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Friday, October 28, 2011

Axiom Marketing Communications Seeks Home Design Focused Account Manager

If you're a big idea person straining to break out of a small idea world, we want you.  If you love home decor products and interior design, we have to talk.  If you're an independent thinker who loves to color outside the lines, call us.   

Axiom Marketing Communications is an award-winning marketing boutique that's anything but old school.  We're growing, and we need proven performers who can grow with us. We've got award-winning practices that push the boundaries in home and garden, med-tech, automotive and retailing.  We've got a client mix of Fortune 500 and privately held companies in the Midwest, West and Southwest that few firms our size can match.

Services Offered 
PR, Blogger Relations, Social Media, Web Content, Enthusiast Marketing, Market Research, Video Production

If you think boutique means a little three-person shop, think again! We've got a talented team of seasoned pros who turn conventional marketing and sales methods on end to unlock value for our clients.  We've been doing this since 1993 and have the good fortune of having a client roster that most firms our size can only dream about.  Check us out on the web, Facebook or Twitter.   http://www.axiomcom.com/.

Preferred Experience  
  • Minimum of 3 years working in a consulting environment or agency (advertising, e-commerce, social media, public relations.)  
  • In-depth knowledge of interior design, kitchen/bath remodeling, and home decor products.
  • Experience dealing with interior designers, kitchen and bath designers and other building product specifiers. 
  • Proven track record developing breakthrough campaigns with traditional and emerging social mediums.   
  • Experience creating and participating in social networks.
  • BA in Journalism, PR or Mass Communications from accredited university.
Responsibilities
  • Campaign Development and Execution
  • Develop and Nurture Relationships with Traditional and Online Journalist Contacts
  • Develop and Nurture Relationships with Online Communties
  • Track and Mine User-Generated Content for Reposting
  • Develop New Performance Metrics
  • Identify and Test of New Tools and Applications
  • Client Management 
  • Results Reporting
Benefits
401K with company match. Profit sharing.  Dental, health and LTD coverage. Opportunity to work in New York City and Virginia satellite offices. Our offices are closed between Christmas and New Years.
Submit cover letter, resume and three reasons why your interior design experience rocks to:

Dave Sniadak
Axiom Marketing Communications
davesniadak@me.com

Land O 'Lakes, Inc - Micronutrients Marketing Intern

Winfield Business Unit: Winfield Solutions is an industry leader in crop protection and farm seed products, providing insights an expertise in this area. Our brands include AgriSolutionsTM crop protection products and CROPLAN GENETICS® seed.
Position Purpose: Assist the micronutrients marketing team with the development, implementation and measurement of marketing activities. Evaluate current marketing programs through data analysis and surveys of program users. Intern should finish the internship with a strong understanding of the four P's of marketing and an ability to evaluate the success of marketing tactics.
Required (Basic) Experience & Education: Pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing, business, economics or other related fields.
Required Competencies & Other Skills: Ability to work independently. Critical thinking skills. Ability to use Excel and manipulate data. Basic understanding of marketing principles. Team player and willing to work with others. Good listening skills.
Preferred Experience & Education: Experience in agriculture of a science related field would be a plus, but not required.
Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:
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 .
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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ultralingua, Inc. - Marketing Communications Intern

Dates of Internship: December 26, 2011-May 25, 2012
Ultralingua, Inc. is a Minneapolis-based software company that makes tools for people who love languages. We are a small, passionate team of people who love the challenges that come with our start-up environment. We’re dedicated to making outstanding language tools, and have produced some of the most popular dictionaries and phrasebooks for Mac, Windows, iPhone and iPad, Palm, Windows Mobile, and the web available today.

Learn more about us at our website.
Check out our apps on iTunes.
 
Interning with us means taking ownership of your projects, having a voice in our decisions and processes, and learning by doing rather than observing. To be successful here you have to thrive on a challenge, be eager to show us what you can do, and be dedicated to your own professional development.
Our marketing communications intern works on a series of copywriting and marketing communications projects as a member of our consumer marketing team. We depend on this intern to write and distribute promotional materials, build relationships with key publics, and contribute to a complete branding strategy.


