Political Vetting & Research Analyst

Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USA
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Job Description

Conservative Public Relations and Research firm seeks applicants for our vetting team. This fast-paced position serves as an internal watchdog for our clients, including prominent conservative political campaigns, non-profits, and advocacy groups. Our analysts review individuals and organizations using open-source information to identify potential political liabilities and risks, alerting our clients before they become a problem. Candidates must be self-driven, team players, and have a strong work ethic. Experience in conservative political research, political campaigns, public affairs, or on Capitol Hill are a plus.


  • Conducting background research on individuals and organizations to gather information on their political beliefs, history, and past actions 
  • Investigating elected officials and candidates to document corruption, conflicts of interest, ethics violations, and even illegal activity  
  • Searching domestic and international public records, including financial databases, campaign finance records, legislative records, and federal and county-level court records  
  • Reviewing social media, news articles, and other publicly reported information 

Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Desire or proven experience working to further conservative causes, candidates, and policies 
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to gather, analyze, and concisely summarize research into written content for both internal and external use 
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to quickly and accurately identify politically relevant information and news content
  • A strong interest in politics and a finger on the pulse of relevant political issues and events 
  • The ability to quickly and efficiently handle time-sensitive requests under tight deadlines 
  • Familiarity and experience with social media and relevant monitoring platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube 

Desirable Experience  

  • Familiarity business records, personal financial disclosures, fundraising records, FOIA requests, tax filings, or other investigative areas
  • Experience navigating political databases and other research tools such as LexisNexis, PACER, CourtLink, GuideStar, FEC records, Congress.gov and legislative records, and other public records 
  • Experience in political communications or research, including on Capitol Hill, in journalism, public relations, marketing, or at an NGO
  • Experience working on as part of a political campaign’s or committee’s research team 

This is a hybrid-work position. Candidates are expected to be in-office three days a week, with work-from-home options on Mondays and Fridays. Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer competitive benefits, including medical and dental insurance, disability, life, vision, and an employer 401k match.

Interested candidates should send a resume and brief note of introduction to publicaffairsconservative@gmail.com