The Research Centre Manager contributes significantly to the TRT World's research profile by providing leadership and management. Reporting to the Director of Research, the info lead is responsible for the development and achievement of the center's research strategy and the center's performance indicators and targets, and the efficient, effective and equitable operation of the center.


  • Identify research priorities, as part of the strategic vision for the center;
  • Take a leadership role in the development of an international reputation for the center;
  • Contribute to the development of TRT Worlds research strategies;
  • Lead and manage the development and implementation of the centers research strategy;
  • Promote and support the development of a research environment and culture within the center which is intellectually challenging and stimulating and focused upon the achievement of research strategies and targets;
  • Develop the profile of the center, through representation, engagement and the development of strong linkages with professional, industry and community groups relevant to the activities.
  • Effective management and operation (including financial management) of the center in delivery of its strategy, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Research and compile reporting that focused on certain international topics;
  • Develop a strategy which addresses the issues of a sustainable research environment and the impact agenda;
  • Develop international links in relation to research;
  • Enhance the research environment and culture through the arrangement of training events, workshops and seminars;
  • Review and develop research clusters/groupings;
  • Establish rules and procedures for data sharing with upper management, external stakeholders etc where needed;


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in info center management and journalism.
  • Very good journalism / academic background required.
  • Good command of English. Turkish is a plus.
  • Intellectual, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Good knowledge of international issues.
  • Proven ability to deliver research of international excellence.
  • Proven ability to create a strategic vision.
  • Experienced team-leader in research.
  • Has research in migration, security, international relations, and media.

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