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Friday, October 31, 2014

Web Recruiter - Marketing and Communications Intern

Web Recruiter is searching for a qualified Marketing and Communications Intern for a full time position located in Andover, MN. The right candidate will have the following skills, experience or ability to fulfill the following top requirements: Assist communications director by writing and editing copy for release, Produce and update media kit materials including fact sheets and backgrounders, attractions and events, Maintain web, Written and oral communication skills, Design and graphics skills, Computer software skill proficient. The salary is estimated at $18 per Hour depending on candidate experience and applicable State and Local minimum wage requirements, whichever is higher. Environment: Thriving and successful. 

Apply now.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PRSA - Making a Great First Impression — Working the Room with Stevie Ray

Wednesday, November 12

Minneapolis Community & Technical College (1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
4:45 p.m. Registration
5:15-7:00 p.m. Interactive Workshop and Tons of Networking

Register for the event here.

As PR professionals, we know there is a science and art to verbal communication, join us on November 12 as Minnesota PRSA partners with Minnesota SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business) and MCTC ( to learn the art of networking from one the foremost experts, and have fun doing it!  The one and only Stevie Ray, local improv comedian and Business Journal columnist, will be hosting “Working the Room” – a program designed to showcase the best strategies for networking and making a great first impression!  Real interactive learning in an entertaining way.  Be prepared with plenty of business cards for these hands-on exercises to help you sharpen your skills for handling tough, on-the-spot challenges. Stevie is a master entertainer as well as a respected keynote speaker and corporate trainer. A high energy session that will have our group laughing and learning!

Bring plenty of business cards to exchange with new acquaintances, and to enter for the chance to win a free networking lunch with Minnesota PRSA President Anna Long

Free parking is available in the Hennepin Avenue ramp directly across from MCTC.

$30/PRSA member
$45/non-PRSA member
(2014 Event Pass Eligible)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weber Shandwick is looking for two PR professionals for their Financial Services team

Position Overview:
The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for two PR professionals, each with 5-8 years of experience to join our Financial Services team.  We’re looking for a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor with experience working with clients in the corporate, financial services, government and healthcare and/or technology sectors.

 The ideal candidates will be either:
  • Someone who has experience working on integrated marketing campaigns, including influencer engagement, social media, media relations, online promotion, materials development and local market outreach.  Strong writing and planning skills are a must.
  • Or, a “news hound” with a passion for following the news, building media relationships and developing strong storylines that generate media interest.
 Essential Competencies and Attributes:
  • Strong interest in how content marketing is evolving and how audiences are receiving, consuming and acting on information
  • Ability to creatively leverage content across multiple channels to engage media and client audiences
  • Experience in both traditional media strategies as well as social media strategies and campaigns
  • Strong media relations skills with proven experience pitching and securing stories
  • Solid technical writing skills, including experience writing  bylined articles for publication
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize engagement activities across a variety of client accounts
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct business, personal finance, technology, trade media and other influencer outreach
  • Work collaboratively with the client and senior leaders on accounts
  • Work collaboratively as part of an agency team across multiple client business units and multiple Weber Shandwick offices
  • Occasional travel
  • BA or BS in journalism, business, communications or public relations degree
  • PR agency experience desired but not required
  • Passion for public relations and its importance in meeting and advancing an organization’s business goals
 What’s in it For You?
  • Our office has earned local recognition for our ‘great place to work’ environment.  We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
  • You’ll join a firm at the forefront of the industry in engaging audiences using integrated social, mobile, digital and traditional communications strategies.
  • You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields and have the opportunity to work on local and global accounts.
 About Us
Weber Shandwick is a leading global PR agency. Our success is built on a deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration, and engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputations. We employ some of the best in the industry, working across sectors including consumer, financial services, healthcare, technology, public affairs, crisis management, digital and CSR.  Weber Shandwick was just recently named 2014 Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, which highlighted Weber Shandwick’s “consistent geographic excellence” in addition to the firm’s outperformance of the market. The firm’s innovative digital capabilities including Mediaco -- Weber Shandwick’s award-winning content publishing and distribution offering -- were highlighted as well.  We’ve also won numerous “best place to work” awards around the world.
To apply for this position, please go to and search Minneapolis jobs. 
 Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

Monday, October 27, 2014

CATS Software, Inc - Marketing Specialist

CATS provides a modern hiring solution for direct employers and recruiters all over the world. Launched in 2006, we've had years of sustained growth and are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to help us reach new marketing channels.