About the Ultralingua Internship Program:

We aim to be the best source of internship experience for business, language, and marketing-focused individuals within the Twin Cities community.

Interns at Ultralingua work on real marketing projects alongside the rest of the team. We will encourage you to analyze the effectiveness of your work and help you understand how your work adds value to our company. In addition to working on your assigned project, you will set professional development goals and personal learning objectives. We coach our interns on resume and cover letter creation, informational interviewing skills, career exploration, and more.

Here is what some previous interns have had to say about working at Ultralingua:
“This was a world away from my other internship experience because I was given the opportunity to be independent and show that I am able to do something without the immediate help of a superior. I am really excited to bring my samples from this internship with me out into the [workplace] because I am proud of what I have accomplished. Thank you for this opportunity!”
“I enjoyed the independence that was given to me… I can't remember a time this summer that I was bored or was searching for something to do. I really appreciate the confidence that was given to me by my superiors, I think it will better prepare me for the ‘real world’ of work.”

Internship opportunities are available with Ultralingua every Fall, Spring and Summer. Applicants are welcome year-round for any session. If you are interested in applying in advance for a future session, please contact Ashleigh Lincoln at jobs@ultralingua.com for application details.

Watch this video about our intern program.
Watch this video about working at Ultralingua.

  • Student or recent graduate in journalism, English, public relations, communications, marketing or related field preferred 
  • Passion for communications strategy, and eagerness to develop skills in various communications methods and styles Excellent writing skills a must, including a basic understanding of writing for the web 
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading habits required Ability to confidently handle multiple projects with varied deadlines 
  • Proficiency in a non-English language preferred, but not required 

The marketing communications intern may be responsible for:
  • Promoting recent products and announcements via e-newsletter by planning, composing, proofreading, and publishing content</li>
  • Contributing to a customer loyalty campaign by creating materials for a subscriber welcome kit</li>
  • Supporting our corporate citizenship program by researching various involvement opportunities</li>
  • Developing material for a series of targeted e-mail marketing campaigns</li>
  • Assisting with the evaluation of marketing material effectiveness and identifying areas for growth</li>
  • Various other research activities as assigned
Apply online now.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

United Way - Event Planning Internship

Details:
 
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 Planner
Time Commitment: 10-20 hours weekly, January-May 2012. 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.
Deadline: Applications accepted through November 14, 2011.

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

Please e-mail/send cover letter and resume to:
Stacy Emond, Greater Twin Cities United Way
404 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
emonds@unitedwaytwincities.org

United Way - Online Communications Intern

Details:
 
This position works directly with United Way's online strategies team 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: Online Content Specialist

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours weekly, beginning January through May 2012. 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 November 14, 2011.

Responsibilities

  • Develop well-written, concise, optimized articles for United Way's website.
  • Post articles and other online content using a web-based content management system.
  • Assist in the promotion of upcoming events.
  • Help at events in the community, including our annual campaign celebration. May include taking pictures/video, 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. Knowledge of basic HTML 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 e-communications preferred.

Benefits

  • Strengthen skills in marketing and the growing field of online communications.
  • 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

Please send cover letter, resume and two (2) writing samples* to:
Stacy Emond, Greater Twin Cities United Way
404 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
emonds@unitedwaytwincities.org
*Resumes will not be considered without writing samples.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Minnesota Historical Society - Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist


The Minnesota Historical Society seeks applicants for a Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist to communicate about the Society’s Legacy Amendment projects by developing and implementing digital marketing, social media, and online public relations strategies.  This is a full-time, project position working 1,664 annual hours located a the History Center in St. Paul, MN working through June 30, 2012.  Renewal is dependent upon available funding and program need.

