Research Assistant - 12mth FTC (London)

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Job Summary

Reference RI0168
Location 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1
Salary £22,000 
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date 31 January 2020 at Midnight

Research Assistant  – 12 Months FTC (London)

Salary - £22,000
Closing Date for applications - 31st January 2020
Assessment Day - 14th February 2020
Contract Length - 12 Months
Start Date - 1st April 2020

The Job

C4 is looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate to join the Advertising Research & Development team (AR&D). This is an entry level role for an individual with strong analytical and numerical ability and in which we will help you develop the skills you will need to thrive in the media industry. This role could also suit an individual with these skills who is looking for an opportunity to change career.

The role of the Research Assistant is to provide commercially focused qualitative and quantitative audience insight, measurement and analysis to support both the advertising sales team and the wider aims of the AR&D team. The role will report into and be supported by a Research Analyst and Research Manager.

• Flexible working available – the opportunity to work from home one day a week and enjoy agile working hours during the day.
• Part time contract also negotiable – if you are hoping to continue with further study, we can support you by arranging part time working hours to accommodate this.
• Continual training and development – there are opportunities to take part in formal courses, work across a wide range of projects and attend conferences.

Role Responsibilities

• Learning to use and working with industry research tools (BARB, TGI, AdDynamix etc.) to demonstrate the value of advertising with C4 Sales.
• Being involved in sponsorship and spot effectiveness studies and presenting findings back to clients and agencies.
• Working closely with the Research Analyst to develop data dashboards using Tableau.
• Supporting the team with original research studies to enhance C4’s advertising sales proposition. This could include; research into key audience groups, emerging trends, behaviours and technologies, or the development of new advertising formats.
• Keeping up to date with video consumption trends.

Your Team: The Advertising Research & Development team

The Advertising Research & Development team (within Consumer & Strategy) are focused on the commercial side of the business. Our team, consisting of 9 people, help the C4 Sales team identify the effectiveness and efficiencies within all our airtime opportunities.  This covers; spot revenue, sponsorship, product placement, VoD, our 1st party data, and new product development.
The AR&D team’s core mission is to: “Understand consumers for the benefit of our advertisers, through expert insight and award-winning innovation”.
Your Department:  Consumer & Strategy

The Consumer Insight department exists to help the corporation understand the attitudes, behaviours and habits of our viewers. This helps guide both the creative function of the channel and also support the commercial sustainability and revenue generation. The objectives of the department are to:
• Develop a deeper relationship with our viewers than any other broadcaster
• Understand them in terms of what they like and what they do
• And so gain commercial advantage by using these relationships, supported by data and insight, to deliver superior innovation to viewers and advertisers
Essential skills and experience you’ll need to have

•    Obtained an undergraduate degree (please include your degree title, relevant modules and classification or prediction in your application).
•    Obtained GCSE level Mathematics.
•    Gained some experience using research techniques and methodologies.
•    Developed a basic understanding of supervised and un-supervised learning techniques.

• Be flexible and adaptable – this role is incredibly varied day to day.
• Be highly analytical - the role requires a passion for research and proven numerical ability.
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong IT skills – the ability to pick up new systems quickly, and experience of using Excel, Tableau, Python and Powerpoint is desirable.
• Display excellent presentation and communication skills.
• Have a passion for TV and advertising.
• Show an interest in the UK media landscape, consumer trends and technology.
• Demonstrate a willingness to learn, work hard and be a part of the dynamic team.
• Have excellent organisational skills.

Full Role Description

Further information

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We have won awards from Stonewall for our work on screen and in the workplace, we are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are signed up as a Disability Confident employer with the Department of Work & Pensions. Channel 4 also won the company National Diversity Award - 2016. At the end of 2016 Channel 4 was awarded the National Equality Standard by EY, the only company ever to be placed at the highest level 'Institutionlised Inclusion'.

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