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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Edina Realty - Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist
Description: The Communications Specialist is responsible for writing various internal and external communications as well as administering a variety of online communications vehicles. These include print, electronic newsletters, ProKIT, YouTube and social media sites. Coordinates and administers special corporate events when applicable.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication or related field. 3-5 years marketing experience. Excellent writing and editing skills. Strong computer skills; proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Location: Edina Realty Marketing Department/Edina, MN


Get more info and apply here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

3M - New Products Marketing Manager - Infection Prevention Division

Organization : Health Care Business

Primary Location : USA Region-United States-Minnesota-Saint Paul

Job Type : Experienced

Description

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

3M's Infection Prevention Division offers the broadest array of solutions in the fight against hospital-acquired infections. Our products are backed by a diverse portfolio of educational programs and knowledgeable technical service to provide practical support for your patients and staff.

Learn more at www.3M.com/infectionprevention

We have an opening for a New Products Marketing Manager to be located in St. Paul, MN. Responsibilities to include:


  • Work with laboratory staff to identify, integrate and prioritize new product concepts and ideas for product development.

  • Work with cross functional teams to provide marketing input and leadership throughout the new product development process.

  • Lead efforts to develop integrated commercialization plans and lead team in executing the new products launch programs.

    Qualifications

    Basic/Minimum Qualifications:

  • MBA is required

  • Minimum 3 years combined Marketing and / or Project Management experience is required

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software marketing experience

  • New products marketing experience and expertise

  • Healthcare and/or consumer marketing experience

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Able to move in a fast paced, decision oriented environment; thrives in high output environment

  • Proven record of successful projects; excellent project management skills

    Employment Statement Apply now for this exciting opportunity with 3M. 3M is an equal opportunity employer! 

  • Caribou Thunder - Communications Specialist

    Position Description

    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 Community Affairs and Foundation initiatives.

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

    1. 1) engaging our client's employees in worldwide community activities,
    2. 2) promoting key activities and programs of non-profit partners,
    3. 3) enhancing  reputation among key stakeholders, and
    4. 4) advancing  branding and messages. 
     Position Responsibilities
    • 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 community affairs/foundation and Internal Communications to ensure consistency, efficiency and alignment of internal and external communications
    • Project manage Foundation and Community Affairs newsletter
    • Lead Foundation Twin Cities' "Community Spotlight" program 
    • Draft and prepare communications (speeches, letters) for top level executives
    • Assist with measurement and reporting    
    Requirements College degree, BA or BS in Communications, Journalism or related
    7+ years Experience
    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

    Monday, June 21, 2010

    The Write Advantage - Communication Specialist

    Communication Specialist
    The Write Advantage, a small communication firm based in St. Cloud, is seeking a self-starting communications specialist with 3-5 years of related experience. The person will work closely with the client strategy teams to implement a variety of marketing communication activities. The position is 30 hours a week and provides flexibility to allow the individual to work from home. Proven experience working with business executives would be an advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Communication specialist will focus on providing copywriting for a range of business and nonprofit clients, but is expected to participate in all aspects of the firm’s work, including:
    • Conducting research
    • Writing content for website and maintaining web pages
    • Implementing social media strategies
    • Assisting with public relations
    • Correspondence with clients and general office tasks as they arise
    Desired Qualifications and Abilities:
    • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, or related fields
    • Excellent writing skills and the ability to adapt to The Write Advantage style
    • Strong research skills
    • Willingness to take initiative and motivation to seek new learning opportunities
    • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copyediting and fact-checking
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Desktop publishing, HTML, and related computer skills
    • Public relations experience or abilities
    • Professionalism

    To apply, send cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to: Dawn@TheWriteAdvantageInc.com

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Celarity - Sr. Creative Account Executive

    Does working in a fast pace creatively inspiring environment excite you? Then unleash your 6+ years of experience in managing clients with our high profile agency client. Work with all types of projects ranging from full marketing campaigns to specific print, direct mail, and interactive projects.

    Some key day-to-day responsibilities include…
    • Managing relationships with clients and co-workers
    • Handling budgets and timelines
    • Working independently but also reaching out for collaboration
    • Handling pressure with confidence and composure
    Are you ready to take the next creative step in your career?

