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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Volunteer Director of Public Relations - HOBY

Needed: Volunteer to be the Director of Public Relations for non-profit Minnesota Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Organization

Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership is an international youth leadership organization that works towards empowering high school sophomores.  HOBY Minnesota is the state-run entity that works towards promoting this HOBY International goal of empowering these students in their communities through volunteer service.  HOBY Minnesota is in the need for someone to build a strong public outreach base that will help build a strong relationship with Minnesota schools, potential Minnesota donors, and the Minnesota general public. 

-Must be 21 years of age
-Must have some background in public relations, marketing, advertising, or other related field 
-Must be studying public relations, marketing, advertising, or other related field

Dates of Position:
August 2014 through June 30th, 2015, or longer if you choose to volunteer for another year

 Position Description:
-Overseeing all forms of outreach to the public including, but not limited to, social media, monthly newsletters, TV, radio, and newspapers
-Overseeing the Social Media Coordinator and other coordinating positions that fall under the realm of public relations
-Creating a HOBY Minnesota brand that is universal across all outreach platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
-Coming up with a long-term public outreach plan for the HOBY Minnesota Organization
-Finding new ways to effectively advertise the HOBY Minnesota Brand
-Working with the HOBY Minnesota Corporate Board, Leadership Seminar Team, Director of Fundraising, Director of Recruitment, and other HOBY Minnesota teams, as a bridge between HOBY Minnesota and the public
-Keeping the webpage up to date with pictures and events
-Being sufficiently versed in purpose of HOBY Minnesota
-Requires approximately 10-15 hours of work per month, and requires being available for a 1 to 2 hour meeting once per month.

For further information about this volunteer role and HOBY MN, contact HOBY Board member Steve Jewell, VP Membership Outreach: or cell: 612-360-7192.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

VEE Corporation - Publicity Intern

VEE Corporation, one of the nation’s premier producers of family entertainment including “Sesame Street Live” touring companies, is seeking a Publicity Intern to join our talented and creative group in Minneapolis, MN.

Primary Objective:
To administratively assist and support thePublicity Team in all aspects of publicity and communications of VEE Corporation.

Major Areas of Accountability:
Press release/media alert preparation
Publicity form preparation including driving directions
Publicity Summaries
Media Lists
TVEyes clips (editing/saving/tracking)
Media ticket requests
Local market research – unique events, publicity opportunities, etc
Social media research - #TuesdayTips, #ThrowbackThursday, etc

Performance Criteria:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Positive “can do” attitude -- even under pressure
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
Meticulous attention to detail and disciplined follow-through
Creative and detail oriented

Must be working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Public Relations or similar field.  Strong knowledge of MicrosoftOffice, Social Media outlets including Facebook and Twitter.  Experience with Cision is ideal but not required.

VEE Corporation is seeking part-time interns for the summer/fall to work 15 – 20 hours per week.  An hourly rate will be offered to an exceptional candidate.

Please send cover letter and resume to or mail to:
VEE Corporation – Human Resources
800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1750
Minneapolis, MN  55402

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Global Communications – Cargill Animal Nutrition - Internship

Internship Description
As a member of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s (CAN) global communications team, the communications intern will execute against employee engagement and brand management communications objectives. In this role, he/she will provide support and  project management for CAN’s bi-annual Leadership Summit, an event that will bring together 350 CAN employees—at different levels in the organization and from all over the globe to:
•             Build alignment and commitment to the platform’s strategy CAN2020
•             Celebrate our many successes and honor our Business of the Year finalists and winners
•             Deepen understanding about our business, the markets we operate in, and the customers we serve
•             Strengthen connections across the platform
•             Share information learned with teams at home
•             Have fun
This event will also include a virtual component for nearly 200 attendees.
He or she will also support the communications team to execute ongoing internal and external programs.
Required Qualifications:
·         A 30 hour per week commitment through Oct. 1;
·         Strong writing and verbal communications skills;
·         The ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;
·         Pursuing or has earned a degree in Communications, Journalism or Business.
·         Strong interest in enhancing proven writing and editing skills.
·         Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
·         Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third–party employer.
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Overall 3.0 GPA preferred.
·          Strong curiosity and desire to learn.
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·          Familiarity with AP style.

To apply e-mail your resume to

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Maple Grove Hospital - Marketing & Communications Specialist

  • Experience in communications, marketing and/or event planning; health care experience is preferred but not required.
  • Applied knowledge of social media initiatives and practices preferred.
  • Detail oriented and have effective communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to express ideas and information (written and oral form).
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict in a positive manner. Has an awareness of, responds to, and considers the needs, feelings and capabilities of others.
  • Ability to be accountable for quality customer service and respond appropriately to a variety of personalities and situations.
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and an independent, accountable, dependable performer.
  • Superior problem-solving skills and experience with a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Solid PC skills including MS applications, Internet, Intranet, etc.
  • Effective planning, organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English
Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field. Experience may be substituted for part of educational qualifications as appropriate.

Job Description:
To create and execute well organized marketing and communications programs for Maple Grove Hospital, that include (but limited to): events (internal/external), web initiatives (website/Intranet), social media, media relations and other assigned duties.

1.Organize and coordinate projects, events, meetings and other marketing/communications related initiatives.
2.Assist with organizing internal/external events, including registrations, programs/promotional items and marketing the events.
3.Provide onsite expertise and coordination at meetings and events (internal/external).
4.Actively participate in all committees and professional organizations that contribute to the role and personal/professional development.
5.Provides timely, effective and respectful exchange of information (written/verbal) and ideas. Communicates effectively as part of the hospital leadership team. Acts as the communication link between management, staff and outside agencies as needed.
6.Acts as a role model and leader in demonstrating the values of the organization.
7.Recognizes and complies with legal and procedural requirements related to areas of responsibility.
8.Protects patient/employee privacy and only accesses patient/employee related information as needed to perform job duties.
9.Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or other members of hospital leadership via established methods of communication.

