Benefits and Compliance Manager

Washington D.C.
$55,000- $65,000 + benefits
Jul 28, 2022
Sep 01, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

National Journal is hiring a Manager, Benefits and Compliance. This job is a unique blend of strategy, administration, and compliance oversight. The National Journal Benefits Program that you will oversee includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, wellness, COBRA, leave administration, 401K, Deferred Compensation, and ACA compliance. This individual will report to the Vice President, Talent & Culture and will be a senior member of the talent and culture team serving as an internal leader to ensure cohesion across all functions of HR.

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.

What is National Journal’s Talent & Culture Team? 

Our talent & culture team encompasses all aspects of Human Resources for our organization. The team provides support across benefits and recruiting as well as leading the work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We pride ourselves on providing best in class support to our staff and are looking for a new teammate with the same commitment.

The Role

You will be the project manager for our company-wide wellness and open enrollment processes. Your work includes supporting the day-to-day administration such as: reconciling payroll deductions and invoices, handling escalated associate benefit matters, maintaining the benefits administration system, You will work directly with our benefits consultants to send vendor interfaces and maintain compliance with all relevant compliance regulations. You will also participate in benefit surveys, benchmark best practices, support the annual benefit renewal planning process, and manage a variety of outsourced vendor relationships. 


You Have...

  • Qualified candidates will have 2-5 years of progressive experience in benefit plan analysis and administration as 1+ year experience in benefit plan management
  • This position requires working knowledge of current benefit regulations, outstanding customer service and communication skills, vendor and project management skills and extreme attention to detail
  • A Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or a related field or equivalent experience is required. 
  • Demonstrated outstanding client-service ethic and spirit of generosity

  • Creative thinking and resourcefulness in problem-solving

  • A full course of the COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at National Journal

  • Active contributor to a diverse and inclusive workplace


Location: This job is based in Washington, DC. National Journal will be operating on a hybrid basis, with employees required to be in the office every Tuesday and Thursday. Optionality for long term remote work.