Manager, Research / Discovery Communications / FT / US-NY-New York / Posted Date 6/23/2016

Manager, Research / Discovery Communications / FT / US-NY-New York / Posted Date 6/23/2016

Manager, Research / Discovery Communications

Posted Date 6/23/2016

Location US-NY-New York

Division Discovery Channel Division

Type Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary:The Science Channel Research Manager directs primary research efforts as well as analyses Nielsen data and other syndicated information in order to inform development, production, programming, scheduling, and marketing strategies for the network. There is one direct report.


1. Responsible for identifying and managing primary research efforts, including concept/taster/program tests, positioning testing, viewer dialogues and promo testing.

2. Oversee production of regular Nielsen reports as directed.

3. Develop creative approaches to uncover consumer insights and marketplace trends to develop and support audience building initiatives.

4. Make recommendations for key test metrics to better predict in-market program performance.

5. Candidate will manage all phases of the research process including design, fieldwork, analysis and interpretation of results.

6. Will locate, hire and supervise outside suppliers and consultants.


* Minimum 5 years of experience in market research, cable television preferred

* Solid research, analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

* Ability to synthesize information and research data to "tell a story" with action-oriented implications

* Data analysis and strong mathematical skills

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Strong interest in understanding consumer behavior

* Must be detailed oriented.

* Must be able to work independently, yet take direction well when necessary

* Minimum of a BS or BA degree required

* Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint

* Must have legal right to work in the United States

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