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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 Job Mart volunteers work behind the scenes for you, staying up-to-date on the best– and often unpublished – open marketing and communications jobs in the Twin Cities.Your resume will be matched against open positions sent to any one of the three partner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