Senior Content Manager
Are you passionate about storytelling and creating online experiences? Can
you ferret out the great storytelling opportunities from within one of the world's pre-eminent research organizations? Can
you write a blog post about deeply technical subject matter that draws the reader in by making the complex interesting and clear. If so, come help shape and influence storytelling related to Microsoft's
research and overall approach to innovation.
The Corporate Communications Image
team seeks an experienced multimedia writer and editor to work as part of a dynamic team of storytellers focused on the company's technology and research organization, and the company's overall innovation agenda. This individual will work closely with other members of the Research
team to develop compelling stories (text, video, audio) that breakthrough to our key target audiences.
responsibilities include writing, editing, filming, taping, strategizing, developing and delivering rich Web
content to a worldwide audience of researchers, academics, journalists, analysts, influencers and others following and reporting on news about the company. This role requires an individual who combines the skills of a seasoned writer/editor with the organization and tactical execution of an experienced project manager to create the most effective, targeted content and deliver it with power and elegance. Candidates
should be extremely organized, self-motivated individuals with great multimedia communication skills and the ability to dig into complex technical subjects.
should also have a strong understanding of how news and information flows on the Web
today, with experience in driving reach and engagement via content syndication and amplification - Blogging
, search, etc. should all be things you are intimately familiar with (and use) so you can help advance the company's storytelling efforts. You should understand how content maps to a broader marketing strategy, and how to best influence and drive readers to take action.
, film, tape, edit stories for Microsoft
research.microsoft.com and Next
directly with researchers, engineers and other stakeholders to
develop breakthrough storytelling content that helps move perceptions
ability to innovate in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Our content manager will develop effective, compelling, newsworthy
digital content (feature articles, infographics, slide shows/photo galleries
and videos) that inspires readers and encourages media outlets to utilize
our content, or develop their own.
and collaborate with editorial calendar owner on publication
timing, complementary assets and amplification efforts. For
own updating the weekly calendar for research and innovation that
and integrates into strategic Corporate Communications
of 3-5 years online multimedia content development and
background strongly preferred; thorough knowledge of AP
, copyediting and proofreading skills
, video samples demonstrating content development and
to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
web and editorial experience a plus
skills also a plus
or personal experience/expertise with Web
management, social, blogging and other technologies
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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