Business Strategy Associate

Washington, DC

We are seeking a Business Strategy Associate to support National Journal’s President in Washington, DC. The assistant will not only need to be exceptionally organized, communicative, and a collaborative team player, but also have a strategic mind and passion for research. 

This Business Strategy Associate is an integral and dynamic role that aids and supports our senior leaders in fulfilling their business development, research, and strategic consulting functions within a growing media, research and consulting enterprise.

National Journal is a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington. 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. Our 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.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Execute research projects to support the executive leadership team strategic planning, AI execution, organizational development and growth planning 

  • Coordinate team meetings: prepare agendas, perform research, facilitate pre-read documents, take notes, and actuate follow-up items

  • Receive and handle confidential information, and maintain confidentiality of private and sensitive information

  • Coordinate knowledge management by creating and maintaining databases and shared drives

  • Coordinate, draft, and distribute company-wide newsletters and correspondence

  • Perform assorted administrative tasks such as expense reconciliation and invoice processing

  • Support planning and execution of company events

  • Represent both executives and the National Journal brand with external parties via email communication, phone calls, and in-person engagements

  • Serve as a backup to support executive leadership assistants

Qualifications of the Ideal candidate:

  • High level organization and time management skills with the ability to be proactive, effectively prioritize tasks and efficiently respond to urgent requests.

  • Strategically minded; you are constantly thinking of creative solutions to improve workplace processes

  • Friendly, a self starter, and eager to deliver on customer service. You are passionate about organization, strategy, and efficiency. 

  • Detail-oriented and professional in coordinating schedules, meetings, and tracking dates. 

  • A problem-solver who is praised for your attention to detail. You live for organization. You find it satisfying to put things into a system - both data on a computer and physical inventory. 

  • Action-oriented; you have no problem checking off items from your to-do list and are ready to help others when they need it without being directed to do so. You have experience working on projects with little supervision.

  • An excellent written and oral communicator; you have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Creative thinking and resourcefulness in problem-solving

  • Flexible and a fast learner; you are willing and able to take on new tasks and successfully execute them

  • Prodigious work ethic and spirit of generosity

  • Active contributor to a diverse and inclusive workplace

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects

  • A calm, cool, and collected mind—a constitution that affords “grace under fire”—coupled with a personality inclined toward perpetual positivity and kindness

  • Ability to adapt and think quickly in an environment of change

  • Experience with Google Apps, Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 0-2 years of experience

  • Advanced Excel and/or Airtable skills

Employment Type: Full-time

Compensation: The salary range for this role is $55,000-$60,000

Remote Status: This job is based in Washington, DC. National Journal operates on a hybrid basis, with employees required to be in the office every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


About Us

Across National Journal Group, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions –

  • Force of Ideas:  At the center of National Journal Group work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequences.  Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.

  • Spirit of Generosity:  National Journal Group seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  National Journal Group writing should be cut from the same cloth –critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

National Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.