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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bellmont Partners is Looking for an Intern

Bellmont Partners, a public relations agency based in Edina, Minn., is looking for a motivated intern to join our nine-person team. Our tight-knit team works hard and takes great pride in the results we’re able to generate for our clients -- and we have a lot of fun in the process. We’re looking for an intern to help out on a variety of accounts from March through August 2015, working with both consumer and B2B clients, as well as on event coordination. Here are some of the roles our intern could expect to be doing on any given day:

·       Creating
o   Assisting in the development of press materials, media lists, media insights, media kits, event materials and other needs
o   Contributing to the management of social media platforms, which may include creating social posts, photo editing and uploading, and more
·       Managing
o   Being able to work independently on various aspects of client projects
o   Contributing to the management and organizing of client reporting and media monitoring and organizing client reports
·       Organizing
o   Developing and managing an internal database of various resources
o   Organizing logistics for upcoming client events, including but not limited to developing nametags, coordinating mailings, contacting vendors and creating event schedules
·       Supporting
o   Providing research support for new business efforts or other client projects
o   Supporting all client teams on tasks large and small, including planning client meetings, coordinating internal brainstorms, celebrations and more
o   Supplementing onsite support at client or agency events which includes some early mornings, nights and weekends

Qualifications:
·       Recent college graduates or seniors graduating in May 2015 and pursuing a degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related area of study
·       If graduating in May, you must be able to provide part-time support prior to graduation
·       Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
·       Self-starter and willingness to take on any project
·       Extremely computer/internet/social media savvy
·      Valid driver’s license

Please submit your resume, two writing samples and a brief email why you are the fit for this position to intern@bellmontpartners.com.

About Bellmont Partners
Established in 1996, Edina-based Bellmont Partners provides a full range of communications services, including strategic public relations counsel, public relations campaign development and execution, media relations, digital strategy and outreach, special event coordination, video production, and writing and design services. For more information, visit BellmontPartners.com.

aimClear seeks Account Executive



We are seeking a traditional public relations professional who has a desire to learn digital marketing as a way to intersect their traditional skillset.  The ideal candidate will join aimClear at the Senior Account Executive level in our Saint Paul office. This is a great opportunity to fuse traditional and digital public relations with online and social marketing. Hone your skills in holistic marketing by joining aimClear’s internationally recognized team of fanatical integrated social, search and PR practitioners.   Candidate should have demonstrated experience in B2B public relations strategy, pitching and writing.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute holistic PR strategies and plans
  • Actively pitch and secure placements on behalf of clients
  • Foster relationships with media contacts across all platforms
  • Write and edit an array of communication pieces – including contributed articles, news releases, key messages, blog posts, award submissions, marketing collateral, online ads and copy
  • Draft social content plans
  • Online community management and reputation monitoring

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience, preferably B2B skills within an agency environment
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Heavy media relations experience
  • Client-facing experience
  • Fluency in social media marketing
  • Successful track record of garnering media placements
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to meet strict deadlines

aimClear® is a rapidly growing 30-person internationally recognized digital marketing agency. We operate from our Duluth, Minnesota office with a second office in the Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Since 2006, we’ve worked with clients ranging from iconic multinational brands to incredibly cool startups. Client credits include Intel, Siemens, Tektronix, SecondLife, Martha Stewart, Victaulic, 3M, Neustar, AirBnB and many others.

Our agency is known for bleeding-edge creative tactics and a holistic approach to integrating social media, search, and PR channels. Our process and tools for mapping “whole users” to social and search, using both paid and organic tactics, has proven revolutionary for B2B and B2C sales, lead generation, community building, and other key performance indicators (KPIs). Our proprietary predictive modeling software makes setting goals scientific in largely unpredictable multi-channel environments.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to:
jobs@aimclear.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

PadillaCRT - Account Executive

Looking for new opportunities in the New Year? PadillaCRT currently is looking for account executives to join our employee-owned agency.

We’re looking for talented communications professionals with three-plus years of experience in public relations and marketing communications. Experience in business-to-business marketing communications, media relations and/or corporate relations within financial services is preferred.   Come be a part of PadillaCRT, one of the largest employee-owned communications agencies in North America.

You’ll enjoy working with people who are driven, smart, creative and courageous. And you’ll discover there is no communications firm more committed to helping great organizations achieve their purpose.

The Account Executive will be responsible for the following:
  • Day-to-day public relations and communications activities, including research, writing news releases and other communications materials 
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating public relations and integrated communication programs   Managing day-to-day client activities 
  • Monitoring budgets 
  • Media relations  Candidates must have the following skills:
  • Strong writing
  • Excellent media relations 
  • Account management and client-relations skills 
  • Ability to understand and explain complex subjects  
  • Problem solving  
  • Self-starter 
  • Strong work ethic 

PadillaCRT is an employee-owned firm and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an exceptional work environment, which contributes to our recognition as America’s “Top Agency to Work For.”   Our clients span various industries, including technology, food/beverage/consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, digital media, creative design, media relations and public affairs.  Excellence.  Integrity & Truthfulness.  Generosity.  Innovation & Creativity.  Service & Servant Leadership.  Inclusion.  That's who we strive to be. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.  Thanks for considering PadillaCRT! We encourage you to visit us at www.PadillaCRT.com.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Brew - Social & Digital Media – Associate Position

Brew, a boutique communications agency is seeking an agile, responsive and adaptive individual to
join our small team.

Our associate trace aims to transition recent or upcoming graduates into full-time positions through
guidance and mentorship over a six-month program. We are seeking candidates for a position
within our team to assist in planning and executing campaigns. If you are social media addict and
can also be strategic, then you might be the person we are looking for.

Job Responsibilities:
– Play an active role in monitoring, evaluating, executing and planning social media and
digital efforts.
– Demonstrate strong communication and writing skills.
– Manage and monitor day-to-day posting on social media platforms, including
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn and other digital media.
– Show a strong understanding of various social media platforms and interest in digital
media planning.
– Assist in analyzing social media efforts; must be confident in expressing own
observations and recommendations.
– Research social media trends and perform competitive social media audits, includes
creating presentations for clients.

Qualifications:
– Creative and proactive problem-solver
– Team player ready to learn on the job
– Strong writing proficiency
– Show strong skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, along with grasp of basic math
– Technologically-adept with an ability to learn new programs quickly
– Actively engaged in social media
– InDesign proficient

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to employment@brew-creative.com by February 6th for full
consideration.

In addition, please provide answers to the following questions:
– What brands have inspired you to be active in social media? Why?
– What value does social media create for brands?
– Answers should be no longer than one page.
If you are selected as a candidate, we will contact you. No calls please.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One Simple Plan Seeking Talented Social Media Manager

One Simple Plan, a communications and brand engagement agency, is looking for a creative and driven Social Media Manager to join our team. One Simple Plan is a growing shop that was recently recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as the "Emerging Business
of the Year." You might not know us by name, but you certainly know our clients by name. Our agency has diverse clients that range from big national brands, to fast-growing local brands, to small local businesses, in a variety of industry categories. What our clients do have in common is they
all have unique, interesting stories and passionate audiences. We are proud to say we don’t work with just anyone.

Our efficient, effective approach and grounded perspective is what sets us apart: fewer meetings, more action, less discussion, more doing. Simply put, we figure things out and make things happen. We’re strategic, creative, clever, enterprising, and effective. We strive for fulfillment and
achievement.

Job Description
As a social media manager for One Simple Plan, no day will be the same. Our agency is a fast-paced and creative environment. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of exciting clients. Our employees are well-rounded individuals who take on different challenges each and every
day. The social media manager will have responsibilities as such:
  • Day-to-day management of client social media accounts
  • Understanding and management of appropriate tools and technologies in the digital spectrum as it relates to online communication and social media
  • Create content for social media accounts and websites
  • Monitor, analyze and participate in social conversations about clients
  • Research and analyze new social media trends, sites and tools
  • Development and coordination of creative campaigns for clients
  • Writing and editing of promotional material
  • Client relations
  • Community and influencer outreach
  • Event marketing and coordination

We are looking for public relations/advertising professionals with at least three years of industry experience in a professional environment. The ideal candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-7 years of industry experience
  • A strong knowledge of social media engagement and management
  • An understanding of technical platforms and tools in the digital space
  • Previous experience working with social media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A creative touch
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • A keen eye for attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team
  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Have a healthy restlessness to learn and improve every day
More about One Simple Plan
We are structured on two parallel pillars: communications and brand engagement. A lot of our client work overlaps with these two pillars, generating some of our finest work. At One Simple Plan we provide our clients with the highest quality of service and commitment to get the job
done the right way.

Perhaps most importantly, we are looking for someone who will leave ego at the door. One Simple Plan has a relaxed culture and flat hierarchy where everyone 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. "The Grind" will never be allowed to permeate our office.

Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@onesimpleplan.com or mail them to One Simple Plan, 212 3rd Avenue North; Suite 320, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Visit our website at www.onesimpleplan.com. EEO employer.

One Simple Plan Seeking Talented Account Manager

One Simple Plan, a communications and brand engagement agency, is looking for a responsible and driven Account Manager to join our team. One Simple Plan is a growing shop that was recently recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as the "Emerging Business of the Year." You might not know us by name, but you certainly know our clients by name. Our agency has diverse clients that range from big national brands, to fast-growing local brands, to small local businesses, in a variety of industry categories. What our clients do have in common is they all have unique, interesting stories and passionate audiences. We are proud to say we don’t work with just anyone. Our efficient, effective approach and grounded perspective is what sets us apart: fewer meetings, more action, less discussion, more doing. Simply put, we figure things out and make things happen. We’re strategic, creative, clever, enterprising, and effective. We strive for fulfillment and achievement.

So, how can you get involved?

