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Communications Manager

Arlington, VA

The Manager, Policy Communications, will be part of Amazon’s U.S. policy communications team. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of delivering results on a range of high-profile policy issues for a complex company or organization.


They will be able to help build and execute successful communications campaigns related to public policy at the state level, deftly manage inbound media inquiries relating to policy issues, and drive awareness among key media and influencers of Amazon’s positive impact on customers and the communities where we operate. Ideal candidate will have experience in managing communications campaigns across state and local jurisdictions. 


This role is based in Arlington, VA.


Key job responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a broad range of external communications programs and events in support of Amazon’s state policy goals;
  • Establish and foster local and regional media relationships by serving as a trusted source and educator about Amazon;
  • Seek out and/or create opportunities to further Amazon’s public engagement on public policy issues at the state level;
  • Create and execute communications campaigns alongside state policy partners to educate policymakers and media around specific state and local policy issues impacting Amazon businesses;
  • Deliver communications counsel to colleagues on the state public policy team on both short- and long-term challenges and opportunities, earning trust across many parts of Amazon’s business;
  • Lead and execute special events, including reporter briefings and press conferences, media and policymaker tours/events at Amazon buildings, and other policymaker events;
  • Support creative content creation, ranging from opinion pieces and blog articles to digital and print ads;
  • Drive issues management programs with a policy component and serve as key communications counselor on crisis issues; and
  • Develop creative, effective approaches to difficult communications challenges.


We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Arlington, VA, USA


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7+ years of recent professional communications or public relations experience
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or a related field
  • Communications experience with public policy issues working for a technology company and/or government


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience serving as a spokesperson on complex issues
  • Ability to dive deep on public policy issues
  • Experience working with policy reporters
  • Solid understanding of the legislative process


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