Senior Asia-Pacific (APAC) Policy Specialist

  • Location
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 25, 2021
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Do you believe that creators across America should get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we’re building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.

Our user base has doubled in the last year alone, and we have paid over $2 billion US dollars directly to creators on our platform. In order to support this level of growth, and to ensure that we have industry-leading policies in place, Patreon is looking for an Asia-Pacific (APAC) Policy Specialist to join our team.

Patreon is looking for a smart, self-starting, and dynamic individual, who will work closely with our Policy, Legal, and broader operations teams to build out a policy program focused on the Asia-Pacific region. This proactive, creator-first individual will be responsible for monitoring policy risks in the region, developing internal strategy and guidance, identifying new policy needs, and being a liaison to creators, government officials, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders in the region, around policy matters of importance to creators.

What you will do:

  • Work closely with our Head of Policy, and other members of the Policy team, to develop, refine, and implement creator-first policies for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Help develop internal policies at Patreon that will improve the economic livelihood and wellbeing of creators.
  • Closely monitor national-level legislative and regulatory proposals that may impact Patreon and creators.
  • Advise internal Patreon teams and leadership on regional policy matters that might impact the development of products and services.
  • Build out relationships with think tanks, civil-society groups, non-profit organizations, trade groups, and other organizations that impact creators.

Skills and experience you ideally possess:

  • An educational background in public policy, international relations, law, economics, or creative arts (The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree is required, but advanced degrees are welcomed).
  • 6+ years working in research, policy, and analysis focused on the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Experience working within, or alongside a legislative body, governmental agency, technology company, NGO, or in a creative industry.
  • Experience drafting policies focused on the internet industry, financial services, or small-business sectors.
  • Professional fluency in English.
  • Working proficiency in at least one language local to the region.
  • Experience drafting policies focused on the internet industry, financial services, or small-business sectors.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience working with lawmakers or regulators on policy matters that impact creators or online platforms.
  • Superior problem solving skills and strategy development.
  • A self-starter who can take a project from idea to completion.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with the brand, marketing, user research, and community teams.
  • A passion for supporting creators and getting them paid.
  • A good sense of humor and a love of creative arts.

Who You’ll Work With:

At Patreon, you’ll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.

Our Core Behaviors:

  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators.
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons.
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback.
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
  • Want to Learn More About Patreon?
  • Check out TechCrunch’s article about our focus on membership
  • Listen to our CEO Jack and Co-Founder Sam chat with Guy Raz on NPR’s How I Built This
  • Check to see if you know a Patreon teammate on LinkedIn