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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lake Air Metal Products - Communication Coordinator

Lake Air Companies is looking for a Communication Coordinator at our Coon Rapids location. This person will be responsible for coordinating key communication functions for the following stakeholders: employees, prospective employees, customers, prospective customers and the community.
This person will work closely with HR and Marketing to develop uniform message. They will also ork with our SLT (Strategic Leadership Team) to develop content to support the message.
Responsibilities/Job Duties
  • Work with HR and Marketing to develop message for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with SLT (Senior Leadership) to develop content to communicate message to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Interview internal departments to develop material on operational news.
  • Develop communications and marketing plan for events
  • Act as writer and editor for marketing and communications vehicles, both on and offline.
  • Maintain company website
  • Prepare and distribute newsletters (employee, customer, etc)
  • Update brochures, media kit, key messages and fact sheets as needed.
  • Assist IT with projects as needed
  • Provides back up to other areas as needed.
  • Complies with safety rules as outlined in Lake Air’s Safety Manual.
  • Complies with the requirements of the ISO Quality Management System and departmental procedures, and work-instructions.
  • BA/BS in communications (or working toward communications degree)
  • 2+ years of experience in communications
  • Superior writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong editing skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills
  • Basic design/layout experience (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher)
  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge preferred
  • Strong computer hardware skills
  • Understanding of cloud environment
  • Some project management experience preferred
  • Strong organizational and time management
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, and easily adapt to change.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task, function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented work environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute to the overall success of the team.
Major Challenges
  • Fast paced environment with limited supervision
  • Quickly comprehend and act on changing priorities when necessary
  • This position supports three company locations with multiple shifts. Travel between the plants will be necessary.
  • Exempt, salaried, paid weekly
Interested in joining the Lake Air Team! Apply today at
Required experience:
  • 2+ years of experience in communicaitons: 1 year
Apply online now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEMER FIEGER – Entertainment Marketing & Social Media Intern

Work Days: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, some nights and weekends.
Paid internship: $1,500/month
Nemer Fieger is a full-service advertising, PR and marketing agency located in St. Louis Park, MN. We are looking for a self-motivated, creative full time intern to assist in our entertainment marketing department.
Want to be a part of the marketing and public relations behind all of your favorite movies? Interns assist on dozens of movie releases by helping track publicity, setting up community events, assisting in coming up with creative marketing ideas and serving as a brand representatives at promotional events and screenings.

● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● Extremely detail-oriented
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Strong multi-tasking abilities
● Extensive social media experience, especially using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Pinterest for personal and professional use
● Experience using HootSuite or other programs used to schedule posts/tweets and manage multiple accounts
● Event support
○ Assist with event logistics, planning and research
○ Working as a brand representative at various community events on nights & weekends
● Tracking publicity
○ Monitor media presence for accounts and events
○ Create media recaps for clients
● Execute social media strategies
○ Assist with social media content creation
○ Attend and take/post photos from agency and client events
○ Respond to social media questions, concerns and complaints 
○ Assist with growing account followers 
● Community partnerships
○ Research and contact various community partners including retailers, events and digital
○ Provide collateral and on-site staffing at events when needed
Application Instructions
Please submit:
1. A current resume
2. Cover letter
4. Examples of Tweets and/or Facebook posts/campaigns
Please submit all information to No phone calls please.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Ordway - Public Relations Intern

The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists. Performances take place in the 1,900-seat Music Theater, and a new 1,100-seat Concert Hall.

Position Purpose

The Public Relations Intern is responsible for assisting the PR Manager in the daily and long term operations, activities, and Public Relations initiatives.
 Candidate Attributes: A successful candidate will have a background and interest in public relations, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, be able to manage time effectively, excel in fast-paced environments, and have a passion for the arts.

