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Friday, November 30, 2012

Brew seeks Interactive Designer

Brew, a communications agency that combines high-concept creative solutions with strategic
planning, is seeking an agile, responsive and adaptive individual to join our team.
We are seeking an up-and-coming Interactive Designer who is energized by concepting and
creating interactive content. The ideal candidate will play a key role in creating integrated
campaigns, working across traditional and digital. We expect that you are comfortable and willing
to create mechanical and presentation files.

Job Responsibilities:
– Demonstrate strong conceptual thinking for creative solutions for clients.
– Actively participate in brainstorming and idea generation with the agency team, but also
work well with a creative partner or on your own.
– Able to design for digital media including websites and digital banner campaigns.
– Know and understand social, mobile and digital.
– Must enjoy working collaboratively and be open-minded when receiving feedback.
– Create files within Adobe Creative Suite programs that are structured and organized in a
consistent and efficient manner.
– Effectively juggle multiple projects while maintaining quality.
– Observe deadlines and expected excellence in all work.
Qualifications:
– 3+ years experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Must demonstrate a strong proficiency
in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
– 1-2 years experience at a reputable agency is desirable (internships count)
– Must be a team player with a can-do attitude
– Strong interpersonal and professional skills
– Constantly curious

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to employment@brew-creative.com.
**Portfolio must be included with submission, either in PDF form or as a link.
If you are selected as a candidate, we will contact you immediately. No calls please.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Edina Public Schools - Communications Intern

Edina Public Schools has an opening for a Communications Intern at Edina Public Schools beginning January 7, 2013 through June 14, 2013.

Qualifications:
At least three years of college working toward 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 basic computer applications, including word processing, photo editing and web development technologies and ability to use available programs. Experience with Microsoft Office, Photoshop and other programs in the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

Proficient in social networking tools and comfortable using the Web to communicate ideas and generate dialogues

Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to a variety of audiences, e.g. parents, general public, elected officials, staff, and outside agencies

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proficiency in AP Style and excellent command of grammar, sentence structure and spelling

Working knowledge of digital photography and video production

Prior experience working in communications preferred

Salary: $

10.93 per hour 


Apply online now.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Metro Tourism Committee Seeks PR Professional

The Metro Tourism Committee has posted an informal solicitation announcement for a PR professional to assist with ongoing publicity activities for the Metro Region. There will be a quarterly stipend with the possibility of additional compensation for specific activities. The initial contract period will be one year beginning January 2, 2013. Experience in producing press releases and other PR materials for tourism destinations is required. To receive a copy of the solicitation with duties/responsibilities and potential compensation contact Gayle Junnila, 651-757-1852 or gayle.junnila@state.mn.us. Responses to the solicitation are due on Monday, December 10, 2012 at noon.

Harvest PR - PR Account Director


Job description
  • Reports to Principal
  • The Account Director’s primary responsibility is to service HPR clients, managing accounts to achieve both top and bottom line financial targets for the agency
  • Additionally, the Account Director assists the Principal and Managing Director in identifying and driving both organic and new business
  • Assist in developing agency culture, including but not limited to defining programs/services and “best practices” for all facets of the agency, and championing a work environment that helps ensure a creatively stimulating and balanced work life for each and every team member
Key responsibilities: For existing clients, the Account Director is expected to:
  • Draft annual and project proposals for clients with limited input (including budgets)
  • Deliver exemplary client service for specified clients. This will include:
    • Developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with the client who listens and values your advice 
    • Developing a strong working knowledge of your clients’ business, their competitors and relevant industry bodies
    • Identifying key messages and audiences and developing strategic communications plans
    • Delivering projects and campaigns on time and on budget 
    •  Achieving client satisfaction 
    • Understanding the financials of each account, the allocated hours per month vs. actual fee and managing the accounts according to the resulting servicing levels 
    • Proactively communicating regularly with clients on status of deliverables and budget

  • Actively develop relationships with key clients and be seen as main point of contact
  • Identify relevant opportunities to secure organic growth and hit your revenue targets
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with appropriate members of the media
  • Keep abreast of market trends, new technologies and client needs
  • Produce and present quarterly and annual ROI presentations/reports for key accounts
  • Attend networking events, seminars and conferences, including out-of-hours, as required to maintain personal professional development and to build networking and new business contacts

