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Job DescriptionAmazon is seeking a highly-intelligent, high-judgment, self-motivated and creative communications professional to join our operations communication team. As a Communications Manager, you will help manage strategic external communications and community relations for Amazon's fulfillment facilities in the north-east region of the U.S, which include Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, among other areas. The ideal candidate would be based in this geographic area with an ability to travel regularly to fulfillment center communities and have established relationships - or the ability to quickly establish relationships with locally-based media, stakeholders, and community leaders. To be successful in this role you will need excellent communications skills, exemplary writing ability, exceptional initiative, and a talent for collaboration and working independently. You should have experience delivering results with high standards under tight deadlines. Creativity and flexibility are a must. Core Job responsibilities:

Develop and manage the execution of external media engagement programs in cities with Amazon operations such as high-visibility building milestone events, community donations with local elected officials, press facility tours and filming opportunities, and other media relations activities
Deliver communications counsel to internal executives on both short- and long-term challenges and opportunities
Research and integrate industry news, trends and compelling angles into PR programs
Write, develop and manage approvals for news releases, media advisories, fact sheets, and related media materials for Amazon\u2019s operations business
Manage an external public relations agency and direct reports who focus on community engagement initiatives
Successfully manage complex, fast-moving, and unexpected communications challenges
Build and maintain relationships with key consumer and trade media - both national and local in audience
Effectively represent Amazon as a spokesperson

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 7 years' of public relations or strategic communications experience
Ability to travel up to 30 percent of the time to communities across the north-east region and to Seattle for in-person meetings, events and engagements
Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications

Exemplary written and oral communications skills
Exercise high judgment, particularly in narrow timeframes
Think and communicate clearly \u2013 the ability to formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a concise and well-written narrative to express it
Work hard and smart
Develop creative, effective approaches to difficult communications challenges
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
Team player who is willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done
Creativity and the ability to develop fresh concepts for generating media coverage
Pay painstaking attention to important details
Ideally having worked for political or public affairs campaigns on diverse reputational issues

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Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.

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