PR Manager, Shopping Innovations

31 Aug, 2022

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PR Manager, Shopping Innovations

Amazon
Austin, TX

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Job summary
Over the past 20 years, Amazon has built one of the most innovative end-to-end online shopping experiences for customers. Amazon is looking for a strategic, results-driven ‘Think Big’ PR professional to share the groundbreaking ways that Amazon’s digital shopping innovations have made customers’ lives easier while touting the company’s forward-looking vision for digital retail.

In this role, you will support the strategy and own the execution of strategic campaigns designed to highlight Amazon’s digital shopping innovations. In this role, you will execute national press campaigns and announcements, drive big stories, design and build partnerships with key third party organizations and advocates, target niche publications to drive awareness within specific industry verticals, and work closely with internal teams on content for Amazon’s social media channels. In addition, you will collaborate closely with global counterparts.

The position can be based in Seattle/Bellevue, WA, Arlington, VA/D.C., New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, Boston, MA, or San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Key job responsibilities
-Support global and national PR campaigns and announcements designed to showcase Amazon’s innovative approach to digital shopping
-Craft narratives from start to finish
-Develop and manage relationships with a range of top-tier media contacts as well as third party organizations and advocates
-Write, develop and manage approvals for news releases, media advisories, fact sheets, and related media materials
-Research and integrate industry news and data, trends and compelling angles into PR programs
-Work cross-functionally across worldwide business, PR, marketing and public policy teams
-Support the mechanisms, processes, and measurement of campaigns and announcements
-Successfully manage complex, fast-moving and unexpected communications challenges, both proactively and reactively
-Willingness to represent Amazon as a spokesperson

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

-8+ years of communications experience, preferably in retail and/or technology industries
-Ability to travel up to 30 percent of the time to meet with stakeholders, staff events or support opportunities
-Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related discipline

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

-Experience driving worldwide proactive customer-focused press coverage including launches, press events, and speaking engagements
-Extensive experience in managing third-party announcements and related activities involving partners or customers
-Knows how to dive deep on subject matters to provide creative, thoughtful and comprehensive recommendations for a variety of situations
-A knack for diplomacy and the confidence to engage and build consensus with leaders at all levels
-Pay painstaking attention to important details
-An entrepreneurial spirit, including the ability to work autonomously and roll up their sleeves to get the job done
-Combination of in-house and agency PR experience
-Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Inclusive Team Culture Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Mentorship and Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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Job posted: 2022-08-31