Public Policy Manager. 11 Months contract + possibilities of extension.
My client is looking for a Public Policy individual to serve as Policy manager, EU Affairs in our Brussels team. You will be a policy communicator who can combine a passion for Internet services with a good knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in the EU Institutions and the EU broadly.
Successful applicants will have solid experience and become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including internet regulation and content policies, combating hate speech and abuse and the promotion of safety on the platform. The successful candidate will lead our online safety work in the EU Affairs team, focussing on the intersection between privacy and safety. Previous knowledge of EU affairs and experience in an EU public affairs consultancy or the EU institutions is preferred.
-Develop and execute a strategic approach to achieve company goals in public policy as they relate to the EU
-Monitor legislation and regulatory matters affecting the company and advise company with respect to policy challenges
-Represent the company in meetings with trade associations
-Build coalitions with other organizations, NGOS and academics to advance policy goals of the company
-Build and communicate company’s positions in presentations to stakeholders
-A passionate belief in the social benefits of the Internet in particular;
-Solid knowledge of EU regulatory and legislative processes, national level experience a further advantage;
-Experience working on relevant EU policy issues: privacy and safety and content issues related to harmful content.
-Candidates with both government/politics and industry experience preferred;
-Fluent English essential - additional languages is a distinct advantage (in particular: French or German);
-An ability to build relationships with across-functional teams from a wide range of disciplines;
-Excellent communication skills for both small meetings and large events;
-A flexible mindset that thrives in a fast-moving environment with a strong do-it-yourself culture;
-An ability to translate between the specialist languages of technology and politics;