Deputy Research Director

Democratic Governors Association
Washington
Mission Statement: 

Founded in 1983, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is an independent voluntary political organization organized to support Democratic governors and candidates across the nation.

Position Description: 

Deputy Research Director The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic governors, is seeking a Deputy Research Director for the 2019-2020 election cycle. This position will assist the Research Director. Responsibilities  

  • Produce original candidate research memos and manage research projects by outside consultants;
  • Perform thorough fact checks on all internal and external communication documents;
  • Advise and collaborate with campaigns and state parties on research needs;
  • Assist with other assignments and tasks as requested by the Research Director.

 Minimum qualifications 

  • At least 3-4 years minimum of leadership in campaign research either with a consulting firm, a DC political committee, or directly with a campaign;
  • Excellent research skills and strong attention to detail including experience designing and creating campaign research memos;
  • Experience fact-checking paid media;
  • Understanding of event tracking and media monitoring;
  • Ability to write, edit, and fact-check with precision and calm on deadline during high-volume, fast-paced periods;
  • Extensive experience with Lexis-Nexis, public records requests, analyzing primary source documents, commonly-used research databases and other basic opposition research tasks;
  • A pro-active, self-starter who can take direction/work as part of a team, but who can also be trusted to independently produce error-free research; and
  • Understanding of how research fits into the overall campaign/communications picture.

  The position is based in downtown Washington, DC and comes with employer-paid health care benefits. Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes [at] dga.net by COB on June 7, 2019. Please write in the subject line: Deputy Research Director. No calls, please. The DGA is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. 

Qualifications: 

Minimum qualifications 

  • At least 3-4 years minimum of leadership in campaign research either with a consulting firm, a DC political committee, or directly with a campaign;
  • Excellent research skills and strong attention to detail including experience designing and creating campaign research memos;
  • Experience fact-checking paid media;
  • Understanding of event tracking and media monitoring;
  • Ability to write, edit, and fact-check with precision and calm on deadline during high-volume, fast-paced periods;
  • Extensive experience with Lexis-Nexis, public records requests, analyzing primary source documents, commonly-used research databases and other basic opposition research tasks;
  • A pro-active, self-starter who can take direction/work as part of a team, but who can also be trusted to independently produce error-free research; and
  • Understanding of how research fits into the overall campaign/communications picture.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 7, 2019
Application Instructions: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes [at] dga.net by COB on June 7, 2019. Please write in the subject line: Deputy Research Director. No calls, please. 

Position Level: 
Mid-Level
State: 
DC
Country/US Territory: 
United States