Nesbitt & Parrinello Inc: Opposition Research Assistant




$20 / Hourly


Nesbitt & Parrinello Inc



Employer Type

Consulting Firm

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Application Instructions

Please apply at the link provided. Cover letters are optional.

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Job Description

All opportunities are remote and employees are required to live and work in the United States. Interviews will be held in April and early May with an anticipated start date of June 3. The position runs through November 19, 2024.
You will work with an amazing team to win some of the most critical Democratic campaigns of the election cycle. You will achieve advanced professional work experience in political campaigns, opposition research, political writing, fact-checking, rapid response, and writing for digital communication. Top tier progressive political campaigners, investigative journalists, future top law school grads, and policy debaters will benefit from this experience.
Ideal candidates will have coursework in journalism or experience writing and editing for publication in a collegiate or professional news writing environment. Research Assistants will work on all aspects of political opposition research including vetting, research, fact checking and copy editing at the highest levels of American political campaigns.
This is a paid, formal work (part-time non-exempt) opportunity in a remote professional office environment. We offer opportunities between 20 and 40 hr/week - candidates must be available for scheduled work in blocks of at least four hours. We will work with candidates during on board to set their schedule to best fit their specific circumstances. Additionally, Research Assistants can expect some night, weekend, and unconventional work hours as called for by the demands of the campaign cycle.
Great candidates are most of the following:
- Comfortable working in a diverse environment, with people who have experience different from your own
- Dedicated to building a more progressive America
- An exceptional writer comfortable writing and editing in a fast-paced professional news writing environment
- Curious, very curious
- Communicative: able to ask questions, pitch ideas, and give and receive feedback
- Able to turn complex and diverse information into clear summaries with a consistent point of view
- Great attention to detail
- Skilled in web project management for complex projects
- Comfortable with web apps for communication, project management, and research
- Digitally native and comfortable learning new softwares for communication, project management, and research. Bonus points for familiarity with Git and markdown.
- Experience with LexisNexis, public records requests, analyzing primary source documents, commonly-used research databases and other basic opposition research tasks is a plus, but not required.
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Research assistants must have access to a secure and private work environment and a reliable internet connection.
Our recruitment process includes a short skills-based exam, which we believe opens opportunities to applicants who might have acquired the relevant research skills in ways not easily represented on a resume, ensuring we don't miss great applicants with less traditional work experience or education. We allow up to 24 hours to complete the exam once started, but most applicants spend about an hour. No exam content is ever used in our work product and is strictly for applicant evaluation purposes.