We’re Hiring A Half-Time Analysis Assistant


FiveThirtyEight is looking for a diligent, well-organized and type Analysis Assistant to assist observe down and enter polls and different election knowledge, in addition to contribute analysis to political tales and initiatives. 

This part-time place performs a important function in supporting FiveThirtyEight’s political protection and interactive initiatives like our presidential approval tracker and pollster rankings. You’ll assist preserve the databases that hold FiveThirtyEight operating, particularly our one-of-a-kind polling database. And, what’s most enjoyable, you’ll be a part of the group who feed knowledge into FiveThirtyEight’s 2022 midterm forecast mannequin in actual time.

This place is right for somebody curious about breaking into the world of political knowledge. You’ll work intently with our Senior Analysis Assistant and collaborate with our politics reporters, copy desk and visible journalists. 

This can be a U.S.-based place. Distant work might be thought of, or you possibly can work out of our New York Metropolis workplace as soon as it reopens. The precise schedule is versatile (we’ll work with you to set it), however hours are capped at 29 per week. Our hope is that you’ll keep within the job at the least by way of the 2022 midterms, if not longer. 

To use, please electronic mail a canopy letter and résumé to Senior Analysis Assistant Mary Radcliffe at mary.l.radcliffe@abc.com. Because of the variety of purposes we obtain, we can not assure a response to each applicant.


  • Monitor polling information, acquire and enter new polls into our polling database and add knowledge to our polling trackers and fashions.
  • Contribute to unique analysis for particular tales and initiatives.
  • Develop an experience in U.S. ballot operators — their methodologies, quirks and high quality.
  • Reply to inquiries from pollsters and most people about our initiatives and datasets.

Primary {Qualifications}:

  • Expertise with spreadsheets and amassing knowledge.
  • A strong understanding of U.S. politics, notably electoral politics.
  • Robust consideration to element and a willingness to carry out repetitive duties (e.g., knowledge entry) in service of necessary initiatives.
  • Facility utilizing on-line instruments, like serps and public databases, to trace down particular info.
  • Consolation with calling, emailing and chasing down sources to get them to ship and reply questions on their knowledge.
  • Availability and willingness to work odd hours. (Polls usually drop late at evening or on weekends.)

Most well-liked {Qualifications}:

(However missing a number of of those ought to not forestall you from making use of!)

  • Expertise working as a tutorial analysis assistant or in a newsroom.
  • A powerful grasp of how polls work and the elemental statistical ideas essential to interpret them.
  • Familiarity with relational databases.

ABC Information and FiveThirtyEight are equal-opportunity employers. Candidates will obtain consideration for employment with out regard to race, coloration, faith, intercourse, age, nationwide origin, sexual orientation, gender id, incapacity or protected veteran standing.



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