Research Analyst / Consumer Data Reporter (Hiring both Full-Time & Contractors)

New York, NY Preferred - Remote Workers Considered

RewardExpert is a free, online service that refuses to let people leave free travel dollars on the table. We help travelers make the most out of miles and points to get them to where they want to go. We’re looking for a research analyst to share our insightful data reports that help our users make better personal finance and travel decisions. The ideal candidate understands that data doesn’t stop at raw numbers; it tells a story. We are looking for a creative thinker who can present primary and secondary data in a compelling way for our consumer audience and industry journalists. See here for examples of RewardExpert’s past reports.

This role allows you to combine your creative writing skills with your economic/analytical knowledge while building a career with a growing company. This position offers a competitive salary, strong growth potential and an excellent career opportunity for a highly motivated individual to take ownership of a key component of RewardExpert’s business. If you are excited at the thought of framing facts and numbers to create compelling consumer-facing reports, this is the adventure for you.


  • Creating data-driven reports, case studies and white papers that appeal to consumers and major media organizations
  • Working with RewardExpert’s data team to conduct original surveys and research
  • Analyzing demographic and industry-specific data to identify key trends
  • Making forecasts and projections based on existing industry data
  • Collaborating with our Communications Director to create easily digestible reports for our customers and industry journalists.
  • Speaking confidently and critically about data findings with media members


  • Experience in research, data analytics, and data-driven industry report curation
  • Previous professional experience in a research-based, writing-focused, and/or data-analytical role (3+ years preferred, but not required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to data analysis, economics, research, or data reporting
  • Advanced understanding of research methodologies and survey design
  • Familiarity with online research techniques, economic and financial data sources.
  • Experience with research and analysis of government (e.g. Census data, Department of Transportation data, etc.) and other third-party data sources
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Familiarity R Studio, SPSS, and other data-analysis/curation tools is preferred, but not required
  • The ability to meet deadlines and adhere to an editorial calendar
  • Demonstrated professional writing and creative storytelling skills
  • Exceptional oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight
  • A positive, problem-solving, team player personality
  • A shared passion for world travel and adventure

About RewardExpert:

For most people, sorting through hundreds of frequent flier miles, credit card rewards and loyalty programs is a hassle. We enroll in programs with the hopes they will pay off at some point, but what actually happens? We forget about them, and let millions of points go unredeemed every year. Not anymore.

The RewardExpert mission is simple. We believe:

1. Anyone can fly for free if they spend wisely and plan ahead.

2. Travel money should be spent on experiences, not on airfare.

3. Every traveler is different. Personalized reward strategies are best suited to achieve travel goals.

We are a high-energy team of talented individuals with a passion for travel. RewardExpert offers a supportive and flexible working environment that encourages creativity, productivity and innovation. Perks of working at RewardExpert include a comprehensive vacation package (we’re all about travel, after all!), healthcare benefits, team lunches, casual dress code, and more.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

The Perks

  • Compensation


    We offer a competitive package with an equity component, so you can grow with us.

  • Work anywhere

    Flexible Work Environment

    Leave your suit at home, dress codes are meaningless here. Plus many of our team members work remotely and have flexible work hours.

  • Setup

    Your Own Setup

    Tell us what you need and we'll get it for you.

  • Vacation

    Flexible Vacation Time

    Take time off when it isn't busy, just let us know.

We would love to hear from you. Please let us know about your prior experience and any side projects that showcase your work.