Policy Communications Manager, Emerging Markets

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Facebook seeks an experienced Policy Communications Manager to support a diverse range of press-facing policy issues for the APAC Policy Communications team. This role will work on initiatives and programs in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia and Laos (Emerging Countries and South Asia).You will need to understand the media environment, our policies, the social and political debate around our platforms, and the regional cultural context of multiple countries. Political awareness and a strong interest in news and current affairs are essential. As part of the APAC Policy Communications team, you will work closely with country teams to communicate our position on some of the most complex tech-policy issues of our time — from safety, security and privacy, to freedom of expression, regulation and human rights.The role requires managing proactive and reactive communications, including message development, regional and international media relations and working on highly sensitive issues. We want someone who is passionate about Facebook, is an outstanding writer, and has proven track records in both quickly and diplomatically handling sensitive queries from top-tier outlets, as well as executing high-impact regional campaigns in response to complex, corporate issues and public affairs matters.This position is full-time and is located at Facebook’s regional headquarters in Singapore. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Policy Communications (APAC).

  • Lead the delivery of a long-term communications strategy focused on Facebook's deep commitment and investments in protecting the integrity of our apps and the safety and rights of communities across Emerging Countries and South Asia.
  • Develop and pitch stories related to Facebook's most important policy issues impacting our operations in Emerging Countries and South Asia.
  • Lead the company’s response to inbound press enquiries in Emerging Countries and South Asia, including media strategy and message development, and internal escalation and reporting requirements.
  • Counsel cross-functional partners on communication considerations in relation to policy changes, product updates and other regional announcements.
  • Proactively and confidently brief press, opinion leaders and stakeholders on Facebook's approach and investments to protect the integrity of its platforms
  • Distil complex policy concepts into plain language for press, policymakers and the general public


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Politics, Social Sciences, Journalism or a related field.
  • 10+ years professional experience leading media engagement on issues-rich subject matter in APAC.
  • Understanding of press, politics and political structures in Emerging Countries and South Asia
  • Experience working for a technology company or managing technology, government, or corporate clients at a public relations agency
  • Strong local and international media relationships and contacts in APAC
  • Outstanding English verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-starter with a desire to tackle complex issues
  • Excellent judgment and negotiation skills, with the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, pressurised, dynamic and deadline-driven environment
  • Flexible with the ability to balance multiple competing priorities, and pivot/reprioritise quickly as needs arise
  • Globally minded, with a proven ability to work across cultures
  • Friendly team player with strong project management, time management and collaboration skills

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Policy Communications Manager, Emerging Markets
Facebook, Inc.