PLACED: Senior Researcher, Qual; $85-125K

Creativity. Commitment. Flexibility. Delight.

Collaborative and thoughtful strategic research consultancy working with vibrant companies to make smart business decisions seeks insatiably curious, qualitative Research leads. You’ll use research and design strategy to unearth market opportunities and enhance client’s products, offerings, customer experience, brands and business practices. Consulting on a mix of branding, innovation and customer experience projects, you’ll be part of a thriving practice engaging with clients to drive business decisions for brands in entertainment, technology, healthcare, CPG, government, etc.

What you can expect from US:

  • Tapping into respondents’ creativity and imagination; engaging them as co-creators in the development and positioning of brands
  • Approaching each project with fresh eyes – benefiting from collective experience but never with a cookie cutter; continually evolving, inventing and integrating methods to address specific client challenges
  • Recommendations always rooted in research insights, offering strategic and tactical direction to inform all aspects of marketing, branding, product development and messaging
  • Passion about each project and its successful outcome; most clients partner in a long term relationship and view the agency as a part of their own team

What we hope to find in YOU:

  • 4+ years of experience in qualitative research (1-on-1 interviews, focus groups, ideation sessions, workshop facilitation, UX, etc)
  • Experience moderating live and online focus groups; comfortable adjusting to in-the-moment changes and incorporating team and client feedback
  • Ability to identify objectives, design and conduct research (incl. writing proposals, screeners, DGs), and present findings to industry stakeholders, clients and colleagues
  • Ability to translate insights into a powerful story that can be adapted to different audiences
  • Proven ability to build and foster client relationships with a healthy balance between strategic thinking and scrupulous attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including international travel; fluency in another language a bonus. This is a remote role with a co-working office space in SoHo.

Sounds great? Shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Qual Researchers, Strategic Planners, $60-90K, NYC

Boutique research and strategy shop is seeking to add mid-level magical thinkers to their nimble team. This is a fast-growing shop who thinks research should be fun! The firm specializes in utilizing digital technology and creative qualitative methodology to help clients solve their biggest challenges. Work tends to focus on new product development, communications development and consumer empathy building. You’ll connect with consumers to understand what they want/need and how they live, to better create products, services or marketing and then turn this insight into powerful strategy.

We are looking for real people who share a passion for problem-solving, interest in understanding people’s motivations and behaviors, and talent for storytelling; creative, interesting and talented people who want to do great and innovative work. The major offering of the agency is the creation, engagement and mining of bespoke, closed online consumer communities; offline work generally takes the form of 1-on-1 interviews or focus groups. Your role will involve moderating on/offline research, managing clients, working within an entrepreneurial team to create business-changing insights, creating beautiful reports and writing like the wind. Current clients include: General Mills, Pepsico, UBS, Delta, Coca-Cola, Reebok, Vans, Gap, Kipling, ABInBev, AXA, etc.

Please be human, creative and energized; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued. Previous qualitative market research, preferably agency-side, required; online community experience is a plus, but not essential. Anywhere between 1-5+ years relevant experience, but this crew is open to meeting anyone smart with qual-based chops. Intelligence and cultural awareness a must.

Sounds perfect? Shoot your resume and a work sample to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Research Director, ~$150K, NYC

Ready to join a new breed of qualitative research company?

Global insight and strategic branding group is seeking to add an inspirational Research Director to their nimble and entrepreneurial team.  These folks believe research should be creative, rigorous, and flexible.

The Research Director will have various responsibilities including client management and drafting proposals, to workshops and creation of documentaries, reporting, new business pitches, invoicing, strategic initiatives, conducting various modes of research (ethnographies, shop-alongs, in-depth interviews, moderation of focus groups, etc.), development of junior staff, operations/P&L.  An important aspect of this role will also be helping to develop and secure new business either through existing or forged relationships.  Present projects touch on myriad categories such as CPG, spirits, technology, retail, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.  Enjoyment is key; please love what you do.

YOU are a talented senior researcher, planner or strategist with an involved, passionate, connected, collaborative spirit. You are smart, ambitious, exciting, a strategic thinker up for the challenge of growth.  You’ll need to be able to win business from and work with some of the most cutting edge clients that are out there. You’ll want to work on some of the most exciting projects in research and brand development with some of the most experienced practitioners. Experienced in tackling strategic, high profile briefs and projects, you’ll be happy working in a creative, informal but intellectually demanding environment.

