Advertise here!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Affinity Plus - Senior Public Relations Specialist

Description

 The Affinity Plus Difference:
Banking meets not-for-profit: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a member-owned cooperative for Minnesotans and the communities they live in. Affinity Plus invests in its members – and employees, by living out every day our core values of caring, excellence and integrity. And we’re growing, with 29 branches and nearly 200,000 members throughout the state.
We firmly believe that our employees are the catalyst to the success of the organization, through their relentless focus on the member experience, relationship-driven culture and commitment to proactively add value. We're looking for like-minded individuals who share that motivation and passion for serving people creatively using their career talents
Position Description
A key member of the Marketing and Communication team, the Senior Public Relations Specialist will serve as storyteller and reputation builder for Affinity Plus – leading the planning and execution of its media relations, thought leadership, and content strategy across digital and traditional channels. Additionally, this individual collaborates with integrated marketing staff and cross-functional teams to bring to life communications and marketing strategies for both internal and external audiences.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Partner with the Marketing and Communication Team and leaders throughout the organization to develop a public relations strategic vision, including goals and plans
  • Work with branches to expand awareness and enhance reputation by sharing the Affinity Plus story
  • Build and manage a year-round Public Relations calendar to promote Affinity Plus and support its business goals
  • Write news releases, ensuring copy is positioned correctly and is creative, accurate and leads to appropriate media placements
  • Proactively seek meaningful placements in key print, broadcast and online media
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Build and strengthen relationships with key members of the media throughout the state, and within the national financial services trade circuits
  • Provide greater visibility to our community engagement activities, the value we bring and the positive impact we have on local communities
  • Contribute to social media and other digital channels on behalf of Affinity Plus
  • Create measurement plans and reporting for senior leadership, highlighting measurable value
  • Together with the Vice President of Marketing, manage and execute the crisis management plan
  • Help drive content strategy, curation and creation for the organization
  • Lead the creation of thought leadership content
  • Support additional communications and integrated marketing initiatives, as needed
  • Help drive strategic activities for internal audiences
Required Qualifications
  • 7+ years’ experience working in external communications, public relations, or public affairs is required
  • Experience developing and executing external communications, community and organizational visibility communications plans – including key messages, talking points, FAQs and statements
  • Proven track record of developing, pitching to and placing stories in local print, broadcast and online media
  • Experience building relationships with external partners
  • Strong written and verbal skills, including experience writing executive-level communications, talking points, bylined articles, etc.
  • Experience in crisis communications and issues
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work with and interact with multiple executive and business teams
  • Strong project management skills; must be able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel occasionally (within the state)
Preferred Qualifications
  • APR certification; PRSA involvement
  • Working knowledge of public relations and social media software, such as Meltwater and Hootsuite
  • Familiarity leveraging CRM and automated marketing tools
  • Experience producing content in visual modalities, such as digital and video
  • Project management experience or certification
  • Experience managing consultants and agencies
  • Agency experience a plus
Workplace Environment:
• Ability to remain in stationary position (standing or sitting) for 90-95% during entire shift
• Working at a computer 98% of the day
• Utilizing the phone 40-60%
• Bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping, or crouching when appropriate, on occasion
• Repetitive movements, including but not limited to typing, using a mouse, phones, etc.
• Lift, carry, push or pull up to approximately 30 pounds (cash/coin bags, supplies, etc.)

Apply  Now

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

RSP - Creative Services Writer

Job Details

Description

RSP’s Creative Services team is responsible for the RSP brand, as well as internal and external communication, and the Creative Services Writer is a critical member of the firm’s communications team. Working closely with Human Resources, Marketing and project teams, the Creative Services team manages editorial planning, content development and creation across all offices and market sectors. The Writer must understand and embrace RSP’s brand, vision and mission and work to accurately translate it into written content.  They must also be a passionate storyteller, capable of asking thoughtful questions to uncover the essence of a person, project or idea and comfortable working with the Creative Director as editor. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Crafting internal and external messages
  • Writing project stories, employee bios, website and social media content, and press releases
  • Collaborating with the marketing team to evaluate on-going and long-term opportunities in content, including re-purposing content across channels and markets
  • Composing project stories and descriptions
  • Writing inciting press releases
  • Point of contact for RSP's website and social media content
  • Authoring employee bios
  • Ghost writer for points-of-view or thought leadership/white papers
  • Identifying quotes and soundbites from third party content and/or video
  • Writing support for marketing and new business initiatives
  • Proof reading and editing
What we are looking for:
  • Curiosity
  • A passion for design
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self starter and demonstrated initiative
  • Team player
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in: journalism; English; communications; or related field
  • 5-8 years of experience with portfolio of writing samples 
  • Experience in public relations a plus
  • Portfolio/writing samples must be included with application in order to be considered for this opportunity

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Starkey Hearing Technologies - Communications Specialist

