Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at DecisionQuest. DecisionQuest is a nationwide strategic communication consulting firm specializing in assisting our clients in persuasion.

DecisionQuest’s litigation service provides trial consulting, jury research and visual communications services primarily to Fortune 1000 companies. Capabilities include but are not limited to: testing and developing case strategies, witness evaluation and preparation, community attitude survey analysis, jury selection, strategic demonstrative exhibit design and production, and trial presentation assistance.

Our Strategic Communications practice offers risk and crisis communications, public relations and media training to corporations and government agencies in both litigation and non-litigation contexts.

DecisionQuest Current Openings

Business Development Manager – Torrance, CA
Graphic Designer / Presentation Specialist – Torrance, CA
Graphic Consultant – Chicago, IL
Research Director – New York, NY


Business Development Manager – Torrance, CA


Position Summary
Create and build client relationships while fostering interaction to obtain projects. Assist in developing and facilitating the proposal process for specific clients including budget and pricing development, proposal writing, contract negotiations, and client presentations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for locating new opportunities for DecisionQuest, by visiting existing and new clients
  • Direct contact with people of all levels both internally and externally, and will need to work with client’s procurement and engineering groups
  • Must be responsive to the client’s needs and follow through on all aspects of request, both written and verbal
  • Assist Vice President in developing project plans, defining roles and responsibilities and the scope of work for each project with input from project leaders and functional groups
  • Required to work closely with the Unit Managers, when responding to a Request For Proposal (RFP) to inform them of market conditions, pricing issues and the current competition on the program
  • Assist in developing a budget and price estimate using standard models
  • Make presentations to various groups within the client’s organization when needed
  • Will be the lead person on preparing the written proposal in response to client’s RFP, and coordinate all information from the different disciplines and arrange the formal response
  • Will act as technical representative to the client, during the initial contact
  • Establish and maintain on-going client relationships with the various parties to anticipate and resolve potential problems. Participate in site visits
  • Required to attend trade shows along with different conferences both educational and client oriented. Travel is a requirement
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Skills

  • Ability to influence and persuade to achieve desired outcomes
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skillst
  • Must be a proficient communicator and listener
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with budgeting processes

Statement of Other Duties

    This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Inquiries by email only: dqsalesrecruiting@decisionquest.com


Graphic Designer / Presentation Specialist – Torrance, CA


DecisionQuest is currently seeking Graphic Designer/ Presentation Specialist in the Torrance, CA office

Position Summary

Create technical presentations and graphic tutorials that convey complex information through the use of computer-based applications

Job Qualifications

      • Expert in creating PowerPoint presentations
      • Comprehend technical information and turn into simple compelling graphics
      • Ability to visualize abstract concepts and translate into easy to understand visuals
      • Analytical mind for understanding technical information and transforming it into simple visuals
      • Hands-on graphics production capabilities: PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. Other 2D & 3D animation capabilities a plus
      • Work in a collaborative environment to create visual concepts, designs, sketches, and graphic recommendations
      • Work on-site with attorneys and experts to discuss and develop strategic visuals
      • Complete projects in accordance with time constraints and deadlines
      • Some travel required to accommodate on-site work with clients
      • 5 + years of experience

Job Duties

      • Work with graphics team of consultants, art directors, designers, animators, videographers and presentation specialists
      • Active in the development of visual concepts, designs, sketches, and graphic recommendations
      • Travel and work on-site with attorneys and experts to discuss and develop strategic visuals
      • Complete projects in accordance with time constraints and deadlines
      • Assisting with presenting research results, both oral and written, to trial teams and corporate clients in a clear and concise manner

Working Conditions

Work is conducted in a comfortable office setting. Work shifts may vary depending on region/site. Overtime may be required.

Submit:

Resume and samples of your work (link to website). Keep any attachments under 3MB. Please include a cover letter describing why you are a good candidate for this position. Email to: dqgraphics@decisionquest.com


Graphic Consultant – Chicago, IL


DecisionQuest is currently in need of a Graphics Consultant who develops creative concepts for clients (attorneys) and supports the Graphics Directors by facilitating client work to the in-house graphics studio.

