Health Care Policy & Data Visualization Associate
National Journal is a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington. Best known as one of Washington’s most trusted media brands for nearly 50 years, our expertise is unmatched with teams of specialists dedicated to government affairs, communications, and political research, in addition to exceptional journalism. Our mission is to equip the thousands of government and business leaders in the nation’s capital with the intelligence, insights, and connections they need to save time, increase efficiency, and deliver success.
National Journal’s Presentation Center seeks a Policy & Data Visualization Associate to join our team of experts producing insight and intelligence on how Washington works.
What is National Journal’s Presentation Center?
We analyze, synthesize, and visualize news and information related to policy and politics, publishing content exclusively for senior public policy practitioners and government affairs executives. Our diverse membership includes policymakers and senior professionals from the world’s leading companies, nonprofits, and associations.
Each week, we publish hundreds of slides, curating and translating complex policy information and election analysis into easy-to-edit slides and charts. Using this background and our expertise, we create custom content tailored to members’ needs, delivering 40-60 bespoke deliverables a week.
About our Future Policy & Data Visualization Associate:
- You are excited by all types of research—both quantitative and qualitative—and apply a high level of rigor and strong data hygiene practices to all phases of the work
- You “nerd out” when presented with data outputs, and you creatively apply tools to uncover critical (and unexpected) trends in data
- You know when to shift gears, when to dive deep into data exploration and when to distill the information gathered to produce actionable insight, keeping to project deadlines
- You know that research must be made accessible to be consumed and are skilled at producing graphically-oriented research summaries
- You are always excited by the prospect of teaching what you’ve learned, putting your superior writing skills and excellent oral communication skills to good use
- You listen and quickly adapt when requirements change, exhibiting a willingness to “go above and beyond” in service to others, you are equally effective working independently or in a team
- You are skilled at identifying the appropriate way to present given complex material based on the intended message, context, and audience
- You are a “policy wonk,” and while you may be deep on one topic, you are conversant and knowledgeable across several topic areas
- Our Policy & Data Visualization Associate:
- Synthesizes and analyzes data, contextualizing and interpreting research findings within larger ideas, topics, and trends
- Creates high-quality presentations based on primary (quantitative and qualitative) data sources and secondary news sources
- Extracts key insights for an executive audience, conveying them in clear, concise written and visual summaries, employing data-driven charts, maps and graphics where appropriate
- Explains public policy issues for a non-Washington audience, develops expertise in a particular policy area, like infrastructure, trade, heath care, or the federal budget, and plans and oversees content production within a defined policy area
- Produces content for publication in “white label” slides and decks, published through newsletters and on the website; transforms member-provided public policy messaging in a creative, useful, and insightful manner
- Plans content pushes, refines and shapes findings and ideas with the support of senior researchers; engages with members—our clients—to clarify inbound research requests
- Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
- 1-3 years (post-undergraduate) experience conducting research in a professional setting; an excellent academic record
- Excellent data management skills and ability to synthesize quantitative/qualitative research, distilling large amounts of information in to concise bullets, charts, and graphics
- Experience analyzing and visualizing data, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, experience with mapping and/or visualization software is a plus
- Excellent time management and judgment, demonstrated proficiency managing competing project priorities and adhering to timelines
- Demonstrated interest in public policy and politics and outstanding client-service ethic
Compensation:The salary range for this role is $43,000-$48,000
Remote Status: Remote through the end of 2021 at which point this job will be based in Washington, DC
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Job posted: 2021-07-23