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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

GradStaff - Communications Specialist - Entry Level

GradStaff is the leader in providing college graduates with great career opportunities. We actively recruit college graduates seeking entry level positions, and our model focuses on finding the right candidate for each position.  To learn more, visit our website at
GradStaff is currently recruiting for a Communications Specialist position. This is a great entry level position with ample opportunities for professional growth and development.

This position involves development and management of all collateral and sales pieces including product guides and other sales materials. Duties may include:
  • Assisting Communication Manager as needed with all brand advertising and PR initiatives designed to drive demand for products.
  • Coordinating the input and design of all collateral pieces with external agencies including product guides.
  • Ensure all material is delivered to sales represents well in advance of sales season.
  • Coordinate the logistics of all major trade shows and events including booth set-up, signage, premiums etc.
  • Attend major trade shows and events as specified by the campaign team and assists the sales force and other colleagues in the execution of these events
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0-3 years of professional experience
  • Marketing, Advertising, or Program Communication background a plus.
  • Track record of working under deadlines with many internal and external customers.
  • Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail.
  • Highly organized, action oriented
  • Clear, direct, and compelling communication skills.
To apply, please email resume to: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] 

If we believe we can be a valuable resource to you in your job search, we will help you identify your transferrable skills, discuss potential career options, and coach you on your resume and interview skills. All of our services are free of charge to job seekers.
Our customized and personalized approach has helped us connect thousands of college graduates to meaningful entry-level jobs at high-growth companies.

Job Requirements

Bachelors Degree Required. This is an entry level position.

GradStaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to apply for open positions. GradStaff does not discriminate on the basis an applicant’s age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. 

Monday, October 05, 2015

Cargill - Communications Specialist

The role of this Communications Specialist is to work with the corporate communications team on shaping and executing communications strategies that support Cargill’s overall business objectives and drive performance. Working with the corporate communications team and a wide variety of resources within the company, this person will develop and execute on communications plans that create awareness of organizational priorities; support activities and messages that drive change; and shape a cohesive and compelling storyline that engages employees.

This position works with a multi-disciplinary Corporate Affairs service team that also includes specialists in External Communications, Government Relations, Employee Communications, Issue Management, Knowledge Management and Corporate Responsibility.

Principal Accountabilities

  • 20%: Enterprise Direction: Develop and execute on communications plans that support individual elements of the enterprise direction and Game Plan for Success.
20%: Project Communications: Provide communications support for specific changes initiatives at the enterprise level.

10%: Leadership Communications: Support existing programs to engage Cargill leaders through content development, meeting management and ongoing feedback/measurement.

20%: Appointments. Work closely with team leads to develop detailed processes, schedules and messages for communicating leadership appointments.

20%: Channel Support. Partner with team members to support logistics and execution of global town hall meetings, leadership briefings, virtual forums, etc.

10%: Communications Innovation. Identify new channels and approaches for engaging employees. Partner with our digital communications team to identify requirements for Cargill Connects and other digital communications tools that support our mission of connecting effectively with employees worldwide.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, public relations, marketing communications or related field.
  • Three years experience working in a communications or related role
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Self-starter and effective problem-solver
  • Strong team player in a cross-functional, global setting
  • Ability to influence stakeholders, including leaders, strong interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking capability and business acumen
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Strong computer skills – PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Sharepoint
  • Multicultural sensitivity
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with focus on execution and implementation
  • Ability to pro-actively identify and implement process improvements
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with living and/or working outside of the United States
  • Experience building, publishing and managing SharePoint sites
  • Experience working with large, complex organizations
  • Familiarity with AP writing style
  • Comfort with networking and building relationships
  • Exposure to change management practices
  • Knowledge and interest in social media and social collaboration tools
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Apply Online Now.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Headway Emotional Health Services - Public Relations Specialist

Headway is looking for team members who want to make a dynamic and lasting impact in their communities.  We are a passionate and focused non-profit making a difference in the lives of over 18,000 families and individuals throughout the Twin Cites metro area each year.  We pride ourselves on bringing innovative, connected solutions to mental health challenges while continually learning new and better ways to provide care.  Headway, then called Storefront, was founded in 1970 by a group of parents who wanted to help kids and families in crisis in their communities. Their mission, still true today, was to transform lives by providing hope, healing and empowerment through treatment, intervention and education.  Passion, Focus, Innovation, Learning and Connectedness define who we are and what we look for in people joining our team.

