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Research Director

CUSTOM RESEARCH | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom.   Whether you are a Hollywood studio developing the next blockbuster, a streaming service fighting for subscribers, or a beverage brand seeking to disrupt the grocery aisle, we provide data-driven research and insights to help find and engage the fans that matter most.   

Our unique mix of quantitative and qualitative research provides the scale to support the biggest marketing campaigns on the planet as well as the speed and agility to focus on solving unique client business challenges.  Combined, MarketCast gives clients powerful insights to navigate today’s complicated media landscape and deliver strategies that build and retain fandom.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, manage and deliver of all aspects of custom quantitative/qualitative research projects, from instrument development to analysis and deliverable development
  • Provide strategic vision as well as tactical guidance to teams in uncovering consumer insights and translating them into ideas that address client challenges
  • Translate complex research data into actionable insights and recommendations through visual and creative reports
  • Manage research projects end to end (including drafting proposals, writing questionnaires, analyzing data, reporting results, and creating visual PowerPoints for presentation)
  • Provide methodology expertise, in both qualitative and/or quantitative research, helping keep our agency at the cutting edge of research innovation
  • Support cultivating and fostering deep client relationships to grow our business and participate in new business development
  • Coach, manage, motivate, and inspire Junior researchers
  • Support and thought leadership initiatives to deepen our agency's market presence contributions

Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Have 7+ years of experience as a cutting-edge market research provider, or in a brand/marketing consulting role that involves hands-on primary research  
  • Have a master’s or PhD in a social science (e.g., psychology, anthropology), or Marketing or related field.
  • Moderate qualitative research across a broad range of methods
  • Have hands-on quantitative and/or qualitative research experience in Entertainment/Media, Technology, or Lifestyle industries.
  • Have proven history of strong professional growth and leadership, including an exceptional track record in client management
  • Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
  • Be a creative problem solver who loves to play with ideas, and can balance big-picture vision and tactical implications
  • Be a storyteller who builds a logical argument in a compelling narrative
  • Have a strong analytic and communication skills, including superior writing and presentation ability
  • Be a team player who’s able to work collaboratively and/or initiate a drive project to completion with minimal oversight
  • Be a self-motivated individual with exceptional time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Freedom Leave
  • Wellness plan and events
  • Movie tickets for opening weekends

As entertainment converges, silos breakdown, and consumption habits shift, only MarketCast provides clients a holistic view of fandom, helping them ride the waves of disruption and engage the audiences that matter most.  We have built a world-class research and analytics team that can address the needs of today’s ever-changing media landscape.  Today, we count some of the biggest names in entertainment as clients, including leading Hollywood studios, streaming services, lifestyle brands, and sports leagues and teams.

What really sets MarketCast apart from others is our amazing people and our focus on providing great client service.   Together, we are:

  • Big enough to support the largest brands and campaigns on the planet.
  • Agile enough to tackle the unique client challenges with high-touch service.
  • Highly focused on media and entertainment, and the brands that intersect them.
  • And, we deliver research and insights that are accessible, informative, and actionable.

At MarketCast, we don't just accept difference - we embrace it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our global culture and success. MarketCast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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