Research Analyst

Bossy Pants · Any City, New York
Department Bossy Pants
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Smarty Pants only hires leaders or leaders in training. This position is for the latter – a strong up-and-comer with a solid understanding of research basics and drive for excellence.


Candidates must have a research background and be an eager marketing expert in the making.  Candidates with experience in qualitative and/or quantitative methods will be considered – but those with an understanding of both are preferred.


More specifically, candidates for this position must:

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Have 1 – 3 years of primary research experience from an end-client, ad/marketing agency, research firm or consultancy
  • Have an understanding of research design, fielding, data processing and analysis
  • Have experience conducting analysis with secondary or primary research data – including conducting syntheses of published articles, reading data tables, and extracting insights from qualitative inputs such as interviews or focus groups
  • Be savvy in Word, PPT, Excel
  • Be meticulous, pay close attention to detail
  • Quickly and easily perform the aforementioned duties with limited oversight
  • Demonstrate self-discipline, a good work ethic, passion, commitment/drive
  • Have good people/business intuition
  • Be eager and open to guidance while becoming more research proficient and learning the Smarty Pants way


Smarty Pants also prefers candidates with:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Professional experience with Fortune 500 clients
  • Category experience in media, food/beverage, CPG, toy/game, apparel, retail, healthcare, etc.
  • Experience in the youth and family space



Daily Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Project management activities
    • Creating project timelines
    • Managing vendor partners
    • Managing recruiting
    • Monitoring fielding
    • Conducting secondary research
    • Planning/communicating research logistics
    • Proofing documents
    • Implementing quality control across all project phases


  • Research tasks
    • Questionnaire and/or screener authoring
    • Drafting preliminary activity and discussion guides
    • Analysis of digital diaries or online journals
    • Providing back-room or in-field support for in-person qualitative initiatives
    • Moderating of digital diaries or online journals
    • Creating first drafts of crosstab plans
    • Checking crosstabs to ensure accuracy/proper set-up
    • Creating compelling charts and slides
    • Editing video and audio clips and montages
    • Writing engaging and cohesive report outlines, toplines and summaries
    • Assisting with translating these into engaging reports.


  • Data analysis and reporting
    • Creating report outlines with support of project leader
    • Authoring first drafts of actual reports based on approved outlines
    • Working within the Smarty Pants PPT template to create visually engaging, story-driven reports

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  • Location
    Any City, New York
  • Department
    Bossy Pants
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience