Want to help United Airlines avoid another #leggingsgate or #bumpgate? Now’s your chance! The carrier is hiring a Public Relations Manager.
You can read the full job description here, but I do find the opening paragraphs of the job description to be not the least bit amusing–
Along with transforming the way United does business, we are reimagining our airline’s award-winning Global Communications Team from nose to tail. Led by former Starbucks Corporate Communications executive, Jim Olson, United is building a state-of-the-art communications function that puts strategic storytelling and digital engagement at the center of our employee advocacy, media and influencer relations, and public affairs capabilities.
The pace is fast, our standards are high and the opportunities are boundless. If joining us in building a forward-thinking, path-blazing, world class communications team sounds intriguing – let’s talk. Being part of big, transformative moments like this are rare – so, if you have the courage, the creativity, the conviction, the agility, the leadership and most importantly the passion to help United reclaim its reputation as one of the world’s great and resilient companies we hope you’ll consider embarking on this journey with us.
This posting went up two days ago, so it was after the doctor was dragged off the aircraft. Still, I’d have to imagine this job description was written before Sunday. In light of the recent PR snafus, “reimagining” the PR team takes on a whole new light. Yes, United needs a “forward-thinking, path-blazing, world class communications team”. No, it does not have one yet.
Of course an airline the size of United has a large PR department. I’m not saying this job listing is as a result of the recent incidents. I am saying that the timing is a bit humorous!
I’d consider the job out of sheer charity 😉, but it is in “Southern Command” (Houston) and requires fluency in the Spanish language.