Key responsibilities: For new business, the Account Director is expected to:
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for new business, nurturing a minimum of 3-5 leads per month (via proactive email, telephone, face-to-face interactions)
  • Drive initiatives to identify new business opportunities
  • Draft new business proposals
  • Be capable of leading new business pitches with little or no involvement from the Principal or Managing Director
  • Be proactive in understanding how social media impacts your clients’ business

Other responsibilities:
  • Train and mentor junior PR account team, as required
  • Lead by example and ensure teammates have clear direction on roles/responsibilities
  • Assist with HPR’s marketing and sales activities as required
  • Support the Principal to ensure monthly client billing is accurate, client expenses are recouped, and accounts are current
  • In addition to leading strategic planning efforts, fully partake in the execution of the programs we develop, as determined appropriate by account, including but not limited to writing/editing, media relations, social media, digital communications and crisis work
  • Be an ambassador for the agency
  • Adhere at all times to HPR policies and procedures as specified in the Employee Handbook
Roles reporting to this position:
  • Account executive (s) or similar positions, as assigned
  • For some projects, a freelancer might be appointed. In such cases that person would, for the duration of the project, report to the Account Director on matters relating to that project while reporting to the Principal on all other matters
  • In the absence of the Principal, work closely with Managing Director to support and ensure all clients actions are fulfilled to high standard and on time
If you have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or related field, and at least 8 years of agency or related agency PR experience – including at least 3 years managing staff – please submit your cover letter and resume to heidi@harvest-pr.com.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

RSP Marketing - Social Media Intern

RSP Marketing is a fast-paced, growing social media agency located in downtown Minneapolis. Our company researches, explores and delivers desired results for our business goals. 

Responsibilities include: 
- Develop & maintain a social media presence through Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare & Pinterest
- Interact using social media to increase the client base and grow sales 
- Brand monitoring 
- Provide detailed campaign reports 

Qualifications include: 
- Background experience in service industry preferred (i.e. restaurants, retail, etc.) 
- Student in Journalism, Mass Communications, PR and/or Marketing 
- Proficient in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare & Pinterest
- Strong attention to detail 
- Ability to work in team environment 
- Create/contribute to fun environment
- Must be passionate about social media and connecting brands with their audiences

Flexible hours; 20 hours per week unpaid. Starting January 7th-May 17th

Please email your résumé and cover letter to resumes@rspmarketing.com for consideration.

Meet Minneapolis - Web Content Intern

Job Summary: The Branding and Strategy Department of Meet Minneapolis is responsible for promoting and marketing the entire city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center, and we want you to be part of our team. 

As a Web Content Intern, you’ll learn one of the most vital and important skills in all of marketing: how to get a visitor to a website and how to keep them there.

For this job, you’ll use Google Analytics to help shape the way our site is ranked in search engines and how it is viewed by visitors. This includes: enriching our site in terms of keywords; optimizing content to what visitors are searching for; making pages optimal for social media sharing; recognizing web patterns and keeping content up-to-date.

The ideal candidate will be a college student studying in the field of marketing/public relations/advertising. Preferred candidates will already have prior knowledge with Google Analytics and website editing, but non-familiarity with these programs can be made up with quick-learning and a strong desire to learn. Candidates MUST be above-average communicators.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES     

  • Upload banner pictures to each page
  • Create keyword map for each of our pages
  • Create meta descriptions and keywords for pages
  • Edit webpage content when requests come in
  • Pull Google Analytics numbers for reports, meetings, etc.
  • Work with social media team to promote certain pages on our site

WHAT YOU’LL WALK OUT OF HERE WITH

  • Deeper Google Analytics knowledge
  • Better familiarity with web editing
  • Understanding of how to optimize a website from an SEO perspective
  • How to create keyword clusters
  • How to write engaging web content

REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Above-average writing skills
  • Basic understanding with Google Analytics (or extreme willingness to learn)
  • Basic understanding of web editing (or willingness to learn)
  • Familiarity with web content structure
  • Very self-motivated, willing to learn quick, detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a team environment


PAY: $10.00/Hour
BENEFITS:
This position is not eligible for benefits.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:
·         Walk, sit, bend and squat
·         Talk and hear
·         Grab, pull or bend items
·         Lift and/or carry up to 25 lbs.
·         View items at a close and distant range
·         Sit for extended periods of time
·         Use computers for extended periods of time

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

CONTACT SEAN BESTOR AT SEANB@MINNEAPOLIS.ORG TO APPLY.

