Political Analyst

Shape the future of politics through insightful and data-driven strategies.


A Political Analyst is a professional who studies and analyses political developments, events as well as trends in local, national and international contexts. They provide insights into political issues and advise policymakers, governments, political parties and organisations on political strategies and policies. Political analysts conduct research, analyse data and prepare reports, briefs and recommendations on political issues.

Career opportunities for Political Analysts exist in various organisations including government agencies, political parties, think tanks, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), media outlets and consulting firms. Political Analysts also might work as freelance consultants or researchers.


For Bachelor’s

  • The seekers must pursue B.Sc in Political Science, B.A. in History, Economics and Political Science, B.A. in Public Administration and Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (B.J.M.C.) from a recognised university or college. 
  • The candidates must pass their 10+2 board examinations with a minimum of 60% marks.

For Masters

  • The aspirants can pursue higher studies such as a Master's degree in political science and journalism, to enhance their academic knowledge as well as gain more skills. 

Job Roles

Political analysts analyse political developments and events to provide insights into political trends, public opinion and policy implications. They work for various organisations including political parties, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), media outlets, think tanks and consulting firms. Some of the typical job roles of political analysts are:

  • Political Consultant
  • Research Analyst
  • Political Journalist
  • Political Scientist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Strategist

Employment Sector Jobs

Political analysts can work in various sectors including government, media, NGOs, consulting firms and academic institutions. Here are some of the employment sectors where political analysts can find jobs:

  • Government
  • Media
  • NGOs
  • Consulting firms
  • Academic institutions

Top Recruiters

Political analysts can work for various organisations including government agencies, media outlets, NGOs, consulting firms and academic institutions. Here are some of the top recruiters of political analysts:

  • Department of Defense
  • CNN
  • Fox News
  • Brookings Institution and the Center for American Progress
  • McKinsey & Company 
  • Deloitte


The salary of a political analyst can vary depending on several factors including the level of experience, education, location and the specific industry in which they work. Here are some estimated salary ranges for political analysts in different sectors:

Entry-level Political Analyst

Approx 3 lakhs to 4 lakhs per annum

Senior Political Analyst

Approx 8 lakhs - 10 lakhs per annum

Top-level Political Analyst

Approx 15 lakhs - 20 lakhs per annum


  • Research and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Knowledge of political systems
  • Adaptability


The scope of a political analyst is vast and diverse with various employment opportunities in government, media, consulting firms, think tanks and academic institutions. Political analysts can play numerous roles including policy analysis, political risk assessment, campaign strategy development, public opinion research and advocacy. 

Under government, political analysts work as policy advisors to elected officials, providing research and analysis for informed decision-making. Political analysts provide expert commentary on political developments in the media and help shape public opinion. 

To consulting firms, political analysts advise businesses and organisations on navigating political landscapes and understanding policy implications. In think tanks, political analysts conduct research and analyse a wide range of political as well as policy issues. In academic institutions, political analysts teach courses on political science and research political topics.


  • Intellectual challenge
  • Influence
  • Professional growth
  • Flexibility
  • Competitive compensation


  • High stress
  • Long hours
  • Political polarisation
  • Limited job security
  • Emotional toll