MTM is a research and strategy consultancy, helping our clients succeed in fast-moving digitally-driven markets.  We specialise in providing advice and insight about media and communications. We are proud to work for some of the most exciting clients around, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, Sony, Netflix, Amazon, Google and Facebook. Some projects are pure research and some are combined research and strategy.

The MTM business was founded in 2006 and our market research offer was launched in late 2010. Since then the company has experienced rapid growth and has recently moved into a brand new office in central London. The research team has won numerous awards, including Research Agency Team of the Year at the 2017 Mediatel Media Research Awards, Best Research Team at the MRG Awards 2016, and Best Agency at the 2015 MRS Awards.

We’re really excited about what the next few years will bring are always on the look-out for talented and passionate people to join us. To apply for these, or any other roles, please email careers@mtmlondon.com

We are looking for a quantitative Senior Research Executive or Research Manager based in our London office.

Role

  • We seek a quantitative Senior Research Executive or Research Manager to join the research team, based in London (we also have an office in Leeds!)
  • £30k – £42k salary range (depending on position and experience) and benefits including 5% pension and healthcare, plus generous bonus scheme in line with financial performance of the business (in recent years circa 5-10% for most employees)
  • A friendly, motivated atmosphere, and a team with one of the best networks you’ll come across throughout the media sector
  • This is a quantitative research position, but with opportunities to work on qualitative and strategy projects (depending on interests and aspirations)
  • Internal and external training programmes, and opportunities to attend and contribute to MTM’s own and wider industry events
  • Numerous social functions across the year (and a few drinks from the office beer tap every Friday!).

Responsibilities

  • To work closely with the Directors and wider team to maintain and develop MTM’s reputation as a premium specialist media research and strategy consultancy
  • To be responsible for and take ownership of projects/elements of projects including contributing to proposals, designing research materials, managing suppliers, liaising with clients, analysis and the delivery of results
  • To contribute towards the growth of the business through new business activities, attending and contributing to MTM’s own and wider industry events, and keeping up-to-date with developments across the research and media sectors.

Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience of quantitative research within a research agency
  • An enthusiasm for and understanding of the media sector (ideally having worked with relevant clients)
  • Degree-level education (2:1 or 1st)
  • Excellent technical quantitative research skills, including:
    • The ability to design complex, rigorous questionnaires, quotas and weighting schemes
    • The ability to design the specification for and interpret complex data tables in Excel (and ideally in data software such as SPSS, Q or R)
    • An understanding of statistical analysis techniques such as Key Driver Analysis, Maximum Difference and Segmentation (ideally having used them in previous projects)
    • The ability to construct a compelling research narrative and effectively communicate the business impact of findings
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to design a visually compelling PowerPoint report
  • A sound understanding of the complete research project cycle, with experience of managing or playing a central role in projects from design to the presentation of findings
  • An understanding of qualitative research (ideally having worked on mixed-method projects)
  • Experience of working on international research projects is desirable, but not a necessity.

Personal qualities

  • A passionate interest in a career in quantitative media research
  • Enthusiasm for building and developing strong client relationships
  • Confident, charismatic and curious – a desire to keep developing your knowledge and skills
  • Helpful, flexible and enjoy working as part of a team with colleagues from other backgrounds
  • To already be (or have a strong desire to be) attending and ideally contributing to industry conferences and events (e.g. MRG, AQR, MRS)
  • Attention to detail and exceedingly high quality standards.

More detail about MTM

Designing all research projects bespoke, we use a blend of traditional and innovative techniques, such as implicit response testing and eye tracking. The vast majority of projects are ad hoc, but we do have several continuous studies and syndicated research products. We carry out research in the UK and internationally among diverse respondents including consumers, client stakeholders, competitors, suppliers, regulators, and academics, and pride ourselves on understanding the client’s problem in depth and from these different perspectives.

