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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Minnesota Wild - Promotions Crew

Position Summary/Description 
This position is responsible for a variety of duties including, but not limited to, game operations assistance during Minnesota Wild home games and event assistance during Minnesota Wild events.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • Responsible for executing in-game promotional elements including but not limited to the Flag Bearer, Bench Buddies, Let’s Play Hockey, Zamboni rides, intermission activities, giveaways and contests.
  • Responsible for selecting age and ability appropriate individuals to participate in activities or contests.
  • Prepares supplies and props prior to activities and transports them throughout the arena.
  • Responsible for working in a variety of areas including concourses, lobbies, ice level, press box and Promotions Booth. 
  • Responds in a timely fashion to the tasks assigned to him or her and reports any concerns to the supervisor.
  • May be assigned to work on-ice during intermissions and post-game activities.  
  • Follows proper procedures during activities to ensure the safety of participants and guests. 
  • Attends the pre-shift meeting for each event.
  • Works internal and external events, outside of Wild games, including but not limited to festivals, business expos, parades, arena events, etc.
  • Must be available to work 50% of all Wild games during the NHL pre and regular seasons, as well as additional games in the post season.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
1.
    Formal Education & Certification
  • Some post-secondary education is preferred
  • Some experience working with college, minor league or professional sports promotions or marketing is preferred

2.    Knowledge & Experience
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Strong organization, planning and implementation skills
  • Problem solving skills including identifying and resolving in a timely manner
  • Able to follow instructions and respond to supervisor direction
  • Able to work with the guest and staff in a professional manner at all times

3.    Personal Attributes
  • Customer service oriented
  • Fan-friendly attitude and willing to initiate conversation with guests
  • Able to work within a team and a service oriented environment
  • Professional appearance 

4.    Work Conditions/ Essential Functions 
  • Available to work evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Available to work 50% of all Wild games
  • Able to attend pre-shift meeting for each event as scheduled
  • Able to perform all Promotions Crew tasks
  • Able to deal with frequent change
  • No guarantee of hours
  • Ability to stand up to 5 hours at a time
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to push and pull objects up to 300 pounds
  • May be exposed to inclement conditions
  • Able to walk up and down steps

Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Intern - Fall 2018 - FSN North Marketing & Communications

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox SportsFOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1; FS2; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox is proud to support a culture of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and community that attracts the industry’s brightest talent. The Fox Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for you to gain practical experience while interning for one of the biggest media and entertainment companies in the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-world projects, which provides valuable work experience and leadership skills.
The Fox Internship Program provides mentoring and learning opportunities to help you develop your skills, network with Fox employees, and learn more about what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry.
About
  • FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network visit www.foxsportsnorth.com.
  • The marketing/communications departments are responsible for supporting partnerships with eight professional sports teams and leading a team tasked with developing communication and marketing strategies that help advance the network’s production, PR, sales and community efforts. These strategies include media relations, events, on-air campaign development, digital and social media outreach as well as community relations. 
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, sports management or related field
  • Schedule that allows student to work 15-20 hours/week in the office
  • Office Location: 800 LaSalle Ave, Suite 200 | Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Flexibility  that allows student to work minimum of 10 events
  • Events typically at off-site location, in the evening
Become aware of the value of social media and how it works as a PR/marketing tool:
  • Write copy: learn to create Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (and other social media platforms) posts specific to company and team initiatives, goals and events
  • Schedule and organize: become familiar with digital platforms by organizing and sending out social media posts outlined by Communications and Marketing  departments
  • Implement social media contests: assist PR/Marketing with the implementation and follow up duties related to contests: contacting fans, mailing out items, etc
  • Interact and communicate with fans:  follow up with fans by responding to questions, comments, etc with guidance from communications team.
Develop leadership skills and gain experience with PR/Marketing events:
i.e. Viewing parties, tailgates, signature station events, etc
  • Prepare: help plan, organize and prepare for off-site, on-the-ground PR/Marketing events
  • Learn independence and responsibility: become familiar with how to execute and mange a Marketing/PR event
  • Document: take photos, write re-cap, etc for post-event PR purposes
Understand the importance of business relationships
  • Observe: Attend pre/post game set, production truck, live shoots, etc to gain an understanding of “presence” and responsibility in different professional settings
  • Prepare and Follow Up: work with communications and Marketing/OAP to fulfill client and team requests: dub in-game drops, features, etc and get to clients in a timely matter
  • Research: Assist departments with client/team research for numerous different projects to learn multi-tasking ability and importance of preparation
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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3M - Marketing Communications Supervisor

