Data Research Associate | Careers | The Good Search

Position description for the role of Data Research Associate

Data Research Associate

If you enjoy have a background in investigative reporting, data journalism, or another research-intensive field, you may have what it takes to join our elite team as a Data Research Associate. We are seeking a technically inclined researcher, someone stands at the intersection of journalism and data science. So if you are smart, technically adept, and excel at research online and in databases, we’d enjoy having an exploratory conversation with you.

An essential part of our success is our ability to hire individuals who are collaborative, who share our nerdy sensibility, and who ultimately want to do something revolutionary. Every day we get up, determined to fix what is broken about recruiting. We have a stated “goodness” ethos, so you have to care about the candidate, about the client, and about our team, because you believe you can make a real difference in the world. (In other words, no jerks allowed.)

The Company

The Good Search (and our research division Intellerati) is a boutique executive search and recruiting research practice in the Greater New York City area with some pretty big ideas. We see a tremendous opportunity to transform recruiting as we know it by making executive search smarter. The Good Search was founded by an award-winning investigative television journalist with a specialty in Computer-Assisted Research (CAR) evangelized by NICAR/IRE. We harness those very techniques to deliver senior executive and technology candidates clients never dreamed existed. Our clients include Fortune 100 technology and media companies (ie. Google, Microsoft) as well as leading startups backs by top-tier venture capital firms.

The Position

You will conduct company and candidate research, harnessing the power of our database tools to make executive recruiting smarter. In doing so, you will collaborate with team members (known collectively as the Mind Hive) to identify, profile, and calibrate top performing talent. You will analyze the data to develop competitive insights and business intelligence.

The Responsibilities

  • Conducting candidate and company research
  • Assisting in candidate development and qualification
  • Leading data capture, data analytics, and data reporting efforts
  • Administering database and data tools
  • Serving as resident data expert to inform strategy
  • Innovating new data-driven research methods and tools

The Requirements

We are seeking smart, investigative researchers who enjoy gathering information and wrangling data. Applicants with a background in data-driven journalism (DDJ), data journalism, computer-assisted reporting (CAR), NICAR, digital journalism, database journalism, programming journalism are ideal.  So too are nerdy researcher types who are drawn to the NYC Hack/Hackers community. We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A college degree, honors preferred
  • Journalism/professional writing experience
  • Data wrangling experience (i.e. database management, data capture, web APIs, web scraping, data analysis, and data reporting)
  • Experience coding/web application development experience preferred
  • Passion for excellence and accuracy
  • Works independently with little supervision in a collaborative team environment

To Apply

Send us an email with your resume attached, your salary requirements, availability, and what distinguishes you as a candidate. If you’d like to fast track your candidacy and have 10-15 minutes to spare, click here to tell us a little more about yourself.

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