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

    Our long-standing industry ties within the Twin Cities community include: major corporations, ad agencies, design & PR firms, printers and institutional and non-profit organizations. To learn more about Celarity, log onto www.Celarity.com Submit resume to Recruiter@Celarity.com with a subject line of: “Sr. Creative Account Executive.

    Link to applying online: http://celarity.com/email-your-resume

    University of St. Thomas - Interim Director of Communications

    Job Summary: The University of St. Thomas, School of Law is accepting applications for the Interim Director of Communications.

    This position is charged with developing and executing the school's strategic communication plan for both internal and external audiences. The director will be responsible for directing and/or creating publications for print as well as content for the school's web presence.

    The interim director will work with the director to implement the strategic communication plans to advance the school in measurable ways that are consistent with the mission and strategic priorities of the school. Duties will include:
    implementing internal and external opportunities to build on and enhance the reputation of the school; writing copy and managing design work for all types of media including major print publications of the law school and electronic formats; coordinating production of publications with University Relations; collaborate with the Director of Technology to ensure web content and website structure are well integrated; developing internal communications initiatives to strengthen the sense of community within the school.

    This is a part-time, 30 hour per week, temporary position. The duration of the assignment is for one year.

    Qualifications: Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree or higher preferred. Minimum of two years professional experience in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.

    - Demonstrated success in such areas as public speaking, website development, creative writing and editing, graphic design, networking and marketing.
    - Excellent organizational skills and strong written and verbal skills are required.
    -Proficiency with software necessary for the job, such as word processing, desktop publishing and presentation software.
    - Proficiency with a web content management system preferred.

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

    Apply online now.

    University of Minnesota - Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

    Civil Service Job Classification: 8440 - Informational Representative

    Description
    Full-time position reporting to the Director of Communications in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

    Responsibilities
    60% Implements a marketing communications plan to provide information regarding University technology commercialization accomplishments, programs, and events to the business community, general public, faculty, and staff. Assists in development of marketing communications plan.

    20% Writes, edits, and/or coordinates production of OVPR publications and promotional materials for Web, multimedia, print, etc. Assists in planning and implementing marketing and informational programs for the OVPR and its units.

    10% Develops and maintains relationships with representatives of local media and University constituents; provides background information on complex topics. Identifies appropriate sources and/or provides tips on news and feature stories.

    10% Maintains database of marketing and informational campaign recipients. Prepares reports on results of marketing and public relations programs. Supervises related support activities, performed by other staff members, such as project tracking, media clips, information requests, event planning, data maintenance, etc.

    Eligibility
    Bachelor's degree required, along with at least one year of experience (two or more years preferred) as a marketing or public relations professional, preferably in an agency setting. Required communication experience includes writing, editing, and interviewing; working with website content management systems; and effective use of social media tools. Project management experience is essential, including the ability to prioritize, follow through, work independently under tight deadlines, and coordinate with designers, photographers, and vendors. Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and respond to the needs of various stakeholders are key. Also required are the ability to assist in the development and execution of marketing campaigns, and sound news judgment. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, is expected.

    Apply online now.

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    BAE Systems - Communications Intern

    General Summary
    BAE Systems US Combat Systems seeks a part-time communications intern at it's Fridley facility. The intern will work approximately 15-20 hours per week. These hours can be worked in a flexible schedule. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter who has the ability to continue working on a part-time basis during the school year.

    Primary Roles & Responsibilities:
    1. Interview, research, and write articles for USCS weekly newsletter, bi-monthly publication, and intranet.
    2. Plan/execute charitable giving activities.
    3. Manage small communications projects.

    Basic Qualifications:
    1. Completion of at least four semesters toward a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field.
    2. Strong interviewing and writing skills.
    3. Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
    4. Good project management and organizational skills.

    BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. With 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems had 2008 sales of $34.4 billion

    BAE Systems U.S. Combat Systems employs more than 6,700 people in the U.S. and internationally. U.S. Combat Systems is a leader in designing, rapidly prototyping and manufacturing protected fighting vehicle platforms and survivability solutions that support and protect the current and future forces.

