Ballast Research (a division of National Journal) seeks to improve the conversation in Washington, DC by facilitating communication, relationships, and information-exchange between advocacy organizations and policymakers. We do this by gathering and analyzing perspectives from the policymaking community, to share with our government affairs clients, and by providing content and services back to policymakers.
Ballast Research is seeking an External Affairs Manager to develop and execute on strategies to enhance policymaker interest and participation in our research, and to deepen the value we provide back to the policymaking community. The ideal candidate is committed to building relationships, developing an external brand, and serving policymakers on Capitol Hill and beyond.
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