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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

VEE Corporation - Graphic Designer



VEE Corporation, premier producer of family entertainment including Sesame Street Live & Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival is seeking a Graphic Designer to develop sales and marketing materials, including: print/web ads, flyers, posters, e-blasts, billboards. Required background includes completion of a 2- or 4-year graphic design program, at least one year of relevant experience and proficiency with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Knowledge of Adobe Flash and Drupal a plus.

VEE Corporation offers a competitive compensation package and exceptional professional opportunities in a friendly, fun, team-based environment.   Please email resume and cover letter to baretz@vee.com or mail to VEE Corporation HR, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1750, Minneapolis MN 55402.  Visit our website at www.vee.com. EOE

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Public Communications Intern at Ameriprise Financial

Job Description
The Corporate Communications and Community Relations department includes all internal communications to our employees and financial advisors, corporate meeting management, as well as external communications with the media. The team consults with business partners to ensure that consistent and effective messages are delivered to our internal and external audiences. They are responsible for our intranets and content, all conference and event agendas, content, logistics, and video and interactive elements, and for all public relations and media outreach. The team develops and delivers the company's philanthropic and volunteer programs, and works with local state policymakers to influence and advocate for Ameriprise Financial clients, products, advisors and shareholders. Responsibilities

Public Communications Intern

The Public Communications intern will be part of a dynamic team that delivers high-quality public relations for Ameriprise Financial, a Fortune 250 company. As part of the Public Communications team, the intern will have multiple opportunities to learn and develop skills that will help them as they begin their path towards a career in public relations. Opportunities available within this internship may include:

  • Writing and editing content for the Ameriprise newsroom including feature stories, commentary and story ideas.
  • Developing targeted media pitches for consumer and trade publications.
  • Reviewing and editing news releases and other communications.
  • Creating and updating media lists.
  • Conducting research on current trends.
  • Assisting with media outreach in local markets.
  • Assist in prepping Ameriprise spokespeople including senior leaders and financial advisors.
  • Being proactive in helping PR team develop new media strategies.
  • Media training.
  • Assisting with Ameriprise_News Twitter account.

Additional Opportunities Networking with other summer interns and people across the company. Participating in regularly scheduled calls with PR agency. Attend team and department meetings where you connect with other communications and marketing professionals. Exposure to Ameriprise executives at internship events. Ability to participate in Young Professionals Network. Learning about a variety of career paths.

Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a company that cares, put a rewarding career more within reach at Ameriprise Financial.

Required Qualifications

  • Current Juniors pursuing majors in journalism, public relations or communications.
  • Excellent academic performance; a minimum of a 3.3 GPA. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability. 
  • Experience (or strong interest) in interacting with media. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities. 
  • Dynamic interpersonal and consultative skills. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software. 
  • Interest in pursuing a career in media relations or communications, with a preferred interest in the financial services industry. 
  • Interest or coursework in marketing also a plus.

About Ameriprise Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a company that cares, put a rewarding career more within reach at Ameriprise Financial. adServer

Apply Online now.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Superior Management Solutions - Marketing, Public Relations, Communications

WE ARE HIRING IMMEDIATELY FOR DIRECT MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATION POSITIONS!
- Full Time
- Salary + Commissions
- Bonuses
- Travel Opportunities
- Paid Training
- Leadership Opportunities
- Quick Upper Mobility

Essential functions:
- Coordinate and execute strategy for weekly and monthly marketing and sales plan
- Propose realistic marketing and communications strategies, objective, and targets
- Implement marketing and communication campaigns based upon strategy - one on one sales interactions with customers
- Attend conferences and meetings
- Represent the firm in retail promotions, industry meets, and marketing conferences

Requirements
• degree preferred in marketing, communications, business administration public affairs, arts & sciences or related field
• Minimum of 1 year of related work experience or demonstrated equivalent training
• Must have ability to work efficiently under pressure on multiple tasks while meeting commitments with high quality standards
• Strong decision making ability and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Must have a positive approach that no task is too big or small
• Confident and mature attitude
• Passion to entrepreneurial thinking and acting
• Team building spirit
• Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
• Multitasking ability
• Commitment to a high performance culture

Submit resume to apply!

