Our client is an association of over 700+ member companies, which include all of the world’s top 10 network and communications providers and stretch across 180 countries. Their members tap into each other’s collective experiences and abilities to collaboratively solve complex industry-wide challenges, deploy new services, and create technology breakthroughs to accelerate change. They help communications service providers (CSPs) and their suppliers to digitally transform and thrive in the digital era. They do this by providing an open, collaborative environment and practical support which enables CSPs and suppliers to rapidly transform their business operations, IT systems, and ecosystems to capitalize on the opportunities presented in a rapidly evolving digital world.
Their vision is to drive the next wave of digital business growth – the digitization of every industry – by providing a common innovation platform to connect businesses, industries, and ecosystems. They do this in a highly practical and agile way through collaboration programs and communities which lead to rapid prototypes – ranging from digital business models to interconnectivity APIs – that have real-world commercial applications. Complementing their collaboration programs, the company provides thought-provoking digital business research and publications, industry best practices and standards along with training programs to accelerate adoption, and events and workshops which connect top business & IT leaders to learn, network, and develop meaningful partnerships.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
This is a full-time remote-working position, but some international travel may be required post-pandemic. Flexible hours may be needed to accommodate team calls in different time zones. Their people are unique and many of their staff work flexibly in many ways. Please talk to them at the interview about the flexibility you need. They cannot promise to give you exactly what you want, but they do promise not to judge you for asking.
The suitable candidate will have at least two years’ experience working as an analyst either in a research organization, a CSP, or a technology provider and must have a genuine interest in the telecoms industry and the impact of digitization. Familiarity with telecom technologies – both network and IT – is essential.
They will report to the Principal Analyst, Research & Media, and work closely with all members of the Research & Media team, as well as with colleagues across the organization. This is a busy and varied role with plenty of scope for the right individual to develop. It will include some national and international travel.
Researching and writing both short (3,000-word) and long (6,000-10,000-word) reports focusing on emerging topics or new developments in established trends concerning the telecoms industry and the digital world.
Delivering webinars and fronting video interviews.
Researching and writing content (blogs, articles) for their Inform channel
Playing a dynamic role in shaping and creating new research value propositions, for example, data sets, and visual representations of data.
The R&M team is flexible, dynamic, and customer-facing. Being a member of this team and helping to meet client requirements with an innovative, friendly but at the same time professional approach is essential.
Regular (daily) discussions with customers (sponsors), consumers of their research, participants in their research activities, and internal company subject-matter experts and collaboration managers. In short, a lot of networking!
Input to their constantly reviewed research agenda
Being prepared to travel up to 2 weeks a year to attend in-house events as well as various external events, and those of third parties on occasion, to work on daily newsletters, write-ups, blogs, infographics, podcasts, videos, and other digital content, as directed
Promoting research via social media.
Bachelor’s degree level
Knowledge of the telecoms IT sector is essential
Adept at using Microsoft Office (word, PPT, and Excel)
Adept at using social media channels
Confidence in face-to-face (virtual and in-person) environments both for delivering content and
Adaptable and flexible to accommodate shifts and flows in the team’s workload
Has a demonstrable, genuine, and wide-ranging interest in digitization, technology, and communications
Highly numerate as, for example, they will need to analyze survey and financial results
Writes well – that is, succinctly, consistently, accurately, grammatically, and clearly about complex subjects.
True team player, collaborating with colleagues within and beyond the immediate
Research & Media team
Confident and competent in networking with and interviewing senior executives
Committed to serving the company’s members, which includes liaising with sponsors of research reports
Committed to upholding the integrity of their research by ensuring it is always impartial and accurate.
Please ignore the salary stated in the job board, as it is flexible depending on the candidate's skill set and experience.