Research Manager – Gaming + Entertainment Insights (LA)

Interpret is a global media, entertainment and technology insights agency. We work with the biggest brands in entertainment and technology, across video games, movies and television, consumer electronics, social media and advertising platforms. While headquartered in Los Angeles, our team spans the globe. We have offices in San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, London, Munich, Shangai and Seoul, and a network of strong local partners around the world. We are specialists in global consumer insight, with the majority of our engagements involving multiple markets and languages. For more information, visit

We are currently looking for a Research Manager to join our growing team in Los Angeles, CA. As a Research Manager, you will have the opportunity to utilize hard and soft skills to manage a team through a variety of custom, method agnostic research projects working on behalf of industry-leading clients to help them make smart, data-driven business decisions across the game and consumer electronic product lifecycle.  A successful day in the role includes a collaborative approach to designing a research study where you think critically through client objectives, tell a story using data, ensure quality, client-ready deliverables, provide top notch client service and manage a team of smart, passionate analysts.

At Interpret, we consider ourselves fun scientists with a purpose and we’re searching for someone who holds a common love for the industries we work in, has a curious appetite for understanding consumers, and is ambitious in their career growth. A fun scientist is someone who thrives in a dynamic environment where your hobbies and personal passion for gaming, tech, and entertainment make work feel like a dream come true. Experience at a traditional research supplier, previous client service, and team management experience is necessary. Client-side experience at a video game publisher, developer, and/or technology firm a plus.


  • Manage multiple projects in various stages of development, demonstrating strong attention to detail while still being conscious of all moving parts
  • Manage all phases of the quantitative and qualitative research process, including study design, questionnaire, and discussion guide development, field/recruiting, and tab, data analysis, and report generation
  • Ensure quality control processes are in place across survey programming logic, data tables, participant rescreening (qual), and reports
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data, writing insightful data-backed “stories”
  • Present actionable results to clients in an engaging and persuasive way
  • Manage a team of analysts, ensuring their professional development and their delivery of quality insights to our clients
  • Communicate with other senior researchers to collaborate and strategize creative solutions to knotty problems
  • Work with external clients on a day-to-day basis to provide excellent service and ensure client satisfaction


  • Managerial-minded; enjoy developing and growing a team
  • Creative storyteller and Analytical; possess an ability to understand and translate research results to help tell a relevant and compelling story
  • Multi-task capable and time-sensitive; proficient in managing multiple research projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines
  • Client service-minded; enjoy helping clients solve problems
  • Communicative; excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented; able to fully proof questionnaires, survey programming logic, data tables, and reports
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint; SPSS a plus


  • 4-7 years of experience in insights or market research
  • Proven ability to manage a team, manage clients and manage the survey and qualitative research lifecycle including:
    • Writing questionnaires/discussion guides
    • Overseeing fieldwork
    • Analyzing results
    • Presenting findings to clients and senior management

Compensation + Benefits

Competitive salary + performance bonus, health/dental/vision, 401(k), unlimited vacation, physical & mental wellness program, entertainment/video game allowance and continued education scholarship program

 Job Function

Team Manager, Insights Analyst, Project Manager, Client Service

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