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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.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2006

    WEBER SHANDWICK- SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

    Weber Shandwick has a Senior Account Executive position available in our Healthcare Group. This is a great growth opportunity for the person who is goal oriented and is interested in working on some of the premier brands in healthcare. We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.

    Senior Account Executives should have a minimum of 4 years of experience, preferably in an agency setting and a healthcare background. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ideal candidate will demonstrate success in the media relations realm, be an excellent writer and will have served as a primary client contact.

    Strong time management & organization skills are required, as well as the ability to handle a fast-paced and often demanding environment, always with a keen attention to detail. Proven track record of excellent client service and media relations experience required, including strong strategic thinking and planning skills.

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

    If you are interested in joining 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

    Sunday, May 07, 2006

    Job - The College of St. Catherine - Communications Project Manager

    Position Purpose:
    This position exists to manage all print and web projects for the College of St. Catherine that flow through the communications department. The position is responsible for managing the schedules of graphic designers and production people to ensure on-time delivery of materials. Key internal clients include admissions, development, academic programs, and other key faculty and staff. This is a critical position. The incumbent is a member of the communications department staff and works in collaboration with the writer, the director, the art director, designers and other freelancers and communicators to ensure materials meet the clients’ needs, accurately represent the college, achieve desired results, and communicate key messages effectively. This person evaluates the purpose of the project and weighs that against the time, money and effort required to achieve the desired results.

    Responsibilities and Results
    1. Intake and process all projects coming into the communications office. Assign projects, create production schedules and function as liaison between department and clients.
    2. Collaborate with web and graphic designers to develop concepts and design materials for internal clients. Work with key contacts from admissions, development and other departments to develop and create materials that promote the college.
    3. Coordinate production, monitor schedules, and communicate with clients and the director on project progress and timing.
    4. Secure approval on materials, estimates, and costs, prioritizing and organizing resources.
    5. Supervise the delivery of the project and manage quality control to ensure that the materials meet the college’s standards and client expectations.
    6. Create and maintain job status forms and production data records.
    Qualifications
    BA or BS degree required in communication, marketing or related field, plus a minimum of two years experience working in a related field. Thorough understanding of the necessary skills of those involved in print production, including writers, designers, graphic artists and photographers. Strong understanding of the print production process. Ability to prioritize, set goals and help with client conceptualization projects. A high level of organizational skill is required, along with the ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously. Not for profit or higher education experience preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or project management program. Quark XPress and Macintosh skills are preferred. A general knowledge of website development and experience working with photo shoots is a plus.

    Major Challenges
    As a member of a team working collaboratively to meet the needs of both clients and the differing styles of the production team, the position is faced with managing multiple deadlines and varying individual work styles. The position must be able to anticipate clients’ needs to schedule efficiently in order to best set priorities and maintain flexibility. The position must also be able to balance internal and external resources to best manage the budget constrains of the college.

    Decision-Making
    The position includes managing design/production schedules so that projects flow through the department in the most productive and cost-efficient way possible. Many decisions must be weighed in matching clients and designers to achieve optimal results. There are many day-to-day decision-making responsibilities concerning implementation of strategies and creative direction. This is also a highly collaborative position requiring strong negotiating skills and the ability to listen to and understand the needs of designers and clients, as well as grasp the goals for target audiences.

    Working Contacts
    The position works closely with all communication professionals and internal departments including admissions, development, and faculty and staff. The position is a key member of the production team, collaborating with designers and clients to produce effective printed and electronic communications. This person also manages outside vendor and freelance creative talent contacts.