Communication Manager - Internal & PR

Hormel Foods

ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement —Inspired People. Inspired Food.™— to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe.

Position Details

Communication Manager - Internal & PR
Austin, MN


  • Leads engaging public relations, communications and content creation for Hormel Foods global corporate communications team, including internal and external communications. 
  • Supports the communications strategies for the company’s brand portfolio, including campaigns designed to raise awareness of the company’s brands with consumers. 
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about purpose – including ESG and corporate responsibility and eager to make an impact with a global Fortune 500 food company. 
  • Creates and manages content generation and strategic messaging on behalf of Hormel Foods and its brands to tell the Hormel Foods story via social media, strategic traditional media, websites, the company's intranet site, magazine, newsletter and corporate responsibility report, consumer and customer engagement channels. 
  • Works with appropriate personnel to analyze situations, provides counsel to key leaders and stakeholders, develops communication objectives/goals, identifies opportunities and challenges, creates key messages by audience type and develops, manages and implements the communication strategies/plans. 
  • Works closely with the Manager Corporate Communications-CR to support the company’s awards and rankings program and corporate responsibility efforts. 
  • Completes other duties as assigned and works as a key member of the corporate communications team with responsibility for external and internal communications with a focus on a team approach to elevating the company's reputation around the world.


  • A bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field. 
  • A record of 3-7 years of agency, media or corporate communication experience. 
  • Effective persuasive and relationship building skills. 
  • Must possess the ability to work independently. 
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills. 
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa


  • A bonus if the candidate has experience with corporate responsibility reporting.


Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, relocation assistance, paid vacation.


Travel may be necessary 10% of the time

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