Video Research Associate

Washington, DC (DNC HQ)
Research /
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 starting salary for the Video Research Associate position is $51,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is eligible for overtime wages and is in the bargaining unit represented by SEIU local-500 and has an end date of November 15, 2024.

The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- Paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, 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 5% 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 employees and dependents.