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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Metro Sales, Inc - Internship

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

Metro Sales currently has the following Internships available:

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

Apply online now.

Monday, May 28, 2012

ABRA Auto Body & Glass - Marketing Internship

Overview:
Summer marketing internship for a bright and enthusiastic individual seeking to gain insight into the marketing function of a fast growing multi-location company…

In this role you will provide valuable support to a small and very dynamic team and must be comfortable carrying out routine tasks individually and as part of a team.
Responsibilities:
  • Design and production work in Adobe Creative Suite, and PowerPoint with some Word and Excel knowledge a plus
  • Participate in brainstorming/creative meetings
  • Assistance with CRM maintenance
  • Data Entry
  • Administrative assistance
  • Content curation of industry news
  • Blogging & Social Media
Qualifications:
  • At least some official education and training in graphic design
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop in particular)
  • Ability to work in the PC environment
  • Reliable transportation to Brooklyn Center
  • Interest in, and willingness to learn the inner workings of an in-house marketing department
  • Marketing and Communications experience 
Apply online now.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Edina Public Schools - Communications Intern

Communications/Communications Intern

Date Posted:
  4/18/2012

Location:
  Edina Community Ctr

Date Available:
  June 2012

Description: Edina Public Schools has an opening for a Communications Intern beginning in June 2012.

Qualifications:
  • At least three+ years of college working towards a communications degree in an accredited four-year communications program. 
  • Knowledge of news writing style and familiarity with a variety of communication platforms (print, web, social media, video, etc.).
  • Proficient in word processing, photo editing and web development technologies and ability to use available programs.  Microsoft Office, Photoshop and desktop publishing programs including Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Experience updating Web sites using Dreamweaver; some HTML knowledge preferred.
  • Strong understanding of social networking and knowledge of using the Web to communicate ideas and generate dialogues.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment .
  • Ability to work independently and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
Salary
$10.90/hour

Application Procedure:
Apply Online Now.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Graco - Marketing Internship

Job Purpose:
Works as a part of the Marketing Team and has an opportunity to gain knowledge and work experience regarding Market Research practices and procedures in a real-world corporate setting.

Essential Duties:
  • Exercises excellent judgment and initiative in handling business assignments for secondary market research on new application opportunities. Responsibilities may include limited primary market research opportunities.  Work with key personnel to understand work assignments and foster timely communication on research progress status. 
  • Define details on assigned applications:  Market size and segmentation, primary players in the industry, SWOT analysis, competitive landscape, industry trends, etc... 
  • Develops concise reports summarizing and detailing market research findings   
  • General administrative and project support

Essential Requirements:
Education/Certifications

  • High School Graduate
  • Completion of a minimum of two semesters of college with a major or concentration in Marketing or Business Administration is required.
Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • Technical aptitude
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong understanding of basic Marketing Prinicpals 
  • Able to organize and prioritize work assignments while handling multiple tasks and deadlines 
  • Detail oriented and ability to work well within a deadline-driven environment 
  • Exhibit skills in researching 
  • Excellent teamwork attitude 
  • Perform functions efficiently and accurately
Apply Online Now.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Markit is looking for an MG intern

markit is looking for an MG intern. An MG (Marketing Guy/Gal) is 

the liaison between our clients and the markit team - like an account manager, but cooler. 

Interns here will gain experience and friendships – why taint the situation with dollar signs?

Ahh, interns - our favorite tackling dummies. We’ve seen it all, from suits 'n' ties to shorts 'n' flip flops. Our internships are pretty rigorous; you will sand the floor, paint the fence, and wax the cars (we're mostly joking) – all with no pay. But when you’re just about ready to throw in the towel, we’ll pull the switcheroo on you and you’ll realize you learned how a marketing department firm really works. You get the total experience, hands-on experiences. You get to work with a group of smart, caring, passionate people. And you get this for free.

However, you don’t just ‘get in.’

In other words, you need some skills. Part of progression is being able to enhance your skillset, not just get a pass/fail from your professor. IRL (text-speak for you kids out there), there is no such thing.
Who knows? Learn enough.. impress us enough.. and you might just be the next ‘somebody.’ We're always looking for somebodies.

We're looking for someone who is outgoing, interested in Public Relations, Social Media, and creative writing. We work hard and play hard here. Fridays are scattered with games of Wii bowling and Pac Man competitions (yes. we have an arcade game in our office). It's an open environment with a lot of strong personalities, we function as a well oiled machine and we're looking for the perfect intern to join us! Some of your tasks will be run of the mill (think addressing envelopes),on other projects you will gain extensive experience and ownership. 

Check us out here: www.yourmarkit.com
Send your resume to: tammy@yourmarkit.com

Independent School District 197 - Director of Communications


West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools, also known as Independent School District 197 is now accepting applications for an experienced and highly successful leader for the position of Director of Communications.

ISD 197 is a close-knit community of schools located just south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  We serve all or parts of the communities of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul.   Our district serves approximately 4,500 students in its five elementary schools, two middle schools and high school through personalized learning plans, cutting edge technology, and active involvement of community partners.

This position is a cabinet level position that reports to the Superintendent of Schools and is responsible for researching, planning, directing and executing strategic communications and marketing programs that support the goals and mission of the School District and enhances the school district’s image in the community.   It provides expert advice, training and/or workshops to the School Board, administrators and other staff and assists program leaders in communication efforts to address educational issues and decisions with their stake holders using innovative strategies and sources.

In addition, the Director of Communications plans, coordinates and evaluates the effectiveness of all district communications including web, video, print, speakers and community events and serves as the District liaison to the community by serving as the District’s chief spokesperson with the media and community organizations and assists the Superintendent in developing and implementing major information campaigns for district elections or events.

Position Requirements
  • BA in mass communications, marketing, journalism or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a public relations, communications or related area; experience in public education preferred.
  • Skilled in use of technologies as it applies to communications and public relations, including graphic design, desktop publishing, hardware and software applications, video production, web design, and printing/duplicating techniques.  Specific computer skills including Word, Photo Shop and InDesign required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and community.
  • Successful track record as an innovator and change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with others in both written and verbal form; skilled in public relations, community relations, marketing and media relations.
  • Experience working in a professional capacity taking digital photographs.
  • Experience working with diverse communities to foster a common vision for children and youth.
  • Experience in grant writing applications and submissions.

Salary/Benefits
85,000 – 92,000 DOQ  plus a competitive benefits package

How to Apply
Complete the on-line application found at www.isd197.org.  Please include a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation.

The application deadline for this position is June 8, 2012.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Research Writer - University Relations - South Dakota State University


INTRODUCTION
The research writer is responsible for media communications and public relations that showcase SDSU's research enterprise; internal/external communications activities that enhance awareness of SDSU and strengthen its position in the market; and that build upon an established brand and cultivate the University culture. The position is a 12-month appointment and reports to the University's Director of Marketing and Communications. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for managing communications and media relations associated with the University's research enterprise and working as the primary author to effectively describe and promote the organization and its products to a range of regional and national audiences. The successful candidate will also be responsible for increasing South Dakota State's presence in national newspapers, magazines, online news, national TV and radio, and other media. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Write and pitch research news releases, programs and feature stories to national news outlets
  • Write and pitch expert alerts to regional and national media to comment on stories or regional, national and international interest
  • Respond to requests from national print and broadcast media
  • Work with other members of University Relations to develop a strategic plan that will maximize the use of the University's social media platforms
  • Identify key University initiatives and programs that have regional and national news interest
  • Increase the visibility of key University administrators in regional and national media
  • Create an editorial calendar for use in the strategic timing of certain pitches
  • Create a process that increases the number of op-ed placements by faculty, staff and students
  • Manage media research database and national media lists
  • Coordinate news release distribution through University's contracted media services
  • Create and maintain an experts list and develop means for making them easily accessible for interviews via existing and emerging technologies
  • Provide guidance, reporter background and/or media training for faculty to enhance media interview preparedness
  • Reports monthly media relations metrics and measures on earned media efforts
  • Assist with the development of video and other content for sdstate.edu.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree required in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, English, Marketing, Business or related field.
  • 3-5 years' experience required in university communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy for work
  • Ability to summarize and interpret facts and trends as it pertains to complicated and technical materials
  • Ability to present the results of research, type, content and form of articles required for publication by
  • newspapers, magazines and trade journals
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including proof reading, grammar, and spelling
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and within established budgets
  • Confidence to take a project from concept through final application and execution
  • Five or more years' experience in public relations, journalism, communications, or related field preferred
Other Skills
  • Analytical skills and ability to organize complex information into internal documents
  • Proven ability to think strategically and execute
  • Ability to work independently or as a team player
  • Outgoing and charismatic, yet maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Creative and innovative, yet detailed-oriented
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have expertise and proficiency with presentation software, word processing software, and basic knowledge of spreadsheet software plus experience researching issues and accessing information on the internet. 

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.
UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
South Dakota State University is a land grant university founded in 1881 and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of 12,816 students with over 200 majors and minors, and 12 PhD programs. SDSU is located in Brookings, S.D., a community of approximately 20,000 near the east central border of South Dakota and Minnesota. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major services, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous recreational activities within driving distance. Brookings is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a metro area approaching 200,000. SD State has a very strong commitment to building a better South Dakota through excellence in teaching, research, service and economic
development.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:
and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, resume, and reference page. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

For questions on the position, contact Mark Luebker, Search Chair Mark.Luebker@sdstate.edu or 517-410-8580.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made at TTY (605) 688-4394. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 318, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007.
Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Syngenta - Marketing Intern

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Support Customer Marketing within the dealer distribution channel. Work with the customer marketing team; managing and executing marketing initiatives and communications such as recruiting, local marketing efforts, and incentive programs.

Intern will help develop, prepare and manage: Launch Meeting Materials & Overseeing of Distribution, Onboarding Elements for new Seed Advisors, and Local Marketing Support Initiatives.

Intern Project: Launch social media platform working directly with Internet Marketing Manager. This includes content plan, communications, roll out phasing, and performance measurement.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
* Majoring in Agri-Business Marketing, Marketing, or Marketing Communications.
* Collaborative and team based experiences that demonstrates the abilities to be customer and results orientated. In addition, business use of the social media space.


Additional Information:
Some domestic travel involved.
Apply online now.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Haberman - Senior Digital Strategist - Website Architecture/User Experience

Summary: Haberman is a full-service marketing agency with a clearly defined mission — to tell the stories of pioneers who are making a difference in the world. As modern storytellers, we create powerful movements that inspire engagement and drive positive social change. Our team is made up of bright, passionate advocates, many of whom left big agencies for more meaningful work.

As Senior Digital Strategist, youʼd be a leader on our digital team to ensure client satisfaction and a positive reputation for the agency. This position develops digital marketing strategies and drives execution of campaigns at Haberman, ultimately making significant contributions to our reputation as a smart digital agency. This individual must be highly proficient in the digital marketing space as well as curious and proactive about learning, researching and implementing a variety of interactive tactics. Senior Digital Strategists also serve as subject matter experts and counselors for specialty areas — this position would focus on Website Architecture/User Experience.

Responsibilities:
Digital expertise
  • Lead the development and implementation of digital development/marketing strategies, campaigns and tactics for clients. 
  • Serve as a strategic lead in one or more specialty area (as outlined above). 
  • Write and develop digital marketing plans, reports and recaps. Own, in partnership with Digital Director, quality of ideas and provide the final layer of attention-to-detail. 
  • Research, gather and analyze relevant information to support clientsʼ interactive campaigns. 
  • Manage interactive-focused projects in partnership with a variety of internal team members, including design, marketing and/or PR colleagues.
  • Show dedication to continual learning in the fast-paced change environment of digital. 
  • Conduct website discovery processes, including gathering content and technical requirements.
  • Assist client in selecting a content management system.
  • Develop website strategy and website architecture, including site maps, user flows and wireframes.
  • Work with client and programmers to develop technical requirement lists.
  • Conduct and lead the website QA/testing process.
  • At times, serve as programmerʼs primary contact.
  • Oversee both new and existing search engine optimization and search engine-marketing efforts for clients. 
  • As needed, execute SEO plans. 
  • At times, conduct content management system training.
  • Set up and monitor website goals and optimize analytics tools; generate analytics reports
  • Serve as a subject matter expert regarding website architecture/user experience in client meetings and new business presentations, including describing Habermanʼs capabilities in the space. 
  •  
    Client relations
  • Serve as a broad-based digital representative in client meetings. Effectively communicate Habermanʼs expertise as a digital partner, including at least conversational understanding of areas beyond ones specialty.
  • Lead the preparation of interactive communications materials for clients, including researching, producing and/or editing content such as site maps, wireframes, content grids, personas, etc. Take ownership for the final output, but at times solicit input from other digital team members. Presentations and business development 
  • Foster new business development opportunities within existing clients. Ensure Haberman is positioned for ongoing partnerships and efficient renewal of projects. Own the digital portion of proposals or pitches for new pieces of business with existing client. •
  • Serve as the digital representative and expert in business development meetings/presentations with prospective clients and assist in proposal writing and deck creation as needed.
Job Description

