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Saturday, December 31, 2011

RED SKY Consulting - Marketing Communications and Social Media Strategies Intern

The goal of our Social Media position is to enhance, monitor, and develop strategies for our social media efforts. This intern will work within the execution of brand strategy across all forms of media: web, social media, print, communication, and verbal dialogue. The intern will research, support, plan, and creatively execute our *go to market* strategy and communications, objectives at national conferences, tradeshows, and user/networking groups. The Social Media portion of this role will be responsible for increasing our members', along with RED SKY Consulting's, social media presence. This role will help build a social media presence through facilitating conversation, compiling analytics (no previous experience required), creating unique content and documenting processes in the social media space. The Social Media Specialist will play a critical role in ensuring we are receiving a captive audience. In this role the Social Media Specialist will also have the unique opportunity to work with our Business Development team and assist with interacting with C-level executives. They will monitor and engage on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media outlets. They will create written Blog postings for RED SKY Consulting. Think strategically and work to develop unique social media campaigns. This position will track social media statistics for RED SKY Consulting (minimal). We also need the intern to track key performance indicators for RED SKY Consulting. Miscellaneous duties include: Establishes and maintains good public relations, maintains the integrity of confidential information, Performs all other special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned. All objectives have the goal of helping to increase and enhance our presence and involvement with clients and consultants.


BENEFITS OF BEING A RED SKY CONSULTING INTERN

The benefits of being a REDSKY CONSULTING intern are: flexible work schedule - at home and in the office, gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully run a social media campaign, receive one-on-one direct mentorship with a RED SKY Consulting executive throughout the summer, ability to network with many business owners and CEOs throughout the United States, unmatched resume building experience for future positions within the social media field, 20-40 hours per week, unpaid or minimal pay, support for *for credit* process. We have a broad base of exposure to organizations, multiple business lines.

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

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

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

Company Overview

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

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

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

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

We deliver what you need when you need it.

Apply Online Now.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Strother Communications Group - Senior Account Executive



Are you a super talented writer? Are you a social media fanatic and an SEO sleuth? Take it to the top. SCG is seeking a Senior Account Executive with a passion for the written word to help craft compelling messaging for weekly blogs, advertising, web copy and more for audiences around the globe. Bring your creative spark to our 360˚ view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower in Minneapolis.

Skill Set
  • Great writer
  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to distill complex information into easy to understand articles
  • Enthusiastic knowledge seeker
  • Confident presenter
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Collaborative team player
  • Degree in English, journalism or marketing communications
  • 3-6 years of related experience, preferably in an agency or business-to-business setting
We’re seeking full-time, local candidates only. No freelancers please.

Show us how you stand out with your cover letter and resume:

Strother Communications Group
222 S. 9th Street Floor 41
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Four51 hiring - Social Media/PR Intern

Do you breathe PR, Social Media and can’t wait to hit a keyboard and start blogging? If so, we want YOU!

Four51, a Minneapolis based technology company, has an immediate opening for a PR/Social Media paid intern to support marketing and public relations efforts to increase user acquisition, retention and thought leadership.  Our line of local/social/mobile commerce and eCommerce applications is seeing incredible growth and with growth comes opportunity.
As PR/Social media intern at Four51, you’ll make a direct impact on our organization by contributing ideas that inform our strategy, content that builds our position and developing relationships that share our story.  This is an exciting opportunity for an aggressive PR/Marketing/Journalism/Communications student or recent grad looking for real world experience in a fast pace, high growth environment.
Reports to the Director of Marketing
Paid hourly, 20 hours a week during regular business hours (8-5 M-F)

Responsibilities:
  • Manage an editorial program and production calendar on a daily basis
  • Update Four51 website and partner webpages and blogs
  • Manage and engage a growing community across social media platforms
  • Build relationships with bloggers and media, identifying pitch opportunities and making pitches on behalf of Four51
  • Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience
  • Speak up! Contribute ideas that inform strategy
  • Press writing and media materials development
  • Other duties assigned
Desired Skills & Experience:

The intern must be organized, and detail-oriented with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills.
Experience with Content Management (CMS). Basic HTML/CSS is required. Knowledge of and high interest in social media, marketing, public relations and technology as well as the role technology plays in changing norms associated with how people connect to each other and brands.  Experience with building communities on social platforms. Experience with developing relationships with bloggers and press and then delivering successful pitches to share Four51 point of view.

