Insight Executive

Data, Analytics & Insight
Manchester, United Kingdom


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– Essence MediaCom North Group (Manchester based)


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Overview of role


Essence Mediacom are looking for a Research and Insight Executive (Level Two) to work in the Research and Insight Team in their Manchester Office. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone excited by the media industry and curious about consumer behaviour.


The Research and Insight team exists to be the voice of the consumer in the agency, and we fulfil this in 4 key areas:


  • Answering specific client questions through bespoke research projects.  We are a full-service qualitative and quantitative research team using a range of research techniques.
  • Providing actionable insights to support on MediaCom new business pitches.  Through bespoke research and/or layering of insights and sophisticated use of desktop tools
  • Producing industry leading thought leadership pieces that answer the big and/or pertinent questions and developing new insight products that feed into media planning.
  • Championing the suite of desktop insight tools we have access to, and supporting the agency to understand audiences as deeply as possible using data from a variety of first party and other data sources.


The Research and Insight Team in Manchester consists of 6-strong and growing and we work across all Essence MediaCom North Group offices (Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham)In this role you will be working with other members of the team, and stakeholders across the agency, steering us towards our goal of delivering “best in class” research and insight, driving income opportunities and supporting the agency to make our understanding of audiences second to no other agency.


 3 best things about the job


1-       The work- No two days are the same. Our team aims to be the “voice of the consumer” and as such we utilise a number of data sources and methodologies to identify and understand audiences.

The variety of the role means gives the successful applicant the opportunity to work across all clients on a wide range of different projects

2-       The people- Our team works with clients across the agency, giving you the opportunity to work with clients in a variety of categories and with teams across the agency, including Planning, Strategy, New Business, Data and Tech and other Analytics and Insight teams.

3-       The companyEssence MediaCom is a brilliant place to work, with a people-first focus. The role is supported by formal and informal training and is the pathway to a career into all forms of research and insight


What does the role involve?


  • Working with internal teams to develop solutions to insight questions.
  • Being aware of all the internal and external syndicated and bespoke tools and insight resources we have at our disposal and using them to gather insight.
  • Developing pro-active research pieces and thought leadership documents to be used in PR and new business.
  • Scoping and analysing tailor-made research solutions e.g., Focus Groups, Online Quant surveys or Online Research Communities with the Director, ensuring that projects are run to timescale and budget, liaising with clients and suppliers.
  • Using EM’s bespoke Bigger Picture Panel (for quant surveys) and Hot Topics (for qual insight)
  • Working with other EM Offices and WPP companies in the implementation of new insight products
  • Liaising with teams across the agency to be a face of Research and Insight


Who are you?


  • Passionate about understanding people and our role as a media agency to communicate effectively with them using all available channels.
  • Analytical – pays attention to the detail and likes to work with data.  Enjoys problem solving.
  • Organised – takes accountability and ownership over their work/delivering tasks.
  • Collaborative – enjoys working with others, can communicate confidently and build relationships.  Able to work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Curious - you are inquisitive and love to problem solve.
  • More than anything you have a positive attitude and growth mindset.


You will ideally have around 12 months experience in a role related to research and insight.


What we can offer you.


  • New, stunning office in the heart of Manchester
  • 25 days holiday from the get-go (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Interest free travel loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance
  • Impressive discounts across a range of high street and online retailers
  • Free breakfast, fruit and coffee
  • Company pension scheme


 Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you!


About EssenceMediacom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyper-connected world.







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