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Presidential Campaign Research Fellow - Roll Call Factba.se

FiscalNote

FiscalNote

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
About the Position
This position will be intense, with an ebb and flow of activity throughout the election season and likely continuing through the inauguration. When the candidate is active, you'll need to be ready to work. Our goal is to ensure comprehensive coverage that is timely, but not always real-time. You will coordinate with the campaigns and our editorial team, flagging items of interest and ensuring that we are recording and documenting events that may not be covered by the press pool. Over time, you will develop a deep understanding of the candidate and their campaign.
About the Team
CQ Roll Call's Factba.se, the canonical source of every statement made by the president and presidential candidates, is seeking a tenacious and detail-oriented researcher to track and document the presidential campaign of either Joe Biden or Donald Trump. This position is responsible for capturing every public statement, interview, and event involving the assigned candidate, ensuring that no detail is missed. The researcher will work to obtain audio, video, and transcripts of each occurrence, building relationships with the campaigns to ensure comprehensive coverage. This is a fixed contract position based in Washington, D.C., running through January 20, 2025.
About You
We are looking for a recent graduate with a strong interest in politics and a journalism background. The ideal candidate will be tenacious, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. An interest in or experience with data reporting is a plus, but not required -- if you know Excel, you can learn as you go. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, persistent, and able to gather and mine raw data effectively. W

What to Expect in this Position

  • An intense work environment with an ebb and flow of activity throughout the election season and likely continuing through the inauguration
  • The need to be ready to work whenever the candidate is active
  • A focus on comprehensive coverage that is timely, not always real-time
  • Coordination with campaigns and our editorial team, flagging items of interest
  • Ensuring that we are recording and documenting events that may not be covered by the press pool
  • Developing a deep understanding of the candidate and their campaign over time

What Sets You Apart

  • An obsession with politics and a love for delving into the details
  • A strong interest in reading and learning
  • A journalism background (required)
  • Data and research experience (preferred)
  • Some experience with video editing (preferred)
  • Eagerness to be part of something big and ready to commit to this exciting and challenging role