Python Job: Social Data Analyst

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London, England - United Kingdom

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Job Introduction

The role of Social Data Analyst sits within a multi-disciplined team of researchers and data analysts. This role will report directly to the Head of Consumer & Brand Insights but will be briefed and co-writing reports by the Principle Social Analyst. This role will also work closely with the Social Purpose Researcher and the Brand & Cultural Insights research that also sits within this dynamic team.

The role will work on briefs from across all BBC divisions.

Main Responsibilities
  • Deliver social listening & platform performance analysis using defined tools to deliver value to the business.
  • Support more senior analytics colleagues in delivering projects and fielding queries.
  • Building complex query strings within social listening applications
  • Work with colleagues to ensure consistent data quality
  • Analysing and visualizing data from a suite of social, search, and desk research sources to create a narrative that can be understood by individuals with less knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Present audience insight in a compelling way that tells the story behind the data creatively and engagingly.
  • Developing and maintaining documentation & knowledge by keeping organized data files, presentations, and utilizing shared drives & live collaboration presentations.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the social media field
  • Helping non-data-oriented colleagues understand where analysis can help them with their day-to-day roles
Are you the right candidate?


  • Educated to degree level or above, ideally in a STEM subject or equivalent experience
  • Analytical, naturally curious, and enjoys problem-solving
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise accordingly
  • Good written and verbal communication skills – an absolute must
  • Self-starter and positive attitude
  • Enjoys collaboration and working as part of a team
  • Able to simplify complex problems into component parts and deal with them systematically
  • Understanding of the broadcast and media market and interest in its future


  • Understanding of or interest in one or more data scripting languages such as Python, R, or SQL
  • Passionately develops skills and knowledge in data, and keeps up with the latest developments in the field.
  • Interest, knowledge and experience in research, brand insight, and marketing.
  • Understanding how the digital and media landscape is evolving and the implications for all parts of the BBC.
About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12 month fixed term contract
Location: Hybrid working available from London or Salford office

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.