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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rosemount Inc.​ - Director, Global Integrated Marketing

Emerson Process Management is the world’s leading automation supplier.​ For over 45 years, Emerson's Rosemount Division has been recognized as the world leader in the design and manufacture of instrumentation, including a complete line of pressure, temperature, flow and level products.​ By a margin of 4:1, Rosemount Inc.​ is also recognized as the after-sale service leader.​

We currently have an exciting career opportunity as a Director of Integrated Marketing based at our Chanhassen, MN location.​ The Integrated Marketing Director will report to the Vice President of Marketing and Planning and will manage all aspects of the integrated marketing program as well as serve as the central authority for strategic marketing communications for the Rosemount division of Emerson Process Management.​

Primary Objectives

* Develops and executes global integrated communications strategies such as collateral, public relations, permission marketing, advertising and promotional activities
* Manages the company brand, value proposition and differentiation messages to both internal and external audiences.​
* Manages the marketing communications group and online marketing team.​
* Manages and directs Manila based marketing support team.​
* Fosters the development and continuous improvement of the marketing communications team and initiatives.​
* Develop/​manage metrics for tracking marketing program investments

Major Areas of Accountability:

* Utilizes a variety of communication methods and channels to create, execute, and measure results from effective integrated marketing campaigns on a global basis.​ Oversees marketing communications staff, agencies, vendors and activities.​ Interfaces with company executives, world area leaders, marketing team, HR, customer service and global sales force to improve communications and maximize effectiveness of messages.​
* Directs the development of the Rosemount brand with particular emphasis on building the overall online brand presence and the successful execution of effective online marketing strategies.​ Plans and directs strategies designed to deliver core messages, solidify the company’s brand leadership position and increase sales of Rosemount products and services.​
* Manages global public relations programs, and agencies, and establishes positive relations with media contacts and coordinates media events.​ Manages the writing, editing and publishing of internal marketing newsletter.​
* Leverages marketing communications to build loyal customer relationships and provides strategic direction for product launches including internal and external messaging.​
* Manages marketing communications budget.​ Oversees development and negotiation of media contracts for the organization
* Leverages Emerson brand and divisional efforts to maximize Rosemount position in the marketplace.​ Serves as liaison to Emerson Process Management marketing communications team and work, where possible, cross divisionally to develop wider initiatives.​
* Responsible for technical writing, documentation, creative design, and language translation for Rosemount

This position requires a 4 year degree in business or related field.​ MBA is strongly preferred.​ 10+​ years in a global manufacturing environment, with business to business marketing communications and one to one direct marketing experience is highly desired.​

www.​Rosemount.​com

Sunday, December 14, 2008

UnitedHealth Group - Communications Director - Issues Management

UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

Dedicated to the growing health care needs of individuals over the age of 50.
People over the age of 50 represent the fastest-growing segment of our nation's population. Ovations is dedicated to enhancing access to quality health care for this market, as well as low-income Americans and those with disabilities.
Ovations works with local and national institutions - including federal and state governments, AARP, Medicare and Medicaid - to help find innovative ways to bridge gaps in health care for these important, often vulnerable populations. The company is engaged in four primary lines of business.

Communications Director - Issues Management

This position offices in Minnetonka, MN.

Effectively and efficiently manage all communications to all affected audiences surrounding significant planned and unplanned events that may cause disruption throughout or within Ovations.

Responsibilities:
  • Manages strategy and tactics surrounding issues communications for Ovations, working with leadership to meet objectives surrounding issues communications management.
  • Manages intake, image and disposition of all issue communication, including tracking factual information, defining appropriate course of action to manage specific issue, and serving as "go to" person among the senior management.
  •  Manage all media relations support including serving as spokesperson on issues and providing media training to additional spokespeople.
  • Develop and improve relationships with key journalists and media outlets.
  • Staff and arrange interviews with the CEO and other senior executives; provide supporting documentation and materials to ensure UHG's preparedness and key message penetration.
  • Creates, manages and disbands adhoc work teams brought together for the purpose of managing communications surrounding a specific issue.
  • Writes all supporting internal and external communications surrounding a topic including talking points, frequently asked questions, backgrounders, audience communications, etc.
  • Works closely with corporate, regional, divisional and local site representatives to ensure broad understanding of external communications strategies s and approach.
  • Responsible for appropriate filing and distribution of communication per legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Responsible for frequent, accurate status reporting to Senior Management and key stakeholders on regular basis.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 10+ years of work experience in a public relations agency or department as a senior leader.
  • Media relations skills and relationships with top-tier media as a corporate spokesperson.
  • Skills in writing, editing, communications plan development, consulting, budgeting, project management, presenting.
  • Creates, builds and maintains relationships that enhance performance.
  • Obtains commitments from individuals or groups to ensure organization's success;.
  • Provide clear direction and make fact-based decisions.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills required.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Knows how the business works and knows the health care industry.
  • Knowledgeable in policies, practices, and information effecting the business and organization.  
  • Has relationships with key national and local media 
Apply here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

ARAnet, Inc. - Marketing Writer


ARAnet, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies in the Twin Cities! Our clients include top companies like Microsoft, Home Depot, Lexus and 3M, as well as a who’s who of top Public Relations and Advertising Agencies. 
We are currently looking for a Marketing Writer.  In this position you will be responsible for writing feature articles for ARAnet’s print and online clients on a wide range of topics as well as edit client-written articles.  Familiarity with journalism, public relations and marketing, client management and editing for AP style preferred. This is a full-time, on-site position. If you enjoy working in a team environment and can manage demanding clients and multiple projects simultaneously, this might be the position for you.
We Offer:
-         A positive, upbeat work environment where your contributions are rewarded and make a difference.
-         Compensation commensurate with experience.
-         Benefits that include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation time and 401(k) program with company match.
-         A comfortable, convenient west metro office location.
We Require:
-         Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field preferred
-         Three to five years of writing and editing experience
-         Client management experience
-         On-site location

