1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Short Term Assignment: Manager of Public Relations & CSR

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Short Term Assignment: Manager of Public Relations & CSR
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


Short Term Assignment

KFC Public Affairs (January – June 2021)

The purpose of position is to cover short term leave for the KFC Manager of Public Relations & CSR and to support the implementation of the KFC U.S. PR and CSR strategies.

Job Responsibilities:

* Monitoring of the media hotline and fielding inquiries/managing responses
* Management of the KFC.com Newsroom, including loading stories and site maintenance as needed
* Serve as project management/PR lead for brand-over-time initiatives that create pop-culture moments for KFC.
* Support PR strategy and execution of new product launches and marketing promotional windows.
* Provide overall PR support for opportunistic PR moments, national PR stories, executive visibility, and news opportunities.
* Manage community grants requests applications via Benevity and internal requests from KFC employees
* Oversee KFC RSC employee volunteerism opportunities including:
* Coordinating meal deliveries
* Managing requests
* Vetting opportunities and requests
* Coordination of Weekly Blessings in a Backpack volunteer sign ups, reminders, etc.

* Assist with the billing process between PR agency of record and NCAC to ensure accurate billing and reporting
* Manage franchisees participation in Harvest food recovery program
* Review monthly reports from participating restaurants and troubleshooting
* Answering participant questions


The position is assumed to be a full-time assignment, from January - June 30th 2021.


* KFC Public Affairs, Marketing Global leads
* KFC US Operations, Marketing, SCM Team
* Yum! FS & QA team
* Edelman National PR Support Team
* Blessing in a Backpack Representatives


The ideal candidate must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to operate at the strategic and tactical level and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

* Education/Certifications – BA/BS in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field
* Minimum 5 years of experience in public relations/external communications with a public relations firm, corporation, or non-profit organization
* Experience leading community relations and CSR initiatives
* Media relations experience required, and event planning experience a bonus
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills/presentation skills
* Knowledge of public relations strategies, tactics and writing formats (releases, statements, advisories, cutlines and speeches)
* Project management; ability to bring ideas forward, practice problem solving, issue resolution, and develop guidelines/standards.
* Curiosity and creativity; willingness to explore and develop new ideas.
* Must have ability to build strong relationships and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Info:

KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by independent business owners called Franchisees. They have a contract with KFC allowing them to sell our products and have all operating responsibility for their restaurant, including being your employer. As a result, independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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