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Product Leader, Policy & Politics Research

Product Leader, Policy & Politics Research

National Journal (NJ) seeks a Product Leader to provide vision and oversight of several of our information service products.

About National Journal

We are part of Atlantic Media Company. We provide insight and intelligence on how Washington works to think tanks, associations, corporate government affairs offices, nonprofits, and policymakers.

Our product suite includes:

  • Presentation Center: Publishing editable slides on policy and politics
  • PC Concierge: Publishing custom content for our members
  • Data tools
  • Journalism
  • Research
  • Advisory services

About our future Product Leader

  • Policy
    • You are a policy wonk, who can make all the trains run on-time and provide vision for future product growth.
    • You have a mindset to develop the right systems and processes to ensure high-quality content.
    • Your writing is clear, concise, and delightful to read.
    • You have experience editing policy and politics work.
  • Talent management and peer interaction
    • You have experience coaching, developing, leading, and inspiring a large team.
    • You have a proven track record of hiring great talent.
    • You have a proven track record of building productive and successful relationships with colleagues.
  • Product vision and operational excellence
    • You are creative and entrepreneurial, with a mind to create brilliant product
    • You embrace a “roll-up-your-sleeves” startup mentality when it comes working towards goals.
    • You can think strategically and tactically – with an ability to figure out a broader product strategy, while still diving into specific copy and project plans.
    • You are intellectually curious, with a natural interest in learning how things work, and a willingness to persistently question (even challenge) why it works that way.
  • Education
    • MPP, MBA, or graduate degree preferred, however not required

Responsibilities include:

Customer engagement: Our product leader will interact with our members on the most challenging custom content requests (clarifying ambiguity, going back and forth on what is possible and what isn’t, and nailing down milestones)

Product Creation: Ownership of refining, growing and expanding our product suite to best meet our client’s needs.

Editing policy and politics content: Each week, our team delivers 40-60 custom projects. At current growth, that might double.

Revenue team engagement and strategy setting: Our product leader will work with our revenue team leaders to set vision and operational plans for the product.

Leading: Beyond the day-to-day, we are looking for someone that can inspire others on the team. We currently have a team of amazing content producers and managers.

Operational excellence: You will identify ways for the teams to work more efficiently and effectively, and advocate for tools and process changes you believe will improve our overall service offering.

Please include with your application a cover letter and, if at all possible, samples of your policy or politics work.


Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Intellect - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  • Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.


Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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