Public Policy Associate

13 Nov, 2019


Public Policy Associate

Washington, DC


Are you a highly-motivated, ambitious and intelligent self-starter? We are looking for a Public Policy Associate to join Yelp’s growing global public policy team.

Yelp is a platform that connects people with great local businesses. Since launching as a review site in 2004, Yelp has become ubiquitous with local search and evolved into a one-stop platform where people can find, connect, and transact with nearly any local business or service provider. With unmatched local business information, photos and review content, Yelp helps millions of people make decisions every day about where to spend their money — from where to eat, shop or stay, to which healthcare, home or local service provider to use, and beyond.

Yelp’s scrappy (and legendary) public policy team is growing. If you’re a good writer, empirically driven, detail-oriented, creative, and – most of all – passionate about protecting the open internet from the negative externalities wrought by Big Tech, this could be your dream job!

Previous experience in a tech policy shop is not required but someone with campaign or some kind of political or policy experience is preferred. As a Yelp Public Policy Associate, you will help execute all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into ensuring the team’s success.

Yelp’s government affairs team plays a crucial role in conveying Yelp’s public policy goals to policymakers and regulators at the international, federal, state and local levels. As the public policy associate, you will play a crucial role in helping to develop our message and assist the team in delivering it at all levels of government.

Where You Come In:

  • You will help to lobby policymakers and staff on Yelp’s legislative and regulatory priorities.
  • You will help manage Yelp’s relationships with relevant trade organizations, alliances, and coalitions.
  • You will organize campaigns and events to advance Yelp’s policy priorities.
  • You will assist with research, executive fly-ins, and other miscellaneous tasks to ensure the team’s success.

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • You have experience in government or with a tech company preferred and bonus points if you’ve also had some experience in executing successful events, ideally for policy-based events.
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • You have an understanding of technology and policy, and ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical and regulatory issues.
  • You have a sense of humor.
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Job posted: 2019-11-13