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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Metro Sales, Inc - Internship

Job Description
Put your college education to the test by getting practical experience working for one of the largest copier and office products dealers in the upper mid-west.

Metro Sales currently has the following Internships available:

Job Location: Richfield, Minnesota
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Accounting
  • Field Service Technician
Internships positions are available only at the main office in Richfield, Minnesota. The hours are flexible, there is a friendly atmosphere, and you will learn as you earn your goal.

Apply online now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Minnesota Transportation Alliance seeks a part-time intern


The Minnesota Transportation Alliance seeks a part-time, temporary intern to manage social media outreach, update our web site and assist with events hosted by the organization.  Applicant needs to have experience working with Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office and Illustrator or In Design.
 
The position runs from now until December 31, 2011.  Pay is $12 per hour with a maximum of 15 hours per week. 

Free parking and office for intern will be provided.
 
Contact Margaret Donahoe: Margaret@transportationalliance.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Land O' Lakes - Communications Manager

Requisition Number: 3270
Posted Dated: 09/19/2011
Business Unit: Corporate
Function: Communications
Position Location: MN-Arden Hills-4001

Corporate Business Unit: Corporate encompasses the core operational support for all Land OLakes businesses. It includes Business Development Services, Corporate Market Strategy and Communications, Finance, Law, Human Resources, Information Technology and Public Affairs.

Position Purpose: The Communications Manager will be an experienced communications generalist with strong strategic planning, writing, issues management, media relations and project management skills. This position will also assist the department with other communications activities as needed, specifically corporate public relations, media relations and general corporate communications.

Content development - Assists in development of feature stories for growingtogether magazine, annual report, corporate social responsibility report and other publications. Writes and edits a variety of articles for corporate website and intranet. Assists with concepting and development of mutli-media/video stories for the corporate website. Serves as liaison and offers strategic communications counsel to business unit contacts related to significant business announcements and events

Media relations - Assists in development of media materials, media outreach, and pitching in support of corporate and Foundation initiatives, as well as business unit announcements and projects.

Executive communications support - Provides support related to the development of executive communications, including creating executive speeches and Powerpoint presentations.

General communications activities - Assists department with project management, development, writing and editing as necessary, particularly related to implementing communications plans around corporate or business unit initiatives. Part of team to implement department-wide projects (e.g., Annual Meeting).

Required (Basic) Experience & Education: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or related field required. A minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience in communications, journalism, public relations. Demonstrated writing and editing expertise focused on producing clean, quality, AP-Style materials that deliver intended message. Varied publications experience including magazine and newsletter production, as well as online content development/ writing experience. Ability to independently manage projects, with a strong customer focus. Experience supervising outside vendors and agencies for assorted projects/initiatives. Computer knowledge - Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook). Desktop publishing - In Design, etc.

Required Competencies & Other Skills: Strong interpersonal communication skills to include both verbal and written skills. Results-oriented with the ability to work independently on a wide variety of projects and under deadline pressures while managing multiple, changing priorities. Demonstrate leadership skills with ability to develop strategic plans and follow through to execution, meeting pre-determined deadlines. Strong interest in and passion for writing and publications development. Strong project management and problem-solving/prioritization skills. Must be able to project a positive public image and professional demeanor and be comfortable interacting with all levels of people in the organization. A quick study on complex issues related to agriculture and food manufacturing industry. Ability to travel.

Preferred Experience & Education:
Preferred Competencies & Other Skills: Preference for prior agricultural orientation/experience. Prior Public Relations experience desired. Prior photography/design experience desired

Percentage of Travel: 5%
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Saint Mary's University - Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communication


Job summary:
Saint Mary’s University is seeking an experienced, dynamic marketing and communication leader.  This position is responsible for establishing and executing marketing and communications initiatives for the undergraduate college at Saint Mary’s University, which includes branding, advertising, public relations and social and online media.  This position leads a team to develop all branding and communications strategy and messaging. This individual provides advice and counsel to the Senior Vice President relative to marketing and communications opportunities and collaborates with marketing and communication efforts at the graduate school.