    Current weapons systems production for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and international customers include:
    • Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP)
    • Bradley Family of Vehicles
    • DDG 1000
    • M109 155mm self propelled howitzer to include current M109A6 Paladin
    • Mk45
    • M9 Armored Combat Earthmover (ACE)
    • M113 Family of Vehicles to include armored personnel carriers, medical, command and control, engineering mortar launching vehicles
    As a key member of the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Team, BAE Systems is responsible for five of the eight manned variants and for major elements of the common platform design. These critical weapons will be the first in a new line of combat vehicles and systems that will empower soldiers through unmatched firepower, situational awareness and survivability.

    Technology developments in composite materials, hybrid electric power systems, active protective suites, integrated vehicle survivability, reactive and passive armor kits, crew station design, training systems, unmanned ground vehicle capabilities and other features position the organization at the forefront for future ground combat system developments.

    U.S. Combat Systems is certified to ISO 9001 standards and Capability Maturity Model - Integrated (CMM-I) for systems and software engineering.

    People are the greatest asset in any Company ...

    BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

    We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.


    Join us ...

    St. Catherine University - Online Communications Manager

    Job Description:
    St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, is currently accepting applications for the fulltime position of Online Communications Manager in their Marketing/Communications Department. The online communications manager ensures that all websites within the stkate.edu domain have a consistent look, feel, tone, style, voice and navigation; are well-written and fact checked; are up to date; meet the needs of target audiences with high usability; and perform optimally for today’s (and future) computing and mobile devices.

    Responsibilities:

    As a working manager, the online communications manager manages the web team, a group within Marketing and Communications, and is involved in building and maintaining University websites. In cooperation with the department director, s/he also develops and implements annual and long-term strategic plans for Stkate.edu.

    The online communications manager works with department leadership to determine the best marketing approach for any given project and serves as a project manager for all web-based components of integrated marketing plans. The manager also manages client relations, helps define client project requirements, and, in collaboration with the director, sets priorities and schedules for the web team. S/he uses web analytics to monitor, report on and make recommendations for improvements to websites.

    Qualifications:
    · BA or BS required.
    · Minimum three years of experience:
    .......Managing web-based projects that includes web usability, information architecture, site design, writing, editing, project management and web page production
    .......Providing direction to designers, writers, content providers and technical professionals, both on staff and freelancers, in web development and design
    .......Working on large, complex websites and portals for external and internal audiences
    .......Ensuring brand integrity across all web properties
    .......Integrating marketing that includes a variety of media (e.g., print, web, e-mail, social networking, multimedia and emerging technologies)
    .......Using content management systems, (x)HTML, CSS, social media tools and image editing software
    .......Managing photography and multimedia projects (slideshows, video, podcasts, Flash)
    .......Measuring ROI for online advertising and/or e-mail marketing
    · A strong portfolio of original online content
    · Excellent writing skills – experience in the management and writing of communication across the marketing mix.
    · Fully versed in SEO best practices and analysis of web usage trends
    · Working effectively and comfortably with external and internal constituents and stakeholders.
    · Energetic self-starter with good interpersonal and collaborative teamwork skills.
    · Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    · Creative!
    · Helpful but not required: managing websites in a University setting; taking marketing-quality photographs

    The incumbent must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

    Send résumé & cover letter to:
    To Apply: Send cover letter and resume (also include sites of 3 URLs explaining briefly what your role was in managing and producing them) to Human Resources, F-17, Req. #10AM26, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, or fax: 651-690-6871, or email: hr@stkate.edu. For best consideration apply by June 25, 2010.
    St. Catherine University
    2004 Randolph Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55105
    EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer
    St. Paul Campus to be Tobacco-Free – Fall 2010

    Our campus is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Weber Shandwick - Digital Communications Project Manager

    We're Weber Shandwick, a leading global PR agency where our reputation is built on our deep commitment to client service, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation for our clients. We're also an advocate for your career, your health, learning and growing, and having fun.

    We are looking for a Digital Communications Project Manager based in Minneapolis, MN to work with our Digital Communications team and internal account teams in organizing and managing the flow of multiple digital properties. The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating work flow between client and internal staff, in multiple offices. In this important role you will be a juggler, a problem solver, a quick thinker, a negotiator, and a diplomat. No two days are alike, but they will be fun and challenging.

