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Policy Specialist, Legal Content Policy and Standards

Austin, TX

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in a policy, legal, Trust and Safety, or technology environment.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in technology industry business areas, such as operations, data analysis, and internet/online media.
  • Knowledge of the socio-political landscape and current events in the United States and Canada.
  • Knowledge of the technology sector, its trends, and key policy issues affecting the internet (e.g., intellectual property, free expression, online safety).
  • Excellent project management and communication skills, especially with cross-functional partners.
  • Enthusiastic problem solver with ability to execute high-level analysis to drive strategic development.


Trust & Safety team members are tasked with identifying and taking on the biggest problems that challenge the safety and integrity of our products. They use technical know-how, excellent problem-solving skills, user insights, and proactive communication to protect users and our partners from abuse across Google products like Search, Maps, Gmail, and Google Ads. On this team, you're a big-picture thinker and strategic team-player with a passion for doing what’s right.


You work globally and cross-functionally with Google engineers and product managers to identify and fight abuse and fraud cases at Google speed - with urgency. And you take pride in knowing that every day you are working hard to promote trust in Google and ensuring the highest levels of user safety.


This role will be exposed to graphic, controversial, and/or upsetting content.


At Google we work hard to earn our users’ trust every day. Trust & Safety is Google’s team of abuse fighting and user trust experts working daily to make the internet a safer place. We partner with teams across Google to deliver bold solutions in abuse areas such as malware, spam and account hijacking. A diverse team of Analysts, Policy Specialists, Engineers, and Program Managers, we work to reduce risk and fight abuse across all of Google’s products, protecting our users, advertisers, and publishers across the globe in over 40 languages.


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $102,000-$150,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.


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Responsibilities

  • Manage content operations and drive escalations of sensitive government requests, by liaising with Product, Policy, Communications, and Legal teams. Balance various legal considerations in order to effectively resolve issues.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation schedule to manage high priority escalations that may occur outside of standard work hours including weekends/holidays.
  • Be a thought leader for legal removals issues by identifying and analyzing content moderation trends and key policy issues affecting the Internet in the United States and Canada regions. Lead discussions with cross-functional stakeholders on emerging regulations and its implications on legal removals landscape.
  • Develop and launch scalable policies and guidelines for managing large volumes of requests, based on regional trends and legal issues (e.g., data protection, copyright, defamation, etc.).


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Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles unless stated otherwise in the job posting.


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Google is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to building a workforce that is representative of the users we serve, creating a culture of belonging, and providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), expecting or parents-to-be, criminal histories consistent with legal requirements, or any other basis protected by law. See also Google's EEO PolicyKnow your rights: workplace discrimination is illegalBelonging at Google, and How we hire.

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