Policy Analyst

Job description

Foreign Policy Analytics, the research and advisory division of Foreign Policy, is seeking a full-time Policy Analyst to join our research team to participate in the cutting-edge research that we provide to clients around the world. The Policy Analyst is responsible for conducting the research, analysis, and preparing substantive and compelling reports. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative team member that is committed to the organization’s mission and will bring professionalism, urgency, and dedication to the work environment. 


Core responsibilities

  • Conduct desktop and primary research and analysis on various geographies as needed across a range of  policy issues and sectors
  • Monitor and analyze legislation and regulations pertaining to a range of industries and subject matters
  • Collect data from international, government sources and conduct economic trend analyses
  • Produce rapid response briefs on breaking policy issues
  • Prepare client presentations, policy briefs and reports


  • Master's Degree in international relations, economics or public policy required
  • Proven track record of high-quality qualitative and quantitative research
  • Excellent English Language writing abilities
  • Comfortable presenting and interacting with senior executives
  • Experience in transportation policy and mobility is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize tasks
  • Honed critical thinking skills with an analytical and innovative mindset
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including manipulating large datasets and data visualization 
  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience in analytics performing exploratory data analysis to understand the characteristics of a data set and identify patterns
  • Working knowledge of regressions and modeling
  • Exceptional ability to intuit, understand and clearly communicate the meaning of data analyses in a concise, compelling manner
  • Programming and coding experience (R, Python, etc.) is a plus


Foreign Policy is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.