    The successful candidate will have 4-6 years of project management experience, preferably in an agency environment. You will have a proven track record of managing deadlines, organizing details and working with a ‘can do’ attitude. Proven online marketing and traffic management experience for major consumer brands is required. You will need strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. The understanding of Web technologies is a definite plus. You will have highly detailed organizational skills and the proven ability to keep all projects on track. A bachelor's degree or the equivalent experience is required.

    To apply please send us your confidential resume and salary requirements. If you're qualified and interested, we want to hear from you!

    Please Click Here to Apply.

    American Cancer Society - Public Relations Intern

    Position Description:

    The Public Relations Intern has a wonderful opportunity to work on statewide and national publicity projects for the American Cancer Society (ACS), Midwest Division. Intern will assist with the shooting and editing of ACS event footage for our events and social media websites. It’s a chance for a student to build a top-notch portfolio while working for a national organization – and an opportunity to make a difference in the world.

    Responsibilities:
    • Capture video footage of Society Relay For Life events throughout Minnesota
    • Shoot, edit and upload video footage of events to event websites and social media websites
    • Conduct video interviews with key event volunteers and participants
    • Produce video stories that high light the mission of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life
    • Other duties as assigned 

     
    Position Requirements:

    Skills needed:
    Computer literacy, PR skills, writing, design, experience with camera work and video techniques a plus, knowledge of social media websites such as Facebook, You Tube, etc., ability to work on weekends and travel throughout Minnesota. Camera will be provided and mileage will be reimbursed by the American Cancer Society.

    Interns must be full-time undergraduate or graduate college students in good academic standing. Students must have completed their freshman year and have declared a major. Candidates must earn at least a “C+” cumulative average (2.50+ on 4.00 scale) and maintain at least a “C+” cumulative average each year in order to continue in the program.

    Paid summer internship, approximately 20 hours per week, begins in June. 


    Apply online now

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    Media Relations Manager for the Center for Victims of Torture

    Organization:
    The Center for Victims of Torture exists to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families, and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. We work locally, nationally and internationally.

    Responsibilities:
    The Media Relations Manager is responsible for building awareness of CVT’s mission, programs and achievements, by managing media relations and supporting the public policy agenda. The position is based in St. Paul, MN and reports to the Director of Communications.
    • Media Relations: Maintain media visibility for CVT through coordinating news conferences, pitching news/feautre story ideas, preparing media promotion materials, building and maintaining relationships with key media peronnel, and preparing and distributing media kits. Direct and mainage media relations for CVT programs. Answer media inquiries and arrange interviews with key CVT spokespeople. Prepare key messages and provide media training for CVT spokespeople.
    • Public Policy: Provide communications support, including preparation of written materials for CVT’s national policy advocacy work. Participate as a member of the public policy team. Provide leadership on research and strategizing CVT’s approach to specific public policy initiatives. Develop and implement corresponding comunications plans, including website updates on public policy issues and email campaigns.
    • Publications and Materials: Develop letters, news releases, speeches, testimony, op-eds and public service announcements that communicate key organizational messages.
    • Manage communications for special events, including CVT’s annual events in Washington DC and Minneapolis commemorating the UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture and other local events in the Twin Cities.
    Qualifications:

    • BA in communications, journalism, PR, or related field.
    • 3 years experience in media relations and 3 years experience on issue advocacy campaigns.
    • Demonstrated success managing state and national media relations (experience with international media a plus)
    • Experience utilizing social media to support public policy initiatives.
    • Demonstrated success placing commentary and letters in media outlets.
    • Ability to work in a non-partisan fashion.
    • Superior writing and presentation skills.
    • Superior interpersonal and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.
    • Ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues working in distant locations, including Washington DC office and international program sites.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work within tight timelines.
    • Demonstrated success in managing relationships across professional organizations.
    • Excellent computer skills, including experience with MS Office software, email and internet.
    • Interest in or commitment to human rights.
    Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package.

    To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements by June 28, 2010 to hr@cvt.org

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    Hennepin County Environmental Services - Communications and Outreach Assistant Internship

    Description:  Hennepin County Environmental Services is seeking an intern to assist with environmental education and outreach projects.  This position would assist with research, planning, and implementation of communications plans, and direct outreach through events and presentations.

