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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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 andkey 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, write 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 a must.​

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.​

Internship - Strother Communications

Ready to take the next step in communications? SCG is seeking a highly creative, recent college graduate for a paid winter internship to assist with media relations, public relations programming, social media, research, print advertising and web assignments. Bring your passion for writing, learning and broad outside interests to our 360o view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower. Apply your communications skills in a dynamic agency environment where you’ll join our team to strengthen our clients’ brands through PR, advertising, direct marketing and the web.

Skill Set Required for Success:
  • Enthusiastic, inquisitive and creative
  • Ability to analyze data and think critically
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • B.S. or B.A. degree in communications, journalism or marketing
  • Familiarity with social media tools
Tell us how you stand out with your cover letter and resume:

Strother Communications Group
Attn: Internship
222 S 9th Street Floor 41
Minneapolis MN 55402
or
resume@scgpr.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

PLATO Learning, Inc.​ - Director of Marketing

About the Job

Are you interested in an
opportunity to become a part of a company that is growing, expanding, and emerging as an industry leader?​ Look no further….​


PLATO Learning, Inc.​ is a leading provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction software for
kindergarten through adult learners, offering award-winning curricula in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and life and job skills.​ PLATO Learning, Inc.​ also offers innovative online assessment and
accountability solutions as well as standards-based professional development services.​

SUMMARY

The Director of Marketing is responsible for building a comprehensive marketing platform that supports and drives the strategic vision of the company in the marketplace for PLATO Learning’s products and solutions.​ He/​she will lead a team of marketing professionals who are responsible for strategic marketing, marketing communications, segment and online initiatives, creative marketing, and product marketing.​ The Director of
Marketing will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan, manage marketing and communications programs, campaigns, events, and tactics that produce a healthy return on marketing investment, conduct low-cost market research and gather market data related to market penetration and market share, and to ensure our company brand, products, and successful implementations by customers are positively communicated.​ Marketing and communications programs will directly support the creation of sales leads, revenue growth, customer loyalty, and retention.​


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Drive the strategic and tactical marketing for the company to effectively meet the company’s strategic goals and objectives while maintaining a lean and efficient marketing department.​
  • Manage and build the hiring, training and quality performance of a centralized marketing staff.​ Foster a productive, efficient, and effective work environment while ensuring creativity, consistency, and quality of all marketing deliverables.​
  • Provide in-depth analysis on market, competition, and trends including evaluating and analyzing current marketing initiatives for efficiency, ROI, and alignment with sales channel to ensure effectiveness of campaigns and programs.​
  • Work closely with Sales Leadership to develop the campaigns, and localized solutions, including the development and oversight of segment and interactive marketing plans to ensure that the value proposition resonates within all content and solution messaging.​
  • Provide creative thought leadership while functioning as a strategic partner with sales effectiveness and product management in the use of marketing tools that distinguish and further differentiate PLATO Learning’s role in the educational technology industry.​
  • Develop produce, and maintain professional, creative, and customer-centric arketing tools for sales presentations, programs, events, promotions, campaigns, and other initiatives.​
  • Plan and coordinate all industry events and tradeshows.​
  • Oversee activities in Internet marketing; search marketing (paid and organic), email marketing, direct marketing, traditional advertising campaigns, website development, and collateral.​
  • Design and build organizational capabilities within the marketing function that are needed to support the growth plan.​
EDUCATION and/​or EXPERIENCE
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field, MBA preferred.​
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of marketing experience, with 5 of those years in senior marketing role
  • of department leader or above.​
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to operate both strategically and tactically; ability to translate research, trends, and market insights into effective marketing and communications strategies.​
  • Strong generalist marketing skills to include brand/​strategic marketing, media buying/​advertising, Web 2.​0, marketing insights/​research, and a base level experience with CRM.​
  • Demonstrated success in building a marketing team and leadership skills that produce a healthy work environment and positive results.​
  • Ability to measure effectiveness of all marketing efforts by analyzing new and existing company marketing campaigns as well as an ability to analyze the ROI for the company’s marketing initiatives.​
  • Good organizational and planning skills that include being proactive and embracing the philosophy of continuous improvement.​
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.​ Presents an image that commands respect from subordinates, peers and outsiders.​
  • Experienced at creating and building a lasting brand image that is relevant to consumers and enhances the enterprise value of the company.​
  • Previous experience with relationship marketing utilizing partnerships, affinity relationships, public relations, and grass-roots programs.​
  • Proven concept, copywriting and overall creative management ability.​
  • Superior analytical thinking, project management, and marketing skills.​
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills.​
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and e-mail systems.​
  • Passion for our business with a strong commitment to timely execution of tasks in a fast-paced environment.​
  • Excels in working in a lean, entrepreneurial and rapidly growing work environment.​
  • A self starter that is motivated by working in a highly challenging and changing organization where decisions and actions are expected.​ 

