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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Carmichael Lynch Spong seeking social media specialist

Carmichael Lynch Spong, The Holmes Report’s 2009 PR Agency of the Year and one of the most awarded PR firms in the country, has an exciting opportunity in the Minneapolis office for a creative, passionate and highly motivated social media specialist.

The ideal candidate is public relations professional with social media expertise in a variety of social media applications including blogs, micro blogs, social networks, photo- and video-sharing and other social platforms. The candidate should be on the cutting edge of the latest social technologies and applications, including measurement and reporting.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Research into emerging social technologies, applications and trends
  • Social media monitoring and analysis
  • Relationship building with bloggers and other social media contacts
  • Community management
The ideal candidate must be highly creative with a passion for igniting business momentum and inspiring team members to achieve the same high standards. If you are a “like-minded achievement addict” we have the tools and resources to inspire your career- best work.


Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 + years of public relations and social media experience in an agency environment
  • Experience with the application of social media in a business or brand setting
  • Creative thinking and excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated success in building strong relationships with both clients and team members

Please send resume, cover letter, writing samples and supporting documents to tracey.ellis@clynch.com

Carmichael Lynch is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

Fairview Health Services - Internal Communications Intern

Job Description
Support the execution of internal communications plans for Fairview Health Services. Assist Fairview's Internal Communications staff in a wide range of projects including: interviewing employees and physicians and writing articles for our employee e-newsletters, magazine and intranet site. Other work may include assisting media relations, special events planning and execution, evaluating issues and developing and implementing solutions. Will work with your school to offer college credit. Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to determine if college credit is available within your degree program. 
 
Qualifications
Excellent writing skills, photography, computer skills (desktop publishing a plus), strong interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work on deadline and on multiple projects simultaneously. Individual must, at a minimum, be entering his/her sophomore year of college and taken some journalism, public relations, communications or related coursework.
 
Application Instructions
Send résumé and 2-3 writing samples to:
sdunski1@fairview.org.

Monday, August 30, 2010

LaBreche is seeking Senior Account Executive

LaBreche, an independently owned communications company in Minneapolis, is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Senior Account Executive.  This Senior Account Executive will provide communications counsel to some of our largest clients, including those with international reach.

Key objectives:

•    Advocate for the client, their business and their goals through account team leadership and collaboration
•    Develop and execute account strategies and activities
•    Manage workflow to ensure the LaBreche standard of work is met and the clients’ expectations are exceeded
•    Think strategically and creatively
•    Participate in new business efforts
•    Mentor and coach junior staff

Qualifications and experience:

•    4-6 years PR experience, agency experience preferred
•    Experience developing client plans and budgets
•    Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
•    Experience working in teams of 2-5
•    Ability to take direction from clients and department heads
•    Solid, strategic social media experience preferred

LaBreche offers a fun, team-focused and energetic atmosphere, with a variety of perks that support a flexible and rewarding work-life blend. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Andrea Buzzell at hr@labreche.com

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dominium - Marketing Intern

Job Description:

Dominium, the largest residential management company in the Midwest, is currently seeking a Marketing Intern at our corporate office in Plymouth, MN. The Marketing Intern will provide support to the Marketing Department through tasks such as: general administration, process reports, compiling data in Excel, research, website administration, Google Analytics and Google ad words. Candidates must either be a recent graduate or in the process of earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Internet Marketing related fields. This is a paid internship and is expected to last approximately three months.

Candidates must possess the following traits:

• Highly organized
• Good time management
• Some experience in sales
• Some experience in admin/support
• Ability to function in fast pace environment
• Strong understanding of online marketing
• Strong excel skills
• HTML experience

Preferred Classwork includes: Marketing, analysis, excel coursework, advertising, copywriting, web marketing and project management. HTML and Google classes preferred.

Position is Full-Time, 40 hours/week.

