• External Executive Communications Leader

    IBMBoston, MA 02133

    Job #1276465124

  • Introduction At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk. Your Role and Responsibilities The Executive Communications Professional is a trusted leader, providing strategic counsel and support in all communications. This individual works closely with subject matter experts, business leaders and internal / external partners to plan and develop a persuasive external communications platform that differentiates a senior IBM leader and advances the strategic priorities of the company with specific external target audiences, including clients, government leaders, partners, developers, academia, press, analysts and other stakeholders. Leadership Attributes + Creative, clear strategic thinker with strong research, writing and editing skills and the ability to translate core ideas into a wide range of relevant, compelling communications, including speeches, visual presentations, op-eds, digital assets, etc. + Expert on, or intellectual curiosity for, IBM's past, present and future with a deep understanding of the enterprise technology industry and its evolving position in the business world and society. + Ability to apply IBM's strategy, values and brand to shape perception and build advocacy both inside and outside IBM. + Adept at collaborating and working well with people across the organization. Able to build cross-disciplinary networks of SMEs to contribute detailed content and expertise as needed for effective communications. + Strong executive presence and business acumen with the ability to 'take a seat at the table' with senior business leaders to provide advice and counsel and articulate an informed point-of-view. + Track record of successfully delivering quality content consistently, ethically, professionally and on time (in the face of demanding deadlines), while always demonstrating discretion and maintaining confidentiality. + Knowledgeable about broader communications trends and how different mediums are evolving. Responsibilities + Create and execute robust communications engagement strategy and plan to advance relationships and position IBM as a leader in Cloud, AI, industry expertise and Good Tech. + Assess potential speaking opportunities and pitch new speaking opportunities. + Negotiate, shape and execute the executive's speaking role, including agenda / placement, competitive separation, format, detailed show flow, panelists, moderator and guest speakers, etc. + Analyze audience to understand strategic positioning, key messages and appropriate mediums that will resonate. + Conduct in-depth research on complex technologies and their industry applications and business benefits. + Craft all content, including speeches, discussion guides, Q&As, and any required speaker notes or other support materials. + Build and deliver comprehensive briefing package to executive, including reviews and signoffs from SMEs and executive sponsors. + Work with event organization on all content and amplification plans as well as logistics details. Provide onsite or real-time support as needed. + Create and maintain executive's speaking engagements calendar in partnership with administrative team. + Maintain executive's biography, photos, social media profiles and posts, etc. Required Technical and Professional Expertise + 10+ years of proven experience developing and delivering external executive communications programs in a corporate or agency setting. + Superb writing style Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise + 15+ years of proven experience developing and delivering external executive communications programs in a corporate or agency setting. + Experience driving social engagement via LinkedIn and other platforms a plus. + Former journalist experience. About Business Unit IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers. Your Life @ IBM What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever. About IBM IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. Location Statement IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship. Being You @ IBM IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.