Digital Safety Advocate

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Digital Safety Advocate

Regional Digital Safety Advocate
Corporate, External and Legal Affairs

Europe (Amsterdam, Helsinki, London, Munich, Paris or Copenhagen)

Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs team (CELA) has an immediate opening for a highly skilled professional to be responsible for Microsoft’s Regional Digital Safety Advocacy program. This unique role, combining industry and government affairs responsibilities, will cover Europe with a particular focus on the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other markets where digital safety issues are most top of mind.

Fostering digital safety for customers, services, and the overall online ecosystem is one of the most pressing issues for the tech sector today. Microsoft’s Digital Safety team is a new group within CELA that seeks to "earn customer trust every day" by, among other things, addressing the growing challenge of illegal and harmful content online. The team partners with Microsoft’s Government Affairs regional teams on both proactive and reactive engagements impacting a broad array of digital safety topics.

The Regional Digital Safety Advocate will work in close partnership with (among others) the CELA area leads and Government Affairs teams across Europe, as well as the CELA Corporate Digital Safety team in Redmond.

This is an opportunity to be part of a global team in a role that will involve rich engagement with leaders from NGOs, governments and the private sector across Europe, and an opportunity to travel and be part of cutting edge issues at an exciting time with an exciting company. We will invest in you as an employee, providing regular training and support, and a network of dedicated and passionate colleagues from around the world.


  • Acting as a subject matter expert on key digital safety topics and Microsoft’s related policy objectives, and being able to relay them effectively both internally and externally
  • Offering input to the Corporate Digital Safety team at regular intervals (and as needed) on “hot” safety issues in-region
  • Working with local teams, serving as the regional point of contact for safety-related proposals and requests from governments, influencers, and others for new charters or laws, written responses to queries or other explanatory material, external engagements, etc., and coordinating the region’s and/or subsidiary’s top-line response
  • Ensuring a depth of understanding of, and appropriate internal and external distribution of, corporate-produced materials on key digital safety issues
  • Engaging in public speaking and effectively representing Microsoft at external safety-related events, and coordinating with appropriate local Microsoft representatives as necessary
  • Serving as the regional, internal expert and lead for Microsoft’s annual Digital Civility research and campaign releases (see, for example,
  • Actively participating in regular calls, trainings and internal events relating to digital safety issues and developments


  • 7+ years’ experience in government or external affairs or related field
  • Interest in and knowledge of the overall, global digital safety landscape including global technology platforms, as well as specific, topical issues (i.e., terrorism and violent extremism, hate speech, child sexual exploitation and abuse, “sexploitation,” etc.)
  • Awareness of related domains, including privacy and free expression, an advantage
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated crisis-management skills, including ability to coordinate and communicate across internal and external stakeholders, industry counterparts and corporate leadership
  • Proven ability to manage multiple facts, figures, timelines and deliverables
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; public policy, legal or political background preferred

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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