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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Caribou Coffee - Marketing Internship

Position Mission: Assist the marketing team as a whole with key initiatives to drive traffic and revenue for Caribou Coffee.

Responsibilities Include:
* Participate in various stages of development of marketing programs and advertising materials.
* Become familiar with marketing strategies, budgets and annual marketing plan.
* Develop retailing and merchandising strategies and planograms.
* Assist with several key projects, such as planning for Amy’s Blend and Holiday and brand evolution project.
* Help with the execution of summer events.
* Assist with social media content development.
* Research and analyze trends; assist in tracking effectiveness of various media/advertising efforts.
* Assist with fielding requests for donations, sponsorships, information and partnerships: return inquiry calls, send relevant materials, etc.
* Participate in meetings with agency of record, vendors, media contacts and various internal teams
* Assist with administration, as required.
* Work with Field Marketing Manager to develop tools, tactics, materials and ideas.
* Assist in fielding marketing requests from district and store managers.
* Search out, analyze and identify best practices of other retailers.
* Support marketing and operations tests of new products and initiatives.
* Assist with select marketing events.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
* Knowledge of and experience with general marketing principles.
* Excellent writing skills.
* Ability to organize and prioritize work, juggle several projects at once.
* Experience with word processing and desktop publishing programs required; knowledge of database programs helpful.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Ability to establish effective relationships with outside organizations and contacts.
* Some experience with public relations issues.
* Ability to maintain confidential information.
* Able to take direction and follow through multi-step project steps/procedures consistently.
* Adhere to company policies, programs, and work rules.
* Perform work in a timely and professional manner.
* Highly motivated, self-directed, and results driven.

Minimum Education and Training:
* College student pursuing a degree in Marketing or related field.
* Broad base knowledge and/or experience with general marketing principles.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands for this position are sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

The duties of this position may change from time to time. Caribou reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of Caribou or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Caribou Coffee is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Apply online now.

Spotlight Media Relations - Media Relations Internship


Media Relations Intern

Spotlight Media Relations is a public relations agency with offices in New York and Minnesota.  Our specialty is generating high-impact media placements for our clients in consumer media with an emphasis on broadcast media.   Current clients include nationally-recognized lifestyle, health and wellness, beauty, fashion experts and brands.

The Minnesota office, based in Rosemount, has an immediate need for a part-time Media Relations Intern. Day-to-day duties of an intern include research, writing copy for news releases and feature stories, coordinating PR programs, compiling media lists, pitching client stories, participation in creative sessions and media monitoring.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Pursuing a BA or BS in Mass Communications/PR, Journalism, Marketing or a related field
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Strong writing skills
  • Team player
We will be able to compensate for most commuting expenses.  If you are interested in applying for the position, please send resumes to Jill Budik, jill@spotlightmediarelations.com

LaBreche - Public Relations Manager

Description:
LaBreche is an independently-owned brand communications company with brand development, public relations, interactive and design services.

LaBreche is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Senior Account Executive.This Senior Account Executive will provide communications counsel to some of our largest clients including those with international reach.

Key objectives:

•Advocate for the client, their business and their goals through account team leadership and collaboration
•Develop and execute account strategies and activities
•Manage workflow to ensure the LaBreche standard of work is met and client expectations are exceeded
•Think strategically and creatively
•Participate in new business efforts
•Mentor and coach junior staff

Requirements:
•4-6 years PR experience, agency experience preferred
•Experience developing client plans and budgets
•Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
•Experience working in teams of 2-5
•Ability to take direction from clients and department heads
•Solid, strategic social media experience required

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lifetime Fitness - Communications Intern Job

Description:

The Communications Intern will assist in managing team member and member communications across various channels including LTPulse Intranet site and myLT.com Internet site. Works directly with Internal Communications Manager and Sr. Interactive Content Manager to effectively complete assigned tasks.

Responsibilities
- Keep team members informed of new happenings by updating the front page of company intranet and writing, producing and managing a weekly news segment
- Support intranet site through content monitoring/management and reporting.
- Monitor team member-generated content on myLT.com and update reports.
- Work with team members company-wide to gather information, then update myLT.com content as appropriate.
- Special projects and assignments as needed.

Qualifications

Education
- Currently enrolled as a Communications major or related field

Experience
- Coursework in Communications, English, Journalism or Marketing
- Participation in extracurricular activities a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristic
- Ability to multi-task and learn quickly
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to build relationships with co-workers and managemeng
- Ability to operate a personal computer
- Knowledge of standard office procedures and computer software
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to effectively multi-task with tight deadlines independently and within a team environment
- Ability to effectively work with all departments

Apply online now.

Lacek Group - Marketing Analyst Intern

Are you a math/technology whiz yearning to work in a creative environment? Or a marketing guru with a passion for technology and a brain for analytics?

The Lacek Group, the loyalty marketing practice of OgilvyOne Worldwide, is a data-driven interactive and direct marketing agency that designs and optimizes loyalty marketing programs for leading companies. We have a fantastic opportunity for an Intern in our Marketing Analytics department.