EOE/DFWP

Click here to apply.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beehive PR Hiring Account Supervisor

Professional Skills

  • Core Skills: Stellar classic and digital/social PR skills; excellent writer and proofer; delivers high-quality, peerless media relations; confident presenter
  • Research and Planning: Delivers fresh, creative ideas; builds and executes customized strategic plan that support business objectives
  • Account Management: Serves as day-to-day client contact and oversees plan implementation on assigned client brands; supports account and group directors; flawlessly sets, tracks and measures client budgets; eliminates write-offs; delivers invoices on time; proactively manages client expectations; completes error-free work on time, on strategy, on budget
Client Consulting Skills

  • Relationship-building: Builds strong relationships throughout client organizations; earns client’s confidence/trust through sound counsel, positive push; takes initiative and shows urgency
  • Measurement: Merchandises program effort and results to clients at key points and ongoing; clearly ties program results to business results
  • Agency Growth: Supports Beehive new business efforts; looks for incremental agency revenue opportunities and organic client growth
Personal Skills

  • Leverages Strengths: Leverages strengths to set/achieve goals and improve work product, client relationships and internal collaboration
  • 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
  • Team Player: Contributes to a supportive, respectful and fun team environment.
Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
  • 5 – 7 years professional experience in PR/marketing
  • PR agency or professional services firm experience mandatory
  • Proven media relations expertise
  • Experience in social/digital public relations
  • Demonstrated ability to find opportunities and solve problems strategically and creatively
 To be considered for this position please e-mail your resume to Rebecca Martin at rmartin@beehivepr.biz

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Metropolitan Airports Commission/MSP International Airport - Marketing Generalist


Put your marketing skills to work in a fast-paced airport environment. The Metropolitan Airports Commission, owner and operator of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking a Marketing Generalist to promote the airport’s more than 100 food, retail and service venues, $65 million a year parking enterprise, and seven-airport system. MSP Airport is the 12th busiest airport in North America and has won numerous awards for its concessions program.

The Marketing Generalist will be responsible for developing and coordinating airport marketing strategies and programs.  The chosen candidate will work with graphic designers and photographers to: develop and produce promotional materials, advertisements and publications; manage and update the airport’s concessions website, as well as portions of the airport’s mobile application and merchant directories, including content creation; coordinate MAC’s efforts associated with concession openings and airport-sponsored events; facilitate tenant involvement in MAC’s marketing efforts; measure results of marketing efforts and conduct cost-benefit analyses; and perform other marketing and public affairs duties as assigned.

For more information or to apply for the position, please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mac/default.cfm
 

Kohnstamm Communications - Senior Account Executive – Consumer Team

Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster is an award-winning agency serving a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, providing PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, food and beverage, organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

We are currently looking for an experienced SAE to join our growing consumer brands team. If you have a degree in PR, 5+ years PR experience, strong writing and organizational skills, and a background of working on CPG brands, specifically in the food and beverage industry, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest team member. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown work environment.

Kohnstamm Communications
400 North Robert #1450
St. Paul, MN 55101
ricka@kohnstamm.com

University of Minnesota - Student Graphic Design Intern

Minimum/Essential Qualifications:
Experience and advanced creative skills with independent design and production of print and electronic marketing materials with InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and other relevant programs. Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:
Seeking a BA/BS in Graphic Design or related field; or a combination of relevant education and graphic design experience to total 2 years. Must have excellent teamwork and communication skills; be able to succeed in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines; be capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously; and be highly detail oriented and organized. Must have an excellent command of grammar and be aware of editorial content used for design.

Position reports to the Director of Marketing and Publicity, and takes direction from the full time Graphic Designer.

Overview: The Student Graphic Design Intern is responsible for assisting Northrop's Graphic Designer, and for supporting the marketing of Northrop (department of Concerts and Lectures) presented and rental events. Projects may include both print and web design, and maintain departmental and U of M branding standards. This position assists with other general marketing and publicity projects and/or special events as needed. The Student Graphic Design Intern performs other duties as assigned. The Student Graphic Design Intern will stay informed on current trends in design, arts marketing, and communications, while creating original designs of their own work. She/he will have excellent communication skills, be able to organize and manage multiple projects with an acute eye for details, and exhibit outstanding customer service focused on elevating the image of Northrop and its unique position as a leader in the Twin Cities market. The Graphic Design student intern will have the ability to work well independently, with others in the department and with our clients, University and community partners, and the artists and agents we present.

