Facebook Escalations Specialist, Intellectual Property Operations (Risk & Response) in Menlo Park, California


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We’re the team that’s responsible for managing reports surrounding Facebook’s policies and procedures, complex legal issues and the changing landscape of free speech on the Internet. We are passionate about building trust and giving a clear voice to people. We are constantly balancing mitigating legal risk with making the world more open and connected, all the while scaling our operations to support Facebook’s 2 billion users. To be successful on our team, you must be passionate about intellectual property and, ideally, how legal rights intersect with online communities. You must also be interested in complex, data-driven project management and working with legal teams to effectively anticipate and mitigate risk for operational work. You must be excited to approach problems as opportunities and you need the strategy skills to identify the right questions to ask in order to find the right solutions. You should be comfortable defending your ideas while remaining open-minded and flexible to feedback from cross-functional teams and experts.

As a member of the Risk and Response team, you are at the forefront on solving problems for Facebook by helping set the broader Intellectual Property Operations team up for success, enabling the team to move fast through your problem-solving sophistication, analytical savvy, and resourceful thinking.

Required Skills:

  1. Be an expert on interpreting and enforcing Facebook's IP policies and use sound judgment, specific knowledge, signals and insights to drive scalable solutions to support Facebook and our users

  2. Review and process incoming reports of alleged legal rights infringement, as business need arises

  3. Provide high touch support and timely solutions to build long term relationships and trust across the customer and partner ecosystem

  4. Proactively investigate, troubleshoot, and drive our most sensitive and complex IP escalations to resolution, and communicate to cross-functional partners involved throughout the whole process

  5. Serve as the primary communication channel on critical IP issues

  6. Identifies and strengthens cross-functional partners and effectively collaborates to achieve transparency, efficiency, and success

  7. Implement best-in-class escalations processes and practices for maintaining and exceeding productivity and quality service level agreements

  8. Partner with cross-functional teams to solve for areas of need with reports, coverage and tool improvements

  9. Be able to take action on reported content, and remain up to date on key workflow changes, policy updates and operational guidelines

  10. Review and assess non-traditional reporting flows for high-risk escalations

  11. Root cause all escalated requests and collaborate with the cross-functional teams to drive continuous improvement to process, policy, product or quality in the interest of improving site and user experience

  12. Work on special projects as needed to scale the escalations function

  13. Please note that some non-traditional and/or flexible work hours will be required including weekends

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.A. or B.S. degree

  2. 3+ years of experience in end-to-end project management and/or operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Prior experience with analytical tools (like Excel, SQL, or R)

  2. Prior experience dealing with high pressure escalations, grey areas and pulling in cross-functional experts, when appropriate, to resolve issues swiftly while putting users first

  3. Knowledge of Facebook's suite of products

  4. Understanding of how the broader social media landscape is changing

  5. Prior experience thinking strategically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans

  6. Proven ability to influence others without having positional authority

  7. Ability to work directly with global, cross-functional teams to problem solve and develop solutions

Industry: Internet

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