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Onward Search is seeking a well- rounded Communications Manager for one of our top eCommerce clients in San Jose, CA. The ideal candidate will provide support for two specific areas of the Executive Communications function: content development and operations management. Apple today to learn more!

Additionally, this person will draft content and create presentations, develop messaging, and manage speaking opportunities on an ad hoc basis. They will also maintain and operate communications tools, such as SharePoint and Google Drive, and control the speaker approval process on the Salesforce platform.


Content Development

  • Draft and/or edit pitches/proposals and abstracts, often in collaboration with agency team.
  • Work directly with executives and business partners to develop messaging and presentations.
  • Work with creative agency and other partners to design presentations and other visuals assets.
  • Ensure content is audience- and event-specific, and aligns to company narratives.
  • Create and execute plans for specific speaking events.
  • Collaborating with other members of the Comms team, identify opportunities for 360-degree communications approach.
  • Working with an agency, manage the quality of executive briefing documents.
  • Coordinate with event organizer to ensure successful speaking engagement.

Communications Operations

  • Ensure version control and maintain a healthy archive by carefully managing content and uploading to Google Drive, organizing as needed.
  • Manage employee speaker approval process on the Salesforce platform.
  • Maintain relationship with key stakeholders: Investor Relations for weekly reports; Employee Comms for regular comms to employees.
  • Ensure the process is working correctly, following up with employees/approvers as needed.
  • Occasionally provide onsite executive support for speaking engagements.


  • Proven experience working with executives and/or thought leaders on internal and external communication programs.
  • Solid writer and editor with proven track record of success creating compelling content, including presentations, videos, executive briefings, etc.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Exceptional presentation development skills, strong PowerPoint and Google Slides skills and speech writing ability.
  • Both a strong team player and an independent worker.
  • Strong executive influence skills/content development skills; ability to develop content in collaboration.
  • Proven ability to build relationships across a diverse organization, fostering trust and credibility.
  • Ability to turn complex ideas into stories easily understood by a broad audience.
  • Flexible, resilient and problem-solver.
  • Ability to gain consensus among others.
  • Ability to work with different vendors and stakeholders across a matrixed organization.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative, proactive and enthusiastic.

Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today! 



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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