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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Game On - Sports Marketing and Sales Intern

Description:

• Will be responsible for maintaining and working on the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL league database,; analyzing and documenting best marketing practices, social media strategies, marketing and sponsorship initiatives, and ticket sales initiatives.
• Will assist the Sales and Marketing team with brainstorming on progressive, innovative sports marketing ideas and innovations for sales presentations specific to each team.
• Assist with the development and implementation of sales and marketing campaigns to maximize Game On’s product sales.
• Responsible in the development and implementation of new social media and networking technologies.
• Responsible for researching and analyzing newest technologies and marketing initiatives.
• Responsible with assisting Sales and Marketing teams on pitches to potential and existing clients.

Qualifications:

• Qualified candidates must possess superior organizational skills and be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-task setting.
• Individuals must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including: Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
• Excellent understanding and ability to work with Social Media networks including Facebook and Twitter.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Comfortable working on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
• Experience working in sports industry and/or with sports team.
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is a plus.

Apply online now.

BlueCross BlueShield - Advertising Media and Events Spec

Summary:

The Advertising, Media and Events Specialist will be responsible for assisting the brand manager and Director with advertising campaigns, media proposals and coordinating meetings and events. This person will work with both internal and an outsourced model using agency partnerships to accomplish their goals. The advertising role includes managing a pool of agencies including media and SEM marketing agencies. This person will help the team implement brand ,segment-specific and other campaigns. This person will utilize strategic thinking to ensure the work is aligned with the brand and business goals. The person will also manage projects and work with marketing team members to coordinate advertising, media, sponsorships and events. Events management will be approximately 10-20% of this position and will utilize outside agencies as necessary upon budget approval. This person will manage sponsorships, provide recommendations regarding which sponsorships based on brand and segment goals and manage all aspects of the sponsorships collaborating with others in the marketing department. This person will support all marketing and communications teams, business partners, external vendors and may be involved in some website projects related to advertising or events to ensure that final products meet standards for quality, effectiveness, timeliness, cost-effectiveness and brand standards.

Accountabilities:

Manage list of outside agencies, relationships, and billing working closely with marketing operations manager.

This person is responsible for developing and tracking estimates for projects related to advertising and events and working with Marketing Operations manager to ensure elements are within budget.

Responsible for end to end planning and supporting events with flawless execution and coordination with business areas and sales.

Support brand advertising campaigns with marketing account specialists and managers.

Assist with deciding on appropriate sponsorships and manage all aspects of the sponsorships.

Work with media agency to support strategic media plans adding value to marketing partners goals.

Work across all channels including online advertising, TV, radio, print, direct.

Support search for agency and freelance talent as required.

Measure and analyze results and report.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- BA or BS in Advertising or Marketing or related degrees (eg communications, public relations, english)

- 3+ years experience preferably with some agency background developing advertising or marketing campaigns with multiple elements or a total of 7 years overall experience in related field and high school diploma.

- Strong project management skills and ability to work cross-functionally and manage medium to large complex projects.

- Good presentation skills

- Excellent written and verbal skills

BlueCross BlueShield of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.BlueCross BlueShield of MN is a drug free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a background check and drug test before beginning employment.

Apply online now.

Marketing Communications and Social Media Strategies and Execution Internship

The goal of our Social Media position is to enhance, monitor, and develop strategies for our social media efforts. This intern will work within the execution of brand strategy across all forms of media: web, social media, print, communication, and verbal dialogue. The intern will research, support, plan, and creatively execute our *go to market* strategy and communications, objectives at national conferences, tradeshows, and user/networking groups. The Social Media portion of this role will be responsible for increasing our members*, along with RED SKY Consulting*s, social media presence.

This role will help build a social media presence through facilitating conversation, compiling analytics (no previous experience required), 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 executives. They will monitor and engage on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media outlets. They will create written Blog postings for RED SKY Consulting. Think strategically and work to develop unique social media campaigns. This position will track social media statistics for RED SKY Consulting (minimal). We also need the intern to track key performance indicators for RED SKY Consulting. Miscellaneous duties include: Establishes and maintains good public relations, maintains the integrity of confidential information, Performs all other special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned. All objectives have the goal of helping to increase and enhance our presence and involvement with clients and consultants.

BENEFITS OF BEING A RED SKY CONSULTING INTERN

The benefits of being a REDSKY CONSULTING intern are: flexible work schedule * at home and in the office, gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully run a social media campaign, receive one-on-one direct mentorship with a RED SKY Consulting 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, 20-40 hours per week, unpaid or minimal pay, support for *for credit* process. We have a broad base of exposure to organizations, multiple business lines.

