Job Opportunities at ITIF


Director, Broadband Policy

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a director to conduct research and engage in public policy debates on a range of issues related to broadband and spectrum policy, with a particular focus on how it impacts technological innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. ITIF believes government and the private sector both have key roles to play in ensuring U.S. telecommunications networks develop to their fullest potential: The private sector, guided by facilities-based competition, is primarily responsible for providing broadband services, while government must provide important support in areas such as spectrum management, closing the digital divide, and engaging in light-touch regulation. ITIF has long focused on this nexus of broadband issues and seeks to continue expanding this work.

The director will lead ITIF’s work on broadband policy as it relates to innovation, reporting directly to ITIF’s president. In consultation with ITIF’s president, the director will identify the most important areas to research; author reports, blog posts, and op-eds; moderate panel discussions at public events; engage with lawmakers and policy staff; provide on-the-record interviews to news media; and represent ITIF at official hearings, conferences, and other venues. During the COVID remote-working period, the position can be anywhere. But after this period is over, the position will be in Washington, DC, to network with policymakers and other stakeholders on broadband and spectrum matters.

The ideal applicant will be a seasoned policy analyst with deep knowledge and experience in broadband law and policy, with the ability to be a thought leader on the issue. The applicant will have a strong interest in Internet policy debates, including net neutrality, broadband competition, infrastructure regulation, and comparison of international broadband policy regimes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze ongoing policy developments and engage in public debates on the major broadband issues of the day.
  • Research and write clear and incisive policy reports, op-ed articles, blog posts, and other publications and materials on broadband policy and innovation. 
  • Serve as the public face of ITIF to the media and others on broadband policy.
  • Supervise a small team of broadband-focused research assistants and/or policy analysts.

Qualifications:

  • Strong track record of writing analytical policy reports, law review articles, op-eds, or other forms of policy-oriented communication that are clear and persuasive.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in law, economics, public policy, or related field.
  • Knowledge of industrial organization or network economics, the history of U.S. telecommunications law and policy, and current debates surrounding broadband policy and regulation.
  • Deep understanding and proven ability to critique a variety of arguments and analyses regarding broadband issues and claims.
  • Exceptional writing skills, especially an ability to communicate succinctly and persuasively to policy audiences.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Keen interest in technology, innovation, and public policy.
  • Ideally an understanding of broadband regulatory regimes not just in the United States but in other regions as well, particularly Europe.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a health and retirement benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, and public transportation benefit.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered.
  • Resume.
  • Links to three published articles, preferably on broadband-related topics, and ideally including at least one op-ed and at least one longer work (such as a magazine feature, an academic journal or law-review article, a professional white paper, or the like).


Research Assistant, Broadband Policy

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, based in Washington, DC, is seeking a research assistant for broadband policy issues. The ideal applicant will have a demonstrated interest in broadband policy, as well as exceptional writing and copyediting abilities. Individuals with a strong interest in Internet policy debates, including net neutrality, broadband competition, infrastructure regulation, and comparison of international broadband policy regimes are especially encouraged to apply. This position will report to ITIF’s director of broadband and spectrum policy.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Assist in writing and conducting research for reports, regulatory filings, and op-eds.
  • Provide research support (e.g., drafting literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data, checking sources, writing citations, preparing presentations, etc.).
  • Attend and summarize hearings and events and track legislation and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent experience in public policy, economics, political science, law, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology and public policy.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Experience designing presentations and copyediting publications.
  • Proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a health and retirement benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, and public transportation benefit.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position (1 page, max);
  • Resume (1 page, max); and
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to broadband policy (2-5 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. This posting was last updated August 26, 2021


Senior Analyst, ITIF's Center for Data Innovation

The Center for Data Innovation is seeking a Senior Analyst to lead a research initiative on data-driven innovation in the retail sector, examining policy issues such as automation, e-commerce, digital payments, anti-counterfeiting, supply chains, and delivery logistics. The Senior Analyst will be responsible for producing a series of in-depth research reports, blogs, and op-eds exploring these issues for an audience of policymakers, academics, industry experts, and non-profit stakeholders. The ideal applicant will be a highly productive writer, an effective oral communicator, and detail-oriented analyst capable of developing original insights and analysis while thriving in a collaborative team-oriented environment.

The Center for Data Innovation is a research organization with offices in Washington, DC and Brussels that is part of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the world’s top ranked science and technology policy think tank.

This position will be based out of Washington, DC and report to the Center’s director.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Conduct research assignments as directed.
  • Proactively write op-eds, blogs, and regulatory filings.
  • Organize and present research at public and private events.
  • Monitor key policy developments and formulate policy positions.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public policy, economics, political science, law, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time experience working as a policy analyst or a similar position.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology, retail, and public policy.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and benefits:

Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, and public transportation benefit.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected].

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position (1 page, max). Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered;
  • Resume (2 pages, max); and
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to technology policy (3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled (last updated June 14, 2021).


