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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Exponent Public Relations/Colle + McVoy - PR - Senior Counselor

Description:
Exponent Public Relations/Colle + McVoy (www.exponentpr.com) is looking for a passionate, creative Senior Counselor to play a key role in leading agency clients and internal teams.

This person will:
  • Lead strategic development of marketing communications plans to grow business

  • Oversee and/or acts as day-to-day client contact on one or more accounts

  • Provide high-level, ongoing communications consulting to solve client problems and grow the business for the agency

  • Be the key integrator for all agency marcomm functions when appropriate

  • Supervise, mentor and motivate account team members

  • Provide strategic counsel to senior members of the client team
  • Our ideal candidate has: 10 + years related agency and/or corporate marketing communications or public relations management experience; BA/BS Degree in Communications, Marketing or Advertising/ MBA or Advanced Degree a plus; Proven track record in the areas of branding, planning and strategy development.

    To apply, send a resume to:
    Elizabeth Laukka
    Recruiting Manager
    Exponent Public Relations/Colle + McVoy
    400 1st Avenue North Suite 700
    Minneapolis , MN 55401
    Phone: 612-305-6134
    Fax: 612-305-6500
    Email: elizabeth.laukka@collemcvoy.com

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    Charter Communications - PR & Communications Manager

    JOB SUMMARY
    Responsible for maintaining public and employee awareness of organizational issues by planning and managing external and internal information programs.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
    Contribute to the Company vision of being the industry leader in customer service through quality, commitment, courtesy and teamwork
  • Identify external and internal informational needs by researching trends, conducting and purchasing surveys and analyzing responses

  • Inform public and employees of developing and disseminating information, including fact sheets, news releases, newsletters, photographs, films, recordings, and personal appearances

  • Respond to media inquires arranging interviews and tours, editing copy, and coaching responders

  • Promote relationships with media representatives

  • Represent the organization at public, social, and business events

  • Prepare annual budget, schedule expenditures and analyze variances

  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to communicate in a public forum and perform business negotiations
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain relationships with political officials in local environment
  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cable television products and services
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local franchise and cable regulations
  • Knowledge of government process at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Vision ability: close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • EDUCATION
    Bachelor´s degree in business, political science or related field or equivalent experience




    Related Work ExperienceNumber Of Years
    Political/government experience 2
    Public relations experience 2
    Cable television experience 2



    Certifications and/or Licenses
    Valid driver´s license, satisfactory driving record within Company required standards and auto insurance

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Office environment
    Travel as required


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    Friday, December 07, 2007

    Strother Communications Seeking a Sharp Communications Pro

    Looking for more than traditional PR? Change the way you think about your career. Strother Communications Group (SCG) has a whole new perspective on our clients’ world and we’re changing the way their customers see them. Use your creative spark, writing skill and unique insights from 3-7 years of agency experience to help us develop compelling messages and campaigns for audiences around the globe.

    Join our team on the top floor of the Campbell Mithun Tower to create integrated print and web marketing programs using research, public relations, advertising and direct. See what we see. Visit scgpr.com for more information. Impress us with your resume and cover letter:


    Strother Communications Group

    Patricia Henning
    222 S. 9th Street
    Floor 41
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    path@scgpr.com

    Monday, December 03, 2007

    Special Events Internship @ Alzheimer's Association Minnesota North Dakota

    Special Events Intern for the Spring Semester

    ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association Minnesota North Dakota

    ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:
    A non-profit health services organization providing leadership, support, education, advocacy and research for families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

    JOB TITLE: Special Events Intern for the Spring Semester

    SALARY: Unpaid TYPE: Intern / 15 hours DEADLINE: 1/15/2008

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The special events intern will assist with the overall planning and implementation of the major fundraising events for the Alzheimer's Association. The intern would perform and gain experience in the following activities:
    1. Special Event coordination
    2. Volunteer development
    3. Committee meeting management
    4. Marketing
    5. Public relations
    6. Media relations
    7. Public speaking engagements

    EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Must have applicable coursework
  • Experience with Microsoft, Word, Excel and Access
  • Dependability and flexibility

  • HOW TO APPLY:


    Please send a cover letter and resume to Ashley Snell : ashley.snell@alz.org

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    Kohnstamm Communications - Account Executive – Consumer Team

    Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a PR graduate who is eager to work directly with clients and learn how to build relationships with the media. The award-winning agency serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, food and beverage, organic and natural products and
    other industry sectors. If you have a degree in PR, 3-4 years PR experience, and strong writing and organizational skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest account executive. We offer a competitive salary, bonus,
    parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown
    work environment.

    Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and recently won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 15-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Send resumes to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

    Kohnstamm Communications - Account Manager

    Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based independent public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a seasoned, highly-motivated PR professional who can ably provide PR strategy, hands-on client counsel, strong media results and leadership that brings out the best in a bright, energetic team. Kohnstamm Communications is an award-winning agency that serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine,organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

    If you have direct industry experience, have led professional services PR programs budgeted at $200k and larger, and continue to enjoy direct involvement in top-tier national media relations as an integral element within a broad spectrum of PR work, we would like to speak with you. Experience in higher education, architecture, real estate, or legal industry preferred. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown work environment.

    Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’Dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and recently won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 15-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Resumes sent to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    ARAnet - National Media Consultant

    ARAnet, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies in the Twin Cities! Our clients include top companies like Microsoft, Home Depot, Lexus and 3M, as well as a who’s who of top Public Relations and Advertising Agencies.

    Our National Media Consultant position is a professional inside-sales position where you will be working with Public Relations and Marketing Executives nationwide to develop campaigns utilizing our print and online PR and Advertising solutions.

    We Offer:
  • Industry-leading base salary
  • Uncapped commission plan (Avg. first year comp $70-$95K)
  • A comfortable, convenient west metro office location
  • Ability to work from home part time
  • Sales assistants to support your business
  • A positive, upbeat work environment where your contributions are rewarded and make a difference.
  • Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation time and 401(k) program with company match.
  • We Require:
  • Exceptional phone sales ability
  • Strong client management and time management skills
  • A positive attitude! ARAnet is a great place to work and we want to keep it that way by only hiring positive people
  • The self discipline, skills and determination to meet and exceed goals
  • A minimum of two years sales experience
  • 4-year college degree (Preferably in Advertising, Marketing or Business)
  • A strong proficiency in MS Office, GoldMine or ACT, and a comfort level navigating the Internet


  • Visit our website to learn more: www.ARAnetOnline.com

    To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to employment@ARAnetOnline.com

    Friday, November 16, 2007

    ARAnet, Inc. - Adfusion Online Media Buyer

    ARAnet, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies in the Twin Cities! Our clients include top companies like Microsoft, Home Depot, Lexus and 3M, as well as a who’s who of top Public Relations and Advertising Agencies.
    Adfusion is our content-based online advertising solution that offers an unmatched way for advertisers to educate consumers and drive sales online. The Adfusion Online Media Buyer position is responsible for securing space on high-quality web sites to drive impressions/clicks for advertisers in the Adfusion network.

    This is an important position at ARAnet with opportunities for continued professional growth.

