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Saturday, October 30, 2010

AccessAbility, Inc - Public Relations / Marketing Internship

Description
AccessAbility is searching for an intern or volunteer that can assist staff with public awareness and marketing for our programs. Other needs are social media marketing and marketing for our annual walk-roll-a-thon in 2011.

We are open to the hours that a volunteer is available.

Much of the marketing could be done at the volunteers home and communication can be done via email.

Skills

  • Public Relations/Marketing: Experience with public relations and marketing. College students and Interns are welcome!
  • Social Media: Experience with social media marketing such as face book and twitter.
  • Computer and Social Media Skills: Strong communication skills and ability to utilize social media.
Get more information here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Associate Account Executive - Sought By Maccabee Group - PR/Social Media Marketing

Minneapolis-based brand public relations and social media marketing agency Maccabee Group has an immediate full-time opening for an Associate Account Executive with 1-2 years of media relations, corporate communications or online marketing experience. Familiarity with social media networks, online video, blogging and other Web strategies is essential. We’re seeking a high-energy and creative candidate with strong writing and media pitching skills, and a relentless curiousity about the business and online worlds. Send your resume and writing sample to paul@maccabee.com.

Maccabee Group, one of Minnesota’s most strategic and thoughtful PR agencies, serves such respected brands as Gold’n Plump Poultry, Deluxe Corp., Shock Doctor, NorthMarq, Hazelden, Ergotron, CaringBridge and Octane Fitness. Recent campaigns include “Four Generations Overcoming Addiction” and “Making Recovery America’s Business” for Hazelden and “Stand Up For Your Right to Write Checks” for Deluxe Corporation.

If interested contact Paul Maccabee at paul@maccabee.com

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Medtronic - Print Public Relations / Communications Specialist



The Principal Public Relations and Communications specialist serves as Medtronic’s resource in  creating, implementing and executing processes and systems within the public relations function. This position is responsible for researching and implementing industry best practices in regards to news collection and distribution; press release review and approval processes; the use of the internet and other electronic vehicles in public relations campaigns; agency reviews and selection; results measurement systems and reporting; and other general public relations procedures, guidelines and policies. 
 
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Recommends creation of systems, processes and policies for the effective operations of the public relations function within the company, including ownership for the following items:
- Press release review and approval processes
- Medtronic News Room, Internet and electronic vehicles (VNRs, etc)
- News collection and distribution
- Results measurement, tracking and reporting
- Materials archiving and fulfillment
- Collaborates with business unit and corporate PR teams and Corporate Communications Senior Staff globally to ensure adequate and effective tools, policies and procedures are in place to perform the public relations function successfully
- Principal contact with internal customers and stakeholders to ensure processes and policies are appropriate for implementation and execution
- Identifies, recommends and justifies the use of systems and tools to maximize performance, including software, hardware, etc.
- Collaborates on the development of budgets and outlines requirements for systems and key operations within the corporate PR department; secures senior management approval when appropriate
- Researches, recommends and implements industry best practices regarding the public relations function as appropriate
- Manages key PR functional meetings and events



KNOWLEDGE/EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field.

JOB EXPERIENCE:
• 7+  years of corporate communications experience with a BA Degree or 5+ years of corporate communications experience with a Masters Degree



EDUCATION:
Masters Degree

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
• Detailed oriented person with demonstrated abilities to execute on plans
• Excellent project planning skills, communication delivery execution
• Ability to work with complex and sensitive information.
• Ability to work well and excel under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Ability to create and leverage influential networks
• Technical abilities consistent with available communication tools: email, presentations, websites, internet, intranet
• Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective relationships across a variety of functions
• Independent thinker/hard worker
• Ability to work with all levels of management and employees
• Ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and set priorities
• Organization and problem-solving skills
• Ability to interact positively with diverse community members

PREFERENCES:
• Health care industry experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or medical device company/agency
• Understanding of Medtronic’s businesses 


Apply online now.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Weber Shandwick - Account Director – Public Health Communications Expert

Weber Shandwick is looking for a public health PR professional with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) to join our growing Health Care practice.  Working here, you’ll play an integral role in effecting positive public health outcomes through community-based programs and interventions.
 
