Research Associate

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-CA-San Francisco | US-MA-Cambridge
Category
Research

Job Description

Our job is to be bold at work.

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. At Forrester, we believe curiosity powers progress. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what’s next.

 

About This Role:

The Research Associate works directly with a team of analysts who research, write, and publish reports to help make leaders succeed. Forrester’s services target roles such as CIOs, CMOs, enterprise architecture professionals, customer experience professionals, application development and delivery professionals, and customer insights professionals.

 

Job Description:

 

  • Manage research projects, work with assigned analysts, formulate a project plan, establish a check-in process, coordinate research, and manage a schedule.
  • Support analyst client engagement.
  • Assist analysts with primary and secondary research for published reports, including telephone interviews, online surveys, and internal and third-party data.
  • Conduct deep data analysis to identify trends in the sales profession.
  • Support analyst presentations with well-formatted charts, appropriate callouts, meaningful titles, and slide sequences that tell a story.
  • Maintain the report production schedule, from inception through publication.
  • Learn and conduct quantitative work with Forrester’s data sets.
  • Utilize social media platforms (e.g., blogs, Twitter, and online community) in coordinating research and publishing.

Job Requirements:

 

  • A BA or BS degree; interest in statistics or quantitative work is a major plus.
  • One to two years of varied undergraduate or postgraduate work experience.
  • A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • A sharp attention to detail and resourcefulness, optimizing survey questions and formatted data outputs.
  • A passion for learning about technology.

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

 

Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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