Facebook Policy Communications Manager, Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Australia

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 Manager to help drive creative and strategic communications for Facebook’s policy, privacy, content and security efforts. A successful candidate will not only have the skills and experience to execute effective communications but also be able to build substantive programs and relationships with the media while supporting the communications team in Australia and New Zealand.

Candidates should be excellent writers, with strong experience in developing and executing high-profile campaigns and communication efforts in technology or other fast moving sectors as well as managing press relations and handling corporate or political issues. The role requires managing proactive communications, from strategy to messaging to execution. This position is full–time and is located in Facebook’s Sydney office.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop and execute proactive communications strategies and initiatives

  2. Interface and consult regularly with teams across the company

  3. Drive meaningful coverage that reaches influencers important to the company

  4. Lead communications on important policy issues

  5. Act as a company spokesperson to help educate the media and influencers on Facebook's policies and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum bachelors degree (post-graduate or professional degrees a plus)

  2. At least 8 - 12 years professional relevant experience, internet technology communications preferred

  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  4. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  5. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a cross-functional team in a fast-paced, high-growth, international environment

  6. Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully

  7. Thorough understanding of the Australian media and political landscape

  8. Experience in managing issues and crisis communications

  9. A passion for Facebook and for our mission to connect the world is essential.

Industry: Internet