Our Analytics team provides database and analytical support to plan and execute marketing campaigns that drive revenue and ROI for our clients. As an intern you’ll have the opportunity to work for high profile, national clients and gain valuable experience in:

•     Using data to provide in-depth analysis and insights to drive key marketing decisions
•     Marketing campaign analysis
•     Program performance management
•     Data mining to identify trends
•     Translating marketing objectives into database marketing applications

Skills/background (required)
•     Strong quantitative and analytical skills
•     Proficiency with MS Powerpoint, MS Excel
•     Experience with or basic knowledge of SQL Database
•     Excellent communication skills

Skills (desired)
•     Experience with marketing warehouses, databases and reporting tools such as Unica, Business Objects, SPSS and/or SAS

This is a paid internship starting in March and offering great pay with flexible hours - work 20-40 hours/wk depending on your schedule. Ideal for a graduate student completing an MBA. Please apply online at:

http://ogilvy.com/careers.aspx

The Lacek Group, a Division of OgilvyOne Worldwide
900 2nd Ave. S, Suite 1800
Minneapolis MN 55402
Fax: 612.359.9394

Follow our Job Openings on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/lacekjobs

Friday, May 27, 2011

FINNEGANS - PR Coordinator (Volunteer)

Position overview
The PR Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day public relations and marketing efforts to promote and strengthen the FINNEGANS brand. The PR Coordinator works in a collaborative role as a part of the FINNEGANS Marketing and Communications team and with FINNEGANS’ PR agency.

Areas of responsibility
  • Write and distribute press releases and media alerts regarding FINNEGANS company news, promotions and events
  • Pitch FINNEGANS-related story ideas to media and bloggers
  • Field requests from media
  • Maintain and grow editorial calendar for the FINNEGANS company blog

Consults with
  • Founder and CEO
  • VP of Marketing
  • Social media manager
  • Graphic designer
  • Community relations manager
  • Sales team
  • Interns (when present)

Basic qualifications
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent writer
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Out-of-bounds creativity
  • Ability to find creative solutions for complex projects with small budgets
  • Healthy sense of humor

Desired qualifications
  • Beer lover
  • Status quo hater

About FINNEGANS and the FINNEGANS Community Fund
Founded in 2000, FINNEGANS Inc. is the only beer company in the world that donates 100 percent of its profits to funding programs working to alleviate social issues. Through its nonprofit arm, the FINNEGANS Community Fund, grants are allocated to programs in markets FINNEGANS Irish Amber is sold. FINNEGANS is available in more than 500 restaurants and bars and 570 liquor stores throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.finnegans.org.

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to Justin Theodotou at jctheodotou@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Post-Bulletin Co. - Loyalty Manager

The Post-Bulletin Co. is seeking a talented, motivated business professional for the position of Loyalty Manager. This position coordinates all activities pertaining to enhancing and growing customer loyalty.

We are looking for an outgoing personality who projects a very polished and professional persona. Candidate must have demonstrated success in building and maintaining strong business relationships.

Successful candidate will enjoy new challenges and grasp how to develop a business plan and implement it effectively.

Primary duties:
  • Develop and grow an active sponsor list
  • Implement communication strategy for Loyalty Program members and sponsors
  • Continuously develop benefits for members
  • Web site management
  • Coordinate efforts with Company management and staff

Qualifications desired are a college degree in marketing and/or public relations and previous work experience in public relations, sales, promotions and/or advertising. Familiarity with non-profit business operation may be helpful.

We offer a full-time, salaried position eligible for a competitive benefits package.

Application deadline: Friday,  June 10, 2011.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Post-Bulletin Co., L.L.C.
Human Resources – LOYALTY MANAGER
P.O. Box 6118
Rochester, MN 55903-6118
Fax: 507-285-7773

Communications Specialist - Administration Department

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Provide administrative support and assistance to the Communications Coordinator with internal and external communications and marketing in the City of Brooklyn Park. Responsibilities include being the city’s webmaster and intranet coordinator, editor of the city’s employee newsletter, media relations assistant and feature writer for city publications. Duties also include being one of the city’s top cheerleaders!

SALARY RANGE: $11.00 an hour
ANTICIPATED HIRING WAGE: $11.00 an hour
ANTICIPATED WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time flexible hours (20 hours a week), non-benefited position. Does include some night and weekend hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with completed course work in any area of strategic communications, journalism or marketing
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite with emphasis on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
• Ability to determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, and work independently with minimal supervision/direction
• Ability to present a professional, positive image and attitude
• Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external customers
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and compliance with Data Practices Act

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Writing
• Excellent creative writing skills and storyteller
• Ability to embrace city’s mission statement and core values and work them into all city communications
• Strong knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) Style Guide
Computer Software/Website/Social Media
• Previous experience designing, developing or maintaining web sites
• Technical ability to work on a Mac or PC
• Technical ability to run a “prosumer” video camera as well as a flip camera
• Knowledge of graphics program Adobe In-Design
• Knowledge of HTML
• Knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Avid video editing software
• Knowledge of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Nixle
• Knowledge of podcasting and video podcasting
Attitude
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to start a conversation with someone you don’t know
• Desire to learn new skills in a constantly changing field
• Strong curiosity about what’s happening in the world
• Strong interest in how local government works

SPECIAL NOTE: Only those applicants who meet all minimum qualifications will be considered further. Additional points
are given for each desired qualification met. Please read the qualifications carefully and complete the application in a
manner to clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Required application forms and copies of this posting are available at the Customer Service Center in the lobby of City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, and on the city web site www.brooklynpark.org. Applicants must complete a City of Brooklyn Park application form, a city supplemental application form, and supply three business/professional references. A resume is also desired. Applicants must also complete and submit the Communications Writing Exam.

