Media Relations Manager (HIRED)

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Overview:
The purpose of the Manager of Media Relations position is to protect and promote our Publix brand and to be one of the faces and voices of our company. In addition, we build, foster and maintain effective relationships with media partners. We represent Publix as the spokespeople on local, divisional and state issues and work in concert with Retail Operations, Retail Business Units and Community Relations in driving customer loyalty and sales.

This position has a significant impact on Publix given its visibility and overall reach in the communities we serve, and its relationship with media, and ultimately our customers. This position will be located in the Charlotte, NC regional office and support our NC, SC and VA markets

Experience:
Required
• Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or English or equivalent experience
• 5 years in the field of journalism, communications or government affairs
• Knowledge of public relations disciplines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent analytical skills
• Camera presence skills
• Project Management experience
• Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet)
• Willingness to travel
• Willingness to work extended hours
• Willingness to be on-call 24 hours a day/7 day a week
Preferred
• Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or continued education courses in related fields
• 7 years in the field of Journalism or communications and
• 3 years Publix Retail Experience
• Accredited in Public Relations (APR – 5 years of PR experience required to obtain accreditation)
• APR, Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC)
• Knowledge of grocery industry (inclusive of trends)
• Specific knowledge of Retail Business Units (RBUs) and their functions
• Specific knowledge of key community players/ government officials
• Basic knowledge of Access

Position Details:
• Potential Annual Pay with Bonus $71,695 – $108,095
• Minimum 45 hours per week
• Travel Frequency: 20%
• As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if the associate remains employed through the issue date of the bonus check that year.

Benefits:
• Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
• An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
• 401(k) retirement savings plan
• Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
• Group dental plan
• Group vision plan
• Sick pay
• Long-term disability insurance
• Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vacation pay
• Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
• Paycheck direct deposit
• Credit union
• Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
• 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

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