About the job
As a Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager you’ll help shape Google’s policy efforts in Qatar, with a secondary focus on Kuwait and Egypt, related to regulatory topics (e.g., intermediary liability, copyright, privacy, security) and public affairs projects (e.g., digital skills for entrepreneurs, digital responsibility courses in schools, etc.). You will coordinate with the Global Government Affairs and Public Policy team, the business and product organizations, and key cross-functional partners to execute our policy strategy and lead outreach to key stakeholders. You’ll develop, organize, manage, and communicate critical plans, initiatives, and strategies while tracking various regulatory proposals and analyzing their potential impact on Google’s business.
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.
- Develop and lead public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and the web.
- Represent Google’s interests by engaging directly with policymakers, industry players, think tanks, and key opinion formers to shape policy and political dialogue on Google’s policy efforts.
- Work closely with Legal, Communications, Marketing, Google Safety Engineering Center, and other teams across Google both locally and internationally to execute outreach programs on policy priorities.
- Build and drive a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups, and other stakeholders to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused online environment and an open Internet.
- Advise internal teams on the public policy implications of their products, collaborating effectively with a cross-functional global team.