Public Affairs Manager

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries.

Beijing is a fast, up-and- coming office! Home to the most hospitable people you will meet, our small and extremely capable team of Beijing based colleagues strive to make the impossible happen for our community within this big and diverse market.

The Communications team is responsible for telling the Airbnb story around the world. Whether it's speaking to media and bloggers, hosts and guests, industry commentators, thought leaders or the wider community, the Communications team is the voice of Airbnb. We're a fast growing, high energy team with a passion for people, places and great stories. If you'd like to be part of one of the world's greatest Communications teams, come tell us your story.

You will work closely with our Head of Communications in China as well as our teams in APAC, International Communications and Public Affairs teams. You will contribute to our overall communications strategy for China and help support public affairs communication activities that outline how Airbnb brings real benefits to people and communities across the region.


  • Work with a cross-functional team to support public affairs communications activities and strategies for Airbnb in China.

  • Contribute and collaborate with the APAC and Global communications team

  • Handle day-to-day media inquiries and briefings regarding a range of issues.

  • Develop written materials, story pitches, messaging guidelines, press releases and presentations

  • React to issues and fast-moving situations promptly and efficiently


  • Excellent command of English and Mandarin

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7-9 years experience in crisis management and dealing with public affair issues

  • Experience communicating about public policy

  • Strong media contacts across national medias

  • Experience in managing projects in a fast paced environment

  • Experience managing agency partners

  • Excellent writing skills, with samples to share

  • Unwavering verbal communications skills in any situation

  • Maintaining enthusiasm and calm demeanour in even the high pressured situations

  • Ability to work with international teams and quickly develop an understanding for the cultural differences

  • Passion for Airbnb and the mission of the company

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