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Internal & Executive Communications Manager

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Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
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JR-0000050904 Requisition #

Western Digital                                                                

 
The next big thing in data is you!

 

Western Digital is seeking an Internal & Executive Communications Manager with a passion for technology and storytelling to join the global corporate communications team. The right candidate will work directly with Western Digital’s senior executives and serve as an integral part of Western Digital’s Internal & Executive Communications team by developing, organizing and executing strategic internal communications programs and deliverables for Western Digital executives, leaders and company initiatives across all businesses and geographies. The Internal & Executive Communications Manager will work cross-functionally within the communications team and with internal business partners to develop and deliver strategic visibility plans, including narratives, key messages, speeches/remarks, presentations, blogs and more, with the goal of creating employee awareness and understanding of our leadership vision, focus and thought leadership.

 

A successful candidate has strong executive presence, is an active listener and has the ability to act as a strategic advisor to business partners, helping them position and effectively communicate about Western Digital. This role requires a highly-motivated communications professional with proven experience in writing, communicating, storytelling, video and in working with senior executives.   The ability to take abstract and complicated issues and turn them into simple and powerful narratives. This position offers an incredible opportunity to create highly impactful communications for the executives of Western Digital.

 

 


REQUIRED:

  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or related specialty as this role reports up through Corporate Marketing or equivalent
  • At least 10+ years’ experience in executive communications functions, writing, communications or a related field (e.g. in corporate, journalism, government, political, or nonprofit settings).
  • Change management communications experience (i.e. developing communications strategies and plans around changes that affect people, process and/or technology).
  • Ability to convert technical information into layman-friendly prose.
  • Experience in influencing through robust relationships, expertise and data.
  • Outstanding editorial development skills.
  • Ability to adjust tone and language based on medium, target audience and product.
  • Demonstrable writing and communications skills (please provide samples as needed)
  • Video Storytelling Skills
  • Superb project management and organizing skills – the ability to develop, execute and deliver communication plans, elements and deliverables while meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Have an outstanding ability to distill complex messaging into simple, crisp and clear messaging.
  • The position will be required to work on projects under non-disclosure and must adhere to confidentiality standards.
  • Creative problem-solver, with the ability to think, plan, and execute on multiple projects autonomously and in an organized fashion, balancing the long-term and urgent needs of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly and collaboratively in fast-paced and ambiguous environments, maintaining good judgment and the ability to escalate appropriately.
  • Ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders
  • Must be highly organized, flexible, deadline and detail-oriented. Excellent project management and communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to produce with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.

 

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.


We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.


The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

 

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.

 

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.


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