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Thursday, September 30, 2010

LaBreche seeks an 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 an Account Executive.  This Account Executive will provide communications counsel to some of our largest clients.

Key Objectives:

•    Write news releases, contributing articles, query letters and other related materials
•    Disseminate information to media outlets and conduct media relations
•    Assist teams with PR tradeshow support
•    Assist teams with research
•    Provide administrative support to teams

Qualifications and Experience Required:

•    At least 3-4 years of PR agency experience
•    Ability to handle multiple accounts simultaneously
•    Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
•    Client relations skills
•    Creative and energetic personality
•    Detail-oriented and ability to work in a fast paced environment

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

If interested, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and writing sample(s) to Andrea Buzzell, hr@labreche.com.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Land O'Lakes - Government Relations Intern

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of approximately $12 billion. Land O’Lakes is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States; and provides farmers and ranchers with an extensive line of agricultural supplies (feed, seed, and crop protection products) and services.

The Government Relations Intern will implement the Land O’Lakes grassroots legislative activities and provide communication support for those efforts. This position provides opportunities to participate in PAC fundraisers, legislative meetings and lobbying on Capitol Hill. This individual will report to the Director of Government Relations and have significant involvement with the Washington representative and the Communications staff. Some specific projects include:

Coordinating Land O’Lakes participation in the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Washington, D.C. Conference in June;

Scheduling Land O’Lakes grassroots activities in Washington D.C. in July;

Developing background materials and talking points for the Land O’Lakes Policies & Resolutions Committee members;

Preparing advocacy letters to elected officials;

Reporting/writing stories for Land O’Lakes publications;

Other political events and learning opportunities as assigned.


Undergraduate working on a four-year degree in Political Science, Communications, Agricultural Marketing, Agribusiness, Pre-Law or related degree. Must have an interest in politics, government, public policy, communications, and/or agriculture.

Interest in food/agriculture industry issues, general knowledge and awareness of government processes, interest and knowledge in current affairs and politics.  

Monday, September 27, 2010

ShopNBC - Marketing Communications Specialist

Job Title: Marketing Communications Specialist
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Manager of Marketing Communications

Position Overview:
Act as the Brand Manager and single point of contact between merchandising/planning and marketing, interactive, and on air. Provide multi-channel strategic and tactical marketing support and coordination across on-air, online, social and mobile for assigned merchandising category. Build annual sales & marketing plans that drive sales and support category GM$ plans, GM% plans, customer growth plans and key business driving metrics.

Success Attributes:
 Strong knowledge of branding, PR, and communications
 Strong writing skills
 Strong communication skills
 Strong project management skills
 Event planning experience
 Able to multi-task
 Detail oriented
 Team player

Essential Functions:
Principle Accountabilities & Authorities:
• Category Level Sales & Marketing Plans – create plans that drive sales
o Annual creation/quarterly/monthly updates and execution
o Identify key sales driving opportunities for on-air, online, social and mobile
 Launch Plans
 Event Plans
 Show Rotation Plans/key category volume driving brands
o Execute plans with on-air and online partners to ensure premium customer experience
o Review post mortems and analysis for maximization of future plans/identification of opportunities
• Branding – create the brand
o Develop understanding and awareness of category competitive set
o Develop brand positioning for all category shows & brands that support business driving initiatives and connect with the customer
o Ownership of all brand/concept messaging across on-air, online, social and mobile to ensure premium customer experience
o Participation in development of new show names and proprietary brands within own category and across the company
• Drive New and Active Customers – building the community
o Identify strategies to help drive new and active customers within assigned category
 Increase the customer base to drive new and repeat purchasing
o Identify brands/concepts to build/develop community
o Utilize customer analytics to target customers
o Draw upon guest experts and brand personalities to create community
o Identify channels to connect with community (ie, email, social)
• Communication of Key Messaging and Support
o Key link to on-air and online teams – communicate merchandising initiatives and sales driving opportunities
o Create messaging for concepts/events/brands
o Identification of SKUs for use in assets
o Review data and analysis for continued optimization and identification of sales driving opportunities
• Build Buzz - Category Media Relations
o Create and write press releases on new launches, buzz-worthy category news
o Create and write media alerts
o Reach out to list of bloggers – provide updates on new product, upcoming visits, product samples to generate coverage
o Creation and maintenance of blogger and media library for category
o Coordination of interviews and other media opportunities
o Track media/blogger hits
• Ownership of Category Facebook Page
o Creation of content
o Daily upkeep
o Contests
o Coordination with hosts, guests, vendor experts participation

Qualifications:
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.), or equivalent
Experience:
2-3 years Marketing/Communications experience in Retail or BtoC environment
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Excellent organization skills and ability to meet deadlines
Fluent in Windows applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


Apply

Friday, September 24, 2010

Weber Shandwick - Web Developer

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

The Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for a Web Developer to join our fast-growing Digital Communications practice. The Web Developer (.NET) will create and manage interactive design elements, page level layout, task fulfillment and consistent visual treatment of websites, email campaigns, and web applications in a .NET environment. The Web Developer (.NET) is responsible for creating online design solutions that integrate brand guidelines and user experience best practices. It requires strong visual and conceptual problem-solving skills that can be used to generate exceptional ideas that can be carried through to implementation. The Web Developer (.NET) will work closely with account teams, technical architects & leads, fellow designers and production staff to architect websites and solutions for some of today's leading brands. Projects will consist of developing templates, content management solutions, application tests as well as deployment and support of ongoing site updates and/or enhancements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, code, and support templates for site design that is .NET specific,
  • Troubleshoot and manage application framework including server applications
  • Work closely in developing technical requirements with clients
  • Work closely in defining template and architecture requirements with design staff
  • Leverage best practices throughout the development cycle
  • Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
  • Leverage custom code in .NET environments
  • Will be expected to participate and/or lead in all phases of development, including team brainstorming, design, development, QA, deployment, and performance optimization
Required Skills:
  • 2 - 4 years of web development experience
  • 2+ years of ASP.NET/C# development experience
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, Photoshop
  • Proficient with ASP.NET (3.5/4.0 framework), C#, Visual Studio 2008/2010
  • Proficient with SQL Server 2005/2008, maintenance, scripting, and stored procedures
  • Experience with databases, SQL, data modeling, and schema design
  • Experience leveraging javascript libraries (jQuery, YUI, MooTools)
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with both internal and external clients
  • Ability to translate functional requirements into technical architecture

Helpful Skills (Not Required)
  • Experience with object-relational mapping solutions (LINQ, Entity Framework)
  • Experience with ASP.NET MVC framework
  • PHP/MySQL
  • ColdFusion development
  • IIS and web server management
  • Facebook application development
  • Mobile application/WAP development
  • Experience with open source CMS solutions (WordPress, Drupal, Expression Engine)
Click here to apply online.

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

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Land O'Lakes - Marketing Communications Intern

Winfield Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes Inc., is an industry leader in crop protection and farm seed products, providing insights and expertise in this area. Our brands include AgriSolutions™ crop protection products and CROPLAN GENETICS® seed.

The intern will assist marketing and sales staff with the promotion of the CROPLAN
GENETICS Seed and AgriSolutions Crop Protection Product brands. Projects will include websites, advertising, direct mail,communications and developing support
materials. Will also assist marketing and sales staff with the promotion of the
Answer Plot Program.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education
Candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to think creatively and handle multiple projects; and desire to learn and gain marketing experience. Candidates should have a strong interest to work in Agriculture marketing after graduation. This internship will be a fulltime summer intern; May – Mid-August. This position will be located at the Land O’Lakes, Inc. office in Shoreview,MN.

The candidate should be working towards a 4 year degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Agricultural Journalism/Communications or
a related degree. Must have already completed a previous internship and have
a strong desire to pursue a career in Agriculture or Agronomy.

Required Competencies & Other Skills
Strong computer skills a must (Word, Excel,PowerPoint); strong verbal and written
communication skills; presentation skills in front of groups; able to think creatively; able to handle multiple projects; desire to learn and gain experience; attention to detail. In addition, must be able to travel frequently; lift 50 lb bags of seed; and work with chemicals and applications in a safe
manner.

Preferred Experience & Education
College degree in progress (Junior year).Applicants should possess a farm/agricultural background with preference to crop production.

Apply online for this position .

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lola Red PR Internship

Lola Red PR executes dynamic publicity campaigns and events that stun the senses, intrigue the imagination, and introduce the media and the public to exciting new concepts. In our 9 years of business, Lola Red has a proven track record of executing super successful campaigns and events that promote the latest products, services, and trends.

