Communications Manager, Search
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA
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.
Search is core to our identity and mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. By supporting the Search product organization, you’ll lead our external efforts to educate people on new developments with Search -- through product launches, proactive media campaigns, social media and more. You’ll be responsible for building compelling narratives and managing a variety of projects that help tell our vision to an external audience.
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.
Serve as the daily PR lead for product launches and proactive announcements across our Search products. This will include working closely with cross-functional teams to draft blog posts, media pitches and launch materials.
Think creatively, take smart risks and handle tough issues as they arise.
Develop and maintain close, productive relationships with teams across Google, journalists, key partners and influencers in tech, business and the mainstream press.
Act as a media spokesperson, maintaining a strong understanding of Google Search.
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
8 years of relevant communications experience.
Ability to work with colleagues in different countries and understand cultural differences.
Ability to focus and prioritize on a variety of updates and announcements.
Creativity in both proactive and reactive communications’ approaches; ability to adapt quickly depending on the circumstance.
Strong media relations skills and relationships in order to help shape a story.
Clear written and verbal communicator with the ability to tailor messages to the appropriate audiences.
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