This role will go beyond simple social media and blogging. You will interact with our current community and find other areas to proactively reach out and engage in discussions, share relevant content to our industry, and search out events for us to attend/sponsor.

Here's what your day-to-day life at CATS may entail:
-Interact and respond to customers reaching out via social media outlets
-Write blogs with industry-relevant material
-Find new areas to promote our services
-Gather customer testimonials/stories
-Monitor, measure, and report on the effectiveness of your campaigns

Qualities we're looking for:
-Excellent writing skills, with the ability to adapt your style to have the correct tone
-We're a young company working in a startup-style manner. We are looking for a motivated self-starter that can change directions and wear several hats.
-Ability to work in a fast paced environment
-Must be comfortable interacting with clients on the phone 

Apply online now.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

iPas Group - Social media marketing

Social media marketing group has an opportunity for social media savvy users to start a career by social networking with others. You will learn the ins and outs of our business and how to make social media a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

Do you have a passion for conversing and sharing content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube or LinkedIn? If you are an active member of any type of online community or social website and you like coming up with and discussing interesting news, current events, hobbies or other topics, then social media marketing is looking for you. Social media marketing group utilizes social networking websites and communities to introduce topics and promote products and ideas online. We engage people in lively conversation and provide interesting links to articles, videos and other media to attract website visitors to our company.

Earnings range up to $2000 a week.

Desired Qualifications:

• Highly motivated, customer focused goal-oriented, collaborative team player.

• Energy and desire to grow our presence online

• Passionate, responsive and knowledgeable about social media trends globally.

•Participate in social media training opportunities to stay current with the latest trends and developments

• Ability to influence other independent contractors at all levels of the organization.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment.

Apply online now.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Media Relations, Inc. - Communications/Writing Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.


  • Conducting project research
  • Researching media outlets
  • Contacting the media on behalf of Media Relations, Inc.
  • Creating reports for clients and for internal use
  • Writing memos and other correspondence to clients or the media
  • Perform Cisions searches
  • Obtain and duplicate audio and video copies, and clippings of placements
  • Seek out new programs and publications, and gather information about them for the database
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • General administrative tasks
  • Assist Editorial Manager with press releases and various writing projects
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Good writing and editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint helpful
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about business and public relations
  • Willing to abide by the policies and procedures of Media Relations

  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, media or broadcasting, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • It is the students responsibility to seek possible credit for this internship
Apply online now.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kohnstamm Communications - Assistant Account Executive

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. Ranked No. 3 among “Best Food and Beverage PR Firms” and No. 8 among “Best CSR/Corporate Conscience PR Firms” by

The Assistant Account Executive (AAE) is expected to be a self-starter able to integrate and work closely with other Kohnstamm teams.  This position has exposure to clients, actively builds relationships, begins owning projects, and focuses on increasing knowledge of industry issues.   The AAE will have a pulse on the competitive and industry landscape and be able to take the lead on projects and reactive requests.

The AAE is able to develop in-the-moment tactics that allow our clients to respond quickly to current issues and effectively position themselves and/or their products in a positive light.  Tactics include reactively and proactively contacting media, developing messaging/talking points, reviewing clippings, and developing and deploying social media campaigns.  In addition, the AAE may be called upon to prepare press kits, assist in product launches, trade shows, and write press materials (media pitches, press releases, video scripts, etc.) and client briefings.  

As a member of the account team, the AAE assists in research and analysis and aids in the managing of day-to-day account administration.  Strong persuasive writing and client communication skills are key for success.  An ability to quickly build trusting relationships with consumer lifestyle writers, bloggers and editors is required.   The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced, team-oriented work environment, posses a sense of humor, and is able to perform under pressure.     

