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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fast-Track Internship Opportunity at ghost communications

If you’re interested in working with and learning from an experienced team of PR professionals that led major brand campaigns at some of the area’s biggest firms, let’s talk. We have an immediate opening for an intern at ghost communications starting as soon as possible.  

Our intern will quickly receive tons of experience, faster than larger agencies that offer more traditional internship tracks. You’ll pitch media, not just make media lists, and be an integral part of our tight-knit team. We expect and encourage you to contribute campaign ideas to help place our clients’ brands and products in major national consumer and business media. We may expect you to make a cup of tea and run an errand or two – but everybody does that here.

Experience Requirements:

·         Previous agency internship experience essential

·         Passion for traditional as much as social media

·         Strong writing and verbal communications skills

·         Highly flexible and able to work under pressure

·         Outgoing personality and sense of humor

Internship Terms

·         Compensation: Dependent on experience

·         Term: three months renewable to six months dependent upon performance

About ghost communications

We’re a young, fast-paced agency based in Uptown Minneapolis and growing quickly. Our clients include prominent local business leaders and national consumer products in the outdoor recreation, consumer lifestyle, healthcare and technology categories.

Please email sarah@ghost-pr.com and include an email summarizing your experience and interests, cover letter and current resume. Also tell us if you applied or interviewed for a previous opening. Looking for someone to start immediately.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Row 27 Studios - Sports Marketing Intern

Reports to:  Marketing Associates for all company related items – time worked, orientation, resources, etc.) To CEO (for direction, mentoring, follow-up). Works closely with marketing team to help expand marketing efforts and service clients.

General Description
The marketing/business intern is focused on advancing row27’s presence in professional and college athletics; will help to set appointments for marketing staff throughout the sports industry.
Duties include:

NCAA Marketing & Business Administrative
  • Sending emails and making phone calls to set appointments for marketing team.
  • Help build database, send e-mails, manage direct response, phone follow-up.
  • Create targeted promotions of services
Reporting
  • Prepare a weekly status report for the weekly meetings. This report would consist of an update of project activities, checklist of progress, the status and follow-up results from each category.
  • Maintain time spent on activities.

Knowledge & Skills
Candidate should be capable of initiating and maintaining strong personal relationships. In addition, he/she should be able to coordinate with all the departments involved to ensure the completion of the associated marketing programs. A high degree of organization and self-motivation is required. This person must quickly learn our services and market. He/She must also stay aware of the upcoming company opportunities and identify areas where service can be improved.
Prefer a responsible recent graduate or Junior/Senior in college working on a business degree with technical aptitude and a basic knowledge of sports. Past experience as an intern or work study in College Athletics is a plus. Past experience with cold calling and client contact will be helpful in securing the position.

Apply online now.

The Toro Company - Marketing Internship

Major Function:
The marketing intern will contribute to, and lead marketing and sales projects in the compact landscape construction equipment division. These projects include; customer market research, development of marketing materials, analysis of sales, sales administration and market analysis. Candidate must be comfortable working will minimal guidance

Duties & Responsibilities:
Potential Projects include:

  • Telephone market research
  • Mapping of dealer territories
  • Market size analysis.
  • Develop marketing campaigns using
  • Develop social media strategy customer database
  • Analyze data collected from UCC filings
  • Manage photo shoots
  • Develop marketing materials
  • Develop materials for long term plan
  • Participate in long term planning meetings
  • Develop sales operations systems
Specifications:
Must be proficient in Powerpoint, Excel and Word. Access ability will be helpful. Must be comfortable interviewing customers over the phone. Interest in construction, landscaping and equipment is desirable.


Apply online now.

Siemens Energy Sector - Marketing Intern

Company Description

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.8 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR30 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2009, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 85,100.

Who designs your future? You do. Working within our global company, you can design the career of your dreams. We have over 200 offices in 101 countries providing you the opportunity to see the world or stay in your own back yard. Do you want to invent new technologies? Collaborate with other brilliant minds? Create the future with your ideas? At Siemens, you can.

