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Drive Agency: Deputy Digital Research Director

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Job Post

United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Drive Agency: Deputy Digital Research Director




$65,000-80,000/year / Yearly


Drive Agency



Employer Type

Consulting Firm

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Application Instructions

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jake.engle@driveagency.com. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Drive Agency. Thank you for your interest.

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Job Description

Drive Agency is looking for a Deputy Digital Research Director to join our Center on Digital Influence. This role sits at the intersection of social listening research and campaign/communications strategy. This person will help synthesize social listening – including mis/disinformation – into actionable recommendations to help campaigns and progressive organizations navigate online threats and run adaptive, modern, and impactful communications. This person will take ownership over regular research reports in addition to supporting with rapid response requests related to breaking news events.

The ideal candidate is a digital native who is experienced in working with political campaigns, in campaign advocacy, or in community organizing, and is interested in exploring how traditional and social media impacts politics and voters.

Experience with developing digital content strategy and in other communications functions is highly valued. Direct experience with issues related to disinformation, extremism, or election interference is a plus, but candidates who are interested in these topics are also encouraged to apply. Experience using social media or social listening tools in a work capacity is also helpful but not a requirement.

Language skills outside of English will be highly valued. Drive is committed to building a diverse team, and encourages applicants of all class origins, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

This position is project-based through the November 2024 election.

- Conducting social listening research and drafting written summary memos
- Assisting with workflow management, including ownership over a set of regular reports and helping other staff to stay organized, on time, and according to quality standards
- Helping to develop strategic recommendations for clients
- Adaptable to the changing needs of a campaign or news cycle, including producing same-day, rapid response insights and occasional “after hours” work when needed
- Staying attuned to current events and news related to US elections and politics
- Providing other support for senior staff and clients on an as-needed basis

- At least 1-2 cycles of professional political experience (e.g. campaigns, consulting, organizing).
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to stay organized and juggle requests under tight deadlines
- Comfortable with Google Suite
- Understanding of the US political and social media landscapes, trends, and current events
- Takes initiative, is solution-oriented, and is comfortable wading into details and the big picture.
- Experience with social media in a professional capacity is a plus
- Experience developing content strategy or other communications materials is a plus
- Language skills outside of English are a plus
- Experience or interest in supporting constituencies most harmed by online mis/disinformation, including communities of color, immigrant communities, and LGBTQ+ groups is a plus
- Commitment to work that encourages voting, civic participation, or political activism