Researcher Writer

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  • 6 November 2021

About the Job

We are looking for Research Writer/Analysts to join our growing Insight team at Chambers and Partners.

Research Analysts on Chambers Insight are part of one of the company’s most important teams – its success is crucial to the business’s success. Their role involves parsing the raw data compiled by research teams for all of our published guides and turning it into useful information for law firms. Law firms are endlessly fascinated with the rankings and require their positions in the tables explained concisely and clearly as possible.

Research Analysts on Chambers Insight are assigned a law firm’s report to write and must use the data provided by research to draw sensible conclusions about what the reasons for the firm and its lawyers’ rankings were. They write 200-400 words of compelling copy in every chapter of their report, with the aim of answering all of a firm’s potential questions about the rankings. Part of their training involves learning how to write the most sophisticated Premium reports, which include an analysis of the entire market, including a discussion of competitor trends. They take ownership of each report assigned to them and regularly discuss their work with their Deputy Editor. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Using the research database to find relevant raw data
Tidying interview comments for sense and clarity
Rendering comments anonymous by removing any information that could reveal the identity of the speaker
Coming to appropriate conclusions regarding how the final ranking decisions were arrived at, incorporating research notes left by the research team
Writing compelling copy that is clear, concise and easily understood by a layperson
Summarising findings in a short executive summary
After an appropriate period of training, to be able to analyse the wider market and write about competitor trends in Premium reports
Using appropriate software to accurately translate interviews that were conducted in languages other than English
To maintain a high standard of accuracy in reports by ensuring that factual information is correct and up to date
Person Specification:

Excellent writing skills, particularly the ability to write clearly and concisely
Attention to detail
Ability to draw broad conclusions after examining raw data and research notes
The ability to closely follow house style
Intellectually curious
Equal Opportunity Statement

We are committed to fostering and promoting an inclusive professional environment for all of our employees, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are integral values of Chambers and Partners and are key in our culture. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. This commitment applies across all of our employment policies and practices, from recruiting and hiring to training and career development. We support our employees through our internal INSPIRE committee with Executive Sponsors, Chairs and Ambassadors throughout the business promoting knowledge and effecting change.

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