    Duties:
    • Develop messages and conduct outreach to multicultural audiences and other community groups.
    • Planning and staffing of booths at community events or environmental fairs.
    • Develop and implement communications plans, for projects like Cool County Initiative, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, recycling and water quality issues.
    • Other communication duties and/or responsibilities as assigned.
    Requirements:
    • Must have completed significant college level course work in communications, psychology, sociology, public administration or environmental studies.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  Experience using Microsoft Excel and Publisher is desired.
    • Valid Driver's License.
    • Access to a vehicle to transport self and promotional supplies to and from events within the metro area.
    • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
    • Desirable if fluent in Spanish, Somali, Hmong or other foreign language.
    Pay:  $12.86 per hour

    Work Hours & Duration:
    Approximately 20 hours per week for up to 12 months. This position requires some evenings and weekend hours.

    To Apply:
    Please send a resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience, by e-mail to: angie.timmons@co.hennepin.mn.us no later than June 21 at 8 a.m.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    HealthPartners - Associate Communications Specialist

    Job Description:

    The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, and with patients and the community, recently helped us become one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” according to Modern Healthcare magazine. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

    HealthPartners is seeking an Associate Communications Specialist to join our Corporate Communications department. This position will be responsible for providing overall communications services for HealthPartners and Regions Hospital and to supply communications support to Corporate Communications. This position requires contact and communication with employees, physicians, nurses, dentists, and administrators within the HealthPartners family of organizations, as well as the ability to represent the organization to media outlets and other external audiences.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Writing employee communications, both printed and electronic, as well as media materials and other items for external audiences for the HealthPartners family of organizations.
    • Working with the rest of the Corporate Communications team to maintain corporate identity and graphic standards for the HealthPartners family of organizations.
    • Acting as an active participant in the on-going HealthPartners and Regions Hospital internal and external communications process. This includes participating in planning sessions and helping to measure the results and effectiveness of communications plans.
    • Planning, coordinating and implementing special events, video and slide productions, and other assignments as needed.
    • Preparation of news releases and the coordination of media interviews and media events.
    This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or related field along with 2-3 years of writing, public relations and/or communications experience. . Excellent written communications and grammar skills are required. This position also requires experience in planning and use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

    HealthPartners is nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care and we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. HealthPartners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    For more information and to apply, go to www.healthpartners.jobs and search for job ID 17347.

    Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it

    Datacard Group - Marketing Communications Specialist

    Founded in 1969, privately held Datacard Group is the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions.​ Our portfolio includes systems for high-volume card issuance, card delivery, secure ID issuance and passport production, plus extensive service and supply offerings.​ These best-selling systems and solutions are used to issue more than 7 million financial cards and identification documents each day.​ Datacard Group serves customers in 120+​ countries and has implemented government identity programs in more than 65 countries worldwide.​

    This position will be responsible for all marketing communications materials produced for select areas of the company to promote the brand, products and solutions.​ These duties include working with agencies and other suppliers to ensure that projects are completed to our standards, within the projected timeframes and within budget.​ The marketing communications materials include but are not limited to – press releases and PR activities, direct mail campaigns, data sheets, brochures, advertisements, presentations and graphics for assigned groups within the company.​

    Responsibilities:
    • Define and execute comprehensive marketing communication plans and tools, including positioning/​messaging, graphics, brochures, product data sheets, multimedia, photography, presentations, thought leadership, public relations, advertising, web content development, and media campaigns for a business unit, product and/​or vertical market.​
    • Drive marketing communication efforts during product/​industry launch activities.​ Help develop marketing communications plan and recommendations while gaining approval from cross functional team.​
    • Participate in cross-functional teams as a marketing resource for concepting, idea generation, planning and leadership.​ Collaborate with several colleagues at various levels in the organization as well as external individuals.​
    • Plan, manage and track marketing communication budget spend on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.​
    • Manage and negotiate with external vendors to design, write, print, place, etc.​ marketing media and perform project management through outside agencies and vendors.​
    • Provide marketing communication consulting and leadership to colleagues, regional leaders and/​or groups.​
    • Work with senior leadership and other colleagues on strategic initiatives to help meet business goals and objectives.​
    • Work with vertical and product leaders to identify, develop, write and distribute press releases, editorial opportunities and white papers
    • Compose internal and external communications regarding products, programs, management issues, and business plans
    • Participate in and support industry trade shows
    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor Degree in marketing and/​or communications, or equivalent formal education and experience
    • 5+​ years marketing and/​or communications experience
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in competing priority situations
    • Ability to work independently and on teams and influence team decisions
    • Ability to lead complex projects from concept to implementation
    • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated excellence in editing, proofing, writing and design concepting skills
    • Travel Requirements: Up to 5%​ - Some international travel is expected

