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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Account manager/media relations position available

Goff Public seeks team player with five or more years of experience in public relations or media-related fields.  We are looking for an experienced storyteller with strong writing skills and current relationships with Twin Cities’ reporters and editors.  Knowledge of video production is desirable.  Duties will include account management and media relations.  Attention to detail while managing multiple projects and providing the highest quality client service is critical.  Excellent benefits and work environment.  Please send resume and cover letter to Chris Duffy at by Monday, May 12. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gravie - Growth Team Member

Join an outgoing and entrepreneurial team of brand ambassadors whose job is to engage small and medium size businesses in Minneapolis / St.Paul about how Gravie can benefit them.

You Will:

A successful Gravie Growth Team Member will find creative ways to reach and meet small and mid-size businesses, spreading interest about how Gravie can help them offer health insurance to their employees. The Team Member will execute on tactics designed by the Gravie Marketing Team, including visiting businesses to hand out marketing materials. They will create a positive first impression and share the excitement of Gravie to these businesses.

You Bring:

  • A charming, friendly and positive attitude
  • Interest in sales and meeting new people
  • Comfortable talking with and engaging strangers
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • High level of self-motivation, confidence and reliability
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekdays and evenings
  • Proven ability to work independently
Extra Credit:
  • Past brand ambassador/representative experience
  • Any sales or cold calling experience

Position Details:

  • Location: Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro Area
  • Compensation: $15 per hour + generous bonus for generating sales leads
  • This is a part-time position, averaging about 20 hours a week
  • Must have reliable transportation (mileage reimbursement included)
Apply Online.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Basilica of Saint Mary - Marketing & Communications Intern, Summer 2014

Purpose of the Position: To assist The Basilica of Saint Mary Marketing & Communications Department with various projects.

Scope of the Position: Support the mission, vision and values of The Basilica of Saint Mary while performing job duties. Reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and is responsible for the following duties:

·         Maintain/update The Basilica’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and blogs
·         Take photos at Basilica events
·         Format and write copy for eblasts to Basilica parishioners
·         Layout of our Weekly Newsletter in Microsoft Publisher
·         Writing projects in Microsoft Word, including writing for print and the web, namely press releases and media alerts
·         Distributing press releases to local media and conducting follow-up
·         Supporting the Director of Marketing & Communications on-site at large events where media is present
·         Miscellaneous administrative tasks, as needed

Qualifications: As a “Traditional Church with a Modern Message,” a high level of comfort with the mission of The Basilica is vital. Must have a demonstrated commitment to working in a collaborative environment.


·         Current college student with relevant coursework in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or English
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
·         Experience using social media
·         Ability to meet deadlines and work independently when necessary
·         Reliability and adherence to a routine work schedule to be mutually agreed upon
·         Able to work approximately 10-12 hours per week
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Publisher (training can be provided in Publisher)
·         Possess the ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality


·         College juniors and seniors
·         Ability to attend Communication Team meetings on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am
·         Able to attend occasional events on evenings or weekends
·         Photography skills
·         Computer/website skills, including familiarity with Drupal


·         Experience working in fast-paced nonprofit setting with a dynamic team
·         Understanding of event planning and execution
·         One-on-one hands-on training regarding writing and media relations
·         Materials for your resume/portfolio including writing samples and design work
Please send resume with cover letter ASAP to

Monday, April 14, 2014

Champion Promotions - Public Relations and Brand Marketing Associate Entry level

Champion Promotions seeking an entry level Public Relations and Brand Marketing Associate for one of the leading Event / Promotions and Planning firms in the
Mankato area
.  This innovative firm is looking for outstanding, team-oriented professionals who enjoy working with others and maintaining relationships with our prestigious clientele.  This position will be responsible for all aspects of brand marketing and public relations strategy and its implementation at our promotional retail events.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a progressive local firm and make an immense impact on emerging and established brands with a team of highly ambitious, contemporary, and fun people.  If you have a passion for marketing and public relations, enjoy being the best at what you do, and want to be a part of a growing company shaping how products enter a competitive marketplace, then we want to hear from you!

Purpose of Position:

The main focus of the Public Relations and Brand Marketing Associate is to promote our clients brand names by developing and supporting field-marketing programs.  The ideal individual for this position will be able to drive production and brand awareness at our events, be skilled at building relationships with different types of people, and love working with start ups and entrepreneurs.  This position will work closely with other Event Marketing Managers, and corporate marketing and sales organizations to support sales activities and utilize marketing expertise to help develop and execute marketing programs that will increase demand and drive revenue.

Training Program:

With the addition of several new clients to a diverse portfolio, this growing local marketing firm is in need of individuals who posses strong leadership abilities to help oversee more campaigns to insure growth and success within the company.  These entry level positions have the opportunity to cross train in marketing management strategy through a proven mentorship and training program designed to invest time into training qualified candidates from the ground up to take on larger leadership and management roles.

