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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL CONTENT STRATEGIST - OPENING AT MACCABEE AGENCY

Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations -- a five-time winner of Minnesota Business magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work” – has an immediate opening for a Social Media and Digital Content Strategist with outstanding online marketing and social media skills.

You have 3-7 years agency or client-side experience in social media marketing, digital content creation, blogger and influencer relations, inbound marketing and online communication strategy. You’re a smart, creative professional with experience guiding clients in the effective use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and all other major social channels. You’re known for collaborative relationships with your co-workers and clients, a can-do positive attitude, an eye for ROI and success metrics and a penchant for thoughtful counsel. Past marketing experience in food, healthcare/wellness or B2B technology a plus. Candidates should be familiar with Google Analytics, Canva/Adobe Creative Suite, SEO tactics, and CMS platforms such as WordPress and HubSpot.

Sound interesting? Please send your resume to our EVP Gwen Chynoweth at gwen@maccabee.com.

Located in the historic North Loop district of downtown Minneapolis, Maccabee has produced award-winning campaigns for clients ranging from RedBrick Health, Thomson Reuters, Delta Airlines’ MLT Vacations, M & M/Mars chocolate, Jostens, Cirque de Soleil and Caribou Coffee to OfficeMax, Deluxe Corp, CaringBridge, Kemps and Pilgrim’s Pride (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 the Maccabee agency at www.maccabee.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest or on our MaccabeePR blog.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Metropolitan Council - Communications Specialist

Description
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.

Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and provides more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.

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

As a member of the Public Relations team, the person in this position will help Metro Transit employees and the general public stay informed about a broad number of initiatives and activities at Metro Transit. The position will involve writing, editing, and publishing stories for the internal newsletter and Metro Transit's external communication and social media channels; preparing written materials, photography and video; supporting or leading special communications projects; acting as a liaison between the Public Relations team and Metro Transit Police Department leadership at the direction of the public relations manager; pitching stories and responding to inquiries from the news media.

Hiring Salary Range:  $60,611 - $68,786 Annually
Full Salary Range: $60,611 - $85,987 Annually
Examples of Duties
  • Work to coordinate weekly publication tasks for Insights, the agency's internal newsletter, including reporting, writing and editing stories, taking photographs and writing captions. Also will be responsible for publishing Insights in digital and online formats including a PDF template, an e-mail template and the organization intranet.
  • Report, write, edit and post stories and photos to Rider's Almanac, Metro Transit's public-facing blog.
  • Support special projects as assigned including assisting with website content for the Metro Transit Police Department or transit projects.
  • Prepare written communications such as media releases, newsletters with photos, feature stories, and talking points to support media opportunities or presentations.
  • Write copy, provide photos or video for Metro Transit's internal and external communications channels.
  • Contact and respond to media inquiries as needed and in support of Metro Transit's Public Relations team.
  • Assist with designing and implementing organizational tools for the Public Relations team that lead to increased productivity.
  • Help to define and establish content strategy for Public Relations team.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, multimedia communications or related field.  AND at least two (2) years of progressive experience in writing/marketing communications and working with media.
OR
  • High School Diploma/GED AND at least six (6) years of progressive experience in writing/marketing communications and working with media.
OR
  • Associate degree in journalism, communications, multimedia communications or related field.  AND at least four (4) years of progressive experience in writing/marketing communications and working with media.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WOULD BE HELPFUL IN THIS JOB (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS):
  • At least 3 or more years working directly with television media, radio, print media, online / social media is desired.
  • Experience with producing and editing video.
 Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills, journalistic skills (writing, editing, proofing, photography, design awareness) and attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to meeting expectations and deadlines with quality work product.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with a variety of media outlets including dailies, TV and radio reporters and community newspapers. 
  • Strong computer skills using software such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher.
  • Understanding of and experience working in public transportation or a related multi-functional, 24-hour organization
  • A demonstrated commitment to Customer Service
  • Understanding of Community Relations and working with government entities, outside boards and general public.
  • Capacity and willingness to coordinate communication activities with project partners.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others across departments at all levels, including technical and subject matter experts in different areas
  • Ability to operate digital cameras, and download and edit photos.
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities throughout the Twin Cities.
  • Willingness to take on special assignments to achieve positive results for the agency.
  • A basic understanding of response procedures to requests under Minnesota Data Practices Act.

