Data Science Intern - TV Behavorial Methods
Nielsen - Chicago IL

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  • Data Science Intern – TV Behavorial Methods – 10322

    Data Science – USA Chicago, Illinois

    Today, there were over 500 million Tweets, over 85% of U.S. Consumers used their mobile device while watching TV, and within the next four years, women will control $28 Trillion in annual consumer spending. At Nielsen, you will help analyze and understand what all this means to our consumers, and how it truly influences and drives consumer behavior in what people watch and what people buy. Nielsen is the science behind what’s next for our clients.

    Data Science is core to what Nielsen does, and our research projects have high visibility in directly affecting the results of our business and our clients. This position is in the TV Behavioral Methods team within Nielsen’s Global Data Science organization. The Behavioral Methods team provides leadership and expertise across The Nielsen Company to develop innovative, statistically sound, and cost effective research methodologies in support of the strategic business initiatives. We play a pivotal role in designing best practices and approaches for data collection, respondent recruitment, and panelist retention.

    Responsibilities

    1. Research Expertise

    • Provide research support for complex cross-functional research projects.
    • Apply best practices of survey methodology to Nielsen products.
    • Use both qualitative and quantitative assessment methods to improve survey methods and recruitment approaches.
    • Contribute to design of analysis plan and utilize software (Python) to analyze & report research data.
    • Utilize attention to detail when proofreading, translating, coordinating, or designing survey materials.
    • Provide Support for Nielsen operational teams, including Call-Center and In-Person Field recruitment teams.

    2. Project Management

    • Develop project plan with clear work breakdown structure and detailed timeline for efficient project planning.
    • Develop multiple-task management and time management skills.
    • Be able to confront with issues and challenges occurred to projects and work with Project Manager and team member to come up with solutions.

    3. Business Communication

    • Construct clear and concise messages and have proactive communication with internal/external teams.
    • Provide project status updates to project manager about key accomplishments, potential project risks pertaining to timeline, and deliverables.
    • Contribute to final research/study reports.
    • Enhance presentation skills for public speaking or business settings.

    Selection Criteria

    • Seeking Master’s degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences field such as Survey Methodology, Statistics/Sampling, Psychology, Sociology or related field or Bachelor’s degree with exceptionally high potential.
    • Knowledge of survey or similar research operations including questionnaire design, cognitive interviews, sampling, test specs design and survey administration.
    • Knowledge of multiple modes of data collection methods, including telephone, paper, online and mobile surveys.
    • Knowledge of mixed-mode survey designs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required for presenting to and collaborating with groups of diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience with project management.
    • Attention to detail and ability to keep track of changes across multiple projects.
    • High motivation
    • Collaborative team player with willingness and desire to work with global cross-functional teams of varying sizes.
    • Creative aptitude and ability and desire to explore opportunities for new research innovations.
    • Ability to explain complex research concepts to individuals without a survey research background. Ability to visually communicate analyses in presentations.
    • Experience with Google suite of applications.
    • Availability full time June – August 2017 in (New York, NY or Schaumburg, IL)
    • Permanent work authorization in the U.S.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proficiency in non-English languages and understanding of multiple cultures.
    • Quantitative research and analysis skills including competence with statistical software (Python, R, SAS or SPSS).
    • Ability to support qualitative research and analysis (including cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, focus groups, etc.).
    • Knowledge of large-scale, complex multi-stage surveys in Market Research or Government setting.

    About Nielsen:

    Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content “� video, audio, and text “� is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

    By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com

    Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

    Job Type: Internship

    Primary Location: Chicago,Illinois

    Secondary Locations: , , ,

    Travel: No

    Data Science Intern – TV Behavorial Methods – 10322

    Data Science – USA Chicago, Illinois

    Today, there were over 500 million Tweets, over 85% of U.S. Consumers used their mobile device while watching TV, and within the next four years, women will control $28 Trillion in annual consumer spending. At Nielsen, you will help analyze and understand what all this means to our consumers, and how it truly influences and drives consumer behavior in what people watch and what people buy. Nielsen is the science behind what’s next for our clients.

    Data Science is core to what Nielsen does, and our research projects have high visibility in directly affecting the results of our business and our clients. This position is in the TV Behavioral Methods team within Nielsen’s Global Data Science organization. The Behavioral Methods team provides leadership and expertise across The Nielsen Company to develop innovative, statistically sound, and cost effective research methodologies in support of the strategic business initiatives. We play a pivotal role in designing best practices and approaches for data collection, respondent recruitment, and panelist retention.

    Responsibilities

    1. Research Expertise

    • Provide research support for complex cross-functional research projects.
    • Apply best practices of survey methodology to Nielsen products.
    • Use both qualitative and quantitative assessment methods to improve survey methods and recruitment approaches.
    • Contribute to design of analysis plan and utilize software (Python) to analyze & report research data.
    • Utilize attention to detail when proofreading, translating, coordinating, or designing survey materials.
    • Provide Support for Nielsen operational teams, including Call-Center and In-Person Field recruitment teams.

    2. Project Management

    • Develop project plan with clear work breakdown structure and detailed timeline for efficient project planning.
    • Develop multiple-task management and time management skills.
    • Be able to confront with issues and challenges occurred to projects and work with Project Manager and team member to come up with solutions.

    3. Business Communication

    • Construct clear and concise messages and have proactive communication with internal/external teams.
    • Provide project status updates to project manager about key accomplishments, potential project risks pertaining to timeline, and deliverables.
    • Contribute to final research/study reports.
    • Enhance presentation skills for public speaking or business settings.

    Selection Criteria

    • Seeking Master’s degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences field such as Survey Methodology, Statistics/Sampling, Psychology, Sociology or related field or Bachelor’s degree with exceptionally high potential.
    • Knowledge of survey or similar research operations including questionnaire design, cognitive interviews, sampling, test specs design and survey administration.
    • Knowledge of multiple modes of data collection methods, including telephone, paper, online and mobile surveys.
    • Knowledge of mixed-mode survey designs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required for presenting to and collaborating with groups of diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience with project management.
    • Attention to detail and ability to keep track of changes across multiple projects.
    • High motivation
    • Collaborative team player with willingness and desire to work with global cross-functional teams of varying sizes.
    • Creative aptitude and ability and desire to explore opportunities for new research innovations.
    • Ability to explain complex research concepts to individuals without a survey research background. Ability to visually communicate analyses in presentations.
    • Experience with Google suite of applications.
    • Availability full time June – August 2017 in (New York, NY or Schaumburg, IL)
    • Permanent work authorization in the U.S.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proficiency in non-English languages and understanding of multiple cultures.
    • Quantitative research and analysis skills including competence with statistical software (Python, R, SAS or SPSS).
    • Ability to support qualitative research and analysis (including cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, focus groups, etc.).
    • Knowledge of large-scale, complex multi-stage surveys in Market Research or Government setting.

    About Nielsen:

    Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content “� video, audio, and text “� is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

    By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com

    Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

    Job Type: Internship

    Primary Location: Chicago,Illinois

    Secondary Locations: , , ,

    Travel: No

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