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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Health Fitness Corporation - Public Relations Specialist


HealthFitness is proud to be a leading provider of integrated health and fitness management solutions, working in partnership with employers to manage their health care and productivity costs and to create a culture of health.​ At HealthFitness, we are dedicated to improving the health & well-being of the people we serve.​ We are looking for individuals to join our team that aren’t just looking for a job, but rather those who seek a career empowering people to lead healthier lives.​ If you are up for the challenge of delivering results and are truly passionate about making a difference, HealthFitness is the company for you.​


This Public Relations Specialist position is responsible for executing the public relations strategy and supporting related activities within the organization.​  Key responsibilities include mapping corporate differentiators/​value proposition to industry trends and market priorities; media relations and outreach; preparation of internal and external publications and speaker presentations; and interdepartmental communication, collaboration and dissemination of information through appropriate channels.​


  • Internal collaboration to identify market opportunities to strengthen HealthFitness awareness and demonstrate thought leadership
  • Lead and coordinate speaking opportunities including

    • Identify internal SME’s, top tier client success stories aligned to primary brand messages,
    • Outreach to clients and third party endorsers
    • Track speaking opportunities and complete timely submissions
    • Orchestrate meetings using journalistic skills to prepare final speaker presentation materials
  • Identify industry trends and produce issue briefs, white papers and media abstracts to demonstrate HealthFitness’ leadership strength
  • Prepare press releases; obtain appropriate approvals and release to newswire
  • Media relations and outreach including responding to questions or requests from members of the media and preparation of abstracts and pitch to publications
  • Track media opportunities including industry and related tools such as ProfNet, Meltwater News
  • Create metrics for ongoing internal associate communication related to public relations and marketing activity
  • Maintain regular contact with other departments so that all positive information about the organization is obtained and disseminated in a timely manner
  • Track editorial calendars and monitor media coverage 
Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communication, public relations or related field and 3-5 years related experience
  • Demonstrated media relations experience required
  • Journalism/​agency and healthcare industry background is preferred.​ 
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong journalistic skills including story sleuthing, research, interviewing and pitching
  • Proficient writing skills including top line abstracts, in-depth researched white papers and script writing
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including a minimum Word, PPT, Outlook and Excel

The success of HealthFitness is dependent on the quality and service provided by our employees.​ As such, HealthFitness’ commitment to our associates is exemplified by one of the best combined compensation and benefits packages in the industry.​ If you are interested in a career with HealthFitness, please apply directly at: http://hostedjobs. ​openhire.​com/​epostings/​jobs/​submit.​cfm?​fuseaction=​ dspjob&jobid=​289348&company_id=​15808&jobboardid=​24 .​ 

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may send your resume indicating your position of interest via fax to (952) 897-5096.​ For more information on HealthFitness, please visit our website www.​hfit.​com .​

HealthFitness Corporation - 1650 West 82nd Street, Suite 1100 - Minneapolis, MN 55431
Equal Opportunity Employer

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Allianz Life - Sr. Communications Specialist

About the Job:

At Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, we have built a team and a culture that are as innovative as our products, and we continue to grow because we help our employees to do the same.​ We believe that work should be rewarding, and that good work should be rewarded.​ We offer opportunity, and expect excellence.​ And we do this all with high ethical standards and a commitment to our community.​ If you are ready to grow, and if you want to be rewarded, Allianz is the place for you.​

Sr.​ Communications Specialist

Job Purpose/​Role:
Partner with Director of External Communications to develop a proactive and strategic communications program designed to enhance Allianz leadership, brand and reputation.​ Position will develop and implement communications initiatives that support business objectives and decisions, and to influence or reinforce key messages to external stakeholders.​

Administer the external communications program through developing key messages, writing communications and disseminating through external communications vehicles, and support the corporate communications department with crisis situations.​

This position will also monitor press coverage of Allianz and its competitors, and will make develop proactive outreach through new and social media outlets.​

Key Job Responsibilities:
Media Relations – Responsible for developing and executing PR concepts and tactical plans.​ Must research, write and distribute news releases, white papers, pitches, community relations announcements and more.​ Excellent writing, pitching and presentation skills are a key requirement of this job.​ Creative thinking is also a must.​

Juggle multiple responsibilities at once, including urgent communications.​ Must be deadline oriented.​ See projects through from beginning to end, with successful outcomes.​

Responsible for increasing positive exposure for Allianz and working as a partner with the media to develop the Allianz name.​
Responsible for building relationships and contacting key trade, business and general media.​ Manage press calls.​ Proactively pitch editorial calendar opportunities that align with the strategic direction of the company and its products, and position Allianz executives as industry leaders.​