Duties Performed:
25% Advertisements and Signage
25% Web Graphics and E-Marketing
25% Marketing Materials (Printed)
25% Internal Projects (Branding)

Examples of projects for both print and web could include ads, ticket office documents, web graphics and content, dance and music event programs, posters, displays, forms, fliers, badges, mailings, etc. This position may also assist with researching and securing images for promotion. Works with the entire Marketing and Publicity team to concept and create strategies for marketing and communications. The Student Graphic Design Intern will keep organized files for all materials produced, as well as the files of all Northrop photography, logos, and branding standards. This position will assist the Northrop team with general office duties as needed and other duties as assigned.

Apply online at http://employment.umn.edu

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One Simple Plan is hiring

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

General Responsibilities
The internship will likely involve the following responsibilities:

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

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

Deadline
Friday, September 3, 2010

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

Jeremy Baier
One Simple Plan
(612) 767-2403
jeremy@onesimpleplan.com

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 enter our 50th year this September, 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 and online marketing opportunities, and drafting Facebook content
  • Assist with event planning and implementation including the Fall Festival, Children’s Author Series events and 50th Anniversary Gala
  • Develop content and create David’s Center’s weekly staff e-newsletter
  • Assist with creating and distributing email campaigns and online surveys
  • Assist with feature stories for newsletters and other publications
  • Research media opportunities and assist in building a media database
  • Support administrative function within communications and events
This is an unpaid internship, 15-20 hours per week. September – December 2010

Qualifications:

  • Completed or currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or related field
  • Proficient using Microsoft office products and knowledge of the internet and social media
  • 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 September 3.

Job Opportunity at Weber Shandwick

As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge to apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success. We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients. One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business. We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.
 
Our Minneapolis office has opportunities for proven professionals with 4+ years of PR agency experience to join our Healthcare team. If you are passionate about health care, a creative and a resourceful strategic thinker who is strong in account management, media relations and writing, we want to talk to you.
 
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
-Secure coverage in key local and trade media outlets by establishing and maintaining strong relationships with media
-Generate new ideas and opportunities to ensure client program success
-Provide strategic counsel to clients while managing implementation of a variety of projects
 
Qualifications:
-BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
-4+ years experience within a PR agency environment effectively servicing accounts
-Strong media relations skills and client interactions
-Strong leadership, supervisory and management skills
-Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, on-line services and AP style writing is essential

 
Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.  EEO/AA.M/F/D/V.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Communications and Public Relations Intern

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Communications Intern should be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, public affairs, marketing, advertising, communications or other related program. Current students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with customers and exhibit good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Design and layout experience is favorable. Interns will work between 15-25 hours a week; summer interns will work 40 hours per week. Prior relevant experience is preferred.

The Communications Intern is responsible for contributing to all aspects of the communications department with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. The intern in this position will serve as a full-time staff member working with the communications team. This is an unpaid position, but may be eligible for credit.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Assists with the development and updating of media lists and other databases
  • Assists with the management of newspaper and periodical inventories for easy
  • access.
  • Assists with marketing and branding campaigns
  • Assists with media relations duties
  • Tracks and compiles media clips and media reports
  • Drafts feature and news stories for veteran publications (within the organization and around the state)
  • Assists with research and survey development
  • Assists with promotion and event planning assistance
  • Assists with strategic communication planning
  • Assists other staff with projects as needed
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to balance multiple responsibilities - Excellent written communication skills - Strong verbal communication skills - Ability to multi-task - Strong organizational skills - Creative thinker - Self-starter - Good computer skills - Layout and design experience is a plus

TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to:
Anna Lewicki Long, Communications Director
Anna.Long@state.mn.us
Or
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Attn: Anna Lewicki Long
20 West 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155-2098

Application Deadline: August 31, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Guthrie - Public Relations Intern

The Public Relations Intern will primarily be responsible for assisting the department in securing production-related press coverage. The intern will learn about using communications and public relations tactics to promote the work of a professional theater. 

