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Thursday, March 31, 2011

State Energy Office - INFORMATION OFFICER 2 **Apply today, job closes today**

The department is located in downtown St. Paul with parking conveniently located across the street in a parking ramp accessible via skyway. Parking and bus passes are subsidized by the agency and available to you at a cost ranging from $23 to $60 per month. This position includes a full benefit package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits and more.

Provide professional communication services to the Department of Commerce (DOC), particularly in the Energy Division. Serve as a member of the department's Communications Team and Energy Information Center, which responds to energy-related inquiries received by the public. In addition to interaction with the public, this person will be responsible for general public relations activities, writing and editing articles, technical publications, consumer brochures and occasional media releases about department programs.


Note: Salary at hire typically ranges from $36,665 - $39,087 for employees new to state service.

Note: Job offer contingent upon passing a background check.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related field and at least one year of professional-level communications experience (e.g., writer, editor, communicator, communications/information officer, etc.) or closely-related work experience;
OR
Two years of the above experience.

The writer/editor should possess demonstrated skills and experience in the following areas:

Technical writing:
- Research data, reports, articles and web content and other materials;
- Interviewing and working with content experts;
- Create documents, articles, presentations and publications for several
audiences (e.g., energy-related industry; legislative representatives; local government agencies; and the general public).

Editing ability/skill sufficient to:
- Proofread and copyedit documents and materials;
- Compile and re-write content to meet different audiences and media including:
flyers, handouts, fact sheets, publications, web pages, presentations;
- Work with content experts on editorial changes.

Knowledge of methods to present information to the public and considerable knowledge of journalistic principles, practices and techniques.

Customer service/human relations skills sufficient to maintain effective working relationships with staff.

Oral and written communication skills sufficient for composition, editing and public speaking.

Computer skills (e.g., advanced skills in use of word-processing, desktop publishing, and layout/design software).

If you meet the above requirements, please respond to the Item below in the "Job-Specific Questions" section in ResumeBuilder. This information will be used to determine whom to invite for interviews. If you do not provide this information, you may not be considered.

1) Provide two writing samples that reflect your ability to meet the qualifications of this position. These may be news releases, newsletter articles, reports or any other pertinent material. (If you prefer, you may send your writing sample via e-mail (send to: amy.uhlendorf@state.mn.us) or via fax (fax # 651-296-2029)

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of photography, illustration and audio/video applications.

Working knowledge of layout/design software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

An understanding of energy-related issues.

Knowledge of building and appliance industry, including a working knowledge of building science.

How to apply:

You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume to the database through the on-line Resume Builder at https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/ResumeBuilder. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with this posting and future job openings to which you apply.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another. However, to ensure consideration for this position, both new and returning applicants need to apply directly to this posting number by checking the "Apply for this job" box found near the end of this announcement.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget(MMB)400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment website (http://www.careers.state.mn.us/) or via the "State Careers" menu-choice on the MMB website (http://www.mmb.state.mn.us), at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

Get more information here: refer to posting number 11COMM000012

Thomson Reuters - Communications Internship

The Manufacturing, Distribution & Engineering (MD&E) team is looking for a summer intern (minimum of 10 weeks) to support the internal communication needs of the business. This generalist position offers hands-on experience working with internal clients and corporate communications constituents to evaluate and enhance the organization's newsletter. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to develop their communication and graphic design skills, build a portfolio and gain business experience.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate the weekly newsletter, MD&E FYI, for opportunities to update formatting and content
  • Monitor, analyze and report on readership
  • Develop a recommendation for a newly designed newsletter
  • Gather stakeholder feedback, evaluate and provide recommendations on content and format
  • Implement approved design using MS Office tools
  • Prepare newly designed newsletter for ongoing publication by management and administrative staff
  • Other related projects as assigned

At Thomson Reuters, we deliver intelligent information quickly and efficiently, so professionals have knowledge to act. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled student (Junior or Senior) pursuing a 4-year degree in journalism, communications or public relations OR 4-year degree in graphic design or related program
  • Current GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint) required; understanding of graphic design features a plus
  •  Interest in publishing or operations
At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 55,000 colleagues in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit careers.thomsonreuters.com.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CBS Radio Minneapolis - Promotions Internship

CBS Radio Minneapolis (104.1 Jack FM, 102.9 Lite FM, and WCCO 830) is currently seeking students for Summer Internships. Interns will work on a variety of marketing tasks and projects as assigned. Projects include, but are not limited to: promotional event setup and execution, station contesting setup and fulfillment, interacting with stations’ listeners via phone, email, and in person, various office and administrative duties, station website maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Interested individuals should work well independently as well as in a team atmosphere and have interest in Promotions & Marketing, Communications, and/or Radio Broadcasting. Experience with copywriting, web content management, and public speaking a plus.

The ideal candidate MUST be reliable, responsible, and trustworthy; available to work nights and weekends. Candidate should have reliable transportation and be able to lift at least thirty-pounds.

Hours will vary, averaging 10-15 hours per week. This is a non-paid internship program. Students must be enrolled at an accredited college and must receive credit towards their degree in order to be eligible. Apply at cbsradio.com. Questions: amy.mauzy@cbsradio.com.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Labreche - Public Relations Internship

Company Description
LaBreche is an independently-owned brand communications company with brand development, public relations, interactive and design services.
Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity available for a full-time paid internship with our Public Relations team. This individual will have the opportunity to assist client teams with a variety of public relations initiatives, including the development of media materials and media outreach.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and a self-starter, passionate about a career in the field of public relations, and committed to doing what it takes to produce the best work for our clients. Excellent writing skills and a degree in public relations or journalism are also required.
Qualifications
* Must be driven and detail-oriented
* Able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
* Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Must have a degree in a relevant course of study
Additional Information
**Please include: cover letter, resume and writing samples.**
LaBreche offers a fun, team-focused and energetic atmosphere, with a variety of perks that support a flexible and rewarding work-life blend.

