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Monday, January 31, 2011

Ameriprise - Marketing Internship

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

You've worked hard and now you're looking for a career that's as rewarding as it is challenging. Ameriprise Financial is a great place to find just that. With our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices nationwide, we're America's largest financial planning company¹ yet we're also a supportive nationwide family of financial professionals. We're proud to be ranked as one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine.²

You provide the initiative; we provide the support to help you succeed. Thrive in our diverse and inclusive environment with award-winning training,³ career development and 360° support guided by accessible leaders. If you're talented, driven, and ready to join a team of professionals who work every day to help their clients plan for and achieve their dreams, you're ready for a career at Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

¹ Based on the number of financial plans annually disclosed in Form ADV, Part 1A, Item 5, available at adviserinfo.sec.gov as of Dec. 31, 2008, and the number of CFP® professionals documented by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
² BusinessWeek magazine, September 4, 2008.
³ DALBAR Financial Intermediary Post-Sale Service Award 2007.Responsibilities

The Ameriprise Financial Marketing Summer Intern program offers participating individuals exposure to a broad range of marketing initiatives, along with the chance to gain direct experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Strategy
  • Market Research
  • Advertising and Media
  • Client Acquisition
  • Field Engagement
  • Business Alliances
  • Brand Management
  • Client Experience
  • Client Marketing & Communications
  • Field Marketing & Training
  • Marketing Operations
  • Interactive Strategy and Marketing
  • Retirement Solutions
  • Marketing Finance and Reporting
  • Top Advisor Promotion and Support Programs
Upon completing the internship, Marketing interns will be given first consideration for the full time Marketing Leadership Development Program position.

Required Qualifications

Junior status with Marketing concentration or related field

Preferred Qualifications

- GPA of 3.3 or above
- Previous employment history; marketing experience preferred
- Strong customer focus and project management skills
- Strong analytical and communication skills

Apply online now.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Synico Staffing Social Media Marketing Internship

Job Description: Synico Staffing is currently seeking a qualified candidate to work as a Social Media Marketing Intern during the Spring semester of 2011. 

This will be a paid internship. 

Job duties include: 
  • Building Synico’s Social Media presence online (managing such sites as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) 
  • Produce original web content, both video and written content. 
  • Website development/management 
  • Produce Synico’s monthly newsletter -Perform general administrative duties Business Development / Sales : 
  • Assist in developing new business relationships for Synico Staffing 
  • Send letters out to our current clients and potential clients 
  • Place cold calls to our current clients and potential clients 
  • Log cold calls in prospect grid -Creating and sending out marketing materials 
  • Help to build referral and lead generation network Required : 
  • Must be actively pursuing an Undergraduate degree in Marketing or a similar field
  • Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint 
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication 
  • Must possess knowledge and competence within the latest Social Media 
  • Dreamweaver experience is a plus 
Intern will be required to work approximately 15-20 hours (flexible schedule). If interested, please email your resumes to Matt Anderson (manderson@synico.com). 

Apply online now.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Land O'Lakes - Interactive Manager, Marketing Services

Position-State and City MN - Arden Hills - Corporate Office

Position Purpose: This position is a Marketing Services Role designed to lead Land O'Lakes interactive/on-line activities. This position will be responsible to create an interactive "Center of Excellence" team supporting multiple business units. This position will provide broad interactive thought leadership while also directing product level interactive planning and execution for the organization. This position will support business units that cross B2B and B2C business models and will coordinate activities with corporate communications interactive.

This role will support the Director of Marketing Services in the transition to a centralized marketing services function. The position charter is to identify & recommend break-through Interactive programs that will drive deeper relationships with customers which will then (eventually) result in incremental volume for the business unit. This role will partner with the respective divisions to develop and "bring to life" business strategies in the interactive environment. Significant emphasis will be placed on the operations, execution / implementation and evaluation of all interactive events, activities and campaigns, including detailed web analytics. This role will manage to a business team annual (consolidated) budget in support of 10+ websites and will have one direct report.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education: Bachelor's degree required along with a minimum of 6+ years Interactive and/or social media experience. Experience in planning and executing interactive communications, campaigns and events; fluent in current trends/best practices and web analytics/measurement tools. Experience in agency collaboration to develop appropriate and on-strategy content. Experience
in B2C and/or B2B marketing and communications.

If you are interested in this position, please log onto
www.landolakes.jobs search for 7164BR and submit your resume on-line.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
* Strong innovative thinking and strategic approach to interactive media planning and execution
* Demonstrated ability to execute interactive, social media and mobile campaigns.
* Experience in database management/CRM
* Strong critical thinking with experience in pre/post event analysis and application of learning to drive ongoing increases in spending effectiveness
* Excellent communication, negotiation & interpersonal skills with both internal & external audiences (including agency/vendor partners); proven ability to influence and provide thought leadership when working with internal marketing and cross-functional teams
* Experienced budget manager
* Proactive and results driven

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills: Experience in managing & developing direct reports. Experience in consumer packaged goods.