    Responsibilities:
  • Identify, evaluate, establish and maintain profitable media relationships
  • Negotiate pricing and acquire ad inventory on a rev share, CPM or CPC basis which meet both revenue and margin goals
  • Develop and track test campaigns
  • Manage and track all placements to ensure performance
  • We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Monthly bonuses
  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Great work environment
  • We Require:
  • Experience buying online media
  • Proven negotiation and relationships management skills
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Strong vendor management and time management skills
  • A positive attitude – ARAnet is a great place to work and we want to keep it that way by only hiring positive people
  • 4-year college degree (Preferably in Advertising, Marketing or Business)
  • A strong proficiency in MS Office, GoldMine or ACT

  • To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to employment@ARAnetOnline.com
    Please reference job title in subject line.

    Adfusion is a service of ARAnet, Inc., an industry-leading provider of PR and Advertising services since 1996. www.ARAnetOnline.com

    ARAnet, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    Misukanis & Odden - Online Marketing Manager

    An online marketing manager will administer the day-to-day execution, analysis, management and communication for the online marketing of our TopRank Search Marketing clients.

    Ideal candidates will possess a practical understanding of online promotions including:
  • Direct marketing
    - ability to execute a response-generating campaign
    - methods for measuring campaign results
  • Search engine marketing
    - keyword development tools
    - analytic/tracking tools
  • Pay per click marketing
    - bid management skills
    - measurement skills
  • We are a learning organization, therefore our ideal candidate must strongly desire to seek out and bring new online marketing opportunities to our organization and our clients.

    Strong project management, client consulting, written and verbal skills are a must have in this position!

    If you are looking to grow with a company that offers:
  • an extremely aggressive paid time off policy including:
  • reimbursement for community volunteering
    - ½ days on summer Fridays
    - health and dental
  • retirement programs
  • a view of Lake Minnetonka
  • the opportunity to learn and grow
  • Then contact us today.

    Company: Misukanis & Odden
    Contact: Susan Misukanis
    Email: j-brue@misukanisodden.com

    Monday, November 05, 2007

    Haberman & Associates - senior-level public relations executive

    Overview: Phenomenal opportunity at a fast-growing, mid-sized public relations (PR) and marketing agency. Haberman & Associates (HAI) is committed to telling the stories of people and companies who are changing the way business is done and/or making the world a better place. Our pioneers are the leading entrepreneurs, technologists, heroes, explorers, healers and visionaries of our time.

    Job role: Co-manager of consumer PR practice.

    Responsibilities:
  • Co-lead and co-manage a team of five to seven consumer PR practitioners.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to this team, which services 15-20 clients.
  • Manage career development of direct reports.
  • Serve as account captain/supervisor for HAI’s largest consumer account (high-profile international brand).
  • Develop and help implement comprehensive PR and grassroots marketing campaigns for other consumer clients on both a local and national level.
  • Manage or co-manage client relationships and budgets.
  • Support Haberman & Associates’ new business initiatives by attending meetings with prospective clients, creating proposals, sourcing prospects, etc.
  • Experience/Skills Required:
  • 12+ years of PR experience
  • Experience managing, mentoring and energizing people
  • Experience representing marquee consumer brands
  • PR agency experience required
  • Ability to lead national PR campaigns
  • Excellent rapport-building skills
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of world news
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
  • Stellar writing and editing skills
  • Ability to generate media relations results on a national scale
  • Ability to generate measurable results from grassroots PR programs
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
  • Highly effective in formal presentation settings
  • Ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations
  • Thursday, October 04, 2007

    Kroll Ontrack - PR Specialist, Legal Technologies

    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    The PR Specialist will work closely with the Worldwide Public Relations Manager on managing 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 technologies industry in the U.S. This includes conducting media relations and industry analyst relations activity. This individual will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Marketing Department and Product Management staff to brainstorm ideas and develop plans regarding the execution of PR tactics.

    Description:
  • Develop and execute all PR tactics to support the Legal Technologies product line strategies.

  • Identify, secure and or respond to media opportunities in order to promote Kroll Ontrack’s Legal Technologies product line and showcase the company’s market expertise.

  • Serve as the main contact for media and industry analysts who cover and write about the legal technologies marketplace.

  • Maintain target media and industry analyst lists and foster strong relationships with key media and analysts.

  • Prepare key company spokespeople to respond appropriately to questions during interviews so as to make an impression consistent with our desired image in the marketplace.

  • Develop and edit news releases for the Legal Technologies product division

  • Manage the review and approval process for the Legal Technologies product division

  • Work closely with PR Manager and the rest of Marketing to ensure Legal Technologies communications are in line with the overall company marketing and PR strategy as well as to discover synergies with other product divisions within the company.

  • Develop and manage PR results reports

  • Develop and write quarterly internal newsletter

  • Serve as copy editor for market-facing content (i.e. advertisements, bylines, collateral, Web content, etc.)

  • Travel expectations - 20% domestic travel expected.
  • Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with computers a must.

  • Must have experience with all Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and must be able to pick up on computer programs quickly.

  • Proven solid interpersonal communication and customer service skills necessary.
    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 apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism or public relations is required.

  • 1-3 years 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 company preferred.

  • Prior experience in managing projects and projects at agencies is also preferred.
  • Click here to apply.

    Monday, October 01, 2007

    Minnesota Department of Revenue - Media Relations Coordinator

    The Minnesota Department of Revenue is seeking a Media Relations Coordinator to assist the Director of Communications in generating public awareness and understanding of issues affecting Minnesota taxpayers. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Department’s media strategy team and maintain a relationship with the Governor’s communication staff.

    If you are proactive, creative and have an excellent understanding of news, media trends and media opportunities then you may be a great fit for this position. Your responsibilities will include: news gathering, writing press releases and public service announcements, organizing press conferences, and contacting media to obtain coverage that supports the Department’s objectives.
    Apply now at http://www.doer.state.mn.us/employment.htm Ref: #07REV000358

    For information about the Department of Revenue please visit http://www.taxes.state.mn.us/taxes/home_nav/about_us.shtml

    Junior/Mid-Level PR Practitioners Fleishman-Hillard

    Fleishman-Hillard, a global leader in the Public Relations industry, is looking for outstanding professionals to staff its growing Minneapolis/St. Paul office. Ideal candidates will possess client and/or corporate experience with a strong public relations/media relations component.

    Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and superb benefits.

