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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.​


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.

  • 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:
To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to 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.
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.
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
For more information, visit our Web site at

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.​
  • 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.​
  • 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.​
  • 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.