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.
Job Description:
Ready to join an innovative and progressive company?  Then look no further.  At 3M we are making great progress toward inventing a new future for 3M - a future of faster growth and increased competitiveness, while continuing to deliver superior results. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.
Our Consumer Business Group supplies an array of innovative products and some of the world's best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Filtrete™, O-Cel-O™, Nexcare™, and Command™.
The Marketing Communications Supervisor will be responsible for leading the integrated marketing communications development and execution for key pieces of the Safety 3M Brand portfolio across all consumer touchpoints, in partnership with business unit leaders of the Consumer Home Improvement Market.
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Planning and development of holistic, integrated communications programs to increase awareness, drive purchase intent and create an emotional bond with Safety 3M™ Branded products.
  • Management and coordination of the execution of these integrated marketing programs.  Potential tactics to include traditional advertising, public relations, in-store, digital media, events and national promotions. 
  • Leadership and management of cross-functional communications teams.
  • Manage agency partnerships and fulfillment vendors to insure continued strategic alignment and executional excellence.
  • Partner directly with business unit leaders and their reports to provide strategic communication counsel and executional excellence.
  • Partner directly with the Consumer Business Group Brand Center organization to develop strategic direction and executional excellence in digital marketing and communications 
  • Development of ROI analyses for the organization to ensure strong utilization of marketing investments.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of six (6) years of Marketing Communications experience in a private, public, government or military environment
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in developing Integrated Marketing Communications programs
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree, focus in Marketing or Communications
  • Minimum five (5) years experience developing branding and/or marketing strategies
  • Minimum five (5) years experience working with digital communications programs
  • Minimum five (5) years consumer products marketing experience
  • Minimum five (5) years experience working with outside advertising, creative agencies and fulfillment vendors
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with direct and cross functional teams
  • Strong consumer awareness and insight development skills
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills in the development of ROI assessments
Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 25% domestic/international
Relocation: Is not authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lifetime - Media Specialist Intern

Description
This position will work collaboratively with our Instructional Designer and Media Specialist to produce video and other media for use in on-demand online learning and live classroom presentations .

Examples of Work Performed
  • Pre-production activities including: 
  • Developing interactive, engaging, and effective instructional materials (audio, video, imagery, animations, etc.) that draw on sound instructional design principles
  • Planning a video sequence
  • Scouting and surveying locations for videotaping
  • Storyboard techniques
  • Setting up a video shoot including lighting and sound
  • Shot composition and shot blocking
  • Audio recording and processing

Qualifications
Education: 

Currently pursuing or holds a degree in Media Production or similar field.

Experience: 
  • Strong customer service skills with an ability to effectively communicate with various levels of managers and customer
  • Experience developing interactive, engaging, and effective instructional materials (audio, video, imagery, animations, etc.) that draw on sound instructional design principles
  • Experience setting up a video shoot including lighting and sound
  • Editing experience in Final Cut Studio or Adobe Premiere
  • Experience with converting, transferring and digitizing source materials.
  • Experience providing a finished production in appropriate format for a range of delivery platforms.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics desired but not required:
  • Experience with rapid eLearning development software such as Articulate Storyline
  • Experience with still photography (lighting and composition)







Physical / Mental Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Majority of work performed is in an office setting. Occasional offsite productions will be required.  
Apply now.

Goff Public seeks account executive


Goff Public, a leading public relations firm based in Saint Paul, is seeking an account executive with at least three years of experience in a public relations agency, in-house, or similar setting who has a passion for great writing. Applicants must be ready to provide the highest-quality client service in a fast-paced environment. The candidate selected for this position will be exposed to a wide array of clients and professional opportunities. Duties include writing; developing communications plans and strategy; developing and managing social media and website content; creating presentations; and media strategy and pitching.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following skills and traits.

Desired skills
– Thoughtful approach to public relations strategy
– Experience in social media plan execution
– Concise and persuasive writing
– Project management proficiency with strong attention to detail

Desired traits
– Team player
– Sound judgment
– Curious and creative
– Strong work ethic

Additional skills and experience that are preferred include graphic design, video production, and crisis communications.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Sue Kuncio at sue@goffpublic.com by Friday, August 31.