Primary Duties:

  • Impacts sales results by developing, supporting and executing field marketing and segment activities.
  • Executes Marketing campaigns and Plans Events depending on expertise.  
  • Works with various corporate/field marketing managers to determine appropriate customized programs and strategies for various market segments.
  • Provides coordination and project management to ensure event success.  
  • Publicizes event and works with Account Development to raise awareness and drive high levels of attendance and participation by targeted audience.
  • Build and retain direct relationships with clients to ensure satisfaction.
  • Management of campaigns, events, employees and finances.

  • 1-2 years experience or training in marketing, management or sales preferred, but willing to make exceptions for the right candidate
  • Experience in customer service or other people-oriented fields desired
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and and contribute in a team environment 
  • Desire to succeed
  • Based in the local area


Company Overview

Champion Promotions Inc. is a marketing company and our goal is to provide client acquisition services for a wide range of satellite and communications clients. We create a synergy between our various clients and retailers that give both the opportunity to touch different people that they may not normally reach.

At the entry level, we are looking for individuals to fill
our Public Relations and Brand Marketing positions.

Idividuals will begin their career at the entry level by learning our in-store marketing programs and campaigns. And once they have a grasp on those basics they will be trained to advance into management.
Our management training program is recognized as one of the best in the marketing and advertising field.

For immidate consideration email you resume to include "Public Relations" in the subject line.

Pope Architects - Communications / PR Intern

Pope Architects is a St. Paul-based, multi-discipline architectural and interior design firm. We are seeking a highly motivated communications, public relations or journalism student to join our marketing team for a summer internship, with possible continued employment.  Our marketing team is responsible for promoting the firm, and supporting new projects with writing and graphic work. We also provide general marketing and administrative support for the office. 
We are looking for a student intern to help us develop a stronger communications for our firm. This includes:
1)      maintaining news updates on the website.
2)      writing press releases on projects, new hires, awards and developments.
3)      researching and creating opportunities, and assisting in writing articles for publications.
4)      exploring a social media campaign.
5)      writing articles for company newsletter.
6)      writing about ongoing design projects for marketing materials.
The student intern would assist in the daily responsibilities of the marketing group. This includes:
1)      support for front desk reception and print room.
2)      development of presentations, brochures and materials.
3)      production of graphics for ongoing architectural projects.
4)      involvement in general marketing efforts.
•             Pursuing Bachelor's degree in related field (Journalism, Public Relations or Communication Studies preferred). 
•             Strong writing and editing skills. Graphic and layout skills a plus.
•             Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).
•             A high working proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. 
•             An ability to effectively organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
•             An ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
•             Great communication and people skills. 
•             Team-player and strong work ethic.
To Apply:

We’d like to get a sense of your writing abilities, as well as understand your general experience with design software.  Submit a letter of interest, resume, three (3) examples of your written/public relations experience, and two (2) examples of your layout/design experience to Kathy Moris at by April 21, 2014. No phone calls please.  Please supply pdfs at a compressed file size.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Uptown Association - Project Coordinator

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 51st year.

JOB DESCRIPTION- Full time position

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  •  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
  • 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
  •  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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Extensive familiarity and hands-on social media experience
  • 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

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • Experience writing grants and city permits
  • Experience with database management software
To apply for this position, e-mail a resume and cover letter to by April 18, 2014. Cover letter must include your salary requirements in order to be considered. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Weber Shandwick Minneapolis – VP-Consumer

We’re looking for a dynamic, senior counselor who has a history of taking consumer trends or compelling concepts and translating them into campaigns that get audiences talking, sharing and buying. The ideal candidate has worked with consumer products companies on integrated marketing communications and public relations strategy, and is passionate about food, health and doing innovative work on behalf of clients. You’ll be leading current and new business, and, along with the current Consumer Marketing team leadership, helping chart the direction of our group. 

Primary responsibilities 
  • Understand clients’ business objectives, and translate them into powerful programs with the ability to drive results; effectively measure program impact
  • Work closely with clients and account teams leading strategic planning, and overseeing execution of innovative marketing communications campaigns
  • Guide and counsel clients on the changing media landscape, and the business implications of those changes
  • Build strong client relationships, and drive new business
  • Coach and develop talent, and inspire team members to do their best work, and help foster a culture of learning and growth

  • 10+ years of public relations, marketing or social media/digital experience
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Demonstrated success working with CPG brands, ideally food brands
  • Experience working with chefs, registered dietitians or food influencers a plus
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Strong strategic thinker – comfortable building and executing against briefs, and interpreting and applying audience planning and insights data
  • Great problem solver and bold decision maker
  • Able to effectively build relationships with senior-level executives
  • Highly proficient in, and innately curious about, the strategy that drives consumers’ use of social media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that translate into being a powerful presenter and compelling writer
  • Highly organized and comfortable guiding process
Apply online now.

