Nesbitt & Parrinello

Resume Bank: Senior Associate - Opposition Research Full-Time

Full-Time in United States - %LABEL_POSITION_TYPE_REMOTE_ANY% - $55.13k - $55.13k

All opportunities are remote and employees are required to live and work in the United States. You will work with an amazing team to win some of the most critical Democratic campaigns of the election cycle. All full-time employees will receive a competitive benefits package to include, but not limited to: paid time off, insurance benefits, remote work/office stipend and wellness benefits.

Senior Associates will perform and manage political research including vetting, research book and memo writing, fact checking, and copy editing at the highest levels of American political campaigns.

This is a full-time, exempt opportunity in a remote professional office environment. Candidates can expect night, weekend, and unconventional work hours. Candidates will need access to a secure and private work environment and reliable internet connection.

Great candidates have most of the following:

  • Dedication to building a more progressive America and interest in the business of political consulting;
  • Experience on diverse teams in campaign research either with a consulting firm, a DC political committee, or directly with a campaign, or a similar environment;
    • Ideal candidates will have prior experience as opposition research or communications staff;
  • Able to turn complex and diverse information into clear summaries with a consistent point of view
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to ask questions, pitch ideas, and give and receive feedback;
  • Demonstrated initiative to work both independently and in collaboration with teams, balance multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines while remaining highly detail-oriented;
  • Ability to write and edit with precision and on deadline during high-volume, fast-paced periods;
  • Experience with LexisNexis, public records requests, analyzing primary source documents, commonly-used research databases and other basic opposition research tasks;
  • Digitally native and comfortable learning new softwares for communication, project management, and research. Bonus points for familiarity with Git, markdown, or Salesforce.

Our recruitment process includes a short skills-based exam, which we believe opens opportunities to applicants who might have acquired the relevant research skills in ways not easily represented on a resume, ensuring we don't miss great applicants with less traditional work experience or education. We allow up to 24 hours to complete the exam once started, but most applicants spend about an hour. No exam content is ever used in our work product and is strictly for applicant evaluation purposes.

About Us

N&P is a minority-owned and a woman-owned small business. Allen Nesbitt started our business in 2005 and he is the first Black person to lead a Democratic opposition research firm in the United States. Allen Nesbitt and Cristina Parrinello are diverse researchers who are committed to encouraging and training future generations of diverse researchers. N&P is led by a diverse team: we are 44% people of color, 30% LGBTQ+, and our management team is 66% women.

Our mission is to make the world a more progressive, inclusive, and fair place and this begins with the internal functioning of our company. We strive to integrate cultural competency both within our work product and within our team. We aim to exceed the minimum non-discrimination policies by proactively recruiting from underrepresented communities via Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority ethnic group-focused academic support organizations.

We strive to provide equal opportunity to all team members and future team members. We believe that extraordinary results stem from the broadest possible diversity of opinions and backgrounds. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, marital status, or any other category provided by state or local laws.