Sr. Manager, Policy Communications

29 Oct, 2020


Sr. Manager, Policy Communications

Washington, DC/Seattle, WA


The Senior Manager, Policy Communications, will be part of the strategic communications team that supports Amazon’s public policy team. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of delivering results on a range of high profile policy issues for a complex company or organization. She/he will be able to help build and execute successful communications campaigns related to local and state public policy issues, deftly manage inbound inquiries, and drive awareness among key media and influencers of Amazon’s positive impact on customers and the communities where we operate. The role is based in Arlington, VA/Washington, DC.

Core Job Responsibilities:
· Develop and manage a broad range of external communications programs and events in support of Amazon’s policy goals in Arlington and Virginia State;
· Establish and foster relationships with local, regional and national media by serving as a trusted source and educator about Amazon;
· Seek out and/or create opportunities to further Amazon’s public engagement on public policy issues;
· Deliver communications counsel to colleagues on the public policy team on both short- and long-term challenges and opportunities, earning trust across many parts of Amazon’s business;
· Drive issues management programs with a policy component and serve as key communications counselor on crisis issues
· Proven ability, willingness, and desire to:
· Exercise extremely high judgment and standards, particularly in narrow timeframes;
· Think and communicate clearly – formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a concise and well-written narrative to express it;
· Develop creative, effective approaches to difficult communications challenges;
· Deal with ambiguity – form a cohesive and effective outcome from potentially incongruous facts (or lack thereof) and individual perspectives


· Bachelor’s degree
· 10+ years of public relations experience
· Communications experience with public policy issues in technology and/or government

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· Ability to dive deep on public policy issues
· Experience working with the DC/northern VA press corps
· Experience serving as a spokesperson on complex issues
· Excellent writing skills

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Job posted: 2020-10-29