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

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

The Public Relations fall internship is from approximately September 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. Commitment is 20 hours per week, primarily Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., exact schedule to be determined.  

Get more details here.

University of Minnesota - Program Associate

The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication has an immediate opening for a key staff person to provide administrative and programmatic support as a Program Associate for the SJMC Professional Research and Outreach Center. The SJMC Center encompasses the professional development and outreach arm of the School as well as research activities that inform the work of media professionals, and promotes interaction between media professionals and the academy. View the link for required qualifications information and application process.

Qualifications:
Required:
Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant event planning and implementation, public relations, or promotional experienceor OR a combination of education and relevant administrative experience to total five years.
Previous writing skills to include editing and proofing. Experience working with the web and electronic communications. Able to work occasional early mornings, evenings or weekends. Some light lifting and moving of equipment used for events is required. Prior work coordinating event activities.

Writing samples will be requested of candidates invited for interviews.

Desired:
BA/BS & three years of related experience. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, handle multiple assignments, and work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. Excellent verbal and written communication ability to include customer service, professionalism, and problem-solving. Event experience at the University of Minnesota or other higher education institution. Experience working with or within media organizations. Advanced skill at using MS Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). Experience with desktop publishing and graphic software, particularly InDesign and Photoshop. Experience with web publishing software, especially Dreamweaver. Supervisory experience.
Accounting/budget management experience. Experience supporting administrators and coordinators in similar work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Required:
Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant event planning and implementation, public relations, or promotional experienceor OR a combination of education and relevant administrative experience to total five years.
Previous writing skills to include editing and proofing. Experience working with the web and electronic communications. Able to work occasional early mornings, evenings or weekends. Some light lifting and moving of equipment used for events is required. Prior work coordinating event activities.

Writing samples will be requested of candidates invited for interviews.

Desired:
BA/BS & three years of related experience. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, handle multiple assignments, and work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. Excellent verbal and written communication ability to include customer service, professionalism, and problem-solving. Event experience at the University of Minnesota or other higher education institution. Experience working with or within media organizations. Advanced skill at using MS Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). Experience with desktop publishing and graphic software, particularly InDesign and Photoshop. Experience with web publishing software, especially Dreamweaver. Supervisory experience. Accounting/budget management experience. Experience supporting administrators and coordinators in similar work environment. 

Apply online now - http://z.umn.edu/sjmcjob

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Evans Larson Communication is looking for a fall intern!

Evans Larson is looking for a fall intern! Hours are flexible, the internship is paid and can count towards school credit.

Responsibilities include:
Understanding of what each client does, their goals and how we accomplish them. Learn and understand strategies re: supporting all communication goals, brand management and client/customer goals via short- and long-term planning, messaging, on-brand tone and pro-/con thinking for each client supported by -

Media Relations
  • Press release (ideas, drafting, writing)
  • Training in and working knowledge of media lists
  • Email production
  • Pitching strategies, ideas
  • On-site for TV (live, in-studio or pre-taped)
  • On-site for reporter/client interviews
Social Media/Technologies
  • Crafting messages, re-purposing approved content
  • Research/updating on trends, tools and best practices
  • Tracking and analysis of all client tweets,Facebooking, LinkedIn, videos, etc.
  • How media relations can be best used and when on theseplatforms
Admin
  • You'll get training on our email programs, media list programs, social media platforms.
  • There will be very boring things like clips; but those aren't too bad.
  • Meetings w/clients: Shadowing us at meetings.
For more information, please contact Gretchen@evanslarson.com or call (612) 338-6999.

