Custom Research Analyst
Reporting to the Director of Custom Research and the VP, Executive Director of Research, the Custom Research Analyst must have the mix of abilities and credentials described below. - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Excellent organizational skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously- Detail-oriented - Able to work independently - Able to meet multiple deadlines - Expertise with current versions of MS Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel is essential - Comfort working with data - Comfort doing online information searches on a variety of topics - Comfort working in a fast-paced environmentThe Custom Research Analyst will assist the custom research team by:- Checking data tabulations for accuracy - Posting survey findings on a questionnaire - Helping to build and quality check PowerPoint presentations- Communicating with research vendorsAdditionally, the Custom Research Analyst will be responsible for:- Maintaining and updating Hearst’s corporate research intranet, InSite.- Processing and maintaining a log of all research department invoices - Ordering supplies as needed- Assisting the Director of Custom Research and the VP, Executive Director of Research with administrative duties (e.g. filing expense reports, organizing meetings, etc.) as neededA 4-year college degree is required.A formal custom/other research background is preferred as are marketing/business expertise.A cover letter, salary requirements, three professional references and two writing samples are required. Appropriate writing samples include any two of the following: - A PowerPoint deck or other type of report - A business memo/email - A business memo/email detailing a specific project objectives, budget, timeline, etc. Please note: When providing writing samples please feel free to “sanitize” any identifying names, data, etc.