Senior Research Analyst, Market Research job with Sesame Workshop

Senior Research Analyst, Market Research job with Sesame Workshop


Sesame Workshop is looking for a Senior Research Analyst who is an experienced market research professional to support company-wide market research needs. The Research Analyst will play a pivotal role in managing the day-to-day market research activities related to Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop and various business endeavors. This right candidate would be responsible for supporting the market research team across a variety of projects inclusive by not limited to rating analysis, syndicated research analysis, analyzing primary research data, creating sales sheets for business teams, etc.   

Please note:  This position is based in Sesame Workshop’s NYC office and requires a fulltime M-F 9:30 AM-5:30 PM commitment.  

Who you Report to:  This position reports to the Senior Director Market Research but will be working closely and in support of the Vice President Market Research and Senior Manager Market Research.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Day to day support for the research team
  • Responsible for creating and distributing monthly rating reports
  • Answer ad-hoc requests from business units across the company which may include creating sales sheets or pitch decks for various needs
  • Be responsible for sending out “landscape updates” to the internal teams including quarterly competitive show update
  • Be responsible for creating and distributing reports on various syndicated data including E-score, Brand Trends, Digital TV reports, etc.
  • Support the market research team on various primary research projects

Basic Requirements

  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree a plus   
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a media/market research environment
  • 2+ years using Nielsen N-Power
  • Experience with other analytics tools (Google Analytics, YouTube Analytics, etc) a plus
  • Experience with primary research (surveys, focus groups, etc) a plus
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.


Other Desired Skills and Experience

  • You have personally worked with ratings data or analytics data
  • Experience selecting and managing vendors including contract and budget management
  • Experience working with syndicated primary research studies
  • Desire to learn about primary market research both in the US and across the globe
  • Strong math and statistical skills.
  • Ability to convey research findings in “non-research” language to internal partners
  • Ability to use research to help the company think strategically
  • Strong project management skills
  • You enjoy working closely with business partners to provide teams with the highest level of research support – including ad-hoc and short turn-around requests
  • Strong attention to detail & time management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • You have high energy and enthusiasm for the position
  • Work well in a high-pressure environment
  • Must be able to work with internal partners across functional areas