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Behavioural Analyst
 
Title: Behavioural Analyst
Category: Other
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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About Canvas8

We are Canvas8, a global behavioural insights practice operating out of London, NY, LA & Sydney. We help our clients understand people so they can make better business decisions. Primarily focused on media, communications and product development, our award- winning insights inspire clients like Google, Nike, Ogilvy, Channel 4. Supported by our network of experts, from TED speakers to MIT fellows, and underpinned by innovative research methods, we work at the intersection of behavioural science, culture, business and creativity. Our flagship product is a subscription service incorporating the Canvas8 Library, a database of over 23,000 trend reports and case studies spanning 14 industries and nine markets – complemented by our innovative global consultancy offer.

About the role

We’re looking for a behavioural analyst with a flair for writing and research, but we’re not prescriptive about what that means. From psychologists to journalists to behavioural economists, our team don’t fit in a box – what unites them is a desire to understand people. We call them behavioural analysts.

More gonzo than academic, our work is about investigating the hidden details in everyday life and turning them into insights that delight and intrigue our clients. The research is incredibly varied. One day you might be interviewing a scientist about the psychology of boredom, the next you might be researching why teenagers wear make-up.

As part of the behavioural analyst team, you’ll be researching cultural, social and technological shifts as well as changes in industry. You’ll need to be street smart and willing to get your hands dirty – recruiting, interviewing, moderating, analysing culture, pouring over data, and writing under tight deadlines. You’ll enjoy learning about the world of consumer trends, and cultural analysis, and have a blend of quantitative and qualitative skills. You’ll need to excel at problem solving, have emotional intelligence, and be a superb writer.

Working across editorial and consultancy projects you will be responsible for:

Researching consumer trends Writing engaging reports and innovative case studies Analysing qual and quant research to identify killer insights Telling stories through data and captivating prose Survey design and research design Face-to-face investigations and interviews Presenting new trends and ideas Requirements

You’ll be a lateral thinker with an eye for spotting patterns and cultural shifts across multiple industries. Articulate and confident, you will have engaging written skills and a broad grasp of research processes and cultural trends. You'll be a curious and thorough researcher, and excel at presenting your findings through clear and engaging copy. You’ll have the entrepreneurial flair, resourcefulness and initiative required to work both quickly and accurately within our ambitious team and a willingness to get stuck in.

The Skills we look for:

Ability to distill complexity into plain English Excellent desk research skills Well-organised First-class wordsmith and communicator Proactive and self-motivated Commercially aware and culturally attuned Understanding of media and communications industry Some demonstrable experience in a similar role preferable Background in research and / or behavioural sciences desirable Degree-level education Benefits

Alongside the opportunity to join a team of intelligent and welcoming people we are offering:

A competitive salary based on experience 28 days paid holiday (banks hols incl) Workplace pension Subsidised healthcare cash-plan Clear structure for training and career development, tailored to how you wish to grow!
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