Senior Director, Corporate Communications

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 166287

Position Title: Sr Director, Communications

External Description:

At Electronic Arts, we are bringing together the creativity, talent and technology to connect players and deliver amazing experiences in entertainment. We thrive on passion and pioneering. It’s the fuel that drives us to inspire the world to play.

Our Global Communications team is seeking a Senior Director, Corporate Communications. 

We are looking for a versatile and experienced communications leader to join our Global Communications team at Electronic Arts.  In this senior communications leadership role, you will work closely with our executive leaders, developing and driving communications strategies that tell the story of EA’s business, key aspects of our strategy, and our culture to global communities of players, employees, media and investors. You will play a key role working with business leaders and partners around the company to weave our vision, values, and thought leadership into a compelling, multi-channel communications platform to reach across traditional media, social media, and other channels.   This role is a key leader in our Global Communications team, requiring a seasoned expert in executive and enterprise communications, issues and crisis management, media relations, narrative-building and partnership with teams around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Company Narrative – Key partner in building and evolving our narrative in support of EA’s business priorities. Oversee the creation of multi-channel communications strategies and materials for announcements and initiatives, and driving end-to-end global execution.
  • Media Relations – Leader in senior executive media relations, including working with partner teams to define messaging and drive coverage in business, technology, and industry media. Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with key reporters and contacts. Advise internal partners on media relations strategies.
  • Employee Communications - Oversee the effective creation and execution of the global internal communications strategy using a wide range of creative and impactful channels and tactics.
  • Communications Strategy – Continually refine and drive the overall communications strategy and agenda for the company as part of the Global Communications senior leadership team.  Partner with key leaders across the company to define and drive communications strategies for various corporate needs and programs.
  • Global Alignment – Help to ensure consistency of corporate communications across all external and internal channels, partnering with other communications leaders and business partners across geographies and divisions.
  • Issues Management – Support the company’s strategy and response through issues management planning and crisis communications. Work across teams to proactively plan for and mitigate impact of issues at a product and enterprise level.
  • Team Management – Responsible for ongoing management and mentoring of a corporate communications team within Global Communications, including goal-setting, career pathing, training and development.

Experience and Skills:

  • 12+ years of experience, with proven track record in corporate communications, including direct experience working in house and managing an internal team.
  • Passion for gaming and game creators, building player connections, and having fun.
  • Expert skills in communications, media relations, writing, message development and reputation management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with C-level executives inclusive of message development for top leaders and expertise in influencing and advising executives on communication strategies.
  • Maintains existing relationships in business, technology, consumer and/or gaming media outlets and writers.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, along with very strong organizational and management agility.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously, while prioritizing high-return work.
  • Ability to effectively manage high-pressure crisis situations, and work in situations of ambiguity to define a clear path.
  • Ability to weave multiple communications programs into a cohesive story.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Strong people manager with demonstrated experience leading, motivating and mentoring a team and working collaboratively with colleagues and peers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field is preferred.

 

 

 

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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