Key Performance Areas

  • Provide administrative support to the PR Manager, including conducting research, capturing media coverage, managing media lists, updating archive files, coordinating interviews and preparing paperwork
  • Prepare and assist in the creation process of communications materials, including media pitches, press releases, newsletter stories and social media messaging
  • Assist with event promotion and attend PR events in a support capacity
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • In collaboration with the Marketing department, participate in community outreach events that strengthen the Ordway’s relationship with the general public (such as the Flint Hills Children’s Festival)

Other Qualifications

  • Pursing or recently completed a degree in Public Relations, Communications or other related major
  • Excellent writing/copyediting skills and knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • At least one year of administrative experience

Position Status

  • Posting Date: 4/1/15
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Employee Type: Part-time, 12-20 hours a week, flexible schedule
  • Department: Public Relations
  • Reports to: Public Relations Manager
  • Timing of Position Opening: June 2015
  • Salary: unpaid, parking reimbursement
Apply online now.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Covidien - Marketing Communication Intern


·         Work in partnership with MarCom Specialists and a graphic design intern in Plymouth to own the rebrand work for specific products—from start to finish
·         Provide project management support in the production of a variety of print and digital assets produced across several product areas … ensuring that projects are on brand, on budget, and on time
·         Assist with editing and proofreading various assets, as needed, during the process
·         Assist with moving projects through our approval process and updating our written Style Guide to include entries for newer product lines


·         Currently enrolled as a Senior in a four-year Communications program, with a 3.0 GPA or better
·         Demonstrated ability to write and familiarity with AP style
·         Prior related work experience preferred, but not required

·         Experience working on print, digital, and web projects
·         Ability to see a project progress and move from concept through to production and completion
·         Strong communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills, with good attention to detail and a high standard of integrity
·         Self-directed and highly motivated individual, with excellent follow through, who can work in a fast-paced creative environment and on multiple projects at once

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Lakeview Health - Strategic Communications Manager

Join Lakeview Health, a leader in providing the best patient care experience in the metro area, on our exciting mission of keeping patients healthier, improving the patient experience for each individual, and providing affordable care! At Lakeview Health, you will find a culture of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. Our employees take great pride in making our mission happen every day.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Strategic Communications Manager to provide strategic communications counsel and support for the St. Croix Valley organizations that are members of the HealthPartners Family of Care. This leadership position supports business priorities through the development and implementation of enterprise-wide media relations strategies, internal communications and the management of marketing communications staff at Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Hudson, WI.

Work Schedule: Full-time/80 hours every two weeks, M-F, normal business hours or as needed.

Key Responsibilities of this position include the following:
• Partners with senior leadership and various departments to set overall communications strategy and direction.
• Serves as key advisor and counselor for media relations for the organizations in the St. Croix valley.
• Responsible for identifying best practices and other proactive measures to enhance HealthPartners as well as the St. Croix valley organizations’ reputation and awareness internally and externally.
• Develops and executes all aspects of communication plans, including the establishment and management of budgets, and supervision of internal staff and external vendors who are key to success.
• Coordinates work with the overall marketing division to leverage resources and provide maximum support for the organization.
• Supervises communications staff, including performance reviews, work quality reviews, and provides work direction.
• Oversees media monitoring and measurement.
• Collaborates with government relations on the development and execution of public policy communications on a national and state level.
• Leads crisis communications and issues management strategies and tactics.
• As part of the broader Communications team, provides media relations leadership and support, including 24-hour on-call responsibilities as required, researching and coaching leaders or other people speaking on behalf of the organization and acting as a resource in interview situations.
• Supports other key business areas as needed.
• Serves as senior level editor/writer for communications materials.
• Participates in other marketing and communications priorities and projects as assigned.

• Bachelor degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English or Communications or related field.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in strategic communications, including media relations (proactive and reactive), communications planning and internal and external communications implementation.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Excellent media relations skills
• Strong decision-making and judgment
• Supervisory skills
• Planning and budgeting skills
• Strong customer service/relationship-building skills
• Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

We offer market competitive pay and benefits and an award winning team to work with!

We are an EEO/AA employer.

Apply online now.

Starkey Hearing Technologies - Communications Associate

The Starkey Hearing Foundation is seeking a Communications Associate to join the marketing team.  We are looking for a motivated, self-starter who wants to help us share our story with the world. The Communications Associate is responsible for developing, writing and editing highly-engaging copy for a wide variety of materials, including magazines, brochures, newsletters, website content, white papers, proposals, presentations, social media, blogs, public relations materials, etc.  

Our Culture:

  • A non-profit organization working towards a greater good
  • A fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Our success has as much to do with attitude as aptitude—what’s in our hearts, not just our heads

You will:
  • Enhance the Foundation’s written identity, build story-telling capacity and deliver consistent messaging/brand voice across all materials.
  • Creates compelling, engaging copy for marketing/communications projects including website content, speeches, newsletters, brochures, white papers, print collateral, blogs, magazine articles, presentations, public relations materials, etc.
  • Help manage content for Starkey Hearing Foundation digital platforms.
  • Proofread and edit all Foundation materials.

