Job Opening: Policy Counsel/Advocate

Position Summary: The Policy Counsel/Advocate will play a key role in implementing Public Knowledge's legal 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: Public Knowledge General Counsel

Essential Duties:

  • Assist in developing and implementing Public Knowledge's competition policy strategy
  • Meet with key policymakers at the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General offices, the White House, Congress, and elsewhere to build support for progressive competition policies
  • Convene and/or work in coalition with various stakeholder groups to develop priorities and strategies to achieve more equitable competition policies and to implement those strategies
  • Research and draft congressional testimony for legislative hearings on competition, telecommunications, and technology policy, and other issues
  • Serve as a resource to 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


  • 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
  • Experience with economics and competition policy preferred
  • 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 preferred
  • Full 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 communication skills

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

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:, with the subject line “Policy Counsel.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 20, 2018; open until filled.