General
  • Share interactive trends and opportunities with internal team and clients.
  • Provide respectful coaching, training and feedback to Digital Strategists as the department grows and evolves.
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 5-10 years of interactive/website experience.
  • Interactive, marketing or PR agency experience a strong plus.
  • Working knowledge of the technical underpinnings of website development.
  • Solid understanding of website design and development processes. 
  • Experience with website architecture, design, usability and optimization techniques. 
  • Interactive, marketing or PR agency experience a strong plus. 
  • Experience in developing and executing SEO plans. 
  • Knowledge of open-source and proprietary content management systems. 
  • Ability to lead interactive campaigns/programs for clients and generate measurable results.

  • Modern storytellers. You could be one if:
  • Our mission speaks to you: To tell the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world. 
  • “Whatever it takes” is just how you roll. Thatʼs how Haberman get world-changing results for our clients. 
  • Youʼre curious. As in, late night, all day, one more page, one more link, keep asking questions curious. 
  • Youʼre a natural born, career honed, supernaturally blessed, idea weaving communicator. 
  • Youʼre brave. You will walk out with a rock and a sling. You will face the blank canvas. Grinning. 
  • Youʼre OK with being vulnerable. Youʼre OK asking for help. Youʼre willing to trust a tribe member.
  • You either never had an ego or you had it surgically removed. Collaboration is as natural as breathing.
  • You assume positive intentions. Gotta problem? No prob. Get past it. Address it in 48 hours, if not sooner.
  • When you hear the word “creative,” your immediate response is, “Arenʼt we all?” No. Boxes. Here.

Reports to: Digital Director

To apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing why youʼre a good fit for this position to: careers@modernstorytellers.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. No calls, please.

Haberman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deluxe - Internship

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 primary responsibility of the Marketing Programs Specialist is to support the daily activities of the integrated team and the programs they are assigned. This work will be around marketing communication program execution. This includes operational and creative components which require the position holder to master the internal process for which to implement and manage programs successfully.

This position will assist Integrated Marketing Communications with outbound calls (lead generation) and project work

Accountabilities:

- Make outbound calls to financial institution decision-makers as a part of multi-touch integrated marketing campaigns
- Assist in developing outbound campaign scripts, call plans, target lists, and reporting mechanisms
- Assist lead generation team in measuring and reporting the results of marketing-generated leads.
-Support on-going marketing partnerships with financial institution associations (both regional and national) by soliciting updated information from each association and updating internal database with that information. Requires direct phone, email, and direct mail communication with high-level association executives and coordination with both our internal partnership manager and integrated marketing manager for associations
- Manage inventory of print collateral at the internal Arden Hills facility. Manage copy-revision projects and updates that impact existing collateral and can require inventory destruction and/or re-runs. Respond to questions from sales partners and FI's regarding these materials and access to them.
- Assist with planning and execution of marketing events including trade shows, industry conferences, and financial institution association meetings (both regional and national). Includes coordinating event logistics between supplier and event venue; communicating event details to internal participants; and other related marketing activities.

Required:

- Enrolled in an accredited Bachelor degree program with an emphasis in Business, Marketing or Communications
- Exceptional organizational and attention to detail skills
- strong time management skills
- Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with internal employees and Clients
- Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Pre-Employment Screening Drug screen and background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Apply online now.

Friday, May 18, 2012

HealthPartners - Communications Intern

Job Description::

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Write and edit copy for internal publications, brochures, memos and website articles.
  • Assist with media relations: write and distribute news releases, follow-up with key media, prepare background information, prepare staff for media interviews, provide patient condition updates, maintain media lists and editorial calendars, and assist staff with interview process.
  • Create communications plans for clients and help clients reach their goals.
  • Assist with social media including HealthPartners Twitter and Regions Hospital Twitter.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a communications, journalism, public relations, or related program
  • Previous internship preferred
  • Strong writing skills
  • Interest in health care field preferred.
OTHER DETAILS:
  • 40 hours per week
  • Individual will have office space four days at HealthPartners offices in Bloomington and one day at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
  • $10/hour stipend

Apply online now.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Olson - Assistant Account Executive

Position Summary:  Assists account executive in coordinating advertising campaigns for agency clients.

