The Economist Research Analyst in Gurgaon, India

Research Analyst




Gurgaon - India



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The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Currently The Economist India has an opportunity for a Research Analyst in our Gurgaon office.

The Research Analyst compiles information on state and local policymaking, including legislation and regulations, attaining an expert level of knowledge of his or her assigned U.S. jurisdictions. This individual needs to be able to work well with a team to ensure the comprehensiveness and accuracy of content across a suite of products. The position requires accuracy, advanced English grammar knowledge, superior communication skills and the ability to work under firm deadlines.

The role will be based on local hours with some flexibility required to cover day-to-day contact with individuals in the United States.


In this role you would be expected to:

  • Manage, process and code legislative data, including bill data, amendments, schedules, transcripts and other data as assigned by a manager

  • Respond to and act upon client questions or requests for documents, transcripts or other data in a timely manner

  • Oversee workflow for the group across multiple requests

  • Reprioritize work as needed based on deadlines

  • Demonstrate an understanding of operational tools, procedures and troubleshooting

  • Contribute to larger news gathering efforts and other duties as assigned

  • Provide subscribers with complete, timely and error-free, quality legislative information

  • Develop an understanding of The Economist's databases and the procedures for updating that content

  • Conduct secondary industry and client research

  • Successful balancing of long hours and a capricious congressional schedule while juggling multiple assignments

  • Work closely with the U.S. based Economist research team

Experience, skills and professional attributes:

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • One year of research experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Top-notch researching skills plus a strong attention to detail and good organizational abilities

  • Ability to work on multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines

  • Understanding of a federal government system

  • Basic knowledge of HTML, the Internet, Microsoft Office and electronic media

  • A willingness to work long hours when needed

  • Efficient management of data requests across group

  • Strong team collaboration

  • Quick, effective, accurate execution of data quality

  • Seamless workflow with Economist branch in the U.S.

To succeed in the role you must demonstrate:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Proven expertise in data processing, evaluation and reporting

  • Experience with varied data sources

  • Highly proficient with Excel and Word

  • Strong understanding of how a governmental system works

  • Ability to analyse large volumes of data

  • Ability to manage and turn around a project quickly and successfully

  • Superior communications skills

  • Being able to meet deadlines and prioritise work effectively

  • Skills in managing relationships, inside and outside of the team

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well in a team

  • Self-motivated, proactive mind-set

  • Excellent written English

  • Research-literate

  • Very detail-oriented

  • Commercially minded

  • A keen analytical mind