Help Wanted: One Simple Plan Looking to Fill Mid-Level Position

One Simple Plan is an independent, nimble and entrepreneurial communications agency – spanning pr to social media and beyond. We’re a young shop – just three years old – and all of our clients have been via referral, of which we are quite proud.  As you can probably gather from our name, we like to keep things simple. Less meetings and less memos and more efficiency, which leaves us more time to do the things we want to do.

We’re based in Minneapolis and our business is of national and local scope, including business-to-consumer and business-to-business projects. We consider ourselves connectors, and we love to come up with good ideas for our clients.

We believe in working hard but also understand the importance of balance. We believe work is part of your life, not your life. We believe in everyone working for a common, transparent goal. We believe in having fun en route to that goal. We believe in the creative power of ping pong – a favorite pastime at One Simple Plan. We really like that we are close to Cuzzy’s and Target Field, two spots that help enable the aforementioned fun.

Because of who we are, we don’t really have the clichéd job description. And, we don’t have standard job titles. This position really is what you want to make it. If you work hard, like thinking about client business and strategies, and enjoy a long-term vision vs. a short-term vision, you will fit in perfectly. If you have a “figure it out” attitude when it comes to challenges and opportunities, you will do well here. It really is that simple.

Our to-do list includes media relations, social media, PR strategy, brand development, writing, presentations, research, creative development, and more.

Please send your resume/cover letter, and writing samples to jobs@onesimpleplan.com.

One Simple Plan is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HNI Corporation - Social Media Specialist

Summary:
Under the direction of the VP, Consumer Marketing the Social Media Specialist supports the development and implementation of Hearth & Home Technologies social media strategy. The ideal candidate for this role will have successful experience managing social media content, strong written communication skills, and is comfortable in a fast paced, multi-tasking, dead line oriented environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Launch and manage social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other relevant sites and channels.
• Work with external agency to approve and implement strategy and campaigns.
• Work across departments to ensure proper messaging is executed online and is relevant to organizational goals.
• Support and protect globally recognized brands by ensuring positive messaging is maintained in the social media community.
• Establish consistency of message across multiple networks.
• Manage online discussions by listening to users and responding in a timely manner to users’ needs and requests.
• Monitor and track discussion topics for Senior Leadership Team.
• Establish metrics to measure success and prepare reports to update Members on usage statistics.
• Cultivate and maintain blogger lists and relationships.
• Coordinate and write brief online videos for sales and/or instruction on products.
• Coordinate and project manage email marketing campaigns.
• Manage B2C e-mail marketing communications.


Required Skills:
• 2-4 years professional work experience.
• Must have active accounts across key social media sites (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
• Must have exceptional traditional writing and grammatical skills and a flair for using "social networking speak" and online jargon.
• Traditional public relations experience a plus.
• Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly.
• Extreme attention to detail and outstanding organization skills.
• Collaborative team player able to integrate with a diverse team full of opinions and ideas.
• Online search expert able to track and monitor postings relevant to the brand.
• Experience with Exact Target or other enterprise e-mail marketing software a plus
• College degree in liberal arts, journalism, PR or new media. 


Apply online now at http://hnicareers.com/.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Public Relations & Marketing Internship

Description:

Gain valuable hands on, real life experience implementing marketing programs, promotions, operations and developing new strategies.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• Maintain and expand social network presence
• Create online marketing communications for interaction with past, current and future customers
• Developing and executing events and promotions to rise brand awareness
• Perform other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

• PR and marketing orientated
• Self-starter with the ability to work as a team as well as an individual with little supervision. Prefer high energy, motivated and creative individuals.
• Excellent writing, speaking and editing skills a benefit.
• Proficient in HTML/PHP, Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suites and other web-related software.
• The ability to think and creative outside the social norm, make things happen and problem-solve are ideal.

Hours:

10 – 20+ hours per week

Start Date:

Start immediately

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Ashley@chrisandrobs.com.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

St. Thomas University - Associate Director, News Services

The University of St. Thomas is accepting applications for the position of the Associate Director of the News Service.

