JOB OF THE WEEK: Microsoft, Senior Public Relations Manager (Washington, DC)
The Public Affairs and Citizenship PR team drives Microsoft’s communications across all public policy, legal and citizenship topics. We are seeking a Sr. PR Manager to join our public affairs team focused on telling our story to US government and public policy audiences through media relations, events, social media outreach and other tactics. This role reports to the Senior Public Relations Manager (DC) and is based in DC.
The role of Sr. PR Manager will also help support new and existing initiatives at the federal level, as described below.
> PR engagement and support of increasingly key topics at the Federal and state level, including STEM education, innovation, immigration, privacy and security and patents especially in relation to economic growth and job creation;
> PR coordination and issue management with the USGA federal and state teams, US Public Sector, US subsidiary communications team and others as appropriate on national political/policy topics that arise on the state level. Potential areas of collaboration include Citizenship programs and education policy initiatives to promote computer science education;
> PR build-up of social media tools and other “marketing” initiatives to support the USGA team, including showcasing the DC Innovation & Policy Center and materials to support Federal outreach efforts;
> PR engagement and support of Microsoft activities relating to the 2014 and 2016 election cycles; and
> Serve as a partner across company to increase understanding of national political and public policy issues and provide communications guidance to other divisions on ways to achieve Microsoft goals in this environment.
The successful candidate for this position has 6+ years of experience in communications targeted to the Federal level, particularly Capitol Hill. Experience working in the Executive Branch, political campaigns, think tanks/advocacy organizations and public relations firms are a plus.
He or she will have excellent written and speaking skills, a proven track record of implementing communications strategies to advance advocacy positions in collaboration with diverse teams, and a bachelor’s degree from a four year university or college.
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