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 MarkeyOvernight Defense: Families sue over safety hazards at Army base | Lawmakers, NBA's Enes Kanter speak out ahead of Erdoğan visit | Washington braces for public impeachment hearings NBA's Enes Kanter speaks out against Erdoğan ahead of White House visit Democrats unifying against Joe Kennedy Senate bid 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 ButterfieldBlack leaders say African American support in presidential primary is fluid North Carolina ruling could cost GOP House seats Democrats see whistleblower report as smoking gun MORE’s (D-N.C.) chief of staff, are now with Amazon and working on diversity issues.

Updated at 4:17 p.m.