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Friday, December 22, 2006

Free-Lance Media Relations Specialist – Fluency in Spanish Required

Kohnstamm Communications is seeking a Spanish-speaking, free-lance Media Relations Specialist to assist its consumer team. In-depth knowledge of Hispanic broadcast and print outlets required. Please send queries to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Network Instruments - Marketing Communications Specialist

Network Instruments is looking for a motivated, organized, talented junior-level Marketing Communications professional. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to understand complex technical networking challenges and develop marketing and sales copy for worldwide publication. Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Campaign creating, tracking, and management
  • Online keyword ad management (Google, Yahoo!, etc)
  • Marketing of partner and customer training programs
  • Web content creating and management
  • Copy writing and editing
  • Marketing collateral development
  • Advertising concept creation and writing
  • Lead generation coordination
  • Supporting sales with materials, campaigns, and ideas nationally and internationally
  • Public Relations support
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate:
  • Three to five years Marketing Communications experience, preferably in a B-to-B environment
  • Effective writing for print, web, e-mail, direct mail, and other communication mediums
  • Experience and proven results managing online keyword campaigns
  • Desire and capability to learn and understanding company’s products and technology
  • Bachelors’ Degree in marketing, communications, or writing
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, organize time, and be diligent about meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of executing marketing campaigns and tracking results
  • Experience in working with cross functionally, managing groups, and managing projects
  • This position reports to the Marketing Communications Director but will work cross-functionally with the sales department, sales engineers, product marketing, field reps, public relations agencies and key dealers.

    The end product is a consistent, coherent professional communications strategy across Network Instruments and its various sales channels. Heightening the Network Instruments brand, maintaining the company’s technology leadership from a communications standpoint, increasing company awareness and adding sales leads are all part of the end goal.

    Apply now, click here.

    Friday, December 15, 2006

    Media Relations Specialist - Select Comfort

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities would include both traditional and online, as well as proactive and reactive media outreach, including but not limited to:

  • Conduct short-lead, long-lead, online, trade and broadcast media relations to support Sleep Number®, accessory and corporate PR strategies.

  • Promote Select Comfort’s sleep innovation function and Sleep Advisory Board members

  • Support Select Comfort’s corporate charitable giving and cause-related marketing programs

  • Support Select Comfort store openings and retail partner announcements

  • Support new bed/product and accessories introductions

  • Other media relations support, as needed

  • Oversee the development of media materials and publications

  • Provide leadership for all media monitoring and analysis activities

  • Embrace, advocate and model company goals and beliefs.

  • Perform other job-related duties as required by business needs.
  • Requirements:
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or communications

  • 3-5 years communications, marketing, PR or related background required
    o Strong computer skills required: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet
    o Consumer products and/or retail experience preferred
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    Email: jobs6@comfort.com

    Get more information here.

    Thursday, December 14, 2006

    Public Relations Director - Morsekode

    Morsekode seeks a savvy Public Relations professional to direct our growing capability. With clients in healthcare, technology and music/retail, we seek an individual who knows and understands these markets on the global and online playing field. If interested, please send CV/resume/letter of interest to prvacancy@morsekode.com

    Friday, December 08, 2006

    Kohnstamm Communications - FOOD AND BEVERAGE Account Manager

    Kohnstamm Communications is an aggressive, award-winning public relations firm that has been recognized within the industry for developing and implementing strategic public relations programs that positively affect our clients’ bottom-line. Our programs focus heavily on local and national media relations and other communications strategies that drive brand awareness for both business and consumer clients.

    Are you a highly motivated team player with success in driving strategy and publicity outreach efforts that generate strong results for clients? If you are a seasoned individual who can develop and drive regional and national public relations programs for our growing base of innovative and demanding FOOD AND BEVERAGE clients, we want to talk with you. 8-10 years experience mandatory, dominated by media relations work in an agency or corporate environment. We offer a competitive salary, parking, and excellent benefits in a casual downtown work environment that is a lot of fun and offers tremendous growth potential.

    Kohnstamm Communications is ranked 18th in the current Business Journal listing of Twin Cities-based PR firms, won Best of Show at the 2003 MN PRSA Classic Awards, and received a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, which solicits client feedback on agency performance. Go to www.kohnstamm.com for more information.

    Please send resume to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

    Tuesday, December 05, 2006

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Project Manager

    Padilla Speer Beardsley a PR firm in Minneapolis needs a project manager (PM) to support a busy creative services team. The PM will manage the workflow of all print and interactive mediums through all phases of a project from strategy and creative development to final production. We need a service-oriented “bridge-builder” vs. a cop!

    The PM will have 3-5 years of experience working in a client service industry such as an ad agency or design. Must be able to multi-task and manage complex projects. Need experience with online trafficking systems and thorough knowledge of workflow and process from strategy through final production. Need strong knowledge of production (electronic production, pre-press and printing). This is a great opportunity to work in a growing practice area and work on some very cool accounts.

    PSB is a communications and public relations firm with offices in Minneapolis and New York City. PSB helps organizations build reputations with the people who matter to their success. We work with clients in various industries like agriculture, manufacturing, technology, consumer products, health care, retail, financial and more.

    PSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers excellent benefits. We strive for excellence. We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

    If interested, please send cover letter and resume and mention this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

    Monday, November 27, 2006

    Public Relations Coordinator -- Marvin Windows and Doors

    Title: Public Relations Coordinator -- Marvin Windows and Doors, Integrity Windows and Doors, and Infinity Replacement Windows

    Department: Marketing

    Reports To: John Kirchner, Public Relations Manager

    Position Overview: The Public Relations Coordinator will assist the Public Relations Manager in positioning Marvin Windows and Doors, Integrity Windows and Doors and Infinity Replacement Windows as the premier editorial resource for the trade and consumer media. Key responsibilities involve supporting the Public Relations Manager in managing, protecting and promoting the reputation of the Marvin Companies with external and internal audiences.

    Contact Information:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
    2020 Silver Bell Drive, Ste. #15
    Eagan, MN 55122

    Contact: Kellie -- HR
    Fax: 218-386-4204
    E-mail: apply@marvin.com
    Co. Career Webpage: http://www.marvin.com/careers

