Amazon hiring alcohol lobbyist

Amazon hiring alcohol lobbyist
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Amazon is hiring a lobbyist to help with policy issues related to buying and selling alcohol, according to a post on the company's jobs website.

The post is for a manager of public policy to help lead the company's state and local engagement and policy efforts related to alcohol regulation. The position would be based in Washington, D.C., and report to the director of U.S. public policy at the tech giant.

The job posting calls it a “highly visible position.”

“The Manager will assess and communicate potential administration activities back to the business and the public policy team, develop mitigation or enhancement strategies and positions, and manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives in concert with business objectives,” the post reads.

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The position also involves managing consultants, trade associations and coalitions, to help advocate for the company's legislative and regulatory priorities.

At least eight years of public policy experience, including lobbying or commensurate government experience, is required.

Amazon has been bulking up its D.C. footprint as it prepares to open a second headquarters in the area. The company has also been in the crosshairs of lawmakers over a number of issues, including its market power, corporate subsidies and employment practices.

At the end of last year, the company hired Tina Tower as program manager for U.S. public policy. She was formerly Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator FTC looks to update children's internet privacy rules MORE’s (D-Mass.) deputy scheduler and assistant to the chief of staff.

Also, LaDavia Drane, who was Rep. Yvette Clark’s (D-N.Y.) chief of staff, and Tony Clair, who was Rep. G.K. ButterfieldGeorge (G.K.) Kenneth ButterfieldDemocrats call for increased security after 'send her back' chants The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE’s (D-N.C.) chief of staff, are now with Amazon and working on diversity issues.

Updated at 4:17 p.m.