Percentage of Travel minimal

Mall of America Retail Marketing Internship

Job Responsibilities

  • Contact and coordinate retailer participation for photo shoots, seasonal promotions and fashion shows.
  • Research trends for fashion, home and gifts to integrate into advertising, online and media segments.
  • Assist with coordination and implementation of Prom, Back to School and/or Holiday (depending on timing of internship)
  • Organize and edit the monthly Marketing Update that is delivered to all Mall retailers.
  • Collaborate with PR team to contribute to, update and maintain MOA social media outlets (facebook & MOA blog) with information about upcoming events, new stores, trends and promotions.\
  • Update retailer pages and store photos on mallofamerica.com.
  • Maintain file management for all local and global tourism advertising collateral.
  • Research latest trends in fashion/retail and craft bi-monthly Business Buzz that is distributed internally.
  • Handle incoming inquiries and phone calls.
  • Additional duties include: File invoices and past advertisements, replenish team office supplies, and organize files and folders.
PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Possess a strong knowledge and passion of fashion and trend.
 
HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website at: www.mallofamerica.com/employment. No resumes at this time please. If a resume is needed, it will be requested at a later date. Thank you.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lola Red PR hiring assistant publicist for social media

Lola Red PR is now hiring for an immediate opening. Information is pasted below. If you could post to MNPR’s jobs blog, we would be most appreciative!
 
Assistant Publicist with a focus on Social Media
Entry Level, Full Time, Hourly
Eligible for benefits after six months, paid parking in downtown Minneapolis effective immediately.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Academic/Technical Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Journalism or Public Relations.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of media issues, high energy, excellent organizational skills and creative thinking abilities 
Computer Skills
Strong Microsoft Office skills specifically Word and PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
Industry Experience
1-2 years of experience in public relations or journalism fields.  (this may be intern experience)
Leadership/Management experience/capabilities
Ability to manage multiple tasks, lead projects and communicate well and often
Communication Skills
Strong writing skills.  Ability to build relationship with client. Receptive to direction.
Attitudes and Behavior
Self starter, pleasant/helpful/optimistic, minimal supervision required.  Ability to work on teams.
 
Responsibilities:
New Business Development
  • Build business contacts through networking, referrals, events and other sources
  • Enhances Lola Red reputation by continuously promoting the firm through marketing efforts
  • Support new business opportunities with research
Client Relationships:
  • Execute publicity campaign tactics
  • Prepare status documents for clients
  • Ensure features are obtained, press releases are effective, clients are prepped and execution is flawless
  • Monitor media for opportunities for additional exposure or possible problems or issues.
  • Develop strong bond with client and provide long-term value that results in continuous revenue.
Media Relationships:
  • Establish genuine and trustworthy relationships with journalists, reporters and editors
  • Generate new media leads through research, networking and referrals
  • Research and keep abreast of each media contact’s interests and story needs and provide value by presenting options and commentary
  • Internal
  • Keep management informed by collecting, analyzing and summarizing concerns, data and trends in PR industry
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge consisting of:  attending professional workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, reviewing best practices and participating in professional societies
  • Participate in intern interviews
Social Media:
  • Stays abreast of social media advances and shares them with the team
  • Creates promotions that fit within strategy and meet clients goals
  • Leads social media reporting 
  • Develops and refines social media reporting
  •  Executes social media tactics for clients
To apply, please send a ONE page resume and cover letter to allison@lolaredpr.com.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Country Jam USA Puts Out the Call for Social Media Interns

Looking for a kick-ass internship in social media and marketing?


Join our newly-minted All Access Crew and have a blast promoting and participating in Country Jam USA!



If we choose you as a leader for Jam’s All Access Crew, it will be your job to engage with fans and promote Country Jam USA. Country Jam USA has some of the hottest acts performing at the July 2011 Jam including the Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton.

Jam’s All Access Crew Leaders responsibilities will include:
  • Online and offline promotions before and during Country Jam USA
  • Creating social media buzz via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Blogs
  • Building a team of Country Jam fans to participate in online discussions
  • Attending events in the Eau Claire and Twin Cities area
  • Distributing information about Country Jam USA 2011
  • Co-Lead Jam’s All Access Crew activities at the Jam (July 21-23, 2011)
    Show us why you deserve to be an All Access Crew Leader!
    - Send your application via email only. (barbi@countryjam.com)
    - Include your resume with references, contact information and your social media profiles.
    - Create a short video (60 to 90 seconds) (why you should get the greatest internship).
    - Post your video to YouTube or other video sites and include the link in application.
    - Tell us about your passion for country music and your Social Media experience. If you aren’t active in social media, don't bother applying.
    - Have some fun and make us smile.

    This is a great opportunity to work with Country Jam and our Advertising Agency, Risdall Marketing Group out of Minneapolis, MN. You will learn a great deal, gain leadership and marketing skills while working with a fun group. You will also receive the coveted ALL Access Pass to Country Jam for the full event and co-lead assignments like interviews with artists and much more.

    Applications are due no later than February 8, 2011. This is a paid opportunity. Three individuals will be selected. You must be able to provide an average of 10 hours per week working with a virtual team. It is required that you attend and participate in the Country Jam event in Eau Claire, July 21-23, 2011.

    Having your own smartphone, computer and internet access is a requirement for this opportunity. Accommodations will be provided to our All Access Crew Leaders during the Jam event.


Padilla Speer Beardsley - Internship

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for a full-time public relations intern to assist in a wide variety of communications and public relations projects. This paid, six-month internship will focus on business-to-business marketing for our manufacturing and technology clients.

