Senior Manager, Narrative Development, Government Affairs and Public Policy

24 Jul, 2022


Senior Manager, Narrative Development, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Washington, D.C./New York, NY

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 13 years of experience working on strategic communications in a policy context, political polling and research, narrative development, developing strategic engagement plans and campaigns, or other relevant experience.
  • Experience in people management.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience engaging with government, think tanks, regulators, and other domain leaders.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and prioritize advancing multiple projects simultaneously.
  •  Ability to think strategically about issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans.
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and creative problem-solving skills, with a bias to action and ability to build strong partnerships across functions.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, with ability to succeed in international cross-functional teams and various leadership positions.

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 excellence 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.

The Strategic Narratives and Engagement team within Government Affairs and Public Policy directs GAPP’s policy polling and message testing, development of global policy narratives, and deployment of those narratives through executive engagement and events.

In this role, you will lead the Strategic Narrative pillar of the team and work across the business on strategic policy initiatives to drive forward our affirmative narrative on key issues.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. 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 perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Serve as GAPP’s lead on the development of global policy narratives, informed by research.
  • Advise the company on insights developed from polling and message testing for incorporation into external narratives for the policy and key opinion former (KOF) audience.
  • Develop and execute polling plans for our key policy issues.
  • Develop systems to measure effectiveness of our policy narratives and continue to evolve those narratives based on rigorous analysis.
  • Lead a small, high-functioning team effectively.

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Job posted: 2022-07-24