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Communications Manager

Emmi Roth
Fitchburg, WI 53713
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Join a growing, global company at Emmi Roth. From making some of the most awarded cheeses in the U.S. to importing Switzerland's most beloved cheeses, we work every day to provide the world's best cheeses. We are proud to be part of Switzerland's largest milk processor, Emmi Group, which employs 5,400 people in 13 countries worldwide. Here in the U.S., Emmi Roth has operations at five locations across Wisconsin and growing with our headquarters just outside of beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.

Every day we set out to make great cheese, and we know that we also have to maintain a place designed to foster that greatness. A place where incredibly talented individuals are taken care of and empowered to create, lead, and build a great culture based on respect and thoughtfulness. On the Emmi Roth marketing team you'll manage growing consumer brands and be part of a global company all while being empowered to learn, grow and lead.

In collaboration with the Director of Communications and dynamic marketing team, the Communications Manager will play an integral role in the development and execution of internal and external strategic communications efforts, including messaging, consumer and trade PR, corporate communications, social media and influencer marketing.

From internal and employee communications, to external management of social media and consumer and trade public relations strategies, we'll look to you to help us continue creating meaningful, compelling content that will reach people in new ways. We need a multi-faceted, creative thinker who appreciates the power of quality communication and the vehicles to deliver messages that matter.

The ideal candidate will have strong connections with national food media, be an exceptional writer and editor, and have an editorial mindset, a knack for identifying engaging content, and a passion for the food industry.

This position is currently remote due to COVID-19 restrictions. When our office reopens in alignment with local guidelines, it will be based in our corporate office in Fitchburg, WI, just outside of Madison.

Communication Manager Responsibilities Include:

Public Relations

  • Develop and execute strategic PR plans
  • Secure earned media placements in national digital and print consumer media
  • Write and distribute engaging press releases and content to position company as leader
  • Manage media database and regularly report media relations success
  • Manage all retail and foodservice industry trade marketing and public relations efforts

Internal Communications

  • Develop and execute Emmi Roth's internal communications strategy, including day-to-day management of the company's intranet by partnering with employees across the company.
  • Planning, writing, editing and publishing of high-quality internal editorial content

External Communications

  • Provide support for consumer promotions campaigns to increase consumer engagement with all Emmi Roth's national cheese brands
  • Draft engaging and effective media messaging, executive messaging, bios, website/blog copy, social media content and more
  • Assist with maintaining general website updates on external brand websites
  • Be an engaged member of our social media team, assisting with social strategy, developing effective direct-to-consumer social and digital content
  • Serve as the organization's primary community manager for all branded social media channels
  • Maintain relationships with influencer partners and coordinate brand influencer campaigns with external partners
  • Work on digital communications projects with a variety of partners

Communication Manager Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of PR or communications experience, preferably in food PR
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related field
  • Strong writing skills with impeccable grammar, strong storytelling and ability to draft and adapt messaging based on objectives and audiences with minimal edits required
  • Proactive, can-do attitude an ambitious go-getter who takes initiative, is forward thinking and always goes above & beyond the task at hand.Genuine interest in the food and/or dairy industries
  • Experience effectively working with and managing media as well as being able to critically assess and manage reactive requests
  • Willingness to travel occassionally to industry events and trade shows, when corporate travel resumes
  • Passport required and valid driver's license


Posted: 2021-04-06 Expires: 2021-05-08

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