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Investigative Data Researcher

LegiStorm, a disruptive congressional information service on Capitol Hill, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and energetic Investigative Data Researcher.

Job Duties

You will be a key member of our data team, performing research on a wide range of matters concerning Capitol Hill, including congressional financial disclosures, lobbying, the revolving door with K Street, campaign finance, private travel and more.  If you are a good writer, we will encourage you to turn your findings into posts for our daily blog, Caught our Eye – but we value your research skills more than your writing ability.

Candidate Requirements

  • Strong research skills, with 3 years minimum work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Highly intellectual – tight logical-reasoning skills and an ability to understand complex situations is a must
  • Penchant for skepticism – always questioning data and seeking out issues to research
  • Enterprising work ethic – can work independently and doesn’t wait to be told to do something
  • Strong writing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of SQL is not required, but is a plus

Work Environment and Benefits

This is a full-time job.  Hours will be roughly 9–5:30, Monday–Friday at our office located in the Capitol Hill/Atlas District about a mile from Union Station. Street parking is plentiful and there are multiple bus lines which stop within a few blocks of the office.

Competitive pay. 100% employer-paid HMO after 90 days.  2 weeks annual leave, 1 week sick leave, holidays.  Free on-site gym and pool.  Lunch, coffee, snacks, and other beverages are provided daily. Casual dress permitted but casual dress does not mean a casual attitude -- we mean business.

Application Requirements

Email a formal cover letter which specifies how you meet or exceed the requirements above, your salary requirements, and your resume with salary history,, subject line “Last Name, First Name Investigative Data Researcher Application”. No other emails will be reviewed.  Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No calls.  LegiStorm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To prove that you have basic research skills, we require you to provide an answer to the following question in your email or cover letter:

The alma mater of LegiStorm’s founder’s wife has produced numerous professional athletes. One of their star offensive players was selected in the first round of the NFL draft the same year she graduated. The number of professional teams he played for is the same as a congressional district in his home state whose representative sits on one committee. The committee (s)he sits on was originally founded 52 years prior to the enactment of a law granting U.S. citizenship to residents of a territory. What sport did the first Olympic medalist from this territory compete in?