Senior Director, Policy - Tech & Telecom Practice

Senior-level Professionals Washington, District Of Columbia


We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced technology and telecom policy leader to join our team in Washington, D.C.  The ideal candidate will be a big thinker and excellent writer who combines expert knowledge on tech/telecom regulatory policy with strong political instincts and a campaign mindset. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage issue advocacy campaigns for clients in the tech and telecom sectors, including companies, trade associations, and multi-stakeholder coalitions.
  • Produce top-quality written materials including policy explainers and white papers, op-eds, strategy memos, advocacy talking points, etc.
  • Use your expert policy knowledge and strong political instincts to develop strategic plans, campaign proposals, and other strategic advice for clients and prospective clients.
  • Identify and engage directly with reporters and third-party voices as needed to brief them on key developments, help educate them on policy issues, or to speak on the record as needed.
  • Assist in the identification and pitching of new business opportunities.

Qualifications

  • At least 15 years of experience working on telecom and tech policy issues in legislative, regulatory, legal, or advocacy settings.
  • Deep understanding of recent and current telecom and technology policy debates and broader political and policy trends.
  • Excellent writing skills, with an emphasis on explanatory and persuasive advocacy writing. Applicants will be asked to submit writing samples.
  • Senior staff experience in House/Senate offices or at relevant federal agencies is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; a law degree or public policy graduate degree and experience practicing in the tech or telecom space is a significant advantage.
About APCO
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many top Fortune 500 companies. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the Best Agencies to Work For in North America by PRovoke Media for four consecutive years and a 2020 Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.