Responsibilities include:
• Writing news, product and personnel releases.
• Creating and editing media lists.
• Research.
• Media relations work, such as organizing clips and tracking incoming trade publications.

Candidates must have excellent writing skills, as well as one or two previous internships or volunteer experiences in public relations, journalism or marketing communications.

Padilla is an employee-owned firm and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an exceptional work environment, which contributed to our recognition as America’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toro - Internship - Sports Fields & Ground Marketing Associate

MAJOR FUNCTION

• Gain an understanding of essential marketing research techniques that drive decisions in new product design and positioning
• Ability to enhance verbal and written communication skills via numerous contacts to multiple customer segments
• Experience marketing to an exciting and growing industry segment of Sports Fields and Grounds customers
• Experience in developing and documenting key marketing processes

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist with collection of market research and "voice of customer" data to determine feasibility of several new product concepts
• Become versed in a new Commercial mower platform and coordinate both the usage of and feedback from prototypes
• Develop the framework and content of a customer loyalty program to both generate awareness of Toro solutions and impact purchase behavior
• Analyze and prepare reports using data generated from a lead management tool
• Assist with the creation and distribution of press releases, testimonials, and other marketing communications to various trade journals and/or media sites
• Create direct marketing / e-marketing campaigns for select new products
• Assist in the development of content and metrics/analytics for select microsites, online and print advertising campaigns
• Assist with the development and execution of a social media strategy
• Research and analyze the market opportunity of various state and federal contracts
• Produce a comprehensive marketing reference guide/CD that captures key Sports Field and Grounds information for Toro Distribution

QUALIFICATIONS

• To be eligible for this program you must be a student currently enrolled in a degree program with a graduation date no earlier than 12/2011 and interested in a career in Marketing
• Proficient in spreadsheet and database/data mining
• Web development or HTML experience a plus
• Must be an excellent communicator. Requires strong ability to interpret and analyze various types of data, summarize and present in spreadsheet, graph, or table format

Apply online now.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Haberman - Senior Account Executive

Haberman is a media + marketing firm dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a Senior Account Executive who can expertly develop strategic brand identities, lead integrated marketing campaigns and drive consumer engagement movements.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement strategic marketing campaigns for national and local clients – spanning brand and message development to creation and execution of integrated consumer engagement programs.
  • Serve as lead on client accounts, including being clients’ primary contact and managing retainers or project budgets.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction on a wide range of accounts — with an emphasis on health and consumer brands.
  • Partner with Haberman’s interactive team to develop and execute brand-driven web and social media campaigns/projects.
  • Partner with Haberman’s design team to develop and execute brand-driven design strategies that support integrated and interactive campaigns/projects.
  • Foster new business development opportunities within existing clients.
  • Participate in business development meetings with prospective clients and assist in proposal writing as needed
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 5+ years of integrated marketing communications experience with documented success developing brand identities, creating strategic marketing plans and executing brand-driven marketing programs
  • Agency and/or FORTUNE 500 experience preferred; cause-marketing and CSR background a plus
  • Excellent rapport-building skills, including with C-level executives
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings
  • Healthy sense of humor and innate creativity
  • Insanely good writing and editing skills with ability to grasp and translate complex subject matter
  • Ability to generate measurable results from marketing programs.
  • Experience integrating marketing, PR, web, social media and design strategies into holistic campaigns
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skillsHighly effective in creating and giving formal presentations – ability to build a succinct and persuasive presentation to sell a brand idea and campaign important
  • Ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations
  • Self-starter with commitment to take on new challenges and grow professionally
To apply contact Recruiter, Elizabeth Laukka, hiring@modernstorytellers.com

Haberman - Modern Storytellers, Business Development Director

Haberman is a media + marketing firm dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a Business Development Director who, in close partnership with executive management, will build a business development strategy, manage the prospecting campaigns, develop relationships, and help understand the potential client’s key business concerns. The position will also grow the agency’s reputation nationally through successful agency brand marketing and outreach.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the management of new business plans and activities, while upholding the mission and values of the agency
  • Advocate knowledge of and support the agency’s mission, culture, confidentiality, standards, etc.
  • Work in close partnership with executive management to identify potential new business opportunities; develop plans and action items
  • Initiate and manage effective relationships with selected, developed leads and prospects on ongoing basis
  • Manage multiple new business prospect engagements for themselves and key agency executives
  • Manage and lead RFP responses, and writing and editing of other proposals, presentations, case studies, and related new business writing
  • Manage and lead system and process for contact management, prospect and client database
  • Partner well with other agency internal departments, including Finance and Operations, on oversight of letters of agreements, rate cards, scope of work, i.e. projects vs. retainer, etc.
  • Evaluate market research and adjust new business strategies to meet changing market and competitive conditions
  • Research, analyze, and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on new business leads and opportunities
  • Maintain expertise of industry and competitors, continually gather competitive intelligence
  • Manage and create agency brand outreach strategy and tactics, including web, collateral, speaking engagements, venues, white papers, press releases, webinars, e-mails, etc.
  • Maintain contact with key industry associations, organizations, and partners

