We’re Hiring A Half-Time Analysis Assistant

FiveThirtyEight is in search of a diligent, well-organized and sort Analysis Assistant to assist observe down and enter polls and different election information, in addition to contribute analysis to political tales and tasks. 

This part-time place performs a vital function in supporting FiveThirtyEight’s political coverage and interactive tasks like our presidential approval tracker and pollster ratings. You’ll assist keep the databases that hold FiveThirtyEight operating, particularly our one-of-a-kind polling database. And, what’s most fun, you’ll be a part of the staff who feed information into FiveThirtyEight’s 2022 midterm forecast mannequin in actual time.

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

This can be a U.S.-based place. Distant work can 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 the 2022 midterms, if not longer. 

To use, please e 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’t assure a response to each applicant.


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

Fundamental {Qualifications}:

  • Expertise with spreadsheets and amassing information.
  • Sturdy consideration to element and a willingness to carry out repetitive duties (e.g., information entry) in service of essential tasks.
  • 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 information.
  • Availability and willingness to work odd hours. (Polls typically drop late at night time or on weekends.)

Most popular {Qualifications}:

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

  • A stable understanding of U.S. politics, significantly electoral politics.
  • 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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