The Public Relations Specialist has primary responsibility within the organization for developing and implementing communication strategies that strengthen Headway's brand and expand awareness and understanding of its programs and services among key external audiences. The Public Relations Specialist works closely with the CEO and members of the Leadership Team in the areas of planning, writing, media relations, marketing communications, print/electronic communication, publication production and project management.

 Goals and Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate increased communications effectiveness with major print and digital communications tools in a manner that supports organization strategies
  • Develop and implement a media relations program that results in news coverage that supports marketing goals and objectives
  • Manage external print and digital communications to deliver strategically important and accurate information on a regular, timely basis
  • Ensure all external communications tools are produced to comply with brand standards
Essential Job Functions:
1. Planning, developing and implementing strategic communications across print, video and digital channels in a manner consistent with organization strategic plan and brand standards.
  • Understand Headway products, services, clients, key markets, partners and competitors
  • Participate in or lead organization level marketing and communications planning initiatives, and quarterly and daily work plans
  • Ensure the consistency of brand standards, messaging, mission, vision, and values with all audiences and communities
  • Produce effective communications messaging for print and digital publication and use print and digital communications tools to disseminate messages that support strategic objectives
  • Develop and manage the organization's social media strategy and content
  • Manage organization website: plan and create web pages and applications; update and maintain website, monitor and interpret website analytics
  • Consult with internal product and service managers and plan and produce targeted external communications initiatives that support identified needs
  • Evaluate effectiveness of communications initiatives against goals and objectives
2. Identifying opportunities for positive news media exposure and successfully coordinating media relations initiatives.
  • Plan and develop strategic news media relations outreach program
  • Identify key news media contacts that may provide coverage of Headway programs and services, and develop working relationships with them
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Headway management, supervisors and frontline employees as sources of news media relations opportunities
  • Train, encourage and support Headway management, supervisors and frontline employees as they represent Headway in news media stories
3. Other
  • Attend staff and other meetings, as directed by the supervisor or agency policy
  • Follow and enforce all agency policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism or closely related field
  • 3-5 years of job/internship experience working in a public relations role
  • Identifying, assessing and addressing a wide range of public relations needs
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, with demonstrated experience writing articles for newsletters, marketing literature, social media, and public relations materials with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Representing organizations in work with local news media resources, including pitching story ideas and developing strong relationships with traditional and new media
  • Hands-on work with multiple computer and electronic communication software and platforms
  • Production of a variety of communication materials, including basic design and layout, video and audio production techniques, social media management and distribution and mobile technologies.
Preferred but not Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working with emotional/mental health services or healthcare organizations
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Active participation in related professional organization
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of strategic public relations practices and ethical standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems independently
  • A high level of skill and comfort with computer/digital technology
  • High degree of organization and ability to work independently
Working Condition/Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to fragrances and other environmental elements that may affect a chemical sensitivity
  • Local travel within the metro area
  • Must have working vehicle and auto insurance and valid driver's license
  • Interact with a range of personalities and diverse individuals
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Working independently
 Apply Online Now.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Golden Sun Marketing - Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator Job Purpose: Supports marketing department with day-to-day marketing projects including trafficking promotional materials, planning meetings, preparing presentations and reports; and participating in marketing planning.
Marketing Coordinator Job Duties:
  • Coordinates point-of-sale materials including print sourcing and graphics trafficking working with print vendors to secure pricing, coordinating requirements with graphic designer; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Writes copy and proofread for ads, website materials and other marketing materials.
  • Public relations administration including proofreading, coordinating supporting materials, building media lists, compiling media coverage, updating editorial calendars.
  • Updates website by uploading press releases, news articles, and photos through content management system.
  • Assists in preparing PowerPoint presentations for clients and marketing department.
  • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing sales data.
  • Researches marketing and social media trends, industry marketing programs and advertising trends.
  • Plans meetings and trade shows by coordinating requirements.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Skills/Qualifications: Coordination, Project Management, Marketing Planning, Reporting Research Results, Public Relations and Social Media Savvy. Occasional travel required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and Office required. Some knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build working relationships with wide range of internal and external contacts
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written & verbal) and be extremely detail oriented
  • Ability to follow directions but show initiative
  • Must be flexible, a problem solver, a quick learner, honest, reliable and motivated with a pleasant, positive attitude
  • Must work well under pressure and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Local candidates only:
  • Minneapolis, MN
Required experience:
  • Marketing: 1 year
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Apply Online now.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Pinstripes - Marketing Internship

