Careers

HCP is a national research, strategy, and marketing firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. We are not an ad agency or a standalone research firm. HCP Associates is a unique and different type of marketing firm with over 32 years history, assisting clients around the globe. Since 1986, we have been helping companies develop and implement effective marketing and business growth strategies based on industry, consumer, and competitive research.

Utilizing various strategic planning methodologies, we aid our clients in achieving long-term growth while enjoying short-term results. We specialize in all forms of research, strategic planning, marketing, public relations, customer retention, advertising, web development, digital media, and broadcasting.

We are on a fast track and need leaders to join the team and help take us to the next level.

Here’s the HCP Mantra:

  • Dedication – Doing right by our clients is a top priority.
  • Ownership – We’re determined to make an impact—preferably a big one—every day by challenging traditional thinking and expanding the views of others.
  • Integrity – We treat our clients, customers, and co-workers with genuine respect through open communication.
  • Teamwork – We believe everything worthwhile is achieved through effective collaboration. Every individual can impact the mission.
  • Innovation – The status quo bores us. Everyone is encouraged to think differently and invent relentlessly.

HCP Associates is committed to one simple but truly exciting principle: Each person is different and every person matters. This mindset fuels everything we do for our clients and for each other. We work magic for our clients and we have fun doing it. If that sounds like your sort of place, we’d love to hear more from you!

Research Project Manager

HCP Associates is 32-year-old research-based marketing firm headquartered in the Channelside Arts District in Downtown Tampa. HCP is currently seeking an energetic and professional Research Project Manager. This role includes analyzing and managing qualitative, quantitative, primary and secondary research, competitor and industry research, stakeholder interviews, surveys (online, web, direct mail, intercepts, etc.) focus groups, secret shopping management and data mining. The Research Project Manager will work closely with HCP clients, team members and reports to the Senior Research Director.

Role :

  • Project manage research plan development, survey design, study analysis and reporting process
  • Prepare reports and presentations using charts, graphs and other visual mediums.
  • Participate in weekly project management reporting in our cloud-based traffic system.
  • Work with research clients to create new opportunities and solutions at the direction of the SRD.
  • Complete competitor market research; evaluate, interpret and report findings for client services.
  • Consult with senior staff on client research plans.
  • Provide support for RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, proposals and work order estimations.
  • Present results of studies/projects to senior management and clientele.
  • Support clients’ annual budget planning.
  • Help prepare case studies and client announcements related to research projects.
  • Source/seek recent articles and write white papers, industry related blogs, news alerts, social media posts and newsletter articles for HCP and clients.
  • Manage and regularly update HCP contact databases.

Skills:
Applicants must have expert organizational, project management and time management capabilities, as well as superior analytical skills. Crucial skills also include:

  • Converting raw data into charts and graphs.
  • Accurately translating findings using concise and clear language.
  • Writing full reports, executive summaries and building PowerPoint presentations.
  • Collaborating with graphic designers for data translation into informative infographics.
  • Building solid strategic relationships with clients and business leaders.
  • Strong oral presentation skills offering clear communication of findings.
  • Paying shrewd attention to details.
  • Superior time management.
  • Problem-solving prowess.
  • Working independently as well as collaborating in group settings.
  • Impeccable quality assurance.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Incredibly strong time management.

Education:
A four-year degree in marketing, market research, advertising, psychology, statistics or a related field is required. Three to seven (3-7) years previous related experience is required. Those driven by a professional and self-starter attitude are encouraged to apply. The ability to perform multiple research- focused job functions in a fast-paced environment is a must. Experience and proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online surveying platforms and SPSS are required. A working knowledge of social media platforms is very important; manager will use to target market clients and analyze customer habits and behaviors.

Benefits:
HCP Associates is an equal opportunity employer with a long history of successful associates that find our firm a stable environment with a good work/life balance. HCP offers 100 percent health insurance coverage for its full-time employees, an IRA plan (matching up to 3 percent), continuing education stipends and numerous other perks that make HCP a fun and progressive workplace.

About Us:
HCP Associates is a privately held professional services firm offering research, strategy and marketing services to national and international clientele in a broad collection of niche B2B and B2C markets. Our firm has a 32-year history of developing new and exciting business tactics and we are especially proud of our many accomplishments in the Tampa Bay Area.

Apply for Position:

Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Lynn Cronin at admin@hcpassociates.com.
Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Communications PR Manager

HCP Associates is seeking an organized and skilled communications manager and writer capable of leading a growing department for our firm. The individual will also handle creative campaign writing and all clients corporate marketing content development. This is a great opportunity for a unique individual to manage a department for an expanding 32-year-old research-based marketing firm.