What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We invest in our employees' professional development and provide excellent benefits.
  • We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
More about why you should join us!
Supplemental Information
Union/Grade  Non-represented Grade F
FLSA Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

What your work environment would be
Work is performed in highly structured, controlled and standard office setting. Requires availability for assignment on any shift. Work in an environment that has moderate noise level. Ability to work a flexible, rotating schedule.

What steps the recruitment process involves
You must qualify at each of the numbered steps below to be considered a final candidate for the job.
  1. We review your minimum qualifications.
  2. We rate your education and experience.
  3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
  4. We conduct a selection interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record.  If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail.  The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please call Human Resources at (612) 349-7071.

Apply now.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

City of Elk River - Senior Communications Coordinator

Position Summary This position supports all city departments and is responsible for leading city communication and marketing efforts by ensuring timely distribution of accurate, relevant information to residents, businesses, and employees. Leads outreach and engagement efforts by developing public engagement plans, key messages, and strategies engaging a broad group of stakeholders.

Essential Functions
  1. Responsible for the management of communications-related projects.
    1. Develops communication plans; identifies objectives and timelines; involves appropriate stakeholders; monitors and adapts scope as appropriate.
    2. Creates and implements strategic communication plans for citywide initiatives.
    3. Tracks, reports, and evaluates communication efforts through qualitative and quantitative measures.
    4. Monitors city’s media coverage and provides regular media summaries to department directors and elected officials, and manages urgent issues or responses as needed.
    5. Provides communications-related counsel to directors and staff, proactively identifying internal and external communications issues and opportunities.
    6. Coordinates workloads with communications staff.
  2. Creates opportunities for community engagement.
    1. Engages the community on special projects which may have a broad impact and are designed to meet specific needs of the city.
    2. Establishes positive and welcoming environment for stakeholders while understanding the need to tell one’s story.
    3. Clarifies and simplifies complex information into an easily understandable and compelling message to tell the city’s story.
    4. Attends community meetings to hear concerns, provides information about community engagement, and advocates for participation.
    5. Facilitates community conversations to share and collect information/resources for planning and implementation of city strategies, initiatives and programs.
    6. Mobilizes stakeholders around common community goals in support of the collective impact approach to community results.
    7. Identifies potential community partners and builds lasting reciprocal relationships.
    8. Works closely with staff and consultants to identify and secure sponsorships and promotions. Ensures benefit fulfillment and maintains strong relationships with sponsor representatives. 
  3. Oversees marketing tools used for communications, public relations, and general information.
    1. Manages social media accounts, content, engagement efforts, and opportunities.
    2. Prepares and distributes fact sheets, talking points, news releases, website articles, scripts, and or video that publicize the city’s message. Creates brochures; posters, flyers, advertisements, and other promotional material.
    3. Evaluates trends, resources, and industry information; recommends resource and technology upgrades; maximizes use of resources and technology.
    4. Develops staff communication through consultation, training, and assistance.
    5. Designs and executes social media campaigns.
    6. Provides communication assistance in the event of an emergency or disaster. 
  4. Performs other essential job duties
    1. Regular and timely work attendance.
    2. Follows all safety procedures and participates in safety training.
    3. Responsible for supporting policies and procedures for communication functions.
    4. Attends internal and external meetings as needed or directed as a city representative.
    5. Maintains accurate records and prepares reports related to project activities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style skills.
  • Demonstrated project and market research, analysis, and management.
  • Skilled in the use of computer software programs.
  • Skilled at coordinating project activities with multiple stakeholders.
  • Sound presentation skills and demonstrated experience in the facilitation of meetings and workshops.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with elected officials, city staff, other public officials, the media, and public.
  • Ability to identify program deficiencies and develop corrective action strategies in support of established goals.
  • Ability to interpret, apply, and explain federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, departmental policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Ability to work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team of communication representatives.
  • Ability to lead complex projects from conception to completion.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field.
  • Three (3) years of marketing/communications/PR experience including writing for internal and external audiences for full range of media, including print, web and social media.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Progressively responsible experience employed in local government.
  • Public engagement experience.
  • PR and media relations experience, creating and producing marketing material.
  • Still photography and videography experience.
Apply now.

