Sr. Communications Manager

Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we’re dedicated to this mission across every aspect of our company. On the Microsoft Communications team, you’ll join a group of professionals focused on telling the stories that help people fall in love with Microsoft, the things we make and the impact we have in the world.


As part of the Commercial Communications group, the Azure & Biz Apps team is looking for a high-performing, Senior Communications Manager to lead communications for our data analytics and Blockchain technologies. At Microsoft, we’re continuing to support our customers worldwide as data becomes increasingly critical to their success. We are investing heavily in existing and new data technologies and services – from our industry leading database SQL Server, to new globally distributed databases and data analytics services based on our Azure cloud platform. Our data technologies are foundational to our efforts in Azure and empowering every person and every organization to achieve more.


This candidate will work with engineering, marketing, and other communicators to help craft our data narrative and showcase how it maps into the company’s Azure efforts. We are looking for a skilled communicator who can translate complex technologies and concepts into simplified language and can extend storytelling to technology, consumer and business press as well as social sharing. If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about the forefront of tech innovation and want to be on the front lines of some of the most demanding and high priority efforts in the company, then we want to talk to you.


  • Build and implement impactful PR plans, strategies and programs.
  • Own and land important news announcements and thought leadership stories for coverage in top tier developer, business, general news and trade press.
  • Build high quality PR and social media content and materials.
  • Work closely with business, communications, marketing and engineering counterparts across the company as a trusted partner and advisor.
  • Manage and develop spokespeople, including senior executives. Coordinate customer and partner references and stories.
  • Lead and guide external agency resources for media research, engagement and results measurement.
  • Be an integral part of the Commercial Communications team, collaborating across shared goals, projects and activities.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Exceptional communications skills, with proficiency in storytelling.
  • Ability to manage complex projects in a fast-changing environment.
  • Understanding of evolving communications trends.
  • 5 - 7 years of PR or marketing communications experience.
  • Experience with or passion for cutting-edge technologies, including AI; big data; cloud; developer tools, services and infrastructure.
  • Proven track record of cross-group collaboration, comfort with ambiguity, successful navigation of matrixed organizations, and the ability to influence and drive results at multiple levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate and/or grow technically, while being able to distill the complex into simple and compelling key messages and stories.



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


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Sr. Communications Manager
Microsoft Corporation