Short Job summary: Fractl is recruiting Freelance Researchers to provide research and data collection services for forthcoming projects. These crucial tasks will ensure stories are derived from purposeful research that undeniably embodies trends in real life. Freelancers will facilitate surveys; identify, curate, and parse usable data sources for new initiatives; write in-depth strategies; and handle an array of misc. research responsibilities. Fractl (est. 2012) is an innovative marketing firm that integrates data journalism and information design to experience global human interests in unique and bold ways.
We’re looking for a freelance researchers who can assist our Creative Strategy team with the researching and collection of data. Your contributions to Fractl projects will be crucial in ensuring stories are based on meaningful research that truly represent trends in the real world. You will conduct surveys, find / vet / clean viable data sources for campaigns, write detailed methodologies, and take on a variety of other research tasks.
Your role in a project will typically begin by assessing potential data sources to find one (or several) that has the potential to reveal a compelling story that relates to the client’s products or services.
Strong research and sourcing skills
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills – easily able to enter data
Excellent communication skills
A curious mind and insatiable intellectual curiosity
An affinity for data-driven journalism like FiveThirtyEight and Freakonomics
Math / data analysis skills
Familiarity with Internet culture
Ability to multitask and meet short- and long-term deadlines
Ability to take complex subjects and turn them into easily understandable content