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Friday, July 29, 2011

Ameriprise - Manager-Communications

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

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

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

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Responsibilities
This position is responsible for providing strategic communications consulting for Asset Management, Insurance, Annuities and several staff groups.

Accountabilities
Approximate % of Time Accountabilities
35% Provide strategic communications consulting
- Build relationships with leaders, business partners and other stakeholders.
- Assess business needs/challenges.
- Contribute to enterprise editorial strategy.
- Help simplify and streamline messages/approach.
- Proactively identify opportunities to help business partners achieve their goals and create an optimal audience experience.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of communications in meeting the needs of our audiences.
- Influence/participate in decision-making and help anticipate unintended consequences.

35% Develop, manage and implement communications plans
- Work with business partners to understand objectives, desired results.
- Draft communications plan and review with stakeholders, building in the end-to-end experience.
- Create innovative communications tactics to drive business results in alignment with the overall enterprise editorial strategy.
- Write, edit and coordinate communications to field members and employees.
- Provide comprehensive project management.
- Coordinate with Experience & Delivery team on the audience experience.

15% Presentation support
-Work with leaders and business partners to develop presentations for executives for various conferences and events.
- Provide presentation coaching.
- Provide leader talking points for meetings, conference calls and events.

15% General support
- Influence, write and edit business-as-usual communications.
- Contribute to various newsletters and e-magazines.
- Write/edit organization announcements.

Qualifications
- Minimum of five years experience in communications or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong writing, editing, decision-making, project management and interpersonal skills.
- High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Ability to think strategically, navigate complex situations, and coach and influence people at all levels of the organization.
- Proactive approach and creative problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
- Understanding of financial services.
- Undergraduate degree preferred in communications, journalism, English or equivalent related work experience.

Apply online now.

Ameriprise - Senior Specialist - Internal Communications

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

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

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

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Responsibilities
Develop, manage and implement communications plans
- Work with business partners to understand objectives, desired results.
- Draft communications plans and review with stakeholders, building in the end-to-end experience.
- Create innovative communications tactics to drive business results in alignment with the overall enterprise editorial strategy.
- Write, edit and coordinate communications to field members and employees.
- Provide comprehensive project management.
- Coordinate with Experience & Delivery team on the audience experience.

Provide communications consulting
- Build relationships with leaders, business partners and other stakeholders.
- Assess business needs/challenges.
- Contribute to enterprise editorial strategy.
- Help simplify and streamline messages/approach.
- Proactively identify opportunities to help business partners achieve their goals and create an optimal audience experience.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of communications in meeting the needs of our audiences.
- Participate in decision-making and help anticipate unintended consequences.

General support
- Influence, write and edit business-as-usual communications.
- Contribute to various newsletters and e-magazines.
- Manage miscellaneous communications projects for the department.

Qualifications
- Minimum of three years experience in communications or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong writing, editing, project management, interpersonal and decision-making skills
- High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Ability to think strategically, navigate complex situations, and influence people at various levels of the organization.
- Proactive approach and creative problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
- Understanding of financial services.
- Undergraduate degree preferred in communications, journalism, English or equivalent related work experience.

Apply online now.

Ameriprise - Web Design Specialist

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

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

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

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Responsibilities
As a member of the Experience & Delivery team, the web design specialist is responsible for designing engaging graphic and interactive elements, publishing and maintenance of content on the Ameriprise Financial advisor and employee portals, and execution of email-based communications to our internal audiences.

Responsibilities include:
- Using a content management system and HTML skills to create and maintain content on field and employee web portals, along with the following; 1. Partnering with the communications Experience team to translate business needs into engaging solutions. 2. Leveraging interactice production skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshopt, Flash) to develop custom treatments, sections and pages.
- Performing portal admin tasks, including maintenance of site navigation, development of page templates, and management of permissioning groups.
- Preparing and conducting QA on email communications managed by Corporate Communications.

Required Qualifications
- 3+ years of web development and/or web content management experience
- Strong interactive design and development skills (HTML, Photoshop, Flash, CSS, JavaScript)
- Solid understanding of user experience/usability best practices
- Ability to rapidly master and adapt to new online systems and tools
- Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to own and deliver work independently and also to work within a team on shared tasks
- Keen attention to detail
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Ability to build relationships and communicate clearly with both business and technology partner

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with Oracle’s UCM or other web content management systems desirable
- Prior experience with Liferay or other web portal platforms preferred
- An understanding of the financial services industry is desired but not necessary

Thursday, July 28, 2011

RSP Marketing - Social Media Marketing Internship Program

We are a fast-paced, growing social media company located in downtown Minneapolis. Our company researches, explores and delivers desired results for our business goals.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop & maintain a social media presence through Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare
  • Interact using social media to increase the client base and grow sales
  • Brand monitoring
  • Provide detailed campaign reports
Qualifications include:
  • Background experience in service industry (i.e. restaurants, retail, etc.)
  • Student in Journalism, Mass Communications and/or Marketing or recent graduate
  • Proficient in Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Create/contribute to fun environment
Flexible hours; 20 hours per week unpaid. Starting September 6th-December 16th.


