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Market Research Associate

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Seeking a Market Research Analyst / news junkie to perform secondary research which will serve to shape major product, marketing and business decisions for a Fortune 500 financial firm! The Analyst will research market and competitive intelligence and other secondary sources.

This is a contract role, on-site in Newark, NJ 6-12 months; managers have a strong interest in transitioning to a perm role for the right fit!

Your Responsibilities:

• The primary responsibility of the position will be gathering news and reports for the internal eNews services, distributed to C-Level decision-makers.
• The position will include some secondary research under the supervision of management, as well as providing content to the areas intranet pages.

Candidates should be able to work well independently in gathering news and understanding the relevance of articles to the company's business lines and functions.

Experience / Qualifications:
• BA/BS degree
• News junkie; passionate about reading and gathering information on variety of topics
• Proficient using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
• Experience and knowledge of news, content, and research databases such as Bloomberg, Reuters Knowledge, S&P Capital IQ, Factiva, Nexis a plus
• Financial industry experience a plus!

Soft Skills:
• Ability to build strong relationships and have a customer centric attitude
• Works well with a team and various levels within the organization
• Adhere to concrete deadlines
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

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