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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

University of Minnesota - Social Media Intern


Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Extremely detail-oriented
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to juggle multiple tasks
Advanced experience using Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels for personal and professional use.
Knowledge of Foursquare and emerging social media
Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel especially) and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop

About the Job

The University of Minnesota is seeking a social media intern to help strengthen the University’s social media presence. This person will provide support for all social media campaigns, execute social communications, collect analytics and report on progress and work with other University departments to strengthen the connection between departmental social media accounts and the U’s main account. The position will be part of University Relations, the primary communications office for the office of the President and the Twin Cities campus.
Hours to be arranged 15 hours per week. Hourly pay rate $10.00 per hour.

Execute social media strategies
Respond to social media questions, concerns, and complaints on University of Minnesota social media accounts
Post to social media accounts as part of campaigns and track all dialogue that follow
Assist the social media coordinator by researching and seeking out current conversations about the U of M and proposing opportunities to capitalize on those conversations

Create social media reports:
Track all social media activities from U of M accounts
Create reports for the social media team
Provide weekly email updates on most popular content

Coordinate Meetings:
Schedule meetings and arrange for meeting space
Set up audio/visual equipment as needed
Ensure copies of materials such as handouts are made and distributed
Clearly communicate details with meeting attendees
Coordinate meetings
Additional project support and other duties as assigned.

About the Department

General information about the unit University Relations is the central government and public relations office of the University of Minnesota. University Relations builds awareness of and support for the University through high quality communications to internal and external audiences, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, the news media, opinion leaders, elected officials and other community members.

How To Apply

Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.
Application Process
Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at . Please submit the following documents online:
1). A current resume
2). A list identifying three references who can speak to your experience and skills as they relate to this position with the following information about each: their contact information, their title and position, how long they have known you and in what capacity
3) A cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and your qualifications for this position.
If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Apply now.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kohnstamm - Account Supervisor

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Enjoy working directly with clients to drive PR strategy? Consider yourself a borderline over-achiever? Then join us! Kohnstamm Communications is looking for an Account Supervisor (AS) craving an opportunity to work closely with corporate technology, healthcare and other innovation clients to fully utilize your PR experience and positively impact programs for the agency’s business and professional services accounts.

Kohnstamm is a 25-year, 15 person agency known for its deep experience in B2B and strategic PR with clients nationwide.

The Account Supervisor is accountable for leading teams and managing communication strategies across 3 to 5 key accounts to generate transformational outcomes for our clients. The incumbent will provide day-to-day support for his/her direct reports, program momentum, anticipate client requests, ensure effective PR program delivery and be seen as a “trusted advisor” to Kohnstamm clients.

The incumbent will work closely with the Kohnstamm management team to strategize, facilitate, manage and exceed goals and high client expectations. External relations activities will include reputation and issues management efforts, the execution of signature business media features, creation of media tours, media training, executive messaging, Key Opinion Leader outreach, partnership development, B2B social media implementation, executive commentaries, development of marketing plans and other high-level campaigns and programs.

This AS also plays a vital role in supporting the Senior Management Team's goals and objectives, by helping drive the Kohnstamm workplace culture forward. This is a very flat organization, and everyone is expected to be involved in the growth of the agency. The AS supports the agency’s career development process, performance reviews and other management tools in efforts to ensure overall productivity and sustain high engagement.

Honored at the Sabre Awards as “Boutique Agency of the Year,” downtown St. Paul-based Kohnstamm Communications has accrued a dynamic portfolio of national clients and attracted a committed team of PR pros with deep agency experience from across the country. Kohnstamm is currently ranked #2 nationally in Corporate Social Responsibility PR by As an agency, we work to bring out the best in each other in a professional environment focused on client and team excellence. The marketing industry is taking notice of Kohnstamm, and we’re looking for intensely focused, smart, independent-minded, PR-savvy individuals – with a sense of humor and appetite for adventure – to help continue extending the agency’s reputation and growth.

For more information or to apply, please reach out to us directly:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare -Media Relations Specialist

Job Description:

Media Relations Specialist

St. Paul - 183 University

Job Code: 6336
Hours:      1.0 FTE. The Media Relations Specialist works with a dynamic communications team to develop and execute strategies for proactive and reactive media relations. Strong relationships with local and national media required, as well as strong writing skills. Pager duty is required.

