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Monday, December 28, 2015

Russell Herder - Public Relations Account Supervisor


Russell Herder is looking for an experienced public relations account supervisor to join our team. Seeking an individual to support clients through successful public relations programs and media relations campaigns. Candidate should have excellent writing and presentation skills with several years of pitching to national media.

Excellence in organizational skills and a commitment to building client relationships. Previous public relations and media relations experience in an advertising agency or PR firm essential. A minimum of five years of experience and a Bachelor's degree required.
 

Please send resume and introductory email to traci@russellherder.com.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lola Red - Public Relations Intern

Lola Red PR is seeking a full-time, hard-working, talented public relations intern to join the team in early January, 2016. Graduates with degrees in public relations, mass communications, or journalism preferred. Candidates with media relations experience preferred. We have high expectations for our interns who must be exceptional writers, communicators and multi-taskers. 

Responsibilities 
  • Media relations
  • Draft copy for press materials
  • Create and update media lists and contact lists
  • Assist with event promotion and attend events in a support capacity
  • Craft social media messaging
  • Work on various tasks as needed

You will succeed as a Lola Red intern if you’re able to:
  • Write well
  • Write well (it’s so important we’re saying it twice)
  • Thrive under pressure
  • Be a self-starter: take on a task and own it
  • Accept constructive feedback
  • Have a flexible schedule; may work nights or weekends on occasion
Interns can expect to work hard, learn a lot and have a little fun too. If you’re up for the challenge, send an error-free email and ONE page resume to jobs@lolared.com using the subject line “Public Relations Intern Position” in the email. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Ameriprise - Communications Specialist

Support the Advisor Business Tools & Communications team, responsible for Client Correspondence Center (CCC) and Status Manager by writing, editing and developing content for a variety of communications to advisors and clients. Lead and execute requests and projects from engagement through implementation for both CCC and Status Manager assets. Act as the business liaison between business leaders, staff, utility functions, and external parties to accomplish business objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with customers from across the firm on initiatives and feedback that impact owned assets, providing subject matter expertise and design recommendations to ensure successful implementations and resolutions.
  • Collaborate and negotiate to define project scope for CCC and Status Manager in alignment with standards, best practices and strategic direction.
  • Gather, analyze, document and manage business and user requirements to effectively recommend solutions that best address the requirements.
  • Facilitate and manage associated approvals and timelines in partnership with stakeholders, owners and other business partners.
  • Create and edit communications to advisors and clients using Ameriprise style guidelines and clear, concise language.
  • Contribute and execute on pre and post implementation activities and tracking.
  • Provide effective communication on project status, risks, and defects with project owners, team and stakeholders including escalating, when applicable.
  • Leverage and contribute to the development of best practices and LEAN tools/techniques.
  • Identify business needs or opportunities for improvement through either broad industry knowledge, or detailed knowledge of specific products, services or processes.
  • Perform occasional ad hoc tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong relationship and communication skills in working with colleagues, and influencing customers on recommendations.
  • Knowledge of business operations and processes with ability to articulate these processes to others.
  • Strong ability to gather and analyze data to develop facts-based conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, organized individual with an ability to work independently and within a team, build relationships, interact effectively with business partners, and recognize when to escalate issues.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working with clients/advisors.
  • Previous experience in writing and presenting communications both written and verbal.
  • Working knowledge of the Ameriprise Style Guide and Client Communication Style Guides.
  • Project management skills.

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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ABDO, Educational Publishing - Marketing Manager


This position will be responsible for the marketing and communication of ABDO products and initiatives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns, writing marketing copy, building and maintaining professional relationships with industry partners, trade show planning, book review coordination, and leading enewsletter and social media campaigns.
This position will focus on fulfilling our marketing needs with on-brand communication such as press releases, social media supplements, and strategic planning projects. Team-player collaboration with several teams and team members are integral parts of this role.

 Compatible candidates should have 3+ years of similar marketing experience.
Necessary Know-How
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of basic email clients and basic HTML
  • Understanding of branding, and basic design composition
  • Understanding of print/web color space/dpi requirements
Position Personality
  • Positive, team-player attitude, especially under deadline pressure
  • A respect for our brand and our internal team hierarchy
  • Exceptional creativity, innovation and flexibility
  • Ability to process constructive criticism to produce strong results
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within the publishing industry
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
  • Marketing: 3 years
Apply now.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wowza, Inc.- Digital Marketing Intern


