communications manager

25 May, 2023


communications manager

Seattle, WA

Pay Range $94,200 – $159,800/annually
Bonus Eligible Yes

Now Brewing – communications manager, Inclusion and Diversity! #tobeapartner


From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition but also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

We are looking for a highly motivated communications manager to join our Inclusion & Diversity team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the implementation of the I&D communications strategy, marketing strategy, and programs, including integrated campaigns, projects, initiatives, advertising, product development and promotion, messaging, and branding throughout all communication touch points.

You will be creating enterprise-wide internal communications and external customer and community-facing content that is clear, concise, and compelling, and will focus on amplifying Inclusion & Diversity at Starbucks.

You will be working closely with cross-functional teams and senior leaders across the enterprise, including Public Affairs (Communications, Government Affairs & Public Policy), Partner (Human) Resources, Marketing, Legal, and Sustainability & Social Impact, and our Partner Networks (business resource groups). You will partner closely with channel owners including digital/social, retail communications, talent marketing, and events.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating meaningful, high-impact communications that make partners (employees), customers, and communities proud of Starbucks. If you have a passion for communications and marketing and would like to join our team, please apply now!


As a communications manager, you will…

Build and execute communications and marketing plans that highlight key pillars and milestones within our global inclusion & diversity strategy, including input from cross-functional teams
Brief channel owners and digital content creators to ensure the right deliverables and creative assets are created for your plans

Support drafting, editing, and publishing for companywide communications

Participate in cross-functional team meetings and content brainstorms to identify ways to continue to improve our marketing, communications, channels, and content

Advocate for the partner, customer, and diverse perspective and land the right voice, tone, and format for communications

Track communications performance and provide recommendations for improvement

Support writing and publishing emergency communications, working with team members across U.S. time zones.

We’d love to hear from people with:

Bachelor’s degree or 4 or more years of U.S. military service

2 or more years of experience drafting and issuing internal or external corporate communications, ideally in a fast-paced setting.

1 or more years (s) of experience in a role developing and managing digital, social media, or technology communications platforms.

2 or more years of experience in project management

You are a fast learner – you jump in quickly, with curiosity, to listen, learn and execute quickly. You love following the latest communications, marketing, and content trends and seek ways to build those into your plans.

A background in diversity, inclusion, and equity and a strong commitment to social justice, social impact, and community building

From free coffee to competitive pay, Starbucks is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to our eligible part-time and full-time partners. Benefits include 100% tuition coverage through our Starbucks College Achievement Plan, health coverage with a variety of plans to choose from, and stock & savings programs like our equity reward program, Bean Stock. What’s more, Starbucks offers flexible scheduling and opportunities for paid time off. Visit for details.

If you live in the greater Seattle area, we offer a flexible workplace that allows for hybrid work. Partners can work remotely up to two days per week.

Join us and inspire with every cup. Apply today!

The pay range for this position may be narrower than that displayed, depending on where the work is performed

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

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Job posted: 2023-05-25