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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Community and Govt Relations - HCCHS

**Internship anticipated to be from January 1, 2011 - May 15, 2011**
Carries out community relations, public policy and research-related projects as assigned by Director of Community & Government Relations and Communications Specialists assigned to Community & Government Relations. Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards.   Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. 
Education:  Currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited college program with an emphasis in public policy, government, business or related field.
Experience:  Must have excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to interact with colleagues, vendors and the public in a professional manner.  Excellent customer service skills required.  Experience with standard computer hardware and software required. Research experience in health care and/or public policy preferred but not required.


Apply online now.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Maccabee Group Public Relations - Senior Account Executive

Looking to leap forward in your public relations career? Exceptional PR professional sought by Minneapolis-based Maccabee Group. Immediate, full-time opening for Senior Account Executive with 4-8 years experience in corporate communications, media relations and/or social media marketing. We’re seeking an ambitious, creative and thoughtful candidate who offers superb skills in media pitching and online marketing strategies. You’ll enjoy Fortune 1000 clients and a high-energy Warehouse District office with a collaborative agency culture dedicated to professional growth. Agency experience in consumer product promotion, event marketing and food publicity a plus. Send your resume and writing sample to gwen@maccabee.com. Visit us at www.maccabeegroup.com

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Veterans Affairs Dept - Communications Specialist

This position is responsible for assisting with the creation, development, and implementation of a comprehensive communications and public relations program that will enhance the image and position of the MN Department of Veterans Affairs within the state.

General Responsibilities:
- Manages public appearances for Department leadership, speaking engagements and/or exhibits to increase awareness of Department and to promote public understanding.
- Assists with special events and communication events as assigned.
Memorializes Department activities and events with photography.
Assists webmaster with content for website.
- Collaborates with Communications Director in creating, developing and implementing public relations strategy.
- Writes speeches for Department leadership and assists with implementation of speaker's bureau program.
- Demonstrates ability to analyze complex materials/information quickly and convey it clearly and persuasively into words at a level the targeted audiences understand
- Researches and create content for all public education and informational materials for the Department.
- Assists with marketing and advertising initiatives to garner increased exposure and understanding of Department by clientele and key audiences.

Media Relations Responsibilities:
- Develops media relationships which enhance image and position of the Department.
- Generates positive exposure that enhances overall communications strategy through pitching and other innovative media strategies.
- Arranges and coordinates logistics of press conferences and public ceremonies related to the Department.
- Creates and maintains press kit representative of Department.
- Prepares and distributes news releases and media advisories.
- Prepares journalistic/editorial responses to news articles specific to department activities
- Prepares scripts for radio and television interviews and appearances

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Bachelor's degree in mass communications, public relations, journalism, English, or related field.

Three years professional experience in writing and editing materials, such as news releases, articles, and marketing materials. Internships and post graduate work applies.

Experience developing marketing materials and collateral material, such as brochures, posters and web content.

Knowledge of Associated Press (AP) journalistic techniques for presenting information to broad audiences.

Experience with photographic manipulation and the creation of images designed to compliment written communications.

Experience with design and layout of publications using Desktop publishing software.

Computer graphics skills and experience using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software.

Working knowledge and experience with research, maintenance and updating in Social Networking such as Twitter and Facebook.

Advanced oral and written communication skills.

Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

Get more details and apply here.

CEL - Brand Specialist/Graphic Designer

Our organization is a service-oriented, entrepreneurial communications firm passionately committed to the betterment of business, family and the community. We offer an environment where you can push your creative limits, learn new skills, have your ideas heard, and work on a wide range of projects. Founded in 1988, C.E.L. delivers customers message to the marketplace in a creative, effective and lasting way.

We are seeking a brand specialist/graphic designer to join our team who is a good interpreter, has experience in developing brand identity, and is proficient at managing multiple projects. A great sense of design, creativity and attention to detail are key. Being flexible, resourceful, a quick learner, and a strong team player is essential. This position requires proficiency with the typical design applications and an understanding of print and online production requirements. Delivering creative projects on time and within budget is required.

Requirements:

Experience in graphic design and development of brand identities is required. Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field with experience; proficient with Mac platform and an understanding of Windows compatibility; competent using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) with a basic knowledge of Dreamweaver and Microsoft Office. Some experience or understanding of social media is preferred. The ability to multi-task and be an effective team player is essential.

Contact:


hiring@celpr.com

C.E.L.
15600 36th Ave N, Suite 120
Plymouth, MN 55446

Popular Front - Engagement Analyst

The Engagement Analyst is an integral part of the planning team, responsible for digital media and marketing measurement. Key responsibilities include identifying metrics that support online business objectives, managing analytic package deployment, evaluating marketing and commerce performance, understanding how visitors interact with the online channel, and reviewing Web design through quantitative and qualitative analysis.

