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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rimage Corporation - Marketing Writer

Job Summary

Rimage (www.rimage.com) is an established, forward-looking technology company helping organizations deliver digital content directly and securely to their customers and employees.

In support of our Web First marketing strategy, we are seeking a creative, experienced and energetic writer to be a key player on our Marketing Communications team.  In this role, you will take ownership of Rimage’s brand voice, crafting the messages and content needed across a wide range of marketing vehicles to increase awareness, generate leads, and drive business. 

Essential Functions

·         Research, write and edit marketing collateral, including press releases, product briefs, white papers, customer case studies and web content. 
·         Writing copy for a wide range of external marketing channels such as sales materials, print and online advertising, white papers, case studies, speeches, newsletters, websites, Google paid ads, social media, tradeshows, etc. Write copy for internal publications, such as presentations and training materials.
·         Leverage available keyword research to optimize copy for search strength.
·         Post and comment on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and/or the Rimage blog as needed.
·         Interview internal and external clients to define and validate key messages for business-to-business services and consumer related products.
·         Write fresh, creative copy that is clear, concise, and compelling while upholding the corporate brand.
·         Present concepts and drafts of text to internal clients and stakeholders for their review. Discuss changes and feedback in order to efficiently and effectively revise copy to a final, polished state.
·         Edit and proofread documents, from marketing to sales to legal jargon, for grammar, accuracy, and brand compliance.
·         Vary language, style, and tone of messages based on audience, brand, key message, and marketing channel.
·         Collaborate with the marketing design team, other writers, and web designers to ensure that final products meet standards for quality, effectiveness, timeliness, and brand.
·         Facilitate brainstorming sessions with the team to create new brand names, slogans, and creative copy ideas.
·         Review advertising trends, consumer surveys, and other research sources regarding marketing of services to determine the best way to write promotional copy.
·         Read industry publications to stay abreast of industry developments and how they may affect marketing our services and brand.
·         Work with external vendors if necessary in the planning and execution of creative.
·         Help manage the review, approval and publication of all written materials by the Director of Marketing Communications, executives and Legal as needed.
·         Enforce and refine editorial guidelines and corporate style guides for copy.
·         Play an active role in other department functions and projects.
·         Other duties as assigned.


Performance Management 

Competencies

·         Integrity:  Builds trusting relationships with others by doing the right thing and doing what he/she says he/she is going to do.  The uncomplicated and uncompromising understanding of right from wrong, both publicly and privately.  This position has consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes.  Decisions are based on what is best for the company rather than on personal gain.
·         Innovation/Continuous Improvement:  This position welcomes change for the opportunities it brings.  Is willing to explore new possibilities and to approach issues differently.  Focuses on the desire to achieve a goal rather than a fear of failure.   Takes prudent but appropriate risks to accomplish goals.  Looks for ways to improve current processes and/or champions new untested ideas.
·         Teamwork:  Takes a collaborative approach by openly discussing issues in a way that brings out the best thinking, attitude and performance in others.  Establishes and maintains effective relationship.  Provides and receives positive criticism and is open to other’s suggestions.  Works effectively and productively with shared responsibilities.  Considers the effect of decisions on other co-workers/parts of the company.   Joins in, participates with enthusiasm and a positive, “can do” attitude.  Fully participates and delivers previously committed projects on time.
·         Excellence/Results Oriented:  Willingly provides time, knowledge, skills and abilities to the tasks at hand.  Understands how individual goals and accomplishments tie in and support company goals and objectives.  Consistently aims to achieve maximum results and go above and beyond what is expected.
·         Functional/Professional Expertise:  Applies the knowledge and skills required for performing competently.  Exhibits ability and/or actively seeks to learn and apply new skills.  Clearly understands customer’s issues and requirements.  Understands the role and responsibility of own organization within the company.  
·         Communication (written and oral):  Expresses ideas and opinions clearly and concisely.  Helps others understand what is being communicated.  Projects credibility.  Provides grammatically correct reports and documents.  Understands the audience and how likely they are to react.  Understands when written communication (i.e. emails) need to end/are appropriate and conversations (i.e. in person) need to begin/are appropriate.
·         Customer Focus:  Demonstrates an ongoing concern for the needs and expectations of customers and makes them a high priority.  Maintains effective level of contact with both internal and external customers.  Balances customer needs and organizational action when it comes to decision making.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or Communications
·         Minimum 2-4 years experience in a public relations or communications role in an agency or corporate communications environment
·         Background in B2B- and technology-related writing
·         Intermediate Word and PowerPoint skills; Intermediate InDesign skills; basic Excel skills
·         Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills
·         Excellent editing and proofreading skills
·         Creative and effective writer capable of producing compelling, benefit-driven communications
·         Advanced ability to conceptualize and write in various styles, applying copy, content ideas, and solutions to design projects
·         Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
·         Highly flexible; comfortable working with ambiguity, frequently changing timeframes, and short deadlines