Please email your resume and cover letter to John Marino/ jmarino@rspmarketing.com for consideration.

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts - DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS


This position is responsible for all strategic communications for the organization, including marketing and public relations, using all relevant channels. This position directs The Cowles Center voice and branding, and executes strategies to achieve earned revenue goals and build audiences. The Director leads or supervises the development of communications across all departments and manages media relations and publications.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate earned revenue including memberships, single tickets and group sales.
  • Develop all pricing, packaging and discounting strategies.
  • Build, analyze, and exploit the Vendini database.
  • Manage The Cowles Center brand (including all graphical standards).
  • Create and implement an advertising strategy.
  • Secure media sponsorships.
  • Administer the marketing budget.
  • Lead communications and public relations efforts for the organization, creating and maintaining favorable relationships between the organization and stakeholders through internal (e.g., publications, website, social media) and external (e.g., mainstream media, bloggers, online outlets) vehicles.
  • Supervise a full-time staff of two (Marketing Associate and Box Office Manager), as well as freelance graphic designers and publications editors. 
  • Responsible for organizational publications, including programs, monthly e-newsletters and standalone e-blasts.
  • Develop collateral materials for all departments within the organization.
  • Fulfill requirements for recognition for individual, corporate and foundation sponsors.
The successful candidate will have a college or graduate-level degree in marketing, communications or arts administration. Several years of performing arts experience is preferred.  Specifically, the ideal candidate will:
  • Possess a minimum of five years’ experience in marketing and communications.
  • Have experience hiring, working with, and managing vendors, such as web developers, writers, graphic artists, proofreaders and printers.
  • Have demonstrated success in brand strategy and implementation.
  • Possess experience with marketing planning and tactics, such as advertising, campaign development and execution, and promotions.
  • Be a highly creative and strategic thinker with a proven track record in creating and executing campaigns that generate sales and maximize return on investment.
  • Possess a strong point of view about how to market a diverse season of dance and effectively share that strategy with the staff and Board.
  • Have a strong understanding of electronic and interactive media, and the ability to create and implement creative campaigns and tracking through social media.
  • Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able manage multiple projects, respond to changing demands and priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Build confidence and rapport among colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Exhibit a creative, collegial, and collaborative work style and a close attention to detail.
To Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: thines@thecowlescenter.org by August 19.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

United Way - Event Planning Internship

This position works directly with the marketing team to implement segment marketing strategies, and promote and create awareness for United Way through general audience and donor projects/events. This position may also aid with the implementation of publicity as a complement to assigned projects.
The internship is an unpaid position, located in the Minneapolis office of Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Department: Marketing   Reports to: Events Coordinator
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours weekly, August 15-December, 2011. Hours are flexible (within an 8 a.m.-6 p.m. workday) and may be set around an intern’s class/work schedule. Includes some night and weekend events.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with execution of plans for United Way events and segment-specific events.
  • May assist with volunteer recruitment and management, internal and external communication, event day logistics, post-event communication and evaluation, compiling event materials and other event-related activities.
  • Help develop and solicit in-kind donations. May include cold-calling, lead follow-up, tracking, contract management, recognition at and attendance at sponsored events.
  • Participate in agency site visits to determine volunteer needs and create follow-up reports.
  • Conduct research and development of future projects and events.
  • Assist in writing communication pieces including letters, newsletters, web content, invitations, data tracking and reports.
  • Assist on other marketing projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate with a degree, or currently enrolled in a degree program in marketing, communications, public relations or liberal arts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Event planning and management experience preferred.

Benefits

  • Gain valuable experience in nonprofit administration, event coordination and donor relations.
  • Strengthen communication, coordination, fundraising and customer service skills.
  • Gain knowledge of and experience with customer relationship software (CRM and Andar).
  • Broaden knowledge of United Way, health and human service organizations, and the nonprofit community.
  • Network with corporate communicators, marketing staff, and United Way donors.
  • Parking reimbursement. 
Apply online now.

United Way - Public Relations and Communications Internship

This position works directly with United Way's Public Relations and Communications staff to assist with the publicity of events and announcements, in addition to other communication pieces. Other projects may also be assigned.

The internship is an unpaid position, located in downtown Minneapolis at Greater Twin Cities United Way. Will fulfill academic credit requirements if applicable.

