Monday, November 28, 2016

Communications Manager

Key Responsibilities:
•      Plan and execute effective, integrated communications programs that deliver global impact and influence for games launching on Xbox One and Windows 10
•      Support key gaming beats and momentum 
•      Work closely with the broader Xbox communications team to support a broad range of PR activities for individual game titles, Xbox One console and gaming on Windows 10.
•      Collaborate on a daily basis with key stakeholders (PR, marketing, Microsoft Studios, marketing, engineering and PR agency partners.)
•      Collaborate with external partners and third party spokespeople on strategic programs and announcements.   
•      Provide ongoing strategic PR counsel and messaging guidance to internal stakeholders
•      Collaborate with other communications teams across Microsoft to support cross-company events and news beats.

Additional Requirements:
•      3-5+ years of hands-on PR experience; games industry background strongly preferred.   
•      Exemplary media relations, writing and communication skills
•      Proven track record juggling multiple priorities and stakeholders, and working with international teams.
•      Strong storytelling capabilities and key message creation skills 
•      Passion for, and current understanding of, evolving media trends in the consumer landscape.   
•      Strong knowledge of gaming, pop-culture and emerging trends.
•      Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills, including the ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment and build relationships with diverse personalities
•      Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and flexibility to work through ambiguity and change.   
•      Self-starter and can-do attitude a must
•      BA/BS in relevant discipline required; journalism/communications background preferred.