Kohnstamm PR hiring Assistant Account Executive

Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking an applicant for an Assistant 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 14
th floor of the Securian building overlooking the State Capitol on the skyway system in downtown St. Paul.

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

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 www.kohnstamm.com  and its careers section.

Send resumes ASAP to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weber Shandwick Worldwide - Account Supervisor

About the Job
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 to apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success.​ We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients.​ One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business.​ We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.​
Our Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for a proven professional with 5-10 years of PR agency experience to join us as an Account Supervisor – Media Relations, Event Management.​   The ideal candidate will have specific experience in managing media relations (farm trade and business/​financial), trade shows and events, and experience and expertise in production agriculture.​
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
-          Develop strong peer-to-peer relationship with clients
-          Provide media interview preparation and coaching for spokespeople at all levels
-          Drive client strategy regarding media relations and events in alignment with company sales and marketing goals
-          Lead media relations and event teams delivering solid teamwork and superior results
-          Prepare and lead client meetings and presentations
-          Deliver and efficiently edit well-written press releases, bylines, case studies, fact sheets and other media materials
-          Provide on-site leadership at events and conferences
-          Work with account leaders to responsibly manage and track project budgets

Qualifications:
-          BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
-          5-10  years experience within a PR agency environment effectively servicing accounts
-          Strong media relations skills and client interactions
-          Strong leadership, supervisory and management skills
-          Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, on-line services and AP style writing is essential

Please Click Here to Apply

Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.​  EEO/​AA.​M/​F/​D/​V.​

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fleishman-Hillard Inc. - Senior Vice President, Consumer Brand Marketing

Fleishman-Hillard Inc. (FH), distinguished in 2008 by the Holmes Report as the “Best Large Agency to Work For”, is one of the top integrated communications firms in the world. We are widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity, and personal commitment. We operate throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South Africa, and Latin America through our 80 offices.


Our Minneapolis/St. Paul office is seeking a motivating, energetic and seasoned Senior Vice President to lead our office’s growing consumer marketing practice. This is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced PR practitioner with a passion for consumer-related public relations and communications. This position will focus on creating innovative public relations programs for global brands, strategic business development and leading a strong team.

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Responsibilities:

Senior Vice Presidents at Fleishman-Hillard have the opportunity to develop meaningful careers by providing outstanding client service, managing multi-faceted public relations programs and delivering results. Fleishman-Hillard encourages and supports building solid account management teams, balancing client workloads, developing and managing budgets, and ensuring account profitability. In addition to day-to-day client contact, managing and executing innovative programs for a variety of consumer clients, the Senior Vice President will also focus on generating new business, mentoring and developing junior staff, and participating in agency management.


Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of demonstrably significant and successful experience in creating and leading major consumer campaigns that have an impact on client business. Agency experience is a must and in-house experience is a plus.
  • Client counseling, new business development and strategic program development are critical to this role.
  • Strong industry and media contacts in nutrition, food, beverage and other consumer goods, with the ability to identify new business opportunities. Candidate should demonstrate creativity in approaching and securing new business opportunities.
  • The candidate will have a polished executive presence and the ability to consult confidently and effectively with C-level executives. This individual also will be adept at building strong relationships with other senior counselors throughout the FH network. Fleishman Hillard is noted for its strong and seasoned counselors and high-end consulting work performed on behalf of clients across all industries and sectors.
  • Experience with new digital media and social networking tactics and program development.
  • Solid team leadership experience is necessary.
  • Excellent all-around communication skills, with a demonstrated flair for creativity.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, be assertive, self-starting and a willingness to take ownership is essential to success. This translates to strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to effectively motivate staff and clients.
  • A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the office and Fleishman-Hillard.
  • Previous experience in successfully developing and managing substantial budgets.
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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.