Starkey Hearing Technologies has a 50-year history of success and we are an industry leader with Scustomers, offices and manufacturing plants worldwide. Our success is a result of our employees – we hire the best and the brightest people whenever, and wherever, we find them.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is seeking to add a Communications Specialist. The Communications Specialist is responsible for managing and executing all internal and external communication/email strategy, leading community engagement and sponsorships and assisting the Communications Manager and Director with PR strategy and activities. The Communications Specialist will work closely with the Communications Manager and Director of Communications & Public Relations to implement communications strategies for Starkey Hearing Technologies – including the Starkey brand and other brands.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for beginning to end email strategy and execution as well as training and mentoring coordinator in day-to day internal and external communications
  • Creates an annual email strategies, plan and calendar while working closely with cross functional teams to ensure common objectives and goals are met
  • Creates and edits all internal and external emails within Mailchimp platform
  • Curates, edits and sends high visibility internal and external emails, including executive emails
  • Works closely with multiple other teams to ensure emails are effective and aesthetically pleasing
  • Manages multiple email send lists and works with other teams to ensure the lists are as accurate and up-to-date as possible
  • Mentors and trains coordinator in the creation of internal communication such as intranet postings
Trains and educates multiple teams on email results, best practices and new developments through formal and informal presentations
  • As the email expert, responsible for presenting email findings and results to executives on a quarterly basis
  • Provides email training and education to international teams
Actively leads community-sponsored, customer and corporate events
  • Evaluates sponsorship opportunities and presents business case for viable opportunities
  • Leads and manages coordinator & interns during events as needed
Manages and updates all executive and corporate information on company websites and collateral.
Supports Communications Manager and Director in PR efforts
  • Help execute public relations activities for professional and consumer audiences
  • Provide strategic input on public relations activities and work to integrate communication strategies across public relations, internal, online and social media avenues
  • Write and distribute targeted press materials to trade and consumer media as needed
  • Assist in awards process as needed
Provide corporate social media support as needed, specifically during corporate sponsored and employee events
Provides writing and editing support for blogs, Press Releases and trade articles as needed

Results – Performance Measures (How to Measure Success)

  • Strategic, forward thinking and anticipates issues before they arise
  • Able to self-manage multiple projects
  • Professional with ability to stay calm and collected during crisis and urgent deadlines
  • Seen as approachable and collaborative by others and strategizes on campaigns with other teams
  • Able to own and lead campaigns from start to finish
  • Completes projects in a timely fashion and provides clear communication to the Communications Manager about project status
  • Successfully navigates email, public relations and social media space and understands communication standards
  • Writing requires few major edits
  • Picks up skills quickly to help provide support for various campaigns
  • Is detail-oriented and methodical when proofreading

Other Duties (Non-Measurable)

  • Support Starkey Employee Corporate and/or Department Guidelines
  • Check and verify quality
  • Support corporate health and safety objectives
  • React to change productively and handle other essential duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education:

4-year college degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Business or related field

Experience:

2-5 years of experience sending corporate internal and external email communication required.
2-5 years of experience in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications required. Hearing industry experience preferred.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Ma
  • Appilchimp and/or similar email tools required
  • Knowledge of media databases and media monitoring tools preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English required
  • Willingness to immerse in hearing aid industry
  • Team player
  • Ability to organize and execute plans efficiently

Required Communication:

External:

Regular communication with customers

Internal:

Communicates with all departments within Starkey

Apply Now

Minnesota Department of Transportation - Marketing & Communication Specialist

Serve as the Marketing & Communication Specialist for Research Services and Library in the Office of Transportation System Management communicating results, value and benefits of the state and local transportation research program. In this role, you will:
  • Produce a variety of marketing and communication products for various audiences;
  • Write, edit and develop multimedia communication products for websites, blogs, email, print and social media;
  • Direct website improvements; and
  • Work closely with Research Services and Library staff and stakeholders.
Occasional in state travel is required to attend meetings.
Minimum Qualifications
Two years of professional communications related work experience that demonstrates the following:
NOTE: A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field may substitute for one year of experience OR an Associate’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field may substitute for 6 months of experience.
  • Experience writing and editing communications sufficient to develop and execute communication plans and strategies;
  • Experience creating a variety of ADA-compliant electronic or print media products for distribution in plain language on the web, print publications, email, blogs and social networking sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube);
  • Experience developing or managing websites for professional organizations;
  • Applied knowledge of current journalistic principles and practices including AP style; and
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to conduct interviews and gather technical information.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field.
  • Several years of experience developing and advising the creation of multi-media products, such as webinars, videos and guidebooks, to transfer new knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute communication plans to encourage the adoption of advances in transportation technology and practice.
  • Web technology skills sufficient to manage multiple web platforms (Drupal, Wordpress, Dreamweaver), develop new website solutions and advise others on the use of these platforms.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud to design basic newsletters and flyers and create or edit video stories
Why Work for Us
We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to 29 paid vacation days per year
  • 13 paid sick days per year
  • Defined pension plan
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short & long-term disability available
  • Training opportunities and more!
About MnDOT
We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.
How to Apply
  • Go to mn.gov/careers and click “External Applicants – Search for Jobs Now”.
  • Using the keyword search box type in, 29532.
  • Select the job title, review the posting, and then click “Apply” at the bottom of the posting to start your application.
  • When prompted for your Referral Source, list "Other - MN Jobs".
**Applications must be received on mn.gov/careers by 1/18/2019 to be considered**

