Job Summary: The Research Associate is an important part of the Executive Search and Talent Acquisition process. The primary focus of this role is supporting executive searches with research, candidate name generation, and data / marketplace visualization. The Research Associate will help to update industry and market research, turning relevant deliverables into reusable templates. The successful Associate will do this while handling multiple projects with competing deadlines, working with individuals who have differing styles, and managing challenging expectations.
This is a project hire with no guarantee of permanent placement. The current forecast is that the project work will last approximately 6-8 months. Responsibilities:Market and Candidate Knowledge:
Obtains and incorporates knowledge to enhance executive search work in a meaningful way. Knows how to get information and effectively uses the available resources, developing and sharing marketplace knowledge
Updating industry information, analyzing market trends and tracking "People Moves"; identifies executive movements in the market and updates database (ideally in real time) and colleagues
Has a genuine interest in/curiosity about people in the entertainment businesses
Maintains an understanding of film and television executives and their interrelationships; asks questions and shows interest in networking
Understands how to identify and navigate the various relevant sources available (Studio System, LinkedIn, IMBD, etc.)
Prepares media company mapping and overviews including all major television and film studios, production companies and streaming platforms (researching companies and developing target candidate lists)
Creates customizable company and talent mapping templates, including organization structures, for use throughout the executive search process
Observes and asks questions to fully understand the landscape; synthesizes information from a variety of internal/external sources, despite possibly having ambiguous or incomplete information
Gathers relevant data from a variety of sources to help determine broad capabilities, gaps, and qualifications; develops appropriate candidate "target" lists
Partners on "proprietary" market intelligence projects; proactively identifies and tracks organizational, industry, and/or functional trends and reports findings
Works on multiple projects; meets deadlines and is resilient under pressure; delivers on commitments on time
Passion for entertainment industry
BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivation and excellent time management skills
Demonstrated analytical, reporting and visualization skills with the ability to analyze, interpret, and visualize data utilizing database tools including TRM system and Excel
Quality-focused and ability to drive continuous improvement (plans, manages and drives own efforts with support from leaders); strong work ethic
Demonstrates enthusiasm, tenacity and intellectual curiosity; action-oriented; deals with problems immediately
Creative and innovative approach to problem solving
Client-service orientation; highly collaborative and team-oriented; flexible and agile
Understands the search process; asks questions to understand and is proactive in finding talent solutions
BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
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Posting ID: 611343472Posted: 2021-03-16Job Title: Research Associate