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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LaBreche is seeking Senior Account Executive

LaBreche is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Senior Account Executive. Senior Account Executives manage teams of LaBreche professionals to plan and implement public relations programs for a variety of existing clients in many industries. This individual will be responsible for managing accounts in all aspects and providing strategic/solid thinking to clients.

Key Objectives:
  • Advocate for the client, their business and their goals through account team leadership and collaboration
  • Develop and execute account strategies and activities
  • Manage workflow to ensure the LaBreche standard of work is met and the client’s expectations are met and exceeded
  • Think strategically and creatively
  • Participate in new business efforts
  • Mentor and coach junior staff
Qualifications and experience:
  • 3-5 years PR experience, agency experience preferred
  • Extensive experience developing client plans and budgets
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Experience leading teams of 2-5
  • Ability to take direction from clients and department heads
  • Strong social media experience required
  • Healthcare experience required
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate the potential 24-hour nature of clients needs
  • Crisis communications experience a plus
  • Media training experience preferred
 Send resumes to:

Andrea Buzzell
Human Resource Generalist
500 Washington Ave., S., Suite 2020
Minneapolis, MN  55415

Friday, September 25, 2009

Employers Association - Director of Marketing

So you think you are ready to design and execute an organizational marketing strategy? If you possess vision, ambition and a proven tool kit, a challenge awaits you.

Employers Association (EA), a not-for-profit, member driven HR Consulting and Training organization, seeks a ten year experienced Marketing professional to build and facilitate a company wide marketing strategy focused on revenue growth, organic growth, acquisition and retention.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Ten Years direct and relevant marketing experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in B to B marketing preferably in a variety of industries.
  • Current and active member of related professional organizations such as AMA, PRSA, and ADFAD.
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating social media into marketing campaigns.
  • Organizational leadership that includes driving internal and external marketing communications, leading cross functional teams, managing direct reports and actively engaged at senior management level.
  • A revenue generator capable of revenue delivery and leading revenue teams.

For consideration, qualified candidates must apply and attach resume in Word format, online at under the "About Us" tab in "Career Opportunities." Qualified candidates will be asked to provide a professional portfolio. For clarifying questions, please email No agencies and no phone calls please.

Employers Association, Inc.

9805 45th Avenue North

Plymouth, MN 55442

Metro Dentalcare - Marketing & Communications Specialist

Metro Dentalcare, Minnesota's Fastest Growing Dental Practice, seeks a talented and dynamic professional to join our team as a

Marketing & Communications Specialist

The Marketing & Communications Specialist is responsible for planning and execution of direct mail, advertising, patient communications, some Web maintenance, internal communications, media relations and other initiatives to support Metro Dentalcare’s goals. Travel may be required as this position grows nationally.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, 2-6 years relevant experience, excellent writing/editing skills, ability to provide communications counsel to colleagues including senior management and dentists, project management and vendor relations, willingness to take charge of big and small projects, ability to work independently.

Preferred qualifications: health care, agency and/or branding experience; SEO; eye for design.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary expectations to

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Intern, Manufacturing & Technology, Minneapolis

Padilla Speer Beardsley has an opening for a full-time public relations intern to work on a wide variety of projects. This is a three-month internship with a possibility of being extended. The internship will be centered on business-to-business marketing focusing on clients in our manufacturing and technology practices. Responsibilities include: writing news, product and personnel releases; creating and editing media lists; media relations work; organizing clips; and tracking incoming trade publications and research. Must have excellent writing skills and one to two internships or volunteering experiences in public relations, journalism or marketing communications. It's a great opportunity to experience first-hand the public relations business.

If interested, please e-mail your resume to or mail resumes for Minneapolis opportunities to: Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415 

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Part-Time Administrative Intern, Minneapolis

Part-Time Administrative Intern, Minneapolis
We have a great opportunity for a part-time administrative intern looking to build on their office skills. Padilla Speer Beardsley, a communications and public relations firm, is looking for someone to provide administrative support for our agriculture and environmental sciences team. It's a three-month, paid internship with a possibility of being extended through the end of May. This is a great opportunity for a student to work in a public relations agency and get some experience working in a business.