**A possible option within this role is to have it evolve into a full time or part time career position with our organization (this is a possibility, not a requirement).

Desired Skills The ideal intern will have strong analytical, writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills, *Out of the Box* thinker. The intern will have strong customer-service orientation. We see it as feeling able to *see the forest through the trees*. The candidate must have a positive attitude, drive to succeed in a competitive role and strong work ethic required. The intern must be a self-starter who demonstrates considerable initiative and commitment to producing high quality work. The intern will also need to have strong verbal and written communication skills.

RED SKY Consulting environment and culture We are a young, rapidly growing, fast paced company, located in exciting uptown by Lake Calhoun. There is easy access by public transportation. We are a fun, outgoing, energetic group of people. We thrive on the focus on a *healthy* work life balance. We all work together in a collaborative effort towards a common goal to provide super service to our clients.

Company Overview

We are an IT and Healthcare IT project and staffing solutions company.

RED SKY delivers critical consulting and staff augmentation (contract, contract to hire and permanent placement) services to help you solve information technology problems. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota we have offices in New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, Silicon Valley and soon opening an office in Seattle for nationwide capabilities and presence, we also have offshore alliances in India and Ireland.

We are working with companies such as: Target Stanford University Amazon.com Nestle General Electric Citi Bank Harley Davidson Kaiser Permanente Cisco Allstate Insurance NBC Blue Cross Blue Shield Ford Motor Company Oracle Corp. HCA Healthcare Lucent Microsoft Corp. Notre Dame University Sony USA Health Partners Mayo Clinic Swedish Medical Center Center Point Energy 3M Time Warner

We engage each client as another step towards building a long-term relationship. We treat each candidate as a member of a dedicated team capable of representing us to our client base as we represent ourselves to them: with integrity, sincerity, and professionalism.

We deliver what you need when you need it.

RED SKY Consulting: Your one-source IT Solutions Company.

Apply online now.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lola Red PR is now hiring for a social media account coordinator

Lola Red PR is now hiring for a social media account coordinator to start as soon as possible. Information is pasted below.

Social Media Account Coordinator
Entry Level, full time start or part time start with promotion to full time within three months
Hourly compensations
Eligible for benefits after six months, paid parking in downtown Minneapolis effective immediately.

REQUIREMENTS
Academic/Technical Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, marketing or related field.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of social media platforms,   measurement and best practices. Creative writing, content creation, and innovative approach are a must.
Computer Skills
Strong Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Hootsuite and/or Tweetdeck skills. Microsoft Office skills specifically Word and PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
Industry Experience
1-2 years of experience in public relations, journalism, marketing or social media fields.  (this may be intern experience)
Leadership/Management experience/capabilities
Ability to manage multiple tasks, lead projects and communicate well and often
Communication Skills
Strong writing skills.  Ability to converse succinctly via social media with a variety of audiences. Must be able to write in a variety of styles and adopt brand values in client communication. Receptive to direction.
Attitudes and Behavior
Self starter, pleasant/helpful/optimistic, minimal supervision required.  Ability to work in teams.

Responsibilities:
 
Lola Red is looking to grow its social media business practice. This position has enormous potential for growth and promotion and could launch a self-starter’s career.
 
Our immediate needs are:
·         Draft error-free tweets, status updates and otherwise create content
·         Create editorial calendar to guide posts/activities
·         Advise the team on best practices
·         Create client-ready reports that show progress in achieving social media goals
·         Have deep knowledge of social media execution, current issues and emerging platforms
·         Suggest tactics that can help achieve publicity goals
·         Monitor accounts, respond to comments and questions and troubleshoot potential issues
·         Source followers, fans and new audiences for all accounts
·         Find new ways to interact and gain attention
·         Stay abreast of the latest developments in social media
 
Potential for growth:
·         Create strategies for each client’s social media presence
·         Create and execute campaigns that achieve goals and gain attention
·         Contribute to new business proposals
·         Attend pitch meetings
·         Contribute to internal knowledge of social media and its impact on media relations/clients
·         Build Lola Red’s social media presence into an information hub
We will hire a candidate who can satisfy all of our immediate needs and shows promise to grow into the additional responsibilities.
To apply, please send a ONE page resume and cover letter to allison@lolaredpr.com.

Tunhetim Partners is hiring Account Manager

Tunheim Partners is seeking account managers to provide expertise in its B2B and B2C 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.

