Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, France (contract)


Contract Position


The Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager in France (contract) is responsible for engaging with policy stakeholders, including politicians and regulators, to advocate for fair home-sharing rules. They will work closely with the campaign team, as well as legal, communication, and community teams, to shape and implement policy solutions. This role requires strong policy engagement skills, project management abilities, and a passion for Airbnb's mission.

What you'll do

  • Support the Campaign Manager in developing strategies, determining policy objectives and design policy positions across the market.
  • Establish new and maintain existing relationships with an extensive network of contacts in local and regional legislative, executive and administrative offices. This role will also support our national engagement strategy and have a strong focus on parliamentary relations.
  • Act as Airbnb’s representative in meetings with government and political stakeholders, in coalitions and collaborations to advance Airbnb’s advocacy initiatives.
  • Manage the operational implementation of policy proposals and legislative measures at the local level (housing regulations and tax), working with colleagues in our legal and product teams;
  • Flag local policy issues that may have pan-regional implications, and work with colleagues elsewhere in Europe and in San Francisco to develop global solutions and approaches as required.
  • Draft public policy positions, arguments and materials.
  • Create new local relationships with local policy and tourism stakeholders in key destinations to work on joint projects and campaigns


  • At least eight years of direct experience in local or national politics, government, regulator, public affairs, political campaigning or the field of corporate public policy or non-governmental organisation at some level. Policy-expertise in tourism, housing, urban development or the digital economy would be a significant advantage.
  • Detailed knowledge of the political landscape and legislative processes in France and Belgium, as well as knowledge of housing and/or tax legislation are mandatory.
  • First-rate personal, political, analytical and organisational skills. Project Management skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to establish networks within political stakeholder communities on local, regional and/or national level.
  • An eye for detail - with an ability to very quickly get up to speed on complex regulatory issues.
  • Excellent communicator with great interpersonal, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player in a multi-task work environment while producing the highest calibre work product in a timely manner.
  • Self-starter with a good sense of humour and the ability to thrive in a fast moving and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to often travel across the markets.
  • Candidate must speak fluent in French and English. You must submit your application in English.


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Paris, France

Contract Length

12 Months


The compensation for this position is not listed.


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