Job Qualifications

      • College degree required
      • Experience in client service, business/law firm helpful
      • Basic understanding of business concepts
      • Excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable with public speaking
      • Strong computer skills and ability to learn (and demonstrate) new programs and hardware
      • Knowledge of graphic design, visual presentations, or communications. Required
      • Expert in creating PowerPoint presentations
      • Hands-on graphics production capabilities: PowerPoint, Adobe Product Suite (InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop), other 2D, video editing, and 3D animation capabilities a plus
      • Detail-oriented, self-directed, creative and dedicated
      • Ability to work on multiple projects and organize workload a must
      • Must be able to work with clients at all levels
      • Ability to understand complex concepts and quickly translate them into solutions and recommendations for visual presentation
      • Must be visual, creative, and able to articulate creative thoughts and ideas related to clients’ work
      • Ability to communicate concepts and interact effectively with in-house graphics staff
      • Ability to work under pressure and meet quick deadlines
      • Work on-site with attorneys and experts to discuss and develop strategic visuals
      • Some travel required to accommodate on-site work

Supervision:

        • Exercised:    None
        • Received:    This position reports directly to the Graphics Director.

Job Relationships (Internal/External)

        • External:    Has frequent communication with clients in which superior service skills, problem-solving ability, sense of urgency and follow-up are critical
        • Internal:    Has frequent communication with supervisors and graphics studio concerning job status and client issues. Supervise work flow between graphics studio and client.

Job Duties

        • Develop recommendations for courtroom graphics based on reading of client documents
        • Prepare preliminary designs/sketches for graphic ideas and make modifications as appropriate
        • Direct in-house graphics studio to implement graphic ideas
        • Responsible for coordinating the workflow of the graphics
        • Monitor timely completion of work to meet deadlines
        • Work with jury research team to develop case strategies
        • Attend client meetings
        • Conduct internet research as needed
        • Write proposals and letters to clients
        • Prepare marketing materials for mailings, speeches or presentations to law firms
        • Follow through with clients and vendors as required
        • Keep Graphics Director updated on project status and client issues as needed
        • Revenue-generating responsibility
        • Have knowledge of and articulate technical options to clients
        • Coordinate with in-court Multimedia Presentation Specialist to ensure that all courtroom presentation equipment is set up and functional, and that all exhibits and video are prepared for presentation

Working Conditions

          Work is conducted in a office setting. Flexible schedule/overtime required. Some travel required – estimated 20-40% of a calendar year for on-site consultation/graphics services.

Statement of Other Duties

          This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Inquiries by email only: chigc@decisionquest.com


Research Director – New York, NY


DecisionQuest is an early pioneer in the Jury Consulting industry with 10 offices across the country. The successful candidate will head up the jury research and consulting business for the NYC office of DecisionQuest. Join this professional, fast-paced and creative environment. Frequent travel and extended hours to meet client deadlines.

Job Qualifications

        • 7+ years litigation consulting experience
        • Existing client base
        • PhD, or Masters in the Social Sciences, Psychology, or Communications, or a JD
        • Excellent writing, speaking, presentation and leadership skills
        • Firm grasp of social science research methodology and interpretation
        • Significant experience in project management/client service
        • Skilled in statistical analysis and interpretation
        • Strong computer skills

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include:

        • Build practice by marketing and selling consulting services to both new and existing clients
        • Business development (preparing and giving speeches, developing client relationships, writing professional articles)
        • Design and implement social science research – traditional focus groups and on-line suite
        • Interpret, report and present results of social science research
        • Based on those results, recommend practical, creative trial strategies for clients
        • Prepare and deliver speeches and /or marketing pitches
        • Assist trial teams with jury selection and witness preparation
        • Manage and train research associate and analyst staff as required

Statement of Other Duties

          This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Inquiries by email only: researchny@decisionquest.com


About Us

DecisionQuest offers the most complete range of trial consulting services available throughout the United States.  Attorneys have retained DQ in over 19,000 high-risk engagements across the country.  DQ provides consulting services that utilize the latest and most successful trial techniques in Jury Research, Courtroom Graphics and Trial Technology/Presentation.

DQ has extensive experience in strategy and theme development, witness evaluation and preparation, jury profiling, exhibit development, courtroom technology, and document management. We draw upon our vast network of highly experienced consultants and resources in offices nationwide.

DecisionQuest offers an industry competitive salary as well as health insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401(k) plan and ESOP.  EOE.