McFarland Cahill Communications Intern

Full-time summer intern position available in boutique public relations firm. Looking for recent college graduate in PR, journalism or communications  who is eager, hard working, social media savvy and looking for experience in a fast-paced PR environment. Individual will gain priceless experience assisting with events, writing projects, coordinating media segments and live shots, and working on projects geared towards local, regional and national media. 
To apply, email resume and reference to info@mcfarlandcahill.com

C.E.L. Public Relations is Hiring – Administrative Assistant

C.E.L. Public Relations is a service-oriented, entrepreneurial communications firm passionately committed to the betterment of business, family and the community. We offer an environment where you can push your creative limits, learn new skills, have your ideas heard, and be involved in a wide range of projects.

We are seeking an administrative assistant who is organized, pays attention to details, is able to multi-task, and has the ability to keep up in this face-paced industry. The ability to work both independently and as a team member is key. Being resourceful, a quick learner, and able to multi-task are essential. We are looking for an individual who has strong written and verbal communication skills. For the full details of the job or to send a resume, click here.

Ecolab - Marketing Intern

Are you innovative, creative with strong analytical skills and the strategic vision to set the course for a true market leader? Do you have the passion and initiative to meet and exceed aggressive growth objectives? Do you have the interpersonal skills to work effectively with the industry’s best sales force? These are some of the qualities we are looking for in a qualified candidate. If you have what it takes, we are eager to find you a place in our Summer Internship Program.

As an MBA Marketing professional joining our Summer Internship Program, you will have the unique opportunity to work on a strategic project within a major Ecolab operating division. Projects may include setting the product line strategy, assessing the competitive strategy, growth planning, marketing, pricing, profit management, and/or direction to R&D. You will also participate in the Executive Lunch Series with Senior Management, tours of Customer Service, Research, Development and Engineering Center and a host of other social and networking events.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Sales forecasting and market share analysis by channel
  • Assisting in annual product line projections and budgets
  • Monthly business performance analysis and reporting
  • Equipment performance and planning
  • Media planning
  • Product marketing research
  • Pricing analysis and pricing levels for list, discount and max block pricing
  • Competitive strategy
  • Product performance specification and management
  • Capital expenditure management and support of the product line production

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Marketing or General Management.
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date of May/June 2012
  • 3 years professional marketing experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • 5 years of professional marketing experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Strong financial/business analysis skills
  • Computer skills
  • Strong project management skills
Apply online now.

Edina Public Schools - Communications Intern

Description:

Edina Public Schools is seeking a Communications Intern located at the Edina Community Center beginning immediately. This internship is a hands-on experience that requires previous experience in communications. This position will support the district communications department and will work with a variety of communications platforms

Qualifications:
·        At least three+ years of college working towards a communications degree in an accredited four-year communications program.
·        Knowledge of news writing style and familiarity with a variety of communication platforms (print, web, social media, video, etc.).
·        Proficient in word processing, photo editing and web development technologies and ability to use available programs: Microsoft Office; Photoshop; and desktop publishing programs including Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
·        Experience updating web sites using Dreamweaver; some HTML knowledge preferred.
·        Strong understanding of social networking and knowledge of using the Internet to communicate ideas and generate dialogues.
·        Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
·        Ability to work independently and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
·        Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to a variety of audiences (e.g. parents, volunteers, general public, elected officials, media, staff, and outside agencies).
·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·        Working knowledge of digital photography and video.
·        At least one year of experience working in communications preferred.

Term/Hours:
Six-month position at 15 hours per week

Salary:
$10.90/hour

Application Procedure:
Apply online now.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kocina - Communications/Writing Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.

RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Conducting project research
  • Researching media outlets
  • Creating reports for clients and for internal use
  • Contacting the media on behalf of clients
  • Writing memos and other correspondence to clients or the media
  • Assist in coordination of company sponsored seminars and events
  • Perform Lexis Nexis searches
  • Obtain and duplicate audio and video copies, and clippings of placements
  • Seek out new programs and publications, and gather information about them for the database
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • General administrative tasks
  • Assist Editorial Manager with press releases and various writing projects
EXPECTATIONS:
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Good writing and editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint helpful
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Sense of humor
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about business and public relations
  • Willing to abide by the policies and procedures of Media Relations
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, media or broadcasting, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • Internships are unpaid and must be taken for college credit
  • Must be able to provide documents from school indicating credit
Apply online now.

MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTERS - Communication Specialist - Seasonal Marketing Intern

Job Description:

Department: Marketing and Development
Area: Marketing and Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Development

Duration: 90-120 days

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Support marketing and communication initiatives for Memorial Blood Centers, including promotional activities, advertising, and public relations activities.

