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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mosiac - Communications Specialist

Are you our next Communications Specialist?
We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist out of our Plymouth, Minnesota location. The Communications Specialist will participate in the development and execution of communications initiatives and activities for Mosaic. This role will work with the global public affairs team and various stakeholders to ensure consistent messages are deployed across internal and external channels to support Mosaic’s mission and strategic priorities.
What will you do?
  • Participate in the development and execution of communications for internal and external use across multiple channels. Responsibilities will include managing an editorial calendar, managing and developing content for Mosaic’s corporate social channels, developing communication plans and support for corporate pursuit stories, developing internal and external website content, managing and monitoring the health of Mosaic’s North American eScreen network and providing basic image editing and design support.
  • Support and/or manage large projects, such as: Mosaicco.com redesign; annual State of the Business Report and associated Sustainability Report
  • Miscellaneous Public Affairs duties as assigned.
What do you need for this role?
  • Bachelor's degree required with a major in Communications, Journalism, English, Public Relations or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in a public relations agency or communications department required
  • Heavy familiarity with and use of social media; previous experience managing social networks
  • Strong writing and editing skills required
  • Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Must have the ability to craft communications for a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent  facilitation and listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Well-organized with superior follow-through and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment
  • Ability to resolve complex issues and handle multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and decisiveness
  • Ability to travel within the U.S., Canada and elsewhere as needed
Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status.
Mosaic participates in the US E-Verify program.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Public Relations & Social Media Manager- MentorMate, Inc

Description

Position at MentorMate, Inc.

MentorMate is seeking a Public Relations & Social Media Manager to join our digital marketing team.  In this role, you will work to increase MentorMate’s brand awareness and engagement through public relations and media outreach, social media strategy, overseeing local partnerships, and executing our hosted events. You will act as our brand ambassador, responsible for building a network of relationships with our target markets, clients, and other key influencers.
This position will lead our awareness efforts through a combination of strategic planning and daily tactical execution - including writing and publishing on social media platforms. As such, ideal candidates should possess both a strategic knowledge of public relations and social media, and also the hands-on experience and ability to run programs across a broad range of communication distribution channels.
In this role, you will be expected to exhibit the enthusiasm and willingness to learn about our industry and the verticals we serve. This position requires a high level of writing proficiency,  creativity, collaboration and the ability to use data-driven insights to guide ongoing initiatives.
Responsibilities
  • Provide direction for MentorMate’s public-facing communications
  • Seek out and cultivate relationships with potential partners, local organizations, and industry professionals to garner brand loyalty and advocacy
  • Manage media inquiries, requests and build relationships with industry journalists and thought-leaders; create, execute and monitor PR campaigns
  • Manage all public relations assets and archival processes
  • Manage local event discovery, registration and speaking engagements for MentorMate staff
  • Plan and execute events hosted at the MentorMate Uptown office
  • Plan, implement, and grow MentorMate’s organic social media strategy
  • Advocate social media engagement throughout the organization
  • Coordinate with MentorMate staff to stay updated on new projects and initiatives
  • Relay customer insights throughout the organization
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and media tactics. Make recommendations to the marketing team to inform strategic planning
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years in a public relations or social media management role
  • Bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication, Journalism, Marketing, or related field
  • Must be extremely well-organized, capable of handling multiple details simultaneously, and able to easily move between strategic and tactical work
  • A creative and effective out-of-the box thinker able to maintain acceptable corporate and cultural standards/sensibilities
  • Ability to be flexible in a fluid and dynamic environment - including dealing with changing processes and priorities
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and ownership
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in event planning and logistics
  • Experience working in a B2B marketing environment
  • Established network of media contacts
  • Familiar with digital marketing strategy
Apply now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Edina Public Schools - Digital Communications Specialist


  
Internal Applicant Deadline:  Tuesday, September 25th, at 4:30 pm.

Description:
Edina Public Schools has an opening for a, full-time, 12 month, Digital Communications Specialist at the District Office beginning October 2018.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in communications, marketing
website/graphic design, journalism, or related field.

Evidence of technological proficiency needed for communications (ie: HTML, CSS,
CS4, Blackboard, Adobe Creative Suite, Website Content Management)
 
Detail-oriented with proven ability to be consistently accurate.
 
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with varied audiences (e.g.
parents, students, community members, elected officials, employees)
 
Ability to effectively collaborate with employees and community members.
 
Knowledge of and ability to follow district and school policies and procedures.
 
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
 
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
 
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
 
Interest in working in a school district environment.
  A positive, customer service-oriented approach to work.
 