Mission:
Connection Is All That Counts.

Essential Functions:
• Assist Public Relations team in developing, writing, and distributing press releases.
• Assist with and manage client and target market research
• Maintain archives of press/media usage
• Assist in the planning and execution of promotional events
• Research trends and seek opportunities where our clients may find increased visibility
• Track clients’ coverage in the press and through our PR efforts
• Collaborate with the PR team and all disciplines within the agency to produce effective and results-oriented campaigns
• Proofreads copy, blue lines and other media for accuracy
• Assists in preparation of campaign proposals and budgets
• Builds and nurtures productive business relationships
• Demonstrates ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously


Knowledge and Skills:
• Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
• Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

Education & Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or related field
• Public Relations experience preferred (internship experience is acceptable)
• Previous agency experience is desired


Apply online now.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mall of America - Digital Public Relatons Coordinator


Purpose: To drive traffic and generate sales for MOA and its tenants. To assist in the dissemination of key messages of MOA and promote MOA as the premier retail and entertainment complex. To help integrate traditional public relations with social/digital media for seamless communications.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Work with PR Coordinator in researching, writing and distribution of event media materials
  • Work with PR Coordinator in managing the clipping service and compiling media coverage reports
  • Work with Digital PR Coordinator in overseeing social editorial calendar
  • Write for the MOA blog and assist in SEO and content ideas for blog posts
  • Create and maintain a social analytics dashboard with regular reporting to Public Relations Manager
  • Pitch events and new stories to traditional and digital/emerging media
  • Research big ideas and opportunities to bring more exposure to MOA
  • Assist in coordinating live media coverage in MOA
  • Assist in implementing day to day media requests specifically article fact checks, photo requests and coordinating live media coverage in MOA
  • Assist in planning, implementing and promoting all major media events
  • Oversee/monitor/manage the online community (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) in partnership with Public Relations Manager
  • Assist Public Relations Manager in project management/strategy/advising management relating to digital properties including social media
  •  Assist Public Relations Manager in monitoring crisis messaging on social and digital media sites
Qualifications:
  • Degree in Public Relations or Journalism
  • 2 – 3 years in public relations with heavy background in writing, relationship building and social media
  • Passion and enthusiasm for Mall of America
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Maturity and ability to think on your feet and handle escalated guest service situations
  • Well versed in social media tools and their applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and strong research skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Well-read and knowledgeable about fashion and retail trends
Apply online now.

Evans Larson Communications is looking for a full-time summer intern

Evans Larson Communications is looking for a full-time summer intern with the potential to continue into the fall semester. The internship is paid, $10/hour.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Gretchen@EvansLarson.com.
Application deadline is Monday, June 4, 2012.

What we look for in an intern:
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Creative, independent thinking
·         Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment, quickly, and under pressure
·         Strong attention to detail
·         Organized, with an ability to understand and prioritize time-sensitive assignments
·         Someone who can operate under strict deadlines and high levels of confidentiality
·         Someone who is not afraid to ask questions, get great experience and have a good time while working hard

Responsibilities include:

Media Relations
  • Drafting content for news releases (writing, editing)
  • On-site support for TV and/or reporter/client interviews
  • Supporting all communications activities as needed
  • Tracking and analysis via a variety of tools/systems
Social Media
  • Working knowledge of Facebook apps
  • Content: Understanding of general, hyper local, and geo-targeted messages via various social platforms
  • Ads/couponing: Understanding of campaigns, geo-targeting
  • Tracking and analysis via a variety of tools/systems
Web
  • Understanding of WordPress, ClickWrite
  • General knowledge of HTML
General
  • An understanding of clients, their industries, competition, goals
  • Understanding how to support team and client goals within your job parameters
  • Participation and support for assigned teams
  • Good research abilities
  • General working knowledge of Mac, Apple products, programs and apps (PhotoShop, Word, iPhoto, Pages, KeyNote, iMovie)

