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Monday, April 23, 2018

Metropolitan Council - Community Relations Specialist

Who We Are
We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:

Community Relations Specialists provide support to Council Members in carrying out their duties as advocates for the metropolitan region.  Their duties would include: creating mechanisms to proactively provide Council Members with information about their districts, coordinating materials for speaking engagements or other communications needs, and developing effective systems for reporting on the activities of Council Members. 
What you would do in this job:
  • Creates mechanisms to regularly communicate with assigned Council Members to proactively provide them with information about their districts and to respond to their requests for information, communications materials, or other needs.
  • Develops action plans with each Council Member with concrete goals for achieving their objectives and furthering the Metropolitan Council's mission in his or her district.
  • Identifies and coordinates events at which the Metropolitan Council should have a presence.
  • Coordinates Council Member communications with Communications Department.
  • Develops effective systems for reporting on activities of the assigned Council Members.
  • Participates in projects of enterprise-wide significance that contribute to Council Member or Council Executive Management goals.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications):
A Bachelor's degree in Public Affairs, Public Administration, Political Science, Communications, or related field AND two years of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area.
Associate's Degree AND four years of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area that together total six years or more.
Master's Degree AND One year of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area that together total six years or more.
High School Diploma or equivalency AND six years of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area that together total six years or more.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
  • Experience working in government or for a not-for-profit organization.
  • Experience writing research reports, memos, or briefings to inform others about an issue or problem.
  • Experience working for a public official or executive.
  • Experience coordinating or leading projects.

What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a policy board and/or public officials (elected or appointed), or demonstrated knowledge of regional government processes.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and willingness to learn new software programs as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and effectively communicate with selected constituencies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to effectively and credibly communicate complex issues/problems with Council Members, staff and public.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations and assist with potentially volatile or politically sensitive issues.
Additional information:
Union/Grade: AFSCME Grade F
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive - No
Hiring Range: $28.93- $30.43/$60,174 -$63,294
Full Salary Range: $28.93- $41.03/$60,174 -$85,342

What your work environment would be:
You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites. You will occasionally work early mornings, evenings and weekends to attend meetings or events.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pentair - Communications Manager

Pentair OverviewAt Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver the most comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables people, business and industry to access clean, safe water, reduce water consumption, and recover and reuse it. We help ensure water is clean when returned to the environment. Whether it’s for fitness and fun, healthier homes, better flood control, safer sky rises, more sustainable ways to farm, or safe drinking water for those who need it most, we won’t stop until the world’s water is managed the best way possible.From approximately 130 locations in 34 countries, Pentair’s 10,000 employees are united in our unwavering belief that the future of water depends on us. Our 2017 revenue was $2.8 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR.
Job Summary

We will:
Create career growth and rotational opportunities within various areas of Communications
Pay competitively
Provide on the job training and mentoring in Pentair’s proven best practices
Offer health benefits & coaching
Support your long term retirement goals through a competitive 401K matching and stock purchase plan
Offer employee discounts
Protect you with life insurance and other options
Tell you more about all the great benefits – just ask!

You will:
Act as editor of including content and editorial calendar development, day-to-day site management, metric and engagement tracking
Drive implementation of key employee communications initiatives including all-employee e-newsletters, webcasts and key initiatives including the Ethics & Compliance program, and Team Pentair employee engagement program
Maintain accountablity for managing video production and webcasts for leadership communications to employees
Manage translation services for print, video and web communications
Contribute to the writing of day-to-day content across all Pentair communications vehicles, including Pentair’s corporate website and content for Pentair’s external communications including social media
Support employee events, executive town halls and other key employee engagement initiatives
Development of editorial calendar and content that drives increased traffic, and advances employee understanding and engagement of company objectives and priorities