Pinstripes is a growing national restaurant & entertainment collection combining upscale bowling and bocce with a scratch kitchen, ample event spaces and ballroom, fire pit, live music, and more to create a sophisticated fun community-centric venue.

Job Description
Pinstripes is seeking Student Marketing Brand Ambassadors to join the team!
Student Brand Ambassadors reach and engage students and the surrounding community to introduce, build, and grow the Pinstripes brand. We're looking for someone available this fall and beyond!
We’re looking for--
  • Excited to get in on the ground level of a fast-growing company.
  • Experienced in marketing, sales, events, or promotions and are able to embody Pinstripes demeanor and values.
  • Motivated, entrepreneurial, and goal-oriented.
  • Energetic & charismatic; you can talk to just about anyone.
  • Active online. You use social media and understand how it can be used as a sales driver.
  • Connected on campus and in the local community. You have a strong knowledge of local events and happenings.
You will--
  • Identify, organize, and attend off-site events to represent the Pinstripes brand.
  • Plan and execute numerous marketing partnerships and programs with the student body, local businesses, and local community.
  • Build relationships with campus opinion leaders, student organizations, and media relations.
  • Track and measure results of marketing programs and campaigns.
You are--
  • College sophomore, junior, or senior preferred with a focus in sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, business or similar field.
  • Available 10-20 hours per week through school year, possibility for extension.
The position is located at Pinstripes in Edina, MN. Your time will be split between meeting and strategizing at Pinstripes, hitting the streets on campus, and representing the brand at events in the community.

Apply Online Now.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FLM+ Communications Intern (Summer 2016)

FLM+ specializes in the business of agriculture and the life of rural communities. Yes, we’re a strategic marketing and communications company. And yes, the FLM+ team represents the best and brightest to ensure a collaborative, contemporary, multi-faceted and on-target approach in everything we do. But what really separates us from the rest is our raw passion to produce the absolute best work possible and to get involved in what really matters. We are driven, not only by working with our clients to propel continuous success and far-reaching results, but also by never losing sight of the meaning behind our work.

FLM+ was established in 2006 to serve the business of agriculture and the life of rural communities. Phillip Farmer, John Lumpe and Rob McClelland had a vision of a hybrid company combining the best practices of consulting firms, communications agencies and learning services companies. And to foster and nourish success they built everything around the concept of Wide open thinking™.
In 2015, FLM+ joined the Land O’Lakes family as a wholly owned subsidiary. Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2014 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 199 on the Fortune 500.

With offices in Columbus, OH, Minneapolis, MN, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis, IN, FLM+ thrives in an atmosphere of entrepreneurialism and collaboration where technology is embraced and passion applauded.

Job Description

FLM seeks to provide both three and six month account service communication internships to individuals who are pursuing degree(s) in agriculture communications, agriculture business, journalism and related fields. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Attending client meetings
  • Generating action reports and correspondence
  • Writing press releases
  • Researching and writing weekly reports for assigned project(s)
  • Completion of a Capstone project


Successful candidates will have completed their sophomore year in pursuit of a B.S. or B.A. at a four-year college/university. Candidates with strong written and oral communications skills combined with a passion for the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences and related fields should apply.
To ensure an FLM internship provides a valuable experience, interns will be assigned a mentor or ‘buddy’ at the beginning to gain an understanding of our standards of performance, culture, and gain exposure to a variety of assignments that will provide the best possible learning experience.