Fun Stuff
  • We are a pet friendly office and often have dogs hanging out all day. If you have a well-behaved pet, we will welcome him or her
  • We have cookouts on Fridays, weather permitting
  • A masseuse comes in every other week
  • We are near the light rail, Twins stadium and host a of good restaurants
  • You can wear what you want to work (within reason), but we will ask that you have a suit/business casual attire ready in case you join us at a client meeting
  • You’ll get your own office
  • Summer hours means we leave early (work permitting) at 2 pm every Friday
For more information, please contact Gretchen@evanslarson.com or call (612) 338-6999.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital - Marketing Intern

Job Description

Internship experiences will vary widely depending on the needs of the intern, the organization, and the environment in which the organization operates. The intern, in collaboration with the University, is to help prepare students to relate and apply what they have learned in a classroom setting to a health care organization while assisting with projects to support the mission and objectives of Park Nicollet Health Services and expose students to operational activities.

The intern will be guided by a mutually beneficial set of goals and objectives. They should be developed jointly by the intern to reflect specific needs and by the organization to reflect its needs for assistance during the intern period. They will identify what the intern needs for professional development while contributing to the organizations achieving its objectives.

Must be enrolled in a higher education program.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Demonstrates strong analytic skills and confidence in decision making. Demonstrates ability to work collegially with internal and external contacts. The intern will be expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

Apply online now.

Humera - Events Coordinator

Job Description:
 
Humera Professional Staffing has an opening for a temporary Events Coordinator! This position is for a large law firm located in downtown Minneapolis. This is a temporary position in which the coordinator would be in charge of coordinating and supporting the development and execution of firm events. This is a 5 month long, contracted position.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with Business Development and Marketing department to support events across promotion, development materials, invitations and registrations
  • Execute event logistics and follow-up
  • Coordinate and execute on sponsorships across geographies, groups, and industry teams
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Marketing, Communications of Event Management
  • 2 + years of experience in event management, sponsorships or the hospitality industry
  • Experience with project management, budget development and negotiations
Apply online now.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Liberty Diversified International - Marketing Intern

Job Description
Liberty Diversified International, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a family-owned group of diverse businesses.  While the company’s roots can be found in the corrugated fiberboard business, today LDI spans five key markets including paper and packaging, precision machining, workplace environments, building products and healthcare. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, LDI employs more than 1,700 people around the globe.

For nearly 100 years, LDI’s core values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided the organization’s day-to-day activities. LDI is comprised of nine separate companies, each of which has its own direction, entrepreneurial spirit, expertise and product lines.

The LDI family of companies operates in diverse markets ranging from Liberty Carton Company and Liberty Paper, Inc., leaders in paper and packaging, to Valley Craft and Safco Products, prominent players in the workplace environments market. With domestic and international production facilities, Milltronics and Takumi are building solid reputations in the precision machining market, and Ergolet is providing an inroad to the healthcare industry. Verscene offers a suite of innovative products to the architectural and residential building industries. And, LDI's most recent acquisition, Immedia is a leader in the in-store displays and graphics market.

Responsibilities include:
  • Developing a creative assest library
  • Developing electronic sales tools
  • Handling social media content on various social media vehicles
  • Assisting in graphic design and marketing projects
Required Skills
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications:
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of business writing
  • Detail orientation
Required Experience
Experience/Education/Certification Requirements:
  • Current College Student (Junior or Senior)
  • Obtaining a BA with a focus in Marketing, Graphic Design
Job Location
Golden Valley, MN, US.
Position Type

Friday, May 11, 2012

Osseo Area Schools - Marketing Communications Specialist

Description:  Under the direction of the School/Community Relations Director, proactively establish and enhance positive relationships between the Osseo Area Schools and its stakeholders. Support the district's communications goals by identifying and implementing strategic marketing opportunities. Coordinate multiple tasks and varying deadlines. Primary responsibilities include: writing for electronic, print and verbal communication; media relations, marketing; photography; project coordination; website and intranet content management.

