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Friday, June 27, 2014

Children’s Cancer Research Fund - Marketing & Communications Coordinator



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Children’s Cancer Research Fund is seeking a full-time Marketing and Communications Coordinator for strategic and tactical execution of marketing and communications plans in support of fundraising initiatives for Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will work closely with director and marketing team to do the following:
-    Develop and execute marketing, public relations and content strategies to build awareness of CCRF and promote fundraising events and cause-related marketing programs
-    Help tell CCRF and pediatric cancer family stories through engaging content for a variety of channels, including web, social media, news releases, fact sheets, videos, speeches and newsletters
-    Connect with and interview medical researchers, pediatric cancer families, community members and corporate partners to help develop compelling content and stories
-    Plan, coordinate and execute content across owned and earned social channels, including blog posts, tweets, status updates, photos and videos
-    Leverage social media measurement tools to provide progress reports and find ways to improve performance
-    Plan and implement media relations initiatives, including proactively establishing relationships with external media and relevant bloggers, pitching story ideas, responding to incoming media requests and monitoring and reporting news coverage
-    Coordinate external contractors as needed, including writers, photographers and other creative talent

  EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
-    Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or closely related field
-    Three (3) years full-time relevant marketing experience
-    Excellent writing skills, including proofreading and editing for a variety of media
-    Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, and collaboration skills; ability to work in a team     environment and as a liaison to other departments, external partners and childhood cancer families
-    Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking in marketing communications
-    Strong attention to detail and organization
-    Ability to thrive in fast-paced, collaborative environment and be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines
-    Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities
-    Ability to work well independently and take initiative



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Children’s Cancer Research Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume and cover letter including salary range expectations to             hr@childrenscancer.org.  Please no calls or agencies.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

PadillaCRT - Director/Senior Director of Business Development, Minneapolis



PadillaCRT is seeking a Director of Business Development who will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external marketing plan for the company.

Come be a part of PadillaCRT, one of the largest employee-owned communications agencies in North America. You’ll enjoy working with people who are driven, smart, creative and courageous. And you’ll discover there is no communications firm more committed to helping great organizations thrive.

Responsibilities:
·         Create and implement the strategic marketing plan.
·         Support business teams with marketing advice and counsel.
·         Evaluate prospective new business opportunities
·         Take the lead role in agency proposal development.
·         Lead prospecting activities for internal business teams.
·         Assess client needs and competitive landscape for new market segments.
·         Assist in or produce feasibility studies/business plans for new product development.
·         Develop traditional and digital materials to support business development efforts.
·         Develop agency marketing campaigns, including the introduction of new products and services.
·         Manage specific corporate programs, tracking and reporting on results and making improvements.
·         Supervise others on team.
To be considered for this position, candidate must have:
·            Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
·            10 years of related experience required.
·            Ability to travel, typically 10-15% of time.
·            Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
·            Experience working in professional services.

About PadillaCRT
We’re looking for candidates who like to work in a fast-paced environment, have good interpersonal and communications skills, are adept at prioritizing, and are passionate about continuous learning.

PadillaCRT is an employee-owned firm and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our exceptional work environment helped us earn recognition as America’s “Top Agency to Work For” three times in recent years.

Our clients span various industries, including manufacturing, technology, health care, consumer goods and services, financial services, and others. Our staff is expert in marketing, corporate and investor relations, and crisis communications. We seek collaborative individuals who want to grow with us.

Thanks for considering PadillaCRT! We encourage you to visit us at www.PadillaCRT.com.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

StoryTeller is looking for a bright and talented Associate Account Strategist


StoryTeller is looking for a bright and talented Associate Account Strategist to join our inbound marketing team. Are you self-directed and self-motivated? Do you geek out over marketing results and crave analytics? Or, do you simply have a love of marketing? You may be a good fit for us. StoryTeller is a growing, fast-paced company that looks for leaders at every position.

