Forecasting/modeling, Sampling/sample design, Survey research
Since 2004, Edison Research has been the sole provider of exit poll information to the National Election Pool, conducting exit polls and collecting precinct vote returns to project and analyze results for every major presidential primary and general election. For the 2018 and 2020 U.S. elections, Edison will provide exit polls and will tabulate the national vote across every county in the United States for ABC News, CBS News, CNN, and NBC News.
The Lead Statistician and Data Scientist will oversee statistical applications in Edison’s election system as we prepare for the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Test estimation and variance models
Select voting precinct samples
Update and testing of statistical specifications
Interface with computer developers for statistical models
Interface between election researchers and developers for maintaining databases
Develop survey weighting procedures for telephone surveys of early voters
Oversee research and development of new statistical models for election projection system
Work closely with programmers and developers to implement new statistical models
Serve as a key decision team member on Election Days
This position is full-time and will primarily work in the Somerville, NJ offices of Edison Research.
Some of the benefits of working at Edison Research:
Collaborative team atmosphere
Challenging work, with the ability to experiment with new methodologies
Chance to be part of a growing segment of Edison’s business
Strong benefits package including medical and 401k
MS or Ph.D. in Statistics or related disciplines
Expertise in statistical techniques, research design, and data analysis
Since its founding in 1994, Edison Research has conducted over 13,000 research assignments in more than 50 countries. Edison works with a broad array of commercial clients, governments and NGOs, including AMC Theatres, The Brookings Institute, Google, Oracle, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Radio, and Univision Communications.
With an expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research, Edison R...esearch utilizes telephone, Internet, and in-person research as well as focus groups and ethnographies to execute custom research studies. We work with clients to thoroughly understand their objectives and develop a methodology and questionnaire that will fulfill those goals. While we know how to perform complex research, the results and insights that we deliver are clear, comprehensive and easily understood.
Edison has conducted national surveys measuring everything from public opinion to podcast downloads. Edison’s work in public opinion research includes an ongoing survey of Economic Anxiety in America, conducted in conjunction with American Public Media’s renowned Marketplace program, as well as work with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Gates Foundation, and Univision. Our industry studies The Infinite Dial (now in its 25th iteration) and Share of Ear® are two of the most widely-cited studies in the audio space.
Since 2004, Edison Research has been the sole provider of Election Day data to the National Election Pool, conducting exit polls and collecting precinct vote returns to project and analyze results for every major presidential primary and general election. Edison conducts more than 100,000 interviews in a single day for this project. For the 2018 and 2020 U.S. elections, Edison will provide exit polls and will tabulate the national vote across every county in the United States for ABC News, CBS News, CNN, and NBC News.
Edison is also the leading provider of consumer face-to-face research and has conducted studies in almost every imaginable venue. Edison Research has conducted commercial research at locations including sporting events, movie theaters, shopping malls, golf courses, restaurants, parking garages, school buses, truck stops, airports, cruise ships, office buildings, conventions and conferences, subway stations, bus stations, casinos, museums, health clubs, and medical centers. Edison’s network of more than 19,000 experienced interviewers allows us to conduct research in almost any location.
Edison’s core talent in exit polling has led international media and civic organizations to hire Edison to conduct exit polls in such places as Azerbaijan, Mexico, the Republic of Georgia, and Venezuela. Edison Research conducted the first exit poll ever done in Iraq, with its survey for the 2014 Parliamentary Election. These international exit polling projects have provided election analysis as well as a mechanism to help validate the propriety of election results.
Another specialty for Edison is our work for media companies throughout the world, conducting research in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Edison Research has established itself as one of the primary providers of research to European broadcasters, conducting projects in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
Working with both government and commercial clients, Edison has broad experience in the Middle East and Africa. Projects have been conducted in Bahrain, Congo, Egypt, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Senegal, Tunisia and the UAE. We have interviewed more than 200,000 people in the region since 2004.