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 in the areas of 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. 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 staff of 130.

Project Overview

The Research Assistant is a position within Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project. Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project studies the transformation of news information in three main areas: the search for new business models, changes in how consumers receive, share and add to news information and how those changes are affecting the reporting of news. In conducting this research, the project employs a number of different methodologies. Its goal is to help the public and those in media, as well as other researchers and scholars, develop a better understanding of the revolution in news and media landscape.

Position Summary

This position is primarily responsible for working with others on staff to gather, analyze and produce internal and external data on current news trends.  The work will cut across a wide range of research projects and methods and requires  strong research, analytical and writing skills. This position reports to the Director of Journalism Research.

Primary Responsibilities

Required Education/Experience

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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.