Privacy and Technology Analyst/Counsel


The Opportunity

For more than 80 years, people have trusted Consumer Reports to work for their interests and help them make informed decisions. The advocacy division of Consumer Reports directs our efforts to secure strong pro-consumer policies and practices in government and across industries. We have won important victories for consumers to ensure that the cars, food, and other products we buy are safe, raise the standards for financial services, and improve health and well-being.



Today, consumers are facing a whole new set of challenges in a digital marketplace where tech companies hold the power to shape people’s lives.


Consumer Reports is seeking a policy analyst, counsel, or technologist to join its Privacy and Technology policy advocacy team in Washington, DC, San Francisco, or Sacramento.


You will advocate on behalf of consumers for strong protections in areas such as privacy, dark patterns, algorithmic bias and discrimination, online fraud and deceptive advertising, and AI.



Cover letters are required with your application.


What you will do


  • Advocate for strong consumer protections in areas such as privacy, dark patterns, algorithmic bias and discrimination, online frand and deceptive advertising, and artificial intelligence.
  • Draft and research comments and testimony for legislative, agency, and corporate officials on bills, regulations or other matters.
  • Draft letters, fact sheets, and other materials for the media, decision-makers, and activists to advance CR’s advocacy goals.
  • Assist other advocacy team members in developing strategy and communications plans to most effectively advance key priorities.
  • Stay abreast of and monitor corporate, legislative, regulatory, and marketplace developments in assigned areas.
  • Partner with other CR advocates working on related issues to help develop CR’s policy objectives on cross-cutting issues, such a competition, platform accountability, and product safety.
  • Work across Consumer Reports to support other teams including content, mobilization, and testing.
  • Coordinate with external partners and coalitions, as well as interdisciplinary internal teams across all CR functions.
  • Represent CR in various private and public forums, including public speaking and media appearances on a diverse range of tech policy topics.

About You


  • You will have a Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in policy, government, law, computer science or related technology field preferred with a minimum of two years' experience
  • Thorough understanding and experience with:
    • Issues tied to technology, consumer protection, and/or the digital marketplace is a plus.
    • Working and building relationships with individuals, groups, and organizations with shared interests
    • Strong research and writing skills
    • Speaking, writing and presenting information in a clear, concise and compelling manner that is tailored to a particular audience

Additionally, it’s a plus to have:

  • Direct legislative (federal or state) or advocacy experience

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Consumer Reports

At CR, we believe our continued ability to understand and advance the interests of all American consumers is possible only if our staff fully reflects the full cultural, racial and ethnic diversity of those consumers.

Consumer Reports is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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