Senior Audience Researcher, Audio

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Job Description

The Senior Researcher is an important role on the User Insights and Strategy team that manages essential audience research projects for NYT Audio. You will report to NYT Audio's Research Director to manage research projects to shape the future of Audio's growth. You will be part of the larger Audience Insights Group within the New York Times.

You can distinguish valuable insights from general research findings, and present, socialize and activate this data in the most constructive ways for teams. You are also successful at generating enthusiasm and participation from partners in design and product.

  • Guide a user-centered design approach for the Audio team, working with designers, product managers, developers and editorial staff
  • Work with project team members to frame-up complex problems and to develop frameworks for solving them, with guidance from the Research Director
  • Recommend and lead the most appropriate methodologies for generating user insights, including participatory design, in-person and remote interviews, ethnographies, user-initiated feedback tools, card-sorting, and usability studies
  • Make the case for research to inform decisions
  • Present findings and research-backed recommendations to colleagues and senior management
  • Manage research projects across multiple Audio teams to meet goals on time and on budget
  • Implement new research methodologies and technologies

  • 2+ years of research and insights experience
  • Familiar with quantitative research methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excel in cross-functional team environments

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4+ years research experience with at least 2+ years of design, product, or user research experience
  • College degree in social science (or relevant field)
  • Experience generating insights about mobile-specific experiences and mobile-first research
  • Experience researching and collaborating on mobile apps and app development
  • Experience working on Audio formats


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