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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