Responsibilities include: working with Marketing and Development team members to manage summer visibility activities, promotions and events, including:
Coordinate and prepare materials for use at promotions and events
Perform public relations tasks at community events, including weekend and evening blood drive events to help recruit blood donors for community blood drives
Identify and capitalize on opportunities to increase awareness of Memorial Blood Centers

Apply online now.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cargill - BI Communications Intern-TAR01088

Description

Whatever job you're looking for, you can probably find it at Cargill.  Our diverse partnerships across a variety of industries mean countless career opportunities for you.  It's your choice.  It's your future.  And you can make it happen at Cargill.
Cargill is embarking upon a journey to design all of its key business processes in over 70 business units within 66 countries. This will include creating the approaches, tools and technology to support those processes.   Be on the ground floor as a part of a team that will change the way Cargill works. This is a major global effort with significant impact. Join us to make this successful company even stronger, more focused on the customer and more profitable.  Be a part of it.
The Communications Intern provides communication support to Cargill business units and functions, executes the communication approach and supports execution of communications activities.  This position will partner with the Tartan Wave Communications Manager and Communication Consultants to support the execution of communication plan(s) in order to produce work in a timely manner based upon work plan requirements.
This position will report to the Wave Communications Manager, CCE.
Principle Accountabilities:
80% Execution of Tartan Communications
  • Support the execution of the communications plan by developing messages that support Tartan implementation to business units, functions and central project team members with oversight/approval from Wave Communications Manager and Wave Communications Consultants
  • Draft, review, and edit customized Tartan communication materials in plain language for targeted audiences using appropriate media utilizing MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and, as appropriate, HTML and software for online media.
  • Support employee activities, such as Town Halls, employee-engagement events, tours and other employee events as appropriate.
15% Integration and Collaboration with other teams
  • Works with other Tartan Program Communication team members to ensure consistency of message with other key audiences
5% Miscellaneous Duties as assigned 

Qualifications


Required:
  • 1 year experience in communications related field or equivalent education experience
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a project environment
  • Experience writing written and oral communications skills
  • Self-starter and effective problem solver
  • Demonstrated strong collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate at multiple levels in the organization 
  • Ability to take complex, project language and simplify it without losing the key message
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Preferred:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism, public relations or communications-related field
  • Some business experience
  • Some experience with event communications management
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit www.cargill.com
Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply online now.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weber Shandwick - National Consumer Media Specialist (SAE)

Position Overview:
The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for a national media specialist to serve as a media relations counselor to multiple consumer account teams.  The person in this role should possess and look to build top-tier media relationships and use a deep understanding of key reporters’ beats to meet clients’ business goals.  The ideal candidate will have 4 – 6 years of media relations experience, or experience as a reporter.
Essential Leadership Competencies and Attributes:
-Regularly generate media coverage for clients with top-tier consumer media, including retail, lifestyle and consumer health media.
-Maintain strong working relationships with key consumer media
-Develop strong media pitches
-Contribute to the development of strategic client plans
-Serve as an internal resource and work with account teams to provide media relations counsel
-Regularly participate in agency media relations network by sharing media intelligence, media opportunities and participating on monthly network calls

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Serving as a role model to staff members by sharing media knowledge and insights
-Training junior team members on media relations tactics
-Preparing for and participating in client meetings and presentations
-Participating in and helping lead new business activities
Qualifications:  
-BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
-A passion for media relations and for the changing media landscape
-Existing relationships with reporters
-A passion for media relations and a proven  history of success working with reporters
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.
-Be part of an opportunity to work on a national and global team.
-You’ll have client contact; project management; team management; plan and strategy development. 
-You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields.  And you’ll have the opportunity to be coach, mentor, role model for our highly talented cohort of junior-level employees.

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

St. Paul Public Schools - Marketing/Comm Sr Associate

The Marketing and Communications Senior Associate performs professional work providing communications and community relations support.

This position reports to the Director of Communications, Marketing and Development.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in communications, media or marketing related work which must include experience communicating effectively and in culturally appropriate ways with diverse audiences including communities of color and English Language Learners.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of marketing concepts and techniques.
-Knowledge of communications concepts and methods.
-Knowledge of communications technological tools and software.
-Considerable knowledge of research techniques.
-Knowledge of project management.
-Ability to explain and market new programs and strategies that help achieve District objectives.
-Ability to work effectively in dynamic, rapidly changing, team-based environment.
-Ability to be a team player with proven ability to foster and manage working relationships within a matrix environment.
-Ability to successfully value others' perspectives and gain support and buy-in from all levels of the District.
-Critical thinking skills: Ability to integrate District goals and objectives into department goals and activities/communications.
-Ability to develop communications with minimal information. 
-Detailed oriented: excellent considerable ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously with strong organizational and prioritization skills, addressing critical daily issues as well as keeping focus on strategic priorities.
-Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of peers and business partners.
-Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
-Goal oriented and personally accountable; resourceful and self-directed.
-Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion.


Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:
-Serve as a member of Saint Paul Public Schools Communications, Marketing and Development team and develop communications that will favorably shape perceptions of the District and create greater understanding of our mission, performance and strategic plan.
-Work closely with senior leaders to elevate the District's profile and deliver on our Strong Schools. Strong Communities promise.
-Research, develop and implement strategic communications plans to enhance the district's reputation with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
-Effectively collaborate with district staff at all levels to execute the various aspects of these communications plans.
-Write, edit and disseminate communications.
-Identify public education trends and surface new ideas and recommendations.
-Measure and evaluate effectiveness of strategies.
-Develop a high-level understanding of specific District responsibility focus areas.
-Serve as a trusted communications advisor to business and philanthropic partners.
-Manage multiple projects with various deadlines effectively.
-Support marketing strategies and tactics that showcase the district's focus on innovation to achieve academic excellence for all children, including both execution for specific programs, and identifying and leveraging opportunities for integrating messages and/or tactics across programs.
-Provide communication and market support for individual schools including crisis communications.
-Manage the development and use of breakthrough communications leveraging all channels, including video, web/interactive, social media, print mediums, etc.
-In partnership with the Coordinator of Marketing and Media Relations, support media opportunities specific to the District strategic plan and to individual school and program marketing and development efforts.
-Support and manage projects to meet established deadlines by: Developing creative briefs, production schedules, and budget estimates; Working with copywriters, designers, illustrators and outside vendors such as printers;
Securing final sign-off from subject matter experts, project managers, legal, and appropriate Cabinet members; Establishing evaluation metrics to demonstrate effectiveness, value to the district and impact on public perception and knowledge of the District and its progress; Overseeing conference and event management, sponsorships and advertising.
-Contribute to the District's Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position working 12-months per year.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Professional Employees Association (PEA) negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at http://hr.spps.org/Labor_Agreements.html. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $49,926 annually. 

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at
http://www.hr.spps.org/Benefits_Summary_by_Union.html.


Other Information
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire.  You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date.  Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

How To Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments.  Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.
Please apply on or before: 06/21/2011

U.S. Bank - Graphic Designer-110010956

Description

Responsible for design, layout and production activities for a wide variety of visual communication materials and presentations which include, but aren't limited to, marketing brochures, flyers, newsletters, sales tools, merchandising, print advertising, direct mail, sales contest and promotion identity elements, client communications, and employee publications and policy documents. Possesses strong working knowledge of typography, layout, color, and visual communications, as well as design software and equipment.

Designs within brand identity standards and serves as expert advisor to U.S. Bank employees and vendors on correct execution of visual brand identity program. Develops materials for both external and internal audiences. Manages vendor relationships. 

Essential Functions:
  1. Develop and produce marketing materials including content and design for several business lines.
  2. Maintain Marketing Project Request Form and methodology and work with internal business lines to request new materials.
    - Communicate with business line clients on material development and incorporate changes.
    - Gather/Edit copy as needed.
    - Proofread all materials.
    - Build and maintain image library.
  3. Manages project flow and deadlines, communicating project status and/or scheduling conflicts within appropriate timing to allow proper resolution.
  4. Prepares and formats artwork for vendor production.
  5. Understands and leverages U.S. Bank brand standards in all communications. Acts as a brand advocate throughout business line.
  6. Logs, tracks and archives completed artwork for efficient retrieval by other members of staff.
  7. Manages print production.
  8. Develops PowerPoint presentations.
  9. Leads and/or assists in special projects as needed.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
  • 5-8 years of professional graphic design experience
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work load while demonstrating grace under pressure
  • Banking/financial services experience
  • B2B design experience

INTERNSHIP: Virtual PR Intern Who's Into Music and Related Subjects Wanted!

Looking for an opportunity to learn and/or enhance your PR skills and dabble in different areas of the music industry/music education? Great opportunity to work with a longtime publicist with strong music clients and other clients.

Please send your resume to: Martin Keller (Media Savant Communications Co.) at mkeller@mediasavantcom.com or 612-729-8585.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lola Red PR hiring an assistant publicist

Lola Red PR is now hiring for an assistant publicist to start on or about August 1, 2011. Information is pasted below.

