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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Coborn's, Inc.- Communications and Engagement Specialist

Overview:

At Coborn's, Inc., we go all out to “Be Remarkable.” Our culture celebrates employee ideas and encourages creative innovations. We’re growing, learning, and overflowing with energy. In a dynamic atmosphere that welcomes diversity, we are investing in our employees, along with the growth of our company. Imagine your career potential in this amazing opportunity!

Coborn's, Inc. is a fast-growing employee-owned grocery retailer located the Midwest. Our grocery store formats include Coborn's, Cash Wise and Save-A-Lot stores and we offer unique online grocery home delivery services through our CobornsDelivers and Cash Wise Delivers locations. Coborn's Inc. also owns and operates liquor stores under the Coborn's Liquor, Cash Wise Liquor, Payless Liquor, and Captain Jack's brands. Additionally, our fuel and convenience division, in-house grocery warehouse and distribution center, in-house Central Bakery, and Tops Cleaners are significant assets to our operations. We also have a handful of other retail entities in the markets where the fit is right: Little Dukes, Holiday Stationstores, Ace Hardware, Caribou Coffee, Dunn Bros Coffee, and Subway. Our remarkable employees strive to inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity for each guest at our stores. With a vibrant work environment, ongoing opportunities for career growth, and generous benefits packages for both full-time and part-time employees, Coborn's offers a bright future for all employee owners.


EEO/AA Employer - All qualified individuals, including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

The Communication and Engagement Specialist is the face of the company and the champion of employee engagement.  You will be the subject matter expert on all things communication and engagement, inspiring our employees to Be Remarkable and engaging our Guests through fun, friendly, eye catching communications while promoting Coborn’s mission, vision, and values and leading initiatives that deliver against company objectives, department goals, and the company’s brand. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position:
  • is an energetic and flexible communications guru with strong creative, editing, proofreading, layout and design skills;
  • has experience managing communication between the organization and various media outlets through press releases, media events, and broadcasts. has experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing;
  • will have demonstrated creativity and proven immersion in Social Media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios to drive engagement and lead generation;
  • possesses a detailed knowledge of enterprise social media best practices, as well as metrics and benchmark with which to measure effectiveness;
  • is able to work with both internal and public facing guests;
  • is self-motivated and possesses excellent organization, planning, and time management skills; works well with all levels of leadership and works with cross-functional teams; and is able to multi-task across multiple projects with varying deadlines. 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field preferred.  Must be able to travel regionally and locally up to 30% of the time and work outside of normal business hours.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

broadhead - PR Intern

The PR Intern will assist our agency staff in a variety of duties, which may include, but not limited to:
  • Creating and monitoring social media posts and platforms at the discretion of the public relations and account team leads.
  • Creation of video content to be used for social media.
  • Providing support to influencer and digital media relations.
  • Assisting with the creation and distribution of client information including but not limited to multi-media news releases and social media posts.
  • Writing and interviewing client experts for content development to be used in digital and print formats.
  • Leading the collection and reporting of media relations pick-ups for clients including digital and print media.
  • Managing public relations team status reports to assist in accurate and timely reporting to clients.
  • Attending and participating in client meetings, media training sessions, presentations, project management meetings and brainstorming sessions as directed.
  • Developing media lists for client and agency media relations efforts.
  • Supporting the agency's efforts by performing research activities.
Requirements:
  • We prefer current college students working toward a related bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Preference given to candidates experienced in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and/or iMovie/FinalCut.
  • Works successfully with close knit, collaborative, team environment.
  • Position is located in Downtown Minneapolis. We expect this to be a part-time internship for a current college student. Student must have availability to work part-time during regular work-week hours.
  • Preference will be given to students with previous internship experience and heavy social media experience.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Collegis Education - Communication Specialist

The Communications Specialist at Collegis Education must have excellent communication, writing and relationship building skills as well as an in-depth understanding of the web and social media. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Public Relations/Communications and Content Marketing teams in helping elevate the brands of Collegis’ partner institutions by building relationships with key influencers and journalists as well as pitching/placing interesting stories and content, including (but not limited to) large-scale content marketing projects and college initiatives that will drive SEO.

