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Friday, July 30, 2010 - Marketing Internship

MeetSinglePeople.Com is now at a crucial point where we are planning our branding and marketing efforts. We are designing a Marketing Plan that will encompass online and offline campaigns, across a variety of Medias, displaying a strong brand presence. Upon completion of the Marketing Plan, this individual will head up the implementation and coordination of resources. This is a very unique opportunity as individuals will be given the power and freedom to allocate large resources.

We are looking for individuals who possess creativity, drive and enthusiasm to join our Marketing Team. Working closely with the founders of the company you will be contributing to a team that values their personnel. The market is growing exponentially and poised to double in size over the next several years, offering huge opportunity to enter this market with our fresh ideas on a better way to meet people.
3 Months
Start Date:
End Date:
How to Apply:
This is an entry level position, which has huge opportunity and career possibilities. For the right individual, this position has the potential to evolve into a board or executive level (CMO) Position. The internship is unpaid for the first 90 days, at that time the right individual will be commensurated with a competitive package.
Additional Info: If this position sounds exciting to you, please email or contact us at 1.800.898.6311

Thursday, July 29, 2010

University of Minnesota - Athletic Communications Internship

Required/Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in sports information or athletic public relations
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with statistical and layout/design software (StatCrew, QuarkXPress)

  • Direct involvement with all 25 Gopher sports, while serving as the primary media contact for women's basketball.
  • Write press releases, competition previews, game/meet notes and feature stories
  • Manage media operations at home events for assigned sports
  • Assist with the production of media guides and game programs
  • Record in-game statistics and compile season statistics
  • Submit required weekly reports to the Big Ten Conference
  • Maintain and provide content for
  • Other tasks as assigned
Interns will be invited to participate in an on-going ICA intern development program.

The Communications Internship will begin on Monday, August 9, 2010, and continue through April 30. 2011, with a stipend of $1000.00 per month.

Program/Unit Description
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is beginning the search for 2010-2011 interns in the areas of M Club, Championships, Ticket Office, Marketing, Golden Gopher Fund, Golden Gopher Fund (service coordinator), Athletic Communications, Event Management (2), Facilities Management ~Bierman/Gibson Nagurski, Facilities Management ~TCF Bank Stadium, Facilities Management ~ Mariucci/Ridder/Baseline; Facilities Management ~ Williams/Pavilion, Football Recruiting/Operations, Football Recruiting and Technologies. Gopher Athletics offers 25 NCAA sponsored Division I sports and participates in the Big Ten and WCHA conferences. The Department's mission reads: To serve as a window to the University in an environment of integrity and equity that enables student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. Gopher Athletics' vision is to be the model Division I program in the country and has adopted four core values that guide decisions and behaviors in ongoing efforts to fulfill the mission and vision: (1) a confident and humble pride, (2) integrity in our words and deeds, (3) respect for the dignity of ALL stakeholders, and (4) loyalty built on honest and trusting relationships.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is committed to hiring a diverse staff and actively encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Apply for this position online now.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Minnesota Timberwolves - Public Relations Intern

General Statement of Duties: Exciting opportunity to work in the NBA! The Minnesota Timberwolves seek energetic, can-do interns to aid members of the public relations department with implementing the department’s strategies and objectives. Intern candidate must receive college credit for internship.

Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment to include, but not limited to, the following: monitoring media coverage, filing and recording press clippings, working Timberwolves home games, assisting with team's community news program and other public relations department projects as needed.

  • Monitor and record local media coverage.
  • Search all print media for Timberwolves content, distributing to staff and updating player/personnel files.
  • Participate in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down.
  • Assist with game-night media hospitality.
  • Provide media and teams with statistical and press content.
  • Produce and deliver visiting team media packets.
  • Deliver content for team's community newspaper program.
  • Assist with writing press releases and newsletters.

  • Must be at least a junior or senior in college.
  • Communications major (public relations, journalism, etc.) preferred
  • Must be able to receive college credit for professional experience gained.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task under time constraints
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Strong writing & communications skills necessary

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to work for college credit only?
2. Are you able to work nights, weekends, and holidays?
3. Do you have local housing within the metro area?
4. Are you at least a junior or senior in college?

Apply for this position

Celarity - Media Analyst

Celarity currently has an exciting full-time opportunity with our downtown client known for creative excellence. If you have 2+ years of experience implementing campaigns involving a variety of media types then we want to hear from you! Your primary responsibilities will include analyzing and tracking data with Double Click.

