Researcher, Polling and Analytics (Part-Time)
Type of Job
4,500 - 7,000 / month
Feb 27, 2023
About the job
Researcher, Polling and Analytics (Part-Time), Counter-Disinformation Department
Equis is a set of organizations working to create a better understanding of Latinos, innovate new approaches to reach and engage them, and invest in the leadership and infrastructure for long-term change and increased engagement. Since 2019, we have served as a hub of Latino polling, qualitative insights, and data, with analysis based on a large set of interviews, focus groups, online journals, ethnographies, and vote simulations. Equis is a leader in digital innovation, focused on message testing and experiments, anti-disinformation tracking, and digital capacity-building for grassroots groups. Equis is also committed to developing Latino leaders across the progressive space, serving as a convener of organizations and individuals leading Hispanic-focused programs. In 2022, Equis launched Moonshots, a set of bold, ambitious initiatives to massively increase Latino power, influence and belonging in the US.
Reporting to the Director of Counter-Disinformation Strategies, in consultation with the Chief Analyst, Equis is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented research associate to support analysis of public opinion research, including polls, surveys, and focus groups, that aim to deepen our understanding of disinformation, misinformation, propaganda and hyper-partisan narratives affecting Latino communities. The Research Associate, Polling and Analytics will support the team’s efforts to leverage data to tell a more accurate and nuanced story about how false and misleading information impacts uncertainty and belief among Latino communities. The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, and experience with data collection and management. While experience working with data specific to Latinos is not necessary, our ideal candidate will have cultural fluency and a demonstrated awareness for racial and ethnic bias in data collection and analysis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Data Management: Collect, organize and review data sets, public opinion polls, surveys, test results, and focus group readouts.
Data Analysis: Analyze and draw trends and conclusions from poll data, surveys, focus group readouts, interviews.
Data Visualization: Support data visualization for memos, decks and other research products, for a wide range of audiences.
Internal Systems Building: Working with the Analysis Team and Counter-Disinformation researchers, build out internal systems to increase data analytics capacities, such as, but not limited to: organizing and merging existing datasets and applying new learnings, building well documented, repeatable work flows and protocols, and developing templates for ongoing data collection and analysis projects.
3+ years of experience working with polling data and basic statistical analysis.
3+ years of experience working with data visualization.
Experience working in STATA, R, or equivalent statistical software.
Experience working with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.
Demonstrated interest in public opinion and behavioral research, with an interest in information integrity and disinformation issues a plus.
Demonstrated history of curiosity and impeccable attention to detail.
Well-organized with experience or ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment; flexible and able to adapt to evolving priorities.
Fluency in English, with Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in political, economic, and social issues affecting US Latino communities and/or Latin America.
THIS POSITION REPORTS TO
Director, Counter-Disinformation Strategies
EQUIS CONTRACTOR STATUS
Consultant, Part-Time, with potential for extension, funding permitting
Must be authorized to work in the United States, if applicable
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
This is a fully remote consultant position that will offer $4,500 - $7,000 per month, requiring 20-30 hours of commitment per week, for the starting duration of up to 4 months, with potential for extension. This compensation range represents a good faith estimate of what Equis may pay for this position at the time of posting. The compensation offered to the selected candidate will be commensurate with the selected candidates’ experience.