Application Procedure:
Apply online.

Monday, September 17, 2018

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 and strong project management skills.

We would enjoy meeting those with the following qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience in public relations or ad agency
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing news releases, case histories and feature articles
  • Media relations experience, including developing and pitching story ideas to editors
  • Experience developing and monitoring social media strategies and initiatives
  • Capable of grasping technical content and making it compelling
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • 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. Please email hr@linnihanfoy.com to submit your resume

Medtronic - Internal Digital Communications Specialist


Careers that Change Lives
Digital storyteller? Come join the internal communications team within Corporate Communications. The internal content specialist role is a critical part of the internal storytelling operation, charged with identifying, producing, and publishing stories that advance our employee engagement strategy. This role will serve as a primary content contributor to the Medtronic intranet platform, and will be responsible for content development (video and written) from end to end. She/He will collaborate closely with the intranet editor, and several internal stakeholders and communications teams to produce high quality content in real time.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • You will produce multi-media stories aligned with the Medtronic Mission and business strategy
  • Identifies, information-gathers, writes, and edits content including digital news articles, video, and photography
  • Produces video – storyboards, shoots, interviews, edits, etc.
  • Edits content submitted by business partners across corporate functions, business groups, and regions
  • Builds and publishes story pages for the Medtronic intranet, working in the content management system regularly
  • Works closely with the corporate internal communications team on editorial planning and strategic theming and advancement of our overall narrative
  • Has a deep understanding of our Medtronic brand voice and visual standards, matching that with our employee engagement approach to create stories that inspire employees
  • Takes initiative and builds relationships with key stakeholders across the business to source and gather stories
  • Works to ensure story engagement and performance by incorporating digital best practices
  • Leverage analytics to help shape stories – data driven approach to producing content
  • Willingness to be a utility player within the corporate communications team
  • Travel Required: 10-15%

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field
Years of Experience:
  • 2+ years of journalism, public relations, public affairs and/or corporate communications experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; or, 0 years with a Master’s Degree
Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required:
  • Journalism skills, including writing, editing, photography and video production
  • Understanding and experience in the digital space
  • Newsroom experience
  • Web publishing experience
Nice to Have
  • Healthcare communications experience preferred.
  • HTML and web design experience a plus. Web analytics tools and SEO experience also a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Detailed oriented person with demonstrated abilities to advance assignments.
  • Ability to work with complex and sensitive information and distill into clear and compelling stories.
  • Ability to work well and excel under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create and leverage influential networks.
  • Independent thinker/hard worker.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, and communicate needs within a team environment.
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel - 10-15%.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Medica - Marketing Communications Specialist

What you will get to do:

The MarComm Specialist – Consumer Markets Content Producer reports to the Manager, Marketing Communications-Consumer Markets and is responsible for planning, developing, writing and producing a broad range of marketing communications materials for IFB, Medicare and Medicaid. Materials include but are not limited to traditional/offline content such as product and sales brochures, tipsheets, sell sheets, handbooks, and event/seminar/webinar presentations. The Specialist also will serve as lead content producer for digital marketing initiatives including websites, microsites, social media platforms, blogs, newsletters and other online vehicles.

The Specialist serves as an integral member of the Consumer Markets team working in close collaboration with the Marketing Communications Managers responsible for IFB and Government Programs marketing programs. The Specialist will take on special marketing and communications projects as assigned, working closely with team leadership to develop content strategy and execution across a spectrum of omni-channel mediums.

The Specialist will have excellent project management skills. The incumbent must be well-versed in a broad range of online and offline mediums with excellent writing and editorial skills. Knowledge of federal, state and internal regulatory/compliance approval processes and requirements is a key responsibility for this position to ensure that sales and distribution channel communications and marketing materials consistently execute against its regulatory obligations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Major: Journalism, Content Marketing, Marketing Communications
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field

Specific Types of Experience or Skills Required:
  • Experience serving as content producer including excellent writing and editorial skills across a broad range of online and offline mediums.
  • Experience collaborating with and managing creative/marketing professionals
  • Experience in the health care industry including insurance company/payer operations and marketing
  • Individual & Family Business and/or Government Programs product marketing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), federal Medicare Marketing Guidelines, and Medicaid marketing rules including digital mediums
  • In-depth knowledge of various state insurance division regulations in Medica’s service area
  • Superior planning and project management skills
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams resulting in successful program implementation
Apply now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sleep Number - Public Relations Senior Manager