CLOSING DATE: Application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered for the position.

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible

If you need assistance completing an application or need auxiliary aids please notify the
Human Resources Division at 763-493-8012 (763-493-8392 TDD).

The City of Brooklyn Park does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age,
sexual orientation, or disability in our employment or the provision of services.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Valleyfair - Promotions & Communication Manager

Valleyfair has an opening for a Promotions & Communication Manager in the Marketing Division. Some of the duties and responsibilities for this regular staff position include:
  • Developing an effective promotions and public relations plan to assist Valleyfair in reaching yearly attendance and per capita goals
  • Working with sponsoring/partner organizations to develop and implement promotions
  • Assist the Director of Marketing & Sales to establish and maintain a proactive communications position
  • Representing Valleyfair in all press interviews and opportunities
  • Assisting the Director of Marketing & Sales with writing and conceptualizing park printing materials and print advertising
  • Working with internal and external graphic designers and printing vendors to secure high quality, cost-competitive print materials for Marketing, Group Sales, Live Entertainment and Human Resources
  • Develop, monitor and control the Publicity and Promotions budget
The qualified applicant should have a degree in, Marketing, Advertising, Mass Communications and/or a solid background in press relations, public relations, project management, marketing communications and sales promotion. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are a must for this year-round, benefitted position. This position will also require a six day work week at various times of the year especially during the operating season.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary history and requirements by mail to Kevin Magyar, Director of General Services, Valleyfair, One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379 or by email to kmagyar@valleyfair.com.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Scott County - Meth Task Force Communications Intern

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Works with the Communications Coordinator on designing and producing internal and external communications for the Meth Task Force, such as newsletters, emails, posters, task-force activities, fundraisers, etc.
  • Assists with the coordination and lay-out of the Meth Task Force web-site content and corresponding communications.
  • Assists with the planning, development, and coordination of the county fair booth, meth task force annual golf tournament fundraiser, public events and showcases, etc., and represents the Meth Task Force at such events.
  • Assists with the development of promotional and marketing materials for other special projects as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Academic coursework in a directly related field with public relations / communications experience preferred. One must be adept with Microsoft Office products, including MS Word and MS Publisher. Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator programs experience is highly desirable.

Apply online now.

Blue Zones is seeking an exceptional part-time summer intern

Blue Zones is a leader in helping people live longer and better lives through optimizing ones
lifestyle and surroundings. We draw information from a worldwide study of the longest-lived
people. Our range of assets includes a national brand and reputation in the fields of longevity and
wellness. Blue Zones has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times, TED.com,
Oprah, and on every major TV network. We work in a high-energy, fun culture of trust, innovation
and excellence.

Blue Zones is seeking an exceptional part-time summer intern with a background in
marketing/communications, advertising, or interactive strategy with a GPA of 3.3 or higher who will
be responsible for maintaining our social media presence and brand building. Our social media
consists of website blogging and news updates via Wordpress, maintained presence on Facebook,
LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and others as appropriate. The candidate must have strong
communication and organizational skills as well as an interest in social media.

Key Responsibilities
• Maintain social media presence
• Build brand awareness and identify trends and drive traffic to the website
• Updating bog and news feed on the Blue Zones website
• Following news related to or associated with Blue Zones
• Track and archive internal media

Required Skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Very Strong experience with Microsoft Office
• An interest in interactive marketing and online media strategy
• Background in working with social media.

Preferred Skills
• Interest in Blue Zones and our mission
• Experience using wordpress

Submission Requirements
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Amelia@bluezones.com and label the subject of your
email as “Internship”.
Deadline for submissions is June 3, 2011

Thomson Reuters - Marketing Communications Internship

Description

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

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.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Haberman - Design Intern

Focus: Haberman is a media + marketing agency dedicated to discovering, developing and
telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place.
We seek a design intern who can enhance our storytelling processes through compelling,
information-driven visuals. This position will support a wide range of design projects — from Web
and new media initiatives to logos, identity systems, print collateral and product packaging —
depending on our clients’ design needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Support all areas of the design process — from research, initial concepts and sourcing materials to concept development and final production
  • Implement copy changes within designs, make design revisions and perform production tasks using existing style guidelines
  • Prepare design elements for client presentations (e.g., Keynote presentations, spray mount boards, etc.)
  • Obtain pricing bids from printers and prepare design files for submission to printer
  • Handling administrative design requests, such as scanning, compressing PDF files, stock image searches, etc.
  • Collaborate with Haberman’s Visual Storytelling team members to develop designs that advocate for our clients, and persuade and educate their audiences
Experience/Skills Required:
  • Exceptional design skills with the ability to work across a wide range of projects, from
  • identity design and print collateral to online experiences and video
  • • Understanding of design best practices, concepts and terminology
  • • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/deadlines in an ever-changing, fastpaced
  • environment
  • • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • • Understanding of the value of design and brand within a business context
  • • Intellectual curiosity
  • • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
Hours: 30-40 hours per week

Deadline to apply: June 3, 2011
Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com

Citizens League - Communications Manager (Half-Time Position)

CitizenThe Citizens League seeks to fill a half-time position for a communications manager. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of overall strategic communications and brand management for the Citizens League, a multi-partisan, multi-issue, member-based statewide organization committed to proposing solutions to public policy problems, developing civic leaders who govern for the common good, and organizing the relationships necessary to achieve these goals.

