Ballast Research (a division of National Journal) is a research and consulting firm that helps government affairs professionals build, deepen, and advance their advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels.
Ballast Research gathers data through surveys and interviews with hundreds of policymakers and other stakeholders, which inform our insight generation and consultative guidance. The Outreach apparatus critically supports this work by ensuring that we secure enough research participation to hit our goals for each project.
We are seeking an Associate Director of Engagement and Outreach to oversee the firm’s engagement with policymakers and other key audiences, in order to secure sufficient research participation for each individual project and to grow research participation in the long-run. The Associate Director of Engagement and Outreach will manage a team of 3-4 people in order to develop and execute on these strategies.
The ideal candidate is seeking a challenging, dynamic, and collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to take ownership over a critical component of the firm’s work. Marketing Managers, Digital Communications Managers, and Campaign Directors are encouraged to apply.
Job responsibilities include:
Core qualifications include:
Atlantic Media Values
Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.
Force of Ideas: At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
Spirit of Generosity: Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.
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