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Thursday, January 28, 2010

LaBreche is seeking an Assistant Account Executive

LaBreche is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and talented individual to join our team as an Assistant Account Executive.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist teams with research
  • Write news releases, contributing articles, query letters and other related materials
  • Disseminate information to media outlets and conduct media relations
  • Assist teams with PR tradeshow support
  • Provide administrative support to teams
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Minimum 1 year PR experience
  • Must be driven and detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Must have a degree in a relevant course of study
If interested, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and writing sample(s) to Andrea Buzzell, hr@labreche.com.

Monday, January 25, 2010

University of Minnesota - News Service Support

Required Qualifications:
This position requires some public relations or politics background, ideally for someone in a communications or political science major. Applicants must have advanced computer acumen. Provide hours of availability. 

The student worker position works as an assistant to the News Service team for distribution, editing, researching and reporting responsibilities. The position is integral to the overall operations of the team and is a hands-on learning experience in a Public Relations setting.

Common tasks include:
  • News daily compilation, editing and distribution
  • Bi-weekly Social Media reports
  • Topic-specific media reports
  • Media research
  • General office and clerical work
  • Legislative bill tracking
  • Materials preparation
University Relations, office of the vice president, reports to the president and primary functions are public relations and communications.

Interested candidates may apply online and attach a current resume and cover letter, include hours of availability.

Apply online: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85256     

ACA International - Public Relations Director

Description
  • Prepares and distributes press releases, pitch letters, letters to the editor, YouTube videos, Podcasts and other communications to key regional and national media outlets.
  • In cooperation with the Government Affairs Director and other key staff, directly supports ACA International’s legislative advocacy efforts at the state and federal level with PR initiatives aimed at positively influencing key legislation impacting the industry.
  • Conceptualizes, creates and carries out national PR using both traditional press releases with new media formats including YouTube, PR Web, Twitter, Facebook, Podcasting and Blogs.
  • Coordinate with ACA Membership, Meeting & Events and Campus ACA to promote and market select ACA products and events.
  • Coordinates with ACA CEO an/or Executive Staff to create Blogs Vlogs (Video Blogs) that are updated on a regular basis and utilize friendly, conversational tone and are aimed at ACA Members as their primary audience.
    • CEO Blog: Features personal, informal and informative written and video messages from the CEO aimed directly at members.
    • Includes a “Comments" section for members to directly leave notes for the CEO on his/her blog.
  • Understands how to communicate with key PR audiences – Consumers, Legislators, Policy Makers, Print, Broadcast and Online media members and ACA Members – in most effective method possible.
  • Tailors specific PR plans and strategies to maximize impact on each specific audience, utilizing different communication methods, languages, etc.
  • Utilizes public relations software, monitors association and industry media coverage and reports findings on a quarterly basis.
  • Develops positive working relationships with key national and regional media to facilitate coverage of national public relations campaigns.
  • Coordinates interviews between national press, radio and television representatives and ACA staff and members.
  • Works with the ACA International Education Foundation Board and Executive Director to carry out Foundation’s PR goals.
  • Works as needed with other ACA Departments to create and distribute press releases or other PR initiatives.
  • Manages online content pertaining to public relations.
  • Coordinates with Administrative Assistant(s) to carry out dissemination of PR projects including mass mailings, compiling information/records in response to media requests, etc.

Requirements
The individual must have detailed knowledge of public relations and how to successfully communicate with members of the media. General knowledge of advertising, marketing and communications is also needed, along with the ability to handle multiple projects successfully and complete them on time. Intricate knowledge of the credit and debt collection industry highly desired.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Mass Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations; 5-7 years of public relations experience required.


LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, trade publications, technical data and procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write and edit utilizing proper business English. Ability to “translate" industry jargon, buzzwords, acronyms, etc. into everyday language that will resonate with everyday consumers, journalists, legislators and policy makers.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communication skills, very strong editing and proof reading skills. PC knowledge and experience utilizing MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mail and Outlook. Knowledge of how to concept, record, edit and distribute YouTube videos and Podcasts.
If you would enjoy hands-on job satisfaction from a small friendly organization in a stable but progressive environment, then we are the place for you.

