Weedmaps is looking for a dynamic, bright Policy Writer and Analyst to join our Government Relations team. Primary duties of this position include conducting independent research on cannabis-related policies, synthesizing this research into succinct and persuasive policy documents for external audiences, and developing strategies for broadening the reach and impact of Weedmaps’ policy engagement and expanding the company’s research and analytics capability for policy work. Exceptional writing, data analysis, project management, and interpersonal skills are desired. This position will be based in Weedmaps’ Boston, MA office.
In coordination with Weedmaps Government Relations team leaders and Policy Research and Development Manager, conduct independent research on cannabis-related industry trends, policies, legislative/regulatory developments, and other issues as needed.
Monitor and analyze national, state, and local cannabis policies.
Develop policy briefs, whitepapers, PowerPoint presentations, and other external-facing policy documents.
Identify and carry out strategies for engaging with external research centers, think tanks, and policy-oriented advocacy organizations.
Manage long-term projects and initiatives for building institutional knowledge and information exchange.
Collaborate with members of the Government Relations team and other Weedmaps departments to advance campaigns and broader company objectives.
Special projects as necessary.
An undergraduate degree in political science, public policy, economics, or a related field. Top-tier university a plus. Graduate degree is a plus.
A minimum of 2 years experience researching and drafting policy briefs, whitepapers, PowerPoint presentations, and other external-facing policy documents.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate in a team-based environment.
Strong research, data analysis, and writing skills as well as the ability to synthesize information succinctly and persuasively.
A strong grasp of the policymaking process, national/state/local political institutions, issues advocacy campaigns, and how credible/persuasive research can positively shape policy outcomes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Drive).
A demonstrated ability to appropriately balance and prioritize competing projects and deadlines.
A passion for and commitment to advancing comprehensive cannabis reform policies at the national, state, and local levels.
Fully covered Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee AND dependents
Matching 401k, 50% match up to 6% of employee contribution
3 weeks PTO and 5 sick days
Basic Life/AD&D (Accidental Death and Dismemberment)
Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability
Flexible Spending Account
Catered lunch provided 5 days a week
All the equipment that you need to get your work done
Fridge is always stocked with energy drinks and other snacks
Casual work environment, read “no suit and tie required”, but you are free to dress to the nines
Weedmaps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the smartest and most passionate people who want to join our team and develop the services, systems, and marketplaces that will serve the marijuana industry in the decades to come. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
Founded in 2008, Weedmaps is a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry. Our suite of cloud-based software and data solutions includes point of sale, logistics and ordering solutions that enable customers to scale their businesses while complying with the complex and disparate regulations applicable to the cannabis industry. In addition, our platform provides consumers with information regarding cannabis products across web and mobile platforms, including listing local retailers and brands, facilitating product discovery and allowing consumers to educate themselves on cannabis and its history, uses and legal status. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Weedmaps employs more than 400 professionals around the world, with offices including Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Denver, New York, Phoenix and Toronto.
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