    Skills
  • Demonstrate industry-sector and practice-area expertise

  • Write advanced-level feature releases and media pitch letters, demonstrating the ability to research and structure the content of these materials

  • Develop creative plans and planning documents for client review

  • Demonstrate a mastery of media relations; uncover new media outlets and placement opportunities that relate to each client’s business

  • Know the media, locally and in assigned practice-area and industry sectors

  • Pitch advanced-level story ideas to national and local media with confidence, demonstrating the ability to discuss broad concepts with reporters and suggest alternatives

  • Demonstrate advance research skills that go beyond Google

  • Demonstrate an ability to problem-solve, think big, and add creativity in unexpected ways
  • Administrative/Agency Operations
  • Work with supervisors and establish own deadlines and meet them

  • Display understanding of annual client budgets and billing

  • Know the economics of the business

  • Work independently, take initiative where appropriate, and ask for help when needed

  • Actively participate in identifying and helping to pursue new business
  • Client Service
  • Manage discrete projects and analyze the results within the client’s overall program versus managing client

  • Demonstrate tactical excellence in the pursuit of client results and demonstrate the ability to analyze results of major projects and suggest additional tactics necessary to ensure successes

  • Offer counsel either directly to the client or through members of the client team

  • Respond in a timely fashion to client requests – including those that may be ambiguous or unanticipated

  • Demonstrate FH philosophy, particularly Quality Service Is First and Foremost in Everything We Do
  • Account Management/Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Demonstrate initial account supervisory skills

  • Demonstrate account administration, including initial budgeting, worksheets, drafting of account activity reviews and billing letters, managing spreadsheets, and tracking budgets

  • Prevent account problems by flagging issues and keeping supervisors informed

  • Share actively in recommendations, ideas, and strategic responses to client situations with internal account teams

  • Work on Business to Business (Financial & Technology Accounts) and Consumer and Healthcare Accounts

  • INTERNAL POSTING ONLY: Possible Client Accounts: Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Fair Isaac, Visa, St. Jude Medical
  • Business Development
  • Assist in organizing new-business presentations: conducting research, synthesizing information, and developing agency “point of view”
  • People Management
  • Mentor/assist junior staff, supervise defined projects, and assist in supervision of personnel


  • Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and superb benefits.

    Please click “Apply Now” to apply for this position or to learn more about career opportunities with Fleishman-Hillard. Please do not contact the Minneapolis office directly, only resumes submitted through this Web site will be considered.

    Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V.

    Thursday, September 27, 2007

    Multiple Job Openings at Padilla

    Company: Padilla Speer Beardsley
    Job Title: Multiple Positions
    Description:
  • Account Supervisor/Director (Manufacturing) -- A senior level PR practitioner with a passion for working with B2B manufacturing clients.

  • Senior AE (Medical Device/Healthcare) -- Looking for a hit-the-ground-running, results-oriented account manager who balances creativity with strong drive and determination. Experience in the medical device/healthcare field is highly desired. The right candidate will enjoy the challenge of balancing conflicting deadlines and priorities on a high-energy team.

  • AAE Entry-level PR positions (1-2 years experience) in Manufacturing and Technology

  • Interns Full time, six-month internships in Manufacturing and Technology. Must have solid writing skills and one to two internships or volunteering experiences in public relations, journalism, or marketing communications.
  • Padilla Speer Beardsley is an employee-owned company, offers generous benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resumes to Stephanie Grogg at resumes@psbpr.com. For more information visit our web site at www.psbpr.com.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007

    MinnPost.com looking for and Intern

    MinnPost.com, the new internet-based daily, is looking for a project intern for a few weeks as we get close to launching this new enterprise. We want help communicating with journalists and bloggers about MinnPost. We’re looking for someone intrigued by journalism who has creative ideas and basic skills to quickly put together media lists and connect with traditional and interactive media. And we need someone who can start right away.

    Email Bruce Benidt at bbenidt@aol.com

    Friday, September 14, 2007

    Weber Shandwick - Intern, Financial Services Practice

    Weber Shandwick/Minneapolis, PRWeek's 2006 Agency of the Year and one of the Twin Cities Business Journal's Best Places to Work is looking for a strategic, out-of-the-box thinker with topnotch writing skills to join our Financial Services practice. We offer the chance to work with large national clients, and we're looking for a colleague who's interested in learning, being challenged and having an impact on our clients' success.

    Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading public relations and communications management firms. In more than 82 owned offices across the globe, Weber Shandwick relies on a clear client focus, the finest talent in the industry, and a commitment to delivering outcomes - not just output - to produce memorable public relations programs with measurable results.

    The Minneapolis office is seeking an Intern to provide support to its Financial Services team. Interns help prepare media relations and client materials, assist with research and preparations for presentations. Interns develop base technical knowledge of the PR industry, work to learn client business and develop news judgment.

    Requirements:
  • Solid writing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and/or strong interest in graphic design and web relations
  • High level of self confidence
  • Willingness to learn, question and challenge
  • Ability and desire to work on challenging projects in addition to having strong leadership qualities
  • Previous internship experience is preferred but not required

  • Click here to apply.

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    Kohnstamm Communications - Account Executive – Consumer Team

    Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a PR graduate who is eager to work directly with clients and learn how to build relationships with the media. The award-winning agency serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

    If you have a degree in PR, 3-4 years PR experience, and strong writing and organizational skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest account executive. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown work environment.

    Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare "Client Seal of Approval" rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and recently won PRSA's special events category against stiff competition. The 13-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Go to www.kohnstamm.com for more information. Send resumes to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

    Kohnstamm Communications - Account Manager

    Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based independent public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a seasoned, highly-motivated PR professional who can ably provide PR strategy, hands-on client counsel, strong media results and leadership that brings out the best in a bright, energetic team. Kohnstamm Communications is an award-winning agency that serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

    If you have 8-10 years of experience, have led professional services PR programs budgeted at $200k and larger, and continue to enjoy direct involvement in top-tier national media relations as an integral element within a broad spectrum of PR work, we would like to speak with you. Experience in higher education, architecture, real estate, or legal industry preferred. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown work environment.

    Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’Dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and recently won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 13-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications.

    Go to www.kohnstamm.com for more information. Resumes sent to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

    Saturday, August 18, 2007

    Linnihan Foy - PR Specialist/Account Manager

    Linnihan Foy Advertising is seeking a PR specialist/account manager who will help us continue to provide our b2b, technical and consumer clients with exceptional public relations and persuasive marketing materials. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, media relations experience and strong project management skills.

    We would enjoy meeting those with the following qualifications:

  • 2-5 years public relations experience
  • Able to write great news releases, case histories and feature articles then pitch stories to editors
  • Capable of grasping technical content and making it compelling
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to write persuasive copy for ads, brochures, web sites, etc. a plus
  • Great sense of humor (a must)
  • Linnihan Foy Advertising is a full-service advertising agency located in NE Minneapolis' historic Saint Anthony neighborhood. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, great offices, a friendly atmosphere, a well-stocked kitchen, free parking and potential for growth.

    Saturday, August 11, 2007

    Senior Account Executive, Corporate Community and Public Affairs

    Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, PRWeek's 2006 Agency of the Year and one of the Twin Cities Business Journal's Best Places to Work is looking for a strategic thinker with topnotch writing skills to join our Corporate, Community & Public Affairs practice. Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading public relations and communications management firms. In more than 82 owned offices across the globe, Weber Shandwick relies on a clear client focus, the finest talent in the industry, and a commitment to delivering outcomes - not just output - to produce memorable public relations programs with measurable results.

    Candidates should have 3-6 years of communications experience.

    Click Here to Apply

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Roepke Public Relations - Public Relations Account Assistant

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

    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 1 year PR/Marketing 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 or marketing experience in an agency setting.

