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Friday, August 29, 2014

VEE Corporation - Seeking a Publicity Coordinator



VEE Corporation, a leading producer of live family entertainment including “Sesame Street Live,” is seeking a Publicity Coordinator in the Sales & Marketing Department.

The Publicity Coordinator will work under the direction of the Publicity Manager with responsibilities to include: preparation of media alerts and press releases; preparation of publicity forms for performers; compilation of press lists and coverage reports; and research on social media, unique events and publicity opportunities within local markets.

Requirements include bachelor’s degree in public relations or communications and 1-2 years in a PR environment, excellent verbal/written communication skills, time management and organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and resourceful in doing research. The Publicity Coordinator will coordinate and participate in special projects, publicity activities and events when needed.

VEE Corporation, located in a prime downtown office space, provides a professional work environment. Please email resume and cover letter along with salary expectations to Brandi at baretz@vee.com or mail to VEE Corporation, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1750, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Visit our website at www.vee.com.  EEO employer.

Land O 'Lakes, Inc. - Community Relations Intern

Corporate encompasses the core operational support for all Land O’Lakes businesses. It includes Business Development Services, Corporate Market Strategy and Communications, Finance, Law, Human Resources, Information Technology and Public Affairs.

Position Purpose:
Land O'Lakes designates 2% of its pre-tax earnings to charitable giving and works with our members and employees to identify needs in their communities. The Land O'Lakes Foundation started in 1997 and has always been a leader in the many communities where we have members, employees, plants and facilities. The foundation proactively helps rural communities by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to hunger relief, education and the community. The Community Relations and Foundation teams are responsible for all philanthropic contributions, sponsorships and volunteer activities. Last year, Land O’Lakes donated almost $3.4 million in cash and about $1.1 million—or more than 832,000 lbs.,—in product.

As a member of the team, the Community Relations Intern will:
Assist with enhancing Land O'Lakes corporate reputation through sponsorships in the Twin Cities community and also in the communities where our employees, facilities and members live and work.

Write stories for the employee intranet site.

Create PowerPoint presentations to utilize during employee and community events.

Assist with all aspects of the First Run program:
Identify food banks across the United States to receive the donations, draft invitations for employees, members of congress, etc. to attend the donation, draft media advisories and press releases

Work with Land O'Lakes facilities on their volunteerism programs, community events and food drives.

Work with certain aspects of coordination of our partnership with the Red Cross.

Help employees coordinate their team volunteer events.

Assist with programs and other community relations projects as needed.

Experience-Education (Required):
Public Relations, Communications, Experience as a volunteer, preferably in a leadership role

Competencies-Skills (Required):
Committment to community service, ability to work independently, ability to communicate effectively through a variety of channels

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing. 


Apply Online Now.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Katun - North America Marketing Analyst

Purpose

To promote and drive sales in North America by providing marketing and sales support through reporting and key activities. Establish a two-way communication flow with the salesforce by providing updates on customers (as requested), reporting, auditing CRM data, managing tradeshow participation, updating internal website and managing promotional website.

Key Results

  • Sales and marketing report requests (Revenue, Program, Warranty, Monthly Manager Reports, KOLC Download, CRM Download, ad hoc requests).
  • Creation, distribution, and maintenance of reports to drive new business.
  • CSA Entry, KAP Entry, Special Pricing Maintenance and Auditing.
  • Maintain database integrity.
  • Email list generation and back-up promotion tracking.
  • System maintenance and auditing (CRM, KARROTS, COMPASS).
  • Tradeshow coordination.
  • Curtis / Promotional Site support
  • Participate in continual improvement and quality initiatives and personal and professional development to maximize individual, departmental and organizational capacity.
  • Performs other projects, work and activities as assigned to ensure optimal service to internal and external customers.

Education and Experience

  • College degree in marketing, finance, or business.
  • Desired related business experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Detail oriented.
  • Process oriented.
  • Project coordination.
  • Strong personal computer skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Equipment/Software Utilized

  • Excel.
  • Word.
  • Power Point.
  • Access.
  • ProClarity Data Warehouse Reporting Tool.
  • CRM tool.
  • In house designed application for Sales reporting (KARROTS).
  • IFS (ERP system).

Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Proof of ability to work in the country that will employ the person.
Please fill out the Katun Application Form.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

McAfee - Technical Writer – Knowledge Analyst

Job description

Location: St. Paul, MN

About the Role:

McAfee’s KnowledgeBase Analyst provides a self-help option for our customers that contains tens of thousands of troubleshooting tips, hints, and best practices about our products. The goal of the KnowledgeBase team is to ensure the KB remains a vital and relevant resource for our customers and agents.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The Knowledge Analyst creates and reviews technical articles about McAfee’s products. We work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, so the ability to work quickly and on multiple projects at a time is a must. Resourcefulness and tenacity will sometimes be required to gather needed information from coworkers or SMEs outside the project team.
  • The team uses well-defined processes and procedures, but members are expected to provide input to make innovative suggestions in the planning and execution of projects.

Qualifications

Required Experience/Skills & Education:
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Technical Communications, Education or equivalent combination of applicable experience and education
  • 2 years applicable experience
  • Familiarity of network operations
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills to coordinate multiple simultaneous projects
  • A strong-self-starting initiative
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to gain proficiency with new software tool(s) within 6 months of training
  • Experience in customer support is desirable
  • Knowledge of basic HTML is a plus

McAfee, part of Intel Security and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its visionary Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

McAfee celebrates diversity!
Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran/EEO/AA Employer

Apply online now.

Surescripts, LLC - Marketing Copywriter

The Surescripts network supports the most comprehensive ecosystem of health care organizations nationwide. Pharmacies, payers, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians, hospitals, health information exchanges and health technology firms rely on Surescripts to more easily and securely share health information. Guided by the principles of neutrality, transparency, physician and patient choice, open standards, collaboration and privacy, Surescripts operates the nation's largest health information network. By providing information for routine, recurring and emergency care, Surescripts is committed to saving lives, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of health care for all.

Summary:

Position Summary: The marketing copywriter is a strategic thinker who can brainstorm ideas, develop concepts, and produce thoughtful, irresistible messaging. This new position requires someone who is adept at writing persuasive and compelling copy that informs, motivates and inspires the target audience to take a desired action. In addition to writing for various healthcare audiences, the writer is expected to craft copy for a variety of formats and disciplines, including print, broadcast and digital (e.g. web, social media, and phone/tablet).

Responsibilities:

The marketing copywriter will be responsible for creating and updating marketing copy for external advertising campaigns, presentations, leave-behind sales/marketing collateral, trade show booth signage, blogs, social media and more. The marketing copywriter works closely with colleagues on the marketing and communications teams, product managers and the sales team.


Specific Areas of responsibilities and support include (but not limited to):

  • Write and revise corporate overview descriptions and product information with a focus on updating content to reposition our brand story as it expands into new health care messaging products and services
  • Write advertising campaign copy for all media including: PowerPoint presentations print, broadcast and digital (e.g. web, email, social media, phone & tablet), some video/audio
  • Write/edit/polish product descriptions for leave-behind sales and marketing collateral, working with the marketing, product marketing and sales teams
  • Support corporate marketing and corporate communications in time-sensitive external-facing needs as they arise
  • Write detailed customer use-case success stories and/or white papers highlighting effectiveness/benefits of implementing of Surescripts products/services including: improved workflows and cost-saving and overall value
  • Develop direct marketing copy to support product launches and lead generation initiatives
  • Assist with corporate communications and social media initiatives as needed

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience writing for direct, digital and promotional marketing, mass advertising, white papers and case studies, or a relevant combination of education and experience (writing samples in multiple formats will be requested)
  • Professional-level computer skills related to business operations including:
    • MS Office 2010 Suite of Productivity Tools
      • Word
      • PowerPoint
  • Experience developing sales and marketing content in a variety of formats (print, digital, phone, tablet, online) that includes value propositions, sales presentations, brochures and white papers.
  • Strong knowledge of copywriting fundamentals
  • Familiarity with direct marketing principles
  • Strong command of English; proficiency with a variety of writing styles
  • Business-to-Business writing experience

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, English, or Business
  • Prior writing experience in a healthcare and/or technology environment

Competencies/Skills

Required:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with management, associates and clients
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure and on multiple projects/deadlines
  • Ability to conceptualize ideas and tell compelling stories
Apply online now.

Monday, August 25, 2014

SixSpeed - Executive Producer



Executive Producer, Activations and Events
SixSpeed offers full creative services and execution of large-scale events and activations for fast-paced brands including Red Bull, Polaris, Muscle Milk, Target, Cannondale, Trek and Crestliner Boats.

SixSpeed is a rapidly-growing agency looking for employees who are quick studies, can wear multiple hats and manage multiple projects for varying clients. We are looking to grow our events and activations side of the business and are seeking an experienced producer. This position encompasses both in-office work and onsite production, with a high level of client interaction and fair amount of “gray areas.” 

The Executive Producer will be responsible for taking event and activation projects from concept to completion, including (but not limited to):
·         Client discovery and relationship management
·         Creative concepting and strategy
·         Creating and enforcing budgets, contracts and production timelines
·         Leading the team through the production process
·         Sourcing and managing vendors
·         Managing the onsite execution, final delivery, recap and reconcile

MUST HAVES:
·         4+ years of relevant experience
·         Self-starter, with entrepreneurial mindset
·         Ability to handle high-stress situations with effective results
·         Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities
·         High-quality written and interpersonal communication skills
·         Creative problem-solving
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
·         Desire to learn, be continually challenged and grow
·         Desire to travel

Agency experience highly preferred.  Action/ sports experience (personal or professional) also helpful.