Job Objective/Purpose:
Develops and executes media relations strategies that will position Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare as a local, national and worldwide leader in delivering health care to patients with the most complex medical needs. This position also provides media relations support to the Children’s Miracle Network and Gillette’s fundraising initiatives.

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or marketing or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience in public relations
  • Good presentation (both verbal and written) and public speaking skills
  • Strong developed media relationships
  • Advanced writing, proofing and editing ability (appropriate tone/style, clear and concise, well organized, complete and accurate)
  • Demonstrate effective management of projects from concept to production
  • Provide leadership in process and procedure development and implementation
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated strong ability to use a variety of publications-related software programs
  • Independent problem solving/decision making
  • Experience in developing strong working relationships with a wide range of staff within an organization
  • Intuitive organizational skills
  • Must be able to work full time (1.0 FTE)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Digital Media Producer


This position is responsible for the development, project management and implementation of digital communications strategies and tactics that advance Blue Cross’ statewide community-based prevention initiatives. The Digital Communications Principal is primarily responsible for supporting web development and online engagement, graphic design, photography and video production. This position also requires strong writing and advocacy skills in order to advance the Center’s mission of making healthy choices available for all Minnesotans.

The Digital Communications Principal may also assist in providing communications technical assistance and training to organizations that receive funding through the Center for Prevention.


1. Website development and maintenance

a. Act as a liaison between Center for Prevention communications and advocacy staff, external agencies (web developers, hosting companies, communications agencies, etc) and Blue Cross IT.

b. Lead the technical development of new digital platforms, ensuring that statements of work include detailed functional specifications and requirements. Oversee work performed by external agencies from concept through implementation.

c. In collaboration with senior communications and advocacy consultant, provides management and oversight of online community forums hosted by the Center.

d. Ensures websites and other online channels remain secure and that the end-user experience is optimized. Provide recommendations on enhancements to Center staff and leadership.

2. Graphic design

a. Conceptualizes and designs a variety of external and internal communications materials, including printed collateral, presentations, web platforms and e-newsletters.

b. Selects and directs external vendors such as illustrators, photographers and designers, managing all components of the vendor relationship. Gather all documentation for photography and illustration files.

3. Video production

a. Partners with other team members to support, design and finalize video content, and video distribution plan.

b. Selects and directs external vendors, including videographers and creative agencies.

4. Writes and edits copy for use on digital platforms, including the Center for Prevention website, social media channels and online community forums; enters content into content management platforms.

5. Builds and maintains strong relationships with Blue Cross staff, community partners, vendors and other key stakeholders. May participate in meetings with coalitions and external agencies in order to support our policy and advocacy goals.

6. Provides technical assistance, training and consulting to funded communities. Provides guidance on how to use digital communications to further agreed upon policy, systems and environmental changes. Sources and develops training materials, templates and other resources to support communications technical assistance.

7. Demonstrates leadership by serving as a member of cross-functional teams and providing informal mentoring to team members when appropriate.

8. Accurately tracks and manages budgets for all assigned projects and vendors.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Graphic and/or Digital Design, or related major and 5 years of related work experience; or 9 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in web and print graphics development, including knowledge of effective graphics optimization and digital design techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of design software including Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign; strong experience with Microsoft Office programs. HTML coding proficiency.
  • Thorough knowledge of web content management systems and content development processes, best practices and emerging trends and technologies. Direct experience with Sitecore and Zimbra platforms is highly desirable.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with demonstrated ability to develop accurate and appropriate communications in a variety of forms.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communications skills; ability to work and negotiate with key contacts, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated project management skills for coordinating the planning and implementation of major campaigns.
  • Excellent research, problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to work under tight time frames; adapts easily to change and shifting priorities.
  • Financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Exceptional judgment, integrity and poise under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in public policy and/or health-related issues is desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of public, private and nonprofit sectors; direct work experience across two or more is desirable.
  • Masters degree in business, public affairs, public relations, communications or related field is desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience; formal or informal leadership of people and projects.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Apply now.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WindLogics Inc - Marketing and Communications Specialist


 WindLogics provides innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that enable low cost, reliable and sustainable power systems. 
Position is responsible for defining, developing, implementing, measuring, and improving business-to-business marketing communication initiatives. Position is also responsible for graphic design, coordination of events or tradeshows, blog postings, product collateral and various other marketing initiatives. Develops, writes and implements campaign communication plans, manages agencies and vendors. Develops and leads special projects to improve marketing processes and capabilities. Serve as marketing consultant and service provider for internal organizations. Leads collaboration with Management team, product and software teams in compiling technical marketing information on solutions. Works cross functionally with corporate Marketing and Communications teams regarding leading practices in marketing communications and implementation of marketing communication strategies and tactics.

Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing list
  • Arrange, design and coordinate all aspects of large Trade Shows including booth design and corresponding marketing materials
  • Compiling, writing and organizing company overviews, product brochures, and project summaries for broad communication
  • Present communication and marketing plans and deliverables to senior leadership
  • Experience in graphic design and illustration
  • Knowledge of a variety of design products (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign)
  • Knowledge of style sheets
  • Experience in Marketing Communications
  • Experience in PR, specifically compiling and sending marketing emails
  • Work with Corporate marketing and communications for other messaging campaigns.
  • Website content management systems – CMS
  • Knowledge and background with utilizing Social Media as a marketing tool (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, etc)
Required Qualifications High School Grad / GED:Required;Bachelor's Degree:Required;Experience:2+ years;  

Preferred Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, or related field with 2-5 years of experience. Experience in graphic design is strongly preferred. Experience in energy or utility fields is strongly preferred.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Koch companies - Communications Specialist

Position Overview

The communications specialist will work directly with Flint Hills Resources, LP and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., spending about 65% of his/her time on internal and business communication projects and 35% on community relations for regional sites. This position will be based out of the Twin Cities.

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute internal and external communication and community relations programs to support company initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate news, internal and external newsletters, web content and advertising.
  • Establish relationships with reporters and editors.
  • Establish and maintain the means to evaluate opportunities and challenges for regional sites.
  • Establish strong relationships with community members, philanthropic organizations, and elected officials.
  • Coordinate issues and activities with legal, government affairs and corporate communications.
  • Maintain and help manage social media presence by keeping current with new social media trends and incorporating them into the ongoing program as appropriate
  • Manage external vendors as needed
A successful will have the following characteristics:
  • Excellent writing, editing and general communication skills
  • Self-motivator
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Ability to multi-task
Required Qualifications
  • 2+ years of public relations experience
  • Knowledge and experience with communication strategies and programs
  • Previous experience utilizing social media platforms for a company or organization which includes Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Experience with community organizations
  • Experience with news media
  • Bachelors degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree with journalism, communication or public relations concentration
  • Experience with utilities, pipelines, or the manufacturing industry
  • Experience working in public relations, community relations or with a public affairs firm
  • Experience working with public officials

Other Considerations

  • This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Why work for Koch Companies?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Access to professional training and mentoring
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions rather than seniority
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronic components; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested approximately $65 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 930 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and stories, visit

The businesses popular consumer brands include Brawny paper towels, Quilted Northern and Angel Soft bath tissue, Dixie tabletop products, LYCRA fiber, STAINMASTER carpet and more.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

Apply now.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Aeropostale, Inc - Social Media Specialist

  • Build online connections with entire store team and Aero
  • Share a post daily related to Aero with all store employees and their online circle of influence on all social media platforms
  • Encourage the rest of the store team to repost, repin, retweet with their online circle of influence
  • Ensure the store team is following the company Social Media Best Practices
  • Assist in meeting sales plans and expectations
  • Understands current Aero dress code and style guidelines
  • Communicates and generates hype around current trends
  • Build the brand for the store they work in by creating and showing a positive view of AĆ©ropostale as a whole in social media
  • Clearly understands what the seasonal marketing message and floor sets are conveying
  • Reviews floorset document to understand some of the newest styling and product details
  • Post a pic, status or thought related to Aero once a week during a scheduled shift and encourage the rest of the team to do the same when they work
  • Build online connections with local high schools, colleges, and fashion interested groups related to the city where their store is
  • Execute company direction related to social media standards
  • Tech savvy
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Team focus
  • Professionalism
  • High level of integrity
  • Flexible, open to the ideas of others
  • Positive outlook
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and confident
  • Detail orientated
  • Must be active in social media
  • Must be currently using at least two of the following: Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, YouTube, Facebook and/or Twitter (Instagram is a must)
  • Completion of Role Model Handbook within first 3 shifts
Apply now.