Jessica Claire
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Researcher with over 20 years of nationally recognized quantitative and qualitative study design, direction, analysis and Emmy award-winning reporting skills EXECUTIVE PROFILE Passionate market research professional specializing in qualitative research. Seasoned focused group moderator. Familiarity with diverse industries, including Healthcare, Retail, Education, Financial, Telecomm, Consulting, and CPG. Experienced with online communication and collaborating with team to seamlessly integrate qualitative insights with quantitative findings. Leadership abilities to develop innovative approaches, activities and methodologies that will result in outstanding insights for clients. Experience includes broad range of research initiatives, development of statistical analyses, preparation of data-driven deliverables including, data visualizations, interactive online tools, webinars, websites. Big-picture Creative Strategist with Global Perspective committed to efforts that raise awareness, unite diverse groups in pursuit of common goals, and have a transformative impact upon the world.
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research
  • SPSS Statistical Analyses/Training
  • On-Air Media Communications
  • Mentorship, Team & Alliance Building
  • Client Relationships & Consumer Insights
  • Consulting / Professional Services
  • Facilitating & Moderating
  • Writing And Editing
  • Developing Concepts
  • Interviewing
  • Real-Time Big Data Analysis
  • Frameworks & Storytelling
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Bilingual Public Speaking, Writing, Editing
  • Advertising / PR / MarComm
  • Corporate / Business Strategy
  • Recruiting & Staffing
  • Excel
  • News Stories
  • Ms Word
  • Experience
    SR. Vice President, 01/2011 - 01/2012
    Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation Cypress, CA,
    • Global (90 offices in 52 countries) research and strategic communications firm strengthening brands, reputations and bottom lines.
    • Research Data Insights.
    • Led analytic research projects to obtain quantitative and qualitative research for use in strategic communications programs.
    • Designed and delivered consistent consumer and content insights to Content Development and production teams, and partner with them as their audience experts.
    • Ensured delivery of meaningful in-person and written insights on programming trends, performance, the competitive landscape, and audience behavior to inform strategies.
    • Key Accomplishments:.
    • Conducted seminars for 20+ account managers in the effective application of research findings in creation of data-based communication and PR strategies.
    • Researched and evaluated new Neuroscience Marketing Research techniques authoring recommendations for implementation strategies and purchase of technologies.
    • Conducted 9 original research studies to develop messages that reached specific, discrete audiences.
    • Directed the development of digital dashboards for Deloitte, which allowed disconnected practice groups to track the company's reputation performance near to real-time.
    Director, 01/2007 - Present
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    • Research and Production Consulting.
    • Established consultancy serving diverse numbers client/roster that includes United Nations, NBC News, Verizon Wireless, Comcast, Avid, Cox Media, Trinity Television & New Media, Amrita TV and Kaiser Family Foundation.
    • Highlights of 15-Year Tenure Include: VOLUNTEER REPRESENTATIVE, M.A.
    • MATH, United Nations Raised awareness within UN of Farmer Suicide epidemic in India, engaged at highest levels with Sustainable Development/Global Food Policy conferences, delivered presentations, forged key partnerships that built a solutions-driven coalition.
    • CONSULTING PRODUCER, Verizon Wireless | 2009.
    • Supported client's Corporate Responsibility efforts via design and execution of qualitative research among mainstream and Spanish dominant teens and parents with regard to awareness of issues surrounding Cyberbullying.
    • Extended and applied findings by filming interviews with experts, teachers as well as teens to produce 5-episode PSA series that empowered parents to better guide/safeguard their children.
    Sr. Vice President, Director of Research, 01/2005 - 01/2007
    Bickford Senior Living Phoenix, AZ,
    Peanut Labs , ,
    • Directed largest-scale real-time surveys in the U.S.
    • Supervised 25+-member multidisciplinary teams and coordinated editorial, statistical, technical aspects of opinion, exit poll coverage for all NBC NEWS and TELEMUNDO properties.
    • Collaborated with competitors to allocate editorial and technical resources.
    • Point of contact for media and public inquiries regarding Exit Poll findings.
    • 2009 EMMY Award Winner & 2005 EMMY Winner Nominee, Producer, Best Live Coverage.
    , 01/1998 - Present
    NBC News City, STATE,
    • Research, communication, production providing actionable solutions for media companies, corporations, and nonprofits.
    Director/News Surveys, News Producer, On-Air Analyst, 01/1996 - 01/1999
    Research Manager, 01/1993 - 01/1996
    CBS News City, STATE,
    Owner, Managing Partner, Research Manager, 01/1992 - 01/1995
    University Of Texas, Office Of Survey Research City, STATE,
    Project Manager, Research Associate, 01/1990 - 01/1992
    Vision Research City, STATE,
    Education and Training
    : , Expected in
    University of Costa Rica - San Jose, COSTA
    : Anthropology & Psychology, Expected in
    Graduate Coursework - ,
    Anthropology & Psychology Concurrent to 2-year study abroad, ably fulfilled all responsibilities associated with 2 Volunteer roles: Interviewer with Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas, and Project Coordinator/Grant Writer with NAMARMA.
    Bachelor of Arts: Linguistics/Cognitive Science & Developmental Economics, Expected in
    University of Texas - Austin, TX
    Linguistics/Cognitive Science & Developmental Economics Spanish Literature Minor, National Merit ScholarScholar *Texas Achievement Award Recipient
    Activities and Honors
    Advisory Board Member, Center for Digital Information Advisory Board Member, Sustainable Infrastructure Alliance / Africa Programming Chair, NY/NJ Chapter American Association of Public Opinion Researchers Member, World Association of Public Opinion Researchers Member, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Co-Author (with Chuck Todd, Political Director, NBC News & Sheldon Gawiser, Elections Director, NBC News) How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic, 2008 How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic, 2008
    Advertising, analytical skills, Avid, Big Data, Business Strategy, competitive, conferences, CONSULTING, Content Development, content, Client, delivery, editorial, Editing, functional, Grant Writer, Team Leadership, listening, managing, Marketing Research, MATH, Neuroscience, New Media, presentations, presentation skills, PR, PRODUCER, programming, project management, Public Speaking, Qualitative Research, real-time, Recruiting, Research, seminars, Spanish, SPSS, Staffing, strategic, surveys, TV, Television, written, Excellent written
    Additional Information
    • AWARDS 2009 Emmy Award, Best Live Coverage of Breaking Story in Long-Form | 2008 Elections, NBC News, Producer 2005 Emmy Award Nominee, Best Live Coverage of Breaking Story in Long-Form | 2004 Elections, NBC News, Producer

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