Public Relations and Social Media Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 03, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

At Cox Enterprises, we are inspired and motivated by the company’s purpose: To Empower People Today to Build a Better Future for the Next Generation. That means putting our employees first, delivering excellent products and services to our customers through our three business divisions – Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group – and giving back to the communities where we live and work. 
Our Corporate Communications team plays a critical role in sharing and evolving the special culture and values of our private, family-owned, 120-year old company. We work together every day to deliver strategic information to our employees and communities, cover what’s happening across our global footprint, protect the company’s reputation, enhance its brand visibility and connect with people across our social and digital channels.
As our $21 billion company moves into a new era, we’re reimagining the way we communicate. It’s an exciting time as we embrace change and push ourselves to think differently. Each person on our team has an important role to play – and we’re looking for an experienced, resourceful, hands-on go-getter to help us along the way.
The Project Manager, Corporate Communications will work closely with the Sr. Manager and Director to dream up and deliver impactful programs to drive Cox Enterprises’ corporate reputation. Whether ideating external campaigns or managing the complex pieces of large, internal events, this role will be instrumental in positioning our company as an Employer of Choice and Premier Investment Partner. External communications is an emerging focus area for our team and the core responsibility for this role, meaning a lot of foundational work needs to be done – and a positive, can-do attitude is crucial. We’re seeking a thoughtful activator who can maintain a fresh, startup mentality while honoring the unique legacy and navigating the infrastructure of a powerful, fourth-generation company on the move. 

  • Campaigns: Develop and execute integrated communications campaigns that support our strategic initiatives. Work with internal and external partners to plan PR/social activations that grow our brand profile. 
  • PR management: Develop press releases, messaging, quotes and other materials that convey a clear message and resonate in meaningful ways. Prepare speakers for media interactions and speaking engagements.
  • Media relations: Proactively reach out to media contacts to pitch thought leadership pieces, executive profiles and business PR. Respond to media requests and manage press engagements and announcements.
  • Event management: Ideate breakthrough concepts for our executive events platform (internally and externally), planning and executing high-profile employee and leadership events as well as external engagements. 
  • Research: Seek out and regularly interview a roster of internal sources to tell the story behind our business, strategic programs and connect to broader market trends and world affairs.
  • Writing: Transition seamlessly between writing for the leaders, media, social media platforms and other channels.
  • Social media marketing: Bring social media savvy and tactical experience. Oversee plan to build and engage our digital audience across channels managed by distinct departments, growing our following and cultivating Cox brand evangelists. 
  • Brand engagement: Engage employees, advocates, partners, community members and influencers to help amplify Cox’s presence and foster meaningful connections.
  • Partner across Cox’s divisions – Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group – to share insights and best practices.
  • Crisis communications: Prepare crisis response plans, in collaboration with the divisions, legal and other partners.
  • Collaboration: Partner with broader Corporate Comms team to support a variety of projects, as needed, reflecting the Cox spirit and culture.
  • Creative management: Partner with our Creative Studio team to ensure visual content like videos and graphics are fun, engaging and innovative.
  • Metrics: Bring a strong understanding of measurement. You must be able to assign and track necessary KPIs to your work and be comfortable reporting back to leadership on a regular cadence. 
  • Project management: Track timelines and deliverables to ensure projects run on schedule and within budget.
  • Vendor management:  Oversee third-party vendors, including external consultants, agencies, designers, printers and freelancers, and associated budgets to ensure we use their services strategically and cost-effectively.
  • Speed & agility: Work at a fast pace and on tight deadlines. Some days, you may have a “drop everything” moment where you need to shift priorities to support unexpected needs. 
  • Innovation: Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. We’re looking to test out new ideas, and we want your input to improve our work and impact.


  • 10+ years of experience public relations, social media, and/or corporate communications 
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field
  • Experience pitching media and executing PR/social campaigns 
  • Strategic thinker and team player
  • Able to manage time, budgets and vendors, while juggling multiple priorities to execute high-quality deliverables
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required (samples requested) 
  • Competency in MS Office (especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel)



About Cox Enterprises



Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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