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Friday, May 28, 2010

AT&T - Student Internship

Description
Don't miss this opportunity to join the company recognized by Fortune magazine as the World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company and ranked #2 on DiversityInc's list of 2009 Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

As the largest communications company in the world, more than 120 million customers count on us every day to deliver the wireless, Internet, data and advertising services that fuel their businesses and connect them to their world. You will find yourself connecting communications and technology with opportunities that will take you to places you never imagined.

Learn more about AT&T's cutting edge opportunities with a wide range of career paths in emerging and ground breaking technologies. We're so much more than just a phone company!

Working as a Student Intern, you will be primarily responsible for assisting with supporting the market's event sponsorship activities. You will also coordinate and manage event staff and all activation elements.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Research and recommend local online & social opportunities for MNP
  • Maximize Sponsorship opportunities with online and social opportunities
  • Develop COR store marketing directory
  • Execution of online strategy and maintenance of social media sites, tweets, and online relationships
  • Serve as backup to other Marketing roles such as Promotion/Sponsorships, Merchandising, and Customer Retention
  • Assist with developing and ordering support materials, including Point of Sale and Giveaway items
Required Qualifications:
  • Must be in the process of pursuing a 4-year degree
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook
  • Must possess both outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Web content writing experience a plus; ideally working on a variety of web content products
  • Experience with Web search engines, online research and the role of user-generated content
  • Editing, web research and proofing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of web trends and social media. Ideal candidates are regular Twitter and Facebook users and can demonstrate an understanding of Facebook and other social media sites (YouTube, MySpace, Foursquare, etc.)
  • Proven track record of success
  • Ability to succeed in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere
  • Self-motivated go-getter who is driven to achieve results creatively
  • Ability to clear a criminal background check, driver's license check and drug test
  • The successful candidate will be able to perform the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, wireless equipment, copier and fax
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which will vary based on event support
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds during event set-up
Desired Qualifications:
  • Marketing, Business or Public Relations major
AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V



Apply Online Now

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beehive PR - Account Director

Areas of Responsibility
  • Act as strategic business lead on assigned client brands (generally 3 – 5).
  • Develop strategic, innovative plans that deliver results against clients’ business goals; includes research and budgeting.
  • Lead and participate in implementation of client action plans; manage/mentor all involved team members, including BPR team and business partners.
  • Measure and merchandise results.
  • Track and manage client budgets and deadlines; manage monthly billing process.
  • Proactively manage communication with and between team members and clients regarding program and project status.
  • Delegate account work appropriately to other team members and Beehive partners.
  • Supervise and oversee account work for assigned staff member(s).
  • Support new business and new services development.
  • Lead efforts to grow existing client business and relationships.
  • Contribute to a supportive, respectful and fun team environment.
Core Competencies
  • Leadership: Of self, team members, business partners and client contacts.
  • Initiative: Must be self-driven, self-directed and able to recognize opportunities to expand client business and relationships.
  • Strategic: Must have strong business acumen and the ability to identify strategic solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • Creative: Able to generate many ideas and alternatives to meet objectives.
  • Writing Skills: Highly skilled writer who is able to write in a variety of styles, including journalistic, as well as edit and mentor others’ writing product. Strong design sense.
  • Results-oriented: Identify opportunities to measure and merchandise the value of our work to executive-level clients.
  • Informed: Demonstrates an understanding and interest in all types of consumer and business media and information.
  • Team Player: Able to work well within a team and delegate work effectively and appropriately.
Qualifications

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in PR, communications, journalism or related field.
  • 7 – 12 years of relevant experience in corporate, media and/or agency/professional services (required) environments.
  • Ability to develop, implement and measure comprehensive public relations plans.
  • Strong working knowledge of other marketing channels, including social/Web-based marketing, advertising, promotion, direct/relationship marketing and design.
  • Experience in successfully managing client accounts and relationships, as well as team and business partners.
  • Demonstrated media relations expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems strategically and creatively with minimal supervision.
To apply e-mail your resume to Rebecca Martin at rmartin@beehivepr.biz

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wealth Enhancement Group - Marketing Intern

Goals & Objectives:
The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing Communications and New Client Specialist Teams. An ideal candidate for this position will possess communication skills and attention to detail with the potential to develop analytical and strategic thinking skills. This new role offers candidates a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of a growing marketing department, engage in Marketing Communications support activities, work closely with all marketing areas, and clients.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage inventory and fulfill marketing materials requests for multiple offices
  • Enter Prospects and Client data into our CRM Package (Junxure)
    • Clean data as needed
  • Partner with compliance to submit and monitor requests
  • Order fulfillment of prospect and client requests
  • Assist in traffic and show requests for radio production
  • Event Planning
    • Prepare materials and locations for a variety of events types
    • Assist with tracking, order entry and fulfillment
  • Assist in management of monthly newsletter
    • Includes both online and offline versions
  • Cover front desk at Plymouth headquarters when required
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned
    • Examples include reprints, filling, invoicing
  • Comply with all WEG and Affiliated Companies Compliance Policies and Procedure guidelines, the Securities Industry’s Rules & Regulations along with WEG’s Broker Dealer LPL Financials Compliance Procedures as they relate to their roles in their department.

