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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spotlight Media Relations - Account Coordinator, Broadcast

Spotlight Media Relations is a public relations agency with offices in New York and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our specialty is generating high-impact media placements for our clients in consumer media with an emphasis on broadcast media. Current clients include nationally recognized lifestyle, tech, health and wellness, beauty, fashion experts and brands.

The Minnesota office based in Eagan is searching for an Account Coordinator, Broadcast.

Day-to-day duties of the Account Coordinator, Broadcast include drafting pitches targeted for broadcast media, pitching television/radio producers and reporters, developing client updates, media monitoring and administrative duties. This is a full-time entry-level position with benefits that include health insurance and paid vacation time.


-       Candidates must have earned a B.A. in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or a related field.
-       Experience with broadcast media is preferred.
-       Willingness to learn and take direction.
-       Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
-       Strong social media proficiency and ability to develop engaging content for social media channels.
-       Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
-       Must be a team player.

If you are interested in applying for the Account Coordinator, Broadcast position, please send a resume and cover letter to Mandee Hayes at

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

University of Minnesota - Public Relations Consultant



 *Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing with at least four (4) years of experience as a communications professional, OR a non-communication-related degree with at least six (6) years professional, of which, two (2) years are in communications.
* Experience in a higher education, agency, corporate, non-profit or news media setting.
*Proven ability to effectively pitch and earn placement of news stories in print and electronic media.
*Experience with social media and proven ability to use social media as a tool in strategic public relations.
*Excellent writing, editing, speaking and media skills.
*Sound news judgment with the ability to develop and execute communications strategies,


*Master's degree in in journalism, communications or related field related field.
*Knowledge of video and other multimedia.
*Knowledge of media analytics tools.
*Ability to demonstrate good judgment, to respond quickly and deal successfully under pressure in a public environment, and to maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
*Proven ability to work entrepreneurially to mine for stories that are news-worthy and accomplish organizational strategies.
*Knowledge of audience- and subscription-segmented mass news email distribution systems.
* Ability to prioritize, follow through and work independently under tight deadlines.

About the Job
The Public Relations Consultant is responsible for providing strategic counsel on public relations and media relations issues, and identifying and placing news stories as part of comprehensive public relations strategies for a range of University clients.
Specifically, the Public Relations Consultant will:

~ Work with the University community to identify and implement strategic proactive and responsive communications that will include identifying and publicizing news, information related to the University's legislative requests, research findings, accomplishments and achievements that advance the reputation of the institution;
~ Create and maintain professional, productive relationships with the meda;
~ Manage print, broadcast and online news inquiries;
~Provide media relations and public relations counsel, media training, prep materials (e.g., talking points, Q&A, etc.) and other resources to effectively tell the University's story and manage the institution's reputation;
~ Develop and write news releases, opinion editorials and other media materials;
~ Collaborate with other University Relations staff to maximize exposure for stories via social media and other communication assets (e.g. university web site, internal communications, etc.)
~ Help manage issues and crises, in cooperation with the Director of Public Relations, Assistant Director of Public Relations, and University leaders and communicators;
~ Create, develop and implement communications strategies (including evaluation metrics) for university initiatives and projects;
~Strengthen proactive partnerships with internal stakeholders, including University senior leaders, to identify stories, external and internal communications opportunities and strategies to engage partner networks and influencers;
~ Work with other members of the News Service/PR team to develop internal processes and practices that improve efficiency, responsiveness and strategic public relations.

About the Department
The Public Relations Consultant works for the University News Service. The News Service is the primary public relations office for the University of Minnesota and the initial point of access for local, national and international media.
The consultant:
~ Reports to the Director of Public Relations
~ The News Service is a part of University Relations, the central public relations and marketing department of the University of Minnesota
~ Develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with University staff, senior leaders and administrators, college communicators and also members of the media

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application, including references, for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.
This position will remain open until filled.

Apply Online Now.

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:
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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.

Monday, May 18, 2015

ACIST Medical Systems, Inc - Marketing Intern

Job Description
ACIST Medical Systems is the market leader in providing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that enable interventionalists and their clinical teams in providing superior patient care. Our focus is “the pursuit of the perfect image” through continuous research and development of new products and technologies – supporting today’s needs and anticipate those of tomorrow.   We are an international company, with products in over 45 countries, providing high quality systems and award-winning customer support across the globe.
We believe employees are our greatest asset.   ACIST fosters an environment that attracts and retains employees who are proactive, responsive and innovative through commitment to teamwork, communication, feedback and change.

Why ACIST Medical Systems?
An internship opportunity with ACIST Medical Systems allows you to integrate your academic studies with work experience in a dynamic and professional environment. Our goal is to create closer ties between the business and academic communities while providing opportunities for students to develop and learn in a business setting as they prepare for their future.

Marketing and Sales internship
The intern will work with the Strategic Partners/Corporate Accounts and Sales Operations teams on sales and marketing projects that support the commercialization of ACIST’s core cardiovascular products.
Students can expect to participate in customer satisfaction initiatives, GPO/IDN sales reporting and IDN lead generation and contact verification projects.

What are the qualifications?
Ideal candidates will be undergraduate students enrolled in core business classes and desiring real-world business experience. Business experience will focus on the sales and marketing of ACIST’s medical devices.
Must have basic Microsoft Excel/Word skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

Summer 2015 (June 1 through July 31)
Part time 16-20 hours/week

Job Location
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States 
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Ecolab - Marketing Communications Manager

At Ecolab, making the world a cleaner, safer place is our business. We are committed to providing our customers with the most effective and efficient cleaning, food safety, and infection control programs available. Ecolab is a company committed to growth and we believe that Marketing and Communications is one of the keys to our success. We are committed to driving growth while providing individuals with a range of developmental career opportunities involving diverse skills and responsibilities. As a member of our Marketing and Communications team, you will have an opportunity to help our customers meet their goals, differentiate Ecolab from our competition and impact the achievement of our aggressive growth targets.

