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New Directions in Media Research

Media pervades our world so it’s no surprise that careers in media research are in high demand. Yet for the PhD community, what may be less known is the vast range of economic sectors, job types and skills requirements that utilize media research as well as the caliber of highly trained academics that are recruited.

As we note in this week’s job cull, from large companies such as Facebook and Citi to well established research consultancies, government and emerging start-ups, enterprises are all aggressively hiring in the marketplace for applied research and communication skills.

Think behavioral science, publishing, editing and communication, data science, gaming and artificial intelligence–and other new areas of research yet to be uncovered.  We provide a few postings below and many more on our SmartJobs page.

Dig in.


Mixed Methods UX Researcher, Facebook

Head of Media Sciences, Citi

Market Research VP, Strategic Partnerships, National Research Group

Executive Office, Media Sciences, Goldman Sachs

Manager, Media Strategy, Known

Global Communications Market Research Manager, Deloitte



Senior Data Scientist, Nielsen

Director, Marketing Science, Annalect

Data Analyst, Juba Plus

Data Scientist, Cap Gemini

Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence, IBM


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For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. NOTE: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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