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Director Research


Fort Worth, TX, US, 76103

Fort Worth

KTVT & KTXA-DFW is looking for a dynamic Research Director to join our growing team! As our marketing guru, help us to build strategic information on the station's sales, news, web/mobile/digital streaming platforms and programming performance. This position qualifies for hybrid remote however must be local or willing to relocate to the DWF area. Come join our growing team!



  • Generate regular and ad hoc reports on key performance metrics for Linear TV, Sales, and Digital streaming
  • Find data stories from internal and external research sources
  • Track performance (Streaming, News, Sports, Prime & Syndicated)
  • Simplify complex information into proper context with actionable insights to sales and clients
  • Collaborate with GM, News, Digital Streaming, Creative Services, Community & Culture, Sales, and Marketing on strategies and provide recommendations based on the data
  • Develop and design market research study briefs, methodologies, and consumer profiles/personas (Media Kits, Qualitative Profiles etc.)
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and 3rd party vendors on executing research
  • Works with the advertising sales department and station management on projects and marketing initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of Comscore TV & Digital and Nielsen data


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Use PC and Web based software to compile and analyze consumer research, retail expenditures, and product/lifestyle information in key retail categories
  • Assure accurate interpretation of quantitative research from Nielsen rating services and manage the analyzing and distribution of key findings to Department Heads and Ad sales staff
  • Execute research strategies and projects that support the needs of the General Manager, News Director, Director of Sales, Digital / Streaming, Community & Culture, and sales staff
  • Utilize custom geo-based demographic research and local qualitative research from a variety of resources including MRI, Scarborough, and U.S. Census to help build a solid qualitative case for our stations among advertisers in the marketplace
  • Effectively manage the development of sales and marketing materials including; ratings one-sheets, sports packages, demographic targeting pieces, competitive spending data (Kantar) etc.
  • Responsible for competitive spending reports including top advertisers report, zero share reports, category spending versus station share, sports spending
  • Serve as station expert in use of third-party software products that interpret syndicated research data. (Examples: STRATA, WRAP, Scarborough, KANTAR.)
  • Performs various other duties as required and assigned.


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • College Degree in Marketing or Advertising or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Experience in local broadcast TV, Digital / Streaming or cable
  • Highly proficient with a PC utilizing Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent writing, math and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with a positive attitude
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at a time, with superior time-management skills
  • Knowledge and proficient with Wrap Overnights, Comscore TV Essentials, Nielsen NLTV, Scarborough, MRI, Kantar, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Comscore Digital Metrics
  • Experience teaching creative research and marketing skills, and acting as coach/mentor



ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas