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WORK AT ESG: RESEARCH ANALYST

The role of an ESG Research Analyst is to increase the quantity, value, and consumption level of syndicated and project-based deliverables across various information technology research areas. The research analyst accomplishes this goal by working with senior ESG Analysts to co-draft and finalize a stream of perceptive, actionable written deliverables in line with clients’ expectations for thematic focus and quality. 

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Current Job Opportunities > Research Analyst
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Research Analyst

Research
Analyst

Employer: The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc.

Department: Research

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Reports to: VP, Analyst & Research Services

Effective date: OPEN

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What You Will Do to Succeed:

Research Analyst

Research Analyst

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of two IT research areas initially—networking and cybersecurity—and have broader-level familiarity with cloud computing, storage, data management, and other IT areas to be determined. The research analyst’s knowledge must cover the market forces that drive a particular IT segment, the major vendors operating in the segment, the common purchasing-decision criteria for technologies in the segment, and the macro-level challenges facing vendors and end-user organizations.
  • Work with senior analysts to structure, co-write, edit, and update briefs, white papers, scripts, and similar deliverables. This effort may include interacting with the senior analysts to add key points, converting conference presentations into briefs, reworking content originally created as custom projects, and helping the senior analysts to convert their observations and insights into a greater number of client-commissioned and syndicated pieces.
  • Work with senior analysts to create research reports, including preparing outlines, identifying key takeaways, uncovering supporting facts, and ensuring that reports align with the research area’s larger body of content.
  • Work with senior analysts to identify areas in which more primary or secondary research may be needed, and then collaborating with ESG’s market research staff to create or obtain that information.
  • Fulfill clients’ requests quickly and completely (i.e., taking client phone/email inquiries, incorporating their edits into drafts, and noting questions not answered in ESG’s current body of research).
  • Identify existing content that could be delivered in complementary formats (i.e., infographics, podcasts, webinars, or presentations), working with the senior analysts to develop those deliverables.
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Qualifications:

  • Professional-caliber writing and editing skills.
  • IT industry experience in cybersecurity and networking.
  • Research and analysis skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn new topic areas quickly as warranted by projects.
  • Ability to take initiative and be comfortable working independently.
  • Ability to work in a small, entrepreneurial “IT think tank” environment.
  • Superior writing ability (with samples), IT industry knowledge/expertise, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under deadline.
  • At least five years of experience in one, or preferably more, of the following fields:
    • IT industry analysis and market research. (Previous IT analyst/firm experience is a plus but not required.)
    • IT journalism.
    • IT vendor marketing, product marketing, sales, or consulting.
    • Contract writing for information technology clients.
    • Professional services consulting.
  • Education: BA/BS required.

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