Weber Shandwick Minneapolis is the Midwest region’s leading public relations firm and represents many of the area’s leading corporations, institutions and brands in multiple sectors, including financial and professional services, technology, healthcare and consumer goods, as well as the region’s emerging companies.
 
We work on both an intensely local and truly global scale, applying local market insight and expertise to clients’ challenges, as well as the full breadth of Weber Shandwick’s worldwide capabilities for clients’ global campaigns. Our expertise spans all core communications disciplines: business-to-business, business-to-consumer, corporate and internal, investor, government and community, crisis and marketing.
 
Goals for Your First Year as Account Director, Public Health:
- In support of our continued growth, you will help shape our public health new business strategies.  You will fully engage and consult with our practice group leaders to identify opportunities and develop new approaches for growth.
- Bring your passion for public health initiatives to professional societies and industry leaders as they roll out public health campaigns.
- Apply your PR knowledge to assist our hospital clients develop quality performance improvement measurements.
 
Essential Attributes and Experience of a Successful Account Director - Experience and Credentials:
- Minimum MPH educational degree from an accredited academic institution
- Demonstrated experience in leading healthcare community-based interventions designed to target specific populations
- Experience developing complex campaigns and measuring results
- Solid knowledge of outreach initiatives such as putting programs in place to help reduce preventable complications and readmissions and hospital acquired conditions, and implement effective infection control techniques
- Demonstrated skill in leading and motivating teams
- 8+ years experience working in a PR agency or comparable experience in designing and implementing public health communications strategies with some PR agency experience
- Undergraduate degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Strategic Communications, or Marketing or related field and/or extensive equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Attributes:
- Self confident, flexible and open to feedback
-Facilitator and team builder
- Highly organized and thoughtful in approach
- Analytical and consultative
- Communicator able to effectively interact across position levels, including executive leadership and senior management.
- Strategic thinker
 
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate for the Account Director?
- We do excellent work that makes a difference for our clients.
-We have leading clients who invest in communications as a strategy to drive outcomes.
- You will work with colleagues who are leaders in the field; professionals who are committed to their work and who are respectful and responsive to each other. 
- You will work for a leading global agency that has the resources and expertise to effect change for our clients.
- A collaborative, engaging and dynamic work place.  It’s exciting and fun to work here.
- We offer an excellent benefits package and competitive salary.
 
Submit resumes to Lisa Simon, Director of HR, lsimon@webershandwick.com
 
Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cargill - Marketing Intern

Description

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit www.cargill.com.

The Marketing Intern will support Cargill's Food Ingredient Systems Business Unit's communication activities.

Principal Accountabilities:
- Assist with website content population using content management tools. Conduct quality assurance testing to ensure sites are free of errors and maintain consistency.
- Maintain SEO keyword database and monitor search metrics.
- Campaign metric monitoring and integration into the FIS dashboard (Enterprise and BU online and print campaigns).
- Assist with lead management plan implementation.
- Coordinate content for distribution on online channels.
- Assist with media campaign execution with stakeholders.
- Manage FIS image assets in coordination with EMEA, marketing services and CA.
- Coordinate management of technical documents for availability on FIS Connect and Cargill.com/food.
- Partner with stakeholders to assist with FIS Connect content population.
Environment:
- Quick integration into the business through clear work expectations and responsibilities.
- Team oriented, fast-paced and hands-on.
- Part-time Monday-Friday, 20-30 hours per week, with some flexibility during business hours.
- Internship duration is indefinite with possibility of full-time employment.
Job Location:
- Wayzata, MN.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelors degree, or candidate for BA, in relevant discipline (marketing, communications, journalism).
- Web communications experience.
- Solid understanding of Web technology and familiarity with HTML (Dreamweaver), Adobe Professional, Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Strong communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent writing, editing, research, copyediting, proofreading and verbal communication skills.
- Good organizational skills in managing and prioritizing multiple projects.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to analyze, organize and integrate information clearly, quickly and consistently.
- Ability to work with a wide range of people and to work fast and effectively on deadline.
- Experience in maintaining websites using a content management system.

Apply online now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weber Shandwick hiring 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.


