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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Student Worker - Communication

This full-time, paid position is an outstanding opportunity to develop your social media skills over the summer while promoting the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair. We are looking for one energetic college student who is working on their bachelor’s or master’s degree in Communication, Marketing or Public Relations. The job involves writing for the web, media relations, event set-up, and more.

The position runs from early May through the end of August (or first week of September if school schedules permit).

Apply now! Go to and search for posting number 13PCA000031 (case-sensitive). The posting will be open through March 22, 2013.

Join a creative group of communication professionals this summer and be part of the great Minnesota get-together!

Dashe & Thomson - Social Media Specialist

Social Media Specialist

Dashe & Thomson is looking for a Social Media Consultant to administer and grow social media channels for a client in the medical/healthcare industry. This is a 6-month contract position based in Minneapolis.

Responsibilities include:

·         Social listening and auditing in conjunction with marketing team(s)
·         Defining outgoing content strategy, content creation, metrics definition, and daily channel management
·         Daily monitoring and listening activities
·         Daily reporting and escalation of applicable community activity
·         Regular finesse messaging for the audience, working with Medtronic team members
·         Engaging regularly with online audience within determined channels
·         Managing alerts and escalating product complaints
·         Reviewing and presenting metrics on a regular basis
·         Consulting with and training other marketers to use social media processes and tools


·         2+ years of experience working with social media platforms in an agency or corporate setting.
·         B.A./B.S. Degree

How to apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to Barbara Camm:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Merrick, Inc. - Marketing & Communications Intern

Merrick, Inc., a nonprofit based in Vadnais Heights, achieves its mission by empowering adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities and guiding them towards realizing their goals and dreams.  To learn more about Merrick, Inc., please go to

Primary Duties:
This paid internship will work 10 to 15 hours per week and last approximately 13 weeks. The Marketing/Communications Intern will be responsible for completing the following duties and projects:
  • ØSocial media coordination and analytics;
  • ØWebsite content updates;
  • ØEvent communications coordination;
  • ØWriting and content creation for internal/external audiences through multiple channels; and
  • ØPhotography.
Current student or recent graduate in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications, or related discipline with some communication/marketing experience desired and personal/professional experience interacting with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred;
Excellent grasp of the English language and grammar with documentation of excellent writing and copywriting editing skills required;
Proficient in MS Office, some experience with content management software (CMS) such as Joomla (strongly preferred), Drupal, or Wordpress or a similar tool, and prefer experience with email marketing such as Constant Contact or a similar tool;
Experience with social media for organizations and nonprofits preferred with knowledge of video production and photography for use in a multi-media environment (personal social media experience is acceptable if no professional experience is available); and
Must pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time, temporary position (mid-June to mid-September) working 10 to 15 hours per week.  The Intern will receive $10.00 per hour and is not eligible for benefits.
Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest and a resume by 3/15/13 to:
Jane Peltier, Human Resources Director
Merrick, Inc.
3210 Labore Road
Vadnais Heights, MN  55110

Northwestern College - Communications Specialist - Marketing & Communications Dept

Position Summary: Proactively craft, optimize and deliver information and compelling communications that support recruitment and revenue generation for Northwestern College (NWC) and associated divisions through the NWC website, social media, publications, print, electronic media, advertising, and internal communications. Write and produce for other media including coordinating logistics and developing themes for video projects. Participate as collaborative team member/content curator by collaborating with partner representative(s) to discuss story development and marketing/communications needs and strategies. Monitor roll-out of marketing/communications campaigns, communicate progress and recommendations, track progress, meet deadlines, and check success levels. Help maintain and optimize website content, keeping information accurate and current. Edit, write, and produce content for internal and external communication, including key writing for the Pilot magazine. Participate in the distribution of campus-wide messages. Study and absorb best practices, research and statistics that affect messaging for partner areas.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; degree in English, Communication, or Journalism preferred. Minimum of one year previous professional writing experience required; three years strongly preferred. Knowledge and demonstrated skill in creative, journalistic, and/or business writing. Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner. Ability to prioritize projects and complete tasks within deadlines. Intermediate to advanced skill with Microsoft Office (esp. Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; experience in SharePoint is a plus). Excellent verbal and writing skills with exemplary knowledge of grammar, editing, and proofreading.