Position Requirements:
The requirements for the Marketing Intern are;
  • BS/BA degree, Minimum 1 year marketing experience
  • Marketing experience required
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and possessing a high level of integrity
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills a must
  • Written and oral communication skills required
  • Technical aptitude; ability to learn new applications and technologies quickly
  • Must be self-motivated and independent, well-organized, able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Strong clients service skills required. Must have ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients and prospects
Education/Certifications Requirements:
• BS/BA degree required
• Series 7, 66 and Minnesota Insurance license optional, not required

Send resume and cover letter to:
Miranda Wren
Marketing Coordinator

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fleishman-Hillard - Digital & Social Media, Senior Level

Position Overview and Responsibilities:
Fleishman-Hillard’s Minneapolis/St. Paul office seeks a seasoned professional to provide digital marketing expertise as part of integrated communications solutions to a broad range of clients. The successful candidate will work closely with the public relations professionals within the Minneapolis/St. Paul office as well as with the larger 250+ digital team members across the global Fleishman-Hillard network. 

This is a great opportunity to play a strategic role in developing and managing digital programs for major corporate, consumer and B2B marketing, healthcare, technology, and food clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, international organizations, trade associations, and household-name consumer brands.

Fleishman-Hillard provides fully integrated communications solutions that include online editorial outreach, social media management, search marketing and optimization, mobile marketing, online display advertising, and word-of-mouth campaigns. Our capabilities also include digital creative, technical, and design/build services, and tools that identify and track online influencers, monitor discussions throughout the blogosphere, and measure Web site and social media program success.



Other responsibilities will include:
  • Work closely with clients and account teams on the development of social media programs and strategies.
  • Manage execution of digital, social media campaigns.
  • Accurately prepare and manage budgets for proposed social media programs, online marketing programs, and search visibility programs.
  • Direct internal strategy teams in employing a variety of research techniques to understand and analyze online data and provide insight about relevant online conversations.
  • Assess new technology or tools to determine the right fit for client needs.
  • Participate in new business development, presentations, and the development of new business programs.
  • Leverage proprietary measurement models for clients’ performance metrics and ROI information.
  • Contribute to thought leadership efforts in the social media space.

Qualifications:
  • 10+ years public relations or relevant marketing experience that reflects fluency across a wide range of communications tactics.
  • Three to seven years of relevant work experience in the digital communications space.
  • Solid understanding of social media and the digital landscape.
  • Must be passionate about quickly evolving social media environment. In addition, must have a point-of-view on social media and the digital landscape – specifically the way in which brands should approach social media to meet their business objectives.
  • Proven track record of contributing digital strategies and tactics to successful communications campaigns.
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills.
  • Superior communication, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and deadline- driven environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and proactively within a team setting, both on-site and virtually.
  • Public relations experience (agency experience preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Monday, May 24, 2010

StoryTeller Media & Communications - Senior Account Manager

StoryTeller Media & Communications, a public relations firm that specializes in social media and video services, has an opening for a full-time Senior Account Manager.

StoryTeller, a boutique agency located in Bloomington, MN, was founded in 2005 and serves business and nonprofit clients. The firm’s scope of services includes Public Relations, Media Relations, Social Media and Video Services.

Who we’re looking for:

StoryTeller is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for orchestrating targeted marketing and communications strategies. Individual must be highly skilled in written and verbal communications. Outstanding client relation skills are compulsory qualities for our ideal candidate; we are seeking a communications strategist who successfully navigates the intersection of traditional public relations and social media with deft touch. We are seeking a team leader and collaborator who excels at piecing together a communications puzzle.

Candidates should demonstrate impeccable writing/proofreading skills and meticulous attention to detail. Candidates must enjoy managing and working with a team, yet also have the ability to manage projects independently, on time and on budget. Candidate must have the ability to work with a variety of clients, personalities and levels of management.

Responsibilities:


The Senior Account Manager will be responsible for leading and consulting on StoryTeller’s ongoing public relations clients. The selected candidate will not only be highly engaged and on top—or ahead—of the latest industry trends, but be able to drill down and implement practical, measurable, results-oriented strategies to fit a client’s needs.

He or she will be responsible for collaborating on proposals and leading presentations for new business acquisition involving traditional public relations, media relations and social media. A commitment to strengthening and managing StoryTeller’s public relations team is also expected.


The candidate must be self-directed, personable, able to multi-task and extremely detail-oriented. StoryTeller takes a collaborative approach to projects, so candidate must be team-oriented.

The position will report directly to StoryTeller’s president.

Qualifications:


Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or related field
  • At least 5 years of public relations account management
  • Proven track record of project ROI and in-depth understanding of public relations and social media integration
  • Creative, proactive communication skills to help move new ideas and enhance clients’ and StoryTeller’s strategic goals
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to think analytically and strategically about an organization’s marketing and communications needs and deliver optimal solutions
  • Ability to interface with a variety of clients and levels of management
  • Impeccable writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a team, project timelines and budgets
Preferred
  • Experience as a print or broadcast journalist
  • Understanding of SEO as it pertains to digital marketing and communications
  • Agency experience
  • Bilingual or significant experience with diverse communities
StoryTeller Media & Communications offers a high-energy, creative work environment along with a benefits package that includes health insurance and ample paid vacation.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Ed Heil.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saint Paul Public Schools - Communications Specialist

Title: Communications Specialist
Location: Colborne Admin Offices
Reference: 115097



General Information:

Provide support to the Communications Director for increasing community/stakeholder engagement through the effective use of print, broadcast and electronic communication formats and support the creation and production of the District's marketing and accountability publications, internal communications, electronic and social media strategies, community outreach efforts and business/school partnerships.

This position reports to the Communications Director.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field and
- Two years of professional level experience with increasing levels of responsibility in communications, multimedia production, marketing/promotions or public relations.
- Must submit a portfolio of related work.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in school district communications and/or public relations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of layout, design and printing processes.
- Considerable knowledge of video and audio production techniques and strategies.
- Considerable knowledge of cable systems technology.
- Considerable knowledge of digital graphics and web design.
- Considerable knowledge of photographic techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism.
- Considerable knowledge of the technological tools and software necessary to carrying out the duties of the position including Flash, Photoshop, Quark, Acrobat, non-linear editing software and other appropriate software applications.
- Working knowledge of project management and cost analysis/monitoring.
- Considerable skill in oral and written communications.
- Considerable ability to interact effectively with both individuals and groups in a multicultural setting.
- Considerable ability to plan and develop communications projects.
- Considerable ability to research, collate and classify data for utilizing in developing communications for a variety of media.
- Considerable ability to function as a member of a team.

Responsibilities

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
- Write a variety of communications (e.g. press releases, personal interest stories, newsletters, etc.) for the purpose of keeping the media and public informed of district activities.
- Layout, design and produce a web site, electronic newsletters and other publications for the purpose of ensuring district information is disseminated in a quality format.
- Collaborate with district personnel for the purpose of developing public communications, including press releases, e-mail items or videotapes.
Develop the district e-mail newsletter containing print and broadcast stories (e.g. write, edit, disseminate, etc.) for the purpose of keeping the public and staff informed.
- Maintain excellent relations with students, principals, teachers, other staff and community members for the purpose of serving as a communications liaison for schools.
- Maintain videotape and related equipment (e.g. cameras, editors, tape machines, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of required equipment.
- Operate a variety of video, audio and computer equipment for the purpose of producing programs for both broadcast and e-mail distribution.
- Prepare programming related materials for the purpose of enhancing the Districts cable programming.
- Record district programs and events (e.g. photographs, videotape, etc.) for the purpose of passing these recordings on to the public.
- Develop and maintain a digital archive of photographs and video clips for use in print and multimedia productions.
- Respond to inquiries from a variety of internal and external parties (e.g. staff, parents, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and facilitating communication among parties.
- Assist in arranging media interviews for the purpose of keeping the media informed of the correct information concerning the District.
- Assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of recognition programs and special events for the purpose of ensuring the programs are run according to district expectations and guidelines.
- Research current web and internet technology for the purpose of keeping current with new technology.
- Maintain literacy in technology tools to facilitate the efficient and effective production of multimedia presentations, including use of word processing and desktop publishing applications along with familiarity with spreadsheet, database, graphics, and presentation applications.
- Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Professional Employees' Association negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at http://hr.spps.org/Labor_Agreements.html. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $47,289 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at http://www.hr.spps.org/Benefits_Summary_by_Union.html.

Other Information

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

How To Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Apply now.
 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Harris Companies - Marketing / Communications Specialist

Harris Companies, a Minnesota Corporation headquartered in St.​ Paul, is both a locally owned and an employee-owned organization with 34 shareholders.​ Harris believes an organization that is both locally and employee owned is more focused on your long-term satisfaction.​ It is one of the key points that we feel distinguishes Harris in the marketplace.​

Proudly, Harris Companies has become one of the largest and most trusted mechanical contractors in the industry.​  With offices in 5 strategically located states and 2 key sites in Canada, Harris's market sector includes health care, data centers, nuclear facility, public venues, among other industrial and commercial customers.​

Harris Companies provides service in Plumbing, Process Piping, HVAC, Refrigeration, Controls, Service, Bundled Energy Solutions, Specialty Fabrication, Pre-Construction Services, Special Projects, Engineering, Safety, Healthcare Certification, GeoExchange Systems, Exhaust Air Heat Recovery, Solar Heat Collection, Free Heating and Cooling, Radiant Floor Heating, Energy Efficient Lights, EMS Controls, and Sustainability/​LEED Certification.​

 
MARKETING/​COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
(FLSA – Exempt)

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Coordinate and implement marketing communication projects with responsibilities that include public relations, special events, advertising, and creating company brand awareness.​  Organize and prepare proposals, presentations, brochures, project data sheets, resumes, or other promotional products.​  Manage the research and development of content for publications.​

TYPICAL DUTIES:
1.​            Interface with proposal authors to help define the scope of each section and key issues to be addressed.​  Establish and ensure deadlines for timely completion of review process and proposals.​
2.​            Prepare proposals including typing, project data sheets, resumes, organization charts, specs, photos, reproduction, binding, delivery, etc.​
3.​            Track all proposals/​bids and develop a proposal history data base.​
4.​            Organize and prepare graphics, brochures, advertising and provide enhancements to support the company’s business development efforts.​  Monitor Harris Companies website.​
5.​            Respond to client inquiries about company capabilities and resources.​  Maintain pre-qualification library.​
6.​            Write material for designs and develop the layout of informational material such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories and posters.​
7.​            Initiate, develop and maintain media relationships for disseminating information.​
8.​            Gather, prepare and distribute information about the company to the media and directly to the public.​  Research and write news releases.​
9.​            Maintain and organize extensive files of material used for company informational purposes, including photographs, project data sheets, resumes, maps, news clippings, and statistical graphs.​  Maintain graphic library.​
10.​        Design and develop PowerPoint presentations
11.​        Plan and coordinate special events.​  Assist with program selection, select sites, design and distribute invitations.​  Set-up and attend Trade Shows.​
12.​        Maintain customer database.​ 
13.​        Assist other personnel as necessary with preparing correspondence, contacting clients, setting up meetings, etc.​
14.​        Perform additional assignments as requested by Management staff.​ 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors of Arts degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, English, or related field from an accredited college/​university required.​  Minimum of three to five years experience in producing proposals, marketing/​sales literature and capability documents.​  Strong technical writing and editing skills.​  Excellent organizational skills, and effective verbal and written communication skills essential.​  Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and working knowledge of design applications.​