Policy Analyst

The Center for Data Innovation is seeking a Policy Analyst to focus on the role of artificial intelligence, automation, and analytics in the retail sector. Policy issues that this analyst will cover may include e-commerce, digital payments, anti-counterfeiting, supply chains, retail automation, and delivery logistics. The ideal applicant should have a background in technology and public policy, as well as exceptional writing skills. This position will be based in Washington, DC or remote (North America only) and report to the Center’s director.

The Center for Data Innovation is a research organization with offices in Washington, DC and Brussels that is part of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the world’s top-ranked science and technology policy think tank.

Essential responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research assignments as directed.
  2. Regularly produce research reports, blogs, op-eds, and government filings.
  3. Organize and present research at public and private events.
  4. Monitor key policy developments and formulate policy positions.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree in public policy, economics, political science, law, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field—or equivalent experience.
  2. Demonstrated interest and background in technology and public policy.
  3. Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  4. Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  5. Proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and benefits:

Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, and public transportation benefit.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected].

  1. Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position (1 page, max). Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered;
  2. Resume (2 pages, max); and
  3. Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to technology policy (3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled (last updated October 1, 2021)


Research Analyst, Innovation Economics

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a policy analyst to conduct research and engage in public policy debates on a range of issues related to innovation-based economic policy, with a particular focus on industrial organization and dynamics. ITIF has long focused on this nexus of antitrust issues and now seeks to ramp up its work. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Advancing the legacy of Joseph Schumpeter, ITIF recently launched The Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy for the Innovation Economy, an initiative to develop and promote dynamic, innovation-based antitrust policy. The policy analyst will conduct research on a host of economic issues related to the current antitrust debates, including the role of large firms in innovation and competitiveness, trends in industrial concentration, and other issues. The position reports to the director of ITIF’s Schumpeter Project. The analyst will conduct research and author reports, blog posts, and op-eds. The position will ideally be based in Washington, DC, but remote work is possible.

The ideal applicant will have strong economic analysis capabilities and be able to effectively analyze and respond to current economic arguments around industrial concentration and evolving economic structure. The applicant should be well-versed in current policy debates surrounding economic competition and social and economic impacts.

The successful candidate will have the chance to shape and deliver an exciting program of work on antitrust and innovation and be part of a dynamic and committed team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze ongoing policy developments and engage in public debates on the major economic- and innovation-related antitrust issues of the day.
  • Carry out in-depth economic research and communicate findings by writing clear and incisive policy reports, op-ed articles, blog posts, and other publications.
  • Represent ITIF as a public speaker at conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other events.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and networks with key stakeholders involved in research and policy.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience in the field of economics or related public policy field.
  • Proven track record of producing high-quality research outputs, policy reports, op-eds, or other forms of policy-oriented communication.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in economics, public policy, or political economy.
  • Strong writing skills, especially an ability to communicate succinctly and persuasively to policy audiences in clear, accessible white papers and readily publishable op-eds.
  • Strong communication skills (including ability to present effectively in policy debates and speeches, work productively in a team environment, and communicate clearly).
  • Keen interest in and support for technological innovation and innovation policy.
  • Passion for engaging in policy debates, speaking at events, and promoting research for influential audiences.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects concurrently is essential.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected]:  

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered.
  • Resume.


Research Analyst, Economics of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a policy analyst to conduct research and engage in public policy debates on a range of issues related to innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry, with a particular focus on U.S. competitiveness and drug innovation. ITIF has long focused on this area of innovation and now seeks to ramp up its work. This is a full-time, permanent position.

The policy analyst will conduct research on a host of economic issues related to the biopharma industry, including U.S. competitiveness relative to other nations and the role of regulation, including drug pricing, on innovation. The position reports to ITIF’s Vice President of Global Innovation Policy. The analyst will conduct research and author reports, blog posts, and op-eds. The position will ideally be based in Washington, DC, but remote work is possible.

The ideal applicant will have strong economic analysis capabilities, including a facility with econometrics, and an understanding the economics of industry and economic policy.

The successful candidate will have the chance to shape and deliver an exciting program of work on the economics of life-sciences innovation and be part of a dynamic and committed team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze ongoing policy developments and engage in public debates on biopharma competitiveness and innovation.
  • Carry out in-depth economic research and communicate findings by writing clear and incisive policy reports, op-ed articles, blog posts, and other publications.
  • Represent ITIF as a public speaker at conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other events.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and networks with key stakeholders involved in research and policy.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience in the field of economics or related public policy field.
  • Proven track record of producing high-quality research outputs, policy reports, op-eds, or other forms of policy-oriented communication.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in economics, public policy, or political economy.
  • Strong writing skills, especially an ability to communicate succinctly and persuasively to policy audiences in clear, accessible white papers, blogs, and readily publishable op-eds.
  • Strong communication skills (including ability to present effectively in policy debates and speeches, work productively in a team environment, and communicate clearly).
  • Keen interest in and support for technological innovation and innovation policy.
  • Passion for engaging in policy debates, speaking at events, and promoting research for influential audiences.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects concurrently is essential.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected]:  

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered.
  • Resume.
  • A writing sample of relevant materials not more than 5-7 pages.