Public Relations Specialist

Cousins Subs

At Cousins Subs, we foster a culture of hospitality and welcome individuals who are energetic, driven and committed to serving others. We treat everyone like family and want our employees to feel right at home. That’s why we’ve crafted an environment that is fun and focused on recognizing employees for their accomplishments. As important members of our family, we are invested in our employees’ success. Most of all, we Believe in Better – for our employees, the people we serve and the communities we support. To hear about working for Cousins from some of our employees please visit our career site:

Position Details

Public Relations Specialist
Southeast Wisconsin
Menomonee Falls, WI

If you’re a PASSIONATE PR professional looking to dig in to the many facets of PR, then come see why we’ve been recognized by the BizTimes as the Corporate Citizen of the Year for non-profit support and volunteerism and by Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the “Coolest Offices” in Milwaukee. We Believe in Better! If you do too, come join our dynamic team GROUNDED by our 47 year history and OPTIMISTIC about growing our future.

The PR Specialist will work amongst the in-house PR team and assist in the PURPOSEFUL development and execution of media relations tactics, cause marketing campaigns, copy writing, social media content, internal/external communications, event planning, and sponsorship campaigns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Public Relations Planning: Contributes to strategic public relations tactics and planning, as well as media relations outreach across all core markets and within trade publications. 
  • Local & National PR Support: Supports in-house PR team in executing local-store public relations tactics, including proactive outreach to regional media in Cousins’ current and future markets. 
  • Event and Project Management: Assists with the planning and execution of various PR campaigns and events, Make It Better Foundation initiatives, sponsorship campaigns, and the company annual meeting. 
  • Copy Writing: Composes various written works as needed in the areas of public relations (pitches, news releases, media alerts, talking points, award nominations, etc.), social media & digital content, promotional support and system-wide communications. Possesses the ability to write for multiple audiences and utilizes AP Style. 
  • Administrative: Completes various administrative duties as needed for monthly/ annual reporting, Make It Better Foundation and Co-op meetings. Compiles local, national and trade media coverage to develop monthly earned media reports.

What we seek:

  • Degree in Communications or Public Relations required 
  • Minimum 1-2 years Communication or PR experience preferred 
  • Commitment to our Core Values 
  1. Grounded – We honor our history and treat everyone as family. 
  2. Purposeful – We believe positive change comes from our deliberate actions 
  3. Optimistic – We believe in personal growth and that success is contagious 
  4. Passionate – We strive to improve and help those around us achieve success

What’s In It For You?

  • Market competitive salary 
  • Full benefit package (Paid Time Off, Health, Dental, 401k) 
  • Free lunch benefit 
  • 50% off-duty discount 
  • Career growth opportunities 
  • Become part of the Cousins Family

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