Department: Marketing   Reports to: Marketing Coordinator
Time Commitment: 10-20 hours weekly, beginning August 15 through December. Hours and dates of internship are flexible (within an 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. workday) and may be set according to intern’s schedule. Hours may include some nights and weekends for events occurring during the internship.
Deadline: Applications accepted through August 10, 2011.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and write press releases and learn how to distribute to the media.
  • Assist with writing and copy editing print and electronic communications.
  • Assist with planning PR strategy for upcoming events.
  • Learn how to track the value of public relations.
  • Help at events in community. May include taking pictures, volunteering or drafting event recaps.
  • Assist with social media strategy (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Enrolled in a degree program in marketing/communications, public relations, nonprofit administration or liberal arts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office applications. Experience with blogging software or online content management a plus.
  • Knowledge of/experience with the Associated Press Stylebook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience writing press releases and in public relations or communications preferred.

Benefits

  • Strengthen communication, marketing and public relations skills.
  • Network with corporate communicators, marketing and social service professionals.
  • Broaden knowledge of United Way, health and human service organizations, and the nonprofit community.
  • Have an impact on public education and opinion regarding United Way and its role in the community.
  • Parking reimbursement.
Apply online now.

Alliance Francaise is looking for 3 new Marketing interns


The Alliance Francaise of Minneapolis/St. Paul is looking for 3 new Marketing interns for the Fall. If you have an interest in French or Francophone culture and want experience in Marketing and Public Relations, the Alliance wants to meet you! 

Responsibilities:
• Complete tasks as assigned by the committee;
• Hold regular office hours (minimum 10 hours per week), subject to your school schedule;
• Attend weekly team meetings and other meetings as needed;
• Act as liaison with other committees;
• Present project results;
• Partner with local businesses and non-profits to achieve project goals.


Positions include:
• Marketing communications,
• Event planning,
• Product development of the 2012 French Resource Directory 

Marketing interns work with the Executive Director of the Alliance Francaise de Minneapolis-St Paul, working on-going projects while making their own contribution through new projects in the area of marketing. Primary work will emphasize extending the reach of AFMSP into the community and region. You'll have regular office duties – paperwork, reports, e-mails and phone calls – and at least one primary project to put your particular mark on.
Note: Application is for a general internship. Exact positions will be assigned at the discretion of the committee according to the needs of the organization.  
Skills needed:
• The successful intern will represent AFMSP to our members and our community and must therefore be both professional and courteous at all times.
• A demonstrated interest in business is required, since marketing supports the financial goals of the organization.
• Some French speaking ability is preferred. Fluency is neither expected nor required, just a familiarity with foreign language instruction and a passion for other cultures.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (word, excel, power point and access).
• Perfect grammar (English) and a habit of proofreading and spellchecking is required: You will write professional presentations, news releases and other communications.

You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from our building in downtown Minneapolis. Prior Alliance Française interns and volunteers are also given special consideration.

*Application Instructions:   
To apply, please send resumé, cover letter, and samples of your work to the attention of: 

Marketing Committee
Alliance Française de Minneapolis-St Paul
113 N. 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

or via e-mail to 
internrecruitment@afmsp.org

*Application deadline is August 5th!

Questions may also be e-mailed to internrecruitment@afmsp.org. To learn more about Alliance Française, please visit our web site at www.afmsp.org or visit our building in Minneapolis at the address above. Office hours are listed on our web site and visitors are welcome.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Starkey Laboratories, Inc. - Front End Web Developer

Job Posting
With more than 40 years of success, Starkey Laboratories, Inc. has become an industry leader with customers, offices and manufacturing plants worldwide. Our success is a direct result of our employees – we hire the best and the brightest people whenever and wherever we may find them. While we are proud of our success, we are also proud that we have maintained a friendly, family focused company.
 
Starkey Labs is currently seeking a Front End Web Developer. This position will be instrumental in assisting in the development and support of Starkey’s internet web sites.  This person will:
  • Develop and support design of ongoing changes and maintenance of Starkey websites.
  • Create or edit content pages using HTML, CSS and within Starkey’s content management system (Sitecore)
  • Develop rich web interfaces as well as flash animations and interactive components.
  • Develop email templates for supporting integrated campaigns.
  • Complete other interactive development as necessary.
Requirements  
Education: 
  • Associates Degree, BA/BS degree or full-time equivalent experience in web design required
    
Experience: 
  • 2-4 years of experience developing UI components using HTML and CSS
  • Proficient with Photoshop, HTML and creating Tableless CSS layouts
  • Knowledgeable in web standards and browser compatibility
  • Solid understanding of server-side web application technology
  • Experience working jQuery, Flash, ASP, Ecommerce, Social Media, JSP and SEO
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign) beneficial
 
Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent skills in web development & design, multimedia authoring tools and digital graphics
  • Strong understanding of UX design principles.
  • Experience incorporating new technologies into web design
  • Demonstrated ability managing multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent creative skills
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Apply online now.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Xcel Energy - Intern - Employee Communications

Description

Summary

Purpose is to provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with writing for publications, coordinating projects and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.