We are seeking a detail-oriented individual to deliver digital marketing analysis and reporting; including display media, web site activity, as well as email, mobile, and search engine marketing. The successful candidate will work closely with the agency’s media and search engine marketing partners, strategy group and client services team to deliver competitive analyses, client-friendly reports and analyses that clearly communicate campaign performance and result in optimization recommendations.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: iwanttowork@popularfront.com
For more details, please see the full position description here.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hearing Components - Social Media Strategist / Customer Service

The Social Media Strategist / Customer Service is a newly created, cutting-edge position responsible for tapping into the explosive and evolving social networking platform using Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc. to drive traffic, increase exposure, sales and work in conjunction with our consumer website and company sales objectives. This position will support efforts to launch viral marketing campaigns, increase product awareness to spread the consumer’s passion for our products.  

Hearing Components is looking for an experienced, creative, proven social networking expert who is passionate, confident and a personable leader to develop web marketing initiatives that will drive traffic and sales to the company.  This is the perfect role for a self-starter who wants to work in a fast-growing, profitable environment, with the ability to put our products on the social networking map. 
 
Job Duties:
  • Social Media Strategist
    • Develop campaigns for Facebook and eventually other sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn, to build brand awareness, increase traffic and revenue streams.
    • Create, manage content syndicating it across selected networks and channels to increase exposure and awareness and ultimately increase sales
    • Drive and measure traffic sent from social media efforts.
    • Manage website content as related to social media strategies.
    • Establish benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media efforts and monitor trends.
    • Review and understand our existing Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and incorporate into launch plan.
    • Stay current with social media trends, language and resources on how to best promote awareness.
    • Organize, analyze and summarize web analytics.
    • Become the Voice of the Organization in the social media space and answer questions where appropriate and engage in conversations with our target market.
    • Educate colleagues on Social Community awareness and how to use the tools available.
    • Maintain an appropriate schedule to include updating material and researching trends in the social media community.
    • Increase traffic through effective search engine optimization and online visibility strategy.
    • Provide education on overall social industry landscape and bring best practices experiences.
    • Identify and build relations with other bloggers and sites targeting our target market.
    • Track press distributions across online and print media.
    • Maintain and update all creative standards that support Hearing Components marketing messages, including text links, banners, newsletters, etc. to keep fresh and in sync with site wide marketing plans. Ensure in-bound links drive customers to appropriate pages.
    • Conduct ROI analysis of the social networking programs and track to forecast and budget.
    • Attend tradeshows to establish relationships, build partnerships, and stay updated on social networking, domain technology and leading edge trends.
  • Customer Service
    • Demonstrates clear and polite written and oral communication.
    • Identify and resolve customer issues, as well as report to correct supervisors if necessary.
    • Demonstrates professional, caring and courteous customer interaction.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and use of company resources, policies and procedures.
    • Same-Day response to customer emails, first to answer phones and Same-Day handle all RMA’s
    • Same-Day communicates sales leads to appropriate sales manager and coordinates department initiatives.
    • Attend and participate in weekly sales meetings
 
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate for the position should have a BA or BS undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years social media and social networking experience with a proven, successful track record in Online Marketing.
  • Extremely passionate, high degree of creativity and knowledgeable in launching/growing social networking in the e-Commerce space with strong social media background and Analytics skills.
  • Strong written, verbal presentation and communication skills required.  Writing sample required.
  • Ability to partner and communicate in a collaborative environment effectively at all levels including with Executive Team and persons from Finance, Operations, Project Management, Business Development, Customer Service and Technology.
  • Exceptional problem solving sills, strong project management skills, communication and leadership are essential.
  • Firm grasp of Internet/e-commerce, and social networking is a must.
  • Exceptional proficiency with Microsoft Office and the Internet.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Weber Shandwick - Internship - Consumer Marketing

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
  • Strong interest and/or experience in retail, beauty or health and wellness communications
  • Previous internship experience preferred
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • You must be a team player

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

Apply online now.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spring Paid Internship, Marketing - Fox Sports

Fox Sports Marketing - Spring Internship, Minneapolis To be considered you must be currently enrolled in an undergrad program. This department oversees 3 main areas:

Communications: Maintain relationships with team partners and local sports teams, design, publish and promote regional communication tools/social networking, pitch stories to local media, write press releases, meet with reporters, internal communications, community relations and coordination of special events.
Marketing: Promote on-air games and shows along with upcoming marketing events, sales promotions, and other initiatives through spot production and placement on air, in game announcer reads, and other marketing/promotion vehicles. Maintain relationships with team partners and local sports teams
Production: Oversee and execute live broadcasts; edit video elements such as roll-ins, graphics and features for broadcast; plan, oversee and execute weekly and magazine-style shows; shoot features, interviews both pre and post-game, items for web as needed; maintain video library; assist other departments in video requests; maintain team relationships through on-air promotions, interviews, coverage of events.

