Investigator

  • Accountable.US
  • Washington, DC or New York City
  • Feb 24, 2020
Full time Communications Research

Job Description

Summary

Launched in 2019, Accountable.US is a nonpartisan watchdog group exposing corruption across all levels of government and holding our policymakers accountable. The projects at Accountable.US use traditional research tactics, such as public records requests, financial disclosure review, voting record analysis, and more to identify who is influencing public policy debates and why.

 Accountable.US seeks an experienced Investigator who will manage and conduct complex investigations. As an investigator, you will be responsible for doing in-depth research on the organizations, companies, and other entities influencing the government. You will join a team of nimble researchers and investigators who work on a variety of projects, from vetting government actors to powerful outside influencers.  A flexible personality, sense of humor, and positive attitude are also essential.

The ideal candidate will have a proven investigative track record, familiarity with all aspects of investigative research, including Freedom of Information Act requests, and a working understanding of federal and state laws and regulations.

 This position is based in Washington, DC or New York City. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Accountable.US welcomes diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conduct investigative research on the backgrounds of organizations, companies, and other entities to inform communications work;
  • Assist in identifying potential regulatory violations and consumer fraud and corporate misconduct;
  • Build relationships with like-minded organizations;
  • Analyze and summarize findings into comprehensive written reports; and
  • Brief project director on findings in a clear and professional manner.

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • At least 5 years of investigative, investigative journalism, or political research experience;
  • Ability to analyze, summarize and communicate large amounts of information in a concise manner;
  • Strong writing and research skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize projects and assignments while meeting strict, and often overlapping, deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy; and
  • Impeccable professional ethics and integrity.

 

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Case management experience preferred;
  • Understanding of non-profit regulatory frameworks;
  • Financial or accounting background a plus;
  • Experience researching money in politics; and
  • Time spent either as a journalist or media professional.

 

Attributes

  • Exceptional communications skills;
  • Sound judgement and acumen;
  • Handles herself well under pressure;
  • Extremely well organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Flexible personality;
  • Sense of humor; and
  • Works well in and contributes to a collegial environment.

 

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@accountable.us with your first and last name and “Investigator” in the subject line.

 

Accountable.US Careers

Accountable.US is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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