Job Description

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.
Facebook is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented professional to join our Public Policy team based in our Sydney office. The person will combine a passion for technology's potential to create opportunity and to connect the community in a safe and responsible manner, with deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in New Zealand and Pacific Islands. You will work on issues related to the Internet and Facebook's mission of giving people the power to build community and bringing the world closer together. In this role, you will be responsible for understanding Facebook’s policies and business priorities, being able to communicate those to policymakers, NGOs, civil society and other stakeholders, and providing input into the development of regulation of the internet sector – with the goal of furthering the company’s mission. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and the globe, engage with trade associations and third party groups. The successful applicant will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including privacy, safety, freedom of expression and growth of the digital economy. This position will be based in Sydney and report to the Public Policy Director.
  • Monitor the political and regulatory environment in New Zealand and Pacific Islands, identify and evaluate the impact of legislative, regulatory and industry proposals, risks and opportunities to the company
  • Work with policymakers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations on issues of safety, security, content policy and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
  • Represent Facebook in meetings and public events with policymakers and stakeholders
  • Assist in the development and management of Facebook's policies on particular issues or product areas
  • Work with cross functional teams across product, legal, marketing and communications across the company to ensure that Facebook products and programs are advancing external understanding around key policy issues
  • Respond to questions and consultations from external stakeholders on relevant policy issues
  • 8+ years of experience in related areas of public policy such as legislation and/or government relations and advocacy
  • Keen understanding of political systems and relevant policy and civil society institutions as well local understanding of the context in New Zealand and Pacific Islands
  • Excellent judgment, communication and persuasive skills
  • Ability to drive and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • Ability to think, plan and execute resourcefully and creatively in a dynamic environment
  • Interest in emerging technologies and passion for Facebook
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