Convenient Edina location with great benefits including flexible hours, 401k profit sharing, a full benefits package and much more. Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, ACA International, P.O. Box 390106, Minneapolis, MN 55439-0106; fax: (952) 926-1624; or email: [Click Here to Email Your Resum√©].

Edina location with great benefits including flexible hours, 401k profit sharing, a full benefits package and much more. Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, ACA International, P.O. Box 390106, Minneapolis, MN 55439-0106; fax: (952) 926-1624; or email: [Click Here to Email Your Resum√©].

Apply online.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Full-time Paid Internship - NEMER FIEGER ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING

Nemer Fieger, a full-service advertising and marketing agency is looking for a full-time intern in the Entertainment Marketing Department. This person will assist with marketing efforts for upcoming film releases. Some clients include Universal Pictures, Focus Features and IMAX.
 
Some responsibilities include:
  • Tracking publicity
  • Researching promotional opportunities
  • Contacting local organizations, events and retailers by phone and in person
  • Assisting at promotional events
The Entertainment Marketing Intern position begins mid March and will go until mid June. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some nights and weekends as well.
 
Pay is $1,000/month.
 
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to:
 
Danielle Smith
Nemer Fieger and Associates
6250 Excelsior Boulevard, #104
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Marketing PR Blogging Intern

We are seeking a Marketing/PR/Blogging Intern to assist in writing site content, researching topics, and executing social media and traditional public relations.

You MUST be able to write professional in ENGLISH.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing, media studies, communications, or journalism. Affiliate marketing experience is a plus. This is a Work At Home position that may require daily Skype check-ins with administrator Tim Schroeder.

The ideal candidate has experience in writing, blogging, public relations, both social media and traditional media promotions, understands how to write and format SEO content, and is active in online forums within the blogging community. We are also interested in someone with experience promoting content on Digg/ SU/ Reddit promotions.

Content writing will be on: Affiliate Marketing Tips, Social Media Tips (Facebook, Twitter etc), Affiliate Network Review. Internet Advertising company reviews. We are looking for consistent quality.

The Job:
-This is a part-time job 15-20 hours / week
-You must be able to write professional in English.
You:
  • Write creatively and effectively
  • Be passionate, creative and hardworking
  • Be comfortable with working from home
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter personality
  • English first language
Responsibilities:
  • 15+ posts per week
  • Social media promotion
  • Daily Skype check-ins with site administrator
Compensation:
$500/ month

Apply Now!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Strother Communications - Account Executive

Take it to the top. SCG is seeking a creative and experienced marketing communications pro to conceive and craft compelling messaging that helps strengthen brands and drive strategic integrated marketing campaigns for audiences around the globe. Bring your passion for writing, reading and client relationships to our 360˚ view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower in Minneapolis.
 
Skill Set
Great writer and thinker
Enthusiastic knowledge seeker
Experienced marketer (PR, advertising, web, SEO, social media, direct, sales support)
Confident presenter
Creative problem-solver
Collaborative team player
Degree in communications, journalism or marketing
3-7 years of related experience
 
We’re seeking full-time, local candidates only. No freelancers please.
 
Show us how you stand out with your cover letter and resume:
 
Strother Communications Group
222 S. 9th Street Floor 41
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Toro Company - Internship - Marketing Intern - International

BUSINESS AREA:
Product marketing within the Golf and Commercial products department of Toro’s International Division

POSITION DESCRIPTION
:
• Join project teams and liaise with various functional team members in marketing, engineering, sales, service, etc. to bring new projects from concept to introduction
• Perform market research and compile “voice of customer” data
• Collect and compile competitive data (pricing, features, etc.) into “point of sale” tools
• Assist with end user forums by developing product training and demonstrations
• Develop and implement launch plans for several new projects
• Assist with the development of various collateral and/or public relations materials (technical specifications, press releases, product sell sheets, etc.)

KEY BENEFITS GAINED FROM INTERNSHIP:
• Experience in marketing and product category management for a worldwide leader in the turf maintenance industry
• Gain an understanding of essential marketing techniques that drive new product introductions and revenue growth
• Experience in developing and documenting key marketing processes and standard operating procedures

SKILLS REQUIRED
:
• Marketing and/or Engineering background or degree in process
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Must be an excellent communicator – verbal and written.
• Requires strong ability to interpret and analyze various types of data, summarize and present in spreadsheet, graph, or table format.