Below are some examples of the exciting work we have been undertaking recently (all of which were run by the quantitative research team, or included quantitative research elements):

  • Continuous tracking of content trends across the media landscape to inform original content commissioning for a global leading provider of audiobooks and podcasts
  • Exploring the online short-form video landscape for ITV to inform its content strategy
  • Using Maximum Difference scaling to determine the most motivating messaging to introduce changes to BBC iPlayer
  • Exploring the Digital Detox trend for the BBC to help it develop internal guidelines and external initiatives to promote more responsible digital product design and healthier online habits
  • Developing and assessing the size of the opportunity for a new SVoD proposition for a leading multi-channel network
  • Assessing the effectiveness of five innovative cross-platform advertising campaigns for Twitter
  • Identifying opportunities for Google to more effectively target and market Google Play to audiences across four EMEA markets.

 

We are looking for a qualitative Senior Research Executive or Research Manager based in our London office.

Role

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Some of the most fascinating projects around, with leading edge clients
  • A friendly, motivated atmosphere and team with one of the best networks you’ll come across, throughout the media sector and central government
  • This is a qualitative research position, but with opportunities to work on quantitative projects dependent on the candidate’s interests and aspirations

Responsibilities

  • To work closely with the team and Directors to develop a world-class media research proposition
  • To help us deliver beacon projects for a range of clients, looking after the bulk of the project management and reporting (with guidance)
  • To be responsible for, and take ownership of, projects / project elements
  • To enjoy meeting and presenting to new and existing clients
  • To contribute toward our growth by helping with proposals and new business
  • Tasks include: project management and client handling, attending briefing meetings, background/desk research, preparing proposals, writing recruitment screeners, creating bespoke Discussion Guides, preparing stimulus, video editing, checking quantitative survey scripts and data tables, liaising with suppliers, moderation / fieldwork, qualitative (and quantitative) analysis, charting in PowerPoint, writing Word reports and presenting to clients.

The experience we are looking for:

  • 2+ years’ experience from within a research agency (essential), which ideally includes research studies for media clients
  • An enthusiasm for, and understanding of, the media sector (essential)
  • Degree-level education (2:1 or 1st)
  • A sound understanding of how to design appropriate research projects
  • Significant experience of central involvement in research projects from beginning to end, particularly in set-up, fieldwork and deliverable creation / presentation
  • A desire, and ability, to cultivate client relationships

Qualitative research experience is essential:

  • Focus group moderation and interviewing skills, plus an application and knowledge of wider qualitative techniques (e.g. online)
  • Analytical ability to see the research narrative and business impact
  • Adept at creating PowerPoint charts which bring the research to life
  • Able to present with panache and clarity

Quantitative research experience is desirable (but not a necessity), such as:

  • Ad hoc project that have included online surveys
  • Confidence at interpreting data
  • Understanding of how to create engaging PowerPoint charts using data

The personal qualities we are looking for:

  • A passionate interest in a career in media research
  • Ambition to develop your skills in offering strategic insight and advice to clients
  • Helpful, flexible, and enjoys working as part of a team, including colleagues from different backgrounds
  • A ‘finisher’ – can meet deadlines and see things through to their successful completion
  • Enthusiasm for building and developing strong client relationships
  • To already be (or has a strong desire to be) active at media industry conferences and events (eg. MRG, AQR, MRS)
  • Exceedingly high quality standards.

We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter to careers@mtmlondon.com

We run an on-going paid internship programme at MTM, based in Covent Garden. Interns typically join us for 2-4 weeks. There is the possibility of extending this internship.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with the research team and be exposed to projects for some of the biggest media brands, including the BBC, YouTube and Channel 4 amongst others.

We will aim to give our interns experience across the business, in qualitative and quantitative research, and perhaps also with our strategy consulting team.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop a career in market research and in particular within the media industry.

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic applicants who are interested in a career in media research or market research. A 2.1 or 1st class degree from a top university is required, as well as excellent writing skills. An aptitude for and evidence of data analysis skills would be beneficial, but not mandatory.

We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter to julia.teshmer@mtmlondon.com