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
• Know the basics of advertising and media research
• Have some basic knowledge of product management principles
• Review and version control of marketing collateral including presentations, announcements, training courses, product literature and aggregating content.
• Project management of marketing initiatives, from review cycles for material to formal product launches to customer and partner engagements
• File records and engage in database research
• Layout and formatting of materials. (PPT, PDF)
• Assist with public relations, copywriting, customer follow-up and other events
• Support multiple aspects of Siemens Smart Grid Division including logistics, signage and collateral and event staffing

Skills and Specifications
• Must be highly motivated and energetic
• Willingness to work hard and do a lot of leg work
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Negotiation skills and tact also help in this field
• Knowledge of basic computer applications

Education and Qualifications
• BA Marketing, Advertising or Communications student with a graduation date in 2013
• Available for a minimum of 15 hour/week internship during 2012
• Interest in technology and learning about the business relevance of Siemens among global consumers to apply it to marketing activities
• Comfortable in computer office applications and proficient in word processing and presentations
• Comfortable with technical and business English usage ( documents reading, e-mails, conference calls ) 


Apply online now.

Apple Valley Auto Dealer seeking Social Media Intern

Blog development project for prominent Auto Dealer in Apple Valley, MN. Utilizing organization website, mobile app, live-streaming video and our following on social media, this assignment creates blog content for the ever-growing audience of digital and social content consumers.
Interns will develop skills in writing for an Internet audience, shooting and editing video designed for sharing on social media, and covering media events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Social media content development for blog on auto products, services, and vehicles
- Consumer interviews
- Video production
- Attending and documenting promotional events
-Writing auto product content and attending newsworthy promotional events
- Live video streaming
REQUIREMENTS:
-Senior level
- Communications Major/Minor
- 15 hours per week
- Must be receiving college credit

Recommended Skills
Strong written and oral
Communication skills
Experience with video

Apply online now.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

MNPR Blog Internship

Since the beginning of the New Year I have been thinking about hiring an intern, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that I need two or three interns to do what I am hoping to accomplish on the blog not just one.So I am going for it.

Here is what I am looking for:

Besides information, jobs and news, I would like to make this blog cutting-edge again. So I am looking for someone:
  • With curiosity about the future of communications/social media
  • With graphic design expertise
  • With an interest in advertising sales
  • With excellent writing skills
  • With the willingness to make mistakes
  • With an excellent sense of humor
  • A risk taker
  • A problem solver
Basically, I am looking for myself 12-years ago. If you are interested in applying please send your resume to ryanmay@ryanmay.com. Although initially this will be an unpaid internship, it is my intention to reward interns with fair compensation when possible. Cheers.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

University of Minnesota - Social Media Specialist

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
-Bachelor degree
-Minimum two years of professional experience in social media, digital marketing and/or public relations.
-Demonstrated ability to create, implement and optimize a marketing strategy.
-Technical skills to create, practice or leverage social media tools.
-A strong reputation for integrity and high personal ethics.

Demonstrated experience:
- Strategic leadership and strategic alignment of communications programs
- Relationship building: Effectively working across organizational lines; forming productive alliances; and influencing others
- Understanding of communications, marketing, and branding principles

SKILLS:
- Excellent communication skills (verbal, listening and writing)
- Strong project management skills and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability and willingness to work at a fast pace
- Strong customer service orientation
- Ability to quickly master new technologies
- Ability to jump from the creative side of communication to the analytical side
- Experience working with, and anticipating the needs of, senior management


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Five or more years of professional business experience with increasing communications responsibilities.

Demonstrated experience:
- Ability to develop, communicate, and execute strategies with clear metrics of success
- Familiarity with academic environments, especially business schools
- Managing external vendors

Experience working for a public relations, advertising or marketing agency. 


