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Friday, November 29, 2013

Campbell Mithun - Community Manager

Campbell Mithun has created client marketplace success for 80 years guided the founding philosophy:  make Everything Talk at each point of customer contact. Since its founding in 1933, Campbell Mithun has established a national brand-building reputation in the consumer packaged goods, retail, healthcare, financial services and telecommunications sectors and serves clients including General Mills, Land O’Lakes, Chipotle, KeyBank, Great Clips, Sav-A-Lot, Schwan’s, Popeyes, Toro and Purina.
The agency is continuing to invest in talent that cultivates high-performance, foster creativity and growth with the opportunity for a community manager to join our team, having at least two years of experience.  The qualified candidate will be able to hit the ground running and is expected to have a strong background in writing, digital and social experience with website development. 

Job Description:
Campbell Mithun is seeking a Community Manager to help manage social conversations and media efforts for our agency and our brands. Social outlets are vital gateways for getting the word out to the world, and the Community Manager will be responsible for supervising all efforts within social outlets and writing in our client’s brand voice on their behalf.
This is an exciting opportunity that requires dedication, organization, passion and a true love of social media and real time marketing to create talked about brands.

Teaming with Campbell Mithun digital strategists, you’ll be able use analytics to guide ongoing conversations with audiences, as well as to inform the creation of relevant branded content for our clients.

Play an active role in developing innovative social media marketing strategies, based on inputs from clients, social media monitoring tools, competitive analysis, and secondary research.

Work closely with client and internal teams to write and execute social media engagements for clients, including serving as a community manager for clients' social spaces (e.g., Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, Instagram and YouTube).

Maintain awareness of new social media marketing techniques being used by others, as well as look for opportunities to innovate and develop completely new techniques.

Work with our analytics team to track success of social media marketing programs
Organize results and findings into presentations under the direction of senior team members.

The Ideal Candidate:
Can leverage the Internet for research and analysis
Superb writing and copy editing skills with great control of language and tone
Proactive and reliable plus a strong desire to learn and excel
Ability to work comfortably and professionally in a dynamic, cross-functional, fast-paced, collaborative, and lean team
Is very familiar with all major forms of social media and has actively cultivated his/her own network on at least one of the social media sites
Has experience with mobile sites and comfortable with mobile technologies
Has an intellectual curiosity (always asking "why?" and "what next?")
Possesses excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
Is analytically strong with proven ability to demonstrate data interpretation capabilities
Is self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision in a fast-moving, relatively unstructured environment

Qualifications:
  • Expertise in copywriting
  • Bachelor's degree or related experience
  • 1-2 years of experience in related field (e.g., interactive agency, marketing, advertising, market research, public relations)
  • Digital marketing or social media marketing experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Basic understanding of SEO and SEM a plus

This is a summary of the position and not intended to be a complete job description
Campbell Mithun is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EEO/AA

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

RSP Marketing - Social Media Internship

We are 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

We are also hiring 1-2 interns to assist in marketing our new mobile shopping app Mashalot.

Flexible hours; 20 hours per week unpaid. Starting Jan 5 - April 15

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


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Mosaic Company – Communications Coordinator



Who is Mosaic?
The Mosaic Company (www.mosaicco.com), NYSE: MOS, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a $10 billion company that stands alone as one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Our world-class mining and processing operations produce the highest quality fertilizer and animal feed ingredients. As a global leader in nourishing crops and delivering distinctive value to the world's agriculture, Mosaic offers an opportunity to share in an exciting future.

What are our Values?
We consider our employees to be our most valued ingredient. Mosaic employees are richly diverse in their skills, experience and backgrounds. From engineering, operations, finance, HR, marketing and research, our team came to Mosaic not just for a job but a career that makes a positive impact on the world by nourishing the crops our growing population needs.

Are you our next Communication Coordinator?
We are currently seeking an Communication Coordinator for our Plymouth, MN location. The Communications Coordinator will primarily support external communications strategies, including news release development, external website updates, annual report development, media coverage tracking and reporting, creating media briefing documents, writing media pitches and advancing social media strategies. In addition, this position will help advance internal communications strategies by contributing to and measuring the effectiveness of various channels, including the intranet, email, ecreens, social media and print.

