14 June 2021

Vacancy: Researcher 

The Contagious editorial team is looking for a new researcher

We’re looking for someone who loves the world of advertising and marketing to work as a researcher for our UK team. We’re after the type of person who is fascinated by developments in technology, has an eye for a trend, is nosey about what’s changing in consumer culture, and is able to think about what it all means for brands.

The main purpose of the Researcher is to find and select campaigns, stories and topics for our team to write about, so we need someone who can tell the difference between world-class creative marketing and a badly thought-out gimmick. You’ll see the potential in new ideas and understand what it all means for brands. You’ll also have the opportunity to occasionally write articles and even interview some of the smartest minds in the business.

This is a full-time, entry-level role and involves a lot of thinking, talking and writing about smart, creative marketing: if you aren’t genuinely curious about this area, then this isn’t the job for you. We need someone who is organised, diligent and proactive in educating themselves. As such, this role could suit a recent graduate, or someone with some initial experience in advertising/marketing, trends or journalism. 

If all of this sounds like you, then click here for the full role profile.

What it's really like to be a researcher at Contagious 

This vacancy exists because our previous researcher was recently promoted into a full-time writing position. This is what she had to say about how it felt to join Contagious and what the day-to-day work is really like:

‘I was definitely surprised by how fast-moving and dynamic Contagious is as a company. If you’re looking for a job that will keep you on your toes and allow you to learn new things every day then you’ve come to the right place.

Without a doubt, the best thing about working on the content team as a researcher is that no two days are ever the same. One day, you’ll be digging into the socio-political situation in Latin America and the next you will be looking at the beauty industry in China. For someone who is naturally inquisitive and keen to learn, it's a perfect role.’

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter explaining why this job is for you to [email protected] by 11.45pm GMT on Tuesday 13 July. Applicants may be invited for interview ahead of the closing date.

About Contagious 

At Contagious we are on a mission to inspire and enable contagious creativity. The kind that adds value to people’s lives, grows brands and spreads like wildfire.

Through objective advice and analysis of the world’s very best marketing ideas we help deliver the knowledge, culture and skills required for our customers to see creativity thrive across their businesses.

Whether it’s through our online intelligence platform, magazine, advisory services or events, our insight and knowledge helps marketers learn from the best, so that they can be the best.

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