Further, a forward-thinking qualitative researcher with 10+ years experience (planning, brand consulting and/or research), involved in all stages of the research process, from designing and setting up projects and conducting fieldwork, through to analysis, report writing/storytelling and presenting findings. You must have experience leading projects and being the main client point of contact.  You should relish the idea of working in a small growing team that offers progression through achievement and attitude rather than moving up a static career ladder. You will be fully supported by a well developed project management team, back office support team, film team and a very ambitious group of qualitative researchers and brand consultants who delight in getting on planes to go to places to solve client problems. Please be human, creative and full of energy; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued.

Sounds great?! Shoot your portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com.

Not for you? Please share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Senior Research Manager, Qualitative; $85-100K, NYC or Chicago

Ready to join a new breed of qualitative research company?

Global insight and strategic branding group is seeking to add a curiosity-driven Senior Manager to their nimble and entrepreneurial team.  These folks believe research should be creative, rigorous, and flexible.

This qual-focused Senior Manager will have various responsibilities including client management and drafting proposals, to workshops and creation of documentaries, reporting, new business pitches, invoicing, strategic initiatives, and conducting various modes of research (ethnographies, shop-alongs, in-depth interviews, moderation of focus groups, etc.). Present projects touch on myriad categories such as CPG, technology, retail, hospitality, lifestyle, etc. While this is not a dedicated role, we are particularly interested in someone who has the skill and expertise to help advise clients working in the US Hispanic marketplace. This will include understanding segments, sub-groups, traditions, customs and nuances, as well as the related cultural dynamics and issues. Fully English/Spanish bilingual a must.

YOU are a talented senior researcher, planner or strategist with an involved, passionate, connected, collaborative spirit. You are smart, ambitious, exciting, a strategic thinker up for the challenge of growth. Experienced in tackling strategic, high profile briefs and projects, you’ll be happy working in a creative, informal but intellectually demanding environment. Enjoyment is key; please love what you do.

Further, a forward-thinking qualitative researcher with 5+ years experience (planning, brand consulting and/or research), involved in all stages of the research process, from designing and setting up projects and conducting fieldwork, through to analysis, report writing/storytelling and presenting findings. You must have experience leading projects and being the main client point of contact.  You should relish the idea of working in a small growing team that offers progression through achievement and attitude rather than moving up a static career ladder.  Please be human, creative and full of energy; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued.

You will be fully supported by a well-developed project management team, back office support team, film team and a very ambitious group of qualitative researchers and brand consultants who delight in getting on planes to go to places to solve client problems. Compensation will be competitive based on the skills and experience of the candidate and will include healthcare, 4 weeks vacation as standard, participation in the company bonus scheme and of course invitations to our various outings, shindigs and away days.

If this is you, send us your resume/portfolio showing that you are whip-smart and never boring and why we would be mad not to have you on the team.

Sounds great?! Shoot your details to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!

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PLACED: Associate Research Director, Qual, $90-110K, NYC

Boutique strategy and research shop is seeking to add a magical thinker and leader to their nimble team. This is a fast growing shop who thinks research should be fun! The firm specializes in utilizing digital technology and creative qualitative methodology to help clients solve their biggest challenges. Work tends to focus on new product development, communications development, and consumer empathy building. You’ll connect with consumers to understand what they want/need and how they live, to better create products, services or marketing and then turn this insight into powerful strategy.

We are looking for real people who share a passion for problem-solving, interest in understanding people’s motivations and behaviors, and talent for storytelling; creative, interesting and talented people who want to do great and innovative work. The major offering of the agency is the creation, engagement, and mining of bespoke, closed online consumer communities; offline work generally takes the form of 1-on-1 interviews. Your role will involve managing on/offline qualitative research, connecting with clients, overseeing junior talent, pitching new business, and working within an entrepreneurial team to create business-changing insights, crafting beautiful reports and writing like the wind. Current clients include General Mills, Pepsico, UBS, Delta, Coca-Cola, Reebok, Vans, Gap, Kipling, ABInBev, AXA, etc.

Please be human, imaginative, and energized; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued. Previous qualitative research, brand consultancy or ad agency planning work required. Anywhere between 5-7+ years relevant experience; intelligence and cultural awareness a must.

Sounds perfect?  Shoot your resume and a work sample to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com.Not for you?  Share with your network and get someone working!