Critical relations: Senior Vice President University Advancement; Associate Vice President, University Relations, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs; Assistant Vice President, Development;  Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations; Director of Admissions.

Position responsibilities:
  • Serve as adviser to Senior Vice President on marketing and communications for the college. Works closely to develop strategies and key messages.
  • Execute against marketing and communication strategies with support of team.
  • Lead all college marketing efforts which include branding, advertising, paid-media placement, recruitment efforts and online media.
  • Lead all external-facing communications for the college including media and community relations.
  • Lead all internal-facing communications for the college
  • Manage creative development and marketing vendor relationships.
  • Work with Senior Vice President to identify and promote Saint Mary’s University on policy and government affairs issues.
  • Provide recommendations to senior leadership on external college involvement and strategic partnerships with NGOs and community/ business organizations.
  • Partner cross-functionally with department leaders to ensure the realization of institutional goals, including the Admissions and Alumni Relations departments.
  • Act as spokesperson for college with media, governmental agencies and industry organizations in coordination with leadership.
  • Represent the college in associations where active membership is deemed beneficial to the ongoing growth and success of the college.
  • Provide counsel and support in all crisis situations; develop strategic contingency plans and lead communication in the event of such a crisis.
  • Monitor marketing and media presence of the college.
  • Manage University website and branding.
  • Develop and maintain functional budgets.

Direction of Others:
Direct responsibility for managing functional leaders:
  • Senior Communications Director
  • Communications Director
  • Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing and Communication Coordinator
  • Web Resources Coordinator
  • Website and Web Development Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Website Editor and New Media Specialist

Ensures effective organization structure and staffing to achieve organizational goals.  Responsible for individual and team development in addition to performance management.  Provide direction to other leaders in support of organizational strategy and objectives.

Essential skills/functions:
  • Excellent written, presentation, oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to counsel senior management
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and influence others.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and be able to work in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements
  • Extensive successful writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing programs to advance an organization's mission and goals
  • Creative and thoughtful on how new media technologies can be utilized
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of communications specialists
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact and operate both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Passion and support of the University’s mission
Minimum education and experience:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor of arts or science in business, marketing, communications or a relevant field and a minimum of eight years marketing and communications experience.  Candidate should have a minimum of five years’ experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications and directories.  Candidate should have experience working for complex organizations and have successfully led teams and advanced organizational goals and priorities.  Candidate is highly motivated and enjoys collaborating with others.

Preferred qualifications include a MBA or Master’s degree and experience in a higher education setting.

To apply, contact:
Stephanie Fox, Tunheim
952-851-7241 (office)
952-851-1610 (fax)
sfox@tunheim.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Axiom Marketing Communications Seeks Video Production Coordinator

Looking to expand your professional portfolio while gaining valuable video production experience? Do you have some experience shooting and producing promotional videos, but want to be more hands-on in the creative process? If so, we need to talk.

Axiom Productions, the video division of Axiom Marketing Communications, is actively seeking Production Coordinator candidates for our ever-expanding video production business. Ideal candidates will have a 4-year degree in Mass Communications or Journalism, at least one internship and an interest in working within an agency environment. Additionally, candidates must have a portfolio that demonstrates professional video projects that they've either shot and edited, not just assisted.

If you're eager to jump right into the creation of great videos, send us the following:
  • Resume and cover letter
  • 3-5 active links to videos you've produced (no music videos, please)
  • Hourly rate expectations
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their samples to Dave Sniadak via e-mail: davesniadak@me.com. Interviews will begin October 10th.

The Mosaic Company - Communications Specialist

Position Description

Please apply online at www.MosaicCo.com or contact Rob Litt at Rob.Litt@mosaicco.com

Who is Mosaic?
The Mosaic Company (www.mosaicco.com), NYSE: MOS, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a $10 billion company that stands alone as one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Our world-class mining and processing operations produce the highest quality fertilizer and animal feed ingredients. As a global leader in nourishing crops and delivering distinctive value to the world's agriculture, Mosaic offers an opportunity to share in an exciting future.

What are our Values?
We consider our employees to be our most valued ingredient. Mosaic employees are richly diverse in their skills, experience and backgrounds. From engineering, operations, finance, HR, marketing and research, our team came to Mosaic not just for a job but a career that makes a positive impact on the world by nourishing the crops our growing population needs.

Are you our next Communications Specialist?
We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist for our Plymouth, MN location. The Communications Specialist will develop and execute strategic internal communications for Human Resources.  This role will collaborate with Public Affairs to ensure consistent message development across the organization and will work closely with Human Resources to understand and proactively respond to specific communications objectives, needs and challenges.  In addition, this person will support other Mosaic communication needs as time permits.

What will you do?
·         Build and maintain excellent working relationships with Human Resources, including, benefits, compensation, operations, and organizational effectiveness, etc. to provide strategic communications counsel and change management programs for new and current initiatives.
·         Develop engaging presentations, speeches, articles, collateral, videos, posters/banners, etc. that support and advance the Human Resource objectives.
·          Develop and implement overall strategic employee communications and change management program for the Human Resources department. 
·          Optimize and leverage current communications channels; develop new channels when appropriate, including opportunities for greater collaborative dialogue and feedback between Public Affairs and Human Resources.
·         Work closely with the Public Affairs team to ensure high quality integrated communications    and consistency with corporate identity and graphic standards.
·          Support Public Affairs communications needs as time permits.

What do you need for this role?
·         Bachelor’s degree. Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or related degree preferred.
·         3+ years of experience in a corporate Public Affairs environment, including 1-2 years experience working on Human Resource communication. 
·         Superior writing ability and strong verbal communication skills.  
·         Experience developing and implementing communications plans.
·         Experience preparing speeches and presentations.
·         Ability to connect specific initiatives to larger corporate priorities.  
·         Strong computer skills, which includes proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
·         Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation, facilitation and listening skills.
·         Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
·         Highly professional demeanor and must have diplomacy skills.
·         Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.
·         Strong business acumen.
·         Well-organized with superior follow-through.
·         Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills.  
·         Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment.
·         Ability to resolve complex issues and handle multiple deadlines and priorities.
·         Ability to work under high levels of stress.
·         Must be able to establish and maintain internal and external levels of personal credibility and programmatic credibility.
·         Must demonstrate sound judgment and decisiveness.  
·         Ability to travel within U.S., Canada and Brazil as needed.
·         Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.
Mosaic participates in the US E-Verify program.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guthrie Theater - Communications Manager

Key Result Areas
  •  Serve as press representative for productions at the Theater.
  • Collaborate with department staff and other departments to obtain background information about productions.
  • Collaborate with visiting artists, companies and other department staff to obtain background information and develop strategies for press coverage.
  • Write and distribute all production press releases and media alerts.
  • Build positive working relationships with local journalists.
  • Develop and maintain list of press contacts using CisionPoint.
  • Collaborate with other department staff to develop long-range strategies for press coverage, including the press strategy for each production.
  • Contact reporters to pitch story ideas.
  • Arrange for and oversee production-related interviews and photo shoots with actors, directors, designers and staff.
  • Serve as press agent for visiting productions, programs and events.
  • Contact reporters to pitch story ideas.
  • Prepare for press performances.
  • Manage photography, video and multimedia content.
  • Lead planning, production and distribution of all multimedia content.
  • Serve as primary contact for all external photo and video requests.
  • Post timely news, updates and alerts to Guthrie blog.
  • Assist Marketing department with photography and video projects.
  • Assist Marketing department in developing content for social networking sites.
  • Manage the department interns.

Experience:

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in journalism, public relations or communications or equivalent professional experience. A new incumbent in this position must possess at least four years of public relations experience; Arts/Entertainment public relations experience is strongly preferred.
 