COMMENTS:

An individual who will represent Harris Companies in a professional and polished manner.​  A dependable person who is ready to accept the challenge whenever a crisis or task presents itself.​
Full-time position with competitive salary & benefits.​ Harris Companies is an EEO/​AAP Employer.​

Haberman - Modern Storyteller, Senior Account Executive

Focus: Haberman is a media + marketing firm dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a senior account executive who can expertly lead public relations and integrated marketing strategies and drive execution primarily for business-to-business (B2B) accounts.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction on a wide range of accounts — with an emphasis on
  • B2B health care, technology and manufacturing.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive PR and marketing campaigns for clients on both a local and national level.
  • Understand issues and/or causes relevant to our clients and create messaging that persuasively expresses client positions.
  • Serve as lead on client accounts, including being clients’ primary contact and managing retainers or project budgets.
  • Partner with Haberman’s interactive team to develop and execute creative Web and social media campaigns/projects.
  • Partner with Haberman’s design team to develop and execute design strategies that support PR and interactive campaigns/projects.
  • Foster new business development opportunities within existing clients.
  • Participate in business development meetings with prospective clients and assist in proposal writing as needed.
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 5-7 years of B2B PR and marketing experience in health care, technology and/or manufacturing; consumer experience a plus
  • PR agency experience required
  • Ability to lead national PR/marketing campaigns and projects for B2B clients
  • Excellent rapport-building skills, including with C-level executives
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings
  • Healthy sense of humor and innate creativity
  • Solid writing and editing skills with ability to grasp and translate complex subject matter
  • Ability to generate measurable results from PR, media relations and marketing programs
  • Experience integrating PR, marketing, Web, social media and design strategies into holistic campaigns
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
  • Highly effective in formal presentation settings
  • Ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations
  • Self-starter with commitment to take on new challenges and grow professionally
Application Deadline: June 4, 2010

Contact: Send resume to Amanda Arens, Haberman, 612-372-6453,
amanda@modernstorytellers.com

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Medtronic - Communications Specialist



The Senior Public Relations Specialist is responsible for the development, management, implementation and measurement of strategic internal and external communications and public relations activities designed to support global Medtronic Community Affairs and Foundation initiatives.

The Senior Public Relations Specialist will play a vital role in:


1) engaging Medtronic employees in worldwide community activities,
2) promoting key activities and programs of non-profit partners,
3) enhancing Medtronic's reputation among key stakeholders, and
4) advancing "One Medtronic" branding and messages.



Develop and manage programs that support community affairs and foundation initiatives.  Major programs include national United Way campaign, Minnesota FoodShare campaign, Project 6 (a global volunteer program)

Develop and manage Web 2.0, social media activities
Actively manage internal communication activities, working with global network of communicators (includes management of intranet resource site)
Research, write, edit and distribute employee articles through a variety of internal communication channels
Serve as a liaison between Medtronic community affairs/foundation and Medtronic Internal Communications to ensure consistency, efficiency and alignment of internal and external communications
Project manage Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs newsletter
Lead Medtronic Foundation Twin Cities' "Community Spotlight" program 
Update Medtronic Foundation advertising and sponsorship content
Assist Medtronic Foundation and Community affairs staff with special events and Twin Cities' community events 
Draft and prepare communications (speeches, letters) for top level executives
Assist with measurement and reporting   
Partner with various businesses and functions within Medtronic to accomplish objectiv



BS Degree in Communications, Journalism or related
4+ years experience in a Communications role
Broad range of communications experience (media relations, advertising, internal communications, events)    

Client service experience

Creating and managing social media and Web 2.0 campaigns
Experience working with designers and vendors
Advanced experience with Word, PowerPoint, ExCel, SharePoint, HTML


Advanced interpersonal skills, embrace a customer service philosophy
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Comfortable with internal and external communications
Ability to think creatively and strategically about employee involvement programs
Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as participate as a member of a team
Ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and communicate needs within a team environment
Strong attention to detail
Planning and organizational skills



Stand/Sit/Walk up to 8 hrs/day; ability to lift 10-20 lbs. 

Honeywell - Manager Marketing Communications

Description:

The marketing communications team at Honeywell Sensing and Control is looking for a driven marketing professional responsible for the development and implementation of marketing programs.

Working in conjunction with the Marketing and Sales teams to understand customers and industry needs; the position is focused on the development of promotional campaigns, lead development and process management, public relations and sales tool development. This position requires strategic business- to-business communications experience in addition to a strong knowledge of the creative development process and fulfillment procedures. The successful candidate has a proven track record of success as a creative and flexible thinker working in a matrix organization.

