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Senior Manager, US State Public Policy



San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

This position is US based only.

Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

As a Senior Manager of U.S. State Public Policy / Government Relations, you will lead Discord’s work in state capitals across the country – responsible for building trust and finding common ground with policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders. This role reports to the company’s Director of US and Canada Public Policy.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Introduce Discord to government policymakers and other stakeholders in the U.S. states, including educating decision-makers on our founding vision, our products, and our investments in privacy and safety;
  • Develop and execute a multi-year government advocacy strategy that maps the interests of Discord users and the company’s business goals to the evolving legal and regulatory landscape in state capitals;
  • Identify emerging trends in the regulation of online communications services and build action plans responsive to these trends in coordination with our Legal, Product, and Communications teams;
  • Advocate for Discord’s position on key legislative and regulatory initiatives that will impact our users and our business, balancing direct advocacy with effective leverage from coalitions and associations;
  • Provide domain context and support for the company’s responses to regulator inquiries;
  • Engage in public policy coalitions with peer companies and civil society organizations.

What you should have

  • Sustained (5+ years) professional success in state government and/or in strategic public policy advocacy and government relations.
  • Deep insight on the policymaking process in the U.S., with a focus on state legislatures, governors, and attorneys general.
  • Ability to develop and execute a multi-year strategic advocacy program
  • Commitment to Discord’s mission to be the place online where everyone can find belonging
  • Ability to recruit, empower, and develop exceptional employees from diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel as necessary within the U.S.

Bonus Points

  • Work experience on technology policy initiatives such as online safety, privacy, cybersecurity, or content moderation
  • Ability to translate complex technical information into clear, compelling narratives for non-technical audiences


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $218,000 to $240,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.

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Discord is an equal opportunity employer that believes diversity inspires creativity and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can do their best work free of harassment or discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or any other protected characteristics or identities. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles where they may make the most impact.

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!