Research Project Manager/Writer

Recruiter
Which?
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Expires
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
We've all been in the situation where we've invested time and money into purchasing a product only to be let down. That's where Which? steps in. We rigorously test the products and services you need so that we can tell you which you should choose - and which you should avoid. Our 800,000+ subscribers depend on us. And so we need you to give them the unbiased information they expect so that they can choose the right products the first time. What you'll be doing This unique role needs someone who can organise top quality product research, can get to grips with the results and can then turn them into engaging print and online content. You'll design and commission robust research with external laboratories for a range of consumer products. This means that you'll need to be switched on and will really understand what consumers want to know - for example, will the battery in that new mobile phone last through the day or will the latest washing machine really get my clothes clean at 30C? You'll deliver the research that tells people what they need to know and truly affects what they buy. You'll have an eye for a great story. Working with technical data you'll draw out what the information is saying and what consumers would be interested in. You will then use your exceptional writing skills to deliver content for our flagship magazine, Which?, and our website, including features, product reviews and news stories. You'll also get the chance to create a range of related website content, including photo galleries, graphics and videos. What we are looking for You'll have excellent project management and delivery skills that enable you to run multiple projects at the same time and to produce articles to tight deadlines. You'll have an understanding of different research techniques. And while you may not have conducted product tests in the past, your experience will help you to plan/commission research that will tell consumers what they need to know. You'll need excellent writing skills and a talent for turning complex information into clear, accessible language that's enjoyable to read. You'll be comfortable interpreting and working with complex large data sets in Excel. We're not looking for the total package, we know it's a big ask, and we can support you in developing the full range of skills needed to succeed in this role. Let us know what makes stand out from the crowd by sending us a covering letter and your CV. What we'll give you in return Our rewards package is one of the best out there. You'll get 28 days' annual leave, an interest-free season ticket loan, life assurance and a generous pension scheme. You'll also get the chance to develop your career, with a big focus on your professional development. And you can work every day knowing that you're playing your part in making consumers as powerful as the organisations they deal with.