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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fairview - Marketing and Public Relations Manager

We improve the health of our communities
For more than 100 years, Fairview has been improving the health of the communities we serve. Today, we are more than 20,000 employees and generate annual revenues of more than $2 billion that sustains our ability to provide excellent care.

We partner with one of the nation’s top research and teaching facilities– University of Minnesota and its Academic Health Center. Our partnership is a national model that enables us to provide breakthrough medicine to our patients. To the communities we serve, we are known as a health care leader, community partner and trusted advocate. As an employer, we nurture the teamwork, passion and excellence needed to deliver our promise of exceptional care to our patients.

Marketing and Public Relations Manager - Fairview community hospitals:

The Marketing and Public Relations Manager has accountability to manage the function for key businesses of Fairview, a $2.5 billion integrated health care delivery system. The Manager brings wide-ranging knowledge and experience in integrated marketing, public relations and brand management. Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations and key business leaders, the manager has the responsibility to support strategic growth in core operating businesses of Fairview. The manager is accountable for increasing customer awareness, preference, impression and loyalty through creative marketing, advertising and public relations initiatives, in order to drive new customer acquisition and/or optimization of current customers. Managers are accountable for creating and implementing effective marketing strategies and plans using best practice, evidence-based marketing and public relations practices. Managers have accountability to lead and mentor a team of marketing and public relations professionals to achieve desired business outcomes.

Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field required.  8+ years of applicable experience required.   Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organization with multiple locations, excellent writing and communication skills required.

MBA/MBC/MA preferred.  Health care experience and 3+ years of managing marketing and public relations professionals preferred.

We can offer you an opportunity to work with the latest technologies and treatments in clinics, hospitals, community centers, homes and long-term care centers throughout Minnesota. You also will find that we care deeply and act frequently to promote, inspire, and support our employees’ personal, financial and career health with a package of rewards to fit your life.

We invite you to join a group of colleagues who proudly say, “I am Fairview.” Watch a 10-minute video and hear why at:

See current job openings and apply online at or call us at 1-866-871-JOBS (5627).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Action Selling - Marketing Manager

Reports to: Vice President, Sales & Marketing

The Marketing Manager is responsible for achieving book sales and list growth objectives by creating and implementing a strong and effective marketing plan. Plans, directs and coordinates the marketing of products and services personally or through efforts of marketing team. Captures, analyzes and monitors important data and statistics so that market opportunities may be capitalized on. Provides innovative and creative solutions for effectively promoting and selling books aimed at key decision makers. Shared responsibility with marketing team for generating quality leads for sales team.

  1. Helps establish marketing goals to ensure meeting annual objectives. Monitor results, explore new potential programs and generate new ideas to improve future campaigns.
  2. Promote and sell products with a focus on targeted sales managers.
  3. Plans and oversees the advertising and promotional activities including direct mail, electronic, social and print media.
  4. Develop Strategies, recommend tactics and maintain activities of all social media campaigns including; Blog, Twitter, Linked in and Facebook. Also responsible for Search strategies, blogger relations, social community management with all efforts grounded in ROI, analytics and metrics.
  5. Ensures effective controls of marketing results are within designated budgets.
  6. Evaluates market reactions and competitors to ensure timely adjustments of marketing strategy and plans to meet changing conditions.
  7. Oversee development and implementation of internal communications process and plan to deliver communications that are integrated, consistent, prioritized and effective.
  8. Create and design communication collateral material for both internal and external audiences to drive results.
  9. Support the brand strategy ensuring guidelines and standards are followed.
  10. Support sales executives in all phases of the sales cycle.
  11. Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 3-5 years of business to business marketing experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with diverse groups of people, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently as well as in team atmospheres while handling multiple tasks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Want to join the Action Selling team? Send resume to

Monday, April 26, 2010

Allianz Life Insurance Company - Copywriter

Allianz Group is one of the largest and most renowned financial services providers in the world representing an international network of strong brands with first-class products. We bring together the expertise of specialists in the fields of property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, asset management and banking. Above all, we strive for commitment to excellence in our daily business - in our relationships with customers, shareholders, employees and society. The Allianz Group serves more than 75 million customers in about 70 countries.

