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Research Manager
Updated on 2/2/2023
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
  • Mastery of common research tools and resources, including public records requests, campaign finance reports, personal financial disclosures, legal records, policy and legislation, ad tracking, and LexisNexis
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including an eagle eye for typos and errors
  • Strict attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills; and
  • Creative thinking and desire to explore new avenues
  • Deep understanding of politics and political campaigns
  • Significant experience and ability to train junior staff on LexisNexis, campaign finance databases, federal and state-level vote analysis, statistical data gathering, and primary source materials
  • Ability to manage and track progress on long-term projects and appropriately delegate tasks to team members to complete projects on tight deadlines; and
  • Ability and desire to keep up and aggressively engage in the 24-hour news cycle
  • Work with department leadership on the development of comprehensive research plans on multiple candidates
  • Manage team execution of research plans
  • Work with junior staff to edit and refine research products
  • Provide rapid response and communications staff with succinct documents that can be used to generate public-facing content; and
  • Lead team efforts to generate ideas for public records requests and analyze responsive records
  • Working from a computer for long periods of time; and
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum of two cycles of experience in political research. Experience in a leadership role or in managing major research projects and workstreams is a plus
Democratic National Committee (DNC)

201-500 employees

Governing body of the US Democratic Party
  • More than 30 Days of PTO
  • Health & dental insurance
  • Supplementary vision plans
  • 401(k) plan with 4% match
  • Pre-tax FSA