Develop solid understanding of the business and products.​ Develop strong relationships with internal colleagues and clients to build credibility and resources for digging up useful information for proactive and responsive media activities.​ Assist in media and presentation skills training for senior management.​

Monitor media coverage for Allianz and its competitors, analyze and disseminate media coverage reports.​
Strategic Planning – Assist in overall strategic planning of proactive external communication programs and campaigns; drive and own specific campaigns from inception through implementation, including time management, resource management and budgeting.​ 

Social Networking Communications - Develop and execute new media and social networking strategies
Miscellaneous – Assist in Crisis Management Issues and leverage sports sponsorships and community giving program.​ 

Apply Here!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Haberman - Visual Storyteller — Design Team Leader

Position: Visual Storyteller — Design Team Leader

Focus: Haberman is a brand public relations (PR) agency dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. As part of our storytelling process, we create designs that advocate for our clients while persuading and educating their audiences. We seek a design team leader to manage and grow our visual storytelling practice, which currently includes three designers. This position will work closely with Haberman’s interactive team as a large number of our design projects involve the Web/social media.

  • Provide leadership and quality control in the development and delivery of design services, including developing content/quality expectations from project initiation through delivery.
  • Manage, create and execute design projects — from Web-related projects (e.g., Web site development, online campaigns, etc.) and print collateral to logos and identity systems.
  • Refine Haberman’s design processes and procedures to incorporate best design management techniques.
  • Partner with Haberman’s highly creative marketing and PR managers to identify and address clients’ design needs, including “selling” design concepts to clients.
  • Partner with Haberman’s interactive team to develop and execute design strategies that support creative Web and social media campaigns.
  • Mentor and manage career development of direct reports (currently three designers).
  • Manage relationships with freelance partners, as needed, to complete client projects.
  • Partner with Haberman traffic/project manager to manage resource/capacity planning and workflow for design team, including managing towards an annual revenue goal.
  • Support Haberman’s new business initiatives by sourcing prospects, attending meetings and selling design services to prospective clients, creating proposals and budget estimates, etc.

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 10-15 years of design experience, with a minimum of 5 years of experience designing for the Web
  • Ad, brand or PR agency experience
  • Exceptional design skills with the ability to work across a wide range of projects, from identity design and print collateral to online experiences
  • Understanding of the value of design and brand within a business context
  • Ability to lead design projects for consumer and B2B clients •  Experience documenting the design process — from creative briefs through ongoing client updates
  • Passionate about staying on top of trends in design; intellectual curiosity and up-to-date knowledge of current events
  • Experience managing, mentoring and energizing people
  • Track record of successfully “selling” design concepts to clients; ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations
  • Excellent rapport-building skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; highly effective in formal presentation settings
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/deadlines/budgets in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity

Deadline: August 12, 2009

Contact: Send resume and links to examples of your work to Amanda Arens, Haberman, 612-372-6453,

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lola Red PR is currently on the hunt for two unpaid interns

Social Media Intern
15-20 hours/week

We are looking for an innovative social media guru who has proven experience and can:
• Manage multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts, maintaining frequent updating schedules
• Collaboratively develop socia media strategy
• Set up Twitter and Facebook accounts for clients
• Recruit followers on Twitter and fans on Facebook
• Compose Tweets to match the branding of each of our clients
• Help us stay on the cutting edge of social media (That's just might be teaching us a thing or two!)

Public Relations Intern
15-20 hours/week

We are looking for a creative team player who knows how to get the job done. Multitasking skills are a must, as we'll need you to:
• Create and update media lists and contact lists
• Manage RSVP lists
• Assist with event promotion
• Attend events in support capacity
• Create press materials
• Post events to calendars
• Work on various tasks as needed

Think you've got what it takes? Send a cover letter and resume to Alexis at

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Marketing Coordinator - Liberty Diversified International

