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Saturday, April 30, 2011

MLT Vacations - Event Planner

MLT Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, is one of the largest providers of vacation packages in the United States and manager of Delta Vacations, Continental Airlines Vacations, United Vacations and Worry-Free Vacations.​ 
MLT is currently seeking an Event Planner with at least 3 years of experience to plan and administer travel agency events to support the promotional efforts of MLT Vacations’ Sales department.​  Qualified candidates should have experience with the following:
  • Creating event concepts
  • Coordinating travel for multiple individuals/​groups
  • Managing project timelines and budgets for various events.​

If you’re looking for more than just another job, find the travel industry exciting and looking for a casual and friendly environment, then MLT Vacations has a perfect opportunity for you.​ Candidates should have ideals that embody our values of integrity, caring and hard work.​
                                                   Job Description 
POSITION OBJECTIVE:  Plan and administer travel agency events to support the promotional efforts of MLT Vacations’ Sales department.​

·         Develop, organize, administer and provide on-site logistical management for MLT University, educational seminars, promotional shows, MLT STAR appreciation events, on-site educational trips, publicity events, and special functions as needed.​
·         Manage hotel and destination partnership events to maximize partner relationships and revenue opportunities for MLT Vacations.​
·         Create event invitations and necessary promotional collateral, logo items and sales materials.​
·         Assist Marketing in the development and on-site implementation of marketing sponsor trips.​
·         Plan, implement and escort Minot Operations team members on destination training trips.​
·         Ensure show material information is accurate and sent in a timely manner.​
·         Develop and manage project timelines, keeping responsible parties on target.​
·         Monitor budget and expenditures, ensuring decisions are cost-effective.​
·         Generate and distribute reports pertaining to assigned responsibilities.​
·         Domestic and International travel to fulfill assigned responsibilities.​
·         Develop and implement major public relations events.​
·         Coordinate communication with event sponsors, vendors and suppliers.​
·         Research industry trends and advancements and make recommendations to enhance MLT Vacations events and programs.​
·         Organize and participate in event debrief meetings and processes, including capturing feedback and routing to appropriate parties.​
·         Comply with all corporate and departmental policies/​procedures and applicable governmental regulations.​ Ensure corresponding compliance of staff members.​
·         Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, which may include cross-utilization within the department or with other departments.​

·         Attend and participate in meetings that pertain to assigned responsibilities.​
·         Coordinate event-related travel arrangements for support staff and event sponsors as needed.​
·         Coordinate and participate in site inspections for sales events.​
·         Work outside of normal business hours as required.​
·         Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.​

·         High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.​
·         Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or equivalent work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.​
·         Three years of event planning experience preferred.​
·         One year of travel industry experience preferred.​
·         Knowledge of MLT Vacations programs, policies, procedures and reservations systems preferred.​
·         Strong PC skills including MS Word and Excel required.​
·         Experience with PowerPoint and Access reporting preferred.​
·         Must have the ability to work independently and possess strong problem-solving, organizational and negotiation skills.​
·         Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple projects/​deadlines simultaneously.​
·         Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management, staff, vendors and customers as well as demonstrate sound judgment/​reasoning skills.​
·         Must demonstrate strong attention to detail.​

MLT Vacations offers a comprehensive employee benefits package to help you enjoy a balanced work and personal life.​  Benefits include Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time-off, Paid Holidays, 401K with Company Match, Unlimited Worldwide Travel Privileges, Bonus Opportunities, Casual and Friendly Work Environment, Free parking, and more.​.​.​.​

Local applicants only please.​

Submit your salary requirements along with resume.​

MLT Vacations conducts background checks for all final applicants.​   EOE

Pentair - Marketing Intern

Pentair is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people who use them. With revenues of about $3 billion, Pentair employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide.
The Pentair Technical Products GBU is the leading provider of product and service solutions for enclosing, protecting, and cooling electrical and electronic systems. Its industry-leading brands provide a broad variety of standard, modified and engineered solutions to the commercial, communications, energy, electronics, industrial, infrastructure, medical, and security and defense markets. Pentair Technical Product brands include Hoffman, Schroff, McLean Cooling Technology, Aspen Motion Technologies, CALMARK, Birtcher, and Taunus.