Overview

As the leader in sleep innovation, Sleep Number Corporation delivers the best quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking. Sleep Number’s proprietary SleepIQ® technology platform – one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric consumer sleep data – is proving the connection between sleep and wellbeing. With breakthrough innovations such as the revolutionary Sleep Number 360® smart bed, Sleep Number is redefining the future of sleep and shaping the future of health and wellness.
As we create the new category of smart sleep, we are poised for accelerated brand growth.  The public relations senior manager will lead the design, development, and execution of breakthrough communications strategies and programs that amplify the Sleep Number brand and category-creating Sleep Number 360 smart bed, while enhancing and amplifying the company’s reputation and appeal for all stakeholders. The role will be responsible for consumer and product public relations to amplify memorable brand moments that build awareness, engage and empower brand advocates, strengthen corporate reputation, and grow brand love.

Responsibilities

  • Public Relations strategy: Responsible for the creation of proactive and reactive media relations strategies, building and growing relationships with national and local editors and reporters, and amplifying company priorities (e.g. product, consumer, and other major brand milestones) that drive Sleep Number brand break through. In particular, the role will focus on promoting awareness of our 360 smart bed and our proprietary SleepIQ technology platform.
  • Agency management:Provide strategic direction and oversee public relations agency relationships and contractors to achieve public relations objectives efficiently and effectively.
  • Executive positioning:Proactively identify opportunities for senior and functional leaders to engage in public and media relations that will drive brand breakthrough; support the design and execution of leadership positioning plans; coach leaders for impact.  
  • General communications:Lead communications projects managed in the department as appropriate, including research, analysis and planning. This also includes providing investor relations and legal communications support, as required, in conjunction with the Head of PR and Communications.
  • Content design, creation, and management: Create public relations plans and materials to support simple and prioritized communications, including press releases, fact sheets, bylined articles, messaging documents, speeches and other communications materials.
  • Relationship management:Manage relationships between department and other company functions to create prioritized communications for internal and external audiences.

Qualifications

  • Degree in journalism, English, public relations or liberal arts preferred
  • Minimum 10+ years experience performing the public relations and/or corporate communications role for a complex business in a rapidly changing environment or relevant agency experience
  • Experience with direct-to-consumer brands, smart technology, and health/wellness strongly preferred
  • Experience as a company spokesperson and executing media relations efforts
  • Experience executing executive communications programs, including speechwriting, media and presentation coaching, and issues counseling
  • Experience collaborating with finance, legal and human resources functions
  • Exceptional written and spoken communications skills
  • Deep knowledge of social media
  • Ability to develop strategic communications to advance the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key constituencies: media, community, shareholders, employees
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Increases in brand love, brand awareness, company reputation, earned media value and quality placements
Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jostens - Senior Marketing Manager









Title: Senior Marketing Manager
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Reports to: Senior Marketing Director

This role is responsible for creating and executing marketing strategies to increase the consumer buy rate of yearbooks. The role oversees the Jostens Consumer Marketing program, which provides schools with resources (marketing materials) and services (email program, direct mail) that create awareness of the yearbook sale. In addition, this role is responsible for all current copy initiatives (On Demand marketing materials, email templates, promotion of yearbook sales online and on social platforms) and also for creating new resources.

Contacts and Communications: The incumbent works with the yearbook rep council and sales management to create and execute strategies to increase the number of yearbook copies sold.

Required:

• BA/BS in Marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of fundamental marketing and sales concepts, and strong financial acumen
• 8-10 years of business experience
• Experience in project management demonstrating ability to use project management discipline to plan, track, execute and communicate project progress
• Strategic thinker, demonstrating ability to creatively provide solutions and ideas and narrow down a broad range of internal and external factors in order to problem-solve
• Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people at all levels; and strong leadership skills and the ability to drive a team to results
• Excellent communication and presentation skills

Preferred:

• MBA
• Consumer and/or customer marketing preferred or industry related experience
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work with a sales organization
• Digital marketing/UX experience


Approximately 15% to national/international sales meetings, field visits, plant visits, workshops, tradeshows and other travel as needed



Celebrating 120 years of business, Jostens has been a part of local communities, working with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, teams and affiliation groups. Representatives from Jostens touch thousands of schools and groups every day, working to make a difference with products and services that recognize accomplishments and help people tell their stories. These products, along with resources for educators, yearbook curriculum and services to help motivate and inspire like Jostens Renaissance® and Commitment to Graduate (C2G) are all designed to contribute to a positive and rewarding school experience. As a household name and leading brand in our market, we are passionate about being the most trusted partner in celebrating moments that matter. We are a mid-size company with a small company feel, allowing us to move fast and explore innovative ideas.

Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Apply now.