Based in downtown Saint Paul, Goff Public’s company culture is built on teamwork, authenticity and creativity. Goff Public has been in business since 1966 and consistently wins “best places to work” awards.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is currently seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Marketing
Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is currently seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist to join our team. This position is based at our Hydraulics headquarters, in Eden Prairie, MN.
The Marketing Communications Specialist is responsible for the development of integrated marketing communications campaigns for Eaton’s Hydraulics business.  In this role, you will promote awareness of products, services, new solutions and programs from Eaton Hydraulics. Communication will include both market lead generation and channel communication. You will work collaboratively with Sales, Training, and Product teams to plan and implement product awareness campaigns and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communication efforts.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will drive differentiated messaging to multiple target audiences through online and print advertising, events, email and public relations
  • You will work with product management and sales as key stakeholders, develop integrated campaigns that create and sustain awareness of Eaton’s products and services
  • You will conduct product launch promotional programs in partnership with product management, sales, global marketing peers, channel marketing and channel partners
  • You will work closely within the marketing communications team globally (EMEA, APAC) to coordinate messaging and promotions and deploy campaign messaging, tools, promotions and corresponding measurements for ROI analysis
  • You will develop lead generation programs to support growth in strategic product categories
  • You will establish, track and report key performance metrics against goals and industry benchmarks
  • You will coordinate public relations outreach for campaign-related messaging with public relations agency
  • You will develop programs to leverage social media, thought leadership, and drive brand awareness
  • You will use marketing automation and digital media tools to develop and execute lead generation and awareness campaign
  • You will be responsible for owning all content related to assigned product lines
  • You will work closely with digital team to develop content and collateral for new website platform
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience project managing marketing communications initiatives with an emphasis on digital marketing campaigns or projects with significant digital marketing components
  • Minimum 3 years' experience authoring and developing brochure, campaign or digital content
  • Minimum 3 years' experience building campaigns for technology products that appeal to a technical audience
  • Candidates must reside within 50 miles of Eden Prairie, MN to be considered
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Position Criteria:
  • Experience developing campaigns that integrate marketing automation processes and use marketing automation software
  • Experience leading the development of digital assets such as app development, interactive sales tools and website content optimization
  • Experience working to establish brand standards or leading a branding or rebranding initiative for a well-known brand and/or company
  • Experience working in a large organization with multiple stakeholders and cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment (including third party agencies )
  • Experience working under tight deadlines
  • Initiative, organizational skills, and proven leadership
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Superior written communications skills and messaging
  • Expert use of Microsoft Office

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers. Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
Job: Marketing
Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Requisition ID: 057385 
 Apply now.

Pelican BioThermal - Marketing Communication Specialist


Pelican BioThermal is a global leader in providing the life sciences industry with the most comprehensive suite of patented and award winning thermal protection packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, diagnostics, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies. Our specialized design, engineering and lab testing services ensure clients are fitted with cold chain performance solutions that best fit their purpose. And Pelican BioThermal’s Credo ProEnvision track-and-trace software, which allows clients to monitor temperature controlled packaging inventories throughout the entire end-to-end distribution cycle, ensures clients meet increasing global regulatory demands, manage challenging shipping lanes and unforeseen delays while reliably and confidently tracking critical, high-value payloads around the world.

Pelican BioThermal has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and 2018 is expected to bring continued success and rapid growth as we expand our service offerings around the globe. We are looking for a highly motivated Marketing Communication Specialist to successfully execute our integrated marketing communications strategy and plan. This role involves coordinating strategic initiatives both internally and with outside agencies. The Marketing Communication Specialist will work with marketing, sales and executive management and to take the lead as directed on marketing communication initiatives. This includes public relations, advertising materials, events and vendor management and other marketing materials to effectively communicate the company’s overall brand, message, products, services and value to the marketplace.

