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Amazon Community Impact PR Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Description

Amazon is seeking a high-judgement, self-motivated communications professional to drive proactive storytelling for Amazon’s social impact initiatives. In this role, the PR Specialist will illuminate the positive impact Amazon is having on communities through the programs we run, the organizations we support, and the people whose lives we’re changing for the better.

Key job responsibilities

The candidate will support communications for Amazon’s social impact initiatives in areas including food access, skills and education, health equity, volunteerism. We do this in diverse and unique ways, from using our last-mile fleet to our AI expertise.

The ideal candidate is media-savvy, with excellent reporter connections and a keen sense for what it takes to break through with reporters. This individual will be excited by the idea of building campaigns and big PR moments from ideation to execution. To be successful here, the PR Specialist will need to think beyond the activities laid out in the roadmap and consider how PR can work with the business to make those plans bigger, bolder, and higher-impact.

The candidate will be responsible for end-to-end execution by researching, building, and delivering PR campaigns to drive a drumbeat of news, content, and thought leadership. They will be a creative problem-solver who is able to think big picture, a superb writer, and have meticulous attention to detail. This individual will be effective at working in a fast-paced, dynamic organization and have a track record of building trust across teams and generating results.

A day in the life

Drive proactive media coverage of Amazon’s community impact programs

Manage cross-channel communications campaigns in partnership with internal communications, social media, and the owned content teams

Think creatively to advance big plans and execute day-to-day tasks

Write and execute integrated communications plans to support launches and milestones

Build relationships with reporters to keep Amazon’s community story top of mind

Earn trust by collaborating with internal stakeholders and external partners to drive successful PR programs

Write messaging, press releases, FAQs, blog posts, and other materials

Serve as a spokesperson for the business

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of recent professional communications or public relations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Deep understanding of media relations.

  • Ability to drive progress and earn trust while working across multiple teams.

  • Creative and entrepreneurial thinking.

  • Positive, can-do attitude.

  • Solid judgment, particularly in narrow time frames.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $61,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $147,400/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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