We are looking for a senior-level student or recent graduate with outstanding written and verbal communications skills and an innate client-focused mindset to join our digital marketing team. Your role on the team will be to support and grow our company as well as our clients' companies.
Core Qualifications and Competencies
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or be a recent graduate in in communications, digital marketing, journalism, English, marketing, liberal arts, social sciences or a related field. In addition, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with communications and marketing through coursework, campus leadership positions, volunteer opportunities or paid positions.
  • Possess outstanding written and verbal communications, including strong writing, editing, content management and proofreading for a variety of digital platforms (email campaigns, e-newsletters, social media, blogs, web copywriting, etc….)
  • Experience in professional applications of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, etc…, and management of them in HootSuite, Hubspot or similar social media management system.
  • Experience with industry-leading CMSs.
  • Working knowledge of in-bound marketing and experience with Hubspot or similar CRM.
  • Strong project management skills with a client-focused mindset.
  • Working knowledge or experience with Google Analytics or similar web analytics.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Creative self-starter.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a valued team member on a variety of communications projects.
  • Preference given to candidate who can work approximately 20 hours per week during regular business hours.
Responsibilities
  • Assists in providing varied digital marketing services to achieve communications goals and meet objectives for both clients and the agency. Responsibilities include writing and supporting content development for web, e-newsletters, e-blasts, blogs posts, social media, news releases, and client emails to generate maximum exposure and achieve sales goals.
  • Assists with development and implementation of content strategy, ideally in a business setting, which includes regular posting on social media.
  • Assists with managing CRM/database.
  • Brainstorms and implements PR strategies to generate maximum exposure for agency activities, announcements, special events, services, etc…
  • Responsible for proofreading content, scripts, artwork and websites to ensure all work meets quality standards and completes the standard approval process.
  • Help at video shoots as needed. May include taking pictures/video/audio, etc…
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office applications. Experience with CMS a plus. (Hootsuite, Excel, databases, and other cloud-based tools.
To apply, email your resume, writing sample and cover letter with Digital Marketing Intern in the subject line. In addition to your resume, you must send links to your social media accounts, blogs, and/or any social media profiles you have managed professionally.

Please do not call. Resumes accepted through Dec. 18, 2015.

Wowza is a Minneapolis digital content and production studio that creates interactive websites, apps and video content for clients to tell their stories to their constituents. We are an agile team of big-brained web developers, creative video storytellers and tech-savvy marketers who create great ideas and deliver value for businesses large and small. We have more than 13 years of experience with clients from small businesses to nonprofits, including sectors such as education, research, healthcare and government.

Apply now.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Karwoski & Courage - Account Manager

JOB SUMMARY:
To work as a business liaison between Karwoski & Courage, the Client, and as appropriate, other Martin/Williams, Inc. Operating Units in managing day-to-day account activities. The incumbent will be responsible for working with the agency’s Clients, translating public relations programs from plan to action. Incumbent also will work with account supervisors and the managing director in strategic planning. Incumbent will ensure high quality agency relations with the editorial community and Karwoski & Courage Clients. Incumbent also will manage Client expectations, budgets, and day-to-day Client contact.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Act as daily liaison between agency and Client.
  • Serve as primary and/or secondary media relations contact.
  • Develop a variety of public relations support materials.
  • Implement tactical execution of overall public relations plans.
  • Document and distribute reports for project team and Clients in order to track performance and project objectives. Issue contact reports and Client service reports as needed.
  • Manage the account budgeting process by estimating and tracking expenditures. Communicate deviations to Clients and account team as needed.
  • Manage the monthly billing and financial reports by logging invoices and tracking expenses and distribute to Client as needed.
  • Maintain a thorough and current knowledge of Client business. This involves understanding the Client's products, market, distribution, trends, organization history, and internal organizational dynamics and challenges.
  • Accurately interpret and articulate Client needs.
  • Maintain current, in-depth knowledge of work in progress for all assigned accounts.
  • Assess all marketing tools that are available and relative to the Clients business and effectively apply them as appropriate.
  • Perform other essential duties as assigned from time to time to meet the changing needs of Karwoski & Courage.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related area of study.
  • Two to four years of agency experience in public relations, media relations, marketing, or related marketing and communications experience on the Client side.
  • Master's in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications a plus.

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge and experience in newswriting and pitching stories to news media.
  • Working knowledge and experience with all facets of social media.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Associated Press style.
  • Solid media placement track record.
  • Excellent writing and Client management skills.
  • Knowledge and successful experience in sourcing and managing outside vendors.
  • Ability to organize and manage complex, multifaceted projects and programs.
  • Ability to quickly learn a new business and markets and to develop a thorough understanding of them.
  • Ability to make confident, clear, and persuasive presentations, both in writing and in person. Good selling skills.
  • Ability to manage day-to-day account service duties without general supervision; to represent the agency without any supervision at times.
  • Ability to understand and implement the strategic marketing and communications planning process.
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain a proactive rapport with Client personnel.
  • Ability to handle details with accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively with agency personnel and provide "back-up" assistance to account team as needed.
  • Word processing skills.