Pelican provides a very competitive compensation and benefits package with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Get in on the ground floor with Pelican during these very exciting times of rapid growth, new products and new markets! Specifics of the position and qualifications are listed below:

What You'll Do

  • Works with appropriate marketing and sales personnel on an ongoing basis to understand the current marketing strategy, action plans and requirements.
  • Ensures that the company marketing strategy and plan is executed on time, on budget and on strategy.
  • Develops communication copy, build and maintain all relevant literature and other marketing materials, such as press releases, case studies, client reference stories, proposal templates, pricing documents, client newsletter, and presentations.
  • Responsible for managing and measuring leads in our contact database (SFDC). Work with sales and sales management to insure accurate use in email, direct mail and other campaigns.
  • Develops and executes direct mail, email and other campaigns, and monitors roll-out of the campaign and measure for success level at conclusion.
  • Works with event management groups to plan and coordinate our attendance (registration, hotel, etc.) and marketing support (booth, literature, samples, etc.) for all tradeshow events. Implement success measurement process at conclusion.
  • Secures and supervises internal and external resources needed to execute the plan – copy, design, and art production services, etc.
  • Manages and coordinates all media relations, on-line advertising, functional development updates to web-site and monitor ongoing web activity.
  • Coordinates the company relevant industry award submissions and the promotion of any industry recognition.
  • Works as a liaison between the field sales organization and the company engineering team to consolidate and document new product requirements.
  • Assists in the evaluation and leverage of social media and other online communities for the promotion of our message to clients and prospects.
  • Administers regional marketing programs as described above throughout Americas region and lead worldwide marketing projects as assigned.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, advertising, communications or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years marketing communications experience.
  • 3-5 years solid copy writing and editing experience, preferably with industrial, logistics or industry related products.
  • Experience working with international markets is highly preferred.
  • Must have superior presentation, communication (written and oral) and analytical skills, plus demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments and details simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and various web-content tools.
  • Working knowledge and ability to create, edit and manage graphics (and other documents as needed) in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and other creative software.
  • Knowledge of website content management software and experience using on an adaptive platform website.
  • General understanding of Search Engine Marketing (SEO), Pay-per-Click (PPC) and other web analytics such as Google Analytics/Google Ad Words.
  • General knowledge of social media platforms including YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the time frame specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time or as necessary to achieve business goals and objectives.

Next Steps of the Selection Process:
  • Applicant submissions will be reviewed by Recruiter.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited to do a one-way video interview on Spark Hire.
  • Hiring Manager will review responses in Spark Hire and invite a final number of candidates to in-person panel interviews.
  • Hired!

Pelican BioThermal is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Comcast - XFINITY Communities Events Specialist

Business Unit: Job Summary:
Responsible for the execution of assigned promotion and events.
Implements promotional activities including brand and advertising
campaigns and online initiatives. Oversees event logistics, including
contracting, venue set up and design, and technical services. Has
in-depth experience, knowledge and skills in own discipline. Works
independently with minimal guidance. Usually determines own work
priorities. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Employees at all levels are expect to:

- Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how
you do your job
- Own the customer experience-think and act in ways that put our
customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint,
and make them promoters of our products and services
- Know your stuff-be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our
game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital
tools and experiences
- Win as a team-make big things happen by working together and being
open to new ideas
- Be an active part of the Net Promoter System-a way of working that
brings more employee and customer feedback into the company-by joining
huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do
better for our customers
- Drive results and growth
- Respect and promote inclusion and diversity
- Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our
communities
Core Responsibilities:
- Coordinates and executes all promotional events and Ad Sales related
client functions, including production and distribution of printed
materials, point-of-purchase displays, prize packages, and scheduling of
all on-air promotions.
- Collaborates with other key personnel to create promotional assets,
develop promotional strategy for value-add services, align messaging,
and ensure tracking requirements are implemented for site promotions.
- Supports Sales team by providing training in promotional sales,
distributing and explaining network promotions, and traveling to client
meetings to help present and sell promotional concepts.
- Writes and issues current press releases on promotions, new hires,
announcements, and special events, etc.
- Procures network promos and ad sales tapes in a timely manner to
maintain tape library.
- Establishes, maintains, and monitors an annual promotions calendar.
- Develops and maintains accurate, up-to-date local and national media
contact list.
- Attends sales meetings on a regular basis to report on the status of
network and client promotions.
- Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters
of significance.
- Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work
nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Job Specification:
- Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
- Marketing, Communications / Public Relations
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- Generally requires 5-7 years related experience

Apply now.

