Job Description:

The Microsoft Public Relations (PR)/Communications Manager serves as key counsel to marketing and business group management for direction and guidance around PR strategy, messaging, and the quality of external facing communications for specific products and services and overall brand perceptions. This includes the strategy for driving perception-changing media coverage and top stories; digital PR techniques; strategic management of PR plans; creation of effective media training; and managing the subsidiary PR agency. This key role drives the strategy for engaging with top-tier media, and online influencers and maintains relationships with key journalists.

Job Responsibilities:

• Reporting to the Head of Communications, Microsoft Canada, this role acts as a key liaison between the subsidiary, business groups • Microsoft Corporate PR team on reactive or opportunistic issues related to the products represented in this role

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

• Passion for the commercial technology space with a B2B focus. • Strong social media and influencer experience – understanding how to use and engage this field to support/drive PR efforts. • News hungry – always interested and learning about the industry and applying that knowledge to Microsoft’s PR efforts. • Self-motivated, driven, strong collaborator, excellent written and verbal skills. • Knowledge of the technology industry including knowledge of Microsoft products and services and experience.


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