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Date:  Feb 6, 2024
Job Req ID:  17414
Category:  Corporate Affairs
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Director, Corporate Communications


Join our Global Corporate Affairs team as Director, Corporate Communications! In this role you will provide strategic communications support and counsel, and will be involved in the ideation, development and execution of proactive stories that build our reputation with external stakeholders, audiences and influencers, at this exciting time for our company.


Our team excels in finding and telling compelling stories about our brands, our business, our culture and our strides towards achieving our Better Days Promise, our social and environmental purpose strategy. We prioritize bold and courageous programs and campaigns, which support our ambition to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. We invite you to join our rich legacy that has evolved into a global organization with a footprint in over 180 countries.


This role can be located in Battle Creek, MI or Chicago, IL.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing   


  • Media Strategy Development– In this role you will oversee our earned and paid media strategy, supporting corporate communications activity. You will also provide strategic communications counsel to leaders, as well as develop and execute Kellanova’s proactive story telling plans. Your ability to formulate strategy and communicate with all levels of the organization will be an asset!
  • Creative Thinking and Execution – You will use your expertise to  develop and refine content to be used on external platforms, including a variety of communications materials such as media briefing documents, press releases, thought leadership posts on social platforms, press interviews, and other general communications.
  • Drive Results – Ensure that content aligns with the company vision, purpose, strategy, values, priorities, narrative, policies and initiatives.
  • Builds Effective Teams – Create strong relationships by working collaboratively with leaders and members of the Global Corporate Affairs team to ensure effective coordination and execution of project-specific communication plans across multiple channels in support of key initiatives, including message and timing alignment and executional excellence on external communication deliverables.

Your Recipe for Success


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field with relevant communications experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in communications required, preferably in an agency or corporate environment. Experience in Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) or food industry is an asset.
  • Strategic thinker with the courage to make recommendations based on available data and best practices.
  • Excellent Tier 1 media relationships.
  • Clear ability to develop  stories which elevate our company reputation.
  • Comfortable using a variety of communication tools, including social and digital platforms as part of a channel management strategy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in building relationships with executives and both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Proven project-management skills and ability to manage and prioritize workload to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please email


This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellanova’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.


About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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