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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Medronic - Sr. Communications Specialist


Careers that Change Lives
The Senior Communications Specialist is a part of the internal communications team within Corporate Communications and plays a critical role in supporting the Medtronic internal communications strategy. He/She will help advance and transform our work, support internal storytelling, and the storytelling platform. This role will serve as the internal editorial operations lead, supporting the editorial manager and collaborating with communicators across different business groups, geographies and corporate functions within the company. Building relationships and trust with this cross-matrix network is critical to the success of this role and the operations of the internal storytelling effort. Confidence in interactions as well as extreme attention to detail are a must for this position. 

This role is also responsible for ensuring consistency of on-brand messaging across the intranet and other internal corporate channels, as well as enabling a data-driven strategy that drives our approach and enhancements.


A Day in the Life


Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Support the team leader in advancing the internal communications strategy through key partnerships and research/data collection
  • Supports the corporate internal communications plan and, in some cases, responsible for specific elements of it
  • Handles the creation and implementation of multiple forms of internal strategic communication activities, programs and content guided by the Medtronic Mission and overall business strategy
  • Leads strategies, produces content, and may organize events to help align the organization's goals in support of greater employee engagement and business impact
  • Helps to advance our internal storytelling capability and is a critical player in support of the internal storytelling platform - responsible for planning, storytelling, writing and editing
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the cross-matrix body that is responsible for creating and publishing content to the intranet, including facilitating and supporting regular communications, answering questions, guiding and training new network members, annual in-person engagement, etc.
  • Edits and publishes stories and other key content in accordance with our content strategy 
  • Responsible for ensuring all content in the intranet meets the robust governance requirements 
  • Meticulously manages all details surrounding the master editorial calendar, in partnership with the editor
  • Supports operation of the council – the body ultimately responsible for advancing our digital employee communications, demonstrating internal communications value to the business, and advancing the function into a center of excellence 
  • Manages the quarterly analytics reports, which includes coordinating with internal communications partners to ensure cross-company measurement results reporting to leaders
  • Support the internal communications team, intranet editor and Sr. Manager of Internal Communications on various projects as needed 
  • Raise risks and concerns as necessary


Must Have: Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  
  • Bachelor's degree in communications or public relations
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
  • 4+ years’ experience in internal communications or public relations field in a corporate and/or agency environment with a Bachelor's degree; 2+ years' experience with an advanced degree
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:  
  • Experience with or working knowledge of programs and applications such as PowerPoint, Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and various desktop publishing
Nice to Have
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred
  • Prior Medtronic experience 
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent verbal, writing, editing and organizational skills
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and implement the Medtronic brand voice in communications
  • Effective collaboration with colleagues, teammates as directed; possess sense of teamwork. Superb people skills – must be comfortable working with colleagues both in person and remotely, across time zones and geographic regions
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Accuracy, accountability, and strong organizational skills are essential to a successful performance 
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


ECMC - Public Relations Specialist


·         JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, provides coordination, execution and administrative support for public relations and communications projects and activities to position ECMC Group and its affiliates favorably with media and the public through proactive and reactive media relations, events, and other promotional activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

o    Develops public relations/communications project plans and related materials and monitors plans for completion of tasks

o    Drafts press releases, op-eds, news articles, backgrounders, feature stories, bios, policy statements, media holding statements, and crisis communications statements, among others

o    Proactively pitches consumer and trade media including print, broadcast and online

o    Attends important functions on the company’s behalf, serving as the public relations representative; assists with planning and organizing promotional media events as necessary

o    Monitors and compiles media coverage to keep abreast of the news about our company, products and services, by using research tools and other methods. Monitors and compiles media clips to create and distribute daily, monthly, and event-specific coverage and reports.

o    Develops, maintains, and updates media contact database. Creates press lists and performs research on journalists and others as required.

o    Handles media requests for information, interviews and photos from all media. Works with various departments to provide accurate information. Develops specialized press kits and information for media. Updates corporate profiles and fact sheets on a regular basis. Vets incoming media inquiries; maintains contact with reporters and acts as liaison between media and internal subject matter experts, providing advice and counsel on responding to inquiries.

o    Plans and staffs media deskside visits and on-site media events, in consultation with Director, Public Relations.


o    Monitors press coverage and follows up with press to ensure coverage accuracy and timeliness.

o    Stays up to date on all public relations trends and innovations and brings new ideas to the team.

o    Writes draft copy and edits copy for new and revised materials, communications, blogs, social media posts, and other deliverables, working closely with Director, Public Relations to incorporate best practices and ECMC Group brand standards

o    Performs administrative support tasks as requested

o    Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of campaigns in order to inform future campaigns

o    Monitors and provides web analytic reports to business owners

o    Maintains strong level of knowledge of the industry

o    Tracks, compiles and completes reports on department goals and projects

o    Organizes and updates online databases and other mechanisms for archival/historical access

o    Participates in department planning meetings and helps prioritize workload

o    Complies with all ECMC Group Policies

o    Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Required Education/Certification:  
o    Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
Required Experience:  
o    3-5 years public relations experience in a corporate and/or agency setting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES                         

