4 Communications Positions

Position #1: Communications Manager, Ads Issues

About the Job:
You will help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders, and our own employees about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive company culture/values, and our approach to the public policy issues of the day.

As a Communications Manager, you will work closely with our Public Policy, Product Policy, Legal, YouTube, and Operations teams to help manage policy communications for Ads. You will focus on Ads Policy and Risk and help manage issues that come up around our ads products. Additionally, you’ll work as a close advisor to our Product, Marketing, and Sales teams, and will partner with media outlets and influencers across the country.

We help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders–and our own employees–about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive company culture/values and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you are willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Google, and to do great work, you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with partners across PR, Communications, Marketing, Product, and beyond.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with Public Policy, Trust and Safety, Legal, and Engineering teams to distill concepts into coherent and easy-to-understand communications material.
  • Manage press interest and activity about controversial content, policy enforcement, and various ads challenges across Google platforms.
  • Coordinate across internal teams and external clients to develop policy and issues communications plans from strategy to execution.
  • Be a media spokesperson for Google ads, communicating the platform’s policies, tools, and broader key messages to the press.
  • Develop and maintain close, productive relationships with key journalists and influencers in technology, security, and business press, as well as teams across Google.

Minimum qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 4 years of experience in corporate internal communications with a focus on privacy or security communications
  • Experience in media relations within the advertising or technology space

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in business, media, or non-profit environment.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in geographically dispersed teams.
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and creatively to overcome problems
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute on crisis scenarios and multiple projects simultaneously.
  •  Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.

To Apply: 


Position #2: Communications Manager, Geo and Maps

About the Job:
As a member of the Global Communications & Public Affairs team, you will work cross-functionally to help communicate with journalists and other thought leaders; devise specific communications materials and campaigns; engage in face-to-face meetings with commentators and other opinion formers; and develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns. We’re looking for great communicators who can understand complex issues and explain them in person and also via well written, simple blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.

The Geo Communications Team supports internal communications and Public Relations for the Geo product area, and teams behind Google’s most helpful products like Google Maps, Google Earth, and Street View. You will work with Product, Engineering, User Experience, and Marketing leaders to find creative ways for us to showcase the helpfulness of our products and highlight ways the team is innovating to build an exceptional map for people around the world.

As the Communications Manager, you will support external communications for Geo, and show how our products help people navigate and explore. This includes educating people on the benefits of our products through launches, proactive media campaigns, and social media. By fostering and maintaining close relationships with reporters across consumer, tech, and business press, you will help drive positive media coverage for our products. In this role, you will put together creative ideas and pitches to appeal to journalists, bloggers, commentators, influencers, and Google employees.

We help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders–and our own employees–about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive company culture/values and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you are willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Google, and to do great work, you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with partners across PR, Communications, Marketing, Product, and beyond.

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as the daily Public Relations Lead for product launches and proactive announcements, including drafting blog posts, media pitches, and launch materials. Ensure we provide a consistent voice in how we communicate about our mapping products.
  • Work with product leaders to help shape and deliver a clear narrative on the impact and future of Google Maps. Find creative ways to show how we continue to evolve our mapping products to help people around the world.
  • Develop and maintain close productive relationships with teams across Google, journalists, key partners, and influencers in tech, business, and mainstream press.
  • Think creatively, take smart risks, and take on tough issues as they arise.
  • Act as a media spokesperson, which requires knowing our products inside and out and quick thinking.

Minimum qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 4 years of experience in public relations, media relations, or corporate communications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience developing multi-faceted communications programs
  • Ability to adapt quickly depending on the circumstance
  • Ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be creative in both proactive and reactive communication approaches
  • Written communication and verbal skills

To Apply: 


Position #3: Communications Manager, Global News Public Policy and Regulation

About this Job: 
In this role, you will be able to combine creativity with organizational expertise, and enjoy pitching to all kinds of journalists, bloggers, and commentators. You will take initiative, work cross-functionally, take smart risks, and try out new ways of doing things.

You will be an excellent communicator with outstanding decision making skills. You will bring exceptional media relations and writing expertise with the ability to work fast, learn, and pivot in an ambiguous environment.

As a Communications Manager, you will have an understanding of technology and policy communications that are tied to complex issues with the ability to explain them simply. This role will harness your ability to be a creative problem solver and compelling storyteller where you can earn executive trust and provide sound judgment, forwarding our business goals.

We help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders–and our own employees–about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive company culture/values and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you are willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Google, and to do great work, you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with partners across PR, Communications, Marketing, Product, and beyond.

Responsibilities: 

  • Build campaigns, pitch stories and features, and develop proactive and reactive messaging, focusing on the company’s global news/regulatory work that helps tell our story around products, people, and partnerships, addressing issues and managing press inquiries.
  • Lead rapid response strategies both reactive and proactive, including op-eds, blog posts, social posts, scripts, and more.
  • Help explain and develop storytelling efforts around Google’s impact on the news industry and ecosystem and work with external partners.
  • Develop and maintain close, productive relationships with teams across Google, journalists, key partners, and influencers in technology, industry, business, and mainstream press.
  • Work with internal teams and groups focused on news products and news issues.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 7 years of experience in PR, media, and/or internal communications in corporate, government, or non-profit organizations
  • 4 years of experience working in communications, political campaigns, and/or within government

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in PR, public affairs, communications, or journalism
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion
  • Ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environments, and to escalate appropriately
  • Demonstrated creativity in proactive and reactive communications approaches

To Apply, 


Position #4: Senior Communications Manager, Media Relations, Ads

About the Job:
As a member of the Global Communications & Public Affairs team, you will work cross-functionally to help communicate with journalists and other thought leaders; devise specific communications materials and campaigns; engage in face-to-face meetings with commentators and other opinion formers; and develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns. We’re looking for great communicators who can understand complex issues and explain them in person and also via well written, simple blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.

As the External Affairs Lead, you will lead our public relations efforts to help explain our ads business and trends within the industry that are relevant to a broader business and policy community. You’ll be responsible for building and managing relationships with members of the media, working closely with company spokespeople, and developing proactive and reactive narratives to respond to media inquiries.

We help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders–and our own employees–about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive company culture/values and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you are willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Google, and to do great work, you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with partners across PR, Communications, Marketing, Product, and beyond.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with Google’s Global Business Organization and Ads product teams to develop compelling communications materials, with an emphasis on story pitches and thought leadership pieces.
  • Devise press strategies and provide communications guidance related to Google’s advertising products and major initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain close productive relationships with journalists, key partners, and influencers in the advertising, trade, and business press.
  • Train and provide advice to company officials for press conferences and media interviews.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 14 years of public relations experience working directly with journalists and members of the media

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with members of the media across mediums including print, broadcast, podcasts, etc
  • Experience working for digital marketing companies or organizations with multiple product lines and diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of online advertising industry
  • Ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with colleagues in different countries and understand cultural differences

To Apply: