This is a fairly straightforward contact information gathering job. I will give you an industry (for example, "industrial farm equipment") as well as the names of a few top companies and constraints for your search (e.g. US-based companies only, companies less than 500 people, etc.).
Your job will be to:
1) Find contact information for a certain category of employee that we will provide (e.g. product designer, engineering manager, etc.)
2) Find other similar companies in the industry (or a similar industry) based on the constraints we give you, and
3) Find contact information for employees at those companies too.
We're looking for fresh contact info -- at least a name, current title and email address, and preferably a direct phone line too. We've done OK in the past using the web, LinkedIn and data.com, but use whatever sources you are most familiar/comfortable with.