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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Haberman - Creative/Design Intern

Position
We seek a design intern who can enhance our storytelling process through compelling, information-driven visuals. This position will support a wide range of design projects, from Web and new media to logos, identity systems, print collateral and product packaging, depending on our clients’ design needs.

About Haberman

Haberman is a media and marketing firm that discovers, develops and tells the stories of pioneers who are making the world a better place. Named by FastCompany.com as a top brand storyteller in the nation, Haberman engages the hearts and minds of its employees to support forward-thinking, mission-driven organizations, advocating for issues important to the well being of people and the planet. For more information, visit www.modernstorytellers.com and read the blog www.Pioneerosis.com.

Resposibilities
  • Support all areas of the design process, from research, concepting and sourcing materials, to development, execution and final production
  • Make copy changes within existing designs, make design revisions and perform general production tasks
  • Prepare design elements for client presentations (Keynote/PowerPoint decks, cutting and mounting presentation boards, etc.)
  • Handling design requests, such as scanning, compressing files, image research, etc.
Experience/Skills Required
  • Exceptional design skills with the ability to work across a wide range of projects, from identity design and print collateral to web and interactive work
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Keynote, MS Office
  • Highly organized and detail-orientated
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects / deadlines in a fast-paced, always-changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
  • Out-of-bounds creativity
  • Healthy sense of humor and down-to-earth attitude
Hours
20-25 hours per week

Contact
Send resumes and portfolios to Stacy Helseth at stacy@modernstorytellers.com by December 10th, 2010

Haberman - Marketing and New Business Development Intern (stipend, for credit only)

Focus:
This position will primarily focus on marketing tasks relative to the Haberman brand. It is not a client-facing position. This is an excellent internship opportunity to see the business and marketing side of agency life first-hand, including working with company principals, contributing to new business proposals and researching and contributing to agency marketing programs. It will also include some administrative duties, such as database development, organizing of server files, and updating of documents.

Responsibilities:
Your internship will likely involve the following responsibilities:
•    Provide administrative support to marketing and new business team
•    Help manage and support local, regional and national marketing efforts for Haberman
•    As appropriate, develop and write marketing materials, including news releases, case studies, fact sheets, web copy, etc.
•    Assist with web site updates and redesign efforts
•    Assist with company social media efforts
•    Research, develop and manage database updates and new business leads
•    Research, pitch and maintain status sheets for speaking engagements and trade show sponsorship opportunities
•    Help coordinate special events

Experience/Skills Required:
•    Prior marketing, advertising or PR experience (marketing preferred)
•    Familiarity with Twin Cities market a plus
•    Social media savvy
•    Excellent rapport-building skills
•    Intellectual curiosity, knowledge of current events
•    Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
•    Healthy sense of humor and a penchant for creativity
•    Outstanding writing skills
•    Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills and close attention to detail

If interested, please send a resume and 1-page cover letter detailing why you think you’re a good fit for this position.

Deadline: December 8, 2010
Hours: 20+ hours, minimum three days per week, to begin in January through Spring Semester
Contact: Julie Lunn, Marketing & New Business Development Manager, Haberman, julie@modernstorytellers.com. No calls.

Weber Shandwick is looking for an account leader

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an account leader to join our technology public relations team.  In this role, you’ll assume a significant role managing work for one of Weber Shandwick’s largest clients, participating in new business, and helping to cement Weber Shandwick’s leadership in B2B social media.  You’ll engage with clients and colleagues in other offices across the country and around the world, help develop junior team members and establish trusting relationships with clients. 
 
 
Essential Leadership Competencies and Attributes:
-Demonstrated ability to quickly win client confidence and assume day-to-day management of significant ongoing projects/work streams.
-Demonstrate comfort and familiarity with B2B technology topics, which may include data storage, smart grid technologies, health IT and related professional services.
-Work effectively with senior leadership on the account, whether they are based in Minneapolis or other Weber Shandwick offices, and represent account leaders as a strong #2 as needed. 
-Build a strong team that delivers for the client, managing down, up and across to other practice groups or specialty capabilities in the Weber Shandwick network for the good of the client
-A proven track record of leveraging experience and knowledge to develop and lead strategic and tactical plans.
-Experience with business-to-business social media and an understanding of the relationship between social media and traditional public relations

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Building strong peer-to-peer relationship with clients
-Balancing workload between accounts and account staff
-Preparing for and leading client meetings and presentations
-Media relations – trade, mainstream/business and online influencers
-Technology analyst relations (i.e. Gartner, Forrester and emerging blogger analysts)
-Social media strategy
-Delivering and editing well-written press releases, bylined articles, blog posts, case studies, fact sheets and other communications materials
-Providing on-site leadership at client and agency events and conferences
-Participating in and helping lead new business activities
 
Qualifications:  
-BA or BS in Journalism, Business, Communications or related degree
-Proven success in delivering communications results for B2B technology companies.  Experience in health IT, data storage or renewable energy are advantages but  not requirements.  Agency side experience a big plus but not essential.
-Strong verbal and written communications, team management and client management skills

What’s in it For You?
-You’ll have substantial opportunities for client contact; media and analyst relations; social media skills development and supervisory skill development. 
-Our office has earned local recognition for our ‘great place to work’ environment.  We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
-Be part of some of the most visible clients for Weber Shandwick around the world.
-You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields.  And you’ll have the opportunity to be coach, mentor, role model for our highly talented cohort of junior-level employees.

