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Monday, January 26, 2009

Portico Healthnet - Senior Communications Specialist

Primary Responsibilities
Provide Communications support for Portico Healthnet. Develop and execute communications plans and initiatives. Write, edit, coordinate production and assist in distribution of various Portico publications. Develop presentations for different key audiences. Write, edit and manage website content. Write and submit news releases and articles. Manage media relations. Identify recognition opportunities and prepare award applications. Assist with contacts database management.
Writes, edits and/or manages production of annual report, newsletters, brochures, news releases, articles, reports, presentations, award applications and web site content.
Manages distribution of annual report, newsletters, and brochures, and manages submission of news releases and articles
Consults with staff to develop communications plans based on business needs and the strategic directives defined by Portico Healthnet.
Serves as staff leader of Portico's Communications Task Force, under general direction of management.
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. Master's degree preferred.
Five or more years experience in marketing communications project management, including media relations.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
·         Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
·         Ability to provide copywriting and creative input;
·         Ability to write, edit, present and implement concise effective communications deliverables
·         Ability to guide others in a project management capacity;
·         Ability to translate business needs into effective communications strategy and tactics
·         Effective problem-solving and critical-thinking skills;
·         Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
·         Ability to work independently and as part of team.

About Portico Healthnet
Founded in 1995, Portico Healthnet is a health care and social services agency with a mission of reducing the number of uninsured people in Minnesota. Portico's programs provide application and enrollment assistance to Minnesota Health Care Programs, as well as an innovative private coverage plan to access preventive health care services.
To Apply
Complete an online application at
For More Information
Contact Christopher Bargeron at 651-603-5115 or

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Jostens - Communications Manager

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. Jostens has locations throughout the United States, including its corporate offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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.

As the Corporate Communications Manager for Jostens, you'll work closely with business and corporate functions to identify and address communications opportunities with planning and communications process and project development, along with implementation and project management for assigned areas. This position provides communications counsel and services that include internal communications, media and public relations and community affairs. Audiences include employees, independent sales representatives, customers, the media and the community.

Requirements for this position include a minimum 8 years of experience in communications including public relations and a thorough and demonstrated understanding of the corporate communications function. You'll need strong experience in communications strategy and planning and hands-on implementation, experience with electronic and print communications vehicles and an ability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization, including diverse external audiences. You must have an ability to work independently to assimilate facts and synthesize plans to most appropriately position information with key audiences, flexibility, high work ethic, and an ability to have fun as part of dynamic team. Travel up to 20% is possible, generally at your discretion. An undergraduate degree in a communications-related major is required, as is strong verbal and written communications skills. Experience with youth and education audiences is preferred.

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our organization, and to apply for this position. Simply go to

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

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Team Lead/Account Executive

Kohnstamm Communications is seeking a food/beverage/consumer packaged-goods PR professional (3-5 yrs exp required) to provide strategy, hands-on client counsel, strong media results and leadership for a bright, energetic PR account team.

Kohnstamm Communications is an award-winning agency that serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, law, higher education, talent management, and other industry sectors.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and health and dental benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown St. Paul work environment.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Colle+McVoy - Account Supervisor/PR Counselor

Colle+McVoy, Inc. seeks an Account Supervisor or PR Counselor with account and supervisory experience in fields relating to motor fuel technology and/or energy marketing communications. This position will serve clients in the energy category, primarily on-road and off-road engine fuel applications and emerging technology.

A well-qualified candidate should have at least 5-7 years experience in marketing communications, advertising and PR as well as demonstrated capacity for integrated strategic planning — the position is part of a multidisciplinary team including account planning, advertising, PR, interactive and relationship marketing. The position is based in Minneapolis and requires some travel (<15%).

Click here to apply.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Digital River - Creative Marketing Coordinator

About the Job

Digital River, founded in 1994, is a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing that builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors, and online retailers.​  Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation.​  The comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multilingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.​ 

We are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices and more than 1200 employees located across the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific.​

Listed as Fortune 100's Top Growing Companies in the United States, we offer great career opportunities and so much more!   Please see our website at: http://www.​digitalriver.​com/​ or visit us at: Digital River, Inc.​ (NASDAQ:DRIV).​

  • Project manage creative project workflow
  • Work with internal and external resources insuring timely completion of various creative projects.​
  • Support active and new online marketing programs (promotional email, paid search, affiliate marketing, name capture, etc.​)
  • Streamline processes for functions such as:  calculate/​retrieve reporting/​billing/​cost information from various sources
  • Feed data to clients, marketing managers, and accounting

Job Requirements:

Knowledge and Experience Required:
  • Strong computer/​internet skills required
  • Working knowledge with Access and Excel
  • Proven strong attention to detail with maximized error prevention
  • Ability to develop and follow processes
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strategic and analytical insight to help solve client's business, marketing and technology problems.​  Customer-centric - Client focus both internal and external
  • Positive personality - A strong work ethic, a winning attitude and a sense of humor who enjoys adding value to a strong organization
  • Ability to execute multiple projects in a fast-paced environment within a budget while maintaining high customer satisfaction
  • Self directed with a sense of urgency
  • Process oriented - Familiarity with the mechanics of the email process.​
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
 Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a technology related area
Apply online by clicking here.