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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Kohnstamm Communications - Account Executive – Consumer Team

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 and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

If you have a degree in PR, 3-4 years PR experience, and strong writing and organizational skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest account executive. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy 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 recently won PRSA's special events category against stiff competition. The 13-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 www.kohnstamm.com for more information. Send resumes to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

Kohnstamm Communications - Account Manager

Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based independent public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a seasoned, highly-motivated PR professional who can ably provide PR strategy, hands-on client counsel, strong media results and leadership that brings out the best in a bright, energetic team. Kohnstamm Communications is an award-winning agency that serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

If you have 8-10 years of experience, have led professional services PR programs budgeted at $200k and larger, and continue to enjoy direct involvement in top-tier national media relations as an integral element within a broad spectrum of PR work, we would like to speak with you. Experience in higher education, architecture, real estate, or legal industry preferred. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy 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 recently won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 13-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 www.kohnstamm.com for more information. Resumes sent to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Linnihan Foy - PR Specialist/Account Manager

Linnihan Foy Advertising is seeking a PR specialist/account manager who will help us continue to provide our b2b, technical and consumer clients with exceptional public relations and persuasive marketing materials. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, media relations experience and strong project management skills.

We would enjoy meeting those with the following qualifications:

  • 2-5 years public relations experience
  • Able to write great news releases, case histories and feature articles then pitch stories to editors
  • Capable of grasping technical content and making it compelling
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to write persuasive copy for ads, brochures, web sites, etc. a plus
  • Great sense of humor (a must)
  • Linnihan Foy Advertising is a full-service advertising agency located in NE Minneapolis' historic Saint Anthony neighborhood. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, great offices, a friendly atmosphere, a well-stocked kitchen, free parking and potential for growth.

    Saturday, August 11, 2007

    Senior Account Executive, Corporate Community and Public Affairs

    Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, 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 thinker with topnotch writing skills to join our Corporate, Community & Public Affairs practice. 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 3-6 years of communications experience.

    Click Here to Apply

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Roepke Public Relations - Public Relations Account Assistant

    Roepke Public Relations has an immediate opening for an account assistant.

    We have an upbeat, stylish office environment and are seeking a team member who is highly polished, professional, passionate, driven and who wants to be a part of a rapidly growing company.

    Required skills and attributes:
  • BA or BS in journalism, public relations, communications or related field.
  • A minimum of 1 year PR/Marketing 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.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Bacon's Media Source.
  • 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.
  • Assist senior account executives and company president.
  • This is not a sales position. Candidates must have public relations or marketing experience in an agency setting.

    We have a high-energy, collaborative environment with excellent benefits and provide exceptional career growth opportunities for those motivated to excel.
    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 Roepke Public Relations, info@roepkepr.com.

    Thursday, August 09, 2007

    Weber Shandwick - Public Relations Intern, Financial Services Practice

    Weber Shandwick Minneapolis — PRWeek’s Agency of the Year 2006 and one of the Twin Cities Business Journal’s Best Places to Work - is seeking an Intern to provide support to its Financial Services 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


    Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Monday, August 06, 2007

    Fleishman-Hillard - Public Relations Internship Program

    DESCRIPTION
    Fleishman-Hillard is an international, full-service public relations firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For 10 years, the Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis office has offered college students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable, practical public relations experience through its internship program.

    The Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis internship program offers four sessions: spring, summer, fall and winter. While at Fleishman-Hillard, interns have the opportunity to work with staff members to develop and execute media campaigns; write news releases, research papers, media pitch letters and other correspondence; participate in new business opportunities; and coordinate events.

    Although interns are assigned to work with specific groups and accounts, they are exposed to many facets of the firm. Practice areas in the Minneapolis office are:
    Financial Communications • Consumer/Retail
    Healthcare • Technology


    REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants need at least a B average and must have completed their junior year of undergraduate study, however, recent graduates are preferred. Applications are welcomed from students with their concentrations in all major areas, but backgrounds in journalism, mass media, communications, public relations, and radio and television broadcasting are given first consideration.

    COMPENSATION

    Interns are compensated on an hourly basis and are competitive within the industry and the Minneapolis market. Interns work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and usually have opportunities for overtime. We not do provide paid parking or housing assistance.

    SESSIONS
    • Winter: January – March
    • Spring: April - June
    • Summer: July – September
    • Fall: October – December

    APPLICATION
    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a letter of recommendation to:
    Robbin Brigham
    Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
    225 South 6th Street, Suite 5350
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Robbin.Brigham@fleishman.com