Twitter WLTM UK-based pro lobbyist with GSOH - is ready for ads
Public policy boss for fun times, who has, um, 'perspective'
As Twitter prepares to become an ad-stuffed free content network, the company is hiring a lobbyist for its UK office to "manage" public policy in Europe.
It's the first such Blighty-based role advertised by the micro-blogging site and comes just months after Twitter floated on Wall Street.
Responsibilities for the post include using Westminster as a second home to monitor Whitehall and Parliament for issues that might have an effect on Twitter's business.
In short, the public policy manager will be expected to lobby hard on behalf of the profit-shy firm by talking with policymakers, regulators and politicos.
The job ad says:
Success in this role looks like this: While you may have started your Twitter experience learning additional technology policies of importance to Twitter and our users, you will have significantly enhanced your understanding and mastered many elements of such issues.
You will have educated policymakers and regulators with respect to Twitter and built strong, respectful relationships.
You will have helped to elevate Twitter’s public policy brand among key audiences to a high level. In doing so, you will have demonstrated personal initiative, comprehension, judgment, fortitude, and the ability to think tactically and strategically.
Among other things, applicants are required to have a "sense of humour and perspective".
Naturally, the ad was tweeted on Twitter. Which, perhaps inevitably, led to lobbyists lobbying for a lobbyist who would lobby for their particular cause.
By way of example, feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez - who had received "menacing" messages on the service - tweeted the following:
Cld someone who gets the pressing need for twitter 2 deal with stalking & abuse on their platform apply for this? :) https://t.co/PociPTCIM2— CarolineCriado-Perez (@CCriadoPerez) January 21, 2014