Apply

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

StoryTeller Media & Communications - Account Director

Account Director
StoryTeller seeks to fill an Account Director position to work in a collaborative environment to lead day-to-day management and optimization of client public relations and inbound marketing campaigns while providing strategic analysis, advice and direction. The Account Director will complete client projects by implementing direct communications tactics, inbound marketing strategy, pitching stories, writing communications documents, coordinating news conferences and media events and using multiple online marketing tools. This candidate will also develop and maintain long-term relationships with members of the media.

The Account Director will manage, train and advise StoryTeller public relations team in public relations techniques and skills.

The Account Director will proactively learn and understand the clients industry and business, as well as find new ways to build the client’s business and grow existing StoryTeller accounts by communicating and promoting new services and capabilities.

The Account Director must have at least 7-years experience of public relations and marketing experience and be able to pay attention to detail and perform mistake free work. The candidate must also be able to work in a fast-paced and energetic environment. As a client-facing representative of StoryTeller, the Account Director must have extraordinary client relations and client service.

Please send resume to:
StoryTeller Media & Communications
5001 American Blvd. West, Suite 480
Bloomington, MN 55437
or email us at: lori@storytellermn.com

Washington County - seeking a public info specialist

Salary Range: $19.06 - $26.08/hour
Anticipated Starting Salary: $19.06 - $22.57/hour
Hours/Days: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.
Application Process: The submission of the following is required to apply for this vacancy:
1) Washington County application form2) Supplemental application form3) Resume

Closing Date: January 30, 2012

Apply online now.

St. Cloud State Director of Media Relations and Publications

Position Available:Director of Media Relations and Publications (contingent on funding)  (Vacancy Number 793303)
Salary:MSUAASF Range D $43,576-$78,117, commensurate with qualifications & experience
Date of Appointment:May 1, 2012

Responsibilities: Provide leadership and direction for media relations and publications development. Work extensively with the local, regional and national media, cultivate relationships with members of the media and serve as a university spokesperson as needed; serve as managing editor for the institutional magazine; supervise graphic designers and undergraduate and graduate students; oversee publications; coordinates photography. Works with university entities and individuals on public relations and partners in the development of World Wide Web and social media presence.

Qualifications and Experience:Required: • Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, journalism or a related field. • Substantial management experience required in working in public relations, media relations and/or publications, preferably in higher education. • Strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, ability to use computer, content management system and social media tools, organizational abilities required, as well as ability to apply convergence journalism techniques. • Evidence of ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred:
  • Media relations and/or publications experience in higher education;
  • Extensive knowledge of technology and the applied ways in which the World Wide Web, social media and print and electronic publications relate.

Apply to:St. Cloud State University
Office of University Communications, c/o Caryn Engelman
Matt Trombley, Search Committee Chair
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud , MN 56301-4498
Phone: 320.308.3152
Fax: 320.308.5367
Email: clengelman@stcloudstate.edu

Application Information:A complete application will include a letter of application, vita, copies of transcript (s), and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three current, professional references. Review of applications begins Feb. 6, 2012; position is open until filled.

Apply online now.

Department Information: www.stcloudstate.edu/ucomm

Friday, January 20, 2012

Weber Shandwick - Intern - Public Relations

Qualifications

As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge and apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success. We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients. One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business. We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.

The Minneapolis office has an immediate need for an Intern. Interns assist our public relations practitioners with day-to-day duties including research, writing copy for news releases and feature stories, coordinating PR programs, assisting in the organization and preparation of special client events, compiling media lists, pitching client stories, participation in creative sessions, assistance with digital/social media projects, and media monitoring. We offer a great workplace, culture and competitive salary. We’re looking for recent grads who are available to start immediately. This is a paid 12-month assignment.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree Previous internship experience preferred Willingness to learn and take direction

You must be a team player Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA.M/F/D/V.