The individual will gather and write St. Thomas news that is distributed off campus (primarily through news releases) and on campus (primarily through Bulletin Today stories). The individual assists the director as needed, performing duties in his absence; serves as co-editor of Bulletin Today; and handles a variety of other writing projects as assigned, including stories for St. Thomas magazine and the Arches neighborhood newsletter.


Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, with four years of experience in communication, public relations or news service work. Higher education experience is preferred.

We are looking for candidates with superior writing, editing and speaking skills; proficiency with Associated Press style and with office software for Web design, HTML, word processing and graphic design; and a clear understanding of print and broadcast news operations.

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. 



The search committee would be interested in seeing a portfolio of the applicants' work, especially clips of newspaper, magazine and online publication stories.

Click here to apply - Postiong number - 0601757

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Valley Natural Foods - Promotions and Education Coordinator

In your cover letter, please state your wage expectation.​

Valley Natural Foods (EEO), a progressive natural foods retailer, is a relatively small enterprise in the high volume natural foods business.​ To keep our competitive edge, we set high standards for what we offer and how we present ourselves to our members and customers.​ Complete customer satisfaction is our goal.​

We have high expectations for our employees as well.​ Everyone is expected to contribute to our success by achieving high productivity through proper time management, promptness, and setting of priorities.​ Customer service, safety, productivity and security are important concerns for the entire staff.​ We value open communication, education, employee feedback and hold periodic store and department meetings to allow for focused discussion among staff.​ 
We pride ourselves on offering a competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance, life and long term disability coverage, paid time off as well as employee discounts.​  Not all positions include all benefits.​
Successful Employee Characteristics:
·         Remains adaptable, flexible and dependable to our dynamic business needs
·         Uses excellent communication and listening skills
·         Provides G.​R.​E.​A.​T.​ customer service and customer focus
·         Has a high level of personal integrity and acts in an ethical manner
·         Demonstrates a sense of urgency and a produces a high level of productivity
·         Uses interpersonal skills to contribute to teamwork; using creativity and innovation while working
·         Contributes to a safe work environment by working safely and encouraging others to do so
·         Able to adapt to new and changing technology to improve productivity
·         Takes initiative and calculated risks while supporting change and encouraging innovation
·         Makes good use of web tools and on-line industry resources, can implement and manage web projects, has online marketing knowledge, aware of industry trends
·         Keeps info organized/​accessible, maintains clean/​functional work space, works systematically/​efficiently, manages time well

 Performance Expectations Summary:
           Promotions

·         - Oversee storewide demo kiosk for all departments in coordination with Promotional Calendar.​
·         - Manage both departmental and vendor scheduling for demo kiosk, ensuring that all available demo hours are full.​
·         - Integrate vendor opportunities into other marketing programs (promotions, donations, presentations).​
·         - Photograph demos, food and events as needed; upload and color correct as needed.​
·         - Maintain and update specials, recipes, new product and coupons online (web, social media).​
·         - Know and uphold brand standards at all times; conduct quarterly brand reviews.​
Education
·         - Provide information to staff and customers about the food, products and services we offer.​
·         - Facilitate education committee and establish a quarterly calendar of classes and educational demonstrations.​
·         - Coordinate program of classes to support Education at the Co-op (New Directions, cooking, gardening).​
·         - Provide outreach to area organizations and schools for educational outreach and support.​
·         - Schedule, attend and facilitate health fairs and presentations; train ambassadors to assist.​
·         - Write and upload blog content to connect customers to the educational dimension of the demo program.​
Ideal Qualifications:
Regular, predictable attendancePrevious customer service and public speaking experience with English proficiencyB.​A.​ in Marketing, Communications or related field or 5-7 years professional, progressive experiencePrevious photography, design, presentation and writing experiencePrevious experience with desktop publishing, creative writing/​editing and professional publishingPrevious experience in community relations and/​or educationAbility to meet multiple demands and deadlines with high level of independenceProficiency in Microsoft Word, Office and POS systems and Adobe/​Access/​html codeExcellent time management, organizational and communication (oral, aural, and written) skillsDetail oriented and able to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the businessFamiliarity with natural foods, grocery industry or cooperatives
Physical Demands:
Ability to lift 20+​ pounds occasionallyManual dexterity with ability to perform repeated actions for extended periods of timeAbility to be able to focus on and read a traditional computer screen or LCD monitor for up to 8 hours/​dayAbility to sit, bend, and reach repeatedly for extended periods of time

