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Director, Government Affairs

Posted Nov 16
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District of Columbia

Teamwork makes the stream work.

Roku is changing how the world watches TV

Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US, and we've set our sights on powering every television in the world. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.

From your first day at Roku, you'll make a valuable - and valued - contribution. We're a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers around the world while gaining meaningful experience across a variety of disciplines.


About the role

Roku is looking for a Director of Government Affairs to join our public policy team. This position will help coordinate our nationwide advocacy efforts to encourage the development of policies that expand and protect video streaming and our other business lines. This is an amazing opportunity to play a key, hands-on role in supporting Roku's continued growth by ensuring that the company's business and policy priorities are well represented at the national, state, and local levels.

This position in based in Washington, DC and reports to the Vice President of Global Public Policy, also based in Washington.


What you'll be doing

  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with legislators and Congressional staff, Executive Branch and agency officials, and key state policymakers
  • Driving and coordinating external advocacy efforts in support of Roku's strategic business objectives
  • Identifying and analyzing legislative and regulatory opportunities and risks and developing strategies to help Roku navigate Federal and state policy debates.
  • Counseling and advising business partners about government-led initiatives that could impact Roku’s growth and innovation
  • Helping to oversee external lobbyists and outside consultants who aid Roku in advocating for favorable policies related to video streaming and other issues critical to our success
  • Facilitating collaborative alliances between Roku and key partners, including policymakers, industry associations, and coalition partners

We're excited if you have

  • Experience as a skilled leader, critical thinker, and persuasive advocate
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, preferably in both government and business
  • A passion for promoting good public policy and healthy competition in the video streaming industry
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proven ability to operate self-sufficiently, with limited oversight; independent & critical thinking skills; and authentic leadership
  • Record of ethical decision making and counseling
  • An ability to transcend politics and drive public policy solutions that benefit everyone
  • Ready to hit the ground running!


The Roku Culture

Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV. 

We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002. 

To learn more about Roku, our global footprint, and how we've grown, visit

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