Elections Researcher

New York
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Carin Wallace

Job Description:


This is a 12-month contract role. Aquent's Client is seeking an Elections Researcher to join our Politics & Government Policy team. This team is an external-facing arm of the company that helps to manage the company's strategy on elections. They also work with the world’s governments and politicians on how to best use the tool to connect with their constituents. This role is on our internal-facing team that makes this family of apps work for the Politics & Government Policy team and its partners by coordinating operations, products, outreach campaigns, and data insights. This individual will be responsible for developing and organizing data related to international elections. 


  • Identify credible sources for elections-related information, gather and analyze relevant data, and coordinate with other teams to compile and organize a database of upcoming elections 
  • Research and organize lists of accounts belonging to governments, politicians, and political parties 
  • Ensure data quality, recommend and implement solutions to improve our current research process 
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently in a deadline driven environment 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher 
  • 2+ years work experience, with focus on research 
  • Advanced understanding of Excel and experience working with large data sets 
  • Knowledge of international politics, political parties, world leaders, and national legislatures 
  • Deep understanding of the political landscape and a passion for political content 
  • Ability and experience working independently in a deadline driven environment 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical experience, ideally with SQL or other programming languages 
  • Fluency in more than one language

Client Description:

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry  
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do