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Friday, August 22, 2014

SUMMIT ACADEMY OIC - Marketing & Communications Associate


Coordinate the strategic implementation of communications and marketing efforts to advance the mission of Summit Academy OIC.
essential functions and reSponsibilities:

1.      Assist in the establishment of Summit Academy’s marketing goals, as well as in the development and execution of marketing and communication strategies and tactics.
2.      Design all printed materials and collateral, including brochures, flyers, newsletters, direct mail, letters/envelopes/letterhead, invitations, signage, logo apparel/merchandise, print ads and group email “blast” distributions; InDesign preferred.
3.      Write copy and develop stories/content for newsletters and other print pieces, as well as digital media such as websites, social media sites/posts and email blasts.
4.      Conduct informational and story-related interviews with staff, students, alumni, donors, contractors/employers, and other partners and constituents.
5.      Website design and maintenance (including content management); and develop and refresh online content on regular basis.
6.      Understand and help develop social media strategies; and be fully responsible for execution of ongoing social posts/tactics on a very timely basis.
7.      Assist with ongoing analysis of website, social media and email blast metrics and performance; utilizing Google Analytics and other tools.
8.      Design and distribute mass email blasts via Constant Contact software.
9.      Communicate, coordinate and negotiate with partnering vendors and suppliers, as well as manage production specifications, cost estimates, schedules and deadlines for all creative materials.
10.  Manage photography files and formats, as well as video library; where possible, take photographs of students, alumni, project sites, training, events, etc.
11.  Maintain the organization’s style guide and help ensure consistent communication and use of the Summit Academy brand and messaging.
12.  Coordinate departmental library and files of all marketing and promotional materials, resources and publications; as well as alumni testimonial
13.  Support and be available to assist all departments and constituents with marketing/communication tools and tactics.
14.  Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications, graphic design or a related field.
  2. Minimum 1-3 years of experience in marketing or one of the fields mentioned above; understanding of mission-driven organizations and/or the nonprofit sector is a plus.
  3. Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  4. Demonstrable understanding of graphic design elements, layout and color composition; preferably using Adobe InDesign.
  5. Excellent writing and journalism skills.
  6. Strong project management experience with the ability to take projects from initiation and conceptualization through completion.
  7. Strong technology skills including website management, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Office suite.
  8. Ability to conduct productive and informative interviews of others.
  9. Strong vendor/partner communications, negotiations and coordination skills.
10.  Ability to multi-task, be nimble, and balance projects and deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications:
1.      Knowledge and experience in website and social media analytics is a plus; as is search engine optimization (SEO).
2.      Knowledge and experience in photography (Nikon D5100 DSLR) and/or videography is a plus; at minimum, an interest and willingness to learn them is preferred.
  1. Good understanding and usage of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others.
Summit Academy OIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women encouraged to apply.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

McNamara Alumni Center - Student Event Staff

Title:                           Student Event Staff

Hours:                         2-3 nights a week 5:00 to 10:00 pm generally, but varies as designated by the event schedule. Rotate Friday and Saturday shifts with 2 other team members (Weddings end at 1 am.)


Serve as venue representative for weeknight and weekend events: Assist in staffing weeknight and weekend events: As the primary contact for clients during their event, you review each event’s file and room setup, greet clients upon their arrival; facilitate any room setup changes; demonstrate AV equipment operation; check in with catering staff to confirm timelines of food service; serve as contact for outside vendors such as décor, parking, audio visual, DJs, etc. Complete event staffing reports and return to event coordinators. Prep for morning events. 

Perform event-related administrative tasks:
Filing; give tours to prospective clients; make floorplan updates; answer event and building phone lines; prepare marketing packets; process credit card payments .

Monitor facility condition, safety and security: Through cameras and perimeter surveillance, monitor and address issues that need attention—elevator and tunnel programming, vandalism and ajar doors. At shift’s end, secure all meeting rooms and gallery. Shut down and lock up building. 

Able to work independently, prioritizing and completing projects
Ability to perform basic AV operation (adjust sound levels, set-up podium and projector, etc.)
Resourceful and makes good judgments, especially when troubleshooting
Strong PC skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
Presents a neat and professional appearance
Ability to move and lift furniture, approximately 20 pounds
Some event planning experience is preferred but not required
Must be able to work 2-3 shifts per week consisting of either weeknights and/or weekends.

Send resume, cover letter and 2 references to:

Sara Ceder
Event Coordinator
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE 
Suite 100 
Minneapolis, MN 55455 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Neuger Communications Group - PR Internship

Neuger Communications Group is seeking a part-time, ambitious, enthusiastic and talented public relations intern to join the team at our new Minneapolis office with a start date of September 15 or earlier. Graduates or seniors pursuing degrees in marketing, public relations, mass communications or journalism preferred. Candidates with media relations experience preferred. We have high expectations for our interns who must be exceptional writers, communicators and multi-taskers. In turn, we integrate interns into our professional team to offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

Job Description
15-20 hours per week. Must be available at least 4 consecutive hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at least 3 days a week, September 15- December 15. 