    Job Description:
  • Build/Maintain relationships with trade and consumer media
  • Field incoming media inquiries and fulfill requests for company or product information, images, interviews, etc.
  • Craft and pitch creative, innovative story angles to generate editorial exposure
  • Research, write and edit public relations communication tools, including: press releases, fact sheets, case studies, product descriptions, and bios
  • Coordinate press release distribution
  • Maintain online media database
  • Track media coverage
  • Manage trade and consumer editorial calendars
  • Identify and leverage promotional home opportunities
  • Evaluate and recommend promotional home opportunities
  • Coordinate marketing efforts to ensure brand visibility/ROI
  • Oversee accurate, on-time product ordering and delivery
  • Generate media interest to drive traffic and visibility to projects
  • Assist in planning and implementation of special corporate events/IBS
  • Provide writing support for pre-and post-event communications
  • Attend trade shows and other marketing events to assist with media interviews, product demonstrations, etc.
  • Coordinate event logistics, including: catering, audio/visual, transportation, equipment rental, set-up and take-down.
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing the Marvin Companies’ Internal communications programs.
  • Edit Cross Grain
  • Issue Internal Media Alerts
  • Support quarterly meeting event logistics and programming if needed
  • Distribute company-wide communications such as memos or emails
  • Assist PR Manager in corporate and executive communication tasks, including:
  • Executive presentation support
  • Letter writing
  • Copy writing and editing support
  • Crisis Communications
  • Writing talking points or key messages
  • Support product launches to gain significant media exposure
  • Develop comprehensive PR plan
  • Write press materials
  • Pitch product to trade and consumer media
  • Track media coverage during and after the launch period
  • Thursday, November 16, 2006

    Weber Shandwick - Account Supervisor, Healthcare

    Weber Shandwick is seeking a Account Supervisor for its Healthcare division. Account Supervisor candidates should have a minimum of 6 years of experience and possess excellent writing skills. Prior Healthcare experience in an agency or in-house communications department is desirable. Candidates should have experience working with both national and trade media. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with everything from writing high-profile news releases and pitching/placing stories to strategic media planning, product launches, events, satellite media tours, etc. Must be a motivated team player with a strong client focus, and ability to supervise and mentor junior team members.

    Responsibilities:
  • Account Supervisors manage multiple accounts while building their proficiency and the necessary skills needed to lead and manage teams. Account Supervisors provide tactical counsel to clients, and manage the appropriate implementation on a variety of projects in a timely, deadline-focused basis. The Account Supervisor is the first level of management within the agency. AS will serve as daily client contact, helping client to develop strategies and key messaging
  • AS will supervise media and analyst relations
  • Requirements:
  • 5 -7 years related professional PR experience, preferably in Healthcare industry
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Bachelor's degree
  • For immediate consideration, apply online at www.webershandwick.com. Please attach your resume on the last page of the online application. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006

    Kohnstamm Communications - Seeks highly motivated team player

    Kohnstamm Communications is an aggressive, award-winning public relations firm that has been recognized within the industry for developing and implementing strategic public relations programs that positively affect our clients’ bottom-line. Our programs focus heavily on local and national media relations and other communications strategies that drive brand awareness for both business and consumer clients.

    Are you a highly motivated team player with success in driving strategy and publicity outreach efforts that generate strong results for clients across a variety of industries? If you are a seasoned individual who can develop and drive regional and national media relations programs for innovative but demanding clients, we want to talk with you. We will consider candidates with a range of experience, minimum 2-4 years, dominated by media relations work in an agency or corporate environment. Those individuals with concentrated PR experience working with food/bev reporters in national consumer publications and broadcast, and/or business and trade reporters in the legal, finance or healthcare industries are of particular interest. Strong writing and and an ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines a must. We offer a competitive salary, parking, and excellent benefits in a casual downtown work environment that is a lot of fun and offers tremendous growth potential.

    Kohnstamm Communications is ranked 18th in the current Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal listing of Twin Cities-based PR firms, won Best of Show at the 2003 MN PRSA Classic Awards, and received a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, which solicits client feedback on agency performance. Go to www.kohnstamm.com for more information.

    Please send resume to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

    Monday, November 13, 2006

    Roepke Public Relations - Account Executive

    Roepke Public Relations has an immediate opening for an account executive.

    This position requires a minimum of 4 years experience in the public relations agency business. We have an upbeat, stylish office environment and are seeking a team member who is highly polished, professional, passionate, driven and who wants to be a part of a rapidly growing company.

    Required skills and attributes:
  • BA or BS in journalism, public relations, communications or related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years PR agency experience pitching national print and broadcast media.
  • Team oriented, warm, engaging and diplomatic personality.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent client services skills.
  • Ability to multitask, anticipate needs, switch gears and react immediately.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate with energy and confidence.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Bacon’s Media Source.
  • Specific responsibilities include:
  • Craft and edit written press material; including press releases, media alerts, and requests for coverage that adheres to The Associated Press style guidelines.
  • Research and prepare strategically targeted media lists and editorial calendars using tools provided by the company.
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with various sectors of the media; meet tight media and client deadlines.
  • Secure broadcast, print and online editorial coverage for clients of the agency.
  • Prepare and assist clients for all media correspondence and interviews.
  • Handle multiple clients simultaneously, within a variety of sectors.
  • Assist senior account executives and company president.
  • This is not a sales position. Candidates must have public relations experience in an agency setting.

    (2006 grads please do not apply).

    We have a high-energy, collaborative environment with excellent benefits and provide exceptional career growth opportunities for those motivated to excel.
    We value integrity, dependability, entrepreneurial spirit, motivation, character and a positive attitude; in our clients and in our team. Our firm has been recognized and honored for our commitment to community service and a corporate vision that supports volunteer activities.

    Please forward resume and salary requirements to Roepke Public Relations, info@roepkepr.com

    Thursday, November 09, 2006

    Ameriprise Financial - Marketing Communications Manager

    Description:
    At Ameriprise, the Communications Manager will be responsible for leading and developing innovative communications that drive sales with new and existing advisors, distributors, advisors, and clients and increase client and advisor satisfaction. This person will lead and manage key communications that are direct to the advisors, distributors and clients using a number of techniques such as newsletters, the web, banner ads, direct mail, point-of-sale tools, online tools and statements. The manager will create tools that provide a positive experience for our distributors and clients. The manager will also lead the strategy behind the Performance and Fact Sheet system, and bring these key sales tools to a new level of excellence.

    Qualifications:
    10 years of communications and marketing development experience, solid project management experience, strategic marketing expertise, demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships with product partners, creative agencies, production and fulfillment vendors, working knowledge of field sales activities, experience conducting and measuring successful marketing campaigns. Communications, marketing and writing experience are a must.

    Preferred qualifications: communications, marketing or related undergraduate degree, familiarity and/or experience in annuities, financial planning, and insurance.

    Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience
    We offer competitive benefits to eligible employees (including medical, dental, and vision plans). We also offer tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, domestic partner benefits, 401K and company paid retirement, generous paid time off, legal assistance, and financial planning and more! Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

    Click here to apply now.

    Friday, November 03, 2006

    Zimmerman Group - Assistant Account Executive - Advertising

    The Zimmerman Group has an immediate opening for an ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE. This position reports directly to an Account Supervisor.

    From an experience point-of-view, the ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 years experience working in an advertising and/or promotion agency. Appropriate client-side experience would also be considered.

    The Zimmerman Group works with clients in a broad role, encompassing most areas of marketing: broadcast and print advertising, media planning and execution, promotion, collateral materials, new products, market research,
    packaging and strategic partnerships and licensing.

    We are purposefully a small agency with a close-knit team approach. Our account staff has substantial autonomy to work closely with clients while being supported by a senior management team that averages over 20 years of experience. There's help and support when you need it, but you're free to do as much as you can. Initiative is a necessary trait for success here.

