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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ikea - Marketing Internship: Consumer Behavior Analyst


 We’re looking for someone to take everything they’ve learned to a whole new level of doing in support of the IKEA ambition to be the leader in life at home.

ABOUT THE JOB You match IKEA home furnishing solutions to the needs and dreams of our customers. 
Plan, organize, and conduct interviews and analysis of the targeted customer segment's living situations (traditional university students) through visits to on campus housing, apartments, and house-sharing arrangements. With the support of IKEA staff and resources, you collect data about life at home for the traditional college student consumer segment; data may include information about living situations, room dimensions, home furnishing needs, tastes and preferences. After collecting data, you prepare a proposal using the IKEA 'Insight to Action' work method to to increase the understanding of the local market segment in the IKEA Twin Cities retail store, enabling staff to take action and create inspirational solutions relevant to the segment's needs and desires.


YOUR ASSIGNMENT Your tasks will include:

  • Create a proposed marketing strategy for recruitment of respondents from the targeted market segment for interviews and observations of living situations
  • Utilize the IKEA software to prepare interview teams for conducting home visits; establishing relevant interview questions, you coordinate with the IKEA Business partners to arrange for staff and resources to conduct the visit
  • Communicate and prepare the respondent for the interviews and observations; support the team in the home visit interview and observations by collecting data and insights
  • Compile the findings from interviews and observations and compare to relevant market data to create data trends. Provide analysis to store business partners for quick insights.
  • Identifying trends and priorities within the segment, you transfer the learnings gathered from the home visit interviews to your IKEA business partners
  • Communicate the home furnishing needs and desires in the targeted living situation through a formal presentation and written proposal to aid the IKEA business partners in developing relevant solutions in the local market
YOUR PROFILE Your knowledge, skills and experience include:
  • You are working towards a degree in Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Business Administration or a related field of study
  • You have experience conducting research, interviewing research subjects, documenting observations, and preparing and delivering project presentations
  • You have a strong interest in and knowledge of home furnishings, living situations, and the consumer/buyer in the purchase decision

GROWING TOGETHER IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. 

PAID INTERNSHIP Targeted start dates: April 15 or April 29, 2017Anticipated weekly scheduled hours range:
  • up to 20 hours weekly from position start through May
  • up to 30 hours weekly from May through internship completion July/August

Your Total Rewards Offer includes:
  • 15% discount for product purchase
  • Subsidized monthly mass transit
  • Training and development
  • the opportunity be involved in community projects that are People+Planet positive
  • Other perks such as Pet insurance

Friday, February 24, 2017

Best Buy - Social Media Specialist

Job Description
What does a Best Buy Social Media Specialist do?
The Social Media Specialist role resides within the ECC Social Connections & Innovation (SCI) team. The SCI team represents Best Buy as a concerned and connected retailer while interacting directly with customer-facing content viewable by the general online public. Social Media Specialists work cross-functionally with internal business partners to highlight trends and share insights to help influence business decisions. Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical/research and problem-solving skills are required as well as a professional and authentic demeanor when communicating with customers and business teams.
Key Responsibilities
  1. Resolve customer concerns/complaints through public postings in online communities, social networking sites, private messaging, email, written correspondence and direct telephone contact while conveying messaging that is in alignment with Best Buy's ethical, HR, legal, PR and privacy standards.
  2. Serve as a moderator, create brand promotional copy, and write knowledge articles for posting in the Best Buy Community Forum
  3. Provide customer and product insights gained in the community back through the team and organization
* All responsibilities noted in this job description are inclusive of both an in office and remote work environment.
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • 24 months of Customer Service Experience in Social Media, Retail, or Sales.
  • Strong writing acumen
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes evenings and one weekend day
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Specific consumer electronics product and technical knowledge (e.g. computers, home theater, mobile, gaming, tablets, etc.)
  • Ability to read/write/speak Spanish or Portuguese fluently
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including data and chart manipulation
  • Experience with social media content management or engagement platforms
Apply now.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cargill - Global Communications Lead

Position Purpose

Cargill’s Law Department is looking for a communications professional who can apply her or his creativity and ability to help advance the Law organization’s short and long-term business objectives. As a consultant and implementer, this person will ensure streamlined activities within the Law job family/function, based on the communications priorities set forth by the global leadership team.

This energetic and partnership-driven individual will have many opportunities to display his/her superior written and verbal communication skills and creativity.

This is a dynamic environment offering the right individual the ability to develop new skills and build relationships in a global business. We are seeking a self-starter, a creative thinker, innovator, and someone who is willing to take on the tactical tasks to execute on a strategic vision.

