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Friday, September 19, 2014

SEIU Local 284 - Communications Director



This is a 6 month term position with possible extension. 

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284 is an over 8,000 member union for school employees and higher education workers in Minnesota.  SEIU unites 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to improve their lives and the services they provide.

 Purpose:

Manages SEIU division communications, media and digital work to support priorities for growth, to involve members and the public in achieving those goals, and to brand SEIU Local 284 as the union for school employees and higher education workers in Minnesota.

Responsibilities:

Directs communications and digital strategy for the union’s internal and external organizing programs and political and legislative programs.
Manages external media relations strategy and implementation.
Manages the local union web site, campaign web sites and digital properties that support the priority campaigns.
Provides spokesperson training for local leaders and members.
Manages speech writing and other visibility work for leadership.
Serves as a key contact for communications with allies and partners.
Manages campaign event communications – strategy, message, look and feel, materials, marketing, media outreach, event flow and agenda

Job Qualifications:

Commitment to progressive social change, strong communications experience. Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others without supervision.  Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently. Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines. 

Bachelors degree in communications or related field.  Five to eight years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
  •  Thorough knowledge of media relations and digital strategies.
  •  Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. 
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  •  Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  •  Knowledge of unions or other advocacy organizations.
  •  SEIU Local 284 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Emerson - Campaign Manager

Campaign Manager

Job Description
Position Summary:
Responsible for creating and managing customer messaging and for developing and executing marketing programs that help promote and create awareness around Rosemount brand and products.

Major Duties/Functions:
  • Develops customer messaging following the Customer Message Mapping process and by working with key stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Ensures integration of messaging across product lines and with Emerson Process Management messaging.
  • Leverages marketing communications to build loyal customer relationships and provides strategic direction for product launches including internal and external messaging.  
  • Proficient in the print process, brochures and collateral development
  • Develops communication strategy and utilizes a variety of communication methods and channels to create, execute, and measure results from effective integrated marketing campaigns on a global basis for product launches and other promotional campaigns, includes advertising, permission marketing, video, public relations, and other vehicles.
  • Interfaces with cross-functional areas including product marketing, world area marketing, customer service and global sales force to improve communications and maximize effectiveness of messages.
  • Provides copywriting for customer testimonials, selling tools and other materials as needed.
To apply for this job opening please click here.

Job Requirement
Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, English or related.
Work Experience:
8+ years marketing communications experience including 2 years communications strategy

Experience in customer messaging strongly preferred

Monday, September 15, 2014

Go Buy Local - Social Media/PR Intern

Do you want to learn more about the latest ways to promote businesses or how to build relationships with local media? 

Do you want to contribute your ideas on how to get customers to engage locally? 


Sustainability-focused, forward thinking community engagement company, Go Buy Local invites interns to join the team and help us successfully roll-out our services for local business and local communities across the country. Associates will be responsible for multiple tasks and projects.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting market research
  • Conducting consumer research
  • Preparing analytic reports
  • Administering social media campaigns
  • Maintaining daily project management
  • Creating/editing press releases, e-campaigns, website copy
  • ...lots of other stuff (we're entrepreneurs after all!)

Preferred Requirements
  • Part time (school year) and Full time (summer)
  • Must be a team player
  • Comfortable working with a number of applications including: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Social Media
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

Perks
  • Incidentals/Parking
  • $20/Day
Apply online now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Himle Rapp & Company - Account-Level Staff Member

Do you want to do work that matters?  Himle Rapp & Company works with an
outstanding group of clients on some of their most challenging and
consequential communications and business issues.

We are seeking an account-level staff member responsible for implementing
strategic communications and public affairs programs on behalf of clients
across an array of industries.  An account team member is expected to
implement tactics at a high level of excellence and contribute to the
strategic development of client programs.

2-4 years of professional work experience is preferred with a degree in
communications, journalism, English, mass communications or marketing.
Previous agency experience a plus. The candidate must have very strong
writing skills, with knowledge in the fields of media relations and
digital media. Creativity, outside-the-box thinking and ability to manage
competing priorities are a must. To apply, please send a cover letter,
resume and two writing samples to info@himlerapp.com.

Monday, September 08, 2014

RWL, Water - Marketing Communications Coordinator


RWL Water is a leading-edge sustainable water, wastewater and reuse solutions company. With our aggressive expansion strategy, RWL Water is recognized as one of the fastest growing water solutions companies in the world. As a flexible innovative company that provides solutions for water, wastewater and recycling, RWL Water is affordable, fast to deliver, steeped with expertise, and values customers through trusted long-term relationships. Our team has the knowledge and ability to implement projects with advanced, state-of-the-art technologies.

We are seeking a Marketing Communications Coordinator to develop materials and interact with internal and external customers to deliver the organization's messages to key market participants. In this role, you will report to the VP of Sales & Marketing – USA Operations and you are expected to collaborate with the global marketing department on a regular basis. You will be responsible for improving and developing sales literature and brochures, facilitating marketing campaigns, scheduling meetings, creating timelines, and planning trade shows and other events.