Education: Bachelors and Graduate students in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism preferred.
Company Description For more than a decade, Four51 has developed technology that fuels business in all 50 states and in 40 countries around the world. Four51′s line of local/social/mobile commerce and eCommerce applications (SaaS) have been used by thousands of businesses including half the fortune 500.

Click here to apply.

Harvest PR looking for new PR Account Coordinator

Are you passionate about food production issues? Do you insist on photographing and tweeting about your food, much to the chagrin of your dinner mates? Do you have a disturbing addiction to food and travel magazines? If you answered “yes” to at least two of these questions, you may be the perfect candidate for Harvest PR’s new PR Account Coordinator position in Minneapolis!

The A/C will help develop and execute marcomm programs for national and regional clients in food/beverage, agriculture and travel/tourism. Representing such clients as USA Pears, Hazelnut Marketing Board, U.S. Apple Association and Southern Peanut Growers, we must admit, we get a little nutty about our clients and are seeking a teammate who is equally as passionate for this tasty line of work.

In addition to crafting elegant pitches and cultivating relationships with journalists and bloggers, the A/C will develop and deploy interactive, social media and mobile programs. The ideal candidate has an outgoing personality and outstanding time management skills with ability to handle projects from start to finish with attention to the details. Must be self-motivated and ready to expand skill set in an environment only a small boutique agency can offer. A/C will receive hands-on experience and the opportunity to work closely with clients and side by side with a seasoned PR team.

If you have at least one year of agency experience, three stellar writing samples and a knack for media relations and social media, send your resume and samples to info@harvest-pr.com. Include “PR Account Coordinator” in the subject line.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer - Marketing & PR Internship

POSITION SUMMARY
Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer is a 55+ firm of CPAs and business and financial advisors working with small- to medium-sized business and private individuals. Based in Bloomington, Minn., The firm has been serving the needs of entrepreneurs and those with entrepreneurial spirit since 1982. BGM is looking for a highly motivated marketing or communications student. The intern must be organized, think creatively and demonstrate strong writing skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS The intern will assist the firm in all aspects of marketing and public relations work, including, but not limited to the following:
  • Developing and producing advertising and direct mail promotions 
  • Assist in the development, launch and/or promotion of firm Speaker’s Bureau, eNewsletter and Web Site. 
  • Liaison with firm’s Marketing/PR firm 
  • Other activities as appropriate, including, but not limited to: advertising and event coordination, research and writing website content

REQUIREMENTS
  • Actively pursuing.or recently completed a degree in Marketing or Mass Communications. 
  • Ability to actively listen, take direction and feedback 
  • Excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills 
  • Strong time management skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and follow-through on assigned responsibilities 
  • Strong work ethic
TIMING
  • Open immediately 
  • 15-20 Hours flexible based on schedule

PAY

This is a paid internship. Compensation determined by experience level.

TO APPLY

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to: BGM@HansonPR.com. Heading: Internship Position. PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS.

Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than as “at will” relationship.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snip-its Corporation - Marketing Internship

The Snip-its Corporation is searching for an intern to join the marketing team. Snip-its Haircuts for Kids is a unique family-friendly salon that combines specially trained stylists specializing in children's hair care in a unique and entertaining environment. This is a part-time (20 hrs/week) paid internship that can also count towards academic credit with school approval.


Job Responsibilities:
  • Contact and coordinate franchisee participation for various marketing programs
  • Proof seasonal campaigns and special requests from salons
  • Prepare various reports, including analysis of marketing campaigns
  • Open marketing jobs as required by Marketing Manager
  • Organize and edit monthly Owner Newsletter emailed to all Snip-its franchisees
  • Contribute to and maintain Snip-its social media outlets with information about upcoming events, promotions, new salon openings, etc.
Additional Duties:
  • Handle incoming inquiries and phone calls
  • Develop and maintain marketing collateral filing system
  • Assist Snip-its Support Team with any special projects as requested
Requirements:
Preferred skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Must have or be working towards a degree in Marketing, Business or related field 
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 
  • Detail oriented
Apply online.