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

Fredrikson & Byron - Marketing Administrative Assistant


Marketing Administrative Assistant Position available for a full-time Marketing Administrative Assistant.  This full-time position will provide administrative support to the Chief Marketing Officer, two Marketing Managers and the Sponsorship Coordinator.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Providing support to business development such as proofing proposals and helping with the coordination of sponsorships.
  • Providing event and webinar support, assisting with the marketing Fred U programs and administering tickets for client or referral source entertainment.
  • Providing support to CMO on client feedback and other business development programs, such as tracking actions, scheduling meetings, pulling research and compiling summary reports.
  • Assisting in the creation and assembly of reports and books such as the marketing ops report, client data analysis and annual budget book.
  • Providing administrative support to department members, scheduling, expensing, and support for department projects.
Candidate must be able to multi-task and work independently in a busy environment.  Qualifications include strong organizational and communication skills and 3+ years of experience.  Adv. Microsoft 2010 Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required; social media experience a plus.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kroll Ontrack - Marketing Specialist

Description

 
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, electronic discovery, computer forensics and ESI consulting services.
 
The Marketing Specialist II position is primarily responsible for the project management and execution of marketing activities to support direct and channel activities including advertising, direct and online marketing, collateral, promotions and other marketing programs, while assisting with newsletter programs, events and public relations.  Work closely with Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Product teams at a project level to produce effective marketing programs. Responsibilities for this position also include assisting in the identification of marketing activities as well as the development of marketing plans to support overall product revenue goals.
 
Responsibilities
 
o   Project Management – Responsible for facilitating planning and project management at a project level. Ensure timely completion of milestones and tasks defined for marketing projects and plans such as product launches, marketing events, ad programs, collateral development, marketing promotional giveaways, etc. 
 
o   Channel Management – Responsible for developing and supporting marketing programs to leverage existing partner and current customer relationships and to increase the number of partners through recruitment initiatives to advance the company’s growth initiatives.  Responsible for identifying, creating, and managing initiatives that will further engage our partners and customers and for building platforms to increase revenue through existing and new revenue streams. Heavy communication and coordination with domestic and International marketing and cross-functional team members will be essential to ensure program consistencies, efficiencies and synergies.
 
o   Media and Advertising Management – Effectively manage research, evaluation, negotiations, creative implementation, optimization, tracking, and vendor management of ad programs. This includes SEM as well as other new and traditional media outlets. Generate ideas, maintain ad calendar and develop activity to produce qualified leads.  Interview and manage marketing vendors, negotiate advertising buys, review insertion orders and make final recommendations for manager approval.
 
o   Content Development – Create and edit content, ad copy, newsletter articles, promotional text and creative concepts for marketing deliverables.  Produce product and promotional copy for original ads, promotions and other marketing communication initiatives.
 
o   Assist in Marketing Planning – Help research, evaluate and identify activity to assist in the development of marketing plans that meet business objectives.
 
o   Budget Assistance and Administration - Maintain budget reports that outline all marketing expenses with applicable marketing details in alignment with accounting requirements to help balance budgets.

Qualifications

 
Qualifications
 
·         Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Marketing, Business Communications, English, Journalism, or other related areas is required.
·         4-5 years experience with software channel sales and development, required
-         4-5 years general marketing experience including advertising, promotions, direct marketing, events and public relations
·         4-5 years experience in web marketing including SEM, email marketing, banner ads, etc
·         2-4 years of business-to-business product marketing experience – preferably in the technology industry
·         2-3 years budget tracking and administrative responsibility
·         1-3 years experience in developing marketing programs (above and beyond program execution)
 
Who We Are
Kroll Ontrack is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is a technology services division of Altegrity. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and our offerings please visit: http://www.krollontrack.com.
 
Our Vision
 
Entrepreneurs at heart, we will continually develop services and technologies that serve our customers’ critical information needs. Globally, we will be:
  • Respected for our market expertise and nimble innovation
  • Trusted for our customer-centered business practices
  • Valued for contributing to our customers’ success 
Apply online now.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

School District # 622 - North St. Paul, Maplewood, and Oakdale - Communications/Marketing Intern


POSITION:

Communications/Marketing Intern

LOCATION: District Education Center

Start Date: ASAP

SALARY: $10.00/hour

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District is seeking a communications intern to handle a variety of tasks.

