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Senior Communications Manager

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Come help us build the future for Azure Core and be part of the future of the Cloud at Microsoft!

Are you passionate about building stronger teams and fostering employee connections to their organization? We are looking for an experienced Communications Manager who is passionate about employee culture and loves to use different forms of communication to connect and engage employees across a global organization. This role leads the internal communications strategy and execution for the Azure Core business and CVPs, reporting to the Azure Core Chief of Staff. Azure Core has employees across multiple sites throughout the world. We are looking for someone who will think creatively about different communication formats to inspire employees and foster a sense of community. The role manages an employee communications function that includes developing a comprehensive employee communications strategy aligned to our culture and business priorities, developing channels, developing a resourcing model, and creating and delivering content.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Journalism, Marketing or Communications or 4+ years equivalent industry experience
  • 7+ years communications, public relations, marketing or executive communications experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Microsoft's solutions, including customers and partner ecosystem
  • Exceptional messaging and writing skills
  • Know how to leverage multiple channels to land meaningful communications (events, video, social, etc.)
  • Knowledge of graphic design and multi-media creative (PowerPoint, Sway, videos, etc.)
  • Great attention to detail and ensures accuracy in all communications deliverables, regularity and adherence to deadlines for Rhythm of Business (ROB)
  • Strong cross-group collaboration skills and ability to drive coordination across all levels and stakeholders
  • Growth mindset and a pre-disposition to learning culture
  • Ability to manage multiple communication projects simultaneously and drive strong work-back plans
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment and ability to adapt plans and approaches real-time to meet business needs
  • Business maturity and experience working with senior executives, and the ability to work independently; seeking guidance, coaching and assistance from both direct leadership and the CVPs as needed
  • Ability to see the big picture to determine how the fine details fit the broader strategy

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Responsibilities

  • Inform and engage internal audiences through employee and executive communications strategies and tactics
  • Provide local executive communications support and counsel, including incorporating company thought leadership in communications as well as counsel on situational and change management communications
  • Align messaging with external communications across business groups and functional areas
  • Collaborate with teams inside the organization as well as across our business partners in Finance, Marketing and the rest of C&AI to gather data and content for internal communications
  • Deliver senior executive level briefing materials, scripting/messaging for internal messages and events (including All Hands).
  • Drive communications to a worldwide audience of employees across many channels (email, video, Teams) - driving and enabling a consistent and communications plan and rhythm
  • Align messaging to corporate, Azure and Azure Core narratives

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Senior Communications Manager, Other , Redmond, Washington

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