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Friday, March 29, 2013

Inprela Communications - Senior Account Executive or Account Supervisor

Inprela Communications brings together the brightest public relations professionals to deliver value to the world’s largest manufacturing companies. With senior-level specialists acting as day-to-day client and media contacts, clients get both strategic thinking and hard-working deliverables that hit the mark and produce meaningful outcomes. We don’t have inflated egos, but we’re not ashamed to admit our clients hire us because we’re wicked smart, fun to work with and we help them take their marketing initiatives to the next level. We’re passionate about our work, but we’re strict about adhering to a work-hard, play-hard mentality.

Inprela offers excellent work life balance for senior practitioners who’ve ‘been there and done that’ with careers that take unnecessary time away from their personal passions. We're selective about the type of work we take on, making sure it's the right fit for both client and agency. It's important to us that the work our team does is both personally and professional satisfying to them because we know our clients will benefit from happy employees.

Our clients are willing to take calculated risks, know that we care about meeting their goals and share a mutal respect with our staff, which has historically led to lasting friendships. It’s not uncommon to find our team members enjoying time outside of office hours with clients at back yard barbeques, concerts, art shows or boating on Minnesota waterways.

We’re seeking a Senior Account Executive or Account Supervisor who is enthusiatic about helping B2B companies tell their stories through all types of news media. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of senior PR practicitioners. Our ideal candidate is both a strategic thinker and doer who earns clients’ trust quickly.

·         Write portions of PR plans/strategies with input from other senior practitioners.
·         Serve as regular client contact on a variety of accounts.
·         Provide PR counsel to clients in real time.
·         Develop fresh news angles and pitch ideas.
·         Pitch media and secure placements on a daily/weekly basis.
·         Write all forms of media materials – including news releases, key messages, bylined articles and award submissions – independently.
·         Brief clients for media interviews.

·         Minimum of 5 years of related experience, including B2B PR experience within an agency environment.
·         Experience in healthcare.
·         Passion for consuming all types of media.
·         Ability to balance strategic thinking with executing the plan.
·         Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
·         Stellar writing skills.
·         Excellent at thinking on your feet.
·         Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
·         Keen ability to problem solve.
·         Highly accountable with excellent time management skills.
·         Exceptional soft skills.

Please send resumes to Resumes reflecting less than 5 years of experience will not be considered.

Minneapolis Downtown Council - Membership Coordinator

Who We Are: The Minneapolis Downtown Council works to preserve and enhance a vital and attractive downtown for the people who invest, work, shop, visit and live in Minneapolis. Founded in 1955 and one of the oldest central business district associations in the nation, the MDC’s commitment to the future of downtown Minneapolis is included in Intersections: Downtown 2025 Plan.

The Work
: This position reports to and receives day-to-day work direction, guidance and management from the Vice President of Events, Marketing and Membership and
·         responds to all inquiries about membership (from email and phone); “sells” all call-in potential members who have fewer than 10 people and/or revenues under $1,000,000
·         inputs and manages the membership data base, modifying as needed
·         monitors and proactively communicates progress towards annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly membership goals
·         develops monthly membership reports for Board meetings  (include some level of insight on member participation and engagement)
·         monitors the local business media to identify potential new members (changes in the C-suite, companies reported to be moving downtown, etc. )
·         develops and provides briefings on background packets for the CEO’s calls on the Platinum, Gold and Silver outreach solicitations; provides sales support and monitors follow-up from those meetings. May attend meetings with the CEO.
·          provides staff support for all membership functions, collaborating with the VP and other staff in the Events, Marketing and Membership group
·         maintains membership communications, including  a “members only” section of the website

 This is fast-paced, high energy work, in an organization that has a committed staff, dedicated Board, and engaged committee members. The position serves as the “voice” of membership, sits in the front reception area and assists in other duties as necessary.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The successful candidate for this position will be highly organized with an ability to manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication.
Online research and data collection skills, as well as data base management are critical, as is proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A person who has some type of “sales” background and appetite (anything from Girl Scout cookies, to being a bartender),  is a self-motivated, energetic learner, with a good sense of humor and demonstrated background in working in a team environment would be a strong fit.
Ideally, the person will have completed undergraduate studies in business, communications, marketing or related fields and have some work experience in communications, Public Relations or Customer Service fields. Familiarity with website Content Management Systems (CMS) and data base management is very important.  

Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

Send a cover and resume, highlighting how your background relates to this position, with three references, by April  10, 2013, to

Digital River - Social Media and Public Relations Manager

Digital River, founded in 1994, is a global leader in cloud commerce outsourcing that builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors, and online retailers. Its multi-channel commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running a commerce operation. The comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multilingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.

 We are a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: DRIV) headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices and more than 1400 employees located across the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific. 

 Digital River is seeking a Social Media and Public Relations Manager to manage global social media and public relations initiatives and campaigns, which include but are not limited to research, content creation, execution, monitoring and reporting.

