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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pheasants Forever, Inc. - Public Relations Internship

The Habitat Organization

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Relations Internship

Location : National Headquarters - White Bear Lake, MN

Description: Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, a national wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a highly-motivated individual to serve as an intern in its marketing department at its national headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. This intern will work closely with Pheasants Forever national staff on a variety of public relations and marketing projects and assist in the promotion of National Pheasant Fest, the organization's biggest event that annually draws attendance of more than 20,000.

Duties & Responsibilities May Include:

      • Writing news releases, articles and web content
      • Creating and/or writing promotional material
      • Media relations
      • Special events
      • Social media marketing
      • Pheasants Forever chapter and member assistance
      • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Strong communication and writing skills. Interest in outdoors/conservation/environment/hunting is preferred.

Pay/Credit: $1,500 stipend/College credit opportunity

Application Deadline: September 11, 2015

Start Date: September 21, 2015


Apply online now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Spotlight Media Relations - Fall Media Relations Intern



Position: Fall Media Relations Intern

Day-to-day duties of the Media Relations Intern include researching, compiling media lists, developing pitch angles and administrative duties. The internship is a paid part-time position, up to 24 hours per week for 12 weeks.

- Must be pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications, Marketing or a related field
- Willingness to learn and take direction
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- Strong social media proficiency and ability to develop engaging content for social media channels
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Team player

Spotlight Media Relations is a public relations agency with offices in New York and Minneapolis-St.Paul. Our specialty is generating high-impact media placements for our clients in consumer media with an emphasis on broadcast media. Current clients include national beauty, fashion, food/drink, lifestyle, health and wellness, tech and business experts and brands.


Please send a resume and cover letter to Madeleine Reul at madeleine@spotlightmediarelations.com with 'Fall Media Relations Intern' in the subject line.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Augusoft - Social Media/Research Specialist


Social Media/Research Specialist
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Position:             Social Media/Research Specialist (NEW)
Reports to:        
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Company:          Augusoft, Inc. (augusoft.net)
Location:            Minneapolis, MN
Description:
Are you interested in joining a vibrant technology company that is currently growing, expanding and emerging as a company leader in the higher education market?

Augusoft®, Inc. is the leading technology provider of web-based (SaaS) software products and services for educational programs. We provide an integrated product suite of lifelong learning management solutions that help education institutions deliver, manage and measure their continuing education and workforce education programs.

