How to become a senior research manager: Jennifer's story
Meet Jennifer and find out about her life as a senior research manager at the BBC. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.
You don't have to be from a maths or a science background to excel in this career.
- Jennifer’s job is to analyse data in order to understand what audiences want from the BBC. She then presents that information to the people who make the programmes and content
- She studied History at university, but realised it was the research side of her degree that she enjoyed the most
- The key skill for Jennifer’s role is being able to extract the relevant information from lots of different sources and then being able to feed that back to colleagues in a relatable way. The job is very data-driven, but you also need a logical brain
- Jennifer says this kind of work exists in all kinds of businesses, which means there is a whole range of jobs out there where you could use these skills.