Specialist, Communications

Best Buy

About us

As part of the Best Buy team, you’ll help us fulfill our purpose to enrich lives through technology. We bring that to life every day by humanizing and personalizing tech solutions for every stage of life — in our stores, online and in customers’ homes.

Our culture is built on deeply supporting and valuing our amazing employees who make it all possible. We’re committed to being a great place to work, where you can unlock unique career possibilities. Above all, we aim to provide a place where you can bring your full, authentic self to work now and into the future. Tomorrow works here.™


Position Details

Specialist, Communications
Twin Cities Metro
Richfield, MN

As the Specialist of Consumer Communications, you’ll support the planning and execution for Best Buy’s consumer-facing communications, including merchandising, membership, marketing, supply chain and more. You’ll focus on providing media relations support for a variety of public relations projects, including building and maintaining relationships with reporters to effectively pitch, manage and complete news stories. In this role, you’ll help create strategic communication plans for key company initiatives by collaborating with teams across the organization.

This role is hybrid, which means you must be located within a drivable distance to the Best Buy corporate office in Richfield, MN. You may be asked to come into the office up to 3 days per week.

What you’ll do

  • Assist in the planning and execution of media relations strategies, including building media relationships with reporters, creating media lists, preparing materials and more 
  • Support external communications efforts for various business teams, including merchandising, marketing, membership, supply chain and more
  • Support external communications throughout the fast-paced holiday season 
  • Assist with media relations work within local markets and local news outlets, including working directly with store leaders in need of media relations support 
  • Collaborate with business partners across the organization to find and tell Best Buy’s stories 
  • Advise and media train various company spokespeople to help support the company’s priorities and initiatives

Basic qualifications

  • 6 months of media relations, public relations, communications, or journalism experience 
  • 6 months of experience working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Experience writing and editing content for a variety of audiences and vehicles (blogs, for clients, press releases, media pitches, etc.)

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or associate degree in communications, journalism or public relations 
  • Experience meeting aggressive daily and weekly project deadlines 
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment on assignments with overlapping priorities and schedules 
  • Experience working with a consumer-facing brand (PR agency, representing a client or brand, business-to-business, etc.) 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Strong knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook

Why you'll love it here

We're committed to helping our people thrive at work and at home. We offer generous benefits that address your total well-being and provide support as you need it, especially key moments in your life.

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive pay 
  • Medical, dental and paid time off 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Tuition reimbursement

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