Visit our Web site to learn more: www.ARAnetOnline.com.
To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to employment@ARAnetOnline.com. No phone calls, please.  Please reference job title in subject line.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Fleishman-Hillard Seeks Intern

Fleishman-Hillard Seeks Intern
Fleishman-Hillard is an international, full-service public relations firm. For more than 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.
Practice areas in the Minneapolis office include:
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Communications
  • Consumer/Retail
  • Technology. 
We assign interns to client accounts and expect them to contribute to the success of our clients and firm. During our program, we strive to ensure that each intern is exposed to every aspect of the firm’s work, including in-depth client work, office management and winning new business.
Requirements:
Applicants need at least a B average and must have completed their junior year of undergraduate study. While we will give first consideration to applicants with majors in journalism, mass media, communications, public relations, and radio and television broadcasting, we will consider applications from all major areas.
Ideal candidates will have recently graduated from college and have some previous PR experience, preferably at least two previous PR internships.
Compensation:
Fleishman-Hillard compensates interns on an hourly basis at competitive rates. Interns work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and usually have opportunities for overtime. We do not provide paid parking or housing assistance.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to niki.larsen@fleishman.com.
For more information, visit our Web site at www.fleishman.com.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

MLT Vacations - Public Relations Specialist

About the Job
MLT Vacations, a leading wholesaler of leisure travel products and wholly owned subsidiary of the New Delta Airlines Corporation is seeking an experienced and diverse writer to join our public relations team.​
If you’re looking for more than just another job, find the travel industry exciting and looking for a growing and expanding company with a casual environment, then MLT Vacations has a perfect opportunity for you.​
POSITION OBJECTIVE: Recommend and execute consumer and trade public relations strategies, programs and tactics that effectively describe and promote MLT Vacations and its brands.​ Develop communications materials to support Corporate Communications department strategies.​
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist in development of annual public relations plans in collaboration with marketing.​
  • Draft and distribute external communications regarding company performance, future direction, corporate news and product news and information.​
  • Track placements and exposure in all media, including: print, TV, radio and online.​
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive list of media contacts.​
  • Build and foster relationships with consumer and trade publications.​
  • Build and foster relationships within applicable business community and professional organizations.​
  • Respond to media requests for information and help to facilitate public relations events and media opportunities including interviews, appearances, releases of quotes, etc.​
  • Manage charitable contributions program, including screening requests and disbursement of donations.​
  • Represent MLT Vacations at consumer and trade events.​
  • Assist MLT leadership team and key partners with external communications and speeches.​
  • Collaborate with Operations Center management and communications team in the development and delivery of marketing communications for front line sales staff.​
  • Generate, analyze and distribute reports pertaining to assigned responsibilities.​
  • Comply with all corporate and departmental policies/​procedures and applicable governmental regulations.​
  • Attend and participate in meetings that pertain to assigned responsibilities.​
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.​
OCCASIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Domestic and/​or International travel to fulfill assigned responsibilities.​
  • Assist in development of content for internal communications mediums including Intranet, newsletters, executive correspondence, employee meetings, etc.​
EDUCATIONAL/​SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.​
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Public Relations from four-year college or university; or equivalent work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.​
  • Two plus years of communications and/​or journalism experience.​
  • Public relations agency experience or experience working with the media.​
  • Knowledge of MLT Inc.​'s programs, policies, procedures and reservations systems preferred.​
  • Strong PC skills including MS Word and Excel required.​
  • Must demonstrate strong English language, grammar and writing skills.​
  • Must have the ability to work independently and possess strong organizational and analytical skills.​
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner.​
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple projects/​deadlines simultaneously.​
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate to management, staff and media as well as demonstrate sound judgment/​reasoning skills.​
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail.​
Another reason to work for MLT Vacations?​ GREAT BENEFITS!
Unlimited reduced rate worldwide travel.​  Health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), bonus opportunities, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, PTO/​paid time off, casual work place, and more!
Local applicants only please - please include your salary requirements in your cover letter.​
You must submit writing samples along with your resume to be considered.​




Click here to apply.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Director, Marketing Development - Tastefully Simple, Inc.​

Have Your Job and Love It, Too!

When’s the last time you actually looked forward to going to work?​ If you want a career that’s both challenging and fun, check out Tastefully Simple, Inc.​! We offer the growth and stability of an Inc.​ 500 Hall of Fame company, plus a positive, team-oriented culture which has resulted in Tastefully Simple being named in the top 5%​ of employers for team member satisfaction.​ (Yes, you can be successful and have fun!) Currently, we have the following opportunities available at our headquarters in beautiful Alexandria, Minnesota:

Director, Marketing Development

We want to hear from you if you have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field; master's degree preferred



  • Ten years experience in marketing role



  • Three years experience in senior leadership



  • Experience managing and developing marketing programs and projects



  • Experience driving top-line sales



  • Experience in public relations



  • Expertise in market segmentation and branding



  • Critical Performance Areas include:

  • Create tactics and project plans to execute strategic marketing initiatives; guard Tastefully Simple's brand and ensure quality



  • Lead marketing projects and programs; ensure timely and superior completion



  • Provide leadership to Marketing Team members



  • Drive Internet marketing strategies



  • Serve as a business sponsor on critical Tastefully Simple projects

  • To apply and for additional information, please view our website under “Employment Opportunities” in the “Who We Are” section of out site.

    We will gladly accept all resumes until the position is filled.​

    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Snow Communications is seeking to hire a senior public relations professional

    Snow Communications is seeking to hire a senior public relations professional responsible for client services, managing account teams and new business development. Candidates should have proven ability to bring outstanding value to both blue chip and early stage clients, excellent team management skills and at least 10 years agency experience. Experience in legal and high tech PR is highly desirable.

    Critical requirements include having a passion for the practice of public relations, a deep-seated urge to drive your career into the stratosphere, and an unbridled impatience with the compromises and organizational oppressiveness of traditional PR firms. Optional, but very helpful, is a good sense of humor.

    Snow Communications offers competitive salary and generous employee benefits. Send resume and cover letter to: admin@cybersnow.com.