    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, August 09, 2007

    Weber Shandwick - Public Relations Intern, Financial Services Practice

    Weber Shandwick Minneapolis — PRWeek’s Agency of the Year 2006 and one of the Twin Cities Business Journal’s Best Places to Work - is seeking an Intern to provide support to its Financial Services account team. Interns help prepare media relations and client materials, assist with research and preparations for presentations. Interns develop base technical knowledge of the PR industry, work to learn client business and develop news judgment.

    Requirements:
  • Solid writing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and/or strong interest in graphic design and web relations
  • High level of self confidence
  • Willingness to learn, question and challenge
  • Ability and desire to work on challenging projects in addition to having strong leadership qualities
  • Previous internship experience is preferred but not required.

    Click Here to Apply


    Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Monday, August 06, 2007

    Fleishman-Hillard - Public Relations Internship Program

    DESCRIPTION
    Fleishman-Hillard is an international, full-service public relations firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For 10 years, the Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis office has offered college students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable, practical public relations experience through its internship program.

    The Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis internship program offers four sessions: spring, summer, fall and winter. While at Fleishman-Hillard, interns have the opportunity to work with staff members to develop and execute media campaigns; write news releases, research papers, media pitch letters and other correspondence; participate in new business opportunities; and coordinate events.

    Although interns are assigned to work with specific groups and accounts, they are exposed to many facets of the firm. Practice areas in the Minneapolis office are:
    Financial Communications • Consumer/Retail
    Healthcare • Technology


    REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants need at least a B average and must have completed their junior year of undergraduate study, however, recent graduates are preferred. Applications are welcomed from students with their concentrations in all major areas, but backgrounds in journalism, mass media, communications, public relations, and radio and television broadcasting are given first consideration.

    COMPENSATION

    Interns are compensated on an hourly basis and are competitive within the industry and the Minneapolis market. Interns work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and usually have opportunities for overtime. We not do provide paid parking or housing assistance.

    SESSIONS
    • Winter: January – March
    • Spring: April - June
    • Summer: July – September
    • Fall: October – December

    APPLICATION
    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a letter of recommendation to:
    Robbin Brigham
    Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
    225 South 6th Street, Suite 5350
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Robbin.Brigham@fleishman.com

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007

    PRSA's Job Mart - Your Ticket to the Top

    Both PRSA members and employers searching for public relations professionals have a great service at their fingertips – The PRSA Job Mart. This month Job Mart has launched a new informational campaign! If you have not already, you will soon receive an informational postcard by mail outlining our services. Minnesota PRSA and Job Mart are constantly working to provide premium services and in the coming six months, further improvements and enhancements can be expected to Job Mart services.

    What is Job Mart you ask?


    Job Mart offers job seekers and employers seeking qualified PR professionals a comprehensive, inexpensive and easy to use resource. Many public relations agencies, corporations, government and non-profit organizations rely on PRSA's Job Mart placement services to successfully fill open positions. For job seekers, Job Mart contains exclusively listed positions. Job Mart volunteers work behind the scenes for you, staying up-to-date on the best– and often unpublished – open marketing and communications jobs in the Twin Cities.Your resume will be matched against open positions sent to any one of the three partner organizations. Plus, it’s completely confidential.

    Job Mart is offered through a partnership with Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Minnesota Women in Communication (MWC) to offer a confidential and efficient service to meet your needs. As of August 1, 2007 Job Mart fees for three months of services are as follows: members, $25 and non-members, $50. Don't let the for your dream job or dream employee slip away!

    For more information, contact Sarah Shamla at sshamla@tunheim.com or Tony Deos at tdeos@roepkepr.com. Additional information is available by visiting the Minnesota PRSA website.

    Friday, July 27, 2007

    Snow Communications Hiring Account Supervisor

    Snow Communications is an award winning public relations and marketing communications agency located in Minneapolis. We are seeking to hire an Account Supervisor in public relations to lead innovative and strategic
    campaigns in legal and high-tech fields. Candidates should have proven ability to bring outstanding value to both blue chip and early stage clients with at least 7 years agency experience.

    Contact: Susan Schneck, sdschneck@cybersnow.com

    Wednesday, July 25, 2007

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive

    If you have a passion for writing and a nose for news we want YOU. 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 managing and developing many day-to-day public relations activities, including writing case histories, 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 include manufacturing and technology industries. Experience working at a public relations agency is a plus.

    Padilla Speer Beardsley offers great benefits and is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to Stephanie Grogg at resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 W River Pkwy #400, Mpls, MN 55415. For more information, visit www.psbpr.com.

    Sunday, July 22, 2007

    StoneArch Creative - Account Manager, Healthcare Marketing

    StoneArch Creative, a healthcare marketing communications agency is seeking an experienced account manager in Minneapolis, MN.

    Smart. Resourceful. Team-Oriented. We are looking for an energetic, experienced individual with stellar client service skills, capable of strategic thinking and creative understanding. This position requires responsive account management services to an array of assigned healthcare clients and acts as the interface between the client and the agency. This individual must be able to build positive and productive working relationships and successfully communicate client objectives to creative teams, as well as present creative elements to clients. Agency experience is essential and healthcare and/or communications background is beneficial.

    A successful candidate must have 4-6 years experience in communications/advertising/marketing. Bachelor's Degree required, Master's (MBA or Journalism) appreciated.

    Company: StoneArch Creative
    Contact: Betsy Birnberg
    Email: bbirnberg@stonearchcreative.com

    Weber Shandwick - Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor, Financial Services

    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick, PRWeek's 2006 Agency of the Year and one of the Twin Cities Business Journal's Best Places to Work is looking for a strategic, out-of-the-box thinker with topnotch writing skills to join our Financial Services practice. We offer the chance to work with large national clients, and we're looking for a colleague who's interested in learning, being challenged and having an impact on our clients' success.

    Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading public relations and communications management firms. In more than 82 owned offices across the globe, Weber Shandwick relies on a clear client focus, the finest talent in the industry, and a commitment to delivering outcomes - not just output - to produce memorable public relations programs with measurable results.

    Candidates should have 6-8 years of communications experience. The ideal candidate will have proven client relations and supervisory skills, as well as an ability to balance multiple projects. Excellent writing, presentation and strategic planning skills are required.

    Click here to apply.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    Padilla Speer Beardsley has jobs, jobs and more jobs

    PSB has a bunch of new job openings

  • Account Supervisor/Director, Manufacturing and Technology, Minneapolis

    We have an opening in our B2B practice, working with manufacturing clients. The job requires 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. Candidates must have a successful track record in program planning and execution with manufacturing or technology-based businesses. The job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, including counseling and leadership. You also must have strong skills in writing, editing and relationship building skills. Previous success with new business development and previous agency experience is a plus. Some travel is required.

  • Senior Account Executive, Investor Relations and Technology, Minneapolis

    We're looking for a senior account executive (SAE) to join our investor relations and technology teams. We're looking for outgoing candidates with five to nine years of public relations experience with excellent writing skills, strong media relations and analyst skills. Must be enthusiastic, results-oriented and have a knack for understanding and describing complex topics. The SAE will plan, implement and evaluate public relations programs; manage day-to-day client activities, monitor budgets; problem solve; and participate in new business, including lead generation and prospecting. Strong writing, media relations and analytical skills are critical, and experience working at a public relations agency is a plus.