    The Zimmerman Group has been in business for over 20 years and during that time we have worked with a significant number of Fortune 500 clients as well as an interesting mix of local, regional, and pro-bono accounts. We're proud of the fact that the vast majority of current accounts have been clients for over 8 years each. We're also proud of the fact that a number of our current clients have hired us for a second or third time as they have changed careers.

    This position is available because we have recently added two new significant clients. Our current client roster includes three Fortune 100 clients and a wide array of smaller clients. We offer a broad experience that promises to challenge and stretch you. Based upon strong performance the potential for advancement is strong.

    From a personal perspective, the ideal candidate will be someone who:
  • Loves a challenge and likes to learn and grow
  • Is good at developing close relationships and trust with clients, peers and management
  • Enjoys all aspects of marketing, not just advertising and/or promotion
  • Is looking for a long-term career, not just a job
  • Is highly motivated and takes lots of initiative
  • Loves to be part of a team and is a team player
  • Beyond very good medical, dental, 401k and profit sharing benefits, we offer some unique benefits – a view of Lake Minnetonka from your office window and a company boat that's docked in front of our office. We think you'll be able to work especially well sitting in front of the fireplace in the main conference room or sitting on one of the decks that overlook the lake. If you love downtown traffic and parking, this isn't the place for you, but if an Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka location floats your boat, this could be a great fit.

    Our goal is to fill this position as soon as possible. If you think this might be a good fit for you, please send us your resume.

    Email: kathya@thezimmermangroup.com
    Address: 21940 Minnetonka Boulevard
    Excelsior,MN 55331
    Fax: 952-470-8807

    Senior Manager - Internal Communications

    Advertising/Marketing

    Got some big ideas? Join the team that brings the world-famous Target brand to life.

    Purpose

    As a senior manager, you will be responsible for the overall communication of company strategy, with an emphasis on culture, brand and leadership messages.

    See Yourself:

    Strategy, Direction and Brand Management
  • Serving on corporate committees and task forces for new initiatives
  • Being responsible for internal brand management
  • Delivering effective, timely feedback to team, stakeholders and vendors
  • Assisting specialist in the development and implementation plans and addressing obstacles to the execution of those plans
  • Controlling progress to goals and objectives through regular status reporting
  • Seeking opportunities to improve and enhance current processes
  • Controlling expenses within budget and reporting potential variances
  • Client Support
  • Developing communication strategies to support business objectives
  • Managing senior leadership messaging strategies and speechwriting needs
  • Prioritizing client requests, issues and adjustments to appropriately reflect business needs
  • Understanding and managing client's expectations to ensure client service satisfaction by meeting needs and requests in a complete and timely manner
  • Representing business area as a business communication consultant
  • Staff Management and Development
  • Supervising team of senior specialists/specialists/coordinator/administrative assistant
  • Providing leadership, coaching, motivation and assistance to team members to ensure teamwork and high performance in the accomplishments of all responsibilities and projects
  • Developing and administering performance appraisals
  • Hiring and training new staff
  • Recommending wage and promotion actions
  • Being responsible for the performance management of senior specialists and their direct reports
  • Administering counseling and corrective action if needed
  • Participating in succession planning and follow-up activities to develop staff
  • Adhering to company diversity efforts
  • Mentoring high potential team members
  • Actively participating in the annual goal planning process for the department
  • Initiating, defining and implementing changes to standards and procedures
  • Reviewing and approving implementation of new programs to improve quality and productivity
  • Developing and recommending operating budgets for personnel, training, supplies, equipment, travel and outside services necessary for effective operation of the team
  • Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Four year degree in Communications, Journalism, Advertising, English or Public Relations
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills to understand and anticipate the impact and opportunities across multiple teams
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Desired Requirements:
  • Target Corporation and/or retail knowledge
  • Previous management experience
  • Minimal travel required for most positions
  • Apply now, click here.

    To find more jobs at Target visit their web site.

    Friday, October 20, 2006

    Misukanis & Odden wants a PR Superstar!

    Misukanis & Odden is looking for PR Superstars who can effectively sell our client's stories. Attaining offline and online media coverage is our client's measurement of success! Therefore our PR Superstars are never afraid of picking up the phone. They love conducting compelling media pitching to targeted journalists.

    Our PR Superstars work hard to clearly identify newsworthy nuggets that our clients otherwise dismiss as day to day “oh well's”. They see the diamonds in the dirt and turn them into news stories their competitors envy!

    Being a tenured media relations guru will not necessarily push us over the hiring cliff. We need to see energy, desire to help the client win, ability to identify many different ways to solve problems. You need to think, not expect to be told what to do.

    That said, we will train the right candidate.

    Here's a hint as to how we know you might be the right candidate: Send us your resume, and sell yourself to us with your email pitch. But don't stop there, because our PR Superstars never stop there. They call a targeted list of journalists and give a concise pitch that includes why our client's story is a must “read” for their readership, viewership or listenership.

    Tell us why you are a “must hire” for Misukanis & Odden.

    Hmmmmm. I guess that was more than a hint wasn't it.

    Well it illustrates that it is work to be a PR Superstar. And for the highest performers we are more than happy to offer flexible working conditions and a highly competitive salary.

    If you think you have the skills to be a PR Superstar, then contact Misukanis & Odden today!

    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    Target - Media Relations Intern

    Purpose

    The function of the Media Relations department is to promote and protect the Target brand, maintaining Target's image as a successful retailer and responsible corporate citizen. Each day, company spokespeople respond to and approve media inquiries for more than 1,400 Target stores nationwide, including basic company information; expansion and store openings; product partnerships, product details, and recalls; and crisis communication. The department interacts with many areas throughout the company, especially Publicity, Events Marketing, Advertising, Legal, Merchandising, Real Estate and Store Operations. In addition, stores rely on Media Relations to provide counsel during a crisis situation or media interview.

    See Yourself:

    • Assisting Media Relations team by researching media inquiries with appropriate internal partners
    • Coordinating media visits to stores, as well as interviews with store management
    • Developing speaking points for company spokespeople
    • Writing press releases and coordinating approvals
    • Acting as a liaison between Media Relations and external public relations agencies when fulfilling product images and/or product sample requests
    • Maintaining department information
    • Routing media calls to appropriate spokesperson
    • Interacting with news media, but not as a quotable source
    • Conducting research on Bacons, online, etc.
    • Attending staff meetings and other appropriate media relations related

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:


    • Pursuing or recently received a bachelor's degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
    • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
    • Team-oriented thinking
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
    • Strong planning and organizations skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Assertiveness and strong initiative
    • Strong computer skills
    • Desire to work quickly, juggle multiple projects, and learn by doing.

    To apply for this position, please click here.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Director, Health House Business Partner Development

    New position with national program based in St. Paul, MN

    Director, Health House Business Partner Development

    New full-time position with the American Lung Association Health House program, a national educational program for home builders and home owners focused on building healthier, more energy efficient 'green' homes.

