Media Business Insight | Researcher – ALF
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Researcher – ALF

Job type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Mainly home based (2 to 3 days in the office per calendar month)
Reporting in to: Head of Content
Hours: 37.5
About Media Business Insight

Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) owns a unique portfolio of leading multichannel subscription-based brands, offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising, film and marketing services.


MBI brands are: Broadcast, Broadcast Intelligence, Screen International, World of Locations, ALF, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence, The Media Production and Technology Show, Broadcast Awards and other industry events.


Our values
We’re all in this together!

Customer Focus – Our customers are at the heart of our business.

Passion – We embrace teamwork, promote creativity and work towards a common goal of success.

Honesty – We are committed to open and transparent communication.

Expertise – We work hard to become experts in our specialist disciplines and fields.

Innovation – We encourage creativity to maintain our position as market leader.


Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a bright and confident individual to join MBI as a Researcher to work on ALF (, a premium online platform that provides sales and marketing professionals with key decision-makers at the UK’s top 6,000 advertisers and their associated advertising agencies. ALF has been recognised as the best source of new business intelligence within the advertising & marketing industry for almost 35 years. Our clients include high profile organisations such as News UK, Channel 4, Transport for London, the FA, Bloomberg and Cancer Research.

The successful candidate will be required to work independently and to become quickly operational. They will help maintain the accuracy of our database using both telephone and web research to confirm/source/check information. They will be expected to process data to the highest quality standards and to deadline.


Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To help update the data we hold on some of the biggest advertising agencies in the UK and make the required changes to the database.
  • To establish and cultivate good relationships with agency contacts and find innovative ways of getting the required information.
  • To resolve data queries received from our clients.
  • To quality check company profiles to ensure high quality standards are being met before publication.
  • To participate in data projects as and when required.



Person Specification
  • Top notch research skills, a confident telephone manner and a sharp eye for detail are key requirements for this role, as is a strong desire to get things right in a hardworking environment driven by deadlines and competing priorities. If you are afraid to pick up the phone, this role is not for you!
  • The ideal candidate will be articulate, resourceful and versatile; and will be expected to demonstrate high levels of pro-activeness and accountability together with the ability and confidence to communicate with industry contacts across the hierarchy spectrum.
  • Good problem-solving skills, good time management and a ‘get on with it’ attitude will be a definite plus in this role.
  • A good grasp of Excel, databases and an active interest in the advertising industry will also be an advantage.



Why work for MBI?

Media Business Insight is a great place to develop your career. MBI staff are hugely passionate about their brands and what they do. They are hardworking, effective and expert professionals who provide trusted and essential services.


Our Commitment to you:

  • Development and training
  • Social Commitments and People Perks


In recognition of our talented people we also offer:

  • Flexible Working hours
  • Individual training opportunities
  • Additional day’s annual leave for each year of service up to 30 days
  • Hold annual Christmas and Summer parties
  • Option to buy and sell holidays
  • Interest free travel and office loans
  • Company sponsored lunch & learning sessions
  • Unlimited tea and coffee, to keep us all going!


We look forward to working with you!



How to apply

Interested? Please send your CV, cover letter and salary expectations to: 

The subject of the email needs to clearly state the job title of the vacancy, and body should detail salary expectations.

Candidates will be responded to when they apply, and any adverts will be removed when the role has been filled. If you are interested, please apply immediately to avoid disappointment.


Interviews will be scheduled early January.


Please note: acquisition by agencies will not be appreciated.