Apply online now.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kohnstamm Communications is seeking an Account Intern

Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm Communications is seeking an Account Intern to join our PR team. The Intern position is a full-time, paid internship that will provide real-world, agency experience; tangible pieces for your portfolio and contacts in the industry for job networking.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to integrate and work closely with the Kohnstamm account teams.  The Account Intern will gain exposure to build skills in developing in-the-moment tactics that allow our clients to respond quickly to current issues and effectively position themselves and/or their products in a positive light.  Tactics include managing measurement and clip reporting, proactively contacting media, reviewing and assisting with messaging/talking points, processing clippings, and deploying social media campaigns.  
As a member of the account team, the Account Intern assists in research and analysis and aids in the managing of day-to-day account administration.  Strong persuasive writing and communications skills are key for success.  The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment, possesses a sense of humor, and is able to perform under pressure.     
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to media@kohnstamm.com.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wanted! Social Media Intern for Miss Minnesota High School and Collegiate Scholarship pageant.

Main duties and responsibilities:
- Create, update, and maintain social media sites including web site, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Upload photos and blog posts.
- Advertise Pageant, titleholder events, and other news-worthy moments.
- Recruit potential contestants through social media.
- Contact past contestants.
- Research possible events, parades, etc. that titleholders could attend and participate in.
- Research and contact possible Pageant sponsors.
- Research how to obtain non-profit status.

Time Commitment: Expect 5-10 hours per week, face to face meeting with pageant director once a month, and constant email contact with pageant director.

Skills/experience:
- Knowledge of (or at least) genuine interest in Pageants.
- College Junior or Senior in pursuit of degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or Advertising.
- Ability to create social media strategy.
- Ability to "cold call" and describe Program and what we need from sponsors.

Position available immediately. Hours will increase in summer as the August Pageant nears. Internship is complete after the Pageant unless intern wants to continue working with the Program.

Please send cover letter and resume to missmnhspageant@gmail.com

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Communications and Public Relations Intern


Communications and Public Relations Intern
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Winter/Spring, 2012 (February 6 – May 15)

REPORTS TO:  Communications Director
 
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:  The communications intern is responsible for contributing to all aspects of the communications department within the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. The intern in this position will serve as a staff member working with the communications team. This is an unpaid position, but may be eligible for credit.
Interns will work between 15-25 hours a week. Prior relevant experience is preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
·         Assists with the development and updating of media lists and other databases
·         Assists with the management of newspaper and periodical inventories
·         Assists with marketing and branding campaigns
·         Assists with social networking, media and blogging
·         Assists with media relations duties
·         Tracks and compiles media clips and media reports
·         Drafts feature and news stories for veteran publications (within the organization and around the state)
·         Assists with research and survey development
·         Assists with promotion and event planning assistance
·         Assists with strategic communication planning
·         Assists other staff with projects as needed

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The communications intern should be actively enrolled in a university or college public relations, public affairs, marketing, advertising, communications or other related program. Candidates will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with customers and exhibit good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Design and layout experience is favorable.

- Ability to balance multiple responsibilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Creative thinker
- Self-starter
- Basic computer skills
- Layout and design experience is a plus

TO APPLY:  
Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:
Anna Lewicki Long, Communications Director
Or
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Attn: Anna Lewicki Long
20 West 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155-2098

Application Deadline: February 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kohnstamm Communications is seeking Senior Account Executive

Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm Communications is seeking a smart and savvy Senior Account Executive to join our consumer PR team.

The Senior Account Executive is responsible for managing communications projects across several key consumer clients and generating creative and transformational outcomes. Duties include development, implementation and coordination of consumer public relations and social media programs in support of the client’s positioning and communications objectives. The goal is to produce marketing results and establish a powerful brand reputation for clients in the media and with stakeholders such as investors, potential customers, employees and the public. The SAE serves as a key contact to clients and works closely with the Kohnstamm management team to strategize, facilitate, brainstorm and manage accounts to drive results.

