Deputy Research Director

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Democratic Governors Association

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.



·         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 comes with full health care benefits and compensation is commensurate with experience.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to 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.

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