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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Russell Herder - Public Relations Specialist


If you’re a great writer, outgoing relationship-builder and love to work collaboratively with people who truly make a difference for their clients, this is the position for you. Russell Herder, a Minneapolis-based marketing agency, is seeking an experienced, dynamic public relations specialist for our Minneapolis office. You’ll work closely with clients, agency management and internal teams to create and implement national, regional and local brand-building campaigns. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required, as well as experience in media relations and proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must have strong experience in using social media platforms for blogger cultivation, media outreach, and proven ability in overall PR plan development. Healthcare experience highly preferred.

Requirements:
Four year degree minimum
Minimum 3-5 years experience in public relations
Deadline oriented, excellent writing skills
Proactive, strategic thinker
Proficient in digital platforms

Apply online now.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kohnstamm Communications - Account Supervisor

The Account Supervisor (AS) is responsible for leading teams that manage communication strategies across multiple key clients to generate creative and transformational outcomes.   Duties include development, implementation, and coordination of consumer and business public relations initiatives in support of the clients positioning and communications objectives. The AS serves as key contact to client stakeholders and works closely with the Kohnstamm management team to strategize, facilitate, brainstorm, and manage key messaging to drive client results.   Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and 5 – 7 years of hands-on PR experience and possess demonstrated social media and media relations program results with a track record of national and regional editorial placements.

The Account Supervisor must understand how businesses work and possess solid knowledge in current and future business policies, practices, trends, and information 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. 

With superior media relations skills and a proven track record in national and regional placements/publicity, the Account Supervisor will act as a collaborative and consultative client partner.  The Account Supervisor must possess advanced communication skills (written, verbal, presentation), a self-directed nature, and ability to work as part of a cohesive team.  As a skilled time manager, the Account Supervisor must concentrate efforts on the most important priorities and will ensure a seamless plan and process for moving client work forward on time and within budget.

Kohnstamm Communications is an award winning Public Relations Agency and serves a target niche of consumer and business media, branding, CPG, B2B and online marketing in key sectors including corporate social responsibility, organic/natural food and beverage, health and wellness, and others.  Honored by the Holmes Report as the nation’s “2010 Boutique Agency of the Year, “ Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm serves a dynamic portfolio of national clients.

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

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Editorial/Research Paid Internship with Key Professional Media, Inc. | Super Doctors® | Super Dentists® (40 hrs/week)

THANKS FOR YOUR INTERST, BUT THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Key Professional Media, Inc., publishers of Super Doctors® and Super Dentists®, is seeking a full time Editorial/Research Intern. The ideal candidate will work with key staff to revise and/or create new print or web-based publications based on findings. This is a paid internship, located in downtown Minneapolis.

Requirements: Grammar and proof reading skills required. Database/Excel and internet research experience preferred. Healthcare/medical knowledge is a plus. Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills required to work under pressure of tight deadlines.

This position is open until filled. Please send your cover letter and resume to Rachel as soon as possible, at rwiesenberg@keypromedia.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Minnesota State Fair - Public Relations Intern



Timeframe: Late May/early June through September 2, 2013


Pay Rate: $10/hour (most weeks will be 40 hours, more during peak activity times)

Job Summary: Support State Fair public relations, marketing and media relations efforts
 


Essential Functions:
·         Assist with generating story ideas, scheduling interviews, conducting research and answering questions for media.
·         Monitor broadcast and print media coverage of the State Fair.
·         Assist in producing media kit and other miscellaneous publications.
·         Assist with media credential database program.
·         Support vendors, exhibitors and other fair stakeholders with media relations efforts.
·         Assist with proofreading and editing written materials.
·         Assist in the organization, inventory and maintenance of press clippings and database.
·         Complete numerous writing projects as assigned.
·         Work extra daily hours and periods with no days off during peak activity times (must be available to work Aug. 17 through Sept. 2).

Additional Responsibilities
·         Complete special projects as assigned.
·         Assist in other areas of marketing division as needed.
·         Assist with tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor or marketing & communications manager.

Qualifications
·         High school graduate and have or are working toward a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, business communications or a related area of study.
·         Computer skills and writing experience.
·         Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
·         Customer service skills.
·         Valid driver’s license.

Application Process
·         Send a cover letter, resume, references and three writing samples in a Microsoft Word, PDF or web link format to employment@mnstatefair.org.
·         No phone calls or walk-in inquiries will be accepted.
·         We will only respond to applicants who are interviewed for the position.
·         Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2013

Minnesota State Fair - Social Media & Marketing Intern


Timeframe: Late May/early June through September 2, 2013

Pay Rate: $10/hour (most weeks will be 40 hours; more during peak activity times)

Job Summary: Support State Fair marketing and guest relations efforts through social media and written communication projects.