  • Project Manager, Interactive & Creative Services, Minneapolis

    Employee-owned PR firm 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. This is a great opportunity to work in a growing practice area and work on some very cool accounts.

  • Account Executive, Manufacturing and Technology, Minneapolis

    If you have a passion for writing and a nose for news we want YOU. We are looking for an account executive to join our manufacturing and technology practice. Candidates should have three to five years of public relations experience, along with excellent writing skills, media relations experience and strong project-management skills. As an AE, you would be responsible for 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.

  • Assistant Account Executives, Agribusiness, Consumer, Manufacturing & Technology, Minneapolis

    Looking for enthusiastic public relations professionals to join our growing business. To be considered for the opening you must have 1-3 years of experience in public relations ideally working with or for an agriculture company. Skills: excellent writer; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; experience with trade media relations and strong work ethic. Agency experience a plus. The assistant account executive is responsible for many of the day-to-day PR activities. Some of those things are developing media and analysts lists; writing news releases, articles and pitch letters; assisting with event logistics, researching venues, invites; conducting media calls; scheduling editor appointments for media tours and trade shows; research; and managing mailings and press kits.

    If interested in any of these positions, please e-mail your resume to resumes@psbpr.com, or send it to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
  • Sunday, July 08, 2007

    Tips for your resume

    I stumbled across these tips today while cleaning my office and I thought they might be helpful to some of you.

    What a resume does:
  • Provides a snapshot of who you are
  • Creates an impression of your strengths and core competencies
  • Helps your potential employer understand who you are
  • Tip for your resume:
  • List experience before education
  • Entries should generally be chronological
  • Use active verbs
  • Be consistent in grammar and punctuation
  • Make yourself look good by making your resume visually appealing
  • List degrees/majors before the institution
  • List job titles before company and location
  • Consider leaving out older, unrelated experience
  • Be truthful and factual
  • Friday, July 06, 2007

    Weber Shandwick - Public Relations Intern, Consumer Practice

    Weber Shandwick, recognized as 2006 Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News and as "the gold standard" by the Holmes Group in its 2006 Agency Report Card, is a leader in global marketing public relations and corporate communications counseling. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, Weber Shandwick relies on a clear client focus, the finest talent in the industry, and a commitment to delivering memorable public relations programs with measurable results.

    The Minneapolis office is seeking an Intern to provide support to its Consumer account team. Interns help prepare media relations and client materials, assist with research and preparations for presentations. Interns develop base technical knowledge of the PR industry, work to learn client business and develop news judgment.

    Requirements:

  • Solid writing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and/or strong interest in graphic design and web relations
  • High level of self confidence
  • Willingness to learn, question and challenge
  • Ability and desire to work on challenging projects in addition to having strong leadership qualities
  • Previous internship experience is preferred but not required

  • Click Here to Apply

    Saturday, June 30, 2007

    Kohnstamm Communications - Assistant Account Executive

    Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a PR graduate who is eager to work directly with clients and learn how to build relationships with the media. The award-winning agency serves a dynamic portfolio of regional professional services clients and national consumer product clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, executive coaching, alternative medicine, organic and natural products and other industry sectors. If you have a degree in PR, 1-2 years PR experience, and strong writing and organizational skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest assistant account executive. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a highly collegial, healthy and authentically positive downtown work environment.

    Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare "Client Seal of Approval" rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and last month won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 12-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Go to www.kohnstamm.com for more information, or better yet, request our "Food and Beverage PR Expertise Sheet" for greater detail regarding our work in this sector by emailing ricka@kohnstamm.com. Resumes sent to the same.

    Kohnstamm Communications
    400 North Robert #1450
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    ricka@kohnstamm.com

    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    RMS Public Relations - Internship

    RMS Public Relations
    Position: Public Relations Intern

    Duration:
    Six months, part-time, 20-30 hours/week
    Flexible hours, casual work environment

    Compensation: $17/hour starting wage
    Opportunity for increase after 30 days

    Location: Minnetonka (close to Hwy 169 and I-394)

    Requirements:
  • Successfully completed at least two years in college and
    coursework in journalism, communications, marketing
    and/or public relations
  • Solid writing skills including familiarity with AP style
  • Independently motivated to prioritize and meet goals
  • Comfortably functional with Microsoft Office

  • Opportunity:
    RMS Public Relations LLC has an immediate opening for an entrepreneurially minded, strong writer and detail-oriented intern to support its clients and colleagues' media relations programs, events and other marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate must be an independent, self-starter interested in gaining hands-on experience in a non-traditional, casual environment.

    Four senior level marketing professionals will serve as mentors and supervisors guiding the intern's activities with their breadth of client projects. Responsibilities will include:
  • Writing media materials such as press releases and online content
  • Researching and pursuing editorial and speaking opportunities
  • Managing project details
  • Monitoring, analyzing and summarizing media coverage
  • Organizing and archiving files
  • Submissions:
    E-mail resume and two writing samples to robin@rmspr.com
    (preferably one press release and one article; not class research papers or other compositions

    Weber seeks Intern for Healthcare account team!

    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is seeking an Intern to provide support to its Healthcare account team. Interns help prepare media relations and client materials, assist with research and preparations for presentations. Interns develop base technical knowledge of the PR industry, work to learn client business and develop news judgment.

    Requirements:
  • Solid writing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and/or strong interest in graphic design and web relations
  • High level of self confidence
  • Willingness to learn, question and challenge
  • Ability and desire to work on challenging projects in addition to having strong leadership qualities
  • Previous internship experience is preferred but not required.

    Click Here to Apply.

    Friday, June 15, 2007

    Piper Jaffray - Media Relations & Communications Specialist

    Responsibilities:

    This full-time media relations specialist position will execute various communications duties and will be a part of the media relations team within the marketing department. The applicant will lead various projects including: pro-active media pitching, managing the media Piper Jaffray analysts, writing internal and external communications, and assisting with corporate communications issues, conferences and corporate development communication.
  • Write media pitches, press releases and internal and external Web site content, ensuring completion of appropriate review/approval process with subject matter experts, marketing contacts and compliance.

  • Drive pro-active press coverage, cultivating relationships with key print, online and broadcast reporters. Compile target media lists for specific public relations activities and execute on media outreach strategies targeted to priority media outlets.

  • Manage media relations program for Piper Jaffray research analysts.

  • Monitor media and online coverage of Piper Jaffray. Regularly compile and distribute media clips. Maintain the "Piper Jaffray in the News" section of the company's intranet.

  • Proactively identify and pitch strategic speaking opportunities for executives, bankers, research analysts and other professionals across the firm.

  • Compile reports on Web and intranet usage.

  • Support communications initiatives associated with corporate development, issues management and business announcements.

