• Executive Communications Manager

    Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA 98073

    Job #2240207804

  • Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

    As an industry, we are on the forefront of a shift to the next generation of cloud compute. We are moving away from a world where data flowed down from applications that powered businesses reactively, to a data-first world where data flows up to products, applications, and services. Data is rapidly moving to the cloud as customers seek to take advantage of scale, performance, and lower management overhead. Our Data & AI business has significant momentum, growing over 60% in the last two years with ambitious goals to achieve our ambition, harnessing the power of data, and unleashing the possibilities of AI powered applications.

    Foundational to success in this role is deep passion for customers and for communicating how technology will change the way people work and live every day. Telling our story to our customers, partners, and other external audiences requires creativity and world-class storytelling. This is a deeply collaborative role that calls for close partnerships and the ability to orchestrate work across the broader leadership team, key stakeholders in Communications and Marketing, PR/AR, and Microsoft subsidiary teams around the world.

    The successful candidate will be self-motivated and self-directed, and able to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity while striving for high-quality results. This person must work well in a team to drive impact quickly and uphold the team's mandate to operate with the highest levels of integrity and trust.


    This individual will be responsible for executive-level communications content for internal and external audiences, including customers, business and IT decision makers, knowledge workers, frontline workers, and investors, as well as internal Microsoft stakeholders. This includes editorial content and programming and partnering with event producers on end-to-end event production.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Write speeches, blogs, LinkedIn posts and articles, press quotes, social media content, video scripts, and other talking points and digital content for CVP responsible for Data, AI and MR business

    • Manage the speaking event calendar and develop and own the operational rhythm of business, as well as workback scheduled for speaking engagements; ensure operational rigor in our process and sufficient lead time in our preparedness approach

    • Draft briefing documents in partnership with analyst, PR, and customer account teams

    • Demonstrate ability to think and conceptualize in the digital medium to develop creative concepts for digital events and presentations, including any operational and logistical support needed

    • Develop materials for internal and external communications including briefing materials, scripting/messaging for internal keynotes, presentations, media engagements, social media, and events

    • Manage and evaluate incoming speaking requests to determine and manage appropriate format, content, and deliverables end-to-end with key stakeholdersProactively seek out speaking and authorship opportunities aligned to thought leadership priorities

    • Research content subject matter to find the most impactful stories and synthesize talking points and messaging from other teams

    • Partner with the Corporate PR and AR team on press and analyst engagements

    • Measure the outcomes of engagements to evaluate impact, learn, and improve

    • Executive maturity, ability to influence for impact, curiosity and self-awareness, desire to test and learn using data as a success metric, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


    Required/Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Finance, or related field AND 4+ years Communications, Marketing Operations, Field Operations, Program Management, Project Management, or related experience

    • OR equivalent experience.

    Additional or Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Finance, or related field AND 6+ years Communications, Marketing Operations, Field Operations, Program Management, Project Management, or related experience

    • OR equivalent experience.

    Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (~~~) .

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