Head of International Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

  • Linktree
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 21, 2022
Full time Director / VP / Pres.

Job Description

In the time it takes you to read this job ad, around 100 new accounts will have signed up to Linktree. We’re growing, fast! Since 2020, Linktree has skyrocketed from 4M to over 20M accounts, scaling from 20 team members to over 200. To learn more about how we work (and get the 101 on our flexible benefits package), keep reading.

P.S. If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out just yet. We’ve seen the research that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply when the checklist is all ticks. We prioritise hiring incredible human beings over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!

The Role:

Linktree operates in a complicated legislative and regulatory landscape, straddling between a social media service and a content curator. This is a unique experience to join Linktree to head-up its government and regulatory affairs internationally.

We’re looking for an experienced Head of International Legislative & Regulatory Affairs to monitor, analyse and advocate on key issues that affect the Linktree business, and build out our policy positions. You would identify legislative and regulatory developments that affect Linktree globally and build and execute on a strategy for developing relationships with key regulators and government stakeholders.

Internal communications would also be a huge part of this role as you would need to ensure awareness of potential implications of legislative and regulatory changes. Another key responsibility would be to engage with industry associations to further Linktree’s interests, including by participating in consultation responses and legislative drafting exercises.

What We Are Looking For:

We would love to hear from you if you have a university degree and a post-graduate degree in Law, Public Policy, International Relations, or similar as well as 10+ years experience of monitoring, developing and implementing international public policy strategies across multiple jurisdictions. You would also need to be someone with excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to pursue deliberate simplicity when condensing and explaining complex matters to internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated influence with executives and third parties, have resilience in the face of change and creativity in your approach to policy positions. It is also critical that you've had at least some exposure to working within government or Capitol Hill. You'll be coming in as the first person at Linktree within this space but will later build and grow a team, so some people management experience would be a bonus.

The key responsibilities of this role would be to:

  • Monitor, analyse and advocate on key issues that affect the Linktree business, and build out our policy positions (including in the complicated landscape of online content, social media services, data and privacy, algorithm responsibilities, digital economy and taxation)
  • Identify legislative and regulatory developments that affect Linktree globally (with a focus on Linktree’s key markets of US, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, the EU, and India)
  • Build and execute on a strategy for developing relationships with key regulators and government stakeholders
  • Deliver regular communications to internal stakeholders (including Legal, Product and Engineering) to ensure awareness of potential implications of legislative and regulatory changes and coordinate with internal teams to ensure Linktree is prepared for such changes
  • Engage with industry associations (including DIGI in Australia) to further Linktree’s interests, including by participating in consultation responses and legislative drafting exercises
  • Manage GR agencies in countries where we have no on-the-ground presence

Where & How We Work

We are a global, diverse group across age, gender, and race and offer a truly flexible and family friendly work environment. Kids, pets, and the occasional delivery person are all actively encouraged to appear on our Zoom screens. All of us at Linktree work either fully remote or a hybrid "remote, but in-office sometimes" approach and that will continue even when COVID is behind us.

We have a growing team of 30 in the USA right now and currently have offices in Melbourne, Sydney and LA is coming next, but our team is spread across Australia, The USA and New Zealand. Growing from 20 people in early 2020, to 50 in January 2021 and over 200 in January 2022, Linktree is still growing rapidly!

Being globally distributed doesn't mean working to one timezone and we offer autonomy and flexibility in how you structure your days and weeks. There will be the need for some collaboration outside of a "normal" 9-5 being a global company, but we aim to work asynchronously where possible.

Our Culture & Benefits

Linktree's company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:

- We recognise that each person is unique and have designed our benefits with this in mind. Each person has $6000 AUD to spend across Wellness, Growth, Lifestyle, and Impact pillars. This could be spent on things like (but not limited to): fitness memberships, development courses, books, childcare, pet insurance, mental health support, bike equipment, travel, or green energy initiatives.

- 401k matching up to 6%

- Employee Stock Option Program - we want each and every employee to share in the company’s success as we go further together.

- We have a paid 18-week parental leave program that is inclusive of birth and non-birthing parents and supports the whole parenting lifecycle. We also offer 4 weeks of paid leave for early pregnancy loss and the full parental leave for later pregnancy loss, in addition to a support program.

- We are proud to offer all regular full-time and part-time employees 20 hours' paid volunteering leave per calendar year.

- Flexibility is at the core of Linktree, so whether you prefer fully remote, the office, or a bit of both, the choice is up to you. We trust you to get the work done.

- We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all staff on neurodiversity, unconscious bias, and the incorporation of a transpositive inclusion policy.

- We prioritise our team's mental health, with all employees having free access to Headspace and Uprise, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counsellors.

- All Linktree staff receive $1000 AUD towards setting up their work from home space.

The Linktree Story

The average number of social media accounts is close to 9 per person these days. Chances are you’re also using more than 3-4 social media platforms - but where should someone who wants to discover more about you achieve that? In a highly fragmented digital world, the concept of presenting your whole self feels overwhelming to most - and that’s where Linktree comes in.

Creating this category 5 years ago, we launched a simple tool that allowed anyone to manage their corner of the online world. Want to link all your social media accounts under one link? Thinking of turning your passion into your income? Want to share your ideas, beliefs, or even just a playlist you like? Linktree has the platform to help you get it done.

It sounds good, we hear you say, but how do I know if it works? Fair question - why don’t you take it up with Facebook, TikTok, Redbull, HBO, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, or Michelle Obama? They’re all using Linktree!

With close to 40,000 signups per day (with no signs of stopping), plus our latest funding round of $110M USD valuing Linktree at $1.3 billion, we’re on our way to making a real impact on the digital universe - and we’d love for you to join us for this ride.