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    Fast Horse is hiring


    Fast Horse looking for someone with a minimum of three years advertising or public relations agency experience.  Our ideal candidate is smart, creative, organized, hungry and curious.  Experience with integrated consumer marketing campaigns is required.  We’ll give an extra-long look-see at candidates who have social media marketing experience, as well as those who have interest/experience in sports (especially motorsports).
     
    Does this describe someone you know?  Please direct resumes to me. Thanks!

    Get more information here

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Account Supervisor in the relationship marketing/direct marketing

    Account Supervisor in the relationship marketing/direct marketing arena for a top Twin Cities agency.
    Ideal candidate should have at least 7 + years experience in client service, some agency background, and be an expert in one or more aspects of relationship marketing: direct, loyalty, partnership, gift card, analytics, database, etc. The ability to multi-task, grow brands, and manage details is a must as well. At this level, the Account Supervisor is responsible for strategy, writing marketing plans, coming up with solutions, and to some degree, implementing the program. Interested candidates should contact:

    Contact:
    Elizabeth Laukka
    Recruiting and HR Consultant
    612-232-0402
    elizabeth_laukka@hotmail.com

    Monday, November 03, 2008

    Publicist (or Publicity Manager) - World Wrestling Entertainment

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Publicity professional to join our PR team.

    The position will be based in our Stamford, CT office and will involve working with our Publicity/Marketing team in the development and execution of publicity plans and programs to enhance the visibility of WWE products and talent in print, TV, film, radio, digital, and mobile platforms.

    Responsibilities:
    • Create and execute effective PR plans
    • Write press releases and media alerts
    • Work with in-house team members and outside agencies to develop, implement and manage internal and external communications to broaden exposure of all WWE products
    • Maintain and build upon solid entertainment contacts at national and regional broadcast, print, and entertainment media outlets
    • Maintain and develop contacts with guest bookers/producers for morning, daytime, and late night shows
    • Build relationships and work daily with network and studio partners like NBC Universal, myNetworkTV, and 20th Century FOX
    • Work closely with WWE CPG and licensees to generate publicity for WWE books, DVD's, CDs and video games
    • Organize and coordinate press conferences and talent appearances on both a large national and smaller regional scale
    • Actively seek "out of the box" opportunities and track celebrity and/or media icons and current events to develop new publicity opportunities for WWE
    • Keep abreast of WWE products, as well as entertainment and sports industry trends and pop culture to help develop leading strategies
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of four years experience in entertainment publicity
    • Knowledge of media, both national and local, including print, TV, film, radio, digital and mobile platforms
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to work well with all levels of employees, both within and outside the company
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Able to travel as needed (25-30% anticipated)
    • Bachelor degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or related field of study preferred
    Apply by clicking here.

    Saturday, October 25, 2008

    Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) - Marketing Manager

    Position:      Marketing Manager
    Function:    
    To implement and manage FMSC’s marketing, public relations and communications strategies to effectively tell the FMSC story and mission.  This includes advertising plans, news releases, fund raising appeals, newsletters and special events.  Work under the direction of the Executive Director in developing strategies to ensure fulfillment of fundraising, volunteer recruitment and communications goals.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1.      Working with Executive Director and outside vendors create strategies, implement and manage marketing and communications plans to achieve goals of Feed My Starving Children.
    2.      Manage media relations, including news releases, cultivating relations with media and coordinating public events
    3.      Under the direction of the Executive Director, manage the timely creation, production, scheduling and implementation of all special fund raising appeals, direct mail appeals, FMSC newsletters and events
    4.      Provide planning and leadership for annual auction and grand opening events
    5.      Provide leadership to marketing staff creating an effective and cohesive team, ensure systems policies and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the communications functions are developed and implemented
    6.      Develop and recommend marketing policies and procedures, and ensure they are adhered to, including but not limited to granting permission to use the FMSC logo or other materials 
    7.      Write content, manage graphic design, and direct production for a variety of communication materials, including brochures, displays, videos, information folders
    8.      Manage the design and updating of website and provide leadership in eNewsletter production process
    9.      Guarantee effective brand management and ensure visual branding consistency at all FMSC locations by implementing identity standards along with Operations, Development and Administration as needed
    10.  Provide direction and implement strategies of outside advertising agencies as needed
    11.  Provide the Executive Director, Board Members, and Development Department with information to increase efforts to maximize FMSC’s fund raising efforts
    12.  Tracks and analyzes performance of fund raising appeals and events against goals
    13.  Monitor and assist in development of department budget
    14.  Other duties as assigned
    Supervised by:           Executive Director
    Qualifications/Requirements:
    1.      Commitment to support and promote the Christian mission and goals of Feed My Starving Children
    2.      BA with minimum of 5 years experience in marketing communications
    3.      Demonstrated success in creating and implementing marketing plans including direct mail and electronic campaigns
    4.      Experience with web site content development and special events planning
    5.      Supervisory experience with ability to direct staff development as needed
    6.      Strong interpersonal and relationship building strengths with experience presenting effectively to small and large groups
    7.      Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with design software
    8.      Skill in writing, public speaking and newsletter management

    To apply email résumé, cover letter and three marketing communication samples that you have produced (MS Word or PDF) to Jeanie Picardi, Director of Administration and Finance, at JPicardi@fmsc.org.   Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to provide a full portfolio at the time of the interview.  Finalists for this position will also undergo a writing assessment at FMSC during the final round of interviews.

    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis is seeking a Vice President, Digital Strategist

    Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis is seeking a Vice President, Digital Strategist. The position will work closely with the PR professionals within the Minneapolis office as well as with the larger 250 + digital team across the company. This is a great opportunity to play a strategic role in developing and managing digital programming for major consumer, healthcare, and agriculture brands and organizations. Candidates must have experience working in a senior planning/strategy role and will have experience in traditional PR and digital communications/digital marketing at a client company or agency.

