Amazon Web Services, Inc.

PR Manager, AWS Public Sector

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

May 1, 2021

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-10 years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, or public affairs
  • B2G and B2B experience required
  • Current experience managing media relationships, and a network of media contacts
PR Manager, AWS Public Sector
Since 2006, AWS has changed the way that organizations acquire and use technology by providing a highly-scalable, cost-effective, and flexible technology platform in the cloud. AWS is growing rapidly around the world with millions of active customers using the platform every month ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading provider of cloud computing services, providing IT infrastructure offerings ranging from on-demand compute capacity to storage, content delivery, and database services, to machine learning, Internet of Things, server less technologies, and more. The AWS Public Relations team is at the forefront of shaping communications around the most advanced technologies on the planet and helping customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners maximize the benefits of cloud computing.
To support this rapid growth, AWS is looking for a self-motivated and experienced public relations professional to join its U.S. Public Sector PR team. The purpose of this role is to drive awareness around the positive work AWS does supporting governments and defense focused organizations.
The right candidate possesses strong media relations and PR experience, is an expert at translating complex technology concepts into concise and well-written narratives, has significant experience supporting customers in the defense industry, and has a demonstrated ability in working on cross-functional teams.
The ideal candidate enjoys diving deep into technology, understanding how it is shaping and redefining the world we live in and engaging top tier business, inside-the-beltway, and technology media. They are motivated by a dynamic, highly creative culture where the challenge of breaking new ground and redefining best practices is welcome. In this role, the candidate will have the ability to work alongside a variety of internal teams and also support AWS customers. The candidate must have excellent writing skills, have experience driving proactive campaigns and have a track record of utilizing good judgement in high pressure situations.
This role will be based in the greater Washington, D.C area and may require periodic travel.
Responsibilities
The PR Manager will:
  • Work closely with AWS Public Sector Customers to help them tell their stories about success with AWS and how cloud technology is helping them innovate more and increase mission success
  • Provide communications counsel to business leaders
  • Work alongside PR colleagues around the world to share best practices and execute global campaigns
  • Work cross-functionally to plan and execute PR campaigns
  • Develop communications plans to support the development and execution of events and media engagements
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-10 years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, or public affairs
  • B2G and B2B experience required
  • Current experience managing media relationships, and a network of media contacts
Preferred Qualifications
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, including ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and organizational skills, while also staying on top of tactical execution
  • Fluent in spoken and written business English
  • Outstanding attention to detail, understanding of technology, and ability to communicate complex topics effectively
  • Experience working with and understanding of public policy
  • Analytical, data-driven, evidence-based - but creative and adaptive in developing solutions
  • 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
  • Strong judgement, a knack for diplomacy, and the confidence to engage and build consensus with functional leaders at all levels
Preferred Qualifications
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, including ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and organizational skills, while also staying on top of tactical execution
  • Fluent in spoken and written business English
  • Outstanding attention to detail, understanding of technology, and ability to communicate complex topics effectively
  • Experience working with and understanding of public policy
  • Analytical, data-driven, evidence-based - but creative and adaptive in developing solutions
  • 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
  • Strong judgement, a knack for diplomacy, and the confidence to engage and build consensus with functional leaders at all levels