Ecolab is seeking candidates for a Marketing Communications Manager in its Healthcare Division. This position is responsible for creating and executing marketing communications plans to launch new products and grow sales of existing products. This responsibility spans our Infection Prevention business in St Paul as well as Surgical Solutions business based in Alpharetta, GA.

Main Responsibilities:
Leadership - Actively participate in creation of marketing plans by partnering with the product marketing team. Help define what communications tactics to use in meeting their product launch or promotion goals. Be a critical thinking collaborator that offers ideas and solutions.
Project management - Once a plan is in place, be the project manager to make it happen. Execute the marketing communications tactics that support the goals of the business on time and on budget.
Production - Coordinate and produce multiple communications vehicles, including technical and/or promotional writing and design (print and online), presentations, audio and video production and development, and coordination of internal facing communications. This can include fulfilling graphic design yourself or coordinating with an outside agency partner.
Manage printed collateral inventory and digital communications portfolio to achieve sales support that is relevant, accurate and complete.
Occasional travel required (< 20%) To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Ability to listen and synthesize concepts from others
Highly collaborative working style
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of sales and management
Excellent proofreading, time management, and organizational skills with strong attention for detail, accuracy, and consistency
Critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills balanced with vision and creativity
A positive attitude even under pressure

Bachelor's degree preferably with major in marketing or communications
A minimum of 6 years of marketing experience
Must have experience presenting plans or ideas to others
Proficient in InDesign
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Every day, we make the world cleaner, safer and healthier - protecting people and vital resources. Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals. Our global workforce of over 44,000 employees is consistently delivering comprehensive solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers. 

Apply Online Now.

Friday, May 15, 2015

CliftonLarsonAllen - Marketing Associate

CliftonLarsonAllen’s marketing team seeks a Digital Marketer in our Minneapolis office to further enhance our efforts in the areas of content marketing, email campaigns, SEO, social media, personalization, conversation rate optimization, and marketing automation.


  • Create, maintain, and modify internal and external website and social media content (images, text, documents).
  • Build and distribute email marketing campaigns.
  • Proof digital content / maintain high quality standards (adhering to CLA brand and style standards).
  • Stay up-to-date on search engine marketing best practices and help educate the marketing team.
  • Help implement and optimize campaigns utilizing A/B testing.
  • Assist with analysis of campaigns, website performance, and KPIs using Google Analytics and other SEO reporting tools. Regular maintenance and updates for all digital platforms.
  • Participate in the development and testing of new website features and enhancements.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to plan and execute initiatives to drive traffic to the website and increase conversions.
  • Help identify innovative ways and channels to distribute and promote content to our audiences.

Minimum Requirements:
  • 2 or 4 year Marketing Degree
  • 1+ years of experience in digital marketing
  • Understanding of search engine optimization concepts and website analytics
  • Data Proficient in HTML and CSS Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Knowledge of marketing software, including content management systems (CMS), CRM, survey software, and email platforms
  • Experience with Sitecore CMS and/or Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a plus Adobe CS experience a plus Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex technology concepts to non-technology oriented individuals
  • Strong presentation skills, including the ability to train individuals at all levels in the organization
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills / able to work effectively across functional groups
  • Strong analytical skills to effectively assess campaigns and communicate metrics

About the Firm:

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With nearly 4,000 people, 90 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Apply online now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Neuger Communications Group - Public Relations Intern

Neuger Communications Group is seeking a part-time, ambitious, enthusiastic and talented public relations intern to join the team at our new Minneapolis office. Juniors or seniors pursuing degrees in business, marketing, public relations, mass communications or journalism preferred. We have high expectations for our interns who must be exceptional writers, communicators and multi-taskers. In turn, we integrate interns into our professional team to offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities. 

Job Description
15-20 hours per week. Must be available at least 4 consecutive hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at least 3 days a week, June 1- August 15. 

Media Relations Support
<   Develop and maintain media lists
<   Identify and research online forums/blogs, newsletters/associations
<   Help with interviews, writing and proofing releases in AP style
<   Work with other team members on fact checks, research
<   Participate in media events as needed (kits/media alerts, on-site, etc.)
<   Implement social media strategies

Event Support
<   Fundraiser and Media Events
<   Common Good Breakfast Series
<   Company, networking/brown bag events, seminars

Content Support
<   Blog writing and research
<   Social media writing
<   Website updates
<   E-newsletter curated or original content

Neuger Communications Group Marketing and Content Support
<   NCG Social media content
<   NCG Client and other news announcements
<   NCG Web content
< content

Agency Support
Provide administrative support as needed including:
<   Answering phones
<   Assisting in preparing proposals
<   Preparing for meetings
<   Participating in brainstorms
<   Content proofing

Neuger Communications Group is a dynamic team absolutely dedicated to providing the very best in strategic communications counsel. Our highly collaborative nature, our energy, our discipline and our can-do attitude are hallmarks to providing results-oriented marketing communications and public relations solutions to our clients.
At Neuger Communications Group you’ll find:
<   A legacy of more than 75 years in communications and public relations …
<   team that has doubled in size in the past five years …
<   An exciting client base that spans multiple industries …
<   A belief that innovation, persistence, dedication and diligence lead to long-term rewards and success.

A cover letter and résumé can be sent materials to Christine Tsang at