Apply for this job now.

Haberman - Media + Marketing Intern

Job Description
Focus: Haberman is a media + marketing firm dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek an intern to focus on marketing, public relations, branding and cause-related projects for consumer clients and/or business-to-business clients. It also will include some administrative duties.

Responsibilities: • Assist in developing and implementing integrated marketing campaigns for national and local clients, including brand development; social media strategy; public and media relations; and creation and execution of integrated consumer engagement programs. • Develop and write media materials, including news releases, case studies, calendar alerts, fact sheets, etc. Pitch and secure media placements for clients. • Research, develop and manage media lists and editorial calendar opportunities grids. • Support Haberman account executives and office management with administrative tasks such as retrieving articles for clients, preparing packages for mailing, conducting research, answering phones, etc.

Requirements
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 1-2 years of marketing experience, with strong grounding in public relations and consumer engagement 
  • Consumer and/or business-to-business media relations experience required
  • Agency experience preferred 
  • Ability to support national marketing campaigns 
  • Excellent rapport-building skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, knowledge of current events 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly 
  • Healthy sense of humor and creativity 
  • Outstanding writing skills 
  • Close attention to detail 
  • Ability to generate media relations results on a local scale 
  • Tremendously organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once 
 Apply for this job now.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Graco - Marketing Internship

What are you looking for in your career?
  • Global Organization
  • Career Advancement, Development, and Training
  • Great Culture and Benefits
  • Industry Leader
  • Innovation and Collaboration
 
Graco Inc. has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Twin Cities metropolitan area by the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, ranking third in the Large Publicly Held Companies category. 
 
Come be a part of a winning and reputable tradition at Graco Inc!
 
Job Purpose:
Works as a part of the Marketing Team and has an opportunity to gain knowledge and work experience regarding Market Research practices and procedures in a real-world corporate setting.
 
 
Essential Duties:
·    Exercises excellent judgment and initiative in handling business assignments for secondary market research on new application opportunities.  Responsibilities may include limited primary market research opportunities.  Work with key personnel to understand work assignments and foster timely communication on research progress status.
30%
·    Define details on assigned applications:  Market size and segmentation, primary players in the industry, SWOT analysis, competitive landscape, industry trends, etc...
40%
·    Develops concise reports summarizing and detailing market research findings
20%
·    General administrative and project support
10%

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Essential Requirements:
 
Education/Certifications 
·    High School Graduate
·    Minimum two semesters of college with a major or concentration in Marketing or Business Administration is required.
Skills/Abilities/Competencies
·    Strong understanding of basic Marketing Prinicpals
·    Effective written and verbal communication skills
·    Able to organize and prioritize work assignments while handling multiple tasks and deadlines
·    Detail oriented and ability to work well within a deadline-driven environment
·    Exhibit skills in researching
·    Excellent teamwork attitude
·    Perform functions efficiently and accurately
 
 
Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!
 
For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, go to www.graco.com, click on Employment, and apply online. 
 
All applicants must submit an on-line application to the specific job to be considered.

Spring 2012 National Society of Leadership and Success Internship

The National Society of Leadership and Success, one of the largest leadership honor societies in America, is looking for the best and the brightest student leaders to apply for a paid two semester internship beginning Spring 2012. If selected as an intern, your responsibility will be to start a chapter of the Society on your campus and serve as the president of a leadership honor society (also known as Sigma Alpha Pi).

The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where students come together to help one another succeed. We integrate a year-long speaker series via live webcasts from the nation’s top speakers and celebrities to teach students how to become leaders as well as the keys to success. Some past speakers include: Stephen Covey, Lou Holtz, Goldie Hawn, Jack Canfield, and other celebrity speakers from hit TV shows such as Survivor and America's Next Top Model. You will participate in team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable to achieve goals.

The Society also encourages and organizes students into action to better the world. By surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, you will be exposed to peer mentoring which will lead to positive change in your life.

If this sounds like something that you would like to be a part of, please visit our website at http://www.societyleadership.org/intern/BfootSP2012 to submit your resume and application.

The paid Society Internship is a unique experience offering you a chance to develop skills in:
• Management - direct a 12-person executive board
• Budgeting - develop and implement a budget for speakers, community service and social events
• Fundraising - get your community involved supporting the leaders of tomorrow
• Communication - implement cutting edge technology during interactive broadcast events
• Public Speaking - represent The National Society of Leadership and Success on your campus
• Marketing - create local marketing campaigns to enhance your chapter's image and involvement
• Public Relations - develop relationships with administrators and groups on campus

What are some of the benefits of being a Society intern?

• All expense paid 2 day leadership training retreat
• Paid $1500 Stipend
• On campus internship with flexible hours around class schedule
• Develop the essential leadership skills employers and graduate schools are looking for
• Capability to empower others to see your vision and leave a legacy on your campus
• Other great benefits - scholarships and awards, online job bank, access to Success Coaches, customized personalized letter of recommendation, access to several years of past Speaker Broadcasts, Interview Series (audio interviews with experts on various topics), use of a resource collection of leadership books and CD's, Motivational Mondays (weekly e-mails with five-minutes of motivational audio recordings), and participation in Success Networking Teams.

