Business & Related Research Professionals
Business and related research professionals carry out a variety of research activities for the broadcast and print media, for the police and armed forces intelligence services, for national security agencies and in other non-scientific areas.
- Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes
- Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues
- Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports
- Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities
- Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources
- Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations
- Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images
- Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used
- Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. Training is usually provided on-the-job, or support may be given for postgraduate study. Professional qualifications are available in some areas.
What could I earn?
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £35,000 per annum and can progress up to £39,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 3,049 employed Business & Related Research Professionals in the region.