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The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is hiring!

November 7th, 2018, 8:25am by Sam Wang


I think there are lots of data/politics people who might have a little more free time as of today. So…

Do you love democracy? Are you a data person? Hate gerrymandering? Want to help level the playing field for all citizens? The Princeton Gerrymandering Project needs you!

We are planning OpenPrecincts, a project to provide open precinct geography, voting data, and redistricting software to all citizens. We aim to provide the first-ever free, comprehensive resource for state and local redistricting. Our project, in conjunction with quantitative efforts by several groups around the country, will level the playing field for the post-2020 redistricting cycle.

We’re looking for two people: a Product Developer for OpenPrecincts, and a National Coordinator to take the effort to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

In the coming weeks, watch this space for a full job announcement. For now, we’re looking for two people:

  • Product Manager and Developer. This person will oversee the development of Open Precincts. The job requires a combination of database architecture, software product assembly, and user-interface skills. Commitment to democratic institutions and open software are a must. A draft description is here. This position is for a minimum of six months, and could be contract work or a full-time position. This is our top recruiting priority.
  • National Coordinator. This person will be a data-savvy, community-minded organizer. She/he will perform outreach in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. She/he will recruit teams to help us gather data. This person will also lead efforts to make our capabilities available to end-users around the country. This is a full-time position at Princeton University.

Watch this space for updates – and pass the word on to suitable people. You can contact us by writing me and by sending a resume to gerrymander@princeton.edu!

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