Market Research Analyst (Washington, DC)

Washington D.C. (US)
$60K-90K - commensurate with experience
14 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Job Role
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Millions of researchers and students around the world turn to SAGE’s products to inform their teaching, learning or research. With offices spanning six continents, SAGE Publishing aims to be the world’s leading independent publisher as well as the pre-eminent social science and fastest growing STM publisher. Join a dynamic, innovative and motivated team, who pride ourselves in being champions of engaged scholarship and creators of innovative, market leading products.

SAGE is currently seeking Market Research Analyst candidates to work in our Washington, DC office. This role will be responsible for delivering research on broad trends within higher education and the publishing industry. Working closely with our global publishing strategy leads, the researcher will research changes in Higher Education teaching, learning and research, helping to manage the scope of projects, taking responsibility for research design, data collection and analysis, and writing research papers. The role will focus heavily on trends in the US market, but may also include wider research in EMEA and APAC. In addition to trends in teaching, learning and research the role will track competitor activities; and research into new types of products, services or tools in academic publishing.

The Market Research Analyst will work across our publishing divisions, helping to answer the research questions of the leads of our strategy in journals, college and digital library products. The role will help us to track market changes and to assess the market needs for new types of teaching or research materials, tools or services. The role will also have access to existing advisory boards that we use for market feedback. The Market Research Analyst will collect and store their own research, as well as SAGE’s data on the academic library market size and trends; publishing company reports and other research being delivered elsewhere to make this accessible. The market research analyst will communicate the outcomes of their research internally and externally at industry conferences, and support our strategy leads to communicate the research outcomes.

Qualifications include, but not limited to, the following:


  • Masters degree or PhD from an accredited university
  • Experience with social research through a degree program or experience doing market research commercially
  • Demonstrated experience in the market research sector
  • Solid understanding of the US Higher Education sector
  • Reside in the Washington DC area or willingness to relocate


  • Prior experience in a comparable role
  • Experience working with senior levels of an executive management globally
  • Work cohesively in a team environment across multiple departments in different time zones

SAGE offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry with PPO medical/dental/vision insurance provided at an extremely low cost to the employee; a profit sharing 401(k) plan; healthy lifestyle reimbursement, company-paid 5-year anniversary trips to London, Singapore or Delhi; employee tuition reimbursement; textbook reimbursement for employee or family members; an on-site professional development learning forum; and much more.

Qualified applicants should present their resume and cover letter for consideration to our website at for more information.