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance - Public Relations and Communication Intern

Mission and Purpose
Contribute and further MOCA’s mission:
  • To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
  • To create and promote resources for support, networking, and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families.
  • To unite and educate individuals, the medical community, and organizations to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure for ovarian cancer.
  • To advance ovarian cancer research toward earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure.
Key Responsibilities
The Public Relations and Communications Intern will support the Communications and Public Education Manager in creating and maintaining communications and media xontacts for annual MOCA events and meetings. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: researching and writing press releases and social media/blog updates; developing and updating media contacts and editorial calendars; composing email news; developing and editing MOCA Messenger Newsletter; helping to develop, maintain, and make updates to the new MOCA website. This person will also assist in the development, promotion and planning for MOCA’s public education meetings. The work environment is a dynamic, fast paced non profit organization.

Administrative responsibilities (10%):
  • Respond as needed to telephone calls and general emails from the public
  • Update media contact lists and conduct media monitoring
  • Photocopying, filing, and other administrative tasks as needed
  • Enter and update entries in the MOCA Database (Raiser’s Edge) as required
  • Communications responsibilities (80%):
  • Develop and draft MOCA Messenger articles, blog posts and MOCA E-news (per schedule)
  • Write press releases and pitches as required for special and annual events, community education meetings and other awareness opportunities
  • Develop a social media editorial calendar and enhance overall technological involvement of MOCA, including but not limited to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. to promote upcoming events and meetings
  • Assist in creating and maintaining accurate communications on the MOCA website – online registration, overall content management of MOCA website, blog updates and streaming video and podcasts and other website updates as needed
  • Per the MOCA 2012 Marketing and Communications plan, this person will assist in the outreach and coordination of public relations and marketing initiatives
  • Other PR/communications responsibilities as assigned, such as interviewing and updating survivor stories, etc.
Other responsibilities (10%):
  • Contact local media outlets & utilize community calendars and websites for posting and advertising upcoming events & meetings
  • Work with MOCA staff on communications & media outreach opportunities as required

Qualifications:
  • One to two years experience in communications, marketing, public relations or comparable work, educational or volunteer experience
  • Interest and/or experience in health care communications
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously
  • Previous communications & marketing experience desired
    • Experience with Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and other Adobe Photoshop and CS2 programs a plus but not required
    • Accurate, detail oriented and responsible


Additional position information:
  • Position reports directly to the Communications and Public Education Manager
  • This position is part-time and unpaid at approximately 10-15 hours per week. There is some flexibility with regard to hours worked but a schedule of set hours is requested, likely 2 days per week
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required for meetings and events, and some travel within the Twin Cities (minimal)
Application Information:
The position is open until filled and available as early as mid-January 2012, ideally being extended through summer of 2012. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Rebecca Lechner, Communications and Public Education Manager at rlechner@mnovarian.org.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Modern Storyteller - Account Executive

Position: Modern Storyteller, 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 an Account Executive who can 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 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 day-to-day on client accounts, including being clients’ primary contact and managing client budgets and project timelines.
  • Partner with Haberman’s interactive team to develop and execute creative Web and social media campaigns/projects.
  • Partner with Haberman’s creative team to develop and execute 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:
  • 3-6 years of integrated marketing communications experience with consumer brands; 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.
  • Experience integrating advertising, PR, 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.
  • High level of ability with both Excel and PowerPoint.
To apply contact Stacy Helseth | Haberman, A Media + Marketing Firm | www.modernstorytellers.com

City of Woodbury - Communications Intern

The City of Woodbury is currently seeking candidates for a communications internship. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the interim communications coordinator with the city’s internal and external communications activities. This position is responsible for carrying out communications-related functions with the goal of providing timely information that will help citizens better understand city government, become aware of what the city has to offer, and feel they are part of the Woodbury community. This position will work under the direction of the interim communications coordinator.
It is expected that this position will last approximately three months with the potential of a longer time period but not longer than six months.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be at least a third-year student in an accredited journalism, English or communications program or a graduate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism, English, communications or a related field or a recent graduate of the aforementioned programs.
  • Computer experience with Windows 7 programs, InDesign software, and website content management systems.
  • Working knowledge of photography.
Starting Salary: $12 to $14 per hour with no benefits.
Hours: Flexible schedule, 20 to 40 hours per week, depending on availability.
Deadline: Friday, Dec. 30, at 4:30 p.m.
Applicants must provide three writing samples and transcripts.
View the full position description and job posting icon-acrobat (55 KB)


How to Apply
The application forms are an Adobe Acrobat PDF file that can be easily read and printed, provided that you have an Acrobat Reader. You can easily download a free copy of Acrobat Reader at the Adobe website. If you have any questions, call the Administration Department at (651) 714-3500, or send us an email request at hr@ci.woodbury.mn.us.
To apply for this position, you must:
1. Complete the application form (seven pages) icon-acrobat (899 KB).
2. Submit completed forms, three writing samples and transcripts before the application deadline. Mailing address:

City of Woodbury
Human Resources
8301 Valley Creek Road
Woodbury, MN 55125

If you prefer, you also may drop off the completed application form in the Administration Department located on the second floor of Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road.

Guthrie Theater - Public Relations Intern

Guthrie Theater - Public Relations Intern

The Public Relations Intern will primarily be responsible for assisting the department in securing production-related press coverage. The intern will learn about using communications and public relations tactics to promote the work of a professional theater.

All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department's role within the organization. Duties will include: compiling a daily summary of Guthrie and industry related news and reviews; performing media research using editorial calendars and mastheads; editing press releases, newsletters and blogs; assisting with logistics and scheduling of actor interviews/appearances; assisting with media events; archiving and reporting on production press activities; providing general administrative support for the Communications Department.

Candidates should be a current Junior or Senior Communications, Public Relations or Journalism major (or recent graduate), and have excellent writing, editing and organizational skills. A detail-oriented individual with the ability to multitask is a must.

The Public Relations spring internship will run from January – May, 2012. Commitment is 20 hours per week. Typical workweek is Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., exact schedule and dates to be determined.

Applications will be accepted through December 30 and will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply online now.

Guthrie Theater - Multimedia Communications Intern

The Multimedia Communications Intern will work as part of the Communications Department, developing and producing engaging multimedia content for a variety of on- and off-line platforms in order to support the press and marketing strategies for various productions and events, as well as the theater's overall communications plan. The intern will learn about using video, still photography and audio recording to promote the work of a professional theater, developing editing and evaluation skills and using a critical eye to choose multimedia content that is compelling to viewers and listeners.

All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department's role within the organization. Duties will include: brainstorming content ideas; developing storyboards and scripts; coordinating production schedules for video and audio shoots; recording and editing content; assisting with distribution of production video footage (b-roll).

Candidates should be college students or recent graduates (within the past three years) and have experience in video production/editing (Adobe Premiere Elements preferred), podcasting (iTunes, FeedForAll) and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop), and be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

The Multimedia Communications Internship will run from January – May, 2012. Commitment is 20 hours per week. Typical workweek is Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., exact schedule and dates to be determined.

Applications will be accepted through December 30 and will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply online now.

Guthrie Theater - Photography Intern

The summer Photography Intern will work as part of the Guthrie Theater Communications department, taking, editing and archiving event photography for our website and various print publications, as well as shadowing our production photographer for each mainstage production. The intern will learn about all aspects of photography in a professional theater, by scheduling and attending all event and production photo shoots. All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department’s role within the organization.

The Photography Intern will primarily be responsible for capturing, editing and archiving event and special project photography. This intern will also work with the Communications Manager, Multimedia Communications Intern and Marketing Associate to develop content for the theater’s blog and use in our social media efforts. Duties will include: coordinating photo shoot schedules; taking and editing event photography; maintaining photography archives; distributing photography. This intern will have the opportunity to shadow our production photographers, but will not be responsible for mainstage production photography.