Schedule: Flexible M-F
Salary/Wages: None
Location: Minneapolis (Downtown), MN
Position Detail:
Public Relations Intern 15-20 hours/week Unpaid

Lola Red PR is seeking hard-working, talented media relations interns to join the Lola Red team. We expect a lot from our interns who must be exceptional writers, communicators and multi-taskers as you can be expected to:

  • Draft copy for press materials
  • Strategize and execute social media promotions (and not just on Facebook)
  • Create and update media lists and contact lists
  • Assist with event promotion and attend events in a support capacity
  • Work on various tasks as needed
  • You will succeed as a Lola Red intern if you're able to:
  • Write well
  • Write well (it's so important we're saying it twice)
  • Thrive well under pressure
  • Be a self-starter: take on a task and own it
  • Accept constructive feedback
Interns can expect to work hard, learn a lot and have a little fun too. If you're up for the challenge, send an error-free email and 1-page resume to Jim Dalton (jim@lolaredpr.com)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Roepke PR - Public Relations Intern

Roepke Public Relations, a Minneapolis-based company that provides consistent, high quality strategic public relations and media relations for established companies, non-profits, and national startups, currently has an internship opportunity available.  If you have the desire to work in the high-energy world of public relations and you enjoy a comfortable and collaborative environment, this just may be the perfect internship for you!  Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of a PR agency. The experience will provide you with competitive experience to further your career in PR. 

Desired skills and attributes:
Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related field.
Team oriented, warm, engaging and diplomatic personality.
Superb written and oral communication skills.
Ability to multitask, anticipate needs, switch gears and react immediately.
Proficient in desktop publishing, Microsoft Office software suite, internet search engines, social media and networking sites.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: nhowell@roepkepr.com

Natalie Howell
Roepke Public Relations
800 LaSalle Ave. Suite 920
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Roepke PR is a high-energy, collaborative environment. We value integrity, dependability, entrepreneurial spirit, motivation, character and a positive attitude; in our clients and in our team. Please visit us at www.roepkepr.com, on Twitter  and on Facebook.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hopkins Public School District - Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

Position Summary:
The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for the planning, developing, and managing strategies for proactive public relations that informs, connects, and engages students, staff, parents, and community members; preparing and publishing school district publications; and, developing and communicating the District crisis communication plan.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator must be a self starter with the ability to be a fast-learner, work independently, have a strong work ethic, and be goal oriented. They must also have the ability to read and interpret complex reports on school finance, testing, transportation and a variety of other education-related issues; ability to write news stories to target audiences; ability to speak effectively before groups of people; basic mathematics in addition to the ability to read and interpret graphs; ability to make judgments on the appropriate method to communicate a variety of District issues and/or news stories; ability to use skills in graphic design and desktop publications to produce appealing print information; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including parents, community members, business people, special interest organizations and elected officials; ability to meet deadlines and work under stress.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree with major in communications, journalism or related are required. Public sector experience, preferred.

Application Procedure:
Apply online

Friday, September 17, 2010

AgStar Financial Internship - Mankato, MN

Job Description:

Internship: Part-time through school year and full-time Summer, 2011. Local candidates only!

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary purpose of this position is to support AgStar’s internal and external communications as well as public relations needs. The Intern position works within the communications and human resource department to ensure the company’s internal communications are being met. This incumbent also assists with other department projects and internal/external AgStar events as needed.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:The incumbent is required to be currently working towards a Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field, with at least 2 years completed, or a recent graduate from one of these programs. Experience or training in advertising, PR, online marketing or similar field is beneficial. Proven client service skills and effective team skills are essential. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients, and good judgment. Incumbent should possess research and excellent writing skills as well as the ability to write to several audiences including the internal AgStar team and external AgStar clients. Demonstrated organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills are needed.




Apply now here.

AgStar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Xcel Energy - Intern - Employee Communications

Summary
Purpose is to provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with writing for publications, coordinating projects and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.

The intern will assist on several tactical communications projects: internal web migration upgrade, digital asset management project, and company XcelTV informational messages.

Part-time academic internship position to start this semester (2-3 days or 16-24 hours per week). Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples. This internship may extend through next summer, based on performance and business need.

At Xcel Energy, our customers' quality of life depends on the energy we provide. Every time they flip a switch or turn a dial, they tap into the energy of over 12,000 people working to make life better. As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers.

Xcel Energy has become a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. Our environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.

Xcel Energy's vitality comes from our people. It takes professionals in engineering, customer service, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals and many others to power our company.

