Maccabee Group is hiring

Monday, November 28, 2016

Higher Dimension Material - Digital Marketing Associate


Position Summary:
Higher Dimension Material(HDM) seeks Digital Marketing Associate (DMA), a true digital marketing and design professional, who’s passionate about creating work and telling stories that inspire action. Deeply interested in design and technology, DMA will build digital offers and launch integrated marketing campaigns for both external and internal audiences.DMA is responsible for the development and support of a diverse marketing strategy utilizing social media, Web analytics, e-mail marketing, and search engine optimization to promote the online sales efforts of the Altai brand (http://www.altaigear.com/) (http://www.SuperFabric.com/).

This individual possesses an in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing strategies, with ability to deliver effective digital marketing recommendations. This person also handles the day-to-day operations for all online marketing efforts, including research, creative briefing and job execution. He or she is responsible for correspondence with advertising affiliates, ensuring that content requested is to specifications.
Essential Functions:
  • Lead, design and develop creative projects for digital and print channels such as websites, email communications, presentations, infographics, photo-shoots, videos and invitations.
  • Develops unique strategies within the digital arena to meet/exceed objectives including: social media, SEO, SEM (Paid ads, Paid Search, Advertising, PPC), Retargeting and Remarketing strategies, Display Advertising and Social Advertising.
  • Develop strategies for platforms and determine KPI (key performance indicator)s to measure success based on the objectives of the campaign. Manage these social media platforms, provide analytics about the audiences and schedule content for each platform.
  • Answers key questions such as how the brand is communicated and experienced through digital interactions, and how digital interactions fit into the broader customer experiences.
  • Analyze the performance of marketing efforts and increase search engine rankings for website
  • Writes communication, creative and content briefs, ensuring that creative and media are effectively integrated.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Desired Knowledge/ Skillsets include but not limited to:
Digital Marketing, Digital Design, Web Design and Development, Design Thinking, Content Creation, Content Management, Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing and Campaigns, Email Marketing, Digital Strategy, Photography, Image Editing, Graphics, Social Media, Advertising, Research, Copy Editing, Public Relations, Media Relations, Corporate Communication, and Copy Editing

Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite,Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, WordPress, HTML, CSS
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Second Harvest Heartland - Communications and Marketing Intern

POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications and Marketing Intern will support communications and marketing activity for Second Harvest Heartland by collecting and creating content for use in multiple channels. 

DUTIES:
  • Visit food distribution sites and agency partners to identify and collect client stories
  • Write and edit client and agency partner stories for a variety of media, from newsletters to web content and collateral materials
  • Write and copy edit for fundraising and promotional materials
  • Collect and write other volunteer and community partner stories, as needed
  • Help with additional communications and marketing projects
  • Digitize, organize and document media release forms and accompanying images

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
:

  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Familiarity with the AP Stylebook
  • Ability to identify and develop story ideas independently
  • Interviewing and listening skills. Ability to make interviewee comfortable. Ability to ask follow-up questions to get to the “heart of the story”
  • Documentation skills. Capturing accurately what is said by interviewees
  • Photography skills are useful. Must not be shy about asking for photos or video, and having everyone pictured sign a release form. No professional equipment needed for this purpose. Well-composed and well-lit cell phone photos are fine for this project
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop desired, but not required
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse ages, income levels, cultural backgrounds and other demographics
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner community contacts
  • Fluency in a second language is desired, but not required
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

TIME REQUIREMENTS AND SCHEDULE:


  • Total time requirement: 10-15 hours per week
  • Project dates: January – May, with some flexibility
  • Days of the week: Monday - Friday, flexible and will vary
  • Time of the day: 8am-5pm, flexible and will vary
  • Work site: Maplewood facility and remotely 

ORGANIZATION CONTACTS:
  • Communications department
  • Agency partner employees/volunteers/clients 

HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a cover letter, resume and writing samples to internships@2harvest.org

Monday, November 21, 2016

State of Minnesota - Communications Specialist

This is a journey-level communications position that exists to plan, develop, coordinate and execute an effective communication effort to strengthen public knowledge of the programs of the Minnesota Department of Education, and to further the work of the department in supporting the promotional, informational, regulatory and educational needs of Minnesota school district personnel, teachers, partners, stakeholders and the general public.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, English or closely related field.

Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices related to writing and editing.

Knowledge of communications principles and strategies sufficient to implement effective communications marketing including planning, editing and filming promotional or informational video content.

Experience with design and web software, specifically creating and editing multimedia content for websites and social med ia; creating engaging video content for audiences with social-media attention spans.

Experience editing complex documents to meet the state's accessibility requirements and standards.

Strong working knowledge of computer programs and skills including Microsoft Office Suite products and Adobe Acrobat Professional or other related software.

Strong written and oral communications skills.

Ability to use social media for communication purposes.

Ability to interact with employee personnel and stakeholders in a courteous, pleasant and professional manner.

Must work well within a team, within a demanding public environment, and often under tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting workshops or delivering training.

Experience working with government agency communication.

Application Details

How to Apply Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

CURRENT permanent-classified MDE employees represented by MAPE who are eligible for interest bidding for the position should consult Article 16, Vacancies, Filling of Positions, Section 3, Job Posting and Interest Bidding, of their negotiated agreement. In order to be considered for the position as an interest bidder your application must be received by the "Closed for Bid" date listed above.

Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Peggy Dornseif at peggy.dornseif@state.mn.us or Josh Collins at josh.collins@state.mn.us

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance you need.


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Smile Network International -- Events and Administrative Coordinator

Smile Network International is a Minnesota-based non-profit that provides free life-changing surgeries to children born with cleft lips and palates in developing countries.  We are looking for an Events and Administrative Coordinator for our team in our Minneapolis office in Loring Park.. 

