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Media Relations Manager - Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 16359BR Date Posted 09/08/2021 Location Lakeland, Florida
Publix Super Markets tops the list of privately-owned supermarkets in the U.S. We hold no long-term debt and continue to grow year after year. Publix and our associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Our collective commitment to diversity has contributed to our success in being a great place to work and shop. It’s satisfying to work for — and be an owner in — a Fortune 100 company that is widely recognized as a leader in the supermarket industry.

The Media Relations department serves to protect and promote our Publix brand and to be the primary face and voice 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 significant impact on Publix given its visibility and overall reach in the communities we serve, and its relationship with media, and ultimately our customers
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting or English, or equivalent experience
  • at least five years in the field of journalism, communications or government affairs
  • knowledge of public relations disciplines
  • project management experience
  • intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • ability to effectively communicate messages on-camera
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • excellent analytical skills
  • willingness to travel
  • willingness to work extended hours
  • willingness to be on-call 24 hours a day/7 day a week
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or continued education courses in related fields
  • seven or more years in the field of Journalism or communications
  • three or more years’ Publix Retail Experience
  • basic knowledge of Access
  • knowledge of grocery industry (inclusive of trends)
  • specific knowledge of Retail Business Units (RBUs) and their functions
  • specific knowledge of key community players and government officials
  • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential
  • Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) credential
Potential Annual Pay with Bonus 73,840-111,345 Minimum Base Pay 5,680.00 Maximum Base Pay 8,565.00 Frequency of Pay Monthly Hours of Work Minimum 45 hours per week. Travel Frequency 20% Year End Bonus As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above. Address 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway City Lakeland Region FL between Orlando and Tampa 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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