SUCCESS FACTORS:
  • Self starter with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Entrepreneurial ability to expand an existing business.
  • Portray a service-driven and Client focused attitude.
  • Demonstrated creativity in public relations planning and execution.

In order to be eligible to apply for this position, you must meet the minimum hiring specifications for the position and be capable of performing the essential functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation



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Pentair - Marketing Communications Manager

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2nd Wind Exercise Equipment - SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Minneapolis based, 2nd Wind Exercise is the nation's largest specialty exercise equipment retailer.
We are looking for a social media manager to manage all aspects and channels of social media. These channels include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and any other channels we deem important. You will be responsible for implementing social strategies to promote 2nd Wind Exercise, to attract followers, engage customers, respond to leads and inquiries (while maintaining 2nd Wind Brand voice), and to manage all aspects of social advertising.
You should be well versed in social media trends and industry best practices. You should have a passion for the latest and greatest social trends. You should enjoy creating content, building social media events, blogging, and living in the social media space.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
The principal duties and responsibilities of the social media manager consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Create content that can be shared across all social channels that promote 2nd Wind Exercise, the brand, the products and a healthy lifestyle.
    • Develop promotions, events, and campaigns that are targeted to our customers, new audiences and leads.
    • Drive traffic, increase leads, and track goals from our social media channels.
    • Develop weekly/monthly reporting pertaining to social media strategies by using social listening and analytics tools.
    • Provide and present analysis and insights from social monitoring to the Director of Marketing, Leadership, and all relevant teams.
    • Identify any social media and content gaps. Provide recommendations to close gaps and drive maximum traffic and engagement.
    • Manage our blog and promotion of our blog. The social media manager will be responsible for gathering blog content, editing content, and/or creation of content, being mindful of search engine optimization and lead generation.
    • The social media manager will be the lead on any crisis management and/or negative comments in the social media space. You will need to respond to these comments while maintaining the 2nd Wind brand voice.
    • You will also manage all advertising for the social media space and maintain budgets and forecasts.
    • Research, attend training, and follow industry best practices to continually report back on emerging social media trends.
    • Explore new ways to engage our customers and leads. Identify any new social media networks we should target our marketing and engagement efforts.
    • You may also be tasked with additional marketing duties outside of the social media channels. These duties may include, but not limited to, email marketing, paid search, and other unspecified marketing duties.

REQUIREMENTS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
  1. Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business, marketing, or journalism.
  2. 2+ years’ experience in digital and social media channels
  3. Proven record of social media campaign building
  4. Experience with social media listening and analytics reporting
  5. Highly effective writing skills for multiple channels
  6. Strong time management and organizational skills
  7. Must possess the ability to work closely with diverse groups of people
  8. Must possess strong understanding of technology and how to leverage social media as part of a complete marketing strategy. 
Apply now.

Friday, December 11, 2015

One Simple Plan - Internship

One Simple Plan is a rapidly growing Minneapolis communications and brand engagement agency that was recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as the "Emerging Business of the Year." Our agency has diverse clients that range from big national brands to small local businesses. Our efficient, effective approach to delighting clients sets us apart: fewer meetings, more action…less discussion, more doing. We are fond of figuring things out and then making things happen.

We are currently accepting applications for a paid internship position. This person will support the agency's account teams and be placed in situations that foster professional development.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a college graduate with interest in pursuing a career in communications
  • Have no pretense and work well with various personality types
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills 
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment that requires organization and self-motivation
  • Be a forward-thinking person who is dedicated to making a difference with their ideas
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines while maintaining quality work
Prior experience in public relations is a plus, as is experience with social media platforms and Adobe design programs. 

One Simple Plan has a relaxed culture and flat hierarchy where everyone (including interns) makes an impact and learns from each other every day. We are serious about doing great work for our clients but have a lot of fun in the context of doing so.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@onesimpleplan.com.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Koch Industries - Communication and Community Relations Specialist - 038272

Description

 
Follow Koch Industries on LinkedIn  
 
Who are we? Watch to find out! WE ARE KOCH
  
Position Overview
 
The communication and community relations specialist will work directly with Flint Hills Resources, LP and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., spending about 65% of his/her time on internal and business communication projects and 35% on community relations for regional sites. This position will be based out of the Twin Cities.
 