Responsibilities :

  • Manage and write communications for client service manager and partners of the firm.
  • Create and disseminate online digital content.
  • Manage and maintain AP Style specifications.
  • Manage relationship and accounts with PR Newswire and/or BusinessWire.
  • Coordinate communications plans with marketing campaigns and sales activities.
  • Create and manage digital clipping services for PR and social media efforts .
  • Create and manage PR for the firm and maintain social media platforms.
  • Create and manage special events and PR-related duties at tradeshows.
  • Produce and maintain online press kits for clients.
  • Monitor and report on customer satisfaction.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English or a related concentration is mandatory.
  • Previous industry experience (2-5 years) in public relations or communications is mandatory.
  • Experience with self-management, deadlines and quotas.
  • Proficient in marketing related software platforms such as graphic design, website analytics and client management software.
  • Crisis Management experience is preferred but not required .
  • Prefer involvement with PRSA and APR accreditation. If no APR, please expect to initiate upon employment..

Benefits:
HCP Associates is an equal opportunity employer with a long history of successful associates that find our firm a stable environment with a good work/life balance. HCP offers 100 percent health insurance coverage for its full-time employees, an IRA plan (Matching up to 3 percent), continuing education stipends and numerous other perks that make HCP a fun and progressive workplace.

About Us:
HCP Associates is a privately held professional services firm offering research, strategy and marketing services to national and international clientele in a broad collection of niche B2B and B2C markets. Our firm has a 32-year history of developing new and exciting business tactics and we are especially proud of our many accomplishments in the Tampa Bay Area.

Apply for Position:

Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Lynn Cronin at admin@hcpassociates.com.
Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Executive Assistant

HCP Associates is a 32-year-old research-based marketing firm headquartered in the heart of the Channelside District near downtown Tampa. The company is seeking an entry level Executive Marketing Assistant to support two managing partners of the firm.

Job Responsibilities:
Work directly for two managing partners of the firm, handling business affairs such as executive meetings in/out of the office, event coordination, maintaining calendars/meetings and assist in time management. Work with HCP research and marketing staff to coordinate incoming inquiries from new clients, existing clients, vendors and prospects in a professional manner. Maintain the firm’s constant contact database management system. Manage courier services, printing equipment inventory, FedEx account, copier log accounts and mailing/shipping inventory. Maintain the firm’s filing system of both hard copies and digital documents.

Skills:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication. Must be extremely professional and a self-starter with a positive attitude. The ability to perform multiple job functions in a fast-paced environment as you learn through the mentorship of senior leadership is a must. Must be proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. A basic understanding of social media platforms, websites and how they work is beneficial.

Experience:
At least 2-3 years working for a professional service firm such as legal, accounting, finance, marketing and/or advertising agency is preferred.

Education:
Four-year degree in accounting or finance is desirable (but not mandatory) with some experience working with a professional services firm.

Benefits:
HCP Associates is an equal opportunity employer with a long history of successful associates that find our firm a stable environment with a good work/life balance. HCP offers 100 percent health insurance coverage for its full-time employees, an IRA plan (Matching up to 3 percent), continuing education stipends and numerous other perks that make HCP a fun and progressive workplace.

About Us:
HCP Associates is a privately held professional services firm offering research, strategy and marketing services to national and international clientele in a broad collection of niche B2B and B2C markets. Our firm has a 32-year history of developing new and exciting business tactics and we are especially proud of our many accomplishments in the Tampa Bay Area.

Apply for Position:

Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Lynn Cronin at admin@hcpassociates.com.
Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Fall Internship

HCP Associates is seeking an intern to assist in a community-wide marketing engagement initiative. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively coordinate and engage in community events as part of a team. The individual will be responsible for communications via phone, email and social media with various levels of authority and senior leadership personnel. The candidate must have the means for modest travel to coordinated events around the Tampa Bay region. This internship can be either part-time or full-time.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage efforts to develop and implement intra-organizational networks.
  • Assist in the development of engagement and marketing strategies.
  • Research and coordinate engagement opportunities.
  • Communicate with wide range of community organizations and upkeep communications databases.
  • Facilitate various communications with media outlets as needed.
  • Monitor and report on news media and social media coverage of operation.
  • Organize and attend community events as engagement team liaison.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by various team members.

Apply for Position:

To apply for this position, please send e-mail containing your cover letter, resume and samples of your best work if applicable to Lynn Cronin admin@hcpassociates.com.
Please, no calls or walk-ins.