Careers

YouGov is a global market research organization. We help our clients understand their consumers, their market and the wider world through custom research and syndicated products built upon continuous streams of data.

Our team includes experts in the fields of marketing, market research, political science, polling, statistics, and information technology. We are passionate about making a measurable impact in all that we do –and we are always looking out for new talent.

How to Apply

  • Send an email to jobs.us@yougov.com. Put the job position's title in the subject line of your email.
  • Send a link to an online resume or attach a PDF (under 3MB) to your email.
  • In the body of your email, put a short description of yourself and why you are the right person for this job.
  • Include your salary requirements in the body of the email.
  • Please do not make unsolicited phone calls or send large email attachments.
  • Principals only.

If you think you can bring something special to YouGov but don't see a position below that matches your skills, please send us your resume.

Current Openings:

Junior Business Development Executive

YouGov is the market leader in online market research. Having pioneered the move from offline to online YouGov has experienced phenomenal growth over the last decade. Having dominated the EU market and secured footholds in the US, LATAM, Middle East and Asia, YouGov are looking to expand their global presence. 

Working with clients ranging from the size of News International through to SME's, YouGov provides the full online market research from survey design, running fieldwork and providing in depth analysis.

Overall Objective

  • To identify and build new business within the sales department 

Key Responsibilities

  • Fulfil 360 degrees of sale role
  • Identify and build your own prospect list, focusing on Research/Brand Directors and Marketing Directors through to PR departments
  • After targeting, you will be expected to secure appointments over the phone or to gain access to the bidding loop, there and then
  • Attend meetings
  • Present a high energy, professional front, focusing on a consultative approach to win business

Skills required

  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
  • Proactive account management and sales focus
  • Ability to self-organise and self-manage to achieve business development targets
  • Good client focus and handling skills
  • Good written, oral and electronic communication skills

Personal attributes

  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Professional attitude 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to chris.lubniewski@yougov.com

This is not an exhaustive list, and you will be expected to be flexible in your approach to carrying out your duties, that may change from time to time to reflect changes in the Company’s circumstances.  This will include providing cover for colleagues as required. The Company therefore reserves the right to vary the job description in consultation with you.

All YouGov plc employees are expected to comply with the Company’s policies, rules and procedures as outlined in the handbook, health and safety manual and all other publications.

Omnibus Sales Manager - NYC

Department Omnibus

Contact Ray Martin: ray.martin@yougov.com

Overall Objective

  • To develop a portfolio of new clients and new business from existing clients
  • To manage the existing client base and key client relationships
  • To support the Head of Department in all new business and marketing initiatives

Key Responsibilities

  • Sales and promotion
  • To agree targets, both financial and structural (i.e. organisation specific), with the Department Head and deliver on these targets
  • To sell and promote Omnibus products to new clients
  • Client liaison
  • To advise and direct on aspects of client/collaborator liaison where applicable and take the lead in solving potentially problematic situations
  • To advise and build positive relationships with clients on new projects
  • To network effectively with potential clients through various means of opportunities
  • Subject knowledge
  • To advise others on commercial/policy subject issues and how they can potentially affect research design and the client’s business
  • To react to and work with the Head on issues in the sector(s) which present YouGov with new business opportunities
  • Presentation and report writing
  • To oversee, prepare and deliver presentations of our work, which provide clients with the insight and data which they require
  • To protect YouGov in all client relationships and act with integrity at all times.
  • To operate with a strong commercial awareness in order to minimise exposure and ensure quality business is generated and retained.

Skills required

  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Good presentation skills both written and oral
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
  • Proactive account management and sales focus
  • Ability to self-organise and self-manage to achieve business development targets
  • Good client focus and handling skills

Personal attributes

  • Self-discipline
  • Self motivation
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Professional attitude

Experience required

  • Targeting and management of potential clients with a professional services offer (ideally research based)
  • Excellent track record of sales performance
  • Research experience is desired but not essential

Education and qualifications

  • Educated up to at least degree level from a good university
  • Fluent written and spoken English

 

Survey Programmer / Data Analyst

Description

The candidate will join our Operations team as a Survey Programmer/Data Analyst. Surveys are programmed using an in-house scripting language based on Python. In addition to scripting, responsibilities include quality control, data processing, and monitoring. 