Responsibilities include:  
  1. Develops, implements, and coordinates digital communications, social media and public relations strategies using platforms like Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletters, blogs, mobile applications and MHS websites to communicate about the Society’s Legacy programs; 
  2. Develops, implements, and coordinates communications and promotional strategies to drive attendance to MHS Legacy-funded events and programs and to raise awareness of the Society’s Legacy programs; 
  3. Develops and manages email marketing strategies to enhance and grow audiences; 
  4. Participates as a leader and collaborator on the Society’s Social Media Team to enhance communication about Legacy projects, coordinating, prioritizing, measuring and creating communication tactics that support the Society’s mission, brand and priorities; and 
  5. Researches, designs, and manages performance management for digital marketing and communications strategies. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.A. degree in marketing, public relations or related field with five years experience developing and implementing digital marketing strategies or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and managing effective promotional and communications strategies through e-mail newsletters, online advertising, blogs, podcasts, and social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
  • Experience coding HTML and CSS to the degree required to modify templates for communication tools like e-newsletters. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or a comparable photo manipulation program. 
  • Knowledge of online tools used to increase and measure brand awareness.  Examples include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and Google Analytics. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with audiences, suppliers, team members and senior management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines, communicate effectively, develop and implement creative solutions, analyze results and serve as a collaborative team member and self-starter. 
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and professionals from historic sites, education, exhibits, development, membership, government liaison, museum collections, library and archives, publications, visitor services and enterprise technology.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Previous experience managing communications strategies for diverse audiences. 
  • Functional knowledge of the types of tools Web developers and designers use to produce accessible, rich, multimedia, interactive application. 
  • Technical experience with content management systems and frameworks including Drupal, MediaWiki, and similar technologies. 
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis of marketing and communications campaigns.
  • Functional knowledge of mobile delivery platforms for marketing. 
  • Previous experience in nonprofit, educational or cultural institutions.  
Salary:  $20.02 hourly minimum.
Application Deadline:  Must be received or post-marked no later than November 7, 2011.
To Apply:  Send an MHS application, cover letter, and resume to:  Minnesota Historical Society, Human Resources Department, #896 Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist position, 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul MN 55102.  To be considered an applicant, you must submit all requested materials.  If you fail to do this, your application materials will not be accepted and your materials will be returned.  If submitting materials for more than one position, provide an MHS application, cover letter and resume for each position.  Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment.  For an application, see our website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or call MHS Job Line 651-259-3181.  EEO

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Digital Project Manager, Creative Services


Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for a highly organized Digital Project Manager (DPM) with more than three years of experience to join our busy creative team. Padilla, a premier multi-specialty communications firm in the Twin Cities, has an immediate opportunity for a manager to coordinate workflow within our Padilla Gorilla interactive department, and serve as creative’s day-to-day liaison with other account teams that depend on our design and interactive capabilities.

The DPM works closely with the digital director to manage staff workloads, develop project-scope documents, and oversee and modify schedules as needed. The DPM must establish and maintain good working relationships with external and internal clients.

A strong knowledge of workflow processes, from strategy through final production of interactive projects, is required. Qualified candidates will have experience working in a client-service industry such as an ad agency or design firm, preferably with a good grasp of marketing. Applicants must possess a demonstrated ability to scope projects and timelines accurately, and manage complex projects simultaneously.

A college degree is required, as well as excellent verbal, written and organizational skills. This person will have intermediate or advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Experience with online project management systems is a plus.


If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter referencing the job opportunity via e-mail to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@padillaspeer.com or by mail to 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Friday, October 21, 2011

HealthPartners - Communications Intern

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, patients and the community helped us to earn a place on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s List of the Twin Cities Great Places to Work. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Looking for an excellent opportunity to hone your public relations and communications skills• HealthPartners Communications is seeking a Communications Intern with an interest in media relations, writing, internal communications, social media and speech writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • o Write and edit copy for internal publications, brochures, memos and website articles.
  • o Assist with media relations: write and distribute news releases, follow-up with key media, prepare background information, prepare staff for media interviews, provide patient condition updates, maintain media lists and editorial calendars, and assist staff with interview process.
  • o Create communications plans for clients and help clients reach their goals.
  • o Assist with social media including HealthPartners Twitter and Regions Hospital Twitter.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • o Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a communications, journalism, public relations, or related program
  • o Previous internship preferred
  • o Strong writing skills
  • o Interest in health care field preferred.

