External Relations Professional, IBM Research

    • New York, NY

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Are you passionately up-to-date on emerging and future trends in technology? Can you translate the complex into simple, clear and intuitive communication? Do you act with an urgency that says the work matters, because it does? If yes, let's talk.

We are seeking an extraordinary External Relations Professional with the right experience, media relationships, and insight to amplify our progress and innovation in quantum computing.

Reporting to the Director of Communications for IBM Research, you will play a key role in advancing initiatives that complement both product and corporate PR agendas and promote how these technologies tie into the larger IBM story. You will identify PR opportunities, craft supporting strategies, and collaborate with the business unit and functional communications peers, as well as external resources, to help bring narratives to life.

We are looking for someone who is creative and strategic, with a "sleeves rolled up" attitude. Those who are successful in this role have strong writing chops, actively cultivate mutually-beneficial relationships with media and the developer community, and exude real passion for storytelling - from concept through placement.


  • Develop and drive the IBM Research story and thought leadership campaigns for quantum computing
  • Develop written content, including strategic plans, blogs, pitches, press releases, and other materials espousing bright ideas, innovation, thinking and sharing.
  • Serve as a trusted communications advisor to researchers and senior executives.
  • Partner with strategic and corporate communications extended teams (employee communications, analyst relations, regional teams across the globe) and others to ensure message cohesion in support of the global IBM Research strategy.
  • Collaborate with marketing, content and social teams to drive communications around integrated campaigns.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 8+ years in media relations, marketing communications, or similar experience in-house or in an agency setting.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Ability to synthesize complex technologies, products, and market challenges.
  • Hands-on experience driving in-depth feature stories with top tier press.

About Business Unit
IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future.  Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
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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