Apply online now.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide - Community Relations Intern

At C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. our roots run deep. In 1905, Charles Henry Robinson started a small produce brokerage that developed the traditions and standards of service that shaped the Fortune 500 Company we are today. As a global provider of multimodal transportation and produce services, we are headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN and operate through a network of more than 7,000 employees in more than 235 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Middle East. We are the largest third party logistics (3PL) company in North America, and our services extend to more than 35,000 customers globally, ranging from other Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a variety of industries.

Our people are our greatest asset and create a unique corporate culture that has built strong relationships with customers around the world. They execute our tradition of service on a daily basis and take pride in sustaining our dynamic leadership in the transportation logistics industry. You’ll feel the energy the moment you step into one of our branches. That energy is what inspires us to find motivated individuals to join us in our quest to find solutions, develop innovative technology, and provide exceptional service to our customers.

Equal Opportunity Employer
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

There are no benefits for this position.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. has made a strong commitment to giving back to the community in which we work and live. Our success is dependent on the health and productivity of our employees, our customers and contract carriers, our communities, and our world. That's why we're always looking for opportunities to give back to our industry, support great causes, and make C.H. Robinson a great place to work.

Position Description:
We are looking for an energetic, motivated intern to assist us in the Community Relations department. As an intern, you’ll gain hands-on work experience with planning and executing our charitable giving efforts, including assisting with fundraising events, volunteer events, grantmaking, and writing communications. This is a full-time, summer internship.

  • Assist with event planning, execution, and post event analysis for charitable and volunteer events
  • Manage employee volunteers during fundraising and volunteer events
  • Interview, write, and edit key communication materials to employees (event email campaigns, feature articles, etc.)
  • Contribute ideas and content for social media strategies
  • Participate in the grant review process and assist with follow-up communications
  • Assist with organization of event photo archives and video
  • Collaborate with internal departments, including marketing, public relations, and human resources, as well as local non-profits
  • Exceptional organization, communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Reliable, responsible, and customer service-oriented
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Resourceful; self-starter
  • Initiative and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and knowledge of the Internet and social media
  • Interest in pursuing a career in Communications or Community Relations
  • All interns must have completed at least two or three years toward an undergraduate degree in Communications, Journalism, Community Relations or a related field.
  • We are currently looking for a sophomore or junior in college.
Some evenings and weekends required.
Apply Here

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mall of America - PR Fashion Intern:

PURPOSE:  Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America and working closely with Mall of America’s Trend Specialist. Candidates should have strong interest in fashion as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in fashion, trends and retail is preferred.
  • Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments
  • Escort trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments
  • Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends
  • Assist with media segment planning
  • Assist in styling outfits for fashion segments
  • Book models for media segments

  • Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture
  • Pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or fashion
·         Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
·         Some knowledge and use of social media tools
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
·         Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player
Internships will run from the end of May through the end of August.

Interested candidates should
visit  Fill out the application and submit a resume to by May 13, 2011 with the subject line stating Fashion PR Intern.

Mall of America - PR Intern

PURPOSE:  Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills. Some public relations experience is preferred.
  • Assist in writing press materials, pitching and updating online media room
  • Assist with media crews working in the Mall
  • Assist with general PR needs including ordering necessary supplies, generating documents, record keeping, filing, etc.
  • Research creative and innovative ideas to promote MOA and MOA events
  • Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed

  • Pursuing a degree in Public Relations or Journalism
·         Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
·         Some knowledge and use of social media tools
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
·         Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player
Internships will run from the end of May through the end of August.

Interested candidates should
visit  Fill out the application and submit a resume to by May 13, 2011 with the subject line stating PR Intern.

Capella University - Corporate Communications Specialists

As the Corporate Communications Specialists for Capella University, you will be responsible for implementing progressive public relations campaigns that highlight the quality and credibility of a Capella education, with a heavy focus on comprehensive social media outreach and search engine optimization strategies.