About Us
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.
 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Schwan's Consumer Brands North America, Inc. - Intern - Sales Communications


This intern position, under direct supervision, will be immersed in a variety of internal sales communications projects and tasks including but not limited to newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, photography and video. This is a full-time summer internship located in Bloomington, MN.
 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Research, write and edit, along with communication team, employee newsletters

Research, write and edit, along with communication team, customer newsletters

Collect and analyze employee feedback about communications

Assist with monitoring communications user group

Assist with content for and management of internal widescreen monitors

Assist with video production

Assist with building and editing online directories

Assist with other communication-related duties as needed
 

QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education: College student currently enrolled in Communications, Public Relations or related major. GPA of 3.2 or higher required and sophomore or above preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 0 – 2 years of related experience
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Excellent communication skills and a solid understanding of all Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – including multimedia within the application), intermediate writing and editing skills and basic project management skills required. Experience in digital photography and videography helpful.  Apply Online Now.       

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kocina - Communications/Writing Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.
RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Conducting project research
  • Researching media outlets
  • Creating reports for clients and for internal use
  • Contacting the media on behalf of clients
  • Writing memos and other correspondence to clients or the media
  • Assist in coordination of company sponsored seminars and events
  • Perform Lexis Nexis searches
  • Obtain and duplicate audio and video copies, and clippings of placements
  • Seek out new programs and publications, and gather information about them for the database
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • General administrative tasks
  • Assist Editorial Manager with press releases and various writing projects
EXPECTATIONS:
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Good writing and editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint helpful
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Sense of humor
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about business and public relations
  • Willing to abide by the policies and procedures of Media Relations
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, media or broadcasting, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • Internships are unpaid and must be taken for college credit
  • Must be able to provide documents from school indicating credit
Apply online.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lola Red - Public Relations Intern

Public Relations Intern
15-20 hours/week
Unpaid
 
Anticipated Start Date: Jan. 3, 2011
Resume Submission Deadline: Dec. 6, 2010

Lola Red PR is seeking hard-working, talented media relations interns to join the Lola Red team.  We have high expectations for 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 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 ONE page resume to Keegan Shoutz (keegan@lolaredpr.com).

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District - Communications Manager & Education Manager

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is a local governmental unit responsible for the protection and management of water and related natural resources in the drainage area of the Minnehaha Creek, including Lake Minnetonka , Minnehaha Creek, and the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Currently, the MCWD has the following job openings:

Communications Manager

This position has the responsibility for the development and implementation of community relations and communication activities within the MCWD. Successful applicants will have the advanced strategic communication planning and implementation skills needed to create and maintain watershed-wide communications programs that promote public awareness for the responsible use and management of natural resources, demonstrable experience working with governmental entities and diverse stakeholders, and in managing and working with outside vendors and consultants.

This position requires a BA/BS degree in marketing, communications or public relations and a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in communications, public relations, or in writing content/editing/producing newspaper, television news or audio/visual communications materials. Work experience in natural resources or local government is preferred. Specific skills are required in oral and written communications, including editing, layout, interviewing, public speaking and writing press releases and news stories.

Education Manager

This position has the responsibility for the development and implementation of educational programs within the MCWD. Successful applicants will have the training and experience in preparing and implementing educational materials and programs for diverse audiences that promote understanding and personal action for the responsible use and management of water and related natural resources; demonstrable experience working with governmental entities and diverse stakeholders and in managing and working with outside vendors and consultants.

This position requires a BA/BS degree in natural resources science, environmental education, or education and a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in adult environmental education or related field. Work experience in communications, public relations or local government is preferred. Specific skills are required in oral and written communications, including editing, layout, interviewing, public speaking and writing press releases and news stories.

Hiring range for both positions depends on experience. 
 
Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@minnehahacreek.org or to:
 
L. Eric Evenson, Administrator
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
18202 Minnetonka Blvd.
Deephaven, Mn  55391

 
A complete job description is available on line at www.minnehahacreek.org.
 
Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. December 3, 2010.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Olson - Social Engagement Strategist

Reports to Senior Social Engagement Strategist

The Social Engagement Strategist leads development of social marketing strategy – both through campaigns and infrastructure recommendations – and counsels clients on best practices in social marketing. The Strategist takes the lead on assessing emerging, viable technology platforms, and defines opportunities for the integration of social engagement to drive business goals. In addition, the strategist will cultivate business development efforts by facilitating planning sessions and workshops. Further, the Strategist serves as a vocal advocate - among both clients and co-workers – to follow the OLSON models of social engagement and maintain a focus on driving meaningful connections.

