User Researcher- Podcast Monetization (Remote Eligible - Americas)


March 30, 2021

    Data, Research & Insights User Research
We work at the intersection of advertising and messaging technologies to connect millions of brands to billions of fans. As part of the Advertising team, we’re paving the way for a sustainable global Spotify business that allows even more creators to make a living off their art. Come join us and help build the platform that powers promotion at Spotify. Location New York, NY Job type Permanent
A rarity in digital media, podcast advertising drives results for advertisers, allows creators to profit and (when done well) entertains listeners. Spotify — through its growing ads business and ongoing investment in original audio content — has the outstanding opportunity to amplify and scale what’s great about podcast ads by building the first truly digital podcast ad experience.
Our team is looking for a user researcher to join the band. You’ll study user behavior, critical initiatives, content, and new features to bring data and insights into every decision we make.
We are developing a standout advertising platform to support podcasts on Spotify. The User Researcher in this area will be helping to answer questions such as:How are different players in the podcast world impacted by streaming ad insertion?How can we understand what drives podcast consumption and discovery? How can we build personal and relevant ad experiences for users?
We’re looking for someone who can craft studies to gain a deeper understanding of how Spotify listeners experience podcasts and podcast ads. We want someone who sees advertising and podcast content as an exciting problem space – how does advertising slot into, augment, deliver or enable great listening experiences? How do we balance what’s good for business with the need to champion, empower and protect our users?
What You’ll Do
  • Define, plan, and conduct user research
  • Deliver compelling insights to the product and design teams
  • Facilitate evidence-based product decisions
  • Contribute to our mixed-methods user research practice

Who You Are
  • Excited to lead complex, rigorous, strategic research projectsSomeone who would like to lead research through every step of the product development cycle.
  • You have worked in a research role at a consumer-focused company or you’re keen to tackle such a roleInterested in immersing yourself in podcast advertising
  • You have experience or interest in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Comfortable planning, prioritizing, conducting, analyzing and communicating research
  • An excellent storyteller and communicator, able to speak fluently to business people, designers, engineers and other partners (in English)A dedicated advocate of a user- centered approach to product development
  • You enjoy collaborative work in a dynamic, creative environment.

Where You'll Work
  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration

Perks of being in the band
Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse. Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success. Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents. All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub. Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs. Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.
Learn about life at Spotify
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.