VR Research Job Board
OPPOSITION RESEARCHER (Oakland, California)
Organization: VR Research
Date Posted: 06/05/2018
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Description & Details
It’s time to do something: Join the fight against disinformation and help Democrats defeat Republicans. At VR Research you will learn the art of opposition research. You’ll work to analyze public records of all types and then turn that analysis into strategic insight that helps our clients, which include Democratic political campaigns, labor unions, public affairs firms and Fortune 500 companies.
If you’ve ever found yourself questioning the factual backup for a newspaper article or TV ad that made dubious claims, then you are the applicant we’re looking for. If you’ve wondered how to prove that a politician is doing the bidding of their campaign contributors, apply for this job. You are also:
- Interested in and knowledgeable of the political process
- Someone who enjoys puzzles and problem solving in their work, with a drive to fill gaps in your knowledge and an ability to spot relevant connections between seemingly isolated facts
- An attentive reader with a good eye for detail
- A strong writer, able to provide objective, clear and concise summary of your findings
- Well organized and an efficient manager of your time
We’ll hire the first applicant in our Oakland office with the above interests and traits along with excellent political judgment.
Once hired, we will pay you a competitive salary and pay for 100% of your health, dental and vision coverage. We also offer matching contributions to your 401k and escalating vacation benefits.
For more information on VR Research, please see our web site and blog at: www.vrresearch.com.
How to Apply / Contact
Send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For your application to be considered: 1) Please introduce yourself in your email or cover letter and tell us what you know about opposition research and why you think you would be good at it. And 2) Tell us about a recent news story that caught your attention which you think made an interesting use of public records.