Research Associate

If you’re passionate about serving the greater good and want to work with innovative, results-driven professionals, then come join our team!

We’re Outreach Strategists, a Houston-based research, media, and public affairs firm with a reputation for excellence built over two decades of driving our diverse portfolio of clients’ ambitious agendas in the healthcare, political, nonprofit, tech, education, public, and private sectors. We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and accomplished Research Associate.

Our Research Associate position is ideal for someone who is ambitious and interested in growing their career in research, strategy, public affairs, and media relations.

You’ll be responsible for:

    • Identifying appropriate primary and secondary source information for assigned research topics
    • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data on project issues
    • Reading sources relevant to research themes
    • Assisting with written reports
    • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof-reading research reports
    • Compiling, reading, abstracting, synthesizing, analyzing, and organizing source material into a summarized form
    • Assisting with group discussions
    • Proving data analysis and note preparation for meetings and conferences
    • Assisting with project management on long-term projects

We’re looking for applicants who exemplify excellent organizational, time management, research, writing, and editing skills.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Strong writing, editing, and data analysis capabilities
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and strategically
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commercial awareness and business savvy
  • Solid computer prowess and project management skills
  • Focus on service and sensitivity to confidential information

This role requires strong attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and effectively in a fast-paced work environment.

Relevant Experience

    • Evidence of excellence in completing research projects and written reports
    • Extra consideration will be given to those with demonstrated Spanish language fluency


  • All degrees welcome. Role relevant to degrees in Data Science, Communications, Public Relations, Policy, Political Science, Psychology, and Statistics.
  • Work experience in related fields including journalism or marketing offers transferable skills to a career in public affairs and communications and is therefore attractive.

We’re motivated by our commitment to drive outcomes and prioritizing relationships.  If our role sounds interesting, please send a cover letter and resume to