This is a new position, resulting from a reorganization undertaken to better align staff responsibility with the League’s work and improve communication with key audiences, including members, policymakers and opinion leaders. The successful candidate will have strong fundamental strategic communications skills, an understanding of Minnesota’s public affairs landscape and a desire to participate as a collaborative member of a small dynamic staff committed to finding Common Ground for the Common Good.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement, the Communications Committee, and others to develop and execute a strategic communications plan that advances the League’s work and builds brand awareness by delivering the League’s message to a broad audience, using new and traditional media, written materials and presentations.
  • Serve as managing editor of the Minnesota Journal, the Citizens League’s signature bimonthly public policy publication. This function includes:
    • Planning and coordination of the overall direction of the Journal, including potential redesign and reformat in 2012.
    • Scheduling annual planning meeting, and regular content planning meetings, with key staff
    • Recruiting and coordinating with article authors, including Citizens League staff and members
    • Ensuring thematic consistency throughout each issue
    • Editing individual articles and final drafts
    • Coordinating with graphic design and printing team
    • Managing and hiring a proof reader
  • Lead the day-to-day management of the Citizens League’s website. Ensure that content on the website is compelling, accurate, and up-to-date.
  • Be responsible for writing and producing external communications materials, including news releases, media advisories, weekly email newsletter and related items. Assist Director of Advancement with content for appeals and renewal letters to membership.
  • Lead development and execution of the social media strategy for the Citizens League. Serve as the primary social media voice and manage the Citizens League’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, in our blogs, and other social media outlets. Integrate these tools to advance the League and its mission. Coordinate use of CitiZing, the Citizens League’s civic engagement network, with project staff.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Communications Committee.
  • Provide media relations counsel and support to the Executive Director and others on staff and serve as the initial contact for media inquiries.
  • Work closely with the policy and project staff to develop and execute strategies for highlighting their ongoing work, communicating project results and findings, and, when appropriate, developing strategy to engage members in additional action steps.
  • Manage content and production of the Annual Report.
  • Develop and ensure consistent use of Citizens League style guide.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of four years communications experience with demonstrated proficiency in both new and traditional media.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to values aligned with the Citizens League’s mission, vision, operating principles and civic guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience participating in the execution of a strategic communications plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive of and undertake creative strategies aimed at improving results.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to provide outstanding customer service.
SALARY
$38,000 - $56,000 (full-time equivalent salary), based on experience and qualifications

HOW TO APPLY
Resumes will be accepted through June 17, 2011. Send a resume and cover letter with contact information to:
Citizens League
Attn: Dani Fisher, Director of Advancement
555 N Wabasha Street, Suite 240
Saint Paul, MN 55102
dfisher@citizensleague.org

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fast Horse Summer Intern search is on!

Minneapolis consumer marketing agency Fast Horse has announced that it is making its Facebook Summer Intern Search an annual competition after landing an awesome intern and generating a ton of positive feedback through the first-of-its-kind competition last year.  
 
The 2011 competition kicks off this week, with the agency looking to hire an intern who can conceive, design and build a variety of digital assets for Fast Horse and its clients: a hybrid designer/developer. To apply, you must submit a resume and video "cover letter" (three minutes tops) to info@fasthorseinc.com by May 31 at 9:00 a.m. Applicants are encouraged to have fun with the video, using the opportunity to display their creativity and personality, while convincing Fast Horse they’re the right person for the job.
 
Here's where it gets interesting: Fast Horse’s review panel will interview top candidates and select finalists -- then hire each of them for a contract position as part of the competition. Each finalist will then be given a creative brief, hired on a project basis and paid to build Fast Horse “something cool” that helps market the agency. Once those projects are completed, Fast Horse will put them up for a vote, again letting its Facebook community vote for the winner. The candidate who created the most “liked” project will become the newest Fast Horse intern.  
 
Entrants must be a college graduate as of July 25 (when Fast Horse expects the hired intern to start working). The Internship is a paid, full-time, three-month gig, but may lead to a permanent position. Last year’s Fast Horse Facebook Summer Internship winner, Andrew Miller, is currently a full-time employee. See all the competition rules, internship details and job qualifications in this post on Fast Horse’s website. All questions should be left on the discussion tab at the Fast Horse Experience or emailed to info@fasthorseinc.com.

