Quirk Enterprises, Inc.
Job Description Are you adept at getting answers? Are you proficient with numbers and a critical thinker? Are you an aggressive journalist at heart--one who prefers to go beyond today\u2019s headlines and make sense of the bigger forces at play? If so, Internet Retailer, part of the Digital Commerce 360 family of research and news sites, wants to hear from you. Internet Retailer, the leading provider of global e-commerce research and analysis, seeks a self-motivated, articulate individual to join its team as a research analyst\/reporter. The successful candidate is a great enterprise reporter\/research analyst with the ability to collect vital news and data on industry leaders. He or she is adept at synthesizing quantitative data as well as more qualitatively-driven trend insights to explain clearly what those findings mean and why they are important to our global audience of online retail professionals. Our ideal candidate is ultimately interested in getting to what makes businesses and markets successful or not successful, and is passionate about gathering information, making sense of it and communicating those insights in an array of formats including the written word (short- and long-form), spoken word and multimedia infographics. Our company is constantly seeking new ways to present and distribute information to an increasingly digital world, and the right candidate can grow quickly in this position. Knowledge of the online retail industry is not required, though curiosity and an understanding of business practices is a must. We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package and are located in downtown Chicago. Applicants must be able to work full-time in our Chicago headquarters. Learn more about us at DigitalCommerce360.com. Job Requirements \u2022\u2003Minimum 3-5 years of market research or business reporting\/writing experience \u2022\u2003Excellent time management skills and the ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines \u2022\u2003Strong Microsoft Excel skills a must \u2022\u2003Outstanding written and verbal communication skills \u2022\u2003Ability to quickly grasp market developments and write clear, well-organized and detailed news stories and analysis articles \u2022\u2003Experience using WordPress or equivalent content management system to post to the web \u2022\u2003Knowledge of Infogram or other data visualization software a plus \u2022\u2003Knowledge of database collection and processing methods, such as SPSS or Access, is a plus \u2022\u2003Proficiency in extracting relevant information from company financial reports, regulatory filings and other documents \u2022\u2003Ability to identify and grow a list of industry sources \u2022\u2003Ability to work both independently as well as collaborate in a team-oriented environment \u2022\u2003Bachelor\u2019s degree from an accredited college or university in journalism or business-related major
Quirk Enterprises, Inc.