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Friday, May 25, 2018

Land O'Lakes - Marketing Specialist

Arden Hills, MN


Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods division is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States. This division also includes Global Dairy Ingredients that sells a portfolio of value-added dairy ingredients (specialty powders, milk powder, cheese, butter and whey) and offers expertise to large international customers.

The Dairy Foods Business Unit seeks a qualified Marketing Specialist to support the Foodservice business team. This team is responsible for Foodservice growth within both Commercial and Non-Commercial channels. This Marketing Specialist role supports efforts across the Commercial Channel group. The role reports into the Marketing Director of Foodservice.

More specifically, this role has the following accountabilities:
  • Able to analyze business opportunities, problems, and trends (includes both regular business tracking forecasting and ad hoc data requests). This involves tracking of NPD data, production and forecasting data, customer data and ad hoc requests.
  • Supports information sharing and data availability by managing the LOL system interaction and support including Sharepoint, OBI, Onedrive, OneNote etc.
  • Manages the marketing budget, including Allocadia management, tracking expenses to budget and communicating with marketing team and cross-functional budget partners, facilitating requests and reconciling reports.
  • Supports the broader team in development of senior leadership meetings and presentations.
  • Partners with IMC to support execution of elements of the marketing plan.
  • May coordinate and/or update website, social content calendars, blogger programs, small photo shoots.
  • Supports the development of business growth strategies by conducting ad hoc data analysis enabling analytical and strategic recommendations on all projects.
  • Responsible for all aspects of invoice payment for market research projects and marketing spend (new supplier setups, PO setups, invoice processing, etc.)
  • Contributes to the development of meaningful and persuasive sales and trade show materials to help sell in new items or describe new programs.
Requirements:
  • 4-year college degree
  • Able to multi-task and collaborate. Very organized.
  • Able to work well with MS Office tools including proficient with Excel and Word.
  • Proficient in PowerPoint Strong analytical abilities.
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.



Thursday, May 24, 2018

Caterpillar - Communications Specialist - Part Time


https://caterpillar.taleo.net/careersection/cat+external+cs/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1146553&src=JB-11460

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Salem Media Group - Promotions & Event Manager

Description

Salem Media Group in the Twin Cities is looking for a dynamic and creative Promotions and Event Manager that will make a full contribution to the success of the Marketing/Promotion, Programming, and Sales departments by being an effective team member, assist in the execution of station promotions and events from inception to completion; assist and coordinate different outside marketing plans, and assist with our client’s social media initiatives. We are looking for someone who can create a “buzz” and help deliver the Salem mission throughout the Twin Cities.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all promotions and marketing efforts for AM 1280 The Patriot, AM 980 The Mission, Business 1440, Wellness Radio 1570, and digital only theFishTwinCities.com. This includes on-air, on-line, and on-location promotions, and it also includes all aspects of marketing the brands, in all forms, on all platforms.
  • Generate specific promotional strategies to grow the brands. This requires coordinating with personnel in the department to plan and execute these strategies and to measure their success.
  • Work with the Operations Manager and Multimedia Sales Manager to identify and develop revenue-generating promotional opportunities.
  • Plan and execute all aspects of station events for all four stations, including:
    • Prepare promotional strategy outlining timelines and deadlines for marketing elements, registration, etc.
    • Oversee registration process, send updates to team, track pacing
    • Prepare event timeline, sponsor timeline, and program clock
    • Schedule staff and ensure all day-of responsibilities are covered
    • Create sales recap
  • Pursue new opportunities to grow the stations’ presence in cross-platform arenas, specifically, mobile, web, and social media with the Digital Audience Specialist.
  • Assist the clusters efforts with social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Run weekly promotions and marketing meetings for the radio station cluster.
  • Create and edit cluster newsletters and press releases when needed.
  • Coordinate relationships with national ministries and oversee execution of national promotional campaigns with local promotions staff.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of two-years of promotions/event marketing experience.
  • The flexibility to work nights and/or weekends is crucial
  • Understanding of radio promotional and programming strategy and online and social media marketing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative and strategic thinker.
  • Organized individual with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment
  • Strong computer skills required including writing, web development, and photo editing and presentation design.
Salem Media Group offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.Please visit our website for more information about Salem Media Group at www.SalemMedia.com. No Phone calls please. Salem Media Group is an equal opportunity employer.If you possess these qualifications and Salem Media Group sounds like the company for you, please upload a well-written cover letter with salary requirements and resume when applying online.

