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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

White Bear Lake Area Schools - Elementary Media Specialist

Position Summary:
1.0 FTE Library Media Specialist position available at White Bear Lake Area Elementary School.
Performs difficult professional work providing training and guidance for staff and students in the areas of literacy, digital literacy and STEM, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal. 


The School Media Specialist provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district. The Media Specialist (1) collaborates and consults with teachers for the purpose of integrating technology and information literacy skills into subject matter instruction, (2) provides technology and information literacy skills instruction to Elementary school students, and (3) administers media center operations, programming, and resources in order to help all our students become future ready.

Education and /or Experience:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in teaching, or related field and moderate experience teaching, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MN Teaching License
K-12 Library Media Specialist required.

Special Requirements
State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License.
Media Specialist State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License preferred.
Technology Education Endorsement preferred.

Essential Functions: See Job Description attached. If viewing from a third-party website, you will need to visit our website at the below URL to view the job description and essential functions.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online
Email: jobs@isd624.org
Website URL: http://www.isd624.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Mid-America Festivals - Public Relations Intern


Mid America Festivals, producers of the Minnesota Renaissance Festivaland Trail of Terror, is interviewing candidates for a Public Relations Intern. The position will include supporting the Director along with individual projects.
Projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Media Relations: Preparing marketing materials including; writing press releases, contacting local media and creating a press kit. Work with local media on site for TV and Radio interviews, Photographers, etc. Check-in and communicate with the Media gate, on a daily basis.
  • E-Newsletters / database management: Oversee and manage local email database. Includes segmenting audiences and identify/implement strategic eBlast promotions. Develop strategies for email gathering and optimizing eBlast stats. Create and write email blasts and newsletters.
  • Blog: Work with staff, entertainers & artisans to solicit material for the Festival blog. Responsible for the overall management of the blog (Wordpress platform), which includes creation of new blogs, managing comments, as well as industry outreach to incorporate guest bloggers. Live blogging from local events and leveraging social media to drive traffic to blog.
  • Facebook: Grow our Facebook fan base and engagement to help spread visibility and awareness. Creating and incorporating a content calendar in conjunction with festival events calendar to help promote events, promotions, artisans, entertainers and community involvement.
  • Twitter: Grow base of followers on Twitter to help spread visibility and awareness. Leverage online fan base while doing targeted outreach to drive attendance to events and help promote the festival through strategic use of hastags, trackable linking and targeted search. Other responsibilities include live Tweeting for events and promos, as well as growing online partnerships and reputation management.
  • LinkedIn: Increase followers of company to help spread visibility and awareness of the festival.
  • YouTube: Work with departments to obtain videos for YouTube channel.
  • Pinterest: increase followers of our business page, create content to increase ticket sales and traffic to our website.
  • Copywriting: Write copy for promotional material, website, social media etc.
  • Complaints/customer service: Help handle Renaissance Festival and Trail of Terror complaints from social media, email, and call-ins. Create a database, work with department heads and bring problems to an ending solution.
  • Secondary Events / Community Outreach: Help with creating an event calendar and organize all aspects of the secondary events, including entertainment, booth set up, etc.
  • Theme Weekend Coordination: Help with planning the Festival’s special event weekends such as Highland Games, Chocolate and Wine Festival, 5K Run, Longbow Competition, Pet Fest, & Fairy House Competition. Securing sponsors, vendors and competitors for all of the weekend events.
Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills, multi-tasking, organizational skills, outgoing, good computer knowledge with Microsoft Office, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and respond well to pressure and deadlines.
Experience and Education: Experience in public relations, social media, marketing, customer service and event planning a plus.
Hours:
  • Full-time
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 hours/day
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required pre show: June - August
  • 6 days/week including weekends during show: August - October
Pay: Hourly
Attire: Workday casual in the office

Apply now.

