Global Policy Communications Director

02 May, 2023


Global Policy Communications Director

New York, NY
Company Introduction Founded in 2012, ByteDance’s mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. With a suite of more than a dozen products, including TikTok, Helo, and Resso, as well as platforms specific to the China market, including Toutiao, Douyin, and Xigua, ByteDance has made it easier and more fun for people to connect with, consume, and create content. Why Join Us At ByteDance, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire – for you, for us, and for millions of users across all of our products. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at ByteDance. Team Introduction We are currently looking for a seasoned professional to join the Global Corporate and Policy Communications team as Head of Global Policy Communications. In this role, you will serve as the global communications strategist who will help advance our government relations work in key regions. We’re looking for someone who has significant experience managing communications around complex legislative, regulatory, political, and crisis issues. The ideal candidate has excellent media relations skills, strong judgment, and experience building, developing, and managing a communications team. You are able to make decisions and move fast under pressure. You also know how to remove blockers and work cross-functionally to achieve alignment among internal stakeholders. Responsibilities – Assess policy communications needs across regions and build out a team in key locations – Develop and drive implementation of a global policy communications strategy – Develop proactive campaign strategies to educate policymakers and users on key issues – Build an arsenal of effective messaging on active policy issues – Draft expert-level communications on behalf of the leadership team – Work closely with the government relations and legal teams to align on strategic responses to incoming issues – Ongoing engagement and education of the media, industry, and other stakeholders – Prepare spokespeople for media interviews, policy meetings, and public appearances – Provide ongoing counsel and thought partnership to the company’s senior leaders to best position ByteDance in new and growing markets to achieve our business priorities
– 15+ years of policy communications experience – Experience managing high-performing teams – Policy communications experience in government and/or the technology industry – Excellent strategic, analytical, and verbal communication skills – Established relationships with key members of the media; reputation as a trusted source – Deep understanding of regulatory, data security, and privacy landscape – Ability to weigh big picture objectives with immediate business needs – Previous experience working for a matrixed, multinational company – Minimum BA or BS degree required ByteDance is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At ByteDance, our mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too. ByteDance Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at
Job Information

【For Pay Transparency】Compensation Description (hourly)

The hourly rate range for this position in the selected city is $151200- $403200.​

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.​

At ByteDance/TikTok our benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support ByteDancers to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ​

We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ​

Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off(PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.​

We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

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Job posted: 2023-05-02