Policy Advocate/Analyst, Safety


The Opportunity

Marketplace failures continue to generate numerous preventable deaths and injuries, with consumers forced to bear the economic and psychological burden of protecting themselves. Children are disproportionately affected, with unintentional injuries their leading cause of death in the United States.


Join CR in our efforts to help create a safer marketplace for these children who too often die or are injured by products in our home that seem innocuous but can actually be responsible for a terrible toll. As Policy Advocate/Analyst, Safety you will leverage your abiding interest in putting consumers first, and be a well-spoken and persuasive advocate for this cause.


A cover letter is required with resume submission.

What you will do


  • Identify, research, and help take action on relevant policy issues.
  • Recommend strategy to advance Consumer Reports’ policy objectives.
  • Implement legislative, regulatory, and corporate influence strategies, with an emphasis on child safety and furniture tip-over prevention.
  • Advocate to federal or state legislative bodies and agencies and corporations.
  • Stay abreast of legislative, regulatory, corporate, and other marketplace developments in assigned areas.
  • Craft letters, fact sheets, and other materials for the media, decision-makers, and activists.
  • Help develop materials to communicate important safety information to consumers, including to parents and caregivers.
  • Coordinate with external partners and coalitions, including parent advocates, as well as interdisciplinary internal teams across all CR functions.

About You

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in policy, government, law, health, safety, science, or engineering.
  • You have spent at least 3 years working with a legislative or executive body or as a public interest, grassroots, or social justice advocate.
  • You can work and build relationships with individuals, groups, and organizations with varied interests.
  • You possess strong analytical, communication, and lobbying skills.
  • A plus: You are experienced in lobbying Congress on public interest issues. 

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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