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Friday, May 29, 2009

Two Postions at Kohnstamm Communications

Account Executive – Consumer PR team lead

Assistant Account Executive

Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking applicants for two new position openings: Account Executive/ Consumer PR team lead and an Assistant Account Executive.

The Account Executive must be an experienced PR pro who knows how to work directly with clients, and has demonstrated results with consumer media and top-tier influencers, preferably with solid PR agency experience. We are especially interested in public relations professionals with sector expertise and industry knowledge with organic and natural products, food and beverage or beauty and fashion sectors. If you have 3-4 years or more of PR-specific experience, strong writing and team-leading/supervisory skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest account executive.

The Assistant Account Executive must have the skill to unhesitatingly contact and interact with the national news media, and the poise and maturity to interact with our clients. If you have a degree in marketing or PR, several PR internships under your belt or previous agency experience including strong writing and organizational skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest assistant account executive.

We offer a competitive salary, health benefits including dependent coverage, paid parking, retirement fund match, flex hours, paid volunteer time and other benefits. Kohnstamm was named a “Best Agency to Work For” in the current Holmes Report “2008 PR Agency Report Card.” The company is located on the 14th floor of the Securian building overlooking the State Capitol on the skyway system in downtown St. Paul.

Kohnstamm Communications is the 16th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities according to Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal, and 131st in the nation according to PR


Founded in 1991, the 12-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Others at the agency have had previous experience with GolinHarris, Edelman, Karwoski, Manning Selvege & Lee and Media Relations before joining this enterprising and energetic team. For more information about the agency, go to and its careers section.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

MRINetwork - Director of Business Development

About the Job

Due to the continued growth of our client company, we currently have an exciting opportunity at our office in downtown Minneapolis, MN for a Director of Business Development seeking a career in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.​ With over 200 professionals in a variety of disciplines, our Minneapolis office is a full-service design firm that will encourage you to use your creativity and originality to develop innovative presentations and establish strong, positive relations with local, regional and national clientele.​

If you have a passion for implementing effective business development strategies, a positive attitude, and desire to work in a challenging and rewarding environment, then we welcome the opportunity to work with you.​
  • Initiate and maintain extensive contacts with key clientele and industry representatives, organizations and companies in the market sectors serviced by the office
  • Manage a business development team responsible for identifying, attracting, and retaining new and current clientele
  • Oversee activities related to public relations, direct mail, tradeshows, publishing and special events and develop a qualified and applicable approach for proposal and presentation functions
  • Evaluate campaigns for effectiveness and implement changes and improvements to broaden our penetration of the applicable market sectors; observe impacting trends and make recommendations to enhance the firm's image on the basis of those trends
  • Understand and implement corporate standards in regards to marketing and proposals
  • Establish, implement and maintain the business development budget and business development plan
  • Manage internal and external communication in relation to branding, public relations and advertising; initiate customer feedback on proposals and presentations
  • Analyze statistics to determine service potential and monitor clientele preferences

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Marketing from an accredited college or university; Master's Degree or other advanced education is a plus
  • Professional expertise demonstrated through 10+​ years of industry related experience within the architecture/​design industry
  • Strong leadership and self-motivation skills and abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and persuasively communicate and promote ideas and campaigns to clientele, business representatives and company personnel
  • Demonstrates ability to promote and establish teamwork and individual leadership within business development department and develop creative and original marketing campaign
  • Strong with use of Microsoft Office applications; experience with Deltek Vision CRM is a plus
  • Excellent time management and organization skills; ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
Alppy for the Director of Business Development  by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Interactive Media Supervisor - Haworth Marketing +​ Media

Haworth Marketing +​ Media, a Minneapolis-based advertising firm with a high profile client list is seeking an innovative team player to fill an exceptional role within our interactive team.​

The Interactive Supervisor position embodies innovation, strategic insight and management acumen, punctuated by structured autonomy to allow for paradigm- changing client constructs and first-to-market tactics.​