Bremer Bank is seeking a Communications Manager

Bremer Bank is seeking a Communications Manager who is responsible for planning and executing external communication and public relations strategies to support business objectives and enhance the company’s profile and reputation. Duties will include:

Implement the organization's public and media relations strategy to protect and enhance the organization's reputation with the public, the media, employees and other key stakeholders.

Serve as a primary writer, editor and publisher of external communications.

Develops proactive media relations strategies and responds to media inquiries; Pitch story ideas and prepare staff for media interviews and speaking engagements, providing research, key messages and media training as needed.

Research, write and submit press releases to promote company news and announcements.

Consult with subject matter experts and interpret and position company strategies and business decisions to ensure audience understanding and engagement.

Draft clear and compelling key message, talking points and Q & As to support company changes and announcements, in partnership with the internal communications team.

Evaluate message content and target audience and suggest appropriate delivery channels.

Follow evolving industry trends and issues and proactively prepare communication plans to ensure communication readiness in the event of critical incidents.

Monitor ongoing reputation risk factors and maintain the company’s crisis communication plan; Develop new crisis communications strategies to address unacceptable risk levels.

Review and approve speeches, articles, public statements and other external communications to ensure they are accurate and consistent with the organization's public relations and business strategy.

Respond to complex or escalated inquiries from the public or media to ensure all communicates are accurate and appropriate

Provide communications counsel and support to senior leaders, including the development of briefs, talking points, presentations, memos, financial updates and speeches, in collaboration with the executive team and the internal communications team.

Liaise with managers to develop and implement public relations programs appropriate for their business needs and consistent with the organization's overall strategy.

Coach leaders to improve their interactions with the public and media.

Coordinate and complete external award submissions and recognition surveys on behalf of the organization and company leaders.

Measure effectiveness of external communications activities and recommend improvements where appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field; Masters preferred.

10 years of professional communications and public relations experience required.

Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.

Proven expertise in strategic communications and public and media relations.

Strong attention to detail is required to ensure all communications are accurate, well-written and audience-appropriate.

Apply now.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mystic Lake - Communications Coordinator

Job Summary:
The Communications Coordinator is a key position for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and its enterprises as it assists in creating awareness of the SMSC and helping execute the marketing communications strategy for the tribe and its various enterprises. In addition to fostering new and existing relationships for the SMSC through various channels, including but not limited to tradeshows, sponsored booths/events, community outreach, tours, and more, the Communications Coordinator assists the communications team in creating clear, engaging copy to drive successful marketing campaigns and public relations initiatives. This role requires the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with a team, while proactively communicating and seeking appropriate approvals. The Communications Coordinator consistently seeks opportunities to promote a positive image of the SMSC and develop relations with local businesses, organizations, and the larger community.

Budget/Asset Responsibilities:
Assists in preparing and maintaining the budget for tradeshows including reporting variances, manually input data and create post reports along with providing documentation on expenses as they relate to Communications Coordinator role.

Job Duties:

  • Create awareness of and seek opportunities to secure new business for the SMSC and its enterprises at networking events, luncheons, door-to-door introductions, tours of facilities, phone calls, written communications, and more.
  • Coordinate all aspects of on- and off-site event exhibits and projects while multitasking and meeting deadlines. Event coordination includes securing space, creating staffing schedule, confirming details with clients, setting up and tearing down booth, and, most importantly, working the event. Events and projects include but are not limited to: industry meetings, tradeshows, festivals, and more.
  • Coordinate and conduct tours of the reservation to create awareness of the SMSC and its enterprises. Tour coordination includes securing necessary approvals, creating an itinerary, confirming details with tour participants, securing transportation/meals, and escorting the group on-site.
  • Assist in drafting clear and concise content for a variety of channels (e.g., posters, blog posts, web copy, emails, press releases, etc.) on behalf of the SMSC's various enterprises and internal departments.
  • Proofread marketing materials to ensure correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and department style standards.
  • Other duties as assigned, to include: attending various SMSC events, assisting the communications team with interviews, gathering information for potential stories, and other marketing duties as needed.
Must meet one of the following criteria:
A four-year degree in marketing, mass communications, journalism, English or related field plus one year of relevant experience.

OR

A two-year degree in marketing, mass communications, journalism, English or related field plus three years' relevant job experience. Five or more years' experience in sales or related field.

Additional requirements:
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, research, and interviewing skills.
  • Strong communication skills with experience and comfort speaking in front of groups.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Proficient in grammar and spelling.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to multitask under tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must possess a valid driver's
Apply now.

