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Sales Executive, Politics & Policy

National Journal is a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington. The 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. 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. National Journal’s premier products are: National Journal Leadership Council, Hotline, Race Tracker, National Journal Daily, Ballast Research, Network Science Initiative, and the newly launched Presentation Center Concierge.

We are currently seeking highly driven, bright, entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for sales and strategic thinking to join our team. The Junior Sales Executive position will play a critical role within our fast-paced sales team focused on growing revenue for National Journal Presentation Center. 

Responsibilities Include:

Strategic Territory Management

  • Segment assigned territory to identify best prospects by market segment, financial quarter, policy initiatives
  • Gather business intelligence on organizations, leads and qualified prospects
  • Partner with manager to create customized outreach and marketing plans for assigned territories

Targeted Sales & Marketing Outreach

  • Leverage best-practice strategic communication and marketing collateral via email and phone
  • Deliver value proposition  to prospective clients by securing phone and onsite meetings
  • Manage marketing campaign development, outreach and tracking
  • Schedule sales meetings and conference calls with prospective clients to achieve weekly and monthly goals
  • Assist in pipeline management as prospects move through evaluation stages

Team Logistics & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ensure Salesforce contains accurate account details, sales activities, and contact information
  • Coordinate transition from prospect to member by granting access to resources, invoicing and scheduling orientation calls
  • Participate in staff meetings and complete follow-up activities and assignments

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university
  • 1-3 years of post-graduate sales and marketing experience tied to revenue goals
  • Proven record of goal or performance-based achievement in current/past positions
  • Awareness and interest in what happens in Washington


  • Proven record of goal or performance-based achievement
  • Entrepreneurial initiative to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Sophisticated and polished verbal and written communication
  • Strong work ethic driven by creativity, persistence and tenacity
  • Thrive in an organized and routine driven team environment
  • Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment



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 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, giving voice, argument, and flight 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.


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

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