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Workplace Reporter: Policy

The Role:

Protocol is seeking a reporter who can break news and tell original, inside stories about lawmakers' and regulators' efforts to grapple with the rapidly changing workplace.

From warehouses and food service to the C-suite, the world of work has changed — and regulation has struggled to keep up. Technology has had a major impact on nearly every sector, by enabling increased automation, gig work, remote work and more. State, federal and international regulators and lawmakers are constantly trying to adapt old rules and adopt new ones in order to protect both workers and innovative businesses. Protocol will give business leaders the news and information they need as basically every industry in the world tries to navigate this constantly shifting landscape.

What You'll Need:

We're not looking for reporters to summarize what others have already reported; we're looking for reporters who can consistently break news that other reporters have to follow. Our ideal candidates are smart, well-sourced and have a knack for finding out what's happening and explaining what it means and why it matters to a savvy and knowledgeable audience.

The strongest candidates will be able to explain complicated legislation in clear, plain English; converse comfortably with Congress, lobbyists and advocates; identify building trends and movements in the regulatory world before new laws are on the table; and understand how technology affects the world of work and workers in every sector.

Location: Given the nature of the role, candidates in the Washington, D.C. area are preferred, but we welcome candidates from the New York or San Francisco areas who can show the ability to develop sources among federal and state regulators, lobbyists and executives.

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


From the publisher of POLITICO, 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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