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WaPo polling: job opening

Come poll with us ...

The Washington Post has an opening in its polling unit ... just in time for the midterms, a hot D.C. mayor's race and a competitive re-run in the contest for Maryland governor.

Responsibilities:

-Assist in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of Washington Post, Post-ABC News and Post-Kaiser-Harvard polls;
-Write and edit survey stories for the Post in print and online;
-Format, recode, analyze and report quantitative data;
-Prepare data tables and reports for reporters;
-Track state and national survey questions, topics and trends;
-Maintain and build survey databases;
-Respond to inquiries about public opinion data;
-Track response rates and other survey administration data;
-Use initiative in contributing to polls, blogs and articles.

Qualifications:

-Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical ability;
-Strong written and verbal communication skills;
-Proven researcher;
-Ability to meet tight deadlines;
-Display exacting attention to detail;
-Experience in the field is required;
-Extensive experience with SPSS, or equivalent statistical package;
-High proficiency in Excel;
-Familiarity with HTML;
-Strong interest in politics and public opinion research;
-Ability to work independently while functioning effectively as part of a small team and with reporters and editors.

Title and salary commensurate with experience.

If interested, send materials to cohenj - at - washpost

By Jon Cohen  |  July 19, 2010; 4:42 PM ET
 
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