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The Senior Executive Content Communications Manager to the CEO for the Corporate Communications Team will work closely with the Manager of the Executive Communications program, the CEO, and the CEO’s Chief of Staff team to extend the reach of the CEO’s participation in external events, bylined articles, social media presence and more in order to elevate his presence as a thought leader in the business world and tech industry.

In this role, you will review the current CEO content program, then develop and execute a content plan for the next three years.

What you'll do in this role now

  • Own the CEO content program, driving the strategy and writing the content for blog posts, bylined articles and speaking presentation content (both internal and external) that provide business lessons. 
  • Write a mix of Tier 1 business press bylined articles that communicate the complexities of DevOps in a way that resonates with the business community (examples include WSJ CEO Council, The Fortune CEO Initiative, Bloomberg Technology CEO Council).
  • Work closely with the Corporate Communications department and with PR agencies to provide narratives for them to craft messaging for business press print media, broadcast interviews, and high-profile speaking engagements (ex: Web Summit, SaaStr, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit, and The Code Conference). 
  • Work closely with the CEO’s Chief of Staff team to develop strong narrative presentations and content for internal and external speaking opportunities.
  • Monitor the CEO’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts; assist in writing thought leadership content for LinkedIn and thoughtful engagement/Tweet storms on Twitter.
  • Think strategically about other CEO (aspirational and peer) content platforms and how we can incorporate key takeaways into the CEO content program, whether that is via our blog, bylined articles, podcasts, YouTube, social media or other external platforms.
  • Manage any outside agencies and technical freelancers hired to assist with the CEO content program.
  • Attend CEO meetings and write up insights when business lessons can be learned. 

What you'll do in this role as you grow

  • Learn the complexities of DevOps in a way that resonates with the business community taking on the ability to write and edit blog posts and bylined articles that will discuss the business outcomes of DevOps.
  • Own the CEO business communications visibility program, driving its strategy and executing on said strategy with agency support.
  • Work closely with Executive Business Administrators to plan the external speaking schedule for the year.
  • Work with the brand, design, technical marketing team and others needed to develop state-of-the-art slide decks for internal and external events.
  • Lead speaking coaching sessions to ensure the CEO is comfortably delivering the content in a natural and charismatic way; incorporate edits as needed.
  • Work closely with others in the Corporate Communications department and with PR agencies to share presentation narratives for media consumption and obtain media messages/interview feedback to incorporate in external speaking presentations.

We're looking for 

  • Ability to write and edit blog posts and bylined articles that will showcase business lessons. 
  • Desire to understand and communicate the complexities of DevOps in a way that resonates with the business community. 
  • Experience, and interest, in enterprise software and open source.
  • A background in journalism, ideally reporting on the tech space.
  • Interest in relevant technical media including Hacker News, relevant twitter personalities, and blogs.
  • Experience working directly with CEOs of technology companies is a bonus.
  • Experience writing and editing blog posts and bylined articles for industry thought leaders.
  • Experience executing content  programs for executives.
  • Experience with presentation building - both narrative flow and design.
  • Experience managing freelancers to drive results.
  • Creative, thoughtful and passionate about storytelling.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and work with minimal supervision.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to drive cross-functional deadlines consistently.
  • Have the ability to take meetings with and work synchronously with folks in Pacific Standard Time.
  • Ability to use GitLab.

Writing Examples 

Interested in submitting your information and writing samples for the role? Here are some articles our CEO has chosen as industry leading content we will benchmark your writing samples against: 

Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

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