Senior Program Manager – Ranking Digital Rights

Are you concerned about the growing power that internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies have over people’s lives? Do you believe that corporations as well as governments have a responsibility to respect human rights? Do you have a qualitative and/or quantitative research background and experience handling or interpreting large data sets to inform public policy? If so, Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) encourages you to apply to become their Senior Program Manager.

Job details


U.S. work authorization & +/- 1 hour from EST


$83,580 - $104,475

Hours of work

Full Time



About RDR

RDR works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights. They do this by scoring and ranking the world’s most powerful digital platforms and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. They work with companies as well as advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers to establish and advance global standards for corporate accountability.

RDR is housed at New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of policy challenges. They are a globally distributed team, with staff and contractors working from the Washington, D.C., area, Paris, Budapest, Buenos Aires, and other locations.

About role

The senior program manager is a senior-level position at Ranking Digital Rights (RDR). This person is responsible for conceptualizing and overseeing the production, maintenance, and launch of the RDR Corporate Accountability Index, including our annual Big Tech and Telco Giants Scorecards, as well as other related projects and publications. In addition, the senior program manager will work with our global engagement manager and our research partners around the world to further build capacity for global corporate accountability research and advocacy. Their broader mandate is to develop research-driven mechanisms for supporting our primary stakeholders and allies to hold companies accountable for users’ rights and extend RDR’s impact as a thought leader in internet policy as it relates to tech and telecom companies’ business and human rights obligations.

The ideal senior program manager will have experience overseeing the delivery of research projects—incorporating both qualitative and quantitative methods—and/or research-driven advocacy campaigns at a nonprofit, human rights organization, or technology company. They must demonstrate a command of both current and emerging global digital rights issues, including the key dilemmas posed by tech and telecom companies’ policies and practices and how they can lead to potential human rights harms.

More details regarding this role can be found here.