Senior Research and Statistics Editor

British Film Institute


Salary: £47,514 - £55,914 per annum

The BFI is looking for a Senior Research and Statistics Editor who will develop and deliver a strategy to increase the reach and relevance of the BFI’s unique and wide-ranging industry research and statistics publications.

Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2026

Key responsibilities
  • Lead the work of the statistics team including the day-to-day management (6 people) and oversee the publication of the BFI’s quarterly official statistics releases and the annual industry yearbook
  • Act as the BFI’s expert point of contact for questions about industry data and research, including being the key liaison with the DCMS analysis team
  • Increase the impact of the BFI’s National Lottery Research Fund by developing and applying a rigorous and effective editorial strategy across all of our research reports.
  • Play a key role in the new cross-organisational and sector flagship CoSTAR project by managing the research and publication of data relating to cutting-edge technology in the Screen sectors, and building relationships with our partner CoSTAR labs and industry stakeholders
We are looking for candidates who have:
  • Significant proven experience of writing and editing research, both qualitative and quantitative, concerned with industry analysis, public value and/or public policy
  • Significant proven experience of commissioning and/or managing research, evaluation or administering funding in a third-sector or academic environment
  • Experience of coaching and developing team members
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills, with a proactive and resourceful approach and the ability to monitor projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentational skills, with the ability to represent and promote the interests of the BFI to senior stakeholders

A full list of responsibilities and minimum requirements can be found in the job description.

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.

Further information

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting our website.

First interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 December 2023

The closing date for this position is 27/11/2023 at 23:59

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