The Glover Park Group (GPG), a leading strategic communications and government relations firm, is seeking an experienced public opinion research professional to join the firm’s Research & Insight practice. The Research & Insight practice at GPG specializes in using opinion, market, and digital research to inform client campaigns, and draws on a wide range of methodologies. Our work tells clients what key stakeholders are thinking, how to prioritize their efforts, and how to communicate most effectively. This position is based in the Washington, D.C. office.

The successful candidate will have experience conducting polling and public opinion research and translating those findings into insightful and actionable recommendations. Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies is required, and the ability to interpret advanced statistical analysis is highly preferred. Understanding of social media analysis and analytics is strongly encouraged.


Responsibilities

  • Uses research to help inform thinking on communications and marketing strategies
  • Serves as the day-to-day project manager for multiple accounts with a wide range of methodologies, works closely with other GPG teams in strategic communications and government relations, serves as an initial point of contact for clients on research
  • Manages qualitative, quantitative, and digital research plans including proposal development, instrument design, analysis and presentation design
  • Reports to Research & Insight managing directors and works closely with junior staff and external research vendors to conduct all aspects of research
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with account teams across GPG (strategic communications, government relations, advertising, and content) to provide insight on time and on budget
  • Contributes insights and recommendations confidently and effectively to high level stakeholders
  • Follows and reports on new industry trends and best practices
  • Contributes to new business proposals and presentations

Qualifications

  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and 6-8 years of experience in public opinion polling/market research is required. An advanced degree in a related field preferred
  • Experience leading and managing the execution of polling, focus groups, and online discussions
  • Interest in or familiarity with social and digital analytics tools and analysis
  • Experience at a communications agency is strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extremely organized, detailed-oriented, and collaborative, but able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic thinker with an understanding of how the larger economic, political, and public policy landscape impacts clients’ communications abilities and needs
  • Ability to think broadly about the potential applications of research to different communications challenges, and ability to clearly communicate those insights
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication, and teamwork, including the ability to multitask in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to manage a small team
  • Superior judgement in managing confidential, sensitive information and projects