A successful candidate will demonstrate effective management and leadership skills, strategic depth, the ability to mentor junior employees, and a basic understanding of the technical aspects of interactive media.​ Experience in the creation of innovative marketing plans and an understanding of how advertising, public relations, and CRM concepts converge is a plus.​

Responsibilities include:
  • Consulting our traditional planning teams and collective clients
  • Mentoring internal planning teams
  • Identifying strategic and tactical opportunities
  • Development and stewardship of media plans
  • Establishing excellent working relationships with key client contacts
  • Oversight of media buying, trafficking, and reporting
  • 5+​ years interactive marketing, media planning and/​or buying experience
  • BA/​BS degree
Haworth is one of the top independent media services in the U.​S.​ with clients ranging from Fortune-500 to regional and local accounts.​  Capabilities include media planning and buying, research, interactive media, search engine marketing, multi-cultural,  strategic partnerships, entertainment and cause marketing.​  Offices are located in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.​

Competitive compensation, excellent benefits and casual working environment.​

Qualified, creative thinkers send resume and salary requirements to:  hr@​haworthmedia.​com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Career opportunity working for successful provider of medical malpractice insurance.​ We are seeking an experienced Communications Manager to initiate, manage and direct the internal and external communications of MMIC.​

Qualified candidates will possess a college degree in journalism or communications and 8+​ years of demonstrated leadership abilities in creating advertising, promotional activities, public relations, internal/​external corporate communications and market research strategies and execution in a corporate or agency setting.​ Advanced writing skills required.​ Experience in healthcare setting is a plus.​

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits & a great place to work.​ Please send resume with cover letter & salary req.​ to: HR@​MMIHC.​com

The MMIC Group
7650 Edinborough Way, Suite 400
Edina, MN 55435

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation - Marketing Communications Specialist

Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation - Marketing Communications Specialist

Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation is a world leader in the manufacturing and servicing of metrology instruments.​ We are a member of the Carl Zeiss Group and the global leader in CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete, multi-dimensional metrology solutions for a wide variety of industrial sectors.​

We have an opportunity for a creative and analytical individual to provide support within the Marketing Department.​ This includes developing and maintaining public relations consistent with corporate identity, goals and key strategic messages working with the Vice President of Marketing.​ Main tasks involve research, writing and editing of press releases, technical articles, case histories and editorials for internal and external publication.​ Maintaining consistent and regular contact with key trade magazine editors is also important.​

Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and 5+​ years of experience marketing writing within a technical field.​ Experience creating brochures, datasheets, direct mail, PR pieces, posters, scripts, white papers, articles, and external and internal communications.​ Medical marketing experience a plus.​

Creativity, solid writing, and marketing skills, and the ability to communicate in a highly technical environment are required.​ Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to work in a team oriented environment are a must.​

Job Summary:

Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Manufacturing - Other
Job Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Job Reference Code
Carl Zeiss offers attractive compensation and benefits including Health/​Dental/​Life Insurance and Disability plans, 401(k) Plan, and Generous Paid Time Off.​ We offer a challenging work environment and values diversity.​

We invite all qualified candidates to apply to: zeissjobsimt@​zeiss.​com .​ EOE M/​F/​D/​V

Friday, May 01, 2009

**Internship** - Northwest Suburban Integration School District

Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) is looking an enthusiastic, creative, and talented college student (or recent grad) for an unpaid internship.  You'll keep busy with newsletter, special events, writing, social media, research and web assignments, all designed to create public awareness of our magnet schools. Our ideal candidate will be a student (or recent grad) in communications, journalism or marketing and have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A valid driver's license
  • A desire to learn
Experience with event planning, professional writing and photography is desired.

Please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Northwest Suburban Integration School District, Attn: Matt Tveter, 6860 Shingle Creek Pkwy # 208 Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Applications can also be faxed to 763-450-1349 or emailed to No phone calls please.