  • Provide support for annual report, quarterly earnings and employee meetings.
  • Qualifications:

    The candidate should have a proactive attitude, high aptitude for oral and written communications, strong media background, and interest and experience in financial or professional services. Candidates will have proven in-bound and out-bound media relations experience as well as demonstrated writing/editing capabilities with respect to new releases, Web/intranet content and internal communications. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to use online publishing tools are also required. Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Public Relations required, with 2-4 years of experience. Interested applicants should submit their resume to Rob Litt who can be reached at rob.m.litt@pjc.com.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Senior Account Executive

    Senior Account Executive (Investor Relations and Technology), Minneapolis

    Padilla Speer Beardsley
    , an employee-owned public relations firm in Minneapolis, is looking for a senior account executive (SAE) to join our investor relations and technology teams. We’re looking for outgoing candidates with five to nine years of public relations experience with excellent writing skills, strong media relations and analyst skills. Must be enthusiastic, results-oriented and have a knack for understanding and describing complex topics. The SAE will plan, implement and evaluate public relations programs; manage day-to-day client activities, monitor budgets; problem solve; and participate in new business, including lead generation and prospecting. Strong writing, media relations and analytical skills are critical, and experience working at a public relations agency is a plus.

    Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned company rated one of the top 10 public relations firms in the nation for customer satisfaction, 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.

    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.

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    Risdall McKinney Hiring Account Executives, Senior Account Executives and Account Supervisors

    Risdall McKinney Public Relations seeks action-oriented, PR practitioners ready to contribute and prosper within a fast-paced and growing integrated marketing-orientated public relations agency. Organic growth with current clients as well as new business wins is creating opportunities to expand our team.

    In order to continue to grow and meet client needs, Risdall McKinney is seeking public relations practitioners with three to ten years experience - Account Executives, Senior Account Executives and Account Supervisors.

    If you’re passionate about achieving Results that Matter™ for clients and seek an opportunity for professional growth and client diversity within a dynamic and expanding PR agency, please send your resume to rmpr@risdall.com. Be part of working in a truly integrated marketing agency that combines new and tried-and-true strategies to consistently earn A+ client kudos.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007

    Fleishman-Hillard Inc. - Account Executive

    Fleishman-Hillard Inc. is one of the world's leading public relations firms. We are widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity, and personal commitment. We operate throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South Africa, and Latin America through our 80 owned offices.

    We are the proud winners of the 2007 Holmes Report “Best Large Agency to Work For” award.

    Fleishman-Hillard, a global leader in the Public Relations industry, has an immediate opening for an Account Executive.

    Responsibilities/Qualifications:

    Skills
  • Write key client documents, including releases, backgrounders, and memos

  • Synthesize information and provide analysis

  • Contribute to creative brainstorms

  • Demonstrate some industry-sector experience

  • Demonstrate some practice-area expertise

  • Demonstrate ability to contact most categories of media and begin to suggest new story ideas appropriate for each client’s business
  • Administrative/Agency Operations
  • Review vendor invoices for payment based on client budget

  • Begin to understand financial aspects of client projects
  • Client Service
  • Develop presentation skills

  • Keep supervisors informed and updated regarding all contacts with clients

  • Assume some client contact and participate in client meetings and conference calls

  • Interact constructively with clients
  • Demonstrate FH philosophy, particularly FH Requires a Personal Commitment
  • Account Management/Strategic Thinking and Planning
    Contribute to budget and program planning; demonstrate general understanding of billing process
  • Initiate ideas and appropriately delegate work to interns and assistant account executives

  • Demonstrate solid thinking regarding research options and sources of information, including the ability to suggest appropriate sources for particular projects and needs

  • Work on Business to Business (Financial & Technology Accounts) and Consumer and Healthcare Accounts
  • Business Development
  • Contribute to and take part in new-business presentations

  • Develop knowledge of the full services of the firm
  • People Management
  • Build supervisory skills in working with interns, support staff, and entry-level professionals

  • Understand and demonstrate FH philosophy with co-workers

  • Assist interns and assistant account executives with project/client work
  • Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and superb benefits.

    Please click “Apply Now” to apply for this position or to learn more about career opportunities with Fleishman-Hillard. Please do not contact the Minneapolis office directly, only resumes submitted through this Web site will be considered.

    Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    To Apply Now Click Here.

    Sunday, May 20, 2007

    Target - Associate Specialist, Copywriter

    Advertising/Marketing

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

    Purpose

    As an Associate Specialist Copywriter you will be writing circular copy for assigned product areas in a manner that ensures that copy is correct, concise, impactful and in accordance Target style, policy and governmental consumer advertising regulations.


    See Yourself
  • Assisting in conceptualizing ideas for circular advertising. Reviewing layouts of assigned circular pages with Art Director and Copy Manager

  • Discussing advertising objectives, copy and headline needs

  • Working closely with Merchant team in gathering product information to write effective copy to meet business objectives

  • Writing copy (proofreads and edits own work), working with Art Directors throughout creative process

  • Writing copy changes, as directed by Copywriting Manager on manuscripts and internal proofs

  • Discussing with Buyers changes that they may request on proofs. Rewriting copy, as agreed upon by Buyer and Copywriting Manager. Attaching rewritten copy to proof and forwarding to Circular Copyediting

  • Managing time effectively and efficiently in order to meet writing/project deadlines

    Working with Legal/Brands to ensure legal, corporate, trademark and copyright compliance

  • Staying current with the latest style and editorial trends
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • 4- year college degree and/or equivalent work experience

  • Portfolio of samples demonstrating Target Brand Experience

  • 1-3 years of copywriting experience

  • Strong grammar

  • Computer knowledge: Quark, Microsoft Word and InDesign

  • Ability to take direction

  • Desire and ability to learn quickly

  • Flexibility in adapting writing style

  • Ability to establish rapport with peers

  • Ability to communicate clearly to internal partners

  • Action oriented
  • To apply for this position, please click here.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    College of St. Kate’s - Director of Marketing & Communications

    The College of St. Catherine (St. Kate’s), the nation’s largest undergraduate college for women, is now accepting applications for a full-time Director of Marketing and Communications.

    Responsibilities:
    As a member of the College’s proactive Development and External Relations team, the Director of Marketing and Communications manages the college’s marketing and communications function for both internal and external constituencies.

    • Brand development, implementation and management
      o Develop and implement a college-wide brand identity that encompasses all aspects of the College.
      o Work with internal clients to implement the brand identity through a unified marketing and communications plan that supports St. Kate’s strategic plan, articulates its mission and vision and demonstrates commitment to its Catholic traditions.
      o Thoroughly integrate the brand identity and marketing strategies with the College’s web identity.

    • Manage a multi-faceted public relations campaign that brings local, regional and national recognition of St. Kate’s as an educational leader and trendsetter, especially in the fields of health care, education and business.

      o Develop community, media and public relations strategies and tactics consistent with the brand identity that enhance the recognition of the value of St. Kate’s as an educational leader.
      o Work with media/public relations manager to plan media opportunities, events and availabilities that reinforce St. Kate’s leadership role.

    • Manage a staff that provides creative design, writing and production services for print and electronic communications as well as media, community and public relations.
    Position Expectations:
    This position demands marketing and branding expertise, market anticipation, the ability to see the big picture of the strategic plan while implementing on a day-to-day basis, public relations sensitivity, media sense and visionary capabilities.

