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Freelance Qualitative Market Researcher

Job Title: Freelance Qualitative Market Researcher

Job Summary: 

  • Maddock Douglas (MD) is seeking a freelance market researcher to be a go-to resource to help with qualitative research projects. The ideal candidate is a trained moderator with experience across focus groups, ethnographies, online boards, IDI’s, etc. Experience at a professional services consulting firm or creative agency is required. Flexibility to work remotely from anywhere in the country, however travel may be required depending on the assignment.
  • All candidates should submit examples of qualitative research discussion guides and presentations they've created in the past, removing confidential client information as needed. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Develop screener for recruiting
  • Work with recruiting partner to manage recruit or coordinating with facility, if needed
  • Draft and refine discussion guides
  • Moderate research/conduct interviews
  • Draft summary report of research findings
  • Interface with the client, if needed, to walk client through discussion guide and/or findings

Key Characteristics/Skill Sets:

  • Highly collaborative and operates effectively within a team
  • Organized and efficient
  • Ability to distill information into compelling stories and actionable recommendations
  • Creative, innovative and resourceful
  • Experience managing third party vendors
  • Effective communicator across all forums – interpersonal, written, presentation
  • Proficient in software necessary to illustrate business decisions  (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

About Maddock Douglas:

Maddock Douglas ( is an internationally recognized innovation consulting firm that helps companies design, brand and launch new products, services, experiences and business models while also empowering an agile culture that can continually innovate. We are located in Elmhurst, Illinois — just west of Chicago — close to several major highways and less than 100-foot walk from a regional Metra train station.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email Jessica Vitale at-

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