Reporting Relationship:
The Communications Specialist will report to a Public Relations Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Find and build relationships with bloggers, social media influencers, website owners and higher education journalists/reporters.
  • Promote content through social media platforms and other forms of outreach to support SEO initiatives.
  • Research and vet potential content partners; participate in content brainstorming sessions by sharing content ideas.
  • Collaborate with project leads to discuss project plans, strategies and results.
  • Write or pitch articles for guest posting on various online publications.
  • Develop media relations/outreach strategy for large-scale content marketing pieces.
  • Write press releases and media advisories.
  • Assist Public Relations Manager with local campus media pitching.
  • Assist with collection and editing of media clips to archive and promote on social media.
  • Monitor higher education news and trends.
  • Create monthly media dashboards to distribute to key stakeholders.
  • Help enterprise and research news story and interview segments ideas.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field of study.
  • 2-3 years working in communications or public relations
  • Self-starter with strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Comfortable and confident pulling together performance reports and insights.
  • Proven ability to think critically to synthesize and integrate information from multiple sources.
  • A commitment to maintaining the highest degree of business and personal ethics.
  • Must be adept at use of MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Company:
Collegis Education is an enrollment growth management and technology services company that offers industry-leading solutions for colleges and universities of every size in every sector. Using a proactive and analytical approach, Collegis Education empowers education institutions to make a broader impact by providing insights that help grow enrollments, improve student outcomes and optimize expenses. With several decades of experience working within the higher education industry, the team at Collegis Education was founded within the walls of a college and expanded to help change more lives through education. Currently, the infrastructures established by Collegis Education support more than 30,000 students nationwide. For more information about Collegis Education, please visit www.CollegisEducation.com.

Collegis Education is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Kohnstamm Communications - Consumer Account Executive



POSITION SUMMARY
Looking for a career working with fast-growth, mission-driven organic and natural food companies? Kohnstamm Communications, rated among the top 10 agencies for both food and bev PR and CSR communications by topPRagencies.com, is looking for consumer PR pros to elevate the national reputations of our newest CPG clients. Kohnstamm has represented more than 75 such “health and wellness” brands over the past 15 years, and is a nationally recognized agency at industry conferences like the Natural Products Expo, the largest global conference for natural, organic and better-for-you CPG products.
If the work sounds appealing, let’s talk culture. Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Understand the health and wellness consumer space? Have the poise to work directly with clients and meet their sometimes insatiable PR expectations? If you have at least 2-4 years of hands-on PR experience in an agency or client setting, then we want to speak with you ASAP.
We are seeking an Account Executive (AE) craving an opportunity to work closely with cutting edge, on-the-move clients and generate outstanding results at a boutique agency like ours.
Our AE will be part of  two- or three-person teams, support four client accounts at a time, and be responsible for driving client projects that directly generate transformational outcomes for very entrepreneurial natural product companies. Duties include media relations outreach, driving social media programs, and developing crisp, effective written content. Our AE needs to have a nose for being on top of our clients’ competition and industry landscape and to acquire solid knowledge in current and future food and nutrition practices and trends. A demonstrated ability to work quickly but carefully on multiple fronts, while meeting high client expectations and creating value amidst ambiguity, are key attributes for success. 
In addition to advanced communication skills (written, verbal, presentation), our AE must possess a demonstrated self-directed nature, skilled time management, and an ability to work seamlessly as part of a cohesive team. Kohnstamm is fortunate to have created a very healthy, enlivened, empowered, inclusive and upbeat group — yet to uphold this great  environment, we need to add individuals who can carry their weight — and much more.
A 25-year, 12-person PR agency located smack in downtown St. Paul, Kohnstamm Communications is committed to creating a “Best Places to Work” environment for its dedicated staff, including competitive health and dental benefits, paid downtown parking, flex time, jeans everyday, profit-sharing bonuses, and more.    

