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Market Research Facilitator - Freelance

Seeking Freelance Market Research Facilitator to join our team (Remote. Eastern Time Zone) 

We are looking for a Freelance Market Research Facilitator to join our growing team. Facilitators at Bellweather will lead multiple virtual focus groups of 6-10 participants or one-on-one interviews, seeking their input on messaging around different topics, clients and campaigns. 

This position is a 6-month contract with options to extend. Priority will be given to those candidates located on the east coast.

Why work at Bellweather Agency? 

Meet Bellweather Agency: an award-winning, full-service creative agency with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and Beacon. We specialize in building brands, campaigns, and websites for health care, non-profit, and travel clients such as NYC, Baltimore, Everytown For Gun Safety, and Brooklyn Bridge Park—see our website for examples. We are also proud to be one of the few minority-and-women owned creative agencies working today.

  • The research team is a dynamic group of multidisciplinary researchers 
  • Ability to approach each project with different and unique perspectives, methods and knowledge 
  • Work in causes, clients, campaigns, and organizations that are mission-driven 
  • Work from anywhere: our fully-remote office offers the freedom to work where you want 


  • Leading virtual and if needed, in-person focus groups 
  • Leading virtual and if needed, in-person one-on-one interviews 

Pending experience and interest, a successful team member may also have the following responsibilities: 

  • Coding transcripts and analysis
  • Report writing 


  • Minimum BA/BS degree in psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication, public health, or other related fields 
  • Advanced degree in Health Communications or other behavioral or social sciences a plus 
  • 2+ years experience conducting and structuring focus groups and/or one-on-one interviews 
  • Ability to ask, and answer, meaningful and impactful questions 
  • Skilled in facilitating discussions in the virtual environment, including managing group dynamics 
  • Experience facilitating difficult topics and ensuring everyone has a chance to participate 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Preferred candidate would be from the East Coast (Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston) 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to engage with people of different backgrounds in an empathetic manner
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to observe verbal and non-verbal behavior 
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus 
  • Ability to travel for occasional in-person work and meetings 

If interested in the additional responsibilities, candidates must have: 

  • 2+ years experience with a range of qualitative research methods and analysis techniques 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Experience with qualitative research software a plus (MAXQDA, Atlas.ti, NVivo) 
  • Understanding of quantitative research methods (e.g. surveying) and basic statistics 


$100 - $125/hr based on experience

To apply:  

Please send your resume and cover letter to to apply.

In your cover letter please include the following questions: 

  •  Where are you currently based?
  •  What has your experience been with remote work? How does it work well for you and not work as well?
  •  Share a bit of your story and what excites you about Bellweather.