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About Cultivate Labs

Cultivate Labs builds crowdsourced forecasting and internal crowdfunding programs for private sector organizations, governments, and research institutions around the world.

For the last seven years, organizations as varied as the U.S. and European Intelligence Communities, global investment banks, biopharmaceutical companies, and large manufacturers have used Cultivate Labs’ technology solutions to tap the collective intelligence of their employees, partners, and external ecosystems to make predictions they use to guide key strategic and operational decisions.

We’re growing as a company and are looking to hire someone to work on our portfolio of Government projects. Here’s more about the role:

Data Journalist, Government Projects

As part of our methodology of delivering a crowdsourced forecasting capability to organizations, we develop and post forecast questions to a large crowd of participants, aggregate their forecasts, and provide outputs to decision makers on an ongoing basis. This includes: 

  • Research and development of forecastable content (such as forecast questions) relevant to stakeholders; 
  • Management of the content on all platforms; and 
  • Development of reports and presentation of outputs to stakeholders to support decision making and analysis. 

As a Data Journalist on this team, you would primarily be involved in the last step of this process, where we will be compiling reports, materials, and visualizations on an ongoing basis to enable consumers to utilize the outputs of our platform for decision making and analysis. 

As a Data Journalist on our team, your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist in the development and execution of a reporting strategy for stakeholders, such as quarterly, monthly, and ad-hoc reporting capabilities.
  • Develop analyses, narrative assessments, data visualizations, and supporting material to generate forecast-centered reports and outputs.
  • Curate content to determine most effective information to develop and present in various report types.
  • Facilitate sharing of generated reports to relevant end users (i.e. posting to website, emailing, etc.).
  • Design custom visualizations to be used as outputs for consumers, to “tell the story” of forecasts, user activity, and commentary.
  • Develop periodic blog posts about relevant, data-focused topics. 

Additional responsibilities would include:

  • Work closely with the project team to develop and manage project plans that adhere to scope, timelines, and budget.
  • Work with research analysts to write questions and develop content for forecasting platforms.

Current or former government employees or contractors who have active or recently expired U.S. Government security clearances are encouraged to apply. 

Location: Washington, D.C. or remote

Skill Requirements

  • 3+ years experience designing and generating technical reports and visualizations for a wide variety of audiences.
  • 3+ years experience developing thoughtful narratives to support data analysis and visualizations.
  • 3+ years of experience bringing quantitative and qualitative data together to create high impact reports and presentations.
  • Familiarity with latest techniques for data visualization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, ability to author a diverse array of deliverables including executive level summaries, proposals, white papers, blog posts, etc.
  • Excellent business acumen, problem-solving, and analytical skills to evaluate challenges and present recommendations in an organized and easy-to-understand manner.
  • Ability to research and gain a working understanding of a broad array of policy topics, from AI’s impact on future employment to the future of the U.S. - China relationship.
  • Strong quantitative background: experience in performing data analysis in Excel, R, or other statistical packages, and working knowledge of statistical concepts.
  • Strong qualitative background: experience synthesizing qualitative research from a variety of sources  into concise, impactful analysis. 


We offer all our employees:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Participation in our profit sharing plan which includes end of year profit bonus and 401k bonus;
  • Health care plan;
  • 401k with 4% match;
  • Annual workstation and technology budget;
  • Annual training / conference budget;
  • Maternity and paternity leave; and
  • Liberal vacation policy

We are currently fully remote and are located in Chicago, Washington, DC, Denver, Cincinnati, and New York City. We have no plans to return to a dedicated office space. 

For this role, it is preferred you be located in the Washington, DC area and may need to visit a Government, FFRDC, or UARC facility from time to time.  

Citizenship Requirement

Because our software is used in classified settings in the U.S. Government, the person in this position must be a U.S. Citizen.

Our Hiring Process

We want to be as transparent as possible with our hiring process. Here’s how we’ll interact with you:

  • Step 1: Send us an email with your resume, link(s) to any online projects, blogs, or other materials you think would help us get to know you better;
  • Step 2: If we are interested in following up, we will respond within 3 days to schedule a telephone background interview to tell you more about the company and ask you general questions about your experience;
  • Step 3: We will invite you to have two follow-up conversations: one with our CEO, and one with some of your future peers currently working on government projects;
  • Step 4: We will ask for references;
  • Step 5: We will extend you an offer letter. If you accept in principle, we will prepare a formal employee agreement to sign;
  • Step 6: We will conduct a background check;
  • Step 7: We will celebrate your arrival and send you some company swag.





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