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Monday, October 16, 2017

Sleep Number - Corporate Communications & Public Relations Sr Director

Overview

As a consumer-driven innovation company that is redefining what people should expect from their bed, our mission is simple: to improve lives by individualizing sleep experiences. The Senior Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications will play a critical role in elevating and enhancing Sleep Number’s profile and reputation as a sleep innovation leader, advancing company strategy and supporting business objectives in partnership with leaders across the organization. He/she provides strategic direction and oversight for all consumer, corporate public relations and internal communications activities and special events. The role requires an understanding of the retail space and expertise in social media, as well as experience acting as a strategic communications advisor to senior leaders within the organization, including the CEO. This role reports to the chief strategy and customer relationship officer.

Responsibilities

Corporate Public Relations and Internal Communications
  • Responsible for assessing the communications landscape and Sleep Number’s opportunity to develop an integrated strategy that positions the company as the sleep innovation leader
  • Drives the execution of corporate communications for the company
  • Builds and protects the company’s overall reputation
  • Leverages digital communications best practices to enhance brand reach
  • Supports financial communications, including quarterly results reporting, with primary responsibility for CEO financial communications
  • Supports executive communications, including messaging and public speaking platforms, providing strategic counsel and speechwriting
  • Oversees internal communications strategy and execution
  • Serves as primary company spokesperson
  • Works in partnership with other teams across the organization to ensure consistency of messaging and high impact
  • Leverages established working relationships with media, increasing coverage with relevant business, technology and digital media outlets
  • Oversees development and execution of corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • Identifies and measures effectiveness of communications, and howservices are meeting the needs of internal clients
Consumer Public Relations
  • Drives the execution of the brand publicity and public relations strategy – from local to national outlets, with particular emphasis on digital to augment brand reach
  • Works collaboratively with marketing organization to ensure brand and messaging consistency to accelerate impact
  • Effectively manages public relations staff and agency partners
  • Works in partnership to provide creative direction for public relations events, including media and editorial events

Qualifications

  • 10+ years practical experience in progressive organizations leading communication, public relations and media relations
  • BS/BA in Communications, Journalism, Business, Economics, Public Relations or equivalent; MS/MBA preferred
  • Dynamic leadership skills
  • Strong and versatile oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Financial communications experience
  • Digital and social communications expertise
  • Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills
  • Media relations and agency management skills
  • Able to work well in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, and able to remain calm under pressure

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IMDb Social Media Marketing Manager

Job Description

IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Our website and mobile properties are in the top 30 properties across all content verticals. At over 125 million mobile user downloads, we are one of the largest mobile properties in the world. We sit at the intersection of the entertainment, media, and technology industries inside the world’s most innovative and consumer-centric company.

We are looking for a passionate social media marketer who has significant experience working with video content for entertainment brands, including marketing original video, and syndicated video, to lead social marketing programs for IMDb and IMDb Originals. This is an opportunity to build and execute plans to attract, engage, and delight IMDb customers across social platforms with a strong focus on original video. Success in this role requires seeing the big picture, defining ambitious plans and goals, then building and executing programs and processes to scale. You will need to be data-driven, entrepreneurial and roll up your sleeves – you will be challenged to push boundaries, propose and execute new ideas, and establish best practices for IMDb social marketing.
Responsibilities:
  • Build a plan to accelerate and scale our social activations (celebrity takeovers, events, etc.), with a focus on generating engaging content for all social platforms, but primarily for Instagram and Snapchat.
  • Serve as a point of contact for coordinating with talent reps and studio agencies.
  • Serve as a social expert internally and liaison externally with social platforms on their direction, best practices, and new opportunities
  • Develop methodology for monitoring the effectiveness of campaigns and implement ongoing improvements; analyze social activities and their impact on business results
  • Reporting on progress against goals and relevant social marketing metrics; own key business metrics, supporting in-depth business reviews and reports for senior leadership
  • Responsible managing day to day campaign flow including creative, paid, and social listening efforts
  • Oversee all deliverables and ensure they are qualitative, on time and align with campaign strategy

