Lead Researcher

New England Business Media - Worcester Business Journal - Worcester, MA

Full-time$35,000 - $45,000 a year

New England Business Media, publisher of four business-to-business journals in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts is looking for a research professional to lead our important list-generation function. The Lead Researcher’s primary role is to manage communication with more than 3,000 companies and organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts for publication of exclusive data in four regional business journals. This data informs the annual production of approximately 250 unique lists/directories across industry sectors in both print and digital media.

To this end, it is imperative the Research Director possess impeccable oral and written

communication skills as well as the ability to work under deadline while independently setting

priorities and balancing the department’s workload.

We’re looking for someone who takes pride in accuracy and has a keen attention to detail, a curiosity and creativity to lead the development of new lists and a sense of ownership for one of our key revenue generators. While this research is done in a journalistic environment, the right background could be a library science degree or related experience and a desire to do research. (NOTE: This is not a gateway to a reporting position). The salary for this position is $35,000 to $45,000 annually, depending upon experience.

Candidates with the following are preferred, although those with the right attitude and skill set will be considered

  • Previous research experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to find an answer, even amid roadblocks
  • Good phone skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and G Suite
  • Research database experience a plus

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Jill Coran, NEBM Human Resources Manager listed in this post. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 2 years (Required)


  • Worcester, MA (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects


  • Monday to Friday