Graduate Research Executive – Audience Measurement Team

10 February, 2020
Ipsos MORI
Ipsos MORI is one of the largest and best known research companies in the UK and a key part of the Ipsos Group, which is a leading global research company of 16,664 employees in 89 countries, with an unrivalled portfolio of research experience. They have 1,200 staff based here in the UK, and they work on a variety of accounts for leading blue chip companies, governments and institutions to help give them the insight and understanding they need to make major decisions.

In addition to the complex, high profile work they do for clients, they also present an important position in the media. They are recognised as experts in our fields and are regularly contacted by journalists and programme producers to provide comments across a broad range of topics. They are also regularly invited to speak at major conferences.

They are passionately curious about people, brands and society. They work with integrity and to the highest standards - people trust their insight. They create and integrate knowledge that inspires their clients to make better decisions that have impact. They are looking for people who share their passion.

Graduate Research Executive – Audience Measurement Team
  • Have you ever wondered how different types of media fit within people’s lives?  The appeal of different media channels?  Or how quickly the habits and behaviours of people are changing in response to developments in technology and new content providers? These are the types of question the team answer for their clients.
  • This team play a key role in measuring the actual consumption of a wide range of media to produce many of the UK’s media currencies. They support media companies and advertisers in understanding the people they reach.
  • As a Graduate Research Executive, you’ll be encouraged to take responsibility from the outset - thrown straight into working on live projects for some of their clients. You will gain exposure to a variety of research approaches, whilst working alongside industry experts.

  • See large-scale quantitative research in action: planning strict delivery schedules and liaising with internal operational specialists, designing and improving processes to meet the changing needs of their clients and that reflect the changing nature of the media industry
  • You will focus on maintaining the quality of data being reported, investigating and resolving issues and recommending improvements
  • You will be able to answer key questions, like: ‘what do the latest changes in media consumption mean for key stakeholders and for the wider industry?’ ‘how can this information be used to predict future trends?’
  • You’ll help the team think about how they can deliver their reports and recommendations in an engaging and creative way 

Training & Progression
Their Graduate Training programme provides a comprehensive foundation in research and how it’s practically applied in a commercial environment. You’ll be trained in client management, project management and the nitty-gritty of research including methodologies, sampling, weighting and ethics. You’ll learn through real life, hands-on experience, webinars, seminars and specialist workshops. They will provide you with dedicated training designed to achieve the industry recognised Market Research Society (MRS) Advanced Certificate accreditation. Networking is a key skill so they have Early Careers events with other Graduates, Placement Students and Interns across the company.

Having a flexible working culture where they support their colleagues and celebrate their successes is important to them. They invest their time in you and you’ll benefit from working alongside their expert teams.  Your manager will help you set goals to achieve your personal objectives throughout the year and help you exceed these.

A good degree from a good university
No experience necessary, as long as you have a passion for understanding the media landscape - TV and video, music, gaming, social media, apps/websites, movies and more!
Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
Technical Skills
MS Office

  • A natural curiosity about the world we live in and an intrigue for human behaviour
  • A passion for understanding the media landscape – TV and video, music, gaming, social media, apps/websites, movies, and more!
  • The ability to work creatively and think commercially
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a meticulous approach to analysing data
  • Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK

Contact for this job
Shanice Hicks-Coffey
Talent Associate
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Posted On 10 February, 2020
The Role Graduate Research Executive – Audience Measurement Team
Location London
Salary £23,500
Start Date ASAP
Sector Research
Job Type Graduate Job
Duration Permanent