Opportunity for young and early career reserachers!

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Geneva - October 2016
RECRUITMENT: Visiting Researcher (12 months)

The Media Intelligence Service (MIS) of the EBU is recruiting a visiting researcher in media.

TYPE OF CONTRACT: This is a full time position for 12 months
STARTING DATE: January 2017
REMUNERATION: The EBU offers an attractive remuneration according to Swiss standards
TARGET PROFILE: We encourage young researchers to apply (Master Level completed). This could be an excellent step in your research career!

The Visiting Researcher carries out diverse research tasks including: collection and processing of information, support to analysis – including quantitative and qualitative methods –, production of high quality and accurate studies, reports, presentations, etc. S/he will be required to be polyvalent, having to address topics in diverse fields of knowledge related to the media system, including market and industry structures, national media systems, media policy issues, media consumption trends or the activities of international institutions. S/he will contribute to the production of country as well as company profiles, including Public Service Media organizations and commercial operators. In addition, s/he will be also involved in the provision of information on request to the EBU Members and Departments. In doing so, s/he crucially contributes to the achievement of MIS’ mission.


-  Good knowledge and understanding of the media market structures and economics is essential (masters’ level or equivalent professional experience).
-  Good knowledge of information sources related to the media market is necessary.
-  Good knowledge of media consumption trends will be valued very positively.
- Good skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Quality, efficiency and accuracy orientation is a must.
- Strong writing and presentation skills.
- Self-initiative, versatility and engagement are a must.
- Ability to work under time constraints and pressure, following instructions, and providing results on time.
- A service and team orientation attitude is crucial.
- Capacity to work simultaneously in several projects, with a capacity to allocate the right priority to the assigned tasks.
- Capacity to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members.
- A high sense of confidentiality and good judgment.
- Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Please, notice that PROFICIENT command of English is mandatory. In the job description it is said that French is required, but that is just a formality. Do not hesitate to apply if you don't speak French.

The Media Intelligence Service (MIS) is responsible for carrying out primary research and analysis in the field of media with a multidimensional approach (political, economic, socio-cultural and technological) and an international perspective. MIS’ main mission is providing EBU departments and Members with reliable market data, trustworthy analysis and relevant arguments that support their daily operations and their strategic planning. In doing so, the Media Intelligence Service contributes to promote the value of PSM and secure public, societal & political support for PSM.
You can see what we do at www.ebu.ch/mis<http://www.ebu.ch/mis> or in twitter @_robertosuarez

Detailed information about the position and the application procedure is available at www.ebu.ch<http://www.ebu.ch/> . Follow the link to Human Resources at the bottom of the page. Then enter in the Recruitment Portal and look for this call.

Direct access: https://goo.gl/7aXjkP

November 20th 2016

Dr. Roberto Suárez Candel
Head of the Media Intelligence Service
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)