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Senior Manager for Policy Communications

Tuya Smart
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 27, 2022
A$ A' "A' ?DESCRIPTIONThe Sr Manager, Policy Communications, will be part of the strategic communications team that supports Tuya's public policy objective. 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 complex technology and public policy, manage inbound inquiries relating to public policy issues, and drive awareness among key media and influencers of Tuya's positive impact on policy makers, law makers, industries, customers and the communities where we operate.In this position, you will possess strong media relations and PR experience, will be an expert at translating complex technology concepts into concise and well-written narratives, have significant experience supporting policy initiatives, and have a demonstrated ability in delivering results on cross-functional teams.Position ResponsibilitiesServe as primary point of contact for media and think tank communications.Identify creative ways to engage on core issues and create new opportunities to advocate for key priorities through events, meetings, and partnerships.Build and/or manage coalitions, maintain relationships with think tank and other third-party stakeholders, and mobilize like-minded outside groups to advance priorities.Develop and manage a broad range of external communications programs and events in support of Tuya's policy goals.Establish and foster local, regional, and national media relationships by serving as a trusted source and educator about Tuya.Develop campaigns and opportunities to further public engagement, and highlight Tuya positions, on important public policy matters.Deliver communications counsel to colleagues on the public policy team on both short- and long-term challenges and opportunities, earning trust across various parts of Tuya and our customers.Drive issues management programs with a policy component and serve as key communications counselor on crises.Develop creative, effective approaches to difficult communications challenges.The role can only be based in Washington, DC Basic QualificationsBachelor's degree and 10+ years of public relations experience.Communications experience working on Capitol Hill and strong familiarity with public policy issues in technology, industry, and government.Experience working with tech policy reporters and tech associations.Preferred QualificationsExperience serving as a spokesperson on complex issues.Ability to dive deep on public policy issues related to ioT, cyber security, and government and regulated industries.An entrepreneurial spirit, including ability to work independently and autonomously.Good interpersonal skills.Ability to strategically think, be analytical, organized, while also staying on top of tactical execution.Outstanding attention to detail, understanding of technology, and ability to communicate complex topics effectively.Experience working with and understanding of public policy groups.Analytical, data-driven, evidence-based - but creative and adaptive in developing solutions.Passionate about excellence in writing and verbal communications.Thrives in a collaborative environment and is willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.Good judgement, a knack for diplomacy, and the confidence to engage and build consensus with functional leaders at all levels.

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