Application, resume, cover letter should be submitted (preferably via email) to:
fax: 651-628-3339
mail: Human Resources, Northwestern College, 3003 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55113
Only application materials received via email will receive an automated acknowledgment.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ordway - Public Relations Internship

JOB PURPOSE:  This position is responsible for assisting the PR & Marketing Manager and the Marketing and Communication Department in the daily operations and activities of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

§  Research and maintain online and print calendar listings.
§  Read and compile press clips into comprehensive reports.
§  Prepare targeted media lists and maintain an updated media contact file.
§  Prepare or assist in preparation of public relations materials, including but not limited to: press releases, media alerts, media and blogger night invitations and press kits.
§  Assist PR & Marketing Manager and Creative Department in oversight of program magazines for Ordway events.
§  Assist in research, drafting and editing of Ordway marketing materials including brochures, e-blasts and newsletters.
§  Assist in updating sections of Ordway’s website.
§  Maintain responsibility for show-related requests including car rentals and b-roll distribution.
§  Assist in coordinating media previews, visits and interviews by making various phone calls for research, follow-up or confirmation.
§  Assist in opening night press preparations.
§  Perform and assist PR & Marketing Manager in other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

EDUCATION:  Major or Focus in public relations, journalism, marketing, or equivalent is required.
EXPERIENCE:  Previous internship experience in public relations, marketing/advertising or equivalent preferred.  Prior clerical or administrative support experience in a non-profit, education or cultural environment a plus.  Previous knowledge of AP Style preferred.
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY:  Excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, phone and organizational skills necessary.  Polished communicator.  Flexible team player.  Self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, excellent phone manner and communication skills, ability to prioritize and work well under pressure and to deadlines. Computer aptitude required, with Microsoft Office experience preferred.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computers, printers, telephone, calculator, fax machine and other general office equipment.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, three professional references and at least two writing samples, one of which should be a news release (can be a school project) or Ordway application form to: Human Resources, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102, or stop by the "Stage Door" on 5th Street to apply; or fax info to: (651) 224-1820, or email to: Web Page:  Job Line: (651) 282-3110.   Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA

FreezeCrowd - Social Media Internship

FreezeCrowd is a new interactive social networking site that is driven by group pictures, specifically for the college student and alumni audience. We're seeking a qualified public relations, communications, and/or social media marketing intern to assist with promoting the site to the college students on their campus and other campuses.

Internship Description:
Are you a great writer, researcher, good at captivating people's attention in the college community?
You will work on a variety of marketing, public relations, and sales oriented tasks.

Such marketing will include:

- Public Relations
- Internet marketing
- Contest Creation Using Social Media
- Social Media Communications
- Social Media Analysis


Work on a variety of tasks including:

- Public Relations
- Internet marketing and sales
- Contest Creation
- Social Media Communications
- Social Media Analysis

Must be a current undergraduate student and not a recent grad or graduate student.

Recommended to send the following upon applying:

1. A cover letter of intent and interest in FreezeCrowd
2. GPA (transcript, minimum GPA requirement 2.8)
3. A letter of recommendation

Please email the above.

Internship will be TBD paid, plus potential bonus.
Must be a student in a marketing, public relations, or journalism major, or someone with strong interest in marketing, communications, new media, and social media.

Email Marketing, Writing, Public Relations, Social Media

Optional Skills: Graphic Design, UX Design, Web Development

about 30 hours a week

Yes College Credit.
No High School students.

Must be a current undergrad student seeking an internship. 

Apply online now.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Axiom - Project Manager - Video Production

Project Manager - Video Production
Axiom, a full-service communications agency based in Bloomington, Minnesota, is looking to add another full-time Project Manager to our growing video production team. This position will serve a variety of roles - videographer, producer, editor, graphic designer, account manager, content developer... If you're a storyteller first and foremost, we need to talk.