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills working in a computer-based office suite environment; Microsoft Windows or Mac Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and handle multiple tasks/projects concurrent
  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects. Ability to regularly communicate progress to appropriate stake holders.  Efficiently manages resources and understands work/project scope, key players, urgency, inherent risks and business benefits. 
  • Displays and promotes high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with organizational and government standards
  • Ability to consistently carry out job responsibilities to meet deadlines.  Ability to deliver on commitments as promised and able to acknowledge when commitments are not met and takes appropriate steps to fulfill what has been promised
  • Ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups.  This includes the ability to choose the appropriate method or methods of communication
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze, identify and solve problems while using sound judgment.  Able to implement solutions to address business issues.  Knows who to involve and takes appropriate action
  • Ability to anticipate, understand and manage customer expectations and consistent delivery of services.  Clearly and effectively conveys information

    To apply e-mail Resume and Cover Letter ot

    Brian Hughes at bhughes@ecmc.org

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

White Bear Lake Area Schools - Elementary Media Specialist

Position Summary:
1.0 FTE Library Media Specialist position available at White Bear Lake Area Elementary School.
Performs difficult professional work providing training and guidance for staff and students in the areas of literacy, digital literacy and STEM, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal. 


The School Media Specialist provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district. The Media Specialist (1) collaborates and consults with teachers for the purpose of integrating technology and information literacy skills into subject matter instruction, (2) provides technology and information literacy skills instruction to Elementary school students, and (3) administers media center operations, programming, and resources in order to help all our students become future ready.

Education and /or Experience:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in teaching, or related field and moderate experience teaching, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MN Teaching License
K-12 Library Media Specialist required.

Special Requirements
State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License.
Media Specialist State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License preferred.
Technology Education Endorsement preferred.

Essential Functions: See Job Description attached. If viewing from a third-party website, you will need to visit our website at the below URL to view the job description and essential functions.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online
Email: jobs@isd624.org
Website URL: http://www.isd624.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Mid-America Festivals - Public Relations Intern


Mid America Festivals, producers of the Minnesota Renaissance Festivaland Trail of Terror, is interviewing candidates for a Public Relations Intern. The position will include supporting the Director along with individual projects.
Projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Media Relations: Preparing marketing materials including; writing press releases, contacting local media and creating a press kit. Work with local media on site for TV and Radio interviews, Photographers, etc. Check-in and communicate with the Media gate, on a daily basis.
  • E-Newsletters / database management: Oversee and manage local email database. Includes segmenting audiences and identify/implement strategic eBlast promotions. Develop strategies for email gathering and optimizing eBlast stats. Create and write email blasts and newsletters.
  • Blog: Work with staff, entertainers & artisans to solicit material for the Festival blog. Responsible for the overall management of the blog (Wordpress platform), which includes creation of new blogs, managing comments, as well as industry outreach to incorporate guest bloggers. Live blogging from local events and leveraging social media to drive traffic to blog.
  • Facebook: Grow our Facebook fan base and engagement to help spread visibility and awareness. Creating and incorporating a content calendar in conjunction with festival events calendar to help promote events, promotions, artisans, entertainers and community involvement.
  • Twitter: Grow base of followers on Twitter to help spread visibility and awareness. Leverage online fan base while doing targeted outreach to drive attendance to events and help promote the festival through strategic use of hastags, trackable linking and targeted search. Other responsibilities include live Tweeting for events and promos, as well as growing online partnerships and reputation management.
  • LinkedIn: Increase followers of company to help spread visibility and awareness of the festival.
  • YouTube: Work with departments to obtain videos for YouTube channel.
  • Pinterest: increase followers of our business page, create content to increase ticket sales and traffic to our website.
  • Copywriting: Write copy for promotional material, website, social media etc.
  • Complaints/customer service: Help handle Renaissance Festival and Trail of Terror complaints from social media, email, and call-ins. Create a database, work with department heads and bring problems to an ending solution.
  • Secondary Events / Community Outreach: Help with creating an event calendar and organize all aspects of the secondary events, including entertainment, booth set up, etc.
  • Theme Weekend Coordination: Help with planning the Festival’s special event weekends such as Highland Games, Chocolate and Wine Festival, 5K Run, Longbow Competition, Pet Fest, & Fairy House Competition. Securing sponsors, vendors and competitors for all of the weekend events.
Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills, multi-tasking, organizational skills, outgoing, good computer knowledge with Microsoft Office, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and respond well to pressure and deadlines.
Experience and Education: Experience in public relations, social media, marketing, customer service and event planning a plus.
Hours:
  • Full-time
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 hours/day
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required pre show: June - August
  • 6 days/week including weekends during show: August - October
Pay: Hourly
Attire: Workday casual in the office

Apply now.

