Senior Manager, International Government Affairs

09 Oct, 2017


Senior Manager, International Government Affairs

Newark, NJ

Audible is currently looking to hire a Senior Manager, International Government Affairs to be based in Newark, NJ.

The Senior Manager for International Government Affairs will monitor legislative and government developments abroad that impact Audible’s businesses outside the United States; oversee interaction with foreign government officials; and educate foreign policymakers on Audible lines of business and Audible public policy missions. The Senior Manager will design plans for foreign government outreach by analyzing emerging and existing legislative and public policy issues impacting Audible in the countries in which Audible operates, in particular those in Asia, South America, and the United Kingdom. The Senior Manager will serve as a liaison to and develop key relationships with government officials. The Senior Manager will prepare policy briefings on pending legislation and government developments affecting Audible and provide leadership and recommendations within Audible regarding those developments. The Senior Manager will ensure appropriate company participation in government and industry forums. The Senior Manager will work with policymakers, government leaders, and lobbyists to influence public policy, monitor government initiatives, and advocate for specific plans to advance Audible’s business objectives outside the United States. The Senior Manager for Legislative & Government Affairs will report to the Vice President, Public Policy & Community Affairs. This position will be based in Newark, NJ.

Basic Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required.

A strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes and strategic thinking skills are required.

Ability to manage multiple projects delivering them on time and on budget is required.

Must be able to interface successfully with all levels of management within Audible and with outside professionals.

Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with government officials is required.

Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changes in priorities and remain productive while handling multiple assignments under pressure and meeting rigid deadlines is required.

Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills are required.

Highly motivated self-starter with a strong sense of urgency is required.

Preferred Qualifications

An advanced degree (JD, MBA, and/or Master’s) is preferred.

A minimum of 8 years of prior experience in international governmental relations, public policy, or lobbying is preferred.

Significant knowledge of foreign government and regulatory systems, including that of countries in which Audible operates in Asia, South America, and the United Kingdom, is preferred.


We have a comprehensive benefits package. Here are some of the fun and meaningful perks we offer:

Daily catered lunch, Monday breakfast and juice bar, snacks and Friday happy hours

Free onsite gym and 25% fitness reimbursement

Seasonal sports clubs – basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, softball and more

Company sponsored events

Transit reimbursement, paid parking and shuttle service

Tuition assistance

Annual Amazon discount

Meaningful community involvement opportunities including mentoring interns, literacy tutoring and Audible Scholars, along with collaboration on start-up projects incubating in Newark Venture Partners

Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 350,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

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Job posted: 2017-09-13