Public Policy Associate (Contractor) - Tokyo

Tokyo

Who We Are:

The Public Policy team acts as Twitter’s ambassadors to government policymakers, regulators, and civil society groups on public policy issues. We focus on addressing issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, online safety, net neutrality, and surveillance reform to advance the interests of Twitter and our customers. In addition, we serve as the #TwitterForGood team and provide guidance, resources, and support for Twitter’s Corporate Social Responsibility mission.

Responsibilities:

(This is a 12 month fixed term position with a possibility of extention.)

As Twitter’s public policy staffer in Japan, this will be your opportunity to be part of Twitter’s conversation with government policy makers, regulators and civil society groups, and actively assist in the development and advocacy of public policy solutions to pressing high technology issues.

Specifically, you will:

  • Monitor public policy issues of importance to Twitter and our users in Japan, including in the national legislative and executive branches and related agencies in Japan.

  • Serve as a contact point for Japanese government policymakers, regulators, and civil society groups on public policy issues. Escalate and work closely with teams across the world on issues requiring engagement with these counterparts.

  • Attend industry association meetings, take notes and give feedbacks to internal colleagues as needed.

  • Lead and organise #FridayForGood programs and ad hoc #TwitterForGood programs in Tokyo office.

  • Act as an authorizer for #AdsforGood program in Japan.

Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Fluent in both Japanese and English.

  • Experience working in/with the government, policymakers or regulators is preferred (internship experience is also welcomed).

  • Keen interest in Twitter and ideally, proficiency on the platform.

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Highly organised, disciplined and self-driven with guidance.  Attention to detail, professionalism and completion of tasks is key.

  • Strong interest in freedom of expression, online safety and social media in general.

  • A passion about the power of communications to change the world for the better.

  • Sense of humor

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.

Application

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