Projects/Tasks: Educational opportunities: Expand creative writing and journalism experience:
• Newsletters and press releases: assist PR with writing, editing and publishing numerous publications.
• Promotional copy: assist Marketing/OAP departments with creating in-game drops and reads
• Social Media: learn to create Facebook and Twitter posts specific to company and team initiatives, goals and events. Become aware of the value of social media and how it works as a PR/marketing tool:
• Write copy: learn to create Facebook and Twitter posts specific to company and team initiatives, goals and events • Schedule and organize: become familiar with Facebook and Twitter by organizing and sending out numerous social media posts outlined by Communications and Marketing/OAP departments
• Implement social media contests: assist PR/Marketing with the implementation and follow up duties related to contests: contacting fans, mailing out items, etc
• Interact and communicate with fans: follow up with fans by responding to questions, comments, etc with guidance from Communications department Develop leadership skills and gain experience with PR/Marketing events:
• Prepare: help plan, organize and prepare for off-site, on-the-ground PR/Marketing events • Learn independence and responsibility: become familiar with how to execute and mange a Marketing/PR event • Document: take photos, write re-cap, etc for post-event PR purposes Understand the importance of business relationships
• Observe: Attend pre/post game set, production truck, live shoots, etc to gain an understanding of "presence" and responsibility in different professional settings • Prepare and Follow Up: work with communications and Marketing/OAP to fulfill client and team requests: dub in-game drops, features, etc and get to clients in a timely matter
• Research: Assist departments with client/team research for numerous different projects to learn multi-tasking ability and importance of preparation Gain experience with live productions: • Work with producers, PA's, talent on creating run-downs, scripts, etc.
• Observe production truck and studio
• Work with PA's on clipping and building packages on IVDR and Avid for studio shows
• Help with misc. studio duties including camera, teleprompter, game records Increase editing/writing/interviewing skills:
• Learn Avid system and editing techniques, editing roll-ins or teases for shows
• Shadow reporters and talent when working on features and interviews
• Work with reporters on writing skills and interviewing techniques Develop better understanding of team relationships:
• Observe when on-site including pre-game work-outs, etc.
• Familiarize self with team relations and politics Gain experience with setting up crews, trucks, etc.
• Work with operations on setting up crews, trucks, feeds, etc. for all live events
• Misc. operations duties Understand the importance of business relationships
• Attend pre/post game set, production truck, live shoots, etc to gain an understanding of "presence" and responsibility in different professional settings • Work with department to fulfill client and team requests: dub in-game drops, features, etc and get to clients in a timely matter
• Assist departments with client/team research for numerous different projects to learn multi-tasking ability and importance of preparation

Learning Objectives: -Become aware of the value of social media and how it works as a PR/marketing tool -Develop leadership skills and gain experience with PR/Marketing events -Understand the importance of business relationships -Gain experience with live productions -Increase editing/writing/interviewing skills -Develop better understanding of team relationships -Gain experience with setting up crews, trucks, etc. -Understand the importance of business relationships

Apply online now.

PDI Ninth House - Marketing and Events Intern

Educational opportunity: As a marketing and events intern at PDI Ninth House, you will work with talented professionals to gain first hand experience in business-to-business (B2B) marketing program development and management. You will learn how to coordinate events, and build marketing campaigns that create a demand for services and generate new business leads. You will also learn how to identify and develop essential marketing communication materials, and coordinate field and digital marketing projects.

Hours per week: 15-20 (hours are flexible between 7:30 a.m.and 5:00 p.m.)
Length of assignment: Four to six months
Salary: $10 per hour

Position overview:

- Provide direct support to a senior marketing manager and a marketing director for the coordination and completion of marketing and event projects
- Assist with the development and execution of key initiatives in the areas of marketing, conferences, seminars, data management, social media, and intranet platforms
- Position based in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota


Responsibilities:


Marketing
o Coordinate field marketing programs and initiatives (e.g., field marketing manual development, marketing plan reviews)
o Assist in the development and implementation of assigned marketing campaigns
o Participate in marketing communication audit activities
o Write, edit, proofread and help with the production of field marketing materials, including guidelines and procedures, templates, and forms
o Coordinate internal flash survey design, execution and analysis
o Assist on management of the delivery of marketing tools on the intranet
o Use the internet to perform basic research on clients, prospects, industries, geographies, and competitors

Events
o Support the development of educational events (e.g., PDI Ninth House seminars, roundtable discussions, and showcases) and related materials
o Provide development and logistical support for conferences and webinars
o Develop and maintain speaker and event directories
o Produce routine correspondence and event guides/plans in collaboration with supervisors and speakers
o Manage event timelines
o Create project plans and spreadsheets for events, including information about registrations, audio visual needs, and booth requirements


