Communications Manager, Consumer

Google - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.3

As a member of the Global Communications & Public Affairs team, you will work cross-functionally to help communicate with journalists and other thought leaders; devise specific communications materials and campaigns based on understanding of journalists' interests; engage in face-to-face meetings with commentators and other opinion formers; develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns; and counter misinformation that might interfere with our business and ability to serve our users. We're looking for great communicators who can understand complex issues and explain them in person and also via well written, simple blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.

As a Communications Manager, you'll have a unique opportunity to develop creative and strategic ways to introduce Google’s wide-ranging product family to consumer media. You will work alongside a New York-based team and partner with Product PR and Marketing colleagues to present news driven launches, seasonal moments and fresh proactive angles.

Day-to-day responsibilities are focused on media relations and briefings, to include presenting, planning and executing events. Using your excellent communication skills you will translate complex technological data and present in an appropriate fashion for consumers.

It's our job to help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders-and our own employees-about the benefits of Google's products, our distinctive company culture/values, and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. We are looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious people to join the team. To succeed here, you'll need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as enjoy pitching to all kinds of journalists, bloggers and commentators (we find it hard too!), or producing internal communications and events for our employees. Things happen quickly at Google and to get stuff done here you need to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn't frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things.

Work closely with Product PR teams to develop communications materials, with a focus on building a wide range of placements in both print and digital across multiple verticals.
Manage all press outreach operations, including press events and briefings.
Develop and maintain close relationships with consumer and social media editors.
Prepare company spokespeople for press opportunities and events, staff media interviews, and manage the external PR team.

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
8 years of experience in communications, working directly with journalists and members of the media.

Preferred qualifications:
Knowledge of the consumer tech landscape with experience working with consumer placements in a variety of media verticals.
Ability to scale public relations via creative social media partnerships to reach a wide array of consumer media.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate complex technical data into information that is easy to understand.
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