Apply: www.webershandwick.com


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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mayo Clinic - Public Affairs Consultant -- Marketing

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, seeks a self-motivated and highly organized individual for the position of Public Affairs Consultant (Marketing). Key responsibilities include developing and implementing marketing-communication strategies for organizational marketing priorities, including both clinical areas and institutional initiatives, and ensuring that messages delivered are effective, accurate and timely. The successful candidate will provide strategic input towards developing marketing plans and assume broad responsibilities for implementation of a variety of marketing strategies and tactics. The position reports to a Marketing Manager and serves all Mayo campuses. Occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings, as necessary, will be required.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in business, public relations, communications, marketing or related field and three years of experience in business, public relations, communications or marketing; OR a Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, communications, marketing or related field and five years of communication, marketing, public and media relations experience. The selected candidate will be an excellent writer and editor with proven abilities to manage multiple, strategic initiatives simultaneously and carefully prioritize a complex workload. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, proficiency with information technology and management of database and Internet applications and broad-based knowledge of marketing and communication strategies are also required.

Mayo Clinic, one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For," offers an excellent salary and benefits package. To apply or learn more about this or other opportunities, please visit: http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Consultant-Public-Affairs-27922-Job/879003/

Emily Lind
Human Resources
Ph: 800-562-7984

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Mayo Clinic - Marketing Consultant

Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN, is seeking an MBA, MHA or Master’s in Marketing trained Marketing Consultant to develop strategic marketing plans and campaigns that align with the organization’s key objectives. You must be able to analyze internal/external market data, gain stakeholder input/approvals, manage agency relationships and budgets effectively and deliver solid metrics to our leadership.

Best candidates have one of the aforementioned degrees with five years’ experience in this field. Outstanding project management, interpersonal, writing, team and presentation skills are also essential. Advertising agency experience is preferred.

Mayo Clinic, one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” offers an excellent salary and benefits package. To apply or learn more about this and other opportunities, please attach two letters of reference along with your online application when you visit: http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Marketing-Consultant-Mayo-Health-System-28572-Job/924547/

Mayo Clinic
Emily Lind, Human Resources
Phone: 800-562-7984

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Benchmark Learning - Marketing Internship

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.

Apply online now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Beehive PR Digital Strategist

Position Description

Professional Skills

  • Core Skills: Experience in SEO/SEM, Google Analytics, content strategy and measurement; proven experience working on brand engagement campaigns; working knowledge of best-in-class measurement tools; stellar communications skills; confident presenter; excellent writer; balanced, creative and critical thinker; experience with video concepting/directing/editing a bonus
  • Research and Planning: Delivers fresh, creative ideas; builds, executes and supports strategic plans that align with business objectives; has proven experience using best-in-class research tools; consistently current on new social media tools, best practices and research; identifies, analyzes and responds to issues, patterns and trends affecting clients and Beehive’s brand/industry
  • Account Management: Proactively manages client and team member expectations; completes error-free work on time, on strategy, on budget; provides regular status updates and keeps team members in the know; helps set and drive timelines and manages budgets

Personal Skills
  • Leverages Strengths: Voracious learner and devourer of all things digital and social; efficient and productive work style; forward-looking; quick to analysis and confident in recommending action based on that analysis; leverages strengths to set/achieve goals and stretch to new levels of possibility; champions internal knowledge-sharing; lover of numbers AND words; embraces geek chic
  • Minimizes Weaknesses: Self-aware; proactively identifies weaknesses and areas of improvement; proactively works to mitigate weaknesses; collaborates effectively with team members
  • Demonstrates Accountability: Candid and honest; respectful and solution-driven; accepts/provides feedback and constructive criticism; drama-adverse; meets deadlines and responsibilities

Client Skills
  • Relationship-building: Builds strong relationships throughout client organizations, agency and among business partners and suppliers; earns confidence and trust through sound counsel; takes initiative and shows urgency
  • Measurement: Knowledgeable about best-in-class social media monitoring tools; supports Group Director in managing digital and social media reporting strategy, including metrics, tools and analysis; effectively merchandises program results against business objectives
  • Agency Growth: Supports Group Director in finding incremental agency revenue opportunities via Beehive’s digital/social media offering; networks with peers and influencers online and at events as a Beehive representative

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
  • 2 – 4 years professional experience
  • Proven proficiency using diverse social media platforms and measurement tools
  • Agency or professional services firm experience strongly preferred

Pro Sports - Intern, Community Relations (PT)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Strong computer skills
  • Interest in baseball and ability to interact professionally with current players, alumni and media
Job Description: Assist Community Relations staff and Corporate Communications Manager to help shape the image in the community. Administer Batting Practice Buddy program and attend community appearances. Coordinate Team in the Community information kiosk and in-game fundraisers. Assist with in-kind charitable giving, game-day events and public relations efforts. Time Commitment: March 2011 through October 2011

Hours: 20/week Equal Opportunity Employers.

