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RealityCheck is looking for folks to join our team!

We are a 20-year-old startup! Though we’ve been around for two decades and work with some of the biggest brands in the world, we are constantly evolving to stay out in front of the rapidly changing market research world. We combine the latest artificial intelligence with superior human intelligence to reveal deep human insights for our clients.

We are….

Curious: At RealityCheck, growth means personal growth. We’re looking for folks who are endlessly curious. You’ll be trained and mentored by experienced and creative strategists and researchers. You’ll do interesting work for big brands.

Flexible: RealityCheck has offered flexible working arrangements since our beginning. We’ve always operated as a virtual company with no central office – even 20 years ago when no one was doing it! And we still operate that way. While we are currently concentrating team members in the Chicago area, flexible working arrangements are part of our DNA and will continue to be.

Fair:RealityCheck is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Compensation: We offer competitive salaries, healthcare and retirement benefits, and a bonus program.

Open Positions

Consumer Insight Strategist

Qualifications

RealityCheck is more than a full-service market research firm. We’re a team of experienced insight strategists, technological innovators, conceptual analysts and storytellers. We’re looking for a Consumer Insight Strategist to join our team!

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic people-person who is creative, confident and looking to grow. They are curious, extroverted and open – the kind of person who can engage, enliven and positively impact others. They are warm, empathetic and able to connect with people quickly.

An excellent writer and storyteller, they are able to express complex ideas in clear, compelling narratives. They are comfortable in front of a room full of people.

The ideal strategist is comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously. They are focused and detail-oriented. They are collaborative and ready to listen, learn and contribute. They are naturally curious and able to apply varied knowledge and experiences to the work.

Responsibilities

This is an entry-level position. The responsibilities of the strategist include, but are not limited to, the following

  1. Assist senior strategists in designing and executing consumer research to meet client needs.
  2. Conduct fieldwork, including face-to-face and online interviewing and moderating, initially under the direction of senior strategists.
  3. Conduct analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  4. Draw insights and conceptual themes from data.
  5. Express insights and conceptual themes in clear, compelling stories.
  6. Make clear in-person presentations.

Specifications

Required

  • 4-year degree
  • At least one professional internship in a relevant field (such as Advertising Account Planning, Market Research, Consumer Insights, Marketing, Brand Management)
  • Excellent writing skills (Must provide samples)
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and a video editing software platform (such as iMovie, Premiere Pro or Final Cut)

Preferred

  • Fields of study: Marketing, Advertising, Integrated Communications, Communications, Journalism, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology
  • Experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative fieldwork, analysis and reporting (such as conducting interviews, moderating focus groups, writing questionnaires, analyzing data)
  • Experience using data-analysis and data-visualization software platforms
  • Multiple internships in relevant fields
  • Open to being based in the Chicago area

Senior Consumer Insight Strategist

Qualifications

RealityCheck is more than a full-service market research firm. We’re a team of experienced insight strategists, technological innovators, conceptual analysts and storytellers. We’re looking for a Senior Insight Strategist to join our team!

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic people-person who is creative, confident and looking to grow. They are curious, extroverted and open – the kind of person who can engage, enliven and positively impact others. They are warm, empathetic and able to connect with people quickly.

An excellent writer and storyteller, they can express complex ideas in clear, compelling narratives. They are comfortable in front of a room full of people.

The ideal strategist is comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously. They are focused and detail-oriented. They are collaborative and ready to listen, learn and contribute. They are naturally curious and able to apply varied knowledge and experiences to the work.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the strategist include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Develop relationships with, and understand the needs of, key clients.
  2. Manage insights projects from beginning to end, delivering high level work to clients on time.
  3. Design qualitative and quantitative consumer research to meet client needs.
  4. Conduct qualitative fieldwork, including face-to-face and online interviewing and moderating, ethnographic observation and interviewing.
  5. Work with our quantitative colleagues to design, analyze and present results of quantitative analysis.
  6. Draw insights and conceptual themes from data.
  7. Express insights and conceptual themes in clear, compelling stories.
  8. Create insights deliverables in MS Word, PowerPoint and edited video.
  9. Make clear, in-person presentations.

Specifications

Required

  • 4-year degree
  • 5-10 years consumer insights, advertising account planning and/or market research experience.
  • Experience designing and managing consumer insights projects.
  • Experience conducting face-to-face and online qualitative fieldwork (i.e., moderating, interviewing, observation).
  • Excellent writing skills (must provide samples).
  • Experience writing reports of insights and recommendations (must provide samples).
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and a video editing software platform (such as iMovie, Premiere Pro or Final Cut).
  • Comfortable with frequent travel.

Preferred

  • Experience writing brand strategy documents, such as creative briefs, positioning statements or brand architecture descriptions.
  • Comfortable using data analysis and data-visualization software.
  • Open to being based in the Chicago area.

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    RealityCheck is a virtual company with no central office. Team members work remotely from around the country and internationally. However, we are in the process of building a central team in the Chicago area. 

    RealityCheck is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.