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Democracy Researcher - Redistricting

The Programme

The Brennan Center is seeking a full-time Researcher to conduct quantitative and qualitative research relating to redistricting. The Researcher will support a major initiative focused on redistricting ahead of the 2020 Census and the subsequent nationwide redrawing of congressional and legislative districts. This opportunity comes at a unique and important juncture in the redistricting field, after a decade with the most gerrymandered maps in history, and the recent development of new tools to fight both partisan and racial gerrymandering.

What You Will Do

  • Original research – including empirical and quantitative research on the impact of redistricting, redistricting reforms, and gerrymandering.
  • Collection and analysis of public data, and interviews of public officials and private individuals.
  • Supervision of research.
  • Policy and data analysis.
  • Drafting and editing publications, policy reports, articles, resource and case pages, newsletters, op-eds, blog posts, and other public communications.
  • Assistance with legal briefs, legal research, and cite checking.
  • Working with attorneys, fellows, communications and development professionals, editors, allies, clients, and organizational leadership.
  • Public presentations of research findings and data.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Additional relevant degrees a plus.
  • Thorough and meticulous research and interview skills.
  • Strong and proven quantitative skills.
  • Excellent writing skills, including ability to write for audiences ranging from courts to the general public.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team-based and deadline-driven environment.
  • Openness to receiving and implementing constructive feedback.
  • Creativity in ferreting out information.
  • Ease working with data and statistics.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Sincere interest in democracy advocacy and reform.
  • A self-starter.
  • Ability and confidence to work with a diverse group of allies, public officials, reporters, and members of the public.
  • Job Type:Graduate jobs
  • Position Type:Full time
  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    New York (United

  • Closing Date:15th August 2018, 6:00 pm

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