C.H. Robinson - Director of Communications, Public Relations and Social Media

The Director of Communications, Public Relations & Social Media leads the public relations department for C.H. Robinson. In this critical leadership position, you are responsible for driving new innovative strategies and processes for C.H. Robinson’s communications, public relations, social media and events.This includes media relations, external communications, global marketing communications, and customer events.In this role, you will have the ability to directly impact the global brand and competitive advantage of C.H. Robinson.The ideal candidate has strong executive presence; understands and respects business strategies and leaders’ priorities and is a critical thinker with strong problem solving abilities.
Responsibilities:
Strategy
  • Create an external Communications, Public Relations, Social Media, and Events strategy for the organization that achieves business objectives while focusing on global brand recognition, global and national coverage, as well as local presence in key markets.
  • Lead content strategy founded on key messages tied to company vision, brand positioning and competitive advantages in the marketplace.
  • Collaborate across North America and Global offices and divisions to adapt execution of the strategy to meet client needs and to ensure messages and tactics are commercially relevant.
  • Engage and manage relationships with external media outlets across many platforms, with specific focus on digital news and online media.
  • Identify opportunities and innovative ways to leverage public relations, social media and events channels
  • Develop and manage success metrics & reporting (ROI).
  • Maintain connection with industry and functional trends, adapting strategy as necessary.
Execution
  • Implement, manage and deliver external communications, public relations, social media and events plans with excellence and superior customer service to support business objectives.
  • Ensure alignment and integration of public relations, social channel and events strategies.
  • Serve as company spokesperson in addition to developing additional spokesperson talent.
  • Engage local and online media including media engagement at customer events.
  • Create & communicate key messages.
  • Manage the PR efforts surrounding acquisitions, dispositions and external events.
  • Support reputation management and crisis communications as needed.
  • Maintain P&L ownership for commercial marketing budget; ensure business goals are met with greatest efficiency.
People
  • Oversee the external communications, public relations, social media and events team.
  • Cultivate a high performing team by building skills through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training and development.
  • Select, develop, and evaluate team members to ensure the effectiveness and alignment with current and future goals and initiatives.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in communications, public relations and social media preferred
  • Strong ability to craft compelling, commercially relevant messages
  • Public relations and digital news/online/social media experience, preferably in a global, matrixed organization
  • Organized individual with strong self and project management disciplines
  • Proven ability to lead, facilitate, influence, and organize across groups and at multiple levels of the organization
  • Proven experience developing and cultivating strong working relationships and credibility with geographicallydispersed stakeholders at multiple levels
  • Outstanding written communication and interpersonal skills; strong track record of successfully serving as company spokesperson and ability to build and develop strong relationships
  • Broad industry perspective, strong network of external marketing professionals, connected to the external marketing community.
  • Organizational savvy with proven ability to drive results in a cross-functional, matrixed organization.
  • Critical thinking ability; independently and proactively identify problems, propose solutions and execute.
  • Servant leadership attitude with constant focus on what is in the best interest of the company
  • Ability to travel 10%
Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid holidays and vacation, disability insurance, life insurance, 401K with company match, profit sharing, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and the opportunity to prosper in a Fortune 500 company.
About C.H. Robinson
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our people, processes and technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services through our global network. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Automationtechies - Digital Marketing Specialist

Job Description
Do you want to work at a company where your ideas are heard and implemented? A place where you can make a real difference and impact the bottom line?
Automationtechies, a growing recruiting firm that connects engineers and professionals with employers in the Factory Automation, Process Control, Instrumentation, and Manufacturing industries, is hiring a Digital Marketing Specialist. In this role, you will own the marketing automation strategy and online brand for our company.
Our office located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota has been in business for 17 years and is known as a relaxed, supportive teamwork environment with opportunities for career growth! If you are looking for a career where new ideas and creativity are encouraged and rewarded, then this opportunity is for you.
Job duties will include:
  • Creating and managing a marketing automation strategy
  • Owning digital marketing activities/campaigns including creation of weekly e-newsletters
  • Developing email templates for contacting potential clients
  • Conducting market research on sales trends/methods and consumer behavior particular to our niche
  • Utilizing LinkedIn to build company brand and generate the interest of candidates and clients
  • Developing and implementing ideas for attracting candidates
  • Updating and improving company website
  • Managing social media presence
  • Other duties as assigned
The following skills/experience is required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or similar
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Outlook and Excel
  • Above average communications skills
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
The following skills/experience is preferred (we count classroom experience!):
  • Experience implementing an online marketing strategy
  • Experience with MailChimp, Bronto, or another marketing automation platform
  • Understanding of WordPress websites
  • Extensive knowledge of LinkedIn
  • Knowledge of SEO, web analytics, and Google ranking
New graduates are encouraged to apply! Here is your chance to put the ideas you learned in school into practice.

