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LOCATION: Remote within the U.S.
Civiqs is the leading online scientific polling platform and a division of Kos Media LLC . Civiqs has been conducting surveys online since 2014. Every day, Civiqs polls thousands of people across the United States on politics, culture, and current affairs. With years of daily responses on a huge array of questions, Civiqs maintains one of the largest databases of public opinion in the United States. The scale and quality of Civiqs' public opinion data, and its online survey panel, is unmatched in the survey industry.
We are hiring an experienced and results-driven Senior Research Data Analyst to join our team. As Senior Research Data Analyst you will be responsible for conducting surveys and producing results and analysis that are delivered to clients, media partners, and the public. Alongside a research team of statisticians and developers, you will perform all aspects of public opinion research: develop a deep understanding of the Civiqs Panel, construct survey requirements, design survey samples, analyze response patterns, interpret results, and perform weighting, modeling, and other statistical procedures common to public opinion survey research.
In this role, the analyst is critical to Civiqs' mission of accurately measuring, interpreting, and communicating public opinion research findings. The analyst's responsibilities will ensure that high research standards are being met at all times, and that survey projects are completed accurately and on time. The position requires a high degree of technical and survey research expertise, combined with excellent communication skills.
We have an energized team of survey researchers with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. If you love working with lots of data and are interested in a challenge--we'd like to hear from you. Come join our team and guide the future of public opinion research using the Civiqs panel!
Responsibilities
  • Design and create survey samples, and field surveys
  • Monitor the survey interview and data-gathering process
  • Devise and calculate survey weights
  • Produce original analysis of survey results
  • Communicate research findings in cross-tabular reports, advisory memos, newsletters, and presentation materials
  • Develop survey engineering products and provide input on improving research quality
  • Contribute to public-facing Civiqs products, including social media content

Experience
  • 3+ years professional experience conducting and managing public opinion surveys including implementing sampling and weighting
  • Hands-on experience producing quantitative research findings and reports for internal and external audiences
  • Responsibility for writing advisory or descriptive reports for clients or the public
  • Applied experience in statistical programming for survey data or other large data systems
  • Professional experience or advanced coursework in survey methodology and survey statistics

Qualifications
  • Experience conducting scientific survey research including: sampling, questionnaire design, weighting, and cross-tabular analysis
  • Strong attention to detail in quantitative analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of statistical programming in R or Python
  • Knowledge of database programming using SQL
  • Excellent communication skills; the ability to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience, both in writing and verbally
  • Interest in campaigns or politics is a plus
  • Comfortable with a virtual working environment
  • Be tech and internet savvy: we use Slack, Dropbox, Asana, Zoom, and lots of other tools that make work life easier
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in social science or related quantitative field or equivalent experience

Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000
This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time exempt position and is supervised by Civiqs' Director of Research. This position is based out of either our Oakland, CA or Washington, DC offices or remote within the US. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States. The position offers a flexible work environment, the ability to work remotely or from home, competitive salary, excellent benefits including: full medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K with a 5% company match, remote worker stipend, professional development stipend, company-paid holidays, a generous vacation package, traumatic grief leave, as well as employer-paid parental/family leave. Our organizational commitment to personal growth and work-life balance reduces churn and encourages a very rewarding long term position.
At Civiqs, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective in our work, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal-opportunity workplace. The atmosphere in our office is energized by the day's news events, and people united by common cause. We're a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.
Women, people of color and LGBTQIA individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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What are Kos Media Perks + Benefits

Kos Media Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation

- Remote-first work environment
- Paid employee medical, dental and vision benefits
- 401K with a 5% company match
- 9 Company-paid holidays
- 6 weeks vacation
- Paid Sick Time
- Bereavement Leave (includes pets and pregnancy loss)
- Traumatic Grief Leave
- Paid parental/family/medical leave
- Remote Worker Stipend
- Professional Development Stipend
- Employee Referral Bonus Program
- Flex Spending Account
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Company paid short & long term disability
- Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefit

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Kos Media partners with non-profits such as Prism Reports https://prismreports.org/ and Democratizing Philanthropy https://www.democratizingphilanthropy.org/.
Open door policy
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Kos Media offers up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for new parents.
Remote Work Program
Kos Media is a remote-first organization with the option to work form offices in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC.
Family Medical Leave
Kos Media offers up to 12 weeks of paid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Kos Media's vacation policy includes six generous weeks of paid time off for all employees.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Kos Media's sick leave policy includes 70 hours of paid sick time off for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We host a company-paid annual staff retreat during non-presidential election years.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Kos Media offers a Remote Worker Stipend payable semi-monthly to cover costs of working remote, peripherals, cell phone usage, internet, office supplies, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Kos Media offers an annual $2000 Professional Development Stipend to support job-related learning and skill development.
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An Insider's view of Kos Media

What’s the vibe like in the office?

My colleagues at Daily Kos are smart, kind, and principled. As a remote company, it's important to feel embraced by a team, and I do. We actually like each other and working together, and that makes all the difference. The work-life balance is real, too—we're encouraged to use our generous PTO and enjoy our lives outside of work.

Adrienne

Copy Editor

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’d like our very engaged community to better reflect the diversity of the Democratic party. Combine that with a strong desire to tear down the notorious gates of journalism, a bit of trust and autonomy granted by our management, and you’ve got our new Emerging Fellows Program. It’s simultaneously the hardest and most fulfilling project.

Jessica

Managing Editor

How does the company support your career growth?

Daily Kos truly focuses on the growth of their employees as much as they do on their own growth. The education stipend is the highest I have heard of in this industry and you are encouraged to use it. Regular checkins, meetings, and collaboration sessions help you not only choose your path, but offer ways to excel, including internal growth options

Alisha

Software Developer

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