Senior Researcher, Games
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The Senior Researcher is an important role on the User Insights and Strategy team that manages essential research projects for The New York Times Games. You will report to Games’s Research Lead to manage research projects to shape the future of Games’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, product, and game design.
Guide a user-centered design approach for the Games team, working with designers, product managers, developers, marketers 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 Lead
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 Games teams to meet goals on time and on budget
Implement new research methodologies and technologies
3+ years of research and insights experience
Familiar with quantitative research methods
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excel in cross-functional team environments
Interest in digital puzzle games
4+ years research experience with at least 2+ years of design, product, or user research experience
Experience generating insights for multi-platform experiences as well as mobile-first research
Experience researching and collaborating on mobile apps and app development
Experience researching digital games or gamified experiences
The annual base pay range for this role is between $105,000.00 and $115,000.00.
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