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Manager, US State Policy



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

The Legal & Policy Team is Snap’s dedicated in-house law firm, policy consultant, lobbyist, thought partner, and all-around advisor. This team helps Snap do the right thing the right way, make better decisions, understand and manage risks, and creatively navigate challenges, both external and internal. We partner with Snap team members on a wide array of matters, including privacy, product, IP, commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment, acquisitions, litigation, and policy, and social impact. We value the power of diversity, as we continually strive to build an innovative and inclusive leadership culture centered on Snap's values of Kind, Smart, and Creative.

We're looking for a Public Policy Manager to join Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

  • Focus on US state policy and government issues, while being engaged in advocacy with Legislative and Executive branch leaders, shaping policies in the areas of privacy, safety, content moderation, tax, STEM education, diversity & inclusion, workforce development, as well as a range of other policy areas that are essential to Snap’s business.

  • Help to track, analyze and shape state legislation, as well as engage with executive policy makers, like attorneys general, to educate policymakers about our platform, our values, and our many efforts to keep users safe.

  • Build strong relationships with key state legislators and executive branch officials across the country and educate them about the Snapchat platform and Snap’s public policy priorities.

  • Participate in critical state-level executive branch conferences to help educate them on Snap’s approach to safety and privacy and other key policy areas.

  • Monitor and engage in state-level legislative and regulatory policy areas that are essential to Snap’s business.

  • Anticipate policy risks and provide strategic direction on opportunities to advance Snap’s company-wide goals.

  • Participate in coalition building efforts and other partnerships designed to strengthen opportunities to advance Snap’s legislative agenda.

  • Collaborate with industry trade associations and local chambers of commerce.

  • Participate in industry-wide meetings, policy roundtables, and events with the key state legislatures.

  • Work cross-functionally with other teams at Snap to develop policy positions and inform them of relevant legislative activity.

  • Articulate clearly and concisely Snap’s vision and differentiated position in the social media industry, as well as state policy outcomes needed to support this vision.

  • Drive Snap’s participation with industry trade associations, issue-based coalitions, and relevant third parties to advance our policy objectives.

  • Work cross-functionally with the Legal, Communications, Platform Integrity, Law Enforcement Operations and other teams to inform internal stakeholders of external developments, and help shape Snap’s federal and state public policy agenda.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven experience with the policy and political landscape in major state capitals around the country.

  • Willingness and ability to travel, as needed.

  • Deep knowledge of pressing policy issues facing Snap, social media and the larger internet industry.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders in state legislatures, and in the industry.

  • Excellent ethical judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including comfort with public speaking and advising internal stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently, proactively and cross-functionally.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Legal Studies or related field; or equivalent years of experience.

  • At least 7+ years relevant advocacy/policy experience with the US state government, or related advocacy groups.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Consistent track record of understanding and influencing regulatory and legislative processes, including successful advocacy efforts that achieved favorable policy outcomes.

  • Advanced degree desirable.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Possess strong working relationships with key state legislative and executive branch government officials, including Governor and assembly members.

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office 4+ days per week.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC):

The base salary range for this position is $152,000-$228,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $144,000-$217,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $129,000-$194,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.