The ideal candidate is interested in theater, event and journalistic photography, and has a flair for visual composition. Experience with photography for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is strongly preferred. Undergraduate/graduate students and recent college graduates with a strong portfolio of work are encouraged to apply (all majors are welcomed, though Photography, Art, Digital Media and other related majors are preferred). Candidates are expected to have access to personal photography equipment during their internship. Please send a link to your portfolio of work samples to intern@guthrietheater.org or mail a non-returnable disc to Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 5541, Attn: Intern Program.

The spring photography internship will run from January – May, 2012. The schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, including nights and weekends, with exact schedule to be determined.

Applications will be accepted through December 30 and will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply online now.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Minnesota AIDS Project - Special Events Intern

Description
The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) has an exciting Spring Semester internship opportunity that will help you build your resume and skills while giving back to the community at the same time. Learn a spectrum of event planning skills, from event conception and planning to oversight and evaluation.
MAP’s mission is to lead Minnesota’s fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness, and services.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Special Events Intern duties may include:
  • Event planning and logistics support for the Minnesota AIDS Walk
  • Developing sponsorship leads and relationships
  • Walk Team building and stewardshipCommunicating enthusiastically with event participants and volunteers
  • Brainstorming innovative ways to increase profitability of events by raising revenues or reducing expenses 
Desired Qualifications:
The events intern’s primary responsibilities include logistics support for the 2012 MN AIDS Walk. In addition, other AIDS Walk related tasks may be done. It is required that a candidate have strong organizational and writing skills.

This internship will last from January through June. We will develop a schedule around your classes but require a 12-15 hour commitment per week.  Knowledge of HIV and a commitment to MAP’s mission are preferred but not required.
Hours
Part-time
Salary & Benefits
This is a volunteer position.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume to: events@mnaidsproject.org
No phone or email inquiries, please.
Additional information about MAP can be found at http://www.mnaidsproject.org
Posting Date
December 2, 2011
Application Deadline
Open until filled.
Additional Information
The Minnesota AIDS Project is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from all interested persons, including women, people of color, persons with disabilities and GLBT persons.

Russell Herder is seeking Client Services ProfessionalClient Services

Russell Herder is seeking a self-motivated professional to join our client services’ team. We are specifically looking for someone with excellent strategic insights, client relationship-building experience and strong project management skills.  Must be an enthusiastic, outgoing team player who is both a strong communicator and committed to helping clients exceed their goals.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree 
  • Ad agency or marketing communications firm experience
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communications
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented 
  • Strategically proactive
  • Passion for digital
We are an integrated marketing communications firm located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. If you’re someone who loves a challenge and collaborating as part of a dynamic team, introduce yourself. Email your resume and personal summary to christianbeckler@russellherder.com.
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

PR / Social Media Internships at the Mall of America

Digital PR Intern – Full-time, Tues. – Sat.
Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age and pursuing a degree in Public Relations or Journalism.
·         Self-starter, self-motivated individual that can work independently as well as be a team player
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
·         Assertive with a “can-do” attitude
·         Experience in a customer service capacity
·         Possess an in-depth knowledge of social media channels
·         Possess curiosity and a general desire to learn

Responsibilities:

·         Assist in monitoring and updating social media channels
·         Assist with compiling social monitoring reports.
·         Research creative and innovative ideas to promote MOA and MOA events through digital channels.
·         Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed.
·         Assist with general PR needs including ordering necessary supplies, generating documents, record keeping, filing, etc.
 

PR Intern – Part-time, Mon. – Fri., some flexibility with weekends
Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age and pursuing a degree in Public Relations or Journalism.
·         Self-starter, self-motivated individual that can work independently as well as be a team player
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
·         Assertive with a “can-do” attitude
·         Experience in a customer service capacity
·         Knowledge of social media channels
·         Possess curiosity and a general desire to learn


Responsibilities:
·         Assist in writing press materials, pitching and updating online media room.
·         Assist with media crews working in the Mall.
·         Research creative and innovative ideas to promote MOA and MOA events.
·         Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed.
·         Assist with general PR needs including ordering necessary supplies, generating documents, record keeping, filing, etc.
 