Friday, April 04, 2014

National Marrow Donor Program - Corporate Communications Service Intern

The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization, is the global leader in providing bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants to patients in need.  As Be The Match®, we operate the Be The Match Registry®, the world’s largest listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units and raise funds to help provide transplants to all patients through the Be The Match Foundation®. We also match patients with donors, educate health care professionals and conduct research through our research arm, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research® (CIBMTR), so more lives can be saved.

 Key Responsibilities:
Interviewing employees, patients and donors, as well as drafting stories for internal and external audiences researching communications best practices; managing web content for employee Intranet; and managing projects. Specific projects may include work on our annual numbers strategy, Council Meeting, Intranet migration and well-being program communications. 

Reports to:
Strategic Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications  
Dotted line to Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications 

Length of Appointment:
Summer 2014

Time Commitment:
Flexible with a set schedule during regular business hours

Qualifications and Requirements:
Working toward a BA or Masters in journalism, communications and/or marketing. Adherence to confidentiality policy and successful completion of references and background check.  In addition, candidates who have an interest in the mission and vision of the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match and will help promote a respectful work environment are necessary for this position.   

Support Provided:     
Intern will be assigned a computer and work station and have access to all tools and resources needed to complete the tasks of this position. On site supervision, training and support will be provided by the Corporate Communications team and other relevant business groups as needed.

Benefits Provided:       
          Practical, professional communications and project management experience in a supportive, collaborative work environment.  
          References can be made available upon successful (and satisfactory) completion of this internship. 

Submit your application:
Please describe your interest in interning with the National Marrow Donor Program by submitting a resume and cover letter to Barb Semerad

Marvin Windows and Doors - Social Media/Channel Marketing Intern

At Marvin Windows and Doors, we have Careers – Built around you.®  We are a world-class designer and manufacturer of windows and doors that relies on our years of experience, advanced technology and the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees to continually grow our business, (  Join our team and experience an upbeat, challenging, and fun work environment.   

Currently, we are seeking a Social Media/Channel Marketing Intern to join our Marketing Department and work out of our office in Eagan, MN.

Position Overview
This position provides support to the Public Relations and Channel Marketing departments—two of our cross-brand support areas within Marvin Windows and Doors Marketing group. 

The individual in this role will gain valuable insight into the inner workings of an in-house public relations and channel marketing department of a B2B/B2C manufacturer with a complex distribution and dealer network.  The individual will have the opportunity to (1) contribute to, and execute several social media marketing campaigns designed to build and grow the Marvin Windows and Doors brand and (2) work marketing tools and programs designed for our dealers and distributors to assist with their local marketing efforts.

Major Roles and Responsibilities
Social Media:
·         Assist with social media content creation for both the Marvin and Integrity brands
·         Assist with social media monitoring and reporting on Marvin and Integrity’s social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and Houzz
·         Maintain Marvin and Integrity’s Pinterest and Houzz accounts; assist in content development strategy for both
·         Provide regular updates on social media trends and insights
·         Assist and contribute to overall execution of social media program to achieve marketing goals
Writing & Editing:
·         Assist the public relations team, when needed, in writing and editing of Marvin’s MLuxe blog and Integrity’s Builder’s Blog
·         Assist in writing and editing a variety of e-newsletters for the Marvin and Integrity Brands

Channel Tool Support
·         Conduct an audit of dealer tools available on online marketing tool portal ( to check for consistencies within customization options and range of segment-specific assets
·         Review dealer locator lists on Marvin and Integrity websites and provide report of missing information on each dealer’s listing (i.e., company description, hours of operation, etc.)
·         Review dealer listings on Google maps (and other similar) and assist dealers in getting added to these basic online company listing opportunities

Research & Reporting:
·         Assist in regular monitoring and reporting of other public relations activity, which includes regular media monitoring and Google analytics
·         Assist in various research projects on an as-needed basis, such as media list building, dealer internet searches, search engine optimization options, etc.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements
·         High school graduate and have, or are working toward a degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism or business
·         Experience using Search Engines such as Google, Internet directory sites,  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube
·         Exposure to and understanding of basic ad design and layout
·         Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
·         Detail oriented, self-motivated, organized
·         Ability to work on a team as well as be able to work independently
·         Strong multi-tasking abilities
·         Some knowledge using Microsoft Word and Excel

If you are self-motivated, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are a team player, send your resume and cover letter to:                                                                             
Marvin Windows and Doors
PO Box 100
Warroad, MN 56763
ATTN:  Kellie, HR
Fax:  (218) 386-4204