Some must haves include:
  • Agency experience
  • Double Click experience

Send us your resume today!

Celarity is the premier, independent, locally owned creative staffing service supporting the Twin Cities since 1993.

Our long-standing industry ties within the Twin Cities community include: major corporations, ad agencies, design & PR firms, printers and institutional and non-profit organizations.

Send your resumes to

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - Public Relations, Media, Marketing

A dynamic, entrepreneurial downtown agency with an unwavering commitment to working with clients who are passionate about their industry and the betterment of the world is looking for a talented senior AE.

This curious, globally-minded candidate will have a track record of seamlessly managing B2B clients in PR and integrated marketing. This person must have 5 + years' experience in B2B health care, technology and/or manufacturing industries, PR agency background, excellent relationship building skills, an interest in current news and trends, the ability to write and present, and experience integrating PR, marketing, web, social media and design into holistic campaigns. Competitive pay and excellent benefits. Please send resume and cover letter to:  

Elizabeth Laukka, Recruiter

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Media Relations, Inc. - Communications Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.


  • Conducting project research
  • Researching media outlets
  • Creating reports for clients and for internal use
  • Contacting the media on behalf of clients
  • Writing memos and other correspondence to clients or the media
  • Assist in coordination of company sponsored seminars and events
  • Perform CISSIONS searches
  • Obtain and duplicate audio and video copies, and clippings of placements
  • Seek out new programs and publications, and gather information about them for the database
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Assist Editorial Manager with press releases and various writing projects
  • General administrative tasks

  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Good writing and editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint helpful
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Sense of humor
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about business and public relations
  • Willing to abide by the policies and procedures of Kocina Marketing Companies

  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, media or broadcasting, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • Internships are unpaid and must be taken for college credit
  • Must be able to provide documents from school indicating credit

If you have drive, ambition and talent, we hope you will allow us to further explain this opportunity by calling Cynde at 612-798-7218.  Please e-mail your resume to Cynde at
  • If the resume illustrates characteristics and experience that are in line with what the company is looking for, an invitation will be extended to the applicant for a formal interview.
  • If it is determined that an applicant is suitable for an internship, and if Media Relations is able to accommodate an intern, an internship will be offered.

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Senior Digital Marketer, Interactive, Minneapolis

Padilla Gorilla, Padilla Speer Beardsley’s interactive and social media team, is looking for an interactive and social marketing communications professional with three to five years of experience, and special skills in creative concepting and/or writing.

This individual will help with new business activity, including networking and presenting creative and interactive strategies to prospective clients and account service teams. The job also includes researching and developing new capabilities/services to sell to clients.

Candidates must be able to:

• Lead and motivate others.
• Maintain good working relationships with clients.
• Plan, implement and evaluate websites and online marketing programs.
• Establish, expand and monitor client budgets.
• Solve client problems.
• Delegate assignments.

Experience in planning and executing online programs and campaigns is required. Interactive experience should include counseling clients on search-engine and email marketing tools and strategies, as well as website project-management, including information architecture process, content-management system deployment and analytics.

Applicants must also be proficient in concepting and managing social media campaigns and programs using social-monitoring and networking tools, such as Radian6, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment and benefits. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, media relations and public affairs.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume and mention this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at

Saturday, July 24, 2010

TST Media - Sports Media Intern

TST Media, a Minneapolis-based internet media company, is accepting applications for the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters.

Successful candidates will participate directly in the development of editorial content for multiple amateur sports websites, including MN Hockey Hub, a site that provides comprehensive coverage of Minnesota boys high school hockey.

We offer an open, relaxed, creative atmosphere and work with a team of other extremely talented individuals in a fantastic loft-style office space (13 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, brick and timber finish, and tons of windows).

