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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


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, 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.


Penny Gottier Fena
Senior Vice-President: Mission Services
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest