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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Kroll Ontrack - PR Specialist, Legal Technologies

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.

  • 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 Ref: #07REV000358

    For information about the Department of Revenue please visit

    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.

  • 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.