Weber Shanwick seeks Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor

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

Our Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for a proven professional with 5+ years of PR experience to join us as a .Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Regular client contact including strategic counsel, presentations, developing long-term plans, recommendations to client
  • Staying current with relevant media, social media, generating ideas for media outreach, pitching the media
  • Developing proposals, releases, customer profiles, bylined articles and other press materials
  • Effectively leading a team to ensure quality work; developing staff
  • Processing client billing & budgeting
Qualifications:
  • BA or BS in PR, Strategic Communications, Journalism or related degree
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Ability to handle and thrive in a fast-paced environment while giving relentless attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding client management skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, on-line services and AP style writing is essential
We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program.

Submit resume to: www.webershandwick.com

Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA.M/F/D/V

Nemer Fieger is looking for a full-time intern

Nemer Fieger, a full-service advertising and marketing agency is looking for a full-time intern in the Entertainment Marketing Department. This person will assist with marketing efforts for upcoming film releases. Some clients include Universal Pictures, Focus Features and IMAX.

Some responsibilities include:
  • Tracking publicity
  • Researching promotional opportunities
  • Contacting local organizations, events and retailers by phone and in person
  • Assisting at promotional events
The Entertainment Marketing Intern position begins mid August and will go until December. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some nights and weekends as well.

Pay is $1,000/month.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Danielle Smith
Nemer Fieger and Associates
6250 Excelsior Boulevard, #104
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Leum Pr Group - Public Relations Account Executive / Senior Executive

Twin Cities boutique public relations firm with clients in the food & beverage, retail, and hospitality industries, seeks a dynamic account executive/senior account executive to handle day-to-day tasks and account management for a diverse client list. Applicant must have at least 3 to 5 years of experience to be successful with this highly creative, consumer PR agency, and possess the following talents:
  • Superior media relations skills with a proven track record in national and regional placements/publicity
  • Strong writing skills and ability to write a variety of documents from news releases to proposals to reports
  • Excellent client relations skills and experience counseling clients on daily tasks to PR programming
  • Working knowledge of social media and proven experience in this arena
  • Ability to be self-motivated and juggle a variety of projects
Employees are treated to a casual working environment with various perks. A competitive benefits package is offered. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please outline your work experience in a cover letter
and send updated resume to: info@leumpr.com

Monday, August 09, 2010

Benchmark Learning - Marketing Intern

General Description:
Benchmark Learning offers customers targeted education on cutting-edge applications for IT, Developer and Business Professionals. Our team is seeking a Marketing Intern to compliment an already successful and talented marketing team.

Benchmark Learning, has an immediate opening for a Marketing Intern at its
Edina, MN Campus.

We work hard and play hard, too. Youll enjoy a fun atmosphere where people actually like coming to work. Every day is different so youll gain experience in a plethora of areas making you a more valuable applicant for future positions. We teach the stuff people want to knowincluding you. Along with learning a ton about real-world marketing (both B2B and B2C) you get to take some of our Business Software classes for FREE over the course of your time here! Youll be able to pick from web design, print design, Microsoft Office, professional business skills and much more. This internship is an experience you wont want to miss. Plus, the hours are flexible. You can come in any time between 7am and 5 pm for a total 15-20 hours a week.

