Senior Communications Manager, Marketing in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Communications Manager
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedJanuary 22, 2015
Open Positions1

The Microsoft Devices Group is building some of the most compelling and innovative hardware in the world. Whether it's Lumia, Surface, PPI, Band, or the exciting new devices on the horizon, MDG delivers the premier showcase for our platform and productivity solutions. Success in this space depends not just on great hardware though; we need to win the product reviews that people look to when making a purchase decision.

We're looking for a senior communications professional with a track record of winning reviews to join our device reviews team. In this role you will own a set of key technology reviewers for a range of Microsoft devices, using your storytelling and evangelism abilities to win key product reviews for Band, Lumia, Surface, PPI and other Microsoft devices. You'll partner with engineering and marketing teams to craft the most compelling story and reviews collateral, and take the show on the road to win reviews.

You'll be part of the team that provides best-practice tips to the country managers who oversee local product reviews for wearables, phones, tablets, PPI and new devices. You'll partner with marketing to amplify winning reviews through our own channels, and co-develop collateral like reviewers guides with the product communications leader in each device category.
Key Responsibilities:
- Own relationships with a set of top-tier technology reviewers
- Generate positive product reviews throughout the product lifecycle - not just at launch
- Jointly develop reviewers guides, demos and other collateral with marketing and comms partners
- Provide collateral and tips to the country PR managers to support local amplification
- Act as spokesperson and demo master
Capabilities Needed:
- Deep product insight and technical expertise
- Strong influencer management and evangelism skills
- Team player who thrives in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment
- Ability to synthesize massive amounts of information and distill into powerful communications
- Demonstrated prowess influencing across horizontal and vertical boundaries
- BA/BS in Marketing, Journalism, English or Communications (or equivalent)
- 5+ years communications, marketing or speech management experience
- Previous experience winning product reviews in the technology space

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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