Basic Qualifications


  • 5+ years of demonstrated and progressive success, with substantial experience in social media or digital marketing for a consumer brand
  • 3+ years of social media marketing experience
  • Experience working with studios, talent, and their reps
  • Demonstrated ability to build, execute, and scale cross-functional marketing programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to influence others
  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills - ability to use data to develop and measure marketing programs
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute projects, with strong bias for action and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient using photo and video editing programs to create and edit assets
  • Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred)

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experiencing managing social media accounts for large brands
  • Experience in the entertainment or media industry preferred
  • Entrepreneurial spirit / ability to try different things with minimal direction
  • Experience with Sprinklr
  • Digital design or video editing
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

3M - Digital Paid Media Specialist

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 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:
3M is seeking a Digital Paid Media Specialist for the Corporate Marketing-Sales organization located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talents in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.   
Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Digital Paid Media Specialist will specialize in driving the effective use of digital paid media for 3M. This role will be a combination of enterprise digital paid media governance, training/enablement, consulting, execution and optimization that supports overall business goals and objectives. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for digital paid media and how best to leverage it to maximize marketing return on investment in a highly-matrixed organization. Expertise should include cross channel paid media, including search, social, display & mobile, and use of ad management interfaces and bidding tools that support a spectrum of budgets and maturity-levels. This person will need a high degree of personal initiative, ability to make informed decisions semi-autonomously and excellent communication skills. This person must also be comfortable wearing many hats in a fast-paced environment.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Help drive enterprise level media governance, including framework for central ad account management
  • Educate, consult and partner with a variety of groups across 3M to scale up effective paid media programs
  • Work directly with cross-functional team members and external partners to plan and execute paid media campaigns that span a variety of objectives (e.g. awareness, demand generation, etc.)
  • Set baseline performance expectations for digital paid media
  • Help manage relationships with approved vendors and media partners
  • Help manage paid media budgets and billing
  • Advise on campaign performance and offer suggestions for campaign improvement
  • Integrate paid tactics with overarching content marketing and marketing automation programs to deliver measurable business value
  • Demonstrate the influence of paid media on the customer journey and demand to revenue processes
  • Utilize enterprise technologies and partners to plan, execute and report on paid media programs
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of combined experience in digital media and/or advertising including search, social, display or mobile
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in digital media/advertising across channels (search, social, display, and mobile, etc.)
  • Experience with ad management interfaces and bidding tools (Google, Bing, Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Programmatic Ad Tech platforms)
  • Experience in a global, highly-matrixed organization and influencing without authority
  • Experience managing central governance and training
  • Experience working with agencies and ad partners
  • Experience with marketing automation, CRM or eCommerce
  • Experience working in Microsoft Suite (including Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, etc.)
  • Experience with analytics platforms (Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, etc.)
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 or @3MNewsroom.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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

United Technologies - Communications Specialist


Every second a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

As part of the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) team, you'll help develop the next generation of more intelligent, more integrated and more reliable solutions that enhance aircraft safety and performance in the most rigorous flight conditions. We have 100 years of experience, a phenomenal product portfolio, state-of-the-art test labs and the resources to make your ideas shine. 

Come soar with us.
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of a variety of aerospace products. Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) division, based in Burnsville, MN has an exciting opportunity for a Communication Specialist to lead and develop the execution of employee and executive communication programs to convey consistent internal messaging across all business unit locations and promote business unit success and initiative at the corporate levels. Responsibilities include:
- Internal communication projects and budgets (employee communications and messaging, executive communications and messaging, script development and video coordination, internal newsletter development and distribution, distribution of organizational announcements and other internal messaging, multi-media management and intranet site management)
- Copywriting for employee messages, executive communications, internal stories for newsletters, intranet, speeches, presentations, video scripts, social media, etc.
- Communications counsel and guidance on processes, best practices and writing style for business unit leadership, functions and global sites
- Employee events (limited coordination, planning and support of events such as executive all employee meetings and employee recognition events)
- Business unit SharePoint site (develop, maintain and explore opportunities to measure effectiveness and implement ongoing enhancements)
- Graphic design and production (PowerPoint presentations, graphics for varied levels of internal events)
- Multi-media development (video and photography management and coordination for employee events and activities)
- Social media content (work collaboratively with Corporate Communications on the development of social media content representing business unit activities)
- Identity and brand management (work collaboratively with Corporate Communications to ensure corporate-wide messaging and corporate identity standards are met; ensure branding is consistent through all collateral, promotional materials and internal messaging)
- Employee engagement (Partner with HR to drive employee engagement through effective communication)
- Department support (support business unit Communications & Public Relations peers and Associate Director of Communications as needed with day-to-day communications activities, photo shoots, video production management, etc.)

