Communications Manager

Google - Washington, DC4.3

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 be on the front lines for Google with press corporations. You'll manage crisis communications, work to counter misinformation around our policies and help to develop proactive plans around priority issues for our Public Policy team. You are a great communicator who can understand complex policy and technical issues and explain them clearly, concisely and persuasively, both in person and in writing.

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 a creative self-starter who is willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Google, and to do great work you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with partners across PR, comms, marketing, product and beyond.

Develop and maintain close, productive relationships with key journalists and influencers with tech policy, political and tech press as well as teams across Google.
Work closely with Public Policy and PR teams to distill complex concepts into coherent and easy-to-understand communications material.
Develop policy and issues communications plans from strategy to executions.
Be a media spokesperson and communicate broader key messages to the press. Prepare Google executives for interviews and speaking opportunities.
Produce external communications (blog posts, statements, FAQs) and reactive messaging on critical issues. Organize press briefings and events.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of experience in a political, media or non-profit environment.

Preferred qualifications:
Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion while paying close attention to the details.
Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and creatively solve problems.
Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environments, as well as the ability to escalate appropriately.
Existing media relationships and a track record of positive press placements.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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