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Friday, February 05, 2016

Vital Images, Inc. - Manager, Marketing Communications

Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a leading provider of health imaging informatics solutions, including advanced visualization, enterprise image viewing solutions and business intelligence technology, designed to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company's solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
At Vital you will be working with state-of-the-art healthcare information software in a dynamic and enjoyable atmosphere. Join a highly energized and capable Marketing team to deliver and support our enterprise software solutions in the healthcare industry.
The Marketing Communications Manager will be responsible for development and implementation of downstream programs related to marketing communications. Within this role, you will assist sales and marketing management with the promotional activities involving, external and internal communications, media and advertising materials to effectively represent the company's products and services to customers and prospects. The role requires a proactive, self-motivated individual with the ability to create and lead.
  • Receives work assignments from various marketing manager’s based on current needs as part of the greater strategic marketing campaign. Particular strengths in multimedia, graphics, advertising or communications would be highly desirable.
  • Develops a comprehensive integrated marketing communications strategy, which associated tactical monthly activities and targets.
  • Reviews literature in the assigned marketing project, previous marketing materials used in the assignment area, and gathers materials of competitive companies in the field.
  • Researches, writes, develops sketches of supporting themes and graphics, and consults with all stakeholders on the needs of the particular project.
  • Presents recommendations to marketing manager or committee based on strategic marketing imperatives.
  • Where appropriate, arranges for the development of video scripts and selects a strategy to execute on the various assignments.
  • Overviews editing and voice-overs to assure quality production in line with the parameters of the assignment.
  • Writes draft speeches for senior management and reviews proposed speech with the executive. Arranges for necessary speaking aids. Attends the presentation and offers feedback to the speaker. May develop and coordinate multimedia packages—letters, brochures, video, point-of-purchase displays—for particular assignments.
  • Develops direct mail programs, as dictated by the assignment, and monitors roll-out of the campaign and checks for success level at conclusion.
  • Develops draft advertising text and layouts as part of campaign materials and presents to advertising manager for review and approval.
  • May staff company booth or exhibit at trade and community fairs.
  • May be referral person for questions on department communications materials.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Advertising, or Communications
  • Masters of Business Administration (Desired)
  • 5+ years of writing and editing experience, preferably with healthcare IT products
  • Superior presentation and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to be highly proactive and work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Apply online.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

MN IT - Communications Content Specialist

Join the 2,000+ professionals who are bringing strategic vision to state government as part of Minnesota's information technology agency. Work for MN.IT Services and be part of a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. Our culture promotes collaboration, demands continuous improvement and encourages innovation in IT delivery. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for MN.IT Services.

We are looking for a communications professional with experience in managing web content, writing for diverse audiences, and with working knowledge of graphic design. Experience with technology and/or government is a plus.

The successful candidate will work as part of the MN.IT Communications Team. We develop internal and external communications for MN.IT Services, provider of IT services for the State of Minnesota executive branch. The team creates diverse communications to support the agency’s priorities and projects, and to assist MN.IT’s operational staff in meeting their strategic goals.

In this role, you will develop and implement integrated communications for our key communication vehicles that span websites, intranets, mass emails, social media, video and print.

The position requires a high degree of professionalism and teamwork. You will work with customers to help develop strategic communications plans, and you will work with the team to create and implement the communications that support the plan.

Required skills include but are not limited to:
Experience working with web content management
Strong writing and editing abilities
Strength in communicating, analytical thinking and strategic planning
A working knowledge of graphic design and image production programs (like Adobe Creative Suite), photography basics, familiarity with video/multimedia production Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

Understanding of communications and marketing principles
Experience with web content creation and management
Ability to develop strategic communication plans
Writing and editing for media, web, social media, and print
Familiarity with graphic design programs (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite). Strong understanding of the basic elements of design Position requires a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a communications related role. Experience must include:

Web content management
Writing and editing for digital and print communications
Graphic design or video production
Strategic communications development
Working with customers/clients
Salary Range and Benefits: $ 19.48-$ 28.29 hourly, $ 40,674-$ 59,070 annually
Starting salary depending upon qualifications. Excellent State of MN benefits package.

To view the full job posting and officially apply online, please visit: and enter Job ID number: 1627
MN.IT Services is committed to hiring veterans. Qualified veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Hospitality Minnesota - Membership Marketing Specialist

Organizational Summary
Hospitality Minnesota is a coalition of three associations: Minnesota Restaurant Association, Minnesota Lodging Association, Minnesota Resorts & Campgrounds Association. Hospitality Minnesota serves as the voice of the hospitality industry representing over 2000 businesses. Each association has its own governing board and mission but benefit from a combined staff team to execute the strategic goals.

Job Summary

The Membership Marketing Specialist supports the membership needs of Hospitality Minnesota and the coalition of Associations. This role maintains accurate data records as well as creates marketing materials to increase and support membership. This role provides excellent customer service to members.