Position Requirements
At Axiom, you can't be typecast as one kind of performer. We need you to be highly proficient in all
areas of video production. You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in all elements of preproduction
- scripting, storyboarding, shot selection, location preparation. You need to be an exceptional shooter, creative producer, exquisite editor and strong writer. You'll need to be able to manage an on location video shoot
- set up lights, conduct interviews, capture b-roll, troubleshoot challenging technical issues and represent Axiom in a professional manner. And you'll need to be able to do this efficiently and effectively.

Our ideal team member comes from a broadcast news background with 5+ years of videography, editing and producing experience. Agency or corporate video production experience is a plus. Your skills must include a proficiency with both Apple and Adobe creative suites, with After Effects skills given precedence above all else. Social media credentials are a must, as well - demonstrated blogging and proven writing skills are required.

Knock our socks off with a reel that contains only content that you've shot, edited and produced - please, no music videos or short films.

We offer a very competitive salary package, vacation and PTO. Health benefits, profit sharing and 401k are just a few of the perks you'll enjoy when you join the Axiom well as monthly wine tastings and unique opportunities to mingle with some of the brightest minds in the Twin Cities. Please e-mail resume, links to at least three professional video samples or demo reel, as well as a list of equipment/software experience to Dave Sniadak, Only local candidates will considered for this opportunity.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Syncada - Marketing Intern

Create a variety of content for use with customers, prospects and employees to promote the Syncada network
  • Assist the marketing director, marketing manager, and events manager in developing content for marketing campaigns, Syncada’s intranet, Syncada’s social media activity as well as various projects as assigned
  • Act as a member or the team, and learn through doing

  • Requirements & Education:
    • Junior or Senior level student; Journalism or Marketing Majors preferred
    • Desired work schedule - 20 hours, flexible days
    • Duration - Summer Intern / start mid May (3 months)
    • Prefer professional content generation experience writing for a college newspaper, college TV station or public relations experience
    • Familiar with social media strategy for a B2B environment
    • Polished presentation skills, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and/or collaborate with a group
    Apply online now.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Social Media Intern – Cargill

    We are asking our sellers to use social media to engage with customers on LinkedIn.  As a result, we need to equip our sellers with intelligence about targeted contacts at their customer companies.

    We are looking for an intern to help us build lists of targeted contacts and  rich customer profiles, as well as help us monitor and manage our LinkedIn Social Selling Program.
    This is a paid internship with an estimate of 15 hours of work per week initially.   This position can usually work from home but will need to come into Cargill’s Wayzata headquarters periodically for meetings during normal business hours.
    Submit resumes to:
    Mike Beaverson Marketing Content Manager  Food Ingredients & Systems - Cargill
    Tel: (1) 952-742-4796 Email:

    ghost communications opening: AE/AAE

    ghost communications is a PR, social media and branding agency in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. Located on the greenway a stone’s throw from the bars and restaurants of the booming LynnLake neighborhood, we work with national lifestyle brands, innovative entrepreneurs and category leading businesses internationally, nationally and locally.
    We have an immediate opening for an experienced AE or possible AAE to join our growing team.

    ·         1-3 years of real agency experience
    ·         Proven track record in media relations: you will have spoken to and placed stories with real live media contacts on a regular basis
    ·         A passion for media that goes beyond social channels: a knowledge of how national media functions and a desire to work with the media
    ·         Strong work ethic combined with a sense of humor
    ·         Exceptional writing and oral communications skills
    ·         Flexible, go with the flow nature – ability to manage an event or make a cup of tea

    THE JOB:
    ·         Working daily with client contacts
    ·         Drafting press releases, social posts and other communications copy as needed
    ·         Devising pitches, story angles and ways to get our clients brands and products into the media
    ·         Pitching writers, reporters, editors, producers and bloggers
    ·         Managing multiple clients: charting progress, reporting efficiently

    ·         Competitive salary depending on experience
    ·         Healthcare and dental coverage
    ·         Generous PTO allowance, public holidays and additional time off benefits
    ·         Flexible work hours

    CONTACT: Email resume and short, succinct cover note to