Qualification:
  • 5-7 years of organizational communications or combined related experience
  • Independent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organization, project, and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with people at all levels and work well in a team environment
  • Experience in a Continuous Improvement (CI) environment helpful
  • Intermediate-to-advanced user of Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, SharePoint), Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop

Education: Bachelor's degree; preferably in communications, business, marketing or human resources; technical background helpful

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Goff Public is hiring!



Goff Public, a leading public relations and government relations firm based in Saint Paul, is seeking an Account Executive with 3-5 years of experience in public relations or journalism and a passion for great writing. Applicants must be ready to provide the highest-quality client service at a fast pace. The candidate selected for this position will be exposed to a wide array of clients and activities. Duties include assisting multiple client teams with writing, creating media lists, developing presentations, monitoring media and social media, managing websites, and preparing recurring client reports.

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

Desired skills
– Creative, persuasive and succinct writer
– Thoughtful strategist
– Accomplished social media strategist
– Proficient project manager
– Sound judgment

Desired traits
– Team player
– Good listener
– Curious, creative and innovative thinker
– Strong attention to detail

Additional skills that are preferred include project management, graphic design, presentation design, video production, and website development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Sue Kuncio at sue@goffpublic.com by Monday, October 23.

Target - Marketing Development Program Intern

Description:
Marketing Intern

About us:
Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. As a Marketing Intern you’ll discover a company focused on delighting and exciting our guests. Come make an impact on how guests see our Brand!

In this role, you’ll gain a realistic job preview into life on the Target marketing team. You’ll leverage key partnerships with the Target Creative Studio, Merchandising, External Agencies and media contacts to deliver strong campaigns, Target branded signing or packaging that drive guests to Target stores and to Target products. As a Marketing Intern at Target, you’ll make an impact by assisting with the development of emerging channel marketing strategies including research, adoption and how they fit within the enterprise.

To culminate your summer experience, you’ll manage and present a project on an assigned topic in one of the exciting areas across Target Marketing. All the while, we’ll be supporting you with extensive training and robust development to help you grow as a strong Marketing Intern.

About you:
Currently pursuing a 4-year degree in Marketing or Advertising with strong academic performance (3.0 GPA or above)

Demonstrated leadership, strong initiative and decision-making skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Strong planning and organizational skills

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Carmichael Lynch - Account Supervisor (Digital)


Job Description
We’re seeking a Digital Account Supervisor to join our Subaru team.
The role of an Account Supervisor is to lead and motivate agency teams toward helping clients and their brands create a strong future. More specifically, he or she must be an active listener, passionate partner and brand steward, day in and day out. This role includes empowering involved teams, fostering collaboration, and continually pushing for fresh, new ideas.
You'll be joining the Subaru National Advertising Team. This team is responsible for all vehicle launches. And as such we seek candidates with the desire to manage and mentor others, to establish (and have established) creative partnerships. You're passionate, self motivated, a flexible thinker, ready to hit the ground running and collaborative (we really mean that!)




Required Skills
· BA/BS Degree in Communications, Marketing or Advertising
· 5 – 8 years agency account management experience
· Ability to confidently persuade, present and champion ideas
· Auto experience preferred, but not required
· Ability to anticipate problems and challenges
· Thrive in a collaborative and fast-paces environment
· Confident and resourceful, can function with minimal supervision
· Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
· Exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills

We are not seeking “seat fillers.” We are seeking that talent which will help us grow and, in turn, we expect to help you grow and be successful as well.

Please know that each enquiry is treated confidentially.