Apply now online.

HealthPartners - Communications/PR intern

Position Title: Communications Intern
Department: HealthPartners / Regions Hospital Communications
Division: HealthPartners Marketing and Communications
Stipend: $10/hour

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, patients and the community helped us to earn a place on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s List of the Twin Cities Great Places to Work. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Position Purpose:
Looking for an excellent opportunity to hone your public relations skills in a health care environment? HealthPartners Communications is seeking an intern with an interest in media relations, writing, internal communications, and event planning.

Responsibilities include:
• Write and edit copy for internal publications, brochures, memos and website articles.
• Assist with media relations: write and distribute news releases, follow-up with key media, prepare background information, prepare staff for media interviews, provide patient condition updates, maintain media lists and editorial calendars, and assist staff with interview process.
• Provide support and coordination for special events and meetings sponsored by HealthPartners and Regions Hospital.

Required Qualifications:
• Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a mass communication, journalism, public relations, or related program.
• Strong writing skills
• Interest in health care field preferred.

Other details:
• 40 hours per week.
• Individual will have office space three days at HealthPartners corporate offices in Bloomington and two days at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
HealthPartners, nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care, offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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

Apply online - http://bit.ly/aETaPP

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Infinite Campus - Marketing Internship

Infinite Campus Company Overview

Infinite Campus is a comprehensive, web-based K12 student information system (SIS) with real-time access to special education, instruction, curriculum, assessment, state reporting and data warehousing functionality.  For more than a decade, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes and is now the largest American-owned SIS with a 99 percent national customer retention rate.

Job Description
The Marketing Intern works to support Infinite Campus marketing objectives by entering data into the corporate customer relationship management (CRM) system. This intern position would be responsible for matching and entering national district numbering systems into the CRM database.

Job Responsibilities
  • Marketing data entry
  • Help with ongoing Web maintenance work
Desired Background
  • Marketing, communications or English major
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

Performance Expectations
·     20 hr/wk onsite the Infinite Campus headquarters in Blaine
  • Skilled computer user
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • This is a fall internship position 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Target - Manager, Corporate Public Relations Job

About This Opportunity
Become a member of Target's dynamic Communications team and help us further enhance Target's strong reputation. Use your communication talents to tell compelling stories that will favorably shape perceptions of the company and create greater understanding of our strategy and performance. Work closely with senior leaders to elevate Target's profile and deliver on our Expect More. Pay Less. brand promise.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Manager, you'll take the lead as you…

- Build strong relationships with local and national media representatives and senior executives.
- Lead the development and execution of strategic, clearly written Public Relations plans.
- Manage a team of PR professionals. Coach and mentor the team to improve their skills.
- Help to advance the company's reputation through proactive Public Relations efforts.
- Train and counsel company leaders in media relations.
- Act as a company spokesperson.
- Respond to media inquiries and help your team solve problems.

Requirements

- Bachelor's degree
- 10 years practical experience in public relations field
- Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
- Ability to deal with ambiguity
- Some travel may be required

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.

About Target®

Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.

Apply online now.

Haberman - Account Director

Focus: Haberman is a media + marketing firm dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek an Account Director who will effectively lead the branding and integrated marketing strategy for multiple brands, with an emphasis on cause-related and socially responsible consumer clients.


Responsibilities:

  • Set and lead strategic direction and vision for wide range of client accounts.
  • Provide high-level counsel and strategic input from an integrated marketing view-point to C-level executives; inspire agency/client confidence and viewed as client business partner.  
  • Serve as lead on client accounts, including being clients’ primary contact and managing retainers or project budgets.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive branding and integrated marketing campaigns for clients on national and local level.
  • Understands issues and/or causes relevant to clients and creates messaging that persuasively expresses client positions.
  • Team motivator who sets tone for accounts and manages and develops account staff and morale; effectively manages agency resources.
  • Holds self and team to highest standards for work.
  • Superior communication skills – formal presentation and written; ability to influence audiences and key decision makers.
  • Partner with agency’s interactive and design team to develop and execute creative, public relations, integrated marketing, Web, interactive, and social media campaigns/projects.
  • Foster new business development opportunities within existing clients.

