Associate Manager, Development Communications (Atlanta, GA)

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Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We seek a passionate, resourceful maverick for the position of Associate Manager, Development Communications. This role will promote and support the Inspire Brands Development Team (including franchise development, real estate, design, construction, and development planning) through external, internal, marketing, and PR communications efforts. Key support areas will include the development of messaging, media relations, trade show support, strategic counsel, content creation, approvals, and distribution of internal and external communications as appropriate.

This full-time position reports to the Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications, and is located at the Inspire Support Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Focus on trade and targeted industry media relations plan to promote corporate and brand growth awareness, enhance visibility and position the organization as a franchise leader in the QSR space. Key focus areas include franchise development, commercial real estate, retail design & construction innovation
  • Work cross-functionally to create development PR strategies and develop supporting materials (e.g., fact sheets, business updates, response statements, press releases, briefing materials, etc.)
  • Support the Development recruitment team with industry events, sponsorships, and trade show calendars (e.g., development of collateral material, bios, press clippings, fact sheets)
  • Identify and coordinate speaking engagements, panels, and events at important franchise development industry or recruitment events (both current and prospective.) including preparing outlines for speaking engagements and working with presenters/speakers on presentations
  • Establish a coordinated media response for crucial trade and industry media with key stakeholders, including legal, HR, brand leadership, and franchisees
  • Prepare development-related content for internal stakeholders, including team members, franchisees, and suppliers, in support of business objectives
  • Collaborate with corporate, brand, and internal communications leads to align on content and planning across the enterprise


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2-5 years of experience in corporate communications and/or public relations.
  • Experience working in QSR, franchising, or real estate development
  • Strong, proven ability to take initiative, learn quickly, and manage high-priority projects
  • Skilled and versatile writer in various formats, including speechwriting, memos, talking points, presentations, communications plans, and newsletters
  • Proficiency using MS Office suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, or ABILITIES:
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Experience working directly with members of the press
  • Ability to quickly build relationships across the company and collaborate cross-functionally


BENEFICIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, or ABILITIES:
  • Understanding of franchising as a business form and familiarity with the franchising industry
  • Prior experience working in real estate development, construction, franchise development. Restaurant, retail, or hospitality experience a plus, but not required


Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple-it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.
More Information on Inspire Brands
Inspire Brands operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA, Oklahoma City, OK, Minneapolis, MN and Canton, MA. Inspire Brands was founded in 2018. It has 33365 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 56 open jobs at Inspire Brands, click here.
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