Role and Responsibilities include:
  • Gather and input rosters, schedules, scores and statistics into database applications
  • Cover events live through blogging, statistical input and creation of  photo galleries
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of Content Management System (CMS) used to manage TST Media properties
  • Assist in the answering of phones and e-mails and in the monitoring of digital fax queues
  • Write and edit breaking news stories, game stories and features
  • Create and post video highlight packages and features
  • Promote articles and write, edit and update content on social media sites (ie, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc).
Qualification Standards
  • Excellent writing and computer skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends and some holidays as required
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity with the Associated Press Stylebook
  • Ability to manage deadlines effectively by completing projects quickly with high standards of quality
This is a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy a results-oriented and fast-paced environment. An interest and ability to improve writing and editing skills while learning new technologies in a timely manner is essential. We offer an excellent learning environment.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business - Social Media Content Strategist

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business is committed to providing career-focused education that enables its students to reach their career and life goals. With 18 locations in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, this position offers an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and growing college. Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, a 130-year-old career college, has an immediate opening for a Social Media Content Strategist at Globe University in Woodbury, MN. Globe Education Network is seeking a writer with marketing and social media expertise. 
The ideal candidate will bring a track record of building a large and loyal following in the social media space based on original content. In addition to working with the Communications team, you will connect with other cross-functional members of the organization to define, plan and execute long-term social engagement solutions as well as create messaging for marketing campaigns, web sites, social media platforms and other communications. You will be the go-to-person for the entire organization in helping all GEN schools create maximum value through participation in the important area of social media marketing & consumer engagement. 
Key Responsibilities Include: Support:
  • Create the social media communications plan to integrate with our web, marketing, PR and corp. communications initiatives.
  • Help with measuring and monitoring social media activity, by setting up and using HootSuite, TweetDeck, Tweetalizer, or others. Collect and analyze information from these tools and our SEO/SEM stats to evaluate our performance and engagement in social media channels (with our followers/audience, and effectiveness of our content). Make recommendations about what we write about, where we should post content, and how we should post.
  • Create goals/engagement strategy for each social media channel.
  • Learn and incorporate best practices from competitor efforts in social media
  • Establish a process which would involve GEN employees in reinforcing key messages using their own Tweets, FB posts, etc.
  • Customer engagement tools (i.e. create content for webinars, newsletters, bulletins, email blasts, press releases, copy for videos and podcasts)
  • Monitor blog posts and traffic in blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS feeds on sites
  • Upload videos to YouTube
  • Respond to questions and requests from internal customers: creating new blogs and Facebook pages, making improvements to existing ones, giving access to new contributors
  • Manage the Students Blog: hire and train new bloggers, promote the content with monthly emails to all students, help with day-to-day problems and questions, encourage more posts.
  • Keep up with Google Alerts of mentions of our brands, monitor for other mentions not found in Google Alerts
  • Create content about service learning projects
  • Create video and photo contests for students to try, post winning entries on Flickr or YouTube
  • Create quizzes, organize Webinars, and whatever else you can think of.

Education/Work Experience Requirements:
  • BA in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing or equivalent job experience
  • 3+ years of marketing experience working in the area of social networking, online marketing and web analytics is preferred.
  • Demonstrates experience using web analytic tools. Proven track record of success in a metrics-driven environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Demonstrates excellence in writing and editing; specifically writing for the web, recognizing consumer expectations for impact, content and length. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Starkey - Public Relations Coordinator

Job Description
Transforming the hearing care industry Starkey is a recognized world leader in high quality audio technology. We serve our customers by providing a broad range of hearing devices that meet a variety of hearing needs. Through unsurpassed customer service practices, we strive to bring a human touch to hearing healthcare. The Starkey Laboratories family of companies includes Audibel, Micro-Tech, Nu-Ear, and Starkey. Starkey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Communications Manager with the management of Starkey’s public relations, online communications activities and internal communications.

The Public Relations Coordinator will work closely with the Communications Manager to implement communications strategies for Starkey and the other brands in the Starkey Group.

Benefits of employment - We offer our full time associates a full benefits package that includes a generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO) plan, Profit Sharing, 401(k), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Health and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability and Flexible Spending. What's more, we're committed to helping our associates attain their full potential through in-house and on-the-job training, and tuition reimbursement.

Job Requirements
  • 4-year college degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Business or related field
  • 1-2 years experience in Public Relations, Communications or Marketing required
  • Hearing industry experience preferred
  • Work experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledge of computer tools required
  • Knowledge of media databases and media monitoring tools preferred
 Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English required
  • Willingness to immerse in hearing aid industry
  • Team player
  • Ability to organize and execute plans efficiently
Apply online now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Land O' Lakes - Publications Editor

Position Purpose:
The Publications Editor will be responsible for the strategic oversight, planning, and supervision of resources that support the ongoing content management of LandO’Lakes Corporate print publications including growing together magazine and Headlines and online communications vehicles including and the Intranet This position will also assist the department with other communications activities as needed, specifically corporate public relations and general corporate
communications. Content development – Set strategic direction for division’s print publications and online content and manage content development for both editorial calendars.

Supervise writing and editing of articles for corporate publications, as well as working closely with web communications to re- purpose stories for online content. Work with company staff and outside vendors as needed. Contribute writing and editing as necessary. Miscellaneous communications activities – Assist department with other project management, development, writing and editing as necessary. Part of team to implement department-wide projects (e.g.,Annual Meeting).

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related field required.
• A minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience in communications, journalism, public relations.
• Demonstrated writing and editing expertise focused on producing clean, quality, AP-Style materials that deliver intended message.
• Extensive publications experience including magazine and newsletter production required.
• Computer knowledge – Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Stellent or other web content management tools)

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
• Strong interpersonal communication skills to include both verbal and written skills.
• Results oriented with the ability to work independently and under deadline pressures while managing multiple, changing priorities.
• Demonstrate leadership skills with ability to develop strategic plans and follow through to execution, meeting pre-determined deadlines.
• Demonstrated capability in setting and managing budgets
• Strong project management and problem-solving/prioritization skills.
• Must be able to project a positive public image and professional demeanor and be comfortable interacting with all levels of people in the organization.
• A quick study on complex issues related to agriculture and food manufacturing industry.
• Ability to travel.

Preferred Experience & Education:
• Strong preference for prior agricultural orientation/experience.
• Strong interest in and passion for writing and publications development.
• Prior Public Relations experience desired.
• Experience supervising outside vendors and agencies for assorted projects/initiatives.

Percentage of Travel 10%

Visit Land O' Lakes online to apply now

Land O' Lakes - Communications Manager

Position Purpose:
The Communications Manager will be responsible for the strategic oversight, planning, and supervision of resources that support the ongoing operation and content management of the Land O’Lakes Corporate intranet and web sites. This position will also assist the department with other communications activities as needed, specifically corporate public relations, media relations and general corporate communications. Site management – Oversee strategic direction and planning activities of corporate web and internet sites. Manage ongoing development efforts for sites. Oversee current projects. Act as liaison between Communications and other company contacts, such as IS, HR, business units and/or company executives. Introduce/pursue new, value-adding interactive ideas, capabilities and innovations.

Content development – Set strategic direction for site content. Supervise writing and editing of articles for corporate sites, as well as concepting and oversight of video/audio production. Work with company staff and outside vendors as needed. Contribute writing and editing as necessary. Social Media – Play an integral role in supporting the launch and continued activities of the Corporate Communications function in social media and participate in broader strategic planning for Land O’Lakes digital media.

Miscellaneous communications activities – Assist department with other project management, development, writing and editing as necessary. Part of team to implement department-wide projects (e.g., Annual Meeting).

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications (or related field) required. A minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or social media experience required. Demonstrated writing and editing expertise focused on producing clean, quality, AP-Style materials that deliver intended message. Prior video production experience required. Extensive/in-depth Web experience ranging from site-to-content development. Prior experience working with Web content management system (CMS) required. Computer knowledge – Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), Stellent and Adobe Programs. Knowledge and experience with social media required.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
Strong interpersonal communication skills to include both verbal and written. Results oriented with the ability to work independently and under deadline pressures while managing multiple changing priorities. Demonstrate leadership skills with ability to develop strategic plans and follow through to execution. Must be able to project a positive public image and professional demeanor and be comfortable interacting with all levels of people in the organization. A quick study on complex issues related to agriculture and food manufacturing industry. Ability to travel.

Preferred Experience & Education:
Strong preference for prior agricultural orientation/experience. Strong interest in and passion for digital media tools. Prior Public Relations experience desired. Experience supervising outside vendors and agencies for assorted projects/initiatives.

