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PR Manager, Alexa Speech

PR Manager, Alexa Speech

Job ID 
518738
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
11/27/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Marketing & PR
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Job Description

Amazon.com is seeking a highly intelligent, self-motivated, and creative public relations professional to join our PR team in Seattle. As a PR Manager for speech science, you will work with the Amazon Devices PR team and key business leaders in Amazon’s speech science organization to imagine, develop and execute communications programs designed to educate the press about the science behind Amazon Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, and this is an opportunity to be a part of a team that is building an exciting new Amazon business in voice.


CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as PR business partner for the speech science leadership team.
  • Support in the creation and implementation of strategic PR plans that drive awareness for Alexa Machine Learning and AI.
  • Drive proactive press coverage for the science behind Amazon Alexa
  • Write press releases; pitch and secure top media, including print, broadcast and online outlets.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key media.
  • Work cross-functionally to plan and execute PR campaigns.
  • Successfully manage complex, fast-moving and unexpected communications challenges.
  • Support development and execution of events and media engagements.
  • Effectively represent Amazon as spokesperson.
  • Help manage external PR agencies.
  • Provide strategic counsel to executives.



**This position can sit out of Seattle, WA or Boston, MA (depending upon candidate preference)**

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of public relations experience
  • Experience pitching proactive stories to technology and business publications
  • Current experience managing media relationships
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong judgment and the ability to respond quickly, yet thoughtfully, to urgent PR matters

Preferred Qualifications

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, including ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Outstanding attention to detail, understanding of technology, and ability to communicate complex topics effectively
  • Passionate about excellence in writing and verbal communications
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment and is willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done