Senior PR Manager, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior PR Manager
CategoryMarketing
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedJanuary 9, 2015
Open Positions1

Summary
The senior PR manager for Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health is responsible for owning communications plan development and execution against activities related to Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health. This would include depth media engagement, telling a broad cross-audience story around the key differentiators associated with the Microsoft Band and the value of the Microsoft Health platform. The role will require gaining a deep technical understanding of the product and developing core communications materials. This role will be responsible for fostering a close partnership with the product marketing and engineering teams, as well as partnering and developing materials that can be used in partnership with local subsidiaries. In the event of a product crisis, this person will be responsible for driving a response plan, partnering closely with engineering, legal and marketing teams.

Responsibilities and Deliverables
Develops and executes against communications plan of record for Microsoft Band & Microsoft Health
Drafts press releases, blog posts, product messaging, reactive statements and advisories
Delivers toolkits/assets for launch and sustenance to support in-country communications
Oversees PR event planning and logistics related to Microsoft Band & Microsoft Health
Develops crisis communications plans as needed
Partners closely with marketing and engineering in communications development and plan execution

Qualifications
Strong writing, communications planning and storytelling skills
Technical expertise and the ability to conduct product demos
Ability to influence under stressful situations and rapid deadlines
Event management expertise

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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