Assistant Publicist
Entry Level, Full Time, Hourly
Eligible for benefits after six months, paid parking in downtown Minneapolis effective immediately.

REQUIREMENTS
Academic/Technical Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Journalism or Public Relations.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of media issues, high energy, excellent organizational skills and creative thinking abilities 
Computer Skills
Strong Microsoft Office skills specifically Word and PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
Industry Experience
1-2 years of experience in public relations or journalism fields.  (this may be intern experience)
Leadership/Management experience/capabilities
Ability to manage multiple tasks, lead projects and communicate well and often
Communication Skills
Strong writing skills.  Ability to build relationship with client. Receptive to direction.
Attitudes and Behavior
Self starter, pleasant/helpful/optimistic, minimal supervision required.  Ability to work on teams.

Responsibilities:
Client Relationships:
  • Execute publicity campaign tactics
  • Prepare status documents for clients
  • Ensure features are obtained, press releases are effective, clients are prepped and execution is flawless
  • Monitor media for opportunities for additional exposure or possible problems or issues.
  • Develop strong bond with client and provide long-term value that results in continuous revenue.
Media Relationships:
  • Establish genuine and trustworthy relationships with journalists, reporters and editors
  • Generate new media leads through research, networking and referrals
  • Research and keep abreast of each media contact’s interests and story needs and provide value by presenting options and commentary
  • Internal
  • Keep management informed by collecting, analyzing and summarizing concerns, data and trends in PR industry
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge consisting of:  attending professional workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, reviewing best practices and participating in professional societies
  • Participate in intern interviews
Social Media:
  • Stays abreast of social media advances and shares them with the team
  • Creates promotions that fit within strategy and meet clients goals
  • Leads social media reporting 
  • Develops and refines social media reporting
  • Executes social media tactics for clients
New Business Development:
  • Build business contacts through networking, referrals, events and other sources
  • Enhances Lola Red reputation by continuously promoting the firm through marketing efforts
  • Support new business opportunities with research
 
To apply, please send a ONE page resume and cover letter to allison@lolaredpr.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vision-Ease Lens - Marketing Internship

Job Description:

Vision-Ease Lens is pleased to announce a summer internship in Marketing!

As a Vision-Ease Lens Marketing Intern, you will be involved in multiple marketing disciplines within department including but not limited to: Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Product Management and Customer Retention activities. Internship will serve as a great opportunity for candidates wanting to experience most, if not all, areas of a marketing department. This is a paid, full-time position from ~May ~ August.

The areas of responsibility are:

Public Relations - Social Media
Monitor consumer and trade sites searching for opportunities to respond with favorable messaging.
Seek out new trade/consumer locations where relevant optical conversations/blogs are taking place.
Post activities via Facebook account, recommend ways to further drive customer membership surrounding tradeshows, misc. events.
Occasional PR Agency, client-side perspective interaction

Marketing Communications
Work with internal and external resources in assisting with routing/ proofing marketing communications materials.
Recommend and source appropriate marketing giveaways and clothing as needed. Solicit bids, negotiate favorable pricing .
Assist with scheduling of national tradeshows, regional tradeshows and corporate events including post-show correspondence.
Occasional Advertising Agency, client-side perspective interaction

Customer Growth Activities
Evaluate customer spreadsheets segmenting customers by sales volume to help drive future marketing programs / thresholds.
Intimately involved in Summer Coppertone promotion in tracking coop activities, response rates and growth.
Perform informal customer survey calls; evaluate responses.

Product Management
Participate in research projects supporting large-scale product management activities including: price analysis, competitive features, product availability and value add services.

Support and participate in all other marketing projects as requested.

Interested candidates will possess the following characteristics:

Strong project management and organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. High level of accuracy and detail-orientation. Ability to manage multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills. A good understanding of database management software (excel/access) with ability to manipulate files as needed.

Sophomore / Junior / Senior -Year Level.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; hands on experience with Social media including Facebook and/or Twitter.

If you are interested and have the capabilities outlined above, please apply online!

Headquartered in Ramsey, Minn., Vision-Ease Lens is a manufacturer of quality ophthalmic lenses including LifeRx(R) light-responsive lenses, Coppertone?¢ polarized lenses, SunRx(R) polarized lenses, and Illumina(R) progressive line-free lenses. Vision-Ease Lens products are sold through independent opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists, as well as many retail chains and dispensing markets across the country. For more information about Vision-Ease Lens and its products, visit www.vision-ease.com.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Apply online now.