SCHERMER seeks Account Director

SCHERMER, one of the nation's top B2B agencies, is seeking an Account Director to lead and manage the branding and marcom programs for one of our key accounts. This is a big opportunity to work for a big brand on big marketing programs.

An Account Director at SCHERMER is the primary client contact and leader, constantly learning, pushing and guiding the agency and clients. You recognize opportunity, define the solution, wrap it up in a bow and deliver it. You can manage marcom, branding and interactive initiatives, from messaging platforms and plans to ad campaigns, direct, web and social strategies. You consult with clients about their brand, messaging and communications strategies, and manage the budget, project management team and service delivery.You are always, always delivering exceptional ideas and service.

You will lead planning and strategy of marketing communications initiatives, responsible for translating strategy to the creative team, presenting plans to the client, and managing budgets, timelines and delivery. You will manage a multi-million dollar budget, including national advertising campaigns, social programs and web inititiatives. You will also be responsible for managing collateral programs, direct marketing efforts, a content marketing program and integrated social/search strategy.

Desired Skills & Experience

You are motivated and want to take both your career and agency to the next level. You have 10+ years of agency and marketing experience, and are expert in B2B. So expert, in fact, that you can talk business with VPs, strategy with directors, and tactics with managers. You are a leader, from strategy, meetings and outcomes, to the revenue stream and relationships with clients. You are a modern marketer, able to show an expertise in managing web, mobile, social, and traditional marketing channels.

Local candidates only. No recruiters, please.
10+ years experience. Agency experience strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree or higher.
B2B experience is required.
Strong leadership, sound strategic mind, collaborative style.
Salary competitive with great benefits.
Mac, Excel experience desired.
Only high performers with great work ethic, smart, good service skills, and hungry need apply.

Apply online now.

SPS Commerce - Marketing Data Analyst Internship


SPS Commerce is a leading provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions, providing integration, collaboration, connectivity, visibility and data analytics to thousands of customers worldwide. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a Software-as-a-Service model to improve the way suppliers, retailers, distributors and other customers manage and fulfill orders. Our SPSCommerce.net platform features pre-built integrations used by current and new customers alike, spanning 3,000 order management models across 1,500 retailers, grocers and distributors, as well as integrations to over 100 accounting, warehouse management, enterprise resource planning, and packing and shipping applications. More than 38,000 customers across more than 40 countries have used SPSCommerce.net, making it one of the largest trading
partner integration centers.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Marketing Data Analyst Intern will assist in executing lead generation campaigns through the use of advanced database marketing tools and email lists. This position will also involve the application of models and selection criteria to create new campaigns within the database, extraction of lists and utilization of the system to update records with contact history data.
HOURS:
  • 20 hours/week 
  • Flexible schedule available to accommodate student’s class schedule
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist with creating lead nurturing programs and email templates for 'trigger-based' and drip communications that advance prospects through the buying cycle. Review information in databases and make corrections/changes, as instructed
  • Extract and validate marketing distribution lists 
  • Craft compelling content focused on identifying prospects for complex, technical sales cycles. 
  • Assist with database analysis and lead scoring system entry/management
  • Prepares internal reports by entering data and creating spreadsheets and databases
  • Performs other responsibilities and projects, as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
  • Working towards completion of Bachelors or Masters Degree in Business, Marketing, Mathematics or Statistics.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook); Microsoft Access experience preferred 
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal direction 
  • Self starter with a positive attitude and ability to work well within a team
Apply online now.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Padilla - Administrative Assistant, Agribusiness and Health Care

Are you bored with your repetitive administrative job and looking for more variety? Padilla Speer Beardsley, a communications and public relations firm in downtown Minneapolis, offers a lively and stimulating work environment, along with exceptional benefits.

Padilla is looking for an organized and detail-oriented person with three-to-five years of experience as an administrative assistant to support our public relations professionals. If you have excellent administrative skills – including grammar, spelling, proofreading and multi-tasking – we’d like to talk to you.

For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Roepke Public Relations - Public Relations Intern



Roepke Public Relations, a Minneapolis-based company that provides consistent, high quality strategic media relations for established companies currently has an internship opportunity available.  If you have the desire to work in the high-energy world of public relations and you enjoy a comfortable and collaborative environment, this just may be the perfect internship for you!  Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of a public relations agency. The experience will provide you with competitive experience to further your career in PR. 
 
Desired skills and attributes:
  • Current enrollment in a college degree program (juniors and seniors preferred) or recent graduate with a degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Team oriented, warm, engaging and diplomatic personality.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills. You must speak and write exceptionally.
  • Ability to take initiative unprompted.
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility.
  • Professional appearance and manner.
  • Proficient in desktop publishing, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and internet search protocols.
  • Knowledge of social media including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and blogging
 
Schedule:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Compensation:
Interns are paid a monthly stipend.
Interns do not receive paid parking.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: info@roepkepr.com
 
Roepke Public Relations

800 LaSalle Ave. Suite 920
Minneapolis, MN 55402

 
Roepke PR is a high-energy, collaborative environment. We value integrity, dependability, entrepreneurial spirit, motivation, character and a positive attitude; in our clients and in our team. Please visit us at www.roepkepr.com, on Twitter http://twitter.com/roepkePR and on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sonic Management Group - Social Media Specialist - Intern