Key activities include, but are not limited to:

- Research, develop, and distribute news releases and media pitches that showcase Capellas quality and credibility through multiple media platforms (traditional and social), with a heavy focus on search engine optimization (SEO).
- Monitor and engage with social media conversations daily regarding Capella that take place throughout social media. Develop and act on strategies to foster conversations regarding Capella through various social media channels. 
- Responsible for fielding inquiries from the media and assisting with developing a response in a very short period of time.
- Develop and disseminate communications with internal staff regarding coverage of Capella / conversations about Capella happening in traditional and social media. Assist in developing and disseminating key messages and talking points for staff on issues critical to Capellas success.
- Work closely with faculty and staff at all levels to identify news / points of differentiation about Capella that highlight the universitys credibility, and leverage that information by turning it into effective content for both traditional and social media.

The successful candidate will have experience integrating traditional media relations and new media / social media strategies and tactics. A bachelors degree in journalism, public relations,  communications, or related field is required, along with a minimum of 2+ years of experience in public relations or corporate communications. Excellent written communication skills are a must, as well as the ability to multi-task various initiatives from start to finish. Looking for an idea person who can also do the hands on work to complete a project. The ability to think strategically and take a customer-focused approach is essential for success in this position. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Location
Capella University
Capella Tower
225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
How To Apply
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Apply online now.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cargill - Media Relations Internship


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
Media Relations Intern
Position Objective:
This internship position supports the Cargill Corporate Affairs Media Relations team, which is responsible for external communications support for the company's business units, issues communications and corporate responsibility communications.
The intern will have exposure to the media relations team's entire portfolio of work and will be involved largely in researching, writing and editing content for both internal and external audiences. Examples of assignments would include drafting community grant press releases; preparing media outreach materials; participating in media events; and drafting media kit materials.
Principal Accountabilities:
- 40% Writing
- 30% Special projects
- 20 % Research
- 10% Miscellaneous support
- The environment is team oriented, fast paced, and hands-on.
- Students are given the opportunity to apply their skills and gain hands-on experience working on projects and publicizing company initiatives.
Job Locations:
- Wayzata, MN

Required Qualifications:
- Juniors or seniors currently enrolled in an accredited degree program pursuing a BA in communications, journalism or English. Alternately, students who are pursuing a Liberal Arts degree.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- 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.
- Eligible to work June - August 2011.
-Must be willing to relocate.
Desired Qualifications:
- 3.0 GPA or greater preferred.
- Previous corporate, agency or nonprofit communications experience/internship.
- Familiar with Associated Press style.
- Strong organizational skills.

Master Communications Group - Marketing/Design Intern/Assistant

About Master Communications Group

Master Communications Group is a full service web and video production company based in suburban Minneapolis, MN. We produce web-based video, web sites and interactive productions for business communicators, marketers and publishers. Our wide range of capabilities, exceptional value and high level of quality combined with our experience and mastery of technology make us a valuable asset to any organization. We’re a flexible and highly experienced team of media production experts ready to help you communicate in the digital world.

Job Description
Assist small business owner with web and video development projects and administrative duties as assigned. Flexible, part time hours with possibility of full time permanent employment for the right person. Adobe creative design skills a must, interest in social media, marketing and web/video communications a plus.

Apply online now.

Sinclair Broadcast Group - WUCW - Marketing/Promotion Intern

Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 58 stations located in 36 geographically diverse markets, with 33 of those in the top 47 markets in the United States. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!
Marketing/Promotion Internship
The CW Twin Cities offers an academic credit internship program for college/university juniors, seniors and graduate students.
 Major areas of Study: Marketing, Sales, Promotion, Communication, Television
Semester/Hours: Spring/Summer 2011 (May start), Available to work events, weekends and some holidays as needed (which may include morning/daytime weekday hours).
 The CW Twin Cities will provide students the chance to learn the ins and outs of television marketing and promotions and gain practical work experience.  This position will implement sales promotions and coordinate work events with The CW Twin Cities advertisers.  During this internship students will have hands on experience with the full production of large scale marketing promotions and events.  Students will also be exposed to the television sales environment.  Our internship offers meaningful, educational and work experiences designed to meet the academic and career goals of the intern.
-Enthusiastic, detail-oriented, personable, outgoing, proactive and creative
-You must also be a resourceful problem-solver and a self-starter
-Must be able to prioritize projects & duties effectively
-Available to work weekends, evenings and holidays (which may include morning/daytime weekday hours) as needed
-Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
-Must have strong Microsoft Office skills  experience with design & Power Point a plus
-Responsible for set up and representation of The CW Twin Cities in a positive manner at promotional events.
-Will help build marketing & sales presentations using Power Point
-Will assist with all aspects of marketing initiatives & station contests including conception, development, and proof of performance.  Be able to problem-solve efficiently
-Some filing, research, and misc. office duties as needed.  