Qualifications

Requirements
  • Current student, Junior (third year) or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.
  • Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.
  • Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  •  Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.
Apply online now.

Fleishman-Hillard - Mid-Level Counselor, Corporate/Internal Communications

Fleishman-Hillard’s Minneapolis office is seeking a seasoned practitioner with a strong background in corporate and internal communications to support multiple high-profile clients.

This position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with collaborative teams on corporate positioning and reputation, marketing, internal communications, issues management and high-level media relations.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for creating, packaging, managing, and implementing strategies and communications programs working alongside senior client executives.
  • Candidate will focus on a variety of corporate and internal issues for clients, including:
  • Employee communications about corporate priorities, new products, services, etc.
  • Corporate communications (executive positioning, brand management, values-based communications, etc.).
  • Change communications (downsizings; mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs; reorganizations, etc.).
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate will have eight to ten years of overall experience managing projects and producing materials specifically related to corporate, employee and internal communications in a PR Agency, consulting or corporate setting; agency experience is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or a related area.
  • A strong understanding of business and corporate communications management trends is essential, as is proven understanding of the issues surrounding the management of a company's reputation with the media.
  • The candidate will have broad-ranging experience in developing and executing media relations and communications aimed at influencing a broad range of stakeholders, including the general public, employees, directors, analysts, and third parties.
  • Understanding of multiple internal communication media including face-to-face, print, e-mail, voicemail, web cast, and blogs.
  • Excellent, versatile writing skills are essential, with experience in all forms of corporate and executive communication, from business media news releases to executive talking points.
  • Must be digital savvy and be able to integrate digital communications tactics into the holistic communications strategy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, negotiate corporate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and production quality under deadline pressure.
  • Results-focused approach with a commitment to go the extra mile for clients.
  • Confident interacting with members of senior management.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to recommend, initiate work and projects with minimal direction.
  • Ability to establish budgets and timelines and manage projects within those parameters.
To apply, please send your resume to brian.batchelder@fleishman.com.

Weber Shandwick - Internship - Food and Farm Advocacy Practice

The Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for an Intern to work in our growing Food and Farm Advocacy Practice. 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

  • Strong interest and/or experience in agriculture communications

  • Previous internship experience preferred

  • Willingness to learn and take direction

  • You must be a team player

    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.

    Apply online now.

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



  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Weber Shandwick - Account Supervisor – Food and Farm Advocacy

    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an Account Supervisor to become part of our growing food and farm advocacy practice.  In this role, you will provide strategic counsel to clients and manage the implementation of projects in a timely, deadline-focused way.  Your scope of responsibility will include media relations, community relations, public affairs, and events as well as supervising junior staff members.   We’re looking for an enthusiastic PR practitioner who wants to be part of our exciting growth and make a difference for our clients.  The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing internal communications, media relations, and/or marketing communications programs, for agricultural and food industry companies.  Applicants must have a strong interest in agriculture and food policy, solid media relations skills, experience in developing and maintaining strong client relationships, and excellent writing skills.  The ideal candidate will be a motivating team player and leader.
     
    Attributes of the Account Supervisor: 
    • Self confident, flexible and open to feedback
    • Facilitator and team builder
    • Highly organized and thoughtful in approach
    • Analytical and consultative
    • Open and collaborative
    • Able to multi-task, and recognize priorities
    • Patient and detail oriented
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
    • Able to identify and frame problems and provide solutions
    Qualifications include:
    • BS degree in journalism, public relations, communications (agricultural communications or journalism a plus)
    • 5+ years public relations experience, with a strong PR agency orientation
    • Experience working in agriculture communications
    • Outstanding writer with a proven track record for media pitching
    • Expert relationship-building skills
    • Committed to providing the highest level of service to clients
    • Proven track record of leveraging experience and knowledge to develop and lead strategic and tactical plans to support client goals
    • Able to confidently engage with clients to define needs and expectations.
    • Ability to collaborate on projects and communicate results
    Weber Shandwick, recognized as 2006 Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News and as “the gold standard” by the Holmes Group in its 2006 Agency Report Card, is a leader in global marketing public relations and corporate communications counseling. Our mission is tied to one goal – winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty – advocacy – by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.
     
     
    Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.  EEO/AA.M/F/D/V

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    American Diabetes Association - Social Media & Marketing Internship

    Take Your Education On A Mission!