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.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The Allianz Creative Department is about creating brilliant ideas & bring them to life in unique, differentiating & motivating ways. The Level I Copywriter role is to elevate & illuminate those ideas through the precision & power of the written word. 
  • Ideate/develop concepts resulting in successful internal, dealer/broker, consumer engagement pieces & campaigns
  • Develop inspired copy (not "boilerplate") within the brand parameters or innovative approaches when the assignment allows
  • Write things that are a pleasure to read
  • Understand audience demographics & their needs; show an ability to craft messages to them
  • Exhibit critical thinking & active problem-solving
  • Understand & embrace the people & process by which work is evaluated & approved
  • Organize & plan details for multiple projects & make timely & quick decisions in order to meet project deadlines
  • Offer multiple quality solutions to any given assignment
  • Have the potential to learn to tell a great story through ideas & visuals
Key Requirements/Skills/Experience
  • 4-year college degree &/or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Preferrred minimum 2 years of creative agency experience as a copywriter
  • Basic grasp of MAC computer programs:  InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Portfolio of samples demonstrating conceptual ability & writing style
  • Ability to develop effective presentation skills
  • Interpersonal savvy & listening skills
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to develop thoughtful judgment & creative thinking
  • Ability to work & partner with clients
  • Keen sense of target market & ways to communicate with them on a relevant level
  • Ability to develop every aspect of a campaign based on the client's marketing plan
  • Must be flexible enough to juggle multiple projects with ease
  • Be a source of inspiration, as well as a source of encouragement for the team
  • Be an honest team member committed to elevating the creative work & department to a position of prominence & respect within Allianz
Reference Code  AZ50384929-E

Why Allianz?  We provide benefits for your career and life that are a cut above the rest. From day one, you are eligible for benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), annual paid leave and tuition assistance. In addition, after a designated period of time you are eligible for disability coverage, stock purchase program and much more.

For more information, please visit us on the Web at:

Wolters Kluwer - Sr. Marketing Manager - Minneapolis or St. Cloud

Wolters Kluwer is The Professional's First Choice for information, tools, and solutions that help professionals make their most critical decisions effectively and improve their productivity. Utilizing the latest technologies, we ensure that our customers have the solutions they need, when they need them, and in the media best suited to their requirements. Our range of information products encompasses print and electronic formats, and we specialize in creating integrated, embedded, end-to-end solutions designed to improve our customers' work processes.

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, a customer unit of Wolters Kluwer, is a market leader in providing high quality content and smart information tools for professionals in banking, indirect lending, insurance, mortgage, and securities.

We are currently adding a new position of Senior Marketing Manager to our headquarters team in Minnesota. In this position you can be based in either Minneapolis or St. Cloud.

We are looking for someone who understands the financial industry, including multiple target markets for WKFS products and services. The Senior Marketing Manager is responsible for thoroughly understanding critical market-related information such as customer needs, processes, competitive threats, trends, and opportunities. You will have the opportunity to work closely with Product Management, Sales, Alliance Management and Customers.

In this role you will use your knowledge of the market to develop, drive and support market strategies, implementation plans and create campaigns as part of the integrated marketing plan.
You will influence product design (to include brand, packaging, and lifecycle), sales channel and product pricing options to help merchandise product(s) in different target markets and to achieve the most beneficial communication plan for a market.

You will own the creation of multiple communication plans which may involve leading internal departments to support a plan and also build the details of the plan including the campaign budget and goals, deciphering appropriate marketing mediums, campaign timeframes and preparing the appropriate sales channel. Will develop and be accountable for the plan's lead and closed sales goals.
Provide direction to Marketing Communications and Interactive Marketing based on the needs of the communication plan as well as drive the execution of campaigns through internal CRM system and educate sales channel on campaign goals and details.

You may also work with customers, partners, associations and internal teams to develop and execute communication strategies and marketing programs.

Individual must be able to effectively manage external relationships, including proactively cultivating new relationships, and fostering, growing, and reviewing existing relationships to ensure mutually beneficial results. Relationship management would include negotiating contracts, and setting attainable sales goals.

We are looking for someone who is experienced with customer and market needs, as well as the company's goals, and uses this information to drive the content and goals of a communication plan.
Maintain a deep understanding of assigned market segment helping to monitor and communicate changes relevant to customer and competition.

