Emerging Leaders Program

Jumpstart your career with Nielsen, a leader in global information and insights. Choose from one of four Emerging Leader programs.


Global Business Services

This two-year program is focused on driving the convergence of data, processes, tools and people, and delivering cost leadership. Emerging leaders develop innovative technology and process improvement solutions to help clients grow and compete. Four career paths are available: Operations, Technology, Engineering and Measurement Sciences. Candidates assume roles of increasing responsibility that focus on vital business processes.
  • Operations
    Utilize process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean to reduce cycle time and defects; establish key metrics to be used in determining acceptable performance levels of a business process.
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  • Technology
    Manage the development of a Metrics Reporting Tool throughout all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC); build technical skill set while working on teams to develop flexible and sustainable solutions to accurately capture audience viewing across all media spaces (online, mobile, television).
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  • Engineering
    Manage the development of a technology solution for internet- enabled TVs. This technology detects traffic coming from TVs (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu) and sends it back for crediting; partner with engineers at TV stations/networks to diagnose signal problems that impact measurement and lead definition of technology solutions.
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  • Measurement Science
    Work with managers on research projects across the globe, including testing the TV services and other global projects such as Life360, China 3-Screens, Nielsen Mobile, and Nielsen Consumer; partner directly with stakeholders and operational groups to conduct innovative research on a variety of projects.
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Watch Client Solutions

Prepare yourself for a career in product development, analytics, consulting, and marketing and communications focused on "what people watch." This 18-month program provides rotational assignments in Client Service, Media Product Leadership and Management, Research and Data Analytics, and Sales Support.

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Financial Leadership

This two-year program provides exposure to financial planning and analysis, investment decision-making, controllership, risk management and valuation, and treasury operations on both the corporate and business unit level. The program's structure combines challenging coursework on financial topics, professional development and hands-on work experience.

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Human Resources

In this two-year program, candidates work with Nielsen leaders to attract, retain, and develop the talent needed to grow our business and to help global clients succeed. Potential assignments include a rotation within a developing market (e.g., Brazil, Russia, India, China) and involve an HR specialty such as compensation, organization, leadership development, and staffing.

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Leaders Making A Difference

As a Nielsen intern, my team building, networking, leadership, and overall professional skills elevated tremendously. The inviting environment, and endless opportunities to learn and grow, contributed to my decision to join the full-time Emerging Leaders Program. Jesse, Southern Illinois, 2011
I got exposure to so many different facets of the business that allowed me to see how Nielsen works. Being within the Emerging Leaders Program, I truly feel that I am backed and supported by top leaders in the company and that the work I do is valued. Jasmine, Dartmouth, 2009
What I learned in the ELP program informs the work I do here everyday. It gave me the platform and the relationships to launch and lead Nielsen's corporate social responsibility program. Nic, Denison, 2004