This is an unpaid internship that must be coordinated with college/university for credit.  Apply below or go to   PowerPoint samples may be requested from candidates.

No phone calls please. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

RBC Capitol Markets - Intern – Journalism/Written Communications

Position Purpose:
Position Summary
This internship provides opportunities to undergraduate/graduate students interested in exploring career opportunities in the financial services industry. Internships support full-time employees in accomplishing tasks and projects associated with running a department or business area.

The Journalism & Communications Intern will have the opportunity to learn about several areas within the department including Communications, Strategies, and Corporate Intelligence & Research. A group of projects will be assigned to provide this individual with a cross-section of projects to understand our business and the support that we provide to our internal and external clients.

Position Scope
This internship provides the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of US Wealth Management by working closely with several different managers to accomplish key departmental projects. These projects will provide the intern with exposure to the US Wealth Management business, how the department supports the business overall, and how we serve the diverse needs of our Wealth Management, International Wealth Management, and Correspondent and Advisor Services channels.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Will be asked to perform research projects regarding specific areas or topics.
  • Collect, organize and summarize specific data which can be used to create a finalized piece of communication.
  • Proof read and edit existing written materials for the final document completion.
  • Work closely with all members of the team to execute organizational, tactical and administrative functions as needed.
  • Coordinate and participate in other special projects as needed across multiple channels.

Job Requirements: (Knowledge/ Experience):
Basic Qualifications
  • Undergraduate student (completed sophomore level or higher) in a related major or Graduate student with a declared major in Journalism, English or Communications
  • Ability to work in downtown Minneapolis from June through August
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability as a team player as well as work independently.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies with written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong writing and editing skills (spelling, grammar, sentence structure, etc.)
  • Excellent research and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of print and electronic media production processes
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

    When you apply please include a cover letter stating your interest in the position.
Apply online now.

MoneyGram - Internship - Communications

General Responsibilities:
Paid internship responsible for assisting a team in developing and creating effective and concise copy for internal communications posted on the company website.  This role will work closely with Global Services and Operations departments to communicate company policy, processes and procedures for internal MoneyGram employees to be accessed across the globe.  This intern will work as part of a project team to develop new Global Services and Operations website structure and ensure consistency of web pages that have the highest level of usability.  Responsible for working with the Content Mangers and Business Owners to schedule posting of content to production environments.  With the assistance of the web team, the intern will create copy and placement on the Intranet and ensure that content is accurate, clear, concise and up to date at all times. 

Skills and Experience Required:
  • All positions require the ability to model the Corporate Values of Respect, Courage, Passion, Teamwork and Integrity.
  • Education: Working towards a degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a field related to the subject area with coursework in writing for the web.
  • Understands the process of developing communications for the web.
  • Understands capabilities and how to use a content management or document managemen system to publish content to the web.
  • Ability to work with a team to create a project plan from inception to execution while consolidating feedback from cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent editorial and proof reading skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks at once.
  • Capable to work in a very fast paced environment, providing response in a quick manner.
  • Excellent PC literacy skills in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • 5% overtime
  • 5% travel 
Apply online now.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weber Shandwick - Intern - 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.

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

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.

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

Please apply: - PR/Events Intern

MPLS.TV is looking for a social butterfly who is motivated to channel their social energy into a profession. You'll be thrust into a professional and important position and you'll be on the front lines of the future of PR and event planning.

This is an unpaid position. If this sounds like your kind of taco, drop us a line. We're excited to hear from you!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Draft and write press releases and learn how to distribute to the media.
  • Assist with planning PR strategy for upcoming events.
  • Assist with writing and copy editing print and electronic communications.
  • Develop and write media materials, including news releases, case studies, calendar alerts, and fact sheets
  • Archiving and reporting on production press activities
  • Help at events in community. May include taking pictures, volunteering or drafting event recaps.
  • Compose and produce The Weekly Taco, MPLS.TV’s internal newsletter.
  • Complete miscellaneous writing projects as assigned.
  • Communicate the goings-on of the MPLS.TV Community to the rest of the MPLS.TV team
Qualifications and Experience
  • Possess excellent writing skills and excel at internet research
Apply now at - Community Cultivator

Are you spending your time tweeting and posting Facebook updates? Are you looking for a career that allows you to spend time doing this each day? Are you knowledgeable about the internet and how to increase brand awareness using social media? We are seeking a highly a motivated individual with experience and fanatical passion for blogging, micro-blogging and community participation leadership.

