DALLAS - March, 6, 2013 // PRNewswire // - As a way of redefining the art of interviewing, Pizza Hut will experiment with a new concept in its search for the "Manager of Digital Greatness" by giving candidates 140 seconds to sell themselves for the position.
The interview technique, which will debut at the popular Interactive Festival this week in Austin, Texas, is an ode to the often forgotten elevator speech, which requires clear, concise communication when presenting an idea in a limited amount of time. The speed interview also connects with today's digital age, where conversations constantly unfold in real time through 140-character Tweets.
Reporting to the Director of Digital Marketing, the Manager of Digital Media – i.e. Manager of Digital Greatness – will be responsible for guiding the digital team as it engages with the Pizza Hut fan base. This person must be a true social media maven, staying on top of digital trends and executing new ways to make Pizza Hut the undisputed champ within the digital space. Pizza Hut has more than 10 million brand likes on Facebook, the most Twitter followers in the pizza category and is extremely active on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, among other platforms.
"At Pizza Hut, we are always trying to recruit standout individuals from the best talent pools for each available position," said Tracy Skeans , Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut. "To get the right candidate for this job – a position we believe to be one of the best in all of social media – we see a lot of benefits to bringing the interview to a location where a lot of qualified job seekers will already be. We're excited to see how this interview style works and how the candidates hold up."
Basic requirements for the position include a Bachelor's Degree, 5+ years of experience in digital advertising, marketing or a related field and a proven track record for managing teams and driving complex projects. For more information about the position, candidates can visit http://www.becauseimgreat.com. A video containing more information can be found on YouTube as well.
In Austin, interviews will take place at the Hilton Austin at 500 East 4th Street from 1-5 p.m. this Sunday, March 10. Candidates must bring a photo I.D., smart phone and will be required to apply for the position online prior to the interview. A Pizza Hut representative will be located in the main lobby of the hotel to direct interested festival attendees to the interview area.
"For the Manager of Digital Greatness position, we know the interactive festival in Austin is one of the largest gatherings of talented individuals in the digital space – and one we consider a target-rich environment for finding our next team member," said Caroline Masullo , Director, Digital and Social Media.
Pizza Hut will conduct another 140 second interview session following the festival, this one via Skype. Applicants will have the opportunity for a face-to-face interview with Pizza Hut on March 14 – or 3/14, a.k.a. "National Pi Day." Those interviews will take place from 12-3 p.m. More information about how to sign up with be shared via the company's Twitter and Facebook pages.
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 55 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut also operates nearly 4,000 Wingstreet restaurants. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
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