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Thursday, March 22, 2007

UnitedHealth Group - Communications Manager - Fun PR and internal communications

Use your healthcare experience in this uniquely blended Public Relations & Internal Communications role at UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

i3 assists the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with integrated scientific solutions throughout the pharmaceutical product lifecycle. i3 services include therapeutically specialized, full-service contract research; data capture, analysis, and reporting; strategic consulting and expertise in epidemiology, health economics, and outcomes; and certified medical education.

Are you a skilled writer, editor and media relations professional with extensive public relations and employee communications experience? We have created a new position to handle internal and external communications at our Eden Prairie office. This exciting and fun position works globally to expand awareness of i3 and our parent company, Ingenix. As a part of UnitedHealth Group, the position also features the benefits and growth potential of a Fortune 100 healthcare organization.

Other key responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing PR, business development and internal corporate communications
  • Writing communication plans
  • Strategically working with business units to promote products and services
  • Working with trade media, writing press releases and setting up articles, columns and media interviews
  • Overseeing all external communications for new product launches
  • Updating and maintaining the corporate intranet
  • Writing memos for executives and helping them with speeches and presentations they will make
  • Creating materials for trade show and conference presentations
  • The chosen candidate must possess:
  • Significant PR, internal communications, editing, proofreading and project management experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree is necessary (preferably in a related field)
  • Preferred assets include:
  • A background in healthcare (highly preferred)
  • Experience dealing with technical terminology and subjects
  • A Master’s degree in Communication or Marketing
  • Computer proficiency
  • UnitedHealth Group offers a full range of comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision, as well as a matching 401k and an employee stock purchase plan.

    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

    Get details and apply here.

    Wednesday, March 07, 2007

    Maccabee Group - Account Executive and Senior Account Executive Wanted!

    Minneapolis-based agency, Maccabee Group, has openings for two (yes, count them, two) exceptional PR professionals — AE and Senior AE. Experience in media relations and marketing communications required; expertise in event marketing, feature writing, product publicity a plus. Are you ready to work for the PR agency which unveiled the “World’s Largest Rubberband Ball” and the Christmas “Elf Yourself” Web site phenomenon for OfficeMax, premiered new Northern Lite Lattes for Caribou Coffee, sent sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer out on a “Keeping Sexual Intimacy Alive” TV tour, is preparing the Grand Opening of Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao in downtown Minneapolis, sent America’s #1 Groucho Marx impersonator on a 9-city media tour for Malt-O-Meal, hired Pet Psychics to read the minds of cats and dogs for PETCO stores, and launched Prairie Home Companion Ice Cream for Kemps? Then send your resume, writing samples to or fax to Deanna Boss at 612-337-0054. Learn more about Maccabee Group at