Percentage of Travel 10%

Visit Land O' Lakes online to apply now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

City of Edina - Communications Intern

Applications are being accepted for a PT intern to assist Communications & Marketing.​ Will write newsletter articles and press releases, take photos, support video production, assist with website maintenance, work on special projects and handle administrative and clerical duties.​

Requirements include strong interpersonal skills; major in communications or related field; junior or senior coursework in communications, public relations, marketing or journalism; and experience with Microsoft software.​ Experience in graphic design, website design or video production is a plus.​

Starting wage is $11.​81/​hr.​ Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.​m.​, July 30, 2010.​

Call our Job Hotline at 952-826-0400 to obtain and submit a completed application.​ Submit to: City of Edina, Human Resources, 4801 W.​ 50th St.​, Edina, MN 55424.​ Applications can also be downloaded from the City's website, www. ​ CityofEdina.​com/​jobs.​

Monday, July 12, 2010

Veterans Affairs Dept - Information Officer 1

Job Description: This position is responsible for assisting with the creation, development, and implementation of a comprehensive communications and public relations program that will enhance the image and position of the MN Department of Veterans Affairs within the state.

General Responsibilities:
- Manages public appearances for Department leadership, speaking engagements and/or exhibits to increase awareness of Department and to promote public understanding.
- Assists with special events and communication events as assigned.
Memorializes Department activities and events with photography.
- Collaborates with Communications Director in creating, developing and implementing public relations strategy.
- Writes speeches for Department leadership and assists with implementation of speaker's bureau program.
- Demonstrates ability to analyze complex materials/information quickly and convey it clearly and persuasively into words at a level the targeted audiences understand
- Researches and create content for all public education and informational materials for the Department.
- Assists with marketing and advertising initiatives to garner increased exposure and understanding of Department by clientele and key audiences.

Media Relations Responsibilities:
- Develops media relationships which enhance image and position of the Department.
- Generates positive exposure that enhances overall communications strategy through pitching and other innovative media strategies.
- Arranges and coordinates logistics of press conferences and public ceremonies related to the Department.
- Creates and maintains press kit representative of Department.
- Prepares and distributes news releases and media advisories.
- Prepares journalistic/editorial responses to news articles specific to department activities
- Prepares scripts for radio and television interviews and appearances


Bachelor's degree in mass communications, public relations, journalism, English, or related field.

Experience writing and editing materials, such as news releases, articles, and marketing materials.

Knowledge of Associated Press Style.
Experience with photography and the creation of images designed to compliment written communications.

Experience with design and layout of publications using Desktop publishing software.

Experience in Web development and the production of Web content, marketing materials, and collateral material that demonstrates strong writing and editing skills.


Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree.

Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of journalistic principles and practices; writing requirements for the press, radio and television or for curriculum and educational materials.

Time management skills.

Knowledge of Veterans Programs and veteran's issues.

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.

How to Apply: You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume to the database through the online Resume Builder at the State of Minnesota's Job website. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with this posting and future job openings to which you apply.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another. However, to ensure consideration for this position, both new and returning applicants need to apply directly to this posting number by checking the Apply for this job box found near the top of this announcement.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.

Contact for More Information: Roxie Kronick, 612/721-0672;

Habitat for Humanity - Communications Manager

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is looking for a dynamic, organized, creative Communications Manager. In addition to media relations, this position will be involved in marketing, event and organization-wide messaging.

Responsibilities include:

Communications Planning:
* Leading the annual review and development of organizational key messages.
* Writing the annual Communications Plan that provides direction and timing for the use of messages across all communications channels.

Media Relations:
* Manage media relations, maintain existing media contacts and build new media relationships.
* Timely preparation and dissemination of press releases and media kits. Pitch stories to the media.
* Facilitate the scheduling of media interviews with applicable leadership or subject matter experts, develop briefing materials and prepare/train spokespeople for interviews, conduct follow-up and tracking of coverage.
* Coordinate media events, including event site logistics, scheduling and preparation of speakers. Coordinate pitching with sponsors, partners, and/or other organizations involved to secure coverage of the media event.
* Executive speech writing, including research and creation of talking points, as needed.
* Respond to media and public inquiries, representing the organization as a spokesperson when needed.

* Participate, as needed, in the materials production process with writing, editing and proofreading
* Facilitate the Habitat Editorial Board and oversee the publication of Habitat Herald newsletter and the Habitat Wire monthly e-newsletter.

Event Support:
* Work with appropriate staff to organize and script events, recruit and prepare speakers, work with and/or supervise communications consultants, and other duties necessary to create an effective event program.
* Promote events through earned media outreach.

Communications Training:
* Develop, prepare and present staff communications trainings, as needed
* Present homebuyer communications trainings classes, as needed and requested.

