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 as concisely and clearly as possible. We recruit on an ongoing basis and anticipate successful candidates to start in positions for this role in the summer although there are often immediate requirements.
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 Client and Market Intelligence and 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 Research Manager.
- 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
- After an appropriate period of training, to be able to analyse the wider market and write about competitor trends in Premium and Client and Market Intelligence 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
- Ability to draw broad conclusions after examining raw data and research notes
- The ability to closely follow house style
- Intellectually curious