  • Acts as the voice of the customer for assigned segment.
  • Works with market research team to conduct primary and secondary market research around designated customer segment and translates market trends, activities, etc. into understandable, quantifiable information to the organization.
  • Uses knowledge to create and execute an annual segment plan to help drive the business on key segment trends, opportunities and market knowledge.
  • Proactively addresses sales and revenue variances for markets assigned - both short and projected long-term.
  • Helps identify and champion new revenue opportunities.
  • Plans, manages, implements, and facilitates the segment's advisory council.
  • Selects and prioritizes the trade shows for the segment and provides strategic direction.
  • Leads the segmenting and translating of market's needs, buying criteria, etc. through contact with market, customer, sales representatives, etc.
  • Define and drive strategy, plan and budget for marketing programs to achieve stated objectives regarding revenue, profitability and market share. Manage to achieve plan goals and budget.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish department and business goals.
  • Work in conjunction with product marketing, corporate marketing, marketing communications and outside agencies in developing effective tools/programs to generate business and solid leads.
  • Use strong analytical skills to identify trends within pipeline that may be positively or negatively affecting growth. Drive action plans based on findings.
  • Develops and drives to completion multiple communication strategies and plans.
  • Works with other Marketing Managers to develop strategies and implementation plans to achieve strategic and financial goals.
  • Provides leadership to Marketing Managers, including but not limited to best practices of communication plans, and assist in building strategies, as well as providing a leadership role to evolve Marketing Mgmt. team.
  • Helps develop marketing management's team goals based on segment and products objectives/plans.
  • Collaboratively allocates marketing dollars across all products and segments based on strategic direction from Manager of Marketing Management.
  • Establishes prioritization criteria in order to effectively allocate spend (i.e. opportunity pipeline, short-term/long-term goals, branding, etc.).
  • Plan and oversee execution of promotional activities including print, electronic media, trade show, direct mail, customer events, PR and internal communications.
  • Manage development and distribution of promotional and collateral materials to support sales and marketing programs.
  • Works with Public Relations department to plan and execute public relations for segment and communication plans.
  • Selects and prioritizes trade shows and provides strategic direction for segment and product positioning at each show.
  • Ability to be the "face of the customer" for speaking engagements and social media sites.
  • Must be able to manage multiple large projects at once.
  • Works cross-functionally to implement communication plans.
  • BA/BS in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 8-10 years of Marketing experience in a B2B environment preferably in the Mortgage, Banking or Financial Services area.
  • Experience with E-Marketing, SEO/SEM, Eloqua, CRM preferred.
 Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
  • Strong project/process management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify, recommend, and position products to optimize revenue potential.
  • Strong initiative, self-motivation.
  • Creative marketing professional with enthusiasm to try new things and flexibility to test assumptions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency with PC's; knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Adobe a plus).
  • Strong organization, negotiation, and project management skills.
  • Strong problem solving, planning and decision making skills.
  • Excellent follow-through, attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve goals.
Visit our website, YouTube or follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter for more information about our customers, market positions, brands, and organization.

Wolters Kluwer offers a competitive compensation and benefit package including 4-weeks of paid time off (1st year), 12 paid holidays, and a generous profit sharing program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a diverse workforce.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Minneapolis-based PR and social media marketing agency Maccabee Group has an immediate full-time opening for an AE with 2-4 years of PR experience. Opening is for 90-days as a contract employee, working in our charming Warehouse District offices immediately – with the potential for permanent employment. 

Candidates should be high-energy, strategic thinkers who are insightful about social media marketing, have exceptional writing and media relations/pitching skills, are relentlessly curious about business and harbor a thirst for creating new marketing tactics for deeply appreciative clients in consumer food products, technology, health/medical and financial services industries

Send resume and writing sample to

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Minnesota Private College Council seeks a communications associate

The Minnesota Private College Council seeks a communications associate to assist in the management and implementation of our varied marketing and communications efforts. The associate will coordinate projects, events and publications, drawing on stellar organizational skills and working closely with internal colleagues and external contacts. The successful candidate will be a strong writer and have experience in communications.
Computer skills, a BA/BS degree and the ability to work both independently and in teams are also required.

Visit for more information. Send cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, three writing samples and three references to John Manning, Minnesota Private College Council, Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota St. suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101 or e-mail Open until filled. EOE.

Communications Associate / Project Coordinator

The purpose of the position is to assist in the management and implementation of the Minnesota Private College Council’s marketing and communications program, including the development of marketing and communications materials, coordination and implementation of special events and projects that build relationships with key constituencies. The communications associate will effectively help communicate key messages, data and other advocacy information to important audiences and constituents, supporting the Council’s strategic goals and the member private colleges and universities.

1. Bachelor’s degree required.

2. Demonstrated experience in communications e.g., public relations, media relations, writing, event coordination, and/or marketing communications.

3. Strong computer skills: Solid understanding of use of Web and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) (Database and Adobe creative suite knowledge can be a plus.)

4. Strong written and oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrated organizational and project management skills.

6. Print production experience.

7. Ability to manage outside vendors and consultants in long-term and short-term projects.

8. Ability to develop and track budgets for internal and external projects.

9. Experience developing strong professional relationships and communicating effectively with diverse groups of people.

10. Ability to see and understand big-picture goals and strategies while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day projects.

11. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience being diplomatic and collaborative in a team environment. Also demonstrates effective individual initiative.

12. Familiarity with, and an appreciation of, the value of a private liberal arts education preferred.

1. Coordinate communications and logistics for events tied to admissions and advocacy efforts, along with preparation of necessary materials, in partnership with internal staff and member contacts.

2. Coordinate the production of marketing and communications materials (e.g., expert lists for media use, reports, memoranda, brochures, proposals, ads, etc.) — supporting implementation of the MPCC marketing and communications plan. Your role can involve a mix of writing, editing and/or proofreading, as well as coordinating editorial and production processes with internal staff, member constituents, external graphic designers and other outside vendors. The focus is on working to ensure that projects are completed on-time, within budget and meeting high standards of quality.

3. Manage the successful distribution of communications materials to campus and external audiences. Partner with internal staff on database management, mailing list procurement, timely response to requests for information, etc.

