Specialist, Research 

Gartner, Inc | Arlington, VA

About Job

We are seeking an entry-level Research Specialist to support the discovery of actionable business ideas that will help Fortune 500 executives transform their organizations, people, and business outcomes. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration, you’ll help clients deliver on their mission-critical priorities, grow your career and increase your industry impact.

What You Will Do

  • Analyze and interpret business problems with qualitative and quantitative methods that include:
    • Conducting interviews with external experts, academics, regulators, and client and non-client executives
    • Analyzing internal and external data sets
    • Surfacing trends and synthesizing research across many corporate roles
    • Attending meetings, teleconferences and external conferences
  • Propose, research, and write short-form articles on your own (with an editor’s support) or in collaboration with others on or beyond our team.
  • Write newsletters that engage clients.
  • Learn and execute Gartner’s proven methodology for conducting world-class research that helps Specialists/ Senior Specialists and their teams identify best practice solutions to many of today’s biggest business challenges.
  • Be a key member of the Research team and contribute to entire project life cycle from conception to completion. Participate in regular story meetings.

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-4 years of work experience in academic or applied research
  • Very strong jargon-free writing skills
  • Ability to meet weekly (and sometimes daily) deadlines
  • Self-starter comfortable with generating ideas for article topics
  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Interest in how business organizations and departments work
  • News junkie!