 
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•     Knowledge of local and national media in order to know where to place stories.
•     Knowledge of journalistic practices and procedures to be able to work with various media outlets in placing stories.
•     Knowledge of theater history and current theater world in order to write and talk about the work with journalists.
•     Skill in use of computer database systems to maintain press contacts.
•     Skill in use of copier.
•     Skill in keying 50 WPM to meet deadlines for press releases.
•     Skill in use of email and internet systems for distribution and receipt of press materials.
•     Skill in use of photo, video and audio editing software, including Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premiere, FinalCut and/or ProTools.
•     Ability to effectively communicate story ideas to reporters.
•     Ability to coordinate multiple projects and approaches to reporters in order to meet conflicting deadlines.
•     Ability to write compelling, factually and grammatically correct press releases to promote productions and events.
•     Ability to coordinate projects with other departments to provide press coverage for numerous institutional events.

How To Apply:

To Apply: 
Applications will be considered as they are received. Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by September 30, 2011 to:
 
Guthrie Theater      
Human Resources
818 South 2nd St.                                                    
Minneapolis,  MN 55415                                                     
 
Fax:612-225-6004
 

SCHERMER hiring Sr. Copywriter

One of the nation's top B2B agencies is seeking a Senior Copywriter (7+ years) to work on Best Buy For Business and other accounts. You will lead copywriting efforts that bridge the retail and direct channels of Best Buy to small business owners, translating technology jargon into clear and compelling content with the voice of the brand; smart, optimistic, clever, dynamic and helpful - just like you! We are looking for someone with tremendous pride but little ego who wants to play an integral part in growing the agency.

A Sr. Copywriter at SCHERMER has to be a hungry mind that is turned on by learning, undaunted by challenge and loves learning complex information and translating it into compelling content. You'll be responsible for helping define creative strategy and delivering creative work and will be involved in the concept of new biz pitches and campaigns, which will include traditional, digital, social and mobile channels. You must be able to plan, architect and create content - not just be a headline writer. You have big campaign ideas but can still write collateral, email, video scripts, direct mail, websites, and ads.

For a detailed description and to apply, go to
 http://t.co/lmRhrjcV

SCHERMER seeking Director, Business Development

One of the nation's top B2B agencies is seeking a Director of Business Development to lead all sales and marketing activities of the agency in conjunction with the development and implementation of a business development plan, which includes: prospecting, lead generation and qualification, presentation development and follow-up.

Selling SCHERMER won't be hard. We are one of the best B2B agencies in the country. We are also one of the fastest growing, as evidenced by being a 2010 and 2011 Inc Magazine Top 5000 company based on a three year growth rate of 80%. We are also a BtoB Magazine Top 100 Agency each of the past four years, a BtoB Top Interactive agency since 2009, and an Advertising Age Top 1000 agency (all disciplines) since 2008. Our purpose is to make B2B marketing. Our passion is to make B2B meaningful.

For a detailed description and to apply, go to
 http://t.co/vXuSqbIu

Monday, September 19, 2011

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Intern, Agribusiness, Minneapolis

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for a full-time public relations intern to work on a wide variety of projects with our agribusiness and environmental science team. This is a paid, three-month internship.

Responsibilities may include:
·         Writing news, product and personnel releases.
·         Providing research.
·         Supporting onsite events.
·         Coordinating vendors.
·         Creating and editing media lists.
·         Making media-verification calls.
·         Organizing clips.
·         Tracking incoming trade publications. 

Candidates must have excellent writing skills and media relations experience, as well as one or two previous internships or volunteer experiences in public relations, journalism or marketing communications.

Padilla is a communications and public relations firm with offices in Minneapolis and New York City. We are a multi-specialty agency with experts in crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, marketing communications, media relations and public affairs. Our clients come from  various industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, technology, consumer products, health care, retail, financial and more.

Padilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an exceptional work environment. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

We strive for excellence. We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive

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

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

The ideal candidate will have digital experience (Web, social media, etc.), and media relations experience with both general and trade publications. The ability to manage a clipping/reporting process is a plus.

As an AE, you would be responsible for day-to-day public relations activities, which can include:
·         Managing public relations tactics to be on time and budget.
·         Writing case histories, bylines, feature articles, Web content and news releases.
·         Planning and executing trade shows and client events.
·         Conducting media calls.
·         Scheduling editor interviews.
·         Assisting with research.