Apply online now.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Play from Scratch - Marketing Manager

Play from Scratch ® develops, designs and markets creative and eco-friendly toys to the direct-to-consumer and wholesale markets, with the mission to inspire relentlessly creative kids through toys and games made from sustainable materials.

In 2013, Play from Scratch launched YOXO ® (yock-so), an innovative line of sustainable building sets compatible with household tubes. A runaway hit, YOXO gained significant media attention and was featured on the TODAY Show , named an eco-friendly alternative to LEGO by Daily Candy and called one of the coolest toys to hit the market in a long while by Mothering Magazine . The goal of YOXO is to inspire creativity through open-ended play, teach core engineering concepts and encourage kids to be resourceful and see their world as full of raw materials they can use to invent and solve problems... and YOXO is really fun.

Job Summary
This full time position is primarily responsible for marketing duties related to the companys branding and sales expansion through wholesale distribution into independent toy, gift and museum retailers nationwide, as well as growing direct sales to consumers and educators. This position reports directly to the Chief Marketing Officer. Candidates will appreciate the unique opportunity to work for a growing, creative team in an exciting industry, and have endless energy and enthusiasm for YOXO products and in meeting Play from Scratch goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Create marketing strategies, goals and action plans to execute on brand and sales-building activities alongside the Chief Marketing Officer.
Work with public relations partner to develop earned media opportunities.
Coordinate award submissions and identify new opportunities.
Manage social media platforms, activity and freelancers.
Build relationships with bloggers for coverage and partnerships.
Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns to engage audience and drive sales and manage website updates.
Manage industry memberships and tradeshow exhibition plans.
Direct participation in Play from Scratch local consumer events.
Develop educator program and outreach.
Attend and work trade shows and visit key markets as needed (occasional domestic travel required.)
Work with designers and design partners to create sales and marketing collateral.
Conduct market research and competitive analysis and report as needed.
Support sales department and assist management team with various projects as requested and perform related work as apparent or assigned.

Bachelors Degree and 3 to 5 years relevant work experience in marketing branded consumer products or services
Proven results in marketing activity management, planning and execution
Experience with marketing through digital media platforms
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to work with all levels of management
Outstanding organizational skills and with great attention to detail
Ability to work independently and with others in a fast paced environment
Possess strong analytical and computer skills
Ability to multi-task while clearly identifying priorities
Must have valid drivers license and a car available for transportation to local meetings and events

Please provide resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration.
Your application will not be considered without a cover letter.
Please no agency calls .

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

ChiroCare - Marketing Communications Specialist

Primary responsibility is to manage and support the daily activities of the integrated team and the programs they are assigned. This work will be around marketing communication program execution. This includes operational and creative components which require the position holder to master the internal process for which to implement and manage programs successfully.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform day-to-day project management of marketing communications activities and program measurement for both print and digital marketing initiatives. Manages the tactical implementation of marketing communications promotions and various programs as required.
  • Ensure all communication vehicles are in compliance with the CCMI Brand. Ensure that various versions of communication tools are created and produced correctly, on time and within budget and as outlined within the marketing and communication annual strategy.
  • Provide accurate and timely estimates. Assist in determining and executing the most efficient method to produce a project. Provide updates to the team on project changes when applicable.
  • Traffic projects in all phases: opening, maintenance, reporting and closing. Assist with developing and managing publication schedules and resolving work-flow issues.
Proven success in the following job competencies:
  • Proven writing, copyediting and proofreading excellence.
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently.
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems.
  • Excellent people and communications skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to coordinate a successful collaboration with a variety of personalities 
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to support multiple projects while maintaining keen attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills with standard Microsoft Office applications, Word Press, Constant Contact, etc. 
  • Superior professionalism and judgment.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Four or more years of writing and project management experience for marketing and/or provider relations; portfolio required.
  • Prior managed care experience highly desirable.
Apply online now.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Children’s Cancer Research Fund - Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is seeking a full-time Marketing and Communications Coordinator for strategic and tactical execution of marketing and communications plans in support of fundraising initiatives for Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement.

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will work closely with director and marketing team to do the following:
-    Develop and execute marketing, public relations and content strategies to build awareness of CCRF and promote fundraising events and cause-related marketing programs
-    Help tell CCRF and pediatric cancer family stories through engaging content for a variety of channels, including web, social media, news releases, fact sheets, videos, speeches and newsletters
-    Connect with and interview medical researchers, pediatric cancer families, community members and corporate partners to help develop compelling content and stories
-    Plan, coordinate and execute content across owned and earned social channels, including blog posts, tweets, status updates, photos and videos
-    Leverage social media measurement tools to provide progress reports and find ways to improve performance
-    Plan and implement media relations initiatives, including proactively establishing relationships with external media and relevant bloggers, pitching story ideas, responding to incoming media requests and monitoring and reporting news coverage
-    Coordinate external contractors as needed, including writers, photographers and other creative talent

-    Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or closely related field
-    Three (3) years full-time relevant marketing experience
-    Excellent writing skills, including proofreading and editing for a variety of media
-    Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, and collaboration skills; ability to work in a team     environment and as a liaison to other departments, external partners and childhood cancer families
-    Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking in marketing communications
-    Strong attention to detail and organization
-    Ability to thrive in fast-paced, collaborative environment and be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines
-    Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities
-    Ability to work well independently and take initiative

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please send resume and cover letter including salary range expectations to     Please no calls or agencies.