OTHER DETAILS:
  • o 40 hours per week
  • o Individual will have office space four days at HealthPartners offices in Bloomington and one day at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
  • o $10/hour stipend

To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit www.healthpartners.jobs, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID #21608. Or click here.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it. 
  


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Evans Larson Communications is looking for a winter intern!

Evans Larson is looking for a winter intern! Hours are flexible, the internship is paid and can count towards school credit.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Gretchen@EvansLarson.com.

Responsibilities include:
An understanding of what each client does, their goals and how we accomplish them. Learn and understand strategies re: supporting all communication goals, brand management and client/customer goals via short- and long-term planning, messaging, on-brand tone and pro-/con thinking for each client supported by -

Media Relations
  • Press release (ideas, drafting, writing)
  • Training in and working knowledge of media lists
  • Email production
  • Pitching strategies, ideas
  • On-site for TV (live, in-studio or pre-taped)
  • On-site for reporter/client interviews
Social Media/Technologies
  • Crafting messages, re-purposing approved content
  • Research/updating on trends, tools and best practices
  • Tracking and analysis of all client tweets,Facebooking, LinkedIn, videos, etc.
  • How media relations can be best used and when on these platforms
Admin
  • You'll get training on our email programs, media list programs, social media platforms.
  • There will be very boring things like clips; but those aren't too bad.
  • Meetings w/clients: Shadowing us at meetings.

We are a pet friendly office and often have dogs hanging out all day.

For more information, please contact Gretchen@evanslarson.com or call (612) 338-6999.

Beehive PR - Director Digital & Social Strategy

Professional Skills
  • Core Skills: Develops and leads Beehive’s digital and social media strategy and programs, consulting broadly across client portfolio and championing agency initiatives; has stellar verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills; is adept at translating business objectives and marketing messages into strategies and content that inspires social media conversations; has strong, proven presentation skills; focuses on the business value and applications of digital and SMM; makes clear linkages between business strategy and technology solutions; has strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Research and Planning: Leads new business research in support of social and digital strategies; tracks developments and innovations in the digital and social space and provides strategic value related to industry trends (e.g., measurement, social software, mobile, social advertising, content strategy, search/SEO); uses forward-thinking tools and up-to-the-minute best practices when developing digital strategies; dedicated to staying on the edge of new tools and technologies and sharing information with agency team and clients
  • Account Management: Flawlessly develops, monitors and manages client projects, timelines and budgets; measures client program performance; mentors and guides agency team members; direct supervisor of digital and social media coordinators and strategists; delivers invoices on time; proactively manages client expectations; values error-free work – delivered on time, on strategy, on budget
Client Skills
  • Relationships: Serves as a strategic counselor to clients and team members; quickly connects with the C-suite, IT and team members; has a strong partner approach – can lead and follow; has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge; excellent project manager who knows how and when to build high-performance digital teams (creative, SEO, writers, developers/designers, technologists, SM strategists); takes initiative and shows urgency; instills confidence at all levels in client organizations to guide understanding and belief in the value of digital and social strategies
  • Measurement: Leads Beehive’s social media monitoring and measurement strategy and process; understands and uses digital tools and technologies both personally and professionally (proficiency using a range of social media monitoring tools required/familiarity with Radian6 and Social Radar preferred); merchandises program effort and results to clients at key points and ongoing; clearly ties program results to business results
  • Client Growth: Grows Beehive’s digital/social media service offerings; networks with peers and influencers online and at events as a Beehive representative; leads agency digital developments and ongoing learning opportunities for the agency team; proactively grows existing client business