Essential Functions:
·         Assist with coordination, creation and production of written and visual material for the fair’s social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
·         Monitor social media conversations and the fair’s online social media presence.
·         Compose and produce the Daily News, the fair’s internal fairtime newsletter.
·         Complete miscellaneous brochure and writing projects as assigned.
·         Work extra daily hours and periods with no days off during peak activity times (must be able to work Aug. 17 through Sept. 2).

Additional Responsibilities:
·         Complete special projects as assigned.
·         Assist in other areas of marketing division as needed.
·         Assist with tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor or the marketing communications manager.

Qualifications:
·         High school graduate and have or are working toward a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, business communications or a related area of study.
·         Computer skills and social media experience.
·         Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
·         Customer service experience.
·         Valid driver’s license.

Application Process:
·         Send a cover letter, resume, references, writing samples and examples of social media usage in a Microsoft Word, PDF or web link format to employment@mnstatefair.org.
·         No phone calls or walk-in inquiries will be accepted.
·         We will only respond to applicants who are interviewed for the position.
·         Deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Uptown Association - Events / Marketing Specialist


BACKGROUND
The Uptown Association (UA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the Uptown community as a safe, prosperous, accessible, well maintained and environmentally responsible commercial and residential area. One of the most active business associations in the City of Minneapolis, UA creates events and programming, communicates with key public figures and ensures the safety and prosperity of the community. The Association is also well known as the producer of the nationally acclaimed Uptown Art Fair, now in its 50th year.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Uptown Association seeks a candidate who will assist in the overall direction, planning, management and evaluation of the Uptown Association efforts and the Uptown Art Fair including but not limited to the performance areas listed below. This candidate will also support the day-to-day operations of the Association.  Daily work is under the supervision of the Executive Director with monitoring provided by Board of Directors.  Full time position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
·         Bachelor’s Degree in communications, event planning, public relations or marketing preferred
·         2-4 years of experience in related field
·         Must be detail-oriented and have strong oral and communication skills
·         Superior writing skills are a must.  Writing samples are welcome.
·         Strong attention to quality and detail; ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and work independently and within a team are essential
·         Supervisory experience with ability to lead teams, foster the professional development of interns and volunteers and managing projects
·         Ability to lift 25 pounds
·         Duties require sitting and standing for extended periods of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
·         Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
·         Experience writing grants and city permits
·         Experience with database management software

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position requires a broad knowledge of event planning, public relations, strategic planning, project management and tactical execution. The candidate must be a self-starter who can manage multiple tasks at once and meet tight deadlines. Team players, who are adaptable and independent problem solvers will succeed in this position.  
·         COMMUNICATIONS: Maintain effective relationships with Association partners; assist with writing of communication pieces including newsletter, email blasts, inserts, social media outreach, advertisements,  grants, assist with copy for website

·         EVENTS/ PROGRAMMING: Evaluate program effectiveness; create and develop materials for events and meetings; track reminders and follow-up; participate in evaluation of ideas; recruit, organize and supervise special projects as needed

·         ART FAIR COORDINATION: Assist in execution and planning of Art Fair and related events; oversee direct implementation of work plan and timeline; accountable to administering approved budget; assist with volunteer coordination; coordinate communication with vendors and city agencies; assist with public relations and promotions for events;  participate in evaluation of ideas; assist in management of all relationships/ tasks.

·         ADMINISTRATION: Keep and maintain accurate records; assist in the integration of interns; answer phones; greet visitors;  represent UA at meetings and events as needed; monitor approved budget; complete regular maintenance of office computers and equipment; motivate, coach and engage relationships such as with Board, interns, committees

·         WEBSITES/DATABASE: Oversee website content including but not limited to front end updates, data management, and system trouble shooting. Coordinate Association message through management of e-newsletter and social media channels

·         MEMBERSHIP: Update member database as needed; take calls from members and prospective members as needed; help to plan and execute member-related events and benefits; assist with growth and retention; assist with renewal s;  communicate as needed on issues pertinent to Uptown; collaborate with ED to create opportunities for increased recruitment and revenue


HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, e-mail a resume and cover letter to Maude Lovelle, Executive Director at maude@uptownminneapolis.com by February 1, 2013. Cover letter must include your salary requirements in order to be considered.  NO CALLS PLEASE.