The intern will assist on several tactical communications projects: internal web migration upgrade, digital asset management project, and company XcelTV informational messages.

Part-time academic internship position to start this semester (2-3 days or 16-24 hours per week). Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples. This internship may extend through next summer, based on performance and business need.

At Xcel Energy, our customers' quality of life depends on the energy we provide. Every time they flip a switch or turn a dial, they tap into the energy of over 12,000 people working to make life better. As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers.

Xcel Energy has become a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. Our environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.

Xcel Energy's vitality comes from our people. It takes professionals in engineering, customer service, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals and many others to power our company.

Qualifications

Requirements

- Current student, Junior (third year) or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.
- Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).

- Minimum 3.2 GPA required.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.

- Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

- Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

Apply online now.

Friday, July 22, 2011

St. Jude Children's Hospital - Academic Intern

Job Purpose:
Responsible for providing support through an internship to ALSAC's marketing and fundraising efforts.
Requirements:
Requires a degree of judgment; ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for internal and external relationships. Requires good oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Word and Excel. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university, as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (in good standing) and have a major in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or other liberal arts background, and be at least 18 years of age. Multicultural marketing experience preferred in select markets.


Apply online now.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Merrick - Communications Specialist

Primary Duties:
A newly created Communications Specialist position is needed to strengthen our brand voice and help the community understand that what makes a program worth administering, a service worth receiving, or a price worth paying is the achievement of outcomes that show persons with disabilities and society as a whole are better off for the services having been provided.

The Communications Specialist is responsible for planning and executing multimedia communications for the agency including:
  • Creating and updating agency website content; creating content for and managing the agency's internal quarterly newsletter; managing content for social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.; and creating content for and managing the agency e-newsletter for external audiences;
  • Collaborating with other team members to create and manage content in support of volunteerism, fundraising, and self-advocacy;
  • Coaching and mentoring persons with developmental disabilities on the messaging used in their self-advocacy activities;
  • Conducting community and media outreach to increase awareness for programs and services; and
  • Tracking web and social media analytics using tools such as Google analytics and Facebook insights, and providing monthly updates and recommendations.
Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications or related disciplines with at least two years related experience is desired;
Experience in a nonprofit setting is highly desired;
Personal/professional experience interacting with people with developmental disabilities is preferred;
Proficient in MS Office, CMS software such as Joomla, Drupal, or Wordpress or a similar tool, and email marketing software such as Constant Contact or a similar tool;
Demonstrated use of social media for non-profits with knowledge of video production and photography for use in a multi-media environment; and
Must pass a motor vehicle record (MVR) check, criminal background check, and drug screen.
This part-time position works 20 hours per week and earns $21.00 per hour. It is not eligible for benefits.
When applying for this position, please include a letter of interest, a resume, and two published writing examples.

The deadline for indicating interest in this position is August 12, 2011.
To apply for this position please contact:
Jane Peltier - Human Resources Director
3210 Labore Road
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
janep@merrickinc.org
(651) 789-6203

Summit Academy OIC - Marketing Communications Associate


Summit Academy OIC, a non-profit adult education and vocational training center, has an immediate opening for a highly-skilled and self-motivated Marketing Communications Associate to assist the Marketing Director with the day-to day operations of the marketing department and to help coordinate the strategic implementation of communications and marketing efforts to further the mission of the organization, while ensuring the maintenance of goals through aligning resources, materials and other appropriate marketing strategies. The Marketing Communications Associate will assist with public relations, social media, marketing materials and designs, internal and external event communication and promotion efforts, website management and assistance with marketing plans and analytics. This position will be active in assisting the Marketing Director in the promotion of Summit’s mission to donors and partners and increasing student enrollment. 
 
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Business or a closely related field and a minimum of 1-3 years professional marketing and communications experience. The ideal candidate should have excellent writing skills for print and broadcast ad, copy and content, newsletters, email marketing, press releases and internal communications. Web and digital social media experience required. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, database programs and budget management experience required. Design skills required in Adobe Creative Suite. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Valid Driver’s license required. Summit Academy OIC is an EEO/AA Employer.
Position is open until filled. Please send resumes with cover letter attention Human Resources Manager at hresources@saoic.org or by fax at 612-278-5242. No phone inquiries please. Public Website: http://www.saoic.org/

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bellmont Partners Public Relations is looking for an AE

Bellmont Partners Public Relations is looking for a PR pro with two to five years of experience to join our successful, growing Prior Lake-based team. We’re on the hunt for an account executive who’s creative and results driven, who thrives in a flexible, fast-paced environment, with a great handle on the basics – media relations, social media, client management and especially writing. Digital expertise is a big deal, too – you’d also be working directly with Arik Hanson of ACH Communications (one of our key partners) on several ongoing projects.

