.

• High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, including knowledge of advanced functions. Competence with various research software/tools such as TechEdge, ITVR and Spredfast is preferred.

• Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau is a plus.

• Strong grasp of TV and digital research terminology and methodology.

• Understanding of the evolving landscape as it relates to TV, media, entertainment and digital.

• Strong numeracy and analytical skills.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Detail-oriented with the ability to handle priorities and deadlines.

• A passion for television.

• Independent, strategic thinker who can take on a project from beginning to end with minimal supervision.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove they are able to work in the United Kingdom.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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