Current Openings 


 

REPORTER – RETAIL - US BASED

THE POSITION

 The Retail Reporter should be able to efficiently develop new relationships with industry professionals - typically buyers, suppliers and other high-level individuals and maintain those relationships over time. The Reporter needs to be creative, curious, and most of all determined to build a dependable list of contacts often viewed as difficult to reach. While the end-product is finance related, having Wall Street expertise is less important than a passion for uncovering news and breaking stories.  The Reporter’s primary responsibility will be contributing source feedback to reports. Regular writing opportunities may be assigned after showing ability to deliver high quality source interviews, so clear, concise writing and communication skills are other important aspects of this role. Organizational and analytical skills, an ability to “connect the dots” and generate new research ideas are other key attributes of the role. This Retail Reporter will work closely with the Director of Retail and rest of the Retail team to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence.

 PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Background working in or writing about the retail/footwear/apparel industry, or in journalism; existing high-level retail, brand or manufacturing sources a big plus
  • The ideal candidate is persistent, friendly and has the multiple skills it takes to build and maintain a base of high-level industry sources
  • Understanding of key trends shaping the retail industry and its leading operators, and an ability to identify inflections in those trends
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work well within a team, but also independently and be comfortable working remotely; schedule flexibility is a must.
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.

 This is a telecommuting position.  Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com.


 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/REPORTER - MEDIA & ADVERTISING - PURCHASE, NY

The Position

OTR is seeking a Research Associate to join its global team covering media and internet. Individual in this role will be connecting with media industry professionals, analyzing research data, and facilitating research report preparation and secondary research. Research Associate will work closely with senior researchers in the Global Media team to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence. Candidates with previous experience in the advertising and media industry are preferred, as key responsibilities of this role will include in-depth interviews with media professionals. This is a unique opportunity to work with and learn from one of the most differentiated investment research companies in the securities industry.

Professional and Personal Attributes:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience researching, analyzing and/or writing about media and advertising trends; prior experience in media buying and planning, working as strategist or researcher, and knowledge of the financial industry and investment basics a plus.
  • Understanding of the key trends shaping the advertising and media industry and key media companies, and an ability to identify and articulate inflections in those trends.
  • The ideal candidate is persistent with networking and is able to develop and maintain industry relationships and engage contacts for recurring in-depth dialogue. An established network of contacts in the media and advertising industry is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to “connect the dots” and clearly articulate research conclusions.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, proactive thinking, ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and work under pressure. The candidate must be a fast learner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience aggregating, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Proven ability to work well within teams, self-motivated, showing initiative, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

This role is based in our Purchase, NY office.  Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com.


 

HEALTHCARE & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCHER - PART TIME - CHINA BASED

The Position

The Researcher will work alongside other China-based contributors to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for the global investment community by interviewing industry sources. This person will be expected to tap into their existing network of contacts and develop new industry sources and maintain relationships to generate timely, in-depth interviews spanning healthcare and other topics in China. Effective source development and interviewing skills are key aspects of the role. Attention to detail, analytical thinking and timely communication are other key aspect of the role. The individual in this role will also work closely with global team leaders based in different regions. This is a remote/telecommuting position. Candidates based in tier-1 cities may get priority consideration.

Professional and Personal Attributes:

  • Thorough understanding of the China market with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: medical services and medical equipment, technology.
  • Extensive industry network of contacts in China, beyond public relations and investor relations; ability to network and successfully develop new sources is key.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in the healthcare/medical services or technology, or researcher who covers these topics; consulting or market research firm experience, technical background, investigative journalism experience a plus.
  • Ability to obtain in-depth interviews and accurately capture detailed notes. Ability to analyze and identify essential findings; spot trends, understand and articulate changes and underlying factors driving change.
  • Strong organizational skills; an ideal candidate is a quick learner and able to multitask and meet deadlines, communicates and responds in a timely fashion. 
  • The ability to speak/read and write native Chinese is required; verbal and written English skills preferred.
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.
  • A native Chinese born speaker and citizen. If not, the proper credentials and work permits to be employed in China is a must.

This is a telecommuting position.  Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com.


RESEARCHER/ REPORTER – AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN

THE POSITION

OTR Global's Cyclicals group has an established reputation for identifying agriculture market inflections, and is looking for an agriculture supply chain researcher to join its global team. This individual should have a firm grasp of how various subsets of the agriculture market operate, including familiarity with the protein, dairy, seeds, crop protection, fertilizer, farm equipment and precision ag markets. Candidates with previous experience in agriculture and an established network of industry contacts are preferred, as the key responsibilities of this role will include conducting in-depth phone interviews with industry participants. The individual in this role will work closely with senior researchers in the group to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for both the global investment and agriculture communities.  This is a telecommuting, hourly position - preference to candidates living in or originating from communities with significant agriculture presence.

Professional and Personal Attributes:

  • Strong background researching, analyzing and/or writing related to agricultural markets; prior industry experience or related educational background preferred but not required (agronomy, ag economics, ag journalism, etc.).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the agriculture industry or experience in journalism or research on ag topics.
  • Ability to leverage candidate’s existing network of appropriate industry contacts, as well as develop new sources across various agricultural markets.
  • Understanding of the key trends shaping the agriculture industry today, and an ability to identify inflections in those trends.
  • Well developed, positive communication and interviewing skills; ability to “connect the dots” and clearly articulate research findings to an audience that thrives on simplicity.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, proactive thinking, ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and work under pressure; schedule flexibility a must.
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.

This is a telecommuting position.  Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com.


INDUSTRIALS & AGRICULTURE RESEARCHER - PART TIME - CHINA BASED

THE POSITION

The Industrial/Agriculture Researcher will work with other Senior China-based Researchers to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for the global investment community by interviewing industry sources. This person will be expected to tap into their existing network of industrial and/or agriculture industry contacts, develop new industry sources, and maintain relationships to generate timely, in-depth interviews in China spanning many of the following markets: industrial machinery, automotive manufacturing, agriculture, and other Cyclicals/Industrial topics. Effective source development and interviewing skills are key aspects of the role. Attention to detail, analytical thinking and timely communication are other important elements. The individual in this role will be part of a global team of researchers based in different regions. This is a remote/ telecommuting position. Candidates based in Beijing, Shenzhen, or Guangzhou may get priority consideration.

professional and personal attributes

  • Thorough understanding of the China market with a strong background in one or more of the following sectors: industrial machinery, auto manufacturing, agriculture.
  • Extensive network of relevant industry contacts in China, beyond public relations and investor relations; ability to network and successfully develop new sources is key.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in the industrial/heavy/agriculture sectors, or researcher who covers these topics; consulting or market research firm experience, technical background experience a plus.
  • Ability to obtain in-depth interviews and accurately capture detailed notes. Ability to analyze and identify essential findings; spot trends, understand and articulate changes and underlying factors driving change
  • Strong organizational skills; an ideal candidate is a quick learner and able to multitask and meet deadlines, communicates and responds in a timely fashion.
  • The ability to speak/read and write native Chinese is required; verbal and written English skills preferred.
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence
  • A native Chinese born speaker and citizen. If not, the proper credentials and work permits to be employed in China is a must.

This is a telecommuting position.  Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com.