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Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy & Government Relations

Discord

Discord

Australia
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2023

As Discord’s Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy / Government Relations, you will be responsible for building trust and finding common ground with policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders in national capitals across the Asia Pacific region. This role can be resident in Singapore, Hong Kong or in Australia and reports to the company’s Vice President and Head of Global Public Policy. This role will report to the VP of Public Policy.

What you'll be doing

  • Introduce Discord to government policymakers and civil society stakeholders in key markets across the region, including educating decision-makers on our founding vision, our products, and our investments in privacy and safety;
  • Develop and execute a multi-year government advocacy strategy that maps the interests of Discord users and the company’s business goals to the evolving legal and regulatory landscape in those key markets;
  • Identify emerging trends in the regulation of online communications services and build action plans responsive to these trends in coordination with our Legal, Product, and Communications teams;
  • Advocate for Discord’s position on key legislative and regulatory initiatives that will impact our users and our business, balancing direct advocacy with effective leverage from coalitions and associations;
  • Provide domain context and support for the company’s responses to regulator inquiries;
  • Promote employee awareness and invite employee engagement on our public policy strategy and priorities;
  • Engage in public policy coalitions with peer companies and civil society organizations;
  • Coordinate and drive compelling returns from the company’s partnerships with non-profits and civil society organizations; and
  • Manage a small but growing team of public policy professionals in APAC, as well as the company’s APAC-based government affairs consultants and advisors.

What you should have

  • Sustained (7+ years) professional success at the highest levels of government and/or in strategic public policy advocacy
  • Experience developing and executing public policy advocacy campaigns in Japan, Australia, and Korea
  • Insight on the policymaking process in key markets throughout the region
  • Commitment to Discord’s mission to be the place online where everyone can find belonging
  • Ability to recruit, empower, and develop exceptional employees from diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel as necessary within the region, with occasional travel to the U.S. as required

Bonus Points

  • Work experience on technology policy initiatives such as online safety, privacy, cybersecurity, or content moderation
  • Ability to translate complex technical information into clear, compelling narratives for non-technical audiences
  • Leadership experience with a civil society organization and/or tech company
  • Success building trust and consensus across stakeholders with different perspectives and priorities

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 14+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!