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Recruitment #24-007740-0002


To apply, please submit your resume to David Turner at by the deadline, 3/7/2024 at 11:59PM ET. The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Research Director.)




State House, Annapolis, MD


General Purpose:
The Research Director to the Governor will serve as Governor Wes Moore’s primary research advisor. This position will provide insightful research to inform the communications team and the administration at large on the governor’s messaging on issues. By strategically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting key data and information, this individual will play a key role in helping to build out the Governor’s communications strategy.

This position reports directly to the Director of Communications and works closely alongside all members of the communication team, including press, digital, and speechwriting, as well as policy, to inform and edit messaging, written, and spoken communications.

To apply, please submit your resume to David Turner at by the deadline, 3/7/2024 at 11:59PM ET. The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Research Director.)

  • Develop, create, and analyze information and data to create research memos to inform messaging on key issues, including in rapid response scenarios. 
  • Advise and assist in preparing the governor for high-profile interviews, town halls, and other key public events. 
  • Identify, track, and strategically compile the governor’s accomplishments, actions, and policy impacts across Maryland. 
  • Assist members of the communications team in the drafting of high-level messaging materials, including talking points and background information. 
  • Manage the vetting operation within the governor’s office, compiling background information on individuals, business, non-profits, and locations that may be associated with the governor. 
  • Work with staff across state agencies – including with members of the cabinet – in order to gather and synthesize necessary information and data needed to communicate the governor’s policy agenda. 
  • Manage and oversee the media monitoring and transcription processes within the communications team. 
  • Work alongside the governor’s speechwriter, digital team, and press secretaries to approve external materials and ensure that all public facing materials are accurate.


A bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3 years of experience working in a political research environment, including political campaigns, committees, or governmental organizations– preferably in a leadership role; working knowledge of Maryland politics preferred.


Excellent written communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. This individual should be highly organized, adaptable, and work well within a team. Sharp political judgment and instincts with strong attention towards current events. Excellent attention to detail is a must. Ability to work nights and weekends. Commitment to equity and inclusion and a passion for working collaboratively to leave no Marylander behind.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



To apply, please submit your resume to David Turner at by the deadline, 3/7/2024 at 11:59PM ET. The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Research Director.)

The State of Maryland is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The State of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The State of Maryland is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The State of Maryland will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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