4. Support our communications, in particular through your writing.

5. Help ensure we are meeting and exceeding member institutions’ needs, through our responsiveness to their concerns.

6. Contribute to a positive and professional work environment.

7. Other duties as assigned. (MPCC reserves the right to change job responsibilities or duties based on the needs of MPCC.)

Competitive salary and benefits (health, dental, retirement, flexible benefit plan, four weeks vacation).

Visit for more information. Send cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, three writing samples and three references to John Manning, Minnesota Private College Council, Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota St. suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101 or e-mail Open until filled. EOE.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Manager

Job Description
When it comes to "clean," Ecolab is the world leader, with $5.5 billion in global sales and the respect of customers in more than 160 countries. For eight decades we have developed and marketed cleaning solutions and systems making the world a cleaner, safer, healthier place to live. More than 26,000 Ecolab associates are winning and satisfying new customers every day all over the world.

Ecolab is seeking candidates for a Marketing Communications Manager, Institutional Foodservice. This position will be primarily responsible for strategy development and tactical execution for Foodservice marketing communications strategies and plans that differentiate Ecolab from its competitors. The successful candidate will make recommendations for and execute the following: key message development, objective setting, program planning, MarComm mix analysis, communications tactics and tools development (project management), agency management and measurement and evaluation of results.
Main Responsibilities
  • Create and implement strategic marketing communications plan to meet annual business objectives, including both internal and external communications
  • Manage all internal and external MarComm initiatives including program launch support, advertising, direct mail, public relations, trade shows, collateral, multimedia, web site programs, and incentives/contests
  • Oversee development and implementation of internal communications process and plan to deliver communications that are integrated, consistent, prioritized and effective
  • Spearhead sales enablement effort including identifying gaps and designing new tools and assets to support sales associates in all phases of the sales cycle
  • Create and design communication collateral material for both internal and external audiences to drive results
  • Support the Ecolab brand strategy ensuring guidelines and standards are followed
This position requires a broad background in marketing communications principles, strategic planning, and tactical execution. The person in this role will work collaboratively with cross-functional groups including division marketing, sales, training, operations, sales support and R&D.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Eight years of professional marketing experience
  • Supervisory/lead experience, including ability to lead project teams and creative agencies
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with diverse groups of people, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines 
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently as well as in team atmospheres when handling multiple tasks
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Masters degree
  • Field sales communication experience
  • Proven track record in B2B environment
  • 5 plus years in of B2B creative agency direction and messaging
  • Brand leadership and brand implementation
  • Design and copywriting experience
  • Foodservice industry experience preferred

Our benefits go beyond caring for your healthÂ?they also provide for your financial well being. For today, we offer medical, dental, life & accident insurance and pre-tax reimbursement accounts. For tomorrow, we help you share in EcolabÂ?s success through a matching 401K and stock ownership opportunities. For your individual needs, we offer you a tuition reimbursement program and voluntary personal plans.

Ecolab is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Interactive Strategist Internship - Applications Due: April 30, 2010

The Interactive Strategist Intern will work closely with the Account Management and Account Planning teams to assist in developing game-changing interactive experiences for our clients. Considering the unpredictability of consumer behavior and technology in the interactive world, there’s never a pre-defined approach to fall back on. The Interactive Strategist Intern must welcome this notion, be comfortable with the unknown and keep their minds on the pulse of the latest developments in emerging media. The Interactive Strategist Intern strives to drive insight, integration and activation of interactive solutions for the agency and its clients.

Primary Responsibilities

In partnership with the Account Planning team, the Interactive Strategist Intern will assist in surfacing the non-obvious and unexpected relationships between people, products and technology. The Interactive Strategist Intern will also work with the Account Management team to understand the client’s brand, how it lives online and offline, the business model and their products and services. The Interactive Strategist Intern is responsible for helping bridge the gap between consumer insights and the clients’ business objectives, resulting in a well-defined interactive strategy with defined metrics of success. In partnership with the Interactive Producer, the Interactive Strategist Intern is also responsible for helping guide all interactive executions in collaboration with Account Planning, Account Management, Creative, Contact Planning, Public Relations, Technology and to ensure all tactics measure up against the client’s business objectives. The Interactive Strategist Intern is equally a generalist, capable of framing the Big Picture, and a specialist, with a passionate about trends and innovation in the interactive space.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in Communications, Marketing or Advertising
  • Demonstrated interactive marketing experience
  • Passion to do the best
  • Strong interactive curiosity
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills
  • Strong “on the spot” cognitive thinking sills
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint … Keynote even better
  • Ability to assist with administrative needs around the agency
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Account Management Internship - Applications Due: April 30, 2010

In an Account Management internship, you will be completely immersed in the business of C+M clients and actively participate in the full branding work for them. You will also be responsible for initiating and executing various marketing and research projects while familiarizing yourself with the other disciplines in the agency.

What does that mean? Essentially, we are looking for great people who are eager to grow. We want individuals who can anticipate client and agency needs; are completely comfortable with all of advertising’s concepts, practices and procedures; and – most important – are committed to stewarding amazing work that everyone, from clients to copywriters, can be proud of.

Job Requirements

  • Four-year college degree
  • High level of knowledge of advertising and communications
  • Strong communication skills – both one-on-one and in teams
  • Strong cognitive skills
  • Ability to work alone or part of a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to assist with administrative needs around the agency
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Kohnstamm Communications - Senior Account Executive

Kohnstamm Communications is seeking an experienced PR pro who has solid agency experience and demonstrated results with consumer media and clients. PR expertise and industry knowledge of CPG branding, the organic and natural food/bev sector, and B2B a plus. Honored by The Holmes Report as the nation’s “2010 Boutique Agency of the Year,” Twin Cities-based Kohnstamm serves a dynamic portfolio of national clients.

QUALIFICATIONS/COMP PACKAGE: 4+ years of PR-specific experience minimum. Kohnstamm offers a competitive salary and above average benefits including health and dental coverage, paid parking, retirement fund match, paid volunteer time, and others. The agency is “a permanent fixture” on the nation’s “Best Agencies to Work For” list according to PR trade “The Holmes Report.”

Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm Communications is the 94th ranked independent PR agency in the nation, according to O’Dwyer’s PR Report. The 13-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. For more information about joining the Kohnstamm team, go to the careers section of Send resumes ASAP to

Kohnstamm Communications
400 North Robert #1450
St. Paul, MN 55101

Room & Board - Public Relations Specialist

Description Room & Board is a progressive retail organization, providing its customers with well designed modern furniture and accessories and a customer experience that is unmatched in today’s marketplace.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Public Relations Specialist to join our Marketing team.  This person will play a key role in heightening Room & Board brand awareness. The role is dedicated to creating and maintaining a disciplined approach to responding to media requests and coordinating the efforts and resources needed to fulfill these requests. 

The primary responsibilities of this role are to manage incoming PR requests, lead the process to execute the requests and connect the media to the appropriate resources and information.  Through this process they will be expected to build and maintain relationships on behalf of Room & Board. Our PR Specialist will also be responsible for writing key messages and ensuring their placement in print, online and social media channels.

To be successful in this role a candidate must have three – five years of professional PR experience.

They will be a confident and effective communicator and a natural relationship builder. They will be effective at prioritizing and multi tasking. They will also be comfortable working with online tools to distribute releases, track results and access photo assets.
Room & Board is a positive and healthy place to work – filled with people who are passionate about their careers and being part of a customer centric organization.  To learn more and apply for this exciting opportunity please visit

Room & Board is an environment of inclusion.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Olive & Myrtle LLC - Advertising/Marketing Internship Summer 2010

Part-Time Internship
Olive & Myrtle is an online eco-boutique that features beautifully-designed sustainable products for the home and garden.

Olive & Myrtle launched in January of 2009. It is being managed by Founder and President, Aaron Porvaznik. Aaron Porvaznik spent 8 years at Target Corporation as a graphic designer and art director. After taking the FastTrac program though the University of St. Thomas he decided to pursue his dream of starting a company based on sustainability and design. With this new endeavor Aaron plans to merge his passions for design and sustainability.

Schedule: Flexible - 20 hrs per week
Salary/Wages: $500 stipend+$250 store credit
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Position Detail:
Start Date: May 31st, 2010
This is a 12-week internship with possibility for extension or freelance opportunities.
This is a 12-week internship with the possibility of extension or freelance opportunities in the future. Olive & Myrtle is an online eco-boutique that features beautifully-designed sustainable products for the home and garden.

Intern will directly assist President/Founder with tasks related to marketing Olive & Myrtle. Major responsibilities will include assisting with the development of marketing, advertising and PR plans including social media and blogging. In addition, the intern will research newspapers, magazines, weeklies, and blogs that the company can reach out to for PR opportunities, brainstorm and implement ideas on how the business can build brand awareness and best reach the intended audience. Other responsibilities may include researching sustainable business practices, researching sustainable designers and products, building partnerships with vendors as well as organizing and attending product photo shoots as needed.

  • Major/Program: Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Student Status: Junior or Senior
  • Minimum GPA: 3.40
A successful candidate will have extremely strong writing skills. Candidate should enjoy writing and the editing process. Having educational background in journalism or copywriting is beneficial. Most importantly, the candidate must be able to show initiative as well as drive projects independently. Being a "go-getter" would be an understatement! You work smart, fast and with minimal supervision. A successful candidate will also possess strong communication skills and the ability to think strategically as well as creatively. If you are a self-starter and looking to gain valuable experience by making an impact with a small start-up (with big ideas and dreams), then this is the right internship for you.

Application Deadline: Monday, 5/3/2010
Inquiries and applications:
Please apply via e-mail by sending a cover letter and resume to
Aaron Porvaznik

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Metropolitan Airports Commission - Public Affairs and Marketing Intern

Intern at one of the busiest airports in North America and assist with a variety of marketing and communications projects such as monitoring traditional and social media, taking digital photographs and organizing digital photos, writing articles and communications for internal audiences (airport tenants, MAC employees, etc.), enhancing and creating content for web sites and other digital communications media, and assisting with marketing and information campaigns.

As a member of a small team of professionals, you will have a hands-on opportunity to work at one of the busiest airports in North America to gain public affairs and marketing experience in a highly visible public corporation and airport.

Summer at MSP International Airport is one of the busiest times of the year. Several exciting, first-of-its-kind communication projects will begin or culminate this summer, including the introduction of a mobile web application and the addition of digital directories at Terminal 1-Lindbergh.

Letters of recommendation may be provided upon successful completion of the internship.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Accepted and currently enrolled in a four-year, accredited college institution in one of the following fields of study: Public Relations, Communications, or Marketing
  • Completion of Junior year
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Basic proficiency with any of the following: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Photography experience (Nikon D50, D90 and D300 preferred)
  • Writing experience outside classroom
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and/or Web content management programs

Internship Type: Unpaid; Free, on-airport parking.

Schedule: Flexible and negotiable; Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week unless more hours are necessary to obtain college credit.


***Applications, cover letters, and resumes will be accepted electronically only. This posting closes Friday, April 30, 2010.***

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unconventional Internship at Business Marketing Association

The Minnesota chapter of Business Marketing Association (BMA-MN) is looking for college juniors and seniors with a passion for networking and a flair for communication for an unconventional internship.

More than building an impressive portfolio, BMA-MN marketing interns will connect with and learn from the marketing minds in business-to-business. In exchange for assistance developing Web site, blog and newsletter content for the organization, the BMA-MN marketing intern will have the opportunity to connect with, chief marketing officers, vice presidents, directors and managers of Minnesota’s leading B2B companies including 3M and Toro.

Structured similarly to a freelancer position, the marketing intern will be assigned projects as well as identify and pitch story ideas to the committee chair. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and be a self-starter who is able to complete tasks with limited oversight. Interns will be expected to develop a minimum of two pieces per month to sustain the internship.

BMA-MN will be engaging four volunteer marketing interns to fill these positions. To apply send a resume, cover letter and at least one writing sample (school work accepted) to Eva Keiser at The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

Dedicated exclusively to helping Minnesota business-to-business executives, marketers and communicators keep on top of the latest trends, products and strategies, BMA-MN’s programming and events that help its members achieve a competitive advantage.

Public Relations Representative, University Relations News Service

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; experience in journalism, public relations or communications; ability to effectively pitch and earn placement of news stories in print and electronic media; and an understanding of social media as a tool in strategic public relations. Excellent communication skills and an entrepreneurial attitude are essential. Also needed are sound news judgment, the ability to develop and execute communications strategies, experience in issue management and the ability to prioritize, follow through and work independently under tight deadlines.


This media relations professional will be responsible for identifying and placing news stories as part of comprehensive public relations strategies for a range of University clients. Duties will also include managing print, broadcast and online news inquiries; managing outreach within the University to cultivate additional faculty experts; crisis management; developing and implementing communications strategies for university initiatives and projects; and providing public relations services to university clients.

Program/Unit Description:

University of Minnesota seeks an experienced media and public relations professional for its News Service, which is the university's primary media relations office and a unit within the Office of the Vice President for University Relations.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply online no later than April 20, 2010 by using the following quick link Job requisition #165669. No mailed or faxed applications will be accepted. Please attach letter of application, resume', salary history and references.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Employers Association - Marketing Coordinator

Employers Association (EA), a not-for-profit, member driven Management and Human Resources Consulting and Training organization, seeks a Full Time Marketing Coordinator to join EA’s Marketing Team.

EA is a leading provider of comprehensive HR solutions to primarily small- and medium-sized businesses in the upper Midwest serving over 1500 member organizations and clients per year. In addition to consulting and training, we deliver fully integrated human capital management solutions – allowing us to effectively become an outsourced extension of our member company’s HR department - helping them to find, develop and retain talent and manage portions of or all of their human resource related activities.

As a member of our Marketing Team this position is responsible for:

  • Acting as a marketing generalist, supporting the Director of Marketing on all aspects of the marketing function.
  • Mailings/Newsletters: Coordinating articles for print and electronic newsletters. Soliciting articles from EA consultants and the Research Dept.; serving as overall editor of newsletter. Managing print and electronic production and distribution.
  • Public Relations: Drafting and distributing basic news releases.
  • Collateral Materials: Overseeing production of collateral and print materials (letterhead, catalog, brochures, template sheets, etc.) and managing development of new pieces. Monitoring and maintaining supply of standard items. Drafting of bios, announcements, and other marketing copy as needed. Providing design assistance for flyers, postcards, etc. as needed.
  • Web Site: Updating web site content as needed. Works with appropriate staff on necessary web programming changes.
  • Member Database: Coordinating with Director of Marketing and Database Coordinator on updates to and development of database, data integrity, mailing list segmentation, reporting, etc.
  • Sponsorships/Advertising: Overseeing and implementing of sponsorships including event management, ad placement, on-site promotion, attendance, booth staffing and strategy, internal promotion, strategic follow up plans, etc. Handles all details for reserving/producing/placing ads.
  • Vendor/Resource Management: Managing outside print, mail and other vendors to ensure quality, efficiency, timeliness, and cost management. Establishes internal resources for support as needed for clerical, IT, or other duties.

  • Possess a Bachelors degree in Marketing or Communications or other related field with 3-5 years of experience, a minimum of 3 years in a Marketing role.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic graphic design capabilities
  • Basic web site updating
  • Detail oriented
  • High energy, “can do” attitude
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities accordingly
Employers Association, Inc.
9805 - 45th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55442

Park Nicollet Health Services - Specialist, Media Relations Senior

Position Summary:

Performs media relations, marketing and internal communications duties as needed by Park Nicollet Health Services.  Contributes to department goals of promoting the work of Park Nicollet departments and entities through media placements; maintaining and distributing market and competitor information; implementing effective media relations and communications plans; developing stories for internal communications; growing Park Nicollet Health Services’ share of market.

Develops and executes media tactics that carry key messages for the organization; maintains confidentiality in working with sensitive materials and information, particularly as it relates to patients; drafts news releases and assembles press kits; conducts follow up phone calls to media; supervises media on site; assists with maintaining media database, tracks daily media coverage; collects, distributes and maintains file of competitor and industry information; assists with media coverage for after-hour media issues; must be accessible by pager; assists in writing copy for internal publications.

A bachelor’s degree with concentration in journalism, communication, public relations or a related field; 2-4 years daily newsroom experience in a Top 50 market; at least one year of business media relations experience; familiarity with social media as a media relations tool.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; must be well organized and able to handle multiple and competing priorities under deadline; able to work independently and as a team member, assertive and self-motivated, a good proofreader.  Knowledge of the health care industry is preferred.

Additional Information

Friday, April 09, 2010

3M Company - Market Communication Specialist

For more than 100 years, 3M has been a company that delivers both sustainable growth and consistent results. Today is no exception. We are making great progress toward inventing a new future for 3M - a future of faster growth and increased competitiveness, while continuing to deliver superior results.

We are currently in need of a Market Communication Specialist for Optical Systems Division. 
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Proposing Planning and Supervising Integrated Communications Projects and Campaigns for B2B business
  • Organization of US trade shows, remote support of Asian trade shows
  • PR and Media Relations management
  • Monthly e-news mailing campaign to international customer base
  • Upgrade and management of website content and OSD work center
  • Management of employee communications for division VP
  • Advertising and merchandising
About Optical Systems Division:

Electronic Display Lighting, Computer Filters, 3M Touch Systems and 3M Precision Optics. OSD provides display enhancement products for all market segments of the electronic display lighting industry that includes computer and television displays, handheld displays, computer filter and specialty displays, touch screens, rear projection screens and lens systems for projection displays.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, or Mass Communication
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in marketing within the B2B space
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree is preferred
  • One (1) year or more of E-marketing experience
  • Demonstrated Business Analytical experience
  • International business experience, as major customer base is in Asia
  • Asian language skills are preferred; specifically Korean, Mandarin, or Japanese

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

One Simple Plan - PR/Marketing Internship

This position will focus on projects for both consumer and business-to-business clients. It will also include administrative duties, such as filing, research, mailings, answering the phone, etc.

General Responsibilities
The internship will likely involve the following responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative, marketing and public relations support to One Simple Plan and its clients
  • Help manage and support local, regional and national campaigns (in particular media relations)
  • As appropriate, develop and write marketing and media materials, including news releases, case studies, collateral, calendar alerts, fact sheets, etc.
  • Research, develop and manage media lists, editorial calendar grids, speaker and award opportunity grids, and awards databases for clients
  • Help coordinate events and street marketing initiatives
  • Support staff with administrative tasks, such as media/marketing kit compilation and distribution, product mailings and samplings, retrieving articles, research, etc.

Experience/Skills Required
  • A general understanding of marketing and communications
  • Writing and reviewing skills
  • Ability to support national public relations and marketing campaigns
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and knowledge of current events
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in multiple communication settings
  • A strong work ethic and solution-focused attitude
  • High attention to detail
  • Solid follow-through
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • An interest and skill in Ping Pong is looked upon admirably

Friday, April 30, 2010

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to:

Jeremy Baier
One Simple Plan
514 N. 3rd Street, Suite 103
Minneapolis, MN 55401
T: (612) 767-2403

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Guthrie Theater - Multimedia Communications Internship

The summer Multimedia Communications Internship will run from June 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010.  The Multimedia Communications Intern will work as part of the Communications Department, developing and producing engaging multimedia content for a variety of on- and off-line platforms in order to support the press and marketing strategies for various productions and events, as well as the theater's overall communications plan.  The intern will learn about using video, still photography and audio recording to promote the work of a professional theater, developing editing and evaluation skills and using a critical eye to choose multimedia content that is compelling to viewers and listeners. 

