Policy & Communications Manager
Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI)
DIGI stands for the Digital Industry Group Inc. We’re a leading, non-profit, technology industry association that advocates for a thriving Australian digitally-enabled economy that fosters innovation and a growing selection of digital products and services. But also a digital economy where online safety and privacy are protected, and we bring together global, Australian, large and scale-up companies behind that mission.
DIGI works closely with its founding members – Apple, eBay, Google, Linktree, Meta, Snap, TikTok, Twitter, and Yahoo – on areas of shared public policy interest. We’re a small team with an outsized impact, and an integral partner in Government efforts to address harmful online content, and make Australia a leading digital economy. We’re at the forefront of Internet regulation and technology policy debates in Australia, and sometimes globally too.
About the role
We want to amplify and increase the impact of all of our work – whether it’s our industry codes, events, partnerships, submissions and research – and are seeking a Policy & Communications Manager to drive those efforts.
As Policy & Communications Manager, you’ll:
- Develop and implement strategies to amplify DIGI’s advocacy, influence and value to members.
- Lead the management of a range of DIGI’s events, including policy roundtables, youth forums and briefings in parliament.
- Bring ideas that you execute to deepen DIGI’s engagement with its network across the Australian Government, with the digital industry, the media and with its members.
- Create communications and training materials that effectively communicate complex digital policy issues to key audiences.
- Research and write submissions, and support the DIGI team as needed across the suite of DIGI’s public policy functions.
This is a remote working position, but being based in Sydney or Canberra is preferred as there will be regular opportunities for in-person collaboration with DIGI’s team and its founding members. You’ll report to DIGI’s Managing Director, and we are open to flexible and part-time working hours. This is a 12 month contract with the possibility of extensions.
DIGI is an equal opportunity employer – we believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis.
These are our preferred qualifications for the role, but we still encourage you to apply if your experience aligns with some areas more than others:
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent practical experience.
- 5 years of relevant professional experience, either within government, politics, industry or civil society.
- Project management experience, attention to detail, and the ability to advance multiple projects simultaneously.
- The ability to write persuasively and succinctly about complex policy issues.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong, respectful relationships based on collaboration.
- A demonstrated interest in technology policy and Internet regulation.
Want to better understand what we do? Some of our work includes:
- We developed and oversee The Australian Code of Practice on Disinformation and Misinformation, that major tech companies have adopted to protect Australians from harmful misinformation online. We’re also co-leading the drafting of world-first industry-wide mandatory codes under the Online Safety Act.
- We bring together young Australians committed to stopping hate speech and extremism through our youth summit series, DIGI Engage – an innovative partnership between DIGI and the Australian Government on shared goals around countering violent extremism.
- We’re working to make Australia a globally leading digital economy, through our research, our work on the Digital Experts Advisory Committee and through the establishment of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Digitally-Enabled Economy.