Policy Communications Manager

(Washington, DC)

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.

Facebook seeks a Policy Communications Manager to support a wide range of initiatives and programs in our Washington, D.C. office. The role will include handling media inquiries on tight deadlines, devising strategies around both enterprise and breaking news stories, and helping reporters understand Facebook's policies, features, and positions on complex public policy issues. The ideal candidate will have experience with crisis communications and a keen understanding of technology policy.

Responsibilities

  • Develop proactive PR campaigns to educate the media about Facebook's position on public policy issues
  • Lead communications activities on some of Facebook's most important policy issues
  • Manage in-bound press inquiries on a range of issues
  • Develop and pitch stories
  • Prepare messaging and other external materials such as blog posts and videos
  • Support product launches, policy advocacy, and other announcements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience managing press and stakeholder relations in a public policy, issues management or public affairs
  • Experience writing messaging materials, and working with cross-functional groups
  • Experience in working relationships with press and bloggers
  • Experience managing issues and driving crisis communications in fast-paced and ambiguous environments
  • Experience building outreach programs and managing stakeholder relations at a national or international level
  • Experience and relationships with reporters in local media markets across the country

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