This is an unpaid position. If this sounds like your kind of taco, drop us a line. We're excited to hear from you!

Role & Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain our content distribution network by way of social media platforms
  • Actively monitor and participate in conversations that surround MPLS.TV
  • Research creative and innovative ideas to promote MPLS.TV through digital channels
  • Act as a digital ambassador for MPLS.TV
  • Gather feedback from the community to improve the MPLS.TV experience
  • Experiment with new and alternative ways to leverage 'social' media

Qualifications and Experience
  • Live + breathe popular culture and digital spaces
  • Have in-depth knowledge of social media platforms including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr, and location-based services with an established presence on one or more
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a passion for market research and finding or creating research that might not yet exist to solve problems
  • Have experience creating and managing content development
  • Have the ability to think outside the box and be able to take ideas from totally different companies/ products/systems and be able to apply them to the world of local content development
Apply now at

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Intern

Job Description:

Start gaining experience to build a great future – and help Ecolab create a better world -- as a Communications Intern. In this role, you will work closely with our Vice President of Communications and our Manager of Marketing Communications to learn how to develop and execute strategic communications programs in a global, Fortune 500 firm.

In this internship position, you will work with your manager on specific projects within the communications team. The goal of your internship will be for you to apply your education and gain experience through assignments ranging from internal communications, digital communications, executive presentations, event management and vendor and agency partnerships. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

* Support the team in the creation of strategic communications plans to help achieve annual business objectives, including both internal and external communications.

* Write and edit key communications materials.

* Understand the key department initiatives including public relations, trade shows, collateral, multimedia, web site programs, and incentives/contests.

* Understand how to ensure brand compliance of guidelines and standards of the Ecolab brand strategy.

* Work with manager on specific projects related to communications.

* Assist with vendor projects/communications.

* Limited administrative support.

In addition, this internship will allow you to gain exposure to Ecolab, the market leader focused on making the world a cleaner, safer, healthier place. We have several summer development and social activities that allow you to build your network and explore all of the opportunities available at Ecolab. Qualified intern candidates will posses the following:

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous professional Marketing or Communications experience.

* Pursuing a Master’s degree in public relations, communications, or a related field. (Position open to both Bachelor’s and Master’s level candidates).

* Advanced skill with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word).

* Strong process orientation, project leadership capability and precise attention to detail.

* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

* Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask between various projects at one time and complete tasks within short timeframes.

Job Segments: Administrative, Administrative Assistant, Communications, Corporate Communications, Creative, Entry Level, Intern, Marketing, Marketing Communications, Multimedia, PR, Summer Internship 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Adsoka - Internship

Adsoka’s client, Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization (TCFAO), is a nonprofit membership-based organization that galleries, museums, art centers, artists and advocates join. The organization advocates and promotes visual arts literacy, awareness and engagement. Learn more at

Job Description:
The internship should provide marketing and/or communications majors with the opportunity to develop their abilities by assisting with the planning, promotion and execution of Art on the Town, a TCFAO event held October 6-15, 2011. The intern will gain first-hand knowledge and hands-on experience in special event coordinating, marketing, public relations and other operations of the organization.

This internship can start immediately and runs through October 2011. Exact dates and schedule are to be determined, with part-time hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday typically. During the event there may be some evening and weekend hours.

  • Coordinate membership communications and outreach to prospective member organizations
  • Develop and implement promotional events including an arts media panel discussion, artist panel discussion and others
  • Submit events to various publications
  • Prepare media relations materials
  • Track results and measures
  • Other department duties that arise

  • College-level junior or senior
  • Marketing major (or related field of study)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Motivated and willing to bring new ideas
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail oriented and organized

Position Status: Paid
Position Type: Internship, part-time
Work Schedule: 20 hrs/wk
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Application deadline: April 30, 2011
Contact name: Jason Inskeep

Mail cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Internship Opportunity
1029 Washington Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Please, no emails or phone calls.

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive, Health Care, Minneapolis

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for an account executive with three-to-five years of health care public relations and media experience to join its health care practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in the health care industry.

Candidates must know how to:
-write all the basic PR tactics including, but not limited to: media releases, advisories, media pitches, letters to the editors, op-eds, byline articles, case histories and white papers
-produce media lists and materials
-research information to support client work
-deliver a pitch over the phone with trade and consumer media and feel comfortable advocating the client’s story and/or product with the media
-schedule and coordinate media interviews
-execute the logistics of an event
-organize and manage projects and tactics of a strategic or communications plan
-write content for marketing communication materials and tools

Overall, we are looking for a person who writes well and prefers client-oriented projects. Experience working at a public relations and communications agency is a plus.

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

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking a curious, high-energy individual who wants to grow with us.

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

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Senior Account Executive, Health Care and Medical Device, Minneapolis

Our growing, Minneapolis-based communications firm needs a hit-the-ground-running, results-oriented account manager who balances creativity with strong drive and determination.

Six plus years of experience in health care/medical device with a marketing or public relations agency is required.

The right candidate is a strong team player who enjoys the challenge of balancing deadlines and priorities in a high-energy environment. We are seeking a professional with B2B trade media experience and who can offer strategic counsel to achieve client goals, not just take orders.

The SAE will plan, implement and evaluate communication programs; manage day-to-day client activities; monitor budgets; problem solve; and participate in new business, including lead-generation and prospecting. Strong writing, marketing communications, media relations, account management and client-relations skills are critical.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about developing integrated campaigns and discussing health trends, reform and newsmakers. Candidates need to understand, synthesize and explain complex subject matter.

Position requires a bachelor degree with a major in marketing or PR/journalism.

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

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

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

If interested, or if you know someone you think would be a good fit, please send a cover letter referencing this position, along with your resume, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Consortium Book Sales and Distribution - Marketing Assistant

  • Coordinate weekly Communiqué e-newsletter to accounts and weekly Library Express e-newsletter to librarians.
  • Oversee Cision’s media database and gathering media lists for publishers; handle chargebacks to publishers for marketing expenses.
  • Participate in weekly marketing and e-merchandising meetings; monthly sales and marketing meetings; and seasonal presales meetings. Prepare presales followup notes and guidance to publishers on tipsheets and catalog copy.
  • Oversee year-round marketing internship program.
  • Manage Co-op with Independent bookstores: Handle all requests from accounts for individual co-op from publishers and create seasonal universal co-op form for sales reps and accounts.
  • Coordinate Consortium group print ads, including publisher participation and design and production.
  • Assist in the administration and monitoring of chain and wholesaler promotions and publisher participation in various Indiebound promotions.
  • Coordinate warehouse mailings for publishers and seasonal Consortium galley box mailings.
  • Participate in weekly social media meetings and contribute to Consortium’s Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts.
  • Help support various digital initiatives as book industry evolves.
As needed
  • Attend academic and library trade shows and conferences.
  • Attend sales conference.
  • Assist with shipments to tradeshows.
  • Assist with updating the Marketing Handbook
  • Participate in publisher strategy meetings.
  • Act as back-up for the Marketing Director
Requirements of the position include:
•Must be very detail-oriented and skilled at organizing, inputting, and
tracking large amounts of information.
•Must be adept on the computer and quick at learning different programs. Knowledge of Excel required.
•Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and to meet deadlines.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Willingness to work extended hours as needed.
•Ability to work as a team player

Immediate Supervisor
•Marketing Director

401 K Plan, Health, Dental, Life Insurance. Annual Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

To Submit A Resume
Please email or fax Marketing Director at 612-746-2606. No phone calls please.

