Director, Policy Communications

  • Match.com
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full time Government Communications Technology

Job Description

Responsibilities: 

  • Build and execute proactive communications programs for press, policy makers, and other groups to communicate Match Group’s deep commitment to the privacy, security and safety of our users.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with reporters focusing on technology, government, and foreign affairs, as well as other external stakeholders.
  • Manage in-bound press inquiries on a range of time-sensitive issues with high stakes and visibility.
  • Devise and lead proactive media campaigns for Match Group on key innovations related to privacy and security - working closely with teams across our brands.
  • Develop and create a wide range of communications materials including blog posts, communications plans, statements, briefing materials for executives and more.
  • Prepare and train spokespeople.
  • Represent the Communications team in a wide range of internal, high-impact discussions including with cross-functional partners in engineering, product, policy, legal, and other groups within the company.
  • Support crisis communications and be able to quickly drive a cross functional team when needed.
  • Manage PR agencies and coordinate with GR and legal teams to support these efforts.

Minimum Qualification:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in communications for a technology company, government, NGO, or political campaigns
  • Experience managing crises communications and developing communications strategies
  • Experience distilling technology or policy concepts into plain language for a variety of audiences
  • Experience creating messaging materials, and working collaboratively with groups across our portfolio including Legal, Government Relations, and Comms teams at our various brands.

 Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience developing global communications campaigns
  • Experience working with a public relations agency or communications consultants

Work Perks:

  • Benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k)
  • Workstation and tools of your choice
  • Free snacks & drinks all day long
  • Company happy hours and events
  • Generous maternity and/or paternity leave and contributions towards fertility preservation
  • Working with the world’s best dating apps!