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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, Communications Council, Policy Brands Roundtable, Capital Exchange, Network Science Initiative, and the Presentation Center.

We are looking for recent graduates and politically-minded professionals interested in improving how Washington functions by introducing prospective members to the National Journal Membership, as well as ensuring current members are leveraging the value of our products and services.

Our entry-level sales and account management professionals will:

  • Learn about the Government Affairs space and apply insight to intelligently approach market
  • Lead outreach to DC’s premiere public policy organizations, including by phone, email, and in-person meetings
  • Arrange live introductory conversations here in Washington between Business Development Managers and leading policy makers
  • Lead in-person and virtual meetings with National Journal members to engage and train staff on National Journal suite of resources
  • Gather and report feedback on interactions using contact management system to ensure even targeting of all offices and organizations
  • Provide product feedback to help launch new offerings to the Government Affairs market
  • Lead effort to integrate National Journal members’ workflow with National Journal account customization
  • Support and mentor new staff as they come onboard to increase team success

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • An attraction to our culture and interest in the evolving digital market
  • A desire to meet and achieve goals
  • Ability to build relationships with senior-level professionals and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Effective problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, and a competitive spirit
  • A Bachelor’s degree

What National Journal offers you:

  • On-the-job experience, bi-weekly professional training and leaders that personally invest in staff career development
  • Clear career paths and professional development opportunities; we prioritize promoting and hiring from within
  • Annual retreat for skill-building, reward and relaxation
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), unlimited paid time off, discounted gym memberships, volunteer programs and tuition assistance

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 equal opportunity employer of minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities.


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