    See our website, www.HealthHouse.org for more on the program.

    Minimum requirements:
    Bachelor's degree in marketing or related area required; graduate degree highly desirable. Six to eight years' related experience either in for-profit, consumer marketing or non-profit, cause-related marketing preferred. Knowledge of creating, developing and marketing corporate or consumer promotions, preferably involving non-profit organizations, or comparable experience in the private sector. Ability to
    manage multiple projects simultaneously. Effective written and oral communication skills. Significant presentation experience, preferably to major corporations.

    Computer knowledge of PC-based programs, preferably with MS Word. Ability to travel.

    Contact:

    Penny Gottier Fena
    Senior Vice-President: Mission Services
    American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
    penny.fena@alamn.org
    651-223-9573

    Thursday, September 28, 2006

    MARKETING RESEARCH/PR SPECIALIST - Tartan Marketing

    Tartan Marketing is looking for a detail-oriented self-starter with a minimum of 3 years of research and/or PR experience to work in a fast-paced, growing environment that expects and delivers flawless execution and proactive thinking to our clients. Duties will include gathering, analyzing and reporting on marketing, sales and trend data, and assisting with media and PR planning and execution for clients. Person will also provide backup to the account team, so good project management skills and great client interaction are important. Excellent writing skills, an inquisitive mindset, and a can-do attitude are a must. The ability to play bagpipes or make a good haggis are optional pluses.

    Send resumes and writing samples to:

    Jim MacLachlan
    jim@tartanmarketing.com
    Tartan Marketing
    10467 93rd Ave. N
    Maple Grove, MN 55369

    Tuesday, September 26, 2006

    Weber Shandwick - Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor Healthcare

    Weber Shandwick is seeking a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor in our Healthcare group. It's a chance to work for one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Great Places to Work 2006." We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.

    Duties for these positions include:
  • Conduct and manage research to support public relations
  • Coordinate execution of public relations plans
  • Contribute to the development of client's public relations plans
  • A very heavy focus on media relations; regular client contact including strategic counsel and execution of high-profile media relations campaigns
  • Staying current with relevant media, generating ideas for media outreach and pitching the national media
  • Developing media relations materials including news releases, media alerts, bylined articles, other press materials
  • Successful candidate will have 4-8 years of experience and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment with outstanding attention to detail. Medical device experience desirable. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to lead and motivate a team is essential, as well as strong client management skills. Experience on large integrated campaigns a plus.

    We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter to:

    humanresources@webershandwick.com
    Fax: 952-346-6045

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Hanley Wood Marketing - Account Supervisor

    About Hanley Wood Marketing

    Hanley Wood Marketing
    based in Minneapolis, provides strategic content, marketing and brand management solutions to world-class companies such as FedEx, Sherwin-Williams, Verizon and Cargill. We create effective, measurable integrated marketing communications, including direct response campaigns, custom publishing solutions, sales support portals and Web site development and optimization. Hanley Wood Marketing is a division of Hanley Wood, LLC, one of the top 10 B2B media companies in the country.

    Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans. Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $225 million company owned by JP Morgan Partners, LLC, a private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    In addition to a competitive salary and incentive plan, Hanley Wood Marketing offers a full, comprehensive Benefits plan including Medical/Pharmacy/Dental/Vision plans, a generous Paid Time Off plan, 401(k) with company match, company-paid Disability Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, tuition reimbursement, and more.

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Supervisor with a proven track record in leading large integrated client engagements ($1 million plus), developing and leading execution of an integrated marketing strategy, and building client relationships that result in revenue growth. As part of our Client Services Department, you will be responsible for servicing, leading and growing existing national client accounts. This position reports to the Vice President, Client Services.

    Job Scope:

    Key leadership position in the organization, responsible for building business and setting strategic direction. Design and manage creative programs to meet client objectives that generate measurable results. Responsible for overall financial management of all accounts in group.

    Competencies and Responsibilities:
  • Leadership in the financial performance of the firm
  • Responsibility for the success of programs and meeting client business objectives -Ability to build business from existing clients
  • Thorough understanding of accounts and client business
  • Ability to mentor and manage staff and resources
  • Responsible for keeping programs on established budgets
  • Ability to generate new ideas for clients
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or related
  • 8-10 years of marketing communications experience
  • 5-6 years of agency experience working on Fortune 100 accounts
  • Experience marketing financial products and/or services
  • Experience leading integrated client teams including account and creative resources
  • Significant travel to client site required
  • We invite you to learn more about Hanley Wood Marketing by visiting us at www.hanleywoodmarketing.com, and to apply on-line at our Corporate website, www.hanleywood.com, under "Careers".

    Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Weber Shandwick - Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

    Weber Shandwick is seeking an Account Executive or Senior Account Executive in our Technology group. This is a great opportunity to work with both Fortune 500 tech giants and fast-moving, exciting start-ups as part of the top tech PR team in the region. It's also a chance to work for one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Great Places to Work 2006." We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.
    Duties for these positions include:
  • Write news releases, case studies and contributed articles aimed primarily at tech and trade media.

  • Develop and own relationships with key tech and trade media journalists, leading to significant editorial opportunities for clients.

  • Work with account leads to develop appropriate PR plans.

  • Coordinate PR activities for trade shows, including scheduling media and industry analyst one-on-one meetings, developing press kit contents and working with junior staff on briefing books.

  • Frequent client contact, including counsel on PR strategy, story angles, trends, key messages, etc.

  • Media and analyst research, campaign evaluation work, and general project management.

  • Occasional travel to trade shows and out-of-state clients.
  • Successful candidates will have 1-4 years of full-time experience in high-tech or B2B PR, including media relations and AP-style writing. Advertising or marketing experience is not applicable. Candidates also must have an ability to handle complex subjects and a fast-paced environment, with outstanding attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to work in a team environment, as well as basic client management skills. Specific experience in enterprise software, data storage or industrial PR beneficial but not required.

    We 're looking for exceptional PR talent to deliver great results for our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits program and good career advancement opportunities. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    8000 Norman Center Drive
    Suite 400
    Minneapolis, MN 55437
    Fax: 952-346-6045
    Email: humanresources@webershandwick.com

    Tuesday, August 22, 2006

    Minnesota Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs

    There are many other sites besides Minnesota Public Relations Blog that offer job posting in the marketing, advertising and public relations industry. If you are looking for a new job in Minnesota be sure to check these sites:

    If you know of other useful tools please let me know. Best of luck in your job search.

    Friday, August 18, 2006

    Internship - Weber Shandwick

    Weber Shandwick has been recognized as 2005 Agency of the Year by PRWeek and as "the gold standard" by the Holmes Group in its 2006 Agency Report Card. We're a leader in global marketing PR. Our Minneapolis office employs 120 PR professionals supporting clients in the fields of finance, healthcare, technology, consumer marketing, and public affairs.

    Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
    Salary/Wages: $11.50/hour
    Location: Bloomington, MN

    Position Detail:
    An internship at Weber Shandwick is intended to provide a true learning experience for the employee along with the opportunity to observe public relations professionals in a business environment. It will provide familiarity with the PR field and with the functions of a large agency.

    Interns assist our PR practitioners with day-to-day duties including research, writing copy for news releases and feature stories, coordinating PR programs, assisting in the organization and preparation of special client events, compiling media lists, pitching client stories and participation in creative sessions.

    Qualifications:

    - Solid writing and communications skills - Willingness to learn, question and challenge - Keen attention to detail - Thrive in a fast-paced environment - Strong interest in PR field

    Required:

    • Bachelor Degree (Communications/Media)

    Inquiries and applications:

    Lisa Simon
    E-mail: humanresources@webershandwick.com

    Thursday, August 17, 2006

    Carmichael Lynch - Proofreader

    Have you ever wanted to be involved in the process of advertising & public relations? Want to feel like you can make a difference and still work well under deadlines?

    Carmichael Lynch is looking for an editor—typographical ad proofreader to join our permanent staff. Ideal candidate has a degree in English, Journalism or communications, as well as past typographic proofreading experience (3-5 years) with corporate copy, graphic standards and AP style standards.

    Send resume to humanresources@clynch.com or send to Julie in Human Resources, Carmichael Lynch, 800 Hennepin Ave., MPLS 55403 or fax 612-334-6171.

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    Win/Win Radio, Inc - Business Development Manager

    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    Win/Win Radio, an innovative PR services company specializing in radio promotions, has an immediate opening for Business Development Manager. Responsibilities include recruiting and retaining new clients, presenting company capabilities and expertise to prospective clients, creating client loyalty strategies, developing on-air strategies for clients, assisting President with business reviews and planning, monitoring trends in public relations and marketing. Seeking individual with 4+ years of public relations experience, preferably with agency background. Must be an excellent communicator who enjoys networking and project management. Prefer BA degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, Business or related area. Competitive base salary and incentive program based on sales.

    For a complete job description click here.

    Please send resume to info@winwinradio.com by September 1. No phone calls, please.

    Tuesday, August 08, 2006

    Target - Sr Manager Media Relations

    Purpose

    Overall primary function is to represent Target Stores both internally and externally; coordinates and manages the company's public relations and media relations strategies.

    See Yourself
  • Being the primary spokesperson for Target Stores externally to media and on community crisis issues.
  • Managing overall public relations strategies for Target Stores
  • Responding to media inquiries about the company.
  • Coordinating news releases on store openings, store closings and other company issues.
  • Coaching, counseling and training team members from senior vice president to store executives on handling media inquiries.
  • Counseling senior management on public relations strategy.
  • Managing public relations agencies
  • Being the a liaison with other company departments on issues including legal, real estate, government affairs, community relations and advertising.
  • Manages budget of media relations department.

  • JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Post secondary degree in communications, public/media relations or journalism, and a minimum of 7 years related experience

  • Excellent news judgment

  • Well-cultivated contacts within print and electronic news media and knowledge of the unique attributes of each

  • Outstanding written, oral, and presentation skills

  • Excellent organizational skills to plan, manage, and execute media projects

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work well with all levels of management

  • Strong creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to plan and manage media events and briefings

  • Excellent people management skills
  • Please send your resume to amyx.thomas@target.com. Relocation provided.

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Weber Shandwick - Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

    Weber Shandwick, the leading Twin Cities public relations firm, and PR Week's 2005 agency of theYear, has openings in our Financial Services and Healthcare groups. This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting and growing organization. We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.

    Duties for these positions include:
    - Conduct and manage research to support public relations
    - Coordinate execution of public relations plans
    - Contribute to the development of client's public relations plans
    - Heavy focus on media relations; regular client contact including strategic counsel and execution of high-profile media relations campaigns
    - Staying current with relevant media, generating ideas for media outreach and pitching the national media
    - Developing media relations materials including news releases, media alerts, bylined articles, and other press materials
    Successful candidates will have 4-8 years of experience and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment with outstanding attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to work in a team environment, as well as strong client management skills. Experience on integrated campaigns, a plus.

    We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    8000 Norman Center Drive
    Suite 400
    Minneapolis, MN 55437
    Fax: 952-346-6045
    Email: humanresources@webershandwick.com

    Apply now, click here.

    Thursday, July 27, 2006

    Public Relations Specialist/Writer- Kroll Ontrack

    Description
    About us:

    Kroll Ontrack is a technology software and services company serving both the Data Recovery and Legal Technologies markets. Headquartered in Minnesota with global operations, Kroll Ontrack is part of Kroll's Technology Services group, one of several businesses dedicated to providing clients worldwide with practical, integrated solutions to mitigate risk. The world's largest Data Recovery company, Kroll Ontrack boasts international in-lab services with clean room facilities as well virtual on-site services through Remote Data Recovery. In addition, Kroll Ontrack offers several software solutions for do-it-yourself recovery, permanent data deletion, drive installation and Exchange mailbox restoration. Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies group (Electronic Discovery, Paper Discovery, Computer Forensics) assists attorneys, businesses and investigators with the collection, organization and preparation of data for review and analysis in legal matters, regulatory filings, and investigations.
    Description:

    The PR Specialist/Writer will work closely with the Marketing Manager on setting direction on PR strategy, as well as manage the day-to-day PR activity in support of positioning Kroll Ontrack as an expert on e-discovery, paper discovery and computer forensics in the legal industry in the US. This includes conducting media relations activity and working closely with the rest of the marketing department and product line management team on key messaging for the Legal Technologies product line. This individual will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Marketing Department, Web Team, Corporate Communications, and Product Management staff to brainstorm ideas, develop plans, and oversee execution of all tactics, in addition to being responsible for all PR related activity.

    Responsibilities:
    -Manage the development and execution of PR plans to support the legal technologies product line in the U.S. market.

    -Produce high quality news placements representing Kroll Ontrack’s expertise in the legal industry.

    -Establish and develop relationships with top tier legal media contacts in the U.S. and Canada.

    -Manage multiple projects at once, many with competing deadlines and resources; ability to prioritize work based on value, impact on revenue, impact on budget, resource dependencies, and importance.

    -Write bylined articles and marketing collateral as needed.

    -Travel will be required about 25-30% of the time.
    Qualifications
    Qualifications:
    -Three or more years of experience in public relations or related field preferred, preferably with both agency and corporate experience. Experience with Internet and/or Web-based technologies.

    -Knowledge of the Internet and software industries, previous experience in a high tech and/or legal company preferred.

    -Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) required.

    -Proven solid interpersonal communication and customer service skills.

    -Attention to detail and time management techniques are necessary to successfully juggle the duties as assigned.

    -Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

    -Ability to write news releases, pitches, reports, internal communications, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, media and the general public.

    -Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

    -Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

    -Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, media, or employees of organization.

    -Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or other related degree is required.
    Apply Online.