Roles / Responsibilities
 
  • Develop and execute internal and external communication and community relations programs to support company initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate news, internal and external newsletters, web content and advertising.
  • Develop incident response and crisis management communication strategies.
  • Establish relationships with reporters and editors. 
  • Establish and maintain the means to evaluate opportunities and challenges for regional sites.
  • Establish strong relationships with community members, philanthropic organizations, and elected officials.
  • Coordinate issues and activities with legal, government affairs and corporate communications.
  • Maintain and help manage social media presence by keeping current with new social media trends and incorporating them into the ongoing program as appropriate
  • Manage external vendors as needed

A successful will have the following characteristics:
  • Excellent writing, editing and general communication skills
  • Self-motivator
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Ability to multi-task
 
Required Qualifications
 
  • 2+ years of public relations experience
  • Knowledge and experience with communication strategies and programs
  • Previous experience utilizing social media platforms for a company or organization which includes Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Experience with community organizations
  • Experience with news media
  • Bachelor’s degree
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
  • Bachelor’s degree with journalism, communication or public relations concentration
  • Experience with utilities, pipelines, or the manufacturing industry
  • Experience working in public relations, community relations or with a public affairs firm
  • Experience working with public officials
 
Other Considerations
 
  • This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship
 
Why work for Koch Companies?
 
  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Access to professional training and mentoring
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions rather than seniority
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
 
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronic components; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested approximately $65 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 930 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and stories, visit www.kochnews.com.
 
The businesses’ popular consumer brands include Brawny® paper towels, Quilted Northern® and Angel Soft® bath tissue, Dixie® tabletop products, LYCRA® fiber, STAINMASTER® carpet and more.
 

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

V-TEK - Marketing Coordinator

ABOUT THE COMPANY

30 years of experience has earned V-TEK a solid reputation for reliability, performance, service and innovation. The dreams of a talented engineer have provided inspirations to the men and women of V-TEK around the world to maintain a legacy of understanding and exceeding customer requirements. V-TEK has grown to be a leader in the Global SMD industry, offering a full range of component packaging solutions and services, manual and automatic equipment, consumable tape and reel supplies.

Specialties:
Manual and Automatic Taping Equipment, OEM Integration and Vision Systems, Component Counters, Tape Splicers, and Peel Force Testers, Tape/Reel Materials and Services

POSITION DESCRIPTION

They know our name, now we are ready for them to know our brand! Are you a passionate, creative and analytical Social Media Strategist who lives to generate engagement and leads? Do you live and breathe marketing? Perfect! We have the position for you! Our Marketing Specialist is responsible for leveraging social media analytics to optimize corporate marketing strategies. If you’re ready to jump in with a can -do attitude and be responsible for various activities supporting the Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and HR departments you’re ready for this adventure.
Responsibilities:
  • Assist in developing, monitoring and implementing social media initiatives, marketing and branding strategies.
  • Total website management.
  • Plan meetings, events and trade shows by identifying, assembling and coordinating contacts; developing schedules, mailing lists and marketing materials.
  • Ensure the branding/voice on all our social media outlets are cohesive with other channels and initiatives.
  • Produce and coordinate development, scheduling and production of marketing items such as flyers, brochures, promotional items, etc.
  • Provide market research, lead generation support to sales.
  • Maintain CRM providing analytics and reports.
  • Lead photography and video filming, developing presentation graphics and content.
  • Identify tends, insights, and optimize spend and performance.
  • Lead reputation management outreach for both positive and negative sentiment; work collaboratively by handling off to sales, customer support, HR, etc.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Product Management teams to develop and complete projects and initiatives.
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate measure and report on end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and touch points.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing and/or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Marketing with corporate social media/website management responsibilities.
  • Extensive experience with Google Analytics, WordPress, Social Media strategies and implementation, Website management.
  • Strong copywriting skills with extensive experience in social media copywriting.
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work individually as well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Well-built skills in organization, prioritization and time management with extreme attention to detail.
This position is located in our Corporate Office in Mankato, MN this position is NOT available for telecommute!
Qualified applicants should submit Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to c.james@vtekusa.com

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Toro - Associate Marketing Manager