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment and benefits. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, media relations, and public affairs.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

If interested, please send a cover letter referencing this position, along with your resume, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at www.psbpr.com.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Corporate Communications - Senior Manager, Executive Communications

Corporate Communications
Senior Manager, Executive Communications – Suburban Twin Cities, MN—UPDATED
Ref. # 0649

Can you communicate in the CEO’s voice?  Have you created communications plans for executives?  Experience communicating financial information? Background in agriculture and/or economics? Love to write? Quick study? Proactive in your business and communications approach?

Want to live in one of Forbes’ “Best Cities for Young Professionals”, Men’s Journal’s “Best Places to Live in 2010,” and one of the “Best Cities to Relocate to in America” (bestplaces.net)? Relocation support will be provided. 

Global company in suburban twin cities, Minnesota, seeks Senior Manager, Executive Communications to help craft c-suite messages, write speeches.  Key member of Corporate Communications team supporting executive communications.  Strategize and create communications for CEO and senior staff, multiple business units.  Lead financial communications projects.  Internal and external audiences.  Reports to Corporate Communications Director.

Qualifications:
8+ years’ experience in communications, B.A. in related field.  Must have very strong writing, including knowledge of A.P. style and desktop publishing.  Demonstrated ability to work with C-suite, including extensive speech- and presentation-writing.  Experience developing wide variety of communications (newsletters, speeches, press releases, columns, presentations, collateral, social media, powerpoint) for multiple audiences (internal, trade, financial community, general public).  Need speechwriting as a core competency.  Communications strategy experience required; media relations strongly preferred.  Experience in governmental and/or investor relations a plus.

Candidate should have strong research skills and strength to accept accountability for decisions.  Ability to prioritize and produce top-quality work under deadlines are key.  To be effective, candidate will build relationships with internal and external contacts, and subordinate staff.

Responsibilities:
Work directly with CEO and other senior staff on executive communications.  Develop strategies and plans well in advance in order to execute projects effectively.  Includes researching topics and opportunities, securing necessary approvals and meeting needs of executive clients.

Lead financial communications, including annual report and CSR report.  Work with financial and legal teams to create material for internal and external use.

Develop deep understanding of company’s business and competitive landscape, and maintain this knowledge in ever-changing business environment.

Support Director as backup for media/crisis/issues communications.

Edit team member’s communications and serve as writing coach/advisor.

Time breakout:
  • 60%:  CEO and Executive Communications.  With Director, research and write executive communications including speeches, articles, letters, and presentations.  CEO delivers 50+ speeches/year.
  • 35%:  Corporate and business unit communications.  Work directly with senior leaders on communications for their business unit.  Learn the competitive environment for each, and develop deep understanding of their business.  Develop corporate communications (internal and external) strategies, plans and messages.  Create specific communications as assigned, such as quarterly releases, collateral, presentations, etc.  Lead communications for projects as assigned, such as a recall response, annual meeting, etc.
  • 5%:  Crisis communications and media relations support

When applying, please refer to Senior Manager, Executive Comm., in your subject line.
Please forward your resume as a .doc and detailed cover letter with your current salary.   Include 1) number of speeches you have written, 2) titles of employees for whom you have written speeches, 3) speech format (ppt, script, e.g.), and 4) samples.  Send materials to Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, corpcomm@lhazan.com. We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5401. Your follow-up will make a difference.

Dennis Kirk - Social Media Specialist

Dennis Kirk, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Social Media Specialist. Dennis Kirk is a leading online retailer of aftermarket, parts, accessories and apparel for the powersports industry. Marketing product lines to motorcycle, atv, dirt bike, snowmobile and personal watercraft enthusiasts.

We are looking for a web savvy individual who has a flare for social media with the ability to help grow our brand in the online space, and nurture those supporters into customers.