Specifically, your job duties will include:
  • Working with regional sales managers, product managers and application engineers to produce content for both print and Web, including brochures, case histories and newsletters
  • Supporting executive staff with administrative duties, such as meeting coordination, basic in-office technical support, installed equipment validation as well as production timeline development.
  • Writing content for company newsletters
  • Maintaining CRM databases
  • Assembling and updating installation and reference lists
  • Tracking and reporting on new lead activity
  • Supporting the product teams with assembly of complex proposals
  • Actively collaborating with other company marketing professionals to deliver the core corporate marketing objectives
  • Regularly contacting sales reps to fulfill literature requests
  • Scheduling delivery of trade show materials for regional and national trade shows
  • Coordinating the assembly of annual marketing communications budgets
  • Maintaining updated website and online store content, as well as industry website company profiles
We are ideally seeking a candidate with the following qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong proofreading and copy editing skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain media contacts
  • Ability to develop timelines and meet deadlines
  • Desktop publishing skills with spreadsheets and PowerPoint
  • Basic graphic design skills (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Outstanding organizational skills in meeting coordination, event planning and publication scheduling
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communication or equivalent
RWL Water offers a competitive salary and benefits package. We offer medical insurance, health savings account, dental insurance, vision discounts, 401k, voluntary life insurance, educational assistance, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability insurance, voluntary short-term disability insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and direct deposit.
RWL WATER is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter with the subject: Marketing Communications Coordinator

For more information see our web site at www.rwlwater.com

Friday, September 05, 2014

Lola Red - Public Relations Intern



40 hours/week                                                                  
$10/hour

Lola Red PR is seeking a full-time, hard-working, talented public relations intern to join the team with a start date of October 1 or earlier. Graduates with degrees in public relations, mass communications, or journalism preferred. Candidates with media relations experience preferred. We have high expectations for our interns who must be exceptional writers, communicators and multi-taskers. Please submit your resume with a brief email describing why you’re a fit for this role. Please use subject line “Public Relations Intern Position” in email.

Responsibilities
·         Media relations
·         Draft copy for press materials
·         Create and update media lists and contact lists
·         Assist with event promotion and attend events in a support capacity
·         Craft social media messaging
·         Work on various tasks as needed

You will succeed as a Lola Red intern if you’re able to:
·         Write well
·         Write well (it’s so important we’re saying it twice)
·         Thrive under pressure
·         Be a self-starter: take on a task and own it
·         Accept constructive feedback
·         Have a flexible schedule; may work nights or weekends on occasion

Interns can expect to work hard, learn a lot and have a little fun too. If you’re up for the challenge, send an error-free email and ONE page resume to jobs@lolaredpr.com using the subject line “Public Relations Intern Position” in the email.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

VEE Corporation - Live Entertainment Producer



VEE Corporation, one of the nation’s premier producers of live entertainment is seeking a Producer to join our production group. VEE produces live shows and events, and provides entertainment, promotion and event marketing services for the world’s most respected brands and agencies. With internal expertise, capabilities and dedicated scenic and costume facilities, we serve any or all aspects of a production: creative development, design, construction, booking, marketing, and operations.  Clients and partners in the corporate, sports, museum and event marketing sector come to VEE for imaginative solutions to capture the undivided attention of their customers and audiences through custom designed/built interactive environments.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in an entertainment related field combined with (5+) years of producing live entertainment and events.  Requirements include a strong background in musical theater, family-friendly entertainment, special events, production management and technical production. This individual needs to be comfortable with travel and brainstorming ideas within a variety of entertainment disciplines.  Excellent verbal/written skills, meticulous attention to detail are also a must.
VEE Corporation is located in downtown Minneapolis, offers a competitive compensation package, and excellent career opportunities in a friendly, team-based environment. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Brandi at baretz@vee.com or to VEE Corporation – Human Resources, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1750, Minneapolis, MN 55402.  No phone calls please. 

Visit our website at www.vee.com for more information. VEE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


VEE Corporation: Producer
Accountable To:  SVP of Production
Supervision To:  Director of Production, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Independent Contractors, Actors and Performers on touring units.

Primary Responsibilities
·         Participate in strategic development and diversification of entertainment products, financial feasibility planning, production management of current properties and related support systems.

·         Oversee both the planning and execution of live entertainment properties such as touring shows, themed entertainment, theatrical productions, special events and attraction integrated entertainment.

·         Directs the production contracting, scheduling and calendaring of all projects from initial concept through completion.  Assumes primary responsibility for the creative development process, assembling creative teams (Independent Contractors) necessary for production of new projects.  Effectively coordinates the proper mix of skills, abilities and talents of the entire production team.

·         Manage the creative development process, including direct involvement in writing the scripts, creative visioning, supervising the set designs, choreography, casting, and recording activities.

·         Review, evaluate and verify production budgets, maintain production and cost control systems, while ensuring VEE’s standard of quality and production values, as well as the consistency with the essence of the various brands.
·         In conjunction with the SVP of Production, the Producer negotiates compensation on production contracts, ensuring the accurate inclusion of all terms, definitions and statements of responsibility as required. 

·         Work closely and constantly communicate with the other major departments in order to ensure consistency of philosophy and overall strategy, particularly in the licensing, direct marketing, merchandising areas and expansion.
·         Research industry trends to source high quality, high value production resources. 

·         Establish new as well as maintain existing relationships with creative talent, main venue managers, outsourced employees, licensees, etc.  

·         Provides counsel, guidance, and encouragement to staff associates on the necessary balance among individual and teamwork responsibilities to achieve the desired overall results within critical timelines.
·         A strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a high level of professionalism in all aspects of conduct.

Required Qualifications
·         Seasoned producer with 5+ years of experience in Show Production, Creative Development and producing/production experience in the entertainment industry with an emphasis in family entertainment products.
·         College degree in an Entertainment related field. 

·         Must have a proven track record in successful execution of entertainment projects with multi-platform strategies. 
·         Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of live entertainment in both the domestic and international marketplace as well as consumer interests/trends. 
 
·         Must have demonstrated success as a team leader with the ability to lead and collaborate with a diverse group of entertainment industry professionals in both a corporate and entrepreneurial environment.  

·         Possess strong administrative abilities, a proven background in management of creative and production personnel.     
·         Excellent Presentation and verbal/written skills with meticulous attention to detail. 

·         A strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a high level of professionalism in all aspects of conduct.