Communications Research & Analytics Director
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Job Description – Communications Research & Analytics Director:
At Weber Shandwick, we believe being open, aspirational and entrepreneurial is what it takes to engage people and deliver impactful, award-winning work in a rapidly changing environment.
Weber Shandwick is excited to be expanding the insights team. The Communications Research & Analytics Director will be part of the Global Intelligence hub and will be tasked with implementing a number of innovative approaches to solving business challenges on a large OEM brand. The Global Intelligence team is looking for an analytical, yet creative thinker who can translate research and media data into storytelling opportunities for the Communications function. The candidate will support the team in identifying reputationally-defining storytelling opportunities by helping uncover influential voices, mapping relationships between key stakeholders and assisting with brand research projects.
- Help us learn more about where, when and how people engage with branded stories. Use analytical tools to identify new media, influencer opportunities and identify emerging trends
- Work with social and earned media analytical tools to become an SME and use them as a research source to help us identify new storytelling angles and emerging issues
- Assist with analyzing and developing presentations for brand research projects, including connecting the dots between the team’s general public research, media analyses, and brand and product storytelling opportunities. Candidate must be able to identify actionable insights to help inform Communications planning and targeted audience strategies
- Support Reputation Strategist in working with site content and social teams to identify and articulate key metrics and insights for organizational goals
- Candidate will assist with project management needs, including maintaining project timelines, assisting with analytics vendors by developing scope of works and assisting with purchasing contracts as needed
- Leverage sound logic and analytical skills to help determine earned engagement strategies
- Experience using social listening tools or earned media analytics tools.
- Manage multiple priorities, work a dynamic environment and deliver under demanding timeframes
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, journalism or equivalent
- 5+ years of public relations, journalism or integrated marketing communications experience
- Experience using measurement to drive business decisions
- Analytics and research knowledge
- Proficient in MS Office products
- Strong analytical, writing and data visualization skills
- Audience research and analytics experience
- Experience working with data visualization software, such as Tableau
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The firm earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com
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