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with Quark, InDesign and Photoshop
    • Business to Business Industry or Technology experience
    To apply for this position, please visit datacard.​com and click on Career Opportunities to register and submit your resume.​

    Exponent PR - Agribusiness PR Counselor

    Role:
    The role of the agribusiness counselor is to manage multiple client assignments, manage direct reports, deliver planning and counsel that result in high client ROI and organic growth to the agency.

    Responsibilities:
    • Lead strategic development of client marketing communications plans to grow business
    • Oversee and/or act as day-to-day client contact on one or more accounts within the PR agribusiness practice area
    • Provide high-level, ongoing communications consulting to solve client problems and grow the business for the agency
    • Determine how best to match agency services to client need
    • Be the key integrator for all agency marketing functions when appropriate
    • Ensure that the agency is properly compensated for services rendered
    • Supervise, mentor and motivate account team members
    • Successfully manages organic growth opportunities; helps lead new business opportunities in the next generation agriculture sector
    Traits:
    • Ability to confidently persuade, present and champion ideas
    • Ability to anticipate problems/challenges
    • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to develop and execute media relations and social media strategies
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    Job Requirements:
    More than 5 years of public relations experience is required, with agency or publication/editorial experience is strongly preferred. Other required traits: creative thinking, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience with local, national and social media outreach.

    Apply online or send your resume to: resume@exponentpr.com

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Monday, June 07, 2010

    Science Museum - CO-DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

    Achieve frequent, positive, and accurate coverage of the Science Museum of Minnesota in local and regional media, and oversee the museum's efforts to communicate effectively and advantageously with its many audiences (media, donors, members, visitors, volunteers, staff, and other key constituencies).

    Develop strategic positioning for the organization, manage the Science Museum's positive reputation in the community, and provide counsel to the president and senior leadership team about protecting and enhancing our organization's position and reputation. Support the museum's revenue streams, especially box office revenue, through effective communications.

    This is a 24-hour per week job share position, with primary working hours being either Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday, with flexible hours to accommodate media opportunities. Both individuals will share equally all responsibilities for media relations and communications. Both positions have a primary responsibility to exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.

    Requirements: Bachelors degree in journalism, English, or related field (masters degree preferred). 6-10 years media relations or communications experience. Ability to share position, including decision-making, authority, and participation in any responsibility or activity required of the job. Ability to communicate clearly and thoroughly with job share partner.

    Management/supervisory experience. Excellent writing skills (including skills in writing copy for marketing collateral, advertisements, press releases, newsletters, annual reports, fund raising materials, sales materials, and speeches). Proven ability to achieve attendance-driving publicity. Crisis communications experience. Pay grade: 11. Application deadline: June 23, 2010. APPLY ONLINE

    Friday, June 04, 2010

    St. David’s Center Marketing and Events Internship

    Based in Minnetonka , St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development is a nonprofit organization that provides early childhood education, therapy services and in-home support throughout the West metro. As a leader in child development, our goal is to create supportive family environments where all children thrive. As we approach our 50th year, we are looking for a creative and detail-oriented 50th Anniversary Community Relations Intern to participate in communication and marketing functions related to our anniversary year.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Assist with public relations, marketing, and social networking efforts for St. David's Center by writing press releases and announcements, researching potential audiences, researching new online marketing opportunities, and drafting 50th anniversary-related Web site content.
    • Assist with event planning and implementation.
    • Assist with feature stories for newsletters and Web site.
    • Research media opportunities and assist in building a media database.
    • Respond to and upload submissions to the My Life page of the St. David's Center Web site.
    • Support administrative function within communications and events.
    This is an unpaid internship, 10-20 hours per week. Internship would begin this summer; length is negotiable.
    Qualifications:
    • Completed or currently pursuing Bachelor's degree
    • Proficient using Microsoft Office products and knowledge of the Internet
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
    • Must be able to manage a project with goals and deadlines
    Apply:
     
    Apply online at www.stdavidscenter.org or email resume and cover letter to recruiting@stdavidscenter.org by June 20.