Key Outcomes of Success in First Year:
Development of editorial calendar and content that drives increased traffic, and advances employee understanding and engagement of company objectives and priorities
Development of new employee engagement tools on
Collaboration with businesses to both enhance and increase leadership communications on landing pages that can be leveraged internally beyond intranet
Quarterly analysis of to track usage, messaging effectiveness and to judge employee engagement with recommendations for continuous improvement
Demonstration of increased readership of One Pentair all employee e-newsletter
Demonstration of increased employee participation/engagement in Team Pentair
Establishment of collaborative relationships across business units, functions and regions to both drive new content development as well as ensure alignment on messaging/content

Job Requirements & Skills

You should:
Have a Bachelor’s degree
Have five to 10-plus years of relevant internal communications and Corporate experience including leadership communications and support
Experience writing across all corporate communications vehicles including intranets, websites, social media, video, webcasts
Be proficient in PowerPoint for executive level presentations
Be experienced in managing websites, including content development and management
Have experience in video production including management of video teams and post production editing
Experienced with media relations and external communications

We like:
Someone who is a proficient and experienced writer and communicator
Has excellent and proven editorial and proofreading skills
Ability to lead cross-functional teams with members from all levels of the organization with multiple projects running simultaneously
Conceptual and analytical ability; ability to clearly define a communications strategy
Project management skills, including budget management
Ability to demonstrate accountability for results and show sound business judgement/decision-making ability

EEO Statement
Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PR that sparks Action!

We are a fun and wildly creative bunch, so there’s no shortage of ideas.  It’s your job to turn those ideas into content that gets action (i.e. you write for how brains work).  You’ll be jamming out creative ideas with us, writing emails and advertising, creating landing pages, even helping with scripts and video.  You’ll manage social media, email campaigns, company communication including our Sandbox section (soon to rearranged and loaded fun and interesting pieces).
Apply now and get an instant e-copy of our Founder/CEO’s book REWIRE (gives you a quick glimpse into the spirit of First Financial).—
Are you a fit?
You’re resourceful, clever and a talented communicator who can write for action. You’re a community builder, a future thinker, and driven to have a truly massive impact. If so, then this is specifically for you.
Location: Plymouth, MN
How to apply
Complete the short application at this link.
Our reason for being:
A place to grow.
We started First Financial as a place where those who operate on a different plane; intentional people with an indomitable spirit and soulful bedside manner can soar.
Core Values:
  1. Conscientious.  Conscientious people show care, put in a big effort, are painstaking scrupulous, and honest.
  2. Play to Win:win. Not just going through the motions… we’re here to really be engaged.
  3. Encouraging/Cheerleader/Coach
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Always getting better
Three minutes from now your application can be in play.
I hope you’re open to the challenge. Together I believe we can truly change the world. APPLY HERE.
Colin Kraker will be managing all questions and inquiries regarding the position. Please reach out to him at
Warmest regards,
P.S. We look forward to meeting you.
Apply Now

Friday, April 13, 2018

2060 Digital - Social Media Strategist (2060 Twin Cities, MN)

If interested in being considered for this position you must complete the following steps:
  1. Complete the Personal Information Section and upload your resume (required). You may also attach a cover letter and include links of work samples if applicable.
  2. Click the VERIFY button. If you need to make a change, click the MAKE CHANGES button and update your information. Then click the VERIFY button again. When you are ready to proceed, click SUBMIT.
  3. On the webpage you will receive the message “You are almost done.” and a request for a Validation Code.
  4. Check the email account you just entered for the Validation Code from HBI CareerHUB. Enter the Activation Code and click VALIDATE. You will have successfully completed your on-line submission!

This position is located in our Twin Cities, MN office and is for 2060 Digital based in Cincinnati, OH.