    The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

    Get your foot in the door. Rather than shuffle papers around or make thousands of copies, work side-by-side with experts. You'll enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your work make a difference while you gain valuable job experience.

    The American Diabetes Association is proud to announce the availability of an Online Social Media and Marketing Analytics Internship at the Minneapolis, MN office. The intern will provide support to the Minnesota/North Dakota Area and report to the Executive Director.

    The intern will assist with the ongoing performance monitoring and measurement of the Association's online engagement campaigns across several major websites, email communications and online social media efforts. In particularly, the intern will monitor activities of the Stop Diabetes Movement- a brand campaign launched in 2009 and created to inspire and mobilize millions to take up the fight against this deadly disease. The position will interact with the event and programmatic staff and activities, the local board Marketing/Communications Chair Committee, The Social Marketing Firm Spyder Trap, and other stakeholders as appropriate.

    Duration: Fall 2010/Winter 2011 Semester (dates and duration are negotiable, student can extend if willing.)
    Hours: 15-20 hours per week.

    This is an unpaid internship but will be a learning experience and can fulfill credit requirements.

    * Understand of Internet trends and technologies.
    * Interest in how online social media works and how media communications strategies advance a public interest agenda and engage audiences.
    * Assist with media monitoring efforts, metrics collection and reporting.
    * Respond to queries for and regarding metrics reports and analysis.
    * Create and distribute reports for internal stakeholders.

    To apply, please visit http://careers.diabetes.org/. Applications online are required.

    This internship offers extensive breadth of real-world experience and provides a great start to a career in Public Relations and the Non-Profit industry.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer
    "Together we can Stop Diabetes"

    Apply Here

    American Diabetes Association - Public Relations/Special Events Internship

    Take Your Education On A Mission!

    The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

    Get your foot in the door. Rather than shuffle papers around or make thousands of copies, work side-by-side with experts. You'll enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your work make a difference while you gain valuable job experience.

    The ADA seeks a highly motivated, self-starting energetic student who is passionate about non-profit organization. Intern will directly support ADA staff and gain valuable skills while assisting with communications/public relations, event planning, corporate research and volunteer outreach for the American Diabetes Association in Minnesota market (Office located in St. Louis Park). This unpaid internship can provide school credit, portfolio building experience, a flexible schedule and valuable experience in the non-profit sector.


    Benefits:

    * Real world experience in coordinating fundraising events and educational programs through mission-related activities
    * Opportunity to work closely with professional staff and local board members
    * Networking with other corporations including media outlets, event sponsors and retail suppliers
    * Gain working knowledge of public relations functions, tools, and strategies
    * Field experience in general business, event coordinating, public/media relations, marketing, and fundraising
    * College credit available

    Responsibilities:

    * Assist with event logistics and marketing
    * Maintain large database through data entry
    * Research sponsorship/grant opportunities with local corporations/businesses
    * Project development and management
    * Generate warm leads for ADA staff through cold calling
    * Attend committee/board meetings and complete minutes
    * Secure in-kind donations
    * Represent ADA as needed at health fairs or present ADA materials


    Duration: 2010 Fall and/or 2011 Spring Semester
    Hours: 15 - 35 hours per week (based on students availability)

    * Excellent interpersonal communications skills
    * Excellent research skills
    * Strong written and verbal communication skills
    * Proficiency in database management and design of spreadsheets (Microsoft Word & Excel required)
    * Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment


    To apply, please visit http://careers.diabetes.org/. Applications online are required.

    This internship offers extensive breadth of real-world experience and provides a great start to a career in Public Relations and the Non-Profit industry.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer
    "Together we can Stop Diabetes"


    Apply here.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    LifeTime Fitness - Events Marketing Manager Job

    Description:

    Responsible for the creation of regional and national fitness events, including education conferences, festivals, retreats, and themed large group classes, designed to further the Life Time Fitness (LTF) brand. Work to develop and build the LTF community through brand awareness and community partnership.

    Responsibilities:

    - Create integrated marketing plan to meet event attendance and revenue goals - Strategically identify, develop and maintain relationships with event sponsors - Identify and serve as the primary point of contact for brand right partners and vendors associated with LTF events - Research and pursue opportunities within all markets to sponsor, promote, host and acquire existing events - Create and implement social gatherings within existing LTF and non-LTF events - Create a national calendar, by region, of LTF hosted events and associated events - Create and pursue opportunities that will further build the LTF community and drive event participation

    Qualifications:

    - BA/BS in marketing or business - 5+ years experience managing integrated marketing programs - 5+ years event project management experience - Experience managing and executing multiple marketing programs simultaneously - Experience in online, web site and live event marketing - Strong negotiation and communication skills - Excellent management and event coordination skills - Financial management skills - Sound business management and developmental skills - Effective problem solving skills - Proficient with Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word - Demonstrated passion for health and fitness required

    Apply online now.

