Community Taxonomist

We are looking for a motivated individual with strong research skills to take on a one-of-a-kind research project. 

NationBuilder is the world's first community organizing platform. However, the internet has completely changed what it means to be a member of a community. While some communities are still organized geographically, the internet has allowed individuals to remotely build communities that exist entirely online. Many of today's communities are hybrids between traditional geographic communities and online communities. Understanding the hierarchy of these communities and how they interact with one another is pivotal to NationBuilder's success. As our community taxonomist, you will be tasked with identifying the world's communities and their respective leaders, and mapping their web of interconnectedness. The long-term goal of this project is to map every community in the world. 

The primary qualities we are looking for in this new member of our team are:

  • You have experience in library sciences or cataloguing.
  • You have very strong research skills. You love to read and learn.
  • You are creative. You can visualize networks of relationships.
  • You are extremely well organized. Having experience with a major research project is a plus.
  • You like working with people. You'll be working directly with members of our organizing (sales) team and CEO Jim Gilliam to make this project a reality.   
  • You are invigorated by technology, not afraid of it.
  • You are interesting -- maybe you know another language, have a crazy life story, or are a struggling comedian, just something different.
  • You live, or want to live, in Los Angeles.

 To apply, send an email to the "jobs" address you see in the footer of this page. It should include:

  1. Mapping Assignment: Use Exobrain to map the people in your network and the different communities that connect you to them. Here's an example of what we're looking for.  
  2. Your resume 
  3. Link to your website or blog if you have one
  4. Relevant past projects (optional, really)