Fact Verification and Research Analyst (4 openings)

Washington, DC
Dec 12, 2022
Dec 21, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) Group includes Membership, Content and Editorial, Customer Experience, External Relations, Brand Strategy and Strategic Communications. Across paid, earned, shared and owned channels, ICM manages AARP's reputation, drives engagement and member growth, and showcases AARP's mission and value through one, integrated voice.

The Fact Verification and Research Analyst reviews the organization's content for factual and contextual accuracy. Provides front-end research, resources, and reporting as needed for writers and editors on selected content projects.


  • Evaluates the organization's content for factual accuracy and verifies quotes and expert contributions.
  • Provides recommendations and alternatives to editors to ensure factual accuracy.
  • Executes front-end research for internal stakeholders on specified content projects and deliverables.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and other partners to ensure content aligns with the organization's priorities and mission, enterprise brand strategy and brand architecture.
  • Provides appropriate documentation of fact-checking materials for archiving.


  • Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, journalism or communications, and 5+ years of professional experience at a major newspaper, magazine, or website, or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Must be highly skilled at gathering information from various sources.
  • Must be able to translate very complex statistical and technical data into plain English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, thorough, organized, and able to work well under deadline pressure.
  • Demonstrates significant autonomy and possesses expert knowledge of fact-checking best practices.
  • Understands the legal liabilities of stories produced by multiple AARP content-producing platforms.
  • Possesses the ability to maintain efficiency under pressure and to successfully prioritize assignments and deadlines.
  • Basic knowledge of CPS/Censhare, Adobe InCopy, Microsoft Office and Lexis-Nexis using Macintosh is preferred.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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