Research & Operations Lead

Job Locations US-New York
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(09/01/2024 16:23)
Dec 2023-16590
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JOB TITLE: Research Project Manager (Junior)

BRAND:               Benchmark Litigation

REPORTS TO:     Regional Head of Research
DEPARTMENT: Legal Media Group 




Our Legal Media business serves professionals across the financial and professional services sector, covering markets such as legal and banking sectors. We are a highly diversified business with services that support clients' market intelligence, business development, and workflow solutions. Under the parent company known as Delinian, we have over 1,000 colleagues located mainly within three hubs (London, New York, Hong Kong) and customers in over 150 countries. Our research department publishes market-leading information online for in-house counsel, external practitioners and industry leaders in core practice areas including international tax, international financial law, intellectual property and life sciences, and litigation/arbitration. 


We pride ourselves on our P.A.C.E. culture: proactive, agile, customer-focused, entrepreneurial, which enables knowledgeable professionals to do their best work. We also believe in autonomy, accountability, passion, and a sense of humor.


Delinian is a global B2B information-services portfolio business. Delinian’s brands provide actionable data, analysis, intelligence and access in markets where information and convening market participants are valued. Delinian has over 2,200 employees located in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information on our parent company and our strategy, please visit:



Our business is transforming as we seek to retain the relevance our brands have within the markets they serve, while also taking advantage of our scale to deliver better results for our customers. This means laser focus on responding to our client's needs for specialism, while also building common tools and functions that allow us to meet customer's needs better.


We are seeking a highly skilled researcher and with demonstrable experience of project and stakeholder management and research operations. As a key member of our team, the successful candidate will demonstrate strong project and stakeholder management skills to plan, execute, and oversee research initiatives and collaborate with team members effectively, manage timelines, allocate resources efficiently, and ensure timely delivery of high-quality research outputs while informing strategic decisions through comprehensive research and analysis.



The Research & Operations Lead is responsible for:

              Research Skills

  • Conducting comprehensive research on the litigation market, including legal trends and case studies,
  • Analyzing and identifying key firms and players, market dynamics, and emerging opportunities to innovate
  • Gathering and compiling quantitative and qualitative data into research ranking tables, star lists, editorial analysis, and awards deliverables
  • Monitoring global and regional trends to provide insights into market evolution
  • Representing the brand and building relationships by networking at events and in meetings

              Project Management

  • Planning and executing research projects, defining objectives, timelines, and resource requirements
  • Ensuring adherence to project timelines and milestones, adjusting plans as needed to meet deadlines
  • Implementing best practices to maintain high research standards
  • Providing strategic recommendations based on research findings, supporting the development of business strategies and decision-making
  • Actively seeking opportunities for process improvement and optimization in research methodologies
  • Providing support and insights for the development of marketing collateral and client-facing materials
  • Preparing detailed reports and presentations summarizing research findings, insights, and actionable recommendations and solutions
  • Prepare and present reports on stakeholder-related metrics and key performance indicators


Stakeholder Management

  • Set clear expectations with stakeholders regarding project timelines, deliverables, and outcomes.
  • Manage and align stakeholder expectations with project or organizational capabilities
  • Collaborating and facilitating joint discussions with marketing, sales, and product development teams to align research outcomes with overall business strategies
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with stakeholders through various channels (meetings, emails, reports, etc.).
  • Cultivating positive relationships with key stakeholders to foster collaboration and support for organizational goals
  • Employing effective communication strategies to foster positive outcomes with stakeholders
  • Identifying potential risks related to stakeholder management and develop strategies to mitigate them
  • Facilitate the understanding and acceptance of organizational changes among stakeholders



The Legal Media Group is passionate about our brands, our products, our customers, and the ability to retain them.



  • Minimum 3 years of high-level market research experience, including interviewing, note-taking, and writing skills
  • Minimum 2-3 years of demonstrable project management, operations execution and and stakeholder management
  • Solution-oriented mindset with a focus on maintaining positive relationships
  • Experience in developing detailed project plans while defining the scope of the project
  • Experience in project management of stakeholders to meet project objectives, targets, and deadlines
  • Experience in monitoring, reporting, and presenting on projects using various reporting methods
  • Experience in handling large volumes of data
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about specialized legal sectors 


  • You will receive a competitive salary offering range of $55-58K (depending on experience) as well as other benefits, including paid holidays, volunteer days, sick, floating and other discretionary gifted days.
  • We offer flexible working arrangements (with attendance in the office a minimum of once a week) and place a strong emphasis on a good work/life balance
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning resources for training and upskilling
  • Corporate culture with active employee resource groups focused on women, race & ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disabilities, and wellbeing.

The actual compensation figure within the provided range may vary based on work experience, education and skill levels. Our total compensation packages may also include competitive annual bonuses, commissions, or quarterly MBOs, dependent on the role. These will be discussed with you during the interview process.  The salary range represents Delinian’s good faith belief of the current market-value for the role at the time of this posting and is provided in support of New York’s Salary Transparency initiative.

Delinian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 



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