Overview

This role is open to be based from: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Washington DC; Los Angeles, CA

We are looking for an ambitious, proactive, and driven individual to join Assembly on Microsoft Store’s leadership communications team to lead an expanding employee experience line of work.
 
This job is for you if you are passionate about improving the employee experience and like solving problems, thinking creatively, and seeing projects through from ideation to implementation.
 
To be successful in this role, you should have a keen interest in threading the needle between internal and external executive visibility; solid research, writing and editing skills; a track record of leading and executing insight-driven communications programs for clients; and an insatiable desire to see strategic communications driving business, brand reputation and executive visibility goals. Further, you should thrive under pressure, and have a strong sense of judgement, and find satisfaction in helping your clients succeed.


Core Responsibilities:

  • You’ll partner with cross-functional team members to develop and execute leadership communications strategies, programs and tactics for one client, Microsoft.

  • Like all team members, you’ll roll up your sleeves and draft client deliverables, applying or creating tools, templates and methodologies that contribute to the client’s brand and reputation goals.

  • You will make smart recommendations. Sharing a point of view is encouraged and expected.

  • You will collaborate on presentations and support senior colleagues and senior clients in the delivery and management of consulting assignments.

  • Most important, you lead by example: you’re committed to continuous learning, pushing yourself to grow and evolve at every opportunity; and, you demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values of Quality, Integrity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Mutual Benefits.


Advisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications strategy and initiatives for C-level business executives within the Microsoft Retail team, with a particular focus on supporting the account lead on the communications platform for senior leaders of the Stores business.

  • Provide insights-led strategic counsel and recommendations to clients, in partnership with senior team managers (VP, SVP, EVP), and troubleshoot potential client and/or internal issues.

  • Help build stakeholder engagement strategy for leaders to connect and build relationships with key internal and external influencers.


Content/Events Responsibilities:

  • Develop presentations and talking points for a wide variety of executive leadership opportunities: from all-hands meetings to skip-level meetings, internal awards ceremonies to management speeches.

  • Develop PowerPoint presentations and accompanying narratives and talking points, to visually represent critical information such as team vision, initiatives and priorities. You will also set-up and assist in the facilitation of rehearsals to ensure leaders are well-prepared for speaking engagements.

  • Craft executive communications that effectively translate company goals and vision and help leaders connect with global employees.

  • Manage events including planning, content creation, logistics, catering, lodging, coordination of agendas and multiple vendors.


Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain roadmap and project tracker for the Executive Communications team, as well as maintain the rhythm of the business including facilitating bi-weekly team calls, overseeing key action items and projects, and helping the Account lead align the team on key business goals and focuses.

  • Oversee quality and operational performance of accounts, ensuring work quality and deadline adherence maps to client goals and budget parameters.

  • Supervise junior staff’s work products to ensure quality and consistency.


About You:

  • Have at least four years of hands-on experience in at least two of the following areas: employee communications, diversity and inclusion, change management, communications research, executive communications, corporate communications

  • Can demonstrate superior writing, editing and presentation skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management and communication methodology application)

  • Strong desire to support one client for an extended period of time

  • Experience supporting executive communications strategy a plus

  • Ability to act as secondary client contact, and understand the nuance of stakeholder relationships – both internal to Assembly and at Microsoft

  • Superior written and verbal communications skills; demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, multitask, manage assignments and provide feedback on others’ work

  • Able to quickly grasp client goals and understand their key stakeholders: consumers, employees, investors, regulators, media, vendors, partners and other businesses/organizations, etc.

  • Have ability to earn the trust of clients and counsel them across a range of complex and evolving issues, working in partnership with senior members of internal team

  • Experience working with technology companies a plus 

If you think you're a great match for the position, please apply directly on our Edelman Careers site - https://jobs.lever.co/djeholdings/2c7f786b-7d92-4f9e-8c11-bc6676a817f2
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