The Social Media and Public Relations Manager will be a key member of the company’s Corporate Communications team.
Social Media:
·         Support, maintain and implement a holistic global corporate social media strategy that spans multiple channels – including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the company blog, etc.; collaborates with marketing, PR and advertising campaigns; and is coordinated across business units.
·         Research top influencers and competitors, and stay current with social media trends and tools.
·         Manage social media campaigns, an editorial calendar and day-to-day activities; create timely and engaging content optimized for each channel and intended audience.
·         Become an advocate of the company in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues across all channels and answering questions where appropriate.
·         Manage a blogger outreach program and build an active brand ambassador network to help expand the company’s social media presence.
·         Monitor sites on a daily basis for customer service issues, initiate conversations on behalf of the company, and collaborate with internal teams (customer service) to craft responses.
·         Use social media monitoring tools to monitor conversations, measure the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
·         Maintain the corporate social media policy and monitor social channels to ensure compliance.
·         Continue to refine and define the company’s social marketing process.

Public Relations:
·         Develop media pitches for business, trade and local press that build corporate awareness, and support key messages and corporate initiatives.
·         Develop press releases to facilitate the global distribution of Digital River news.
·         Develop byline articles that are aligned with strategic markets and company initiatives.
·         Monitor global industry news and competitive intelligence to help develop messaging and media responses.
·         Evaluate and report on the reach and impact of media activities through regular media monitoring and reporting.
·         Create and maintain media contact lists.
·         Maintain content of the news releases, media coverage and event sections of the corporate website.
·         Submit award opportunities that position Digital River’s as a leader in the ecommerce industry.
·         Submit of speaking opportunities at key industry events

Bachelor degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related

Experience and Qualifications:
·         The candidate should have 5-8 years of experience in social media and public relations and demonstrate an understanding of a global audience. The preferred candidate must demonstrate:
·         Exceptional writing skills
·         Strong presentation, verbal communication and organizational skills
·         Must be a self-starter, experienced handling numerous projects at one time
·         Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary
·         Proficient in working across traditional and interactive media
·         A good knowledge of SEO best practices
·         Works well under pressure and tight deadlines

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lifetouch - Marketing Communications Associate (LNSS) - Summer Internship


Lifetouch is the leading professional photography company in North America and one of the largest employee owned companies in the US.   We share the vision to be the leader of innovative products, compelling photography programs and services that capture and preserve the memories of our customers.  As you take the first few steps of your career journey, consider joining our expanding and exciting organization.  We are currently looking for a talented and highly motivated marketing intern with a distinguished academic record to join our Lifetouch National School Studios Marketing Communications team and participate in our dynamic summer internship program.  Our summer internship program provides a challenging and rewarding on-the-job experience in a highly collaborative environment.  
• Work under a mentor relationship with marketing professionals at all levels to gain direct and relevant experience in the following areas:  Marketing Communications Functional Skills, General Business Knowledge and Personal Professional Development Skills
• Connect with and learn from other cross-functional business partners to clarify program intent and identify problems and suggest changes.  Gain an understanding of these functions and how they interact with the marketing function from an overall business perspective.
• Prepare a project / business plan on a specific subject matter, create a presentation using various media and present to both the marketing and business leadership teams.  Specific subject will be determined in collaboration with your mentor.
• Support faced-paced in-house creative group. Project-manage strategic initiatives for individual the business units.  These will be done both with direction from your mentor, leaders in the department and on your own throughout your internship.
• Evaluate process improvements and project work-flow.
• Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions.


• Junior or Senior from an accredited undergraduate program- currently enrolled in a related marketing field of study
• Fast learner and effective information processing & comprehension
• Creative visualization, critical thinking and strategic reasoning skills
• Collaborative coordination and time management
• Capacity to work under pressure while observing high quality standards
• Fluency in English language
• Recognizes importance and strives to improve communication skills: written, interpersonal and presentation
• Proficient and active in social media channels; ability to interact in the space immediately
• Previous experience is a benefit but not required

Apply online now.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ATK Sporting Group - Digital and New Media Intern Job

ATK Sporting Group is a company that proudly serves the law enforcement, military/government, international and sport shooting markets. As a manufacturer of ammunition, optics, reloading equipment and shooting accessories—as well as a leading producer of tactical gear—ATK Sporting Group meets the needs of its customers by offering technologically advanced products proven in the field. We match the passion and intensity of our customers with our unwavering dedication to products that will perform under the toughest conditions.

Based in Anoka, MN—a small Minnesota town perched on the edge of the mighty Mississippi River—ATK Sporting Group headquarters is also home to Federal Premium® Ammunition, one of the shooting industry’s most recognized and respected brands. Nestled among the lakes, rivers and great north woods of MN, Federal Premium has been producing ammunition in Anoka since 1922. As an active business in the local community, Federal Premium has been responsible for abundant employment opportunities and community involvement throughout its history.

The Digital Marketing and New Media team is responsible for 20+ websites, social media, online advertising, video production and much more.