Monday, August 06, 2018

nVent - Marketing Communications Manager

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning and Management

  • Accountable for implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategies that will enhance brand’s image and position within the marketplace
  • Facilitate internal and external communications strategy related to thought leadership content, publications, demand generation, channel communication and customer acquisition
  • Lead the development and execution of the Hoffman and Schroff promotional strategies including, but not limited to; advertising, tradeshow participation, website/internet promotion, social media, catalog/technical publications, etc.
  • Ensure the development of short and long-term plans and budgets for assign brand’s global demand generation, marketing communications and tradeshow programs/activities. This will include monitoring progress, assuring adherence and evaluating performance
  • Maintain a high level of awareness of new techniques and communication options that are becoming trendy and look for ways to pilot those in an effort to remain relevant with our target audience.
  • Manage, coach, and provide work direction to employees and contractors to maximize productivity and teamwork.
  • Promote knowledge sharing to strengthen technical depth of staff, ensure responsive operational support, and enable process improvements
  • Responsible for effectively and consistently promoting and building current and future Enclosure Segment brands globally

Driving Demand Generation Through Campaigns and Product Commercialization

  • Responsible for planning, developing, executing and analyzing global, integrated campaigns marketing, including eCommerce and web-based outbound marketing programs
  • Execute demand generation efforts and plan across multiple inbound and outbound channels to drive MQLs
  • Define KPI’s/ metrics that will measure the success of all demand generation activities, and report those to leadership
  • Manage the annual marketing communications budget and measure status to maximize Return-on-Marketing Investment (ROMI)
  • Define target audience profiles to drive campaign messaging based on clear value proposition and increase conversion effectiveness
  • Manage a team to successfully drive growth in leads and opportunities through content marketing, SEM, marketing automation, display advertising, and tradeshows
  • Play a key role in the commercialization of new products and/or revitalizing existing products by working closely with product management and Product Line Marketing Leaders to develop and execute comprehensive marketing communication plans

Digital Customer Experience

  • Partner cross-functionally to enhance the B2B Digital Customer experience capabilities.
  • Responsible for driving thought leadership around end-to-end customer journeys
  • Play a key role in planning and implementing different phases of the digital customer journey – from search, select, configure, quote to an order
Collaborate with channel partners to deliver excellent end-to-end digital customer experience
Job Requirements & Skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • BS degree in Marketing or Communications. MBA is preferred.
  • Experience working in global matrixed organization
  • 10+ years leading a digital marketing and/or marketing communication team experience must include:
    • Solid technical and commercial educational background
    • Strong background in Electronics market preferred
    • Experience in Digital B2B driving customer excellence
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven skills in strategy, marketing and or product management in technical , Electronics markets
  • Knowledge of process improvement concepts and methods along with the flexibility and adaptability to accept, support, and deploy new processes in a changing business environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in sales and marketing processes.
  • Knowledge of channel marketing.
  • Knowledge in marketing automation a plus
  • Knowledge in lead generation, nurturing and CRM technologies.
  • Current knowledge of web / digital trends and opportunities- including social media and mobile technologies- appropriate for B2B organizations.
  • Knowledge in metrics reporting to reflect ROI utilizing dashboards along with proven ability to analyze, interpret and draw meaningful and accurate conclusions from data
  • Knowledge in content management tools to produce on-line deliverables is a plus
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills to:
    • Develop realistic plans, action steps, and timetables for projects and assignments.
    • Coordinate work with other groups (other depts. and agencies/contractors, peers).
    • Handle multiple demands and competing priorities.
    • Track and prioritize projects, documenting projects via an established traffic report.
    • Keep others up to date with information.
  • Skill to create and implement plans aligned with the strategic vision.
  • Skilled at effective communications at both technical and leadership levels and inspires trust and open communication amongst team members and peers.
  • Skill in developing and delivering effective presentations.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships, both internal and external, and establish credibility with business partners.
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels of the organization cross-functionally.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time/workload and delegate work in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to lead courageously, to drive large cross-functional teams to success in challenging situations.
  • An energetic, resourceful and hands-on individual with a strong bias for action, someone who commits himself/herself fully to stretch goals and who is dedicated to developing and delivering outstanding results.
EEO Statement
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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