Major Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the development of marketing communication plans that reach across the Europe / Asia Pacific and Americas.
  • Management of the internal and external marketing communications functions to include consistent messaging and corporate image promotion (branding) through development and execution of a global marketing communication plan.
  • Designing and developing insightful, creative and effective strategies and tactics to ensure that global marketing objectives are achieved.
  • Team with Marketing, Sales and Product Development to create, manage, oversee and evaluate all marketing communication activities, including the governance of key messages, tactics, budget, timing and measurement.


Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in lead generation (direct mail, email, web, and trade show)
  • Strategic thinker with proven ability to achieve results
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong experience writing and message development
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining high performing teams
  • Experience in migrating organizations from product to customer focus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sound business judgment to manage and balance competing priorities
  • Working knowledge of the manufacturing industry
  • Good PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, FrontPage
  • Working knowledge and/or experience with Business Intelligence and Campaign Management


Qualifications


Basic Requirements:
  • 5 years proven experience in developing integrated marketing/ channel marketing campaigns with budget accountability.
  • BA or BS in Business or related field.

Candidate experience must include:
  • Previous experience in a communications function in a high tech, electronics and/or manufacturing organization
  • 3 years product/ corporate marketing experience
  • 3 years channel marketing
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with business-to-business marketing and agency background

Friday, May 14, 2010

Aveda - Director Global Communications

Description:


Position Purpose: Manage international communications; brand communications; internal company communications and provide Global Communications Team leadership. Work with Aveda affiliates to provide direction strategize and recommend tactics as part of Aveda’s integrated consumer and channel marketing campaigns, including: traditional public relations, beauty industry media relations, environmental industry/advocate outreach, promotions, media events, creative sampling, social networks, social media policies, blogger relations and social/digital community management.
Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Lead Aveda international communications teams; serving as hub for brand positioning, strategic communications, digital/social media strategy, crisis/issues management, environmental and CSR programming and communications for 12 international affiliates
2. Facilitate increased communication and sharing of programming, best practices and expertise among international affiliates
3. Promote strong relationships and communication between regional communications teams and their marketing counterparts
4. Plan, execute and lead Global Communications summits and meetings
5. Collaborate with Estee Lauder Companies global brand communications directors
6. Shared responsibility with Vice President, Global Communications for coaching and professional growth of team members
7. Accountable for high-quality, on-time, on-budget results

Education/Experience:



Minimum Requirements:

Education: University Degree

Experience:
• 8 years related experience

Required Skills:

Strong and current knowledge of public relations, issues management, consumer marketing, interactive research and emerging standards related to traditional and digital media. Strategic thinker with understanding of traditional and digital marketing and media disciplines. Creative idea generator with ability to coalesce marketing and digital initiatives with other traditional communications programming. Demonstrated success in teaching, coaching and counseling others. Experienced leader with ability to work with cross-functional teams. Track record in building relationships at an executive level. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required including experience writing proposals and presentations. Demonstrated project management and organization skills.

We offer a competitive wage, bonus and excellent benefits including an on-site daycare and wellness facility. Due to our commitment to the environment, we hire individuals who share this same respect. Aveda is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Suttle - Marketing Intern

Description: 
The Marketing Intern will work with the Marketing and Product Management teams to manage social networking updates, assist with e-newsletters, web-site maintenance, creation of product spec sheets and help managing general marketing & advertising campaigns.  The intern will be editing images, text and layouts for printed and web collateral as well as help facilitate new marketing initiatives.  The intern will be exposed to all aspects of the organization.

Education Required: 
       
Must have high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in, or recently completed, a 2 or 4 year college program in Marketing, Graphic Design or related major.

Experience Desired: 
            
Applicants should have superior written and oral communication skills, proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and/or QuarkXPress, as well as a basic knowledge of MS Excel, Dreamweaver and/or Internet programming.

Personal Qualifications: 
Self motivated, ability to work as a team player.

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to Karla Huls at 320.848.3023 or karlah@commsysinc.com

Minnesota Wild - Media Relations Intern

Position Summary:
This full-time paid internship provides support and serves as an administrator for the development and execution of day-to-day media relations activities for Minnesota Wild. Along with daily activity, this role is responsible for pitching story ideas to local and national media members plus developing good working relationships with local media members including the club’s beat writers. Candidates should be passionate, dedicated and willing to work collaboratively within team environments. This is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates seeking an internship position within a professional sports and entertainment organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce, distribute and organize daily press clippings for staff and media
  • Assist in the handling and distribution of season and individual media credentials
  • Assist in the production and distribution of game notes prior to each game
  • Ensure proper materials such as stats, clips and game notes are produced and available for media at practices and games
  • Assist department in writing and distribution of press releases and other team related material such as media guide, game program stories and www.wild.com content
  • Update social media content on a regular basis
  • Develop strong working relationships with beat writers and other members of the local media
  • Pitch story ideas to local and national print and broadcast media outlets
  • Distribute packets to visiting media and team members prior to each home game
  • Press box set-up and clean-up for all Wild home games
  • Assist community relations department with events and appearances
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
Qualifications Required:
  • College degree preferred in journalism, communication, public relations or related degree
  • Sports experience in media, public relations or related field a plus
  • Ability and willingness to work full-time, extended and unusual hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Results oriented with proven ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Capable of updating social media content on Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to work well independently within a team and results oriented environment 
  • Proficient computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office and Outlook 
  • Available through June of 2011
     