    Monday, July 24, 2006

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Interactive Developer

    Join Padilla Speer Beardsley's highly creative team to work on consumer and B2B e-marketing programs for a PR and marketing communications firm with an outstanding reputation. Seeking an interactive developer (ID) with solid e-marketing experience for Web sites, micro-sites and e-mail marketing. Should be familiar with content management solutions. SEO experience a plus.

    The ID will work on client, new business and internal projects and will facilitate the design and development of Web, Internet, Intranet, CD or other electronic communications on behalf of PSB and its clients. This person will use html, database, FLASH and other technologies to design and develop online e-mail marketing solutions for clients and for PSB. In addition to working on client projects, the ID will participate in creating concepts and executing them for new business assignments and pro-bono activities as appropriate. Check out our creative portfolio on our web site. Help us make it even cooler!

    Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Supervisor

    Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned public relations agency in Minneapolis has an opening in its B2B practice, working with manufacturing clients. Need 10-15 years of proven leadership experience in public relations, media relations, brand strategy development and/or integrated marketing, preferably a mix of agency and corporate.

    Candidate must have a successful track record in program planning and execution with manufacturing or technology-based businesses. Job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, including counseling and leadership. Must have strong skills in writing, editing and relationship building skills. Previous success with new business development and previous agency experience a plus. Some travel required.

    Please e-mail or send resume to Stephanie Grogg at resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway #400, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

    Thursday, July 20, 2006

    Swarmcast - Freelance Media Relations Consultant

    Swarmcast, a small Minneapolis technology company, seeks a freelance media relations consultant to assist in a product launch project.

    Candidates must have a track record in consumer digital technology products and services and relationships with trade media covering the Internet, PC technology and entertainment/television. Swarmcast technology improves on-demand and live video delivered via IP.

    Customers include Major League Baseball and a digital cinema movie theaters. Contact Kim Garretson, kim@onionnetworks.com.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    Olson Seeking AE for PR Department

    OLSON is the next generation of brand builders. We like to say we build bonfires, meeting places where people can connect around a brand or mission. While companies of the past are still trying to create the next compelling message, we're creating communities that enrich people's lives and bring long term, surpassing results for great companies. Do you have what it takes to build a bonfire with us?

    We daringly push the envelope, discovering innovative ways to use public relations and all departments to further build communities for our clients. On March 10, 2006 OLSON, participating in its first-ever Minnesota Public Relations Society of America Classics Awards, took home Best of Show with an incredibly rare perfect score for the launch of Phillips Union Whiskey for client Phillips Distilling Company.

    Public Relations Account Executive
    Reports to: Director of Public Relations

    Position Summary:
    We are seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented, creative Account Executive to join our innovative and distinguished Public Relations team.

    Mission:
    Create and ignite brand communities.

    Essential Functions:
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with clients.
  • Collaborates with the PR team and all disciplines within the agency to produce effective and results-oriented campaigns.
  • Responsible for many day-to-day PR activities, including managing client projects, developing media relations strategies and coordinating events.
  • Contributes to the strategic direction and insights developing short and long-term PR plans.
  • Develops PR tactics and ideas to support the Client's products in the marketplace.
  • Interfaces with vendors to oversee and coordinate the design, production and completion of Client projects.
  • Research trends and seek opportunities where our clients may find increased visibility.
  • Develops a wide range of communications materials, including press releases, pitches, speeches and key client correspondence.
  • Possesses ability to think strategically and provides creative solutions.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Education & Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or related field.
  • Three to five years of public relations experience (2-3 years of previous agency experience preferred).
  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills.
  • Send resumes to:
    Attn: Erin Mammen
    Human Resource Generalist
    OLSON
    jobs@oco.com

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    Target - Sr. Manager, Corporate Multi-Media

    Got some big ideas? Join the team that brings the world-famous Target brand to life.

    Purpose

    As a Sr. Manager, Multi-media, you will manage the strategy and negotiation for newspaper circular, ROP plans, saturation direct mail, and newspaper online sites.

    Sr. Manager, Corporate Multi-Media
  • Newspaper Negotiation Management - Managing team of newspaper buyers for over 700 newspapers, saturation direct mail and newspaper online sites. Setting negotiation priorities. Ensuring performance standards are met. Interceding on difficult negotiations. Managing buyers at advertising agency.
  • Standards and Tool Development - Working to establish negotiation standards and tools to measure performance. Reviewing buyer performance against standards. Working with planning teams to establish accurate planning tool templates as needed.
  • Circular Distribution Planning - Ensuring sufficient distribution of circular to support store sales through periodic review of credit sales data. Managing budget to optimize media spend. Controlling distribution by monitoring quantities on a quarterly basis.
  • Opportunities for Innovation - Identifying opportunities for innovation by working with newspapers to educate them on Target objectives in order to differentiate Target from competitors. Educating media planning and other teams on opportunities.
  • Visibility and Communication - Creating positive perceptions of department throughout pyramid and partner teams by attending pyramid events, networking with peers, providing clear communication and follow-through. Enhancing Target's reputation with external partners through participation in newspaper industry organizations and market tours.
  • Staff Development - Working closely with team to encourage individual development by supplying the tools necessary for training, team member back up and career advancement.
  • Personal Development - Working to understand and address developmental opportunities through use of tools and training available. Achieving appropriate level of work/life balance.
  • Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:
  • College graduate or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years supervisory or managerial experience
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organization skills/ attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experienced newspaper industry professional
  • See The Rewards

    Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. See a place of exciting challenges and rewards. See a place where you'll feel empowered to do something brilliant. See a place filled with creativity and unlimited opportunity. See a place where 'work' could easily be called play. To apply, visit our careers Web site at Target.com/careers to view all career opportunities. See yourself here. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a Drug-Free Workplace.

    To apply for this position, please click here.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006

    Russell Herder hiring Account Planner

    Russell Herder is seeking an experienced Account Planner for our Minneapolis office to lead agency-wide best practices research methodology, assist clients in defining integrated communication initiatives and conduct campaign strategic planning initiatives.

    Your Role

    In this position, you will. . .
  • Provide senior-level research and planning counsel to clients, and supervise agency research staff.
  • Manage the Insight CafĂ©, RH’s onsite focus group facility.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses - as well as secondary research - to better understand client markets, customers, competitors and industry performance to support key brand initiatives.
  • Work with the account team to identify key issues, knowledge gaps, projects and research budgets.
  • Keep RH’s account teams proactively informed of cultural trends that impact their clients’ target audience.
  • Support agency’s business development process from corporate intelligence and industry background points of view.
  • Who You Are

    If you’re right for this position, you will . . .
  • Have the proven ability to convert information into effective, results-driven recommendations.
  • Have agency experience in account planning or research direction.
  • Be thoroughly proficient in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methodologies, including focus group moderation.
  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be a collaborative team player.
  • Have proven experience in delivering and inspiring creative and account team insight to ensure a strategic focus throughout campaign lifecycles.