As the Social Media Specialist, you will have the opportunity to plan, develop, and maintain current and new social media communications efforts, as well as make recommendations regarding the use of current and future social media channels. You will serve as a representative for Dennis Kirk in the online community.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Plan and manage social media campaigns across several different platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, Flickr etc. while keeping in line with company best practices
  • Maintain a robust community while keeping the voice of the brand, participating in dialogue with the customer when appropriate
  • Manage multiple projects relating to the effective use of social media. Provide updates and reviews to management at various levels to educate and inform about social media activities, policies, competition, and achievements
  • Coordinate social media content development with other communications projects and event calendar
  • Identify new opportunities to continually improve the social media presence to engage supporters online and nurture them into customers
  • Work with graphic designers as needed, to produce creative for use in social media campaigns
  • Manage the product ratings and reviews platform for our corporate website
  • Create regular blog posts based on industry and company related events, news, reviews, etc.
  • Perform any other duties as designated by the Internet Marketing Manager
Job Requirements
  • Degree in Marketing, Communications, related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 1-2 years of related business experience in social media marketing
  • Experience managing social media strategies on a corporate level in FaceBook and Twitter, etc.
  • Ability to blog and understand blogging best practices
  • Understanding of HTML
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • High organizational skills
  • Experience with Content Management Systems and web-based software
  • Team player

Desired Skills
  • Video shooting, editing and online publishing experience
  • Prior experience in retail and/or powersports industry
  • Experience with BazaarVoice software
  • Experience with ExactTarget email software
  • Graphic design skills, experience in Photoshop etc.
Dennis Kirk offers a competitive benefit package including: paid vacation; heath and dental insurance; 401K matching; and life insurance.

To apply candidates should be located within a 30 mile radius of Rush City, MN. This is a full time on site position. Email resume and salary expectations to marketing@denniskirk.com.

Dennis Kirk - Video Production Specialist

Dennis Kirk, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Video Production Specialist. Dennis Kirk is a leading online retailer of aftermarket, parts, accessories and apparel for the powersports industry. Marketing product lines to motorcycle, atv, dirt bike, snowmobile and personal watercraft enthusiasts.

Do you have a passion for video production and want to put your skills to use in a corporate environment?
As a video production specialist you will be required to plan, script, shoot and edit a variety of video “types” including, but not limited to, product reviews, customer interviews, event round-ups and more. You will make use of our newly built video studio, to shoot videos for use on our corporate website as well as social media outlets.

Additionally, the video production specialist will work alongside our social media specialist to provide overflow support for content production that may or may not include video.

Our marketing team is growing and we are excited to add this new role to our group. The video production specialist will report to the marketing manager.

Position Responsibilities
Video related
  • Script, shoot, edit and publish a variety of video content types for use on our corporate website and additional online channels
  • Work with video editing software to continually improve output and perception of our company through video
  • Interview customers and demonstrate/review products “on camera” as needed
  • Build out our Youtube channel, connect with our audience, subscribers and friends and develop a robust Youtube audience through video
  • Coordinate video production with other communications projects, departments and event calendar
  • Identify new opportunities and technologies to continually improve our video marketing
  • Marketing related
  • Periodically create blog posts based on industry and company related events, news, reviews, etc.
  • Production of weekly email promotions
  • Bi-weekly production of email marketing reports
  • Format PDF versions of our catalogs with bookmarks and links for the web and CD ROM
  • Perform any other duties as designated by the Marketing Manager

Job Requirements
  • Degree in video production, media communications, related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 1-2 years of related business experience in video production
  • Video scripting, shooting, editing and online video publishing experience
  • Ability to perform “on-camera” as needed
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere
  • Basic understanding of HTML
  • Familiar with blogging best practices
  • Experience with social media networks, FaceBook, Twitter, Youtube
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • High organizational skills
  • Team player

Desired Skills
  • Prior experience in retail and/or powersports industry
  • Experience with BazaarVoice review software
  • Experience with ExactTarget email software
  • Graphic design skills, experience in Illustrator, Photoshop etc.
  • PDF production
Dennis Kirk offers a competitive benefit package including: paid vacation; heath and dental insurance; 401K matching; and life insurance.
To apply candidates should be located within a 30 mile radius of Rush City, MN. This is a full time on site position. Email resume and salary expectations to marketing@denniskirk.com.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Land O 'Lakes, Inc - Community Relations Intern

Land O'Lakes, Inc. strives to be a good neighbor and contribute to the vibrancy of the many communities it calls home. Land O'Lakes makes financial contributions to support community projects focused on hunger and human services, youth and education and civic and arts. These sponsorships serve the general public and help bring communities together, while also enhancing Land O'Lakes corporate presence where we have members, employees, plants and facilities. The Public Relations department and the Land O'Lakes Foundation are responsible for all financial contributions, sponsorships, and volunteer activities.

As a member of this team, the Community Relations Intern will:

Coordinate the Community Giving Garden program in the Twin Cities and six other locations. This includes working with employees and local agencies for volunteer planting and garden care and coordinating produce harvest and delivery to a local food shelf. In rural locations, the intern will work with local contacts to assist with creating and promoting their garden projects.

The United Way campaign in the Twin Cities raises more than a million dollars to help our communities. As a campaign team member, the intern will work with the fundraising committee on creating, producing and promoting fundraising events to raise more than $80,000.

The intern will work with new employees, employee volunteers and executives on volunteer events such as the new employee breakfast, the Moo Booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and summer volunteer projects.

The intern will also assist with Foundation programs and other Public Relations projects as needed.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Public Relations, Communications, Experience as a volunteer, preferably in a leadership role

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
Committment to community service, ability to work independently, ability to communicate effectively through a variety of channels

Preferred Experience & Education:
Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:
10%

Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Intern Program Overview:
During your 12 weeks at Land O'Lakes, Inc., you will be assigned to a project partnering with your manager and team members to make meaningful contributions to Land O'Lakes, Inc. During the summer, you will also have the opportunity to network with other Land O'Lakes, Inc. interns and utilize your school experience to drive your project to a higher level.

The Land O'Lakes, Inc. internship program has professional development events throughout the summer. Past events include: Intern Orientation, Minnesota Twins games, Segway city tours, community service, BBQs, and lunches with Land O’Lakes, Inc. executives.

To learn more about Land O’Lakes, Inc., log onto www.landolakes.com 


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Maccabee Public Relations - Senior Account Executive

Job Description
Looking to leap forward in your public relations career? Extraordinary PR professional being sought by the Minneapolis-based Maccabee agency, winner of 2011 Bulldog Award for “Best Healthcare, Medical or Fitness PR Campaign of the Year.” Immediate, full-time opening for Senior Account Executive with 4+ years experience in public relations and online/social media marketing.

We’re seeking an ambitious and thoughtful communicator who combines superb media relations and online business skills with a relentless drive to uncover outside-the-box strategies that will drive our clients’ growth. As our next Senior AE, you’ll have responsibility for creating PR campaigns that make a strategic contribution to the growth of key accounts.

You’ll enjoy a high-energy office with a collaborative culture dedicated to your professional development. Agency experience with consumer product or business-to-business technology PR a plus; unshakeable integrity, ability to organize multiple PR tasks and a wicked sense of fun are essential. Send your resume and writing sample to info@maccabee.com. Visit us at www.maccabeegroup.com.

Company Description:
Located in the historic Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, Maccabee is a bold, fast-moving public relations and social media marketing agency with a national reputation for smart, entrepreneurial corporate communications, social media marketing and product publicity. Current clients include RedBrick Health, Hazelden, Octane Fitness, ReMax, VISI, Gold’n Plump chicken, TSI Inc., NorthMarq, Eide Bailly, Guy Fieri BBQ Sauce and Salsas, Henson & Efron law firm and CaringBridge. Now celebrating its 15th Anniversary, Maccabee has been honored with awards including “Best Cause-Related Marketing Campaign,” “Best Viral Campaign,” “Best Food and Beverage PR Campaign,” and “Best Innovation/New Media Retail campaign of the Year.”