Job Title: Research Manager

Work Location: New York, NY (Hybrid)

Start Date: ASAP

 

Recently named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies and AdAge’s A-List Awards Social Media/Influencer Agency of the Year, Whalar is a global creator commerce company that enables creators, brands, and the world’s leading social platforms to work better together to drive business growth for all. 

We help brands stay culturally relevant through strategic creator relationships that deliver entertaining and must-see content at scale. We are differentiated by our unique capabilities, including comprehensive creator talent management, brand partnership expertise, proprietary technology, and a dedicated Web3 innovation practice.  Our team includes over 300 diverse storytellers, creatives, data, and technology specialists across North America, Europe, APAC, and MENA. 

We power the Creator Economy. We are Whalar.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Research Manager to join our research team at Whalar. In this role, you will be responsible for leading research efforts to uncover actionable insights in order to inform our influencer marketing campaigns and strategy. You will also be responsible for managing a team of research analysts.

Here's what you'll do on the day-to-day:

  • Lead research projects using a variety of sources such as social media, industry reports, and consumer surveys
  • Analyze data and provide insights on industry trends, consumer behavior, and market opportunities
  • Use research findings to inform influencer marketing campaigns and strategy
  • Create reports and presentations to share research results with cross-functional teams
  • Develop a framework for both long and short term research/insights initiatives (forward facing and strategic scaled projects and reactive client supporting requests)
  • Manage and mentor a team of research analysts, setting goals and providing feedback and support
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in influencer marketing and market research

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as market research, economics, or business
  • 5+ years of experience in a research or data analysis role
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with market research methods and tools
  • Experience working in marketing/advertising
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and influencer marketing a plus
  • Experience navigating social listening tools, GWI, and/or Tubular a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing and developing a team of research analysts a plus

The salary for this role is $75,000.

Our values:

Farewell to long commutes! Our remote-friendly roles offer unmatched comfort and connectivity. By wholeheartedly embracing a camera-friendly culture, our scheduled meetings ingeniously forge a strong sense of connection and camaraderie, even when working from diverse locations.  Whalar is located across 18 states in the US and 6 countries including England, Spain, and Estonia.

At Whalar, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are at our core. We are deeply committed to reflecting on the unique journeys, authentic voices, and perspectives of our people, our creators, and the communities they represent. Our hope is to impact accessibility beyond compliance and help break societal stigmas and stereotypes.  We hire great people from various backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it strengthens our company.

The perks:

Whalar provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.

  • Company-wide yearly bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 25 days of PTO + Sick days + Winter break
  • Retirement planning with employer match
  • Monthly phone/internet reimbursement
  • Professional development stipend
  • Home office allowance 
  • Fertility benefits
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Calm App subscription (Add up to 4 dependents)
  • Fwrd personal development App subscription
  • Volunteer Days
  • Identity theft protection & Legal assistance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Social Programs

 

Whalar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, training, working conditions, compensation, and benefits.

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