Personal Skills
  • Leverages Strengths: Demonstrates superior counseling skills with internal and external clients; passionate but with a low tolerance for drama; leverages strengths to set/achieve goals and improve work product, client relationships and internal collaboration
  • Committed to Growth: Proactively identifies areas for improvement; works to mitigate weaknesses; collaborates effectively with team members; is self-aware; embraces the challenge to stretch, strengthen and grow professionally and personally; sets goals and works to achieve them
  • Demonstrates Accountability: Is candid, honest, respectful and solution-driven; accepts/provides feedback and constructive feedback; meets deadlines and agency responsibilities

Position Requirements
  • 10 years experience; classic PR background preferred but not required, consulting/agency experience and a minimum of five years of demonstrated digital and social media engagement experience is required; proven track record applying digital solutions to core marketing and PR strategies
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related field of study
  • Strong social media/digital PR case study portfolio that can be leveraged with current and prospective clients (large platforms and programs preferred)
  • Actively engaged in local community including association participation and leadership via activated social media profiles ; highly activated individual digital foot print
  • Proven experience managing crises with social media implications and using online tools in response to managing brand reputation online and offline
  • Proven management of social media programs, including research, strategy, implementation, measurement, analysis and merchandising
  • Passionate about the quickly evolving social media environment and digital landscape — constantly surveying and investigating new opportunities and developments
  • Has a good sense of humor, a positive attitude, an open mind and can help make Beehive a great place to work every day
Apply online now.

Beehive PR - Account Director

Professional Skills
  • Core Skills: Sharp classic and digital/social PR skills; builds effective story platforms and key messages that drive to the heart of the brand story, effectively connects the dots between brand and stakeholders using a wide range of communication channels; excellent business, news and content writer; demonstrated results in news media, blogger and social community engagement; confident presenter
  • Research and Planning: Curious, well read, embraces data; develops fresh, creative concepts, differentiated brand positions and strategies; builds and executes customized, strategic plans that support client business objectives and inspire action
  • Account Management: Leads day-to-day implementation of client work; can effectively navigate between strategy and implementation, detailed; holds self and team accountable for deliverables and deadlines. Flawlessly manages client accounts, including status reports, client communication, timelines and budgets; values error-free work — delivered on time, on strategy, on budget
Client Skills
  • Relationships: Builds strong relationships across client organizations at appropriate levels and among the Beehive team and business partners; demonstrates knowledge of client industries, trends, competitors and influencers; earns clients’ confidence, trust and respect through sound counsel and positive push; takes initiative, brings energy and shows urgency
  • Measurement: Merchandises client program effort and results at key points and ongoing; clearly ties program results to business results
  • Client Growth: Proactively provides clients with new ideas and opportunities; successfully nurtures and grows client business
Personal/Team Skills
  • Leverages Strengths: Leverages strengths to set/achieve goals and improve work product, client relationships and internal collaboration
  • Committed to Growth: Proactively identifies areas for improvement; works to mitigate weaknesses; collaborates effectively with team members; is self-aware; invests in professional development to strengthen, stretch and grow
  • Demonstrates Accountability: Is candid and honest; respectful and solution-focused; accepts/provides constructive feedback; stays above the line; participates in agency culture; meets agency responsibilities
Position Requirements
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in PR, communications, journalism or related field
  • 9 – 12 years of relevant experience in corporate, media and/or agency/professional services environments; proven record of success in agency/consulting setting is required
  • Proven story development, writing and media relations expertise
  • Experience in social/digital public relations
  • Proven ability to work successfully with C-level clients and at all levels in an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to bring an idea from creation through conclusion with measurable results
Apply online now.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

InCommons - Interactive Coordinator


Position: Interactive Coordinator

InCommons is a community-based initiative that connects Minnesotans – face-to-face and online – so they can find and share credible tools, knowledge and resources to solve problems. The initiative is committed to inspiring and supporting the courageous leadership necessary to engage communities and solve problems. It’s is based on the idea that lessons learned in one community become starting points for communities and individuals addressing similar issues in other towns and cities in Minnesota. InCommons hopes to bring this idea to life through online engagement and community gatherings.

