Facebook Careers Postings: Public Policy and Questions

Among the latest postings to Facebook’s Careers Page, the company is looking to expand its Washington, D.C. offices and its Questions staffing. We’ve recently written about Facebook’s expansion in Sacramento, Calif. lobbying efforts and other recent jobs posts.

A job posting for Questions Community Manager describes the positions as one that will “kickstart our next major product initiative.” Some qualifications include being a “great” writer, creativity, engineering and startup experience and an understanding of psychology.

More interestingly, and this seems to signal the direction in which Facebook is looking to grow its Questions product, the manager will need to “devise creative ways to attract high-quality contributors, e.g. through the use of contests, corporate acquisitions, targeted advertising, incentive programs or anything else you dream up.” Working side-by-side with the engineering and product teams to “design user interfaces that attract high-quality contributions.”

As for the company’s latest D.C. job post, Manager of Public Policy in Washington, D.C., the full-time D.C.-based position is looking for someone to “manage legislative and regulatory matters primarily at the federal level.” This person will need to:  work to achieve Facebook’s public policy goals, build coalitions to that end, monitor legislative/regulatory matters affecting Facebook, represent Facebook in meetings with elected officials and be a spokesperson.

Additionally, this D.C. person needs an advanced degree in a related field, preferably a law degree, have 7-plus years of legislative, government relations or advocacy experience. And, interestingly, have “excellent academic credentials.”