Principal Accountabilities

50% - Channel Leadership

  • Lead the development, logistics, and execution of multiple communications channels with team members to support global town hall meetings, leadership briefings, virtual forums, yammer etc.
  • Website/SharePoint Leadership, Development & Maintenance
  • Execute the build-out of Law’s digital experience.
  • Manage Law Forum, Law’s intranet site (and other internal sites), including elements of design (navigation/user interface), administration (content management), release (coordination and implementation of new content) and maintenance (IT support).
  • Ensure content is valuable, easily accessible and kept up-to-date
  • Develop and manage content governance and permissions process

Communications, including Writing/Desktop/Publishing/Graphic Design
  • Edit, format, revise and produce a wide variety of documents, including presentations, graphics, reports and statistical data.
  • Create, source and deliver news and other information to both the internal and external stakeholders through key channels, both internal and external to Law.
  • Produce visual solutions by interpreting and organizing business concepts, processes and information, and determining the most appropriate means of delivering a message.
  • Make use of diverse methods including typeset, color, photographs and illustrations to create a general layout for maximum impact, readability and consistency of message.

Communications Innovation
  • Identify new channels and approaches for engaging Law employees. Partners with like Business/Function Lawyers to source/share best practices in reaching global, diverse audiences through a variety of mediums ensuring we are connecting with employees worldwide in their preferred manner.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement strategies to communicate Law’s functional strategy, goals, job family information and employee engagement efforts.

35%
- Internal Communication Strategy Development, Planning, Execution
  • In partnership with Law’s global leadership team, develops and executes Law’s global communications strategy (includes project plan/timeline, written communications, town halls, website updates)
  • Aligns the global Law communication strategy with Cargill’s communications strategy and calendar.
  • In partnership with Law’s leadership team, supports overall organizational readiness, by aligning Law’s communication strategy with change and education activities. May execute various change and education activities.
  • Serve as liaison between Law and Communications functions within Cargill’s Corporate Affairs team.
  • May act as team leader for communications projects and/or cross-functional teams. Regularly provides feedback, interacts and coordinates with communications colleagues, channel managers and Law’s leadership team members to ensure awareness of issues to Cargill in other parts of the world and consistency in messaging.

15% - Process Execution
  • With some oversight, executes communications and advocacy efforts for initiatives and projects.
  • Reveals and tracks best practices and consistent processes for internal communications to be used throughout the Law function, and utilizes them in daily work activities.
  • Partners with Law’s leadership team and Corporate Affairs colleagues to develop new communications vehicles. Advises and counsels stakeholders on what channels/vehicles should be used to support their needs.
  • Analyzes and reviews measures of communication effectiveness to drive continuous improvement within team.

This position is posted internally as well as externally
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Qualifications
Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications OR Marketing OR Public Relations OR Journalism OR Liberal Arts OR related field
  • 3+ years experience in Communications OR Marketing OR Public Relations OR Journalism OR Liberal Arts Or related field
  • Highly proficient in Sharepoint (building, publishing and maintaining) and Powerpoint
Preferred
  • Support and build cross-functional relationships with key partners across the function and organization.
  • Ability to understand our core business and functional goals and establish processes or programs to help us move the needle forward.
  • Communicates project and initiative status to AVP, Global Legal Operations, removing roadblocks when possible. Develops work plans and can pivot quickly as priorities shift.
  • Compile special reports, ad hoc presentations and communications for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Handle and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information.
Success Attributes
  • Superior writing skills in various mediums
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Project management: Ability to execute against multiple project deadlines and manage key stakeholders while moving projects forward and maintaining high work quality.
  • Team player: Resourceful and knows how to cultivate relationships. Ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
  • Self-starter: Track record of taking initiative, solving problems and going above and beyond to get things done, especially under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to listen and simplify details depending on target audience, strong interpersonal skills and a comfort interfacing with employees at all levels
  • Proven ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with SharePoint, Brainshark, Articulate preferred
  • Effective presentation skills and persuasiveness
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

 Apply now.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Media Relations, Inc. - Social Media Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.
Responsibilities
  • Monitor blogs, forums, and social networks
  • Write blogs and social posts
  • Post content on various social networks and websites
  • Create reports
  • Online outreach and promotion using various social media sites
  • Grow a following on social media
  • Keyword analysis
Expectations
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Knowledge and ability to work with various social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and easily
  • Good communication skills
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at one time
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with great attention to detail
Requirements
  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, media or broadcasting, or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours a week, 2-3 days per week
  • Must be able to receive class credit for this internship
Apply now.

Director of Creative Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Position OverviewThe Director of Creative Services serves Saint Mary's University of Minnesota—a university that spans multiple locations and offers numerous programs. Based in Minneapolis, this role is a skilled creative director and senior graphic designer who leads the production of print and digital materials universitywide. This mid-level strategic marketing and communication position is integral in conveying the institution’s brand visually to various audiences to positively impact the university’s goals, including for enrollment and fundraising. The person who fills this role will be creative, innovative, strategic, detail oriented, collaborative, organized, and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. This position supervises two designers.

