Communications Manager, State

  • Location
    Menlo Park or San Francisco, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 25

Position description

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started. 

Facebook is seeking a Policy Communications Manager, State to support a wide variety of policy issues. The ideal candidate is a cross-functional team player with strong organizational skills to manage the various campaigns, projects, and key initiatives that are happening across Facebook and our family apps. This person has experience and expertise in developing and running successful campaigns, including engaging state and local media. 

A key part of the role will be developing and executing a state-by-state communications plan designed to address individual needs and policy concerns within local governments across the country. This person will be a skilled media strategist with strong experience in developing and executing high-profile, national communications campaigns, building and managing press relationships and handling high-profile corporate issues. Highly motivated and versatile, this person knows how to create collaborative campaigns that bring together various stakeholders around a common mission. They should have a deep understanding of the media landscape (both local and national), be hands-on and capable of managing proactive and reactive communications plans from strategy to execution. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience managing agencies, and overseeing large, cross-functional efforts that involve teams outside of Communications. 

This position will be based in Menlo Park, California or San Francisco, California.


  • Help create and execute strategic communications strategies at a local, state and national level

  • Manage the implementation of campaign plans that includes coordinating with other partners within the communications organization, federal and state policy, product, social impact, news partnerships, and research to ensure cross-functional alignment and fully integrated campaign implementation

  • Think creatively about the way we tell our story and the channels we use to get the message across that Facebook is changing

  • Prepare briefing materials for the executives and spokespeople on various policy-related issues

  • Create reporting systems to track campaign success

  • Develop and pitch stories and op-eds

  • Manage vendor, consultant and agency resources as needed and oversee large, cross-functional efforts to support the Facebook business

  • Work collaboratively within the Communications team



  • 12+ years of experience working in communications

  • Experience in policy communications, public affairs, crisis communications or issues management

  • Understanding of the current public policy landscape for digital platforms

  • Critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills

  • Experience managing the narrative around regulatory and policy issues

  • Experience working with press and external stakeholders

  • Experience working with state policymakers and influencers to achieve business objectives


  • Bachelor's Degree in Policy, Journalism, or International Relations

  • Experience working for or with governments, NGOs or other public policy entities

  • Experience managing diverse cross-functional stakeholders

  • Experience working on issues related to regulation

  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment

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