The Senior Director will help execute the external communications strategy by supporting corporate functions including finance and legal, as well as business unit (Activision Publishing, Blizzard and King) communications at the corporate level. You will serve as the key representative in corporate communications to the gaming and industry press. You will support issues management as well as development of strategic communications campaigns, proactively driving earned media and executive visibility to help bring the company’s mission and vision to life.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience developing external communications and securing earned media with gaming and entertainment media. You must have experience either in the gaming industry and/or with the gaming media. You will effectively represent the company The successful candidate must have the willingness to put in extra hours when required, be detail oriented, and deliver high-level projects on deadline.
The individual will be a critical member of the communications department and will report directly to the Vice President of Corporate Communications.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Support the execution of the corporate communications strategy and plan
Develop a variety of externally facing written content
Make strategic recommendations on issues management and proactive storytelling opportunities to reach player audiences
Own end-to-end communications strategies on corporate topics: objective, messaging, audiences, strategies and tactics, as well as assist with preparation of talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material to promote the company brand among target audiences
Become a content expert by developing a deep understanding of the organization’s mission and impact of its work
Cultivate positive relationships with key beat reporters and primary business, consumer and trade outlets covering Activision Blizzard
Actively engage in media outreach and prioritizing media opportunities.
Partner with cross-functional departments to drive the communications strategy
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader, driving thoughtful and innovative approaches. They have the proven ability to partner with C-suite and other senior leaders to develop and deliver key strategic communications priorities. They are highly entrepreneurial and comfortable in providing strategic direction as well as the ability to roll-up their sleeves and execute.
At least 10 - 15 years of previous experience in a broad range of corporate communications functions
Must have excellent understanding of effective media relations practices and working knowledge of media outreach approaches
Must have experience with gaming community, gaming media, and have a deep bench of industry reporter contacts
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are a must
Entrepreneurial and a hands-on style with a strong bias for action and results while working effectively in an innovative, unstructured environment that values collaboration without ego
Operates at a high level of intensity, acting with a sense of urgency without sacrificing excellence
Outstanding organization and project management skills, with ability to see big picture and have attention to meticulous detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Bachelor’s degree required
A passionate gamer
Experience in mergers & acquisitions communications
Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $148,320.00 - $274,320.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.