Head of Government Relations

26 Oct, 2020


Head of Government Relations

Epic Games
Cary, NC

What makes us Epic?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Discipline at Epic

What we do

The Epic Government Relations team helps build relationships with policymakers, trade groups, and advocates at the local, national and regional levels. They identify, monitor, analyze, and prioritize policy trends, legislative proposals, and industry issues important to Epic.

What you’ll do

Epic is looking for an experienced leader to run government relations and help build out the function. You’ll be based in the US with a global scope, and oversee policymaker engagement and our government relations strategy.  You’ll partner closely with nearly every team at Epic, but especially communications, legal,  product and our executive team.

In this role, you will

  • Develop and execute on a global government relations strategy for the company.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with policymakers, trade groups, advocates and influencers on behalf of Epic Games.

  • Monitor global legislative proposals and policy trends and share details and recommendations back with Epic teams.

  • Organize briefing strategies with various stakeholders and represent Epic in the room with a broad range of audiences.

  • Develop external narratives, talking points, and programs that support our policy efforts.

  • Proactively lead and prepare senior leaders at Epic for policy engagements.

What we’re looking for

  • 10+ years of experience in policy, government relations and/or public affairs.

  • Experience managing a team.

  • Someone keyed into the policy issues that matter to Epic’s business and enjoys rolling up their sleeves to get the job done.

  • You are a builder. You don’t wait to be asked to do something. You have a strong internal compass on how to lead this function and can work autonomously. You greatly value collaboration.

  • Someone who moves fast, is focused on delivering results, and has a track record of working well across a diverse group of internal and external partners.

  • Someone who is user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do.

Remaining knowledge, skills, and abilities needed

  • A proactive problem solver, with strong instincts for when to escalate issues.

  • Communication skills, written and verbal, are stellar.

Epic Job + Epic Benefits = Epic Life

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay for 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. We offer coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, AD&D and Life Insurance, 401k.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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Job posted: 2020-10-26