External Executive Communications Manager

Marketing San Francisco, California San Jose, California

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, our customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


Splunk is looking for a talented executive communications professional who is passionate about data and storytelling, exudes grace under fire and is skilled at working collaboratively with executives and cross-functional teams. The successful candidate will have a proven record of creating high-impact content, messaging, and plans geared to an external global audience.


  • In partnership with senior executives, develop and manage their external communications strategy and plan, including messaging, external keynotes and speaking engagements, PR/AR/Social Media, content development and partnerships with SMEs across the company.
  • Create story and thought leadership platforms that support Splunk's corporate business objectives. Partner with Product Marketing, Corporate Communications, Corporate Messaging, and other teams to execute on storytelling goals.
  • Act as a strategic advisor to senior leadership on communication strategy to support business goals.
  • Collaborate with Employee Communications to review relevant functional and all-company communications to ensure messaging consistency and amplification.
  • Oversee daily communications agenda of the executives, ensuring a complete understanding of current priorities and driving the quality and timeliness of deliverables and activities.
  • Develop message guides, processes, templates and briefing documents to support the executives’ communications programs.
  • Clearly articulate complex issues and formulate recommendations that will work for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Use data to evaluate communication activities, and develop best practices and strategies for improvement.

Required Skillsets:

  • Advanced writing and editing skills
  • Well-spoken verbal communicator
  • Strong listening and interpersonal skills
  • Expert team player and collaborator
  • Works calmly and maintains good judgment in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to effectively operationalize team processes
  • Effective time management skills and ability to complete given tasks perfectly within the given time
  • Background in media, social media and/or events a plus
  • 6+ years experience, which includes designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs that use a variety of methods and media

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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