Job Description
MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
Manage key programs within the International Parts business to increase parts awareness through marketing endeavors to increase global market share. Collaborate with Toro’s global channel partners to help them with pricing, parts promotions and marketing campaigns. Provide detailed analysis of parts business data to recommend activities to drive revenue and profit growth.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for development of International Parts business reporting. Works with Marketing Manager to determine information and research needs, develops reports to meet these needs while analyzing and communicating this data to marketing to make the best business decision.
  • Supports Parts Marketing with annual worldwide pricing review by reviewing global competitors and develops marketing programs for Toro’s global channel partners. Reports on effectiveness of programs and recommends adjustments for the future.
  • Manages the production of the yearly parts catalogs and parts marketing materials through outside agencies, translation houses and printing companies.
  • Coordinates all International Parts Sales and Marketing reporting for Divisional & Channel Partner needs.
  • Ensures the timely reporting of this information to internal and external customers.
  • Resolves parts pricing complaints by weighing the impact on the parts P&L and reviewing data with Pricing team.
  • Tracks competitive activity and identifies opportunities including products offered, pricing and promotions.
  • Assists with annual sales plan and budget forecasting by providing a thorough analysis of the markets, customers and competitive data to support Long Range and Annual Planning.
  • Lead marketing initiatives as assigned by the Marketing Manager.
  • Manages the tracking and reporting of quarterly parts goals and distribution parts co-op program.
  • Creates & helps lead education/training program for channel partners.
  • Collaborates with Marketing team to develop the Quarterly Parts Newsletter.
  • Assists with reporting and analytical needs as required while department expands commitment to subsidiaries in England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Australia.
  • Visits distributors and customers to gather VOC and recommend corresponding process/program changes (5% -10% travel).
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business is required. MBA or additional marketing education is preferred.
  • International experience and/or foreign language preferred.
  • At least 2 years experience managing pricing, promotions and marketing research. Service parts business experience, international business experience and mechanical aptitude preferred.
  • Must have solid data analytics experience working with SAP, Business Objects and Excel.
  • Must have the ability to partner and build relationships cross-functionally and cross-culturally with various channel partners, divisions and levels of authority.
  • Demonstrated competence in customer service, interpersonal skills, organization, multi-tasking and project management.
About Toro:
Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. Since 1914, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoor landscapes. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees. With annual revenue of $2.0 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 5,000 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute.
Ideas and ideals. That’s life at Toro.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Apply now.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Colon Cancer Coalition - Intern – Social Media

Colon Cancer Coalition

SUMMARY: The Colon Cancer Coalition is looking for a social media intern for winter 2015/16. The national organization, based in Edina, MN oversees the continued success of over 50 Get Your Rear in Gear run/walks and Tour de Tush bike rides nationally, promoting awareness and raising funds to fight colon cancer. We maintain a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing a social media strategy for over 10 special events as well as Colon Cancer Awareness Month (March). Additional responsibilities include assisting the communications team with additional writing and website tasks.

JOB TITLE: Intern – Marketing & Communications

LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro

SALARY: $150 per month stipend

TYPE: Intern / 15 hours per week

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

START DATE: Flexible, no later than the week of January 5, 2015

DURATION: Though March 31, 2015 – extension may be available.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Updating Facebook information on individual city Facebook pages, includes custom event related headers as event dates turn over.
  2. Creating and scheduling posts to individual city Facebook pages regarding event logistics, race sponsors, vendors, and posting event-related links as needed.
  3. Scheduling Tweets for upcoming races, including detailed information such as registration opening, team information, registration closing, packet pick-up, and race day logistics.
  4. Adding Snapchat Geofilters to each event scheduled throughout the year, including mapping locations and dates.
  5. Researching and brainstorming “out of the box” ideas to share the message of colon cancer awareness to unreached social media audiences, including the use of hashtags, and “day of the month” post.
  6. Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently, a willingness to accept a variety of tasks, and a positive attitude. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office programs as well as the top social media platforms for personal use (organization use experience a plus). Working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign/Illustrator, and WordPress a plus. Journalism, marketing, public relations or communications coursework preferred and/or a career interest in non-profit organizations.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Candidate must be a self-starter with high attention to detail. Candidate should have access to transportation and a personal computer. Must be available through March 31, 2015, but extension may be available.

Academic credit can be arranged through individual college/advisor

HOW TO APPLY: Email sarahdebord@getyourrearingear.com with cover letter, resume and writing samples.

Colon Cancer Coalition - Intern – Marketing & Communications


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Curate and manage March “Faces of Blue” story series during Colon Cancer Awareness Month (March).
  • Research and write articles for blog and e-newsletter.
  • Compose press releases for upcoming events and grant recipients.
  • Research and confirm press contacts in event markets throughout the country.
  • Assist with media relations for events as needed.
  • Updating online event calendars with local event information.
  • Assist with social media planning and execution.
  • Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently, a willingness to accept a variety of tasks, and a positive attitude. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, working knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign/Illustrator a plus. Journalism, marketing, public relations or communications coursework preferred and/or a career interest in non-profit organizations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Candidate must be a self-starter with high attention to detail. Candidate should have access to transportation and a personal computer. Must be available through March 31, 2015, but extension may be available.

Academic credit can be arranged through individual college/advisor


JOB TITLE: Intern – Marketing & Communications
LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro
SALARY: $150 per month stipend
TYPE: Intern / 15 hours per week
DEADLINE: Open until filled.
START DATE: Flexible, January 2015
DURATION: Though March 31, 2015 – extension may be available.

Apply Now.


Saturday, December 05, 2015

MARCOMM Inc. - Social Media Project Manager

MARCOMM Inc. is looking to hire a Social Media Project Manager. This is a contract position dedicated to one of our large manufacturing clients in Woodbury, MN.

As part of the Social Media Campaign Management team, the Social Media Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the execution of Social Media campaigns and managing internal/external projects, while providing operations support to the Social Media team.

Common/ Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversees and ensures the successful completion of campaign and project execution by facilitating intra-team and vendor/external communication and identifying/troubleshooting any roadblocks.
  • Plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously within approved timelines
  • As needed, develop interactive work plans in terms of project scope, assumptions, timelines, milestones, risks, and contingencies
  • Assess project challenges and manage/adjust steps accordingly
  • Serve as a liaison between stakeholders to expedite workflow
  • Develop and implement processes for various work functions across the Social Media team
  • Partner with business, creative, and technical teams to drive workflow improvements and ensure success
  • Manage vendor relationships and software tools used by Social Media team: provide training, update user guides, communicate new versions/upgrades, identify opportunities to improve tools; communicate and coordinate with the vendor, ideas for tool enhancements that will benefit the team.
REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  • Communicate effectively between stakeholders from a range of internal groups and external vendors and agencies to execute Social Media campaigns and internal/external projects.
  • Report directly to the Manager of Campaign Management and indirectly to the Group Manager of Campaign Management.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • 5-7 years of digital project management experience
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing and social media
  • Working knowledge of social networking channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) and best practices
  • Basic understanding of social media analytics
  • Demonstrates strong and effective project management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent negotiation and time management skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of social media and project management tools
MARCOMM Inc. is a contract staffing company headquartered in the Minneapolis. The types of jobs we fill are dynamic, fun and always fast paced. Our employment package is much "juicier" than most because we're committed to hiring the best-of-the-best talent available

Friday, December 04, 2015

Xcel Energy - Communications Consultant (Social Media) Job

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Communication Consultant (Social Media) to join our team in Minneapolis, MN.

This position plans and executes digital communications and social media strategies to support the company’s business and policy objectives. Accountable for developing and maintaining reputation, marketing and customer care communications in social media and other digital spaces. Works as part of a PR team that creates and implements internal and external strategic communications, public relations and marketing plans. Coordinates work with other Communications staff to ensure alignment with overall strategy for the company and/or business units, jurisdictions and issues.

  Summary

Position is accountable for excellent communications project management, writing and client service. Contributes to corporate goals and targets through implementation of communications plans for internal and external audiences. Coordinates work with other Communications staff to ensure alignment with overall strategy for the company and/or business units, jurisdictions and issues.

Responsibilities


Plans, researches, writes, edits and coordinates development of print, electronic and web-based communications, including brochures, bill inserts, fact sheets, presentations and collateral material.
Coordinates work and schedules with graphic designers, ensuring final products meet client needs. Documents and improves processes to produce quality, on-time results within budget.
Serves on various cross-functional teams to provide communications perspectives and helps develop and implement plans and tactics to achieve team's mission. Provides communications counsel to clients.
Works closely with vendor-partners, including printers, direct mail houses, bindery shops, etc., to ensure production meets quality and timing requirements; receives invoices and initiates payment process, including ensuring correct budget codes are used. Understands and supports Xcel Energy's brand; understands and demonstrates behaviors in accordance with the corporate values.

Required

Five to seven years experience in positions that require significant, direct interaction with clients, designers and production vendors.
Work in an agency or corporate setting preferred. Proven ability to write clearly, concisely, quickly and accurately, incorporating key messages and calls to action and using appropriate language and tone for the target audience.
Able to progress on a variety of projects during the course of the workday and accustomed to working at a fast pace.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related discipline.

Preferred 

 
Experience in the utility industry preferred.
Work in an agency or corporate setting preferred.
Experience with rates and regulatory issues, state and local government affairs, public involvement, employee grassroots and political action activities and economic development.
Proficiency in social media management environments, Sprinklr, Hootsuite, Simply Measured, Exact Target Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Creative Suite (Photoshop, Final Cut, Illustrator), Wishpond, Offerpop or other social media management platforms.
Copywriting and design as it relates to social media, email and video best practices.
Crisis management.
Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others. 



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Apply now.