Monday, June 18, 2018

University of Minnesota - Social Media Specialist


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

White Bear Lake Area Schools - Elementary Media Specialist

Position Summary:
1.0 FTE Library Media Specialist position available at White Bear Lake Area Elementary School.
Performs difficult professional work providing training and guidance for staff and students in the areas of literacy, digital literacy and STEM, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal. 


The School Media Specialist provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district. The Media Specialist (1) collaborates and consults with teachers for the purpose of integrating technology and information literacy skills into subject matter instruction, (2) provides technology and information literacy skills instruction to Elementary school students, and (3) administers media center operations, programming, and resources in order to help all our students become future ready.

Education and /or Experience:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in teaching, or related field and moderate experience teaching, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MN Teaching License
K-12 Library Media Specialist required.

Special Requirements
State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License.
Media Specialist State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License preferred.
Technology Education Endorsement preferred.

Essential Functions: See Job Description attached. If viewing from a third-party website, you will need to visit our website at the below URL to view the job description and essential functions.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online
Email: jobs@isd624.org
Website URL: http://www.isd624.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Monday, June 04, 2018

Midwest Dairy™ - Manager, Corporate Communications – Digital

Midwest Dairy™ is seeking a full-time Manager, Corporate Communications – Digital. The position is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating Corporate Communications programs and digital/social strategies with audiences of dairy farmers, boards, employees, and the peer organizations within the agricultural industry. This position contributes to the Crisis and Issues Team, delivers employee information resources, and provides support to the general communication needs of Midwest Dairy.

Midwest Dairy™ represents 7,000 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to build dairy demand by inspiring consumer confidence in our products and production practices. We are committed to Bringing Dairy to Life by Giving Consumers and Excellent Dairy Experience and are funded by farmers across a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit MidwestDairy.com.

Competitive wages and benefits are offered. Send resume and cover letter to resumes@midwestdairy.com by Monday, June 11th.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TSI Incorporated - Marketing Communications Specialist I


 
Job Summary

Are you passionate about integrated marketing communications? Join the fast-paced, fun and professional team of communicators with TSI! Create integrated communications plans – concept to delivery, across all mediums, around the world. Become a vital team member, working with industry-leading technical experts and world-class marketing professionals. This is the opportunity that you have been seeking! Join our creative, motivated and growing team!

This role will be supporting our MSP brand and our Flowmeter Value Stream.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work in conjunction with product marketing and sales to plan, develop, coordinate, and monitor marketing campaigns for assigned value streams and product launches.
  2. Evaluate existing advertisements, create new ads as needed, identify the most effective advertising opportunities and appropriately places ads to effectively promote TSI’s products and messages.
  3. Work with Business Directors and Product Managers to determine spending budget by product line for advertising, trade shows, collateral materials, etc.  Develop and maintain the marketing budgets throughout the year.
  4. Develop messaging and write press releases as part of a public relations campaign to gain consistent recognition and understanding in the market.
  5. Plan and develop booth designs, layouts, graphics, and supporting materials as needed to produce, maintain, coordinate and support trade show exhibits.
  6. Work with product marketing to develop positioning, messaging and write copy for marketing materials, including emails, newsletters, data sheets, brochures, application notes, etc.
  7. Maintain the company website including search engine optimization, organic searches, sponsorships, and writing copy for the website.
  8. Advise Graphic Designers on design and layout to meet TSI graphic standards and ensures consistency of messages and brand through all communications globally.

Job Requirements

Education
     Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing.

Experience
     Required
  • 0 - 5 years’ experience in corporate marketing communications required

     Desired
  • Experience working with complex, high tech products.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic marketing communications principals and best practices.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • General understanding of electronic communications media
  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage varied and simultaneous projects
  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other teams within organization
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision

Job Competencies


  • Delivering High Quality Work - Makes sure responsibilities central to the role meet all requirements and expectations. Finishes tasks promptly and critically reviews work to ensure quality and accuracy. Considers impact of work to others and takes steps to mitigate. Seeks additional work after finishing tasks.
  • Displaying Technical Expertise - Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.
  • Driving Continuous Improvement - Uses formal and informal tools and techniques to achieve operational excellence. Maintains a constant focus on efforts to improve performance, quality and efficiency of work processes.
  • Driving for Results - Follows through on commitments; can be counted upon to successfully execute on goals.
  • Prioritizing and Organizing Work - Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives. Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple projects on track.
Apply now.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ecumen - Marketing Coordinator

