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Monday, December 23, 2013

Midwest Dental Support Center – Marketing Coordinator

Midwest Dental Support Center, a leader in the dental profession, is seeking a detail-oriented candidate to join us as Marketing Coordinator based out of our Bloomington, MN, office. Midwest Dental Support Center supports local dentists at more than 120 Midwest Dental, Mountain Dental and Merit Dental clinics. This role serves as an entry-level support role within the Marketing & Communications team.
        Research market-specific information, including demographics, community events and media buys, to help support clinic presence at the local level.
        Assist with monitoring and posting on branded social media channels for Midwest Dental, Mountain Dental and Merit Dental.
        Coordinate local-level sponsorships, donations and events by working in conjunction with clinic office managers to identify opportunities and manage spend.
        Support print projects (fliers, posters, brochures) and promotional product orders.
        Provide media relations support by researching local media contacts and pitching news releases and byline articles to local media.
        Provide additional research and administrative support as needed.
        High school degree
        Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field
        0-2 years marketing/communications experience
Preferred Qualifications
        Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field
        Health care or dental care marketing/communications experience
        Excellent written and oral communication skills
        Outstanding project management skills
Does this sound like The Experience you want to belong to? If so, we want to hear from you! Apply online.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The City of Brooklyn Park - Communications Specialist

SALARY: $11.00 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 12/13/13

CLOSING DATE: 01/03/14 11:59 PM

Provide administrative support and assistance to the Communications Coordinator with internal and external communications and marketing in the City of Brooklyn Park.
Responsibilities including serving as:
  • the city’s webmaster
  • the employee intranet coordinator
  • editor of the city’s employee newsletter
  • media relations assistant
  • feature writer for city publications
  • one of the city’s top cheerleaders!
Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree with completed course work in any area of strategic communications, journalism or marketing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with emphasis on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Ability to determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, and work independently with minimal supervision/direction
  • Ability to present a professional, positive image and attitude
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and compliance with Data Practices Act
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience, and understanding in the course of work duties Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures
Desired Qualifications

·         Excellent creative writing skills and storyteller
·         Ability to embrace city’s mission statement and core values and work them into all city communications
·         Strong knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) Style Guide

Computer Software/Website/Social Media
·         Previous experience designing, developing or maintaining web sites
·         Technical ability to work on a Mac or PC
·         Technical ability to run a professional video camera
·         Knowledge of graphics program Adobe In-Design
·         Knowledge of HTML
·         Knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Avid video editing software
·         Knowledge of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

·         Strong interpersonal skills (an extrovert), with the ability to spark a conversation and make a person feel comfortable immediately
·         Enjoy meeting new, diverse people
·         Desire to learn new skills in a constantly changing field
·         Strong curiosity about what’s happening in the world
·         Strong interest in how local government works

·         Previous experience working diverse populations
·         Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali or Vietnamese language(s)

Core Operational Value Statements

Ability to work within the City’s value system with a willingness to further promote a staff that is diversified and inclusive, where individuals are valued and respected for their unique differences, experiences, skills, and knowledge.
  • TEAMWORK: Teamwork is the key to our success as an organization. Open communication allows all team members the opportunity to exchange information and opinions and acknowledge differences. We believe this will lead to sound decisions that demonstrate good judgment.
  • RESPECT: Respect for each other and those we serve is necessary to allow us to function as an effective team. We strive to demonstrate considerations for each team member’s input and accept each other as an individual.
  • INTEGRITY: Integrity and honesty are essential to build trust, mutual respect and teamwork. Integrity includes maintaining high ethical standards and a sense of honor by character and actions.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Professionalism allows us to provide innovated and skilled services with the highest degree of excellence. We are dedicated professionals who are responsive to the needs of the diverse community we serve.
  • PEOPLE: Each team member is valued for their contributions and leadership. We encourage growth, reward accomplishments, and create a healthy and balanced work environment.
SALARY RANGE: $11.00 an hour                       ANTICIPATED HIRING WAGE: $11.00 an hour

Part-time, six-month temporary, non-benefited position with a flexible work schedule of up to 20 hours a week. Does include night and weekend hours.
You must complete and attach the required written exam as a PDF file to your online application by the posting end date in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the required written assignment may result in the rejection of your application.

To access the Communications Specialist Written Test and test instructions go to:

Uptown Association - Digital Intern

OVERVIEW:  The Uptown Association is a non-profit member based organization serving the Uptown Minneapolis area since 1975 with offices located near the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and West Lake Street. The mission of the organization is to improve the economic vitality and sustainability of Uptown through collaboration and partnerships. The Association is also the producer of the Uptown Art Fair, a nationally renowned fine art show that is held annually the first weekend of August and celebrating its 51st anniversary in 2014!

The Uptown Association Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience at one of the most active business associations in the City of Minneapolis, as well as the producer of the nationally acclaimed Uptown Art Fair. The Association is looking for a Digital Content Marketing intern to start February 3, 2014 who is interested in enhancing their education experience in the areas of event planning and project management, communications, public relations, marketing, and journalism. This position will run February 2014 until September 2014 for 15 hours a week at $15 an hour.
The Digital Content Marketing Intern will be working with our team to continuously research and develop content across various communications channels including our website, print pieces and on social media.
  • Writing engaging social media and web content
  • Creating a social media plan for the 2014 Uptown Association and the 2014 Uptown Art Fair
  • Researching and assisting in content development
  • Generating creative ideas for social channels
  • Working with in-house graphic designer on visual web presence
  • Assisting with tracking social media /web analytics
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or marketing. Recent graduates seeking an internship opportunity also welcome to apply.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite & WordPress
  • Extensive familiarity and hands-on social media experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and other popular channels.
  • Passionate about content creation.
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, creative and a team player.
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be available to work in our Uptown office
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, 2 writing samples and a list of three references. The cover letter should include work and education experience, availability and desired outcomes. Applications must be received by January 10, 2014.

Please submit applications to:

Maude Lovelle /Jessica Jesswein
Uptown Association
1406 West Lake Street, Lower Level C
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Fax: 612-823-3158


Inprela Communications - Senior Account Executive

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 professionally satisfying 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 mutual 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 backyard barbeques, concerts, art shows or boating on Minnesota waterways.

We’re seeking a Senior Account Executive who is enthusiastic 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 practitioners.

·         Develop PR strategies and write plans with input from senior practitioners.
·         Execute client programs/campaigns.
·         Serve as one of the client contacts on a variety of manufacturing and healthcare accounts.
·         Provide PR counsel to clients in real time.
·         Participate in client meetings.
·         Develop fresh news angles and pitch strategies.
·         Write all forms of media materials – including news releases, key messages, bylined articles and award submissions.
·         Cultivate deep editor relationships within client industries.
·         Pitch media and secure placements on a daily/weekly basis.
·         Prepare client briefs for media interviews.
·         Monitor news and track/measure results.

·         Minimum of 4 years of related experience, including B2B PR experience within an agency environment.
·         Experience working for/with manufacturing and healthcare companies preferred; not required.
·         Passion for consuming all types of media.
·         Self-starter who can execute a plan with minimal input from senior practitioners.
·         Team player who’s not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
·         Stellar writing skills.
·         Excellent at thinking on your feet.
·         Strong interpersonal communication skills.
·         Keen ability to problem solve.
·         Highly accountable with excellent time management skills.
·         Exceptional soft skills.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Resumes reflecting less than 4 years of experience will not be considered.