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As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Corporate Secretary & Exec Svc || 71226:Strategic Communications NSPM || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 3021
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com



Apply now.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

DecoPac, Inc - Associate Marketing Manager, Social Media


DecoPac, Inc. is a high growth, high-energy company that designs, markets and distributes the most popular cake decorations and bakery supplies in the bakery industry. Our mission is to delight consumers, increase our customers’ sales and profits, and enhance the value of our Licensors’ properties and content. Located in Anoka, MN we sell and distribute our products to supermarkets, retail bakeries, ice cream stores, and directly to consumers throughout North America.
Summary:
The Associate Marketing Manager is responsible driving new business, building engagement and driving brand awareness with customers and consumers across relevant online & social platforms through the development and execution of brand content & communications, community management, and promotions. Develops, monitors and maximizes content and community performance in all channels & applies relevant emerging content, social and competitive trends.
Description of Responsibilities:
  • Online Content Development & Management
  • Assist in the development of the online content strategy including the development of policies that ensure consistent and high quality content that meets the needs of our target audience.
  • Lead the development and implementation of engaging, audience-centered owned content that supports business objectives & strategy.
  • Develop and maintain master content calendar for key digital channels (web/social etc).
  • Coordinate, manage and optimize processes to ensure content development is efficient and high quality.
  • Work closely with Marketing Operations to maintain owned content accuracy and relevancy.
  • Coordinate distribution of branded content to retailer and licensor websites and other digital properties/social channels to drive awareness, sales and online traffic.
  • Analyze content performance online and in social space. Translate performance into actionable insights and opportunities. Implement recommendations for continued evolution and optimization.
  • Social Media Management
  • Assist in the development of company’s social media strategy in support of business objectives.
  • Develop and implement audience-centered, engaging content social calendar and campaigns that support business objectives and social media strategy through content development, community messaging, paid social media development, influencer program development & real time optimization.
  • Monitor and manage social community conversation as the company/brand advocate across multiple social platforms. Manage and develop brand voice, engage community, answer questions, see and share content, engage related brands and influencers, etc.
  • Monitor competitive and social landscape for emerging trends, tools, applications, platform adoption, and target consumer behavior. Report and recommend relevant opportunities.
  • Lead and maintain social media tools performance and implementation for monitoring, community growth and attrition, engagement, content publication, and spending.
  • Analyze campaigns and other social reporting. Translate anecdotal and qualitative data into actionable insights. Implement recommendations for continued evolution and optimization of social performance.
  • Liaise with marketing partners to leverage existing marketing/media programs to grow brand community.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research.
Competencies
  • Passionate about social marketing, content marketing, community management
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong business analysis
  • Attention to detail and results driven
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects and priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Creative thinker, problem solver & decision maker
  • Organized, self-directed and motivated
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA a plus.
  • 3 to 5 years related experience managing a variety of social media channels for a company/brand necessary
  • In-depth knowledge / skills in the content areas of
  • Building awareness & engagement online through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+
  • Social Media Management Software including HootSuite, Facebook Insights, etc.
  • Solid work experience working with cross functional teams
  • Software skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
DecoPac offers a very competitive compensation and benefit package.

Apply now.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tunheim - Winter/Spring 2016 Internship Opportunities

Tunheim is a strategic consulting firm that works with clients navigating complex change. We tackle our clients’ toughest challenges with a collective approach – a belief that no one individual is as good as the company’s “collective best.” And that collective best includes the interns invited to join our team.

Located in Minneapolis, Tunheim offers six-month internship opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of interests, skills and experience. That may include:
  • Critical thinking and strategic planning
  • Writing (creative, copywriting, technical, etc.)
  • Public affairs
  • Design
  • Digital content and social media
  • Research and data analytics
Tunheim interns have the opportunity to experience work at a consulting firm, try new and different kinds of projects and emerge from the internship with a demonstrable work product for their portfolio. They assist our client service teams by doing some or all of the following:
  • Help to brainstorm our recommended approach to meet client objectives
  • Draft and design materials for various audiences – media, clients, blog readers, consumers, influencers, key opinion leaders, etc.
  • Research and analyze trends and industry background
  • Mine data to uncover trends and insights
  • Outreach to members of the media to generate interest in covering client topics
  • Track and analyze conversations via social media
We are actively seeking candidates for the Winter/Spring 2016 internship. A six-month commitment is required; beginning January 2016. These paid positions can be full-time, or they can accommodate a flexible schedule with a minimum of 20 hours per week. For consideration, please send your cover letter and resume to employment@tunheim.com.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

University of Minnesota - Social Media Intern

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Extremely detail-oriented
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to juggle multiple tasks
Advanced experience using Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels for personal and professional use.
Knowledge of Foursquare and emerging social media
Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel especially) and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop

About the Job

The University of Minnesota is seeking a social media intern to help strengthen the University’s social media presence. This person will provide support for all social media campaigns, execute social communications, collect analytics and report on progress and work with other University departments to strengthen the connection between departmental social media accounts and the U’s main account. The position will be part of University Relations, the primary communications office for the office of the President and the Twin Cities campus.
Hours to be arranged 15 hours per week. Hourly pay rate $10.00 per hour.