To apply for the National Society of Leadership and Success Internship Program please apply at:

http://societyleadership.org/intern/BfootSP2012

Cassidy Turley - Marketing Intern

Summary
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with over 2,800 professionals in 60 offices nationwide. The firm completed transactions valued over $13 billion in 2009, manages over 427 million square feet on behalf of private, institutional and corporate clients and supports over 25,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and occupiers with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate servicesincluding capital markets, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and tenant representation. Outside of North America, Cassidy Turley has served the international needs of its clients since 1985. In 2010, the firm enhanced its global service delivery through its partnership with GVA. The firm recently ranked in the Top 10 on the Lipsey Co.’s Commercial Real Estate Top Brands Survey.

Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and occupiers by offering integrated, tailored solutions across a full spectrum of commercial real estate services. Cassidy Turley is focused on delivering tailored solutions to help our clients undertake any real estate challenge, and create optimum, measurable outcomes. We have the size, the scale and the scope of services to handle all your commercial real estate needs nationally and internationally. Working with Cassidy Turley gives you the advantage of having a world-class, full-service organization as your dedicated partner. From Capital Markets, Landlord Representation and Project & Development Management to Corporate Services – and targeted specialty areas of concentration – we focus on your real estate needs so you can focus on your business. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  EOE.

Marketing Intern

Summary:
Cassidy Turley is seeking a college intern to work in the Marketing department.


Responsibilities:
  • Assist with writing and editing of monthly E-News
  • Assist with writing and editing of news releases and market research reports
  • Assist with writing, creation and editing of internal communications
  • Assist with regular updates to lobby displays
  • Assist with creation of MarketVolt emails for broker marketing program
  • Update Minneapolis website
  • Assist with the creation of property flyers and brochures
  • Assist with photography, videography
  • Assist with planning and execution of both internal and external events
  • Assist with implementation of community involvement initiatives
  • Report monthly e-blast statistics to the appropriate groups or individuals and track on spreadsheet
Requirements:
  •  Junior or Senior college student working towards a Marketing and/or Communication-related degree
  •  Enrolled as a full-time student at a Minneapolis/St. Paul college or university
  •  Must be able to work an average of 20 hours/week (flexible days)
  • The individual will report to the Cassidy Turley office downtown Minneapolis and have his/her own transportation
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Office applications

If you meet the above qualifications and are excited to join our growing firm, please click the link below to apply.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

UnitedHealth Group - Communications Manager

Description
Bring your communication bravado, and help change the world one bold idea at a time. You can help drive the change that improves the health care system for the benefit of millions.

Position Description:
Carry out creative media campaigns that advance our commitment to providing affordable, quality health and wellness services to America's seniors. The right candidate will have experience implementing external communications strategies with a focus on multi-media campaigns that deliver measurable results.

Sound analytical and writing skills are a must, along with an ability to develop thoughtful communications strategy and messaging around the issues of senior health, Medicare policy and health care affordability and quality. This professional will be able to operate well within a team and have the ability to interact with senior business leaders to craft appropriate and timely business communications. Must have experience interacting with local and national media.

Duties will include: assisting in the development of press releases and talking points; pitching timely, relevant stories; staffing scheduled media opportunities; drafting letters/memos, Q&As, backgrounders, and other messaging documents; working cooperatively with outside vendors.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

Imagine joining a group of professionals and clinicians who are working to improve health care for people over 50. Consider the influence you can have on the quality of care for millions of people. Now, enhance that success with enthusiasm you can really feel.

That's how it is at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. Everyday, we're collaborating to improve the health and well being of the fastest growing segment of our nation's population. And we're doing it with an intense amount of dedication.

Here, you will discover a culture that grows through challenge. That evolves by being flexible. That succeeds by staying true to our mission to make health care work effectively and efficiently for seniors. Put your best to work for us, and discover extraordinary opportunities for growth.

Qualifications:

* BA/BS degree is required
* 5+ years experience in a fast-paced, complex communications environment required
* 1+ year of proven experience working with media, pitching stories, and driving message required
* Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience required
* Excellent writing skills is a plus
* An ability to generate ideas and the willingness and ability to execute on them preferred
* Experience communicating and operating effectively within a diverse organization preferred
* A proactive problem solver with a commitment to the success of teammates and the company preferred
* Agency experience preferred, but not mandatory

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Apply online now.

Mall of America - Manager of Community Relations

PURPOSE:
  • To plan, source, implement and execute community relations/non-profit events for Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe to drive traffic and increase community support, involvement and exposure.
  • To ensure guests of Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe have a positive shopping and entertainment experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Create & manage all phases of community/non-profit and media events, including but not limited to: sourcing, negotiating, arranging and implementing common area events.
  • Manage and build relationships with non-profit organizations – identifying key, signature organizations & events and continue to increase funds raised for non-profit events hosted at MOA.
  • Serve as “the face of MOA” to the non-profit industry by serving on community boards and supporting community non-profit programs.
  • Manage annual community relations budget.
  • Serve as a liaison between all MOA departments to ensure communication of community/non-profit events.
  • Execute Mall of America corporate giving, including but not limited to:, scholarship program, grants, partnerships and volunteer opportunities.
  • Manage Pond Fund, Community Booth and Community Donations Programs.

