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Friday, October 31, 2014

Web Recruiter - Marketing and Communications Intern

Web Recruiter is searching for a qualified Marketing and Communications Intern for a full time position located in Andover, MN. The right candidate will have the following skills, experience or ability to fulfill the following top requirements: Assist communications director by writing and editing copy for release, Produce and update media kit materials including fact sheets and backgrounders, attractions and events, Maintain web, Written and oral communication skills, Design and graphics skills, Computer software skill proficient. The salary is estimated at $18 per Hour depending on candidate experience and applicable State and Local minimum wage requirements, whichever is higher. Environment: Thriving and successful. 

Apply now.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PRSA - Making a Great First Impression — Working the Room with Stevie Ray


Wednesday, November 12

Minneapolis Community & Technical College (1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
4:45 p.m. Registration
5:15-7:00 p.m. Interactive Workshop and Tons of Networking

Register for the event here.

As PR professionals, we know there is a science and art to verbal communication, join us on November 12 as Minnesota PRSA partners with Minnesota SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business) and MCTC (http://www.minneapolis.edu/) to learn the art of networking from one the foremost experts, and have fun doing it!  The one and only Stevie Ray, local improv comedian and Business Journal columnist, will be hosting “Working the Room” – a program designed to showcase the best strategies for networking and making a great first impression!  Real interactive learning in an entertaining way.  Be prepared with plenty of business cards for these hands-on exercises to help you sharpen your skills for handling tough, on-the-spot challenges. Stevie is a master entertainer as well as a respected keynote speaker and corporate trainer. A high energy session that will have our group laughing and learning!

Bring plenty of business cards to exchange with new acquaintances, and to enter for the chance to win a free networking lunch with Minnesota PRSA President Anna Long

Free parking is available in the Hennepin Avenue ramp directly across from MCTC.

Cost:
$25/student
$30/PRSA member
$45/non-PRSA member
(2014 Event Pass Eligible)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weber Shandwick is looking for two PR professionals for their Financial Services team

Position Overview:
The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for two PR professionals, each with 5-8 years of experience to join our Financial Services team.  We’re looking for a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor with experience working with clients in the corporate, financial services, government and healthcare and/or technology sectors.

 The ideal candidates will be either:
  • Someone who has experience working on integrated marketing campaigns, including influencer engagement, social media, media relations, online promotion, materials development and local market outreach.  Strong writing and planning skills are a must.
  • Or, a “news hound” with a passion for following the news, building media relationships and developing strong storylines that generate media interest.
 Essential Competencies and Attributes:
  • Strong interest in how content marketing is evolving and how audiences are receiving, consuming and acting on information
  • Ability to creatively leverage content across multiple channels to engage media and client audiences
  • Experience in both traditional media strategies as well as social media strategies and campaigns
  • Strong media relations skills with proven experience pitching and securing stories
  • Solid technical writing skills, including experience writing  bylined articles for publication
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize engagement activities across a variety of client accounts
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct business, personal finance, technology, trade media and other influencer outreach
  • Work collaboratively with the client and senior leaders on accounts
  • Work collaboratively as part of an agency team across multiple client business units and multiple Weber Shandwick offices
  • Occasional travel
 Qualifications:  
  • BA or BS in journalism, business, communications or public relations degree
  • PR agency experience desired but not required
  • Passion for public relations and its importance in meeting and advancing an organization’s business goals
 What’s in it For You?
  • Our office has earned local recognition for our ‘great place to work’ environment.  We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
  • You’ll join a firm at the forefront of the industry in engaging audiences using integrated social, mobile, digital and traditional communications strategies.
  • You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields and have the opportunity to work on local and global accounts.
 About Us
Weber Shandwick is a leading global PR agency. Our success is built on a deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration, and engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputations. We employ some of the best in the industry, working across sectors including consumer, financial services, healthcare, technology, public affairs, crisis management, digital and CSR.  Weber Shandwick was just recently named 2014 Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, which highlighted Weber Shandwick’s “consistent geographic excellence” in addition to the firm’s outperformance of the market. The firm’s innovative digital capabilities including Mediaco -- Weber Shandwick’s award-winning content publishing and distribution offering -- were highlighted as well.  We’ve also won numerous “best place to work” awards around the world.
To apply for this position, please go to webershandwick.com/work-with-us and search Minneapolis jobs. 
 Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

Monday, October 27, 2014

CATS Software, Inc - Marketing Specialist

CATS provides a modern hiring solution for direct employers and recruiters all over the world. Launched in 2006, we've had years of sustained growth and are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to help us reach new marketing channels.

