Analytics Associate

  • Center for American Progress
  • Washington Dc
  • Jun 03, 2021
Full time Communications Media Public Policy SQL

Job Description

Analytics Associate, War Room

  • Reports to: Director of Analytics, War Room
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: War Room
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time; Union - Level 3
  • Minimum compensation: $50,000


With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Analytics Associate to join the War Room’s amplification and distribution efforts to build the case for progressive policies and values.

A strong candidate for this role will work as part of a team that creates, analyzes, and distributes compelling content across the progressive media landscape—both political and otherwise—in order to improve the performance of progressives online and help to close the engagement gap on progressive content. The Analytics Associate’s responsibilities include measuring content performance, identifying and pursuing trends and engagement opportunities, and tracking key issue areas and conversations across platforms tied to American Progress’ strategic priorities.

This is a full-time position funded through March 2022.


  • In partnership with the Director of Analytics, help develop a data- and insights-driven strategic plan to develop and implement scalable solutions for American Progress’ social media program and partnerships strategy.
  • Conduct organic social media measurement (audience engagement, campaign effectiveness, share of voice, etc.), surfacing actionable insights across American Progress.
  • Contribute to the creation of a robust content-testing strategy to yield regular, actionable insights.
  • Create, review, and schedule reports to a wide range of audiences—internal and external—that provide clear and actionable insights.
  • Leverage social listening tools to help American Progress stay on the forefront of emerging social media trends for progressive politics.
  • Help synthesize analytics and statistical approaches into easy-to-consume storylines and recommended actions for the War Room team and other stakeholders, both visually and verbally.
  • Develop and maintain workflows to collect, clean, and transform data for insights.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • One to three years of professional experience in analytics, audience development, and/or social media.
  • Competency in SQL, R, or Python, or equivalent data analysis language.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, especially in presenting quantitative insights.
  • Familiarity with social measurement and social listening tools, such as NewsWhip, CrowdTangle, and Meltwater, is a plus.
  • Proactive and a self-starter.
  • Solid understanding of progressive values and policies and how they intersect with the news.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple projects for different stakeholders, often in rapid-response situations.
  • Creative and committed to innovation and experimentation.
  • Open to developing new skills as needed.
  • A positive team player with a passion for progressive change.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70 at union level 3 and has an approximate starting salary of $60,000.