Thursday, April 1, 2010

Organizing for America looking for Analysts

This is probably one of the more creative uses of Obama's massive mailing list I can think of... targeted want ads!
Jason --

Are you interested in campaign data analysis? Want to get involved in the 2010 elections?

This year, the Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America are looking for creative, quantitatively-minded individuals to join the Targeting Department.

We are filling three analytics positions -- Elections Analyst, Modeling Analyst and Lead Modeling Analyst -- to work in our D.C. Headquarters.

We are looking for bright, hard-working people with experience in areas such as data, statistics, analytics, mapping and programming to work in a fun, fast-paced and exciting environment.

Learn more and submit an application now.

As we look forward to 2010, our ability to reach out to key voters, monitor our progress and effectively deploy our resources will be critical to our success in November.

Apply now:

http://my.barackobama.com/targetingjobs

Please be sure to pass this note along to anyone else you know who might be interested.

Thank you,

Dan

Dan Wagner
Targeting Director

I know I gave them my occupation when I gave them money, so that's probably why I was part of the mass mailing... interestingly, looking at the positions, what they're asking for is not far from my skill set, but I don't have any database experience nor much time in stats software... I'm a Matlab guy... so I guess it's a good thing I'm not interested in moving back to the D.C. area. Somebody who reads this blog might be though! Seems like campaign data would be an interesting data set to work with, especially for the politically minded geek.