ATK Sporting is seeking a Digital and New Media Intern for summer 2013. Our summer intern will support the Digital Marketing and New Media department in the following areas:

Key Responsibilities/Tasks
-Coordinate Media Database and keep all platforms (websites, YouTube, Internal sites) up to date
-Video Editing
-Video Production
-Build and Create Blu-Ray or Standard Def DVD loops
-Social Media monitoring and posting
-Analyzing data trends with software tools
-Updating Dynamic Content Calendar
-Writing, routing and trafficking job tickets for the Digital Marketing team
-Other duties as assigned

- High School Diploma and working towards bachelor’s degree required
- Video Editing Experience-Familiarity with Apple Final Cut Pro
- Video Production Experience-Photoshop, DVD StudioPro, familiarity with Prosumer Video Cameras
- Social Media Experience-Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.
- Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
- Strong business ethics, personal organization and trustworthiness.
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, and time management skills. 

Apply online now.

2013 Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign

2013 Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign

The Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign is back, and once again, we’re challenging applicants to impress not only us, but also our Facebook community.
From now until 6 p.m. CST on April 14, we are accepting applications from recent or soon-to-be graduates who are shrewd, hungry and curious. We are looking for people who understand the evolving media landscape, know how to make a mark in the digital space and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Our goal, as always, is to hire an intern who has the chops to potentially launch his or her career with us.
The internship is a paid, three-month, full-time gig with the chance to be hired permanently if you show us you’re a star. Our intern will make key contributions to a variety of accounts, which include some of the world’s most recognizable brands, exciting start-ups, local ventures and non-profit organizations. All the while, our intern will have the chance to learn our innovative approach to brand positioning, content marketing, media/influencer relations, event planning, social media strategy, sports marketing, spokesperson management and plenty more.
Here’s where things get interesting, though. While we will be responsible for reviewing applications, conducting interviews and selecting finalists, our Facebook fans will ultimately choose our next intern.
So, you want in? Apply by sending us a résumé and a “video cover letter” via YouTube link. Your video should showcase your personality, creativity, ambition and initiative. Shoot it with your smartphone, DSLR, GoPro, Betacam – whatever you like. (This ain’t Sundance.) Tell us why you want to work at Fast Horse and what you think you would bring to our fast-growing agency. Ultimately, you will want to submit a video that convinces us – and our Facebook fans – you’re fit to be the next Pony.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
  • Creativity — An ability to develop original ideas or concepts
  • Personality — Confidence, gravitas, a great sense of humor
  • Initiative — Drive, desire and hustle to land a gig at Fast Horse
  • Je ne sais quoi — That little something extra
So, why are we delegating this important decision to our Facebook community? For one thing, our nearly 4,000 Facebook fans know us and our culture. Also, we want an intern who knows how to operate in the digital world and drive people to action. In 2010, we became one of the first agencies to tap social media for hiring interns. We believe this unique process gives applicants the chance to show vital skills and behavior a more traditional process likely wouldn’t reveal.
Be sure to “like” us at the Fast Horse Experience on Facebook to get updates about the Summer Internship Campaign — and to learn more about us.
How to Apply
Send us a résumé and a YouTube link to a “video cover letter” that showcases your personality, creativity, ambition, initiative and relevant qualifications.
6 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Video Details
Shoot a video of up to two minutes that shows us and our Facebook fans why you’re right for the job. Upload the video to YouTube and send us the link here. Consider this your final draft, too. No revisions will be allowed if you make it to the voting phase. Please respect all copyright laws.
Facebook Voting
We’ll pick the finalists and post their videos on our Summer Internship Campaign Facebook app. Then we’ll open up the voting to our Facebook fans. Whichever candidate earns the most votes gets the gig.
If you are named a finalist, not only is campaigning encouraged – it’s essential to victory. Get your friends, family and others to “like” The Fast Horse Experience and then vote for you. But don’t stop there. To win, you’ll need to earn votes through an effective marketing strategy that extends well beyond your immediate network.
No Monkey Business
We are asking that the only resources our candidates will spend in their campaigns are time and creativity — no buying votes! We reserve the right to disqualify candidates who do not abide by that spirit.
About Fast Horse
Fast Horse is an innovative, integrated agency offering a full range of traditional and non-traditional marketing services. We have a reputation for creativity and a track record of producing results. See some of our work and our culture here.
Contact Info
Web: Idea Peepshow
Phone: 612-746-4610
Address: 240 North Ninth Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Internship Details
•   June 10 – September 13 (and perhaps beyond)
•   Paid position
•   40 hours per week
•   Location: Warehouse District, Minneapolis, MN
Fine Print
•   Must be a college graduate as of June 2013
•   Keep videos to two minutes or shorter
•   By applying, entrants give Fast Horse rights to use cover letter videos for any purpose
•   One video per candidate
•   Applications must be received no later than 6 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 14, 2013
•   Voters must “like” The Fast Horse Experience to vote for a finalist. Only one vote per person
•   Fast Horse reserves the right to halt the program or dismiss any suspicious votes at any time for any reason
•   Be sure to include your résumé
•   Be creative and have fun with it

Find more details here.