Job Accountabilities
Counsel - Develop strategic recommendations to shape and optimize client campaigns, as well as new business efforts.
Plan - Independently concept, plan and sell social marketing campaigns based on client objectives and insights uncovered by the Social Media Specialist.
Develop Concepts - Build on industry insights to develop new working models to conceptualize social marketing and communicate the value it to clients.
Drive Innovation - Lead efforts to pioneer new methods of social engagement, and merchandise results and key learnings among internal and external audiences.
Advocate - In concert with the Senior Social Engagement Strategist, take a central and visible role internally and externally advocating the OLSON approach to social engagement and best practices.

Job Requirements
  • A four-year degree in communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Four to six years experience in developing marketing strategy, with an emphasis on social marketing platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog platforms, etc.) with demonstrated success for clients.
  • At least two years experience of non-work related rich content development (blogging, vlogging, podcasting.)
  • Experience in independently developing objective-driven, strategic social marketing plans.
  • Success in developing hard-working models for clients to sell social strategies internally.
  • Excellent analytical and creative skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including mastery of PowerPoint and Excel.
  • The ability to work well on team efforts or on solo projects.
  • Good multi-tasking and organization skills.
Send resumes to Alan Newbold  |  Public Relations Director - VP  |  anewbold@oco.com

Olson - Senior Social Engagement Specialist

Reports to Social Media Strategist

The Senior Social Engagement Specialist is a key role in the development of social marketing strategy and management of holistic social marketing efforts. This specialist oversees execution – jumping in as needed – while being empowered to serve as the primary driver of optimization. The Senior Social Engagement Specialist is expected to take a lead role in pioneering the use of emerging, viable technology platforms and developing progressive models for explaining and selling social marketing. In addition, this specialist will assist the Social Media Strategist with cultivating new business efforts through brainstorming and plan development. Most importantly, the Senior Social Engagement Specialist serves as a vocal advocate - among both clients and co-workers – to follow the OLSON models of social engagement, while maintaining a laser focus on creating currency, and driving connections.

Job Accountabilities
Manage.
Handles day-to-day management of social media blueprints for clients, driving content and response strategy, and counseling co-workers on best practices.
Counsel.
In tandem with the Social Media Strategist, develops strategic recommendations to drive and optimize client campaigns, as well as new business efforts.
Plan.
Independently concept, plan and sell social marketing campaigns based on client objectives and insights uncovered by the Social Media Specialist.
Develop Concepts.
Build on industry insights to develop new working models for conceptualizing social marketing and selling it into clients, with direction from the Social Media Strategist.
Drive Innovation.
Lead efforts to pioneer new methods of social engagement, and merchandise results and key learnings among internal and external audiences.
Advocate.
In concert with the Social Engagement Strategist, take a visible, central role internally and externally advocating the OLSON approach to social engagement and best practices.

Job Requirements
  • A four-year degree in communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Three to five years experience in applying social marketing platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog platforms, etc.) with demonstrated success for clients.
  • At least two years experience of non-work related rich content development (blogging, vlogging, podcasting.)
  • Experience in independently developing objective-driven, strategic social marketing plans.
  • Success in developing hard-working models for clients to sell social strategies internally.
  • Excellent analytical and creative skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including mastery of PowerPoint and Excel.
  • The ability to work well on a team or on solo projects.
  • Good multi-tasking and organization skills.
Send resumes to Alan Newbold  |  Public Relations Director - VP  |  anewbold@oco.com

Weber Shandwick - Digital Communications Project Management Intern

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
·  BA or BS degree in related field
·  Up to 1 year of account or project management experience, preferably in an agency environment
·  Some online marketing and traffic management experience is desired but not required
·  You will have a proven track record of managing deadlines, organizing details and working with a 'can do' attitude
·  You will need interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
·  The understanding of Web technologies is a definite plus
·  You will have highly detailed organizational skills and the proven ability to keep all projects on track

What's in it For You?
·  The opportunity to work on various clients across all practice groups in the Minneapolis office.
·  Our office has earned local recognition for our 'great place to work' environment five years in a row. We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
·  The opportunity to learn and implement industry-recognized best practices in digital and social marketing.

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



Apply online now.

Mayo Clinic - Public Affairs Intern

Description

Public Affairs offers internships that provide high-quality, hands-on work experience for individuals in the fields of communications, journalism, public relations, and marketing. This is a temporary position, less than 12 months. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility. (002102)

Department: Public Affairs

Basic Qualifications: The incumbent must be enrolled in a degree program from a college or university with an overall GPA of 3.2; OR a recent college graduate. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program. Applicant must also provide a cover letter, resume, three (3) writing samples and an unofficial college/university transcript.

Other Qualifications: Applicants seeking a degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or Public Relations is preferred. Letter(s) of recommendation would also be preferred.

Benefit Eligibility: No

Posting Begin Date: 11/15/2010

Posting End Date: 11/17/2010

Employment Type: Nonexempt

Hours/2-Weeks: 80

Salary: Education, experience, and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $13.00 per hour.

Staffing Contact: Emily Lind

Apply online today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TST Media - Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

TST Media, a Minneapolis-based internet media and software company, is seeking a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist. At TST Media we bring professional web design and development to organizations through our NGIN (www.ngin.com) platform.

We offer an open, relaxed, creative atmosphere and work with a team of other extremely talented individuals in a fantastic loft-style office space (13 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, brick and timber finish, and tons of windows).