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Are you available to start mid-July?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beehive PR - Social Media Coordinator

Professional Skills
  • Core Skills: Stellar communications skills; confident presenter; excellent writer who can author blog posts and articles, lead podcasts, videos and screencasts to support the Beehive brand and a wide range of client brands; monitor and participate in online conversations to build brand visibility and support agency and client thought leadership positioning
  • Research and Planning: Delivers fresh, creative ideas; builds and executes strategic plans that alignwith business objectives; remains current on new social media tools, best practices and case studies to ensure early adoption; identifies, analyzes and responds to issues, patterns and trends impacting clients
  • Account Management: Proactively manages client and team member expectations; completes error-free work on time, on strategy, on budget; provides regular status updates and keeps team members in the know; helps set and drive timelines
Personal Skills
  • Leverages Strengths: Voracious learner and devourer of all things digital and social; focused, efficient and productive work style; driven and energized by achievement; fascinated and inspired by what the future holds; leverages strengths to set/achieve goals and stretch to new levels of possibility; champions internal knowledge-sharing 
  • Minimizes Weaknesses: Self-aware; proactively identifies weaknesses and areas of improvement; proactively works to mitigate weaknesses; collaborates effectively with team members
  • Demonstrates Accountability: Candid and honest; respectful and solution-driven; accepts/provides feedback and constructive criticism; drama-adverse; meets deadlines and responsibilities 
Client Skills
  • Relationship-building: Builds strong relationships throughout client organizations and agency; earns confidence and trust through sound counsel; takes initiative and shows urgency
  • Measurement: Knowledgeable about best-in-class social media monitoring tools; experience with site analytics; supports Group Director in developing/managing social media reporting strategy, including metrics, tools and analysis; effectively merchandises program results against business objectives
  • Agency Growth: Supports Group Director in finding incremental agency revenue opportunities via Beehive’s digital/social media offering; networks with peers and influencers online and at events as a Beehive representative
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
  • 2 – 5 years professional experience in marketing/advertising/interactive 
  • Proven proficiency across a spectrum of social media platforms and a professional social media footprint 
  • Familiarity working with video 
  • Agency or professional services firm experience preferred 
Application Information
To be considered, submit your resume (titled with your name) and three professional references to
Rebecca Martin, rmartin@beehivepr.biz

Snap Fitness - Marketing Intern

Details:
Snap Fitness, leading franchisor of state-of-the-art fitness centers and No. 16 on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing private companies in America, seeks an organized, highly-motivated intern to be involved with a variety of marketing-focused projects that are a part of the daily operations of the department. Compensation will be based on experience. This internship may be used towards college credit.

Responsibilities:
  • Creating copy for a consumer-facing website and other communication vehicles including email and text messages
  • Coordinating and facilitating email distribution to consumers
  • Organizing and updating project plans
  • Interfacing with external vendors and partners of Snap Fitness
  • Coordinating consumer product tests
  • Management of a consumer-facing video shoot
  • Researching products competitive with those driven by Snap Fitness
  • Working cross-collaboratively with other departments to create clear, concise messaging for a variety of internal systems
Time Commitment:
25-30 hours weekly beginning in May through the end of summer (extension through end of 2010 possible). Hours and dates of internship are flexible (within a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday) and may be set according to intern’s schedule.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Enrolled in a degree program in marketing, management or related field
  • Junior, Senior or Graduate level preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Patrick Strait at pstrait@snapfitness.com

Friday, May 07, 2010

Dow Advanced Materials - Global Employee Communications Specialist


Description


Dow Advanced Materials has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Global Employee Communication Specialist in our Dow Water and Process Solutions Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dow Advanced Materials Division is structured into the following businesses: Building and Construction, Specialty Materials, Electronic Materials, Adhesives and Functional Polymers, Dow Coating Materials. These dynamic businesses are built with differentiated, specialized technologies and products designed to leverage complementary market positions. Focused on the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry Dow Advanced Materials is leading the way.
The DW&PS employee communications specialist helps design, plan, and implement the business' employee communications programs, policies, and procedures. This position is also responsible for projects, programs and outreach that support sustainable development objectives for Dow and the communities in which our facilities operate.
He/she will provide counsel to the Edina leadership teams, as well as manage all employee communications, community relations, and assist with crisis communications for the Edina site. In addition, this individual will help develop and implement, with the regional contacts, employee communication strategies for the other DW&PS sites: Michigan Ops, Philadelphia, Chauny, Fombio, Stade, Tarragona, Soma, Shanghai and Qing Pu, Huzhou. Also, this individual serves as the Charitable Contribution focal point for Minnesota.
The DW&PS employee communicator is part of a business Public Affairs team that leverages skills and talent to meet the needs of clients and stakeholders. The incumbent will report directly to the Global Brand and Communications Leader for Dow Water & Process Solutions.
Accountabilities:
  • Helps design, plan, and implement the business' employee relations/communications programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains good communication and positive relationships with employees to promote employee satisfaction.
  • Write and distribute: DW&PS people news and other business broadcasts.
  • Coordinate global quarterly employee communications meetings.
  • Develop, implement and manage employee communications at the Edina site including:
    • Manage content and updates for the Edina Ops Intranet site
    • Manage content and updates for the DowEdina.com website
    • Post site messages to the CCTV system as needed
    • Write and publish the Edina Operations Weekly Update internal newsletter
    • Assist with HR-related initiatives, mostly recruiting and training requests
    • Write and send out site-wide e-mails
    • Monitor, distribute and post ESQs.
    • Help organize site quarterly communications meetings
  • Develop and implement local employee engagement activities around Dow Corporate-driven events, such as United Way, Live Earth, health-related programs: 12%, etc.
  • Provide counsel to the Edina Operations site leadership team, anticipating needs and assuring strategic alignment to site MI plans and priorities with a clear focus on results.
  • Develop and implement a Site Leadership engagement strategy to ensure site leaders are appropriately engaged with key community boards and organizations.
  • Measure community perception and identify community priorities through Key Influencer and/or Community Success surveys, achieving at least 70% positive community perception rating.
  • Develop and implement a Community Relations strategy for the Edina site and manage community outreach activities including event sponsorships and participation on appropriate boards and committees.
  • Help HR leverage existing branding campaign to help attract/recruit talent
  • Manage Edina Community Outreach Team (COT) meetings:
    • work with facilitator to identify topics of interest
    • arrange for speakers and ensure they are prepared, ensure meeting logistics are managed
    • present information about community-related topics, at quarterly employee site meetings
    • communicate with site leadership and community leaders about the COT purpose and topics of interest
    • measure COT effectiveness annually
  • Manage all charitable contributions programs (community grants, event sponsorships, signature projects) in alignment with Dow's Global Donation Business Rules and priorities identified by Community Success and Key Influencer Survey results.
  • Proactively identify and manage issues that may negatively impact Dow's reputation in the Edina area.
  • Serve as a member of the Site Leadership Teams (as necessary)
  • Provide emergency communications support for crisis situations on and off site


Qualifications


Education/Certification Requirements:
University degree with a major in employee communications or public relations.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Job Information and working condition: (e.g. physical requirements, preferred work experiences, job/project duration, language requirements, travel requirements, work schedule options, etc.)
3-5 years of professional work experience in similar role or with communications agency preferred.
Selection Criteria
Dow Values, especially
  • Integrity
  • Respect for people
  • Outside-in focus
  • Agility
Commitment to Results
  • Takes initiative, makes timely decisions, and consistently delivers on commitments.
  • Delivers results against clearly defined Public Affairs and Site objectives
  • Measures success of internal and external programs and assess appropriate usage and areas for improvement
Strategic View
  • Understands Dow and site strategies
  • Leadership in managing broad, diverse community opportunities for Dow in support of sustainable development
  • Develops and implements site PA strategies and plans that is integrated with site MI plans and based on thorough understanding key stakeholders.
  • Understands the products/markets/services produced within Edina Operations
Leadership and Management
  • Provides counsel to Site Leadership based on a clear understanding of site and PA priorities and objectives.
  • Engages and motivates site leadership on strategies with Public Affairs implications
  • Ensures planning and spending of Public Affairs and Charitable Giving budgets along strategic site priorities and in line with Public Affairs/Charitable Giving procedures and policies
  • Demonstrates excellent supplier management skills and ability to meet budget and project goals.
Public Affairs and Employee Communication Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Has education and experience in both employee and community communications
  • Key competencies include: interpersonal skills, leadership, teamwork and innovation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to facilitate relationship building with key external stakeholders
  • Strong team player that leverages experiences across several sites
  • Strong understanding of Dow's e-communications tools
  • Demonstrated ability to provide crisis communications support through internal and external communications tools in any emergency situation

Primary Location

North America-USA-Minnesota-Minneapolis

Schedule

 Full-time

Apply online.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

DYNAMIC DOWNTOWN AGENCY LOOKING FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANT

This talented person will provide strategic analysis and counsel to corporate, government and non-profit clients. Our ideal candidate has
  • 4 year college degree
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local political and regulatory processes
  • Knowledge of print and electronic media
  • Experience with traditional and online research techniques
  • Ability to quickly discern possible impacts of crises on a client or prospective client, its core objectives and its stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with diverse groups, and work independently
  • Exceptional oral and excellent written communication skills - will speak to large and small groups on regular basis
  • Knowledge of health care field helpful, but not necessary
Please forward resume to Recruiter, Elizabeth Laukka - elizabeth_laukka@hotmail.com - new web site coming www.elizabethlaukka.com

ADC - Marketing Specialist

POSITION: Marketing Specialist 
LOCATION: Eden Prairie, MN

HOW TO APPLY: Apply directly on-line at www.adc.com/careers

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) has sales into more than 130 countries. Learn more about ADC at www.adc.com.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a Marketing Specialist to join our Marketing team located at our World Headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN.  This individual will support the continued volume of day-to-day collateral creation, website updates, SalesForce.com (SFDC) marketing management, and/or support and product launch execution for various product lines across all business units.

Responsibilities will include the following:
  • Support marketing managers coordination of tactical execution for integrated marketing programs encompassing product launch, channel marketing, advertising, direct marketing, press relations, web marketing, events, and internal/sales communications
  • Work with marketing managers, sales managers, and product/market management to write content and coordinate photography/imagery for websites, catalogs, white papers, spec sheets, and related collateral and sales tools
  • Support corporate events team with marketing support of industry trade shows, partner symposiums/seminars
  • Management and administration of marketing elements within SalesForce.com (CRM)
  • Reports to Director of Marketing

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Journalism or Marketing
  • 2-4 years experience in marketing, marketing communications, or related field
  • Strong copywriting and project management experience as well as ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Hands-on experience with integrated marcom program development and management, product launch, advertising, events, direct marketing, press relations, web marketing, internal/sales communications, and collateral creation desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in telecommunications industry along with global experience is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Weekend work may be necessary during peak seasons for trade shows, product launches, and major campaigns
  • < 10% Regional or Domestic Travel
REASONS TO WORK FOR ADC:
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Fast-Paced and High Energy
  • Global Company
  • Innovative Products and Technology
  • We Give Back to the Community
  • Committed to Customer, Quality, Innovation, Teamwork and Integrity
BENEFITS:
  • INSURANCE: Medical and Dental is effective the first day of employment
  • 401(k) PLAN with Employer MATCH
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO): 20 days for Full-Time, 10 days for Part-Time
  • PAID HOLIDAYS: 10 days including floating holiday(s)
  • BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Two times your base annual earnings
  • TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: up to $5,250 of eligible expenses per calendar year
  • ADOPTION BENEFITS:  up to $5,000 of eligible expenses per calendar year ($15,000 lifetime)
  • EMPLOYEE INCENTIVE PLAN
ADC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, www.adc.com/careers

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

General Mills - Multicultural - Community Public Relations Assoc.

Job Description Company Synopsis
Our Brands. Your Legacy.
Great brands start with the people that make them great. One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in over 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., General Mills had fiscal 2009 global net sales of US$15.9 billion, including the company’s US$1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. If you’re ready to fulfill your potential, consider sharing your talents with the outstanding people of General Mills. You will work with legendary brands, nourish people around the world, and start building your own legacy.

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.

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
Qualification Required Skills
  • • Bachelors degree (Communications or Journalism)
  • • 3 + years in related field
  • • Demonstrated effectiveness in positively utilizing public relations
  • • Excellent written, oral and social media communication skills
  • • Demonstrated ability to produce effective content for traditional and social media channels
  • • Demonstrated ability to make effective decisions relating to implementation, procedures, priorities and scheduling with minimal direction
  • • Strong media relations skills
  • • Prefer experience as spokesperson
Travel requirements - Nationally.
State/City MN - Minneapolis

Apply online.

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Part-time Marketing/Communications Intern

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest
Part-time Marketing/Communications/Nonprofit Management Intern
(Unpaid Summer Internship)

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is seeking a part-time marketing/communications intern to work on an exciting new marketing/fundraising initiative. This is a pilot project in the Twin Cities area with the potential to become a national program for Ronald McDonald House Charities chapters across the country.

Applicant experience should include:
  • College senior/graduates in marketing/communications/nonprofit management (graduate level student preferred)
  • Project management skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to commit a minimum of 15-20 hours/per week during the summer (June through August)
  • Experience/ability/comfort in public speaking and meeting with corporate executives
  • Professional demeanor
This is a wonderful opportunity for an intern to gain credible experience with a well-known and respected nonprofit. Candidate will work closely with the Communications Specialist and the Director of Advancement.

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 21, 2010

Resumes with a letter of interest detailing experience can be sent to:

Heather A. Glasso, CFRE
Director of Advancement
heather@rmhc-um.org

No phone inquiries please.

Schwan's Shared Services, LLC - Sr Dir Public Relations & Communications

DESCRIPTION
Currently, Schwan's Shared Services, LLC (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Public Relations & Communications department. If you’re a professional with interests in the development and management of external and internal communications, corporate public relations, community relations planning, creative services, promotions and sponsorships portraying a positive image for the company and its leadership, in addition to developing corporate strategies and initiatives while maintaining company integrity and contributing to the company's growth and success, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.

At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at: www.schwansjobs.com.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Provides required leadership and oversight for all aspects of the company's corporate public relations, employee communications, media relations, creative services and community relations objectives and initiatives.
  • Directs the development of and executes proactive, qualitative and quantitative corporate communications, public relations programs and crisis communication plans designed to project a positive corporate image and support corporate strategy and objectives.
  • Acts as a consultant with Company leadership in development of strategic plans in order to provide guidance and develop communication strategies which drive a positive image and optimal relationships with customers, employees and the general public.
  • Develops and executes community relations plans which are integrated across the business, drive a meaningful and strategic commitment to key focus areas which reflect strong relationships with Company products, and represent the best interests of the Company, its leadership and its employees.
  • Directs the effective dissemination of information externally and internally to ensure an awareness of pertinent information and mutual concern; acts as the Company's primary spokesperson for media relations.
  • Oversee and monitor departmental budgets while implementing cost savings whenever possible.
  • Works closely and regularly with the CEO and senior leadership to develop and coordinate execution of communication efforts to support corporate goals and improve the quality and quantity of information flowing to and from senior leaders, including coordinating interviews, writing speeches and managing speaking engagements
  • Oversees and ensures the quality, content, and cost effectiveness of all communications programs and activities.
  • Recruits, hires, directs, manages, coaches and develops staff to ensure individual and team performance in line with the corporate goals and objectives.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Years of related experience: 8 – 10 years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Intermediate proficiency in the operation of a personal computer in a Windows environment to include the Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook; intermediate proficiency with numeric data analysis; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; exhibits desirable and appropriate managerial behavior to include integrity, demonstrates supervisory skills; ability to learn, results oriented and ability to interact effectively with all areas of the company and at all levels.
Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.