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Company: IBISWorld
Seeking Business Writers/ Research Analysts
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 4, 2013
Job ID: 1284649


The IBISWorld Opportunity

IBISWorld is growing. Fast. And to keep up with our rapid growth, we’re looking to build on our biggest strength: our people.

IBISWorld is a global company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing. We are the world’s largest publisher of industry research. Our success has created abundant opportunity and we’re looking for the best and brightest to join us as we continue to expand our operations across America.

Our mission is tobe the premier provider of high value-added information to the largest and most influential enterprises in the nations where we operate. We do this while maintaining a culture where people are passionate about their work and are surrounded by like-minded, intelligent achievers. Your mission is to find out how you can be a part of our progression and innovation.

Since our inception in the United States, we’ve grown to a multimillion-dollar business, making us one of the fastest-growing small businesses in the United States. We believe that IBISWorld offers a great opportunity for people who share our vision of delivering great value for our customers and for ourselves. We are looking for people who want more than a job – people who are seeking a career. You’ll be given an opportunity to push your boundaries, find out what you’re really capable of, work with and learn from smart people and enjoy a journey where you will be part of building a world-class organization.

Our US headquarters are located in Santa Monica, CA, just a short walk from the beach, the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. We are a fast-growing company, with a rapidly growing team of analysts. We have a casual work environment and a great corporate culture where people enjoy their work and are rewarded for personal and team success.

Job Description

We are looking for business research writers and analysts with six months’ to two years’ experience to work in our Santa Monica office. This is a great opportunity to apply your writing and editing skills, economic knowledge and analytical abilities while building a career with an expanding organization. You will conduct ongoing research about various industries in the US, Canada and worldwide, gather and think critically about data, and write industry-specific thematic reports. You may also gain public recognition and media exposure for your work while building a portfolio of industry reports.


-Research and update high-quality industry reports on deadline and in accordance with in-house editorial standards.

-Collect and interpret diverse data related to multiple industries.

-Analyze macroeconomic, demographic and industry-specific financial data to identify and clearly communicate key business trends.

-Build basic spreadsheet models.

-Make forecasts and projections based on existing industry data.

-Give interviews to journalists about your assigned industries as required.

-Other duties as assigned by manager.

 Requirements – Experience:

-Bachelor's degree in business or economics (with a writing background) or bachelor’s degree in journalism (with business writing experience) preferred; related experience and degrees considered.

-Six months to two years of professional experience in a writing-focused, market research or business-analytical role.

-Solid grasp of economics, financial terms and business concepts.

-Basic forecasting abilities and understanding of modeling and regression techniques.

-Experience writing business research articles or reports for a business audience.

-Experience meeting short deadlines.

-Familiarity with online research techniques, economic and financial data sources.

-Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.

-Interest in or experience with Canadian economic research is not required, but is viewed positively.


Requirements – Skills and Personal Traits:

-Excellent writing skills geared toward business reports; ability to be insightful, objective, interesting and succinct in report writing.

-A strong work ethic and good time management.

-Ability to think logically and derive conclusions out of qualitative industry research.

-Confidence to stand behind analysis and ability to explain reports to management, clients and the press.

 -Flexibility to effectively deal with unexpected assignments, short deadlines and changes to workload based on management priorities or client requests.

-Openness to constructive criticism and copyediting by editorial staff.

-Strong interest in economic news and current events.


Cover letters are encouraged. In your cover letter, please briefly explain how your skills and experience align with the position.  Only applicants who apply via the following link will be considered.


All applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States and be available to work full-time in our Santa Monica office. IBISWorld does not pay relocation costs. 

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