We are seeking a talented communications professional to join our expanding team and help manage the day-to-day business of their assigned accounts. Specifically we are looking for a mid-level account manager. Public relations experience is a plus, but isn’t imperative.

Our employees are well-rounded individuals who take on different challenges each and every day. The account manager will have responsibilities as such:

  • Day-to-day management of client accounts including task lists and budgets
  • Lead account teams to ensure projects are executed and goals are met
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience with earned and social media strategies
  • Development and coordination of communication campaigns for clients
  • Multi-tasking across different account projects and different account teams
  • Collaborative approach to projects with company employees and clients
  • Client relations and leadership

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a college graduate with 5+ years of experience – agency experience preferred
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment that requires organization, selfmotivation, and multitasking
  • Exude an understanding and appreciation of how public relations creates value for organizations
  • Think strategically in communications in the business sense
  • Be experienced and capable with Microsoft Office suite programs
  • Be a forward-thinking person who is dedicated to making a difference with their ideas
  • Value achieving clients’ business objectives on time and within budget
  • Show leadership abilities – on both projects and with managing teams.
  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Have a healthy restlessness to learn and improve every day.

More about One Simple Plan
We are structured on two parallel pillars: communications and brand engagement. A lot of our client work overlaps with these two pillars, generating some of our finest work. At One Simple Plan we provide our clients with the highest quality of service and commitment to get the job
done the right way.

Perhaps most importantly, we are looking for someone who will leave ego at the door. One Simple Plan has a relaxed culture and flat hierarchy where everyone 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. "The Grind" will never be allowed to permeate our office.

Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@onesimpleplan.com or mail them to One Simple Plan, 212 3rd Avenue North; Suite 320, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Visit our website at www.onesimpleplan.com. EEO employer.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Social & Digital Media – Associate Position

Brew, a boutique communications agency is seeking an agile, responsive and adaptive individual to
join our small team.

Our associate trace aims to transition recent or upcoming graduates into full-time positions through
guidance and mentorship over a six-month program. We are seeking candidates for a position
within our team to assist in planning and executing campaigns. If you are social media addict and
can also be strategic, then you might be the person we are looking for.

Job Responsibilities:
– Play an active role in monitoring, evaluating, executing and planning social media and
digital efforts.
– Demonstrate strong communication and writing skills.
– Manage and monitor day-to-day posting on social media platforms, including
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn and other digital media.
– Show a strong understanding of various social media platforms and interest in digital
media planning.
– Assist in analyzing social media efforts; must be confident in expressing own
observations and recommendations.
– Research social media trends and perform competitive social media audits, includes
creating presentations for clients.

Qualifications:
– Creative and proactive problem-solver
– Team player ready to learn on the job
– Strong writing proficiency
– Show strong skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, along with grasp of basic math
– Technologically-adept with an ability to learn new programs quickly
– Actively engaged in social media
– InDesign proficient

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to employment@brew-creative.com by February 6th for full
consideration.

In addition, please provide answers to the following questions:
– What brands have inspired you to be active in social media? Why?
– What value does social media create for brands?
– Answers should be no longer than one page.

If you are selected as a candidate, we will contact you. No calls please.

Monday, January 19, 2015

PR Intern Opening with Schuler Publicity



Schuler Publicity is looking for a Public Relations Intern starting as soon as possible. Located in the Uptown neighborhood, we have clients ranging from a wide variety of industries from education and nonprofits to technology and consumer.

This is an opportunity for a college senior studying PR or communications looking for real agency experience around their class schedule. We are looking for a dependable, responsible and detail-oriented person who is available to work both in the office and remotely. We are looking for someone to assist our team with a variety of PR, social media and administrative responsibilities. Ideally, this person has excellent writing skills, is comfortable multi-tasking and meets deadlines regularly.

REQUIREMENTS:
-       Strong organizational skills – able to balance a wide variety of projects
-       Excellent writing skills – able to write pitches and social media posts
-       Time management skills – able to manage hard deadlines
-       Flexible, go with the flow nature – able to switch gears at a moment’s notice
-       Self-motivated – needs to show initiative and works reliably and independently without constant supervision
-       Intellectually curious – able to dig in and research for client background, pitches, media lists, etc.

SKILLS:
-       Administrative tasks as necessary – create agendas and status reports, draft meeting notes, update client editorial calendars, coverage reports
-       Media Relations – research, draft and edit pitches and social media posts
-       Compile media lists for press releases, pitches, bylined articles, etc.
-       Social Media – create and manage content for Schuler Publicity’s LinkedIn and Facebook pages
-       Work comfortably on multiple client accounts – report and track progress regularly

Internship Terms
-       Part-time with a minimum of 8+ hours a week
-       Flexible hours around class schedules
-       Will work in Uptown office one day per week and remotely the rest
-       Compensation: $200 per month
-       Term: Four months and/or until end of semester

How to Apply
All applications must contain a short email note summarizing your experience and interests, a cover letter, resume and writing samples by Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Please send to Jenna at jenna@cschuler.com. Interviews start immediately.