Pizza Hut will choose a new manager of digital media based in part on 140-second interviews to be conducted during the SXSW Music and Media Conference that starts on March 8 in Austin, Tex.
Basic requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree; five-plus years of experience in digital advertising, marketing or a related field; and a track record for managing teams and driving complex projects.
“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,” said Tracy Skeans, chief people officer for Pizza Hut. We’re excited to see how this interview style works and how the candidates hold up.”
The super-short initial in-person interviews are an ode to the “elevator speech,” which requires clear, concise pitches. They are also reflective of the real demands of today’s short, real-time communications, including 140-character tweets, Pizza Hut notes.
The interviews during SXSW will take place between 1 and 5 p.m. on March 10 at the Hilton Austin.
Applicants need to apply for the position online prior to showing up for an interview (see careers.pizzahut.com/becauseimgreat).
Pizza Hut will conduct another 140-second interview session following the festival, via Google+. Applicants will have the opportunity for a face-to-face interview with Pizza Hut on March 14.
Pizza Hut has more than 10 million brand likes on Facebook, and the largest number of Twitter followers in the pizza category. It is also active on Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and other social platforms.