Friday, December 26, 2014

SNI Inc - Marketing, Public Relations, Communications

Job Description

WE ARE HIRING IMMEDIATELY FOR DIRECT MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATION POSITIONS!
- Full Time
- Salary + Commissions
- Bonuses
- Travel Opportunities
- Paid Training
- Leadership Opportunities
- Quick Upper Mobility

Essential functions:
- Coordinate and execute strategy for weekly and monthly marketing and sales plan
- Propose realistic marketing and communications strategies, objective, and targets
- Implement marketing and communication campaigns based upon strategy - one on one sales interactions with customers
- Attend conferences and meetings
- Represent the firm in retail promotions, industry meets, and marketing conferences

Requirements
• degree preferred in marketing, communications, business administration public affairs, arts & sciences or related field
• Minimum of 1 year of related work experience or demonstrated equivalent training
• Must have ability to work efficiently under pressure on multiple tasks while meeting commitments with high quality standards
• Strong decision making ability and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Must have a positive approach that no task is too big or small
• Confident and mature attitude
• Passion to entrepreneurial thinking and acting
• Team building spirit
• Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
• Multitasking ability
• Commitment to a high performance culture


Click here to apply.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel - Social Media Manager - SMSC

Job Summary:
Responsible for overseeing the Internet-based advertising efforts of Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.  Implement Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s social media strategy, develop brand awareness, and generate inbound traffic.  Coordinate with the internal Marketing team, SMSC Enterprises and Departments to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating a social media referral network.  Ensure the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s brand image or the features of the company that make it recognizable to the public are well represented online. Ensure the brand being displayed online is in line with efforts offline, such as print or television ads.

Budget/Asset Responsibilities:
Assists in preparing and maintaining the budget for social media.  Reports variances and submits supporting documentation on departmental activity.

Job Duties:
  1. Create a comprehensive social media strategy to define programs that use social media marketing techniques to increase visibility, membership and traffic across all Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s brands.  Create interactive, custom social media content and distribute with precision across global social networks.
  2. Implement and manage social media profiles including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Four Square, LinkedIn, Instagram, HootSuite/SproutSocial, Pinterest, etc.  Develop easy-to-use, clear, concise, comprehensible content. Create Internet ads (Facebook, Google, Bing/Yahoo, etc.). Monitor Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s online reputation. Approve or delete comments on blogs or articles, highlight and encourage positive comments, conduct interviews and take photos of the subject, follow up on responses.
  3. Experiment with new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities (“marketing R&D”).  Monitor trends in social media tools, applications and appropriately apply that knowledge to increasing the use of social media at Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
  4. Strategize with and educate the management team and others across the company on incorporating relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture and into all of the company’s products and services.
  5. Measure the impact of social media on the overall marketing efforts. Analyze and report metrics for complete social media programs effectively and confidently in one dashboard. Report on financial and quantitative results.
  6. Maximize, improve and utilize Search Engine Optimization to ensure that the company's website is easily located by search engines and shows up at the top of searches for certain keywords. Drive traffic to websites using a variety of methods.
  7. Study market research that provides information about the target customers Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is interested in and make informed choices about what sites are most beneficial for advertising.  Research and develop relationships with websites to obtain quality links.
  8. Post monthly Facebook Exclusive offers and create other social media promotions. Create Eblasts and newsletters utilizing email software (ie. Vertical Response, Mail Chimp, etc.). Manage and deliver email lists, design and deliver emails, craft email campaigns and follow up on responses. In conjunction with the web designer, update Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s website content to reflect current programs, promotions, etc.
  9. Research and develop a mobile app for any and all appropriate Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community enterprises.  In conjunction with the web designer, create and/or maintain Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s mobile website.