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • BA or BS degree with ephasis in marketing or business management with 3+ years experience in events management and non-profit organizations.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills required.
  • Knowledge of building codes, fire and health regulations.
  • Proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, e-mail.
  • Flexibility to work varied schedules including weekends, evenings and holidays.
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sitting: 40% of time spent using computers, phone and filing systems.
  • Walking: 60% of time (30% walking, 30% lifting/physical labor).
To apply send cover letter and resume to Jennifer.renstrom@moa.net.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welsh companies, llc - Marketing Communications Specialist

Job Overview
This position requires an experienced marketing and communications coordinator that is responsible for assisting with the development and execution of marketing strategies for multiple company divisions, as well as coordinating public relations, internal communications, social media, copywriting, and delivering creative marketing solutions. Qualified candidates will have a four year degree, a minimum 4 years experience in marketing and/or public relations and excellent written and oral communication skills. Social media experience preferred.
Primary Responsibilities
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include the following specific tasks. Other duties may be assigned at any time.
  • Work with assigned Welsh divisions to generate, execute and follow through on marketing and communications plans for real estate projects, properties or teams. Includes special events, as well as print and online marketing implementation.
  • Responsible for the writing and development of company proposals, staff biographies, newsletters, assigned company collateral, email marketing campaigns and other assigned projects.
  • Serve as a media contact, develop and coordinate media pitches, track results, and proactively manage relationships with targeted media outlets.
  • Write and distribute news releases, scripts, video/audio recordings, and social media posts.
  • Prepare company leaders and representatives with effective communication tools for both written and oral delivery. Participate in training sessions as needed.
  • Maintain company’s social media outlets including the company’s blog and twitter microblog.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of company website and intranet content.
  • Coordinate and strengthen company’s internal and external communications programs.
  • Collaborate with research and brokerage division to write and produce quarterly market reports.
  • Ensure brand consistency and optimal creative collateral for assigned business units.
  • Coordinate marketing materials needed for Welsh sponsored events, speaking engagements, trade shows, etc.
  • Oversee vendor relationships as needed.
  • Occasional travel to local satellite offices.
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the primary duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Job requirements
  • Education
    • Four year degree in Marketing or Communications.
  • Work Experience
    • Excellent writing skills/experience and attention to detail a must.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Experience in writing press releases and in building media relations.
    • Knowledge of AP Stylebook guidelines.
    • Strong organizational, project/time management and detail orientation skills.
    • Capable of working effectively in a team environment, but must be able to work independently.
    • Work experience in supporting multiple teams and projects in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience with public relations software preferred.
    • Experience with social media communications and measurement tools preferred.
    • Experience with graphic design software (QuarkXpress or InDesign, Photoshop) and digital media technology (CRM, CMS, Email marketing) preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to generate innovative ideas/opportunities to solve problems and meet business needs.
    • Experience in coordinating projects with outside vendors.
  1. Knowledge, skills & abilities
  • Language Skills
Must have strong organization and communication skills as the position requires significant interaction with many people. Must also have excellent writing and oral communication.
  • Physical Requirements
Must have the ability to sit and/or stand for long periods. No ability to lift or climb is necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Resources for Child Caring - Public Relations Specialist (independent contractor)

Job Description: Creative, results-driven public relations and media specialist sought to support the launch of the Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Resource Library at Resources for Child Caring as a new statewide public resource.

Resources for Child Caring (RCC) has received federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, to establish the Debra S. Fish Library as a branch of the St. Paul Public Library. As a result, by June 30, 2011, anyone with a public library card in Minnesota will have free access to this unique collection through their local library.

This individual/agency will provide services to promote the benefits of this statewide resource to the various publics RCC has a relationship with, and others. S/he will develop a public relations plan that includes media relations; social networking, and advertising. This plan will be created with forethought as to how to sustain high community engagement in the months and years ahead, and will become a part of the agency’s communications plan going forward.

Desired Skills & Experience:
  1. A proven approach to public relations and media relations that achieve targeted results.
  2. Ability to achieve deliverables within the timeframe specified.
    • Realistic schedule of activities, meetings and process for achieving deliverables.
    • Confidence in ability to provide high quality, actionable outcomes in the required timeframe.
    • Experience messaging to diverse types of publics and diverse cultural populations, including non-English speaking publics.
  3. Strong communications skills (writing and speaking).
  4. Demonstrated use of social networking to engage and communicate with others.
  5. Experience promoting libraries, early childhood education, and/or related topics helpful but not required.
  6. Compensation: An hourly rate or flat contract rate will be considered.
Company Description
Since 1971, Resources for Child Caring has been dedicated to raising the standard of care of Minnesota’s children. Pioneered in Saint Paul by community volunteers concerned about the lack of affordable, organized and accessible early childhood care and education in a rapidly changing workforce, RCC was founded on the principal that the quality of a child’s early experiences greatly influences his or her success later in life. This principal has remained relevant throughout the past four decades and has inspired our agency’s growth from a community-based grassroots organization to a full service agency supporting families and early childhood professionals.

RCC’s mission is to advance quality care and education of children in their early years. Our vision is that by the time children start kindergarten they are well prepared for school success, and retain that success in their early school years. Services in Minnesota include professional development for early childhood practitioners, consultation and technical assistance, as well as parent education and child care referral services for families. RCC’s staff of 92 employees applies best practices and innovative solutions to support individuals that care for and teach these children. Redleaf Press, our publishing division, is a recognized leader in curriculum, management and business resources for early childhood professionals both nationally and internationally.

The Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Resource Library contains over 4,000 items of professional interest to child care center staff, family child care providers, and the like. Others that use the library include post-secondary students (e.g., studying early education), university professors and public school teachers, and families. The collection includes training videos and DVDs; train-the trainer materials; curriculum, observation and assessment materials, storybook kits, and much more. Many of the materials are available in Spanish, Southeast Asian and Somali. The Library is housed in RCC’s Little Canada office and a satellite will be established in the Minneapolis Office on East Hennepin Avenue.

