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Facebook seeks Public Policy Associate

Facebook 3-5y Mid Level  London, England, United Kingdom 14 Feb 2018

Job Description

Public Policy Associate

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we’re just getting started.

As Facebook has become part of the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world, policy makers in many countries naturally wish to talk with us. We want an ongoing dialogue with them as our service offerings grow and change. The Policy team manages these conversations, sharing information about the company’s products and activities, responding to queries from politicians, policymakers and regulators, educating and training organizations and their representatives about how to use the Facebook platform, and providing input into the development of regulation of the internet sector – with the goal of furthering the company’s mission of making the world more open and connected.

We are looking for superb policy communicators who can combine a passion for Facebook with knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in their country. The public policy team is our primary contact with the UK government and policymakers.

This position is based in London.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor the UK political environment for policy issues that interest the company
  • Work with the Government of the UK and non-governmental organizations on issues of data protection, safety and security, intellectual property, free expression, and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
  • Actively promote the uses of Facebook with policymakers and influencers in both electoral and governing bodies
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with politicians and policymakers
  • Build coalitions to help advance and support Facebook’s policy agenda
  • Communicate Facebook’s positions in public presentations and with media
  • Advise Facebook teams on public policy matters emerging in the UK

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience managing legislation and/or government relations and advocacy work
  • Keen understanding of the UK political system and institutions
  • Outstanding judgment and persuasive skills, creativity, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in policy work for a multinational corporation preferred
  • Interest in emerging technologies and policy work
  • Superb written and oral communications skills
  • Advanced degree in related field or law degree preferred
  • Fluency in technology and a passion for Facebook

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