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Research Executive (Digital), BBC World Service

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

Job Introduction

The BBC’s World Service Group delivers international news output from the BBC and comprises BBC World Service, BBC World News television, BBC Monitoring and the BBC’s international online news services. Together, these services provide a focal point for viewers and listeners around the world, attracting a combined global weekly audience of over 345m. The World Service sits within this broader division, delivering journalism on TV, radio and online across the globe in 38 languages.

In the Audiences team we bring to life the BBC's core value that “audiences are at the heart of everything we do”. Our team deliver audiences insights that act as context and inspiration for the creative, editorial and strategic decisions made across the organisation.  

The focus of this role will be balanced between digital and social measurement and research and insight, reflecting the importance of online platforms within World Service Group, and our objective to become the world’s leading digital news provider.

Role Responsibility

As a digital Research Executive within the World Services Audiences team, you will be involved with delivering actionable insights across BBC World Service, helping journalists, product managers, marketers and business development teams better understand their audiences and make data driven decisions. As part of this you will be make use of web analytics data and support on a range of research projects, both quantitative and qualitative. You will work individually as well as in multidisciplinary project teams, and have significant opportunities to influence business decision making.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have proven experience in combining and interpreting data from different sources to form a clear and cohesive understanding of audiences.

You must have experience of using web analytic systems such as Adobe Analytics, comScore Digital Analytix or Google Analytics; alongside a track record in social media analysis.

Finally, you will have the knowledge and interpersonal skills to relay insights to a range of stakeholders in different disciplines within the organisation.

For further information please download read the full job description at the bottom of the page.

Package Description

Role based in London

Continuing (permanent) contract

Grade 5


About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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