Research Fellow, Tech Policy Center

Washington, DC
Full Time
Tech Policy Center

Title:                         Research Fellow

Reports to:             Director, Tech Policy Center

Job Summary:          Authors significant and influential papers, monographs, and congressional testimony on tech policy. Works with other staff to enhance research and refine proposals into affirmative public policy positions that empower U.S. citizens through tech policy and redress the imbalance between Big Tech companies and their users. Exercises a leadership role in the conservative movement in tech policy development and advocacy, especially regarding the relationship between technology, cultural, and society. Leads in analysis of regulations and rulemaking by tech-related government agencies. Represents Heritage on a national level and among opinion leaders. Conducts rigorous independent research and analysis that advances Heritage‚Äôs agenda of holding Big Tech companies accountable through antitrust enforcement, reform of existing legislation, and the proposal of new measures to end its abuses and challenge its anti-competitive practices.

Job Duties:

  • Communicates policy positions in multiple media, including print, personal relationships, public speaking, and as expert commentator
  • Conducts advanced policy and regulatory analysis and scholarly research
  • Represents Heritage in major professional forums and settings, including conferences, congressional hearings and public speaking
  • Organizes events and meetings


Education:                   PhD or comparable knowledge of disciplines concerning Big Tech

Experience:                 10 or more years of experience in policy development and advocacy; facility with commercial social media platforms with some technical proficiency

Communications:        Accomplished writer and influential public speaker; able to communicate policy positions in multiple media

Technology:                Microsoft Office and Outlook

Achievement:              Demonstrated influence on the outcome of public policy debates

Other Requirements:  

  • Experience analyzing federal regulations and/or rulemaking.
  • Expert knowledge of policy area and of legislative and executive branch and commercial figures having influence on its development.
  • Recognized as an authority with a demonstrated impact in policy field.
  • Very high level of professionalism (adaptability, maturing, integrity and accountability).
  • Strong leadership ability to work with other staff and lead junior staff.
  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America and the department's goals and objectives.

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