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Tourbillon Alliance Partners - Social Media Marketing Intern

Calling all students or individuals with a marketing, communications, and/or public relations background and interest ! We are looking for motivated and energetic individuals looking to gain relevant experience in social media marketing while working with a dynamic team with our rapidly growing company. The ideal intern will be enthusiastic, passionate, and proactive. The intern will perform his/her responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent to Tourbillon Alliance Partner’s mission, vision, and values.

You’ll be coming in on the ground floor and get the virtual, inside view of what a multi-million dollar start up looks like. If you are looking for a great place to GAIN EXCELLENT WORK EXPERIENCE , while also helping an amazing team of motivated professionals excel in the world of small business, come join us at Tourbillon Alliance Partners!

  • Work with our social media team and our resident expert in producing content and increasing our following
  • You will primarily be working with Twitter and Facebook while learning the business / strategic side of social media marketing
  • Conduct research to keep blogs and posts interesting, informative and interactive
  • Ensure the company presence is always kept favorable while effectively and strategically reaching out to the public
  • Maintain activity in social media accounts to help us become more widely known, and spread the word about the help we provide for nonprofits and small business
  • Continuously encourage other employees to be active in posting and contributing content to our various accounts
  • Build our likes and followers – providing tangible evidence of our efforts and success
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who is ready to take on a new experience
  • Strong desire to pay close attention to detail
  • Creativity in developing new marketing and business ideas
  • A passion for social media; experience, and a firm understanding of creating social media communities
  • Able to respond to emails in a quick and efficient time period
  • Excellent English language skills – both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with technology tools including email, MS Office, Internet, and willing to learn new user friendly software and access to a computer and Internet service – tablet/laptop computer and Wi-Fi encouraged
  • Able to work independently while still being a team player
  • Efficient time management skills and able to attend weekly phone meetings
  • Punctual, reliable, and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • A strong knowledge of Twitter is preferred – but not required
  • Background/knowledge or completion of courses in marketing or social media preferred – but not required
  • Preference is given to current or graduated students majoring in Business – M a rketing or related program
This internship allows great opportunity for every intern to gain beneficial work and learning experience . Each intern will be placed with a member of our senior management team, because at Tourbillon, we value team building and mentorship. Through this process, interns will improve their skills and knowledge to enhance their resume and be able to market their skills as a freelancer. Upon completion of the internship, those who displayed excellent work and capabilities will receive a superior letter of recommendation from the President and CEO of the company. Everything created by the intern (that is not confidential) will go into their professional portfolio . Our team is committed to the success of each of our interns; therefore, they are given the chance to receive guidance in exploring their professional goals throughout the course of the internship if they wish. This opportunity will give every individual the experience and confidence to lead a path to success in their future career goals.

This is a virtual internship ! Interns will work from home or any location that has an Internet connection and interns can start immediately! Generally our internships are 10 hours a week for 15 weeks. We can be flexible if that is needed . Our internships run all year long so you can start whenever you desire.

Internship is unpaid but the experience and opportunity is priceless . Candidates may receive school credit upon request.

Interested candidates must submit ALL of the following to apply:
  • Resume
  • At least one writing sample (relatable work in marketing/advertising/communications are acceptable)
Apply Online Now.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Allina Health - Marketing & Communications Specialist

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Commons, located in Minneapolis, is the headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, the site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.

Work with an ongoing set of clients to plan, develop, coordinate, implement and manage marketing, communications and public relations strategies and projects for Cambridge Medical Center within the context of the strategic priorities of Allina Health’s Marketing & Communications department.  Support site-based day-to-day marketing activities to ensure plans are complete and goals are met for marketing to and communications with internal and external audiences.  Other regional hospital and system office Marketing & Communications work as assigned.

BA, BS or equivalent experience

Exceptional writing skills, project management, print production, client management, and communications technology skills.

This part time position will work 3 days a week at Cambridge Medical Center but will be part of a system wide Marketing Communications market.

Apply online now.