• Corporate Communications Specialist

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 1 month ago(6/14/2018 6:03 AM)
    Job ID
    Corporate Marketing
  • Company description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    Develop and implement a dynamic and multi-faceted technology PR program. The Red Hat Marketing team is looking for a Corporate Communications Specialist to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will build and lead ongoing communications initiatives to showcase Red Hat's innovation and customer success. You’ll need to have successful record of implementing powerful communications programs for technology companies, demonstrate excellent storytelling, media relations, and writing and editing skills, and be comfortable engaging with and managing executive stakeholders. As a Corporate Communications Specialist, you will also need to have a broad range of skills, including the ability to manage successful communications programs, work well with senior executives and a wide range of internal teams, prioritize and handle multiple concurrent projects, and build solid relationships with key technology media influencers.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Guide measurable PR programs to maximize awareness for the Red Hat, including proactive media outreach, thought leadership platforms, contributed content, global launches of our offerings, and ongoing media outreach
    • Write and edit clear and impactful press releases, blog posts, pitches, PR plans, award submissions, and related materials
    • Work with Red Hat’s executives, business teams, and the company's international PR team and PR agencies to socialize, achieve alignment, and implement communications programs
    • Develop and refine external messaging and positioning that is clear and compelling
    • Create new PR programs and processes to continue evolving and scaling communication activities
    • Build compelling stories with relevant Red Hat messaging and news; identify industry and vertical trends to build relevant story angles and pitches
    • Build and manage relationships with media
    • Support Red Hat's international PR team by directing strategy and messaging on key initiatives and launches
    • Review and edit global press materials for consistent product messaging and writing style, including the facilitation of reviews and approvals within various internal teams, including product, corporate communications, and legal teams
    • Work closely with Red Hat's corporate social media manager to amplify messages and build voices across Red Hat's social media channels
    • Partner with Red Hat's Customer Reference team to create compelling and interesting stories with some of our main customers
    • Contribute to Red Hat's larger Corporate Marketing team in support of various initiatives

    Required skills

    • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field preferred
    • 3-5 years of experience in PR or communications
    • Experience in B2B technology PR
    • Experience pitching active stories to technology and business publications, and managing media relationships
    • Excellent communications skills, including writing, editing, and speaking, and the ability to communicate simply and effectively
    • Ability to think critically and demonstrate good judgment
    • Engaged and highly responsive
    • Motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to thrive, handle multiple tasks, and quickly prioritize projects in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
    • Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, collaboration, and project management skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships with executives and teams across the company
    • Team player with a flexible attitude and the willingness to contribute as part of a small, fast-paced team
    • Proven ability to pick up new tools and concepts quickly

    Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.


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