Position Summary: The Government Affairs Policy Counsel/Advocate will play a key role in implementing Public Knowledges government affairs strategy through advocacy, strategy development, and relationship building in Congress, at Federal agencies, within the Executive Branch, and across the public interest field.

Position Status: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reports to: Director of Government Affairs

Essential Duties:

Assist in developing and implementing Public Knowledges advocacy strategy and approach to Capitol Hill on issues such as net neutrality, platform accountability, content moderation and free expression, broadband deployment and affordability, spectrum, copyright reform, and other technology policy issues that affect consumers

Obtain up to date information on technology legislative matters before Congress

Meet with key policymakers at the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, the White House, Congress and elsewhere to build support for Public Knowledges priorities

Convene and work in coalitions with various stakeholder groups to develop priorities and strategies

Research and draft congressional testimony for legislative hearings on telecommunications/technology policy issues and help prepare witnesses for hearings

Serve as a resource to allies and other non-D.C. based groups in building advocacy strategy and relationships with policymakers

Coordinate development of Public Knowledge advocacy materials

Serve as a spokesperson and resource to the media within areas of expertise


A college graduate with a passion for public policy, knowledge and interest in technology, and a demonstrated interest in the political process and advocacy in the public interest

Law or other Graduate degree a plus

Three or more years of experience with Capitol Hill, Federal agencies, or other relevant policy?related experience

Familiarity with legislative efforts on technology policy preferred

Experience conducting legislative or issue advocacy and developing partnerships with a wide range of organizations and constituencies

Experience drafting legal/advocacy documents such as briefs and model legislation preferred

Full comprehension of the influences of the regulatory and government agencies

Demonstrated ability to create advocacy strategies

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information

Strong communications skills

A creative self-starter who can devise new, innovative outreach methods

A willingness and ability to learn complex technological and legal issues quickly

The ability to produce high-quality results on tight deadlines and with little oversight

Compensation: Base salary from $65,000  $80,000 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter stating your interest in Public Knowledge, and a writing sample (maximum five pages each) by clicking Apply to this Job below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting on October 5. Candidates are encouraged to apply early. Position will be open until filled.

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