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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 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 Resumes sent to the same.

Kohnstamm Communications
400 North Robert #1450
St. Paul, MN 55101

Thursday, June 28, 2007

RMS Public Relations - Internship

RMS Public Relations
Position: Public Relations Intern

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)

  • 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
    (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.

  • 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


    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

    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 or 1101 West River Parkway #400, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at

    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 Be part of working in a truly integrated marketing agency that combines new and tried-and-true strategies to consistently earn A+ client kudos.