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 information, in addition to contribute analysis to political tales and initiatives. 

This part-time place performs a vital function in supporting FiveThirtyEight’s political protection and interactive initiatives like our presidential approval tracker and pollster scores. You’ll assist preserve the databases that preserve FiveThirtyEight operating, particularly our one-of-a-kind polling database. And, what’s most enjoyable, 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 considering breaking into the world of political information. 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 will likely be thought-about, or you’ll be able to 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 no less than by the 2022 midterms, if not longer. 

To use, please electronic mail a canopy letter and résumé to Senior Analysis Assistant Mary Radcliffe at [email protected]. Because of the variety of functions we obtain, we can’t assure a response to each applicant.


  • Monitor polling information, accumulate and enter new polls into our polling database and add information 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 of the people about our initiatives and datasets.

Fundamental {Qualifications}:

  • Expertise with spreadsheets and gathering information.
  • A stable understanding of U.S. politics, notably electoral politics.
  • Sturdy consideration to element and a willingness to carry out repetitive duties (e.g., information entry) in service of vital initiatives.
  • Facility utilizing on-line instruments, like search engines like google and yahoo and public databases, to trace down particular data.
  • 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 usually drop late at evening or on weekends.)

Most well-liked {Qualifications}:

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

  • Expertise working as a tutorial analysis assistant or in a newsroom.
  • A robust grasp of how polls work and the basic 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, shade, faith, intercourse, age, nationwide origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, incapacity or protected veteran standing.


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