Train, mentor, teach and lead assigned staff

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or related field. At a minimum, five years media relations or public relations-related experience and two years supervisory experience are required. Previous experience writing and editing organizational communications needed. Previous experience working as a journalist is preferred. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with good driving record.


* Business Acumen: Extensive knowledge of communications and media practices; local media and media contacts
* Communication: Excellent writing (detail-orientation and organization), creative skills and public speaking skills
* Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with external consultants and vendors
* Leadership: Able to supervise staff, volunteers
* Teamwork: Work in a team setting, and work inter-departmentally
* Prioritization: Able to plan, prioritize, multi-task, manage time and complete work assignments within deadlines
* Problem Solving: Make decisions and solve problems independently and effectively
* Technical Skills: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and HTML preferred.

Note: applicants may be subject to skills-based testing.
Application deadline: July 23, 2010.

Please include cover letter, resume, references and three (3) writing samples in your submission.

Apply online now.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mosaic - Public Affairs Coordinator

Position Description:
Who is Mosaic?
The Mosaic Company, NYSE: MOS, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a $10 billion company that stands alone as one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Our world-class mining and processing operations produce the highest quality fertilizer and animal feed ingredients. As a global leader in nourishing crops and delivering distinctive value to the world's agriculture, Mosaic offers an opportunity to share in an exciting future.

What are our Values?
We consider our employees to be our most valued ingredient. Mosaic employees are richly diverse in their skills, experience and backgrounds. From engineering, operations, finance, HR, marketing and research, our team came to Mosaic not just for a job but a career that makes a positive impact on the world by nourishing the crops our growing population needs.

Are you our next Public Affairs Coordinator?
We are currently seeking a Public Affairs Coordinator for our Plymouth, MN location.

What will you do?
• Work with internal and external communication managers to develop communications for internal and external use including press releases, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, internal and external website updates, escreen updates, etc.
• Build and maintain both an internal and external editorial calendar program and assisting with proactive pitching opportunities.
• Assisting with ongoing projects including monthly Town Hall meetings, corporate annual and sustainability reports, quarterly earnings communication, bi-annual employee magazine, etc.
• Other project as assigned, including assisting with vendor relations, video and photography logistics, travel coordination, etc.

Position Requirements:
What do you need for this role?

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a Major in Communications, Journalism, English or Public Relations preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a Public Relations agency or corporate Public Relations environment.
  • Strong writing and editing skills are required.
  • Must have experience developing and managing social media outreach.
  • Must have the ability to craft and manage communications for a variety of stakeholders including: internal audiences, business and trade reporters, community giving and have an interest in communicating with corporate and social responsibility audiences.
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with new ideas and improve upon others suggestions.
  • Microsoft Office, Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills.
  • Strong team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.
  • Limited travel within U.S. and Canada (less than 5%).
Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.
Apply today and join our team!

Friday, July 09, 2010

VocalEssence - Director of Marketing & Public Relations

The Organization
Founded 41 years ago, VocalEssence is recognized internationally for innovative exploration of music for voices and instruments. Renowned as a creative, risk-taking organization, VocalEssence is known for pushing the boundaries of the choral art form through the use of new media and creative partnerships with other arts and community organizations.

Artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle leads the organization each year in an engaging collection of concerts featuring the 130-voice VocalEssence Chorus, the 32-voice Ensemble Singers, major soloists and instrumentalists in venues located throughout the Twin Cities. VocalEssence concerts are broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio, and are heard nationally and internationally via American Public Media, the European Broadcasting Union and BBC Radio 4. VocalEssence is a five-time winner of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming.

The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, the professional artistic core of the organization, regularly appear on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and have sung at the Prague Spring Festival, Covent Garden Festival, Flanders Festival, the Fifth and Sixth World Choral Symposia and the ACDA National Convention. In 2007-08 the Ensemble Singers toured regionally under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces program and in 2009 collaborated with the BBC Singers on a performance broadcast internationally from their London studios.

VocalEssence is renowned for its creative and award winning community engagement programs including WITNESS, celebrating African-American music and culture; and £CantarĂ©!, which brings composers from Mexico to work in residence with school and community choirs and has inspired a publication series of Spanish language music.

VocalEssence has a current operating budget of $1.7 million with an earned revenue goal of $270,000. For more information, see our website:

The Position
The Director of Marketing for VocalEssence is a senior position with responsibility to develop
strategies for audience development and retention, through both marketing and public relations
channels. S/he is involved with strategic planning as well as long range positioning of the
organization on local, national and international levels. The Director of Marketing supervises the
Communications Manager and the Development and Marketing Associate, who provide behind-
the-scenes support for the department.