Sound like a fit?  Please contact Rebecca Zanger at Rebecca@kohnstamm.com.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ameriprise - Public Communications Intern

The Public Communications intern will be part of a dynamic team that delivers high-quality public relations for Ameriprise Financial, a Fortune 250 company. As part of the Public Communications team, the intern will have multiple opportunities to learn and develop skills that will help them as they begin their path towards a career in public relations. Opportunities available within this internship may include:

Responsibilities:

• Writing and editing content for the Ameriprise newsroom including feature stories, commentary and story ideas
• Developing targeted media pitches for consumer and trade publications
• Reviewing and editing news releases and other communications
• Creating and updating media lists
• Conducting research on current trends
• Assisting with media outreach in local markets
• Assist in prepping Ameriprise spokespeople including senior leaders and financial advisors
• Being proactive in helping PR team develop new media strategies
• Media training
• Assisting with Ameriprise_News Twitter account


Additional Opportunities
• Networking with other summer interns and people across the company
• Participating in regularly scheduled calls with PR agency
• Attend team and department meetings where you connect with other communications and marketing professionals
• Exposure to Ameriprise executives at internship events
• Ability to participate in Young Professionals Network
• Learning about a variety of career paths

Benefits and program support

• Competitive wages
• Develop professionally and personally
• Challenging and significant work
• Exposure to senior leaders
• Network with peers and co-workers
• Involvement in the community
• Positioning for the future
• Housing for out of state students (must meet housing qualifications)


Apply now.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Allied Solutions - Manager, Marketing & Communications

The Manager of Marketing & Communication is responsible for directing the day to day operations and strategic direction of the marketing and communication team. This team is responsible for providing marketing and communications services and support to our internal business unit clients so that as a company we can promote consistent and compliant messaging and protect our brand.

Essential Functions:
  • Manage team of marketing professionals to support the marketing and communication needs of the company while ensuring consistent and compliant messaging to protect our brand.
  • Serve as senior consultant on cross-departmental or high-sensitivity projects to ensure that major initiatives are successfully executed.
  • Collaborate with 2nd VP of Marketing and Communications to develop policies and procedures for our Marketing Account Management team.
  • Manage corporate communications and support advertising/media projects so that we ensure consistent brand messaging and that we are leveraging promotional opportunities in an effort to increase sales.
Qualifications:
  • 4-year business related degree required
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience required
  • 5-8 years related experience in the following areas required:
    • Developing and implementing multi-level, integrated communications approaches
    • Managing the coordination and development of strategic marketing materials
    • Supervising people in an atmosphere of learning and development
    • Project management
  • Familiar with B2B Marketing environment preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Computer and technical skills required (e.g. Lotus Notes, MS Office Suite, SFMC, CMS and CRM tools, and Adobe Suite) preferred

Who we are.

Allied Solutions, LLC, is one of the nation’s largest financial services providers. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial service industry our aim is to be the most customer-focused and respected provider of insurance and lender products whose customized solutions help clients grow their business and more effectively manage risk.
If you’re a person who thrives in a fast-paced, team-based workplace, values an environment of diversity where wide-ranging viewpoints fuel innovation, and enjoys helping others by delivering truly personalized service, Allied Solutions could be the perfect fit!
What we offer.
We offer our employees a robust compensation package! Our comprehensive benefits includes: medical, dental and vision insurance coverage; 100% company-paid life and disability coverage, 401k options with company match,three weeks of PTO by the end of the first year and much more.
Allied proudly promotes from within as part of a strong commitment to providing career growth opportunities for employees of all levels. Our diverse business portfolio allows employees broad career options with the advantage of staying with the same organization.

Apply online.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Donaldson Company - Senior Digital Marketing Specialist


As a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at Donaldson Company, you will have tangible impact on a $2.3B company that does business in over 140 countries across the globe. As a customer focused organization in a wide range of markets, you’ll have access to a variety of career growth and development opportunities. In this role, you will support several Donaldson business units to drive brand awareness and lead generation efforts via a multitude of digital marketing channels.