  • Be a relentless advocate for new ideas, recognized as a thought leader by your internal teams and external clients.
  • Have strong working knowledge of SPSS.
  • Who We Are

    Russell Herder is a growing, dynamic AAAA agency located in downtown Minneapolis, specializing in strategic planning, creative development, e-marketing and public relations. We deliver specialized, senior level services to regional and national clients in home and shelter, healthcare, hospitality and other industries.

    Click here to apply now or e-mail Russel Herder at carol@russellherder.com.

    Sunday, June 25, 2006

    Creative Memories an Antioch Company is Hiring

    Creative Memories an Antioch Company is Hiring for the following positions:
    Customer Promotions Lead

    Communications Manager

    Marketing Programs Manager

    Product Development Category Manager

    WEBER SHANDWICK - SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

    Weber Shandwick is looking for candidates at the Senior Account Executive level to work in its Consumer group. This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting and growing organization. We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.

    We're looking for excellent writers, irreverent thinkers and project managers who want to work in a high-energy environment on high-profile, national consumer accounts. 2-6 years of experience in a corporate communications department, PR agency or newsroom required. Love of outdoor sports or knowledge of youth marketing a plus.

    We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program.

    If you would like to join us, send a resume and salary requirements to:

    Human Resources
    Email: jhurbanis@webershandwick.com

    Wednesday, June 21, 2006

    Target - Media Relations Specialist

    Purpose

    Assists in presenting Target as a successful retailer and responsible corporate citizen to the public and helps maintain and promote the company's reputation overall. Serves as spokesperson for Target and assists with execution of general public and media relations efforts.

    See Yourself:

    • Responding to media inquiries about the company, including basic Target information, company expansion and store openings, product requests, and crisis communications
    • Coordinating company information and helping monitor news media
    • Coordinating news releases on store openings, store closings and other company issues
    • Communicating effectively with internal company departments, especially Real Estate, Community Relations, Merchandising, Store Operations, Legal, Guest Relations and Assets Protection, Publicity, Investor Relations and Government Affairs
    • Functioning periodically as back-up to Senior Manager, Media Relations
    • Handling store grand opening media relations process with public relations agency support
    • Contributing to public relations projects managed in the department
    • Assisting in drafting and dissemination of news releases and media statements
    • Conducting media training sessions at stores and within headquarters
    • Providing strategic communications counsel, especially in the stores pyramid


    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:

    • 4-year college degree in journalism or related field.
    • 3-5 years experience in corporate communications or related field.
    • Strong oral and written communications.
    • Good organizational skills; able to juggle many projects at the same time.
    • Ability to interact with people from all levels of the company.
    • Able to prioritize and handle crisis situations calmly and professionally.
    • Professional representation of company to external audiences.
    • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
    • Flexibility to travel in order to conduct media relations training sessions.
    • Ability to perform effective oral presentations and training
    • Experience in public speaking a plus

    Please send your resume to amyx.thomas@target.com

    Relocation available

    Friday, June 16, 2006

    Communications and Data Specialist

    Neuger Communications Group, a full-service, strategic communications firm, specializing in marketing communications and public relations, is looking for a Communications and Data Specialist.

    Position summary: Act as a general communications resource to clients, providing overall communications counsel and project management with particular focus on the use of data systems to effectively drive communications efforts; Conduct data analysis and database management for a variety of clients within the context of public relations and communications planning; Ensure the successful integration of various data systems; Coordinate and manage ongoing data-based client projects; Perform ongoing and day-to-day database maintenance; Develop database management techniques and tools to assist in driving communications programs; Provide strategic communications consulting and planning, as well as writing, editing and coordinating communications plans for a variety of audiences. Other responsibilities may include assisting with writing, media, web, advertising or graphic design projects.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in communications or related field; 3+ years communications, public relations, marketing or related experience; Familiarity with MS Office with specific proficiency in MS Excel and MS Access; Familiarity with constructing and analyzing relational databases; Strong writing, editing, project management and interpersonal skills; Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills; Strong analytical skills; Strong computer and database management skills; Willingness to travel; Proficiency at working under deadlines; Attention to detail and accuracy; Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

    Salary/Benefits: Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience
    Job Location: Northfield, Minnesota

    Contact:
    Cover letter, resume and pertinent materials may be sent to blissett@neuger.com, or mailed via U.S. postal service to:
    Neuger Communications Group
    Attn: Human Resources
    411 South Water Street
    Northfield, MN 55057.
    507.664.0700 or 888.761.3400

    Wednesday, June 07, 2006

    Communications Director - Ameican Heart Association

    American Heart Association, the nation’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, has an excellent job opportunity for a Communications Director in our Minneapolis office.

    Communications Director will coordinate and administer an ongoing media relations program with major print, broadcast and electronic media for the Twin Cities area. Occasional nights and weekends are required.

    Responsibilities:
  • Manage, plan, direct, control and implement an aggressive communications program in the media markets, with an emphasis on health communications, media advocacy and public relations support for fundraising events
  • Proactively pitch AHA programs on a local level, seek out additional media opportunities in the area, work with capitol press staff to communicate AHA programs and initiatives, and coordinate local media sponsorships for AHA programs
  • Provide consultation and training for regional volunteers and staff
  • Work with field volunteers and staff to ensure effective local implementation of communications initiatives
  • Qualifications:
  • 3-5 experience in mass communications (print or electronic), public relations/media relations or advertising
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Strong media relations experience, including media sponsorship negotiation and pitching to local TV, print and radio on an on-going basis
  • Written communications experience, including business writing and news writing/editing for print and broadcast skills
  • Voluntary health agency experience preferred
  • NON SMOKER
  • High 40's - Low 50's plus Excellent Benefits including Pension Plan!

    Apply today at GMAgreatermidwestjobs@heart.org

    Marketing Director - American Heart Association

    American Heart Association, the nation’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, has an excellent job opportunity for a Marketing Director in our Minneapolis office.

    The Marketing Director will lead local activities to expand awareness of and build the brand for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Child Obesity causes for the Twin Cities and Rochester areas.

    Responsibilities:
  • Plan and execute local events and buzz marketing tactics to drive awareness
  • Ensure the American Heart Association meets deliverables for local cause sponsors
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Work with American Heart Association’s fundraising and communications staff to ensure cause activities are appropriately branded and well-integrated
  • Identify partners that can effectively promote both causes and generate additional resources
  • Communicate progress on both causes to American Heart Association's staff and volunteers.
  • Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years experience in marketing, sales, promotions or communications
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Strong knowledge of promotional and marketing trends, tactics and resources.
  • Demonstrated integrated marketing, organizational and collaborative skills
  • Proven experience in brand management, event management and integrated communications experience
  • Outstanding customer engagement and management skills and proven success working with volunteers, vendors, sponsors and program partners.
  • Strong written and oral communications, event management skills, knowledge of buzz marketing, and an ability to collaborate with public relations function
  • Voluntary health agency experience preferred
  • NON SMOKER
  • High 40's - Low 50's plus Excellent Benefits including Pension Plan!