All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department's role within the organization.  Duties will include: brainstorming content ideas; developing storyboards and scripts; coordinating production schedules for video and audio shoots; recording and editing content; assisting with distribution of production video footage (b-roll).

Candidates should have experience in video production/editing (Adobe Premiere Elements  preferred), podcasting (iTunes, FeedForAll) and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop), and be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

Commitment is 20 hours per week. Typical workweek is Monday - Friday between 10:00 AM  and 6:00 PM, exact schedule to be determined.

For more information on how to apply visit The Guthrie Theater web site

The Guthrie Theater - Public Relations Intern

The Public Relations summer internship is from June 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010.  The Public Relations Intern will primarily be responsible for assisting the department in securing production related press coverage.  The intern will learn about using communications and public relations tactics to promote the work of a professional theater.

All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department's role within the organization.  Duties will include: compiling a daily summary of Guthrie and industry related news and reviews; performing media research using editorial calendars and mastheads; editing press releases, newsletters and blogs; assisting with logistics and scheduling of actor interviews/appearances; assisting with media events; archiving and reporting on production press activities; providing general administrative support for the Communications Department.

Candidates should be a current Junior or Senior Communications, Public Relations or Journalism major (or recent graduate), and have excellent writing, editing and organizational skills.  A detail-oriented individual with the ability to multitask is a must.

For more information on how to apply visit The Guthrie Theater web site.

Xiotech - Marketing Intern

Job Description:

Position Information:
Job Title: Marketing Intern – Undergraduate Level

Who is Xiotech?

Xiotech Corporation is one of the largest privately held data storage companies in the world. For fifteen years Xiotech has built a diverse base of customers globally and consistently ranks as one of the top vendors in the industry in customer satisfaction ratings. The company’s patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology serves as the foundation of its Emprise line of storage hardware products, which deliver the industry’s highest performing, most reliable application-oriented data storage.

Position Summary:
As a Marketing Intern you will gain exposure to a broad array of marketing challenges and projects by rotating across the marketing disciplines within the Xiotech Marketing Team. Your day-to-day work will encompass a broad base of marketing tasks across Product Marketing, Public Relations, Demand Generation, Multi-Media and Social Media content production, and Events. You will also have the opportunity to engage with Xiotech marketing employees to learn more about how these disciplines are applied in business to business marketing of high-technology products.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follow. Other duties may be assigned:
• Conduct web and market research around assigned projects.
• Perform general internal and partner website updates and internal document reviews as directed by management.
• Provide reporting and updates on assigned activities.
• Assist in data importing and database maintenance
• Support the planning of industry events and provide collateral and logistical support to coordinator.
• Attend company-wide Internship Program Events
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Students must be actively pursuing their Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or equivalent in Marketing, Business, Information Systems, or Communications from four year college or university.
• Have an interest in high-tech marketing and successful teamwork history demonstrated by school projects, work history and/or other non-academic experiences.

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

HealthPartners - Corporate Communications Intern Job

Job Description:

Position Title: Corporate Communications Intern
Stipend: $10/hour
Length of Internship: May through August, 2010
Department: HealthPartners / Regions Hospital
Corporate Communications
Division: HealthPartners Marketing and

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, patients and the community helped us to earn a place on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's List of the Twin Cities Great Places to Work. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You'll stay for the power of partnership.

Position Purpose:
Looking for an excellent opportunity to hone your public relations skills in a health care environment• HealthPartners Corporate Communications is seeking an intern with an interest in media relations, writing, internal communications, and event planning.

Responsibilities include:

·Write and edit copy for internal publications, brochures, memos and website articles.

·Assist with media relations: write and distribute news releases, follow-up with key media, prepare background information, prepare staff for media interviews, provide patient condition updates, maintain media lists and editorial calendars, and assist staff with interview process.

·Provide support and coordination for special events and meetings sponsored by HealthPartners and Regions Hospital.

·Help with strategy, monitoring and measurement of social media efforts.

Required Qualifications:

·Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a mass communication, journalism, public relations, or related program.

·Strong writing skills

·Interest in health care field preferred.

· Social media and writing experience preferred.

Other details:
· 40 hours per week.
·Individual will have office space at HealthPartners corporate offices in Bloomington and at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Fleishman-Hillard Inc. - Consumer Goods and Branding, Senior Level

Position Overview and Responsibilities:
Fleishman-Hillard 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.

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.
• 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.


Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard Web site

Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V.