Job Board >> Technology Reporter-Software, Media, Network Communications and Tech (East Coast)
|Company Name||OTR Global|
|Date Posted||28, Wednesday 2013|
|Listing Type||Hourly Rate|
Software, Media, Network Communications and Technology
ABOUT THE COMPANY
OTR Global (OTR®), founded in 1995, is a leading investment research and agency-trading boutique with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The recognized leader in marketplace research, OTR pioneered its channel-checking methodology by developing a comprehensive base of industry sources and an in-depth understanding of complex, global product supply chains and distribution channels. OTR's unique approach relies on journalistic principles and is utilized by the firm's more than 130 research personnel located in more than 18 countries.
OTR aggregates, compares and contrasts extensive marketplace data and prepares research reports for institutional investors (primarily mutual funds and hedge fund managers). Sources are interviewed via telephone, typically on a quarterly basis, which subsequently provides the basis for OTR reports. OTR's mission is to aggregate information from nontraditional sources, compare it with expectations and look for dislocations or inflection points that provide investment opportunities for our clients.
The Tech Reporter will primarily interview sources via the phone and enter the interviews into OTR Global's propriety database in a timely manner. A typical source includes software resellers, implementation partners, systems integrators, technology business owners, media buyers, CTOs, etc. For some projects, OTR will provide sources while others require the Tech Reporter to develop new sources from scratch. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to uncover relevant sources in various technology sectors and develop ongoing relationships with these experts. The Tech Reporter will interact with other OTR reporters and work with several Managing Editors from OTR Global's technology group. The Tech Reporter role could evolve into analyzing channel check data and writing research reports.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Excellent communication, writing and interview skills
Persistence and creative thinking are essential skills for source development.
Ability to develop and maintain new source relationships
Previous experience in equity research, technology sales/service and/or investigative journalism
Industry contacts and knowledge in enterprise software, telecom and/or media is a plus
The ability to work well within a team, but also self-motivated and comfortable working from home
Schedule flexibility and strong time management skills, ability to work under pressure, multi-task and consistently meet interview deadlines
This is a telecommuting, hourly position