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
·         Sit: Up to 2/3 of time
·         Walk, stand: Up to 2/3 of time
·         Lift up to 50 lb: Up to 1/8 of time
·         Use hands to hold, handle or feel: Up to 1/3 of time
·         Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: up to 1/3 of time


To apply send resumes to hr@rimage.com
Call Vicki Anderson with questions - 952-946-4525

Monday, August 29, 2011

Corporate and Community Relations Officer - Memorial Blood Centers

TITLE: Corporate and Community Relations Officer Department: Marketing & Development Reports To: Director of Marketing & Development FLSA Status: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Corporate and Community Relations Officer will manage activities and staff involved in corporate and community relations, individual and planned giving, grant development, and event management. Primary responsibilities include representing Memorial Blood Centers in the community, back-up for the Director, providing leadership and direction to team members, and managing philanthropic efforts that further the vision and mission of the organization.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Corporate and community relationship development

  • Develop and manage community partnerships, including those with blood drive sponsors, vendors, foundations, and other affinity groups (e.g., Caring Bridge, BeTheMatch). Identify new opportunities for collaboration.
  • Actively participate in market research efforts, including targeted data collection, and strategically apply findings to community development and fundraising activities.
  • Attend community, educational and philanthropic events to increase MBC’s exposure in the community.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director to build cross-functional synergy; develop long-range objectives for marketing and development campaigns that leverage the engagement of blood donors, financial contributors, volunteers, and others to maximize all avenues of their support to MBC.
  • Enhance MBC’s visibility and reputation as a key healthcare resource among local and industry media, including serving as a spokesperson when necessary.
Manage all fundraising efforts
  • Develop annual operating plans for all fundraising efforts that include dollar and donor goals, specific strategies to achieve the plan’s objectives and a supporting budget. Manage this annual plan with the key goal of increasing net contribution to MBC operations.
  • Plan, organize and implement fundraising programs that target corporations, foundations, grantors, individuals, and other constituents, including: special events, planned giving and employee giving campaigns, direct mail appeals, in-kind contributions, memorials, event sponsorships, and other means of financial support.
Individual and planned giving
  • Develop and manage relationships with financial contributors to cultivate individual and planned gifts to MBC.
  • Establish and implement a communications plan to strengthen MBC’s connection to financial contributors.
  • Personally solicit financial contributions from individuals.
Grant development
  • Oversee and manage the grant development function at MBC, including direct management of Grant Writer.
  • Expand grant development efforts, applications and success rate.
Event Management
  • Manage recognition and fundraising events, including all aspects of planning and results.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICAIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field. Master’s degree in non-profit management a plus.
  • More than 7 years experience and success in developing and managing individual, community and social responsibility relationships, plus experience with a proven track record of fundraising success required.
  • At least 5 years experience in event planning and management, including demonstrated success soliciting financial sponsorships and support for fundraising events.
  • Proven experience in community building, media relations, public speaking, including press interviews. Local media contacts a significant plus.
  • Must consistently be able to professionally and constructively interact with the general public as well as corporate executives, boards of directors, managers, peers, et al. Must be self-motivated and able to initiate, manage and complete projects.
  • Highly developed planning and organizational skills required.
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.

Public and Media Relations Coordinator - Xcel Energy Center

Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing

Public and Media Relations Coordinator - Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul River Centre and The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium (Saint Paul, MN)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively participate in strategy, planning and execution of promotional efforts and marketing related to upcoming events at each facility.

Create social media action plans that drive prospect and customer engagement. This includes overseeing the day-to-day deployment of communication across a range of social media platforms, monitoring online conversations, tracking engagement and engaging fans with entertaining content and experiences. Also responsible for managing the timely execution of social media campaigns, as well as monitoring and interpreting analytics in support of integrated marketing initiatives.

Write, develop, produce and distribute media releases, press kits and other PR materials pertinent to successfully publicizing events at each of the facilities.

Assist in the pitching of story ideas to business, trade, sports and/or entertainment media related to events or news regarding each facility to increase media coverage locally, nationally and internationally

The ideal candidate will be able to create digital marketing collateral utilizing the skills in graphic design, HTML editing and CSS coding. The ability to translate business objectives into creative art production and supporting copy is critical.

