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Help Wanted: Data Visualization Design Jobs > Research and Data Visualization Associate - National Journal - Washington, DC

About National Journal

For more than four decades, National Journal has been the trusted Washington source of information, insight, and analysis on the policy, politics, and people shaping the business of government and the agenda of the nation.

With its smart, substantive, nonpartisan viewpoint, National Journal has a standing meeting with the decision-making class, reaching key audiences on Capitol Hill, the White House, and with the influential private sector.

National Journal’s media portfolio includes 24/7 online coverage, a daily print chronicle of Congress, a forward-thinking weekly magazine, and live events delving into the latest policy challenges.

Job Description

National Journal seeks a self-motivated, highly collaborative individual to join our organization as a Research and Data Visualization Associate. This individual will liaise with other National Journal departments to research political and policy developments and distill findings into polished data visualizations and original graphical representations, to be published as PowerPoint presentations exclusively for use by senior government affairs executives.

This position demands a high intellectual metabolism. The ideal applicant will have experience translating complex policies and datasets into elegant written and visual summaries. Applicants with in-depth knowledge about domestic politics and policymaking are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities Include:

● Spearhead individual research inquiries and assume intellectual ownership of discrete topics related to political and policy developments
● Collaborate with editorial and research teams to understand political and policy developments and their implications
● Conduct secondary research to give contours to research
● Analyze and synthesize quantitative data from public sources (e.g., Congressional Budget Office, Sunlight Foundation)
● Contextualize and interpret research findings within larger ideas, topics, and trends
● Extract from research key insights for an executive audience
● Provide excellent written summaries of key findings
● Synthesize research for high-quality graphical representation

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

● Skilled at synthesizing quantitative and qualitative research
● Trained in quantitative research methods and statistical analysis
● Able to distill large amounts of information into concise written and visual summaries
● Experienced or interested in creating graphical representations of data
● Experienced at managing multiple simultaneous projects from start to finish
● Capable of developing new skills and mastering new content areas independently
● Demonstrated leadership and team management skills
● Proficient with Adobe’s Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
● Excellent academic record

Core Attributes:

• 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.

To apply, please visit us online at Note that we will not be looking at responses coming directly through this thread.

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March 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAtlantic Media