United States Policy Communications Manager

15 Sep, 2021


United States Policy Communications Manager

Washington, DC

Coinbase has built the world’s leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Overseeing Coinbase’s media relations and strategic presence in critical policy debates within DC and key states across the country
  • Providing durable and optimized plans to oversee reactive issues management and proactive relationship building with communicators and media in Washington, DC
  • Analyzing policy, media, and influencer commentary to provide crisp memos and evaluation for Coinbase’s Director of Global Policy Communications and the wider Coinbase Public Policy team
  • Engaging with our communications agency to ensure solid and clear planning processes
  • Exploring and implementing data-driven methodologies to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our work

What we look for in you:

  • Operational rigor
  • Excellent political judgement
  • A strong media and policy network in Washington, DC
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and deadlines
  • World class verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands-on approach across writing, social, crisis-response, and proactive communications
  • Passion for building a solid and scalable model for media relations in the United States
  • Political junkie who is obsessed with news, politics, and the policymaking process

Nice to haves:

  • High-level consumer knowledge of crypto
  • Experience of working with policymakers in Washington, DC
  • Experience managing high-profile political and media crises
  • Building measurement and analysis of press and political strategies
  • Knowledge and comfortability with digital content strategies across social, blogs, and marketing channels

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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Job posted: 2021-09-15