Establish and maintain relationships with local media by providing outstanding service; promote organizational themes and messages in a positive fashion and act as media relations representative at major events hosted at SPAC facilities and around the community.

Help facilitate the needs of onsite media during events.

Independently manage assigned tasks, projects and assorted administrative duties such as attendance history, photo and newspaper clip archives, media databases, gift procurement, media credentialing and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:
2+ years of public/media relations experience

BA in Communications, Public Relations or equivalent experience

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

High degree of self-motivation with a proven track record of working within social media interactive platforms

Ability to work some evenings and weekends as dictated by event calendar and event needs

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Detail oriented, organized with strong time-management skills

Creative and outgoing personality; professional demeanor

Consistently models key MSE guiding principles (Passion, Teamwork, Caring, Excellence) and helps develop company culture by building connection and understanding amongst employees 


Apply online now.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Healthcare, Junior Level - Fleishman-Hillard

Account Executive/Senior Account Executive, Healthcare

Fleishman-Hillard has an immediate opportunity for a talented communicator to join our growing team in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This team includes communication counselors who serve a diverse mix of local, national and global clients in the retail, healthcare and consumer goods industries.

Responsibilities include:
Developing relationships with healthcare trade, national, consumer, and business reporters

Developing and writing materials to educate target patient and professional audiences

Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and colleagues across the global network 



Attending conferences, trade shows and meetings to communicate client messages

Developing programs and tactics within new digital media and social networking sites

Qualifications:
Minimum 3 years of healthcare communications experience in an agency setting

Previous experience helping manage product communications for healthcare related products and brands

Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with third party influencers, professional organizations, and scientific researchers

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate clinical data into lay language and simplify large amounts of information

Knowledge of healthcare industry and its regulatory environment

Intellectually curious

Demonstrated success in proactive media relations, with the ability to develop strong media pitch angles and pitch story ideas to reporters

Experience engaging social media and blogger outreach on behalf of clients

Ability to work well in a team environment

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field

Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, manage details accurately and handle the changing needs of clients

Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and a commitment to going the extra mile for clients

About Fleishman-Hillard:
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com .

Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( www.omnicomgroup.com ). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V.
Healthcare, Junior Level

 Apply online now.

Consumer Goods, Junior Level - Flieshman Hillard

Account Executive/Senior Account Executive, Consumer

Fleishman-Hillard has an immediate opportunity for a versatile and talented communicator to join a growing team in our Minneapolis/St. Paul office. This team includes communication counselors in an office that serves a diverse mix of local, national and global clients in the retail, healthcare and consumer goods industries.

Responsibilities include:
Extensive research and development of written materials including news releases, media alerts, news advisories, etc.

Plan and manage special events

Proactive outreach to key trade, regional, national and consumer reporters

Management of multiple projects at one time.

Developing programs and tactics within new digital media and social networking sites

Qualifications:
Minimum 3-4 years of communications experience in an agency setting

Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to develop press materials, newsletters and communications

Demonstrated success in proactive media relations, with the ability to develop strong media pitch angles and pitch story ideas to reporters

Experience engaging social media and blogger outreach on behalf of clients

Ability to work well in a team environment

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field

Intellectually curious, creative and self-starting

Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, manage details accurately and handle the changing needs of clients

Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and a commitment to going the extra mile for clients

About Fleishman-Hillard:
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com .

Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( www.omnicomgroup.com ). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. 


Apply online now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Haberman - Media + Marketing Intern


Focus:
This paid position will focus on marketing, public relations, branding and cause-related projects for consumer clients and/or business-to-business clients. It also will include some administrative duties.

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

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

Deadline: Friday, September 2

Hours: 40+ hours per week

Contact: Renee Kelly, Haberman, 612-372-6472, renee@modernstorytellers.com

Haberman - Visual Storyteller – Designer


Overview: Haberman is a Minneapolis-based media and marketing firm whose mission is to discover, develop and tell the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a designer who can enhance our storytelling processes through compelling, information-driven visuals that advocate for our clients and educate their audiences. This individual will collaborate with our other designers and work closely with Haberman’s interactive team.

Responsibilities:
  • Support all areas of the design process – from research, initial concepts and sourcing materials to concept development and final production.
  • Develop and execute design projects – from print collateral to logos and identity systems to Web-related projects (e.g., Web site development, online campaigns, etc.).
  • Implement copy changes within designs, make design revisions and perform production tasks using existing style guidelines.
  • Work with clients, account directors and project managers to ascertain needs to develop creative directions, concepts and specifications to meet client objectives and budgets.
  • Prepare design elements for client presentations.
  • Manage relationships with freelance partners, as needed, to complete clients projects.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and proficiency of all technical aspects of development and production of creative solutions.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of professional standards for trademark development, intellectual property rights, usage rights for photography, illustration and other materials.
  • Collaborate with Haberman’s Visual Storytelling team members to develop designs that advocate for our clients, and persuade and educate their audiences.

