Position Title:
Vice President/Research

Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc.


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

-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.

-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.

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.


Contact Information:

Name or Department:
Lyn Pilolla, Assistant to Emily Barr

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




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