Please do not contact the Minneapolis/St. Paul office directly, only resumes submitted through this Web site will be considered. Please contact mary.czarnecki@fleishman.com with questions.

Milestone AV Technologies - Marketing Copywriter / Content Manager


GENERAL PURPOSE


Inform and influence customers by developing compelling marcom copy, to support Milestone’s commercial products division, with an emphasis on maximizing PR and web initiatives.


DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES


  • Write copy for integrated marketing campaigns, including PR, website, brochures, direct mail, advertising, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, blogs, corporate communications, signage and other marcom materials, ensuring consistency with Chief’s brand voice


  • Manage all web content, including new product additions, updates, etc., to ensure accuracy


  • Research market needs and competitive landscape of mount manufacturers as well as market needs, ensuring effective messaging


  • Collaborate with Marketing Managers to develop PR (press releases, case studies, articles, award submission) that supports the overall marketing strategy


  • Test messaging (both campaign-specific and overall messages) utilizing internal tools


  • Participate on relevant social media and networking portals to support our products and monitor competitive marketing efforts


  • Work with internal departments as communication support in writing, planning and executing communication materials


  • Assist in media strategy development to assist Marketing Managers in planning and implementation:


    • Gather and analyze proposals to determine media selections, negotiate rates & positioning as required, working within budget


    • Develop annual media plan recommendation, coordinate media buys and manage ad calendars


    • Oversee and monitor ongoing PR performance, ensuring campaigns are executed properly and according to client expectations


    • Assist team in strategic post-campaign analysis and provide recommendations for future initiatives



  • Recommend and implement efficient, cost effective and flexible department procedures


  • Maintain company quality and legal compliance by adhering to internal approval process on all materials; initiate corrective action to ensure materials stay up-to-date


  • Understand workplace hazards and take steps to proactively prevent and report hazards or injuries in the workplace. Cooperate in Safety Programs, initiatives, and investigations.


  • Demonstrate our five core values of Integrity, Customer Responsiveness, Innovation, Passionate Contribution & Empowerment and Continuous Improvement


  • Other duties deemed necessary to support the Company’s business operations


JOB REQUIREMENTS


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:



  •  Excellent skills in writing clear and focused copy that meets marketing strategy and objectives (writing samples required)


  • Superior interpersonal skills


  • Proficient in the use of personal computers, internet and Microsoft Office suite of software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook (or related e-mail system)


  • Excellent project management and planning skills


  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently


  •  Be detail orientated and have excellent follow through skills


  • Positive, energetic attitude, and initiative; Strong work ethic


  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at one time


  •  Able to work comfortably in hands-on, multi-task, deadline-driven environment


  • Experienced in working with cross functional teams


  • Must possess high degree of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information


Minimum Education and Experience Required:


Bachelors degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism, Business or related degree with a minimum of three (3) years experience in a sales/marketing driven environment; or combination of relevant education and experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant copywriting experience
  • Knowledge of the technology (audio/visual) industry
  • Public Relations experience in a PR Agency setting
  • Editorial experience with industry publications
  • Working in a highly creative department with knowledge or skill in graphics
  • Social Media experience

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS


  •  General office environment


  •  Ability to lift up to 20 pounds


  •  Long-distance or air travel as needed – not to exceed 10% travel

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PR Internship

Job Description:
Develop a strong knowledge of public relations while working on national guerrilla marketing campaigns. Candidates can expect to spend time creating media lists, assisting with the development of written press materials, pitching media, tracking results as well as researching for and assisting with the execution of guerrilla marketing events.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • A demonstrated understanding of PR and media relations
  • Available 15-20 hours per week
  • BA Degree or enrolled in a university
  • Preferred interest and knowledge of the cycling industry

Please submit cover letter and resume to Street Factory Media at graber@streetfactorymedia.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

IT Communications Specialist - Minnetonka, MN - Minneapolis

IT Communications Specialist - Minnetonka, MN - Minneapolis, MN 55401
UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

UnitedHealth Group IT provides a diverse and comprehensive array of application design and infrastructure services designed to advance improved health and well-being for our customers, and to benefit UnitedHealth Group employees across the enterprise.  Comprised of the Application Services Group, Enterprise Technology Services Group and the IT Business Services Group, UnitedHealth Group IT has over 7,000 internal and external resources across the globe, and offices in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, South Carolina, Wisconsin and India.

