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CKE is the holding company for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s and we’re hiring a Director of Public Relations who will take on the incredibly important role of making these iconic brands an everyday name with current and potential customers. Reporting to our Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, you will set strategy, execute innovative tactics and guide our team to make Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s the brands of our generation. Welcome to the ‘Home of the Tastemakers’!


We’ll expect you to tell us what to do to achieve our brand awareness and growth goals. You are a game changer -- someone who makes it happen; through your extensive media relationships, you have a record of delivering amazing campaigns that, like us, are impossible to ignore.


Your ideas sit outside the box and go WAAAAY beyond traditional PR. You’re an expert at scalable, block and tackle programs. Those who know you love you and those who don’t wish you were on their team. You’re not an individual contributor, you love managing and developing teammates to achieve their own goals too.


Basically, you’re the total package.



  • Drive strategy and results for CKE’s PR/communications program
  • Support overall company growth goals
  • Work closely with brand and marketing teams to inform and leverage key programs
  • Develop and maintain relationships with top tier press and influencers, leverage industry networks
  • Proactively identify new opportunities and develop new programs to continually up-level our communications programs


Experience and Skills

  • 10+ years of PR/Communications experience
  • A degree in Journalism, English, or Communications are preferred
  • Strong existing media and influencer relationships
  • Proven experience in managing teams
  • Strong ability to prioritize and provide counsel to internal partners
  • Direct experience building brands
  • Relevant QSR Industry experience
  • Creative capacity to disrupt industry trends in innovative ways

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