Augusoft has an immediate opening for an experienced Social Media/Research Specialist whom with limited direction will be responsible for the ongoing management and growth of Augusoft’s social media presence. This individual is responsible for creating and maintaining the delivery of e-marketing as it pertains to social media, SEO/website and provide competitive, product and customer research using analysis, consultation and Internet research to support revenue team initiatives. The goal is to measurably impact customer engagement, website traffic, and sales leads. The ideal candidate will have prior work experience with e-marketing, social media and research strategies, be detail-oriented and organized. They must have a passion for excellence, value integrity and possess exceptional writing and editing abilities.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Strategy: Provide social media, SEO/website and competitive research strategy input that impact brand, company/product visibility, lead generation and ultimately revenue.
  • Social Media: Leverage social networks to build company awareness, promote a positive corporate image and increase lead generation. Manage, create and update content, and optimize pages within each platform to increase visibility of Augusoft’s social content on Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and industry specific communities to generate exposure.
  • Website: Create, update and maintain content on website, produce landing pages and ensure SEO and links are viable.
  • < > Research, compile and maintain competitive and key industry/product information. Be the eyes and ears to analyze and understand institution and competitor initiated conversations on all online groups and blogs. Reports: Leverage CRM and various measurement tools to provide analysis, reports, mine insights and present key findings to team members. Add information to CRM and Sharepoint, keep information updated, organized and easily reportable.
  • < > Provide functional, hands-on support in all department areas of responsibility when asked. Support Marketing Manager with the delivery of webinars: including scheduling, content creation, editing of PPTs, eblast and website updates. Assist team with company/product brand development, PR/communications, overall marketing campaign activities, product/service launches and events. Editing and Proofreading: Provide accurate editing, proofreading and gain approval for professional communications prior to posting/releasing information to the public.
  • < >: Develop an extensive knowledge of Salesforce.com, Genoo, InDesign and Lumens features and functionality. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in an advertising, marketing, public relations or like role.
  • Working knowledge and real-world experience in executing social media campaigns and web content to the extent of creating/updating pages, updating in Word Press, and providing art direction.
  • Possess social networking experience on social media and content sharing community platforms including, but not limited to: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ etc.
  • Understand Web and Digital production processes with knowledge of social media legal guidelines, including, but not limited to WOMMA and “pay-per-post”.
  • Must have strong writing skills and have experience writing, photo/video/text, editing and crafting content for the social media. Photoshop skills are a must!  
  • Be an effective online communicator with the ability to serve as the voice of the social network and brand.
  • A solid understanding of the Internet as it relates to sales and marketing, i.e. paid search, SEO, partners (affiliates), generating sales leads via SEO and initiating social media campaigns.
  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce.com is preferred.
  • If selected for an interview, be prepared to bring a portfolio of social media writing examples (e.g. blogs, tweets, articles, custom Facebook pages, etc.) and research project examples.    
Essential Skills
  • The ideal candidate will be creative, enthusiastic, intelligent and eager to take on responsibility.
  • Ability to be responsible, accountable and results-driven sometimes in less-than-ideal timelines.
  • Be a quick learner, able to take on a project with minimal supervision, work independently and in a team environment.
  • Be energetic, with the desire to interact professionally both online and offline/ phone and in-person.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and organization skills with excellent time management to coordinate projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to work cross-departmentally and with outside vendors. 
  • Possess an eye for detail and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and interpret information for research and market analysis.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Benefits
  • Salaried position
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health insurance allowance
  • 401k company match
  • Voluntary short-term/long-term disability
  • Lifelong learning class benefits
Onsite exercise facility

Inquire about this job at: jobs@augusoft.net. Reference the position title, Social Media and Research Specialist in the subject line. Augusoft is an equal opportunity provider. Compensation is dependent upon experience. No relocation compensation is available for this position. Position is located in Golden Valley, MN

Apply online now.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fairview - Communication Specialist


Join our team in driving a healthier future.
Fairview Health Services is an award-winning nonprofit health care system with more than 21,000 employees and 2,300 aligned physicians. Based in Minneapolis, we deliver care at all stages of life and are committed to high value health—superior outcomes and an exceptional experience at a lower cost of care. Passionate, innovative employees are essential to our future as we seek to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.

Job Description: 
 The Fairview Physician Associates (FPA) Marketing and Communications Specialist implements communication and marketing tactics that meet specific business needs and support FPA’s brand, vision, goals and strategic initiatives. Working at the direction of FPA’s Marketing and Communications Manager and other FPA leaders as appropriate, the Specialist executes a wide variety of tactics, including web content, electronic newsletters, print materials, FPA and community events, digital/ interactive marketing and communications channels and video. The Specialist also supports and helps to maintain communications databases and related infrastructure.

To be successful, the Marketing and Communications Specialist must possess excellent internal/external customer relations skills in a matrixed environment, strong writing and editing skills for a variety of print and digital media, project coordination competency across multiple communications channels, have basic photography and video experience, be comfortable interacting with people in diverse roles and locations, enjoy event coordination, be passionate about capturing and sharing FPA member value-added experiences, and be able to take work direction and feedback from multiple sources. Through effective brand management, this position contributes to strong relationships with FPA member practices and Fairview entities to support FPA member engagement, clinical integration and measurable business results. Health care experience preferred, self-starter a must.    
Job Qualifications: 
Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or related field
  • 3 years experience in strategic/corporate marketing and communications, public affairs, or related field
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite to include Excel, Word, Visio, Access, as well as Internet authoring tools, desktop publishing tools and interactive/social media tools

Preferred
  • Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organization(s) with multiple locations
  • Corporate communications and health care experience

