Airbnb is hiring a

Public Security Associate

Beijing, China

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique travel experiences around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb allows people to Belong Anywhere through unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 51,000 cities and over 191 countries and regions. We promote a culture of curiosity, humanity, and creativity through our product, brand, and, most importantly, our people.

It is our mission to work closely with governments and other official stakeholders across China about Airbnb and the “sharing economy”, highlight the significant social and economic impacts Airbnb has on towns, cities and provinces, and showcase best practices from around the world. We want policy makers to understand the regulatory challenges that affect our host community and find solutions that are good for China and our thriving local community across the country.

To do this role effectively you must be able to build trust and communicate with a variety of authorities, from cities  to provincial to national government to help them understand the contribution that our community makes, and engage them in the process of creating fair legal and regulatory frameworks that embrace the potential of the sharing economy.

The ideal candidate shall be passionate about Airbnb and the sharing economy, and have proven track record on managing regulatory and political issues within a corporate context - either as an in-house policy professional or as a consultant. Experience in a startup e-commerce or other high-growth, fast-paced company would be an advantage.

While the position will be based in Beijing, this role will require regular travel throughout China - and beyond.


  • Help develop and implement Airbnb’s legislative and public policy activities regarding compliance including Law enforcement and legislation agency; for helping determine advocacy priorities, positions, and strategies.

  • Develop and execute a stakeholder engagement strategy including developing and maintaining relationships with Public Security/Law enforcement/Legislative sector associations, allied groups and coalition partners.

  • Work with legislative bodies and government agencies on Airbnb’s priority issues, including crafting and negotiating language for legislation, drafting comments on administrative regulations, and authoring substantive issue briefs and position papers.

  • Represent Airbnb in meetings with partners, governments and other stakeholders and at external events to advance Airbnb’s policy initiatives – seeking opportunities and building coalitions/partnership.

  • Provide other policy support to a wide range of areas including data privacy, cybersecurity, business, consumer rights, e-commerce, industry-specific regulations etc.

  • Effectively collaborate with internal cross functional team, and provide inputs appropriately balances domestic and global perspectives and needs.


  • 3 years+ experience working with policy issues in a relevant business, or in a political, governmental or regulatory context (a mix of public and private sector experience is an advantage). 公安 background is highly preferred

  • Demonstrated policy expertise in internet, cybersecurity, consumer protection and privacy laws in China and industry best practices, especially in navigating highly ambiguous situations

  • Experiences dealing with regulatory matters and interacting with China government authorities (e.g., MPS, CAC and MIIT)

  • Degree or advanced degree level in related field. Legal background is bonus.  

  • First-rate personal, political, analytical and organisational skills.

  • Exceptional ability to consistently deliver creative, thoughtful and business-oriented results that appropriately balance growth and risk in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment..

  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player in a multi-task work environment.

  • Driven, high integrity, self-motivating, humble, adaptable, excellent judgment, strong sense of humour and love for adventure and fun.

  • Fluency in both Chinese and English is required


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