Position Description:
Positions in this function design and coordinate company communications, including internal and/or external communications. Responsible for maintaining policies and procedures and monitoring company media, which may include company websites. May manage public relations activities, including public information and shareholder information services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and direct the short and long-term communication strategies in support of key technology initiatives and business objectives
  • Work closely with and support the technology leadership team, and project/program managers, to enhance internal communications
  • Manage, coordinate and oversee communications projects and initiatives to establish consistency in approach and delivery internal and (potential) external messages, programs and technology brand
  • Have end-to-end responsibility for communications initiatives including project management and oversight of delivery, creative, interactive design, interactive strategy and optimization, account planning, and production and fulfillment to meet the needs of various departments and project teams
  • Assist in development, implementation, and maintenance of communication process for technology initiatives, including design and development of materials
  • Identify communication needs and opportunities for UnitedHealth Group IT and targeted audiences
  • Plan, develop, implement, review, and coordinate communication activities
  • May lead communication strategy for division, or group
  • Serve as catalyst for change
  • Actively involved in the process and organizational change and development
  • Create, maintain, and customize PowerPoint presentations and related information to ensure an accurate and consistent message regarding the organization and its initiatives 




Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, communications, or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience in communications or marketing management
  • 3 years of writing experience
  • 3 years of experience working in a matrix environment with various levels of management (including executive or senior levels) and external vendors
  • Advanced - Expert skill level with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working within Information Technology and/or healthcare industry environment, preferred
  • Content management experience, preferred
  • Photoshop and/or Adobe experience is a plus
  • Manage multiple priorities concurrently in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team as participant or leader
  • Ability to wear multiple hats and work quickly to take advantage of opportunities as they arise
  • Demonstrates strong strategic and business acumen 
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.  In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing. 



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Monday, November 09, 2009

ShopNBC - Creative Director

Position Overview:
The Creative Director, Online and Print leads the creative direction, design and production execution for our online initiatives, direct mail and print, including ShopNBC.com and ShopNBC.TV. Responsible for managing the entire creative and production process from concept to delivery of finished product. Partners with Online Merchandising & Programming, Online Marketing, Merchandising, Marketing, and Media to understand marketing objectives and develop creative direction for related Internet design initiatives and print. Manages the creative organizational process, supervising: Interactive Art Director, Interactive Designers, Print Designers, Front-end Web Developer, Traffic, Project Manager, Sr. Copywriters / Editor, Copywriters.


Success Attributes:
Online e-commerce and direct mail design/creative leadership, organized and detail oriented, strong communicator, strategic thinker, excellent management skills, team player, positive, flexible, highly productive.

Essential Functions:


Principle Accountabilities & Authorities:
Manages and directs day to day creative department process, workflow of all assignments, delivering high quality creative pieces within deadlines.

Responsible for creative concept, design, production, implementation, and maintenance of all graphic elements on ShopNBC.com and ShopNBC.TV (including website, emails, external site banners, etc).

Responsible for the creative design and user interface design of ShopNBC.com - Oversees design, production, testing, functionality, navigation and usability.

Manages execution of all print assets for ShopNBC including: postcards, program guides, inserts, catalogs and annual report. Including creative concept, wireframes, design, proof, edit and print production.

Day-to-day management of activities for the group including creative direction, technical and aesthetic standards, budgeting, vendor management, management creative team.

Oversees management of freelancers and management of external photographers, external makeup artists and external stylists.

Stays current on e-commerce design standards and user interface/experience design best practices.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor's degree (B.A.), or equivalent experience

Experience:
10+ years of creative design experience in retail e-commerce organization.
5+ years management experience leading cross-functional interactive design teams
Design related major preferred.
Strong online e-commerce retail design and user interface design experience.
Experience in direct mail/print design and production.
Demonstrated design sense and experience with corporate Branding.
Working knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, QuarkXpress – (Mac platform).

