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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 11 - Brand Build Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 05-Jan-2021

Job Type: Temporary

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Full Time- 1-year paid assignment

The Planters Spokesperson…

  • Is an outgoing- creative- friendly- exuberant- and ‘always-on’ college graduate with an appetite for adventure and desire to see the world through the windshield of a giant legume.
  • Represents Planters as a brand specialist and spokesperson through radio and television appearances- newspaper interviews- retail and charity functions.
  • Travels from coast to coast- maintaining their own PR firm on wheels (the NUTmobile)- and driving along the salty streets with a team of 3 to bring miles of smiles to millions.
  • Organizes promotions- contributing to brand social content- and pitching TV- radio and print media.
  • Embodies the iconic persona of Mr. Peanut at country-wide events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive and Maintain the NUTmobile from city to city.
  • Pitch media to traditional media outlets and bloggers/influencers- and secure media hits through radio- tv- newspapers- etc.
  • Secure & execute events and experiential activations to promote the Planters brand.
  • Manage social media & creating content for both Twitter & Instagram.
  • Partner with external agencies to execute on brand strategy & activations.
  • Act as specialist & Spokesperson for Mr. Peanut- walking in the shoes of an American icon.
  • Proactively communicate team status and navigate through unexpected occurrences.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required- preferably focused in but not limited to: Business- PR- Marketing- Journalism- Communications- Media Management
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Desire and ability to spend the year on the road as an ambassador for Planters - must be comfortable with daily road travel in the NUTmobile and staying in hotels or short-term corporate housing throughout the United States

Experiences

  • Experience working in and/or managing teams
  • Fluent in English- Spanish is a plus

Individual Skills

  • Strong time management skills & accountability
  • Strong leader- collaborator- and team player
  • Strong communication skills with comfort in public speaking

Mindset & Behaviors

  • Seeks to go beyond comfort & motivates their team to do the same
  • Empowers others with an experimental mindset to drive innovation
  • Energized by being in the public eye and creating positive experiences
  • Agile and flexible- with the ability to think quickly on their feet

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