Our mantra at Consumer Watchdog is simple, but effective: Expose rip-offs and injustice. Confront the industries and politicians responsible. Change the world.
Whether we’re at the Capitol, in the media, or in the courtroom, these are the strategies we use to make sure that we win justice for American consumers and taxpayers. CW's team of advocates and attorneys are some of the most effective hellraisers in the business. Do you have what it takes to join us? The faint of heart need not apply.
Salary for all positions is competitive with similar public interest organizations and the experience level sought; employer-paid health plan, dental and life insurance are provided. Consumer Watchdog also offers a generous retirement savings plan, a casual work environment and parking at our Los Angeles office.
We currently have an attorney position and a consumer advocate position available:
Consumer Advocate: Privacy & Technology
Consumer Watchdog is a national, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization that develops innovative solutions to some of our country’s biggest problems. Over the last thirty years our investigations have changed corporate practices, driven corrupt politicians out of office and inspired groundbreaking legislation. Our mantra at Consumer Watchdog is simple, but effective. Expose rip-offs and injustice. Confront the industries and politicians responsible. Change the world.
CW’s areas of focus include: affordable health care, patient safety, digital privacy, insurance reform, environmental regulation, clean energy, voting reform and money in politics.
If you are looking for a challenge and committed to working for justice, this is the job for you.
Job Description: Consumer Watchdog seeks an excellent writer and persuasive communicator to join our team as a Consumer Advocate. This position focuses on the challenges and opportunities raised by rapidly evolving technologies, the data industry that those technologies have spawned, and the consumer impacts of the lawless culture that dominates Silicon Valley. Key issues will include online privacy, safety and privacy challenges raised by autonomous vehicles, and legal accountability for the tech industry. Defending California's landmark Consumer Privacy Act from tech industry efforts to gut it at the federal and state levels will be a top priority. The responsibilities of the position include: writing blog posts and press releases; preparing reports, testimony, and regulatory complaints; researching corporate misconduct; developing policy positions; and, communicating effectively with print and electronic reporters.
Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work fast and accurately under tight deadlines. Excellent writing skills, comfort with public speaking and the flexibility to shift quickly between projects are necessary. Three years’ experience with a public interest group or in a comparable field is desirable.
Salary and benefits: Salary is competitive with other similar public interest organizations and the experience level sought. Employer-paid health plan, dental and life insurance are provided. Consumer Watchdog also offers a retirement savings plan.
Contact: E-mail your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in Consumer Watchdog and this position along with a writing sample to: [email protected]