Senior Public Relations Manager MICO, Marketing in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Public Relations Manager MICO
CategoryMarketing
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMarketing
Date AddedJanuary 17, 2015
Open Positions1

Do you have what it takes to design and execute leading-edge communication programs for some of the most profitable and important enterprise businesses at Microsoft? Have a passion for technology, communications and "influencing the influencers" in today's constantly evolving new media environment? If so - we want to talk with you!

The Commercial Communications team is looking for a PR manager to drive the communications agenda for Cloud + Enterprise and Developer business. In this role you will have the unique opportunity to create and execute a communications strategy for Microsoft's global datacenter portfolio that positively shifts the perceptions of consumers, technologists, business audiences and policy makers.

The position will focus primarily on PR strategies and tactics but will also create and manage direct to customer and field facing materials.
Additional details on specific areas of responsibility are included below. However, we are a small, agile team that needs candidates who thrive on change, embrace new things and take on new responsibilities. Net, the nature of the job and associated duties can and will vary over time.

In this role you will:
Create and execute a communications strategy for Microsoft's global datacenter portfolio, including:
End to end announce strategy from ground breaking to deprecation of physical datacenter facilities

End to end announce strategy for regional commercial cloud service announcements (Office 365, Azure and Dynamics)

Partnering with consumer cloud service teams on regional service announcements

Provide subject matter expertise and counsel on all Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Organization related communications issues.
Partner with engineering, marketing and field teams on datacenter communication planning and execution
Develop and maintain content, messaging and positioning guidance in support of our global datacenter portfolio and the Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Organization
Partner with and manage external agency resources

Skills and Experiences we are looking for:
Undergraduate Degree in Communications, Marketing or Information
Technology
5-6 years of PR and marketing communications experience
Broad marketing, digital marketing or communications program design experience preferred
Experience with cloud services, datacenters, datacenter communications and/or issues management for information technology companies
Experience marketing to IT, developer, business or start-up audiences
Additional experience in field, sales or technical roles is a plus
Excellent communications, writing and project management skills
Integrated marketing, messaging and positioning proficiency.

Candidates should have a proven track record of cross-group collaboration, the ability to influence corporate and field teams at multiple levels of the organization, and business maturity.
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.

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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