Industry Research Analyst
We are looking for business research writers and analysts with six months’ to two years’ experience to work in our Santa Monica office. This is a great opportunity to apply your writing and editing skills, economic knowledge and analytical abilities while building a career with an expanding organization. You will conduct ongoing research about various industries in the US, Canada and worldwide, gather and think critically about data, and write industry-specific thematic reports. You may also gain public recognition and media exposure for your work while building a portfolio of industry reports.Responsibilities:-Research and update high-quality industry reports on deadline and in accordance with in-house editorial standards.-Collect and interpret diverse data related to multiple industries.-Analyze macroeconomic, demographic and industry-specific financial data to identify and clearly communicate key business trends.-Build basic spreadsheet models.-Make forecasts and projections based on existing industry data.-Give interviews to journalists about your assigned industries as required.-Other duties as assigned by manager.Requirements – Experience:-Bachelor's degree in business or economics (with a writing background) or bachelor’s degree in journalism (with business writing experience) preferred; related experience and degrees considered.-Six months to two years of professional experience in a writing-focused, market research or business-analytical role.-Solid grasp of economics, financial terms and business concepts.-Basic forecasting abilities and understanding of modeling and regression techniques.-Experience writing business research articles or reports for a business audience.-Experience meeting short deadlines.-Familiarity with online research techniques, economic and financial data sources.-Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.-Interest in or experience with Canadian economic research is not required, but is viewed positively.Requirements – Skills and Personal Traits:-Excellent writing skills geared toward business reports; ability to be insightful, objective, interesting and succinct in report writing.-A strong work ethic and good time management.-Ability to think logically and derive conclusions out of qualitative industry research.-Confidence to stand behind analysis and ability to explain reports to management, clients and the press. -Flexibility to effectively deal with unexpected assignments, short deadlines and changes to workload based on management priorities or client requests.-Openness to constructive criticism and copyediting by editorial staff.-Strong interest in economic news and current events.Cover letters are encouraged. In your cover letter, please briefly explain how your skills and experience align with the position.All applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States and be available to work full-time in our Santa Monica office. IBISWorld does not pay relocation costs.No phone calls please.