Digital Policy Executive

Digital Policy Executive


Job locationBrussels, Belgium (Hybrid)

Region of responsibilityGlobal

DescriptionWFA's policy team is small and agile. We cover a wide range of issues, which means we are quick to adapt and focused on identifying the most important issues for our members. The digital policy executive (title dependent on experience) will report into the Senior Digital Policy Manager. The role is based in Brussels, but international travel will be required. WFA’s policy team works with our members at global and EU level to lead advocacy work on policy issues related to marketing, provide strategic advice and guidance, and foster dialogue with policymakers on emerging issues which could impact advertising.

We are looking for someone to join our digital policy team, whose main responsibilities will include:

- Leading WFA outreach and advocacy activities on digital policy issues at EU level.
- Developing WFA policy positions and amendments on key digital policy files such as the Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act and the ePrivacy Regulation.
- Organising and coordinating digital policy meetings for WFA members (Digital Governance Exchange, Policy Action Group) in Brussels.
- Monitoring digital policy issues at EU and global level and keeping members up to date on developments (e.g. by drafting email updates, newsletters, preparing and giving presentations at meetings, writing briefings, leading webinars).
- Coordinating WFA involvement in voluntary and self-regulatory policy and industry initiatives such as the Code of Practice on Disinformation.
- Identifying new and emerging digital policy issues which could be relevant for WFA members at global and EU level.
- Representing WFA at industry and policy events.

Key requirements:
- Minimum of two years’ experience working on EU policy issues, preferably in Brussels, and a track record of leading advocacy and outreach with policymakers.
- A good understanding of and interest in digital policy, and prior experience working on platform regulation and/or privacy is essential.
- A keen interest in and good understanding of digital marketing.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and public speaking skills.
- Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
- Very high (fluent) level of written and spoken English.

Profile of the ideal candidate:
- A multicultural profile, ideally speaking one or more additional language.
- A results-driven self-starter able to take initiative and lead projects largely autonomously.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

WFA offers:
- An attractive salary and benefits package.
- A high level of responsibility and autonomy, including representing WFA and our members’ interests with policymakers at industry events, policy conferences etc.
- A unique insight into policy development and prioritisation across sectors, working with senior leaders in policy and marketing from some of the world’s biggest companies.
- The ability to lead and shape a global industry response to some of the biggest policy challenges facing industry and society today.
- Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to indicating clearly which role they are applying for.

*WFA reserves the right to keep CVs and cover letters for six months and contact potential candidates should other positions arise. After six months, WFA will delete all information relating to corresponding candidatures.

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