    FH Digital, Fleishman-Hillard’s worldwide digital group, provides full-service digital media solutions to support integrated communications and marketing programs. We craft innovative, award-winning solutions that have a meaningful, positive, and measurable impact. In addition to full digital creative services, deep content production, and innovative technical, our team supports programs with essential digital techniques such as online editorial outreach, social media management, search marketing and optimization, mobile marketing, online display advertising, and word-of-mouth campaigns. And, we have tools to help us identify and track online influencers, monitor discussions throughout the blogosphere, and measure Web site and social media program success.

    FH digital serves a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and international organizations, trade associations, and household name consumer brands.

    Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with clients and account teams on the development of social media programs and strategies
  • Accurately forecast budgets for proposed social media programs, online marketing programs and search visibility programs
  • Direct internal strategy teams in employing a variety of research techniques to understand and analyze online data and provide insight about relevant online conversations and voices in those conversations
  • Manage execution of digital, social media campaigns
  • Assess new technology or tools to determine right fit for client needs
  • Prepare reports summarizing the results of social media campaigns
  • Leverage proprietary measurement models for clients’ performance metrics and ROI information
  • Contribute to 360 Digital Influence blog and other thought leadership efforts in the social media space
  • Required qualifications:

  • 10+ years PR or relevant marketing experience
  • 3-7 years of relevant work experience in the digital communications space
  • Solid understanding of social media and the digital landscape
  • Must be passionate about quickly-evolving social media environment. In addition to passion and beyond understanding, must have a point-of-view on social media and the digital landscape – specifically the way in which brands should approach social media to meet their business objectives.
  • Track record of contributing digital strategies and tactics to successful communications campaigns
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Superior communication, organizational, and project management skills
  • Proven ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work effectively and proactively within a team setting, both on-site and virtually
  • PR experience (agency experience preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to emily.frager@fleishman.com.

    For more information, visit our Web site at www.fleishman.com.

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    Jostens - Communications Manager

    This position is part of Jostens Corporate Communications organization, which counsels, plans and implements communication strategies and programs to support company objectives and business growth. This position provides communications services that include internal communications, media and public relations, marketing communications, branding and community affairs that touch multiple audiences including employees, independent sales representatives, customers, the media and the community.

    The Manager, Corporate Communications will work closely with business unit and corporate functions to identify and address communications opportunities with planning and communications process development, along with project management and implementation for assigned areas.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in communications, public relations and marketing communications roles.
  • Thorough and demonstrated understanding of the corporate communications function
  • Strong experience in communications planning and hands-on implementation
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with communications vehicles; electronic as well as print.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization, as well as with diverse external audiences
  • Ability to assimilate facts and package them in ways to most appropriately position information with key audiences
  • Travel is required, generally at the individual¿s discretion, up to 20 percent of time.
  • Flexibility, high work ethic and ability to have fun as part of dynamic team are all required
  • Undergraduate degree in communications-related major is required; post-graduate work is a plus.

  • Come work for a progressive and vibrant organization! We take pride in helping students celebrate their academic achievements!

    Minneapolis-based Jostens, founded in 1897, is a leading provider of products, programs and services that help people celebrate important moments, recognize achievements and build affiliations. The company's products include yearbooks, class rings, graduation products and products for athletic champions and their fans.

    Our aim is to be the world leader in providing achievement and affiliation products and to constantly deliver exceptional performance. Through tradition and technology, innovation and partnerships, Jostens continues to create powerful new ways for people to express their pride, and mark life's biggest moments. Jostens is a team of employees and independent business partners.

    For immediate consideration, please visit Monster.com.

    To learn more about our organization go to: http://www.jostens.com

    Jostens supports and embraces a diverse workforce as an EEO/AA employer.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2008

    Account Executive - Maccabee Group Public Relations

    Maccabee Group Public Relations -- the Minneapolis-based brand PR agency which unveiled OfficeMax’s “World’s Largest Rubberband Ball” and won the 2008 Silver Halo “Cause Marketing Campaign of the Year” Award -- has a new opening for an Account Executive. Candidates should have 2-5 years’ experience in media relations, with excellent writing and client relationship skills. Event marketing, social media and consumer or b-to-b/tech publicity background a plus. We’re seeking a marketing communications professional who can balance brand strategy with creativity -- a proactive initiator and fiendishly-organized multi-tasker with a wicked sense of fun, a restless intelligence and unshakeable integrity.

    Apply by sending your resume and a stunning writing sample to jobs@maccabee.com or fax to Deanna Boss at 612-337-0054. Learn more about Maccabee Group at www.maccabeegroup.com.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    Fleishman-Hillard Seeks Intern

    Fleishman-Hillard is an international, full-service public relations firm. For more than 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.

    Practice areas in the Minneapolis office include: Technology • Healthcare • Financial Communications • Consumer/Retail. We assign interns to client accounts and expect them to contribute to the success of our clients and firm. During our program, we strive to ensure that each intern is exposed to every aspect of the firm’s work, including in-depth client work, office management and winning new business.

    Requirements:

    Applicants need at least a B average and must have completed their junior year of undergraduate study. Recent graduates are preferred. While we will give first consideration to applicants with majors in journalism, mass media, communications, public relations, and radio and television broadcasting, we will consider applications from all major areas. Ideal candidates will have some previous PR experience (school, work or other internships).


    Compensation:


    Fleishman-Hillard compensates interns on an hourly basis at competitive rates. Interns work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and usually have opportunities for overtime. We do not provide paid parking or housing assistance.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to niki.larsen@fleishman.com.

    For more information, visit our Web site at www.fleishman.com.

    Thursday, August 07, 2008

    Weber seeks Financial Services expert for Account Supervisor position

    The Weber Shandwick Minneapolis office has an opportunity in our Financial Services practice for an Account Supervisor. This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry-leading practice and be involved in developing and initiating national partnership outreach PR programs. Qualified candidates will be creative and strategic thinkers, organized to a fault and experienced in grassroots PR initiatives. Also important are strong writing and editing skills, relationship building expertise, and materials development including web writing and creating marketing collateral materials.

    Successful candidates will have 5+ years of PR experience. Excellent client relationship skills, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to work in a team environment and be a role model for junior staff are also important.