    Thursday, June 03, 2010

    Carmichael Lynch Spong hiring senior account manager

    Carmichael Lynch Spong, voted three-time “Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report and PRWeek, and one of the most awarded PR firms in the country, has an exciting opportunity for a creative, passionate and highly motivated senior account management professional.

    Qualifications include:
    • Experience in action sports (BMX, snowboarding, skateboarding, etc.) and/or marketing to teens and preteens
    • Exceptional client relationship management skills
    • Demonstrated successes in strategic, out-of-the box thinking
    • Extensive research and planning experience
    • Proactive and focused on providing solutions
    • Consistently delivers best-in-category work on time and on budget
    • Proven leader with strong capabilities in motivating and developing teams
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Experience with local, national and social media outreach
    • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field
    • 6 + years of Public Relations experience, agency preferred

    If you are a “like-minded achievement addict” we have the tools and resources to inspire your career best work. The ideal candidate is preferred to be in Minneapolis, New York or San Francisco. However, telecommuting is an option.

    For consideration, please send resume, cover letter, writing samples and any other supporting documents to Tracey Ellis, tracey.ellis@clynch.com.

    Carmichael Lynch Spong is an equal opportunity employer.

    Spanlink – Marketing/Communications Internship

    Since 1988, Spanlink has been deploying unified communications and contact center solutions. The focus of the company is to link people, processes and business communications technology in a way that will transform their business.

    Spanlink is looking for an intern or entry level specialist to assist the marketing department with day-to-day support activities. This is an entry level position that is geared toward individuals who have recently completed their college education and have 1-2 years of experience working in a marketing / PR / or a communications-related position. The ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker that has the ability to develop creative marketing and media strategies. To learn more about this position and to apply online, please visit: http://bit.ly/brv6U0

    Wednesday, June 02, 2010

    Axiom
 - Marketing/
Communications
 –
 Summer
 Internship


    Description


    Started 
in 
1993,
 Axiom 
Marketing
 Communications
 is 
a
 boutique
 agency
 that
 has made 
its 
mark 
in 
the 
home 
and
 garden 
industry.
 Our 
size
 provides 
an 
ideal
 learning situation 
for 
our 
interns
 to 
be 
involved 
in 
just 
about 
every
 agency
 process 
from

    brainstorming
 strategies 
to 
compiling 
the 
final 
report.



    Responsibilities



    If 
we 
wanted 
someone 
to 
get 
coffee 
and 
run 
errands,
 we’d
 be 
looking 
for
 a 
barista.

    Our 
interns 
are 
expected 
to 
think 
strategically, 
write
 thoughtfully
 and 
execute

    flawlessly. 
Some 
of 
the 
tasks 
we’ll 
assign
 you 
to 
are:

    • Creating 
Media 
Lists

    • Writing 
Blog 
Entries

    • Pitching 
Media
 Outlets

    • Researching 
Industry 
Trends

    • Assisting 
With
 Video
 Tapings

    • Recording 
Campaign 
Results

    Qualifications


    To
 be 
considered, 
an 
applicant 
must 
be 
available 
to 
work
 a 
minimum
 of 
20 
hours 
a week 
from
 June 
through
 August. 
Must 
be 
currently 
enrolled 
in 
school
 or 
have completed 
a 
degree 
in 
Communications, 
Journalism, 
Multimedia, 
Public
Relations, Marketing 
or 
a 
related 
field.



    The
 deadline 
to 
apply
 is
 June 
15, 
2010.
 To 
be 
considered,
 please 
email
 Heidi
 Bobier at 
hbobier@axiomcom.com 
with
 a
 cover
letter,
 resume,
 and
 links
 to 
your
 social
 media 
pages, 
if 
applicable.