Government Relations and Public Policy Manager, Italy




Milan, Italy


Position summary

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why Join Us At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

The Government Relations and Public Policy team builds, maintains and improves relationships with key national and regional stakeholders across Europe, including Italy, adding value to society through impactful partnerships and projects on the ground. The mission of the team is to earn trust and prevent, manage, and mitigate political, legislative, and regulatory threats to TikTok.

Job Description: We are looking for a passionate, ambitious professional to join our team and work closely with our partner and stakeholders to help us build trust in Italy. In this role, you will:

  • Build and maintain relationships with government, policymakers and other stakeholders in Italy to represent TikTok's mission, values and principles.
  • Work across TikTok with different teams to identify the policy relevance of their strategies and needs, taking action accordingly.
  • Help TikTok think and act locally: provide strategic guidance to internal teams to help Tiktok put users first in Italy.
  • Establish meaningful relationships and deliver innovative projects with local industry associations, partners, and NGOs.
  • 5+ years experience working in public policy and government affairs.
  • Keen understanding of the Italian political system, environment and institutions, as well as cultural landscape.
  • Presence on the ground (Milan or Rome) and a very strong network with Italian policymakers and opinion leaders.
  • Overwhelming passion for digital economy. Previous experience in a startup or tech company is a plus.
  • Self-starter attitude and willingness to deliver measurable impact. Previous experience in project management is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and Italian.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management

  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 100% would recommend this company to other women

  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.

  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.

  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.