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By Kate Samuelson
December 6, 2016

Google is looking to hire a “conservative outreach” manager based in Washington D.C., for its public policy team, to act as the company’s “liaison to conservative, libertarian and free market groups” following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

A job post on Google’s careers page says there is an opening for someone who can “tell Google’s story in an elevator or from a podium” and work to advance Google’s public policy goals with partner organizations on shared projects. Applicants need to have a minimum of eight years of direct experience in or around national politics, either in government or in advocacy roles, as well as direct experience working with conservative groups, advocacy organizations, think tanks and foundations on issue campaigns or public policy advocacy.

Google has hired Republican operatives in the past, including a former policy specialist who worked on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, Bloomberg reports. The company, which falls under the Alphabet Inc. conglomerate, has a financial interest in influencing public policy particularly concerning privacy and Internet usage.

Last month, Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, told the BBC that the U.S. was “deeply divided” in the wake of Trump’s surprising victory. “I tend to look forward and I think we need to figure out how to constructively engage with the new administration and hear the voices of people,” he said.

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