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sleep Number - Communications Senior Specialist

Communications Senior Specialist

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview

As part of Sleep Number’s corporate communications team, the communications Specialist will work closely with the communications Director, and provide support to members of the public relations team by:
  • Executing comprehensive and innovative communication plans that drive employee engagement for a wide range of initiatives.
  • Delivering written and visual content across a variety of mediums, including internal editorial channels and a digital platform that allows employees to share curated content via social media.
  • Supporting public relations strategies that increase awareness and consideration for Sleep Number products and corporate priorities.

Responsibilities

  • Communication planning: In partnership with members of the communications team, execute internal communication plans and programs that tell a
  • cohesive story, engage team members and inspire action.
  • Excellent writing: Serve as chief writer and editor for Sleep Number’s intranet. Write clear and compelling stories and other communication materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Content management: Manage the editorial calendar and distribution logistics for companywide communications, and work with partners to identify opportunities to cross-leverage content internally and externally.
  • Social advocacy program management: manage content and user-adoption strategies for an employee social media program.
  • Partner management: build relationships and collaborate with key internal and external partners, subject matter experts and leadership to ensure the right audiences receive the right information at the right time.
  • Public relations support: Support public relations activities, as needed, including writing, event support, daily media monitoring/ tracking, and other PR activities.

Qualifications

Experience
  • At least 3 years of communications, marketing, Public Relations and/or social media related background required
Education
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, integrated marketing, social media, or liberal arts degree.
Other specialized skills, abilities, working conditions
  • Exhibits strong writing skills.
  • Able to interact with all levels of the organization and influence decisions with tact and confidence.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing, results-oriented environment where priorities are constantly shifting.
  • Strong customer-service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration to contribute to a positive workplace.
  • Able to handle highly sensitive information and situations effectively.
  • Able to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, solve problems, be flexible, and work independently.
  • Able to identify and follow a set timeline for approvals and distribution of content.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite and social media channels.
Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
Job ID 2019-20509
 
Apply Now.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gold Klang Group - Social Media Coordinator


Social Media Coordinator

Description:

The Social Media Coordinator will work with the Director of Digital Media/Video Production to develop and execute an engaging social media strategy for the St. Paul Saints. The ideal candidate is passionate about all things social and digital, and can creatively apply the ideas and trends in those industries to a sports organization. The Social Media Coordinator will also help oversee the St. Paul Saints mobile app and game day social media execution. This individual must have the capacity to work both individually and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute social media marketing campaigns, programs, and promotions
  • Contribute to the development of social media strategy
  • Managing, scheduling, and responding to communication on all social media platforms
  • Assist with email marketing efforts
  • Monitor and analyze results of web traffic and social engagement
  • Oversee the St. Paul Saints mobile app and game day social media execution

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years experience in editorial content and social media platforms
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms and trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using social media management and email marketing platforms is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Application:

Applications will be accepted beginning January 4, 2019. Applicants may not hear from the organization for several weeks. If you would like to apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jlynn@saintsbaseball.com. Please use SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR in the subject line.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Philips - Marketing Communications Coordinator