Our tight-knit team works hard and takes great pride in the results we’re able to generate for our consumer and business-to-business clients, but we’ve got a sense of humor about it all. (Our president wrote a book about pudding pops, for crying out loud.) If that describes you, too, send your resume to info@bellmontpartners.com. Here’s a list of things you may find yourself doing on any given day:

  • Media relations
  • Writing (including blog posts, news releases, reports and other materials)
  • Research
  • Client communication
  • Media outlet research and list development
  • Media coverage monitoring and reporting
  • Brainstorming
  • Event planning/task management
  • Strategic plan development
  • Client meetings
  • Administrative tasks/time tracking

EXPECTATIONS:
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed and able to work independently; often on multiple projects at one time
  • Comfortable communicating with clients, media and vendors on various platforms (phone, email, etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Well organized and able to prioritize (and reprioritize, when necessary!)
  • Great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Personally accountable
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality

We offer a competitive salary (based on experience), flexible work schedule, health insurance stipend, sick days, vacation days, and 10 paid holidays a year.

To apply send your resume to info@bellmontpartners.com.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

National Youth Leadership Council - Marketing Associate

Job Summary: This position implements and carries out tactics that support the organization’s strategic communications and marketing plan as well as markets individual products and services, writes marketing and other copy, manages social media, and maintains marketing collateral and calendar of marketing events. The position also serves as an internal editor, and is part of the Marketing & Communications team.

Specific Duties:
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Communications Director, and entire staff, to implement the overall organizational marketing and communications strategy for the organization.
  • Implement marketing tactics determined through the planning process for individual products and services (and/or coach/support other staff who are implementing) to ensure effective cross-promotion.
  • Write copy for newsletters, websites, case studies, and other marketing collateral.
  • Write and/or distribute press releases, make media contacts, and update media lists.
  • Collaborate with internal resources to develop presentation materials and other external-facing marketing materials.
  • Implement email and social media campaigns.
  • Track measures of success for individual campaigns, and support the Director in tracking other metrics for the department.
  • Maintain marketing collateral and exhibit materials inventory, manage a marketing calendar of events, create packages for conferences, meetings, general info packets, and other opportunities.
  • Provide general editing and proofreading support, using NYLC’s style guide and standards.
  • Track marketing budget expenditures, create purchase orders and check requests.
Education: B.A. or B.S. required in marketing or related field.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum two years’ experience in marketing, communications, PR, or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with media preferred.
  • Experience in carrying out brand strategy.
  • Experience with writing for a variety of media.
  • Experience in carrying out social media campaigns.
Work Knowledge:
  • Familiarity with AP and APA style.
  • Understanding of web statistics and media tracking and reporting.
Abilities and Skills:
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, and with young people.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Flexibility regarding responding positively to changing demands and priorities.
  • Excellent written communication and editorial skills.
  • Strategic thinker, strong work ethic, commitment to the mission of NYLC.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on a PC platform.
Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon qualifications.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter including where you heard about the position, resume, and two writing samples by Wed., July 27 to: jobs@nylc.org.

Fast Horse Hiring Seeks Outstanding Design Intern

At Fast Horse, our designers play a critical role in bringing our work to life. Whether it’s illustration, interactive design, print, video work or even a little claymation, our design team is constantly in demand. So much so, that we’ve decided to add more talent to the stable.  

Fast Horse is looking for a design intern who’s hungry, versatile and seriously creative. We know there are designers out there who know Photoshop and InDesign inside and out and we know there are artists out there who have the ability to produce truly beautiful work. We’re looking for someone who can do both.
Our client base ranges from giants of their industries such as Coca-Cola, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Marvin Windows and Doors to non-profits such as the American Red Cross to a soon-to-be-famous rock band. For those brands, our designers create everything from logos, websites and print collateral to email marketing, iPhone apps and retail signage. And that’s just a sampling. Check out some of our work to see more.

