• Deputy Director, Messaging and Message Research

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 days ago(11/9/2018 3:30 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    In Pursuit Of is seeking a Deputy Director, Messaging and Message Research to work with a team that develops messaging guidance for In Pursuit Of and aligned organizations. This person will be responsible for helping lead the team’s qualitative and quantitative public opinion research to aid in the development of messaging and strategic guidance. The ideal candidate for this position must have strong communication skills, a customer-focused mindset, high attention to detail, and previous experience leading research efforts.



    • Lead and conduct all aspects of qualitative and quantitative public opinion research projects including client interface, background research, methodology design, survey and questionnaire design, vendor management, execution, in-depth analysis, and presentation
    • Use research findings to craft messaging guidance for varied audiences, both internally and externally
    • Work with clients and aligned organizations to develop strategy and execute communications materials and campaigns
    • Help manage a team of researchers, ensuring they are fulfilled and set up for professional success


    • At least 7-8 years of experience leading public opinion and survey research in a communications, political, or policy environment required
    • Experience writing questionnaires, in-depth analysis, and presenting findings for both quantitative survey research and various forms of qualitative research
    • Experience moderating focus groups and in-depth interviews, with a willingness to travel as needed
    • Knowledge of current public policy issues, legislation, and the legislative process
    • Strong analytical writing skills with the ability to craft messaging for diverse audiences and varied products
    • Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
    • Demonstrated interest in developing communications abilities and responsibilities
    • Ability to take initiative, collaborate, and work independently while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
    • Familiarity with and commitment to free-market principles and the desire to break down barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their potential
    • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Self-starter attitude and high sense of urgency
    • Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office and proficiency with Mac products a plus


    In Pursuit Of is a full-service communications and marketing capability that drives ideas and shapes debates in pursuit of a free and open society. Our mission-driven partnerships advance policy, political, and cultural change that enable people to improve their lives. 


    Please consider applying and we look forward to considering you for the role!




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