1. Work with the Membership Director and Marketing & Communications Manager in the development of membership prospecting materials.
2. Responsible for knowledge of operations and trends for restaurants, hotels, resort and campgrounds to convey true value for prospective members.
3. Create marketing materials based on current legislative issues, the positions of the Associations and efforts we are undertaking to achieve legislative goals.
4. Promote educational opportunities to prospects.
5. Responsible for knowledge of association benefits programs and tasked with promoting these association programs as part of the membership attraction effort.
6. Contact prospective members to update records.
7. Maintain member data in association database
8. Maintain and develop online member resource library
9. Updates records using weekly lead reports and other publications as assigned.
10. Assists in developing and setting up trade show booths, premarketing shows to prospects and attending shows as requested.
11. Contributes to idea generation for attracting new members.
12. Utilize social media per the marketing plan.
13. Assist with member surveys, data collection and reporting
14. Maintain current consumer websites and assist members with listings and promoting of upgrades to their listings.
15. Coordinate annual production of member printed directory
16. Assist with production of other printed member resources
17. Coordinate and execute membership mailings
18. Be cross trained on producing and sending member update emails
19. Be cross trained on producing event invitations and materials
20. Other duties as assigned.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

National Marrow Donor Program - General Public Marketing Intern

The person in this internship role will be assigned projects and project mentors to gain an understanding of our standards of performance, culture, and gain exposure to a variety of assignments in our General Public Marketing & Communications team that will provide the best possible learning experience while making valuable contributions to our life saving work.

Minimum Education:

Currently enrolled at a college/university in a Bachelors degree program with a Marketing & Communications focus and at least two years of coursework completed with an emphasis or relevant coursework in marketing and communications.
Key Skills:
Solid time management skills. A passion for staying on top of trends in marketing and communications. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams. An interest in nonprofit and healthcare or related fields is a plus.

Other Information:

National Marrow Donor Program is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this position: click here.

If you should need an accommodation during the application process, please call or email us at (612) 884.8761,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Emanuelson-Podas seeking public relations / marketing intern

Emanuelson-Podas is seeking a part-time, ambitious, enthusiastic public relations / marketing intern. College juniors or seniors pursuing degrees in public relations, marketing, business, mass communications or journalism preferred. Candidates must be exceptional writers, communicators and multitaskers.

Researching and writing case studies for recently completed company projects;
Researching and writing company news items;
Development of content for company website;
Development of content for company social media use;
Researching and developing materials to support project award submissions;
Assisting with communications planning (for both internal and external use);
Development and maintenance of media lists;
Identification of online forums/blogs/newsletters/associations;
Assistance with internal interviews;
Proofing (AP style);
Creation of talking points, key messages and language for presentations;
Assistance redeveloping company wiki.

Exceptional writing and communication skills
Ability to multitask
Ability to self-start and to see projects to completion
Excellent proofing skills
Excellent people skills (esp. for interviewing, etc.)
Ability to understand complex projects
Familiarity with social media (esp. LinkedIn)
Familiarity with WordPress preferred but not necessary
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not necessary
College juniors or seniors preferred
Cover letter, resume and other application materials or questions should be directed to For more information, visit


Emanuelson-Podas is an MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineering firm. We work side-by-side with architects to develop building design solutions. In short, we design the building systems that get air, power, light and water to the places that matter.

About Emanuelson-Podas: Founded in 1957, Emanuelson-Podas, Inc., (EP) delivers expert mechanical, electrical and plumbing design solutions to a select group of clients in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn., the company embraces a work approach rooted in collaboration and partnership, based on the belief that amazing spaces happen when real connections are formed between engineers, architects, contractors and business owners. A values-driven company, EP’s key industry areas include the corporate, civic, education, fitness, financial, healthcare, hospitality, housing, industrial, municipal, restaurant, retail and worship sectors. More information can be found at

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Prime Therapeutics - Corporate Communications Specialist

Job Summary:

As a corporate communication specialist, this individual will have the chance to perform a wide range of corporate communications activities in support of Prime’s business goals.

This position will collaborate with others on the corporate communication team to carry out communications projects for both internal and external audiences. The Corporate Communications Specialist will execute initiatives through Prime’s internal communication channels, which include (but are not limited to): company intranet, digital signs, newsletters, emails, videos, meetings and other company events. This role will also assist with a variety of external communications tasks, including media relations support, internet content updates and other external facing initiatives.