    We 're looking for exceptional PR talent to deliver great results for our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits program and good career advancement opportunities. If you would like to join us, please submit your resume at www.webershandwick.com

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    Veterans Affairs Dept - INFORMATION OFFICER 3

    Job Description:

    This position is responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of a comprehensive communications and public relations program that will enhance the image and position of the MN Department of Veterans Affairs within the state.

    Job Duties:
  • Research and create content for all public education and informational materials for the Department.

  • Assists with special events and communication events as assigned.

  • Prepares and edits news releases which may be of vital public concern.

  • Memorializes Department activities and events with photography.

  • Assists webmaster with web page design.

  • Collaborates with Communications Director in creating, developing and implementing public relations strategy.

  • Writes speeches for Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners for public speaking engagements.

  • Develops and implements media internship program.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

    KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

    Bachelor's degree in mass communications, journalism, English, or public relations.

    Three years professional experience in writing and editing materials, such as news releases, articles, and marketing materials.

    Experience in Web development and the production of Web content, marketing materials, and collateral material that demonstrates strong writing and editing skills.

    Knowledge of Associated Press journalistic techniques for presenting information to broad audiences.

    Experience with photographic manipulation and the creation of images designed to compliment written communications.

    Experience with design and layout of publications using Desktop publishing software.

    Advanced oral and written communication skills.

    Computer graphics skills and experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software.

    Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

    Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Considerable knowledge of journalistic principles and practices; writing requirements for the press, radio and television or for curriculum and educational materials.

    Time management skills.

    Knowledge of Veterans Programs and veteran's issues.

    Selection Process:

    The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

    If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.

    How to Apply:

    You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume through the online Resume Builder at . You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with future job openings that meet your interests.

    If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Department of Employee Relations (DOER), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and DOER web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-296-2616 or, in greater Minnesota, 1-800-657-3974.

    Contact for More Information:

    Roxie Kronick, 612/721-0672; roxie.kronick@state.mn.us.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008

    Haberman & Associates - Public Relations Intern

    Position: Public Relations Intern

    Focus:
    This position will primarily focus on projects for consumer clients and/or business-to-business clients. It will also include some administrative duties, such as filing, mailings, answering the phone, etc.

    Responsibilities:
    Your internship will likely involve the following responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative and public relations support to HAI account managers and clients
  • Help manage and support local, regional and national media relations campaigns
  • As appropriate, develop and write media materials, including news releases, case studies,
    calendar alerts, fact sheets, etc.
  • Research, develop and manage media lists, editorial calendar opportunities grids and
    awards databases for clients
  • Help coordinate special events
  • Support Haberman & Associates account executives and office management with
    administrative tasks such as media kit compilation and distribution; media list
    organization; retrieving articles for clients; preparing packages for mailing; research; etc.

  • Experience/Skills Required:
  • 1-2 years of public relations experience, with an emphasis on media relations
  • Consumer and/or business-to-business media relations experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Twin Cities media market a plus
  • Ability to support national public relations campaigns
  • Excellent rapport-building skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, knowledge of current events
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Close attention to detail
  • Ability to generate media relations results on a local scale
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
  • Deadline: Friday, August 15th
    Hours: 40 hours if available OR 20+ hours, minimum three days per week
    Contact: Amanda Arens, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6453, amanda@habermaninc.com

    Weber Shandwick looking for entry level candidates

    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. Our mission is tied to one goal – winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty – advocacy – by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.


    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for entry-level candidates.

    Qualifications include:
  • Ability to multitask with great attention to detail -- proofreading, grammar, concise client memos and reports
  • The ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • BS degree in journalism, public relations, communications
  • If interested, submit resume to: www.webershandwick.com.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Boston Scientific - Sr. Public Relations Project Manager

    Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices with revenue of $8.3 billion in 2007. For over 25 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine by providing a broad and deep portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services across a wide range of medical specialties. The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery that minimize risk, cost, trauma, aftercare and procedure time.

    Job Description:

    Initiates, develops and executes strategic public relations plans that are aligned with Marketing, Sales, and Communications and Programs objectives.
    1. Leads the development and execution of strategic public relations plans that support product and franchise and corporate activities; recommends the use of appropriate media options and tactics. Applies product, clinical and market knowledge throughout the process.

    2. Manages media inquiries, creates media opportunities and identifies media leverage points that help build product awareness and brand while ensuring consistency within the BSC brand.

    3. Champions the development of media key messages and talking points for key tradeshows, scientific meetings, and major activities (e.g. recalls).

    4. Communicates proactively to all levels of management and stakeholders. Champions communications messages throughout the organization. Communicates and educates corporate communications about major divisional activities and messages to garner corporate support.

    5. Fosters strong relationships with key customers and partners, both internal and external. Participates in project teams outside of Communications and Programs. Serves as a liaison and resource for initiatives.

    6. Partners with and manages PR agencies to ensure that initiatives meet objectives. Directs and initiates solutions in support of continuous improvement.

    7. Defines, tracks, and maintains budgets while ensuring cost-saving measures. Participates in the development of department and franchise budgets, adhering to corporate priorities.

    8. Applies finance principles to the development of department and franchise budgets.

    9. Analyzes program impact and metrics for projects and/or launches. Provides recommendations and creates plans for continuous improvement.

    10. Maintains knowledge of public relations industry trends and best-in-class practices as related to responsibilities.
    Qualifications:
    • 5-8 years of Public Relations or Communications experience in Medical Device or Healthcare related field.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience required.
    • Strong writing and editing skills.
    • Travel required.
    Please apply for this position by going to www.bostonscientific.com/careers and click on job search. Please then enter requisition number 26252.

