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Company: OTR Global
Footwear and Other Retail Topics
Telecommute, New York
Job Status:  Part-time
Salary:  $30,000 to $35,000

PART TIME REPORTER – Footwear and Other Retail Topics

ABOUT THE COMPANY OTR Global (OTR®), founded in 1995, is a leading investment research and agency-trading boutique with officesin North America, Europe and Asia. The recognized leader in marketplace research, OTR pioneered its channel-checking methodology by developing a comprehensive base of industry sources and an in-depth understanding of complex, global product supply chains and distribution channels. OTR's unique approach relies on journalistic principles and is utilized by the firm's more than 130 research personnel located in more than 18 countries.

OUR PRODUCTS OTR aggregates, compares and contrasts extensive marketplace data and prepares research reports for institutional investors (primarily mutual funds and hedge fund managers). Sources are interviewed via telephone, typically on a quarterly basis, which subsequently provides the basis for OTR reports. OTR's mission is to aggregate information from nontraditional sources, compare it with expectations and look for dislocations or inflection points that provide investment opportunities for our clients.

THE ROLE The Retail Reporter should be adept at covering a broad array of topics, which could include athletic footwear, fashion footwear, lifestyle and active apparel research topics. Individual in this role will work closely with the Senior Editor, Retail/Footwear to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for the global investment community. The Retail Reporter will also interact with the rest of the Global Retail team of reporters and editors. The ideal candidate will possess extensive industry contacts and demonstrate the ability to develop new relationships with experts who can speak to strategic and upcoming trends in Footwear, Apparel and Retail. Organizational and analytical skills, the ability to connect the dots and idea generation are other key aspects of the role. The individual in this role reports to the Senior Editor, Footwear and Active Apparel. Twenty hours a week plus or minus depending on demand.

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: • The ideal candidate is persistent and inquisitive. Will need to possess doggedness required to build up and maintain a source base of industry experts in the United States • Understanding of trends shaping the footwear, apparel and retail markets, an ability to identify impactful trends and changes, with a strong background in the industry or in journalism (minimum 3-5 year’s experience).

• Strong and positive communication skills are of essence; adroitness at conveying and articulating research findings to a wide audience, including clients • The ability to analyze and identify essential findings and draw a defendable conclusion is critical; strategize and think broadly forward. Must be passionate, able to grasp complex issues. • Stellar organizational and project management skills, proactive thinking, ability to meet deadlines, multitask and work under pressure. Schedule flexibility is a must. • The ideal candidate will be able to work well within a team, but will also be a motivated, independent worker who is comfortable working remotely. • Excellent writing and interviewing skills. Quality writing, a knack for interpreting interview data and spotting discrepancies in a story. The ideal candidate will have an understanding or experience writing for a finance audience. • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.

• This is a telecommuting, $35/hour position.

Send resume to: Joann Steck-Bayat

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