You will work with stakeholders across engineering, product design, public policy, policy, trust and safety, and legal, as well as Discord’s senior executive leadership team. This role reports directly to our VP of global communications and will work closely with our head of international communications as we expand our business around the world.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead policy communications strategy and planning globally
  • Shape our policy narratives and execute proactive communications campaigns on complex, sensitive issues related to the intersection of technology, content, society, online safety, privacy and regulation
  • Provide strategic counsel to senior leadership and cross-functional partners on company level plans and initiatives.
  • Lead proactive policy communications plans to demonstrate Discord’s leadership in the space, educate about our platform and policies, and build trust with new and important audiences.
  • Partner with our policy and safety teams on key initiatives such as teen safety and mental health
  • Lead on crisis communications, be a trusted partner for cross-functional teams involved in crisis management, and build up the organizational resilience for high-profile incidents
  • Build and manage a policy communications team and/or network of agency partnerships around the world
  • Own key policy-related media relationships, provide guidance to reporters, and manage press queries/reactive communications about Discord’s platform/product/public policies

You Will Thrive In This Role If

  • A passion for Discord and our mission
  • 15+ years experience (combination of in-house, agency, government or NGO) building and scaling policy communications initiatives in the US, EU and around the world
  • 7+ years experience managing teams and agency partners in multiple markets
  • Knowledge and familiarity with US, EU, and other regional policy frameworks, from elections to regulation, with a global perspective
  • Strong background in consumer technology and/or emerging categories, with established policy media relationships
  • Deep understanding of the regulatory, security, and privacy landscape
  • Ability to operate with empathy, agility, and flexibility in a hybrid, collaborative and fast-paced environment with team members, colleagues, and cross-functional partners in various time zones
  • Effective prioritization when it comes to project management, navigating time-sensitive projects while maintaining quality on other important workstreams

Bonus Points

  • Fluent in two or more languages
  • An understanding of and/or experience using Discord
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