Candidates must have 5+ years of hands-on PR experience and possess demonstrated social media and media relations program results with a track record of national and regional editorial placements. The SAE will act as a collaborative and consultative client partner, and should possess advanced written, verbal and presentation communication skills, a self-directed nature and a natural ability to excel as part of a cohesive team.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to media@kohnstamm.com. For the full job description please visit: http://www.kohnstamm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=64

Monday, January 16, 2012

Adsoka - Graphic Designer

Designer
Adsoka is looking to add a graphic design professional to its boutique agency. To qualify individuals need to have demonstrated talent to design for print and web. You must have skill using professional software (Adobe’s Creative Suite including the following: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign) and prior work experience in the field.

Personality Overview:
You are the engine that keeps a team’s efforts moving to deliver services on time, on budget, and in line with Adsoka’s standards and our clients’ needs. You have a bias toward action. You have a point-of-view and are not afraid to speak up and you take criticism well. You are a strong steward of brand strategy. You love marketing.

You understand consumers, which is good because our clients rely on us for marketing leadership. Ultimately you are an excellent communicator talking to clients, vendors and the team to get work done.

Team Overview:
You will work with the creative team and account managers on a variety of clients and projects. You will enliven projects with smart research, strong marketing and creative skills and a highly-demanding drive for superior outcomes. To be successful you will actively participate in creative brainstorming sessions, research, dig for sources of inspiration and will be nimble at incorporating feedback from a variety of sources. We work in a very collaborative manner that will require a sure level of energy and flexibility.

About Adsoka:
Adsoka is a full-service marketing, design and communications agency in Minneapolis. It formed in 2003 and serves clients in a wide spectrum of industries including business-to-business, retail, non-profit and others. Adsoka means adding creative value. Learn more at www.ADSOKA.com.

How to Apply:
No phone calls. No emails with attachments. Mail a resume along with a link to an online portfolio of work. We will review these before contacting you.

Mail to:
Career Opportunities
Adsoka, Inc.

1029 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Friday, January 13, 2012

Looking to Hire Today! Paid Internship at Liberty Tax

If you are energetic, extraverted and motivated to interact with others you could be the next Lady Liberty. We are looking for someone immmediately to go Business-to-Business with another marketing professional to sell Liberty Tax services.

Qualifications:
  • Applicants should be responsible, outgoing, and possess excellent communications skills
  • Ideal Candidate should be motivated,  have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable in public events
  • Available for weekend, evening and/or morning work
Pay: $7.50 per hour.

Must be able to travel to our Roseville location.
To apply send resumes to: Ryan May at taxes@ryanmay.com or call 612-723-1690

Thursday, January 12, 2012

VEE Corporation - Marketing/PR


Minneapolis-based VEE Corporation, a leading producer of live family entertainment including “Sesame Street Live,” is seeking a Publicity Manager to join the Sales & Marketing Department.

This position will be responsible for generating and managing the publicity coverage to support revenue and VEE’s communications objectives, including but not limited to live stage show tours. Train and supervise VEE Publicists, providing leadership, guidance and motivation. 

Requirements include degree in PR, Journalism, or related field, 3 plus years of experience, experience with special events, excellent written and oral skills, and organizational skills along with attention to detail, and be a team player.  Experience in the entertainment industry is a plus.  VEE Corporation offers a competitive compensation package and exceptional professional opportunities in a friendly, fun, team-based environment.  

If you meet these requirements, please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to baretz@vee.com or mail to VEE Corporation, HR Department, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1750, Minneapolis MN 55402.  For more information about VEE Corporation, please visit our website at www.vee.com. EOE

Gage Internship

If you are interested in this position, prove your social media fluency by using those channels to reach out to Gage through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or our blog. Send your resume and cover letter to nathan.eide@gage.com and/or submit a blog post, video, series of recommendations from your professional network, etc. promoting your experience, skills, passion and business acumen to us through social. Our goal is to have someone in this position in February, so act fast! This is a nimble channel, we need proof that you can be too.

