Xbox Communications PR Manager (Comms)
Location:
Redmond , Washington
Posted:
February 17, 2018
Reference:
1077004
Are you a communications professional with a passion for storytelling and skill for reaching audiences in creative ways? Have you dreamt of turning your passion for games and entertainment in to a career? Do you thrive in a fast-paced team environment? If so, the Xbox PR team has an opportunity for you.

The Xbox team has an opening for a PR manager responsible for leading global PR strategy and U.S. execution for programs across gaming platforms, services and 1st and 3rd party game developers. As the ideal candidate, you have a proven record of crafting innovative global communications plans and executing programs that change perceptions and reach a variety of audiences. You see the bigger picture and how it comes together for a brand as well as for a single vertical product. You are collaborative, nimble and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. You see a broad definition of public relations stretching from media and influencer engagement to content creation and owned channel storytelling. You have a global perspective and a desire to be part of a world-class communications team that includes internal, external and partner teams. You are bold, curious and want to have fun.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Lead global PR strategy and U.S. execution for programs across gaming platforms, services and 1st and 3rd party game developers
• Work across a global organization to deliver impact and influence all while driving effective, integrated programs with respective marketing disciplines
• Provide counsel to internal clients, including executives and external game development partners
• Integrate PR planning and execution with teams around the world; Create materials and other content to aid subsidiary PR teams
• Manage PR agency resources for maximum effectiveness, leading multiple resources to be integral members of the extended team
• Be a vocal and proactive member of the broader Xbox PR team, participating in cross-team PR strategy

Basic Qualifications:
• 8+ years of experience in communications in games, technology or consumer products
• Bachelor’s degree or higher is required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Exceptional storytelling/writing skills
• Experience working with marketing teams and partnering closely on integrated campaigns
• Passion for, and current understanding of, evolving media trends
• Creativity and proven track record in delivering innovative approaches
• Executive presence and professional maturity
• Proven ability to lead and manage cross-group teams and virtual teams, including agencies
• Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with diverse personalities
• Self-starter and can-do attitude a must
• A great sense of humor, the ability to work hard and have fun
• Stamina to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and an ability to deal with change

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