DATES REQUIRED:
May – August 2010 and possible extension into fall season.
Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. Since 1914, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoor landscapes. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees.

With annual revenue exceeding $1.5 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 4,000 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute. Ideas and ideals. That’s life at Toro.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply at Toro.com now.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

YMCA - Public Relations Intern

Location: Downtown YWCA
Hours: 5 to 10 hours a week (flexiable)

Description:
This position is responsible for providing media relations support and implementing activities that increase awareness of the YWCA of Minneapolis in the general public through media outlets.
This part-time unpaid internship requires a commitment of 5-10 hours per week for a minimum of one semester or four months.

Required:

• Excellent written communication skil_s, with adaptabl_ writing style
• Excellent oral communication skil_s, with ability to communicate effectively with wide range of stakeholders
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with media professionals
• Interest in social media and ability to research, understand and help implement social media best practices
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Excellent organizational skil_s

Preferred:
• Current or past undergraduate coursework in journalism, public relations, marketing or communications
• Experience working with journalists, reporters or media production professionals
• Social media experience and proficiency with Facebook and Twitter


(THIS JOB IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

To apply for a position, complete an employment application (PDF File).
For more information, contact the YWCA Human Resources department at hr@ywcampls.org.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Valleyfair - Promotions & Communication Manager

Valleyfair has an opening for a Promotions & Communication Manager in the Marketing Division. Some of the duties and responsibilities for this regular staff position include developing an effective promotions and public relations plan to assist Valleyfair in reaching yearly attendance and per capita goals; working with sponsoring/partner organizations to develop and implement promotions; assist the Director of Marketing & Sales to establish and maintain a proactive communications position; representing Valleyfair in all press interviews and opportunities; assisting the Director of Marketing & Sales with writing and conceptualizing park printing materials and print advertising; working with external graphic designers and printing vendors to secure high quality, cost-competitive print materials for Marketing, Group Sales, Live Entertainment and Human Resources; develop, monitor and control the Publicity and Promotions budget.

The qualified applicant should have a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Marketing, Advertising and/or a solid background in press relations, public relations, project management, marketing communications and sales promotion. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are a must for this year-round, benefitted position. This position will also require a six day work week at various times of the year especially during the operating season.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary history and requirements by mail to Kevin Magyar, Director of General Services, Valleyfair, One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379 or by email to kmagyar@valleyfair.com.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Minnesota Lynx - Marketing Coordinator

STATEMENT OF DUTIES
This position coordinates all marketing initiatives to increase ticket sales, brand exposure and overall awareness for the Minnesota Lynx and WNBA basketball and serves as the primary day-to-day contact for all Lynx marketing and promotional functions.

KEY AREAS OF REAPONSIBILITY
  1. Initiate and coordinate the implementation of all advertising and promotional campaigns as it pertains to driving ticket revenue.
  2. Compile and analyze previous seasons' single game promotions, sales efforts and develop strategies for new promotions and more effective ways to market and reach targeted audiences. Develop and manage system to track expenditures and ROI of advertising dollars.
  3. Work with graphics department to coordinate all collateral requests (pocket schedules, sales materials).
  4. Work with game operations and broadcast departments to make sure all ticket sales offers are communicated effectively.
  5. Work with the Database Manager in all game day data retrieval and subsequent events where date retrieval is applicable.
  6. Work with corporate sales executives to create opportunities for sponsorships to cover expenses for in-game promotions, premium giveaways, grassroots events and single game offers.
  7. Work with ticket sales department to develop a season ticket sales promotional campaign.
  8. Utilize league and team generated research to enhance marketing efficiencies.
  9. Oversee the team marketing budget.
  10. Ensure all departments are aware of promotions and marketing campaigns.
  11. With public relations department, devise ways to increase player branding in the market and lead the team effort around social media and viral marketing opportunities.
  12. Lead the efforts around the development and implementation of team's branding strategies.
  13. Attend and coordinate all internal arena events as well as all external events as per each individual campaign and initiative.
  14. Assist with the implementation of community initiatives and team functions that may include planning, logistics and communication with internal departments as needed.
  15. Assist with game day implementation, including promotions, media relationships, etc.
  16. Coordinate and obtain all WNBA guidelines and approvals for team branding and marketing programs.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Four year degree required
  • Non-traditional marketing experience preferred (grassroots, event, mobile, experiential, guerilla, etc.)
  • Proven communication and organizational skills
  • Proven computer skills required; familiarity with Word, Power Point and Excel preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous marketing experience a plus
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, or REGISTRATIONS
None
Please submit resume to:
hr@lynxbasketball.com

