The MTM business was founded in 2006 and we launched our consumer research division in late 2010. In this short space of time we have been nominated for best new consumer insight agency for the 2011 and 2012 Market Research Society Awards, won an IAB Europe Research award and were shortlisted last year for the MRS Advertising and Media award.

MTM is a specialist provider of strategic advice and insight to, and about, the media and communications sectors. We design all our research bespoke, and use a blend of traditional and cutting edge techniques (such as Implicit Response Testing for subconscious associations, or digital whiteboards to support qualitative pre-tasks). We speak to 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.

We work for some of the most exciting clients around, including Sky, the BBC, Channel 4, MTV, HBO, the IAB, YouTube and Yahoo!.  Some of these projects are ‘pure research’ and some are ‘combined research and strategy’.

We 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 qualitative Senior Research Executive or Research Manager based in our London office.

The position we are offering

  • 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