ABOUT SONICMG:
SonicMG works nationwide with many CEO’s and leaders of top entrepreneurial companies in the technology industry.  We apply unique coaching, strategic planning and processes to help these companies manage their businesses at a higher level.  Sonic has a professional staff with knowledge in Marketing, Finance, M & A, Leadership training, along with attracting and retaining top talent.  Through these unique processes, SonicMG certifies the best companies within the telecommunications industry. 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for increasing our member’s, along with SonicMG’s social media presence, help build a social media presence through facilitating conversation, compiling analytics, creating unique content and documenting processes in the social media space.  The Social Media Specialist will play a critical role in ensuring we are receiving a captive audience.  In this role the Social Media Specialist will also have the unique opportunity to work with our Business Development team and assist with interacting with C-level entrepreneurs.  It is essential to possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, to prioritize and to be able to maintain focus during numerous interruptions and distractions.  The Social Media Specialist must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  The staff at SonicMG embraces the “All hands on deck” mentality.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Social Media:
·         Monitor and engage on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
·         Create email content in Constant Contact
·         Research for existing telecom/technology content on the internet
·         Create written Blog postings for both SonicMG and our Member companies
·         Occasionally research for SonicMG blog postings
·         Think strategically and work to develop unique social media campaigns
·         Track social media statistics for SonicMG and our Member companies
·         Track key performance indicators for SonicMG and our Member companies
Company Knowledge
·         Have a clear understanding of the company’s mission and objectives
·         Understand each associate’s role within the company
·         Be aware and understand all strategic partnerships
·         Exercises confidentiality to ensure compliance with all regulations
Miscellaneous Duties:
·         Establishes and maintains good public relations
·         Practices good safety habits
·         Maintains the integrity of confidential information
·         Performs all other special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned
A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:
·         Currently enrolled in a 4-year University - maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0
·         Strong desire for personal and professional growth.  Demonstrated continuous learner
·         Must be detail oriented, a team player and technologically savvy
·         Familiar with and passionate about Twitter and Facebook
·         Strong presence on Twitter, Facebook and other social sites
·         Able to share writing samples – and able to generate four to ten unique articles a week focusing on an array of topics.
·         Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher proficient
·         Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management staff and employees
·         Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with senior business leaders
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Excellent problem solving skills
·         Follows through with all assignments and job duties in a timely manner
·         Time management and organizational skills
BENEFITS OF BEING A SONICMG INTERN:
·         Flexible work schedule – at home and in the office – 10 hours/week
·         Gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully run a social media campaign
·         Receive one-on-one direct mentorship with a SonicMG executive throughout the summer
·         Ability to network with many business owners and CEOs throughout the United States
·         Unmatched resume building experience for future positions within the social media field
·         Internship runs for three months; from June to August

Apply online now.

Comcast - Public Relations Intern

Tasks
Provide writing assistance for public and media relations
Provide assistance with various special events for Comcast
Work with department to complete variety of projects
Participate in department meetings
Providing a support role for administrative duties as needed

Requirements
Other duties as assigned
Pursuing a bachelors degree in Journalism or Communications
College sophomore, junior, or senior
Self-starter
Creative thinker
Well developed research, writing, editorial, proof-reading, and verbal skills required
Must be professional, self- motivated, and committed to excellence
Knowledge in Word, Excel, and Power Point
Comcast is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.

Apply online now.

Mayo Clinic - Public Affairs Graduate Intern Job

Public Affairs offers internships that provide high-quality, hands-on work experience for individuals in the fields of communications, journalism, public relations, and marketing. This is a temporary position, less than 12 months. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. (002669-47951)

Apply online now.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Best Buy - Corporate Events and Retail Associate

Job Number: 11000001JS

Description
The Best Buy Corporate and Retail Events Team is seeking an individual interested in the event planning industry to support their team on various employee training and events. This is an entry level position in a fast paced, ever-changing environment that will provide a great opportunity to learn about corporate event planning.

The Event Associate is responsible for supporting the Corporate & Retail Events team with planning and execution of events and meetings on a local/national level. He/she will also be given the primary responsibility for planning small Best Buy campus events and will support the team and larger team events as needed. This will include monitoring registration sites, contacting attendees, reviewing reports, updating registration profiles and general event support as needed. Onsite support at events may be required (potential travel).

Basic Qualifications:
- High school diploma/GED or higher education
- 1 or more years event planning related work experience, event planning coursework, internship
Preferred Skills
- 2 or more years experience in event planning, hotel industry, online registration, or related fields
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Self-motivated; able to work autonomously but asks questions when necessary
- Proficient with HTML, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook strongly desired.

