Want a job telling stories about the premier digital media company?

The   Storytelling Team, which I work on, certainly isn’t the only group here bringing to life compelling stories about how we’re the premier digital media company. About how we touch the lives — in artistically imaginative, technologically innovative ways — of one out of every two people who are online across the globe. About how we’re creating the next generation of content, communications, and discovery experiences for consumers and advertisers to enjoy on whichever connected devices they use, wherever they are on the Web and around the world.

Right now, my group in the Marketing Department has several job openings so you can tell these stories, too:

  • Corporate Communications Managing Editor
  • Public Relations Global Products & Tech Manager
  • Corporate Social Media Analyst (contractor)

Interested? Keep reading for the full job descriptions. If you’re passionate about one of these positions, shoot me your resume so I can hand it to the hiring manager and enter it into our database.

Corporate Communications Managing Editor

The Opportunity:
Manage and edit the News and front page sections of Backyard, Yahoo!’s Intranet. Position will coordinate with all areas of the company, including various business units, regions, IT, marketing, PR, and more to deliver relevant news and features about the company on a daily basis. This role will also play an important part in helping to define and create the next generation of Backyard user experiences.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop content that supports corporate objectives, goals, values, and brand
  • Work closely with functions across Yahoo! to track down and deliver company and industry news relevant to employees
  • Manage and develop editorial calendars
  • Write and edit news stories and feature sections
  • Measure effectiveness of Intranet news and related sections
  • Aid in development of next generation Intranet user experiences

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of writing and editing experience with a strong grasp of AP style
  • Ability to translate complex business and technical concepts into easy to understand terms
  • Previous journalism or corporate communications experience a must
  • Adept at handling and working with employees at all levels, from senior executives to individual contributors, and from the prose-gifted to the prose-challenged
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks/requirements
  • Requires BA/BS; 8-10 plus years minimum experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HTML and Web development experience a plus
  • BA/BS; 8-10 plus years of experience

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

Public Relations Global Products & Tech Manager

The Opportunity:
Yahoo! is seeking a Manager of Public Relations to join its Corporate Communications group, as part of its global products and technology team. This position would be focused on strategic communications supporting multiple properties in Yahoo!’s portfolio of products. A strong candidate must be able to build partnerships within the organization in order to efficiently develop content and messaging for key communication deliverables. Ensures overall communications strategy is successfully executed across multiple channels in Social Media, PR, AR, IR, and internally by being a strong collaborator. Must also be a strategic thinker, very detailed oriented and have the ability to juggle multiple projects at once.

The individual will report to a director of communications on the global product and technology PR team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall PR strategy is comprehensive and consistent across products and takes into consideration the competitive nature of the internet industry
  • Collaborate with corporate and other communications teams to develop and execute strategic, comprehensive plans that span multiple business areas
  • Manage social media efforts across the products organization
  • Manage internal communications efforts for products organization leadership
  • Manage media relationships and story development
  • Prepare executives for media interactions, internal communications, and public appearances; this includes developing briefing materials and presentations
  • Manage external PR agency deliverables on deadline and within budget

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of communications experience
  • Experience in a consumer business
  • Ability to strategize, plan, prioritize, and set timelines
  • Drive delivery of work on multiple efforts concurrently
  • Ability to work seamlessly within the broader team to achieve desired results
  • Timeliness and quality of project deliverables essential
  • Experience managing and influencing media opportunities
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Active across social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Ability to extract salient information from multiple sources and synthesize information
  • Strong executive level presence
  • Superior organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience in the Internet industry translating technical topics to a broad consumer audience
  • Experience working with international teams
  • video editing skills
  • Bachelors Degree or MBA

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

Corporate Social Media Analyst (contractor)

The Opportunity:
The Social Media & Views function within Global Communications at Yahoo! is responsible for creating, sourcing, and editing content for all Yahoo! corporate social media channels including our corporate blog, Yodel, and our official presence on Facebook, Twitter, and video channels, including Yahoo! Video and YouTube.  Additionally, the Social Media & Views team is responsible for the ongoing management of the Yahoo! News Center.

Job Responsibilities:
In the Corporate Social Media Analyst role, you will be responsible for managing and updating all content related to the Yahoo! News Center.  Additionally, you will help support the existing social media efforts across all major channels of social media.  You must have demonstrated experience in managing projects and be detailed-oriented, be an outstanding and creative writer, and comfortable operating under pressure and tight deadlines.  Job responsibilities also include:

  • Management and updating of the Yahoo! News Center
  • Creation of new content for Yahoo! News Center modules
  • Act as internal Yahoo! News Center point of contact for Global Communications team
  • Responsible for monitoring social media channels to gather intelligence, identify opportunities and threats, and surface customers care issues
  • Manage of Social Media & Views editorial calendar
  • Assist in tracking and reporting social media metrics and data

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of social media, blogs, online communities
  • 1-3 years working in a social media, PR, communications, or marketing
  • Demonstrated experience in applying new technologies and trends
  • Working knowledge of html, website publishing, blogging platforms and tools ideal
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality work
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or English a plus

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

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About Nicole C. Wong

Life explorer. Multimedia storyteller. Experience architect. Everything enthusiast. Omnivore epicure. Lindy-hop lover. Living by grace through faith.
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