  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting & research skills.
  • Excellent communication & writing skills.
  • Great customer service skills; effective presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for use of the following, but not limited to:
    • Facebook, Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat, Scheduling Tools, Analytics Platforms
  • Additional experience in video, design, influencer or event marketing a plus.
  • 1-3 years experience in advertising, public affairs & online marketing.
  • Ability to work independently, yet experience working as a team member with the ability to establish & maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work remotely at times on evenings & weekends, as needed.
  • Report to work on time & work established schedule. Attend client events & support a flexible calendar as needed for success of clients.
  • Work closely & communicate frequently with Social Media Services Manager.
  • Social media is ever-changing. You will develop, execute & analyze social media strategies for assigned clients with focus on growth & implement trends.
  • We make goals & meet them! Be critical & develop benchmark criteria to measure the effectiveness of social media programs & implement improvements.
  • Collaborate alongside Social Media Coordinators to create social media content calendars & manage posting schedules for each assigned client.
  • Maintain professional 24/7 community management of client’s pages.
  • Use tools such as Google Analytics & social insights to audit, analyze, monitor & produce monthly social media recaps for clients.
  • Manage ongoing communication with clients. This includes monthly, in-person meetings, attending events, email/phone, etc.
  • Act in a professional manner when representing the company. Build good working relationships with coworkers, clients, vendors & the general public. 

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

2060 Digital-Twin Cities, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply online now.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Creative Catalyst | Brand Builder, Jason Langer, Joins Riley Hayes

Riley Hayes has acquired branding agency Triage Co., founded by Target Corp. alum Jason Langer. The move adds a hefty layer of conceptual brand development and retail strategy to an already robust list of capabilities.

Founded in 2016, Triage Co. is a brand consultancy built for early stage ventures, private equity turnarounds and major label rebrands. It will now reside within the walls of RH.

“This partnership gives Riley Hayes a strong strategic shot in the arm, opening us up to an entirely new stream of business,” said Tom Hayes, Founder and President of Riley Hayes. “Jason will take over the creative helm at Riley Hayes as VP Executive Creative Director.”

An uncommon mix of business savvy and design expertise, Langer believes the primary function of marketing is to solve complex business problems with smart, strategically led creative solutions.

“If we’re not driving bottom-line growth and profitability for our clients, we’re not doing our jobs,” Langer said. “I was drawn to Riley Hayes because of their client-centric focus. Many agencies claim this as a core value, but all too often their work tells a different story. Riley Hayes means it. Their collaborative approach to problem solving is unlike any agency I’ve encountered.”

During his long and fruitful career at Target, Langer co-founded Target Creative, the branding powerhouse that elevated the retailer to the top 5 most recognizable and cherished brands in the world. He oversaw the Target master brand, unifying the enterprise around a shared creative vision. He intends to help Riley Hayes do the same with its growing roster of ambitious clients.

Riley Hayes has been quietly amassing an arsenal of new leadership talent, including Tony Ticknor, former tech guru of The Nerdery, Nicole Pomerleau, media director of Target’s Group M, and Dan Hoedeman, account director of Carmichael Lynch and Fallon.

Russell Herder - Relations / Content Supervisor

We are looking for an experienced public relations specialist to join our team. Seeking a proven professional to support and inspire excellent, visionary clients through successful public relations programs and media relations campaigns. Candidate must have excellent writing and presentation skills with several years of pitching to regional and national media, excellence in organizational skills and a commitment to building client relationships. Social media fluency important. Previous experience in an advertising agency or PR firm essential. A minimum of five years of experience and a Bachelor's degree required.

Must be detail-oriented and highly self-sufficient. Please send resume and introductory email.
Job Type: Full-time
  • Public Relations: 5 years (Required)
  • Bachelor's (Required)4
    E-mail resume and cover letter to:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MARCOMM Inc. is looking to hire Corporate Communications Specialist