Job Summary: 
 
Proactively inform the public about the Osseo Area Schools. Establish and maintain cooperative and supportive relationships with the media, the community and employees. 
  • Write for a variety of audiences, purposes and formats, including websites, print/electronic newsletters, news releases and other materials. 
  • Develop and coordinate updates to district-level website, intranet content and social media outlets. 
  • Photograph programs and events for publications, recognition and district promotion. 
  • Develop an effective media relations program and work with media requests. 
  • Compile and effectively share news of student, staff, alumni, district and site achievements through varied and appropriate channels. 
  • Coordinate and implement various communications projects. 
  • Demonstrate cultural responsiveness in all communication. 
  • Publicize and manage on-site coordination for district events, ranging from Realtor programs to all-staff gatherings. 
  • Conduct research as needed.
Design and implement marketing strategies to encourage interest in and support for the Osseo Area Schools by parents, students, staff and community members. 
  • Work with school/community relations director to identify specific marketing goals; develop and implement targeted marketing plans to achieve those goals. 
  • Use a wide range of communications vehicles to market the Osseo Area Schools. 
  • Help identify and implement strategic marketing opportunities and partnerships. 
  • Ensure marketing initiatives are fully integrated into all other district communication activities. 
  • Help schools/sites improve the way they present themselves in print, online and in person. 
  • Coordinate research and data collection to drive marketing decisions and solicit feedback on the integrated marketing communications programs.
Ensure communication with both internal and external stakeholders is consistent, clear, positive, proactive and two-way.
  • Meet regularly with school/community relations director to set and monitor marketing and communications goals and objectives. 
  • Regularly assess district communication efforts to ensure that goals are being met and any necessary adjustments and improvements are made.
Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in business communications, marketing, public relations, or related field, plus three years of related professional experience.  Previous experience working in education and/or knowledge of the Osseo Area Schools community; experience in using social media to achieve public relations and/or marketing objectives.

Knowledge and/or skills required for performance of essential functions of the job:
  • Proficient in setting marketing and public relations strategy. 
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and judgment skills. This includes the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; and to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions in order to choose the most appropriate one. 
  • Proficient in the use of current technology required for the performance of duties, including social media, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software.
Application Procedure:
Apply online by Sunday, May 27, 2012.

Include:
Letter of interest that outlines why you believe you are qualified for this position 
Current resume

From your previous work experience, please include:
Sample marketing plan (redacted versions are acceptable, to protect client confidentiality)
Sample news release
Sample employee communication

Get more information here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ameriprise - Director – Director, Communications-Enterprise Content

Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions.  You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients.  And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community.  So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a company that cares, put a rewarding career more within reach at Ameriprise Financial.

This position is responsible for helping shape and execute enterprise-level editorial content for internal audiences—corporate office and field force. This individual plays a cross-organizational role in developing complex communications and editorial plans for audiences and enterprise newsletters. Directly accountable for creating effective standards/protocol that govern communications processes and decisions.  

Accountabilities:
Develop and implement quarterly enterprise editorial plans for corporate and field audiences
  • Synthesize company and business priorities into a comprehensive messaging and content approach across all communications vehicles
  • Collaborate with executive, senior business and communications leaders to prepare integrated message plans
  • Inform editorial plans with audience perspective, working closely with field communications experience team
  • Oversee planning, message development and execution of all enterprise newsletter content
  • Lead cross-organizational editorial boards to capture key business priorities and influence messaging approach
  • Work closely with established business committees to influence decisions around prioritization and sequencing
  • Anticipate implications of communications; make appropriate recommendations to senior and executive leaders as necessary
Prepare strategic overviews of editorial approach for executive and senior leadership


Establish and set editorial policies that govern messaging at an enterprise level
  • Define standards/protocol to guide prioritization and sequencing decisions
  • Set standards for frequency and types of content to support business objectives
  • Guide decisions around timing and message mediums/visibility
Serve as a lead decision maker, with communications and business leaders, to resolve message and editorial standards conflicts
Oversee execution and effectiveness of editorial plans
  • Work closely with experience team and communications consultants to ensure day-to-day execution meets the objectives of the enterprise editorial goals
  • Identify areas of focus based on audience feedback, metrics and company priorities; make adjustments to strategy as necessary
  • Create and deliver strategic presentations - that communicate results and connect to business objectives - to executive and senior leadership
Use feedback, research and measures to influence business partners and leadership
  • Serve as a Corporate Communications department leader and provide support for strategic communications projects as appropriate.
  • Identify or recommend storyline opportunities as needed