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Public Affairs

Public Affairs Opportunities

Our image caretakers.

By virtue of its role at Publix, the Public Affairs Department has a great impact on the short- and long-term image of the company. Public Affairs handles customer inquiries, spearheads internal communications, monitors government activities, serves as the primary contact point for news media, and works with the communities where we operate.

Our Team Structure

The Public Affairs Department is comprised of five teams: Consumer Relations, Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Media and Community Relations, and Special Projects.

Specialists in Consumer Relations handle a growing volume of customer phone calls and emails. The Public Affairs Vice President signs all letters from this area—whether to customers thanking them for contacting us or to associates to share a compliment they have been given. All concerns are forwarded to the appropriate departments for direct responses to each customer.

Corporate Communications handles a wide array of internal communications, including but not limited to:
  • the eight-page monthly newsletter Publix News
  • the quarterly video magazine, Pulse
  • production of associate training videos
  • writing of our annual benefits publications
  • coordination of themed video presentations for the company's annual Leadership Conference, and
  • speechwriting for officers making public appearances.

Through Government Relations, Publix communicates to state officials regarding matters affecting the company's ability to effectively compete in the marketplace. A representative from this department is on hand for Florida legislative sessions and keeps abreast of developments in the other four states in which we operate, traveling wherever necessary to represent the best interests of Publix.

Each division has Media and Community Relations associates who cultivate relationships with the news media and with residents, businesses, and public agencies in communities we serve. Managers make determinations regarding sponsorships and donations, act as company spokespersons to the media throughout their respective divisions and are the official "face of Publix" at community events.

A major function of Special Projects is developing entries for national, state, and local awards, including the prestigious FORTUNE list of the "100 Best Places to Work." This team also helped Publix celebrate its 75th Anniversary.

Our Positions

These are some of the positions in our Public Affairs Department.
  • Clerk I Community Affairs
  • Clerk II Public Affairs
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Developer (Corporate Communications Writer)
  • Video Producer/Director

How To Apply

Please go to to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Public Affairs within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in Lakeland (863-688-7407, ext. 32504) or Atlanta (770-995-0073, ext. 2153).