Industry Research Analyst

New York, United States | U.S. Industry | Full-time


Our Company

IBISWorld is growing. Fast. And to keep up with our rapid growth, we’re looking to build on our biggest strength: our people.

IBISWorld is a global company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London and Melbourne. We are the world’s leading publisher of business research, spanning thousands of global and domestic markets across our target regions. Our success has created abundant opportunity and we’re looking for the best and brightest to join us as we continue to expand our operations.

Our mission is to be the premier provider of high value-added information to the largest and most influential enterprises in the nations where we operate. We do this while maintaining a culture where people are passionate about their work and are surrounded by like-minded, intelligent achievers. Your mission is to find out how you can be a part of our future.

The Role

We are looking for business research writers and analysts with previous professional experience to work in our New York office. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your writing and editing skills, economic knowledge and analytical abilities while fostering your career with a growing organization. You will conduct ongoing research about various industries in the US, Canada and worldwide, collect and think critically about data, and write industry-specific thematic reports. You may also gain public recognition and media exposure for your work while building a portfolio of industry reports.

Reporting to the Head of Research, you will be responsible for:

  • Researching and updating high-quality industry reports on deadline and in accordance with in-house editorial standards.
  • Collecting and interpreting diverse data related to multiple industries.
  • Analyzing macroeconomic, demographic and industry-specific financial data to identify and clearly communicate key business trends.
  • Building basic spreadsheet models.
  • Making forecasts and projections based on existing industry data.
  • Giving interviews to journalists about your assigned industries as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.


  • A Bachelor's degree in business or economics (with a writing background) or bachelors degree in journalism (with business writing experience) preferred; related experience and degrees considered.
  • Previous professional experience in a writing-focused, market research or business-analytical role.
  • A deep understanding of economics, financial terms and business concepts.
  • Basic forecasting abilities and understanding of modeling and regression techniques.
  • Experience writing business research articles or reports for a business audience.
  • Experience meeting short deadlines.
  • Familiarity with online research techniques, economic and financial data sources.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Interest in or experience with Canadian economic research (it is not required, but is viewed positively).

Skills and Personal Traits:

  • Excellent writing skills geared toward business reports; ability to be insightful, objective, interesting and succinct in report writing.
  • A strong work ethic and good time management.
  • The ability to think logically and derive conclusions out of qualitative industry research.
  • The confidence to stand behind analysis and ability to explain reports to management, clients and the press.
  • The flexibility to effectively take care of unexpected assignments, short deadlines and changes to workload based on management priorities or client requests.
  • Openness to constructive criticism and copyediting by editorial staff.
  • A strong interest in economic news and current events.

You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary. You will also receive a comprehensive benefits package including: 401k, medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as commuter benefits, paid vacation, life and disability insurance.

If you think you are the right fit for this role please apply by submitting your resume and a short cover letter addressed to Patty Corey. No phone calls please. If you would like to know more about IBISWorld please visit our Careers Page.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. You must be available to work full-time in our NYC office. IBISWorld does not pay relocation costs.


IBISWorld provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, IBISWorld complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.