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Appian // business process management
 
Marketing, Internship    McLean, Virginia    Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2022
 
   
 
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We are passionate about driving digital transformation by bringing Appian solutions that provide speed, agility, & efficiency needed to compete & grow. Join our team, where you can not only grow your career, but share the success of an industry pioneer.

Appian is seeking an Internal Communications Specialist to join the global go to market team. This leader will be responsible for developing, organizing & executing strategic communications programs for Appian sales & its executives, including internal communications & appearances at corporate events. The right candidate will work directly with Appian sales executives the field & partner enablement team.

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, experienced communications professional that possesses sound judgment & impeccable writing skills. The Internal Communications Specialist will take abstract & complicated issues & turn them into simple & powerful narratives. This is an incredible opportunity to create highly influential impact for one of the technology industrys fastest growing brands.

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • Apply superb organizational skills to the management of high-level communications opportunities, both internally & externally

  • Craft talking points to sales executives for global audiences, including driving the creation & delivery of compelling, executive-level presentation materials (slides, scripts, messaging documents, & customer stories)

  • Assist in planning & executing internal sales related events

  • Provide expert communications counsel to diverse business groups & senior executives

  • Successfully manage complex, fast-moving & unexpected communications challenges

  • Manage & support crisis communications, as needed

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • A bias for action for developing awesome communications assets (presentations, videos, scripts)

  • Ability to easily transition from high level strategic thinking to creative & detailed execution

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently & autonomously, while continuing to maintain a team player attitude & behavior

  • Communications or journalism experience in media, Internet, technology, and/or retail industries is highly preferred

  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity

  • Possess a strategic approach to solving problems & communicating

  • Able to anticipate potential reputational issues and/or issues that may create negative or damaging optics & unrest within an office setting

  • Ability to exercise high quality judgment, particularly in narrow time-frames

  • Must have excellent project management skills & be able to work on multiple areas of focus at the same time

Some of the tools & resources we will equip you with include:

  • Training: Start with Value, which is our 2 week training program focused on equipping our sales new hires with the skills & knowledge needed to be successful out in the field.
  • Growth:  Growth opportunities available through promotion & participation in different programs like Appian MBA, a development program devoted to shaping managers in the areas of leadership & communication.
  • Product:  Our Appian product is driving digital transformation & with our Appian Guarantee, our customers can even have their first project completed in just 8 weeks. With the market research firm Forrester estimating the low-code platform market will be around $14 billion by 2024, it is no wonder why more & more customers are turning to low-code with Appian. Hear more about our passion for the product from our Director, Solutions Consulting here
  • Culture:  You will directly contribute to our double-digit year over year growth backed by a world-class collaborative sales organization. In addition, Appian offers a competitive salary & generous benefits; including a flexible time off allowance & great perks. Read more about how our sales culture values openness, curiosity, & collaboration here.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years in an internal or external communication role

    •  3-5 years specifically working in corporate communications or journalism experience in media, Internet, technology, and/or retail industries is highly preferred

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills, impeccable grammar, & presentation skills

  • Passionate about creating momentum, generating excitement, & increasing audience awareness around key issues, initiatives & learning objectives

  • Experience in multiple media platforms (traditional & social)

  • Bachelor's Degree

About Appian

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation & value. Today, we help businesses build apps & workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. 

Appian was founded on the belief that talented & passionate people, given the power & autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile & collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, & all voices are heard. We value & encourage cross-departmental collaboration, & actively seek opportunities to better ourselves & others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, were focused on lasting positive change. 

Join us.

 
 
 
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