This role will go beyond simple social media and blogging. You will interact with our current community and find other areas to proactively reach out and engage in discussions, share relevant content to our industry, and search out events for us to attend/sponsor.

Here's what your day-to-day life at CATS may entail:
-Interact and respond to customers reaching out via social media outlets
-Write blogs with industry-relevant material
-Find new areas to promote our services
-Gather customer testimonials/stories
-Monitor, measure, and report on the effectiveness of your campaigns

Qualities we're looking for:
-Excellent writing skills, with the ability to adapt your style to have the correct tone
-We're a young company working in a startup-style manner. We are looking for a motivated self-starter that can change directions and wear several hats.
-Ability to work in a fast paced environment
-Must be comfortable interacting with clients on the phone 


Apply online now.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

iPas Group - Social media marketing

Social media marketing group has an opportunity for social media savvy users to start a career by social networking with others. You will learn the ins and outs of our business and how to make social media a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

Do you have a passion for conversing and sharing content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube or LinkedIn? If you are an active member of any type of online community or social website and you like coming up with and discussing interesting news, current events, hobbies or other topics, then social media marketing is looking for you. Social media marketing group utilizes social networking websites and communities to introduce topics and promote products and ideas online. We engage people in lively conversation and provide interesting links to articles, videos and other media to attract website visitors to our company.

Earnings range up to $2000 a week.

Desired Qualifications:

• Highly motivated, customer focused goal-oriented, collaborative team player.

• Energy and desire to grow our presence online

• Passionate, responsive and knowledgeable about social media trends globally.

•Participate in social media training opportunities to stay current with the latest trends and developments

• Ability to influence other independent contractors at all levels of the organization.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment.


Apply online now.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Media Relations, Inc. - Communications/Writing Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Conducting project research
  • Researching media outlets
  • Contacting the media on behalf of Media Relations, Inc.
  • Creating reports for clients and for internal use
  • Writing memos and other correspondence to clients or the media
  • Perform Cisions searches
  • Obtain and duplicate audio and video copies, and clippings of placements
  • Seek out new programs and publications, and gather information about them for the database
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • General administrative tasks
  • Assist Editorial Manager with press releases and various writing projects
EXPECTATIONS:
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Good writing and editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint helpful
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about business and public relations
  • Willing to abide by the policies and procedures of Media Relations

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, media or broadcasting, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • It is the students responsibility to seek possible credit for this internship
Apply online now.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kohnstamm Communications - Assistant Account Executive



Kohnstamm Communications is an award winning Public Relations Agency and serves a target niche of consumer and business media, branding, CPG, B2B and online marketing in key sectors including corporate social responsibility, organic/natural food and beverage, health and wellness, and others. Ranked No. 3 among “Best Food and Beverage PR Firms” and No. 8 among “Best CSR/Corporate Conscience PR Firms” by topPRagencies.com.

The Assistant Account Executive (AAE) is expected to be a self-starter able to integrate and work closely with other Kohnstamm teams.  This position has exposure to clients, actively builds relationships, begins owning projects, and focuses on increasing knowledge of industry issues.   The AAE will have a pulse on the competitive and industry landscape and be able to take the lead on projects and reactive requests.

The AAE is able to develop in-the-moment tactics that allow our clients to respond quickly to current issues and effectively position themselves and/or their products in a positive light.  Tactics include reactively and proactively contacting media, developing messaging/talking points, reviewing clippings, and developing and deploying social media campaigns.  In addition, the AAE may be called upon to prepare press kits, assist in product launches, trade shows, and write press materials (media pitches, press releases, video scripts, etc.) and client briefings.  

As a member of the account team, the AAE assists in research and analysis and aids in the managing of day-to-day account administration.  Strong persuasive writing and client communication skills are key for success.  An ability to quickly build trusting relationships with consumer lifestyle writers, bloggers and editors is required.   The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced, team-oriented work environment, posses a sense of humor, and is able to perform under pressure.     

Honored by the Holmes Report as the nation’s “2010 Boutique Agency of the Year,” Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm Communications has accrued a dynamic portfolio of national clients. The marketing industry has taken notice.  We are looking for intensely focused, smart and PR-savvy individuals to continue our great work into 2014 and beyond.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: contact@kohnstamm.com with Assistant Account Executive in the subject line. Applications with out a cover letter will not be accepted.