Apply online now.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

University of Minnesota - Design and Interactive Media Coordinator


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelors degree in liberal arts or design/communications/ journalism, business or marketing
- Three (3) years of professional experience in organizational communications/marketing
- Hands-on experience in interactive media design, production, and coordination
- Experience in graphic design including print publications design and production
- Experience using social media tools effectively to promote a program or purpose
- Experience in video/audio production and in editing video content for online channels
- Proficiency in Adobe CS (including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
- Demonstrable experience in at least two of the following: brand design; managing user-generated content; producing and managing e-mail marketing; and managing digital assets
- Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format
- Strong project management, multitasking, and organizational skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Five (5) years of professional communications experience
- Well-rounded knowledge of design and new media in organizational communications contexts
- Higher education experience and/or experience working in mission-driven organizations
- Video shooting and editing expertise including proficiency in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, or equivalent app; working knowledge of audio editing tools; photography skills
- Proficiency in x/html, css, and scripting; flash design and development experience a plus
- Hands-on experience with content management systems and associated workflows (Drupal a plus)
- Familiarity with Web Standards and best practices of usability, accessibility, and user experience
- Exceptional ability to "take ownership" of priorities and projects from concept through execution
- Experience communicating successfully with stakeholders from diverse cultures and backgrounds
- Strong skill in written communications; familiarity with editorial standards and practices
- Proven strengths in collaboration and working as part of a team 
 

University of Minnesota - Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree in liberal arts field or journalism/marketing/ communication
- Four (4) years of professional experience in communications/ marketing
- Experience applying strategic marketing concepts in organizational communications
- Experience developing and managing content for both print and web channels
- Exceptionally strong writing/editing skills spanning both feature writing and marketing content
- Significant experience advancing media relations strategies
- Experience communicating successfully with stakeholders from diverse cultures and backgrounds
- Proven strengths in project management, multitasking, problem-solving, and attention to detail
- Proven skill in working both independently and as part of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Seven (7) years professional experience in communications/ marketing, preferably in large and complex organizations
- Higher education work experience and/or experience working in mission-driven organizations
- Experience working with community-based organizations and foundations, especially involving diverse cultures/communities in urban contexts
- Experience planning web content strategy; hands-on experience with content management systems (Drupal a plus)
- Familiarity with design concepts and use of social media in marketing communications
- Graphic design skills; Adobe Creative Suite proficiency a plus
- Exceptional ability to think analytically; ability to work with exceptional creativity and initiative
- Strong collaborative skills; ability to articulate ideas persuasively and diplomatically

RESPONSIBILITIES
Media Relations
- Strategically identify media opportunities; maintain proactive "newsroom" that also drives and leverages content development for print and web channels
- Generate news media materials including news releases, feature stories, media advisories, backgrounders, fact sheets, talking points, pitches, scripts, and news summaries
- Manage media inquiries, briefings, and interviews; serve as an SAA spokesperson as delegated
- Build relationships with reporters and media channels across varied community contexts
- Attend pertinent university events and meetings; read newspapers, periodicals, and Web sites with University strategic communications priorities in mind.

- Work with Director of Communications to develop messages, media policies, and issue management strategies as well as media training/coaching tools for key leaders and spokespeople

Content Management
Content Development, Writing, and Editing
- Generate content about SAA programs; work with staff, faculty, and community partners to develop stories with strong news value and clear alignment with strategic goals; develop systems and relationships for ongoing program outreach and "story harvesting"
- Write and edit feature content for print and online channels; produce engaging stories that deftly deliver key marketing messages
- Develop, create, and coordinate content for informational/ promotional vehicles ranging from brochures and reports to case statements, event materials, and e-newsletters; collaborate to advance creative production; ensure that materials function well as strategic marketing vehicles
- Conceive, plan, and manage print and e-publications
- Edit, and proofread content to ensure the highest standards of accuracy and excellence

Web Content Management
- Serve as managing editor of two key SAA websites (including a dynamic campus-community platform) to advance strategic goals. Actively update and manage content using CMS tools; edit material; research and write copy; work with web team and others to plan multimedia content
- Contribute and edit content for other online platforms as directed; advise other contributors on effective e-writing standards and style
- Collaborate with communications team on content/messages for social media channels, email communications, and other digital marketing tools

Strategic Communication
- Work with director to develop and evaluate marketing communications and strategies for various programs and initiatives and to ensure alignment with broader University strategies
- Serve as marketing/media consultant for broad range of internal clients; work with programs to implement strategically focused solutions aligned with larger SAA and University goals
- Contribute to communications team planning, problem-solving, and creative collaboration
- Supervise student employees/interns and manage contractor/vendor relations as applicable
- Collaborate to plan and coordinate events and special projects; perform other duties as requested

Apply online now - Req #171554

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thrivent Magazine - Internship

This role will help with the production, distribution and editorial development of Thrivent magazine, a quarterly membership magazine with a distribution of approximately 1.5M households, as well as special projects of the magazine. Work will include primary and secondary research, story development, input into art concepts and layout strategies to ensure Thrivent magazine provides useful, entertaining, informative articles in print and online. Intern could help with editorial functions such as sourcing for articles, conducting interviews, securing compliance documentation and reviewing, writing and editing. Other responsibilities could include production functions such as managing print, online and distribution logistics. Administrative functions could include managing a story database and tracking readership metrics.