Overview

Ecumen, an innovative leader of senior housing and services, seeks a Marketing Coordinator for its growing Zvago Cooperative brand.  This position would office out of the new Zvago Sales and Design Studio located in Centennial Lakes Plaza in Edina in a dynamic work setting.  Currently there are five Zvago Cooperative’s at varying stages of occupancy, pre-development and development where the Marketing Coordinator would be enhancing the brand and sales managers' roles. 

Ecumen  operates a variety of senior housing options and services from rental independent living, assisted living and memory care to  long-term care, at-home, hospice and owner-occupied cooperative housing to community-based services.  In addition to our consumer services, we provide senior housing development, clinical consulting and senior housing management services for organizations outside of Ecumen.  

Ecumen is over 150 years old and one of Minnesota’s Top 5 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for ensuring a warm welcome into our Sales and Design Studios for our potential residents, members and partners. Additionally this role will assist with various marketing and sales responsibilities to further the growth of our business and services.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  1. Assist the Sales Managers with data entry and follow-up phone calls, as well as conducting the initial discovery process when the Sales Managers are not available.
  2. Support and lead social media and website updates.
  3. Coordinate with the sales team and VP Sales/Marketing on advertising plans and tactic.
  4. Assist the sales team with in-house collateral creation and deployment.
  5. Coordinate and plan events, attending events as needed to ensure smooth execution.

Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Education:   Associates degree in related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Relevant Experience: Two years’ experience in marketing, hospitality or customer service industry
  • Ability to communicate professionally. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills especially with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Passion for working with people

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education:   Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or related degree
  • Preferred Experience: Experience in marketing, property management, and / or senior care
  • Experience with graphic design, web design and social media as a business tool; print production, photography and video experience

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.

Ecumen - Social Media Manager

Overview

Want to work for a company that cares? Put your passion for serving others to work at Ecumen!

We’re hiring a Social Media Manager to work on our corporate Communications team in Shoreview, MN. You’ll enjoy a business-casual environment, employee gardens, flexible work schedule, volunteer options and career growth opportunities. Our benefits package is very competitive, including great 401K matching and health savings account (HSA) programs.

Ecumen is over 150 years old and one of Minnesota’s Top 5 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”

Every employee at Ecumen has the opportunity to empower older adults to lead fulfilling lives. Join us as we envision a world without Ageism!

Responsibilities

The Social Media Manager enhances our brand and builds strong communities through various social media and web platforms. This role is responsible for ensuring we have content that attracts future buyers of our services.  It requires an understanding of future trends in digital technologies and tools and the ability to proactively implement these trends to keep us at the forefront of new developments.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  1. Leads management and maintenance of corporate web sites to keep information timely and accurate, working with internal and external partners.
  2. Leads management of creative partner(s) in content development, and drives optimization of content to improve social engagement performance.
  3. Defines and coordinates social media strategies and tactics for optimal results. Includes creating quarterly content calendars, managing logistics, channels, content writing, posting product launches, events and generic messaging.
  4. Generates proactive, reactive and adaptive content for home office and sites.
  5. Leads ideation, development, scheduling and production of social assets such as digital video and photography; create engaging on-brand social copy.
  6. Interacts on social networking platforms on company’s behalf. Engage with and respond to customers.
  7. Maintains channel metrics to measure results and ensure timely and effective execution of social media tactics and programs

Qualifications

Social Media Manager
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations or related degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Relevant Experience: Minimum of 2 -3 years of experience in digital and social media, including analyzing metrics and creating regular, detailed reports
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in developing and managing web and social media communications
  • Creative and innovative with excellent verbal and written skills, design skills
  • Strong project management, organizational and planning skills
  • Team player with ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with design software
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Proven experience in meeting deadlines and multi-tasking

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Minnesota Wild - Intern, Digital and Social Media

Position Summary/Description: The Digital and Social Media intern for the Minnesota Wild digital team will support coverage of the hockey team and organization in capacities ranging from writing, editing, posting, video assistance, social media, and analytics.  A passion for hockey and an understanding of the game and its associated elements is key.  Candidates should be reliable, flexible and passionate with a willingness to work collaboratively within a team environment. 
 
Responsibilities/Essential Functions
CONTENT
  • Responsible for daily editing and posting of content on Wild.com and other digital properties as requested
  • Assist in planning and executing written stories on Wild.com and other properties
  • Create and share posts on social media platforms in coordination with various departments
  • Assist with creation of photo blogs and photo editing
  • Assist in creating graphics and visuals for social media posts
  • Capture real-time moments for social media in the form of videos and photos
  • Gather and analyze digital and social analytic reports during, and at the conclusion of, campaigns 
  • Responsible for covering practices, games and special events on social and Wild.com as needed
  • Assist with crafting press releases, media advisories, etc. when requested
  • Responsible for monthly proofing of Wild Magazine, as well as content contributions
  • Responsible for planning and executing digital and social content for Hockey Day Minnesota, the Wild's signature annual outdoor hockey event
 
ADMINISTRATIVE
  • Maintain team and company event calendars and schedules
  • Handle mailing of items for digital team
  • Create online forms for voting and information gathering
  • Assist with Wild.com's content management system to help update and maintain website pages
  • Partner with the digital team members to create an organized plan and editorial calendar throughout the season, looking ahead beyond the week’s games
  • Conduct and analyze research as requested
  • Assist with other duties as needed
 
Position Requirements
1. Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree (or current junior/senior level) or equivalent with emphasis in journalism or multimedia required
  • 1-2 years of relevant writing or reporting experience
 
2. Knowledge & Experience
  • Strong writing and editing background, professional sports journalism experience preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of AP Style
  • Ability to deliver fresh, creative content ideas
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Deep understanding of primary social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.)
  • Experience using content management systems (CMS)
  • Basic understanding of various file formats
  • Basic understanding of SEO best practices
  • Experience with HTML and video editing a plus
 
3. Personal Attributes
  • Attention to detail with excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Energetic, positive, self-starter who collaborates well with others
 
Work Conditions
  • Available traditional business hours in addition to evenings, weekends and/or holidays for games or events
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature.  Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, etc. 
Apply now.

Twin Cities Public Television - History and Public Affairs internship

Description:

 

HISTORY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP

We believe no story should be left untold. Throughout our region, we find stories of culture and innovation that impact our communities. Come learn at TPT, and enrich the lives of those around us through the power of public media through our History and Public Affairs Internship.
This position is paid minimum wage and runs from mid-June through mid-August 2018. The qualified candidates will have a passion for classroom or community experience in history and a desire to work in public media. Candidates must be currently enrolled in college or university program related to journalism, history or other job-related field.
Key Position Responsibilities:
  • Providing archival research, including video archives, the internet, library archives and others as needed
  • Acquisition support, including scanning and organizing media assets (still photos & footage)
  • General administrative tasks, such as database entry, paperwork/digital filing, and general office support
  • Occasional assistance on production shoots, including collecting releases during shoots and media logging
  • Transcribe video interviews
Candidate Requirements:
  • Experience doing content research
Seeking a degree in journalism, history or other job-related field
  • Interest in media production
  • Currently enrolled as a student in higher education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and prior experience with video production editing, Adobe Premiere Pro CC is preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • Able to successfully handle details with accuracy in a fast-paced, multi-client setting
  • A valid driver’s license
If you possess the necessary qualifications, please visit our Career Center at http://www.tpt.org/careers/job-openings/ to apply online.
Twin Cities Public Television is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Veteran / Disability employer.

Apply now.