Director, Executive Communications

15+ years experience  •  Technology

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/12/18
San Jose, CA
15+ years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/12/18

The Director, Executive Communications will design and execute highly impactful communications programs for our senior leaders. This individual will be responsible for a corporate speakers’ bureau, development of keynote presentations, blogs/bylines and other social engagement for the company’s C-level executives. He/she will lead and participate on cross-functional teams to plan, coordinate and deliver thought leadership campaigns in partnership with peers inside and outside Corporate Marketing. This individual will serve as a strategic communications advisor and must have a strong executive presence and consultative approach.



  • Prepare tailored executive communications platforms for each of our senior executives; develop speeches, blogs/bylines, videos, keynote presentations and related communications.
  • Partner with Corporate Marketing & Communications to ensure executive messaging is clear and concise, on-brand and aligned with company goals. 
  • Own outreach/placement of speakers at targeted events globally; coordinate our presence with event organizers, global agency teams and Western Digital in-region partners.
  • Cultivate relationships with key technology, business and financialreporters, and other key influencers. 
  • Provide strategic communications support and training to C-level leaders.
  • Work with the leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions.
  • Manage agency relationships to ensure highest level of performance and results. 
  • Monitor and evaluate communications effectiveness, utilizing advanced metrics and reporting, and adjust strategy and approach as needed.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field of study. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 15+ years related professional experience (e.g. PR/IR, public policy, issues management) and a demonstrated record of success in a similar role at a multibillion dollar company.
  • Outstanding media relations skills and existing relationships with top-tier technology, business and financialreporters.
  • Proven ability to proactively build relationships with top-tier technology, business and financialreporters.
  • Outstanding judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Skilled at using social channels and other new media technologies to drive awareness and preference for the Western Digital brand.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with and advise the company’s senior leadership team and staff.
  • Strong operational and budgetary skills and expertise.
  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy.
  • Ability to gracefully handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


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