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 10 + years strategic marketing or communications experience; at least some in an agency setting
  • Proven track record of establishing trust and confidence of clients, especially at senior-levels
  • Ability to develop valued relationships with senior-level management, based upon broad knowledge of marketing and communications principles and insights
  • Ability to carve out new territory in an entrepreneurial setting and manage and/or delegate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Aptitude for or proven track record in new business development, could include cold calling, networking, prospecting, direct selling, etc.
  • Passion for agency’s new business growth and branding, become an expert and steward of the Haberman brand
  • Persuasive, with highly effective formal presentation skills and proficiency in skillfully influencing key decision makers, internal and external
  • Embodies and reflects agency culture; is authentically passionate and engaged in agency brand and mission
  • Intellectual curiosity, up-to-date knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Healthy sense of humor and innate creativity
  • Outstanding, persuasive writing and editing skills with ability to grasp and translate complex subject matter
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
To apply contact  Recruiter, Elizabeth Laukka, hiring@modernstorytellers.com

Friday, January 21, 2011

University of Minnesota - Women's Center Communications Intern

*** MUST HAVE WORKS STUDY FUNDS ***

Required Qualifications:
- Experience or interest in working with new media, technology and social networking sites.
- Experience working with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.
- Commitment to working/volunteering with women's issues.
- Interest in diversity and multicultural issues.
- Strong organizational ability and planning skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with different constituency groups (faculty, staff, students, alumni, community, diverse populations).
- Experience with basic office operations including computer software, word-processing.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently with good judgment.
- Ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously, with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion of projects.
- Team-oriented work-style and sense of humor
- Willingness to ask questions and to learn.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Understanding of University of Minnesota environment, resources, policies and procedures.
- Proficiency in mac-bases environment.


Primary Responsibilities:
1. In conjunction with the Assistant Director, conduct outreach to on-campus and off-campus groups. Serve as a representative of the office presenting a professional and positive perspective of the Women's Center and the University, including staffing information tables.
2. Assist in coordination of programs/events, particularly in the creation of marketing and advertising materials.
3. Coordinate the Women's Center's tabling efforts.
4. Maintain the Women's Center Facebook page, Twitter page, and other Web 2.0 efforts.
5. Recruit and assist in training Women's Center bloggers.
6. Participate in summer outreach, including information tabling at New Student Orientation and assisting with Welcome Week presentations/activities.
7. Coordinate the meetings of Bufandas for Yolanda knitting group.
8. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant of Women's Center and/or a designee.
  


Position description:
The Women's Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities. A unit of the Office for Equity and Diversity, the Women's Center increases connections for women's success, cultivates socially responsible leaders, and advocates for organizational culture change toward excellence for all. The 1st women's center on a college campus, the Women's Center celebrated 50 years in 2010!

The Women's Center Communications Intern works with the Assistant Director and other staff to creatively and effectively communicate our mission to the diverse members of the communities we serve: students, staff, faculty, alumnae and community members. As one of the representatives of the Women's Center, the Communications Intern plays a major role in the Women's Center advertising and outreach efforts. Additionally, the Communications Intern is responsible for some elements of event planning/program coordination.


Apply online now.

Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau - Marketing Coordinator

The role of this position is to ensure the effective operation of the Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Burnsville’s destination marketing organization, by assisting the Executive Director in both marketing and administration.


Job Description:
• Implements, in a timely manner, assigned programs and projects of the annual marketing plan.
• Updates the Bureau’s Web site and corresponding publications and related web sites.
• Maintains a well-informed working knowledge of the attractions and services available in the area to visitors and acts as a liaison between these entities and the visitor.
• Assists in the execution of the annual and long range market planning.
• Reviews and updates content of the Bureau’s web site and social media to insure accuracy and marketability.
• Solicits, compiles and ensures editorial accuracy of partner inclusion on the Bureau’s Web site.
• Promotes and Manages cooperative programs with partner web sites to ensure Bureau’s presence and accuracy of information.
• Manages relationship programs with constituents (hotels, restaurants, hotels, etc.) e.g. coupon and coupon redemption etc.
• Develops and coordinates sponsorship and supporter relationships.
• Manages collateral creation in conjunction with the Executive Director.
• Manages brochure distribution at Tourism Information Centers and brochure outlets as well as brochure fulfillment programs.
• Acts as primary resource and coordinator of annual fundraiser event (e.g. Canvas & Vines) to include ticket sales, auction items, sponsor opportunities, restaurants and area artist coordination etc.
• Coordinates and assists with trade shows/familiarization tours/seminars etc.
• Works with staff to create, distribute and manage all requests for proposals (RFP’s).
• Compiles and solicits the information for the calendar of events.
• Maintains a cohesive working relationship with staff/members/partners to promote brand.
• Serves as the first point of contact for all inquiries to the office, by telephone, email, mail correspondence and walk-ins.
• Assists with office operations including letters, reports, filing, supplies, phone calls, meeting arrangements, mail, accounts payable, financial materials, QuickBooks etc.
• Assists with the preparation of reports, minutes, and all other information needed for monthly Board meetings
• Manage material/collateral inventories (Visitor Guide, Dining Guide, Illustrated Map, etc.)
• Maintains accurate project records and reports to ensure that marketing campaigns are executed.
• Manages media contacts – initiates distribution efforts for news releases.


