Vice President / Research

Published On: Apr 10 2013 03:01:50 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 10 2013 04:29:57 PM EDT

Position Title:
Vice President/Research

Company:
Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc.

FT/PT:

Full Time

Location of Position:
Location of Postion is TBD
Chicago, Illinois

General Position Description:
The Vice President/Research is responsible for overseeing all aspects of measurement and research conducted for PNS. A key goal is helping to maximize the usefulness, efficiency and value research contributes to each of the PNS stations. This position will take a leadership role in providing research oriented direction and insights as PNS moves ahead in all digital areas.

The VP/Research will work with PNS Station and Digital Management and play a key leadership role in growing, developing and training research departments at each station.

Reports to: President & CEO, Post-Newsweek Stations

Responsibilities:
-Serve as in-house company expert on key methodological developments, initiatives and problem areas for all key measurement providers (including both Nielsen, Rentrak, Comscore, etc.).
-Assist with the negotiation of and oversight of vendor contracts to ensure all obligations are being met on a regular and ongoing basis.
-Work with research and consulting partners to ensure all -reas of PNS stations and digital needs are being met.
-Serve as a strategic liaison in coordinating, design and implementation of primary research projects.
-Endeavor to find new ways to use research to assist sales and revenue goals for broadcast and digital.
-Keep a keen strategic eye on future trends in the broadcast and digital space that can offer PNS insights into revenue potential as well as potential pitfalls in measurement areas.
-Assist in the recruitment, hiring and training of future -esearch professionals for all areas of PNS (both Stations and Digital).
-Take a leadership position in the industry on behalf of PNS regarding industry related research matters; keeping in mind opinions on new initiatives, technologies and such need to be grounded in the best interests of PNS.

Qualifications:
-Working experience as a Television, Cable, Network or Advertising Agency Research Director or similar related experience.
-Thorough working knowledge of Nielsen ratings and methodology, Scarborough, Google Analytics, Rentrak, One Domain and other related and necessary software tools strongly recommended.
-Exhibit a curiosity for evolving research designs and methods.
-Must be highly organized with excellent written and oral communications skills.
-Demonstrated presentation skills in terms of showcasing research to both internal and external clients.
-Enjoy public speaking and interacting with clients and industry professionals.
-Strong management and interpersonal skills including problem solving, analytical abilities and training and development.
-A Bachelor's Degree or post-graduate degree is preferred.
-Must be a pragmatic collaborative, team-oriented leader with highly developed relationship-building skills, adept at both influencing change and consensus building. Qualified candidates must be curious, creative, intuitive, versatile and focused with an unquestioned reputation for integrity, trust and ethics.

Comments:
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and references to the attention of Emily Barr, President & CEO, Post-Newsweek Stations via Lyn Pilolla - lpilolla@postnewsweek.com.

Please reference Vice President/Research in the subject line.

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Contact Information:

Name or Department:
Lyn Pilolla, Assistant to Emily Barr

Address:
180 N. Lasalle St., Suite 2880 Chicago, Illinois 60601

Email:
lpilolla@postnewsweek.com

Telephone:
312-917-6240

Fax:
312-917-6245

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