Executive Communications Director

Strategy & Business Operations Santa Clara, California


Description

Executive Communications Director

Palo Alto Networks
Santa Clara, CA

Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history and a six-time Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for our innovation and ability to execute. Named the best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we offer the chance to be part of an important mission to enable a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job may be for you!

We are looking for an Executive Communications Director to support the office of the President. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast and collaborative environment and has a proven track record as a strategic doer and organizer. This role will ensure the strategy for Palo Alto Networks is clearly communicated to both internal and external stakeholders. Experience in a communications team, especially internal communications, preferably for a large organization in Cloud or Cybersecurity is essential. You will be the principal communications advisor to the President, overseeing and managing proactive and reactive communications.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish an internal communications strategy in conjunction with senior leadership
  • Ensure organizational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders
  • Plan, edit and write content for a variety of internal communications mediums, such as the company intranet and Slack
  • Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for presentation to employees in written or spoken form
  • Ensure internal communications messages are consistent across all mediums and for different departments of the organization
  • Ensure internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages
  • Respond to feedback from staff and adjust communications content accordingly

Qualifications:

 

  • 7-10 years of Communications experience
  •  BA in journalism, communications, public relations or marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding presentation skills with experience presenting to an executive audience
  • Strong team player and creative thinker; ability to influence without authority, build strong senior relationships to gain input and buy-in for design and implementation of changes
  • A highly organized and self-motivated individual, able to oversee the timely and first-rate execution and ability to work under pressure to adhere to tight last minute deadlines