PR Fashion Intern - Part-time, Mon. – Fri., some flexibility with weekends
Must be at least 18 years of age and pursuing a degree in Fashion, Public Relations or Journalism. Must have access to a car to be able to drive to media segments at local media stations.
Qualifications:
·         Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture.
·         Self-starter, self-motivated individual that can work independently as well as be a team player
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
·         Assertive with a “can-do” attitude
·         Experience in a customer service capacity
·         Knowledge of social media channels
·         Possess curiosity and a general desire to learn

Responsibilities:
·         Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments.
·         Accompany trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments.
·         Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends. Assist with fashion shows and media segment planning.
·         Assist in styling outfits for fashion segments.
·         Book models for media segments
·         Assist with media segment planning.
·         Assist in writing blog posts and doing research for posts for MOA Blog.
 
For all positions, please apply online at https://www.select2perform.com/default?code=MOA55425MN and send cover letters and resumes to resumes@mallofamerica.com with the job title in the subject line. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MPLS.TV Digital Engagement Internship

Is TheDailyWhat your primary news source? Do you tweet more interesting things than what you just ate? Do you have an active Instagram account? Do you actually understand the new Facebook newsfeed? Cool, let’s help you turn that into an internship!

We’re looking for a digital engagement intern! It’s a small team, so you’ll be given a broad range of responsibilities and opportunities to get involved. Not one single coffee run is on your horizon.

We’re looking for someone who can work partially in our NE Minneapolis office and partially remote for at least twenty hours a week.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Daily cultivation of new MPLS.TV content for social media
  • Reporting on user engagement, response, clicks
  • Growth strategy
  • Managing MPLS.TV Tumblr, Instagram, and Foursquare communities
  • Furthering MPLS.TV community presence on discovery sites (Reddit, SU)
  • Community Engagement
  • Being creative and brainstorming new ways to share our content

You have:
  • Significant experience with social media
  • Basic knowledge or ability to quickly learn Tumblr
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Basic image editing skills
  • Solid writing ability
  • The desire and motivation to grow a portfolio of exciting work
  • The ability to commit at least 2-3 hours a day from January to May 2012
  • Reliable and great work ethic
  • A Winning personality, familiarity with MPLS.TV,  and an interest in Minneapolis culture and creativity
How to apply:
If you’re interested in applying, please send a brief cover letter, resume and links to your social media accounts to : intern@mpls.tv

Mosaic - Web & Social Media Content Analyst

Are you our next Web & Social Media Content Analyst?

We are currently seeking a Web & Social Media Content Analyst for our Plymouth, MN location. The Web & Social Media Content Analyst responsibilities will include the worldwide development and implementation of the marketing web and social media initiative. This will include authoring, editing, and posting marketing and agronomy content across multiple web sites and social media channels.

