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Friday, April 18, 2008

Haberman & Associates — Web/New Media Design

Position: Visual Storyteller — Web/New Media Design

Focus:
Haberman & Associates (HAI) is a marketing and public relations agency whose mission is to tell the stories of pioneers who are making a difference in the world or changing the way business is done. We seek a designer who can enhance our storytelling processes through compelling, information-driven visuals. This position will primarily focus on Web and
new media design; however, it also will likely involve work across a range of projects — from identity systems to print collateral — depending on our clients’ design needs.

Responsibilities:
• Manage, create and execute Web design projects from “look and feel” through production, including simple HTML page layouts and more complex Flash development
• Strategically address and trouble shoot functional issues, such as browser usability, cross-platform compatibility, image load times, etc.
• Support other design projects, including print collateral, videos, identity systems, etc.
• Partner with HAI’s highly creative marketing and public relations account managers to identify and address clients’ design needs
• Collaborate with HAI’s Visual Storytelling team members to develop designs that
advocate for our clients, and persuade and educate their audiences
• Effectively present design concepts, including the rationale behind them, to internal teams and HAI clients
Experience/Skills Required:
• 2-5 years of Web design and Flash development experience
• Interactive, marketing or advertising agency experience a plus
• Exceptional design skills with the ability to work across a wide range of projects, from identity design and print collateral to online experiences
• Motion graphics design experience a plus
• Understanding of Web design best practices, and Web architecture concepts and
terminology
• Passionate about staying on top of trends in Web technology and design
• Experience using HTML markup, Cascading Stylesheets and Web scripting/programming languages
• Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/deadlines in an ever-changing, fastpaced environment
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
• Understanding of the value of design and brand within a business context
• Intellectual curiosity
• Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
Deadline: Friday, May 2nd
Contact: Send resume and links to examples of your work to Amanda Arens, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6453, amanda@habermaninc.com

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Strother Communications Group - PR Account Executive

Ready to take a leadership role in communications? SCG is seeking a highly creative account executive to not only ideate and craft compelling messaging but collaborate closely with our design team to implement integrated marketing campaigns for audiences around the globe. Bring your passion for writing, client relationships and broad outside interests to our 360o view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower. Apply your 4-7 years of communications experience (including some B2B) to an open agency environment where you’ll be encouraged to explore emerging trends to help strengthen our clients’ brands through PR, advertising, direct marketing and the web.

Skill Set
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive.
  • Experience developing and placing press releases or articles.
  • Familiarity with marketing disciplines (PR, advertising, search engine marketing and optimization, direct, sales support)
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • SCG offers a highly competitive salary and great benefits. Our shelves are always well-stocked with (complimentary) snacks and several ways to stay hydrated. We’re seeking full-time, professional, local candidates only. No freelancers please.

    Help us become American’s best small agency. Impress us with your cover letter and resume:

    Patricia Henning
    612-288-2403
    path@scgpr.com

    Strother Communications Group
    222 S 9th Street Floor 41
    Minneapolis MN 55402
    www.scgpr.com

    Tuesday, April 08, 2008

    Strother Communications Group - PR Intern

    Ready to take the next step in communications? SCG is seeking a highly creative intern to assist with media relations, public relations programming, advertising and web assignments. Bring your passion for writing, learning and broad outside interests to our 360o view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower. Apply your communications skills to an open agency environment where you’ll join our team as we strengthen our clients’ brands through PR, advertising, direct marketing and the web.

    Skill Set:
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive.
  • B.S. or B.A. degree in communications, journalism or marketing – or expected graduation date – with a minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Experience in organizing or planning a project or event.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • SCG offers a competitive salary. Our shelves are always well-stocked with (complimentary) snacks and several ways to stay hydrated.

    Impress us with your cover letter and resume:

    Jeron Udean
    612-288-2414
    jeronu@scgpr.com

    Strother Communications Group
    222 S 9th Street Floor 41
    Minneapolis MN 55402
    www.scgpr.com

    Friday, April 04, 2008

    ARAnet, Inc. - Media Relations Specialist

    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 currently are looking for a Media Relations Specialist whose primary responsibility will be: Successfully promoting usage of ARAcontent feature articles to print and online editors. This position will make effective us of targeted telephone calls, giveaway, advertising campaigns, surveys and e-mail promotions to achieve company goals. Typical duties include personal outreach to editors and advertising directors, managing e-newsletters, exhibiting at tradeshows, and building industry relationships.


    We Offer:
    • Industry-leading compensation
    • A comfortable, convenient west metro office location
    • A positive, upbeat work environment where your contributions are rewarded and make a difference
    • Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation time and 401(k) program with company match
    • Opportunities for advancement
    Requirements:
    • BA/BS preferred in communications, journalism, marketing, or business
    • Strong telephone communications skills
    • Solid skill set in pitching journalists and securing results
    • Thorough knowledge of print and online newspaper industry
    • Extensive experience writing/editing for print and multi-media formats
    • Experience exhibiting at national tradeshows.
    Visit our website to learn more: www.ARAnetOnline.com.

    To apply, e-mail your resume to employment@ARAnetOnline.com. No phone calls, please. Please reference job title in subject line.

    Tuesday, April 01, 2008

    Vega Productions looking for PR Volunteers

    The founder and president of Vega Productions, a very young 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing music and art education in the MN public school system, is producing another high-profile benefit event and needs volunteers.

    On March 14th, produced their second benefit show, "A Night for Lyndale Elementary", which was held at First Ave's main room and featured 4 bands, guest speakers including U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a performance painter and celebrity guest MC, Emmy winning news anchor Robyne Robinson. Vega raised just over $15,000 for the school's music program.

    Up to now, Vega has done PR internally but with its growth, they need help on the PR side of things. Vega is currently in the process of writing grants and trying to secure donations to fund future benefit events.

    Vega is looking to get the word out about the upcoming presentation ceremony of instruments and a big check for Lyndale Elementary as this could really help them gain some visibility in the community.

    At their up coming event Vega will have some high-profile attendees including Robyne Robinson and Fox 9, State Senator Linda Berglin, hopefully Mayor R.T. Ryback, executives from Schmitt Music, reps from First Ave, and band members who played the event.

    To learn more contact Mark Gehring.