We truly look forward to hearing from you.
Job Location
Minneapolis, , United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular 
 
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Friday, October 06, 2017

Granite City Food and Brewery, Inc. - Event & Sales Manager

Job Reports To: General Manager
Job Summary: The Events & Sales Manager is responsible for generating new and maintaining existing private dining guests. Responsible for booking and working all on site events directly. Ensures a flawless guest experience and works to build all new and existing private dining events. In addition this role is responsible for working in collaboration with the restaurant management teams to oversee all marketing initiatives and manages the LSM effort and employees.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages all marketing and sales for all private events (including catered events) for assigned location(s),
  • Develops and manages pipeline of prospects for private events, identifies prospects, responds to inquiries, networks and conducts outreach with prospects and customers, including key influencers at hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, chambers, retail outlets, office buildings and condo/apartment buildings.
  • Actively pursues and books all private events.
  • Manages contracts from start to finish, including negotiating appropriate food and beverage minimums and scheduling and preparing appropriate contracts.
  • Manages customers’ requests and requirements and presents and negotiates ideas and solutions; customizes event to meet guest needs and requirements, including food and bar menus, pricing, room set-up needs and billing.
  • Serves as primary contact with guests throughout the process and as the face of the Company to private event customers and guests.
  • Remains in contact with customer prior, during and after all private events to create a personal, one on one, experience.
  • Attends all private events for the location(s) to supervise events and ensure satisfaction at all levels of execution.
  • Directs and manages scheduled restaurant staff in the set-up of private events.
  • Directs, manages and coaches staff throughout private events to ensure excellent delivery.
  • Coordinates with all restaurant management (GM, FOH and HOH) to ensure that customer and guest needs and requirements are met and experience is excellent.Main Phone # 952-215-0660. Fax # 952-215-0661
  • Granite City Food & Brewery ® and Cadillac Ranch? 3600 American Blvd W, Suite 400, Bloomington, MN 55431
  • Manages private event business, including through proper record keeping of events, contract usage, appropriate payment and other records.
  • Manages all overall marketing functions of the location(s); including directing implementation of marketing calendars and marketing programs and changes and overseeing the Marketing AOR (Areas of Responsibility) for the location(s). ? Supervises Local Store Marketer activities (LSM) at each location.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to consistently personally attend events and meetings as appropriate to job responsibilities outlined above.
  • Required knowledge of private dining, banquet and event operations required. 3 years in previous sales experience in a restaurant or hotel operation preferred.
  • Ability to professionally present promotional materials and effectively communicate and coordinate all staff.
  • Strong planning and project management skills with the ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong sales building abilities and brand advocacy.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to provide superior hospitality to our guests.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and hospitality group sales experience preferred.
  • Prior sales/event planning management experience preferred.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Cargill - Communications Coordinator

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description


Position Purpose & Summary
 
The Communications Coordinator will serve on Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions (GEOS) & Cargill Starches Sweeteners & Texturizers (CSST) global communications teams by providing writing, editing, creative and logistical support for the effective execution of external & internal communications strategies.  Specific responsibilities will include serving as social media community manager, managing distribution of global and leadership announcements, coordinating translations, communications planning, media monitoring, external website development and various project management tasks.

Principal Accountabilities

50%
  • Supports the GEOS & CSST Comms teams with the execution of communications activities.  Activities could include but are not limited to:
  • Technical and logistical support for large group-wide meetings such as town halls, web conferences & events
  • Community manager for social collaboration, intranet & SharePoint
  • External website content creation and updating as needed
  • Managing and distributing leadership news briefings and global media monitoring reports
  • Translation management
  • Managing distribution of global and leadership business announcements
  • Manage video and photo assets libraries
  • Other duties as assigned
50%
  • Strong writing and editorial support for specific communications activities/vehicles, such as weekly global e-newsletter and a quarterly global magazine. Must have proficiency in AP Style.  Other opportunities may be assigned as needed and would likely include communications planning and support for campaigns.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.



Qualifications


Required Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in journalism, mass communications, public relations, or English or related field
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively priorize workload and tasks. 
  • Basic understanding and curiosity about communications principles, tools and vehicles   
  • Strong written and oral communication skills - clear, concise, creative and persuasive
  • Demonstrates strong writing skills and proficiency with AP Style
  • Ability to accurately assess demands and scope of projects and appropriately engage others to ensure that deadlines are met and expectations are managed  
  • Collaborate effectively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Effective project management skills
  • Fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS in English, journalism, communications, or business
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a corporate or agency setting
  • Food ingredients, agriculture or related industry experience a plus  
  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively with leaders and across cultures and time zones   
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Position may require occasional flexibility in hours worked to accommodate working with a global team in different time zones.

 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


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