Communications Director, Public Affairs at Microsoft

Communications Director, Public Affairs Details

Nov. 27, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
People Manager
Redmond, WA
Public Affairs team Microsoft Public Affairs
The Microsoft Public Affairs team manages external communications on a diverse set of issues at the intersection of technology, public policy and societal impact. This includes issues such as privacy, security, public policy, environmental sustainability, accessibility, corporate social responsibility, legal affairs, litigation, and corporate philanthropy. As a result, we work every day on the issues that drive media cycles and broad public discussion about the impact of technology around the world. We work to help increase understanding of the issues, shine a light on the work that the company is doing, and demonstrate Microsoft's commitment to building trust with all of our stakeholders including governments, civil society, customers and partners. We're a multi-disciplinary team with communications, corporate marketing, and government affairs professionals. We work hard to push the boundaries of communications and to test and learn in a rapidly changing industry and company. We're looking

This is a high-profile role, working in close partnership senior leaders in Microsoft's Corporate, External and Legal Affairs team (CELA), the communications function and the broader company. Responsibilities include: Building strategic proactive communications plans on key priorities including ethics and AI, intellectual property, legal issues, competition and compliance. Serve as the senior trusted communications counselor to Microsoft's general counsel and the large Legal Affairs group. Media management and media relations with top tier, global media. Helping navigate complex, and time sensitive
A minimum of 12 years in communications roles in a corporate environment, government, media, advocacy groups or a top tier agency environment. Media management and media relations experience, including with top tier outlets. Exceptional written communications skills and a passion for creative storytelling in a digital environment. Experience managing a small team Strong knowledge and experience with social media. A focus on details and the ability to manage multiple, high-profile projects and deliverables Calm under pressure, and the ability to respond under tight deadlines Outstanding judgement
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