    The director must articulate messages rooted in the College’s commitment to its Catholic traditions. The incumbent must work with those charged with each aspect of the College’s marketing and communications activities, encouraging them to work aggressively and proactively as they collaborate to assure that the College claims its rightful place in very competitive market places.

    This position will help the College achieve national visibility.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or related field, and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in managing a comprehensive communications operation in an academic or non-profit setting, advanced degree preferred.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills consistent with a nationally leading academic institution that educates women to lead and influence.
    • Extensive experience in the following areas:
      o Developing and leading a strategic media relations program
      o Building and implementing a marketing plan that establishes strong brand identity
      o Success in building and managing a team of marketing and public relations professionals
      o Collaborating and developing effective relationships with staff members, peers, senior administrators, trustees and external constituencies
      o Website development, management and optimization

    • Strongly prefer past experience in higher education, a broad network of contacts in the Twin Cities and an appreciation for and understanding of the three elements of the mission of the College: women, liberal arts and Catholic.
    The incumbent must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, F-17, Req. #07AM02, The College of St. Catherine 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, or fax to 651-690-6871, or email to hr@stkate.edu Priority will be given to applications received by June 1, 2007


    The College of St. Catherine
    2004 Randolph Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55105
    EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer

    Saturday, May 12, 2007

    Medtronic - Public Relations Manager

    As the world’s leading medical technology company, we provide lifelong solutions to people with chronic disease. With deep roots in the treatment of heart disease, Medtronic now provides a wide range of products and therapies through our multiple business units: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular, Neurological, Spinal and Navigation, and Diabetes. Every FIVE seconds the life of someone somewhere in the world is saved or improved by a Medtronic product or therapy.

    We are currently seeking a PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER to join our team.

    POSITION PURPOSE

    The Senior Public Relations Communications Specialist will plan, manage and implement strategic public relations activities for Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM). Focus areas will be on campaigns that enhance physician choice of and patient access to CRDM device-based solutions that improve the management of chronic heart conditions, such as heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, abnormally slow and fast heart rhythms, and fainting from cardiac causes.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Position Medtronic CRDM among key external audiences – contribute to the development and implementation an overall strategic public relations plan with clear, concise goals, tactics, messages and measurement criteria. Work to proactively place feature stories with key media around the world.

    Provide daily media relations support for CRDM – field and handle media calls specifically relating to CRDM therapies and initiatives. Facilitate and monitor media interviews for CRDM executives and contacts. Draft and facilitate business unit reviews of news releases. Work with Marketing and Marketing Communications to ensure that information is accurate and has been reviewed by the appropriate CRDM resources prior to release.

    Serve as a contact and resource for reporters pursuing print and broadcast stories relating to CRDM therapies and the business.

    Manage the communications process surrounding CRDM business issues – work with CRDM Public Relations team and Corporate Media Relations and the media to ensure consistent, well-defined messages regarding business issues.

    Establish and execute product and therapy PR launches – develop and implement media relations programs that complement and strengthen the marketing plan for the launch of new products and therapies.

    Provide regional PR support – where and when applicable, support customers and sales representatives in key markets to further Medtronic leadership in device-based disease management.

    Manage PR agency work – partner with public relations agencies to develop and implement strategic PR plans. Ensure that agency work is consistent, high quality and delivers excellent outcomes for the business unit.

    International PR coordination – work with Corporate Media Relations and the Global PR team to support worldwide CRDM media relations activities.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Basic:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field.
  • 5+ years of corporate communications/public relations experience.
  • Preferred:
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations and operations as well demonstrated ability to secure media coverage.
  • Issues management experience.
  • Detailed oriented person with demonstrated abilities to execute on plans.
  • Exceptional presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project planning skills, communication delivery execution.
  • Ability to work with complex and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work well and excel under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Technical abilities consistent with available communication tools: email, presentations, websites, internet, intranet.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective relationships across a variety of functions.
  • Independent thinker/hard worker.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and employees.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, and communicate needs within a team environment.
  • Organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Health care industry experience, in a pharmaceutical or medical device company/agency strongly preferred.
  • TOP FIVE REASONS TO WORK AT MEDTRONIC

    1. Every Five Seconds We Improve another Life

    At Medtronic, we push the boundaries of biomedical technology every day. Everything we do is deeply rooted in our Mission – to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.

    2. Discover Your Purpose

    Your skills, knowledge and ingenuity will make a difference at Medtronic. Every day your work can contribute to enhancing or saving a life. In fact, over 95% of employees responding to Medtronic’s all employee survey said they have a clear understanding of the Mission.

    3. Realize Your Potential

    Medtronic offers a culture that fosters the total well-being of each employee – mind, body, heart, and spirit. To help you reach your professional potential, Medtronic offers a myriad of tools and resources including Individual Development Plans, tuition reimbursement, mentoring programs and a host of learning classes.

    4. Our Inclusive Workplace

    At Medtronic, we believe that the realized potential and unique qualities of all of our employees are essential for innovation and growth. As a result, we are committed to inclusion and diversity. As a part of this commitment, we support the existence of a number of inclusion councils and resource groups.

    5. Experience a Passion for Your Work in Our Global Environment

    Since we do business in more than 120 countries, Medtronic can fulfill your passion to make a difference in many locations across the globe. You can take pride in working for a company that has been recognized for its business ethics, as well as for being a good corporate citizen no matter what your location.

    We invite you to join us and work with people who not only love what they do – but why and where they do it. Medtronic is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. No agencies or phone calls, please.

    TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION, visit www.medtronic.com/employment/ select Requisition # 56535 and "Apply to this Job" to route your resume directly to the hiring department.

    Thursday, May 10, 2007

    Roepke Public Relations - Senior Account Executive

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

    We are seeking a team member who is highly polished, professional, passionate, driven and who wants to be a part of a rapidly growing company

    Candidates must have a minimum of five years PR agency experience and a proven media relations track record supported by a portfolio of national print and broadcast clips. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated team player possessing the ability to work effectively under pressure and handle multiple clients simultaneously within a variety of industry sectors. Exceptional client management skills and superb communication skills are required.

    Required skills and attributes:
  • BA or BS in journalism, public relations, communications or related field.
  • A minimum of five 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.


  • 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.
  • Managing and mentoring assistant account executives.
  • We have a high-energy, collaborative environment with exceptional benefits. 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:

    info@roepkepr.com

    Roepke Public Relations
    800 LaSalle Avenue. Suite 920
    821 Marquette Avenue S.
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    www.roepkepr.com

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Rasmussen College, Inc. - Sr. Marketing Manager

    Position Summary/Job Responsibilities:
  • Development of company’s creative vision and strategy
  • Brand strategy and development
  • Public relations
  • Coordinate with campuses for local events and development of media strategies
  • Competitive analysis and tracking
  • Market assessment including leading focus groups and surveying students regularly
  • Develop intriguing marketing messaging based on STP analysis
  • Qualifications: Experience/Behavior/Education
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-7 years minimum experience in marketing with emphasis on creative development, brand development and market assessment
  • Consumer focused marketing background
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Strong leadership skills


  • E-mail resume to: careers@rasmussen.edu

    Wednesday, May 02, 2007

    Local Publishing Company Seeks a Director of Media Relations

    Looking for a passionate and loyal marketing professional to help us reach out and make big things happen. TRISTAN Publishing has been in existence for 5 years and creates exquisite gift books and children’s books that touch your heart or make a difference in your life. The following is some of the criteria we are looking for:

    Media Relations Star. Looking for someone with national and local market media relations expertise. Must be highly skilled at creating and pitching stories to the media, with a proven ability to land stories and develop relationships. Must possess the ability to execute campaigns with creativity, organization, timeliness and excellent follow through. Book publicity experience is a plus.

