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Friday, January 30, 2015

Senior Research Analyst, ARF (NY)

The Advertising Research Foundation is seeking a Senior Research Analyst.

TITLE:                           Senior Research Analyst
DEPARTMENT:            Solutions and Engagement
REPORTS TO:              Knowledge Center Sr. Director
FLSA:                            Exempt

EQUIVALENT EXTERNAL TITLE: Sr. Analyst, Researcher, Knowledge Center Specialist

The Senior Knowledge Specialist works with the Knowledge Center team to provide ARF members actionable insights and curated information driving action and decision-making. The responsible for this role will compile, analyze & synthetize information and data on industry’s hot topics, assisting & coaching members in use of self-service tools, providing direction and referral, taking on appropriate questions. The Senior Knowledge Specialist has also a key role on the design and implementation of the knowledge architecture strategy, as well as making it accessible and actionable to members. This person is also actively involved in the design and development of the Knowledge Center publications – such as the ARF newsletters - and web content.

The ARF Knowledge Center’s mission is to empower our members with ARF and industry knowledge and make it accessible 24x7.

Established in 1953 to serve as a central resource for the wealth of materials relating to advertising research, The ARF Knowledge Center houses historical reports, papers, and videos developed from the formative years of the advertising research industry to the latest and most current information.

The ARF Knowledge Center also offers specialized tools and services to help members keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge and assist them in solving leading- and bleeding- edge solutions applicable to their business needs.

About the ARF: 

The Advertising Research Foundation is the recognized authority on how advertising works – we’ve thrived at the center of one of the world’s most dynamic professions for 78 years.  Today we continue to break new ground, pioneering the most advanced technologies and methodologies, bringing our distinct voice to bear on essential industry issues, and helping thousands of advertising research professionals chart new paths to growth.  Our conferences, workshops, intellectual capital and best-in-class research partnerships set the industry agenda, as does our extraordinary membership, which features corporate leaders such as CBS, NBC Universal, Disney, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble, and digital and media pacesetters including hulu, Viacom, Gannett, ESPN, and Conde Nast. 

We are committed to further growing our influence and membership in the rapidly changing industry environment and seek motivated, forward thinking professionals to join us in this endeavor.


  • Answer ARF member research requests and assist in internal knowledge requests with synthesized reports & internal analysis, making sure that the requests are handled on time
  • Assist in writing Knowledge@Hands (i.e. 2-4 page overviews synthesizing research findings on key industry topics)
  • Assist membership and ARF staff use the Knowledge Center tools and resources.
  • Assist in designing and implementing the Knowledge Architecture, classifying and maintaining data files, historical archives & inventory of ARF publications.
  • Assist in content creation for the Knowledge Center publications – such as the ARF Newsletter- as well as for the ARF Website
  • Oversee Knowledge Center interns

  • Excellent Academic Credentials; MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Experience analyzing secondary data and providing synthesized reports
  • Experience and proficiency in database (e.g. Nexis, EBSCO, WARC, Red Books) and online research a must!
  • Min 2-3 years of relevant experience
Strong analytical thinking and data focused
  • Proven track record of building and leveraging good working relationships
  • Excellent Interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • A team player and enjoys a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, Internet Proficiency
  • Familiarity with the advertising and research industries


Submit your resume and cover letter to The ARF jobs email at