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 3-5 years of agency design experience
  • Knowledge of design principles and best practices
  • Developed design skills with the ability to work on a wide range of projects
  • Knowledge of printing and or reproduction process and techniques
  • Understanding of the value of design within a business context
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in an ever-changing and collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Experience in web and digital design (e.g., flash, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to collaborate with, and give clear direction to, other members on the Haberman team
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication and presentation settings
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity


Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com

Monday, August 22, 2011

Brand Tool Box - Digital Marketing Internship

Description:

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

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

Requirements:

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

Apply online now.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Augsburg College - Event and Conference Coordinator

The Event and Conference Coordinator will manage and execute mid-level events in cooperation with internal departments for events both on and off campus. Assist with other large scale events and major campus events that are being planned in the department. Market and manage the operation of the summer conference program at Augsburg College. Event Planning & Management Act as project manager for parts of major events (including Homecoming, and Commencement) and manage, under supervision of the Director of Event and Conference Services, a variety of smaller events. 

Partner with departments including Development, Alumni, Athletics and Student Activities. Schedule events and reserve campus spaces. Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to maintain master web calendar content of campus events and activities. Determine setup/floor plan using diagrams and campus maps. Assist in coordinating event décor and “event atmosphere.” 

Coordinate setup/audio and visual needs with set-up crew and, when appropriate, with Technical Services Coordinator. Assist in coordinating with catering manager for events using food service. Attend events representing the college and follows thru on event logistics. Coordinate with Safety and Security - access, parking and safety logistics. Oversee Student Event Staff In conjunction with the Director of Events, hire and effectively lead a team of student workers to assist in the support and service of events and meetings. Communicate setup information to setup crew, custodial, security, AV, food service, parking, and public relations by email or verbally. Conduct regular and consistent training with staff regarding departmental policies, procedures and activities.

Oversee Summer Conference Operations Coordinate with summer conference clients to reserve space, contract and manage all on-site responsibilities (with assistance from ECS department staff and student staff). Oversee the summer conferences student staff, including the Guest Services staff which performs housekeeping duties in the dormitories. Maintain the master calendar and handle the majority of the summer conference program.

Requirements:
Creative, assertive and self-motivated. Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment with superb attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills. Understanding of relevant organizational and business processes. Ability to multi-task and maintain deadlines. Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment. Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise. Ability to lead/teach. Ability to work in a team environment; work independently or with little supervision Ability to reason/analyze. Ability to maintain confidentiality; demonstrate patience, understanding. Ability to show initiative. Ability to handle frequent interruptions. Ability to manage one or multiple projects.

BA/BS and three years relevant experience required. Experience working in higher education preferred Extensive knowledge of AV equipment preferred. 


Apply online now.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Radian6 - Social Media Consultant

Start Date: 9/6/11 Duration: 5 months (50/50 contract to hire) Title: Marketing Communications Consultant

Key responsibilities:
Primary user of Radian6 to monitor, listen, and engage all social media activity as it relates to employment marketing at cleint. Also to include Employment Brand Management, Creating Candidate Communications Materials with Adobe tools/Dreamweaver

Job Requirements:

  • 1+ years of experience with Radian6
  • 2+ years of experience in Marketing Communications
  • Strong Social Media background
Apply online now.

Aerotek Professional Services - Marketing Associate

Effectively manage development and distribution of external communication materials and campaigns.

Responsibilities:
Development of marketing messages and campaign plan.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years related writing experience, in marketing, communications or public relations required
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business/Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field preferred
  • Skills in writing, editing, communications plan development, project management - please provide examples if possible
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Previous experience in the health care or insurance industry preferred- experience with Medicaid is highly preferred
  • Strong computer skills; able to use multiple systems for tracking
Apply online now.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

City of Maple Grove - Paid Internship

The City of Maple Grove is exploring adding a part-time (20 hours/week) paid internship this fall – starting in mid-September and running through mid-December (dates are flexible).  Here’s the basic deal:
  • Responsible for writing, editing and producing a City of Maple Grove “State of the Lakes” supplement to the city’s Spring Newsletter (and possibly Web landing page) that helps residents understand the value of the city’s 7 lakes and educates them on what needs to be done to keep them health.  Includes pulling content from the different area lake associations as well as writing articles about the city’s efforts.
  • Will work under the direction of the city staff as well as heads of the various lake associations.  I’ll also be available to this person for mentoring/direction. 
  • Roughly 20 hours a week for 3 months – pay is $10/hour (to be finalized, but this is the number they’re working with).
  • Candidates must have strong writing background and a demonstrated aptitude for environmental/science topics.  Should be a junior or senior with a communications major or minor.

