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We are seeking a Quantitative Research Associate in our Global Media & Entertainment (GME) division. This researcher will execute various aspects of market research projects under the supervision of senior-level analysts.  Responsibilities include project management and team communication, assisting with questionnaire design, overseeing programming and the sample process, monitoring fieldwork, assisting with analysis/reporting, and maintaining quality control throughout the entire process. This role provides an opportunity to understand various research methodologies and develop the skills needed to ultimately lead projects yourself.

Key responsibilities will include:

 Project Management

  • Maintain and update project records (e.g., questionnaire versions, timelines, specification changes, etc.)
  • Ensure quality standards are being met at every phase in the project
  • Proactively participate in team meetings and lead internal project management-related calls
  • Identify and provide recommendations to improve project efficiencies


  • Communicate with internal teams and external partners to coordinate project execution and ensure project specifications, timelines, and quality standards are met
  • Communicate with clients regarding project status, needs or timelines
  • Integrate feedback from team members and provide feedback when appropriate across project phases
  • Keep account manager informed on workstreams/issues that affect project costs and timelines
  • Provide initial recommendations and solutions for on-time project execution
  • Be responsive to questions/requests and able to assist colleagues and clients when necessary


  • Assist in questionnaire development (e.g., writing skip logic, programming notes, draft questions)
  • Test questionnaires online once programmed (e.g., test logic, identify issues, approve formatting, etc.)
  • Facilitate kick-off calls with programmers to review survey flow, logic, and quota requirements
  • Update questionnaires based on feedback received or as a result of testing
  • Manage the delivery of questionnaire feedback to programming team
  • Keep track of questionnaire versions and keep changes/edits organized for future reference
  • Provide final approval to programmers after ensuring quality standards are met

 Sample/Data Collection

  • Coordinate sample needs and fieldwork schedule with internal operations team
  • Review programmed sample-related quotas for accuracy in definition and targeted completes
  • Perform checks on soft launch data to ensure quality and data integrity (e.g., review skip patterns and verify counts on live data)
  • Coordinate client sample requirements (e.g., communicate counts needed, qualifications, etc.) and manage client sample file process (e.g., appending survey links, providing email vendor with file, etc.)
  • Provide final approval to clients, programmers, and sample providers on full launch, after ensuring quality standards are met

Data Preparation

  • Develop detailed data crosstab specifications (e.g., table details, banner points, stat testing needs, etc.)
  • Perform quality assurance checks on crosstabs when received
  • Utilize data application tools such as SPSS and Excel to interact with data
  • Perform intermediate statistical analysis on data (e.g., frequencies, means, stat testing, etc.)
  • Understand project-related analytics and how data should be prepared/provided for analysis


  • Assist in creating client reports (e.g., create template, build charts, input data, write headlines, etc.)
  • Conduct accurate and effective data analyses considering key client/project objectives
  • Update reports based on feedback received from team or clients
  • Perform quality checks on report content (e.g., data, text, etc.)
  • Work with the team in creating actionable recommendations for the client


  • Stay current on trends and developments in market research and client-related industries
  • Assist in other areas as needed (e.g., assist with proposal writing, formatting reports, quality control, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, math, statistics, business, business analytics, social sciences, psychology, or related field
  • Experience: Minimum 2 – 4 years market research experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with SPSS highly preferred; additional experience with MarketSight, Displayr, or other data analytics tools a plus

The ideal candidate will exemplify the following attributes:

  • Proactive self-starter who is naturally curious
  • Rises to meet challenges under pressure
  • Indispensable partner to internal teams
  • Courageous thinker and problem-solver
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Polished and able to interact with senior-level colleagues and clients
  • Anticipates and understands client and team needs
  • Consistently delivers high quality and ensures data integrity
  • Possesses strong attention to detail, is highly organized, and can oversee multiple projects at once
  • Self-motivated and results focused
  • Sets and achieves high standards for him/herself, the team, and the project
  • Shows initiative in taking the lead on critical workstreams
  • Inspired by personal and professional development

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to and reference the job title in the subject line.


Magid is a consumer-centered business strategy company delivering courageous thinking that shapes better experiences, products and services. Since 1957, thousands of local and global brands in over 40 countries have engaged the firm for bold ideas that have helped achieve innovation and success. The Magid team is passionately curious and driven by the pursuit of improving human experiences with every engagement.

We offer competitive compensation, medical, dental, long and short-term disability, 401K and more. Magid provides equal employment opportunities (EEO), and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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