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Monday, April 30, 2012

Deluxe - Internship - Marketing Product Specialist

Job Description:

You can feel the energy at the Deluxe family of companies! The creative environment and the sense of possibility here are what you'd expect at a start-up, yet, we offer all the resources and strength of a well established, publicly traded company. How strong are we? From locations across the United States, Canada and Ireland, we serve nearly 4,000,000 small businesses, more than 6,400 financial services companies, and 9,000,000 individual consumers.

As we move forward to our new future, we're launching new products, offering new services, and creating new ways to help small businesses and financial institutions succeed. We provide an environment that is dynamic, not bureaucratic and a structure that is rewarding, not routine, now we need you to provide the passion and expertise!

At Deluxe, your ideas are applauded. Your commitment, valued. Your efforts, recognized. Put simply, Deluxe is the place for you to actively build your future.

The Product Marketing Summer Intern will be assigned to special projects specific to the Image category. They will be responsible for maintenance of product lines (Promotional Products, Apparel & Presentation Folders) as assigned by the product manager across all North American business channels. This position will be exposed to all aspects of managing the "4 P's" of marketing, new product development, with specific focus toward pricing maintenance and product merchandising.

Accountabilities
- Pricing maintenance – US direct and Canada
- Add all 2012 new products
- Validate all new 2011 products
- Update Sales & exposure doc. with up to date pagination for both Canada and US
- Review companion items
- Review F&B copy – ensure consistency
- Recommendations to improve PLMPF product structure
- Recommendations to improve taxonomy merchandising structure

Required:


You can feel the energy at the Deluxe family of companies! The creative environment and the sense of possibility here are what you'd expect at a start-up, yet, we offer all the resources and strength of a well established, publicly traded company. How strong are we? From locations across the United States, Canada and Ireland, we serve nearly 4,000,000 small businesses, more than 6,400 financial services companies, and 9,000,000 individual consumers.

As we move forward to our new future, we're launching new products, offering new services, and creating new ways to help small businesses and financial institutions succeed. We provide an environment that is dynamic, not bureaucratic and a structure that is rewarding, not routine, now we need you to provide the passion and expertise!

At Deluxe, your ideas are applauded. Your commitment, valued. Your efforts, recognized. Put simply, Deluxe is the place for you to actively build your future.

The Product Marketing Summer Intern will be assigned to special projects specific to the Image category. They will be responsible for maintenance of product lines (Promotional Products, Apparel & Presentation Folders) as assigned by the product manager across all North American business channels. This position will be exposed to all aspects of managing the "4 P's" of marketing, new product development, with specific focus toward pricing maintenance and product merchandising.

Accountabilities
- Pricing maintenance – US direct and Canada
- Add all 2012 new products
- Validate all new 2011 products
- Update Sales & exposure doc. with up to date pagination for both Canada and US
- Review companion items
- Review F&B copy – ensure consistency
- Recommendations to improve PLMPF product structure
- Recommendations to improve taxonomy merchandising structure

Apply online now.

Work Effects - Marketing Intern

Company Description Work Effects, located in downtown Minneapolis, is a consulting firm with over twenty years of experience.  We help our clients deliver strategic results by developing more trusted leaders and organizations through training, coaching, and assessment programs.  With innovative solutions in the areas of leadership development, culture management, and performance management we have become an industry leader in building trust from the inside out.  We construct programs that are as unique as the client’s organization.  Our modular solutions use scientific tools such our Revolution 360TM, which assesses a leaders transformational capabilities, our Trust and CapacityTMsurvey, which identifies the root culture drivers of an organization,  our Performance SumTM, which measures and tracts individual and organizational performance, and our Conflict LensTM, which identifies constructive outcomes to conflict in the work-place.  We work with clients ranging from mid-cap to Fortune 100 companies.  Our highly experienced team of employees and consulting network is very passionate about our work and the impact we have on others.        