What will you do?
  • Author and edit social media content related to agronomy, specifically plant nutrition. Track agriculture industry trends and issues to ensure new content is relevant and timely. Prioritize and coordinate content publishing activities. Execute the posting of content to all social media including websites, Facebook, etc., using content management tools and processes and adhering to all best practices/guidelines in terms of content formatting, placement, and timing. Report content publishing status and relevant social media metrics / web analytics on a regular basis to project team.
  • Collaborates with other functional teams (sales, marketing, product line, public affairs, and agronomy) to ensure that web and social media content supports business objectives. Adhere to approval protocols for all new content prior to publication. Identifies and executes on opportunities to bridge audiences between platforms. Make rapid and informed recommendations for optimal placement and treatment of new content on the websites to insure achievement of business objectives and a continual improvement of the user experience. Responsible for monitoring competitors’ sites. Synchronize all product sites with established brand standards and Mosaic Public Affairs communication efforts.
  • Prepare all correspondence to staff for quality assurance on time and accurately in a professional manner while ensuring scope, instructions, deadlines and expectations are clear. Develop and maintain content calendars across multiple platforms and audiences. Proactively communicate issues that may affect delivery timeframes. Escalate project issues and risks as needed for resolution.
  • Work (as needed) with appropriate resources (i.e. I/T) to resolve any issues that may impair the ability to post content quickly and effectively, such as content tool issues, needed site enhancements, unclear requests, requests that conflict with quality guidelines, etc.
What do you need for this role?
  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of web-based written content experience required.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience related to agronomy, specifically plant nutrition is a plus.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Hands-on experience with web-related technologies and applications (HTML, XML, CSS3, Flash, JavaScript, Photoshop/Image Optimization.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of best practices for publishing content on website, such as images, pdfs, and html fragments.
  • Ability to verify content changes across various browsers on PC systems, tablets, etc. Be familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
  • Familiar with scope documents, business and technical requirements, site maps and wireframes.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication in Spanish or Portuguese is helpful.
  • Ability to travel 20% throughout the U.S. and internationally.
  • 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.

We Help the World Grow the Food it Needs - Apply today at www.mosaicco.com/careers and join our team! Deadline to apply is January 9th, 2012.

Monday, December 12, 2011

One Simple Plan accepting applications for a paid internship

One Simple Plan is a rapidly growing Minneapolis communications and brand engagement agency with diverse clients that range from big national brands to small local businesses. Our efficient, effective approach to delighting clients sets us apart: fewer meetings, more action…less discussion, more doing. Simply put, we are fond of figuring things out and then making things happen.







We are currently accepting applications for a paid internship position. This person will support the agency's account teams and be placed in situations that foster professional development.








The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a college graduate with interest in pursuing a career in communications
  • Have no pretense and work well with various personality types
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills (including knowledge of AP style)
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment that requires organization and self-motivation
  • Be a forward-thinking person who is dedicated to making a difference with their ideas






One Simple Plan has a relaxed culture and flat hierarchy where everyone (including interns) makes an impact and learns from each other every day. We are serious about doing great work for our clients but have a lot of fun in the context of doing so.








To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@onesimpleplan.com

Bemidji State University - Director of Communications and Marketing


Responsibilities:

Reporting to the President, the Director of Communications and Marketing leads the identification, development, implementation, and evaluation of internal and external communications for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College.
  • Develop and execute an annual work plan and longer term strategic plan for marketing, advertising, and communications for both the university and the college.
  • Direct the creative functions so that the environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style, and other elements support the mission and goals of the university and the college.
  • Set vision, drive concepts and strategies, and execute tactics through the entire creative development and comprehensive campaign(s) execution process.
  • Manage marketing, advertising, and communication budget.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously,overseeing work of team members in roles of production, communications, and web content management, as well as external resources. 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Five years of related experience required, including at least one year in a supervisory role.
  • Master's degree preferred with an emphasis in communications, marketing, design, fine arts and/or journalism.
  • Experience working with faculty and administrators at a comprehensive state university and/or college preferred.
  • Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
  • Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
  • Persons providing a reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such information available to applicants upon request.
  • In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a Vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check. 
  • BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces (see policy)
A complete application will include the following:
  • Cover letter which addresses the required qualifications
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bemidji/default.cfm , Application deadline:  January 23, 2012,
Inquiries to:  Dr. Mary Ward, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment, Interim, 218-755-2075, mward@bemidjistate.edu

Join our University Community!
Bemidji State University, a lakeside campus in northern Minnesota, engages in new worlds of thought, embraces responsible citizenship, and educates for a future that can only be imagined. Bemidji State University is a catalyst for shaping the potential of those it serves, who, in turn, shape the worlds in which they live and work. The greater Bemidji population numbers 25,000 and serves as a regional commerce and health center. We welcome 5,000 students annually. Offerings include undergraduate majors and graduate programs encompassing the liberal arts and selected professional programs. Bemidji State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU)  http://www.mnscu.edu  To learn more about our distinctive University, see our web site at:  http://www.bemidjistate.edu