Comcast - Public Relations Specialist

Tasks
Major Duties:
  • Maintaining databases of community organizations
  • Assist with planning and implementing community events and programs in Region
  • Assist in drafting various public relations materials, reports and other documents as necessary
  • Assist in responding to requests from community organizations
  • Assist in negotiating sponsorship packages with community organizations
  • Maintain central calendar for all regional community events
  • Assist in developing and implementing internal communications plan
  • Create memos, spreadsheets, reports, internal and external letters, and graphic presentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance.

Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or related field.
  • Experience: 1-2 years experience in communication, event planning, public relations or community affairs
  • Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication, Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact with internal/external constituents in a professional manner
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work overtime as needed, including weekends

Apply at MinnesotaJobs.com

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Internship at Weber Shandwick

As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge and apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success. We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients. One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business. We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.

The Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for an Intern. Interns assist our public relations practitioners with day-to-day duties including research, writing copy for news releases and feature stories, coordinating PR programs, assisting in the organization and preparation of special client events, compiling media lists, pitching client stories, participation in creative sessions, assistance with digital/social media projects, and media monitoring. We offer a great workplace, culture and competitive salary.
We’re looking for someone who has exceptional writing skills, strong analytical skills and attention to detail, and strong knowledge of social media.

Apply to www.webershandwick.com.

Beehive PR - Account Director

Beehive PR is looking for a sharp, senior strategist to join our team as Account Director. Candidates should have 9 – 12 years of experience in consulting/agency, corporate and/or media business environments. A minimum of three years on the consulting/agency side of life is strongly preferred.

Please download the position description for more details. Resumes and inquires can be directed to Rebecca Martin.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

PSB - Assistant Account Executive, Manufacturing and Technology

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for an enthusiastic public relations professionals to join our agency. The AAE will focus on business-to-business marketing projects and clients in manufacturing and technology industries.

The AAE is responsible for many of the day-to-day PR activities. Some of those things are developing media and analysts lists; writing news releases, articles and pitch letters; assisting with event logistics, researching venues, invites; conducting media calls; scheduling editor appointments for media tours and trade shows; research; and managing mailings and press kits.

To be considered for an opening you must have 1-2 years of experience in public relations. Skills: excellent writer; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; media relations experience and a strong work ethic. Agency experience a plus.

Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers excellent benefits. We strive for excellence. We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

Olson - Account Director, Public Relations

OLSON PR is searching for an innovative, creative and collaborative PR account director to help grow and manage the PR discipline, team and key clients. In addition to inspiring internal teams and clients with fresh PR ideas and execution, the PR account director will oversee the strategic and creative development of PR projects and manage PR-centric programs for assigned clients. This position also requires a solid understanding of the new business process, strategy, multi-channels of communication (including social media), the ability to grow PR business, liaise with other holistic departments at OLSON and support broader new business efforts when necessary.

Minimum of 9 years of experience in the pubic relations field. Prefer candidates with previous advertising or public relations agency experience.

Monday, January 04, 2010

General Mills - Multicultural PR expert

Position Synopsis
This position will work as part of an inspired Community Public Relations team to provide focused education to decision makers about the partners we work with and refine GMI messaging to maintain GMI’s competitive advantage in the marketplace. The ideal candidate will assess Public Relations opportunities and build GMI’s community relations brand.

This position will act as a liaison to both internal and external communities providing guidance, and will oversee the production of marketing and collateral materials and message development. Position necessitates a significant amount of interpersonal relationship building and will require travel.