More information here.

Haberman - 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.

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

Haberman - Digital Advertising Strategist/Digital Connection Planner

Overview: Haberman is a Minneapolis-based media and marketing firm whose mission is to discover, develop and tell the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a Digital Advertising Strategist/Digital Connection Planner who is proficient in interactive marketing and can support a variety of interactive advertising-based activities. This individual should be both knowledgeable and curious about creating holistic online experiences on behalf of clients.

Haberman boasts a rapidly growing interactive department, and this position will serve a key role as this group continues to expand. This individual will work directly with the agency’s Interactive Director and account teams to develop creative and effective campaigns/strategies that benefit our clients and our world. A sampling of campaign themes include fighting diabetes, supporting family farms, and recruiting the next generation of educational leaders in Minnesota.

Responsibilities:
  •  Develop, plan, implement, report and analyze digital advertising campaigns in various online outlets. 
  • Manage digital advertising projects in partnership with a variety of internal team members, including design and professional services colleagues 
  • Identify, recommend and implement new landing pages for A/B testing on search engines and oversee the process (with outside partners) 
  • Create strategic roadmaps for lead generation and e-commerce growth incorporating tactics of search and social media 
  • Build relationships and become a trusted advisor in the area of online advertising 
  • Summarize and communicate the status of all campaigns with internal and external teams 
  • Manage and assist in the preparation of interactive communications materials for clients, including researching, producing and/or editing content such as plans, content grids, personas, etc. 
  • Research, implement and maintain both new and existing search engine optimization efforts for clients 
  • Research, gather and analyze relevant information to support clients’ interactive marketing campaigns 
  • Share digital advertising trends and opportunities with internal team and clients
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 3-5 years experience with direct SEM, campaign promotions, A/B testing and bid management • Interactive or marketing agency experience a strong plus
  • Ability to lead and support interactive campaigns/programs and planning for consumer and B2B clients and generate measurable results 
  • A firm understanding of interactive marketing and online media strategy 
  • Solid knowledge of metrics and results-driven optimization 
  • Google Certification is a nice-to-have related to - Google Adwords, Google Display, and/or Google Analytics 
  • Experience utilizing PPC management and website analytics tools and generating reports • Experience in developing and executing SEO plans 
  • Intellectual curiosity and analytical focus; up-to-date knowledge of current events and interactive trends 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication and presentation settings 
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity 
  • Solid writing skills 
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
Contact: Send resumes to Stacy Helseth, stacy@modernstorytellers.com

HR Green, Inc. Marketing Coordinator (Part-time) | St. Paul

HR Green, Inc. is a professional services firm providing workable and sustainable solutions in the Transportation, Water, Energy, Governmental Services, and Senior Living markets. With over 95 years of history and strong focus on future growth, HR Green is looking for exceptional individuals ready to begin the next stage of their professional journey. We are currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator (20 hrs/wk) to be located in our St. Paul, MN office.

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for providing marketing support and various administrative duties. The position will operate as part of the corporate marketing team and also have responsibility for marketing support across the organization, as needed. To learn more and apply for the position, please visit http://www.hrgreen.com/aboutUS/careers/applyOnline.aspx.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Humanetics Corporation - PR Director (Part Time)

Humanetics Corporation, an innovative pharmaceutical and nutritional products company headquartered in Minneapolis is seeking a Part Time PR Director. We prefer an experienced PR professional that is looking for a highly flexible, part time position. No travel is involved and the majority of work can be done from home. Candidates must have experience with media planning, ad creation and placement, have comfort building relationships with key editors, creating story opportunities, ability to work with graphics software, solid planning capabilities and an interest in human health and wellness. A scientific background/understanding is preferred.

