Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports (CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media. Consumers lacked a reliable source of information they could depend on to help them distinguish hype from fact and good products from bad ones. Since then CR has filled that vacuum with a broad range of consumer information. To maintain its independence and impartiality, CR accepts no outside advertising and no free samples and employs several hundred mystery shoppers and technical experts to buy and test the products it evaluates.

Consumer Reports, is one of the top-circulation magazines in the country, and, has the most subscribers of any Web site of its kind, in addition to two newsletters, Consumer Reports on Health and Consumer Reports Money Adviser. They have combined subscriptions of more than 8 million. All of CR's work is informed by the more than 1 million readers who respond to our Annual Ballot & Questionnaire, among the largest and most comprehensive consumer studies in the world. In 2008, CR also launched several initiatives, including and the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, which serve to educate and empower consumers to make more informed health-care decisions and to help change the market.

To further advance its mission, Consumer Reports employs a dedicated staff of lobbyists, grassroots organizers, and outreach specialists who work with the organization's more than 600,000 online activists to change legislation and the marketplace in favor of the consumer interest.

The organization generates more than $200 million in revenue, and a staff totaling more than 600 work at CR's 50 state-of-the-art labs and offices in Yonkers, N.Y.; its 327-acre Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Conn.; and our three advocacy offices, in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and San Francisco. Consumer Reports is governed by a board of 18 directors who are elected by CU members and meet three times a year.

Consumer Reports Washington, D.C., USA
Mar 17, 2021
Full time
Overview Consumer Reports is working to make the marketplace more fair and just by advancing effective, high-impact financial protections, holding industry accountable and designing innovative policy and marketplace solutions that put consumers first. We envision a marketplace in which people can protect what they earn and make informed decisions about what to do with their money without facing unfair, discriminatory, or predatory practices. The scale and breadth of the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 has exposed an even broader swath of consumers to financial hardship and has demonstrated the depth of structural problems and the urgent need for consumer protections. In this position, you will partner with consumers, policymakers and many other stakeholders, and work with the Manager, Financial Policy to design and execute CR's financial policy strategy in order to drive change at both the federal and state level. Please include a cover letter with your...