Research Analyst

New York, NY
New York, NY
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time

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As a member of the BCI team, The Research Analyst will provide statistical, research, analytical and graphical support to the Business Cycle Indicators Manager as required. He or she may receive day-to-day work assignments from other members of the Economics Program senior research staff, the Senior Director, Economic Indicators and Surveys and the Chief Economist. 
Reports to the Business Cycle Indicators Manager
1. Responsible for the monthly, production and release of The Conference Board Leading Economic Indexes for the Euro Area, France, Germany, UK, India and Mexico – as assigned – including a general understanding of the macro environment in these economies. 
2. Responsible for the annual benchmark production and release of The Conference Board Leading Economic Indexes for the Euro Area, France, Germany, UK, India and Mexico – as assigned.
3. Supports on a rotational basis the monthly production and releases of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for Australia, Spain, Japan, Korea, Brazil, China and Global – as assigned.
4. Supports any developmental and production work related to Leading Economic Indexes for GULF region countries in collaboration with The Conference Board Gulf Center research team. 
5. Responsible for drafting and posting the annual calendar for all releases of The Conference Board’s Economic Indicators, which includes coordinating with Economics, Communications and Web team. 
6. Contributes to the overall Economics Program through support of additional projects undertaken by the Senior Director, Economic Indicators & Surveys, and others; and interacts with other members of the research staff, publications dept., communications dept. and web team. Provides information to Associates, TCB members, BCI subscribers, the press, and the general public at the request of the Business Cycle Indicators Manager and/or Senior Director, Economic Indicators & Survey.
7. Other duties as assigned.
Within the broad range of activities summarized above, the Research Analyst is responsible for the timely completion of work assigned in a fully professional manner and for maintaining and further developing his/her knowledge and expertise in the areas designated by the Business Cycle Indicators Manager. This position requires that incumbent remains vigilant in advancing the Board's strong reputation for quality product. The position also requires maintaining a smooth working relationship within the Economics Research program and professionalism in all contacts within The Conference Board and with Associates, clients, government agencies, media and other personnel.
Bachelor’s degree that includes some specialization in macroeconomics. Experience working with economic data and large and complex databases.
Working experience with Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint necessary.
Eviews and/or statistical programming knowledge desirable.  Knowledge of Tableau helpful. Strong communication and writing skills. Candidate should be detail-oriented; a team and independent worker who has the ability to effectively multi-task and meet strict deadlines.