Candidates should send a resume with relevant experience to info@humaneticscorp.com.
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FAME - PR Account Executive / Senior Account Executive

Job Description
Reports to: Director of FAME Public Relations

SUMMARY
Proficient in public relations plan execution, day-to-day client communication, and building media relationships to support client marketing programs in a variety of industries.  Capable of handling all aspects of a client’s PR needs including writing, media list development, media relations, social media, promotion and event planning/onsite management.  Consistently approaches assignments with a positive, collaborative working style. Able to meet deadlines as part of a fast-paced, results-oriented PR team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Ability to:

  • Understand client needs and PR campaign elements
  • Articulate and enhance client messaging
  • Develop timely news angles and weave into media materials
  • Build and maintain media lists and understand media relations strategy
  • Aggressively pursue media placements with national and regional press
  • Develop creative ideas to help client brand’s stand out
  • Execute social media programs and bring fresh ideas to the table
  • Draft a variety of documents from news releases to proposals to reports
  • Monitor and track placements
  • Communicate and interact with clients in a professional manner
SUCCESS FACTORS:
  • Be self-motivated and juggle a variety of projects
  • Demonstrate creativity in public relations planning and execution
  • Manage time and meet deadlines
  • Think through assignments and present problem/solution to manager

REQUIREMENTS


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university preferred.

Two to four years of related work experience. 

To learn more visit www.fameretail.com or send your resume and coverletter to
cleum@fameretail.com
ABOUT FAME

FAME is a brand marketing agency committed to creating and implementing provocative ideas and experiences. Rooted in retail expertise and acclaimed design, FAME captivates and convinces consumers in industries ranging from entertainment, grocery and home furnishings to healthcare and restaurants. Founded in 1990, FAME is part of the TBWA Network and Omnicom Group portfolio, and was named TBWA's fastest growing agency in 2010.     

Monday, January 09, 2012

Fasthorse is hiring their next Great Superstar!

Does your 2012 New Year’s resolution include taking your talents to a nimble, fast-growing, non-traditional marketing agency in Minneapolis?

Yeah, didn’t think so. But if you’re an experienced marketing professional who longs for a bit more excitement and some new challenges, we should talk.

Fast Horse has an immediate opening for a client relationship director. We’re seeking candidates with a minimum of 10 years of experience. Public relations, interactive or advertising agency experience is required. This position also requires strong writing and organizational skills, as well as great initiative and problem-solving ability. We seek strategic thinkers who have a track-record of success in helping clients solve business and brand challenges through media relations, social media, special events, non-traditional advertising, branded content and brand strategy.

Our ideal candidate also must have deep experience in creating and managing budgets and timelines, counseling clients and directing new business initiatives. Got more skills than that? We’re all ears.
A sense of humor, curiosity and initiative are highly valued at Fast Horse. We need a superstar; someone who adds to our dynamic culture, and who has the firepower to provide day-to-day leadership on highly visible and complex consumer and B-to-B marketing programs. In short, we offer a “big fish/small pond” opportunity for personal and professional growth in a creative, fast-paced, and highly flexible workplace.

If you’re looking for a place to do cutting-edge, high-profile work in a progressive and creative culture, please send your résumé to Jorg Pierach at info@fasthorseinc.com.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Weber Shandwick - Social Media Specialist/Community Manager

Qualifications Mashable! named Weber Shandwick a Top 4 Employer for Social Media Professionals highlighting the firm's knowledge and experience when it comes to helping clients in the social arena. The PR News Digital Awards also named Weber Shandwick a Digital Firm of the Year, winning more awards for its digital work than any other PR firm.

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 74 countries around the world. The firm's success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Our digital communications practice group helps clients understand, apply and benefit from social and emerging media in measurable ways. The group consists of over 100 digital and social media specialists embedded in 34 offices around the world. Our pioneering digital work for clients has received the highest industry honors in both marketing and public relations categories Our Minneapolis office is looking for a Strategist for its Social Media practice.