For more information please visit http://www.work-effects.com/
If you have any questions, please contact us at careers@work-effects.com
Job Description  Work Effects is currently looking for a detail-oriented student with expertise in marketing and an interest in HR and consulting. This intern will be responsible for performing a variety of marketing communications, graphic design, and sales-related activities in an HR consulting context.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing articles for our Leadership Development and Performance Management blog
  • Contacting professional publications to publish materials
  • Creating professional and visually appealing user guides and reports for clients
  • Assisting in generating sales leads to develop organization’s business
Qualifications
  • Student or recent graduate in marketing, HR, advertising, design, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work independently
  • Strong computer skills, which includes proficiency with Microsoft Office
    • Interest and familiarity with HR and Consulting preferred
Additional Information To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by April 30th, 2012 through our career site:
http://www.work-effects.com/careers

Friday, April 27, 2012

United Way - Online Communications Internship


This position works directly with United Way's online strategies team to assist with the publicity of events and announcements, in addition to other communication pieces. Other projects may also be assigned.

The internship is an unpaid position, located in downtown Minneapolis at Greater Twin Cities United Way. Will fulfill academic credit requirements if applicable.

Department: Marketing   Reports to: Online Content Specialist

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours weekly, beginning June through August 2012. Hours and dates of internship are flexible (within an 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. workday) and may be set according to intern’s schedule. Hours may include some nights and weekends for events occurring during the internship.

Deadline: Applications accepted through May 4, 2012.

Responsibilities
  • Develop well-written, concise, optimized articles for United Way's website.
  • Post articles and other online content using a web-based content management system.
  • Assist in the promotion of upcoming events.
  • Help at events in the community, including our annual campaign celebration. May include taking pictures/video, volunteering or drafting event recaps.
  • Assist with social media strategy (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Qualifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Enrolled in a degree program or recent graduate in marketing/communications, public relations, nonprofit administration or liberal arts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with blogging software or online content management. Knowledge of basic HTML a plus.
  • Knowledge of/experience with the Associated Press Stylebook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience writing e-communications preferred.
Benefits
  • Strengthen skills in marketing and the growing field of online communications.
  • Network with corporate communicators, marketing and social service professionals.
  • Broaden knowledge of United Way, health and human service organizations, and the nonprofit community.
  • Have an impact on public education and opinion regarding United Way and its role in the community.
  • Parking reimbursement.
Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and two (2) writing samples* to:
Brianna Goad, Greater Twin Cities United Way
404 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

*Resumes will not be considered without writing samples.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dunwoody College - Marketing & Communications Specialist