If you think you have what it takes to thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment, we’d love to hear from you. Send a résumé and some work samples to info@fasthorseinc.com and we’ll be in touch. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on July 25.
Internship details:
  • Starts as soon as can be arranged
  • Initial internship period is for 90 days but may be extended
  • Paid position, hourly
  • 40 hours per week
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Parking paid
Job qualifications:
  • Strong proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Technical knowledge required to handle a variety of image editing and processing tasks as well as the artistic skills required to create beautiful images and/or illustrations
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint (particularly creating and editing presentation templates)
  • Comfortable designing for a variety of applications: websites, email marketing, digital presentations and documents, print publications, direct mail pieces, social media profiles, and more
  • Bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or equivalent
  • Enough work samples to convince us you’re ready to hit the ground running
Desired attributes:
  • Creative, self-motivated and reliable
  • A team player who can work in a demanding yet rewarding environment
  • Adaptability, resourcefulness and a positive attitude

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ameriprise - Public Communications Specialist

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

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

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

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Responsibilities
40% -- Write and edit commentaries, story ideas, press releases and other content for corporate newsroom and media; maintain newsroom editorial calendar.
20% -- Manage byline columns program, including assigning topics to freelance writers, editing completed columns and distributing columns to subscribers.
20% -- Assist with media outreach; schedule interviews for corporate spokespeople and advisors.
10% -- Traditional and social media monitoring and reporting.
10% -- Provide general support to public communications team.

Required Qualifications
- Minimum of one year experience in communications or public relations.
- Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
- Demonstrated leadership ability; willing to voice opinion and provide communications counsel.
- Experience (or strong interest) in interacting with media.
- Willing to travel.
- Interest in the financial services industry.

Apply online now.

MinnCAN - Public Affairs Manager

Job Description:
Responsibilities

Communications, advocacy strategy and media relations. Develop and execute a strategy that brings together effective communications and messaging to mobilize MinnCAN supporters and deliver policy change. Cultivate relationships with local reporters; draft press releases and op-eds; create and execute mass advocacy emails; maintain and update MinnCAN’s website and social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and the blog; write talking points and testimony for the executive director; manage local vendors and communications databases.

Strategic partnerships, volunteer engagement and mobilization. Cultivate relationships and strategic partnerships throughout the state; recruit, train and support a network of activists committed to education reform; plan and coordinate turnouts to legislative hearings, rallies and other events; grow MinnCAN’s membership by organizing events including house parties, policy forums, book talks, movie screenings and other events; represent MinnCAN at other organizations’ events.
Qualifications:
Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess:
•Exceptional writing and editing skills.
•Experience in social and/or political campaigns and knowledge of policy-making process.
•Strong understanding of a broad base of community stakeholder groups including education groups, civic groups, faith based coalitions, government agencies and others.
•Social media fluency, including Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc.
•Creative thinker and ability to self-initiate, create and collaborate on events and projects.
•Strong commitment to education reform and MinnCAN’s mission to close the achievement gap.
•Sense of humor, strong work ethic, “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” in a fast-paced work environment.
Benefits:
Not Specified
Salary:
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
9/9/2011

Apply online now

Monday, July 11, 2011

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance - Marketing and Public Relations - Manager

Mission and Purpose
Contribute and further MOCA’s mission:
  • To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
  • To create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families.
  • To unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure for ovarian cancer.
  • To advance ovarian cancer research toward earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and a cure.

Key Responsibilities
The Marketing and Public Relations Manager is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective communication strategies to advance MOCA’s mission .The Marketing and Public Relations Manager will work to ensure our messages are conveyed to our multiple target audiences and is responsible for significant external interaction with MOCA and the community. It is critical that this position represent MOCA professionally and with an emphasis on MOCA’s mission, programs, services, events and support to women with ovarian cancer. In addition to the key responsibilities listed below, the position will be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Media relations
  • Nurture, develop and maintain strong local media relationships.
  • Spearhead multi-media public education campaigns to extend the impact of our mission
  • Work with local regional and national press to pitch stories, op-ed articles and identify other opportunities to enhance MOCA’s visibility
  • Develop media and marketing plans for all special events, including but not limited to: Silent No More Walk Run for Ovarian Cancer, Molly Cade Memorial Golf Tournament, Mid Summer Night’s Gala and others
  • Coordinate all press work for MOCA; write and disseminate press releases, media advisories and memos and serve as liaison between reporters and producers and MOCA spokespeople.
  • Conduct press outreach in collaboration with third party fundraisers

Messaging, Branding and Content Development

Oversee content for all MOCA materials: educational, organizational and event related

Responsible for varied and integrated communications products and services including; newsletter and other print publication, web, e-news and other online communications,
  • Develop and implement external communications for all special events, including content for event brochures, programs, invitations, community advertising and PSAs.
  • Develop and implement internal communications of events to MOCA members, utilizing the newsletter, MOCA website and targeted mailings
  • Develop content and edit materials for e-blasts, brochures, symptom cards, annual reports, website updates, event & program informational pieces, and other items as assigned.