This is a hands-on internship that will support the communications department and will work with a variety of communications platforms.

Position Detail:

The Communications Intern will be nearing completion of or a recent graduate of a university communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or other related program.

The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic writing assignments, possess an understanding of public relations and marketing skills, interact professionally with all stakeholders, and have overall good judgment.

Job Duties:

1. Assist with the writing and editing of media releases

2. Assist with the research, writing and editing of articles for a variety of internal and external publications.

3. Provide digital photography support.

4. Provide graphic design support for print and electronic publications.

5. Assist with general media relations.

6. Assist in creating an online presence beyond the district website using social media.

7. Track and compile media clips and media reports.

8. Assist with development and analysis of stakeholder surveys.

9. Provide administrative support.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Proficient in basic computer applications, including Microsoft Office

Excellent command of grammar, sentence structure and spelling

Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences, e.g. parents, general public, elected officials, staff and outside agencies

Excellent verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of news writing style and familiarity with a variety of communication platforms (print, Web, social media, video, etc.)

Familiar with professional desktop applications such as Adobe Creative Suite

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop

Proficient in social networking tools and comfortable using the Web to communicate ideas and generate dialogues

Proficient in AP Style

Working knowledge of digital photography

Experience working with social media marketing campaigns

Prior experience working in communications

Apply online now.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Twins Baseball - Marketing Coordinator

JOB FUNCTIONS:  The Marketing Coordinator will assist in the growth of the Minnesota Twins brand by supporting, coordinating or directing key marketing initiatives while providing administrative and staff support to the Minnesota Twins Marketing Department.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Assist department in special events including but not limited to Armed Services Appreciation Day, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Opening Day, Wine Women and Baseball, Peanut Free Days, Celebrate Diversity Day and Turn Back the Clock
  • Oversee the Minnesota Twins Flag raiser program
  • Participate in the development of the annual promotion and special event calendar
  • Assist in the execution of MLB marketing initiatives including Jackie Robinson Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other events that are designed to promote the game
  • Manage department allotment for all autographed items and tracking of all volunteer hours
  • Handle all hospitality and entertainment elements for the Marketing Department which includes; create, schedule and execute all donated first pitch and batting practice buddy certificates, host special guests on field for pregame activities, request field passes, coordinate all in-house pregame comp ticket requests and outside ticket requests and serve as the liaison with Delaware North Companies to facilitate food, beverage and merchandise needs.
  • Assist in the preparation of corporate partner recaps
  • Coordinate materials for meetings, presentations and other activities of the organization
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 1-2 years of marketing and special event experience
  • Excellent organizational skills (oral and written) and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure.  
  • Must have experience and skills in programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes weekends and special events
  • Ability to work constructively in a fast paced team environment

  • Apply online via www.twinsbaseball.com/jobopportunities

Colle+McVoy, Inc - Senior Digital Strategist

Role
Working alongside brand planners and analysts, the Senior Digital Strategist translates brand strategy and data analysis into a clear point of view that outlines how our clients can best leverage interactive marketing. This person must be a pattern seeker as well as a dot connector. He or she will look for patterns through analytics, technology trends, audience insights and brand strategies. And she or he will connect the dots by architecting digital strategies influenced by our client’s business and marketing objectives. Once a strategy has been determined, the role of the Senior Digital Strategist becomes one of helping it translate into idea generation. All while partnering with the account, creative and technology teams to ensure the strategy is effectively implemented. This position reports directly to the Director of Interactive Innovation.

Responsibilities
The Senior Digital Strategist partners with our account teams to proactively identify digital opportunities for the brands we serve, requiring this person to be equally knowledgeable about the client’s business as they are the Interwebs. As opportunities are identified, the Senior Digital Strategist maps out the inputs needed to develop a digital strategy. This oftentimes means partnering with an analyst to gather insight on the target audience’s website, mobile and social media behaviors. It also means working closely with a brand planner to ensure we’re delivering a digital strategy that fits the greater brand plan. This person also works closely with the account teams and interactive producers to create proposals that outline the action steps and deliverables necessary to execute the defined digital strategies.

The Senior Digital Strategist is also responsible for identifying digital trends and leading digital education for clients. He or she is also expected to participate in new business pitches, publish to the agency blog and be able to express a point of view on a moment’s notice.