For more information contact Anthony Giombetti - agiombetti@shopnbc.com

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Mall of America - Public Relations Fashion Intern

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Media Relations Specialist and Public Relations Director
                                               
PURPOSE:  Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America and working closely with Mall of America’s Trend Specialist. Candidates should have strong interest in fashion as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in fashion, trends and retail is preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments
  • Escort trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments
  • Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends
  • Assist with fashion shows and media segment planning
  • Assist in styling outfits for fashion segments
  • Book models for media segments, work with Trend Board
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility
  • Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed
ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
  • Perform other duties as assigned
PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture
  • Pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or fashion
  • Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player


Internships will run from early January through spring or summer.

Interested candidates should email me their resume at edao@mallofamerica.com by Nov. 11, 2009

Mall of America - Public Relations Intern

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Media Relations Specialist and Public Relations Director
                                               
PURPOSE:  Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting the Mall of America. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills. Some public relations experience is preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Assist in writing press materials, pitching and updating online media room
  • Assist with media crews working in the Mall
  • Assist with general PR needs including ordering necessary supplies, generating documents, record keeping, filing, etc.
  • Maintaining/updating Mall of America social media sites including Flickr, Twitter, & Facebook
  • Research creative and innovative ideas to promote MOA and MOA events
  • Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility
ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
  • Perform other duties as assigned
PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Pursuing a degree in Public Relations or Journalism
  • Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications 
  •  Some knowledge of using social media tools such as Flickr, Facebook and Twitter
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player
Internships will run from early January through spring or summer.

Interested candidates should email me their resume at edao@mallofamerica.com by Nov. 11, 2009

Tele Health Event Coordinator - Minnetonka, MN - Minneapolis

UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

OptumHealth is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinician or a business professional - think of OptumHealth as your calling.

By providing 60 million Americans with information, tools and solutions, we are helping to guide them through the health care system, financing their health care needs, and enabling them to achieve their personal health and well-being goals.

Position Description:
Plan and execute Mobile Unit events to introduce and demonstrate the Connected Care program and to showcase UHG's commitment to access and innovation to customers, industry leaders, public officials, and the general public.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and manage event planning activities with internal and external customers for mobile clinic events
  • Determine site feasibility and coordinate all truck logistics for arrival, event duration, and departure
  • Plan scope of event and event details with sponsoring business segment and/or customer
  • Serve as liaison between Marketing, Public Relations, Government Affairs, and the sponsoring business segment and/or customer in planning the event
  • Manage the event day-of
  • Lead demonstrations and tours of the mobile clinic to customers, government officials, media, and the general public
  • Be a spokesperson at mobile unit events for the Connected Care program
  • Manage mobile unit calendar and develop request intake system
  • Support and participate in mobile unit strategy discussions with senior leadership

At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined.

Qualifications:
  •  Minimum 3-5 years work experience with event leadership and coordination
  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop relationships and work across organizations
  • Demonstrated communication and public-speaking skills
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Self-Starter
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.



Additional Information:

Travel Percentage: 75%

Monday, November 02, 2009

NELLE Seeks PR/Publicity Intern

What:  PR/PUBLICITY ASSISTANT ~ 6 months, unpaid

Job Description: Develop core competencies in Public Relations while learning how to be a visual storyteller in the age of new media. Candidates can expect to spend time tracking media impressions, vetting media lists, and assisting with the development of interactive media kits and campaigns.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator & Microsoft Word/ Excel 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • A demonstrated understanding of PR's role in an interactive environment
  • Available 2-3 days a week 
  • BA Degree or enrolled in a university
  • Interest in Fashion & Retail industry 

Where/When:  Interested Applicants can submit resume along with 2 references to info@nellehandbags.com.
PR/Publicity Assistant Internship~(name) in the subject line. Materials must be submitted by Nov. 20, 2009
   
About NELLE
In 2004 Laura Nelli started NELLE, a handbag company focused on creating luxurious handbags and
clutches. By combining natural fabrics with her keen attention to detail NELLE handbags and clutches
illustrate Laura’s deep appreciation of vivid colors and textures. Respect for independent and slow
design led Laura to develop a handbag label that prides itself on crafting well-constructed pieces that
are produced locally in Minneapolis, MN and are available in boutiques and on-line at
www.nellehandbags.com.

For interview opportunities and additional information, please contact Laura at 
612.423.3212 or laura@nellehandbags.com