Monday, June 13, 2011

NYLC - Marketing & Communications Director

Closing Date: 
July 6, 2011
This position is responsible for all strategic communications for the organization, including marketing and public relations, using all relevant channels. This position directs NYLC  voice and branding, and executes strategies to accomplish department goals and deliverables. The Director leads or supervises the development of communications across all departments and manages media relations and publications sales. The Director is also a member of the Leadership Team, and supervises marketing and communications staff.
Reports To: CEO
Scope of Supervision:
Web Manager
Communications Associate
Marketing Associate (potential-new)
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow (potential-new)
Specific Duties:
  • Provide vision, develop, and execute external communications and marketing strategy for the organization.
  • Understand and represent market and audience perspective in internal planning processes.
  • Primary responsibility for protection and growth of NYLC brand and reputation. Establish and maintain organizational style and branding to ensure consistency of voice and syntax. Approve branded collateral prior to production. Provide guidelines and training for a team of NYLC staff designated as communications support within programs and other departments.
  • Lead communications and public relations efforts for the organization, creating and maintaining favorable relationships between the organization and stakeholders through internal (e.g., publications websites, social media) and external (e.g., mainstream media, education journals) vehicles.
  • Supervise department staff, and coordinate with other key staff and national service positions, to ensure the department is meeting its goals and objectives.
  • Provide direction to program directors and all staff to implement marketing of individual programs and services.
  • Responsible for organizational publications, currently a quarterly print & online journal, monthly e-newsletters, standalone e-blasts, communicating content through the proper media mix.
  • Develop collateral materials for all departments within the organization.
  • Develop written materials specific to NYLC initiatives, including writing and editing content and working with external experts. Edit, produce, or approve program-specific materials.
  • Manage media relations, including developing and maintaining a media list of primary contacts.
  • Increase sales of publications online and at events, overseeing inventory, marketing, and promotions.
  • Oversee the bookstore function at the National Service-Learning Conference.
  • Manage budgets the department’s budget and budgeted amounts for specific projects.
  • Track and report on the reach and impact of communications initiatives.
  • Maintain organizational communications assets, such as photo files, archives of previous publications, etc.
Other Functions:
  • Support fundraising initiatives.
  • Support maintenance of organizational library resources.
  • Represent NYLC at conferences and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education: B.A. or B.S. required. Graduate degree in marketing, mass communications, or
journalism preferred.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum seven years’ experience in marketing and communications.
  • Experience hiring, working with, and managing vendors, such as web developers, writers, graphic artists, typesetters, proofreaders, and printers.
  • Demonstrated success in brand strategy and implementation.
  • Experience with writing for a variety of media.
  • Experience with marketing planning and tactics, such as advertising, campaign development and execution, and promotions. Some experience with education audiences required.
  • Experience managing staff in a team environment.
Work Knowledge:
  • Understanding of branding strategy.
  • Familiarity with AP and APA style.
  • Familiarity with graphics software programs.
  • Understanding of media tracking and reporting.
Abilities and Skills:
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong project management and direction skills.
  • Flexibility regarding responding positively to changing demands and priorities.
  • Excellent written communication and editorial skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on a PC platform.
Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon qualifications.

To Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and salary/benefits
requirements to: jobs@nylc.org. Closes July 6, 2011.

Fresh Energy - RE-AMP Media Center Director

The Media Center at Fresh Energy serves the RE-AMP network, a collaboration of over 100 Upper Midwest nonprofit organizations working to change energy policy. The media center director is responsible for the strategic vision and management of the Media Center including strengthening and supporting the communications capacity of RE-AMP network members, overseeing research, technical assistance, media relations, and publications. The objective is to reframe the terms of discussion on energy policy though the implementation of media strategies leading to the desired policy changes.
Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and manage a yearly work plan to guide the work of the RE-AMP Media Center
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and management of Media Center staff
  • Manage the yearly research and framing/messaging training efforts
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with key strategic partners, including journalists, funders, and RE-AMP members
  • Work closely with the editor of Midwest Energy News to ensure a high level of editorial quality, topical relevance, and audience engagement
  • Manage a team of consultants who will handle technical assistance offerings for the RE-AMP network
  • Some travel, primarily within the Midwest
Minimum job qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree, plus five years of management level experience in public relations, corporate communications, journalism (traditional or social), or general media/messaging management
  • Experience managing staff and budgets
  • Superb organizational and interpersonal skills, combined with an ability to set and implement priorities
  • Results-driven attitude and leadership style
  • Exceptional leadership skills, strategic judgment and creative vision, combined with the ability to listen to and engage others
  • Proven ability to devise and implement projects and programs; experience developing program budgets and providing fiscal oversight
  • Sense of humor
  • Commitment to the mission of RE-AMP and the RE-AMP Media Center
  • Experience in training and strengthening the communications skills of others
  • Passion for navigating rapidly shifting media landscape to change conversations about important social issues
To apply:
E-mail cover letter and resume to Katie Eukel keukel@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