Honored by the Holmes Report as the nation’s “2010 Boutique Agency of the Year,” Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm Communications has accrued a dynamic portfolio of national clients. The marketing industry has taken notice.  We are looking for intensely focused, smart and PR-savvy individuals to continue our great work into 2014 and beyond.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: with Assistant Account Executive in the subject line. Applications with out a cover letter will not be accepted.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CorTalent - Marketing Communications Manager - Racing/Powersports

Company Overview
If you live and thrive in the fast lane, we invite you to check out this innovation-driven company who has experienced consecutive double-digit growth and is a leader in plastic thermoforming capabilities. They specialize in design, development, and production of quality products for the powersports and recreational industries. As a contract manufacturer for original equipment manufacturers (OEM's), they manufacture windshields, body panels, and screen printed components for motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV's, UTV's and more.

Job summary
This position is responsible for leading and developing product and service brand management, promotional materials, advertisements and social media for Carlson Motorsports, ERX and Sportech, Inc. This position requires a deep understanding of and passion for powersports, our markets, sponsors and customers to drive innovation consistent with the strategic objectives of the three businesses. Requires an energetic, resourceful and hands-on individual dedicated to developing and delivering outstanding results.

Essential job functions

  • Develop and implement marketing communication strategies which include media, marketing and product brand management, advertising as well as external and internal communications for three entities.
  • Drive brand, brand enhancements and value proposition development to promote businesses and sales.
  • Identify and cultivate strong relationships with sponsors and create innovative marketing tools to and grow sponsorships.
  • Partner in the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing communication programs. Specifically supporting business strategies and projects including but not limited to sales growth, market penetration, customer retention, quality, image, improved profit margins and improved market share.
  • Lead special events, website development/enhancements, promotions, marketing collateral, media interaction and public relations.
  • Understand and communicate company short- and long-term value proposition to achieve desired goals; align and implement strategies and goals that support company goals and those of our sponsors and customers.
  • Develop and manage budgets and ROI metrics.
  • Conduct relevant market research as needed. Gather and maintain relevant market data and competitive intelligence. Communicate findings and define new and emerging opportunities and trends.
  • Create, maintain and monitor promotional materials and website contents.
  • Manage social media and digital communication for all three entities.
Minimum requirements
  • BA or BS degree in Marketing, Communications or related field.
  • 5-8 years of related experience in marketing, brand management, public relations or advertising.
  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong organization, creativity and problem-solving.
  • Experience driving/participating across large cross-functional teams to achieve business goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including presentation, public speaking, active listening and client interaction skills.
  • Solid understanding of marketing disciplines, analytics, tools and methods.
  • Strong PC proficiency (MS Office Suite) or comparable software applications.
  • Proven business results – executes against plan and delivers.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously.
  • Must be able to efficiently utilize social media. Strong functional understanding of social media, search engine optimization and digital.
  • Ability to travel 5 - 10%.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Code 42 Software - Manager, Social Media

Code42 develops intuitive, optimized technology to securely manage and protect the world's data. Our industry-leading, award-winning CrashPlan backup solutions manage exabytes of data across millions of devices and for some of the largest organizations in the world. 

What You'll Do
This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor with the hottest software company in Minnesota! In this role, you’ll play a critical role in building a world-class Social Media team and social presence to support Code42’s aggressive growth objectives for our Consumer and Enterprise businesses. You’ll conceptualize, create, implement and optimize Social Media programs to make all of our brand-building strategies “Social.” At Code42, “Social” is not just another functional area –“Social” provides leverage to get more from all functions including Advertising, Promotions, Public Relations, Search Marketing, Events, Customer Retention & Loyalty, and Customer Service. You'll 

