About the team
Shopify’s Global Government Affairs Team, situated within the broader Legal Team, works with policymakers, civil society groups, academics, and policy influencers to speak up for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and advocate for a more free, open, and competitive ecommerce ecosystem.
The mission of the Government Affairs team is to prevent, manage, and mitigate political, legislative, and regulatory threats to Shopify and to promote a political, legislative, and regulatory environment that supports growth and innovation for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
About the role
We are seeking a Digital Advocacy Manager, dedicated specifically to the Government Affairs team, to help bring to life inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and how Shopify strives to make commerce better for everyone. The primary audience for the content you will produce will be public policy stakeholders, including government officials, nonprofits, civil society, and other influential policy organizations that work on tech policy issues relevant to Shopify both at EU and at national level. You’ll experiment with new content formats across new channels to see where our stories resonate most. Your contributions will run the gamut: from founder profiles to thought leadership, long-form articles to micro-copy, video content to press releases.
Sourcing incredible entrepreneurship stories, and creating compelling content that will bring Shopify’s merchants and their stories to life for policymakers. Shopify merchants have incredibly inspiring stories. You’ll frequently research, interview, and catalog merchant stories to feature in digital content, and share with the larger team for additional storytelling opportunities.
Creating content for an external-facing site to educate merchants on how the Government Affairs team advocates for them and ensures that policies do not create an undue burden for entrepreneurs that could be a hindrance to growing their business.
Leading the creation of newsletters, podcasts, and videos geared towards policymakers and policy stakeholders across the EU 27 EU Member States and the UK.