• Support the communication team in the areas of researching, writing, editing and project management.
• Aid in the development of communication plans for both internal and external audiences.
• Implement tactical elements of communication plans, including working closely with Prime’s creative team to produce high quality, brand appropriate communication deliverables.
• Create and post information to Prime’s Intranet and digital signs ensuring timely, accurate, and high quality content.
• Assemble and distribute daily, weekly and monthly newsletters ensuring timely delivery and thorough tracking.
• Monitor the communication inbox, dealing effectively with incoming requests and providing tactical support for creating and sending outgoing messages.
• Manage the review and approval process for assigned projects to guarantee appropriate approval and messaging meets all regulatory requirements and brand standards.
• Track and report communication distribution and readership.
• Assist with supporting other communication projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
• Minimum of 1 year experience in communications or agency role.
• Availability for limited travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ambitious self starter eager to grow and willing to take on additional responsibilities.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience communicating with employees and/or external audiences.
• Health care industry experience or demonstrated interest in health care industry.
• General experience with content management systems using HTML and CSS.
• Experience with both project management and time management; proven ability to meet tight deadlines and balance multiple projects.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software.

Apply now.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SCHERMER - VP/Creative Director

** Local Candidates preferred. Agency and B2B experience mandatory. No recruiters. **

SCHERMER, one of the leading B2B agencies in the country, and a MN Business Magazine Top 100 Company to Work For, is looking for a Vice President / Creative Director to lead our creative/UX team, help guide the vision of the agency, and lead branding, demand gen and digital initiatives for clients such as Honeywell, Eaton, 3M, Cargill, Piper Jaffray, Children's MN, Element Financial Corp, and General Mills Foodservice.

The VP/CD is part of the executive leadership team, responsible for the creative vision and output of SCHERMER, with oversight of the creative team and creative processes; the ideation, presentation and execution of client branding and marcom campaigns; the profitability and creative quality of client projects, and the operational readiness of the creative team.

Responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, estimation and implementation of creative assignments; new business pitches; creative presentations; overseeing intern program; interviewing potential candidates; training; Assist in customer research and learning, competitive audits, concept testing and focus groups. Conceptualize and execute award winning, strategic and highly effective branding, content, campaigns and experiences that drive a high return on investment.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Creatively direct and execute branding initiatives, integrated campaigns, product launches, and digital experiences for business-to-business, business-to-government and business-to-consumer clients.
  • Collaborating and contributing to the creative process as a leader of a creative team, and as a member of the agency leadership team
  • Lead the creative function so that the environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style and other elements support the strategic goals and brand of Schermer.
  • Deliver functional expertise in B2B communications best practices and elements
  • Ensure that the creative function operates in an efficient, profitable manner
  • Ensure that our creative product remains leading edge and ahead of our national competition
  • Envision + deliver strategic solutions that help clients attain their marketing and communications objectives
  • Translate client situation, marketing goals and information into strategic brand concepts, messages, content and experiences
  • Write and present rationales for new business pitches, SOWs, and campaign strategies
  • Lead the planning/concept/design process of brand identity, messaging and content marketing, websites and landing pages, interactive/web/video/motion graphics
  • Ensuring the professional development and readiness of the creative team, including mentoring and coaching, development planning and oversight, reviews and evaluations
  • Managing the evolution of the agency’s digital marketing capabilities, including integrating marketing technologies and digital marketing capabilities into the creative process and product.

Primary Duties:
  • Work collaboratively with agency leadership, participate in company strategizing, and make recommendations for changes to the creative function to meet market changes, competitive threats or to support strategic plans
  • Work collaboratively with agency account and operations leaders to scope, estimate and reconcile projects.
  • Understand Schermer's strategic goals and brand; analyze the creative team, environment, processes, technologies, etc., to determine areas needing improvement; and build and direct a creative function aligned with and supportive of those goals.
  • Make decisions on a daily basis that ensure both profitability and creative quality
  • Set expectations and standards (build a culture) for team attitude, behavior, teamwork and professional development based on our tenants of excellence, diligence, and service to others.
  • Direct the activities and professional development of creative team members, including conducting staff reviews, taking corrective actions and recommending promotions
  • Study the creative marketplace, assessing where Schermer's work stands against competitors’, as well as our clients’ competitors’ creative work.
  • Drive constant improvement in Schermer's creative and UX design process and capabilities.
  • With the account lead(s), assure that internal and client presentations are on time, professional, engaging, persuasive and supported by a sound rationale
  • Assure that timely and informative communication takes place between the creative function and the partners, account team and clients
  • Contribute to the strategic and creative development of the agency’s marketing and branding efforts for new business development

  • This is a business management position where we expect to have someone in place for years. So if building your book is the goal, please save yourself the time and trouble of applying.
  • As such, we want you to have 12+ years experience working in a marketing communications / digital marketing agency, plus 2+ years of agency leadership / department management experience 
  • Demonstraable and distinguished B2B marketing communications expertise, expecially in the areas of branding, UX design, demand gen campaigns and content marketing
  • Local candidates are preferred. We will only consider out of town you are at another national top-tier B2B agency.
  • You are driven by a healthy sense of pride, not by ego. We are a collaborative group that takes pride in collectively solving problems, not winning awards. This requires balancing patience and perspective, with enthusiasm and expertise.

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1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Salary Requirements