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Obama Campaign Now Recruiting 'Analysts and Data Geniuses,' Among Others

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign recently sent an email to selected people on its lists, seeking paid staffers to bolster its new media and web development operations.

From the email, signed by Obama's chief digital strategist, Joe Rospars:

We need your help recruiting the folks that will wage the most innovative and effective digital campaign in history, a team that will not just surpass but demolish our fundraising, communications, and organizing goals.

That kind of work takes a lot of people -- and not just people with political experience. If we're going to transform the way campaigns are run and use every possible channel to help elect President Obama to a new term, we need fresh ideas and new talent from creative agencies, non-profits, media companies, tech startups, and anywhere else that employs people with drive, skill, and a desire to serve.

So here's the deal: We need people from around the country to join us full-time in our headquarters in Chicago, starting ASAP and committing through November 2012 for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to use their skills to make a real difference.

The positions the campaign is looking to fill include "direct-response marketing," "analysts and data geniuses," "developers/web producers," and "project managers," among a slew of other titles that would sound familiar to folks in digital marking and tech startups.

This follows Rospars' and Michael Slaby's hiring in April. Slaby is the campaign's "chief integration and innovation officer."

Did you get an email from the Obama campaign, or any of the other campaigns? Please send 'em along.

(With Becky Kazansky)