Standing Posting

Ballotpedia, the online encyclopedia of American politics, informs people about politics by arming them with accurate, objective information, for all levels of government.

Our coverage doesn’t start and end with Congress and the White House. We don’t stop at state legislatures or at the Texas Railroad Commissioner. We cover school boards, city councils, and county ballot measures.

Ballotpedia goes so local that we are able to provide 20% of United States citizens with a complete sample ballot. To do that, we need to write a lot of articles. So far, we’ve written over a quarter of a million articles on elected officials, candidates, influencers, elections, and more, all researched and written by our amazingly dedicated professional staff.

Ballotpedia was founded more than 10 years ago, in 2007. Since then we’ve had over 870 million page views, and we’ve been referenced in over 5,000 media outlets. From the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Politico to Daily Kos and Breitbart. Come November, you’ll find Ballotpedia.org among the top 200 most visited sites in the United States.

The Opportunities
This is a standing posting. Applications submitted here will be reviewed on a rolling basis for positions that become available. If we identify your application as a good fit for a future opening, we will invite you to apply for that opportunity.

Please note: If a specific position becomes available in which you have interest, please also submit your application for that posting.

Possible future openings:

  • Staff Writer
  • Assistant Staff Writer
  • Managing or Associate Editor
  • Project Lead
  • Communications Associate
  • Web Developer

Do you want to do something special or unique for Ballotpedia? Tell us about what you think you can do for us—maybe you see a gap in our coverage, or the opportunity to grow what we're doing. If you have a special skill set, and you want to put it to use for Ballotpedia, we'd love to hear about it!

Environment
Ballotpedia employees work remotely from their home location. To join Ballotpedia, you must have a computer with Internet access. Ballotpedia uses Google Applications (Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive and more) to accomplish our goals. Some familiarity with Google Applications is helpful.

Compensation
Ballotpedia’s compensation package is competitive, with opportunities for bonuses based on performance. Ballotpedia offers a full benefits package to its employees, including health, vision and dental insurance; life insurance; and more.

To Apply
Please attach:

  • résumé
  • cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position and the mission of the organization, including your salary requirements and the contact information for two professional references

Please ensure that either your resume or your cover letter include your current address.

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