The city is looking to vet 2-3 candidates, and has asked for help in finding them (which is why I’m reaching out to you).   If interested – or if you know of someone who is interested, please send a resume, cover letter and 3 representative writing samples to Matt Kucharski at the address below.

MATT KUCHARSKI |  Senior Vice President
Padilla Speer Beardsley  |  1101 West River Parkway  |  Suite 400  |  Minneapolis, MN 55415
mkucharski@psbpr.com

Ordway - Public Relations Intern

Summary

This position is responsible for assisting the Public Relations Coordinator and the Marketing and Communication Department in the daily operations and activities of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Internship is available for credit based on your institution’s guidelines. Assessment by Ordway and Universities provided at the end of fall and spring terms and at completion of the internship. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and maintain online and print calendar listings.
  • Read and compile press clips into comprehensive reports.
  • Prepare targeted media lists and maintain an updated media contact file.
  • Prepare or assist in preparation of public relations materials, including but not limited to: press releases, media alerts and press kits.
  • Assist Public Relations Coordinator and Creative Department in oversight of program magazines for Ordway events.
  • Assist in research, drafting and editing of Ordway marketing materials including brochures and newsletters.
  • Assist in updating sections of Ordway’s website.
  • Maintain responsibility for show-related requests including car rentals and b-roll distribution.
  • Assist in coordinating media previews, visits and interviews by make various phone calls for research, follow-ups and confirmation.
  • Assist in opening night press preparations.
  • Perform and assist Public Relations Coordinator in other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Qualifications

Education
Major or Focus in public relations, journalism, marketing, or equivalent is required.

Experience
Previous internship experience in public relations, marketing/advertising or equivalent preferred.  Prior clerical or administrative support experience in a non-profit, education or cultural environment a plus.  Previous knowledge of AP Style preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, Ability
Excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, phone and organizational skills necessary.  Polished communicator.  Flexible team player.  Self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, excellent phone manner and communication skills, ability to prioritize and work well under pressure and to deadline. Computer aptitude required, with Microsoft Office experience preferred.

Benefits
Hone your skills in a nationally recognized performing arts center.  Develop media contacts in local, regional and national community.  Attend Ordway Center performances and events free of charge, on a space available basis. Utilize the internship site as a case study for course projects and final paper.

Equipment Operated
Computers, printers, telephone, calculator, fax machine and other general office equipment.

Apply online now.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Haberman - Digital Intern


Position: Digital Intern

Overview: Haberman is a Minneapolis-based media and marketing firm whose mission is to discover, develop and tell the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek an Digital Intern who can support a variety of interactive-based activities, such as website development, social media strategy and implementation, online marketing, mobile strategies, and search engine marketing. This individual must be an interactive generalist who is both knowledgeable and curious about holistic online experience development. 

Responsibilities:
·         Be part of Haberman’s creative/interactive team, supporting interactive accounts through the implementation of interactive development/marketing tactics and strategies for B2C and B2B clients.
·         Assist in the preparation of interactive communications materials for clients, including researching and/or producing content such as site maps, wireframes, content grids, personas, etc.
·         Assist in executing social media strategies and campaigns for clients; support the social media and online community manager.
·         Research, help implement and help maintain both new and existing search engine optimization and search engine-marketing efforts for clients.
·         Gather and analyze relevant information to support clients’ interactive marketing campaigns.
·         Set up and monitor website and social media goals and optimize analytics tools; generate analytics reports.
·         Support interactive-focused projects in partnership with a variety of internal team members, including design, marketing and/or PR colleagues.
·         Handle administrative interactive requests, such as , etc.

Experience/Skills Required:
·         Solid understanding of the website development process, social media management and online advertising
·         Experience with website architecture, design, usability and optimization techniques a strong plus
·         Interactive, marketing or PR agency experience a strong plus
·         Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events
·         Passionate about staying on top of trends in interactive technology
·         Ability to support interactive campaigns/programs for consumer and B2B clients and generate measurable results
·         Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication and presentation settings
·         Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
·         Solid writing skills
·         Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills

Hours: 20-40 hours per week

Deadline to apply: August 19, 2011

Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com