Our business is rapidly growing and we are looking for a qualified individual to contribute to the development and growth of our organization through multifaceted roles. The successful candidate will work closely with management and the sales team to define organizations objectives and plan marketing strategies in order to realize the goals of marketing programs.

We’re looking for a talented, dedicated individual with the following qualifications:
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Amazing multi-tasking abilities
  • Incredible internet skills and prior use of web based applications
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills including the ability to present present and execute visionary concepts
  • Possess relevant product and industry knowledge
  • At least 3+ years experience in the marketing field
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and public relations activities
  • Develop and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products
  • Manage social media, email marketing campaigns and online search marketing
  • Create press releases and announcements
  • Attend industry conferences
  • Manage grass roots public relations
  • Coordinate and manage events
  • Liaison with media and advertising
Apply online now.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Communications Intern

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The communications intern should be actively enrolled in a university or college public relations, public affairs, marketing, advertising, communications or other related program. Candidates will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with customers and exhibit good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Design and layout experience is favorable. Interns will work between 15-25 hours a week; summer interns will work 40 hours per week. Prior relevant experience is preferred.
The communications intern is responsible for contributing to all aspects of the communications department within the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. The intern in this position will serve as a full-time staff member working with the communications team. This is an unpaid position, but may be eligible for credit.

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

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

Application Deadline: January 14, 2011

Axiom Marketing Communications - Video Production Internship

Online video has seen extreme growth in the marketing and public relations world over the past few years. At Axiom, our video business hasn’t just grown, it has exploded - nearly 600% in the past 18 months. Our clients want videos that tell their stories, without breaking the bank - and that’s what we deliver.

Axiom Productions, the video division of Axiom Marketing Communications, is looking for a recent grad who is looking to gain some resume building production experience. Demonstrable video and post-production experience is a must, Final Cut and Motion proficiency expected. Shooting, editing, producing and directing are skills we'll enrich while you're here.

If you’re ready to produce amazing results, we need to talk. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and at least three samples of your video/editing work.

Dave Sniadak
Creative Director
Axiom Productions
dave@axiomproductions.tv
Twitter - @davesniadak

MGEX - Marketing Communications Intern

Hours : Flexible up to 24 hours per week. $11/hour.

PURPOSE: The Marketing Communications Intern will gain experience in a wide range of marketing and public relations strategies to support the goals and objectives the Marketing and Business Development departments. There will be opportunities to take part in the coordination and execution of projects designed to promote use of MGEX futures and options contracts and to help maintain a positive image of the Exchange.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the MGEX website
  • Lead the department’s viral and social marketing efforts 
  • Assist with development of MGEX newsletters, literature and collateral materials
  • Proofread and edit departmental correspondence, brochures, reports and educational materials
  • Assist the Real Estate Department with marketing initiatives and objectives
  • Assist the Marketing and Business Development departments in facilitating updates and delivery of daily, weekly and monthly reports to various media, industry and MGEX member and staff recipients
  • Respond to incoming calls, emails and written requests for information
  • Maintain the MGEX research and marketing databases
  • Assist in communication efforts including special events planning, news media press briefings, news releases and interviews, advertising and communications campaigns to support the objectives of the organization
  • Assist with media mailings and coordination of special events
QUALIFICATIONS: MGEX is looking for a Sophomore or Junior pursuing a degree in Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations or related field. Strong oral and written communications skills, copy reading and editing experience and computer skills are a must. Basic design and web experience are required. Applicant must have experience and general understanding of the following: Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, Publisher, Xcel; Adobe software including InDesign and Photoshop; web experience including application and content posting via preferred software; twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites; HTML experience is a plus. Other required qualifications include: ability to be self-motivated and resourceful; ability to work independently and as part of a group; ability to manage multiple priorities; ability to meet strict deadlines; strong organizational skills; a basic understanding of futures and options markets is a plus.
All applicants must include the following to be considered for the position.

Resume, Cover letter, References, Minimum two writing samples, one of which must be a news release, Layout and/or design samples using InDesign
**All materials must be submitted in Word or as a pdf file

All attachments should be sent to Rita Maloney at marketing@mgex.com.

Failure to include any required items will void the applicant

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Life Time Fitness - Public Relations Specialist

Life Time Fitness, a healthy way of life company, is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated and talented communications professional to join our Corporate and Member Communications team. This Public Relations Specialist will assist with the implementation of public and media relations initiatives that support Life Time Fitness, its businesses, products, services and events.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Manage media relations efforts including determining media targets, executing plans and pitches, handling incoming media relations and coordinating and conducting interviews.
  • Draft media relation pitches, press releases and press kit materials.
  • Assist in the execution of media tours and events (i.e., grand openings, press conferences, athletic and endurance events, etc.).
  • Proven success in generating national, regional and local coverage across a range of media for consumer services and offerings.
  • Provide input on overall strategy and plans to Public Relations Manager.
  • Work cross-functionally across Life Time to move public relations campaigns and objectives forward.
  • Manage media monitoring and reporting, including building media lists and maintaining contact databases.
  • Develop news-worthy outreach to generate good will, publicity and brand building value.
  • Continuous evaluation of program effectiveness and efficiency.