InCommons is seeking a full-time full-time employee to lead the project management efforts of the InCommons interactive eco-system.

Responsibilities:
·         Manage the interaction and relationship between InCommons’ marketing partner and its website development partner
·         Coordinate Web development communications and file translation/exchange
·         Help to ensure the web development partner understands InCommons’ programming needs and meets its deadlines
·         Serve as InCommons.org’s primary content manager through the Drupal content management system
·         Monitor, update, create and summarize Web development tickets in InCommons’ ticket system
·         Field and handle website customer service questions and issues that don’t require extensive technical support
·         Engage with InCommons.org users in collaboration with engagement specialists
·         Provide technical assistance and content management for InCommons Challenges
·         Help design and mange the monitoring of InCommons.org analytics
·         Analyze user activities and user feedback for patterns that will inform the design of site upgrades to ensure the web platform is inspiring in-person activities
·         Research and analyze opportunities with new and existing technologies that will inform InCommons.org
·         Engage in conversations about how websites help create community change, and translate the learnings into recommendations for InCommons.org development
·         Manage web content updates, blog schedule, and interconnection with Bush.org on-line engagement schedule

Experience/Skills Required:
·         6-8 years of interactive/website and project management experience
·         Solid knowledge of the technical underpinnings of website development and content management systems (specifically Drupal)
·         Solid understanding of website design and development processes
·         Experience working with website developers/programmers
·         Working knowledge of website architecture, design, usability and optimization techniques
·         Interactive, marketing or Web agency experience a strong plus
·         Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication and presentation settings
·         Solid writing skills
·         Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
·         Ability to plan, establish priorities and execute work plans
·         Project management certification is a strong plus
·         Success conveying complex information in clear and concise language
·         Comfort with ambiguity and responsive to changing circumstances

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

Modern Storyteller, Senior Account Executive

Position: Modern Storyteller, Senior Account Executive

Focus: Haberman is a media + marketing firm dedicated to discovering, developing and telling the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a Senior Account Executive who can expertly lead and manage integrated marketing strategies and drive execution primarily for consumer accounts.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction on a wide range of accounts — with an emphasis on consumer brands.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive, integrated PR and marketing campaigns for clients on both a local and national level.
  • Understand issues and/or causes relevant to our clients and create messaging that persuasively expresses client positions.
  • Serve as lead on client accounts, including being clients’ primary contact and managing retainers or project budgets.
  • Partner with Haberman’s interactive team to develop and execute creative Web and social media campaigns/projects.
  • Partner with Haberman’s design team to develop and execute design strategies that support integrated and interactive campaigns/projects.
  • Foster new business development opportunities within existing clients.
  • Participate in business development meetings with prospective clients and assist in proposal writing as needed.

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 5-7 years of integrated marketing communications experience with consumer brands; some agency experience required; cause marketing background a plus.
  • Ability to lead integrated marketing campaigns and projects for clients.
  • Excellent rapport-building skills, including with C-level executives.
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events and industry trends.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings.
  • Healthy sense of humor and innate creativity.
  • Solid writing and editing skills with ability to grasp and translate complex subject matter.
  • Ability to generate measurable results from PR, media relations and marketing programs.
  • Experience integrating PR, marketing, Web, social media and design strategies into holistic campaigns.
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills.
  • Highly effective in formal presentation settings.
  • Ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations.
  • Self-starter with commitment to take on new challenges and grow professionally.
Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com

Haberman - Interactive 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 an interactive 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 visual designers and work closely with Haberman’s interactive team.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute design projects from website interface design to social media or other online marketing campaigns.
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of e-commerce and interactive marketing
  • Knowledge of design principles and best practices
  • Developed design skills with the ability to work on a wide range of projects
  • 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
  • Experience with WordPress and other content management systems strongly desired.
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
 Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com

