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Policy Advocate/Counsel

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Application Deadline

July 10, 2019


The Policy Advocate/Counsel will play a key role in implementing Public Knowledge's mission and strategy through advocacy, policy and strategy development, and relationship building in Congress, at Federal Agencies, within the Executive Branch and across the public interest field.

Duties:

  • Assist in developing and implementing Public Knowledge's policy strategy to promote free expression and open, affordable access to technology including topics such as intellectual property, broadband, and competition policy.
  • Meet with key policymakers at the Federal Communications Commission, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General Offices, The White House, Congress and elsewhere to build support for policies.
  • Convene and/or work in coalition with various stakeholder groups to develop priorities and strategies.
  • Research and draft documents such as congressional testimony for legislative hearings, advocacy documents, press releases, and possibly regulatory filings.
  • Serve as a resource and communicate well with allies and other non-D.C. based groups in building advocacy strategy and relationships with policymakers.
  • Work with Public Knowledge's communications and campaign teams to develop communications and campaign strategies. Serve as a spokesperson and resource to the media within areas of expertise.

The Policy Advocate/Counsel will play a key role in implementing Public Knowledge's mission and strategy through advocacy, policy and strategy development, and relationship building in Congress, at Federal Agencies, within the Executive…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement

Benefits

Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.

Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications:

  • A law degree and at least three years of experience in competition, communications, technology or copyright law and/or policy

OR

  • A bachelor's degree and more substantial experience in competition, communications, technology or copyright law and policy
  • Substantial policy and/or political experience
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy/public interest and the government decision making process
  • Experience drafting legal/advocacy documents such as briefs and model legislation a plus
  • Comprehension of the influences of the regulatory and government agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal/advocacy defensive or proactive strategies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information
  • Outstanding communications skills

Qualifications:

  • A law degree and at least three years of experience in competition, communications, technology or copyright law and/or policy

OR

  • A bachelor's degree and more…

How To Apply

Send a resume including salary history; cover letter stating your interest in Public Knowledge, and two writing samples (max 5 pages each) to: jobs@publicknowledge.org, with the subject line "Policy Advocate/Counsel." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 10, 2019; open until filled.

About Public Knowledge: Public Knowledge is a Washington D.C.-based non-profit public interest group working to promote a creative and connected future. Public Knowledge is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability. For more information, visit PublicKnowledge.org.

Send a resume including salary history; cover letter stating your interest in Public Knowledge, and two writing samples (max 5 pages each) to: jobs@publicknowledge.org, with the…

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