Qualifications

 
Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or public relations 
Minimum Experience
  • Four-plus years of proven, public relations experience and at least one year in client management experience, preferably within an agency setting.
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing news releases, case histories and feature articles.
  • Proven national media relations experience, including developing and pitching story ideas to editors, as well as working knowledge of media search databases.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Proven work with the media, pitching, in interviews, and on camera.
  • Experience developing and monitoring social media strategies and initiatives.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to write persuasive copy. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, while also functioning and contributing as part of a team.
  • Proactive, energetic personality; inquiring, investigative mind.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommend solutions.
  • Knowledge of and proven success in designing and implementing results-oriented public relations strategies, best practices and procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment  

Friday, November 12, 2010

Olson - Account Supervisor PR

Position Summary: OLSON PR is searching for an energetic, self-starter to fill the role of Account Supervisor in a holistic environment. Our ideal Account Supervisor will have netted 5 – 7 years of progressively responsible PR agency experience, have strong strategic thinking, writing/editing and presentation skills, a hunger to experiment and integrate traditional media and social media channels, and engage and inspire a team to deliver for our clients!

Agency Mission:
Create and ignite brand communities.

Essential Functions:
Maintains day-to-day activity with Client projects and serves as day-to-day client contact
Supervises and mentors junior PR staff members
Maintains a relationship with various editors of publications in order to be able to facilitate advantageous placement of articles and releases for Clients
Oversees press materials development and media outreach, coordinates press events and campaign-related events
Develops PR tactics and ideas to support the Client's products in the marketplace
Works closely with PR Account Director and Public Relations Director to contribute to the Client strategic direction and insight, developing short and long-term PR plans and subsequent goals and measurement requirements
Identifies and manages Client problems such as client/agency relations, budgets, etc.
Oversees execution of approved programs
Interfaces with Project Management for vendor oversight to coordinate the design, production and completion of Client projects, as required
Liaises with Center Agency Account Team to ensure seamless holistic integration with broader marketing plans
Strives to grow current account business and develop new business for the agency
Provides overview of Clients' current activities, plans and future developments
Ensures that Clients are receiving the highest level of service, value and creative thinking from the agency
Knowledge and Skills:
All AAE/AE/SAE skills and the following:
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; presentation experience
Exceptional management and mentoring skills
Ability to interact with and gain the trust of senior clients
Ability to provide strategic communications, business and marketing recommendations
Extensive knowledge of both the marketing communications business and client business
High-level decision making skill and abilities
Understands organizational dynamics and use this understanding to best serve the client and agency
Understanding of an agency as a business and ability to run accounts profitably

Education & Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree, preferably in advertising, public relations, journalism or communications, or equivalent industry experience.
5 - 7 years of related professional work experience. Extensive agency experience almost always necessary. If not, experience working in-house to execute internal/external communications and public relations plans, knowledge of sales and marketing, journalism and/or broadcasting, and business management preferable. Demonstrates knowledge of and passion for the industry, trustworthiness and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Ability to travel is required.

Send resumes to Alan Newbold  |  Public Relations Director - VP  |  anewbold@oco.com

Olson - Account Director PR

Position Summary: OLSON PR is searching for an innovative, creative and collaborative PR Account Director to help grow and manage the PR discipline, team and key clients. Financial Services and B2B experience a plus, but not required.

In addition to inspiring internal teams and Clients with fresh PR ideas and execution, the PR Account Director will oversee the strategic and creative development of PR projects and campaigns from inception to execution for assigned clients. This position also requires a solid understanding of the new business process, communications and events strategy, multi-channels of communication (including social media), the ability to grow PR business, liaise with other holistic departments at OLSON and support broader new business efforts when necessary.

Mission:
Create and ignite brand communities.

Essential Functions:
Provides strategic counsel to Senior Clients
Leads PR teams to develop and execute PR campaigns and tactics to support Client products and services in the marketplace
Interfaces with Center Agency Account Teams, New Business Teams and Project Management, as required, to deliver holistic programming and creative strategy for broader marketing plans
Responsible for successful execution of approved programs and subsequent measurement of all programs
Identifies and manages Client problems such as client/agency relations, budgets, etc.
Strives to grow current account business and develop new business for the agency
Manages and mentors PR account teams, guides PR team education and career development, and helps develop and maintain OLSON PR ‘voice’ within the industry
Ensures that Clients are receiving the highest level of service, value and creative thinking from the agency

Knowledge and Skills:
Exceptional presentation skills; written and verbal communications skills
Exceptional management and mentoring skills
Ability to interact with and gain the trust of Senior Clients and Agency leadership
Ability to quickly digest Client business needs and provide strategic communications, business and marketing recommendations effectively
Extensive knowledge of communications industry trends and standards
Ability to quickly integrate into Client and Agency teams; high-level decision making skill and abilities
Understands organizational dynamics and use this understanding to best serve the client and agency
Understanding of Agency as a business and ability to run accounts profitably

Education & Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree, preferably in advertising, public relations, journalism or communications, or equivalent industry experience. Master’s degree a plus, but not mandatory.

