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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.