Monday, June 18, 2018

University of Minnesota - Social Media Specialist


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

White Bear Lake Area Schools - Elementary Media Specialist

Position Summary:
1.0 FTE Library Media Specialist position available at White Bear Lake Area Elementary School.
Performs difficult professional work providing training and guidance for staff and students in the areas of literacy, digital literacy and STEM, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal. 


The School Media Specialist provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district. The Media Specialist (1) collaborates and consults with teachers for the purpose of integrating technology and information literacy skills into subject matter instruction, (2) provides technology and information literacy skills instruction to Elementary school students, and (3) administers media center operations, programming, and resources in order to help all our students become future ready.

Education and /or Experience:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in teaching, or related field and moderate experience teaching, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MN Teaching License
K-12 Library Media Specialist required.

Special Requirements
State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License.
Media Specialist State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License preferred.
Technology Education Endorsement preferred.

Essential Functions: See Job Description attached. If viewing from a third-party website, you will need to visit our website at the below URL to view the job description and essential functions.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online
Email: jobs@isd624.org
Website URL: http://www.isd624.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Monday, June 04, 2018

Midwest Dairy™ - Manager, Corporate Communications – Digital

Midwest Dairy™ is seeking a full-time Manager, Corporate Communications – Digital. The position is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating Corporate Communications programs and digital/social strategies with audiences of dairy farmers, boards, employees, and the peer organizations within the agricultural industry. This position contributes to the Crisis and Issues Team, delivers employee information resources, and provides support to the general communication needs of Midwest Dairy.

Midwest Dairy™ represents 7,000 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to build dairy demand by inspiring consumer confidence in our products and production practices. We are committed to Bringing Dairy to Life by Giving Consumers and Excellent Dairy Experience and are funded by farmers across a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit MidwestDairy.com.

Competitive wages and benefits are offered. Send resume and cover letter to resumes@midwestdairy.com by Monday, June 11th.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TSI Incorporated - Marketing Communications Specialist I


 
Job Summary

Are you passionate about integrated marketing communications? Join the fast-paced, fun and professional team of communicators with TSI! Create integrated communications plans – concept to delivery, across all mediums, around the world. Become a vital team member, working with industry-leading technical experts and world-class marketing professionals. This is the opportunity that you have been seeking! Join our creative, motivated and growing team!

This role will be supporting our MSP brand and our Flowmeter Value Stream.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work in conjunction with product marketing and sales to plan, develop, coordinate, and monitor marketing campaigns for assigned value streams and product launches.
  2. Evaluate existing advertisements, create new ads as needed, identify the most effective advertising opportunities and appropriately places ads to effectively promote TSI’s products and messages.
  3. Work with Business Directors and Product Managers to determine spending budget by product line for advertising, trade shows, collateral materials, etc.  Develop and maintain the marketing budgets throughout the year.
  4. Develop messaging and write press releases as part of a public relations campaign to gain consistent recognition and understanding in the market.
  5. Plan and develop booth designs, layouts, graphics, and supporting materials as needed to produce, maintain, coordinate and support trade show exhibits.
  6. Work with product marketing to develop positioning, messaging and write copy for marketing materials, including emails, newsletters, data sheets, brochures, application notes, etc.
  7. Maintain the company website including search engine optimization, organic searches, sponsorships, and writing copy for the website.
  8. Advise Graphic Designers on design and layout to meet TSI graphic standards and ensures consistency of messages and brand through all communications globally.

Job Requirements

Education
     Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing.

Experience
     Required
  • 0 - 5 years’ experience in corporate marketing communications required

     Desired
  • Experience working with complex, high tech products.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic marketing communications principals and best practices.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • General understanding of electronic communications media
  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage varied and simultaneous projects
  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other teams within organization
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision

Job Competencies


  • Delivering High Quality Work - Makes sure responsibilities central to the role meet all requirements and expectations. Finishes tasks promptly and critically reviews work to ensure quality and accuracy. Considers impact of work to others and takes steps to mitigate. Seeks additional work after finishing tasks.
  • Displaying Technical Expertise - Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.
  • Driving Continuous Improvement - Uses formal and informal tools and techniques to achieve operational excellence. Maintains a constant focus on efforts to improve performance, quality and efficiency of work processes.
  • Driving for Results - Follows through on commitments; can be counted upon to successfully execute on goals.
  • Prioritizing and Organizing Work - Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives. Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple projects on track.
Apply now.