Junior Research Strategist at Kickstand

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  • Permanent Employment
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Work Remotely
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Junior Research Strategist at Kickstand

Kickstand, a global, full-service PR firm, is looking for a Junior Research Strategist to join its team. This position is an ideal fit for a candidate with an analytical mind, a proactive nature, and superior written and verbal communication skills. Previous research and/or content creation experience (full time or internship) is a strong plus, but not required.

This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing agency and work across a variety of clients. Candidates should be tech-loving self-starters looking to grow and take on new challenges. We’re helping the next generation of innovative technology companies around the globe get to market and grow. This is a role that rewards organization, attention to detail, enthusiasm and drive. Successful Junior Research Strategists are eager to learn and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, with extraordinary work ethic and strong interpersonal skills.

This is a full-time position based in Austin, TX.

Junior Research Strategist responsibilities include:

Client Relations & Account Support:

  • Support multiple agency accounts, both consumer and B2B

  • Ensure all administrative tasks related to research (e.g. data cleaning, coverage tracking, news pulls, email follow-ups, outreach lists, etc.) are completed promptly and accurately

  • Ensure speed, accuracy, and confidentiality across all client correspondence

  • Attend and actively participate in client meetings

  • Brainstorm relevant and timely topics of interest across a variety of brands and sectors

  • With guidance from senior research staff, the Junior Research Strategist will:

  • Regularly draft both short and long-form content

  • Construct research surveys that yield high-quality data

  • Apply statistical comparison formulas to reveal comparative data

  • Accurately analyze data and communicate findings in digestible and engaging format

Internal & Team Support:

  • Attend agency events

  • Participate in relevant continuing education

  • Participate in team brainstorms, as well as in training and planning sessions

  • Help develop and grow a strong agency culture

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Above-average mathematical and analytical ability

  • Able to draft engaging on-brand written content across a number of client accounts in keeping with brand and style guidelines

  • Basic knowledge of print, broadcast and digital media

  • Interest in technology and ability to keep abreast of industry news and current affairs

  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)

  • Ability to multitask, manage time effectively, and stay organized

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Polished, professional, and approachable manner

  • “See a problem, solve a problem” mentality

Required Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred, but will consider outstanding candidates with practical experience

  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Mail)

  • Experience with Survey Monkey/Momentive, crosstabs charts, and/or basic graphic design a huge plus (but not required)

  • Basic comprehension of statistics (and a willingness to learn more)


What’s in it for you:

  • An opportunity to join a high-growth agency and help it continue to scale

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision

  • 401K + company matching

  • Monthly wellness and social stipends

  • Continuing education benefits

  • Family planning grants, paid maternity and paternity leave, and working parent stipends

  • Generous paid time off, including an on-call schedule for end of the year

  • Once eligible, alternate Fridays off

  • Real, meaningful work with exciting technology clients around the world

  • Regular team outings

  • Flexible work schedule – 100% remote.

  • Real opportunity for advancement in a high-growth firm

Starting Salary is $45,000 per year

Kickstand Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Additionally, we provide equal employment opportunities to all and prohibit 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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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