Company Info:

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 150 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.’s creative lab and content studio; and the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the Time 100, Fortune Most Powerful Women, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Essence Festival and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

Position Statement

Serve as key primary research support contact for U.S. Consumer Insight (CI) team on assigned brands/business units to advance CI’s mission of Insightful Stories that Drive Decisions


Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop partnerships with CI team members to assist with conducting and analyzing all assigned projects spanning editorial, consumer marketing, publishing, digital and other product development
  2. Manage primary research project implementation including research design, sample approach and acquisition, survey development (which typically includes use of self-service tools), fieldwork, data collection, analytical plans, data analysis, report/presentation development, follow-up questions and information requests
  3. Serve as knowledge expert on assignment including all historical research to be mined for insights on ad hoc requests by US clients, whether CI or internal client base. Such analyses could include advanced analytic techniques such as regression
  4. Collaborate to aggregate and share research learning across CI team whether in Bangalore or U.S.
  5. Proactively provide consulting support to CI partners leveraging research knowledge, methodological skills, consumer trend information and prior experiences
  6. Participate in CI’s departmental initiatives and execute special projects as directed by manager in Bangalore or by U.S. team
  7. Manage a team of analysts – including hiring, mentoring, upskilling and fostering a culture of collaborative learning



Skills and Expertise

The individual must possess the ability to be a strategic partner with the U.S. team(s) and must have knowledge of and passion for the American marketplace and at least 2-3 of the key content areas served by Time Inc:  Celebrity, Pop Culture, Current Events/News, Sports, Business, Cooking & Food Culture, Fashion/Beauty, Healthy Living and other women’s “home centric” topics


Other skills demanded:

  • Excellent English communication skills both spoken and written, with proven proficiency in writing clear and concise insights centric presentations, not simply data reporting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong project management experience and the ability to handle multiple activities across a host of brands and constituencies simultaneously
  • Experience with a broad range of primary research approaches
  • Understanding of publishing, consumer marketing, editorial and digital functions within media business
  • Knowledge of media research approaches, whether content or publishing related, a plus
  • Proven ability to handle research projects from conception, full execution, analysis, presentation and followup
  • Excellent analytical capabilities, including strong statistical skills
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Statistical Analytics programs, Photoshop and Access


An assistant manager should have 5-6 years of primary research experience, involving client contact and relationship building.  Prior experience should include several years employment at research suppliers, client companies or advertising agencies.  U.S. located experience a plus.  MBA degree required



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