Experience and Skills Requirements:

- Junior or Senior in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, or Communications
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize workload
- Creative, detail oriented, and a self starter
- Intermediate working knowledge of MS Office and social media applications


PDI Ninth Houseis the premier global leadership solutions company with distinctive expertise in accelerating leadership effectiveness to maximize organizational performance. We have more than 40 years of experience in helping clients identify, manage, develop, and promote superior leaders across all levels of the organization. PDI Ninth House uses a unique combination of innovative, field-tested strategies; state-of-the-art technology; and proven processes to tailor specific solutions for our clients. PDI Ninth House partners with the world?s leading organizations, enabling them to address critical leadership challenges with innovative solutions. Our aim is simple?the well-placed confidence that clients? current and future leaders are distinctively stronger than their competition, resulting in sustained, superior performance.


PDI Ninth House provides employees with the opportunity to build their career in a stimulating, multicultural environment as well as offering competitive compensation and benefits. PDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Apply online now.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hazelden Foundation - Communications Specialist

This is a fulltime position, Mon.-Fri., 8:00am-4:30pm. The communications specialist plans, writes, and helps to produce a variety of marketing and informational materials that promote Hazelden's products, programs, and services and advance its brand identity, including providing content for a variety of external and internal communications. 

Position requires Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or public relations or related field; three to five years of experience in journalism requires, must have experience in corporate communications, or related field with strong portfolio of written work for print and interactive media; strong written and verbal communications skills required; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently required; knowledge of Twelve Step philosophy and addiction recovery required; must have basic photography skills; knowledge of desktop publishing, Web content development and production, and social media content development and mechanisms preferred; strong presentation skills, strong project management skills and familiarity with electronic proofreading desired.

Apply online now.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Haberman - Visual Storyteller – Designer

Overview: Haberman is a Minneapolis-based media and marketing firm whose mission is to discover, develop and tell the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a designer who can enhance our storytelling processes through compelling, information-driven visuals that advocate for our clients and educate their audiences. This individual will collaborate with our other designers and work closely with Haberman’s interactive team.

Responsibilities:
• Support all areas of the design process – from research, initial concepts and sourcing materials to concept development and final production.
• Develop and execute design projects – from print collateral to logos and identity systems to Web-related projects (e.g., Web site development, online campaigns, etc.).
• Implement copy changes within designs, make design revisions and perform production tasks using existing style guidelines.
• Work with clients, account directors and project managers to ascertain needs to develop creative directions, concepts and specifications to meet client objectives and budgets.
• Prepare design elements for client presentations.
• Manage relationships with freelance partners, as needed, to complete clients projects.
• Maintain a working knowledge and proficiency of all technical aspects of development and production of creative solutions.
• Maintain a working knowledge of professional standards for trademark development, intellectual property rights, usage rights for photography, illustration and other materials.
• Collaborate with Haberman’s Visual Storytelling team members to develop designs that advocate for our clients, and persuade and educate their audiences.

Experience/Skills Required:
• 4-6 years of agency design experience
• Knowledge of design principles and best practices
• Developed design skills with the ability to work on a wide range of projects
• Knowledge of printing and or reproduction process and techniques
• Understanding of the value of design within a business context
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in an ever-changing and collaborative, fast-paced environment
• Intellectual curiosity
• Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
• Experience in web and digital design (e.g., flash, etc.)
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to collaborate with, and give clear direction to, other members on the Haberman team
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication and presentation settings
• Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity

Deadline to apply: Dec. 30, 2010

Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com

Friday, December 17, 2010

Help Wanted: One Simple Plan Looking to Fill Position

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

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

We believe in working hard to get the job done. We take ownership of our opportunities and we believe in everyone working for a common, transparent goal. We believe in teamwork. We believe in having fun en route to that goal. We believe in having a vested interest in your work. We believe in the creative power of ping pong – a favorite pastime at One Simple Plan. We really like that we are close to Cuzzy’s and Target Field, two spots that help enable the aforementioned fun.

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

Our criteria is 2-6 years of public relations experience (including time spent at an agency), with media relations stripes, client management know-how and solid writing skills. If you have a “figure it out” attitude when it comes to challenges and opportunities, you will do well here. It really is that simple.

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

One Simple Plan is an equal opportunity employer.

Gander Mountain - Marketing Intern

Summary:

The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing department with administrative support and planning events for both the online business and Store teams. This is a part-time position starting in Winter 2011.

Responsibilities:
  • Respond to customer service calls and requests for donations.
  • Assist in building center aisle merchandising displays and communication of marketing direction to the Stores.
  • Partner with Marketing team to approve online events for Stores.
  • Collect and process weekly Marketing strategic direction to distribute to the Stores through appropriate communication channels.
  • Create and maintain new library system for collecting print and online advertising materials.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:


Education:

College students in their Junior or Senior year working towards their Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field.