Strong computational abilities are essential. Some prior experience programming (Python, Ruby, Perl, C/C++, Java) and scripting with statistical software and data management tools (R/S-Plus, SPSS, Stata, SAS, SQL, Excel) is strongly preferred. A successful candidate will be able to develop and suggest methods to improve survey implementation, enhance the survey-taking experience for our respondents, and streamline delivery of data products to our clients. 

Candidates should have the following qualifications

  • Excellent computational and analytical skills
  • Experience with statistical packages and data management tools (especially R)
  • Programming experience (Python, Ruby, Perl, C/C++, Java)
  • Understanding of statistics and ability to summarize data and manage large datasets 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Results driven focus and ability to see issues through to completion in a timely manner
  • Attention to accuracy in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time 
  • Prior experience or training in survey research is a plus (but not required)

The position will be based in YouGov's Palo Alto location.  The candidate must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K plan, and Caltrain Go Pass.

Linux System Administrator, Palo Alto, CA

Design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure servers, database servers across 2 data centers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Will need to work closely with the system operation and development teams.
  • Manage the performance and tuning of the Linux systems
  • Help manage, design and implement database changes when required.
  • Help manage the backups, DR and HA plans for all Linux infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting and problem analysis when required.
  • Assist with the deployment and implementation of system changes using puppet.
  • Assist the development teams on the technical side with any questions or explanations they might need.

Experience required

  • Extensive experience in system administration of Linux Systems (more than 3 years) - Desirable: Debian (Ubuntu)
  • Experience with using Puppet or similar is required.
  • SAN Storage Experience
  • Virtualisation Experience (VMWare)
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, mail (postfix), ntp, ldap, Kerberos
  • UNIX shell scripting (bash/ksh)
  • Database Experience:
    • Postgres
    • MySQL
    • Desirable: mongodb
  • Web hosting experience: Apache, Nginx
  • Knowledge of the following would be desirable: Zeus/Stringray Traffic Manager, djbdns, Firewall (Cisco)

Soft Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Ability to deliver results, meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Excellent internal client focus and handling skills
  • Excellent written, oral and electronic communication skills

Personal attributes

  • Self-discipline
  • Self motivation
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills

Education and qualifications

  • Educated up to degree / HND level in a relevant subject
  • Fluent written and spoken English

This is not an exhaustive list, and you will be expected to be flexible in your approach to carrying out your duties, that may change from time to time to reflect changes in the Company’s circumstances. This will include providing cover for colleagues as required. The Company therefore reserves the right to vary the job description in consultation with you.

Midwest Sales Executive, BrandIndex

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to chris.lubniewski@yougov.com

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying key contacts within potential brands and advertising agencies, gaining access to those executives to make a presentation of BrandIndex’s powerful brand health tools and closing those meetings with positive results.
  • Be involved in the further development and upselling product/service offerings
  • Identifying potential clients within other sectors or functions within businesses
  • Development of advertising, promotion, and collateral materials to support the business development efforts

The successful candidate for this position will have had a minimum of three years of experience in business development for related products and services.  Those related services may include advertising effectiveness measures, sales promotion effectiveness measures, brand tracking or brand health measures.

Skills required:

  • Experience with sales of services related to brand health at senior levels within companies
  • A demonstrable record of successful sales of those services
  • Experience managing the sales process
  • Depth of knowledge of brand health measures commonly in use
  • A clear understanding of corporate structure and functions
  • A thoughtful, intelligent style in interpersonal relationships
  • A collegial, productive work style

 He/She needs to have the skills to gain entry to a potential client at senior levels within organizations.  Those skills would include the ability to:

  • Identify the target executive
  • Gain a meeting with that executive
  • Present in a cogent and compelling way the features and benefits of Brand Index
  • Make BrandIndex’s benefits meaningful to that potential client company and it’s brands
  • Follow up effectively and in an organized manner
  • Manage the sales process to a successful conclusion
  • Maintain and grow the client’s business over time
  • Be responsive to client’s specific needs
  • Recognize the opportunity to expand and enrich the product

Education/Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree is required