Research Director

Boston, MA
Full Time

Position Overview:

IANS is seeking a Research Director to lead a segment of our research and decision support effort.  The Research Director will be responsible for defining a compelling research agenda, authoring high-quality content for multi-channel distribution and driving the editorial calendar.

The Research Director will be immersed in the rapidly evolving information security market and draw insights from our subject matter experts (IANS Faculty) to produce insightful and pragmatic research.  The ideal candidate is a creative thinker who has experience working with writers and editors to produce and package content for our end users.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop an annual research agenda that includes the topics IANS will cover and the treatment of each topic
  • Oversee the writing, editing and production of IANS technical research content
  • Ensure that all content meets IANS’ high standards of quality, insightfulness and tangibility
  • Create new and innovative research deliverables by working with Product Management, Marketing & Sales
  • Manage and grow IANS’ pool of research contractors

Job Requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate the following experience, skills and capabilities:

  • Experience (8-10+ years) designing editorial content to engage technical end users
  • Excellent writer, editor & communicator
  • Proven skills working with and managing SMEs and writers to synthesize information into compelling content; willingness to be a player/coach
  • Competent at organizing and executing cross-functional, consensus-based projects
  • Connected and responsive to IANS’ marketing, sales & client service teams
  • Metrics-oriented in assessing the impact of the research effort and always looking for ways to improve
  • Committed to transparent reporting regarding research plans, commitments and performance


Here’s What You’ll Get:

  • Exposure to industry experts and top business/information security leaders Fortune class companies
  • Opportunity to help shape the future for a growing company
  • Broad learning & development opportunities
  • Colleagues who are intellectually curious, hard-working and collaborative



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