Marketing Internships at the Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St Paul


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,
• Business development,
• Marketing research,
• Graphic Design
• Others, as defined

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.
*Qualifications:   
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 and cover letter before August 5:
Attention: Marketing Committee
Alliance Française de Minneapolis/St Paul
113 N. 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
or via e-mail to
internrecruitment@afmsp.org

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Eden Prairie - Communications Assistant - PTS

Position Profile:
Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt
 
Salary: Starts at $18.00 to $20.00 per hour (Depending upon Experience)
 
Location:City Center
 
Hours: 20 hours per week; schedule varies based on business needs
 
Reporting Relationship:Reports toCommunications Manager
 
Communications Division
The Communications Division supports all City departments/divisions and is responsible for leading the City’s communication and marketing efforts by ensuring the timely distribution of accurate, relevant information to citizens, businesses and employees in a manner that reflects the City’s high professional standards.
 
Position Details
The Communications Assistant supports the Communications Division with the City’s internal and external communication and marketing efforts. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
 
·   Serves as content coordinator for the City’s intranet and multimedia displays; generates and schedules content; imports and edits graphics; posts and organizes files.
·   Updates City website and social media content.
·   Provides general technical assistance to the communications team and other City staff with project coordination, writing, editing, photography and other related tasks.
·   Works effectively with contracted graphic designer and other outside vendors.
·   Monitors public inquiries submitted to Communications voicemail and/or Communications email and directs inquiries to subject matter experts as appropriate, or responds on behalf of division, while also maintaining database of such inquiries.
·   Generates reports related to City’s social media platforms and website, and media coverage.
·   Organizes and maintains division resources such as photos, print material libraries, premium items and other related material.
 
 
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
 
Position Requirements
 
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field
 
Work Experience:Minimum of three years of marketing/communications/PR experience including the following:
·         Writing for internal and external audiences for full range of media, including print, web and social media.
·         Collaborating with a team of communications professionals with a common goal.
·         Creating and producing marketing collateral.
·         Still photography experience desirable.
 
Skills:
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
·         Self-directed and willing to take initiative
·         Excellent written and verbal communication
 
Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift/pull/push/move/carry up to 30 lbs, and the ability to bend/stand/reach.
 
City Expectations
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared expectations: Customer Focus, Flexibility, Initiative, Results Orientation, Public Stewardship, and Teamwork.
 
Position Specific Expectations
 
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
 
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
 
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual.
 
Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.
 
Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts professional reference and criminal history checks for all employees joining the organization. In addition, the following is required for this specific position:driver’s check (must have valid driver’s license and excellent driving record). All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
 
Application Process
Please complete an on-line application by the deadline located on our Web site at www.edenprairie.org, click on “Employment Opportunities.”
 
Application Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2011
Review Applications: October 31 – November 2
Communication to Candidates: Thursday, November 3, 2011
First Interview: Friday, November 4 or Monday, November 7
Final Interview: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lola Red - Public Relations Intern

Public Relations Intern
15-20 hours/week
Unpaid
Resume Submission Deadline: Oct. 28, 2011

Lola Red PR is seeking hard-working, talented media relations interns to join the Lola Red team. We have high expectations for our interns who must be exceptional writers, communicators and multi-taskers as they can be expected to:
 
· Draft copy for press materials
· Create and update media lists and contact lists
· Assist with event promotion and attend events in a support capacity
· Work on various tasks as needed

You will succeed as a Lola Red intern if you’re able to:
  • Write well
  • Write well (it’s so important we’re saying it twice)
  • Thrive under pressure
  • Be a self-starter: take on a task and own it
  • Accept constructive feedback
 
Interns can expect to work hard, learn a lot and have a little fun too. If you’re up for the challenge, send an error-free email and ONE page resume to Lauren Flinn (Lauren@lolaredpr.com).