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EMEA Partner Communications Manager

Location: Farnborough
Company: Red Hat
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Job summary
The Red Hat Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Marketing team is looking for an Partner Communications Specialist to join our Partner & Alliance Marketing team in the U.K. or anywhere else where Red Hat has an entity. In this role, you will be responsible for building and delivering a communications plan that includes our partners, internal stakeholders, field teams, and agencies. This plan will include internal and external communication campaigns. Our partner ecosystem is vital to Red Hat's continued success. As a Partner Communications Manager, you will coordinate with our global communications team, our PR team, our agency network, our field marketing organizations, and work closely with key stakeholders in EMEA to set communications priorities and deliver them. As part of this team you will work in a diverse and open environment, with other Marketing experts where the best idea counts.
Primary job responsibilities
- Collaborate with our EMEA partner organization and partner marketing teams across Red Hat, to develop a communication strategy and plan to support their business needs
- Support our partner ecosystem by helping partners craft engaging communications content
- Grow the number of public partner and customer references
- Create, edit, and enhance communication materials, including partner newsletter, emails, blog posts, social media posts, and live events
- Collaborate with Red Hat's social media team to promote partner related content
- Develop and maintain an editorial calendar of innovative content, mapping audiences based on the needs of our partner types
- Work closely with our EMEA PR team and Global Reference team on partner references and partner PR activities
- Analyze and report communication activities, making comparisons with industry trends and competitor activities with recommendations for improvement
- Manage alignment and manage communication to our internal stakeholders to provide awareness of new offers and program updates
- Become a firm advocate for the Red Hat brand and voice
Required skills
- Bachelor's degree in journalism, PR, marketing, or related discipline
- 4-5+ years of experience in journalism, public relations, or communication for a technology company
- Knowledge of core digital marketing principles like SEM, video, and social media
- Experience creating communication plans and the ability to write for print and digital; passion for communicating complex stories simply and clearly
- Experience working with agencies for strategic communication planning
- Fluent language skills in English; second European language is a big plus
- Exceptional writing and editing skills, including deep knowledge of grammar rules and the ability to explain them to others
- Excellent stakeholder management is key to succeed in a highly complex organizational environment
- Understanding and experience with content matrices and key message documentation
- Ability to work without direct supervision, take direction, collaborate with others, and learn from your mistakes
- Demonstrate exceptional storytelling skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and work as part of a dynamic team while demonstrating flexibility, initiative, and desire to make things happen
- Experience in using a marketing automation tools (e.g. Eloqua, Marketo), social media platforms like Elevate or Bambu,, Tableau, or similar systems and tools is a plus
About Red Hat
Red Hat ( is the world's leading provider of enterpriseopen source ( software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.
Location Farnborough
Posting date 2 months ago (4/29/2021 5:38 AM)
Job ID 84689
Category Corporate Communications, Partner Marketing
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