Online Communications
  • Develop dynamic content for MOCA’s website, Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Work with web team on content management
  • Develop online activism campaigns and other web organization campaigns
  • Develop schedule, content and edit materials for e-blasts

Health Education Outreach
  • Create, maintain and utilize a speaker’s bureau
  • Develop a marketing plan to reach target audiences with primary messages
  • Develop materials and methods to publicize MOCA’s educational and support programs
Team and Resource Management
  • Work collaboratively with other MOCA staff, board, interns and volunteers
  • Manage relationship with pro bon PR firm and other communications assets
  • Manage communications intern

Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience, implementing effective communications initiatives and demonstrated media relations competency
  • Experience working with the press and designing and implementing communication strategies
  • Proficiency in Adobe inDesign and Wordpress
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous nonprofit experience strongly desired
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously.
Competencies
  • Personal Leadership – Moves others to take actions through influence and negotiation, willingness to bring up difficult issues, demonstrates personal courage, gains the respect of others, provides enthusiastic encouragement and recognition of volunteers and fosters teamwork.
  • Communication – Demonstrates knowledge of the importance of effective and timely communication, keeps others well informed, possesses skill in communication planning and implementation and exhibits effective personal communication skills in the areas of listening, speaking, presenting and writing.
  • Project planning and implementation - Demonstrates effective time management, ability to prioritize and organize, driven to results, sound problem analysis as well as judgment/decision making, tenacity, operates proactively rather than reactively, understands and has a sense of urgency and offers creativity.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness – Interacts effectively with others including diverse audiences, builds strong relationships and works collaboratively.
  • Strong commitment to MOCA mission and members.


Additional position information:
  • Position reports directly to the Executive Director.
  • This position is part time (20 hours per week). There is some flexibility with regard to hours worked. Evening and weekend hours are required at times.
  • Position is classified as regular, non-exempt.

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to kgavin@mnovarian.org
Please, no phone calls.

Deluxe Corp - Marketing Intern

Job Description:

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

Deluxe is currently seeking several Marketing Intern's for our Integrated Programs Marketing area.

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


Accountabilities:


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

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

Supports marketing program strategies across segments.

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

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

Strong sense of urgency and drive for results.

Ability to make decisions and work collaboratively with other teams.

Excellent communication skills.

Tenacity to ensure product/solutions and meet customer needs.

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

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

Required:


Preferred:

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

Apply online now.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Public Relations Associate / PR Associate

Description 
My client a well established boutique PR firm has an appetite for growth and in fact cannot keep up with their current growth trend. That growth situation requires the addition of a PR generalist who will partner with the two owners and other staff in the delivery of a wide range of PR consulting and project execution services.

The firm's competitive edge is in their strategic planning, tactical definitions and execution of communications, press releases, and placement on nationwide print, television, radio, and social media. Additionally the firm conducts a variety of outdoor, consumer, and trade events for the B to B and consumer markets.

This fast pace environment requires agility, enthusiasm and a "can do" attitude and behavior. Multi-tasking is a pre-requisite to exceed expectations of clients. This is a highly collaborative culture that engages employees to be part of the solution and presents employees with continuous learning through two highly accomplished partners.

Your employment history must demonstrate hands on competency in a variety of traditional PR areas.  If you have an appetite for achievement, learning, collaboration, and have built your integrity thru high quality standards then you should contact us. 


 Requirements Minimum 5 years experience as PR Generalist

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding communications (written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent journalism skills for writing and editing press releases
  • Ability to interface with clients
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Mental agility and opportunity/problem solving skills
  • Ability to participate in creative/resource brainstorming
  • Ability to participate/manage special events (requires occassional evenings or weekends)
  • HIgh energy, enthusiasm, and engaging.
  • Willing to take instruction and learn continuously
  • College degree with a preference toward journalism or communications 
Apply online now.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Awakened Planet Healing Consultants - VIDEO MARKETING INTERN

RESPONSIBILITIES
Shoot and create effective video marketing pieces.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants applying for this internship should be Film, Marketing, or Communication majors in an undergraduate program, recent college graduates, or professionals with experience in the field.

This person should have an eye for film and video and excellent communication skills. Critical thinking, passion for personal growth, and an extraordinary ability to work on his/her own are essential. Excellent personal and professional boundaries, respect for confidential information, gentle but strong demeanor, and compassion for those in painful situations of life. Creative, out-of-the-box thinker.

SCHEDULE
Negotiable, starting immediately.

COMPENSATION
No salary, but I offer generous performance bonuses and access to my programs for free.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work from your home computer on your own time schedule. If you are in Minnesota we will shoot some footage locally. All other contact with the company will be via email, Skype, or telephone.