This position supports the management team on all aspects of the organization including events, logistics and missions.  Coordinate fundraising events including development, implementation, creating collateral, ticket sales, marketing, PR and social media communications, volunteer recruitment and communications. This position also assists with donor relations, acknowledgment, managing and tracking donations through many outlets for prep for accountant.    
1-3 years experience in corporate of non-profit organization preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication.  

If interested, please send resume to maureen@smilenetwork.org

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Public Relations Account Executive Opening at Maccabee agency

http://maccabee.com/public-relations-account-executive-opening-at-maccabee-agency/

Are you looking for the next leap forward in your PR career? Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations   -- a four-time winner of Minnesota Business magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work” – has an opening for a PR Account Executive with outstanding writing and media relations pitching abilities. Could it be you?

If so, you’re known for your:
    
2-3 years agency or client-side experience in B2B and/or B2C marketing communications (healthcare, ag/food or technology a plus)
  • Whip-smart, multi-channel mind with great media relations “story pitch” skills 
  • Proven ability to work with editors, producers, bloggers and other media 
  • Collaborative relationships with your co-workers and client
  • Can-do positive attitude, with a take-no-prisoners attention to detail.
So what will you learn at Maccabee?
  • Cutting-edge PR, content creation and social media marketing skills. 
  • What it’s like to be inspired by a purpose-driven team of boldly creative, client service-obsessed partners.
  •  The positive impact you can have on clients and co-workers when you’re working at a relentlessly ethical PR agency.
Sound like a fit for you? Send your resume to Gwen Chynoweth at gwen@maccabee.com


And where will you be working? Located in the North Loop district of downtown Minneapolis, Maccabee has produced campaigns for clients ranging from Ergotron, PeopletNet, General Mills, Delta Airlines’ MLT Vacations, TDX Tech, Marriott hotels, Edina Realty, Pitney Bowes, Cirque du Soleil and Caribou Coffee to OfficeMax, RBA, Deluxe and GNP Company (Gold’n Plump chicken). Maccabee, winner of Promo Interactive’s “Best Viral Campaign” and the Silver Halo Award for “Best Cause Marketing Campaign,” offers a high-energy, nurturing culture fueled by a fierce dedication to professional development for every employee. Learn more about the joys of working at Maccabee at www.maccabee.com

Apply online.

Friday, November 11, 2016

St Louis Park Public Schools - Communications Specialist

We are an exciting academically focused urban district serving all students from diverse backgrounds and currently have an opening for a Communications Specialist. In this role you will create content for a variety of audiences and purposes, develop and execute social media campaigns and assist in creating/maintaining content on our website.

Requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism. Starting salary is $44,000 plus Excellent Benefits. For full job description and to apply, go to:

www.slpschools.org

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Experis - Communication Specialist


Communication specialist needed to support and execute multiple communication work plans, channels and coordinate with various stakeholders to execute.
Works with moderate work direction, and can identify issues/problems but may need assistance in resolving.
Coordinates all projects and ensures company resources are utilized appropriately.
Compiles project status reports, coordinates project schedules, manages project meetings, and identifies and resolves communication challenge as needed.
Identifies and analyzes deployment stakeholder needs and defines project scope, requirements, and deliverables.
Coordinates project activities and ensures all project phases are documented appropriately.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the communication field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. Capable of leading multiple projects simultaneously.
A degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Does typically have certification for the role (PMP, Six Sigma, Agile, etc).

In addition, this person will need to be familiar with the following programs:
o PowerPoint 2013
o Word
o Excel planning abilities, project planning and implementation skills, and knowledge of effective communication tools and techniques.

Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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Cargill - Marketing Manager-WAY05516

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.

Description

 From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia®, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran®, a value-added cattle feed. BIOasis™ is a feedstock co-location partnership program that offers over the fence product to bio-processing and biotechnology companies. Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Position Purpose

The Marketing Manager position is responsible for leading category innovation thru market analysis and project management as well s developing and deploying marketing strategy. Additionally, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for customer relationship management and implementing marketing communication within the AMCAS region. The Marketing Manager is the voice of the customer and consumers for Cargill Texturizing Solutions (CTS) and Starches and Sweeteners North America (SSNA) product lines and creates connectivity across the organization.

Principal Accountabilities 

50% Customer Segmentation – Execute on segmentation methodology in both CTS and SSNA. Effectively build customer relationships with Partner and Growth Driver customers, represent the businesses from a marketing and business perspective to customers, and be highly adept at making effective marketing presentations. Use business acumen and experience to evaluate and identify new growth opportunities and translate them into business results. Establish success criteria, systems and metrics to track business impact.

30% Innovation – Drive the understanding of different consumer needs in the region and convert insights into innovative product concepts by working closely with the application team. Perform analyses using marketing academy tools and make project recommendations for projects in the innovation pipeline. Use influence skills to promote which priorities to pursue and resources needed given the broad scope of the strategy and likelihood of revenue generation.

20% Food Industrial Bio-Ingredient (FIBI) Go-to-Market (GTM) North America Representative – Work with FIBI Enterprise Marketing to integrate and execute on CTS and SSNA initiatives. This may include Ingredient Reputation Management, Sustainability, Consumer Research, External Communication activities, etc. As well as any other duties as assigned.

This position is posted internally as well as externally

Qualifications

 Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 7 years of business experience in commericial, marketing, sales, supply chain, or finance.
  • Minimum 4 years Marketing experience.
  • Proven technical mastery of marketing.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail and follow up; ability to manage multiple activities concurrently.
  • Strong sense of urgency, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong collaboration skills; ability to effectively work with diverse group of people and disciplines.
  • Work experience with a cross functional team or matrix organization.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience - proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 35%, including international.

Preferred
  • Master’s Degree
 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.