Preferred Skills & Abilities
· Knowledge of FPA and Fairview system and functional areas.
· Knowledge of key audience segments (e.g. member clinic administrators, independent and Fairview physicians, nurses, managers, partners, policy makers, donors, community partners).
· Knowledge of marketing and communication plans and execution of appropriate tactics to achieve results.
· Ability to implement and manage detailed project tactics, to include web contribution and digital communication tools.
· Ability to think at both the macro and micro levels.
· Ability to gather appropriate data and information from disparate sources.
· Connect across FPA functional roles to include marketing/comm, strategy, quality, clinical systems, membership, contracting, health coaching, finance, as well as appropriate Fairview functions to include communications, marketing and creative services. 
· Understand audience segments
· Understand and implement strategic messages and communication channels, including  electronic/ interactive, print, events, presentations and audio/visual vehicles
· Ability to listen, analyze and synthesize information
· Ability to see strategic picture as well as details
· Strong intellectual abilities to assimilate new information quickly.
· Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
· Ability to write and edit for a variety of channels—print, electronic, in-person presentations, audio/visual
· Ability to write for a variety of audiences, including English as a Second Language and physicians/providers
· Exceptional oral and written communications skills
· Knowledge of AP writing style
· Digital photography experience
· Video recording and editing experience
· Knowledge of electronic content management tools
· Competency in multi-channel digital communications tools
· Event coordination
· Interviewing skills
· Detail oriented
· Commitment to clarity and accuracy
· Ability to work under deadlines
· Flexibility and adaptability
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Knowledge of standard business practices
· Ability to track expenses and reconcile to budget
· Knowledge of FPA brand and proper application 
· Observational/monitoring skills
· Ability to identify cost-saving opportunities
· Ability to identify process improvement opportunities 
· Knowledge of developmental stages and age appropriate outcomes and interventions
· Ability to accept cultural differences 
Are you ready to transform healthcare with us?
For more than 100 years, Fairview has been meeting community needs and achieving breakthrough medical advances in care. We are committed to providing our patients and their families with the very best care and the very best experience. Fairview has seven hospitals and medical centers and more than 90 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the state.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system committed to nation-leading research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care professionals. We serve patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond.

True to our values of dignity, integrity, service, compassion and innovation, our employees are improving patient lives and driving a healthier future. Consider being part of our team today.

Apply online now. Enter job number 15-55616.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Axiom Marketing - PR/Social Media Account Manager


Axiom Job Responsibilities
1.) PR and Social Media Strategy and Execution
2.) Client Account Management
3.) Content Creation
4.) Blogger and Journalist Contacts
5.) Online Contest Creation and Management
6.) PR and Social Media Performance Evaluation

Axiom is looking for candidates who:
1.) Want to go beyond the status quo when it comes to PR and Social Media
2.) Are passionate about discovering, experimenting and measuring PR and Social Media
3.) Want a work environment that offers flexibility and the opportunity to do cutting edge campaigns with minimal B.S.

Qualifications
1.) 5-7+ years in marketing, advertising, PR or journalism
2.) Bachelor/Master degree is marketing, advertising, PR or related field

What is Axiom?
Axiom is a marketing firm founded in 1993 which serves Fortune 1000 manufacturers and service providers for consumer products, building/landscaping, medical device/health care, agricultural/horticultural and retail markets. Axiom offers marketing communications, market research, market strategy and new product development services.
Axiom is a diverse band of marketers, journalists, inventors, craftspeople, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists and provocateurs who excel in seeking the Truth as told by the customer.
We believe the pursuit of success through Voice of the Customer is the foundation to accelerating market success. (We even have our own resident home economist who keeps our meetings stocked with delicious treats.)
Axiom is headquartered in Minneapolis and has satellite offices in Charlottesville, Charlotte and Cedar Rapids.
Required experience:
  • Digital marketing, advertising, PR, journalism, Social Media, Consulting, Content Creation: 5 years
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Briggs and Morgan - Marketing Communications Coordinator

