Sunkist Growers

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist
  2. Location: Valencia, CA
  3. Number: 10201
  4. Post Date: 4/10/2018
Job description

Sunkist has established strong roots in marketing and collaboration, and we are seeking a talented individual who excels at both. As a dynamic organization built on a foundation of cooperation, we believe that every individual plays an integral role in our collective growth – as a brand and as a business. The Marketing and Communications Specialist will serve in a unique and important position, working closely with others across the organization and with external partners to support and grow the iconic Sunkist brand.


In this role, the Marketing and Communications Specialist will assist key stakeholders and team members in all communications department efforts. This includes but is not limited to: public relations and advertising, social media, website maintenance, budget monitoring and reporting. The position will collaborate with others in the organization to achieve brand consistency, coordination of messages, and the highest standards of external marketing and communications that have built the thriving Sunkist brand over the last 125 years.



  • Supports internal and external communication through monitoring, drafting and delivering releases, maintaining updated contact lists, reporting results of outreach as well as tracks and optimizes via traditional and digital media channels.
  • Drafts messaging, memos, briefing documents, creative, media communications, newsletters, RFPs, and other materials as appropriate.
  • Assists in management of internal departments, external agencies and vendors including reviewing materials, sharing assets, etc.
  • Maintains and updates website, assists in social media management.
  • Manages and administers marketing program documentation for government-supported programming.
  • Monitors, tracks, and reconciles budgets.
  • Manages department files, development of presentations, meeting planning and fielding customer service and sales requests for appropriate routing.
  • Assist on marketing projects as needed for domestic - export retail marketing, consumer response, packaging, Market Access Program (MAP) and Trademark Licensing.
  • Facilitates the management, legal, review, follow up, approval, and completion of marketing projects and communications.
  • Conducts departmental or market surveys as needed.
  • Maintains regular and timely attendance.
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective, accurate and timely manner.



  • Performs other related duties and projects as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Maintains a neat work area; professional appearance and personal conduct at all times.
  • Attends meetings as requested.
  • Occasional travel; may be up to 15% annually.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Certifications/Licenses, Experiences, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
  • One to two years’ experience supporting marketing or PR through a variety of functions or channels.
  • Understanding of Agriculture and or brand business preferred.
  • Agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, (Proficiency in a second language a plus) creative thinking, analytic, and problem solving, express ideas professionally passionate, and positive.
  • Strong willingness to handle complexity and learn a broad variety of skills and job functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with others, internally and externally.
  • Strong administrative writing skills and excellent verbal communication skills are essential.
  • The ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion within parameter of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Takes initiative by identifying opportunities to support team, relentless attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent’s, and/or ratios.
  • Experience and proficient with a variety of desktop tools: Word, Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, as well as digital media tools: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (List not all inclusive)Measurements:   67-100% of time = Continuously, 45-66% of time = Frequently, 66% of time = Occasionally


  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential functions consistent with Sunkist standards, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with Sunkist standard, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Must be able to: talk, listen and speak effectively on telephone; read, write and understand written documents and policy; sit for sustained periods of time.



  • Ability to type or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm.
  • Must be able to spend extended period of time viewing computer screen and/or operating a keyboard.



  • Moderate Carrying – must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to stand; walk short distances; pull and/or push; grasp; reach; bend; stoop; kneel; crouch.
  • Must be able to travel by automobile, rail and air; overnight travel.



Must have the ability to:

  • Listen and understand, remember, evaluate and analyze information.
  • Use rational/logical and problem-solving approach to the job at hand.
  • Understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information.
  • Use critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills to help with budgets.
  • Work individually and in a team for the purpose of collaborating and follow up in completing projects.
  • Be detail oriented, self-motivated and flexible (a team player who is always willing to pitch in with other tasks as needed to successfully support the department.
  • Compute, analyze and interpret data for reporting purposes.
  • Organize and prioritize own work; Reprioritize continuously throughout the day or week as needed.


  • General office equipment such as calculator, copy machine, scanner, computer and keyboard.
  • Laptop computer
  • Mobile devices



  • Office environment subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer monitor and or operating a keyboard.
  • Will travel occasionally to offsite venues including packinghouses, media and trade events.
  • Must work in office Monday – Friday. A regular telework schedule will not be considered. Special projects may call for occasional evening and/or weekend hours.



This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this job description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between Sunkist and its employees.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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