Education / Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field required; MFA or similar advanced degree preferred.
  • Seven plus years of experience in graphic design and production of print and digital marketing and other related materials.
  • Strong understanding of marketing and branding and the ability to articulate and execute creative that produces return on investment in the areas of lead generation for enrollment and fundraising.  
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Mac computer hardware and software programs for design, including Creative Cloud/Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Microsoft Office, iCloud, and Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail. 
  • Must be creative, detail-oriented, and exhibit skills in organization, communication, and time management. The individual will possess the ability to meet deadlines and have a commitment to customer service.
The full job description is online at www.smumn.edu/careers where applicants are invited to apply. Only online applications will be accepted.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Linnihan Foy Advertising is seeking a PR Account Executive

Linnihan Foy Advertising is seeking a PR Account Executive who will help us continue to provide our B2B and B2C clients with exceptional public relations services. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, media relations experience, social media expertise, strong project management skills and the ability to assume a direct leadership role with clients.

We would enjoy meeting those with the following qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience in public relations or ad agency
  • Significant account management experience as primary client contact
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing news releases, case histories and feature articles
  • Media relations experience, including researching and creating media distribution lists, and developing and pitching story ideas to editors
  • Capable of grasping technical content and making it compelling
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Experience developing and monitoring social media strategies and initiatives
  • Works well with clients and peers
  • Great sense of humor (a must)

Linnihan Foy Advertising is a full-service, top 25 advertising agency located in Nordeast Minneapolis. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, great offices, a friendly atmosphere, a well-stocked kitchen, free parking and potential for growth.


How to apply:
Please send your resume to hr@linnihanfoy.com.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sip Savor Social - Social Media Coordinator

Are you passionate about social marketing and crafting messages that make people excited and engaged? Are you a consummate professional who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment? Do you love taking on new projects and challenges, and are willing to work hard to see results?

We are:

  • A Twin Cities based marketing consulting firm that works with some of the cities most inspiring, fun and interesting brands
  • Passionate about delivering the best results to our clients
  • Interested in working with people who are hard working, have a zest for life and skills to back up their talk
  • Offering the experience to work in a small business environment, where you have the opportunity to showcase your awesome skills, collaborate with other cool businesses and have fun while doing it
  • Looking for social media coordinator to manage social media initiatives through planning, creative content creation, implementation and measurement to fulfill client goals and expectations
You are:
  • A savvy social media coordinator with proven work experience who understands the strategic intent of branded online social media communities
  • A thoughtful writer who masterfully creates compelling social posts that engage your audience
  • Have an eye for design and visual images that drive engagement on Instagram
  • An analytic-driven scheduler who knows how and when to share social messages for the best ROI
  • A brilliant multi-tasker who can manage and maintain multiple online communities
  • A good social listener, able to respond to social community comments, feedback, and reviews with professionalism
  • Skilled at interpreting monthly metric reports and crafting client insight summaries
  • A creative thinker, always looking for ways to optimize follower growth, engagement and lead generation across all social channel platforms, as well as create new partnership opportunities
  • Able to create, monitor and measure successful Facebook and Instagram Ads
  • Able to measure website traffic and interpret Google Analytics data
  • Ability to gasp future trends in digital technologies and be proactive
You must have:
  • A college degree
  • Superior knowledge of all social media platforms
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills
  • The ability to take direction gracefully and the confidence to manage projects independently
  • Availability to work some irregular hours including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to meet deadlines
This is a freelance, contract position, approximately 20 hours per week to start. Must be based in the Twin Cities. No phone calls.
Job Type: Contract
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Required experience:
  • Social Media Marketing: 2 years
Apply now.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Solar Career Network - Public Relations Assistant (Minneapolis, MN)

We are seeking a Public Relations Assistant to join our team! You will be responsible for the public relations initiatives of the organization for a consistently growing event marketing company providing marketing, advertising and consulting services to large national companies and corporations. This firm identifies and develops new streams of revenue for clients through on-site promotions, innovative marketing strategies and advertising campaigns with a personal touch. Every product campaign is executed uniquely for each client researched target market.

Responsibilities:

Design and maintain a favorable public image for clients
Coordinate all promotional activities and events
Leverage existing consumer relationships and cultivate new business contacts
Work with other departments to help promote brand recognition
Assist in the selection of marketing and promotional materials

Requirements

Previous experience in marketing/advertising/public relations or other related fields
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Deadline and detail-oriented

This is a full time position
- See more at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=xs135&src=indeed&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts#sthash.oVTd24Iw.dpuf

Apply now.