To be considered: Please send a detailed letter of interest and your capabilities by email to Janet Bisbee, Director of Development, at jbisbee@resourcesforchildcare.org by Friday March 25, 2011 at noon. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coyne PR looking for Public Relations Account Manager in Minnesota

Public Relations Account Manager
Top 25 independent public relations agency seeks Minneapolis-based candidate with 5 to 7 years experience in consumer PR and/or marketing to support one of the agency’s Fortune 500  CPG clients.  Candidate should have experience in traditional/social media and have great project management, plan writing, and client relations skills.  Must be highly creative, enthusiastic, and organized.  Interested candidates please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to kduffy@coynepr.com Coyne PR

Alive Arts Media // Alive Magazine - Public Relations Intern

Brief Description:
Public relations interns work on projects ranging from advertising sales to developing partnerships with like-minded organizations. PR interns also work to plan fundraisers and outreach events, write and distribute press releases and set up networking meetings. Internship requires a great deal of research, phone calls and problem solving. Interns will also have a chance to participate in the creation of Alive Magazine, and will gain a sense for the inner workings of magazine publishing and nonprofit management.

Qualifications:
Strong writing, phone, sales and networking skills. Must be highly motivated, organized, have good interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic about working with a growing nonprofit organization and able to work on long-term projects independently. Interns must be able to work at least part-time hours in the Alive Arts Media headquarters in Minneapolis.

To apply:
Email cover letter, resume and 1-2 writing samples (preferably published work) and 1-2 marketing samples to apply@alivemagazine.org. Cover letters may be addressed to Jennifer Dotson, Executive Director. Please include for which department you would like to be considered. Selected applicants will be asked to interview at our office in Minneapolis.

Successful applicants will be those who demonstrate a sincere passion for our mission and have the ability to work independently on major projects. For more information, please email info@alivemagazine.org.

Brand Tool Box, Ltd. - Digital Marketing Intern

Description:
Looking for a fast paced, intense internship that will give you invaluable experience as you launch your career?

Brand Tool Box is looking for an intern who is willing to work hard and take initiative. You will be concentrating on executing a digital marketing strategy for the company along with executing and helping to develop other marketing strategies for Brand Tool Box. You will collaborate closely with the team, but be expected to take the initiative in executing. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with the team on client projects.

Qualifications:

Must currently be in 3rd or 4th year of a bachelor degree program or a recent graduate, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and have an interest and background in digital marketing and social media. You will be expected to work 30-40 hours/week.

Apply online now.

Monday, March 21, 2011

DiaSorin - Marketing Internship

Job Purpose:
The purpose of this internship is to introduce college students to a position in the marketing field.

Essential Functions:
  • Create and edit various marketing collateral pieces (brochures, presentations, etc.)
  • Facilitate tradeshow logistics
  • Assist with tradeshow planning
  • Monitor competitive activities and assist with market research projects
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3rd year undergraduate majoring in Marketing, Journalism or Public Relations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Computer proficiency (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Indesign, Photoshop)
  • Organizational and proofreading skills required
  • Creativity and ability to design and implement special projects
Apply online now.

    RBC Capital Markets, LLC - Marketing - Internship

    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 Marketing & Communications Intern will be have the opportunity to learn about several areas within the department including Marketing, Communications, Sponsorship, Online 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 the Marketing & Communications Department 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:
    • Develop a thorough understanding of corporate marketing processes and clients served to assist with the implementation of marketing programs and the creation of marketing materials.
    • Work with members of the marketing team and internal clients to develop value-added content for our Springboard multi-media communications platform, interact with production vendor (Brand Speak) and produce articles and video deliverables.
    • Work with the Corporate Communications team to craft internal communications to key stakeholders such as announcements for new product marketing campaigns, employee announcements such as milestone anniversaries, branch personnel and location changes, technical outages, and others scheduled and ad hoc communications.
    • Conduct the annual audit of Financial Advisor internet advertising to ensure compliance with existing standards.
    • Help document and develop training videos for users of our internal Tableau reporting tool to help users better understand and utilize the full capabilities of Tableau.
    • Support and assist the Sponsorship and Corporate Meetings team with various events taking place during the internship time period.
    • 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 business or a related field.
    • Residing in the Minneapolis metro area 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
    • Course work focusing on Marketing and/or Communications
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Knowledge of print and electronic media production processes
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
      Required Skills/ Competencies/ Attributes:
      Education:
      High School Diploma / GED
      Required Accreditation(s):
      Special Conditions:
      None
      Diversity:
      Diversity in the workplace, one of our shared values, lies at the heart of our rewarding, open, supportive and inclusive work environment. We respect and respond to the many competing and evolving priorities in our lives so you can focus on what you can do best - put clients first.