DUTIES:
Execute social media strategies
Respond to social media questions, concerns, and complaints on University of Minnesota social media accounts
Post to social media accounts as part of campaigns and track all dialogue that follow
Assist the social media coordinator by researching and seeking out current conversations about the U of M and proposing opportunities to capitalize on those conversations

Create social media reports:
Track all social media activities from U of M accounts
Create reports for the social media team
Provide weekly email updates on most popular content

Coordinate Meetings:
Schedule meetings and arrange for meeting space
Set up audio/visual equipment as needed
Ensure copies of materials such as handouts are made and distributed
Clearly communicate details with meeting attendees
Coordinate meetings
Additional project support and other duties as assigned.

About the Department

General information about the unit University Relations is the central government and public relations office of the University of Minnesota. University Relations builds awareness of and support for the University through high quality communications to internal and external audiences, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, the news media, opinion leaders, elected officials and other community members.

How To Apply

Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.
Application Process
Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ . Please submit the following documents online:
1). A current resume
2). A list identifying three references who can speak to your experience and skills as they relate to this position with the following information about each: their contact information, their title and position, how long they have known you and in what capacity
3) A cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and your qualifications for this position.
If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647

Diversity


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

About the U of M


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.


Apply now.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kohnstamm - Account Supervisor

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Enjoy working directly with clients to drive PR strategy? Consider yourself a borderline over-achiever? Then join us! Kohnstamm Communications is looking for an Account Supervisor (AS) craving an opportunity to work closely with corporate technology, healthcare and other innovation clients to fully utilize your PR experience and positively impact programs for the agency’s business and professional services accounts.

Kohnstamm is a 25-year, 15 person agency known for its deep experience in B2B and strategic PR with clients nationwide.

The Account Supervisor is accountable for leading teams and managing communication strategies across 3 to 5 key accounts to generate transformational outcomes for our clients. The incumbent will provide day-to-day support for his/her direct reports, program momentum, anticipate client requests, ensure effective PR program delivery and be seen as a “trusted advisor” to Kohnstamm clients.

The incumbent will work closely with the Kohnstamm management team to strategize, facilitate, manage and exceed goals and high client expectations. External relations activities will include reputation and issues management efforts, the execution of signature business media features, creation of media tours, media training, executive messaging, Key Opinion Leader outreach, partnership development, B2B social media implementation, executive commentaries, development of marketing plans and other high-level campaigns and programs.

This AS also plays a vital role in supporting the Senior Management Team's goals and objectives, by helping drive the Kohnstamm workplace culture forward. This is a very flat organization, and everyone is expected to be involved in the growth of the agency. The AS supports the agency’s career development process, performance reviews and other management tools in efforts to ensure overall productivity and sustain high engagement.

Honored at the Sabre Awards as “Boutique Agency of the Year,” downtown St. Paul-based Kohnstamm Communications has accrued a dynamic portfolio of national clients and attracted a committed team of PR pros with deep agency experience from across the country. Kohnstamm is currently ranked #2 nationally in Corporate Social Responsibility PR by topPRagencies.com. As an agency, we work to bring out the best in each other in a professional environment focused on client and team excellence. The marketing industry is taking notice of Kohnstamm, and we’re looking for intensely focused, smart, independent-minded, PR-savvy individuals – with a sense of humor and appetite for adventure – to help continue extending the agency’s reputation and growth.

For more information or to apply, please reach out to us directly:
contact@kohnstamm.com.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare -Media Relations Specialist

Job Description:


Media Relations Specialist

Location:
St. Paul - 183 University

Job Code: 6336
Hours:      1.0 FTE. The Media Relations Specialist works with a dynamic communications team to develop and execute strategies for proactive and reactive media relations. Strong relationships with local and national media required, as well as strong writing skills. Pager duty is required.


Job Objective/Purpose:
Develops and executes media relations strategies that will position Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare as a local, national and worldwide leader in delivering health care to patients with the most complex medical needs. This position also provides media relations support to the Children’s Miracle Network and Gillette’s fundraising initiatives.


Qualifications
Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or marketing or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience in public relations
  • Good presentation (both verbal and written) and public speaking skills
  • Strong developed media relationships
  • Advanced writing, proofing and editing ability (appropriate tone/style, clear and concise, well organized, complete and accurate)
  • Demonstrate effective management of projects from concept to production
  • Provide leadership in process and procedure development and implementation
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated strong ability to use a variety of publications-related software programs
  • Independent problem solving/decision making
  • Experience in developing strong working relationships with a wide range of staff within an organization
  • Intuitive organizational skills
  • Must be able to work full time (1.0 FTE)