Digital Equity Counsel

Common Sense ( is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization devoted to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.

Every day, millions of families turn to Common Sense for trusted advice and unbiased ratings. We offer the largest library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for everything your kids want to watch, play, read, and learn. Our movie and TV ratings are available on Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix, and many other partner networks, helping families and kids make smart media choices. Through our schools program, we provide educators with a curriculum that teaches the essential digital citizenship and literacy skills every student needs to succeed. More than 70,000 member schools use our ratings and curriculum and content. We also work with policymakers, industry leaders, legislators, and a grassroots community of concerned parents and teachers to improve the media, tech, and education landscape for kids, families, and schools.

We are seeking a digital equity counsel skilled at developing strategic frameworks for digital equity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience in law, or government, or at an advocacy organization. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Some travel will be required.

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

  • Develop a strategic framework for digital equity and inclusion, a key component of the organization's Digital Well-Being Initiative.
  • Be a thoughtful, innovative contributor to creating and executing Common Sense's policy strategy and positioning.
  • Represent Common Sense on the Hill, with agencies, and with industry  representatives.
  • Research, analyze, and develop state and federal policy relating to technology and families, especially digital equity and our efforts to ensure all kids have the opportunity to benefit from/take advantage of connected society, at home and at school.
  • Track regulatory (especially FCC), legislative, and industry developments.
  • Be in a visible D.C. arena working with high-profile players.


  • J.D.
  • 5-8 years of experience at a law firm or government or advocacy organization
  • Experience in technology, telecommunications, privacy, media, education, and/or children's issues
  • Superior analytical, strategic, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • You are an advocate and influencer by nature and can use that influence in executive and legislative branches and with the tech and telecom industry to advance legislation and policy issues.
  • You must be able to tackle complex and challenging problems and work with a diverse array of partners.


  • Exceptional stage presence -- for example, on the conference scene -- and a captivating whiz in high-level meetings.
  • You have a deep and diverse network, spanning grassroots nonprofits to industry and politics.
  • Highly creative and able to develop new advocacy strategies and tactics.
  • You're adaptable and will flourish in a fast‐paced work environment.
  • You work independently, and managing multiple projects is second nature.
  • You work easily in a team-driven environment, coordinating efforts of multiple colleagues, across time zones and departments.
  • OK with the occasional jaunt to San Francisco or beyond!


  • The chance to work with talented, passionate professionals on cutting-edge issues
  • Competitive health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and a matching 401(k)
  • An organization that offers work/life balance
  • The opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of kids and families!


Common Sense Media values the diversity of its employees and is an equal opportunity employer.