    Apply today at GMAgreatermidwestjobs@heart.org

    Monday, June 05, 2006

    Fast Horse needs Client Relationship Manager

    Fast Horse Inc., a Minneapolis-based Consumer Marketing Public Relations agency, is looking for a Client Relationship Manager. We're seeking candidates with a minimum of 2-5 years of consumer marketing PR experience. Public Relations agency experience is required.

    This position also requires strong writing, organizational and media relations skills, great initiative and problem-solving ability. In short, we need a superstar; someone who adds to our dynamic culture, and who has the firepower to provide day-to-day support and growing leadership on highly visible and complex consumer marketing programs.

    Resumes should be directed to Jorg Pierach at jorgp@fasthorseinc.com.

    Wednesday, May 31, 2006

    The National Arbitration Forum - Public Relations Intern

    The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) is one of the world’s largest providers of alternative dispute resolution services. Over the past 20 years, FORUM has established an impressive track record, administering large programs and handling thousands of cases with meticulous attention to detail. FORUM is recognized as an international leader in developing and delivering the most efficient and effective ADR systems and services available.

    The Opportunity

    We are currently seeking a Public Relations Intern. The intern will assist the public relations staff in the development, coordination and implementation of public relations and overall communications efforts to support the FORUM’s goals and objectives. Responsibilities include assisting with research, media relations tactics including; media list development, writing news releases, media kit contents, pitch letters, articles as needed, placing media calls, monitoring media coverage, and supporting other public relations activities such as event planning, community relations initiatives and internal communications.

    Qualifications

    Candidates must be junior or senior level college students enrolled in a journalism, public relations or strategic communications degree program. Candidates must possess strong writing skills and have familiarity/experience with media relations. Candidates must also be team-oriented, have a resourceful attitude, have the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment, have the ability to conduct thoughtful, thorough research and be comfortable asking questions and seeking input/feedback.

    This is a paid summer internship with the potential to extend in to the school year. The intern is required to commit a minimum of 25 hours per week during the summer.

    We invite all qualified candidates to apply to hr@arb-forum.com with resume, cover letter and two writing samples. Please reference Public Relations Intern in subject line. Only electronic resumes will be considered.

    Account Supervisor - Weber Shandwick

    Weber Shandwick has an opening for an Account Supervisor in our Financial Services group. This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting and growing organization. We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.

    Duties for this position include:
  • A very heavy focus on media relations; regular client contact including strategic counsel and execution of high-profile media relations campaigns
  • Staying current with relevant media, generating ideas for media outreach and pitching the national media
  • Developing media relations materials including news releases, media alerts, bylined articles, other press materials
  • Effectively leading a team to ensure quality work; developing staff
  • Successful candidates will have 6-10 years of experience, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment with outstanding attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to lead and motivate a team is essential, as well as strong client management skills. Experience on large integrated campaigns a plus.

    We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program. If you would like to join us, please apply online at www.webershandwick.com or send resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    8000 Norman Center Drive
    Suite 400
    Bloomington, MN 55437

    Fax 952-346-6039
    Email: humanresources@webershandwick.com

    Friday, May 26, 2006

    Weber Sahndwick - Public Relations Senior Account Executive

    Weber Shandwick is looking for a Senior Account Executive for its Investor Relations/Technology team. Weber offers the chance to work with outstanding clients in an exciting and energetic office.

    Senior Account Executive candidates should have 5+ years of experience, with at least 2 years of agency experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on outstanding writing. Must have strong background in media relations, and be comfortable with everything from writing high-profile news releases and pitching/placing stories to planning media launches events, etc. Excellent client relationship management skills are necessary, as well as the ability to think strategically and provide creative solutions. Must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, always with a great attention to detail. The position offers the opportunity to supervise and mentor junior team members.

    We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program.

    If you would like to join us, please apply online or send a resume and salary requirements to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    www.webershandwick.com
    Fax 952-346-6045
    Email: humanresources@webershandwick.com

    Thursday, May 25, 2006

    PSB - Public Relations Account Executive

    If you have a passion for writing and a nose for news PSB wants YOU! Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned public relations firm in Minneapolis, is looking for an account executive to join our manufacturing and technology practice.

    We’re looking for candidates with three to five years of public relations experience with excellent writing skills, media relations experience and strong project management skills. As an AE you would be responsible for the many day-to-day public relations activities, including writing case histories, bylines, feature articles and news releases, as well as planning and implementing trade shows and client events.

    The AE also will conduct ongoing media calls, schedule editor interviews and assist with research. The clients served are in the manufacturing and technology industries. Experience working at a public relations agency is a plus.

    Apply now, click here.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2006

    Weber Shandwick Web Designer

    Weber Shandwick, the leading Twin Cities area public relations firm, and PRWeek's Agency of the Year 2005, has an opening for a graphic artist with an focus on cutting-edge Web design.

    This full-time position will join the Web Relations team in supporting multiple Weber Shandwick offices on a global scale, responsible for the graphic design portion of projects. Work with dozens of Fortune 100 clients in an energetic, project-oriented environment.

    Ideal candidates will have a four-year degree in design with 4-7 years of graphics experience. Knowledge of how to transfer design from Photoshop/Illustrator into Flash and HTML a plus, but programming skills not necessary. Must be a creative individual, with knowledge of design trends specific to Gen X and Gen Y. Ability to work well in a demanding, speed-of-light environment and prioritize required, along with a strong work ethic and positive attitude.

    We work hard and have fun. If you would like to join us, please apply online www.webershandwick.com or send resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    8000 Norman Center Drive
    Suite 400
    Bloomington, MN 55437

    Fax 952-346-6045
    Email: humanresources@webershandwick.com
    No phone inquiries please.

    Friday, May 19, 2006

    Rasmussen College - Assistant Marketing Manager

    Rasmussen College, Inc. is a provider of career-oriented professional education programs. Through our network of school investments and strategic partnerships, Rasmussen offers our students the highest quality online and blended educational programs with 24x7 personalized customer service to prepare them for careers in business, healthcare, IT, education and public policy. For more information, please visit our website at www.rasmussen.edu.

    Job Title

    Assistant Marketing Manager

    Overview

    This position is responsible for all aspects of student marketing including budgeting, planning, communications and messaging strategy for Rasmussen College. Areas of focus include client (campus) management, managing the media mix between different sources and calculating, reporting all metrics data by campus and framing the messaging based upon marketing and student data findings.

    This position will be held to specific metrics related to campus start goals (with focus programmatically) and marketing cost per start, as well as general marketing activities including branding.

    Reporting Structure

    Reports to Director of Marketing

    Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS required.
  • 2 years of marketing experience including brand development, communications, copywriting and web strategy.
  • Experience working with a diverse group.
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must have the ability to think strategically and critically to synthesize and integrate data from multiple sources
  • Ability to provide concise, accurate written reports/memoranda
  • Highly developed organization skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • To apply, e-mail your resume to careers@rasmussen.edu.