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its’ mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that results in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.
Located in the Lowry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."
Dunwoody College of Technology currently has the need for a Marketing & Communications Specialist within the Marketing Department.  The Marketing & Communications Specialist supports the Manager of Marketing & Communications by creating written, photo and video content for use across a wide range of platforms for a variety of key audiences. This position also supports the Manager of Marketing & Communications in the planning and implementation of marketing activities and external and internal communications activities.  Engages in activities that generate tangible inquiries that ultimately result in the enrollment of students at the College.  Tells the good stories of the College, including its students, faculty, employees and alumni.
ACCOUNTABILITIES:
·         Develop, write and edit stories, news releases and informational items for: the Dunwoody College Newsroom blog, social media platforms, web pages, e-newsletters, brochures, alumni newsletters, annual report and more
·         Shoot and edit editorial photography to accompany stories and items for both electronic and print platforms, including both staged and event photography
·         Produce, shoot and edit short (and possibly longer) videos for use online and on other platforms.
·         Update the college website and social media accounts.
·         Post and distribute college news releases.
·         Assist in content updates of marketing and communications collateral.
·         Assist in the preparation of marketing activity reports.
·         Conduct environmental scanning of higher education marketing and communications efforts and materials.
·         Assist in the design and execution of web marketing strategy, including web analytics.
·         Work collaboratively with Admissions department to achieve conversion goals (lead to student enrollment) and ensure a seamless experience for prospective students that consistently supports value proposition that Dunwoody offers.
·         Assist in planning for and provide support at major campus events including Commencement.
·         Assist in working with graphic design professionals to create infographics, print and electronic projects (such as invitations) and other projects requiring illustration and/or layout.
·         Other duties as assigned.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
·         Commitment to Dunwoody’s Mission – Works to provide a high-quality education experience for our students.  Actively supports our commitment to a college culture that demonstrates mutual respect, trust, and collaboration.  Demonstrates a commitment to community service. Exhibits good stewardship of college resources and facilities.
·         Drives High Performance Through Continuous Improvement – Demonstrates flexibility, is adaptable to change, and strives for continuous improvement. Actively seeks out solutions to problems. Works with a sense of urgency. Provides feedback upward and laterally, and makes recommendations for alternative ways of doing things. Continually challenges self to improve and perform job better.
·         Demonstrates Accountability for Actions – Takes ownership of personal performance and development. Accomplishes assigned objectives. Honestly assesses self and can accurately articulate strengths and developmental needs. Seeks out feedback and advice from supervisor and peers, and takes action on both positive and constructive feedback.
·         Building Effective Relationships – Seeks out and responds to others appropriately. Communicates clearly and succinctly with peers and leadership. Acts maturely and professionally when faced with conflict. Actively listens to understand and asks for clarification when necessary. Builds trust with others and establishes rapport. Displays and exhibits appropriate and professional body language.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Bachelor’s degree with a marketing, communications, journalism or filmmaking emphasis.
·         2-5 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in marketing communications, journalism and/or public relations.
·         Strong storytelling skills required – this position requires the ability to put together a coherent, compelling narrative.
·         Strong writing and editing skills required, including the ability to write to different audiences and for different platforms.
·         Strong basic photography skills.
·         Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop.
·         Proficiency with basic videography including editing (advanced skills, including proficiency with Final Cut Pro, preferred).
·         Familiarity with key social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube).
·         Familiarity with basic HTML and CSS as well as WordPress and/or other CMS/blogging platforms and basic web analytics is desired.
·         Proficiency with Mac OSX is desired.
·         Basic proficiency with other Adobe Creative Suite programs, especially InDesign, is desired.
·         Previous experience in higher education or similar type of nonprofit organization is a plus. Passion for telling student stories is a big plus.
·         A portfolio of both writing and photography work is required. Photo portfolio does not have to be paid work.  Videography portfolio is highly desired.
Interested candidates must apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1433441.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Dunwoody College of Technology is an equal opportunity employer.

Augusoft - Event Coordinator

Job Description

Augusoft has an immediate opening for an experienced Events Coordinator who with limited direction can create, manage and publicize events and activities to enhance company brand and perform other related duties as assigned. Every detail including; research, planning, budgeting and coordinating events with campaigns is critical to this role. The Events Coordinator will also be responsible for managing many educational conferences attended, along with functioning as an Executive Administrator to the Director of Marketing and Business Development. This role supports a variety of key functions for marketing, customer service and sales and works with various department team members. The successful candidate will be highly detail oriented, self motivated, demonstrate initiative, possess excellent technical acumen skills and be a person who has a passion for excellence, values integrity, innovation and success.

Principal Responsibilities: · Initiate, plan, coordinate, publicize and manage Annual User Summit to ensure attendance and financial goals are met. Responsible for the budget, hotel and vendor negotiations, staff and session coordination, meetings and creation of materials and presentations. Work directly with the Director of Customer Service and other staff to develop session descriptions and manage event issues to ensure excellent staff and customer satisfaction ratings are achieved. · Plan, organize, coordinate and facilitate association conferences. Including but not limited to; managing budget, sponsorships, attendee registrations, client session participation, travel arrangements, trade show booth elements, shipping, tracking and other logistics. · Spearhead monthly company social events, coordinate and manage bi-annual and annual internal/external company events and handle company-wide travel logistics and arrangements. · Provide prospect/customer database research; conduct list development, enhance and maintain database; correspond and communicate pertinent information to team; work proficiently in CRM (Salesforce.com) to document activities. · Report to team on; weekly, quarterly and yearly marketing activities. · Manage marketing interns when needed. · Implement and track Sales/Marketing department initiatives such as; preconference attendee lists, post conference emails, as well as other conference, sales, promotional and support projects.

