Posted on November 21, 2012
Political Database Manager
Political Database Manager, MapLight
MapLight, an innovative, award-winning nonprofit illuminating
money and politics, is seeking a Database Manager to oversee
our unique integrated database of campaign contributions, politician voting
records, companies, legislation, and more. This position is full-time and
located in Berkeley, California. Working remotely is a possibility for the right
MapLight shines a light on the connection between money and politics in
unprecedented ways. Our website and database link campaign contributions with
how legislators vote, revealing how money and politics affect the specific
issues people care about.
- Overseeing data imports and quality assurance on multiple data sets for
- U.S. Congress and several states.
- Designing database queries and providing quality assurance for new web
- products and services.
- Working with MapLight researchers, outside journalists, and other
- constituencies to generate newsworthy findings from MapLight data.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum three years of database experience, with expert-level abilities
in SQL or similar query language.
- Detail oriented, 100% accurate.
- Enjoys working with data.
- Personal dedication to MapLight mission and work.
- Journalism experience a major plus.
- Experience with campaign finance data a major plus.
- Programming expertise a major plus.
Salary depends on experience. This position is based in downtown Berkeley,
California (near BART) and includes health and dental benefits and paid
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: Daniel Newman, President. Include
“Database Manager” in the subject line and e-mail to: jobs (at)
maplight (dot) org. No phone calls please. MapLight is an equal opportunity
MapLight is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Berkeley,
California. We illuminate the connection between Money and Politics (MAP) using
our groundbreaking database of campaign contributions and legislative votes. We
combine data from the Federal Election Commission, the Center for Responsive
Politics, GovTrack.us, the National Institute on Money in State Politics
(NIMSP), the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and other sources to better
inform Americans and local and national media about the role of special-interest
money in our political system. Hundreds of newspapers, TV stations, radio shows
and online news sites have cited our research, including CNN, the public radio
show “Marketplace,” Harper’s magazine, The Washington Post,
Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal. MapLight has received numerous awards
including a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism; a James Madison
Freedom of Information Award from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a Webby nomination for
best Politics website. MapLight is a member of the Investigative News Network.
To learn more, visit http://maplight.org and http://votersedge.org.