Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Counter Extremism

19 Aug, 2019


Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Counter Extremism

Mountain View, CA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience working on technology policy issues within government, think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience in the counter-terrorism field.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with international teams and a variety of stakeholders, and in executing strategies to deliver exceptional solutions.
  • Knowledge of terrorist organizations, their recruitment strategy, and counter-terrorism tactics that can be deployed online.
  • Track record of executing cross-functional projects.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and areas for improvement. Ability to lead and evaluate issues independently.
  • Excellent political, analytical, and communication skills with high attention to detail.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

As a Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) focused on counter extremism, you will be the team’s subject matter expert focused on how violent extremist content and hate speech are spread online. You have a keen ability to understand the challenges posed by controversial content online, can articulate a vision for smart public policy, and will facilitate collaboration with governments, companies, civil society, researchers, and others.

You will develop, organize, manage, and communicate critical plans, initiatives, and strategy, while tracking various regulatory proposals and analyzing their potential impact on Google’s business.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Engage directly with policymakers, industry players, and key opinion formers to shape policy and political dialogue.
  • Work closely with Trust and Safety, Product, Engineering, and other teams across Google to advise on responsible research and product development.
  • Harmonize a consistent set of principles to guide the company regarding information policy and content regulation across products and platforms.
  • Develop position papers and programs to anticipate and shape the public debate regarding access to information, online content, and content regulation.
  • Monitor and research current and relevant emerging public policy issues.

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Job posted: 2019-08-19