Contact: 

Amy Oriani
Director, Account Services
SixSpeed
4828 W 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Friday, August 22, 2014

SUMMIT ACADEMY OIC - Marketing & Communications Associate



SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Coordinate the strategic implementation of communications and marketing efforts to advance the mission of Summit Academy OIC.
                                                  
essential functions and reSponsibilities:

1.      Assist in the establishment of Summit Academy’s marketing goals, as well as in the development and execution of marketing and communication strategies and tactics.
2.      Design all printed materials and collateral, including brochures, flyers, newsletters, direct mail, letters/envelopes/letterhead, invitations, signage, logo apparel/merchandise, print ads and group email “blast” distributions; InDesign preferred.
3.      Write copy and develop stories/content for newsletters and other print pieces, as well as digital media such as websites, social media sites/posts and email blasts.
4.      Conduct informational and story-related interviews with staff, students, alumni, donors, contractors/employers, and other partners and constituents.
5.      Website design and maintenance (including content management); and develop and refresh online content on regular basis.
6.      Understand and help develop social media strategies; and be fully responsible for execution of ongoing social posts/tactics on a very timely basis.
7.      Assist with ongoing analysis of website, social media and email blast metrics and performance; utilizing Google Analytics and other tools.
8.      Design and distribute mass email blasts via Constant Contact software.
9.      Communicate, coordinate and negotiate with partnering vendors and suppliers, as well as manage production specifications, cost estimates, schedules and deadlines for all creative materials.
10.  Manage photography files and formats, as well as video library; where possible, take photographs of students, alumni, project sites, training, events, etc.
11.  Maintain the organization’s style guide and help ensure consistent communication and use of the Summit Academy brand and messaging.
12.  Coordinate departmental library and files of all marketing and promotional materials, resources and publications; as well as alumni testimonial
13.  Support and be available to assist all departments and constituents with marketing/communication tools and tactics.
14.  Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications, graphic design or a related field.
  2. Minimum 1-3 years of experience in marketing or one of the fields mentioned above; understanding of mission-driven organizations and/or the nonprofit sector is a plus.
  3. Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  4. Demonstrable understanding of graphic design elements, layout and color composition; preferably using Adobe InDesign.
  5. Excellent writing and journalism skills.
  6. Strong project management experience with the ability to take projects from initiation and conceptualization through completion.
  7. Strong technology skills including website management, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Office suite.
  8. Ability to conduct productive and informative interviews of others.
  9. Strong vendor/partner communications, negotiations and coordination skills.
10.  Ability to multi-task, be nimble, and balance projects and deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications:
1.      Knowledge and experience in website and social media analytics is a plus; as is search engine optimization (SEO).
2.      Knowledge and experience in photography (Nikon D5100 DSLR) and/or videography is a plus; at minimum, an interest and willingness to learn them is preferred.
  1. Good understanding and usage of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others.
Summit Academy OIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women encouraged to apply.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

McNamara Alumni Center - Student Event Staff



Title:                           Student Event Staff

Hours:                         2-3 nights a week 5:00 to 10:00 pm generally, but varies as designated by the event schedule. Rotate Friday and Saturday shifts with 2 other team members (Weddings end at 1 am.)

Responsibilities:

Serve as venue representative for weeknight and weekend events: Assist in staffing weeknight and weekend events: As the primary contact for clients during their event, you review each event’s file and room setup, greet clients upon their arrival; facilitate any room setup changes; demonstrate AV equipment operation; check in with catering staff to confirm timelines of food service; serve as contact for outside vendors such as d├ęcor, parking, audio visual, DJs, etc. Complete event staffing reports and return to event coordinators. Prep for morning events. 

Perform event-related administrative tasks:
Filing; give tours to prospective clients; make floorplan updates; answer event and building phone lines; prepare marketing packets; process credit card payments .

Monitor facility condition, safety and security: Through cameras and perimeter surveillance, monitor and address issues that need attention—elevator and tunnel programming, vandalism and ajar doors. At shift’s end, secure all meeting rooms and gallery. Shut down and lock up building. 

Requirements:
Able to work independently, prioritizing and completing projects
Ability to perform basic AV operation (adjust sound levels, set-up podium and projector, etc.)
Resourceful and makes good judgments, especially when troubleshooting
Strong PC skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
Presents a neat and professional appearance
Ability to move and lift furniture, approximately 20 pounds
Some event planning experience is preferred but not required
Must be able to work 2-3 shifts per week consisting of either weeknights and/or weekends.

Send resume, cover letter and 2 references to:

Sara Ceder
Event Coordinator
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE 
Suite 100 
Minneapolis, MN 55455 
612-624-9005
sarac@umn.edu