Education, training, experience:
• This position requires excellent communication skills, written skills, internet skills and attention to detail.
• Experience in travel and tourism, marketing and advertising, or marketing degree.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), database management, QuickBooks, and Social Media.
• Strong commitment to customer service and brand loyalty.

Apply online now.

Mastercuts - Marketing Coordinator

Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. As of June 30, 2010, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in over 12,700 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, Cool Cuts 4 Kids and Hair Club for Men and Women. In addition, Regis maintains an ownership interest in Provalliance, which operates salons primarily in Europe, under the brands of Jean Louis David, Franck Provost and Saint Algue. Regis also maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan. System-wide, these and other concepts are located in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

MARKETING COORDINATOR - MASTERCUTS/SMARTSTYLE
Position Purpose:
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing marketing projects with a strong emphasis on organization and follow-through. Will provide administrative support to Marketing Director in all phases of business.
Position Functions:
  • Initiate and proof monthly collateral and special requests from salons
  • Update and manage brand websites and emails
  • Code and track marketing-related invoices
  • Assist with researching and implementing mall media advertising opportunities
  • Prepare various reports, including analysis of sales activity from marketing campaigns
  • Compile and maintain archive of marketing samples
  • Open marketing communication jobs as required by the Director
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or related field
  • Minimum of one year office experience
  • Must be PC proficient; strongly prefer PowerPoint and Excel experience
  • Organized and extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and field personnel with high level of professionalism
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude
  • Team player
Apply online now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Edina Public Schools - Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist works under the direction of the Director of Community Relations and Community Education Services to identify communication issues and needs for Edina Community Education Services with the development and implementation of a plan that communicates information about Community Education Services, events and services to internal and external audiences.  The position also assists the Edina Public Schools Communications Manager as needed with the deliver of District communications.
·        Assists in the management and delivery of the Community Education Services communication plan.
·        Assists in identifying communication issues.
·        Writes articles for and assists with the production and distribution of resident and staff newsletters.
·        Assists in the management and design of the Community Education Services websites and video production needs such as editing, shooting, etc
·        Coordinates the taking of photographs and maintains a file of photographs, etc. which help chronicle Community Education Services events, activities, programs and services.
·        Creates and/or develops and distributes, as needed, to appropriate audience, news media, or other special interest publication:
o       Paid advertisements for placement
o       News releases
o       Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
·        Assists with the preparation and coordination of communication in the event of an emergency or disaster.
·        Creates, maintains, and manages Community Education Services web pages and site in coordination with District Media And Technology Services.
·        Helps plan and coordinate special events for Community Education Services and attends District meetings as assigned (note: some evening and weekends).
·        Assists the Edina Public Schools Communications Manager as needed.
·        Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.

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

US Bank - Media Relations Representative

General summary:
This position will be responsible for media relations at the corporate/local level for assigned business unit(s) and geographic regions.

Essential functions:

Help create and implement a comprehensive media relations strategy designed to build a positive reputation for U.S. Bancorp and its subsidiaries.

Develop and execute tactical media and communications programs to aid line of business objectives and geographical regions of the organization that this position will be responsible for and support.

Interact with executives, managers and other staff at all levels.
Write and edit copy for all media-related materials including news releases, executive bios, briefing memos, quotes, and web site copy.

Assist various members of the organization with issues involving the news media.

Work closely with line of business executives and managers and communications/public relations representatives to ensure consistency of message and approach.

Your Career is Here.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, or equivalent work experience
- Five or more years of experience in marketing, advertising or communications activities
- Advanced communications skills - writing, speaking, etc.
Preferred Skills/Experience
- Strong research, analysis, and interviewing skills
- Well-developed organizational and project management skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Apply online now.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Brunswick Corporation - Marketing Coordinator

Basic Accountability Statement:
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and leading marketing related activities intended to maximize brand and product exposure, to stimulate customer interest in both new and existing products and to help build a public brand image that increases the brand’s value.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists with the coordination of creative development, printing and distribution of marketing collateral including but not limited to point of sale materials, magalogs, catalogs, product information guides, brochures, promotional items and displays
  • Drafts and distributes written communications for internal and external distribution to include dealer bulletin, press releases, employee communications, management presentations, etc.
  • Assists with the development of strategies intended to train Crestliner’s sales team and dealership personnel on products and marketing activities
  • Develops and manages strategies to utilize eZines (electronic magazines which repurpose content collected during the production of the Crestliner magalog)
  • Coordinates with the Lead Response Program Representative to implement and manage Crestliner’s CRM strategies including all lead generation and lead management activities and the development of training on these topics for Crestliner’s sales team and dealers
  • Manages and coordinates Crestliner’s market research strategies and resultant market research information
  • Coordinates with the Product Manager to conduct voice of the customer projects as needed to support portfolio planning and product development activities
  • Coordinates and implements Crestliner’s promotional strategies such as sales contests, and retail promotions, etc.
  • Assists with the coordination and production of product photo and video shoot.
  • Leads and manages all activities related to the coordination of boat shows
  • Coordinates the logistics for sales and marketing events such as the dealer forums, dealer councils, the annual dealer meeting, etc.
  • Coordinates relations with media to include the promotion of new products and programs, etc.
  • Collects and analyzes key sales data such as market share, retail sales, dealer inventories, etc.
  • Coordinates with the Customer Support Manager to develop and manage Crestliner’s Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) efforts with the collection of consumer feedback through (CSI) surveys
  • Assists in the management of relationships with any external advertising entities to provide supplemental marketing support for Crestliner
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree; marketing or business degree preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
Special Skills, Other Background Requirements:
  • 2 to 4 years experience in marketing role(s) preferred
  • Marine industry or boating knowledge preferred
  • Excellent time, organizational and workload/project management skills
  • Must be self-starter & self directed
  • Creative, high energy and multi-task oriented
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
Apply online now.