The ideal candidate will: 
  • Have excellent writing and copy editing skills.
  • Have a firm grasp of search and content marketing.
  • Be able to manage tasks for multiple clients in a variety of industries.
  • Be a content creator with an analytical mind.
  • Work successfully in a group and independently.
  • Be highly organized.
  • The ability to thrive in a changing industry.
  • Magnetic and engaging personality.
Please take a moment and tell us about yourself. We'll be in touch if it seems you'd be a fit for the StoryTeller team and culture!

StoryTeller is looking for an amazing inbound marketer


StoryTeller is looking for an amazing inbound marketer and lead generation machine to join its team. Can you look at a landing page and instantly come up with five A/B tests you'd want to run to optimize the conversion rate? Do you love crafting an engaging email message just as much as analyzing that email's marketing results? This role is both strategic and tactical, focused on planning and executing campaigns to generate new business leads.

 The ideal candidate will:
  • Have 2-5 years experience in lead generation, website conversion and/or email marketing.
  • Be a content creator and have an analytical mind
  • Be agile and experimental, bringing new ideas to the team and moving at a fast pace to hit aggressive goals.
  • Be a strong writer with a keen attention to detail.

Bonus skills: HTML/CSS, HubSpot, Salesforce.com, marketing automation, Photoshop, video editing

Monday, June 23, 2014

AAA Minneapolis - Communication Intern

The AAA Minneapolis Communications Intern will work directly with the Public Relations department and support information flow across multiple mediums that will help build the AAA Minneapolis brand and establish the 112-year organization’s mission to provide dependable, high-quality auto club and related products and services that enhance, simplify and support our members’ lives. Graduate and undergraduate students interested in gaining professional experience in a not-for-profit setting are encouraged to apply. The Intern will work within an integrated marketing communications environment with the following responsibilities:
  • Write press releases and distribute them on proprietary lists;
  • Participate in social media strategy sessions;
  • Assist in the development of news articles, and be prepared to offer story ideas;
  • Develop and post new content on internal communications channels;
  • Assist with the planning, execution and publicity of community events;
  • Attend 4 of the 6 community events scheduled in July and August, including at least two weekend events;
  • Assist with staffing the AAA Minneapolis booth at these events and help the Community Outreach Coordinator with facilitating safety presentations;
  • Organize the School Safety Patrol database and enter additional school patrol request orders.
The preferred candidate will possess the following:
  • Strong writing and verbal communications skills;
  • The ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;
  • Pursuing or has earned a degree in Communications, Journalism or Business.
Please e-mail resume along with:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s writing ability
The internship is a paid, part-time position, 12-15 hours a week for 10 weeks. Applications that do not include a writing sample will not be considered.
AAA Minneapolis serves more than 200,000 members in Hennepin County and 54 million members in North America who agree: It Pays to Belong.

Apply online now.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

SEIU Local 1 - Communications Director


SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building power for low-wage workers in service industries and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration, economic wins for workers and education reform. We are now hiring a Communications Director in Chicago to work on exciting campaigns to organize workers across the region. The role of the Communications Director is to ensure that the local develops and implements a robust communications program, internally with members and staff, and externally (e.g. earned and social media) to effectively convey Local 1’s key messages.

 Key Job Responsibilities :
  • Act as chief spokesperson for SEIU Local 1, its members and officers;
  • Manage, coach and develop members of the communications staff;
  • Develop long- and short-term strategies for effectively distributing the union’s message;
  • Frame messages and promote a favorable image of the union with members, the general public, the news media, working people and allies;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local media across the union’s territory;
  • Produce and supervise the production of newsletters, website, social media content, news releases, OP-ED’s, talking points, letters to the editor and other materials;
  • Plan, organize and oversee media events;
  • Develop and implement proactive earned media and social media outreach;
  • Prepare workers and other allies to talk with the news media or at events; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.
 Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, English or related field;
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of communications experience in a progressive organization, politics, journalism, unions or other related field;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience leading the communications function and managing communications staff;
  • Fluency in Spanish or Polish a plus;
  • Ability to present ideas that are clear, creative and reach intended audiences;
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with members of print, broadcast and online media;
  • Thorough understanding of design programs such as InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress;
  • Project management skill and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines;
  • Travel required and willingness to work long and irregular hours.
 Salary & Benefits:
  • Salary is competitive and negotiable;
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation;
  • Car allowance.
SEIU Local 1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Monday, June 16, 2014