10 years of related professional work experience. Agency experience preferred. If not, experience working in-house to execute internal/external communications and public relations plans, knowledge of sales and marketing, journalism and/or broadcasting, and business management preferable. Experience executing cross-discipline integrated campaigns a plus. Demonstrates knowledge of and passion for the industry, trustworthiness and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Ability to travel is required.

Send resumes to Alan Newbold  |  Public Relations Director - VP  |  anewbold@oco.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Digital Canopy - Website Developer Intern

POSITION TITLE: Website Developer Intern
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Website Developer Internship program will provide aspiring web developers
with the opportunity to obtain real-world experience in a professional work environment in our Maple
Grove office. The Website Developer Intern will assist Senior Developer in developing small and large
websites for clients. Specific learning opportunities / responsibilities include:
  • HTML / CSS Programming
  • Wordpress Development
  • PHP Programming
  • jQuery Programming
  • Creating “Development” Milestone Schedules
  • Coordinating Content Deliverables with Clients
  • Research and Development of New Website Technologies
HOURS: Flexible; 10-15 hours / week
REQUIREMENTS: Digital Canopy recognizes this internship is an opportunity for students to gain
professional experience in the web development industry. Interested candidates should have the
following skills and interests:
  • HTML / CSS Programming Experience
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Punctuality
  • Organizational and Time Management Skills
  • Eager Willingness to Learn and Obtain New Skills
COMPENSATION: Unpaid
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) samples of
their best web development projects, to Brian Kuyath at brian@digital-canopy.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM – December 3, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Kuyath | p: 952-380-8055 | e: brian@digital-canopy.com

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Capstone seeking marketing/communications intern

Job Description

Capstone is currently seeking a communication intern to work with the Marketing Department in Bloomington. This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours per week). This position is responsible for assisting the execution of internal and external communication activities: employee communications, PR, publicity, and social media; proof-reading, data entry, tracking projects, and project coordination.

The successful candidate will have or is pursuing a degree in communication studies, journalism, marketing or business. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; great written and verbal communication skills; proficient in internet research and Microsoft Suite software; self-starter; excellent team contributor; as well as possess strong attention to details.

Skills

Manage multiple projects simultaneously; great written and verbal communication skills; proficient in internet research and Microsoft Suite software; self-starter; excellent team contributor; as well as possess strong attention to details.

Company Description

Capstone is the leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, Capstone Digital, and Heinemann-Raintree. Visit us at www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with us at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.

Apply online now.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Weber Shandwick - Social Media Intern

Qualifications
We're looking for an Intern to work in our digital communications group supporting the largest client in the Minneapolis office. In this specialized role, you'll be responsible for writing, reporting, and website and social media channel support. This paid full-time position begins immediately and runs through next spring with the potential to extend the assignment for 1 - 2 months. We offer a great workplace, culture and competitive salary.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BA or BS degree in related field
  • Significant awareness of digital, mobile and social media trends
  • Work history populating social media channels or serving as an online community manager
  • Working knowledge of best practices in social marketing
  • Previous internship experience preferred
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Must be a team player
What's in it For You?
  • The opportunity to work on large brands implementing industry-recognized best practices in digital and social marketing.
  • Our office has earned local recognition for our 'great place to work' environment five years in a row. We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.

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.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Marketing Intern

Grassroot Marketing Intern

Seeking an energetic individual to provide marketing support for Team In Training, a fundraising campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This will be accomplished by advertising through Web sites, media, business partnerships, and promotional materials. This is a great opportunity to experience working in a nonprofit environment while enhancing marketing skills.


Preferred Qualifications

• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Eager to learn
• Computer literate (Word and Excel preferred)

Hours
15-20 hours per week, between 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
This is an unpaid position.

Please send cover letter and resume to Courtney Klosner by fax, email or regular mail. Telephone calls are also accepted.

Courtney Klosner
8441 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 340
Golden Valley, MN 55426
(763) 852-3006
Fax: (763) 852-3001
courtney.klosner@lls.org
EOE

Thursday, November 04, 2010

United Way - Public Relations & Communications Internship

This position works directly with United Way's Public Relations and Communications staff to assist with the publicity of events and announcements, in addition to other communication pieces. Other projects may also be assigned.

The internship is an unpaid position, located in downtown Minneapolis at Greater Twin Cities United Way. Will fulfill academic credit requirements if applicable.

Department: Marketing   Reports to: Public Relations Coordinator and Online Content Specialist
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours weekly, beginning in January 2011 through the end of the term. Hours and dates of internship are flexible (within an 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. workday) and may be set according to intern’s schedule. Hours may include some nights and weekends for events occurring during the internship.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and write press releases and learn how to distribute to the media.
  • Assist with writing and copy editing print and electronic communications.
  • Assist with planning PR strategy for upcoming events.
  • Learn how to track the value of public relations.
  • Help at events in community. May include taking pictures, volunteering or drafting event recaps.
  • Assist with social media strategy (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Enrolled in a degree program in marketing/communications, public relations, nonprofit administration or liberal arts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office applications. Experience with blogging software or online content management a plus.
  • Knowledge of/experience with the Associated Press Stylebook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience writing press releases and in public relations or communications preferred.