The Director of Marketing works closely with the Development and Community Engagement
Departments to create and implement an integrated relationship with VocalEssence customers — who include donors, ticket buyers and program participants. S/he works closely with the Board
of Directors in developing new marketing initiatives and utilizes Board and staff as
spokespersons for the organization. The selected candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work
with a creative, enthusiastic and supportive team in developing new ways of connecting the
organization and its audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Development reports to the Managing Director of VocalEssence and works
collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Board Development Chair, Development Committee
and VocalEssence staff.

  • 5-7 years experience with marketing/PR in performing arts or similar field
  • Supervisory experience, including managing a team, prioritizing, and delegating
  • Excellent relationship and consensus building skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience creating and implementing social media marketing strategies
  • Understanding of ticketing systems and sales strategies
  • Experience conducting and analyzing market research
  • Experience with managing budget, income and expenses
  • Experience working with a volunteer Board
  • Knowledge/appreciation of classical music
  • Innovative, creative and strategic thinker
Salary and responsibility are commensurate with experience. VocalEssence offers health and
disability insurance, retirement benefits and free parking. The position is open until filled.

To Apply
Send a letter of interest, resume and list of references by July 15 to:
Mary Ann Pulk
Managing Director
1900 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Electronic submission is preferred – PDF or Word document.

VocalEssence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Inver Hills Community College - Marketing Communication Manager

Inver Hills seeks a Marketing Communications Manager to manage publications production, create marketing communication messages, maintain marketing materials and information, and coordinate promotion campaigns for Inver Hills Community College and its programs.
Application Deadline: July 12, 2010.
Appointment: Unlimited Full-Time
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pay Range: $36,665- $53,265 annually, depending on qualifications.

  • Responsible for creation, production, and distribution of college's major printed materials;
  • Write feature stories, sidebars, photo cutlines, and announcements;
  • Work with designers, photographers, and other vendors in layout, proofing, printing, and distribution of publications;
  • Write press releases and coordinate publicity and public relations activities;
  • Participate in marketing and promotion planning and implementation;
  • Create and implement event and other promotion campaigns;
  • Contribute content to college website.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices and standard style guides.
  • Knowledge of graphic arts, layout and production techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications principles and strategies sufficient to implement effective marketing and promotion.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, write, edit and organize a variety of communication materials and to prepare comprehensive documents and internal/external communications.
  • Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software sufficient to create/format publications.
  • Strong organizational and work management skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience and proficiency with InDesign, PhotoShop, and AcrobatPro.
  • Experience in areas of public and media relations, advertising, marketing, graphic design, editing, proofing, and events organizing.
  • Experience in a post-secondary educational institution.
  • Understanding of the dynamics and design considerations of Web-based or other electronic media.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of internal and external customers.
Application requirements: You must submit your resume through the online Resume Builder at

DigitalPeople - Marketing Specialist

Job Description

Digital People, your marketing and creative staffing agency, is seeking marketing specialists interested in joining a dynamic marketing team. In this position, you will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify, prioritize and communicate key marketing initiatives. Developing integrated marketing plans to enhance brand identity is a requirement. Previous project management experience is a plus.

Required Skills

  • BS or BA degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of marketing experience in a corporate/professional setting.
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, organizational, problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience writing creative briefs, web content and e-mail campaigns, copy for marketing and public relations materials, RFP's and marketing plans.
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness to contribute to a marketing team on concepts, execution and evaluation.
  • Experience working with various internal stake-holders as well as outside vendors and agency partners.
  • Previous project management experience from development through execution: coordinate meetings, monitor schedules/milestones, manage workflow, ensuring deliverables are executed successfully, etc.
  • Detail-oriented with good follow-up skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Apply online now.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Zimmerman Advertising - Account Executive

About the Job

Zimmerman Advertising, one of the nation’s top-ranking and largest full-service agencies in the southeast has built an office infrastructure to support the nature of retail business.​ We are known for our "brandtailing" philosophy.​.​.​ the science of enhancing brand image while pushing next day sales for our clients.​

We have over 800 budget conscious, retail bleeding, merchandise loving, sofa sleeping, car driving, pizza eating, market activating, comp sales crazy, ROI focused team members in many offices around the country!


