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The Role:

Protocol is seeking a researcher to work on the Power Index and Braintrust franchises by analyzing different corners of the tech industry, building relationships with sources and working across the organization.

As a part of Protocol’s growing research team, you’d be working with editors across our newsroom to research and write for our rankings, and also contribute to long-term community-building strategies for our Braintrust. Success in this role will require excellent research, writing and collaboration skills and plenty of adaptability. In any given week you may be writing and editing on short-term deadlines; developing sources, methodologies or event themes; and thinking big and long-term about how to push our products into even more creative territory.

What You’ll Need:

Our ideal candidates are smart, enterprising and creative, with a knack for collaboration and communication. We’re looking for a researcher who has a wide breadth of interests and an appetite for quickly learning about, digesting and analyzing the actions of companies and executives across the tech ecosystem.

The strongest candidates will be able to switch gears quickly, write strongly and separate out what’s really important during the research process. We’re looking for someone who likes to get their hands dirty in different processes around a newsroom and views becoming familiar with the nuances of various tech industries as an exciting challenge. Our research team is built to be versatile, so we’re looking for candidates who aren’t afraid to step outside of their comfort zone and execute new tasks on the fly.

Location: We are a hybrid-remote company, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. Though East Coast hours are preferred for this position, right now, we're eligible to hire in the following states:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey*
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Apply: To apply, send a cover letter and resume with Researcher in the subject line to


Protocol is a media company focused on the people, power and politics of tech — arming decision-makers in tech, business and public policy with the unbiased, fact-based news and analysis they need to navigate a world in rapid change.

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors, collaborators and talent cultivators. Our organization is defined by our values of fairness, integrity, inclusion, collaboration and a growth mindset.

We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, flexible paid time off in addition to paid holidays, as well as flexible hybrid work schedules and opportunities for career development.

Protocol believes a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to do our best work. We welcome inquiries from people of all backgrounds.

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