VP, Government Affairs

07 Nov, 2021


VP, Government Affairs

Washington, DC

Teamwork makes the stream work.

Roku is changing how the world watches TV

Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the U.S. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.


From your first day at Roku, you’ll make a valuable — and valued — contribution. We’re a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers worldwide while gaining meaningful experience across various disciplines.

About the role

Roku is looking for a Vice President of Government Affairs to lead our government affairs efforts. This position will oversee our nationwide advocacy efforts to encourage the development of policies that expand and protect streaming practices and our other business lines. This is an amazing opportunity to play a key, hands-on role in supporting Roku’s continued growth by ensuring that the company’s business and policy priorities are well represented at the national, state, and local levels.


This position in based in Washington DC and reports to the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs in San Jose, CA.

What you’ll be doing

  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with legislators and Congressional staff, as well as key state policymakers
  • Managing the developing government affairs team
  • Driving and coordinating external advocacy efforts in support of Roku’s strategic business objectives
  • Overseeing federal and state contract lobbyists and outside consultants advocating for streaming and other issues critical to Roku’s success
  • Facilitating collaborative alliances between Roku and key partners, including policymakers, industry associations, and coalition partners
  • Partnering with the Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel to achieve our policy priorities.

We’re excited if you have

  • Experience as a skilled leader, critical thinker and persuasive advocate
  • A minimum of 12+ cumulative years of relevant experience in both government and business
  • A passion for promoting good public policy and healthy competition in the streaming industry
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven management skills; self-sufficiency; independent & critical thinking, and authentic leadership
  • Record of ethical business-focused decision making and counseling
  • An ability to transcend politics and drive public policy solutions that benefit everyone
  • Ready to hit the ground running!

The Roku  Culture

Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company’s success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you’ll be part of a company that’s changing how the world watches TV.


We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn’t real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002.



Learn more

Roku has a global scope and footprint befitting our mission. For an overview of who we are and how we’ve grown, take a look at our fact sheet before you apply.

Job posted: 2021-11-07