Benefits

  • Strengthen communication, marketing and public relations skills.
  • Network with corporate communicators, marketing and social service professionals.
  • Broaden knowledge of United Way, health and human service organizations, and the nonprofit community.
  • Have an impact on public education and opinion regarding United Way and its role in the community.
  • Parking reimbursement.

Apply

Deadline for this position is November 12, 2010
Please send cover letter, resume and three (3) writing samples* to:
Stacy Emond, Greater Twin Cities United Way
404 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
emonds@unitedwaytwincities.org

*Resumes will not be considered without writing samples.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Alliance Française of Minneapolis St Paul - Marketing Internships

Responsibilities:
• Complete tasks as assigned by the committee;
• Hold regular office hours (minimum 10 hours per week), subject to your school schedule;
• Attend weekly team meetings and other meetings as needed;
• Act as liaison with other committees;
• Present project results;
• Partner with local businesses and non-profits to achieve project goals.


Positions include: 
• Marketing communications,
• Event planning,
• Product development,
• Business development,
• Marketing research,
• Graphic Design
• Others, as defined
Marketing interns work with the Executive Director of the Alliance Francaise de Minneapolis-St Paul, working on-going projects while making their own contribution through new projects in the area of marketing. Primary work will emphasize extending the reach of AFMSP into the community and region. You'll have regular office duties – paperwork, reports, e-mails and phone calls – and at least one primary project to put your particular mark on.
Note: Application is for a general internship. Exact positions will be assigned at the discretion of the committee according to the needs of the organization.
*Qualifications:   
Skills needed:
• The successful intern will represent AFMSP to our members and our community and must therefore be both professional and courteous at all times.
• A demonstrated interest in business is required, since marketing supports the financial goals of the organization.
• Some French speaking ability is preferred. Fluency is neither expected nor required, just a familiarity with foreign language instruction and a passion for other cultures.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (word, excel, power point and access).
• Perfect grammar (English) and a habit of proofreading and spellchecking is required: You will write professional presentations, news releases and other communications.

You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from our building in downtown Minneapolis. Prior Alliance Française interns and volunteers are also given special consideration.

*Application Instructions:   
To apply, please send resumé and cover letter to the attention of the
Marketing Committee
Alliance Française de Minneapolis-St Paul
113 N. 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
or via e-mail to
internrecruitment@afmsp.org

Questions may also be e-mailed to internrecruitment@afmsp.org. To learn more about Alliance Française, please visit our web site at www.afmsp.org or visit our building in Minneapolis at the address above. Office hours are listed on our web site and visitors are welcome.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Edina Schools - Communications Manager

Edina Public Schools is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Manager.  This position is open effective in November, 2010. 

Work Location:
Edina Community Center

Position Summary:
Works under the direction of the Director of Community Relations and Community Education Services to identify communication issues and needs for Edina Public Schools.  Assists with the development and implementation of a plan that communicates information about District issues, events and services to internal and external audiences.

Education, Knowledge and Skills:
·        Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or related field.
·        Two or more years of related work experience.
·        Experience working with communications consultants on projects.
·        Must possess a thorough understanding of communications.
·        Strong interpersonal skills.
·        Considerable knowledge of and ability to use word processing, graphics, desk top publishing, lay-out and design, web design and content management, video production, technical writing, and reporting.  Skills we are seeking include InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.
·        Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
·        Communication experience with schools desirable.

Duties
·        Assists in the management and delivery of the District’s communication plan.
·        Assists in identifying communication issues.
·        Writes articles for and assists with the production and distribution of resident and staff newsletters.
·        Assists in the management and design of the Districts websites and video production needs such as editing, shooting, etc are a plus.
·        Coordinates the taking of photographs and maintains a file of photographs, etc. which help chronicle school events, activities, programs and services.
·        Creates and/or develops and distributes, as needed, to appropriate audience, news media, or other special interest publication:
o       Paid advertisements for placement
o       News releases
o       Other materials such as reports of Board of Education meetings, Superintendent updates, etc.
·        Assists with the preparation and coordination of communication in the event of an emergency or disaster.
·        Creates, maintains, and manages District web pages and site in coordination with District Media and Technology Services.
·        Assists with the selection, contracting, and supervision of communication consultants.
·        Helps plan and coordinate special events for the District and attends District meetings as assigned (note: some evening and weekends).
·        Assists with the District’s Communications Advisory Council.
·        Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.

This is a full-time position.  Terms and conditions are governed under the Community Education Services Personnel Policies & Practices Agreement.  The salary range is $51,017 - $59,800 dependent upon qualifications, experience, etc.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2010

Application Process: Apply online

Multi-Media Communications Specialist - Marketing and Communications Department

Job Description:
St. Catherine University invites applications for a fulltime position as a Multi-Media Communications Specialist in our Marketing and Communications Department. The position reports to the Media & Public Relations Manager.

Responsibilities: As managing editor of St. Catherine University’s news site, the Multi-Media Communications Specialist will be a reporter on St. Catherine’s two campuses and help the Marketing and Communications team convey the University’s messages across multiple channels, including social media.