    Tuesday, July 08, 2008

    Dow Water Solutions - Communications Assistant

    Public Affairs - Designed Polymers

    Location-Edina

    As a Communications Assistant, the desired candidate, based in Edina , Minnesota , will support the Brand & Communications Leader for the Water Solutions business portfolio. In this role, the candidate will help manage communications projects, tradeshows/customer events and other administrative details for the Brand & Communications Leader. The candidate will also coordinate team management /Human Resources activities and will help oversee all budget administration for the portfolio. As part of the specialized nature of the role, the candidate will support numerous projects related to product/marketing communications, as well as employee communications for the business portfolio.

    The Communications Assistant will provide support to the Marketing Communications Manager and the global marketing team as needed.

    Examples of the communications activity the candidate will help be involved with, include:
  • Budget/Communications Purchasing — Collect written estimates from agencies on all projects, generate purchase orders, oversee invoices, and manage year-end closing. Interact with various suppliers and agencies to ensure they follow Dow purchasing procedures.

  • General Project Management — Coordinate numerous projects related to internal and external communications across the global business portfolio, such as confidential announcements, presentations, press materials, and events.

  • Trade Shows/Customer Events — Coordination for major customer or industry events, including hotels, customer events arrangements (suites, food, entertainment, gifts, etc.), registration, collecting leads, booth supplies, etc.

  • Sales Promotional Items — Work with suppliers to get samples and estimates, provide logos, place orders, arrange shipping, etc.

  • Literature — Prepare files for the Dow Literature Archive, upload digital files and manage content on the business’ folders in Literature Archive system. Coordinate printing of literature, arrange warehousing, place literature orders and arrange/coordinate mailings.

  • Routings — Initiate and track all routings, then combine/compile edits. Coordinate routings with executives and business leaders. Collect, track and merge edits/revisions. Proofread and check for accurate trademark usage.

  • Mailings — Manage internal and external mailings, including running customer and employee distribution lists, formatting/de-duping lists, selecting and ordering envelopes, making postage arrangements, sending the mailing internally or instructing Dow suppliers on how to send, collecting non-deliverables and updating lists accordingly.
  • To fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal candidate needs to be able to demonstrate initiative, interpersonal effectiveness, learning, teamwork, and mathematical, technology and e-communications skills.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:


    High School Diploma is required, prefer a 2 or 4-year degree in business, marketing or communications, and/or 3-5 years of prior experience. Experience on the following systems is helpful, but not required as they can be learned on the job and via training: MS Office & Outlook and Literature Archive (Documentum).


    COMPETENCIES:


    INITIATIVE: Candidate must possess ability to independently manage multiple, deadline-sensitive projects at a time with confidence and professionalism. Results focused, detail oriented, capable for handling complexity and multiple projects and deadlines.

    INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS: Ability to work with outside suppliers and agencies related to purchases and project management. Ability to interact professionally with senior leadership and protect confidentiality related to business and personnel matters. Negotiating skills for discussing time and dollar constraints with internal partners and external suppliers.

    LEARNING: Strong computer skills, willingness to learn new systems and processes.

    TEAMWORK: Able to deal with many kinds of people in a positive, collaborative way, including employees in Research & Development, Technical Support & Development, Marketing and Sales, Finance and Legal/Trademark, Business leadership, Admins supporting these individuals, as well as outside suppliers.

    TECHNOLOGY/E-COMMUNICATIONS: Must be comfortable with learning and using new software and working in a web environment.

    MATHEMATICS: Must be comfortable managing financial info for budgets and cost centers with significant purchasing activity.

    Click here to apply, job number - 0801811

    Monday, July 07, 2008

    BAE Systems - Communications Specialist

    BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With 97,500 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded $31.4 billion in 2007.

    BAE Systems Armament Systems (AS) is the leading source of major caliber gun system solutions for the U.S. armed forces, and a key supplier of launching systems for the U.S. Navy. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Armament Systems supports its customers with over 2,000 employees located at production facilities in California, Colorado, Kentucky, and South Dakota, and product support and engineering facilities in California, Florida, New Jersey, and Virginia.

    General Summary

    Plans, executes and manages a variety of media relations and communications activities for BAE Systems' Armament Systems. The Communications Specialist will work as part of the Armament Systems' communications team, but will specialize in promoting programs for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Performs some combination of the following duties:
  • Manages communications for a major DOD programs. Creates and directs nation-wide public communications program including trade press, print-media, on-line media, radio and television.

  • Manages the performance of sub-contractors performing media relations efforts on the programs behalf, including content, cost and schedule performance.

  • Prepares, conducts or coordinates press releases, interviews and the public release of information.

  • Develops and manages Army Programs communications on the web, both internet and intranet. Manages the technical and creative performance of contractor organizations developing or maintaining the www.cannonartillery.com and www.nloscannon.com.

  • Plans and coordinates execution and implementation of contractual meetings including Government and Program reviews and award fee activities.

  • Researches and produces executive summaries, white papers, PowerPoint briefings, capability statements and news releases.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key defense trade reporters and business reporters.

  • Develops and executes strategic and tactical external communication plans.

  • Plans and coordinates execution of program visits for government officials, officers and foreign national personnel.

  • Directs and develops and maintains budget for communications-related projects.

  • Works as part of a division communications team to execute a strategic communications program.

  • Coordinates activities and plans with internal communications, government relations and community relations staff.

  • Reports directly to Armament Systems' director of communications and government relations.

  • 0-25% travel required.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
    1. Work requires a level of educational development, normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor?s degree in Business Management, Communications, Political Science or a related field.

    2. Work requires a minimum of three-to-five years of related experience in media relations, communications, and project management.

    3. A high level of analytical ability is required to understand and determine internal and external customer requirements and communicate them effectively.

    4. Work requires a high level of written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

    5. A substantial level of innovation is required to identify, develop and distribute effective program communications.

    6. Possess a keen ability to communicate highly technical information and military jargon to a variety of audiences.

    7. Understanding of the U.S. military and the U.S. political process is preferred.
    People are the greatest asset in any Company ...

    BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

    We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.

    Click here to apply.

    Monday, June 09, 2008

    Select Comfort - Corporate Communications Manager

    Company: Select Comfort

    Position Title:
    Corporate Communications Manager

    Position Description:

    This position will work closely with director to develop, manage and implement comprehensive strategies that build and protect corporate reputation; foster engagement, retention and productivity; and help attract top talent.

