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Director, Strategic Insights

Washington, D.C.
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LSG, an impact agency specializing in brand building, corporate reputation management, and public affairs for Fortune 500 companies and leading associations, is seeking a strategic insights professional with 4-6 years’ work experience to join our rapidly growing team.

The ideal Director candidate should be a highly-motivated, exceptionally hard-working individual with an interest in corporate and public policy issues and a laser focus on attention-to-detail. They must be a team player and possess strong written and verbal communications skills as well as interpersonal, research, and project management skills.

The Director will work in the firm’s strategic insights practice that conducts all qualitative and quantitative research for firm clients with an emphasis on public opinion research, message testing and development, campaign tracking and optimization, and corporate reputation and brand management. This role is client-facing and an avid interest in qualitative and quantitative research, messaging, and language is a must. The Director position is full-time with benefits and presents unique advancement opportunities for those seeking to excel and grow in a fast-paced environment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Learn and understand complex corporate and public policy issues for new, current, and potential clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to leading trade associations and issue advocacy organizations.
  • Manage qualitative research projects with responsibilities including, but not limited to, development of participant and moderator materials, attending client focus groups most often in the evening, sharing detailed notes and feedback, and drafting post-research deliverables for clients.
  • Manage quantitative research projects with responsibilities including, but not limited to, drafting surveys, proofreading and editing, ensuring accurate outputs, analyzing data, identifying key insights, and drafting detailed analyses in both PowerPoint and memo formats.
  • In-depth research of messaging from clients and key stakeholders for any project. The ability to quickly absorb, retain, and critically apply information about clients, competitors, and relevant policies you may be initially unfamiliar with is essential.
  • Write, edit, and proofread client-facing materials to ensure consistency, 100% accuracy (i.e. no typos, statements verified by data/research, etc.), and quality.
  • Assist with client reporting, including the management of weekly reports, updates, and post-research materials.
  • Closely manage progress-to-goal on client accounts to ensure target objectives are on-track to be met and to identify areas of weakness/underperformance.
  • Participate in the new business process, including research and proposal drafting
  • Manage a direct report as well as oversee coordination of a team of associates who will provide support on client projects.

Qualifications

  • B.A. or master’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Political Science, Marketing, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including attention to grammatical detail, clarity, speed, and accuracy, as well as creative abilities to draft and develop fresh, original content.
  • 4-6 years of prior experience at an agency in market research, polling, data analytics, communications, public affairs, marketing, and/or relevant political campaign/government experience.
  • Strong research and analytics skills.
  • Confidence and poise interacting, communicating, and presenting to clients, other consultants, and corporate executives.
  • Proficient and comfortable managing complex projects in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Docs.
  • Ability to adapt communications styles to cultural environments and incorporate the perspectives of multiple communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of policy proposals.
  • Team player, willingness to take the initiative when needed, and works well independently as well as in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while simultaneously meeting deadlines
  • Willingness to travel for client projects in the U.S. and abroad when safe and needed.

Location

This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office. LSG is operating in a hybrid work environment. You may be expected to travel for client-work as needed.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to jobs@locuststreet.com. Please include “Director, Strategic Insights” in the subject line.

Additional Information

LSG is committed to attracting and hiring a diverse staff, one that honors employees’ experience, perspectives, and unique identity. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.