Research Executive

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at MediaCom




Research Executive


Job Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Executive to work in our Real World Insight team. A 10 strong, award winning research and insight team within MediaCom. As a Research Executive you will be involved in working with the UK’s top brands on all stages of the research process, assisting with design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative research studies.

Who does the role report into?

You will report into a Research Manager

What are the 3 best things about the job?

  1. The variety – no two days are ever the same, you will be working across a range of different clients and categories
  2. The impact – you will work closely with colleagues across the agency to see how your research and insights can directly impact brand performance
  3. The people – MediaCom is a brilliant place to work, with a people first culture. You will get to work with a fantastic team, dedicated to producing work of a very high standard

What are the measures of success?

In three months, you would have:

  • Gained an understanding of how the agency operates, and how RWI’s work fits in
  • An overview of both the quantitative and qualitative market research project life cycle – from proposal to final client debrief

In six months, you would have:

  • Become a lead supplier contact, handling day to day queries, monitoring costs and ensuring projects run smoothly
  • Got involved with the day to day management of research studies including writing questionnaires, checking data tables, charting, notetaking and moderating offline or online focus groups

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Improved your data analytical skills, becoming confident in taking a story led approach when it comes to presenting research results
  • Become an agency tools champion, identifying use cases for tools, answering queries and organising training where necessary
  • Worked on several research studies, from proposal to debrief, and presented results to clients

Overall responsibilities of the role:

  • To work closely with the wider team to support on projects from helping to write the proposal to presenting to clients
  • Conducting relevant background / desk research
  • Writing small proposals or parts of larger proposals
  • To learn and understand the costing process for research studies
  • Project management – setting up jobs in the system, supplier handling, client handling, and attending client meetings
  • To become a desktop tool expert, learning how to use industry tools and providing support to the agency on these tools
  • To build an understanding of the comms planning process and build a network of contacts around the agency
  • To support the team in generating great insight for new business pitches.

What will you need?

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • To be a strong team player
  • Genuine interest in the world of advertising and communications
  • Previous experience in a research role, either agency or client side would be a bonus


About MediaCom

At MediaCom, we believe in People First, Better Results.


MediaCom is the UK’s largest planning and buying agency, with over 1,400 employees based in 5 offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.


As a business, we champion individuality and diversity in our people. Through a plethora of initiatives, we ensure that we attract and retain the greatest talent in the industry, all working together to create powerful, ground-breaking work through our unique, connected Systems Thinking approach. Our teams use data, technology and creativity to design communications strategies that build brands and generate sales, and we do it at scale. We believe that putting people first produces better results.


We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training, development plans and regular appraisals to enhance their performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.


MediaCom represents some of the greatest brands in the UK and beyond, both big and small. These include Sky, British Gas, Sony, Vauxhall, DFS, TUI, The Coca-Cola Company and Tesco.


MediaCom is Campaign’s Agency of the Decade (2009 and 2019), and WARC’s most effective agency in the world.


MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.


To find out more about MediaCom visit us here! You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram!


*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*