Ballast Research is dedicated to equipping federal and state advocates and policymakers in the public, private, and social sector with proprietary data and insights to inform their work. Our clients are among the most well-known, expert, and engaged in matters of policy and law. We serve them closely with a growing scope of support services.
We are recruiting candidates to join our rapidly growing firm as a Senior Analyst on our Consulting & Client Service team. In the past, we have enjoyed success hiring former consultants, research analysts, and communications or public affairs professionals.
Senior Consulting Analysts will serve the team in three primary capacities:
Data-Based Consultant: Analyst’s will use our quantitative and qualitative research to create reports, presentations, memos, and ad hoc communications materials for all clients. Qualified applicants will have experience distilling insights and recommendations from industry data and creating high caliber client-facing materials.
Client Service: Senior analysts typically serve 6-8 “brand name” clients with insights and analysis, custom follow-up work, and implementation strategies.
Project Management:Senior analysts will be responsible for managing client projects from inception to final presentation and follow-up and will be responsible for supporting partners in tracking client developments and informing engagement strategy.
The Core Responsibilities
Senior Analysts will have primary responsibility for the following areas of our engagements:.
Communicating to Clients. Actively drive client relationships by maintaining ongoing and regular contact with a variety of contacts across clients. Proactively schedules in- person and virtual meetings to make sure clients needs are being met.
Strategic Consulting. Conduct the analysis, development, and communication (written and in-person presentations) of research-based consulting engagements meant to inform the investments and strategy of major organizations operating in the federal and state policy arenas.
Conducting Policymaker Interviews. Conduct peer-to-peer conversations with the highest level of policymakers at the federal and/or state levels.
Quantitative Benchmarking. Analyze a rich data set of peer and industry benchmarking data, including longitudinal and demographic breakdowns, to surface key trends, insights, and actionable recommendations to inform a client’s advocacy strategy.
System-Wide Contribution. Play a supportive role across formalized and ad-hoc teams to enhance an internal culture of support, feedback, and creating new opportunities.
Innovation. Consistently contribute new ideas, ways to serve client needs, process improvements, and program-wide initiatives that advance the entire program’s success; seeking out and taking ownership wherever possible.
Atlantic Media Values:
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