    Major responsibilities include:

    Corporate Communications
  • Support director in the development and implementation of strategic corporate communications plans

  • Help with the development of corporate key messages and proof points

  • Help author all materials surrounding quarterly and annual earnings announcements including news release, scripts, etc.

  • Provide strategic direction to corporate communications agency partners

  • Support the director in all business media outreach and response

  • Work with internal clients to support the development of IR-related documents including the company’s annual report

  • Help coordinate shareholder and analyst events
  • Crisis Communications and Issues Management
  • Back up director on all crisis communications and issues management situations
  • Employee Communications
  • With oversight from director, develop and implement annual employee communications plan

  • Responsible for the implementation of two-way communications vehicles

  • Spearhead consistency of all e-mail communication to employees

  • Coordinate all townhall and all-employee meetings

  • Help promote annual Employee Engagement Survey

  • Help additional internal clients promote key employee initiatives (e.g., human resource planning, etc.)

  • Devise tools to effectively measure engagement, productivity and retention
  • Community Relations
  • Responsible for the strategic direction, planning and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community relations programs

  • Develop and implement annual CSR and community relations plan

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of all bed and accessory donations to RMHC and other charitable organizations

  • Oversee all coordination, volunteer efforts and media relations efforts associated with RMHC and charitable donations

  • Oversee employee volunteer programs

  • Responsible for allocation and tracking of annual donations budget

  • Disaster Relief

  • Develop and implement strategies for disaster relief efforts

  • Contact: Dalin Lappe
    Email: dalin.lappe@selectcomfort.com

    Sunday, June 01, 2008

    Cooper Power Systems - Proposal/Technical Writer

    COMPANY OVERVIEW:
    Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer, with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,000 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Safety, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools Group. Cooper Connection provides a common marketing and selling platform for Cooper's sales to electrical distributors.

    Cooper Power Systems is the leading provider of electrical distribution solutions that deliver power to communities and industries worldwide. Our automation and integration products protect, connect, and improve the entire power system for better safety and more reliable energy delivery every day. Cooper Power Systems focuses on innovative, reliable electrical distribution solutions for medium- and high-voltage applications. Our products are engineered for substations, overhead, underground, and in-plant medium voltage distribution systems. Through our developments in automation and integration systems, our customers are able to improve system performance and meet the growing demands for electrical distribution.

    SITE OVERVIEW:
    Cannon, acquired by Cooper in August 2006, provides systems used by many of the country’s largest utilities to manage peak load, improve system power factor and improve substation reliability. Cannon’s systems combine a revenue metering data model with fast, ubiquitous broadcast communications and real-time scanning and alarming. Cannon Technologies has field proven success in Demand Response, Distribution Automation and Energy Information. This position is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    The Proposal/Technical Writer will prepare proposals that feature customized software/hardware/system solutions for electric utilities along with the supporting technical specifications and presentations. The Proposal/Technical Writer will work closely with the Marketing team’s manager who manages the support for sales/proposals/projects – ensuring consistent solution/market messages/strategies and quality control on all documentation delivered to existing or potential clients.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Writing technical proposals and related business development documentation, meeting specific pre-determined deadlines.
  • Utilizing solution area proposal templates
  • Creating graphics (images, charts, diagrams) to illustrate concepts in proposals
  • Providing quality assurance for formatting content, spelling, punctuation, grammar, branding
  • Managing production, distribution, shipping/delivery, and archiving of documents
  • Assist in writing content for brochures, sell sheets, technical notes and other related collateral
  • Responsible for special projects as assigned, based on knowledge and skill level
  • Attend weekly proposal/project meetings.
  • EXPECTED DELIVERABLES & RESULTS:

    Expected deliverables will include, but will not be limited to, the following document examples:
  • Request for a Proposal (RFP)
  • Request for a Quote (RFQ)
  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Environnemental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
  • Demand Response Demographic Assessment
  • Product Brochure
  • Product Bulletin
  • Product Sheets
  • Product Presentations
  • Results
    Quality-assured documents prepared/created in accordance to Cooper/alliance branding and Chicago Manual of Style communication and punctuation guidelines. Results are measured by adherence to quality assurance guidelines, effective/timely customer management communications and project management.


    CAREER PATH:
    This position provides an entry point into a successful and growing career with Cooper Power Systems with potential opportunities for future career growth.

    Contact:
    Stephen B. Weinstein
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Cooper Power Systems
    Stephen.Weinstein@CooperIndustries.com
    1045 Hickory Street
    Pewaukee, WI 53072
    262.691.8241

    Friday, May 30, 2008

    Blue Zones - Education Outreach and Public Relations Associate

    Company Overview: Blue Zones TM is an organization that helps people live longer, better lives. Our annual interactive expeditions lets audiences of school children explore parts of the world where people live the longest, question what they find, then act to affect change.

    Our expeditions are accompanied by educational programs designed to challenge and generate curiosity within the minds of students. Through an interactive environment, students direct our efforts and their learning. We also provide teachers with free curricula that cultivate collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills, while meeting state and national standards in the basic skills of reading, writing, health, science and math.

    Job Overview: to expand the Blue Zones educational outreach efforts to increase participation in the program. We are looking for someone to place stories in the educational press, national press, educational listservs and other identified targets in an effort build awareness for the program.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Place stories with the media
    2. Expand and create partnerships with associations, school districts and educational programs to drive adoption
    3. Build an online audience for the live Expedition
    4. Do some web marketing/PR
    QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with technology
  • Experience with pitching stories to national media
  • Education or PR background
  • Understanding internet-based outreach
  • HELPFUL SKILLS AND APTITUDES:
  • Familiarity with computers and the web
  • Knowledge of K-12 Education

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office space supplied by Blue Zones in the warehouse district of Minneapolis.