Robbinsdale Area Schools - Marketing and Communications Program Director

POSITION AVAILABLE
Marketing and Communications Program Director (5174)
Education Service Center
Terms and Conditions of Employment for Program Directors
Job level 8, Salary range $94,447 to $97,538
52 weeks

PRIMARY FUNCTION
The Director of Marketing and Communications manages the operations related to the district’s marketing and community relations team that provides services in the areas of print communications, customer service, video, web and public relationships and strives to create, maintain and enrich relationships between and among school and community stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage and supervise all community relations staff and provide leadership to the community relations team.
  • Provide direct public relations support to the superintendent, cabinet members and other district leaders as requested.
  • Supervise and provide oversight to managers of special projects.
  • Coordinate all aspects of district public relations, media relations and district wide communications and marketing.
  • Develop, monitor and adjust the community relations budget and provide oversight to the accounting of community relations accounts payable and receivable transactions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Superintendent

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Marketing, Communications or Journalism required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, communications or related field; experience in public education preferred.
  • Knowledge of student academic achievement and instructional programming delivery is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, enhance and sustain relationships with internal and community stakeholders.
  • History of working effectively with multiple stakeholder groups and persons of varying ethnic, race and economic cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all district constituents to build strong working relationships and maintain effective communications.
  • History of fiscal responsibility and effective budget preparation and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage department recruitment, management and professional growth.
RELATIONSHIPS
  • Reports to the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Works with school board members, district staff, community, students, parents and state and local education agencies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Apply on-line at www.rdale.org and include a resume including references with your on-line application or send letter of interest and resume by close of posting to
Carol Adams, Human Resources Program Director
Robbinsdale Area Schools
4148 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55427

CLOSE OF POSTING
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

3M - Student Program Marketing Internship

Description
3M's Consumer & Office Business supplies an array of innovative products that keep homes cleaner, offices organized and buildings well-maintained and is home to some of the world's best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Filtrete™, O-Cel-O™, Nexcare™, and Command™.
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 in Maplewood, MN 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.
We are currently seeking a Marketing Intern who will be assigned to a brand team and work on two to three projects during the summer. Projects normally cross a variety of marketing areas such as brand marketing, new product marketing, channel marketing and marketing communications. A summary presentation to upper management with key recommendations that contribute to achieving overall brand objectives will be given at the end of the internship.
Candidates must be able to:
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously
  • Develop actionable recommendations
  • Conduct competitive and market assessments
  • Provide input into business strategic and brand marketing plans
  • Demonstrate knowledge of eMarketing and social media integration
  • Understand pricing and portfolio management
  • Analyze secondary POS and shopper insight data

Qualifications
 
Basic Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program from an accredited university in communications or an MBA with an emphasis in marketing, brand management or marketing communications
  • Minimum of three years full-time work experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years marketing and/or sales experience
  • Minimum of one year consumer product goods industry experience
  • Prior internship with a consumer product goods company
  • Superior marketing, analytical, team leadership and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Expected degree completion by the summer of 2012

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.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Carlson Hotels - Social Media Manager

Position Description:
The Social Media Manager's primary responsibility is to execute social media strategy, provide content and monitoring to key social media outlets, as well as providing measurement and feedback for social media strategy.
- Manage execution of the Social Media strategy at Carlson
- Manage day to day activities and operations of the social initiatives at the Corporate and Brand level
- Communicate key themes and messages on social media channels that match company mission, marketing programs, product launches, campaigns, etc.
- Work with agencies to establish benchmarking and analytics to identify key metrics and areas for improvement
- Measure the success of social media activities and report results to management
- Work cross functionally and collaborate with internal stakeholders globally
- Maintain and update of monthly content calendar and deliver content for multiple sites
- Monitor and communicate via Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
- Build and maintain effective relationships with global stakeholders, Brand representatives, IT partners and external vendors
- Track key performance indicators and regularly communicate with stakeholders on progress toward established, shared goals

Position Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree required
- Self-starter with minimal need for day-to-day direction and an internal "drive for results- attitude
- Experience building new business ideas from scratch. Ability to pioneer and develop communication efforts
- Ability to interact across multiple levels of organization - influencing and working well with others
- Exceptionally strong sense of maturity, judgment and professionalism in regards to responding to issues in the public social media space
- Ability to set clear goals and quantitatively measure them
- Online community management experience is a plus
- Experience managing external agencies/vendors
- Experience working in a team environment
- Excellent communications skills, written and verbal

Apply online now.

Deluxe Corp - Marketing Intern

Job Description

These are exciting times at the Deluxe family of companies. We are changing, evolving and growing. To help achieve all that we have planned, we seek enthusiastic, collaborative, creative, and focused people. People who embrace change... people who are excited about developing new solutions... people who want to make a real impact. More than ever, we're all about opportunity and growth. If that sounds good to you, perhaps you will become one of our indispensable employees helping lead Deluxe forward.

Deluxe is currently seeking a Marketing Intern for our Integrated Programs Marketing area.

Under the direction of Integrated Program Manager or Specialist, the Marketing Intern provides support for existing programs.

Accountabilities:

Responsible for supporting the implementation of our automated campaign management tool. Responsible for solving issues associated with the implementation of the campaign management tool.

Under direction of Integrated Marketing leadership, optimizes solutions portfolios for customer (segment) value, revenue and operating income, across enterprise segments.

Supports marketing program strategies across segments.

The position requires someone who is a strong people person, highly analytical, technical aptitude, organized and detail-oriented with ability to work in fast-paced environment and multi-task.

Solutions focused, creative, collaborative, detail oriented, process focused, forward thinking, marketing knowledge and acumen.

Strong sense of urgency and drive for results.

Ability to make decisions and work collaboratively with other teams.

Excellent communication skills.

Tenacity to ensure product/solutions and meet customer needs.

Education/Experience:
BS in Business or Marketing or equivalent experience, required.

Please check out this role and join our Facebook Careers Page http://www.facebook.com/deluxecareers to get updates, ask questions, and better understand our culture or visit us at jobs.deluxe.com.

Required:

Pre-Employment Screening Drug screen and background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Apply now online.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Benchmark Learning - Marketing Specialist

Description: 
Position Overview: •Design, manage and report on integrated marketing campaigns, including search marketing, display advertising, partner programs, media planning, events and other marketing tactics •Drive pipeline growth for key accounts within your assigned territories by identifying key contacts, key data and acquiring lead criteria for each account •Partner with sales and marketing management to ensure the development of effective nurturing and demand generation campaigns •Accountable for reaching customer acquisition, revenue and budget targets for identified sales territories •Manage the acquisition budget to execute ROI efficient acquisition programs •Identify, evaluate and recommend new customer acquisition opportunities •Perform hands-on oversight of SEM program with Search Specialist •Assist Search Specialist with strategy development to provide optimization recommendations •Design marketing campaigns including: initiating marketing ideas, researching and developing content and information, analyzing and reporting on campaign results •Research, write, edit and proofread communications for both print and online media Salary Range: $30,000 - $42,000, flexible depending on qualifications and experience

Contact Information: 
For more info and to apply visit: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=537906

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Internship Opportunities at ghost communications

Internship Opportunities at ghost communications
We have immediate need for one – possibly two – interns at ghost communications, starting as soon as possible.

If you’re interested in working with, and learning from a fast paced, senior-team of PR professionals that led major brand campaigns and teams at some of the area’s biggest firms, let’s talk.

You’ll get your hands on a ton of experience very quickly, faster than larger firms with traditional internship tracks. You’ll pitch media not just make media lists. And we expect and encourage you to contribute ideas to campaigns that place our clients’ brands and products in major national consumer media. We may expect you to make a cup of tea and run an errand or two – but everybody does that here.

Ideal Experience + Requirements:
  • Previous internship experience at an agency (in-house OK)
  • Passion for real media as much as social media
  • Strong writing, verbal communications skills
  • Outgoing personality and a sense of humor
  • Open schedule and flexibility

Internship Terms
  • Compensation: initially expenses and stipend. More later.
  • Term: three months renewable to six month
About ghost communications
We’re a small, fast-paced micro agency (five people) based in Uptown Minneapolis and growing quickly. Our clients include prominent local businesses and national consumer products and brands in the snow, cycle, women’s accessories and outdoor lifestyle categories. You won’t find much on our website right now – it’s underdevelopment, so if you have a question ask. Better still, come and talk. You’ll find us in an open plan, industrial space right in the heart of Lynnlake close to restaurants and bars for after work happy hours.

All applications must contain a short email note summarizing your experience and interests, a cover letter and an up-to-date resume. You should also tell us if you applied or interviewed for a previous opening. Please send to: elle@ghost-pr.com. Interviews start immediately.


University of Minnesota - Communications Intern

Required Qualifications:
Strong sense of responsibility; Impeccable attention to detail; Attention to minute detail; Ability to manage complicated projects. Self-guided. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Desire to maintain and grow in position for one to two years.

Work study preferred.



Duties/Responsibilities
Launch your communications career in a fast-paced, friendly office. Work on a team where your contributions are valued and your personal goals are important to the group. We are seeking a student who desires a career in the communications field. This long-term position will be 15-20 hours per week, with increased hours during summer break.

45% - Work closely with Office of Admissions and Printing Services staff to ensure the timely completion of published communications.

30% - Assist with administrative duties, including project tracking, publications inventory, and publications archiving.

15% - Write current student blog focused on academics and student life.

10% - Other duties as assigned.



Program/Unit Description
When you are assigned a group project for class, are you the group member who takes the lead and keeps everyone on track? Do you know how to manage a long-term project from point 'A' to point 'Z' ? Is your Gopher Guide color-coded to keep you organized? If this describes you, then we encourage you to apply for this internship, where your skills will be put to good use as we recruit and enroll the next University of Minnesota freshman class.  