VocalEssence - Communications Associate



VocalEssence is comprised of the 100-voice VocalEssence Chorus, the 32-voice professional Ensemble Singers, as well as guest soloists and instrumentalists, and offers audiences a broad series of concerts. Called “one of the irreplaceable music ensembles of our time” by Dana Gioia, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, VocalEssence was founded in 1969 by artistic director Philip Brunelle. VocalEssence has championed the vocal experience in unconventional ways through concerts, commissions, and community engagement, and has debuted more than 150 commissions and world premieres. Beyond performances and recordings, VocalEssence impacts thousands of students, singers, and composers each year through its innovative programs, contests, and support for choral art. In 2014, VocalEssence initiated a brand refresh, and, in conjunction with contract designers and web developers, will be creating a new responsive website on a WordPress platform that will launch in mid-September.

Responsibilities:
The Communications Associate will be responsible for managing the brand and identity of the organization; writing all outbound communication including all promotional materials, electronic communication and social media content; coordinating the creation of print materials including concert programs and annual reports; developing and implementing online engagement strategies through social media, electronic communication and the website; and acting as the staff liaison to Resonate, the VocalEssence young professionals group for ages 21-39.  All duties tie into the marketing department’s goals of expanding the audience base by age and racial diversity, encouraging giving, promoting the choral arts through advocacy, increasing the visibility of the VocalEssence education programs, and refreshing the VocalEssence brand. The ideal candidate is an energetic communications professional who is detail-oriented and can coordinate content management, social media, writing and editing for all outbound communications among a team of staff and contractors. This position is salaried at 25 hours per week.

         Write and/or edit all outbound communication including but not limited to all promotional materials, concert programs, website content, monthly e-newsletter and annual report
         Responsible for day-to-day creation and management of engaging content across external digital properties, include website and social media platforms
         Write, collect, and edit information for concert programs and annual reports
         Assist with marketing and audience development strategies
         Create press packs including photographs, biographies and other background information
         Staff liaison to Resonate, the VocalEssence young professionals group
Significant Relationships:
The Communications Associate reports to the Director of Development and Communications, and also works with the media consultant and other VocalEssence staff members to complete the duties of the position.

Qualifications: 

Required
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
·         Commitment to high quality work consistent with the VocalEssence brand
·         Experience with Content Management Systems such as WordPress
·         Experience developing the online component of marketing campaigns demonstrating measurable results in list growth, engagement and revenue
·         Fluent in social media applications
·         Ability to work with a variety of diverse cultures
·         Work effectively as part of a team
·         Ability to problem solve with flexibility
·         Experience managing volunteers
·         Knowledge and love of choral music
·         Bachelor’s degree with skills in communication and/or related fields

Preferred
·         Experience with photography and video editing software
·         Graphic design skills and knowledge of desktop publishing programs like Adobe Creative Suite for in-house graphic design and production
·         Creativity expressed through ideas and perspective

Hours
Salaried 25 hours a week.  The work schedule is flexible, but needs to be consistent by week.

Compensation
                Salaried based on a 25 hour work week and experience
Deadline for Application:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
To Apply:
Submit your application online: www.vocalessence.org/apply

Include the following three items:
·         A cover letter
·         A resume, listing three references and contact information
·         A sample of your marketing writing

Any questions can be e-mailed to Katrina Wallmeyer, Director of Development and Communications, at katrina@vocalessence.org.

VocalEssence is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We encourage candidates with a diversity of life experiences to apply.