3-5 years Mulitcultural PR work is a must!


Position:
  • Creates various PR and social media content, including press kits, videos, audio, webcasts, etc.
  • Supervises outside PR agencies and nonprofit partners on day-to-day PR programs and strategies.
  • Assists in planning and managing budgets for PR programs
  • Assists in evaluating and communicating impact of PR programs and partners
  • Builds relationships with key consumers and national nonprofit partners
  • Understands company priorities and focus areas, identifies key research reports, and works with agency to create summary briefs to then be shared internally to build multicultural marketing center of excellence.
  • Assists in ensuring smooth communications amongst corporate communications and marketing. Coordinates regular meetings with corporate communications to update messaging and coordinate priorities.
  • Coordinates internal photos shoots, internal and external events, and updating corporate documents supplied to media such as executive bios and boilerplates.
  • Maintains schedule of national conferences and evaluates opportunities that align with GMI goals. Will draft executive remarks.
  • Interacts directly with outside partners and helps facilitate cross agency activity and meetings
  • Provides support to Manager for budgets - processes invoices and updates declining balance budget and projections charts, updates agency retainer grid, updates overhead budget (general ledger), and acts as liaison with Finance departments.
  • Manages agency retainer SharePoint site
  • Coordinates schedules, receiving/routing calls, and maintaining files
  • May provide support to Internal Communications as needed by assisting with other employee-based internal activities
  • Other duties as assigned
To apply for this position please visit: www.generalmills.com/

Cargill - Director - Social Media Communications

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Description

Whatever job you're looking for, you can probably find it at Cargill. Our diverse partnerships across a variety of industries mean countless career opportunities for you. It's your choice. It's your future. And you can make it happen at Cargill.

The social media communications director serves as a strategist and internal evangelist on social media, responsible for developing, articulating and implementing a social media strategy for the company, including monitoring and analysis of online conversations about the company and key issues in which it is involved; establishing best practices and providing guidance to the global Corporate Affairs team and to the company's business units and functions; and designing, implementing and measuring the effectiveness of specific social media programs and projects. The social media director is part of a multi-disciplinary, global Corporate Affairs service team that also includes specialists in communications, government relations, issues management, knowledge management and corporate social responsibility.


Principal Responsibilities

1) Develop, articulate and implement a social media strategy for the company, with a particular emphasis on reputation management, issues management and stakeholder engagement. Provide a wide range of project management and communications services needed to successfully execute the strategies, including developing relationships with key voices on the issues of greatest strategic importance to the company (40 percent)
2) Develop and manage a system for monitoring, analyzing and reporting on online conversations about the company and the issues in which it is involved (20 percent)
3) Create a center of expertise in social media within the global Corporate Affairs team (20 percent)
4) Help create and manage a cross-functional social media governance group that will advise the Corporate Affairs Committee on policies and guidance regarding the use of social media with internal and external audiences (10 percent)
5) Establish and evangelize best practices, and provide thought leadership and counsel to business units and functions experimenting with social media (10 percent)



Qualifications

Requirements

* Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism, public relations, marketing communications or related field
* 10-plus years corporate communications, media and/or media relations experience, preferably in large, complex organization(s)
* Extensive hands on experience with new media and web/digital technologies; proven ability to apply new media solutions to improve internal and external communications.
* Excellent written and oral communications skills - clear, concise, creative and persuasive
* Ability to find and synthesize vast amounts of information to make it actionable
* Excellent networking skills
* Strong analytical and strategic planning skills
* Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects; strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects under tight deadlines; excellent time and project management skills
* Demonstrated ability to interact with and have credibility with senior leadership
* Demonstrated ability to build productive, long-term relationships with key social media voices
* Creative and strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to effectively position a company's products, services, values and point of view with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
* Strong coaching skills and experience working with business partners in a communications counselor capacity
* Demonstrated ability to adapt and succeed within a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging environment
* Strong customer service orientation
* Self-starter
* Strong team player in a cross-functional, global setting
* Demonstrated passion for business and delivering the very best products and services
* Ability to provide thought leadership
* Effective problem solver


Wants

* Experience with food and agricultural issues

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 159,000 people in 68 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.

Click here to apply for this position.