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Friday, September 22, 2017

FLM Harvest - Communications Intern

FLM Harvest seeks to provide both three month account service communications internships to individuals who are pursuing degree(s) in agriculture communications, agriculture business, journalism and related fields. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Attending client meetings
  • Generating action reports and correspondence
  • Writing press releases
  • Researching and writing weekly reports for assigned project(s)
  • Completion of a Capstone project
  • Completion of Team Project

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates will have completed their sophomore year in pursuit of a B.S. or B.A. at a four-year college/university. Candidates with strong written and oral communications skills combined with a passion for the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences and related fields should apply.

To ensure an FLM Harvest internship provides a valuable experience, interns will be assigned a mentor or ‘buddy’ at the beginning to gain an understanding of our standards of performance, culture, and gain exposure to a variety of assignments that will provide the best possible learning experience.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Best Buy - Customer Care Social Media Specialist – Part Time

Job Description
Customer Care Social Media Specialist – Part Time

Every brand has something to sell. What makes Best Buy different is that we sell the most amazing, technologically advanced, products out there. Best Buy is the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer offering advice, service and convenience – at competitive prices – to the consumers who visit its websites and stores - more than 1.5 billion times each year. Best Buy is not only a retailer, but also a technology and e-commerce company, where digital technology is in our DNA. If you enjoy being part of a high energy culture, this might just be the next step in your career.

The Social Media Specialist role resides within the Enterprise Customer Care Social Connections and 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.

Part-time hours average 20-30 hours per week.  Remote applicants will be considered, with the exception of the following: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington, and Puerto Rico.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Resolve customer concerns/complaints through public postings in online communities, social networking sites, private messaging, email, written correspondence and direct telephone contact
  • Share messaging that is in alignment with Best Buy's ethical, HR, legal, PR and privacy standards
  • Serve as a moderator, create brand promotional copy, and write knowledge articles for posting in the Best Buy Community Forum
  • 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 one weekend day

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specific consumer electronics product and technical knowledge (e.g. computers, home theater, mobile, gaming, tablets, etc.)
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including data and chart manipulation
  • Experience with social media content management or engagement platforms

How we take care of our employees:

In addition to offering a challenging and fulfilling opportunity, we have a competitive salary and a generous employee discount.  Our Campus has many amazing amenities, including: full cafeteria, fitness center, onsite discounted daycare, not 1 but 2 Caribous, USBank, dry-cleaning service, company store, Farmers Market ONSITE every week in season, and free covered parking (you won’t have to brush snow off your car in the winter!).

Apply now.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

JLL Careers - Communications Associate

Job Summary

We are searching for a Communications Associate to assist the Senior Communications Associate in developing cross-functional, account-wide communications that support our team in the Minneapolis area. Candidate must be an enthusiastic, creative self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills who can work effectively in a team environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


 

  • Write and edit cross-functional communications to ensure desired message is properly conveyed
  • Assist in the development and implementation of communication plans and templates
  • Provide communications support to cross-functional teams (including writing and designing PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, client memos, marketing collateral and user guides)
  • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations for all levels of management and across functions
  • Develop and manage intranet content using SharePoint
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed by the firm and client including large-scale event assistance
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred - Desired Field of Study: Communications, Journalism, Marketing
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in corporate (internal and external) communications. Technical writing experience a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative, critical thinker
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Problem solving skills – ability to generate solutions when faced with new challenges
  • Team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interact with all levels of an organization including clients, executives, and specialists across all functions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with client
  • Possess interpersonal savvy and the ability to relate to all types of people inside and outside of the organization with diplomacy and tact
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word and Excel

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative, critical thinker
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Problem solving skills – ability to generate solutions when faced with new challenges
  • Team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interact with all levels of an organization including clients, executives, and specialists across all functions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with client
  • Possess interpersonal savvy and the ability to relate to all types of people inside and outside of the organization with diplomacy and tact
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word and Excel



JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

 




JLL is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of teamwork, ethics and excellence. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas.

As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract and develop the very best people in the business.

Our values define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.

Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are:
• A LinkedIn "Top Company: Where the World Wants to Work Now"
• A “best company to work for” in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong
• World’s Most Ethical Companies from Ethisphere Institute for seven consecutive years
• America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies from Forbes Magazine
• #1 Top Corporate Real Estate Firm from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive years

This partial list of awards demonstrates our record of achievement and our commitment to fostering an award-winning culture. For further information, visit www.jll.com. 


Apply now.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Life Touch - Marketing Specialist


Job Description
Lifetouch National School Studios is seeking a highly motivated marketing professional to join our Experience Marketing team. This role will help bring our school photography and yearbook consumer offering to life across all customer-facing channels, including: web, print and digital.

This role requires impeccable attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects while collaborating with a variety of internal and external partners. You will gain broad exposure to the business and have opportunities to directly impact our go-to-market approach, including a focus on: multi-channel customer campaign development, web content aggregation/implementation, customer satisfaction monitoring/support and project management.

 PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
  • Build and execute key omni-channel marketing campaigns to drive customer engagement, purchase and order value.
  • Continuously improve campaign touchpoints leveraging data, customer insights and best practices; taking initiative to analyze and act on the findings.
  • Manage content strategy, editorial calendar and development efforts for various customer campaigns.
  • Own web content for key business lines, working with cross-functional teams to aggregate assets and leveraging proprietary CMS to implement, organize and validate content.
  • Define, document and communicate business rules, requirements and seasonal updates for operations, technical development and sales partners.
  • Write creative briefs and articulate communication objectives to direct internal/external agency work.
  • Proof digital and print touchpoints for accuracy and adherence to brand and campaign standards.
  • Create, test and monitor promotion codes and other ecommerce related activities.
  • Monitor social properties and customer satisfaction metrics. Collaborate with cross-functional partners to create awareness of our customer’s sentiment, report on trends and enable customer service teams to efficiently triage issues.
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ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:   Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related business degree required.
Experience: 1-3 years of experience in consumer marketing/product marketing, advertising, public relations, or business communication on either the client or agency side.
Other (knowledge, skills, and abilities):
  • Think creatively to develop sound recommendations and solutions to achieve strategic business goals through analytics, analysis and intuition.
  • Self-starter who asks questions, learns quickly, and is passionate about marketing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal / written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and able to perform the similar tasks repeatedly with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Some experience in development and delivery of business presentations.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, apply basic marketing functions and business concepts.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams when necessary.
  • Ability to evaluate and understand go-to-market decisions from a consumer’s perspective.
  • Responsive to opportunities for self-improvement.
  • Experience working with a content management system (CMS) is a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Apply now.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Minnesota Twins - Intern, Communications

Description
Responsibilities:
  • Assist with Communications/Publications/Photography/Player Relations duties
  • Responsible for pulling game statistics and distributing game-day information to media members covering the event and maintain and monitor all pressbox needs
  • Assist in writing daily game notes, minor league reports, postgame notes and answering phones
  • Prepare daily credential requests and update database as needed and collect information for club publications
  • Write feature stories for publications, as well as, magazine distribution throughout the ballpark on game days
  • Assist in processing and cataloging all business and action related photography for the club
Time Commitment: January 2018 through November 2018
Hours: 40/week

Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Sports Management or a related field
  • Experience in a Sports Information Department
  • Familiarity with Major League Baseball
  • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, etc) and Microsoft Excel
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Published writing samples
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends, especially during homestands
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
 Apply now.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Washington County - Social Media Specialist

JOB SPECIFICS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English, Journalism, or related discipline AND three years professional experience with various social media platforms.

A background check and valid driver license are required.                  
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Washington County Library is looking for a Social Media Specialist to help create the library of the future. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, a strong customer service orientation, and a passion for social media. Tasks include: managing all library social media accounts; developing and running social media campaigns; creating original content for various social media platforms; responding to customer questions and comments; utilizing social listening to manage customer concerns; and monitoring and evaluating the library's social media efforts and impacts.
 
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:
  • At least one year of work experience developing social media campaigns across various platforms
  • At least one year of work experience using social media analytics tools to measure, track, and analyze data
  • Professional experience responding to customers via social media
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY--AN ATTACHED, WRITTEN RESPONSE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to a resume, a written supplemental attachment will be required to complete your application for this position. The attachment will be used in combination with the complete application materials to determine who will be selected for an in-person interview. In one (1) page or less, you will describe the strategies you would use to increase followers and engagement on Washington County Library's social media platforms. 
 
SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

HOURS / DAYS: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.
 
ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $24.26 - $28.75/hour
JOB SUMMARY
A social media specialist develops and implements social media activities through various social media platforms in collaboration with overall department and county communication. The work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing social media projects and activities with internal and external stakeholders. Activities can vary from developing, executing, and evaluating a social media plan; publishing original content tailored to different social media platforms; and creating and maintaining an interactive, engaged online community.
 
EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English, Journalism, or related discipline AND three years professional experience with various social media platforms.

A background check and valid driver license are required.                           

CORE COMPETENCIES, JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE
Core Competencies outline essential business and professional traits necessary to perform this job.

  • Promotes a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how different social media platforms work and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on each platform.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media trends and social analytics tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate social media strategies.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create, oversee, and collaborate with staff on social media strategies and approaches for various topics and audiences; ensure communication is in accordance with county policy guidelines.
  • Generate, edit, and publish original content and share daily content that builds meaningful connections and engagement.
  • Plan and manage social media events and projects to promote and inform the public about events, resources, and other efforts.
  • Work with appropriate vendors in social media management, design, advertising, and contracted photography and video; manage consultant/contractor social media contracts in coordination with project managers.
  • Interview employees, stakeholders, and community partners to generate social media content for internal and external audiences.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of social media strategies; ensure message accuracy, analyze, and make recommendations.
  • Provide appropriate annual department budget recommendations to carry out social media plans.
  • Work with internal and external community partners on social media message and tool development through meeting facilitation, focus groups, or key informant interviews.
  • Establish effective working relationships with department staff, Washington County employees, local and regional partners, media, area businesses, and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is sedentary in nature performed within the Government Center or satellite offices.  There is a lifting requirement of 15 - 20 pounds on an occasional basis.  There may be frequent wrist and finger manipulation due to high concentration of filing, compiling, calculating, or computer work. No special physical effort or ability is required to perform the work. Most work is performed in a normal office environment.

