Senior Public Relations Manager - Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Organization, Marketing in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Public Relations Manager - Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Organization
CategoryMarketing
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMarketing
Date AddedJanuary 18, 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. This role will be responsible for creating and executing PR campaigns, strategies and activities that build and positively shift the perceptions of IT decision makers, IT implementers and developers with a specific focus on technical reviews and reviewers.
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 manage our Reviewers program:
o Partner with Product PR teams to create and manage a reviews program for Cloud + Enterprise & Developer products and services.
o Develop strategies and messages for communicating with our target audiences - IT decision makers, IT professionals, developers and others - through Reviewers.
o Provide subject matter expertise and counsel on day to day engagement with Reviewers.
Leverage your subject matter expertise and passion to convey technical narratives to media, customers and internal partners
Provide content, messaging and positioning guidance to our Marketing and Engineering counterparts
Manage and develop spokespeople
Partner with and manage external agency resources
Skills and Experiences we are looking for:
Undergraduate Degree in Communications, Marketing or Information Technology
3-4 years of PR or marketing communications experience
o Marketing, social or media experience preferred
Experience with or passion for commercial enterprise technologies, including cloud, big data, developer tools and languages
Experience marketing to IT, developer, business or start-up audiences
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 and impact results 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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