    To apply contact:
    Dan Buettner at dan@questnetwork.com

    Sunday, May 18, 2008

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Supervisor/Director, Technology

    Dynamic, growth-oriented public relations agency, Padilla Speer Beardsley, in Minneapolis has an opening in its B2B practice, developing and working with technology clients. Need 10-15 years of proven leadership experience in advertising, public relations, brand strategy development and/or integrated marketing, preferably a mix of agency and corporate. Candidate must have a successful track record in program planning and execution with technology-based businesses or other complex industries. Job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, strong affinity for networking and business development and experience with senior-level counseling and leadership. Previous success with new business development and previous agency experience a plus. Some travel required.

    Check out PSB's Facebook page or Web site for other openings:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566248805
    http://www.psbpr.com/page/Whole-Brain-Careers.jsp

    Weber Shandwick - Senior Account Executive, Financial Services

    As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge and apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success

    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for a Senior Account Executive to support the Financial Services practice. The Senior Account Executive will develop and oversee core public relations programs and activities for our clients. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing communications, media relations, and/or marketing communications programs for financial services companies. Applicants need to have solid media relations skills, experience in developing and maintaining strong client relations, and excellent writing skills. The ideal candidate will be a motivating team player and leader.

    Qualifications include
    :
  • BS/BA degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years public relations experience, with a strong PR agency orientation
  • Outstanding writer with a proven track record for media pitching
  • Expert relationship-building skills
  • Click Here to Apply

    Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Friday, May 16, 2008

    Linnihan Foy Advertising - 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.

    Friday, May 09, 2008

    Fleishman-Hillard - Account Supervisor

    Overview:
    Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading public relations firms, has built its reputation by using strategic communications to deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive, and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity, and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South Africa, and Latin America through its 80 owned offices.

    Fleishman-Hillard’s Minneapolis/St. Paul, working with both national brands and locally recognized companies, is expanding in the market and looking to add a seasoned Account Supervisor to this growing office. This is an exciting opportunity for a public relations practitioner to join a dynamic team doing high level communications work for a variety of clients

    Responsibilities:
    Responsibilities include a focus on media work, building and maintaining strong relationships with executive client contacts, and advancing corporate communications strategies that embrace the client’s strategy and positioning

    Qualifications:
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in corporate communications, with an emphasis on media relations, corporate communications, and media training. Experience with healthcare communications, technology PR and/or marketing communications is a plus, although not required.
  • Proven experience in pitching business and corporate stories of all types to various media outlets.
  • Excellent writing ability with extensive experience in all forms of corporate and executive communication, from business media news releases to executive talking points
  • A combination of agency and corporate experience is ideal, though not essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of business media and well-developed skills in building and maintaining media relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience executing public relations plans and the ability to draft and implement strategic public relations programs within budget.
  • Proven ability in developing compelling proposals and presenting them effectively and persuasively.
  • A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the office and Fleishman–Hillard.
  • Detail – oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • 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 including medical/dental/vision, life/disability insurance, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan with a significant company match.

    Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V.

    Click here to apply.

    Wednesday, May 07, 2008

    Weber Shandwick - Account Executive

    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. Our mission is tied to one goal – winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty – advocacy – by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.


    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an Account Executive to support to work in its Technology practice supporting a world-leading agribusiness client. The Account Executive will manage the implementation of core PR program assignments including research, writing/editing, special events media relations, budgeting and account administration processes.
    Qualifications include:
    • BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
    • 2 + years public relations experience, with a strong agency orientation
    • Strong media relations, verbal and written communication skills
    Click here to apply.

    Weber Shandwick - Account Supervisor

    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. Our mission is tied to one goal – winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty – advocacy – by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.


    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an Account Supervisor to support the strategic and tactical communications strategies for a major agribusiness client based in Minnesota. The Account Supervisor will develop and oversee core media relations and grower outreach programs and lead and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing internal communications, media relations, and/or marketing communications programs for agricultural companies. Applicants need to have a strong interest in agriculture (specifically crop production), solid media relations skills, experience in developing and maintaining strong client relations, and excellent writing skills. The ideal candidate will be a motivating team player and leader.
    Qualifications include:
    • BS degree in journalism, public relations, communications (agricultural communication or journalism a plus)
    • A minimum of 5 years public relations experience, with a strong PR agency orientation
    • Experience working in agriculture communications
    • Outstanding writer with a proven track record for media pitching
    • Expert relationship-building skills
    Click Here to Apply

    Friday, May 02, 2008

    Weber Shandwick - Account Director

    As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge and apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success.

    Currently, our Minneapolis office is seeking an accomplished Public Relations professional with 8+ years of PR agency experience to join our growing Consumer Practice as an Account Director.

    The Account Director will be responsible for managing the client relationship and the account team. This includes recommending programs and activities that coordinate with client's goals. Directors are accountable for delivering contracted work on time and within budget, staffing accounts appropriately and producing high-quality work and excellent results. Account Directors are also responsible for developing and soliciting new business, including presentations and fee estimates.

    Qualifications
    Bachelor's Degree and 8+ plus years related professional, consumer experience (preferably within a PR agency environment). S/he must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, on-line services, Internet and new media. S/he should possess sophisticated writing and media pitching ability, exemplary client service skills, tenacity, and creativity. We offer a great workplace, culture, competitive salary, health care (medical, dental and vision insurance), 401k and more.

    If interested, please submit resume to: humanresources@webershandwick.com or apply online at: www.webershandwick.com.

    Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Weber Shandwick - Account Executive

    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. Our mission is tied to one goal – winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty – advocacy – by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.

    The Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to work on top-notch clients in our Consumer Practice. The public relations professional we are seeking must be an innovative thinker, with strong media relations skills and a creative approach to media strategy. You should also have stellar writing abilities and be a self motivated team player, who is eager to take ownership of your work and contributions.

    Qualifications:
    • BA or BS in PR, Journalism, Communications or related degree
    • 2+ years of PR agency experience preferred
    • Creative thinking and strong written communication skills
    • You must be a team player
    If interested, please submit resume to: humanresources@webershandwick.com or submit your credentials online at: www.webershandwick.com

    Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer