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Director, Public Policy Engagement (Americas)

Epic Games

Epic Games

Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

PUBLIC POLICY

What We Do

The Epic Games Global Public Policy team helps build relationships with policymakers, trade groups, and advocates at the local, national and regional levels. They identify, monitor, analyze, and prioritize policy trends, legislative proposals, and industry issues important to Epic. The Public Policy team resides within Epic’s Global Affairs function and closely partners legal, product and executive teams to develop the company’s policy positions and strategy.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for a Public Policy Director to build strategic relationships with government officials in support of Epic’s global public policy goals. The Director will engage with policymakers and stakeholders in the Americas, including Canada and Brazil, to support Epic’s business and policy goals to promote an open and innovative creator and developer community while creating fun and inclusive experiences for players. The Director of Public Policy Engagement will be responsible for maintaining strong ties with relevant government officials, as well as expanding government, trade, and civil society relationships throughout the region.

In this role, you will

  • Monitor policy and political trends throughout the Americas and develop engagement recommendations to share with Epic teams
  • Partner with public policy colleagues to identify opportunities and risks with respect to core policy priorities such as competition and online safety
  • Partner with public policy and communications team colleagues to develop and execute public affairs outreach
  • Develop external narratives and talking points, organize briefings and strategic programs that support Epic’s policy efforts
  • Engage with local trade associations to advance Epic’s policy positions with the broader industry

What we're looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in law, policy, or other relevant discipline preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in public policy or government relations. Experience in Canada and/or Latin American countries is helpful
  • Experience working within governments, think tanks, public interest groups, industry trade groups and/or relevant corporations
  • Track record of successful execution; ability to help develop and implement programs and processes
  • Forward-thinking and strategic approach to engaging with government and other policy stakeholders
  • A thoughtful team player who can collaborate cross-functionally to understand business goals, and identify global legislative and regulatory opportunities and risks
  • Openness to frequent travel
  • Fluency in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred

EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.