Communications Specialist

Austin, TX +9

Kyndryl is seeking a communications specialist to join its global communications team and focus on enhancing and amplifying Kyndryl's reputation in the U.S. and Canada. This individual will play a key role in advancing awareness of Kyndryl among key audiences – including media, influencers, industry leaders, and employees – by promoting the company's progress, differentiation, and innovation.


In this role, we look for you to develop communications narratives, plans and strategies, with a strong focus on pitching and external storytelling, that highlight Kyndryl's leadership and expertise across technologies, industries, and corporate responsibility. You will be able to work seamlessly across teams within the Corporate Affairs function, as well as with business leaders across the U.S. and Canada, to identify story angles, customer news and thought leadership content that will reach the right audiences and drive positive outcomes for Kyndryl’s reputation.


To succeed, you will need to be highly organized and be able to operate in an agile, self-directed way, be a strong writer and have an eye for finding strong news hooks and story angles that will drive impactful media coverage. This role should embrace a 360 approach to storytelling that engages all relevant teams around content creation and execution.


Leadership Attributes

  • Intellectually curious thinker
  • Creative, clear, and concise storyteller
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills and the ability to translate core ideas into relevant and digestible content
  • Ability to apply Kyndryl's strategy, values, and brand to shape perception and build external advocacy
  • Adept at collaborating and working well with people across the organization
  • Able to build cross-disciplinary networks of subject matter experts to identify news and contribute detailed content and expertise as needed for effective communications
  • Track record of successfully delivering quality content consistently, ethically, professionally and on time in the face of demanding deadlines
  • Knowledgeable about broader communications trends and how different mediums are evolving


Role Responsibilities

  • Develop plans, narratives, campaigns, and pitches that drive media placements
  • Develop relationships with key members of the media
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of news and compelling story ideas, translating technical and business innovations into clear, compelling narratives
  • Prepare and media train spokespeople
  • Establish deep understanding of Kyndryl’s strategies and priorities, key market trends across geographies, competitive landscape across sectors, and Kyndryl's points of differentiation


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Minimum of 6+ years of proven experience developing and delivering media relations programs in a corporate or agency setting.
  • Experience driving media campaigns and working across a diverse variety of teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience and relationships with U.S. tech, trade and business media; Canadian media relationships a plus.


Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

Canadian media relationships a plus


Required Education

Bachelor's Degree


Preferred Education

Master's Degree


Being You @ Kyndryl

Kyndryl 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. Kyndryl is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


Other things to know

Kyndryl offers a wide range of resources for eligible employees to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to: ·12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. ·Well-being programs to support mental and physical health. ·Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money. ·Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. Kyndryl 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.


Kyndryl's Vaccination Policy

Beginning January 18, 2022, all employees working onsite at a Kyndryl, customer or partner location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires meeting this criteria will be asked to submit proof of their vaccination status prior to the start of employment. Those who believe they are eligible may apply for a medical or religious accommodation prior to the start of employment.


Primary Job Category

Communications


Role (Job Role)

Cross Communications Professional


Employment Type

Full-Time


Contract Type

Regular


Position Type

Professional


Travel Required

Some travel may be required based on business demand


Company

(Y078) Kyndryl, Inc.


Is this role a commissionable / sales incentive based position

No

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