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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.