Job Requirements


Job Requirements:
  1. Any combination of a post-high school education in Marketing or related field and experience in social media to equal seven years.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Experience designing, executing and maintaining any form of online marketing for a mid-sized company (50+ employees).
  3. Experience with web development and design.
  4. Demonstrated experience using hard data and metrics to measure performance, determine improvements and innovations, and to support project requests from partner teams.
  5. Experience in leading successful cross-functional teams, achieving on-time goals and maintaining budget levels. 
  6. Proficient in MS Office, Photoshop Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Flash) and web design skills (HTML, XML, Drupal/Joomla, Wordpress, CSS).   Experience with SEO/SEM required. 
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Apply online now.

Friday, December 12, 2014

StoryTeller - Associate Account Strategist

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!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Weber Shandwick seeks Financial Services expert

Position Overview:
The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for PR professional with 5-8 years of experience to join our Financial Services team.  We’re looking for aAccount Supervisor with experience working with clients in the corporate, financial services, government and healthcare and/or technology sectors.
 The ideal candidate 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
 Qualifications:  
  • 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 webershandwick.com/work-with-us 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.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Horizontal Integration - Product Marketing and Communications Manager

Summary: Looking for a Product Marketing & Communications Manager within our Investment Products and Solutions group.
Responsibilities:
• Create marketing and communication plans to support product initiatives, working with large cross-functional teams across the organization to ensure alignment and integration.
• Plans, writes and implements marketing and communication strategies and tactics that support integrated plans. Works individually or with a team to prepare communications, sales literature, etc.
• Serve as primary liaison with internal partners – legal, compliance, creative services, production services, product development, trading desk, etc.
• Drive measurable program results by tracking program participation and results and provide recommendations for improvements, execute approved recommendations quickly.
Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent in a related field
• 5+ years of relevant experience in the financial services industry
• Strong knowledge of investment products and services (i.e. mutual funds, ETFs, equities, bonds, UITs, investment research, etc.)
• Strong, demonstrated writing skills -- including content research and audience strategies
• Proven ability to motivate and influence internal partners
• Demonstrated ability to work as a leader within teams and ability to influence others
• Exceptional marketing, communication, project management and organizational skills
• Experience in developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies
• Capable of interacting with variety of individuals cross-organizationally
• Must be a self-starter and have ability to work independently
• Proven ability to think fast, respond quickly and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
• Proven ability to prioritize, coupled with strong attention to detail
• Required Licenses: Series 7 required or ability to obtain within 90 days.

About Horizontal Integration:

At Horizontal Integration we find qualified, talented professionals from every discipline representing every skill set. We recruit and place our professionals in the way that's most efficient for our clients.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Beehive PR - Account Coordinator



Account Coordinator

Beehive PR is looking for an account coordinator to join our St. Paul agency. The coordinator will support account teams serving retail, med tech and education clients. The ideal candidate has completed a relevant internship and has 1-2 years of agency experience, including writing, project management, digital/social media strategy, research and analysis.

Skills:
·         Stellar communicator; confident presenter; excellent writer across channels and brand voices
·         Fresh, creative thinker who shows initiative, confidence and drive
·         Knowledgeable about social media monitoring and research tools and best practices
·         Proven researcher who has a desire to continually learn; skilled in data analysis
·         Account manager who completes error-free work on time, on strategy, on budget
·         Skilled at managing multiple projects and tight deadlines with thoughtfulness, speed and focus
·         Collaborative, energetic, positive and fun
·         Focused, efficient, flexible and productive
·         Self-aware and committed to learning and growing – personally and professionally
·         Candid and honest; drama adverse
·         Is able to live agency’s core values: Strengths-driven, energized, partners, authentic, accountable, dynamic


Position Requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
·         Completed at least one internship in relevant field
·         1 – 2 years professional experience in PR/marketing/digital in addition to internship
·         Agency or professional services firm experience strongly preferred  


What You’ll Get:
·         An opportunity to join one of the “Top 50 Places to Work in PR” (PR News, 2014)
·         A chance to join an energized, inspired team doing positively brilliant work
·         A vibrant, supportive and welcoming workplace
·         Challenging and exciting clients and strategic work

Applications can be emailed to Rebecca Martin (rmartin@beehivepr.biz). Deadline: 12/12/14. No phone calls, please.