• Participate in magazine strategy and editorial development discussions and support general development of the magazine
• Secure sources and other appropriate information to support magazine’s editorial development and relationship with outside vendor
• Draft articles for the magazine (on a limited basis)
• Fact check
• Participate in editorial review and pin-up process
• Monitor reader input and respond as necessary to reader inquiries and/or complaints about the magazine
• Research topics and markets


• Current undergraduate student; completion of junior year strongly preferred.
• Experienced writer with strong editing and proofreading skills
• Strong research skills with the ability to gather data, fact check, conduct interviews
Apply online now. 

YMCA - Public Relations Internship

The YMCA of Greater Minneapolis and St Paul is currently seeking an intern to work in the Public Relations area located at our administrative and training offices in Minneapolis! In this position, you will be working side by side with the PR and media team to assist with all aspects of PR in a large non-profit organization including:
  • Creating Press Release templates and actual Press Releases for each membership campaign – branches fill in the details for their location
  • Creating Press Release templates  and actual Press Releases for each camp, day camp and summer program – positioning the Y as the “expert resource”
  • Creating Press Release templates and actual Press Releases for each summer program event – Rally Day, Healthy Kids Day, etc.
  • Creating Press Release templates for:
* Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility platforms
* Media pitches for mission story placement
* Social media posts and Twitter feeds (under direction of the Director of Interactive Marketing & Communications or the Marketing Promotions Specialist)
  • Updating weather emergency protocols with TV and radio stations
  • Various other writing assignments
  • Updating the press contact lists with additional publications and media sources

Qualifications we seek for this new role:
  • Excellent writing skills as evidenced by writing samples of PR releases, general information pieces (from real or classroom setting)
  • Previous experience – or classes taken specifically in PR or journalism
  • Thorough understanding of social media
  • Thorough understanding of broadcast and print media and how it works to place or pitch a story

Other details:
  • This is a voluntary internship position that will begin immediately

EOE
To be considered, please forward your Resume and Cover Letter to Diane.Steele@YMCATwincities.org

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Communications Coordinator for Good Jobs Campaign in Minneapolis

To Apply:  Please email your cover letter and resume to: resumes@seiu.catsone.com          
 
Purpose:
 
Manage communications for coalition-based local union campaign for good jobs in Minneapolis. Develop and coordinate communication strategy and message among local unions and community coalition allies.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed.  Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)
 
Campaign Communications
·         Develops message and message discipline among labor and community coalition partners
·         Manages media relations in coordination with community coalition spokespeople
·         Identifies and develops spokespeople for public speaking including media interviews
·         Writes campaign talking points, speeches, press materials
·         Develops campaign literature including leaflets, walk pieces, petitions, postcards, brochures, briefs and backgrounders
·         Coordinates with New Media staff regarding online campaign needs including website content, list development, e-mail and texting
·         Coordinates with Video Services staff regarding campaign video needs
·         Manages campaign event communications, i.e. strategy, message, location, signage, visuals, materials, media outreach, spokesperson prep, event flow and agenda
·         Coordinates communications with area union members
·         Performs other duties as assigned
 
Contacts:
 
Must be able to represent the campaign with local leaders, members, staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and a high level of professionalism.
 
Interfaces with high level organizational and external contacts, including:
·         SEIU officers, division leadership, International senior staff, project and program managers, field, political, and organizing directors, local union officers and staff.
·         External: news media, politicians, government officials, partners and allies.
·         Vendors: design and production companies, consultants, pollsters, freelancers, video and multi-media producers, advertising agencies.
 
Ensures that sophisticated choices are made about appropriate vendors and support services. 
 
Decision Making:
 
·         Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others without supervision. 
·         Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently. 
·         Must use a high level of judgment and discretion in resolving problems.
·         Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling SEIU affairs.
·         Must be able to work with International and local union elected leaders and senior staff in complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations. 
·         Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence.
·         Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines, and ensure that staff team does the same. 
 
 
Education and Experience:
 
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field. Three to five years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
 
·         Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
·         Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.
·         Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of literature, audiovisual, and online production process required. 
·         Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
·         Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
·         Knowledge of unions or other advocacy organizations.
·         Skill in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office Suite.
 
 
Physical Requirements:
 
Work is generally performed in an office setting, but job may require work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required to complete assignments. Long and irregular hours.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SUPERVALU - Marketing Intern

Description


SUPERVALU is a premier food and drug retail powerhouse with world-class supply chain and support services. We are the nation’s third largest grocery provider, with a diversified portfolio of regional retail banners, locally managed and branded, spanning the nation, coast-to-coast and border-to-border. As the largest food distributor to retail stores in the United States, we also provide a robust suite of supply chain services to serve both our own retail banners and thousands of independent retailers.

LENGTH:
Approximately three (3) months, but possibly longer depending upon the opportunity and intern availability.
OPPORTUNITY:
We are seeking an intern to work with the Health and Wellness team on continuing to evolve our communications. Specifically, they will work on our pharmacy website, health section of the Next Gen websites and content management, including helping us establish a blog or Twitter presence.  They will also assist with the ad proofing process.  They would work a standard 40 hour workweek in the Workplace Empowerment (WE) environment.
QUALIFICATIONS:
MBA candidate preferred. 
Health or nutrition experience a plus. 
Must possess strong PC skills and experience with Excel, Word, and Power Point. 
Social media expertise also desired.