VMware Internal Communications Editor in Palo Alto, California

Global Communications Team

Story-telling is at the heart of VMware’s future growth; with great stories we inspire our customers, influencers, stakeholders and employees about the positive impact VMware technologies can have in business and in our communities. The Global Communications Team leads the storytelling function at VMware. We are a team of around 40 communications professionals spanning public relations, industry analyst relations, integrated storytelling and executive and employee communications. It’s a fast paced, dynamic and exciting environment. We’re looking for team members with a great attitude, who are smart, thoughtful, collaborative and organized, and who thrive at the center of always-on communications.

Job Description:

VMware is looking for a skilled Internal Communications Editor to help shape our employee voice and lead our internal editorial content management, including partnering with team members leading communications in region and within business units. We’re looking for someone who is energetic, a passionate employee advocate and unafraid to try new things. You are a creative and well-organized team player that can easily make connections with a variety of internal stakeholders as you help VMware’s 20,000+ employees to feel informed, engaged and connected.

As part of the Integrated Storytelling team, you will report to the Global Communications Managing Editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Capture and promote the unique VMware “employee voice” that represents our strong culture and values and leads to increased sense of community, pride and belonging across our employee population

  • Help execute the digital roadmap for employee engagement, including managing content for VMware’s intranet portal, mobile/social applications and digital signage.

  • Lead the internal communications editorial council and calendar to ensure a clear content management process that supports top business priorities and our corporate narrative.

  • Partner closely with the Global Comms Managing Editor, Global Employee Comms team and other content developers across the company to filter and prioritize content submissions; manage content packaging and visual imagery; oversee content governance and positioning.

  • Partner with the Senior Manager of Channels to lead the internal digital metrics program, designed to measure impact and employee / manager engagement. Refine approach based on the results.

  • Participate in developing the long-term plan for evolving and innovating existing internal communication channels.

Skills:

Essential to your success in this role:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills with a creative flare

  • Experienced storyteller with the ability to bring employment brand and culture to life

  • Ability to influence and build support for new ideas and programs

  • Ingenuity in producing fun, engaging multi-media content with limited resources

  • Familiarity with communication and collaboration tools and platforms, including Sharepoint

  • Self-starter; ability to work independently

  • Extremely organized with a bias for execution, even if it’s outside of current job scope

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Positive, creative, fun and eager to jump in and collaborate with amazing colleagues

  • Desired: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or other related field; Master’s will be deemed an advantage.

VMware Equal Opportunity Commitment

VMware is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel actions, which include: recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, rates of pay or other compensation, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff or termination. VMware does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, family medical history or genetic information, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. VMware also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of VMware to maintain a working environment free of all forms of harassment.

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.