Liberty Diversified International is one of the largest, privately held companies in the Midwest. ​ As a portfolio management company, we seek to invest in companies that share our values, have outstanding people, display growth potential in their respective markets, and realize benefit from our management resources.​
Liberty Diversified International supports a diverse group of companies in markets that include paper and packaging, office environments, metal machining, building products, paper and fiberboard recycling and freight shipping.​
Although our companies are diverse, our values remain unchanged:
Caring · Innovation · Trust · Excellence
These values guide our day-to-day business actions and are recognizable attributes of every LDI company.​ At Liberty Diversified International we believe that when employees are aligned with these values we create superior solutions and service for our customers.​
We are currently looking for a Marketing Coordinator who will act as liaison between internal customers and vendors to implement marketing plans.​
Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Provide marketing, advertising, multimedia campaign, collateral, public relations or image enhancement support services
  • Coordinate marketing collateral design, development and delivery
  • Ensure consistent, positive corporate identity and public relations
  • Develop and implement communication strategy and plans
  • Source and negotiate with vendors
  • Execute market research
The ideal candidate will have project management skills, ability to manage internal and external customer relationships, a Bachelors degree or equivalent experience and two years marketing experience.​ Building products knowledge or experience is preferred.​
If interested, apply on-line at www.​libertydiversified.​com

Monday, July 13, 2009

Communications coordinator job opening at the Minnesota Society of CPAs

The Minnesota Society of Certified Publications is looking for a Communications Coordinator.

The last time we were looking for a new staff person I did this and we were able to find a great addition to our organization so I am going to try it again.

Primary objective of the position
Administer and coordinate communications activities for the MNCPA speakers bureau, financial literacy activities, and community partnerships. Write and update material for the various media used by the MNCPA to communicate with audiences of the MNCPA.

Support the Director of Government Relations by coordinating marketing/communications plans and providing administrative assistance in the implementation of MNCPA government relations programs.

To view the full job description please visit:

If you have any questions or wish to refer someone please pass my name along to them or their name along to me.

Leslie Mueller, Business Development Specialist
Minnesota Society of CPAs

Friday, July 10, 2009

Leum PR Group - Account Executive

Twin Cities boutique public relations firm with clients in the food & beverage, fashion, and hospitality industries, seeks a dynamic PR pro to handle day-to-day account management for a great line-up of clients. Must be a media relations whiz, possess strong writing and client relations skills. Prefer 3 to 5 years of agency experience. Competitive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.


To apply, email cover letter and resume to:

Thursday, July 09, 2009


This position will be responsible for creating, executing and maintaining social media strategies and tactics and website content. As a member of the Zoo’s marketing team, this position works to increase public awareness of and excitement for the Zoo and its programs.


Four year Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related degree. Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in utilizing social network tools and platforms. Demonstrated ability to maintain and increase professional knowledge of the latest trends, practices, programs and applications evolving in social media/networking. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience in working with media outlets. Applicants must possess and retain a current driver’s license.

Selected applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of social media knowledge and writing samples. Previous internship or extracurricular activity, including membership in PRSA or other organizations, are also valuable.

Days of work are from Monday through Friday. Some weekends and weeknights may be required. The salary range is $17.56 – 25.51/hr. Benefits include insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and free parking.

This position requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and apply for this position at After creating a resume and filling out an application, search on job posting number 09MZG000075 to apply for this position. Application deadline is Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Questions may be directed to:

Thursday, July 02, 2009


Responsible for the planning, research and production of editorial content for digital and print communications. Assists with institutional marketing and public/media relations activities as well as strategy and development of web communications and services.

  1. Oversee and maintain editorial voice and quality for electronic and print materials for external audiences and edit material developed by other offices to maintain consistent voice and message for the College.
  2. Gather information from diverse sources throughout the College in preparation for creating materials.
  3. Write copy to meet goals of various communications materials.
  4. Develop and distribute editorial guidelines to department heads and management.
  5. Coordinate schedule for digital and print communications.
  6. Work closely with DesignWorks to provide editorial coordination for all external printed pieces.
  7. Manage calendar of events for external audiences.
  8. Assist in the management of institutional publications such as MCAD Magazine.
  9. Assist in planning and executing selected marketing and public/media relations campaigns.
  10. Assist in strategy and development of web communications and services.
  11. Assist with campus events, when needed.
  12. Take notes and provide minutes at select committee meetings.
  13. Track and report quantifiable results for select communications campaigns.
  14. Mentor and supervise student workers in the communications office.
  15. Other duties as assigned by the director of communications and external relations.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, political science, public relations or communications, or equivalent experience and education.

Experience: A minimum of four years experience in communications, marketing, and/or public relations. Experience with arts or higher education organizations a plus.
Demonstrated appreciation for the arts required.

Skills: Exceptional written and editorial communication skills are required in both print and online media. Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, essential. Ability to work with a variety of constituents, both internal and external.

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. We enjoy a dynamic work environment which includes outstanding vacation and holiday time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans.

No calls. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Communications
2501 Stevens Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404