Haymarket Media Group

Research Manager

Twickenham, London (Greater)
£30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
16 Nov 2021
16 Dec 2021
Content Management
Business Type
Media Owner
Contract Type

Haymarket Automotive comprises Autocar, What Car?, Classic & Sports Car and CAT - four brilliant brands that are world-famous for informing and entertaining car buyers, sellers and owners and which share the goal of leading in their chosen marketplaces.

Our reputation is built on quality journalism, slick marketing, product innovation and dogged and skilled salescraft, all in support of digital and print products that lead the market. No other automotive brand interacts with consumers and the car industry so comprehensively or is as well respected by its audience.

Whatever we do, we aim to be the best – and that starts with our teams and the way we place them at the heart of everything we do.

The Role

We are looking for a talented research professional with analytical and project management experience to support the branded content and insight team at Haymarket Automotive Studio. You will be working hand in hand with digital analysts to bring together quantitative and qualitative data to derive campaign and consumer insights for the business.

Working on market leading titles in the automotive space, you will leverage your expertise to manage strategically important projects employing multiple research methodologies ranging from traditional online surveys, customer interviews and digital ethnography.

Your role will be principally focused on supporting the commercial team in delivering research and insight for our key clients, namely;

  • Running campaign effectiveness studies
  • Performing interviews
  • Defining survey questions
  • Managing third party agencies and tools
  • Conducting tracking studies
  • Leading the use of existing research tools (eg TGI)
  • Producing bespoke proposals for clients

You will also from time to time be called upon to provide research advice and support for the wider automotive business. 

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 2 years experience in research
  • Proven experience of creating research strategies/approaches
  • Expertise in understanding data and interpreting it in real life business situations
  • Knowledge of research methods, utilisation and provision
  • Interest in human factors, ethnography, and the user-centered design process
  • Interest in behavioural economics principles and research
  • Ability to self-learn and acquire expertise rapidly in own and other related fields
  • Ability to remain calm and deliver under pressure
  • High level of attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Confident, motivated and a strong communicator


Why work with us?
People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. Haymarket is a media, information and data business, we use our expertise in media and information to inspire, inform and empower our clients, audiences and communities. We are a socially and environmentally responsible business. As we serve our audiences, clients and communities, we are committed to driving the meaningful change necessary to build a better world. The principles of diversity, inclusion, respect, responsibility and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

We’re hard-wired to produce remarkable content for our audiences, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career. 

Our conveniently located Twickenham HQ is home to around 600 employees with a vast array of careers from journalism, video, marketing, sales and events to technology, digital development and product management.

As well as being the home of English rugby, Twickenham has the benefit of being less than 30 minutes from central London but also enjoying its riverside location, proximity to Richmond Park and a buzzing social scene.

With flexible hours, great brands, and a modern open plan environment, we attract great people. There’s time for you to get involved in our extra-curricular activities too; from volunteering with our charity partners, going for a lunch-time riverside run, cycling around Richmond Park or after work fun!

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We nurture, support and reward our talent. We offer a market-leading benefits programme, tailored to individual needs and preferences. The range of benefits are vast and include a generous pension plan, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday and a fabulous income protection policy. Oh, and our annual employee party is pretty special too!

Our benefits include

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive training and career development programme
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Flexible working schedule (core hours from 11-3)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Access to Perkbox
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Family friendly policies
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance 

We want to support our people to balance their personal and professional lives and we believe our range of benefits encourages this. We feel that nothing beats face-time with our colleagues and we’ve therefore adopted a blended working model where full time employees can expect to spend 3 days of their week in the office and the other 2 working at a location of their choice. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@haymarket.com.

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding and exciting place to work.

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