External Relations Professional

Job Description

Are you passionately up-to-date on emerging and future trends in technology? Do you know what makes tech communities tick? Are you truly ready for a role where no two days are alike? We are seeking an exceptional communications professional with the right experience, media relationships, and insight to showcase the leadership of our IBM Cloud brand.

The shift toward cloud computing is one of the most meaningful changes to happen to our industry in decades. At IBM, our focus is on helping our clients transform themselves to take full advantage of the cloud, and all of the innovation it offers to enterprises. With industry leadership in analytics, security, commerce, and AI - and with unmatched hardware and software design, research capabilities and industry expertise - no other company is as well positioned to address the full opportunity of cloud computing.

This is an opportunity for you to be at the center of an emerging and rapidly growing area of technology. Working with some of IBM's most senior leaders, distinguished scientists, developers and engineers, your role is pivotal in amplifying our progress and innovation around a burgeoning, strategic growth-play.

We are looking for someone who has strong writing chops and maintains productive, existing relationships with media and influencers. You should also bring with you real passion for storytelling in business, technology, industry, developer, and social outlets.


  • Lead communication efforts around the IBM Cloud platform for developers.
  • Work across multiple, cross-functional business teams to build a deep understanding of IBM's differentiation in this area.
  • Develop media and influencer strategies for dynamic outreach and differentiated narratives.
  • Drive a drumbeat of consistent news in the media around IBM's Cloud platform for developers.

Location: Astor Place, NYC (preferred) or Armonk, NY. Please note we are not able to offer relocation assistance.

This role requires the ability to work in the U.S. without current or future need for IBM sponsorship.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in Public Relations or similar Communications-based role.

  • Tech industry experience (in-house or agency).

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Display a strong degree of independence and pro-activity to succeed in a highly matrixed, global business.

  • An organized self-starter who has experience working with cloud computing and cloud native technologies.

  • A strong communicator who thrives on close collaboration with business teams, as well as cross-company communications and marketing colleagues; a "we-not-me" mentality.

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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