You will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) or equivalent, preferably in English, Literature, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Advertising
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of writing experience
  • Experience with multimedia storytelling, blog writing and information architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of AP Style
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of media databases and media monitoring tools preferred
  • Team player attitude is a must!

*LI- ML1
William F. Austin founded Starkey Hearing Foundation in 1984 with the premise: "Alone we can't do much, but together we can change the world." At this year's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, he reported on the So the World May Hear Commitment to Action: to give one million people hearing aids this decade to restore the gift of hearing, and to make a difference in people's lives in new ways:

Our reward is in the faces and smiles of each person as we help them hear again. We truly live through what we give. Starkey Hearing Foundation's national programs and global missions add up to something larger: a movement that enables the world to hear, one by one and community by community. A movement that teaches. And one that believes hearing is the answer to many of the world's most intractable problems: isolation, poverty, and illiteracy.

Apply Online Now.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Game Changer Communications - Intern

Flexible; to be determined depending on the day, work to be done, etc.

Full-time (not to exceed 40 hours per week) from May 2015 through the summer; possibility for part-time (10-20 hours per week) before then.  To be decided/agreed upon with successful candidate.

Employment Status:
Temporary, Non-Exempt

Reports To:
Jason Sprenger, President

Job Summary:
This is an entry-level position.  The successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute significantly to day-to-day operations and client service while learning PR basics and working closely with agency president Jason Sprenger.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
·         Research for client campaigns and agency projects
·         Writing projects of various kinds
·         Media and analyst relations outreach
·         Media list development
·         Client campaign reporting and measurement
·         Social media strategy and execution
·         Agency marketing campaigns and projects
·         Attending and participating in client meetings, media training sessions, presentations and brainstorming sessions as directed
·         Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will possess:
  • Tremendous writing and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of AP Style
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Uncanny resourcefulness
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Publisher and/or other software tools

Ideally, the successful candidate will be:
  • A Spring 2015 or recent college graduate
  • At least a 3.2 GPA
  • Adept at research
  • Experienced in social media – and a thought leader on the subject
  • Professional
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Passionate
  • Curious
  • A Game Changer

Working Conditions:
The intern will be provided with all tools necessary to complete job requirements. Game Changer operates in a virtual office; days are spent in the home office of Jason Sprenger, on site at client offices and various other locations.  While the Intern will have a flexible schedule, he/she will be expected to work in person with Jason the majority of the time.

How to Apply/ Deadline:
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples by FRIDAY, APRIL 3 to Jason Sprenger at 

For More Info:
To learn more about Game Changer Communications, visit the firm’s website at

Monday, March 30, 2015

NEMER FIEGER – Public Relations Intern

Nemer Fieger is a full-service advertising, PR and marketing agency located in St. Louis Park, MN. We are looking for a self-motivated, creative part-time intern to assist on a variety of public relations, entertainment and social media accounts.
Work Days: Thursday-Friday, some nights and weekends

Nemer Fieger is seeking a Public Relations Intern to assist on a variety of media relations campaigns and client events. This person will provide support for agency publicists, execute client social media campaigns and communications, collect analytics and report on progress. They will also track publicity and assist on-site at events and media shoots for a variety of PR accounts.

● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● Extremely detail-oriented
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Strong multi-tasking abilities
● Well-versed in AP Style and writing press releases 
● Experience using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare, YouTube, and LinkedIn for personal and professional use
● Knowledge of emerging social media platforms
● Experience using HootSuite or other programs used to schedule posts/tweets and manage multiple accounts
● Photography experience a plus

 ● Event support
○ Assist with event logistics, planning and research
○ On-site event support
 ● Media support
○ Assist publicist at on-site or in-studio shoots
○ Take/post photos for social media
● Tracking publicity
○ Monitor media presence for accounts and events
○ Create media recaps for clients
● Execute social media strategies
○ Assist with social media content creation
○ Attend and take/post photos from agency and client events
○ Respond to social media questions, concerns and complaints 
○ Assist with building client followers 
● Create social media reports
○ Track & report all agency and client social media activities
○ Provide weekly email updates on social media trends and highlights

Application Instructions
Please submit:
1. A current resume
2. Writing sample
3. Name and contact information of at least two references
4. Examples of Tweets and/or Facebook posts/campaigns

Please submit all information to No phone calls please.