Other qualifications:
  • 1+ years prior experience in a corporate office environment.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and written, clearly and concisely and interact effectively at all levels and across the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PC applications including MS Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Excel and the Internet.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Apply online now.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Normandale College - Director of Media and Public Relations

Position Responsibilities:
This is a highly visible position which represents the College to its various audiences and the public through external and internal print, broadcast, electronic media and other public and media relations activities. Proactively innovates, plans, coordinates and implements media and public relations initiatives, as well as internal communications strategies that produce positive regional, statewide and national visibility and public goodwill for the College while also accurately and thoroughly informing faculty and staff of College priorities and activities. Advises president, vice presidents, deans, department chairs and faculty regarding promotion, publicity, key messages and communication. Interprets college and departmental policies, practices and data to local, state and national news media. Negotiates and manages the contracts and supervision of outside marketing and media contracts.

Required Qualifications:
* At least five years of demonstrated success in media and public relations or journalism, preferably in leadership role.
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills; effective organizational skills.
* Ability to work independently, to gain respect of media representatives, to effectively advise senior leadership team, and to supervise students.
* Ability to effectively coordinate outside counsel in marketing, media and public relations activities.
* Well versed in using social media, such as blogs, podcasts, RSS, Twitter and Facebook, to reach media and external communities.
* Good public speaking skills.
* Adept at using Microsoft Word, Outlook and digital photo editing software.
* Highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic.
* Must be willing and able to attend college events at a variety of times and days.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience as media representative for higher education institutions and being familiar with sensitive College and departmental data, policies, practices, and state and federal regulations.
* Able to explain in simple and understandable terms how departmental policies and practices advance the mission of the College.
* Experience in media campaigns and project management.

Application Process: Qualified Candidates Should Submit:
A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and preferred characteristics (not to exceed 5 pages).
A current resume.
A Normandale Community College application form (may be completed on our website Normandale Employment Application Form) including three professional references.

Application Submission:
Application materials should be submitted directly to the college either by e-mail (Cyndee.Robinson@normandale.edu), fax (952-487-8265), on-line through our website Normandale Employment Application Form or by regular mail to:

Cyndee Robinson
Personnel Services Representative
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431
fax (952-487-8265)
e-mail Cyndee.Robinson@Normandale.edu

Weber Shandwick - SAE/AS - Consumer Marketing Team

Qualifications:

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for a PR professional with 4 - 8 years of experience and expertise in retail, beauty or health and wellness to join its Consumer Marketing team.

Essential Leadership Competencies and Attributes:
  • Demonstrated ability to execute results-driven, consumer PR campaigns
  • Deep knowledge of consumer media - both traditional and online
  • Ability to confidently engage with clien
  • Demonstrate industry/category knowledge melded with communications know-how to solve marketing and communications challenges
  • Proven ability to build and develop strong and trusting relationships with the client and with junior staff
  • A solid understanding of the retail, beauty or health and wellness industries

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing campaigns that engage consumers via traditional media, social media and grassroots communication
  • Building strong peer-to-peer relationship with clients
  • Balancing workload between accounts and account staff
  • Developing, presenting and selling creative ideas
Qualifications include:
  • A passion for writing and presenting
  • BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
  • Proven success in solving marketing and communications problems
  • Agency side experience required
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and management skills

What's in it For You?
  • A great opportunity to work with a committed team on interesting client communication challenges.
  • You'll work directly with clients and manage projects and teams.
  • An opportunity to work in an office that is consistently recognized as a 'great place to work.'
  • A chance to develop professionally in an office that operates under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
  • Being part of a strong and deep national and global team.
  • Working with colleagues who are leaders in their fields.
  • And the opportunity to coach, mentor, role model for our highly talented cohort of junior-level employees.

Weber Shandwick, recognized as 2006 Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News and as 'the gold standard' by the Holmes Group in its 2006 Agency Report Card, is a leader in global marketing public relations and corporate communications counseling. Our mission is tied to one goal - winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty - advocacy - by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Land O'Lakes - Community Relations Intern

Land O’Lakes, Inc. strives to be a good neighbor and contribute to the vibrancy of the many communities it calls home. 

Land O’Lakes makes financial contributions to support community projects focused on hunger and human services, youth and education and civic and arts. These sponsorships serve the general public and help bring communities together, while also enhancing Land O’Lakes corporate presence where we have members, employees, plants and facilities. The Public Relations department and the Land O’Lakes Foundation are responsible for all financial contributions, sponsorships, and volunteer activities.

