Policy & Data Visualization Associate Director

23 Jul, 2021


Policy & Data Visualization Associate Director

National Journal
Washington, DC

National Journal’s Presentation Center seeks an inventive content-focused leader excited to grow its hybrid editorial/business services publishing model. Our Policy & Data Visualization Associate Director will coordinate and manage production of National Journal-branded slide decks designed to provide insight and intelligence on how Washington works.

We synthesize and visualize news and information about policy and politics, producing content exclusively for senior public policy practitioners and government affairs executives. Each week, we translate critical information into hundreds of easy-to-edit slides and execute 40-60 custom requests tailored to clients’ needs.

You will serve as the primary point-of-contact for ready-made slide content, providing input and guidance on product and process, standardizing content creation approaches and optimizing workflow to ensure the continued production of high-quality deliverables.

About our Future Policy & Data Visualization Associate Director:

  • You are a skilled research professional with a keen, careful editorial eye; a “policy wonk” conversant across several topic areas, you appreciate the application of policy—and impact of politics—on commercial settings
  • You are an experienced content creator, able to look across a product portfolio and spot opportunities for new deliverables that address articulated client needs
  • You are an adept project manager, effective at juggling multiple priorities as you identify (and address) process inefficiencies, keeping a focus on high quality
  • You are enthusiastic about working with colleagues across the organization, including data-driven researchers

Our Policy & Data Visualization Associate Director:

  • Oversees the content production calendar, identifying opportunities to reprioritize or introduce new deliverables based on stakeholder input and one’s understanding of the Washington market
  • Introduces opportunities to improve efficiency in content creation through scaled production, process standardization or other improvements to workflow
  • Coaches and trains analysts on content creation and standards of practice; collaborates with multiple stakeholders, including colleagues from the Digital, Marketing and Revenue teams

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 2-4 years (post-undergraduate) experience conducting research in a professional (non-academic) setting; a highly analytic, strategic problem solver
  • Excellent time management and judgment, adept at managing competing project priorities and adhering to timelines; experience with project management software is a plus (e.g., Wrike)
  • Strong communications and research skills, exceptional at analyzing quantitative data and qualitative information; familiarity with government data sources a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel to create graphical representations of data; experience with mapping and/or visualization software desired (e.g., Tableau, R); familiarity with Python and/or VBA is a plus
  • Outstanding ethic of service, experience interacting with executives; enthusiastic about building relationships; 1-3 years’ experience managing and developing talent preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in public policy and politics with a prior role on Capitol Hill, in government affairs, public affairs or public relations

Compensation:The salary range for this role is $60,000-$70,000

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