THE JOB:     Currently accepting resumes for an Account Executive
THE PLACE    Minneapolis, MN
Overall Objective:
Account Executives are responsible for the day-to-day administration of marketing and Account initiatives for the Client Division and assist in the development of marketing and Account strategies, including gathering and analyzing information.​
  • Plan, organize, activate and control the day-to-day process within the Zimmerman group while bringing a perspective to strategy development and the execution of creative and media plans on behalf of the Client Division.​
  • Work with senior staff on the planning and implementation of Account and marketing initiatives to serve the Division as needed.​ This includes:
    • The development of media plans
    • Public relations
    • Ground research
  • Account Executives are responsible for engaging and activating both internal team members and the Division to maximize effectiveness.​
Daily Division Activities:
  • Assist in preparation and delivery of Account materials to the Division
  • Monitor production timetables
  • Monitor Division Account related Business Partners billing and payments
  • Monitor Division’s presence on various websites
  • Coordinate Point of Purchase Materials
  • Help coordinate all grand openings, track overall success of each event, plan marketing strategies and attend all events
  • Help coordinate Phone Bank
  • Help coordinate, attend and track success of realtor events per community
  • Work with Marketing Director to negotiate cross-promotional events, co-branding opportunities and sponsorships for the Brand
    Review sponsorship/​promotion proposals as well as evaluate and implement added value opportunities
  • Help coordinate, monitor and track success of referral programs and trade shows
  • Regularly shop Division’s competition
  • Work with Client's Branding Committee to ensure brand compliance
Agency Activities:
  • Maintain contact with Corporate Communication Team as well as other internal departments
  • Create quote and production requests for all Business related projects
  • Ensure the Division is aware of and understand Agency procedures as well as timelines for new initiatives or projects
  • Ensure that all bills are sent to Division and check for accuracy
  • Ensure all creative has passed through proper approval and legal channels
  • Track and research Zimmerman tracking system (ZTRAC) results, putting together monthly reports to review with DP’s and Marketing Director to adjust media as needed
  • Supervise all creative collateral produced by agency for the Division
  • Help Marketing Director monitor Business Partners relations and assist in interviewing and hiring new Business Partners, as needed
  • Provide direction to account coordinators
  • Track traffic successes and sales by cross-referencing ZTRAC and WEBSITE leads creating reports to present to Division
  • Monitor signage opportunities
  • Track Account budgetary spending for the Division, making sure the Division does not spend over preset budget
Reporting Activities:
  • Update weekly status report to keep Agency staff/​Division up to date on the status of all projects
  • Write and compile information for creative briefs
  • Keep Account Management informed of Division relations
  • Present and recommend media and Account opportunities weekly/​monthly
  • Monitor and report competitive activities and/​or initiatives
  • Provide research and competitive analysis in the market and help supply info to Director of Sales
  • Document Division meetings/​conference calls in writing, outlining direction and agreements made
  • Provide competitive analysis of Division’s competition, as well as shop all of the communities
Media Activities:
  • Oversee and work with media to ensure proper planning, placing and negotiating schedules and insertions to keep creative deadlines
  • Work with Media Planning and the Communication Team in development of annual media plans
  • Provide accurate direction to planning and buying groups regarding changes in plans per Client Division’s direction and approval of Agency proposals/​recommendations
  • Provide monthly media updates including media budgets and media calendars
  • Supply media with comprehensive Media Action Request’s (MAR’s) to pinpoint the exact type of Account needed also request Point of View’s (POV’s) on new types of Account media in market

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications or equivalent relevant experience
  • 5+​ years experience as an Jr.​ AE or AE or related role in an advertising or marketing agency with Real Estate knowledge
  • Be very familiar with Radio, TV, Print, Direct Mail, e-Marketing.​ Know the contracts, reps, and benefits
  • Thorough understanding of the clients industry and business
  • Client focused with a strong sense of detail and urgency
  • Proven ability to communicate bother verbally and written, with people at all levels of an organizationnew computer systems.​
  • Work with nationally recognized talent.​

  • Work with premier regional and national clients.​

  • Gain the knowledge and experience you will need to grow in the industry.​

  • Excellent benefits package including full medical, paid vacation, holidays & sick/​PTO, 401(k) to name a few.​

  • Visit Zimmerman Advertising online to apply for this position.