Position Overview:
Researching, writing, editing, and proofreading communications for both print and online media
Supporting all functions of the marketing team
Ensuring that all documents meet established messaging and branding standards
Metrics and Analysis
Event Marketing

Compensation
College credit to use toward earning your degree (as stipulated by your college or university)
The ability to take Benchmark Learning Business Software courses (these include web design, print design, Microsoft Office and more) at no cost. The number of courses you can take is dependent on the length of your internship.
Gain invaluable real-world experience in a fun and motivating environment.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • Working on earning a bachelor's degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or related field of study
  • Some experience in marketing communications that includes significant writing responsibilities and experience with Web-based communications (websites, email programs, etc.)
  • Excellent decision-making and problem solving skills, and the ability to make mature judgments in matters related to communications efforts
  • Solid skills in project management exemplified by past results in successful completion and outcomes of class projects
  • Exceptionally good with details, self-management and task organization strategies
  • Proven analytical skills and a dedication to quality
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Solid computer experience including proficiency in Windows XP and Microsoft Office
  • Exposure to Adobe Creative Suite or a willingness to learn more as needed

    Desired Qualifications:
  • Understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, or the willingness to learn more as needed
  • Understanding of HTML, or the willingness to learn more as needed
  • Public Relations experience
  • Working on earning a bachelor's degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or related field of study
  • This position reports to the Marketing Specialist but will work cross-functionally with Sales, IS, Business Intelligence and business line owners.

    Submit your resume, why you're interested in joining this team and 2-3 writing samples.

Part-time, work-from-home contractor needed

Part-time, work-from-home contractor help needed for editing, collateral system management, plus basic desktop publishing and graphics work. Approximately 10-20 hours per -month. If interested, forward qualifications and $ requirements to: Jeff Houdek, Argos Risk, jhoudek@argosrisk.com

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Tartan Marketing – Senior Copywriter

Tartan Marketing is a creative, fast-paced marketing firm that helps business-to-business clients propel their growth. We are looking for a smart, strategic, full-time senior copywriter with the passion to quickly gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the creativity to translate that knowledge into high-impact written ideas. The workload is complex, so we need someone with 5+ years of proven experience in B2B writing across many communication tactics. We have a friendly, collaborative environment that moves at the speed of today’s business. Candidates who enjoy taking ownership, demand excellence from themselves and others, and adapt graciously to change will thrive and have fun.

Send resume, salary requirements and three writing samples that demonstrate your versatility to info@tartanmarketing.com.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Weber Shandwick - Internship Consumer Accounts

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

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick has an exciting opportunity for an Intern to work on Consumer accounts. Interns assist our public relations practitioners with day-to-day duties including research, writing copy for news releases and feature stories, coordinating PR programs, assisting in the organization and preparation of special client events, compiling media lists, pitching client stories, participation in creative sessions, assistance with digital/social media projects, and media monitoring. We offer a great workplace, culture and competitive salary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
-Previous internship experience preferred
-Willingness to learn and take direction
-You must be a team player

www.webershandwick.com

Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA.M/F/D/V.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Target - Marketing Manager, Direct Mail Job

About This Opportunity
Join the Target.com team, where your goal is to make the multi-channel shopping experience as simple, secure and enjoyable as a visit to your local Target store. You'll develop strategies that drive sales and innovation while creating a fast, fun experience that inspires guest loyalty.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Marketing Manager Direct Mail you'll take the lead as you…
  • Evaluate and recommend new effective direct marketing strategies to deliver meaningful communications with guests.
  • Manage multiple marketing campaigns, strategizing and optimizing guest contact
  • Lead and develop a team of 1-3 Analysts
  • Effectively communicate project strategies, statuses, and key decisions within project teams, stakeholder committees, and larger organization including Senior Management
  • Effectively interact with vendor/client partners. Communicating expectations, sharing information and holding partners accountable
  • Manage campaign P&L's
  • Synthesize and communicate campaign reporting and results to larger stakeholder groups
Requirements
  • 4-year Degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or related areas of study or equivalent work experience
  • 5-8 total years of experience
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively leading a team
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Extensive business and/financial acumen
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated bias for action and execution orientation
Desired Requirements

• Experience with various methods of executing direct marketing

Benefits

Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.

Apply now »