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Job Summary

Houston, TX 77024
Management Consulting Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
50,000.00 - 75,000.00 $ /year

Business Research Specialist/Writer

About the Job


The American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) is seeking a skilled writer to produce research content. The research specialist is responsible for participating in APQC research and creating research-based articles, white papers, case studies, audio/video recordings, and other content. The individual will use existing research for some content items and will create others based on original thought and new research. In addition, the research specialist will serve as first responder to requests for research and content customer service from members, customers, and other staff.

The individual will work with our research program managers, data analysts, and experts to ensure that the content he/she produces accurately represents APQC’s point of view and serves the needs of APQC’s marketing department and member organizations. The individual will also upload and organize content using our online content management system.



  • Conduct research projects and analysis per the APQC research agenda either on a team or solo and write the results
  • Publish all relevant research in a topical area or across topics as assigned
  • Publish content items that adhere to APQC’s standards using APQC templates and content management systems
  • Work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that research is published and promoted in APQC’s Knowledge Base, on APQC’s blog, and in other external, third-party publications and sites
  • Respond to member and other stakeholder questions and requests for content
  • Contribute to strategic thinking across topical area
  • Edit other research specialists’ content items


Qualifications & Skills:


·         2-3 years of professional writing experience

·         Strong attention to detail

·         Demonstrated research and analysis abilities

·         College degree  (or equivalent work experience)

·         Solid written and oral English

·         Strong project management and relationship management skills

·         Ability to understand business structure, improvement, and decision-making needs within large enterprises

·         Ability to form solid opinions based on relevant information extracted from APQC research

·         Some knowledge of Associated Press (AP) style helpful (but not required)

·         Experience using a content management system (e.g., Web platforms, Microsoft SharePoint) helpful (but not required)


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