As a member of this team, the Community Relations Intern will:
- Coordinate the Community Giving Garden program in the Twin Cities and six other locations. This includes working with employees and local agencies for volunteer planting and garden care and coordinating produce harvest and delivery to a local food shelf. In rural locations, the intern will work with local contacts to assist with creating and promoting their garden projects.
- The United Way campaign in the Twin Cities raises more than a million dollars to help our communities. As a campaign team member, the intern will work with the fundraising committee on creating, producing and promoting fundraising events to raise more than $80,000.
- The intern will work with new employees, employee volunteers and executives on volunteer events such as the new employee breakfast, the Moo Booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and summer volunteer projects.
- The intern will also assist with Foundation programs and other Public Relations projects as needed.


Required Education:
- Public Relations
- Communications
- Experience as a volunteer, preferably in a leadership role


Required Skills:
- Commitment to community service
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of channels
 

Apply online now. 

Thrivent Financial - Communications Specialist

This position provides communications counseling, planning and writing support to Thrivent Financial Bank and initiatives working in conjunction with a Communications Relationship Manager, Bank Marketing Director and Field Communication Manager. Works independently and as part of a team to plan, implement and evaluate communications activities supporting defined objectives.

Roles and Reponsibilities:
• Works in conjunction with a Communications Relationship Manager to create communications needs assessments, strategies and implementation plans for assigned initiatives of the assigned division.
• Writes and edits articles, messages and other planned communications for multiple audiences (i.e., corporate employees, field producers, members, etc.) on behalf of the assigned division.
• Provides proofreading support as needed to others in the Communications division.
• Provides direction to communications resources (e.g., project management, writing and design, multimedia) as required by a Communications Relationship Manager and the assigned division.
• Tracks team and individual performance measures and reports performance to Field Communications Manager.
• Develops and provides communications training and tools to departments, content contributors and others within the assigned division(s).


Job Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree in journalism, marketing or related field required
• Experience (minimum five years) in business communications
• Demonstrated ability to plan and implement communications programs
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Excellent human relations skills, tact, good listening and consulting skills
• Proven knowledge of the financial services industry
• Prior financial writing experience preferred
 

Apply online now. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

City of Brooklyn Park - Part-Time Communications Specialist

Do you carry your I-Phone or Blackberry everywhere you go? Do you love to read status updates and tweets when you’re bored? Are you curious about what’s going on in your community and the world? Does writing a creative sentence excite you? Can you work under pressure when the tough gets going? If so, the City of Brooklyn Park is looking for you!

The city’s communications coordinator is looking for a highly motivated college student or recent graduate to be her assistant. This is NOT a typical entry-level position where you just observe and file documents. You will get hands-on experience and will be a critical member of city communications team. The position duties would include: being the city’s official webmaster and editor of the very popular employee newsletter, handling media relations questions and feature writing on some of the most interesting people and places in Brooklyn Park.

The journalism student currently in the position is graduating and leaving to pursue a public relations agency job in Washington, D.C. at the end of the month.

This 20 hour a week paid position does have flexible hours to accommodate class schedules and other part-time gigs, but does include some night and weekend work. For more information, go to the city’s website at www.brooklynpark.org/sitepages/pid30.php.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kocina Branding & Marketing Co. - Web Marketing Internship

Kocina Branding & Marketing Companies consists of three inter-related marketing companies, including Media Relations, Inc, Mid-America Events & Expos, Inc. and Checkerboard Strategic Web Development. We help people and businesses promote their products through the media, through corporate events and online.

Are you looking for some experience? Do you have a flexible schedule? Our internship program is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn more about their fields of interest and gain valuable experience in the industry. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for credit.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assist in the creation of content and other added-value efforts • Assist in the development of collateral material • Creating reports for clients and for internal use • Writing memos and other correspondence to clients or the media • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions • Identify other new-media publicity opportunities for our clients’ products (blogs, online magazines, etc.) • Maintain and grow e-Marketing databases • Develop and implement activities to drive web traffic • Analyze results and research new opportunities • General administrative tasks


EXPECTATIONS: • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency • Ability to “fill in the gaps” or think for yourself • Ability to learn and adapt quickly • Proactive, responsive to change and open to feedback • Great attitude, team player mentality and a sense of humor are a must! • Sense of urgency - must meet deadlines

REQUIREMENTS: • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Acrobat) experience • Currently pursuing a degree in Internet Marketing, Marketing or other related field • Able to work at least 10 hours per week, minimum of 120 hours • Internships are unpaid and must be taken for college credit • Must be able to provide documents from school indicating credit

TO APPLY: If you have drive, ambition and talent, please call Cynde at 612-798-7218 or e-mail your resume to cbock@mediarelations.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pivotal Vision - Marketing & Sales Student Intern – Junior or Senior

Pivotal Vision is a local Twin Cities software and system development company that builds high tech intelligent surveillance systems. It includes remote automated object tracking for security and thermographic scanning of industrial equipment. The company markets and sells its products through a network of manufacturers representatives and dealers in North American and limited foreign markets. Its focus is on the critical infrastructure market place.