The Corporate Communications Specialist will work regularly with senior leadership, cross-functional partners, and other company-wide stakeholders to proactively identify their needs and establish an effective communications strategy. The ideal candidate will be adept at forging business partnerships and strengthening relationships between teams. We are looking for someone who has excellent instincts with the ability to craft effective and compelling messages, passion for marketing and communications, and the ability to adapt quickly in a constantly evolving industry.
  • Support and drive corporate and executive communications including programs, campaigns and announcements
  • Support the development and maintenance of corporate messaging and QA including competitive messaging
  • Partner with stakeholders across product and integrated marketing locally and internationally for key moments in time, as well as ongoing corporate storytelling
  • Build creative and content strategy for keynotes, events, and conferences
  • Build relationships with cross-functional teams and sell your ideas
  • Develop and present PowerPoint and video presentations for/to executives
Your Qualifications
  • You are an expert storyteller in PowerPoint and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • You thrive on being part of a dynamic organization that has experienced significant change (e.g. change in response to market conditions, regulatory environment, competition, etc.)
  • You have a history of anticipating issues and are an excellent problem solver
  • 6+ years corporate communications and public relations experience, major consumer brands preferred
  • Progressive success in developing comprehensive, strategic communications programs
  • Action-orientation balanced with effective partnerships across the organization
  • Exemplary composure and executive presence
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, with the ability to present data and conclusions in an organized, concise manner at all levels throughout the company
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and inspirational, with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with all groups while addressing people courageously, directly and candidly
  • Passionate storyteller with excellent content-generation skills across a variety of channels
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple competing priorities effectively
  • Ability to take initiative to open and close the loop on communications projects
  • Executive communications experience, and comfort working with members of the leadership team in fast-paced situations
  • Experience working with communications teams in international markets
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry or product management is a plus, but not required
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field required, MBA preferred
Who You Are
  • You are an excellent writer and know how to communicate clearly and concisely 
  • You are exceptionally resourceful, scrappy, and know how to get stuff done 
  • You love working in teams, but you're self-driven 
MARCOMM Inc. is headquartered in the Minneapolis. The types of Marketing, Interactive, Digital and Creative jobs we offer are dynamic, fun and always fast paced. Our employment package is "best-in-class" because we're committed to hiring the brightest, most qualified talent available. Learn more at:
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    Monday, April 09, 2018

    EDCO - Marketing Communication Specialist

    Job Details


    EDCO is one of the oldest and continuous running domestic metal fabricators, and is the largest manufacturer of pre-finished metal siding products in the United States. Today, as the only true full-line manufacturer of exterior building materials, our product offering includes a comprehensive line of siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, and gutter systems. The EDCO name has come to stand for longevity, stability and an unfailing commitment to excellence.
    From its establishment in 1946 by the enterprising Edwards family to present day, EDCO has been an innovative leader in the building materials industry throughout the nation. The company continues to push the leading edge of product advancement and excellence, setting industry trends with its product development.
    Marketing Communications Coordination
    • Administration of the Marketing Resource Center
    • Coordinate and attend EDCO tradeshows at both the national and local setting
    • Process all Sales Promotion Budget requests in a timely manner
    • Coordinate placement of advertisements and social media updates as outlined in the approved marketing plan
    • Coordinate the distribution of Construction Material Data Insight projects to the appropriate Business Development Manager (BDM) and develop/maintain a database of architectural firms, general contractors, etc.
    • Point of contact for all marketing requests from BDMs and customer service reps
    • Administration of Continuing Education Program including the coordination the submission of appropriate paperwork within timeline provided by American Institute of Architects and maintaining database of participants in the program.
    • Distribution of leads to appropriate BDM, Distributor or outside representative and maintain a database of leads from all lead generation marketing initiatives
    • Coordinate all mailings for the marketing department
    Competencies, Knowledge & Values
    • Organizational agility – ability to effectively work across the organization
    • Problem Solver – An ability to proactively identify problems and offer solutions
    • Organization – Must be able to prioritize, balance responsibilities, and meet deadlines within budget parameters provided
    • Excellent Communicator – Expresses ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and written
    • Speed - Operates with a sense of urgency
    • Ethics – acts with the highest level of integrity
    • An ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to operate autonomously
    • Strong computer skills (IFS and Microsoft Office)
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but will consider relevant work experience
    • Building Materials Industry experience preferred
    • Internal and external customer support
    Working Conditions
    • Corporate office environment
    • 10% travel, estimated
    • Must be able to adapt to changing and fast paced business conditions
    Apply now.