Media Relations Support

  •  Develop and maintain media lists
  • Identify and research online forums/blogs, newsletters/associations
  • Help with interviews, writing and proofing releases in AP style
  • Work with other team members on fact checks, research
  • Develop media pitches with account team
  • Participate in media events as needed (kits/media alerts, on-site, etc.)
  • Implement social media strategies

Event Support
  • Fundraiser and Media Events
  • Common Good Breakfast Series
  • Company, networking/brown bag events, seminars

Content Support
  • Blog writing and research
  • Social media writing
  • Website updates
  • E-newsletter curated or original content

Neuger Communications Group Marketing and Content Support
  • NCG Social media content
  • NCG Client and other news announcements
  • NCG Web content
  • content

Agency Support
Provide administrative support as needed including:
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting in preparing proposals
  • Preparing for meetings
  • Participating in brainstorms
  • Content proofing

Neuger Communications Group is a dynamic team absolutely dedicated to providing the very best in strategic communications counsel. Our highly collaborative nature, our energy, our discipline and our can-do attitude are hallmarks to providing results-oriented marketing communications and public relations solutions to our clients.

At Neuger Communications Group you’ll find:
  • A legacy of more than 75 years in communications and public relations …
  • team that has doubled in size in the past five years …
  • An exciting client base that spans multiple industries …
  •  belief that innovation, persistence, dedication and diligence lead to long-term rewards and success.

A cover letter and résumé can be sent materials to Christine Tsang at

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Banner Engineering Corporation - International Marketing Communications Specialist

The primary purpose of the International Marketing Specialist is to coordinate marketing strategy, content development and assist our international offices to build Banner awareness and increase sales. In this position, you will plan and coordinate marketing strategy, respond to content requests and coordinate the production and delivery of marketing collateral for Banner’s international sales offices. As a member of the corporate marketing team, you will plan collaborate with Sales and Engineering; and work alongside print, interactive and communications specialists to produce content that helps Banner expand its global marketing reach and increase international sales. The diversity of our international offices and variety of requested content requires the individual in this role to have flexibility and prioritization skills, and the ability to work with many stakeholders.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate and manage annual, select international print advertising programs
  • Coordinate new product launches with local and remote teams
  • Develop sales literature, posters, trade show content
  • Coordinate trade show support
  • Assist with international web site management
  • Leading the coordination of translating technical content
  • Manage international press release program
  • Manage Google AdWords and PPC campaigns
  • Assist with coordination of international sales meetings
  • Tracking and reporting of marketing activity, spend and ROI
  • Special projects as required

Required Skills

  • Experience working with Office suite software, desktop publishing software, ERP experience at the user level
  • Experience with translation management systems
  • Experience writing and proofing marketing copy
  • Experience or ability to learn to manage small-scale projects
  • Ability to learn and adapt in an ever-changing marketing environment
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Foreign language capability is desired, with preference for Spanish and/or Asian languages
  • Required Experience
  • 4-year degree in Marketing, Business, or related field required
  • 5 years marketing experience, preferably in international marketing
  • Experience working with Office suite software
  • Experience writing and proofing marketing copy 

Friday, August 08, 2014

One Simple Plan - Internship

One Simple Plan is a rapidly growing Minneapolis communications and brand engagement agency that was recently recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as the "Emerging Business of the Year." Our agency has diverse clients that range from big national brands to small local businesses. Our efficient, effective approach to delighting clients sets us apart: fewer meetings, more action…less discussion, more doing. Simply put, we are fond of figuring things out and then making things happen.

We are currently accepting applications for a paid internship position. This person will support the agency's account teams and be placed in situations that foster professional development.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a college graduate with interest in pursuing a career in communications
  • Have no pretense and work well with various personality types
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills 
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment that requires organization and self-motivation
  • Be a forward-thinking person who is dedicated to making a difference with their ideas
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines while maintaining quality work
Prior experience in public relations is a plus, as is experience with social media platforms and Adobe design programs. 

One Simple Plan has a relaxed culture and flat hierarchy where everyone (including interns) makes an impact and learns from each other every day. We are serious about doing great work for our clients but have a lot of fun in the context of doing so.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Mall of America - Fashion Public Relations Intern

PURPOSE:  Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America and working closely with Mall of America’s Trend Specialist. Candidates should have strong interest in fashion as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in fashion, trends and retail is preferred.
  • Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments
  • Escort trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments
  • Securely transport wardrobes needed for media interviews and segments from the Mall of America (or another specified site) to various locations in the Twin Cities metro area
  • Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends
  • Assist with media segment planning
  • Assist in styling outfits for fashion segments
  • Book models for media segments
  • Assist in writing blog posts and doing research for posts for MOA Blog
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility
  • Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed

  • Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture
  • Pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or fashion
·         Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
·         Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player