Schedule - Part time during the school year (flexible hours) full time summer

Salary/Wages - $10-12/hr

Location – Bloomington near MOA

Requirements of the position:
  • Marketing & sales academic path
  • Must be highly skilled in windows based applications as well being capable of using other
  • software tools for development of marketing documents
  • Areas of Marketing and Sales that will be experienced:
  • Work closely with CEO & VP Business Development
  • Hands on interaction with customers as part of customer relations
  • Interacting with companies sales representative firms
  • Approaches to the security and industrial automation markets for critical infrastructure
  • Packaging key messages about technology for various market segments
  • Development and updating of marketing brochures
  • Help develop information for posting on company website including periodic press releases
  • Developing messaging packages to be used with sales representatives, dealers and end users
  • Market analysis
  • Web based research of competitors marketing approaches and messages
  • Preparing for trade shows
Please e-mail resume that includes sales & marketing class curriculum and work experience
to: Jerry Larsen @ jerry.larsen@pivotal-vision.com.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Social Media Marketing Internship

Job Description
Our company, a pioneering mock interview service provider, is looking for a Social Media Marketing intern to help us grow our business. The candidate will play a key role in the sales and marketing initiatives of the Company. The candidate will be working with the founders in designing, planning and executing various sales and marketing activities. It will be a great opportunity for someone who is looking to learn new skills.

Qualifications
+ Passionate about social media
+ Superior organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
+ A self-stater with strong written & verbal communication skills.
+ Strong interest in marketing and sales, preferably with some experience

Learn more now.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Yelp - Marketing Intern - Minneapolis/St. Paul

Cast your textbook aside, this is where marketing in social media comes alive! Join Yelp as a Marketing Intern and gain real marketing experience to real people!

What is Yelp?
Yelp is a website where 38 million people (monthly) read and write reliable and trustworthy reviews of local businesses: restaurants, bars, shopping, just to name a few; from across communities in the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany and Austria.

Community Managers in over 50 Yelp communities are responsible for marketing, PR, other social media outlets, event planning, e-newsletter campaigns, and various odds and ends on the local level —but they can’t do it alone! Yelp Interns play an integral part in supporting activities designed to rally the Yelp community both online and off.

As a Yelp Marketing Intern You’ll Benefit From:
  • Practical experience with new media marketing techniques
  • Plenty of opportunities to shadow and spend time with the Community Manager including weekly meetings for coaching and professional development
  • A rich network of personal and professional contacts
  • As much Yelp marketing schwag as can be swallowed

So What Are Some Possible Responsibilities of a Yelp Marketing Intern?
  • Helping develop, organize and execute marketing events (parties, happy hours) and guerilla marketing programs (festivals, street ambushes, etc)
  • Co-managing the Twitter handle
  • Keeping Yelp clean with on-site projects, writing and researching
  • Online community building

Other Program Details
  • 3-6 month program and can be renewed with approval.
  • 8-16 flexible hours per week.
  • Interns must be 19+ and have reliable transportation.
  • Course credit is available.
  • This internship is unpaid
Apply online now.

Monday, December 06, 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.\
Position Objective:
The BioFuels, BioIndustrial and Emerging Business Platform reflect Cargill's recognition of the growing importance of biosources for fuels and industrial products. The Marketing Intern will support one of the business units within this platform.
Principal Accountabilities:
As a Marketing Intern, you will gain exposure to multiple facets of the business including marketing communications, social media programs, educational resources, customer needs, sales, and new product development. You will learn about the industries that the business serves. This position also offers an opportunity to learn more about positioning and education related to marketing environmentally-friendly products. Throughout the internship, you will also have the opportunity to learn about other sustainability initiatives within Cargill.
Environment:
- Quick integration into the business through clear work expectations and responsibilities.
- Team oriented, fast-paced and hands-on.
- Internships are 12 weeks in duration (May/June-August/September 2011) with a monthly salary.
Job Location:
- Hopkins, MN. 

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in a 4-year post-secondary education in Marketing, Communications or Business field.
- Completion of introductory marketing class.
- Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- General computer skills (Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and familiarity searching Internet sites for information.
- Ability to relocate to the Minneapolis area for the duration of the internship.
- Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.
Desired Qualifications:
- Overall 3.0 GPA preferred.
- Interest in environmental programs/sustainability and marketing.

Apply online now.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Guthrie - Winter/Spring 2011 Public Relations internship

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

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

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

The Public Relations fall internship is from approximately January 3, 2011- May 27, 2011. Commitment is 20 hours per week, primarily Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., exact schedule to be determined.