Qualifications/Traits

  • BA/BS in marketing, communications or advertising; MBA preferred
  • Seven to 10 years of digital marketing experience (agency or client side)
  • Excellent at building (preferably in Keynote), and giving, presentations
  • High comfort level leading brainstorms and filling up whiteboards
  • Collaborative working style with a knack for inspiring creative teams
  • Combination of right and left-brain thinking that challenges the status quo

About Colle+McVoy
Colle+McVoy is a fully integrated advertising agency that excels at modernizing iconic brands, helping them build momentum and recapture the spirit that made them beloved in the first place. We have the privilege of driving business growth for a diversecollection of client partners like Caribou Coffee, CHS, DuPont, General Mills, Indian Motorcycle, Land O’Lakes, Mountain Hardwear, Nestlé Purina, and Novartis, among others. Based in Minneapolis, Colle+McVoy was named a Best Place to Work in 2011 and 2012 by Outside magazine, Advertising Age and the Star Tribune. Its work has been recognized nationally and internationally by the O’Toole Awards, the Effie Awards, the Webby Awards, The One Show, the Cannes Lions Awards andCommunication Arts.

For more information, visit www.collemcvoy.com, www.facebook.com/collemcvoy, or follow on Twitter @collemcvoy.

Apply online now.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

City of St. Louis Park - Communications Intern

Position Objective:
Provide production and operation assistance for the city's ParkTV channels and provide quality customer service and communications.

The ParkTV internship program offers several different tracks: news reporting, sports reporting, producing (videography) and promotions. To learn more about the different tracks, please copy and paste this path into your internet browser: http://www.stlouispark.org/community-tv/parktv-internship-program-overview.html

This is an unpaid internship opportunity working 15-20 hours per week. Work schedule will vary, including day and evening hours.

Duties:
1. Operate cameras and playback systems for City managed Cable TV channels.

2. Create and/or perform graphics-related work as assigned to meet the needs of the division.

3. Provide department production of community event programs and related audio/visual assistance including all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production.

4. Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be current student or recent graduate of a Technical, Bachelor's or Master's degree program with coursework in broadcast, journalism or related area. 
  • Internship is limited to a one-year maximum length of service. 
  • Excellent computer proficiency, including social media and word processing applications. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly in verbal, written and electronic communications. 
  • Ability to handle multiple functions and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with peers, staff, supervisors, directors and members of the public including elected officials or leaders of other agencies. 
  • Ability to physically perform all aspects of the position. 4
Apply online now.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Work Effects - Marketing Communications Intern

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, and sales-related activities in an HR consulting context.

Responsibilities:
Writing articles on Leadership Development and Organizational Culture 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 organizations business Writing to support the promotion of recent products and announcements, proofreading, and publishing content for our monthly newsletters Evaluating the effectiveness of our marketing materials and suggest improvements

Qualifications

Student or recent graduate in journalism, English, public relations, marketing, HR, advertising, 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 Passion for communications strategy, and eagerness to develop skills in various communications methods and styles

Additional Information

Internship dates: January 28th, 2013 - May 10th, 2013
10-15 hours/ week; competitive hourly pay

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by November 30th, 2012 through our career site: http://www.work-effects.com/careers

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kohnstamm Communications Inc. seeks Senior Account Executive



The Senior Account Executive (SAE) is responsible for leading teams and managing communications and client relationships across several industries. Duties include development, implementation and coordination of business-to-business public relations and social media strategies in sectors ranging from law and higher education to food safety. Candidates must have 5+ years of hands-on PR experience and demonstrated social media and media relations results, with a track record of national and regional editorial placements.

The SAE must understand how businesses work and possess solid knowledge in current and future business policies, practices and trends affecting his/her client disciplines. A dedication to meeting client expectations, ability to handle ambiguity and a focus on achieving results are key attributes for success.  The SAE will act as a collaborative client partner, and must possess advanced written and verbal communication skills, a self-directed nature, and a natural ability to excel as part of a cohesive team. SAE candidates must demonstrate the ability to move many key priorities forward simultaneously — on time and within budget.

Honored by the Holmes Report as the nation’s “2010 Boutique Agency of the Year,” Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm Communications has built a dynamic portfolio of national clients. The marketing industry has taken notice.  We are looking for intensely focused, smart and PR-savvy individuals to continue our great work into 2013 and beyond.

Submit resume and letter of interest to Becky Robb Hotzler, becky@kohnstamm.com, 651/789-1262.