Director, State Government Affairs

26 Feb, 2020


Director, State Government Affairs

Washington, DC

Responsibilities We are seeking experienced professionals for our state public policy and advocacy team. Being creative, having meaningful experience working on tech/internet policy issues, and the policy process within key states are required for success in this role. As a point of contact for elected officials and other stakeholders in State politics and government, you will be responsible for understanding TikTok’s policies and business priorities, and for being able to communicate those to policymakers and stakeholders. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and engage with third-party groups. Candidates must have a passion for tech/internet policy, established relationships, and experience working at the state level. Note, these roles may be based in California, NY, or Washington D.C. Qualifications Responsibilities • Maintain and build relationships with policymakers and political figures • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders such as legal, communications and the policy team on public policy matters to help guide development of products, services and policies • Advocate, internally and externally, policy positions that benefit and protect the TikTok user community • Identify, monitor and analyze relevant policy trends, legislative proposals, and issues of importance to the company • Articulate our policy positions in briefing papers, consultation responses and internal policy meetings • Execute strategies for engaging with policymakers around issues important to Tiktok and our community of creators • Prioritize state regulatory and legislative action Qualifications • JD or Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Affairs, Government, Public Affairs, related field, or equivalent practical experience. • 10+ years of Public Policy or Government • Knowledge of the State legislative process • 5+ years of internet policy experience • Political campaign experience • Advocacy experience • Ability to understand the business implications of public policy • Ability to work well as part of a team • Excellent government relations skills • Outstanding writing skills and to distill complex policy issues into simple explanations and compelling messages • Prioritization and multi-tasking skills • Exercise sound judgement and discretion


Job posted: 2020-02-26