Additional physical/mental requirements that occur may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.

This job description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The County retains the discretion to add or change the contents of this job description at any time.
 
 
Agency
Washington County (MN)
Address
14949 62nd Street North

Stillwater, Minnesota, 55082.
Phone
651-430-6081

Supervalu - Social Media Marketing Manager

Description

 
Job Overview:  
Join our team and help us build a major new eCommerce and digital business. We are seeking a Social Media Marketing Manager to help us compete in the fastest-growing segment of eCommerce, the grocery business. The Social Media Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing our social media strategy, planning and execution for our retail and wholesale businesses. The successful candidate will also develop content marketing strategies for our retail and wholesale businesses.
 
Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 
  • Develop best-practice social media and content marketing programs.
  • Manage, maintain and grow our social media marketing channels for all businesses. This includes growing our base of followers and developing compelling strategies to engage our followers.
  • Be the main point of contact with our advertising agency partners for the day-to-day execution of our social media programs.
  • Be the subject matter expert in all social media and content marketing metrics and leverage your knowledge to make informed decisions and improvements in our programs.
  • Work with internal resources and our agency partners to develop video content to use via social media channels.
  • Develop strategies to encourage engagement with our customers via social media.
  • Work with IT to ensure continuous improvement to our social media programs.
  • Work with the corporate analytics team to prepare weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc reports for all social media marketing metrics.
  • Assist the Director of Digital Marketing with departmental projects.
  • Work with our consumer marketing team to ensure seamless support of our overall marketing programs.
Job Requirements:  
  • 4 Year College degree preferably in Marketing/Business Administration/Finance
  • 5+ years of experience with social media marketing at an eCommerce business.
    • 3+ years in running paid social media advertising strategies and placement.
    • Medium or large eCommerce experience is preferred.
  • Expert-level skills in the web-based tools for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
    • Experience with 3rd party social media tools is a plus such as Social Studio, Hootsuite, Spreadfast or others.
  • Comprehensive understanding of social media marketing metrics.
  • Solid understanding of URL parameters which track customer behavior via social channels, websites, and apps.
  • Excellent verbal, written and eMail communication skills
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Highly-proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and PowerPoint.
 
Why Work for Supervalu?   
As one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, SUPERVALU is dedicated to feeding our communities by providing innovative, customer-centric solutions. We deliver on that promise every day through a strong network of 30,000 talented employees who supply the best national brands and our own high-quality and affordable private label products to thousands of customers, and millions of consumers, nationwide. With a wide variety of services and industry leading expertise, SUPERVALU offers you the opportunity to shape the food industry through every stage of your career.
 
A GREAT PLACE TO GROW!
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status.  SUPERVALU is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walser - Social Media Specialist

Responsibilities

The Social Media Specialist is responsible for developing, administering and executing Walser’s social media strategy across all relevant platforms and channels.
  • Lead the strategic development of Walser’s social media programs, positioning Walser as an industry leader in this area.
  • Drive social media engagement at the dealerships and throughout the organization.
  • Develop and grow a network of brand enthusiasts and work with them individually to create, curate and post compelling custom content across each social channel.
  • Work with approved vendors to plan and execute successful social media advertising campaigns.
  • Track strategic progress of social media initiatives through reporting and analytics.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and the Foundation Director to maximize awareness and impact of company events on each social platform.
  • Be present at Walser events to capitalize on social media opportunities (as needed).
  • Maintain a consistent level of awareness of the automotive business landscape through daily reviews of news, published reports, journals, etc. to keep abreast of changing demographics, technology and other relevant issues.
  • Maintain strong, consistent client communication.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides general support to assist Marketing Director and other team members with department duties.
  • Embraces and exhibit CORE values.
  • Represents Walser in a positive and professional manner.
  • All other duties, tasks and/or projects as assigned.

Employee Benefits Include:
  • Career Growth – Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Continuous Training Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts on New/Used Vehicles, Service, and Parts
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Healthcare Benefits, 401k, Disability, Life Insurance, PTO, and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Core Values
Do the Right Thing • Lead by Example • Display Positive Energy • Be Open Minded

Qualifications

Required
  • 2 year marketing degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated success executing a corporate social media strategy (3-5 years of experience)
  • Proficient in social media software
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Detail-oriented and an eye for accuracy
  • Team-oriented
  • Have the ability to work within a team or independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to exercise tact and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
Preferred
  • BA Degree in Marketing or related field
  • Automotive experience

Walser Automotive Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Walser Automotive Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.