Public Relations Manager - Collaboration / US, Remote

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Remote US
  • Area of Interest
    Marketing and Communications
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

When the world needs to work – from wherever that may be, it works on Cisco Collaboration. As the PR Manager of Collaboration, you will develop and execute creative and multi-faceted communications plans that continue fueling our growth and enhance our reputation. You will be a strategic advisor to, and closely partner with, the Collaboration Technology Group, marketing and sales. As part of the Collaboration PR Team, you will take a lead role in developing PR plans and overseeing day-to-day management of communications priorities. You are creative, a natural storyteller and seeker, organized, and an exceptional writer. You will direct and execute activities in the areas of media outreach, press events, message development, influencer engagement and thought leadership. You will work with key internal (engineering, sales, marketing leaders, AR, IR and other functions) and external stakeholders (media and influencers).

Who You'll Work With

With Our World-class Global Communications Team, comprised of 120 world class communications professionals. We are responsible for leading Cisco's corporate and technology PR programs, as well as crafting and delivering clear and compelling narratives that grab the attention of media and influencers. You will partner with a virtual team of communicators worldwide who are passionate about security and Cisco. Global Communications is also home to Analyst Relations, International Relations, Employee Communications, Communications Intelligence and the Strategy and Storytelling content hub. You will report to the Senior Director, Collaboration PR as part of the Product Communications team.

Who You Are

You will be an ambassador for the Cisco brand. You possess a unique combination of communications skills, excellent executive presence, an insatiable curiosity for finding stories (wherever they may be hiding), and of course, an aptitude for storytelling across multiple communication channels and media.

You have very strong writing and project management skills. You'll use your presentation and relationship-development skills to reach, engage and communicate with a variety of audiences. 

  • You possess 10+ years of Public Relations management experience and Collaboration experience
  • You have a Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing or related field
  • Agency background
  • You are agile and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You have strong media relationships (experience in both B2B and B2C would be preferred)
  • You have experience partnering with senior executives
  • You have experience partnering for success in a multi-layered organization across functions and geographies

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.