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Business and 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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £25,048. Normal pay is £38,808 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £60,029.

Daily Tasks

  • Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.
  • Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used.
  • Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images.
  • Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations.
  • Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources.
  • Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities.
  • Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports.
  • Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues.
  • Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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