      EOE/M/F/D/V

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Tunheim Partners - Account Manager


    Tunheim Partners is seeking account managers to provide expertise in its B2B , B2C and public affairs sectors.  Candidates should have four to six years of communications experience.  Successful candidates should demonstrate:
     
    • Strong writing skills
    • A broad understanding of  the media landscape and its channels
    • Social media knowledge and expertise
    • Critical research skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • An ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments
    • Measurement and analysis skills
    • An understanding of the legislative environment
    • Media relations expertise
    • An ability to participate in a highly-collaborative and team-focused work environment
    • Critical thinking skills
     
    Interested candidates should send resume and cover note to Flaun Cline , FCline@tunheim.com.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Soberf Living - Marketing Intern

    St. Paul Sober Living is seeking a marketing intern and/or project manager to help create and manage marketing and communication processes for our sober housing operation.

    stpaulsoberliving.com

    The Gig:
    • Social networking site management
    • Organization of client database
    • Help with brochures/mailings/ all marketing material
    • Research referents / set up visits and communication
    • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
    • General administrative tasks
    You:
    • Well-organized, focused finisher of projects
    • Good writer (not a crappy one) Must type…not hunt & peck unless you are incredibly good at it
    • Happy (but not excessively bubbly)
    • Knowledge of Apple Macintosh computer systems and the software listed here (we don’t convert pc users)
    • Word, Excel, PP, Photoshop, iPhoto, or other photo-editing program. Other simple programs that most Mac uses know
    • Really good sense of humor
    • Available for a somewhat flexible shedule
    Us:
    • Very cool, relaxed small company office but committed to the work
    • We are growing and need the help of good people
    • We’ll take you lunch sometimes if you’re cool
    • This is an unpaid internship for now but could turn into a paid project for the right person


    Contact

    Chris Edrington
    chris@stpaulsoberliving.com
    651-636-7775

    More information online here.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    AE Opening at Weber Shandwick

    The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for a PR professional with 2-3 years of experience to join our Technology group.

    Essential Competencies and Attributes:
    - Solid writing ability with technical subject matter
    - Basic national and trade media relations experience
    -Some experience working directly with clients
    -B2B industry experience in healthcare, manufacturing, human resources helpful

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    -Trade media relations, and occasionally national media relations
    -Content development, including long-form thought leadership articles as well as news releases
    -Project management, working collaboratively with the client and senior leaders on accounts
    -Occasional event public relations work and travel
     
    Qualifications:  
    -BA or BS in Business, Communications, Journalism or related degree
    -PR agency experience desired
    -Knowledge of technical subject matter 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 have exposure to award-winning work – PR Week’s Innovation of the Year and Best Use of Social Awards for 2011 both came out of Weber Shandwick Minneapolis work.
    -You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields and have the opportunity to work on local and global accounts.

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

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    ev3 - Summer Intern - Marketing Communications

    Description
    ev3 is a rapidly growing, global medical device manufacturer that’s committed to developing innovative endovascular technologies for peripheral and neurological applications.  Creative, competent people with a passion for enhancing healthcare around the globe have driven our success.

    ev3 is seeking a Marketing Communications Intern to support the PV Marketing department with Project work around Graphic Design and Web development. 

    MAIN RESPONSIBITIES
    Graphic Design work to assist with the development of a new, refreshed look to our corporate intranet site, development of tools and training for sales presentations through the iPad, as well as additional project work supporting current marketing initiatives.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
    •  Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in Marketing, Business, or related field with a 3.0 GPA or better
    •  Prior related work experience preferred, but not required

    REQUIRED JOB COMPENTENCIES
    •  Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    •  Experience working in Adobe creative suite version 4 or higher
    •  Experience working with Dreamweaver and HTML
    •  Strong organization skills and good attention to detail
    •  Self-directed individual, with excellent follow through
    •  High standard of integrity
    Located in Plymouth, MN, our World Headquarters facility boasts free parking, a fitness center, and a full-service cafeteria.

    ev3 is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

    For consideration, please apply online.
    No agency inquiries please.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    Non-UofM Undergrad Student Interns

    Required Qualifications:
    High School diploma or equivalent is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate college student. Experience using computer software technology is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor degree program with a focus in youth development, education, human development, agriculture or natural resources is strongly preferred. The completion of at least two years of college is preferred. 4-H youth development experience as a member and/or volunteer is preferred.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    An interest in/skill in working with young people and adults is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. An interest in an Extension career is preferred. Leadership ability, good judgment, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to work productively as part of a team are required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.

    **Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.


    RESPONSIBILITIES
    These positions are designed to provide hands-on experience for the intern and at the same time provide Extension Educators and/or County 4-H Program Coordinators with extra needed help during the busy summer season.
    4-H Summer Intern positions are contingent on local funding and will vary from 8 to 13 weeks in length. Many positions will begin in early June. Some positions will start at less than full-time and need to flex to full-time during peak periods such as during assigned events or local fairs. An intern will be assigned a project or focus depending on the local need. Some interns may focus on more than one type of project. A sampling of possible project assignments includes and is not limited to:
    * Assisting with day and/or resident camps
    * Assisting with coordinating county and/or State Fair programs, activities and events
    * Assisting regional extension educators and 4-H program coordinators with State Fair registration and planning meetings
    * Working with other summer 4-H programs and activities coordinated through a regional center
    * Assisting with youth leaders
    * Assisting with 4-H membership recruitment
    * Assisting with implementing strategies for reaching new audiences or enhancing current programs
    * Working with community education programs
    * Assisting with media relations


    Please apply online via the Employment System

    Please complete University of Minnesota application form online. Also attach your cover letter, resume, transcript, contact information for three references, and your preferred location (Clay County, Dakota County, Kandiyohi County or Urban 4-H Office on St. Paul Campus).

    To submit three names of professional references; you can attach them to the "references" section of the "Required Documents." To submit your unofficial transcripts; you can attach them to the "Additional Document" section of the "Required Documents". To submit your preferred location; attach them to "Additional Document" section of the "Required Documents".

    FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION CONTACT
    Naaz Babvani
    U of M Extension Service Human Resources
    260 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    Telephone: 612-624-3717 Fax: 612-624-7749
    E-mail: babva001@umn.edu

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION CONTACT
    Nancy Hegland
    Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development
    Telephone: 651-480-7709
    E-mail: nhegland@umn.edu

    University of Minnesota Extension is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    The Toro Company - Internship - Community Relations (Giving Program)

    Tracking Code - 20110085
    Job Description

    The Toro Giving Program is committed to beautifying and preserving outdoor environments, enhancing communities and improving people’s lives. Support is provided to non-profit organizations located in communities where Toro employees live and work as well as organizations within the turf industry. Toro also provides monthly employee volunteer opportunities, and product and in-kind donations. The Toro Giving Program seeks a full-time intern for the summer, with the possibility of continuing the internship during the school year.


    Responsibilities:

    Volunteer Coordination (45%)

    * Manage and assist with volunteer event logistics before, during, and after the event
    * Administrate the Volunteer Match Toro site and software program
    * Craft communications (e-mails, posters, other) to recruit employee volunteers
    * Recognize volunteers via e-mail and on-site displays; track volunteer hours

    Grantmaking (35%)

    * Attend site visits and meetings with grantseekers
    * Manage product donation inquiries and correspondence with grantseekers
    * Administrate the entry of data into the Microedge Gifts Donation software
    * Assist in administering the Employee Matching Gift and Dollars for Doers programs
    * Prepare PowerPoint presentations and materials for Grant Review and Board meetings

    Other (30%)

    * Attend some Minnesota Council on Foundations and Corporate Volunteerism Council events, meetings, and conferences
    * Assist with community relations (external and internal communication)
    * Update Giving Program internal and external websites; manage “volunteermatch.org” website
    * Daily administrative support tasks as needed.

    Qualifications:

    * Prefer individual with an undergraduate degree or a graduate student with interest in philanthropy or non-profit management.
    * Seniors majoring in public relations, marketing or related field may be considered.
    * Prefer candidates possess knowledge of the grantmaking process, either through grantwriting or grantmaking experience, as well as organizing volunteer projects and special events.
    * Other qualifications include strong organizational, interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and skills.
    * Should have the capacity to effectively handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
    * The successful candidate will be energetic, creative, confident and conscientious.

    Hours

    May 23, 2011 – August 12, 2011 (40 hours per week)

    About Toro:

    Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. Since 1914, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoor landscapes. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees. With annual revenue of $1.7 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 4,400 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute. Ideas and ideals. That’s life at Toro.

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Apply online now.

    Wednesday, March 09, 2011

    General Mills - Marketing Communications Internship

    Come join us in Gcom, General Mills' Marketing Communication group. As part of Gcom, you will intern with one of our Marketing Communication functional teams including Promotion Marketing, PR, Interactive Marketing and more. Marketing Communication Interns spend 10-12 weeks at our Corporate Headquarters learning from our internal functional teams. While the assignments and projects vary depending on the business needs, we provide you with meaningful assignments that will have real impact on our business.

    You will assist in the development of consumer communications and activity for varying business units. You will focus on flawless execution while ensuring program budgets and timelines are met. Not only will you receive exposure to the consumer products industry, you’ll develop a working knowledge of Marketing Communications vehicles and various functional knowledge.

    Your Responsibilities: As a Marketing Communications Intern, you will work closely with a GCom Manager and Business Teams to develop promotion objectives, strategies and programs consistent with overall brand marketing objectives.

    You will be challenged to recognize opportunities and generate new ideas that have a positive impact on the business. The ability to identify communication elements strengths and weaknesses in achieving a business objective is critical to success in this role.

    You will assist in coordinating, developing, and executing program communications and materials. You will be responsible for reporting program status and final results to your assigned brands.

    By acting as key liaison between GCom, Marketing, Sales, agencies and suppliers, you’ll develop a broad network of effective working relationships with agencies, vendors, tie-in partners, customers, and colleagues.

    Key Competencies for Position

    •Strategic Thinking with External Focus: Understands business issues and implications of decisions on performance Influences business decisions through innovation and best practice sharing.

    •Creativity: Demonstrates the ability to bring fresh thinking to problems/opportunities and to generate innovative courses of action to meet business needs.

    •Initiative with Bias for Results: Displays proactive urgency, focused on specific, ambitious goals. With personal accountability for achieving results.

    •Business Knowledge: Demonstrates broad business knowledge and understands key business drivers. Has the essential technical and functional expertise and application to achieve outstanding performance.

    •Relationship Building: Effectively builds fair and mutually beneficial relationships with other employees, outside agencies, vendors, and business partners.

    Expectations of Candidates

    We look for the following attributes in our new hires:

    -Ability to work in a team environment.

    -Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage projects while meeting deadlines

    -Superior interpersonal and communication skills.

    Guthrie Theater - Public Relations Intern

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

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

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

    The Public Relations fall internship is from will run from approximately June 1 - Aug 31, 2011. Commitment is 20 hours per week. Typical workweek is Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., exact schedule and dates to be determined.

    Applications wil be accepted Feb 28 - April 29 and will be reviewed as they are received. It is recommended to apply sooner in the process than later because if a matching candidate is found prior to the deadline the internship may be offered to that individual.

    Apply online now.

    Guthrie Theater - Multimedia Communications Intern

    The Multimedia Communications Intern will work as part of the Communications Department, developing and producing engaging multimedia content for a variety of on- and off-line platforms in order to support the press and marketing strategies for various productions and events, as well as the theater's overall communications plan. The intern will learn about using video, still photography and audio recording to promote the work of a professional theater, developing editing and evaluation skills and using a critical eye to choose multimedia content that is compelling to viewers and listeners.

