Organization Overview

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center’s work is carried out by a core administrative and publishing unit and seven research projects that study U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes; and U.S. social and demographic trends.

Project Overview

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies American attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. In this role it serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens. The project conducts regular weekly and monthly polls on politics and major policy issues in the United States. In addition, the Center periodically fields major surveys on the news media and social issues.

Position Summary

The primary responsibilities will be fact-checking and proof-reading, creating charts, tables, and slides, organizing relevant polling data, and performing research and analysis as required.  Of foremost importance is ensuring that data analysis and reporting meet the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in political science, sociology or related fields and a demonstrated interest in American politics. This position reports to the Director of Political Research and works closely with other researchers on staff.

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Application Procedure

Applicant should send a résumé, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) with salary expectations to  Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources Department
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC  20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.