Current Openings


REPORTER – RETAIL - US BASED

THE POSITION

The Retail Reporter should be skilled in developing and maintaining active dialogue with 20+ sources comprised of buyers, suppliers and other high-level individuals. The reporter needs to be creative, curious, and most of all determined to build a dependable list of contacts often viewed as difficult to reach. While the end-product is finance related, having Wall Street expertise is less important than a passion for uncovering news and breaking stories. Initially the Reporter will mainly be contributing source feedback to reports. Once the individual in this role has established ability to deliver high quality source interviews, more regular writing opportunities may be assigned. The Retail Reporter will work closely with the Director of Retail and rest of the retail team to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence.

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Background working in or writing about the retail/footwear/apparel industry, or in journalism; existing high-level retail, brand or manufacturing sources a big plus
  • The ideal candidate is persistent, friendly and has the multiple skills it takes to build and maintain a base of high-level industry sources
  • Understanding of key trends shaping the retail industry and its leading operators, and an ability to identify inflections in those trends
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work well within a team, but also independently and be comfortable working remotely; schedule flexibility is a must.
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.
  • This is a telecommuting, hourly position.

Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com


 

CONSUMER RETAIL LATIN AMERICA REPORTER – PART TIME

THE POSITION

Consumer Retail Latin America Reporter provides relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for the global investment community by interviewing industry sources. This person will be expected to develop new industry sources and maintain relationships to generate timely, in-depth interviews spanning retail, restaurants and consumer products topics in Latin American countries. Effective source development, interviewing skills and ability to succinctly write up key findings are key aspects of the role. Effective communication skills and schedule flexibility are other key aspects of the role. Projects are based on client demand with projects typically requiring 2-3 weeks. The Reporter reports to Consumer Retail Custom Editor.

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Thorough understanding of the Mexican, Central and South American markets with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: apparel and footwear, retail wholesale, consumer products and/or restaurants industry.
  • Network of industry contacts in Mexico, Spain, Central and/or South America; ability to network and successfully develop new sources is key
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in retail, restaurants and/or consumer products market research firm experience or investigative journalism experience
  • Ability to cold call, obtain in-depth interviews and accurately capture detailed notes.
  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills with the ability to analyze and identify key findings; spot trends
  • The ability to speak Spanish is required, along with strong verbal and written English skills; ability to speak Portuguese a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible with schedule a must
  • Strong organizational skills; an ideal candidate is a quick learner and able to multitask
  • Strong and positive communication skills
  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence
  • This is a telecommuting, hourly position 

Please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: jobs@otrglobal.com