We are seeking a team-oriented, can-do professional to join our Business Development and Marketing department. The position is equal parts writing and coordinating a variety of marketing communications.  The person in this position will work closely with the Director of Business Development and Marketing to deliver high-quality and engaging marketing communications to internal and external audiences.
Responsibilities:
Write, edit and proofread marketing communications, including:
·         Attorney biographies
·         News releases
·         Announcements
·         Newsletters
·         Award entries
·         Marketing collateral
·         Pitches and proposals
·         Website content
·         Social media content
Maintain the firm’s website content and monitor website analytics.
Maintain social media channels and monitor analytics.
Coordinate the production of RFP responses and maintain the proposal archive.
Maintain the firm’s representative experience database.
Build and maintain mailing lists and coordinate mailings.
Assist with research for business development efforts.
Maintain directory listings and profiles.
Coordinate award submissions.
Prepare activity reports.
 
Knowledge and Skills Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree in  marketing or related field.
·         2 years of business writing experience and knowledge of integrated marketing.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and solid judgment.
·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
·         Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to change in direction.
·         Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
·         Knowledge of AP Style.
·         Knowledge of CRM software.
·         Familiarity with content management systems.
·         Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.

Contact Details:
Ellen Drasin
Director of Human Resources and Research Services

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Xcel Energy - Advertising & Brand Manager


Description

Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for an Advertising & Brand Manager to join our team in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO.

The primary focus of this role is the management and implementation of marketing campaigns via e-mail platform. The successful candidate should be proficient in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and the Exact Target e-mail platform. This includes proficiency in Data extensions, Automation studio, and Data Analytics. An understanding of how data is passed between SFDC and SFMC (the connector) is also beneficial.

Summary

Designs and implements a customer-centric marketing communications plan for assigned customer/market segment; including the creation and development of 360ยบ marketing campaigns and analytics. Integrates customer segments and channels into a comprehensive marketing communications strategy to support the overall DSM, renewable, load, and enhanced services objectives as well as brand, safety, and other corporate messages. Promotes company products and services to increase sales and market penetration as well as to improve customer understanding of key issues and the corporate brand.

Responsibilities

- Provides work direction to team members. Demonstrates and applies subject matter expertise related to assigned customer/market segment. Oversees tactical implementation of marketing communications initiatives and works cross functionally to ensure consistency of message and campaign.
- Designs and implements marketing communications campaigns that achieve company business goals in key areas such as safety, company reputation, and products including CIP/DSM. Campaigns will encompass business-to-business and business-to-customer. Creates measurement and metric tools for campaigns and monitors analytics for constant improvement.
- Directs the work of full-service advertising and brand agencies and other vendors in the formation of broadcast, print, outdoor, Internet, direct mail collateral and other advertising activities that meet corporate brand and individual business unit goals as needed. Directs work of in-house design teams in the formation of print collateral, direct mail, email, newsletters, etc.
- Designs and implements messaging and media strategy, including research and testing to gain final recommendations. Presents and gains buy-in from executives across multiple levels on strategy and execution.
- Creatively and actively works cross-functionality to seek continuous improvement of marketing programs. Stays current with local trends and media for maximum effectiveness. Proactively seeks and mines opportunities that achieve client goals.
- Internal Communication: Assures company executives and employees are informed of the Company's advertising and communications efforts to gain internal support and buy-in. Manages jurisdictional relationships and advertising & communications needs ensuring consistent messaging. Sponsors the Xcel Energy brand and ensures adherence to brand standards.
- Manages campaign budget and negotiates pricing with vendors and agencies as necessary.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Qualifications

Required

- Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge
- 8 years experience in advertising, communications, or marketing, which includes both agency and client side experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of marketing communications and advertising strategy principles
- Demonstrated knowledge of communications law, including libel, slander, defamation, trademark, copyright, advertising truth standards, and contract law regarding formal bids for design, photography and printing. Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

Preferred

- Prior experience leading teams or projects
- Knowledge of the utility industry

#LI-BO1

Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis
Other Locations: CO-Denver
Schedule: Full-time

Union Position-Non-Bargaining 



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