Head of Media Policy, Global Affairs & Public Policy

19 Apr, 2021


Head of Media Policy, Global Affairs & Public Policy

Los Angeles, CA | Washington, DC | New York, NY

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 14 years of experience working on technology and media related policy issues within government, think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience in the film/tv/media industry or digital media ecosystem and knowledge of substantive media policy issues

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience advising and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to design and deliver exceptional work product.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging public policy trends relating to online content platforms and digital media, especially film and video.
  • Ability to operate proactively in a fast-paced environment and a strong track record of executing cross-functional projects.
  • Team player with the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

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 Head of Media Policy for the Government Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP) team at YouTube, you will be an ambassador for YouTube’s issues and interests with policymakers and key opinion formers in the media policy ecosystem.

You will be an expert in the policy environment affecting YouTube’s business and the digital media landscape at large. You will develop a thorough understanding of YouTube’s products (including content offerings such as YouTube Originals and YouTube TV), policies, operations, and media partners (e.g., film studios, tv networks, broadcasters, news publishers, digital storytellers, creators, etc.). You will coordinate with the global GAPP team to understand the policy issues that affect YouTube’s business and develop strategies to protect YouTube’s interests. You will need excellent analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing, an aptitude for learning, and the discipline to manage multiple.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. 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 perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Work with YouTube Product leadership, Legal, Marketing, Trust & Safety, and PR to develop and launch policy-friendly products.
  • Be a primary point of contact for the Government Affairs and Public Policy team with YouTube’s Business leadership team.
  • Be an adaptable communicator who can both explain technical details to a public policy audience and public policy developments to an internal technical audience.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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Job posted: 2021-04-19