Data Research Associate | Careers | The Good Search

Position description for the role of Data Research Associate


Data Research Associate

If you enjoy conducting investigative research online and working with data, 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 expert research and data science. A background in investigative reporting, data journalism, competitive intelligence, library science, or another research-intensive field is ideal.

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 to identify, profile, and calibrate top performing talent. Frequently, we are asked to map talent, building org charts of executives at target companies. Doing that is a bit like working on a jigsaw puzzle, figuring out who reports into whom. Other times we’re asked to find the perfect candidate with rare unicorn skills. We devise research strategies to deliver that candidate to our clients. We also offer custom human capital intelligence reports that blend competitive intelligence with recruiting research and data analytics. As you do your research, you will help 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. Library science, data science, and competitive intelligence professionals are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A college degree, honors preferred
  • Data wrangling experience (i.e. database management, data capture, web APIs, web scraping, data analysis, and data reporting)
  • Passion for research 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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