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Manna Freight Systems, Inc.​ - Online Marketing Specialist

    Web marketing is the future.​ Are you already there?​ If you recognize the value of marketing at the “speed of e” and you want to carve out a place for yourself with a company that continues to defy the recession then keep reading.​ We provide logistics and transportation services to companies around the world and we are seeking web-focused talent to augment our marketing department.​ Put your web knowledge to work now and grow with us.​ We are looking for talented people who take initiative and who want to succeed in life and in business.​ Are you up for it?​.​.​Come build your career with Manna and you’ll get it.​

    Job Description:

    The online marketing specialist creates, measures, analyzes and optimizes online marketing programs, and manages internal partners and external agencies to achieve marketing goals.​ The online marketing specialist will collaborate with marketing manager, sales and other functions to create and deploy highly effective online marketing programs, including email campaigns, blogs, co-marketing opportunities, online advertising, SEM and more.​

    This position is both creative and analytical in nature.​ To be successful, the candidate will have very strong written and verbal communication skills and a passion for innovative electronic marketing and customer success.​ This is a key role in identifying, developing and implementing awareness and viewer acquisition strategies to directly impact critical business metrics.​

    Duties:
    • Design, implement and manage online marketing programs focusing on building awareness and customer acquisition.​
    • Manage our paid search campaigns and budgets.​
    • Develop and manage metrics and budgets; understand and implement coding schemes for tracking purposes.​
    • Analyze and report program performance; provide results and recommendations for improvement and new programs.​
    • Work with marketing manager and sales to develop and execute highly effective international consumer direct response programs to significantly increase conversions.​
    • Effectively manage outside partnerships to maximize ROI on program investment.​
    • Leverage a "test, measure and refine" approach to constantly improve program results and increase the impact of online marketing on revenue and profitability.​
    • Propose new marketing program ideas and then secure support from internal and external stakeholders to fund and execute these programs.​
    • Develop ad copy, landing pages, banner creative and other marketing collateral.​
    • Create feature specification documents for changes to the website and other online projects.​
    • Stay abreast of online marketing technology innovation, and ensure that new approaches are effectively integrated into our marketing strategy.​ Provide support for other areas of marketing as needed.​

    Required Skills/​Preferred Qualifications:
    • BA/​BS degree and 1-2 years of related experience, or equivalent
    • Familiarity with web services, APIs and data feeds a plus
    • Understanding of online/​ecommerce – search, email marketing and social media knowledge
    • Passion for search engine marketing, delivering results and driving internal/​external customer success.​
    • Ability to perform ROI analysis and identify tactics for constant improvement.​
    • Detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to handle multiple-tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.​
    • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative and a sense of urgency.​
    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong collaboration skills
    • Analytical, comfortable with number crunching
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.​
    • Strong Microsoft Excel user.​

    Company Benefits:

    All of our positions offer an excellent package of health and 401(k) benefits, plus paid vacations and holidays, and a casual, but highly charged work environment.​ See a list of benefits posted in the careers portion of our website at www.​mfscorporate.​comwww.​mfscorporate.​com. ​ We have been in business since 1991 and have grown in double digits annually for the past five years by focusing on narrow market segments.​

    Apply online.

    Wednesday, September 08, 2010

    Strategic Name Development - Marketing Associate

    Work for the company that named Wendy’s Baconator® and actively participate on a variety of other Fortune 500 client branding and name development assignments:

    In brief, here is what we are looking for in a candidate:
    • Has a minimum of 1-2 years experience working in an office environment
    • A sharp, poised, quick learner who takes initiative
    • A Marketing, Advertising, Business Degree or a Liberal Arts Degree that includes a language
    • Has above-average PowerPoint skills creating graphs, charts and tables
    • Enjoys the challenge of juggling many projects, client requests and changing deadlines
    • Has top-notch, fast and accurate computer skills