POSITION OVERVIEW

This person will be responsible for Digital and Social initiatives such as writing and managing client social media assets and communities, syndicating content via social networks, blogger relations and plan development. S/he must also have strong content creation skills (writing, blogging, microblogging and a familiarity with multimedia development such as video and podcasting), creative thinking abilities and the ability to develop blogger and client relationships. S/he must have a solid grasp of all basic social media tools and how they affect a client’s business.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with clients on tactical issues in social and digital media (blogging, microblogging, microsites, social networks, syndication, etc.) and provide basic client counsel.
  • Conduct and manage the flow of research. Develop blogger relationships. Participate in client meetings and presentations. Contribute to plan development processes.
  • Support the new business development process. Understand industry issues that directly and indirectly affect the client.
  • Demonstrate sophisticated social and digital media skills, including social media monitoring. Develop web content as needed.
  • Serve as a role model to team members.
  • Manage external vendors.
  • Contribute to program planning and account management by researching budgets, attending brainstorms, and facilitating the purchase order process.


    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or Communications, and 3-5 years related professional experience, with some agency experience desired.
  • Prefer candidates with PR agency experience and must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, online services and new media. Candidate should possess a thorough command of the social media and digital world (from the evolving social web to mobile tools and trends), sophisticated client service and digital communications skills, high energy and passion for this area of rapid change and innovation. Previous experience supporting a client in community management, mobile and/or general technology is a plus. Interactive, digital advertising and/or digital PR agency experience preferred.

    Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA.M/F/D/V. 

  • Apply online now.

    Tuesday, January 03, 2012

    Bloomington Symphony Orchestra - (Unpaid) Public Relations / Communications Intern,

    Responsibilities include:
    • Creating and maintaining media contact lists that target appropriate journalists and outlets
    • Assisting with writing, editing and distributing news releases as assigned
    • Assisting with writing copy for various publications and promotional material
    • Pitching story ideas and securing media coverage
    • Assisting in developing and increasing social media exposure
    • Providing photo and video material for use by media outlets
    • Archiving media clips
    • Assembling and distributing media kits
    • Additional duties as assigned

    Qualifications:
    The Public Relations/Communications (Unpaid) Intern position requires excellent interpersonal and communications skills as well as the ability to work well as a team member under tight deadlines.  A full range of public relations skills, including writing and editing copy for news releases, media guides, letters, commercials/ads and other promotional material is required.  Pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related discipline is beneficial.  Solid organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills are essential.

    Work is primarily performed at Intern’s preferred location; however, may occasionally involve outreach into the community and work at the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s office in Bloomington.

    Application Process and Deadline: Please submit a short writing sample (e.g. sample press release for imaginary concert or website copy for imaginary concert), two references and your resume or curriculum vitae in hard copy or electronic format to:

    The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Association
    ATTN: John Bulger
    1800 West Old Shakopee Road
    Bloomington, MN  55431

    Email Address:  info@bloomingtonsymphony.org

    This position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted as soon as possible.

    No phone calls please.

    Monday, January 02, 2012

    Andersen Corporation - Marketing Internship

    Provide project support to the Marketing managers who are responsible for developing and leading the execution of field marketing plans for assigned geographic regions.

    Potential projects may include market segment analysis, supporting channel and new product initiatives that result in achieving sales, profit and brand communications objectives.

    Compile and analyze data to make recommendations that result in delivering solid business solutions.

    Co-manage projects from planning through design while establishing business processes aimed to support repeat or new business with key customers.

    Support critical elements of the marketing mix such as new product introductions, co-op marketing programs, customer segment focus, and sales promotion.

    Assist in developing comprehensive marketing plans that supports national strategic marketing priorities and initiatives.

    Apply theoretical learning to real-world problems.

    Qualifications

    Skills and Experience:
    Currently enrolled in a bachelor's program in Marketing, Sales, Analyticals, or other related degree

    Minimum GPA of 3.0

    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

    Demonstrated leadership skills

    Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    Strong Excel, Word, and PPT skills needed



    Apply online now.