Qualifications

Experience

Preferred
2 years: Minimum of two years promotions experience

Monday, May 21, 2018

Fraser - Marketing and Communications Specialist

Description

The Marketing & Communications Specialist furthers the visibility as a local, regional and national organization of excellence. This role significantly impacts the strategic plan of increasing visibility through a variety of marketing and communication activities, including but not limited to media relations work, public awareness activities and traditional communication vehicles.
Responsibilities:
  1. Establish, maintain and enhance positive relationships with Fraser constituents, including families served, volunteers, donors, and Fraser partners
  2. Partner with Fraser constituents to gather necessary marketing information
  3. Promote and protect the Fraser brand identity
  4. Develop and implement media relations activities. Write news releases, make media pitches, and establish relationships with media representatives to increase Fraser’s visibility and reputation
  5. Develop content for various Fraser media and marketing materials for the entire organization
  6. Manage Fraser presence at various workshops, trade shows, and other events
  7. Promote public relations support for Fraser special events
  8. Serve as a primary contact for social media networks and provides ongoing support for Fraser’s Facebook and other social media outlets
  9. Develop and recommend organizational media practices in partnership with the Marketing and Communications Program Manager
Benefits:
  • Scheduled performance feedback & opportunity for pay raises based on performance
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) retirement plan
  • Work-Life Balance; over 5 weeks of paid time off annually
  • Childcare discount at Fraser School
  • Referral bonuses
Location:
  • Richfield, MN
Schedule:
  • Full time, exempt position working 40 hours/week Monday-Friday during standard business hours
Education/Licensure:
  • BA/BS in Journalism or related field
Experience:
  • 3-5 years of related experience, including established relationships with media representatives, portfolio of related writing samples and resulting press clippings
Other Requirements:
  • A comprehensive understanding of traditional and new media functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated knowledge and use of the AP writing style
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with various constituencies
  • Valid Minnesota Driver’s License with acceptable record 
  • Ability to pass a DHS background check
  • High level of attention to detail and organizational and work planning skills, with the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Fraser is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position will be posted at www.fraser.org until filled.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mall of America + Fashion PR program

Job Description

PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America and working closely with the Mall of America Trend Specialist + Fashion PR program. Candidates should have strong interest in fashion and experience in styling as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in fashion, trends and retail is required. Must be able to confidently work and communicate clearly with a variety of personalities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Work closely with the Mall of America trend specialist to style featured outfits for media segments.
  • Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments
  • Escort trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments
  • Securely and responsibly transport materials needed for media interviews and segments from the Mall of America (or another specified site) to various locations in the Twin Cities metro area
  • Work closely with Fashion Public Relations Coordinator on the curation of @Moastyle Instagram account by assisting with style shoots, crafting Instagram stories, and drafting copy for Instagram posts.
  • Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends for media segments and Mall of America blog
  • Assist with media segment planning
  • Book models for media segments
  • Assist in coordinating and writing blog posts for Mall of America blog
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility
  • Answer guest's questions and provide assistance when needed
  • Escort media crews throughout Mall of America
  • Assist Mall of America public relations department in any other areas of need


PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture
  • Pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or fashion
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assertive with a "can do" attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player
Apply now.

Minnesota Vikings are seeking a Youth Marketing Intern

The Minnesota Vikings are seeking a Youth Marketing Intern who will assist with programs and initiatives that will develop the next generation of Vikings fans.  Additionally, this individual will aid in other team marketing engagements on game days, regional marketing events, and special Vikings team events.  The ideal candidate will be prepared to deal with fast paced nature of the National Football League while becoming an effective team player within the Vikings Marketing Department.  This is a full-time, full-season internship that requires availability from August, 2018 – May, 2019.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
·       Assist with Youth Marketing database management and development.
·       Manage Vikings Kids Club database and membership fulfillment.
·       Assist in planning of the Vikings Explorers youth program and execution of the on-site events within the program. 
·       Assist with the on-site execution of the Vikings in-school mascot programs, Fuel Up to Play 60 and Viktor’s Quest to S.T.O.P Bullying.
·       Assist in the planning and production of the youth television show Vikings Huddle.
·       Collaborate with corporate partnerships team to ideate and execute enriching partner activations related to youth programming and marketing initiatives.
·       Assist in growing existing youth programs and developing new programs to enhance youth outreach.
·       Assist with on-site execution of the Sound the North traveling regional marketing activation, including extensive driving across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
·       Aid with marketing activations at other Vikings special events including Training Camp, Draft Party, Taste of the Vikings, etc.
·       Assist with planning and execution of activation on the Commons Park during every Vikings home game, including overseeing game day staff.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
·       Minimum of 4 year college degree
·       Relevant experiences in sports marketing is preferred.
·       The ability to work long, flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
·       Must be a positive team player with strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills.
·       Desire to learn and advance knowledge and skills within the professional sports industry.
·       Familiarity with Office computer software will be required.

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS:  This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information.  To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·       The ability to stand or walk for long periods of time. 
·       The ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time. 
·       Lifting up to 50 lbs. may be required for transportation of equipment
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·       Standard office for regular office hours.
·       Events will vary from game day at U.S. Bank Stadium to other youth programs and team events including Training Camp, Taste of the Vikings, Draft Party, etc.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Public Relations Specialist Senior Job

As a member of the Public Relations team, this position will serve as dedicated support to Provider Relations, evaluating existing communications channels and recommending and implementing new approaches in order to streamline communications efforts related to strategic communications initiatives. Position will assist with ongoing business communications while serving as the primary PR representative in cross-functional work teams at leadership/strategic levels and operational levels.