Be Responsible For
Assist both the Vice President of Consumer and Enterprise Marketing with developing and implementing a social media strategy that supports marketing, customer service, advertising and corporate communications objectives
Provide leadership to the team that moderates Code42 social media channels including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
Oversee and guide the activities of others on the social media team to meet team objectives, ensuring high quality output and efficient processes
Monitor and analyze ongoing social conversations about the brand, the products, key categories and topic areas that are important to Code42’s consumers
Create an active, engaged audience across all social media touch points through community management, promotions and collaborative projects
Drive content on all social media channels toward alignment with the Code42 brand position; ensure that the tone and voice is synced with overall business objectives and engagement strategies
Develop and maintain a content calendar that balances community engagement and business objectives; oversee the development of content required to meet social objectives
Collaborate closely with integrated marketing managers to build social media promotion/engagement plan for each consumer and enterprise marketing campaign
Provide reporting and analysis of social media activities for Code42 and key competitors
Provide education and inspiration cross company via best practices, competitive review, external benchmarks and success stories
Support the development of company policies, protocols and guidelines for social media
Engage effectively with cross-functional teams and collaborate closely with product marketing, product management, design, and our Customer Champions team in the development and execution of Social programs Skills and Requirements
5­-8 years of marketing experience, with a focus on digital marketing channels
2­-4 years of social media marketing experience, with a strong preference for active, hands-on management of social media activities
Experience using paid advertising to acquire fans, followers and traffic to sites and digital touch points
Experience leading a team of cross functional collaborators in developing marketing projects
Experience in highly fluid, dynamic business environments, ideally in fast growing ventures
Experience developing marketing communications across multiple formats (web materials, video, images, etc.)
Experience developing policies and procedures inside organizations
Strong personal social media presence 

Requirements for all Marketing Candidates at Code42
Ideal candidate will be flexible and have the ability to think/act strategically, as well as roll up his or her sleeves and work as an individual contributor to meet goals
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills combined with strong organizational, prioritization and project management skills
Experience with marketing automation tools and web analytics/tracking, especially Google Analytics and Social Media listening/engagement tools
Experience with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Bachelor’s degree required
Must be willing and able to travel occasionally 

All employees are responsible for Code 42 Software's information security by appropriately preserving the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of Code 42 Software information assets in accordance with the company's information security program. Apply Now

Friday, October 10, 2014

Be The Match - Senior Communications Specialist – Interactive

Are you a savvy digital marketer who understands digital content strategy, content schemas and hierarchy, digital asset management, and governance? Do you know how to give content longevity and legs in the marketplace? Have you helped clients respond to changes in the competitive landscape or industry trends through digital content or content curation?
The Senior Interactive Communications Specialist is a key player on the Be The Match interactive team, and a digital content subject matter expert, developing processes, governance and leveraging digital assets across channels for integrated marketing.
The right person must be comfortable identifying and mitigating roadblocks that prevent cross-channel integration, slow progress against the schedule and overall objectives, and/or rapidly escalate impactful issues to avoid potential implementation delays and risks. You are comfortable with ambiguity and are assertive, flexible and love a fast paced environment. You are ready to push the envelope with a collaborative approach and a high level of business acumen.
You also have an innate love for digital and interactive trends. You follow industry thought leaders and quickly connect how trends can be applied to an existing scenarios.
Join a growing, digital savvy team for a national nonprofit. Apply today.
Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business/marketing or communication or related field. On evaluation, three years of direct experience in project management for editorial oversight of multichannel communications, digital asset management, web development, communications or related field, addition to the experience below may be substituted for the degree.
Minimum Experience:
Four years or more of experience in digital project management with an emphasis on digital content asset management, process development and editorial oversight.
Demonstrated ability to serve as project manager on complex projects and develop processes and efficient systems.
Key Knowledge:
Demonstrated ability to develop digital content strategies, content schemas and hierarchy, digital asset management, and implementation of governance for ongoing digital content.
Strong understanding of digital communications as a vehicle to educate and engage public audiences and for educational outreach.
Technical knowledge of web and digital communications environments, including mobile marketing
Knowledge of marketing and communications required.
Understanding of social media and experience guiding the integration of advertising, PR, Web, social media and design strategies into holistic campaigns.
Key Skills:
Strong marketing communications and planning skills; digital asset management and editorial planning experience preferred
Demonstrated digital content strategy development and project management skills
Ability to collaborate and accept variable work direction in a face-paced, sometimes in an ambiguous environment.
Ability to lead cross-functional teams, and the ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations, and manage multiple projects having tight deadlines.
Highly detail- and results-oriented, with excellent proactive problem definition and problem-solving skills, combined with impeccable business judgment..
Intermediate skills in Excel, Word. Also, skilled in use of MS Project, Visio or comparable tool and content management system.
Other Information:
National Marrow Donor Program is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Goff Public Seeks Writing Specialist

Goff Public, a Saint Paul-based public relations/government relations firm, seeks team player with media and website-related writing experience and enthusiasm for writing. Editing, proofing, and project management skills a must. Interviewing and people skills important. Two-three years of experience preferred, but talent and attention to detail equally important. Excellent benefits and work environment. Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no books or manuscripts) to Sara Thatcher at by Monday, October 20.