Job Title

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to
The Marketing Communications Coordinator will help with the creation and implementation of internal and external communications materials and programs that effectively describe and promote RespirTech and its products. Working with the Marketing team, the Coordinator will execute multifaceted communications plans to promote our company, products and outcomes while raising awareness of the benefits of our therapy in new and existing respiratory care markets.   Edit
You are responsible for
  • Writing:  research, write, edit and finalize marketing materials such as news releases, sales literature, scripts; proof and prepare final drafts
  • Project Management:  develop timelines, identifying necessary internal and external resources for implementing projects; work closely with legal, regulatory and quality departments to manage routings and approvals for final delivery of projects/materials; manage production of marketing materials
  • Social Media:  monitor activity and develop content for Facebook; work with marketing team on social media campaigns, expanding online presence with appropriate content and video; deliver engagement reports and recommend future initiatives
  • Tradeshow Support:  support tradeshow and event management logistics as needed
  • Patient Testimonial Management: compile and maintain searchable database of patient testimonials; reach out to patients for permissions and more information, as needed
  • Competitive Monitoring:  conduct competitive monitoring and report findings
  • Internal Communications:  assist with internal communications initiatives such as monthly all-employee meeting, company events, internal newsletter(s), etc.  
  • Vendor Management: Act as main point of contact for a variety of external vendors such as printers, inventory managers, graphic designers, agency partners, AV vendors, etc.
  • Sales Support: Provide field sales team and regional sales managers ongoing marketing communications support, promptly fulfilling requests and assisting with a variety of projects
  • Other duties/projects as assigned
You are a part of
Marketing team – RespirTech
The role will initially be based in our Roseville office. This is a very exciting time to be joining Philips as in May 2019 we will be relocating to a facility in Plymouth, Minnesota that will become Phillips’ newest Center of Excellence.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
  • BS/BA in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in marketing and/or marketing communications roles, preferably in medical device or healthcare-related companies
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading skills and ability to present concepts verbally
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Superior project management and time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Experience working with external vendors
  • Comfortable with a wide range of assignments, making recommendations and taking accountability for work products
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • Social media monitoring and engagement experience
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management and record of successful management results
  • Comfortable working with staff from other departments (e.g., Customer Care, Scientific Affairs, Regulatory, etc.)
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); basic graphic design skills and graphic design program experience preferred (for newsletters, flyers, internal notices, etc.)
In return, we offer you
Sharpen your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization. As a market-driven company, we’re used to listening to our customers & apply the same thinking to our employees. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to develop your talents further.
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.
To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.
As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Contact

If you forgot your password, you can click the Forgot Password  button on the Sign In screen to reset it. In case of technical difficulties, please send an email to careersite@philips.com
(Note: To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only technical issues will be monitored through the above inbox. Please do not submit resumes or applications to this email, as they will not be reviewed. Only applications received through the online application process will be considered.)

Apply Online.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Community Relations Manager with Minnesota United FC

About Us
Professional soccer has been a part of Minnesota for over four decades and Minnesota United is at the forefront of growing the game at all levels. From the first team to the front office to the Development Academy to our work throughout the Twin Cities, the club’s goal remains the same: to inspire and unite our community through the world’s game. We’ll accomplish this through a culture built on accountability, respect, excellence and honesty and by creating a fan experience and connection to the community second to none. In addition to a fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, engaged coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. When it comes to our employees, we value passion, dedication, diversity, resilience and teamwork.
Job Description
The Community Relations (CR) Manager will - through soccer - successfully develop and implement fully integrated Community Relations programs designed to provide the finest community leadership and better the lives of people in Minnesota and the surrounding communities.
Responsibilities
• Understand organizational and departmental goals in an effort to successfully identify appropriate CR plans for cross-platform campaigns that incorporate multiple business units. Platforms and programs can include staff volunteerism activities, players/coach appearances, equipment drives and support for other cause-based organizations and platforms (Special Olympics, Pride Night, Salute to Service, Kick Childhood Cancer)
• Serve as the face of MNUFC Community Relations internally and externally
• Manage donation requests and fulfill, as needed
• Build relationships with community leaders, community relations peers at other local teams and corporate partners
• Ideate, budget and execute community platforms and programs that drive brand awareness and garner local and national media coverage
• Develop organizational strategies to grow community relations efforts in Minnesota and amplify league-wide campaigns through the local fanbase
• Collaborate with SVP of Marketing & Communications and Public Relations department to develop a strategy and business plan for the Community Relations department that aligns with Minnesota United’s mission statement
• Oversee and schedule player and staff appearance calendars and schedules
• Coordinate all player activities with marketing and community partners, including sponsor appearances, community events and postgame opportunities with fans.
• Create talking points, scripts and run-of-shows for events held with players, coaches, alumni and executives
• Work directly with players to build their personal brand in the community and target initiatives for causes most important to them
• Collaborate with Corporate Partnerships department to enhance partner relationships and revenue
• Work cross-functionally throughout the organization to provide community assets and talent.
• Conduct player autograph sessions throughout the season, as needed
• Build and maintain relationships within the Minnesotan community using various contacts
• Interface with the supporter group’s charitable arms
• Provide schedule and updates of daily, weekly and monthly activities and initiatives to Marketing, Digital, Public Relations and Production to maximize coverage
• Assist in other duties as assigned
Requirements
• 3 – 5 years of experience working in Community Relations
• Experience coordinating special events
• Ability to organize large amounts of information and present top-level summaries
• Excellent leadership and organizational skills
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Balanced analytical and creative thinking
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays
• Ability to thrive as part of a team
• Computer skills required: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
Preferred
• Previous experience in professional sports
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus, but not required



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:
  1. How did you hear about this job?
  2. Do you have 3-5 years of experience working in Community Relations?
  3. Do you have experience coordinating special events?
  4. Are you able to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings, and potential holiday