Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks an aggressive, detail-oriented research director to manage CREW’s research department. As a leading nonpartisan nonprofit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action, strategic communications, in-depth research and policy advocacy. From tracking the conflicts of interest of Congress and the Executive Branch to combing through campaign finance reports to identify legal and ethical violations, CREW’s research team is busier than ever in the current ethics crisis facing our democracy. The ideal candidate will be able to make an immediate impact fighting for an ethical, accountable government.
- Research/Investigation: The research director supervises a team of researchers who exhaustively research and investigate government corruption, including reviewing and analyzing government documents, news reports, databases, public information, and other resources and extracting all relevant information. The research director works with researchers to generate project ideas and investigative report proposals. The research director also works with CREW’s Chief Investigator to develop special projects.
- Editing: The research director works with researchers to synthesize information into accurate, concise written reports, and create databases and other online resources for use by the public and news media. With oversight from the research director, researchers draft blog posts and reports for distribution. Everything produced by CREW is vigorously fact-checked by CREW’s research team and the research director is responsible for managing the fact-check process.
- Monitoring: The research department is the eyes and ears of CREW, and the research director is in charge of implementing systems for monitoring the news as it develops. The research team also collects news clips to distribute internally
- Interdepartmental Communication: The research director is the lead interface between the research team and other departments at CREW. Researchers work closely with CREW’s legal, policy, and communications teams to advance the mission of the organization, from drafting FOIA requests to tracking down information for journalists.
A great candidate has:
- A minimum of 5 years research experience required
- Management and editorial experience
- Outstanding interpersonal, research, and analytical skills
- Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
- Excellent writing, editing, and fact-checking skill
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently
- Must work well under pressure, adapt to changing situations, and prioritize numerous projects and tasks
- Must be a self-starter who can recognize emerging trends and generate creative content ideas
How to Apply
Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please place your name and “Research Director Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and creative Digital Engagement Manager. As a leading nonpartisan nonprofit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action and communications grounded by in-depth research.
As CREW takes bold legal action to hold the current administration, Congress and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses and violations of the law, you will be on the front lines of getting CREW’s work and message to the American public. This position directly reports to the Communications Director.
- Develop and execute strategy for grassroots digital campaigns
- Create compelling issue, fundraising and update emails
- Grow and maintain a supporter list of tens of thousands of activists from across the country
- Manage CREW’s supporter database
- Monitor the news for opportunities for online activism and engagement
- Respond to email and social media queries from the public about CREW’s work
A great candidate has:
- Three to seven years experience in digital organizing or online engagement
- Significant experience writing digital content and managing email campaigns
- Proven experience managing strategy, content creation, and development of online campaigns
- A passion for government ethics and campaign finance issues
- Ability to track, report and respond to digital metrics
How to Apply
Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and “Digital Engagement Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
CREW seeks undergraduate students to serve as research interns during the fall of 2018. Undergraduate research interns will assist with research and operations alongside CREW’s research team, and will receive a stipend. Interns will learn and use various sources of public information to track special interest spending, campaign spending, and political contributions, and will also review lobbying records. Additional duties include distributing news clips internally, drafting content for reports and blogs, and creating datasets. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented, and interested in legal or ethics issues.
How to Apply
Please email a resume, a cover letter that includes how you heard about the opportunity, and availability to Walker Davis at [email protected]
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking paid legal interns for all semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Responsibilities include legal and related research, analyzing emerging issues, and assisting in the preparation of complaints, reports, and other written products. Interested applicants must have completed at least one year of law school and must possess strong writing and analytical skills. The legal intern position offers law students an opportunity to participate in a current hot-button issue of great public importance.
How to Apply
Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include the semester for which you are applying, “Legal Intern”, and your last name in the subject line (e.g. Summer Legal Intern Smith) . No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.