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Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we’re dedicated to this mission across every aspect of our company. On the Microsoft Communications team, you’ll join a group of professionals focused on telling the stories that help people fall in love with Microsoft, the things we make and the impact we have in the world. 

In this role, you’ll be a part of the Communications Community, Operations and Experiences (COE) team which supports the global Communications organization through operational excellence, training and development programs, and managing internal community activities and external influencer events. It’s a collaborative and creative team who is just as likely to have an a-ha moment in a meeting as over lunch.  

We are looking for a Senior Comms Manager that has a passion for global storytelling and a desire to develop innovative resources and experiences for our Global Events + News Planning program. This is a role for a strong communicator, with an analytical and customer-oriented mindset who can work across teams to interpret the company’s news strategy and build corresponding experiences that deliver the headlines we aspire to read. This person will have demonstrated news strategy expertise and an ability to drive alignment across distributed teams.  

Responsibilities

  • Working with news owners and stakeholders to drive clarity and communication across Comms, Marketing and Events for each priority comms moment, ensuring that the end-to-end influencer experience aligns with larger One Microsoft vision and is consistent with the Influencer Experience program standards.  
  • Lead a high performing team of communicators and vendors to support our News Operations and execute Priority News moments for the company 
  • Drive global connection across priority news disclosures and events 
  • Help others succeed and build on the work of others to strengthen our inclusive culture that is focused on empowerment, empathy, diversity. 

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications 

  • 5+ years’ experience in communications 
  • Ability to manage complex projects in a fast-changing environment 
  • Strong analytical and project management skills 
  • Operating expertise with a track record of working collaboratively across all levels of the organization 
  • Ability to effectively build partnerships, collaborate and drive alignment to achieve group-wide goals 
  • Organizational skills with great attention to detail 
  • Ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries, multiple business partners, virtual teams, vendors, and agency partners 
  • Growth mindset with proven track record for new, innovative approaches and smart risk taking 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive decision-making ensuring all voices are heard 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated virtual teams leadership and/or managing direct reports 
  • Experience scaling and delivering programs globally 

This position is based in Redmond, WA and will require some travel, domestic and international. 
 
Join us as a Sr. Comms Manager for Global Communications!   

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