Retail Reporter-US based

USA-All locations, United States

Date Posted March 19, 2020
Industry Financial Services
Specialty Financial Writing
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Part-time
Salary Negotiable


REPORTER – Retail - US Based


OTR Global (OTR®), founded in 1995, is an investment research firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.  OTR is a leading platform for primary research and one of the largest channel research firms servicing the institutional investment community.  OTR was a leader in pioneering interview-based methodology; its research method is utilized by more than 120 research personnel located in more than 15 countries. The unique approach unites quantitative measures and qualitative responses to uncover inflection points and produce predictive results. OTR has developed a comprehensive base of industry sources and a deep understanding of complex, global product supply chains and distribution channels.


OTR aggregates, compares and contrasts extensive marketplace data and prepares research reports for institutional investors. 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 sources, compare it with expectations and look for dislocations or inflection points that provide investment opportunities for our clients.


The Retail Reporter should be able to efficiently develop new relationships with industry professionals - typically buyers, suppliers and other high-level individuals and maintain those relationships over time. The Reporter needs to be creative, curious, and most of all determined to build a dependable list of contacts often viewed as difficult to reach. While the end-product is finance related, having Wall Street expertise is less important than a passion for uncovering news and breaking stories.

The Reporter’s primary responsibility will be contributing source feedback to reports. Regular writing opportunities may be assigned after showing ability to deliver high quality source interviews, so clear, concise writing and communication skills are other important aspects of this role. Organizational and analytical skills, an ability to “connect the dots” and generate new research ideas are other key attributes of the role. This Retail Reporter will work closely with the Director of Retail and rest of the Retail team to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence.


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