    All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department's role within the organization. Duties will include: brainstorming content ideas; developing storyboards and scripts; coordinating production schedules for video and audio shoots; recording and editing content; assisting with distribution of production video footage (b-roll).

    Candidates should be college students or recent graduates (within the past three years) and have experience in video production/editing (Adobe Premiere Elements preferred), podcasting (iTunes, FeedForAll) and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop), and be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

    The Multimedia Communications Internship will run from approximately June 1 - Aug 31, 2011. Commitment is 20 hours per week. Typical workweek is Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., exact schedule and dates to be determined.

    Applications will be accepted Feb 28 - April 29 and will be reviewed as they are received. It is recommended to apply sooner in the process than later because if a matching candidate is found prior to the deadline the internship may be offered to that individual.

    Apply online now.

    Guthrie Theater - Photography Intern

    The summer Photography Intern will work as part of the Guthrie Theater Communications department, taking, editing and archiving event photography for our website and various print publications, as well as shadowing our production photographer for each mainstage production. The intern will learn about all aspects of photography in a professional theater, by scheduling and attending all event and production photo shoots. All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department’s role within the organization.

    The Photography Intern will primarily be responsible for capturing, editing and archiving event and special project photography. This intern will also work with the Communications Manager, Multimedia Communications Intern and Marketing Associate to develop content for the theater’s blog and use in our social media efforts. Duties will include: coordinating photo shoot schedules; taking and editing event photography; maintaining photography archives; distributing photography. This intern will have the opportunity to shadow our production photographers, but will not be responsible for mainstage production photography.

    The ideal candidate is interested in theater, event and journalistic photography, and has a flair for visual composition. Experience with photography for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is strongly preferred. Undergraduate/graduate students and recent college graduates with a strong portfolio of work are encouraged to apply (all majors are welcomed, though Photography, Art, Digital Media and other related majors are preferred). Candidates are expected to have access to personal photography equipment during their internship. Please send a link to your portfolio of work samples to intern@guthrietheater.org or mail a non-returnable disc to Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 5541, Attn: Intern Program.

    The summer photography internship will run from June 1 - Aug 31, 2011. The schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, including nights and weekends, with exact schedule to be determined.

    Applications will be accepted Feb 28 - April 29 and will be reviewed as they are received. It is recommended to apply sooner in the process than later because if a matching candidate is found prior to the deadline the internship may be offered to that individual.

    Apply online now.

    Tuesday, March 08, 2011

    AccessAbility - Public Relations/Marketing Intern or Volunteer

    Description


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

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

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

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

    Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive, Agribusiness, Minneapolis

    If you have a passion for public relations and an interest in the agricultural industry, we want YOU. Padilla Speer Beardsley, an integrated communications firm in Minneapolis, is looking for an account executive to join our agriculture and environmental-science practice.

    Candidates need three to five years of public relations experience, plus excellent writing, editing and interviewing skills. The position requires strong organizational and project-management skills, including the ability to handle several projects simultaneously and move each to successful completion. Strong attention to detail is required.

    The ideal candidate will have digital experience (Web, social media, etc.), and media relations experience with both general and trade publications. The ability to manage a clipping/reporting process is a plus.
    As an AE, you would be responsible for day-to-day public relations activities, which can include:
    • Managing public relations tactics to be on time and budget.
    • Writing case histories, bylines, feature articles, Web content and news releases.
    • Planning and executing trade shows and client events.
    • Conducting media calls.
    • Scheduling editor interviews.
    • Assisting with research.  
    Apply online now.

    City of Edina - Communications Intern


    The City of Edina is accepting applications for a part-time intern to assist in the Communications & Marketing Department during the summer, beginning work in May or June. The intern will write newsletter articles and press releases, take photographs for various publications and the website, support video production, assist with website maintenance, work on special projects and handle miscellaneous administrative and clerical duties. Requirements include strong interpersonal skills; major in communications or related field; junior or senior coursework in communications, public relations, marketing or journalism; and experience with Microsoft software. Experience in graphic design, website design or video production is a plus.

    Starting wage is $11.81 per hour. Intern may work up to 24 hours per week.

    Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. April 15, 2011. Get more information here.

    City of Edina - Communications Coordinator

    The City of Edina is accepting applications for the position of Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator will write newsletter articles and press releases, take photographs for various publications and the website, support video production, sell ads, help maintain Edina’s websites and work on special projects, along with other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications include bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field; two years related experience; experience with Microsoft Office software; and solid interpersonal skills with a strong work ethic. Experience in government, video production, website maintenance and InDesign or other graphic design software is a plus.

    Evening and some late night hours required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

    Salary Range
    $43,845 to $58,460/year

    Applications, letter of interest and three writing samples are due 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25. Get more information here.

    Monday, March 07, 2011

    US Bank - Corporate Intern Program - Public/Media Relation

    Description
    U.S. Bancorp is pleased to announce our 2011 Public/Media Relations Internship within our Corporate Finance Division.  Interns in this program will assist U.S. Bancorp team members in their daily work, while gaining valuable experience in the realm of Corporate Public/Media Relations.  Interns will have an opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the financial communication process, business media relationships, gain knowledge of current banking and regulatory issues, and be involved in the daily workings of the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States.
     Your Career is Here!

    Qualifications:
    • Completion of Junior year at a minimum. 
    • Major in Communications or Public/Media Relations with a minor in Finance or Accounting related field preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Detailed oriented
    • Ability to work independently and also in a team environment
    Apply online now.

      Sunday, March 06, 2011

      Haberman - Account Director

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


      Responsibilities:

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

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