Video Research Associate

The Democratic Party, Washington, DC (DNC HQ)

Change that Matters

Duration: Full-Time

Research is the messaging and strategy backbone of campaigns.  We scour public records, campaign finance reports, articles, interviews, books, legislation, and more to gain a deep understanding of the topics and candidates we research.

If you’re interested in helping us relentlessly dig for the truth - come join us!

Our Video Research Associates are responsible for assisting media monitoring and rapid response efforts. They provide video research assets and flags to communications and digital staff for use in video reels, social media posts, press releases and other external products. They also play a key role in monitoring and keeping staff informed of coverage trends and flags in national and local media. Some late nights and off hour work will be required.


  • Possess strong knowledge of current events within Congress, the White House, opposition and right-wing groups, and activity around upcoming campaign cycles;
  • Research and analyze trends in local and national news as well as raw video content;
  • Compile press clips and other media coverage reports; and,
  • Additional specific research responsibilities, as directed.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic understanding of video files and formats;
  • Organized with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and balance long-term needs and short-term tasks;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications;
  • to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to take direction, ask questions and quickly learn new tasks and databases; and,
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.


  • Have a basic understanding of video files and formats as well as the ability to quickly learn new technological based databases;
  • Ability to keep up and analyze the 24 hour news cycle and familiarity with cable news;
  • Strong writing and communication skills with the ability to summarize large news segments into concise points;
  • Experience with media monitoring services is a plus; and,
  • Experience with Lexis-Nexis is preferred.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employee and dependants.

Physical Requirements:
The DNC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to succeed at the DNC. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

All DNC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DNC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. We welcome applicants with questions about accommodations to request to speak with our Human Resources Department. When an applicant with a disability requires an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing our Human Resources Department.

Essential functions of the role include:
- Working from a computer for long periods of time; and,
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.

You must receive the full course of one of the CDC-recommended vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. If you seek a reasonable accommodation in relation to the DNC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

About The Democratic Party

OUR PARTY Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States. Today we are millions of supporters strong, fighting for progress and helping elect Democrats across the country to state government, Congress, and the White House. There are several core beliefs that tie our party together: Democrats believe that we're greater together than we are on our own—that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. Our party is focused on building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top. That's why Democrats are working to make progress on issues like job creation, equal pay, education, health care, and clean energy.

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