Description: As a Senior Communications Specialist at Donaldson, you could expect the following responsibilities to be part of your day to day activities:

Strategic Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with cross-functional teams, develop digital marketing strategies and programs to help achieve business goals for multiple Donaldson business units. 
  • Establish metrics & tracking protocols to ascertain if interactive marketing efforts are having their intended impact.  Provide feedback and recommendations to management.
  • Review and validate that existing marketing content is relevant; establish a content management process to review and refresh content.
Functional Responsibilities:
  • Support the creation and maintenance of external websites and apps (Utilizing various content management platforms.)
  • Leverage Google Analytics and other reporting tools to track metrics on company websites, apps, YouTube Channels, and PPC campaign performance indicators in order to improve tool effectiveness and drive business decisions.
  • Drive web-generated leads into CRM system for tracking/nurturing.
  • Ensure that websites and marketing tools are available for use in the global marketplace, including gathering input from global marketing and product management staff.
  • Create and manage e-mail marketing efforts for assigned business units.
  • Manage Donaldson YouTube presence – and other social media.
  • Manage organic search engine optimization (SEO) and paid search (PPC) efforts.
  • Create and maintain resources within our digital asset management (DAM) system.
  • Consistently apply Donaldson brand standards to all customer-facing communications.

Candidates most successful in this role possess:

Experience & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related filed
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing strategy, execution, and best practices.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years digital marketing communications experience, including the development and execution of digital campaigns to create awareness and/or generate leads.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) or SharePoint.
  • Experience with marketing automation platforms, such as Click Dimensions.
  • Experience working with/or managing vendor relationships with marketing agencies and other external development partners.
  • Knowledge/experience with social media.
  • Basic knowledge HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and web development tools.
  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, PPT, Outlook and Word).
  • Mac OS.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Global business experience preferred – with ability to collaborate and implement interactive marketing efforts across cultures and around the world.
  • Graphic design experience (Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Digital copywriting experience/skills. 
What will make you successful at Donaldson?
  • A strong sense of collaboration and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Solid project and time management skills.
  • Being Detail oriented & organized.
  • A passion for learning and growing.
At Donaldson, we are working with businesses from all over the globe. Our work improves lives, protects the environment and enhances equipment performance. Are you ready to make a difference?

NEXT Precision Marketing - Public Relations Manager


NEXT/ GLS Precision Marketing is currently seeking a motivated Public Relations Manager to join our team, providing content development and media relationship management activities for our agency and our clients. The ideal candidate will have deep experience working for a PR or marketing firm, managing multiple brands and clients, with a proven track record of developing and placing content in print and digital B2B/trade and B2C media.

The position requires strong writing, communication and client facing skills, interviewing and pitching, strategic thinking, creative problem solving and have a strong understanding of digital and social media tools. The PR Manager must be a team player, with the ability to coordinate and proactively follow up on projects and drive them to completion within a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities as part of our team may include:
  • Content development, brand journalism and storytelling (PRs, articles, case studies, testimonials, etc.)
  • Build PR templates, schedules and editorial calendars
  • List and contact management
  • Image development (working alongside creative team members)
  • E-media (working with media and deployment team members)
  • Reporting (monthly clipping, social media and customized client reports)
  • Social media (media plans, daily maintenance, new proposals and events)
  • Client contact (meetings, email, phone)
  • Media relationship management (pitch and align content with magazine editors)
  • Maintain and update company’s PR and website content
  • Collaboration and coordination (with Media, CSS, Creative, Project Managers, etc.)
  • Maintain consistency with client styles and branding in print, web and other communication channels
Essential Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years formal experience in publicity PR Agency preferred; or similar requisite experience in marketing firm or corporate external communications
  • Demonstrate expert proficiency in research, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Familiarity and adherence to PRSA and AP style
  • Expertise in social media and digital media applications and best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is helpful
  • BA in public relations (preferred), marketing, communications, journalism or a related field
  • Self starter with the ability to work independently
  • Experienced collaborator with clients and multi-departmental project teams
Who we are: NEXT / GLS Precision Marketing is a strategic marketing solutions provider delivering end-to-end innovation from ideas to implementation. With over three decades of experience and a history of building and deploying brands through award-winning work and strategies, NEXT / GLS offers a broad portfolio of marketing technologies, including foundational strategic and creative services, comprehensive publicity and media presence, innovative multi-channel digital and print solutions, complete capabilities for global deployment, performance measurement and advanced program management tools. The company’s facilities are located in Brooklyn Park, Minnetonka and Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Job Type: Full-time
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
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