Research Analyst

Work Location: New York - US
Requisition Number: 1021
# of Openings: 1


Position Title: Research Analyst

Location: New York, NY 


Freedom House  promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we  support the right of every individual to be free .



The Research Analyst will work under the guidance of the Research Director for Europe and Eurasia to facilitate the production of Nations in Transit (NIT), Freedom House’s annual survey on democracy from Central Europe to Eurasia. The position will involve research, administrative and logistical support, and mechanical, substantive, and developmental editing. Together with the Research Director, the Analyst will also assist with report roll-out; perform data analysis and draft presentations; and contribute to Freedom House’s work on at least one of the three subregions covered in NIT (Eurasia preferred). Contingent on expertise and experience, the Research Analyst will also provide research and editing support for Freedom House’s other reports as needed.



Editing and research:

  • Research, fact-check, and perform mechanical, substantive, and developmental editing of NIT reports.
  • Translate complex terms, concepts, and subject matter into language that is clear and engaging to non-experts.
  • Analyze data and findings from current survey year to detect trends and present findings in graphical and narrative formats for release materials and other purposes.
  • Provide editing and research support to senior experts and other Freedom House reports as needed.

Project implementation:

  • Identify, screen, and assist in training domestic and international consultant analysts and academic advisers.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the project, including but not limited to drafting contracts, preparing payment requests, and booking flights and accommodation.


  • Manage the project’s social media presence, including its Twitter page.
  • Assist the Research Director with the timely release and rollout strategy of NiT, including preparing background materials and briefings and participating in meetings and workshops as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of directly related experience, including research and editing experience
  • Familiarity with and strong interest in the politics and history of the Nations in Transit region; regional expertise with a focus on Eurasia preferred
  • Highly professional and effective English-language communications skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in a relevant second language (Russian preferred)
  • Public speaking, writing, and communication skills are an asset
  • Superb organizational skills, including the ability to keep track of many fast-moving parts and readily report on progress
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, including proactive problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • Ability to travel as needed, including internationally (approximately 5%)



Sedentary, regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; constantly talk, hear and understand speech at normal levels using a telephone. Occasionally required to stand, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, use hands, wrists and fingers, to grasp, push, pull, move, handle, feel, and type. Constantly required to use close vision and distance vision for regular computer work. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs to waist height.



Qualified candidates must complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter with desired salary.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions need to apply.


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