PDI Ninth House - Marketing and Events Intern


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

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



 
Position overview:

  • Provide direct support to a Senior Marketing Manager and a Marketing Communications and Event Manager, and assist other members of the Global Marketing team in the coordination and completion of marketing and event projects.
  • Assist with the development and execution of key initiatives in the areas of marketing, public relations, conferences, seminars, data management, and intranet platforms.


 
Responsibilities:


  • Marketing
    • Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of field marketing programs and marketing campaigns.
    • Participate in marketing communication audit activities.
    • Support the development of a PR program and materials which can be leveraged by offices worldwide.
    • Write, edit, proofread and help with the production of field marketing materials, including guidelines and procedures, templates, and forms.
    • Coordinate internal flash survey design, execution and analysis.
    • Assist in management of the delivery of marketing tools on the intranet.
    • Use the internet to perform basic research on clients, prospects, industries, geographies, events, and competitors.
    • Develop and maintain reports using Excel, Siebel, and other systems.

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


 
Experience and skills:

  • Currently studying for, or holding a business, marketing, PR, or communications degree.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize workload.
  • Creative, detail oriented, and a self starter.
  • Intermediate working knowledge of MS Office and social media applications
 
PDI Ninth House is the premier global leadership solutions company with distinctive expertise in accelerating leadership effectiveness to maximize organizational performance. We have more than 40 years of experience in helping clients identify, manage, develop, and promote superior leaders across all levels of the organization. PDI Ninth House uses a unique combination of innovative, field-tested strategies; state-of-the-art technology; and proven processes to tailor specific solutions for our clients. PDI Ninth House partners with the world’s leading organizations, enabling them to address critical leadership challenges with innovative solutions. Our aim is simple—the well-placed confidence that clients’ current and future leaders are distinctively stronger than their competition, resulting in sustained, superior performance.

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

 
Contact Information
Please apply here

Friday, June 10, 2011

Metropolitan Airports Commission - Public Affairs and Marketing Coordinator

Assist the Public Affairs and Marketing Department with the coordination of all Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) public information programs. Coordinate internal communication efforts for MAC personnel, airport tenants and vendors. Work with MAC departments to provide communication components for specific issues and projects. Create and maintain content for the Metropolitan Airports Commission's websites, including www.metroairports.org, www.mspairport.com, www.mymspconnect.com and for MSP’s mobile application site. 
 
Administer the organization’s social media communications program. Respond to constituent questions and informational requests. Act as department liaison to the MSP Customer Service Action Council. Research, write, edit and distribute media advisories, press releases, talking points, public statements and publications. At the direction of the Public Affairs and Marketing Director or Manager, serve as a spokesperson for MAC.  Assist in planning and arranging public and press events.   Provide light administrative support for the department.
 

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Sinclair Broadcast Group - Marketing/Promotion Internship

Semester/Hours: Spring/Summer 2011 (May start), Available to work events, weekends and some holidays as needed (which may include morning/daytime weekday hours).

The CW Twin Cities will provide students the chance to learn the ins and outs of television marketing and promotions and gain practical work experience. This position will implement sales promotions and coordinate work events with The CW Twin Cities advertisers. During this internship students will have hands on experience with the full production of large scale marketing promotions and events. Students will also be exposed to the television sales environment. Our internship offers meaningful, educational and work experiences designed to meet the academic and career goals of the intern.

Qualifications:
  • Enthusiastic, detail-oriented, personable, outgoing, proactive and creative
  • You must also be a resourceful problem-solver and a self-starter
  • Must be able to prioritize projects & duties effectively
  • Available to work weekends, evenings and holidays (which may include morning/daytime weekday hours) as needed
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
  • Must have strong Microsoft Office skills experience with design & Power Point a plus
Duties:
  • Responsible for set up and representation of The CW Twin Cities in a positive manner at promotional events.
  • Will help build marketing & sales presentations using Power Point
  • Will assist with all aspects of marketing initiatives & station contests including conception, development, and proof of performance. Be able to problem-solve efficiently
  • Some filing, research, and misc. office duties as needed.

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

Apply online now.