Yes, we're looking for an analyst to join our Collaboration and Content Strategies (CCS) practice at Burton Group. The job posting is on the Careers page on the Burton Group web site; since the company currently has several openings--yes, we're growing--you'll need to scroll down a bit.
Some background. Burton Group is an IT analyst firm; we write reports and consult on IT issues such as security, identity, networking, data center operations, and programming. CCS, the practice I work in, covers collaboration, communications, and content.
Although Burton Group doesn't have as high a profile as Gartner Group and Forrester Research, it is the ninth largest IT analyst firm (according to Outsell), and we should climb up one or two more rungs this year. If you're worried about being a third-party marketing arm for vendors, don't. Burton Group is atypical in that the vast majority of our business comes from enterprises; only a small part of our business comes from vendors (15%). To put this into perspective, some analyst firms get 90% of their revenue from vendors; a typical percentage is in the 30% range. We don't hire analysts out of college; typically, our analysts have worked many years in the business by working in IT, by being product managers, and by being analysts at other firms. I, for example, have done all three.
If you want to be an analyst (at Burton Group, anyway) you need to:
- Know your stuff
- Write well
- Have opinions that you can back up
If you think you have the right stuff, apply by sending your resume to Lynn Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.