    We provide:
    • A casual, contemporary, but professional working environment
    • An opportunity to participate in brand name development, trademark analysis and marketing research
    • Spacious and modern offices with state-of-the-art technology
    • A creative environment where every day is different
    • An opportunity to contribute in the development of new client business
    • A competitive salary with 100%​ company-paid medical benefits
    • Plus, all the pop, pizza, appetizers and Baconators® you can eat



    We are conveniently located in Bloomington, MN, at the intersections of 35W and 494.​

    You’ll be a key member of our team serving a broad array of clients such as Bayer, Boston Scientific, Briggs & Stratton, Campbell’s, Cargill, Discover Financial, GE, Georgia-Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Novartis, Samsung, S.​C.​ Johnson, The Schwan Food Company, Sprint, Texas Instruments, UnitedHealth Group and Wendy’s.​

    For more information about us, please visit:
    http://www.​namedevelopment.​com
    http://www.​namedevelopment.​com/​blog


    To Apply:


    1. Submit both a resume and above-average PowerPoint examples of graphs, charts and tables in the same email to be considered
    2. Send the above mentioned materials to; mamonster@​namedevelopment.​com

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    University of Minnesota - Communications Manager

    Essential Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in a related field plus at least three years experience managing a communications program or projects.

    Excellent writing and editing skills for both print and online publications.

    Experience with basic principles of graphic design and publication layout.

    Proficiency with Adobe desktop publishing software, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    Proficiency in Adobe Contribute or DreamWeaver and previous website management experience.

    Evidence of initiative and ability to manage details of a variety of projects simultaneously.

    Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.

    Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Some light lifting and moving of equipment used for events and conferences.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Masters degree. Experience with large, complex organizations, particularly higher education institutions. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Strong news judgment. Two years of supervisory or leadership experience. Experience working with freelance writers and copyeditors as well as negotiating and managing relationships with outside vendors (printers, photographers, mailhouse, promotional item vendors.)

    Writing samples will be requested at a later date.
     

    Responsibilities include:
    Writing, editing, coordinating and producing publications and web content for the SJMC. Major communications projects include the production of the Murphy Reporter, the SJMC alumni magazine published twice per year; producing online news content for the SJMC website news widget, the Murphy Monthly, the Murphy Weekly blog and e-news digest; and brochures, fliers, invitations, and other collateral as needed.

    Promotion and marketing of all SJMC events and programs.

    Providing SJMC Director with writing support, including drafting of letters, proposals, and speeches, as needed.

    Management of the SJMC website, including creation and editing of content, maintenance of technology and navigation, partnering with CLA-OIT on web issues.

    Monitor, provide content and regularly update the SJMC's social media sites.

    Managing and coordinating advertising, promotional, recruiting and Student Services materials including print and electronic publications and web outreach.

    Managing the production calendar for all School publications and web content.

    Working in collaboration with College of Liberal Arts communications office and the University News Services to identify and write stories about the School for CLA publications and other media organizations.

    Assisting in the execution of SJMC and Professional Outreach Center events as needed.

    Media relations-pitching stories, coordinating interviews, etc.

    Manage student editorial assistant
      

    Visit the University of Minnesota website to apply now.

    Monday, September 06, 2010

    Metropolitan Council - Internship


    Metro Transit, a division of the Metropolitan Council, has a student internship available to assist with the coordination and implementation of outreach activities to support the Central Corridor light rail transit community outreach team. This position will work with staff to support public meetings, maintain the contact database and distribute information about the central corridor light rail.
    Examples of Duties:
    Position Responsibilities
    * Work with staff to support construction communications.
    * Distribute information about the central corridor light rail via electronic media such as Constant Contact, Publisher and website.
    * Maintain the contact database with routine updates.

    Qualifications:
    Education/Experience

    *
    Candidates must be enrolled in a communication, planning, public policy or public relations program from an accredited academic college or university
    * Experience in public speaking
    * Intermediate skill level in using Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and Excel and the internet
    * Ability to speak fluently in more than one language preferred.
    Supplemental Information:
    Work Environment:Work is usually performed in a standard office setting but will require travel between primary work site to other sites periodically. Additionally this position will participate in events that are held outside and will be exposed to the elements.


    Physical Requirements:Regularly required to sit for long periods, stand/walk occasionally, speak, hear normal conversation and telephone ring tones, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands/arms frequently below chest height and occasionally overhead, must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10 pounds.

