Facebook Policy Communications Associate Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook seeks a Policy Communications Associate Manager to support a wide range of initiatives and programs, for the Policy Communications team in Washington, DC. This role will provide cross-functional support for a wide variety of public policy communications issues. A key part of the role will be handling and responding to media requests, drafting statements and responses, and providing background information to help reporters understand Facebook’s policies, features, and positions on public policy issues.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop interesting story ideas around our programs to help educate the press, policy makers and other outside groups.

  2. Work with our policy, small business, and partnership teams to build, understand and communicate corporate and product policies that support and protect our reputation.

  3. Build creative partnerships with public and private organizations.

  4. Develop proactive PR campaigns to educate the media about Facebook's position on public policy issues.

  5. Lead communications activities on some of Facebook's most important policy issues.

  6. Manage in-bound press inquiries on a range of issues.

  7. Develop and pitch stories.

  8. Prepare messaging and other external materials such as blog posts and videos.

  9. Support product launches, policy advocacy, and other announcements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience managing press and stakeholder relations in a public policy, issues management or public affairs

  2. Experience drafting messaging materials, and working with cross-functional groups

  3. Experience in working relationships with different press and bloggers

  4. Experience managing issues and driving crisis communications

  5. Experience building outreach programs and managing stakeholder relations at a national or international level

  6. Experience and relationships with reporters in local media markets across the country

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.