Research Analyst

Alexandria, VA

At Purple, we work to provide data-driven insights to our clients based on a wide variety of data sources, including primary research. We’re looking for an analyst whose primary responsibility will be fielding and analyzing quantitative surveys, and coordinating qualitative research. At the same time, the ideal candidate will think beyond these traditional data sources, to include sources into our analysis to create actionable insights that inform client strategies to optimize campaign engagements, including earned and paid media and crisis management/rapid response monitoring.

You should love exploring and analyzing data, revel in uncovering hidden insights or trends, and have strong communications skills to turn data insights into meaningful client reports.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Quantitative Research management

    • Questionnaire drafting and development

    • Developing sampling and weighting plans

    • Overseeing field process

    • Preparing powerpoint reports and memos of key insights

  • Qualitative Research Management

    • Managing focus group scheduling and recruitment

    • Discussion guide drafting and development

    • Preparing powerpoint reports and memos of key findings

  • Syndicated, public and social data exploration

    • Identifying new and relevant sources of information

    • Supporting expertise areas across the firm with new and unique insights

  • Working with integrated client teams to deliver integrated insights that help achieve key client goals



  • 1-3 years of experience in political, market research or consumer research. Experience with corporate reputation or crisis work is a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, marketing or math

  • Proficiency with statistical software such as R or SPSS, and, powerpoint, Excel and Word

  • Strong organizational, writing, communication and time management skills

  • Ability to prioritize own work effectively and adapt to changing situations and a fast-paced environment

  • A positive attitude and willingness to work in a team environment


Purple Strategies is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Diversity, Equity, and inclusivity Champion.