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OPPOSITION RESEARCHER (Oakland, California)

 

Organization: VR Research

Date Posted: 09/20/2017

City: Oakland

Location: California

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 autonomously 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 10 holidays-per-year as well as escalating vacation benefits (2 weeks accrued in your first year along with 2 personal days and up from there).

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: careers@vrresearch.com. Please introduce yourself in your email or cover letter and tell us what experience or knowledge you have about opposition research/public records research and why you think you would be good at it. And tell us about a recent news story that caught your attention which you think made an interesting use of public records.