Public Relations Manager, People & Culture

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Marketing and Communications
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your PR experience to amplify a positive and inclusive work environment? Do you want to be passionate about your employer and the brand you represent?

Cisco’s award-winning Public Relations team is seeking an experienced PR professional to play a pivotal role in shaping the reputation of Cisco as a “great place to work” with key media influencers.

You will be responsible for creating and executing the PR strategy for Cisco’s Chief People Officer including our People and Purpose North Star, an initiative to help Cisco attract and retain the best talent. We’re setting a course in shaping perception that we are a cool, amazing, fun and innovative—both internally and externally.

  • You will develop and execute creative and strategic PR programs that position and/or generate awareness for Cisco.
  • You will cultivate positive relationships with Cisco leaders, executives, key media influencers, and internal marketing and communication colleagues.
  • You will serve as PR advisor to our Chief People Officer and extended HR leadership team.
  • You will present and engaging with executives -- and their executive communication teams-- to share an approach, gather perspectives and amplify for alignment.
  • You like to collaborate and seek new ideas and approaches.
  • You will create and implement award submissions, work with select agencies and our speaker’s bureau (for select events) along with bylined article programs.
  • You will maintain an understanding of Cisco’s broader business and technology landscape, with a “finger on the pulse” of relevant issues and trends that impact the company’s business and reputation.

Who You'll Work With

We are a team of more than 75 best-in-class Global Corporate Communications professionals. The PR team is responsible for leading Cisco’s corporate, technology and go-to-market PR programs, as well as crafting and delivering clear and compelling narratives that grab the attention of media influencers.

You will partner with a virtual team of communicators who are focused on this important People and Culture North Star work. You will also lead PR and media engagement around key topics and issues focused on employees, the workplace, diversity and inclusion, corporate responsibility and HR broadly.

About You

You are an innovative, creative and curious PR professional that thrives in a dynamic environment. You have experience in public relations, communications and are adept at using various social media platforms for influencing the influencers. You are adept at analyzing, assessing and providing critical communications on complex issues. You are able to influence up, down and across the organization.

Our minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • BA/BS degree and a minimum of 8-10 years of public relations corporate communications experience
  • You have a passion for media relations ─ a true media relations enthusiast who enjoys pitching and working closely with technology, business, broadcast and social media outlets
  • You have tangible and current relationships with relevant trade and business media
  • You possess solid social, relationship-building, influence, and communications skills
  • Excellent writing skills, with the demonstrated ability to draft high-quality news releases, blogs, pitches, FAQs, message tracks and related documents
  • Adept at using social media channels and tools to support communications objectives
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and balance priorities

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco. 

We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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