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 10 + years strategic integrated marketing experience with consumer brands in an agency setting required; cause related marketing background a plus
  • Proven track record of developing the trust and confidence of clients, especially at senior-levels
  • Ability to build brands and lead and direct national integrated marketing campaigns for clients; long-term perspective and planning skills
  • Experience integrating PR, marketing, advertising, Web, social media and design strategies into holistic campaigns
  • Persuasive, with highly effective formal presentation skills and proficiency in skillfully influencing key decision makers, internal and external
  • Experience in leading a team and/or direct reports a plus and/or have ability to develop skills and talents of account team and manage agency resources
  • Takes responsibility for quality of agency and team’s work
  • Passion for client’s industry and business; becomes an expert on and steward of client’s brand
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Embodies and reflects agency culture; is authentically passionate and engaged in agency brand and mission
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings
  • Healthy sense of humor and innate creativity
  • Solid writing and editing skills with ability to grasp and translate complex subject matter
  • Ability to generate measurable results from integrated marketing programs
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
Please send resume and inquires to hiring@modernstorytellers.com or call 612-232-0402. Thank you.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wildwood Wildlife Park - Marketing Internship (Como Zoo)

Organization: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory (AZA Member) Location: St. Paul, MN, United States Job or Internship: Internship Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is visited by more than1.5 million people each year. Comos mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of plants and animals.

Marketing initiatives and public offerings at Como are increasing with new exhibits and attractions. Interns will have a volunteer opportunity for a variety of job experiences along with the rewards and challenges of helping to create a quality visitor experience. College credit is optional.

DUTIES:
- Assist in creating strategies to promote activities and events at Como
- Assist in developing, planning and executing promotional and special events
- Organize media releases and press kits
- Support the Marketing and Rental work groups for assigned projects

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Be in pursuit of a bachelors degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills and high quality work
- Demonstrate ability to work with people of all ages, abilities and cultures
- Be able to work independently and with others in a team collaboration
- Understand and follow required Como Campus policies and procedures
- Be able to regularly work weekdays, weekends, and occasional holidays
- Social networking experience (Facebook, Twitter)
- Dreamweaver experience or other website management software experience preferred TIME

COMMITMENT: Minimum commitment of four months required.
- Summer: Minimum of 20 hours per week, with weekday and weekend shifts.
- Fall/Spring: Minimum of 15 hours per week, with weekday and weekend shifts.

Application Procedure: Deadlines for applications: Fall semester: August 15th

Spring semester: November 30th Summer semester: March 15th
How To Apply Intern Application forms available for download at: www.comozooconservatory.org/support/volunteer Click on Internships tab, or, contact Como Park Volunteer Services (651) 487-8287 or ComoVolunteers@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Deliver Application to: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Volunteer Services, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul. MN 55103 Requirements: (Your application is not complete until all items are received) - Cover letter indicating reasons for interest in an internship at Como - Resume indicating education and employment experiences - Two letters of reference, at least one from a professional within your primary field of study - Completed Internship Application form Please refer to job code 15549 when responding to this ad.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Archway - Marketing Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY
Archway is currently seeking a talented individual who will write and edit effective, compelling, and strategic content for business development opportunities. The successf candidate will be an experienced writer who will aid in the planning, development, generation and implementation of proposals and presentations. This position will be an integral member of the Marketing team as well as working collaboratively with the Business Development team. This position will be asked to drive and manage projects internally to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Write and edit copy for business development opportunities including but not limited to Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and sales presentations
  • Support business development team in the creation of strategic proposal responses and presentations within time sensitive deadlines
  • Manage proposal and presentation processes including the scheduling of meetings, organizing materials, and developing content
  • Develop and update content and maintain a library of materials
  • Coordinate with marketing team to ensure consistency with brand messaging and adherence to company style standards
  • Establish strong relationships across departments and an understanding of client needs, the consumer experience, marketing strategy and operational capabilities
  • Conduct ongoing industry, client and prospect research
  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing, English or related field
  • 1 - 3 years of experience writing proposals and sales presentations
  • Experience responding to large RFPs
  • Ability to work on a team and lead projects
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Outlook
  • General understanding of business practices
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with limited resources
  • Comfortable collaborating on project teams, including remote resources
  • Self-motivated, results-driven professional who consistently delivers high quality work
  • Strategic thinker
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and project management skills
  • General understanding of business practices