The job includes media relations responsibilities and requires a high degree of discernment and discretion with confidential information. The successful candidate will be flexible and committed to understanding and advancing institutional goals.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree is required, plus 3–5 years’ experience in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing, preferably in higher education or the nonprofit environment.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and proactive communications professional with multi-media storytelling skills — including writing and editing experience in digital and print media; video storyboarding, shooting and editing; and digital photography — as well as media relations experience.

Essential skills and experience include:
· Public relations and/or media experience,
· Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills,
· Video shooting and editing (Final Cut Pro preferred),
· Photography experience,
· Fluency in social media,
· Familiarity with AP Style,
· Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, and
· A team player with demonstrated experience in a fast-paced environment.

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

Send résumé & cover letter to:
To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, résumé, two writing samples (or one writing sample and one video sample) to Human Resources, Req. #10AM58, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., F-17, St. Paul, MN 55105, or fax to (651) 690-6871, or e-mail to hr@stkate.edu Final applicants will be asked to complete a marketing/writing exercise that simulates a real assignment. Preferred consideration will be given to candidates whose application package arrives no later than November 12, 2010.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer
St. Paul Campus to be Tobacco-Free – Fall 2010

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

Apply online now.

Twin Cities agency seeking savvy senior counsel for large financial services account

A boutique Twin Cities agency made up of savvy senior counsel is looking for someone with extensive PR (12+ years experience, agency a must) capability to join their team to oversee their very large financial services account. This person will be a key strategic consultant for all clients within the designated portfolio while leading executive client relationships . Candidate will also forecast P&L for all accounts in the portfolio while providing strategic guidance to account teams to develop innovative campaign plans. Additionally, they will provide guidance, mentoring and support to team members in implementing client action plans, mentor team members (including team and business partners), and contribute to a supportive, respectful and fun team environment.
 
If you, or someone you know, are interested, please contact Alexis at a.baker@esquirestaffing.com or 312-795-4300.

ShopNBC - Marketing Communications Specialist

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 for major merchandising and corporate priorities across on-air, online, social and mobile. Develop communications that support key initiatives through media outreach and coordinated public relations efforts. 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, with 2-3 years of public relations experience
  • 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
    • Annual creation/quarterly/monthly updates and execution
    • Identify key sales driving opportunities for on-air, online, social and mobile
      • Launch Plans
      • Event Plans
      • Show Rotation Plans/key category volume driving brands
    • Execute plans with on-air and online partners to ensure premium customer experience
    • Review post mortems and analysis for maximization of future plans/identification of opportunities
  • Branding – Create the brand
    • Develop understanding and awareness of category competitive set
    • Develop brand positioning for all category shows & brands that support business driving initiatives and connect with the customer
    • Ownership of all brand/concept messaging across on-air, online, social and mobile to ensure premium customer experience
    • Participation in development of new show names and proprietary brands
  • Build Buzz - Category Media Relations
    • Create and write press releases on new launches, buzz-worthy category news
    • Create and write media alerts
    • Reach out to list of bloggers – provide updates on new product, upcoming visits, product samples to generate coverage
    • Creation and maintenance media and blogger contact lists
    • Coordination of interviews and other media opportunities
    • Track media/blogger hits
  • Communication of Key Messaging and Support
    • Key link to on-air and online teams – communicate merchandising initiatives and sales driving opportunities
    • Create messaging for concepts/events/brands
    • Review data and analysis for continued optimization and identification of sales driving opportunities

Travel:
No travel required

Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.), or equivalent

Experience:
2-3 years Public Relations Experience with 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)
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 for major merchandising and corporate priorities across on-air, online, social and mobile. Develop communications that support key initiatives through media outreach and coordinated public relations efforts. 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, with 2-3 years of public relations experience
  • 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
    • Annual creation/quarterly/monthly updates and execution
    • Identify key sales driving opportunities for on-air, online, social and mobile
      • Launch Plans
      • Event Plans
      • Show Rotation Plans/key category volume driving brands
    • Execute plans with on-air and online partners to ensure premium customer experience
    • Review post mortems and analysis for maximization of future plans/identification of opportunities
  • Branding – Create the brand
    • Develop understanding and awareness of category competitive set
    • Develop brand positioning for all category shows & brands that support business driving initiatives and connect with the customer
    • Ownership of all brand/concept messaging across on-air, online, social and mobile to ensure premium customer experience
    • Participation in development of new show names and proprietary brands
  • Build Buzz - Category Media Relations
    • Create and write press releases on new launches, buzz-worthy category news
    • Create and write media alerts
    • Reach out to list of bloggers – provide updates on new product, upcoming visits, product samples to generate coverage
    • Creation and maintenance media and blogger contact lists
    • Coordination of interviews and other media opportunities
    • Track media/blogger hits
  • Communication of Key Messaging and Support
    • Key link to on-air and online teams – communicate merchandising initiatives and sales driving opportunities
    • Create messaging for concepts/events/brands
    • Review data and analysis for continued optimization and identification of sales driving opportunities

Travel:
No travel required

Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.), or equivalent

Experience:
2-3 years Public Relations Experience with 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)

To apply go to www.shopnbc.com or send resumes Jaime Seeley at jseeley@shopnbc.com