    This position requires some lifting and moving boxes, boards, laptop, projector and other equipment necessary for public meetings. Must have adequate close vision for reading and computer work. Some work is occasionally performed during evenings and on weekends.

    Selection Process:Candidate will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration based upon the results of the following assessment process:

    * Training and Experience Rating (review of application and supplemental questions).

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. Regular attendance is an essential responsibility.

    All employment offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

    The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify human resources at 612/349-7558.

    Thursday, September 02, 2010

    General Mills - Marketing Communications Intern

    Overview:
    Come join us in Gcom, General Mills' Marketing Communication group. As part of Gcom, you will intern with one of our Marketing Communication functional teams including Promotion Marketing, PR, Interactive Marketing and more. Marketing Communication Interns spend 10-12 weeks at our Corporate Headquarters learning from our internal functional teams. While the assignments and projects vary depending on the business needs, we provide you with meaningful assignments that will have real impact on our business.

    You will assist in the development of consumer communications and activity for varying business units. You will focus on flawless execution while ensuring program budgets and timelines are met. Not only will you receive exposure to the consumer products industry, you’ll develop a working knowledge of Marketing Communications vehicles and various functional knowledge.

    Your Responsibilities:
    As a Marketing Communications Intern, you will work closely with a GCom Manager and Business Teams to develop promotion objectives, strategies and programs consistent with overall brand marketing objectives.

    You will be challenged to recognize opportunities and generate new ideas that have a positive impact on the business. The ability to identify communication elements strengths and weaknesses in achieving a business objective is critical to success in this role.

    You will assist in coordinating, developing, and executing program communications and materials. You will be responsible for reporting program status and final results to your assigned brands.

    By acting as key liaison between GCom, Marketing, Sales, agencies and suppliers, you’ll develop a broad network of effective working relationships with agencies, vendors, tie-in partners, customers, and colleagues.

    Key Competencies for Position
    • Strategic Thinking with External Focus: Understands business issues and implications of decisions on performance Influences business decisions through innovation and best practice sharing.
    • Creativity: Demonstrates the ability to bring fresh thinking to problems/opportunities and to generate innovative courses of action to meet business needs.
    • Initiative with Bias for Results: Displays proactive urgency, focused on specific, ambitious goals. With personal accountability for achieving results.
    • Business Knowledge: Demonstrates broad business knowledge and understands key business drivers. Has the essential technical and functional expertise and application to achieve outstanding performance.
    • Relationship Building: Effectively builds fair and mutually beneficial relationships with other employees, outside agencies, vendors, and business partners.
    Expectations of Candidates

    We look for the following attributes in our new hires:
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage projects while meeting deadlines
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
    Other:
    Marketing Communication Interns are considered for full-time offers within the Gcom team.

    Location:
    General Mills World Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN Qualification Degrees Preferred:
    B.S., or B.A. degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Communications or Public Relations State/City MN - Minneapolis

    Apply online now.

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010

    University of Minnesota - News Service Media Relations/Multimedia Assistant

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

    Interested applicants should submit their resume and brief cover letter, including hours of availability.

    Duties/Responsibilities 
    The student worker position works as an assistant to the News Service team (the university's central media/public relations office) in their news distribution, editing, researching and reporting responsibilities.

    Applicants with interest and some experience in multimedia production (video, audio, photography) are strongly preferred. Interest in and knowledge of social media tools also preferred.

    The position is integral to the overall operations of the team and is a hands-on learning experience in a public relations setting.
    Common tasks include:
    1. Daily news compilation, editing and distribution
    2. Assistance with multimedia production efforts
    3. Topic-specific media reports
    4. Media research
    5. General office and clerical work
    6. Legislative bill tracking
    7. Materials preparation  
    Visit the University of Minnesota's employment site to learn more.

    American Red Cross - Communications & PR Specialist


    Details:

    As Minnesota’s largest not-for-profit provider of blood products and specialized laboratory services, the American Red Cross Blood Services partners with donors, volunteers and hospitals to help save patients lives every day. 

    The Red Cross seeks a communications and public relations specialist to help grow and enhance the awareness of the need for blood and platelet donors, and engage advocates, across existing, emerging and new communication channels.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism , related field or equivalent.
    • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in communications, media or related area. Proficient in desktop publishing and word processing applications is required.
    • Must have exceptional interpersonal skills to deal with all levels of staff, media, volunteers, donors and the general public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
    For information, please visit
    https://americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ and apply to requisition BIO5731.