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Best Buy - Senior Public Relations Specialist

Description:
The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to the planning, development and execution of public relations strategies that support Best Buy's business, marketing and public affairs objectives. This position is directly responsible for execution of designated elements of the strategies, supporting key Best Buy business areas and the priorities of the PR team. This position is responsible for working proactively and reactively with the news media and other external influencers on a daily basis. This position also writes and distributes a variety of content, including news materials (such as press releases, advisories, fact sheets and statements) and subject matter for Best Buy's own captive news and information channels.
  
Basic Requirements:

Bachelors Degree in Journalism/PR/Communications or related field
2+ years experience of writing, media relations, and project management
2+ years of PR/communications business experience (experience with consumer technology products and services)
2+ years experience of tech industry background (via corporate PR or PR agency role)
Ability to commit to two years in this role which consists of 80% tactical execution
Proven PR editing and writing experience in the form of press releases, media advisories, pitch letters, prepared statements, interview briefs and other materials
Crisis management experience
Skilled on all applications of Microsoft Office
Preferred Requirements:
1+ years previous retail sales and/or PR agency experience

Spotlight Media Relations is Hiring an AAE

Spotlight Media Relations based in Rosemount, MN and New York, NY is seeking a part-time Assistant Account Executive in our home office in Rosemount.  Clients include a range of beauty, fashion, health and home d├ęcor brands and personalities.  The ideal candidate will have strong consumer media relations and writing skills and be a self-starter. The ability to multi-task is a must and a passion for beauty/fashion/lifestyle media, particularly broadcast, is a plus.  Position will begin as part-time but could lead to full-time.  Great chance to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company.  

Send your resume to Jill Budik at jill@spotlightmediarelations.com

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Aveda - Digital Community Manager


POSITION SUMMARY:
Serve as voice of the brand to consumers in online social networking communities to build brand equity, relevance and consumer relationships.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Creatively and proactively engage consumers online to build brand awareness, equity and consumer relationships.
  • Drive consumer interactions online, generating adhoc programs, e.g., crowd sourcing, and responding to questions, comments & related opportunities. Use judgment to smoothly escalate questions/issues to consumer communications and/or legal as needed.
  • Work closely with global marketing, global creative and ECC to coordinate development and execution of global, regional and local social media programs, assets and content.
  • On an everyday basis, identify issues, patterns and trends in consumer comments/inquiries and transfer information to the appropriate departments, e.g., new ideas to product development, messaging effectiveness to global marketing organization, frequently asked questions, user generated content to marketing/creative
  • Measure and synthesize social media performance using standardized social media metrics; develop related recommendations
  • Stay up to date on new social media tools, best practices and how other organizations and companies are using them, so that the company can continue to be an early adopter of these technologies.
  • Serve as advisor/coach to guide social media efforts.
  • Demonstrate 24/7 approach to responsibilities w/support of global communications team
  • Interface/liaise with ELC global communications digital leaders, sharing intellectual capital and best practices

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent.
  • 3-4 years related experience, e.g., managing community outreach, organizing large-scale events, building brand advocacy
  • Active daily life in online and social media; knowledge of key social media
  • Branding/environmental/beauty/fashion experience a plus
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong quantitative skills

Linnihan Foy Advertising - PR Specialist

Linnihan Foy Advertising is seeking a PR specialist who will help us continue to provide our b2b, technical and consumer clients with exceptional public relations and persuasive marketing materials.​ The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, media relations experience, social media expertise and strong project management skills.​

We would enjoy meeting those with the following qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience in public relations
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing news releases, case histories and feature articles
  • Media relations experience, including developing and pitching story ideas to editors
  • Experience developing and monitoring social media strategies and initiatives
  • Capable of grasping technical content and making it compelling
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to write persuasive copy for ads, brochures, web sites, etc.​ a plus
  • Great sense of humor (a must)
Linnihan Foy Advertising is a full-service, top 25 advertising agency located in NE Minneapolis' historic Saint Anthony neighborhood.​ We offer a competitive salary based on experience, great offices, a friendly atmosphere, a well-stocked kitchen, free parking and potential for growth.​

Monday, October 04, 2010

Padilla Gorilla is looking for a Senior Digital Marketer...

