Research Analyst

Job Locations India-Gurgaon


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As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.


As a Research Analyst in the Industry team you will be responsible for liaising with analysts, freelancers, economics, subedit and production teams to create forward looking reports and articles to keep clients abreast of industry trends that will impact their businesses.


How you will contribute:


Produce high-quality reports and articles for the Consumer Goods and Retail sector

  • Produce and monitor forecasts for your assigned industry reports, under supervision from the Principal Analyst. Work with the economics team to maintain and correct the workbooks for your assigned reports.
  • Work with the Industry Manager/Principal Analyst to create, commission and process industry reports from first edit to production, ensuring that the schedule is maintained. Answer sub-edit queries as and when required.
  • Edit and check assigned industry reports, ensuring that you are aware of major events and trends affecting the markets covered.
  • Write short updaters for your industry, focusing on how events will affect future developments and meeting targets set by your manager.
  • Write forward-looking analysis pieces for your industry, meeting targets set by your manager.
  • Maintain good working relation with contributors and ensure timely delivery of work from them.


Use your expertise externally and internally

  • Support the Principal Analyst and other team members in producing white papers and other special content as needed.
  • Support other members of the team as necessary

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role include:

  • Familiarity with business, economics or international affairs.
  • A relevant degree (economics, business or a related subject is preferred)
  • Strong numeracy and an interest in forecasting.
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English, and an ability to write well under time pressure.
  • The ability to juggle different tasks effectively and to work as part of a team.


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