Qualification Requirements · Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, marketing or equivalent work experience is preferred. · Previous 4+ year’s business experience in event planning, executive administration and public relations, as well as knowledge of marketing principals. · Posses’ fundamentals of writing, composition, layout, photography and production of publications for the web as well as in print. · Ability to be responsible, accountable and results-driven while showing a positive attitude and outlook. · Possess excellent technical acumen with Microsoft, CRM and cloud-based tools/resources. Expertise with Salesforce.com and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

Essential Skills · Enthusiastic, self-motivated, self-starter and maintains positive attitude. · Excellent time management and organizational skills; coordinate complex projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. · Understand budgeting, financial expenditures and experienced with vendor supplier relationship management. · Meet session submission, ad placement, and shipping/handling logistic deadlines. · Respond to sensitive matters and/or situations with discretion sensitivity and confidentiality. · Establish and maintain productive relationships internal and externally. · Work independently or as a team player in a team environment. · Possess an eye for detail and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. · Professional phone presence, good listening skills and excellent grammar. · Ability to gather and interpret information for research and market anaysis. · Innovative and creative approach to distinguish events/promotions from competition. · Prepare clean, elegant presentations and edit, design a variety of materials. · Speak effectively in various public forums. · PC knowledge/experience and the ability to utilize the Microsoft Office suite of tools (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) for planning and administrative work.

Apply online now.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Electronic Production Artist


Electronic Production Artist, Creative Services, Minneapolis

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for a highly organized electronic production artist to join our busy Creative Group. This person supports the design staff to ensure all print production files are completed to the highest standards possible.

The electronic production artist works closely with other staff in the planning, scheduling and creation of all print production assignments.

Candidates must have four to five years of production experience, plus the following skills:
·          Knowledge of design, typography and production best practices
·         Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign CS5, QuarkXPress,
as well as knowledge and daily use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
·         Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and complete work accurately
·         Ability to work independently or as part of a team
·         Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
·         Proven ability to prioritize work, and adapt to change and frequent interruptions

Padilla is a multispecialty firm with experts in integrated marketing communications, corporate reputation, investor relations, employee communications and crisis/critical issues management. We serve clients from a variety of industries, including agriculture, consumer products, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail and technology.

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

Padilla is an employee-owned firm and Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an exceptional work environment and benefits, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010. We’re a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a consortium of 100 independently owned partner offices in 133 cities on six continents.

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

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Administrative Assistant, Manufacturing/Technology


Administrative Assistant, Manufacturing/Technology, Minneapolis
Are you bored with your repetitive administrative job and looking for more variety? Padilla Speer Beardsley, a communications and public relations firm in downtown Minneapolis, offers a lively and stimulating work environment, along with exceptional benefits.

Padilla is looking for an organized and detail-oriented person with three-to-five years of experience as an administrative assistant to support our public relations professionals. If you have excellent administrative skills – including grammar, spelling, proofreading and multi-tasking – we’d like to talk to you.

Candidates must be able to type 60 wpm and have strong skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience working with mail merge and creating/editing PowerPoint presentations also is a must.

Padilla is a multispecialty firm with experts in integrated marketing communications, corporate reputation, investor relations, employee communications and crisis/critical issues management. We serve clients from a variety of industries, including agriculture, consumer products, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail and technology.

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

Padilla is an employee-owned firm and Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an exceptional work environment and benefits, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010. We’re a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a consortium of 100 independently owned partner offices in 133 cities on six continents.

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