What will you do?
  • Participate in the development of communications for external use, including news releases, PowerPoint presentations, external website updates, etc. Build and maintain an external editorial calendar program and draft proactive media pitches.
  • Participate in the development of communications for internal use, supporting a variety of initiatives across multiple channels
  • Participate in ongoing projects, which can include daily/weekly news coverage tracking and reporting, social media strategies, etc.
  • Provide support for various communications activities, which can include assisting with vendor relations, video and photography logistics, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Public Affairs projects and duties as assigned.
  • Be vigilant of issues and conditions that can affect their fellow workers
  • Report any issues that can impact the environment or the safety of the employees
What do you need for this role?
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Major in Communications, Journalism, English or Public Relations preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in a public relations agency or corporate public relations department.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Must have the ability to craft communications for a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience developing and managing social media outreach
  • Candidates with news coverage tracking and reporting experience are preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Cision a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent facilitation and listening skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Self-confident with strong attention to detail
  • Highly professional demeanor and must have diplomacy skills
  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong business acumen
  • Well-organized with superior follow-through
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment
  • Ability to resolve complex issues and handle multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and decisiveness
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to travel within U.S., Canada and elsewhere as needed
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform other job functions. Must be able to safely perform the job without posing a direct threat to the safety of his or her own self, or the safety of others.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.
Mosaic participates in the US E-Verify program.

We Help the World Grow the Food it Needs - Apply today at
http://www.mosaicco.com/careers

Monday, November 25, 2013

Regency Beauty Institute - Communications Intern

The company:

Regency Beauty Institute is a growing, nationally-recognized cosmetology education provider. By building and operating convenient, upscale, retail-oriented campuses and centralizing admissions and student services functions utilizing proprietary technologies, Regency has redefined the way beauty education is delivered.  Headquartered in St. Louis Park, MN, Regency was founded as a single campus in Minneapolis in 1950 and has grown to 89 campuses in 20 states.

Position overview:

Do you live and breathe style, follow the latest fashion trends and have a knack for quick, creative writing that engages and excites? Can you transform a 15-minute interview into a social-media ready blog post with little direction?

We want to hear from you.

Regency Beauty Institute seeks a motivated communications intern with outstanding written communication skills to join its Marketing team for the spring semester. Forget about fetching coffee or stapling papers. This intern will make meaningful contributions to Regency’s web presence and brand messaging daily.

This opportunity is perfect for communications students with experience in both reporting and strategic communications, as the intern will create content ranging from blog posts to short-form strategy material.

It is essential that the individual in this role be able to work a regular and reliable schedule.

Reports to:       Communications Specialist, Marketing
Schedule:         Part-time, 10+ hours per week
Location:          Regency headquarters, St. Louis Park, MN
                                               
Primary responsibilities:

  • Interviewing campus managers and students as assigned for the digital newsletter and public-facing blog
  • Researching and pitching blog post ideas
  • Supporting production of internal strategy communications as needed
  • Assisting in press release production and media outreach
  • Supporting efforts to track earned media placement
  • Working directly with Communications Specialist on additional projects as needed

Skills and experience required:

  • Majoring/majored in journalism, communication arts, strategic communications or related field
  • Excellent writing, editing and organizational skills and/or demonstrated experience reporting
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task as needed
  • Features writing or blogging experience preferred
  • Experience using a content calendar preferred
  • Experience with the Wordpress content management system preferred
  • Reliable transportation to our St. Louis Park location
  • Works responsibly and thoughtfully with a team


    Apply online now.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

McClung Communications & Public Relations - Internship

McClung Communications & Public Relations is seeking an intern to join our team and contribute to our success while learning about public relations, media outreach, online advertising, government affairs and more. 

Purpose of Position:          McClung Communications & Public Relations’ Internship Program is designed to provide experience for students pursuing careers in public relations, social media, marketing, and government affairs.  Interns have the opportunity to work directly with company leadership to learn about the PR business.  Interns may receive a monthly stipend in addition to course credit.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1.      Interns must be a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an accredited institution and majoring or specializing in a public relations, journalism or political science-related field.
2.      Interns must arrange the internship through the education institution on a for-credit basis.
3.      Interns must be available for a minimum of 16 hours per week to participate in the internship program.

Intern tasks may include: Assisting in implementation of online advertising campaigns, outreach to potential online advertising clients, media monitoring and creation of media documents for clients, attending press conferences or legislative hearings, drafting letters to the editors and editorial commentaries, and creating social media content. 


APPLY BY 5:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 by emailing resume, cover letter and three references to Brian McClung at brian@mcclungpr.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Feed My Starving Children - Communications Specialist

Function:
Primary writer and editor of Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) communications to constituents, volunteer community, donor base, media contacts, and staff. Manage media relations, coordinate contractor assignments, and assist with MobilePack™ Event marketing and promotion.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
·      Write and edit assigned communications pieces, including direct mail and email appeals, sell sheets, brochures, event invitations, event scripts, blog posts, articles, position papers, presentations, educational materials, and web content.
·      Write and edit recurring publications, including monthly internal and external e-newsletters, and FMSC’s annual report.
·      Collaborate with National Marketing Director to develop and implement FMSC’s annual communications plan.
·      Manage media relations by responding to requests, coordinating interviews with executives and staff, preparing them for media interactions, and serving as FMSC’s spokesperson when necessary.
·      Coordinate the work of outside writers, PR contractors, videographers, and designers.
·      Write and distribute news releases using a media database.  Monitor and collect media placements.
·      Assist with MobilePack event marketing and promotion by educating event hosts in using online tools, editing their PR materials, and maximizing local event coverage.
·      Create and maintain a press kit and media materials; build and maintain online (FMSC.org) newsroom.
·      Perform other duties as assigned.
           
