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IBM External Communications Professional - IBM Ecosystem in London, United Kingdom


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is currently executing an exciting transformation that places its ecosystem of partners at the center of the company's growth strategy. That's why IBM has strengthened its partnerships with companies of all types - including a set of partners we refer to as 'strategic partners,' which are some of the world's largest software vendors, many of which IBM has historically viewed as competitors.

We're looking for an external communications professional who wants to not only be part of IBM's ecosystem transformation story, but will help create it.

This individual will be responsible for articulating our ecosystem strategy and the role of strategic partners in driving our hybrid cloud and AI leadership. They will communicate strategic partner news, milestones and success through proactive and consistent media relations and external content channels. This individual will work directly with senior executives and our partner communications leads to inform story angles, media strategy and messages, and will operate as part of a high-performing team consisting of IBMers and PR agency partners.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven experience in public relations and communications

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Hands-on experience with media relations required

  • Knowledge of media relations landscape

  • Capable of working independently as well as cross-functionally with Marketing, Product Development and Legal

  • High level of organization, computer skills, and the ability to learn and apply technologies in day-to-day work

  • Track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience working in a PR agency or in-house communications team

  • Experience working with clients and/or partners

  • Fluency in enterprise technology

  • Past experience managing, or working alongside, a PR agency

  • Understanding of cloud computing concepts and trends

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