Apply now.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

EBC Associates - Public Relations Coordinator/Manager


EHKPR is a boutique public relations agency representing some of the most important and talented names in architecture and design. 

The firm is seeking a motivated, creative, energetic individual with strong communications skills (oral and written) and a passion for design. The ideal candidate has a little bit of public relations experience and a LOT of interest in design.  Actually, the ideal candidate is obsessed with both the media and with the design and architecture worlds.

Applicants must be extremely pleasant, organized, disciplined and self-starting. Excellent phone manner and writing skills are required. Organizational skills are absolutely essential.

This is a great job for someone who has left a job in the city to be closer to home and who wants to work in Maplewood. It is even occasionally glamorous, in spite of the suburban location .
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 1-2 years experience in public relations and/or marketing (work eperience in the design world is a plus!)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in media relations and/or an ability to interact with press
  • Strong writing skills and experience developing copy and/or press releases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks on tight deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and communicate effectively with a variety of fast moving team members
  • Creative and energetic personality
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Draft press releases and pitch letters
  • Build media lists and maintain correspondence with media
  • Maintain media activity grids
  • Fulfill media requests and assist in media outreach
  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials and presentations
  • Assist in the creation of awards submissions
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of events
  • Support in creation and management of databases for outreach to media
Apply now.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

2060 Digital, LLC - Social Media Internship


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college, or university which will recognize the internship for class credit; pursuing a major in marketing, communication or advertising; junior or senior preferred.
  • Show attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and copy writing skills, with a customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated ability for use of the following, but not limited to:
    • Facebook, Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat, Scheduling Tools
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 0-1 years experience in advertising, public affairs and online marketing.
  • Ability to work independently, yet experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals.                                                                
  • Additional experience in videography, photography, and/or design a plus.
  • Report to work on time and maintain established schedule, including the ability to work some evenings and weekends.
DUTIES:
  • Work closely and communicate frequently with Social Media Department
  • Research current social media trends and improving the workflow process.
  • Design, create and edit graphics, charts, infographics, ads and other digital content for assigned clients.
  • Contribute ideas to monthly content calendars and assist in execution.
  • Assist in the community management for client pages daily, and respond to page inquiries as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Social Media Team to brainstorm new social ideas, marketing programs, collaborations and events to build social media audience and foster influencer relationships
  • Support the maintenance and expansion of current influencer program; proactively identify on-brand influencer marketing opportunities (both paid and organic)
  • Attend some events on nights and weekends - live tweeting, facebook lives, instagram stories
  • Act in a professional manner when representing the company. Build good working relationships with coworkers, clients, vendors and the general public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Apply online

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Prime Therapeudics - Marketing & Communications Intern




    Xcel Energy - Communications Intern Job

    Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world? Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

    Xcel Energy has two internship opportunities available in the Communications department in either Minneapolis, MN or Denver, Colorado. The position provides web content support for the Intranet, internal company news, digital signage and meeting customer service requests and expectations.

    Summary
    The purpose is to provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with writing for publications, coordinating projects and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.

    The intern will assist on several tactical communications projects, including web content management, writing and editing internal company news and company video monitors. The position also provides valuable administrative and communications support to all areas of Communications: writing articles on a variety of topics; updating the company websites; and supporting special events; as well as other minor administrative duties.

    The successful candidate must be able to work up to 40 hours per week during summers and part-time (15-20 hours per week) during the academic year. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

    Requirements
    Current student, Sophomore status (second year) or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.
    Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).
    Minimum 3.2 GPA required.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.
    Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    Web content management experience
    Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

    Preferred:
    Experience with utilizing AP stylebook.
    Experience with SharePoint