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17 Jan, 2011
17 Jan, 2011
It’s our job to help inform and educate consumers, partners and opinion formers about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive business ethos and approach to the big public policy issues of the day. We are looking for quick witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious people to join the team.
To succeed here you’ll need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines all at once, as well as enjoy pitching to all kinds of journalists, bloggers and commentators (we find it hard too!). Things happen quickly at Google and to get stuff done here you need to be a team player – a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn’t frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things.
As our Communications and Public Affairs Associate, you should ideally come from a PR background. The ability to communicate about Google and an interest in the local and international West African media are essential for this role. You will need to be able to work to tight deadlines and have the organisational skills to manage numerous projects at once. These projects will involve activities from preparing presentations and written materials that communicate key messages, to cultivating relationships with media outlets and coordinating with colleagues across the globe.