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Facebook Product Policy Manager, Misinformation in Menlo Park, California

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Summary:

Facebook is looking for an analytical thinker with experience in policy to join our Product Policy team. The team’s mission is to create and communicate rules for how our products may be used by people on Facebook and its family of applications. This person will primarily support the Feed and Stories Team and our elections preparation efforts, as well as various other initiatives related to building a safer, more inclusive, and more informed community, and fighting misinformation.

The position will focus on election preparation, policy development, and critical incident response. Significant international travel will likely be required. Candidates must be able to apply complex, evolving frameworks to new and innovative products and initiatives and make difficult decisions under pressure. You will provide policy counsel to product teams working to address misinformation, polarization, and other challenges. You will be responsible for understanding our Community Standards and other policies, and also helping develop and refine specific principles and policies focused on News Feed, algorithmic ranking, and content distribution.

The ideal candidate will be able to critically analyze and communicate the costs and benefits of refinements to these policies and principles, make recommendations about how to apply the policies during critical events, and have a point of view. You should be passionate about the services we provide and the people that we serve.

This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Required Skills:

  1. Help develop and refine principles and policies related to content distribution on Facebook products (with a particular focus on issues like misinformation and polarization).

  2. Review global products, features, and initiatives to provide practical strategies across multiple jurisdictions.

  3. Build relationships with and understand the perspectives of partners on internal teams, such as Public Policy, Engineering, Product Management, Communications, Marketing, Partnerships, and Legal.

  4. Act as a global escalation point of contact and manage internal communications for policy issues.

  5. Help articulate policy philosophy, launches, and changes to relevant parties, including management, operations, and other internal and external stakeholders.

  6. Work with Facebook's Public Policy team, as well as external stakeholders, to monitor the global environment for policy issues that impact News Feed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Law, Sociology, Psychology, or related field of study

  2. 6+ years of work experience in policy, law, or government, platforms and technology International experience

  3. Experience with Internet/social media content issues

  4. Demonstrated experience in analytical-thinking and problem-solving

  5. Experience working cross-functionally and consensus-building

  6. Knowledge of Facebook products and principle

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree in public policy, foreign relations, psychology, political science, or law

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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