Communications Manager, State and Local in Mountain View, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Google   •  

Mountain View, CA 94035

Industry: Consumer Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 3 days ago

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; engage in face-to-face meetings with commentators and other opinion formers; and develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns. 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.

You'll be responsible for creating and actioning communications materials and campaigns based on regional priorities in the U.S. You'll provide PR support for our data center communities across the United States.You are a great communicator who can understand policy and community issues and explain them clearly, concisely, and persuasively, both in person and in writing.

We 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. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you'll you are 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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of relevant PR, media, marketing or communications experience.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in managing policy and crisis communications, and relationships with tech, political and/or consumer press.
  • Experience in providing communications guidance to executives and devising proactive communications strategies.
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive working and communications relationships in a dynamic environment.
  • Understanding of, and interest in the political and regional media space.
  • Comfortable with technology, with the ability to translate complex technical issues into clear, user-focused language.
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills, with proven commitment and passion for the social impact, digital inclusion, entrepreneurship and education.
  • - Collaborate closely with Policy, Public Affairs, Marketing and Real Estate and Workplace Services, and Data Center teams to create compelling communications strategies with an eye for regional vernacular, and coordinate local press opportunities and angles with media outlets. - Partner with marketing team to create memorable events and projects that promote the Google brand and drive product usage. - Develop relationships with in-state journalists to consult on stories and communicate complex technology in simple terms. - Produce external communications (blog posts, statements, FAQs, local press releases) and reactive messaging on critical issues. - Train and advise spokespersons for media interviews and press conferences, and manage relationships with regional PR agencies.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7