Senior Research Analyst, Job Posting

Senior Research Analyst, Job Posting

Longwoods International is a leading tourism market research consultancy that helps industry clients meet their objectives through our exceptional team, best-in-class strategic partners, groundbreaking research, thought-leading insights and excellent counsel and service. Established in 1978 as a market research consultancy, Longwoods has grown into a respected leader within the travel and tourism industry. With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and Toronto, Canada, and offices in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Longwoods conducts strategic market research for public- and private-sector clients, primarily in the United States and North America.

Clarity of Place is the advisory services subsidiary of Longwoods. Clarity works primarily with destination organizations and municipalities to help optimize their visitor economy. The firm uses its data-driven, proprietary methodology to solve destination management issues and identify ways to use the positive impacts of the visitor economy to contribute to the community as a whole.

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Longwoods International has an opening for a Senior Research Analyst to join its collaborative team. This is a unique opportunity to work with the Longwoods and Clarity teams and help design research and data-driven solutions that allow destinations to evaluate the alignment of resident and visitor needs, as well as their community’s capacity to grow their visitor economies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping clients make informed decisions around placemaking and developing their destination for residents, businesses, and visitors.


  • Assist in the development of research studies and solutions to optimize the positive impacts of tourism
  • Support the team with survey development, data analysis, and reporting
  • Develop actionable insights and recommendations for clients and industry partners
  • Engage and support the team in the execution, management, and delivery of projects
  • Attend staff and project meetings
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


Ideal candidates will have:

  • A minimum of three years of applied experience (which may include graduate study fieldwork) in tourism, community/economic development, or other related fields;
  • Demonstrated ability to approach problem-solving and independent research from a holistic perspective;
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to translate data into actionable insights; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of research design, statistical knowledge (including advanced analyses), and data visualization.

Additional skills required:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with remote teams
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with data analysis and visualization programs, such as Displayr
  • Familiarity with project management tools/protocols, such as Wrike


  • Bachelor’s degree in tourism, community/economic development, or a related field is required. Graduate-level degree is highly preferred.

Job type: Full-time

Location: Hybrid (Columbus, OH) or Remote

Work authorization: United States (required)

Benefits: Longwoods International offers a generous benefits package, including unlimited PTO and 100% employer-paid health insurance.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to Tammy Koerte, Senior Research Manager, at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on June 17, 2024.