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Junior Data Operation Specialist

Data Operations | Reading, England, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom.   Whether you are a Hollywood studio developing the next blockbuster, a streaming service fighting for subscribers, or a beverage brand seeking to disrupt the grocery aisle, we provide data-driven research and insights to help find and engage the fans that matter most.   

Through the acquisition of Deductive, a leading provider of data science services for media companies, MarketCast is bringing together a unique combination of traditional qualitative and quantitative market research with advanced data science and analytics. As a member of this newly formed MarketCast Data Science Services team, you will be working alongside the most gifted minds in media analytics, helping them bring to market new audience attribution and segmentation products to support leading Hollywood studios, streaming services, lifestyle brands, and sports leagues. 

We are looking for a Junior Data Operation Specialist to join our Data Operations Team in the London office. Working as an integrated part of the Data Operations team, the successful candidate will provide tactical support to senior staff for their research needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administer data processing including re-coding and weighting data-sets, running cross-tabs and creating charts
  • Assist senior members of the team with data management, quality assurance, quantitative analysis and/or ad-hoc projects
  • Work closely with field / research / survey operations team to understand the data collection process
  • Apply critical thinking to quickly identify and resolve data issues; clearly and diplomatically communicate project status with the team


Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a field utilizing statistics or social sciences, or 2 years of equivalent work experience

  • Exposure to statistical and/or data visualization packages such as SPSS, SAS, Survey Reporter, Q, Tableau, etc.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Good understanding of survey design

  • Strong communication skills with a diplomatic approach

  • Able to multi-task, with a proven track record of meeting deadlines and working under tight time constraints; flexible and able to prioritize and re-prioritize tasks within very fluid situations

  • Detail orientated, with a strong focus on quality control checks for deliverables and problem solving/troubleshooting skills

  • Support a fast-paced and quick-turnaround customer research environment

  • VBA macro writing experience/knowledge a plus

  • A "Nice to Have" skills for this role:

  • Experience with advanced analytics like correlation, factor or cluster analysis, perceptual mapping.

  • Data modeling and analysis, production of visuals (charts, graphs) and presentations

  • Programming knowledge in a major programming language – R, JavaScript, Python, etc.


Benefit and Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Freedom Leave
  • Wellness plan and events
  • And, more..


Our purpose: 

Fandom connects people with shared passions and builds communities around them. It offers them space to express their joy and love, whether that’s for superheroes, sports teams, or even small batch whiskeys. 

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom. It’s as important for brands as it is for action heroes. 

And, we do fandom research, data science and analytics better than anyone on the planet. This obsessive focus on fans helps the world’s top creators, media platforms, and sports leagues transform followers into fanatics and investments into impact. 

Our Values:

Curiosity Makes Us Tick 

Our love of learning manifests in everything we do - from the surveys we field and the datasets we analyze to the technology we develop. Where others pause, we push forward, uncovering hidden meaning and answers. Always learning, always looking for more. 

Reward the Hustle 

We attract and cultivate talent who roll up their sleeves and get things done, no matter the task, timeline or challenge. In return, we recognize and reward their performance and commitment. It’s an approach that keeps our teams tight, hands-on, and consistently delivering. 

Trust is Everything  

Our research and perspectives move markets, fuel creative decisions and impact millions of fans daily.  This kind of influence requires trust and responsibility, something bestowed on us by our clients.  It is earned, honored, and never taken for granted. 

Value the What and the How 

It’s not enough to be exceptional in your role if you can’t play well with the team. We honor great work by looking at what is accomplished and how we work together to achieve results. This ensures great performance never comes at the cost of behavior that can harm our culture. 

Diversity will be Our Superpower 

Our differences make us stronger. As researchers and data scientists, we have a responsibility to reflect the diverse audiences and communities all around us. Understanding people, opinions and life experiences fuels our insights and deepens our perspectives. 

At MarketCast, we don't just accept difference - we embrace it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our global culture and success. MarketCast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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