Padilla Gorilla, Padilla Speer Beardsley’s wildly interactive and fiercely social team is beating the bushes for a digital hominerd with advertising DNA. Can you swing with technical brutes and more socially savvy species alike?

To apply for our Senior Digital Marketer position, you’ll need three to five years of professional experience in planning and doing the heavy lifting for online campaigns and advanced skills in paid campaigns for social networks. Agency survival skills are preferred.

Our Senior Digital Marketer helps develop new business by networking, and slinging creative and interactive strategies at prospective clients and account-service teams. The job also includes researching and developing new capabilities/services to sell to clients.

Candidates must be able to:

• Lead and motivate others.
• Maintain good working relationships with clients.
• Plan, implement and evaluate websites and online marketing programs.
• Establish, expand and monitor client budgets.
• Solve client problems.
• Delegate assignments.

Interactive experience should include counseling clients on online marketing campaigns, including programs for paid and natural search/SEO, email marketing, advertising (banners, affiliate, etc), and mobile marketing. Applicants must also be proficient in concepting, placing and managing social media campaigns and programs using on social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment and benefits. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, media relations and public affairs.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

If interested, please send a cover letter referencing this position, along with your resume, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at www.psbpr.com.

Two Internships at Ghost Communications

Two college Internships (3-6 months/flexible part-time hours; expenses/stipend paid)
Preferred experience and qualities to be considered:

-  still in school looking for real-world experience and portfolio work
- strong work ethic
- enthusiastic support capabilities for a small office: admin, refreshments fetching, sense of humor
- previous internship experience at an agency, non profit or organization a plus
- excellent writing and oral communications skills


Additional Benefits:
- based in Uptown two blocks from the LynnLake intersection bars, restaurants and coffee shops
- on Lyndale avenue bus route or ride your bike along the greenway right up to our back door
- spacious, modern office in a warehouse building where other businesses include an animation studio, small ad firm,. consultants and Bikram Yoga studio
- lunch patio and glass garage door for indoor/outdoor working atmosphere
- free coffee/tea and occasional snacks

Send your resume to: Steve Gill <steve@ghost-pr.com>

About Ghost Communications
We're a small, fast-growing PR and communications agency in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. Our clients include west coast consumer outdoor recreation brands plus a lively, fun mix of prominent locally-based companies and brands. We also produce a national advertising magazine for a New York-based publishing house and conduct street marketing initiatives with partner agencies and brands through our sister company spooc: special operations crews. www.ghost-pr.com (site under reconstruction).

Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project - New Media / Web Intern

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The New Media Intern will be given significant responsibility and opportunity to develop and maintain IARP’s website and social media presence. The intern will develop dynamic web pages using Wordpress and will assist with IARP’s social media strategy. As a new media intern, you will gain hands-on experience and be given a large degree of responsibility that will be an asset for a future career in multimedia and graphics, project management, or web software development. Students who are studying New Media or Computer Science are strongly encouraged to apply.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
* Interest in and knowledge of social media and website development
* Intermediate HTML and CSS skills; basic Photoshop skills
* Ability to manage time and work effectively without close supervision
* Interest in international relations, peace-building, or international non-profit organizations helpful

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
* Approximately 10-25 hours per week (or as determined by selected applicant’s schedule).
* Specific dates of internship are negotiable.
* Compensation: this is an unpaid internship. Intern will gain significant experience in using new media for social change and will play a key role in our media strategy. If you are a student, optional credit can be applied for.
* Position open until filled.


HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this internship, please download the Intern Application available on our website at http://reconciliationproject.org/about/employment-and-internships/ and include a cover letter, resume, and URL’s of websites or interactive media projects you have worked on. Please email your application to luke@reconciliationproject.org or mail the application to:
Luke Wilcox
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
3701 26th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406