Apply now online.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Archway Marketing - Marketing Specialist

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Write and edit copy for business development opportunities including but not limited to Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and sales presentations
•    Support business development team in the creation of strategic proposal responses and presentations within time sensitive deadlines
•    Manage proposal and presentation processes including the scheduling of meetings, organizing materials, and developing content

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
•    Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing, English or related field
•    1 - 3 years of experience writing proposals and sales presentations
•    Experience responding to large RFPs
•    Ability to work on a team and lead projects

For a complete Job Description and to apply, visit our Archway's career page: Archway Marketing

Interested applicants should submit an online application.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gander Mountain - Marketing Coordinator

Summary:
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of marketing communications, the processing of marketing financial invoicing, and fulfillment of marketing and event materials for local and regional Gander Mountain events.
Responsibilities:
  • Lead the approval, coordination and execution of store marketing events, sponsorships and corporate promotions (including the fulfillment of appropriate promotional materials)
  • Assist with various branding initiatives (ex. ensure proper brand elements are included in the design of private label packages, catalog pages, etc.).
  • Manage the distribution and inventory of marketing supplies and other collateral materials.
  • Coordinate social marketing engagement strategies for Gander Mountain’s social media presence.
  • Manage and answer requests and questions from Stores related to the Marketing team.
  • Monthly reconciliation of marketing finances and expenses
  • Communication of marketing programs with Operations and Customer Service teams through the use of various internal communication tools.
  • Participate in store marketing events like in-store promotions, sport/trade shows and/or sponsorships.
  • Provide analysis of marketing program results.
  • Assist the Marketing Managers with special projects as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Education:

Bachelors degree in Marketing, Business, Communications or related field with 2 years of applicable experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the Company.

Other Qualifications:
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs is preferred.
  • Superior organizational skills with a proven ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and build good working relationships with internal partners and external vendors.
  • High energy with the ability to travel at least 30% throughout the year and occasional large store events, sport/trade shows and sponsorships as needed.
  • Desire to grow and learn in a fast paced retail environment. 
Gander Mountain is an EEO/AA Employer.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Social Media Marketing Intern

Company Background

Reier Group, LLC is an outsourced Consulting and Marketing company based in the Twin Cities. We assume our client's brands to sell on their behalf. We do so by providing integrated sales and marketing, technology focused lead generation, and can provide full sales execution including contract negotiation and deal closing. We are quickly expanding and looking for highly motivated interns to join our internal marketing team.

Job Description

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 and sell products using social media?

We seek a highly a motivated individual with experience and fanatical passion for blogging, micro-blogging and community participation leadership.

Qualifications and Experience

• Seeking a bachelor’s or associates degree in business, advertising, marketing, graphics, web development, or communications.
• Is eager to learn and gain valuable real-world experience
• Possesses excellent writing skills and excels at internet research
• experience or training in advertising, PR, online marketing or similar field
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products
• Ideally the candidate will possess Adobe Creative Suite skills as well
• Dedicated to blogging and use of Facebook as well as other social media platforms
• Understands the power of feed marketing
• Creativity and a deep understanding of social media must be demonstrated
• Experience creating and managing content development
• Ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side in order to provide ROI to our clients
• Identify and handle all potential threats due to user generated content
• Understands a multitude of social media platforms including: YouTube, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg, Reddit, Flickr, Forums, Twitter, Wikis, blogs, etc…
• Knowledge of search engine optimization and basic keyword research.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment
• Is eager to meet and exceed objectives
• Brings to the position outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
• Ability to communicate results to management and in a fast paced environment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Execute on the social media strategy laid out by the management team
• Write blog entries, tweets, email newsletters, etc.
• Immerse yourself in the brands that you are representing
• Build and maintain our content distribution network by way of social media channels
• Participation in conversations that surround our content and brands
• Create content for feeds and snippets in various social media sites.
• Incorporate keywords into social media provided by the management team
• Participate in social media for our clients
• Optimizing tags, on our feeds, sharing sites like YouTube/Flickr and search engines through copywriting, creative & keyword optimization & buzz pocket mining

Apply online now.

Weber Shandwick - Internship

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

The Minneapolis office has an immediate need for an Intern. 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
  • Previous internship experience preferred
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • You must be a team player

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

Apply online now.

Weber Shandwick - Senior Account Executive - Public Affairs

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an experienced PR professional with 5-7 years of experience to join our Corporate, Community and Public Affairs group.

Essential Leadership Competencies and Attributes:
  • Demonstrated ability to execute results-driven campaigns.
  • Ability to confidently engage with client.
  • A solid understanding of public affairs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Building strong relationship with clients
  • Preparing for and leading client meetings and presentations
  • Developing and implementing issues response and management recommendations
  • Delivering and editing well-written press releases, bylines, case studies, fact sheets and other media materials

Qualifications:
  • BA or BS in Business, Communications, Political Science or related degree
  • PR agency experience strongly desired
  • Public Affairs experience a must

What's in it For You?
  • Our office has earned local recognition for our 'great place to work' environment. We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
  • You'll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields. And you'll have the opportunity to be coach, mentor, role model for our highly talented cohort of junior-level employees.
Apply online now.