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Insight Executive

Posted: 18 Sep 2020 Closes: 20 Dec 2020
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR005515

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The Role

The Commercial Strategy & Insight team (CSI) at the FT plays a crucial role in helping deliver and maximize advertising revenue across our portfolio of print and digital products. The CSI team’s aim is to build a very solid foundation for our sales stories and proposals through expert use of data. The CSI team produces industry-leading research as well as justification insights for advertising. This Insight coupled with a strategic approach to digital data (such as behavioural data, Cost per Hour) enables the team to marry insight, strategy and optimization together providing the advertising sales team with a unique, complete and compelling sales argument.

The CSI team sits within the Global Commercial Team and works predominantly with the Advertising sales team but also with the FT Production, Marketing, PR/Comms and Editorial teams.

The Insight Executive will be responsible for the delivery of research including responding to daily sales requests, management of quantitative and qualitative projects, data interpretation and analysis, questionnaire design, report writing and presentations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management and delivery of daily data requests for adsales (media rankings and schedule analysis based on the key media research surveys that the FT supports such as the Ipsos Global Business Influencer, Affluent EU, US). The Insight Executive will now manage this process and be assisted by the rest of the CS team.

  • Provision of competitive ad spend data from the NMR for regular reporting at both a Senior Management level and individual Sales Rep level.

  • Updating of FT dashboard with data form the syndicated surveys.

  • Assisting CSI team in producing presentations, analysing of data and picking up where needed on insight projects.

  • Scripting of surveys using CSI online survey tool as well as reporting and generating insightful presentations.

  • ABC- Management of monthly ABC reporting working closely with Deloitte and FT internal stakeholders to ensure delivery of monthly report.

  • WebAnalytics- work with CSI in producing set of regular reports for the benefit of adsales teams.

Required Experience

  • 6-12 months experience within a market research or insight focussed marketing role

  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of Excel

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Enthusiastic, enjoy making data come alive.

  • The ability to interpret data in such a way as to enhance the commercial
    proposition of the FT.

  • The ability to turn research data into compelling presentations to suit a
    variety of audiences.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • The ability to engage and interact with people at all levels around the
    business such that useful research data is available to all.

  • Desire to learn all aspects of research.

  • Competent in all main Office software packages.

  • Commercially minded as the Advertising team is the key stakeholder of the
    CSI department.

  • Although not essential, experience of using Cross tabulation software (such
    as Telmar/IMS) and online survey tools (such as Vision Critical, Qualtrics etc.)
    would be beneficial.

Further Information

At the FT, we are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

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