Polling Positions at ABC News

Feb 5, 2010 1:59pm

The ABC News Polling Unit invites applications for two positions based in New York, N.Y.
1. Assistant Director of Polling
2. Senior Polling Analyst
The Polling Unit covers the beat of public opinion for ABC News. We research, write, conduct and analyze public opinion polls across a range of topics; establish and maintain ABC’s poll reporting standards; compile, evaluate and summarize multi-source data to inform our news coverage; and consult with producers and correspondents on the contours of public opinion. We conduct ongoing methodological oversight and review of our surveys, maintain extensive internal data resources and report our results on ABC and other television, radio and digital platforms. We also commit to our own professional development and encourage engagement with the field through professional associations. Applicants for these positions must possess a strong background in statistics and survey methodology, extensive experience managing and analyzing survey data, strong writing and communication skills, critical and creative thinking and the ability to handle multiple projects on deadline in a demanding but collaborative work environment.
1. Assistant director
The assistant director of polling will possess substantial practical experience in producing and analyzing public opinion surveys. This individual takes the lead role in our statistical analysis, review and development of survey methodology, dataset management and vetting of external-source research, as well as a substantial role in producing ABC News poll analyses and responding directly to data inquiries from producers and correspondents. The assistant director also represents ABC News on the exit poll questionnaire committee. In addition to superior analytical ability we expect strong writing, consultative and explanatory skills. An advanced degree is expected, preferably a Ph.D., in survey research methods or a related field. Reference Requisition ID 227752.
2. Senior polling analyst
The senior polling analyst is expected to possess strong editorial as well as data analysis skills. This position holds lead responsibility for maintaining the Polling Unit area of ABCNews.com as well as for researching and drafting survey questionnaires, oversight of questionnaire programming, crosstab analysis, analysis writing, precise data checking, copy editing on deadline and management of our supporting data resources. The senior analyst takes a strong hand in the unit’s standards and vetting operation and provides administrative support and intern management. A Ph.D. is preferred, M.A. is expected and experience in the field is required. Reference Requisition ID 227754.
Apply for these positions at http://www.disneycareers.com using the Requisition ID numbers above.

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