Public Affairs Manager (Americas)

26 Dec, 2021


Public Affairs Manager (Americas)

Washington, DC

About the Company:
Tencent is a leading global technology company focused on connecting people and developing innovative products and services that improve the quality of life of people around the world. Founded in 1998 and publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2004, Tencent offers a variety of products and services, including leading communication and social platforms (Weixin/WeChat), high-quality entertainment (from video games, music, TV and film, sport and literature), FinTech (WeChat Pay and QQ Wallet) and industry-leading cloud products and services.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, we have offices around the world, including in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Seattle, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, and Seoul. We have been recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers (2021), a Top 100 Digital Company (2019) and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (2018). Tencent is committed to recruiting, mentoring, and developing a diverse workforce that is broadly representative of the communities it serves.

About the Role:
We are seeking a talented Public Affairs Manager, to join our Global Public Policy, with a principal focus on the U.S. and broader Americas policy environment. The position will be based in Washington, D.C. At this time, the position will work remotely until office arrangements are finalized. The Manager must work effectively in a global, multinational business environment. The Global Public Policy team is committed to identifying & implementing proactive public policy positions to support the business and provide thought leadership across a number of issues, including technology, entertainment, and international trade and investment. This role will report to the Senior Director of Global Public Affairs and Partnerships.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Drive public affairs strategies and engagements beneficial to Tencent customers and other stakeholders
  • Provide insights and understanding of U.S. domestic and larger geopolitical positions and business-relevant policy issues to effectively solve problems and amplify opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with and leverage the expertise of the Global Public Policy team, Legal, and the Business units to ensure alignment with Tencent’s short and longer-term goals and objectives
  • Closely work with and engage industry partners, trade associations, events/sponsorship opportunities and other organisations to support the business and common industry positions
  • Exercise sound judgment and business/political acumen to drive effective and persuasive public policy strategies
  • Review and interpret legislative text, regulations and policy proposals, and prepare regular summaries and analyses of government and related policy proposals, with an aim of getting these across effectively into (the senior management of) the company
  • Conduct advocacy efforts for government relations in the U.S. This includes, for example, formulating advocacy plans that identify issues, stakeholders, timelines for action, and communication opportunities to drive positive results, and monitor progress
  • Provide effective communication, both in business writings and in oral communications
  • Prepare or assist with position papers, white papers, testimony, public comment responses, proposed legislation, internal policies and other similar activities to support effective government affairs and public policy positions in the market
  • At all times, work with honesty, integrity and authenticity across cultures and in line with Tencent’s core values and mission

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in public policy, advocacy, international relations and/or consultancy, which can include work as a policy officer for federal government or Congress or as public affairs professional at a consultancy or in-house
  • Understanding of domestic U.S. politics, as well as broader geopolitical issues, trends and drivers
  • Collaborative and able to work well both as part of a team and independently in a global, multi-cultural and virtual environment
  • Ability and have business acumen to work with and advise senior business leaders
  • Effective research and presentation skills
  • Ability to take ownership for delivering projects with a high degree of autonomy and manage multiple, highly complex projects simultaneously
  • Experience working for and/or with multinational companies is a plus
  • English fluency, both written and verbal, required. Additional foreign language skills (including Mandarin, Spanish, French or Portuguese) is desirable
  • May require occasional travel, both domestic and international

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Job posted: 2021-12-26