Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Advisor for the Economic Program

Job description

Third Way is a national think tank that develops and champions modern centrist ideas.

Third Way’s Economic Program is committed to working with policymakers to develop and advance a modern opportunity agenda. This individual will unpack and analyze economic trends, convey this information to an informed audience through written and digital content, and collaborate internally and with external partners to advocate for and advance policy ideas that expand the opportunity for all Americans to earn a good life. The policy advisor or senior policy advisor title will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

As the Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Advisor, your duties include:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with key external influencers, such as policymakers and their staff, industry leaders, academics, nonprofit advocates, and others in order to advance Third Way’s ideas.
  • Conducting research and authoring high-impact op-eds, memos, reports, and presentations in order to illuminate how the US economy works and how it is changing in the digital age.
  • Developing original and compelling policy briefs that offer new and modern ideas to policymakers.
  • Monitoring media, government reports, NGOs, and academia to stay informed on select economic issues.
  • Developing expertise on a handful of economic issues, which may include topics such as jobs and employment, wages and benefits, economic mobility, international trade, technology and automation, infrastructure, financial markets, rural development, small business, and entrepreneurship.


This might be the job for you, if you…

  • Have a minimum of two to five years of experience working on US economic policy in government, as a journalist, at a research institution, or in the private sector.
  • Like writing clearly on a wide range of economic issues.
  • Have experience working for or interacting with policymakers.
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with others.
  • Can effectively analyze and present economic data.
  • Bring some issue expertise and are curious and eager to develop expertise on other issues.
  • Think on your feet and adapt to change effortlessly.

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

  • Self-starters: People who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
  • Collaborators: People who work in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing its shared priorities.
  • Creators: People who foster divergent thinking; that aren’t afraid to take on the orthodoxies of the left or the right. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their preconceptions.
  • Results-oriented: People who function with an organizational commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.

Competitive compensation and benefits.

Third Way is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.