The administrative intern will support a busy department on a wide variety of projects. To be considered for the position you must have three to six months experience working in a busy office setting using strong computer and proofreading skills. Must be detail-oriented and be able to follow directions. Need to be knowledgeable in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The hours are Monday through Friday, from 1-5 p.m. The assignments involve proofreading, making changes in documents, mail production, filing, scanning, data entry, FedEx, copying, faxing and other office assignments.

If interested, please e-mail your resume to or mail resumes for Minneapolis opportunities to: Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Haberman — Modern Storyteller — Public Relations Account Manager

Overview: 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. We seek a PR pro who can expertly lead execution on consumer and business-to-business (B2B) accounts, as well as help develop the strategy behind the messaging and campaigns we create for our clients.

  • Develop and help implement comprehensive PR and cause-related/grassroots marketing campaigns for clients on both a local and national level.
  • Develop and execute issues advocacy campaigns and “movements” using traditional and new media.
  • Understand issues and/or causes relevant to our clients and create messaging that persuasively expresses client positions.
  • Serve as lead on client accounts, including managing retainer or project budgets.
  • Partner with Haberman’s interactive team to develop and execute creative Web and social media campaigns/projects.
  • Partner with Haberman’s design team to develop and execute design strategies that support traditional PR and interactive campaigns/projects.
  • Support Haberman’s new business initiatives by sourcing prospects, attending meetings with prospective clients, creating proposals, etc.
Experience/Skills Required:

  • 5+ years of PR experience
  • PR agency experience required
  • Experience representing marquee consumer brands a plus
  • Ability to lead national PR, advocacy campaigns/projects for consumer and B2B clients
  • Excellent rapport-building skills, including with C-level executives
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
  • Solid writing and editing skills
  • Ability to generate measurable results from grassroots PR, media relations programs
  • Experience integrating interactive and design strategies into PR campaigns
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
  • Highly effective in formal presentation settings
  • Ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Contact: Send resume to Amanda Arens, Haberman, 612-372-6453,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Leum PR Group - Senior Account Executive

Leum PR Group, a boutique public relations firm with clients in the food & beverage, fashion, novelty and hospitality industries, seeks a dynamic PR pro to handle day-to-day account management for a diverse line-up of clients.  Candidate must be a media relations whiz with established media relationships, a proven track record of placements across mixed media and familiarity with social media including Twitter, Facebook, blogs, online video and more. Ideal candidate will also be a high-energy and highly organized team player who has 4-6 years experience that includes staff management and excellent writing and client relations skills. Agency experience is required. Competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, 401K and more, are offered.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Leum PR Group - Assistant Account Executive

Leum PR Group, a boutique public relations firm with clients in the food & beverage, fashion, novelty and hospitality industries, seeks a dynamic self-starter to support account team for a diverse line-up of clients.  Candidate must be highly organized and have 1-2 years experience pitching media, building stellar media lists and proactively supporting an agency account team in a variety of areas. Ideal candidate must also be a team player who can multi-task while taking direction from various members of the account team.  Social media experience, including Twitter, Facebook, online blogs and video, is a plus.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ecumen - Strategic Communications Manager 

Ecumen is the most innovative leader of senior services, empowering individuals to live richer and fuller lives.  A non-profit company, Ecumen has been named 5 consecutive years as a “Best Place to Work” by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.  Ecumen envisions a world in which aging is viewed and
understood in radically different ways.  Our mission is to create home for older adults wherever they choose to live. 

About the Role:  

Ecumen’s Strategic Communications Manager will be based at Ecumen’s home office in Shoreview, Minn.  The position will report to Ecumen’s Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.

The Strategic Communications Manager will spearhead and support a variety of internal and external Ecumen communications, branding, and public affairs and advocacy strategies. This person will also be responsible for content development for social media, internal and external communications, presentations, speeches, and brand and advocacy communications. This position will manage and expand Ecumen’s grassroots
advocacy network.

The right person for this position will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five (5) years related communications experience with a focus on strategic communications. Our new team member will have proven project management skill and the ability to create and maintain positive relationships internally and externally. The right person will be a self-starter, flexible, collaborative and have excellent written and verbal
communications skills and attention to detail. This person must maintain the utmost integrity in all situations and have a strong desire to help innovatively shape the future.  

**To apply by September 30, 2009**, please visit our website at or
email or mail resume to:

Ecumen -- NBK
3530 Lexington Avenue North
Shoreview, MN  55126 

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