• Director, Media Relations

    Sodexo Atlanta, GA 30309

    Job #1994126151

  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking a Director, Media Relations to lead our Corporate Communications Team ! Reporting to the SVP, Brand & Communications, you will oversee Sodexo's North American media relations and public relations ~~~ North America, our team of over 100,000 frontline workers and site managers serve millions ofconsumers daily in away-from-home settings including corporate offices, hospitals, schools, universities, senior living communities, government facilities and more.

    This is a Remote Role and can be based in any state

    (with a preference for Eastern time zone)

    The successful candidate will:

    • Serve as primary point of contact with internal and external stakeholders for media relations policies, issues and opportunities

    • Develop and implement Sodexo's regional/national media relations, public relationsand crisis communications strategies

    • Provide strategic guidance and direct engagement with national, regional and local media outlets across the full range of mainstream and digital media

    • Serve as primary point of contact with internal and external stakeholders for media relations policies, issues and opportunities

    • Manage a team of media and crisis communications professionals within Sodexo and external to Sodexo

    • Oversee agency budgets

    Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

    • 5+ years' experience working directly with business media and acting as a corporate national spokesperson, with extensive experience with national business media

    • 5+ years' experience developing and overseeing external crisis communication strategies

    • Proven ability to be an influential communications consultant within a matrix organization

    • Experience managing outside PR firms

    • Ability to mentor and lead a growing team

    • Top-notch verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

    • Bachelor'sDegree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or relevant field preferred

    Compensation: Base $140-170K (based on experience and geography) + Annual Incentive Plan

    Learn more aboutSodexo's Benefits (~~~)

    Working for Sodexo:

    How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.

    Position Summary

    Leads the development and implementation of Sodexo's media relations strategy. Manages a network of media relations professionals in building relationships with key media channels and driving increase in media coverage and brand awareness among a range of audiences through effective and targeted media engagement and distribution approaches. Strategically selects the most beneficial channel mix depending on audience and desired outcomes. Crafts strategic, high-level company positioning, linked to desired reputation and branding attributes - to include specific aspects of business operations, corporate social responsibility and community/stakeholder impact. Collaborates with the digital team to ensure unified engagement approaches across all channels.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

    Basic Management Experience - 5 years

    Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in Public Relations, media relations, or communications

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

    Location US-MD-Gaithersburg | US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-NY-New York City | US-TX-Dallas | US-NC-Charlotte | US-FL-Miami | US-GA-Atlanta | US-PA-Philadelphia

    System ID 764474

    Category Communications

    Relocation Type No

    Employment Status Full-Time