Goff Public seeks account executive

Goff Public, a Saint Paul-based public relations/government relations firm, seeks team player with five to seven years of experience in a public relations- or communications-related field. Agency or corporate communications background preferred.

Must have demonstrated experience with communications strategy, media relations, and crisis communications. Sound judgment, attention to detail while managing multiple projects, and excellent writing skills are essential.

Individual must contribute to a fast-paced and growing agency and provide the highest-quality client service. Excellent benefits and work environment. Please send cover letter, resume, and two work samples to Sara Thatcher at by Monday, October 20.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Pentair - Internal Communications Specialist

We are a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of essential industries. From Filtration and Processing to Flow Management, and from Equipment Protection to Thermal Management, we apply the inventive thinking and disciplined execution to push the boundaries of what's possible. We bring to bear our extensive expertise through deep collaborative efforts, looking ahead to ensure the future of the world's most essential resources, equipment and infrastructure. Everything we do is driven by our passion to help people live better.

Business Unit Overview

Pentair’s Technical Solutions business is a leading provider of product and service solutions for enclosing, protecting, and cooling electrical and electronic systems to support automation, control and communication needs across a wide range of industries and verticals. Its industry-leading brands provide a comprehensive range of standard, modified and engineered solutions to the commercial, communications, energy, electronics, industrial, infrastructure, medical, and security & defense markets. Technical Solutions is also a world leading provider of heat management systems for industrial and commercial facilities. Our four principle business segments are industrial heat management products, building and infrastructure solutions, engineered and specialty technologies, and turnkey solutions including engineering, products, procurement, installation, and maintenance services.

Job Summary

Internal Communications Specialist

Pentair is looking for a creative and strategically-minded individual to help support the Technical Solutions global business unit with internal employee communications as well as internal event organization.This position will report into the Technical Solutions GBU Marketing Communication team and will also have a dotted line reporting relationship to Pentair Corporate Communications. This position will work closely with a wide variety of departments across the GBU and Corporate to develop and publish content for employee communication and organize internal events.

Job Responsibilities include:

Internal Communications

  • Develop and execute on an internal communication strategy to enhance the company’s "Win Right" culture with special emphasis on Customer First values. The internal communication strategy should leverage the latest technology tools including social media.
  • Support GBU President and global leadership team with internal employee and management communications including: Quarterly webcasts, PowerPoint presentations, monthly and quarterly reports, etc.
  • Standardize and digitize all current internal newsletters within the GBU to increase readership and also to drive productivity through a standard digital process.
  • Serve as content manager for the Technical Solutions GBU pages on the MyPentair intranet, including developing, writing and posting content as well as monitoring posted content
  • Liaise with the Corporate Communication team to leverage both GBU and Corporate content to best facilitate communicating Pentair’s and GBU strategies and key initiatives to employees
  • Liaise with corporate Pentair foundation to manage all community councils and charitable contributions for the Technical Solutions GBU.
  • Work closely with Legal and Corporate to promote compliance and appropriate use of both traditional and social media technologies and practices across the GBU
Internal Event Coordinator
  • Develop and execute an annual GBU event calendar that includes quarterly global leadership meetings and annual extended leadership team meetings
  • Manage involvement in large community events with significant Pentair contribution

Job Requirements & Skills

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years of relevant communications experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience with posting and managing web and social media content,
  • Experience with video, audio and photo editing and posting
  • Excellent skill in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Other Requirements:
  • Bright, hardworking, creative and enthusiastic with a proven commitment to excellence; results-oriented. Energetic personality, with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • General knowledge of disclosure regulations for traditional and online media programs of publicly traded companies
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for results and show sound business judgment/decision-making ability
  • Project management skills
  • Agency experience is a plus
  • Experience with Webex and other audio/video group communication tools is a plus 
Apply online now.