Required Experience & Qualifications:
·      Commitment to support, promote, and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
·      Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English, Communications, or related major.
·      3-5 years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, and/or news media or media relations.
·      Strong and fast writing skills with ability to communicate complex topics concisely; versatility to write either AP news or promotional style in a variety of genres, formats, and media.
·      Strong verbal, interpersonal communication, and collaboration skills; able to professionally interact with all levels of internal and external contacts and work effectively in a team environment.
·      Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects under deadlines.
·      Excellent judgment and discretion in sensitive situations.
·      Self-starter; ability to work well independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment; willing to work as needed outside a typical work day and week.
·      Advanced competencies with Microsoft Office.

Schedule & Details:
·         Benefits-eligible, full-time, exempt (salaried) position. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday during daytime business hours. Some evening and weekend hours required. Occasional local and out-of-state travel required.
·         Work location is Coon Rapids, MN.
·         Reports to the National Marketing Director.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three samples of work to hr@fmsc.org, noting “Communications Specialist” & your first & last name in the email subject line. Preferred samples include a news release, pitch letter/email, and a media placement; a full portfolio will be requested of those invited to interview. Position is open until filled.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Edina Public Schools seeks a video production/digital media intern

Qualifications:
Experience in video production, video editing, and computer graphic design
At least three years of post-secondary education working towards a relevant degree.
Proficient in basic computer applications, including word processing, photo editing and web development technologies and ability to use available programs. Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Premier preferred.
Proficient in social networking tools and comfortable using the Web to communicate ideas and generate dialogues.
Application Procedure:
Apply online.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

American Public Media - Intern, Communications

The intern will support and work closely with APM|MPR’s Communications department. During the internship the intern would assist in daily tracking of media coverage for local services and national programs, help draft media releases, build media contact lists, promote in-studio performances and other duties as assigned.

Title: Intern, Communications
Position: Part-time winter internship
Hours: 20+ hours/week
Please specify your availability in your cover letter.
Timeframe: 6 months
Application deadline: November 22, 2013

Position Responsibility:

Monitor daily media and online social network posts for mentions of MPR|APM
Develop lists of traditional and non-traditional media contacts
Maintain database of media mentions of MPR|APM
Write press releases as needed
Write short summaries of videos of in-studio performances as needed
Write and research targeted pitches to niche blogs

Required Education and Experience:

At least three years of undergraduate study, preferably in public relations or marketing

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Understanding of media relations tactics and goals
Strong history in social media promotion
Strong research skills
Strong written communication skills
Knowledge of media coverage and skill to judge/rank coverage
Analytical knowledge and ability to turn data into information
Experience with Excel
Experience with online social networking
Interest in MPR|APM programming and mission
Excellent team member

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Public relations or marketing on-the-job experience

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Physical Demands:
Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
Reach with hands and arms
Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
Working Conditions:
Moderate noise level
Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Parking or bus pass reimbursed. More information about American Public Media is available online: www.americanpublicmedia.org

Apply online now..

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Carlson Wagonlit Travel - Corporate communications intern

Position Purpose

At CWT, we have a unique and compelling culture as an employer defined by our people and supported by our Core Values. Our employees feel a genuine respect for one another, act with uncompromising integrity and feel proud of our global market leadership. They value working together, embrace opportunities for continuous learning and have an intense desire to serve customers.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel is looking for talented and enthusiastic people. People who want to realize their professional ambitions while delivering the highest levels of expertise and service to our customers. As a global leader in business travel management, we offer exciting opportunities in different areas around the world. If you share our commitment to excellence and customer care and enjoy professional challenges, we would like to hear from you.

Learn about us and start your journey.

Position Responsibilities

At CWT, we are hiring an Intern to provide support to the Global Corporate Communications team while gaining valuable work experience in the communications field for a student currently enrolled at a recognized university.

Your key responsibilities include:
Develop and maintain launch plans for specific client publications (e.g. monthly CWT Vision plan)

Help manage and coordinate the execution of supporting deliverables for publication launches (e.g. liaising w/internal comm., managing banner creation w/graphic design, etc.)

Take minutes/notes on calls as assigned to expedite follow up

Assist with formatting and proofreading content (Word docs, PPTs) where needed

Take on some writing

Bring fresh ideas about ways content could be better merchandized, including in social media

Monitor global corp comm. mailbox

Examine distribution lists across CWT Alerts and CWT Hot News

Position Requirements

We are looking for someone who currently is pursuing university coursework in marketing, communications, and/or journalism.

You must have the ability to work 20 hours per week in addition to your classwork.

We need someone who has strong written and oral communication skills. 


Apply online now.