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Research Manager

Company: Edelman
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

This role is open to be based from: San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC

The opportunity:

We are looking for you or maybe someone you know

Are you curious by nature? Do you always seek to understand human behaviors in your everyday life? Do you believe strategic communications can help make the world a better place? Do you think the world of research needs to change and adapt to a more complex and ever-evolving world? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to shape a consulting division? If so, Edelman Intelligence is looking for you to join our team!

We are seeking a Research Manager that possesses strong research and technical expertise and project management skills and demonstrates aptitude for strategic thinking and problem solving. The Research Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of custom market research studies, ongoing monitoring assignments, media analysis (both traditional and social) and secondary research from proposal writing through final study deliverables and the day-to-day client management that the project requires.

Your potential coming to life: Joining our team means you will

  • Provide research support on large and mid-sized projects, including the development and execution of research studies, client presentations, project scoping, costing and budget management
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of client objectives and apply/recommend appropriate methodologies to meet these objectives
  • Responsible for interpreting research data and insights while working closely with analysts to create a compelling story
  • Write questionnaires/guides to meet research objectives with minimal oversight from senior leadership, leverage data tabulations/banners to conduct analysis, providing specifications on advanced analytic methodologies to data science team, managing reporting and deliverables (primary focus)
  • Manage/use social listening tools, conduct desk research, scope third-party data specifications (secondary focus)
  • Collaborate with analysts to ensure that client objectives are being met throughout the course of the project
  • Independently manage small to medium sized research projects with senior oversight and guidance
  • Oversee client budget with a focus on spend, timeline and staffing plan and proactively flag potential issues with as they arise
  • Support new business efforts by working closely with senior leadership to identify opportunities that expand on client engagements, writing proposals and developing cases studies
  • Mentor and supervise analysts and/or interns

You're setup for success if: Qualified candidates have most, if not all, of the following

  • BA/BS degree in related field with at least three years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research
  • Demonstrated experience in media analysis/measurement related to public relations, marketing and communications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - preferably with an eye toward presentation design
  • Knowledge and experience using a wide variety secondary research tools such as social media analysis platforms, Talkwalker, Sysomos, Factiva or Lexis/Nexis, fact-finding resources, and published market or financial analyst reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize/manage multiple deadlines within a project scope and budget
  • Effective client management (internal or external) skills
  • Positive, collaborative attitude and approach

The team is here for you: Our team currently includes

  • Fun first attitudes - because what's the point of doing great work if aren't having fun?
  • Career pathing on the mind - whether you plan to stay for 2 years or 20 years we put your development and career goals as a priority
  • Open space floor plan community - the best research happens with collaboration and sometimes that includes input from our non-research co-workers
  • Broader communications exposure - you will get the opportunity to work alongside broader Edelman teams such as Corporate, Brand, Digital, Assembly, and more
  • Open minds for new ideas and methodologies - maybe it's not broken, but that doesn't mean we can't make it better
  • Level agnostic - doesn't matter if you are the boss or an intern, we are all in this together
  • Global Reach - we have researchers you can tap into around the world

#LI-KR

Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) is a global, multidisciplinary research, analytics and data consultancy with a distinctly human mission.

We use data and intelligence to help businesses and organizations build trusting relationships with people: making communications more authentic, engagement more exciting and connections more meaningful.

DxI brings together and integrates the necessary people-based PR, communications, social, research and exogenous data, as well as the technology infrastructure to create, collect, store and manage first-party data and identity resolution. DxI is comprised of over 350 research specialists, business scientists, data engineers, behavioral and machine-learning experts, and data strategy consultants based in 15 markets around the world.

Edelman DxI is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Edelman, Los Angeles , Research Manager, Other , Los Angeles, California

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