Accountabilities

1) Works with assigned business to align public relations strategy with business objectives; advises on optimal message content and timing; develops appropriate level of short term and long term support.

2) Contributes to the development and fostering of relationship with key media contacts.Serves as media contact and responds to media requests.

3) Serves as media contact and responds to media requests.

4) Provides business and consumer focused brand journalism for company blog.

5) Secures media placements related to assigned business areas and projects.

6) Coaches business partners on key message development and becoming effective company spokespersons.


Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of public relations, communications, marketing communications.

  • Proven experience in effectively communicating with top-level executives and external stakeholders.

  • Exceptional collaboration skills with the ability to partner effectively within the company.

  • Demonstrable skills in media relations and social media development.

  • Demonstrated ability to present complex business ideas, strategies and results succinctly and persuasively at a senior executive level.

  • Demonstrates highly effective writing skills and verbal presentation skills that drives impactful stakeholder action.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • Strong team player able to work well across teams.

  • Knowledge of health industry overall and key Blue Cross strategic initiatives


Preferred Requirements

Knowledge of health industry preferred.


FLSA Status
Exempt

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.

https://careers.bluecrossmn.com/job/Eagan-Public-Relations-Specialist-Senior-Provider-Relations-Job-MN-55122/471563900/

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Maccabee Public Relations - immediate opening for a Senior Account Executive

Maccabee Public Relations -- a five-time winner of Minnesota Business magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work” – has an immediate opening for a Senior Account Executive - Public Relations and Social Media with outstanding media pitching, writing and social media marketing skills.
 
What would make you a perfect candidate for this Maccabee PR career opportunity? First, you have three to seven years of agency or client-side experience in business writing and media relations/publicity. Your knowledge of food/ag, B2B technology and healthcare communications would be a plus. And your experience in the strategic use of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and other social channels -- along with your familiarity with digital content creation, multi-city event marketing and blogger/influencer relations -- make you our superstar. Personally, you’re a smart, creative PR professional known for collaborative relationships with your co-workers and clients, a can-do proactive attitude and a penchant for thoughtful strategic counsel. 
 
Sound like we’re describing you? Please send your resume to our EVP Gwen Chynoweth at gwen@maccabee.com.
 
Located in the historic North Loop district of downtown Minneapolis above Spoon & Stable restaurant, Maccabee has produced award-winning campaigns for clients ranging from RedBrick Health, Thomson Reuters, Delta Airlines’ MLT Vacations, M & M/Mars chocolate, Jostens, Cirque de Soleil and Caribou Coffee to OfficeMax, Deluxe Corp, CaringBridge, Kemps and Pilgrim’s Pride (Gold’n Plump and Just BARE chicken). Maccabee, winner of Promo Interactive’s “Best Viral Campaign” and the Silver Halo Award for “Best Cause Marketing Campaign,” offers a high-energy, nurturing culture fueled by a fierce dedication to professional development, training and advancement for every employee. Learn more about the joys of working at the Maccabee agency at www.maccabee.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or on our MaccabeePR blog.

Best Buy - Social Media Specialist


Full Time
Job Description
What does a Best Buy Social Media Specialist do?
The Social Media Specialist role resides within the Enterprise Customer Care Social Connections & Innovation (SCI) team. The SCI team represents Best Buy as a concerned and connected retailer while interacting directly with customer-facing content viewable by the general online public. Social Media Specialists work cross-functionally with internal business partners to highlight trends and share insights to help influence business decisions. Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical/research and problem-solving skills are required as well as a professional and authentic demeanor when communicating with customers and business teams.

Remote applicants will be considered with the exception of the following states: Alaska, California, Washington, and Puerto Rico.
Key Responsibilities
  1. Resolve customer concerns/complaints through public postings in online communities, social networking sites, private messaging, email, written correspondence and direct telephone contact while conveying messaging that is in alignment with Best Buy's ethical, HR, legal, PR and privacy standards.
  2. Serve as a moderator, create brand promotional copy, and write knowledge articles for posting in the Best Buy Community Forum
  3. Provide customer and product insights gained in the community back through the team and organization
* All responsibilities noted in this job description are inclusive of both an in-office and remote work environment.
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • 24 months of Customer Service Experience in Social Media, Retail, or Sales.
  • Strong writing acumen
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Specific consumer electronics product and technical knowledge (e.g. computers, home theater, mobile, gaming, tablets, etc.)
  • Ability to read/write/speak Spanish or Portuguese fluently
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including data and chart manipulation
  • Experience with social media content management or engagement platforms
Apply now.