ABOUT CONSORTIUM: Since 1985, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution has enabled a select group of independent publishers to successfully reach the trade, library, and academic audiences for their books. In partnership with our client publishers, we work to develop each publishing program to its fullest potential by providing high quality trade sales representation, aggressive sales and marketing support, and a full range of distribution services.
Today, Consortium represents 100 independent publishers located throughout the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe. Consortium is home to an award-winning literary tradition, fostering innovation and excellence in publishing—among the many honors are Pulitzer prizes, National Book Awards, and Nobel Prizes. We offer a diverse range of books including literature, politics, music, art, gay and lesbian studies, and children's books, among other subject categories. For a full list of our publishers, visit

American Cancer Society - Community Relations Intern

Position Description

Save Lives. Fulfill Yours. The American Cancer Society is looking for an energetic, motivated intern to assist us in our fight against cancer!  This rewarding internship will be responsible for assisting our Community Relations team in carrying out comprehensive and diverse community presence portfolio of community health and fund-raising activities.

We are looking for an intern with exceptional organization, communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills to help us with:

  • Event logistics
  • Working with volunteers
  • Materials distribution
  • Entertainment and supply procurement
  • Database maintenance
  • Special Projects
  • Secure in-kind donations
  • And more…
This intern will be a crucial member of the Community Relations team and will gain thorough knowledge of the American Cancer Society’s efforts in volunteer involvement and community relations.
Position Requirements

· Interns must be full-time undergraduate or graduate college students in good academic standing. Students must have completed their freshman year and have declared a major. Candidates must earn at least a “C+” cumulative average (2.50+ on 4.00 scale) and maintain at least a “C+” cumulative average each year in order to continue in the program.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Initiative and ability to work independently
Time Commitment: Minimum hours per week: 15
Some evenings/weekends required

This is an unpaid position. 

Apply online now

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gander Mountain - Marketing Internship

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 Summer 2011.

  • 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.


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.

Feed My Starving Children - Online Community Associate

This position will support Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) communications, marketing and public relations strategies by managing the organization’s social media presence, engaging in online conversations, and planning and developing written and multi-media content. The incumbent will be responsible for effectively representing FMSC and its Christian mission, and building visibility and thought leadership that contributes to financial support.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create, manage and expand FMSC’s social media presence and reputation through the FMSC WordPress blog and e-newsletter, as well as FMSC’s accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and other online platforms.
  • Advise FMSC management on optimal use of networking and recruiting tools (such as LinkedIn) for business objectives.
  • Optimize FMSC’s visual accounts such as YouTube and Flickr with multi-media content, working with designers as necessary for branding.
  • Plan and record podcasts, videos and screen casts for FMSC’s online and social media channels, mastering recording equipment and basic editing software.
  • Monitor and engage in online conversations to build visibility and thought leadership for FMSC. Seek to increase fan numbers and interactions; track mentions of organization and escalate issues or opportunities to supervisor.
  • Create content calendars for FMSC’s social media sites; anticipate need for additional content.
  • Serve as assignment editor and managing writer/editor for social media content, assigning, gathering, and preparing content from other FMSC writers and sources as needed.
  • Assist in developing other communication pieces as assigned, such as news releases and press materials, newsletter content, web content, and position papers.
  • Monitor and maintain FMSC’s profiles on third-party charity review websites.
  • Support Development and Marketing Departments with strategic counsel and content related to mobile applications, including QR codes.
  • Establish metrics to measure results and value, generate reports on regular basis, and make recommendations for improvements or new initiatives.
  • Teach other FMSC staff or partners to use social media tools as necessary to participate as content contributors and to use social media responsibly.
  • Monitor new social media tools, including their use by other organizations; make recommendations to supervisor for adoption of new technologies.
  • Maintain current knowledge of social media best practices and participate in professional networking.
  • Attend scheduled meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Commitment to support, promote and authentically communicate about FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English, or Communications.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a communications, public relations or marketing function for a media outlet, corporation or non-profit.
  • Highly involved in and savvy with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and Web 2.0; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Photography and videography experience desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to ascertain the priorities of a particular audience, craft persuasive and compelling social-based content to that audience, and use sound judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work in a team environment and as a liaison to other departments.
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
Schedule: Salaried position. Typical workweek is Monday – Friday. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Supervisor: National Marketing Director

Application Instructions: Email your cover letter, resume and three samples of social media or online
content work for an organization or promotional/advocacy project (i.e. blogs, Facebook posts, YouTube creation, Flickr account, etc.) to Please note “Online Community Associate” & your first & last name in the email subject line. Applications accepted through Monday, May 2, 2011.