Apply online now.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Aveda - Global Communications Intern


Position Summary:
Assist Global Communications team with day-to-day operations, press outreach and management.
Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.
Key Responsibilities:
Essential Duties:
  • Media/Competitor Monitoring. Monitors and tracks green/new/trade/Minneapolis media placements for updates to media hits binder, placement summaries and weekly updates; monitors for competitor mentions to assist in proactive outreach opportunities
  • List Development and Maintenance. Researches, develops and maintains media contact lists (trade/green/Minneapolis), media magnet location directories (top salons/spas, service-specific lists, green salon/spas), Aveda spokesperson directory and green/online/trade awards document
  • Press Outreach. Assists in Minneapolis, online and trade press outreach; conducts proactive/reactive outreach to beauty/fashion bloggers and websites; fulfills editorial product requests and assembles new product mailings
  • Internal/Clerical Responsibilities. Maintains global communications intranet site with weekly updates; attends bi-monthly site review meeting with HR and other team leads, maintains inventory of Aveda product and general office supplies; conducts clerical duties as needed
Other Duties:
Pitch letter writing; press release editing; interaction with various departments within Aveda



Qualifications
 
Education: College graduate with degree in PR/Journalism or Communications
Experience:
• Previous PR interships or experience
• Strong writing and communications skills
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Experience with Bacon's, Burrelle's and VMS preferred

Apply online now.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

3M - Student Program Internship - Marketing

Organization

: Safety Security & Protect Svs

Primary Location

: USA Region-United States-Minnesota-Maplewood

Job Type

: Student Programs

Description

 
For more than 100 years, 3M has been a company that delivers both sustainable growth and consistent results. Today is no exception. We are making great progress toward inventing a new future for 3M - a future of faster growth and increased competitiveness, while continuing to deliver superior results..
 
An intern (10-12 week assignment) position is a temporary assignment with 3M's Corporate Student Programs. Corporate Student Programs is designed to provide 3M with the opportunity to identify qualified candidates for regular employment, and to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their academic knowledge with work experience. As a Student Programs participant located at 3M's headquarters in Maplewood, MN, working for the Corrosion Protection Products Division, you will develop skills, and gain work experience in your field of study.
 
This position is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year.  
 
The position will be responsible for, but not limited to the following specific duties according to position assignment:
  •  Conducting market and competitive research 
  •  Research International business expansion opportunities
  •  Develop a go-to-market execution strategy for International expansion 
  •  Research potential acquisition targets       

Qualifications

 
Basic/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completed High School Diploma/GED is required
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in Marketing or an MBA 
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 Scale
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor level or higher degree program in marketing or business with an accredited university, having completed at a minimum your Junior by summer of 2011
  • Previous international experience
  • Strong analytical skills with course work in statistics, mathematics or business finance a strong plus
  • Strong process orientation
  • Self motivated individual with a forward thinking focus and drive

Employment Statement

Apply now for this exciting opportunity with 3M. 3M is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Great Clips - Communications Specialist

This position is responsible for developing clear and consistent communication materials to ensure information is appropriately disseminated throughout the Great Clips system. The primary focus is business-to-business communications including corporate staff, franchisees, general managers, salon staff, and vendors. 

Key Result Areas:
Responsible for the development and distribution of system-wide and targeted communications, including a variety of print and electronic publications, system-wide announcements and promotional materials for Great Clips programs and events. Provides communications planning and execution expertise to a variety of committees, task forces and departments. Manages the Communications department internal news process, including monitoring and responding to news inquiries and submissions, tracking editorial timelines, developing electronic surveys, and maintaining internal Website content.

Key Technical Competencies:
  • Demonstrated skill in preparing creative and versatile written materials (print and online) for a variety of target audiences. 
  • Experienced in creating or managing the production of multi-media elements such as photography and video to create engaging communications.
  • Experienced in managing content for company intranet, including collaborative technologies that support communications within an organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use correct and consistent grammar, punctuation, semantics and style in all written communications according to accepted protocols.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in using the design and layout features of software applications in a PC-based environment including Word, Publisher, Power Point, InDesign, PhotoShop, and/or similar software to produce typeset, press-ready publications in a variety of formats.
  • Ability to communicate with and acquire information from all members of the Great Clips system on general and technical subjects relating to franchising, cosmetology, the hair care industry, and the company. Demonstrated ability to think and communicate strategically while delivering the message.
  • Ability to proactively research and identify resources, collect and review pertinent data, and use this information to create communications materials. 
  • Ability to navigate and manage online content, including familiarity with HTML and content management databases. 
  • Ability to generate unique, creative and versatile ideas and concepts, and use these ideas and concepts to develop, design and deliver communication materials.
Desired Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field and a minimum of 3+ years professional experience in communications, public relations or related occupation; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. Industry experience preferred, but not required.
If interested in this position, please send your resume to corporate.jobs@greatclips.com
An Equal Opportunity Employer