BENEFITS
* access company programs, workshops, and services for free
* add to your portfolio or resume
* polish skills and get real-world experience
* qualify for school credit
* prepare to re-enter the job market

TO APPLY
Submit your resume, cover letter, and links to online videos you have made via email to:

Kimberly Errigo
President, CEO, and Lead Coach
Awakened Planet Healing Consultants
coach@awakenedplanet.com

PDF format preferred. No phone calls. If you are qualified and we would like to speak with you further, you will be called for a screening interview within one business day of your application. Thank you for your interest!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is looking for interactive media specialist


Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is looking for creative thinker to join its public relations team as the interactive media specialist.  If you are a team player who knows how to use social media tools strategically and how to tell stories and engage stakeholders in every medium from online videos to 140-character Tweets, then please apply.  Gillette was recently named a Star Tribune Top Workplace and is known worldwide for the expert medical care it provides to children with disabilities.

For more information on this opportunity, visit our website: www.gillettechildrens.org under the jobs opportunity tab.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and is an affirmative action employer.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cargill is looking for a PR Intern / Freelancer

Cargill is looking for a PR Intern / Freelancer to contribute to its Food Ingredients & Systems marketing communications team.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Media monitoring and reporting
·         Assisting with research
·         Writing – Web copy and stories
Qualifications:
·         College student (junior or senior) working on a BA or BS in Business, Communications, Public Relations or related degree or entry-level freelancer looking for a long-term opportunity
·         Previous internship or entry-level professional experience preferred
·         Willingness to learn and take direction
Experience and Skills:
·         Strong acumen in MS Word, Excel, Power Point
·         Strength in marketing and/or journalism writing style
·         Understanding of SEO
·         Understanding of coverage tracking/gathering tools such as Factiva and LexisNexis
·         Detail oriented
·         Strong analytic skills for research, compiling of data and report development
·         Enthusiastic, collaborative, responsible
·         All candidates should possess strong communication skills, demonstrate an ability to quickly learn new information
·         Must be able to work and effectively communicate independently and in a team environment
Hours:
·         10-20 hours per week
If interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to niki_larson@cargill.com.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

WebBizIdeas - Internet Marketing Internship

WebBizIdeas is an Internet marketing company that utilizes various strategies to help clients rank higher on Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Job Description: This is an exciting internship opportunity within the fast growing industry of Internet marketing. The desired student applicant must be highly organized, enthusiastic, motivated, and be able to work independently with instruction. The position includes editing of material, research for various types of projects, and other tasks as needed. This is an opportunity to be part of a busy team that has a flow of activities throughout the month in order to meet common goals.

Responsibilities:

pursue data for content writers
Find keywords for campaigns
contribute to link building and/or content building efforts.
Online research for contests and other special projects
Review of blog posts and article submissions
Database and report work
Internet work which may include posting articles and setting up blog opportunities
Others tasks as needed and assigned
Qualifications:

Junior or Senior or graduate
Enthusiasm for marketing and the Web industry and technologies
Must have a good command of grammar, spelling and punctuation
Detail-oriented with a drive toward quality and project completion
Demonstrates adaptability and accountability
A positive attitude is a necessity
Must have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
Status: Part-time

Compensation: networking opportunities, recommendation letter upon completion and an hourly wage.  Full time position available.

Contact: Please reply to post and send a cover letter and resume

Location: Minneapolis

Apply online now.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Zimmer Inc - Marketing Internship

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
o Assists in developing and implementing tactical responses to achieve business plan targets.
o Assists in answering product questions from Distributors, Sales Associates and customers. Expected to spend significant time in the field
o Actively participates in the marketing development effort to bring new products from concept through commercialization including market exit.
o Works closely with Sales Training to ensure all proper information is provided for new products and assists with Sales Training when necessary.
o Develops and maintains a high level of product category knowledge.

Job Summary
Supports Brand Managers in the effort to initiate new product strategies in the form of supporting existing brands and creating new products. Assists with evaluating the needs of product marketing and sales personnel on a global basis.

Expected Areas of Competence (KSA's)
o Assists in development of global brand positioning with key messages and creating the tools to communicate core messages to key customers.
o Develop a comprehensive understanding of customer and end-user needs and product positioning relative to the competition.
o Uses knowledge of existing products, new developments and market needs to assist in the formulation of strategic and creative marketing plans and tactics.
o Uses and understands technical medical language to interact with internal and external customers.
o Understanding of operating room protocol.

Education/Experience Requirements
Education: B.S. degree, preferably including formal studies in business, MBA or work on an MBA is preferred.

Experience: Minimum 1-2 year previous work experience. Product marketing experience or related experience in healthcare or medical device a plus.

Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, strong presentation and organization skills. Must have the ability to,
- operate is a cross functional team
- lead projects or tasks to completion
- interact with sales representatives and surgeon customers
- integrate input from multiple resources into projects and tasks

Apply online now.