    Strategy & Writing
    . Execute communications activities, including strategy development, marketing plans, press releases and pitch letters, presentations and key messages. Excellent writing and editing skills a must.

    Event Planning. Looking for someone with expertise on managing multiple national and local trade shows. Must be organized and strategic and able to manage local and national author tours and numerous local author events.

    Print Production Expertise. Manage the creation and execution of catalogs, sell sheets and other marketing materials from start to finish.

    Administrative Duties. Looking for someone who is open to wearing many hats within the TRISTAN team. Administrative tasks include scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements and creating presentation materials for meetings and more. Excellent time management skills are a must.

    Send resumes to:
    Brett Waldman, Publisher
    TRISTAN Publishing
    2355 Louisiana Avenue North
    Golden Valley, MN 55427
    bwaldman@tristanpublishing.com

    Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    Schermer Kuehl seeks PR Manager to lead new practice, new thinking

    We’ve invited our tech-savvy clients to explore what forward-thinking and integrated PR can do for them, and they’re ready to play. Now our agency needs a pro to lead our PR discipline. We are Schermer Kuehl, the Twin Cities’ best B2B marketing communications and branding agency and we're looking for a Public Relations Manager.

    We believe PR is more than traditional press releases in print pubs. We believe PR is a challenging and changing game on a field with ever-expanding boundaries and rules just made to be broken. We’re excited about the possibilities emerging technologies bring to PR; about podcasts, blogs, Webinars and social networking; about the convergence of PR, marketing and new media.

    In this position, you'll manage the PR programs for our B2B clients, integrating them into their other on and offline marketing efforts. Responsibilities range from the traditional (press releases and pitching) to emerging practices, such as creating keyword-optimized content that populates multiple online channels. You'll also handle initiative-based public relations, such as product launches or events. In addition, you'll be managing Schermer Kuehl's own marketing and PR efforts in support of business development and reputation building.

    Contact us if you have:
  • A drive to learn, grow and lead in the new era of integrated PR.
  • A deep curiosity about and affinity for emerging communication technologies.
  • A degree in PR, journalism or related field.
  • Five to ten years experience in both and agency (mandatory) and corporate (desired) settings.
  • Experience handling B2B accounts (agency experience is strongly desired)
  • Ability to communicate and work directly with marketing and product marketing clients.
  • Track record of creativity in devising PR strategies and plans.
  • Track record of effectively executing PR campaigns and tactics.
  • Experience with a technology company (internal PR) or clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to generate original content, including press releases, articles, case studies, collateral.
  • Broad knowledge of best practices, methods and concepts in the public relations profession.
  • To apply, send your resume and 3 writing samples to:
    Schermer Kuehl
    Attn. Chris Schermer
    Chris.Schermer@skmarketing.com

    No phone calls please.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007

    Health Fitness Corporation - Marketing Communications Coordinator

    The Marketing Communications Coordinator is a member of the marketing team and is responsible for the implementation of programs and campaigns that will create broader awareness and preference for HFC. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, this person will help build on strategies set forth for the department and will team with other members to develop fresh concepts and compelling thought leadership campaigns. The Coordinator will create logistical plans for implementation of promotions, product launches, and trade show and website activities.

    Major responsibilities:
  • Support of industry awareness and strengthening the HFC brand via targeted programs and campaigns
  • Manage direct promotion programs to drive sales
  • Promote HFC’s products and services and attract prospects via product launch campaigns
  • Collaborate with marketing team and PR agency to identify thought leadership opportunities
    o Track award submission deadlines
    o Identify speaking opportunities
    o Build relationships with subject matter experts and coordinate activity involving them
  • Garner greater visibility at trade shows and conferences
  • Help generate exposure for HFC via logistical support of the creation and maintenance of new website
  • Management of annual advertising schedule
  • Support brand building initiatives via delivery of key messages and value proposition
  • Help streamline standard marketing materials program for client availability and use

  • Qualifications:
  • BA Degree in marketing or business with minimum of five years work experience
  • Health and wellness industry experience preferred
  • Solid demonstration of ability to effectively communicate to business community
  • Highly flexible and can adjust to variety of projects, outstanding organizational skills, ability to multi-task
  • Masterful in Microsoft Office
  • Self starter able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing

  • The success of HFC is largely dependent on the quality and service provided by our employees. As such, we offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Visit our website at www.hfit.com

    Thursday, April 19, 2007

    Welsh Companies - Marketing Manager

    Welsh Companies, a full service commercial real estate company has an immediate opening for an experienced Marketing Manager. This position requires a hands on manager that is responsible for developing a marketing strategy, as well as public relations, advertising, and delivering creative marketing solutions. This position will oversee a small staff to complete production projects and requests. Qualified candidates will have a four year degree and a minimum 5 years experience in managing a marketing department. Prior commercial real estate experience preferred. Interested candidates may submit resumes and salary requirements to jobs@welshco.com.

    Click here to apply now.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    Marketing Architects - Account Associate

    Do your talents put you in the top 1% of your peers? Then join a company that’s in the top 1% of its game. We're Marketing Architects. And we're changing radio. Our sole purpose is to help radio stations gain revenue and attract more listeners. And we’re the best in the world at doing it. Over the past decade, we’ve become the largest, most influential agency of our kind. If you have what it takes to join a passionate, eclectic group of entrepreneurs with a proven track record of far exceeding industry expectations, then the following opportunity could change your life.

    Position Overview:

    Do any of the following words describe you: positive, analytical, innovative, tenacious, convincing, enthusiastic, savvy, team player? Are you a highly organized and proactive individual that is driven to details while possessing a willingness to learn from your surroundings? Are you motivated to grow and master your role to get to the next level of your career? If so, we have an entry level position, with a world of opportunity, just for you!

    Our Advertiser Services department consults with response driven businesses with a single goal – to help them produce profitable results. To be successful, the qualified individual needs to:
  • Gather, validate, and organize data into reviewable formats which the Account Manager and Director will review and interpret in a manner that drives our clients business for success.

  • Execute the monthly media, creative, telecom, and strategy processes in ADAM that is pivotal to the operation of our clients programs and our business.

  • Facilitate the communication and information needs for the Account Manager, client, and company to ensure effective and efficient client management and success.

  • Be supportive in nature, innovative in spirit, and self reliant at work.

  • Most importantly - Identify areas of improvement and winning aspects in our clients marketing programs and develop a basic direction that helps our team and clients succeed.
  • If you crave working in a results based company to deliver creative marketing solutions to clients – look no further.

    Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years of marketing / analytical experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.5 GPA or higher.

  • Must demonstrate problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, customer service and detail orientation.