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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nemer Fieger – Media Relations Specialist

Nemer Fieger is a full-service advertising, PR and marketing agency located in St. Louis Park, Minn. We are looking for a self-motivated, detail oriented Media Relations Specialist with 2 -5 years’ experience. Prior agency experience a plus.
The ideal candidate possess advanced written, verbal and presentation skills, with a self-directed nature and a natural ability to excel as part of a cohesive team. As a skilled time manager, the candidate needs to show the ability to manage and measure output while moving multiple key priorities forward simultaneously — on time and within budget. They are a detail-oriented team player with a thorough understanding of Media Relations, Marketing, and Social Media.
Ideal candidate will have the following:
·Strong written communication skills
·Strong oral communication skills
·Solid presentation skills
·A professional, positive image and attitude
·Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships
·Well-versed in AP Style and writing press releases
·Experience writing RFP’s
·Ability to determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, and work independently with minimal supervision/direction
·Experience reporting to multiple clients and deadlines day-to-day
·Social media strategy and management
Full-time, salaried position with benefits. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday with some early morning, evening and weekend hours required. Occasional local and out-of-state travel required.
Application Instructions
Please submit:
1. A current resume
2. Writing samples
3. Name and contact information of at least two references.
Please submit all information to chad@nemerfieger.com. No phone calls please.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ARKRAY USA, Inc. - Marketing Communication Specialist

ARKRAY USA, Inc. is a division of a privately owned, global leader in diabetes care. For more than half a century, we have pioneered products to ensure that people who have diabetes - and the health professionals who care for them - can better manage the condition. 

ARKRAY is currently looking to fill a Marketing Communication Specialist position to manage the creation and delivery of marketing programs and services to support the expansion and growth of the company, to include all online media marketing, website development, and social media. 


Duties and Responsibilities
Work closely and proactively with Marketing, Sales and other departments to plan and execute marketing projects and ensure that concepts are properly positioned, supported, and delivered on time. 


Reviews literature in the assigned marketing project, previous marketing materials used in the assignment area, and gathers materials of competitive companies in the field. Work closely and proactively with Marketing Management to ensure that products and programs are properly positioned and supported through online media. 


Manage warranty card, co-op programs and various database subscriptions.
Researches, writes, develops sketches of supporting graphics, and consults with Graphic Designer and printing firm representatives on the needs of the particular project. Presents recommendations to marketing manager or committee. 


Research, create and implement online social media campaign.
Monitor the effectiveness of online strategy by utilizing key indicators such as Google Analytics and clicks. Recommend and execute modified /new strategy to maximize its effectiveness.
Track and report ARKRAY brand through social media websites.
May develop and coordinate multimedia packages'letters, brochures, video, point-of-purchase displays'for particular assignments.
Develops direct mail programs, as dictated by the assignment, and monitors roll-out of the campaign and checks for success level at conclusion. 


Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism is preferred. Healthcare or medical device experience a plus.
Excellent written (proofreading/copy editing w knowledge of AP style) and verbal communication.
Excellent analytical and presentation skills including demonstration skills to handle many assignments simultaneously
Strong leadership and influencing skills.
Should exhibit great creativity and resourcefulness. 


Able to suggest calculated and bold initiatives to meet the expectations of company growth.
Advanced computer skills required. Demonstrated expertise in Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. 


Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments.
Ability to travel up 25% when needed.


Apply Online Now

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Horizontal Integration - Product Marketing and Communications Manager

Summary: 
Looking for a Product Marketing & Communications Manager within our Investment Products and Solutions group.
Responsibilities:
• Create marketing and communication plans to support product initiatives, working with large cross-functional teams across the organization to ensure alignment and integration.
• Plans, writes and implements marketing and communication strategies and tactics that support integrated plans. Works individually or with a team to prepare communications, sales literature, etc.
• Serve as primary liaison with internal partners – legal, compliance, creative services, production services, product development, trading desk, etc.
• Drive measurable program results by tracking program participation and results and provide recommendations for improvements, execute approved recommendations quickly.

Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent in a related field
• 5+ years of relevant experience in the financial services industry
• Strong knowledge of investment products and services (i.e. mutual funds, ETFs, equities, bonds, UITs, investment research, etc.)
• Strong, demonstrated writing skills -- including content research and audience strategies
• Proven ability to motivate and influence internal partners
• Demonstrated ability to work as a leader within teams and ability to influence others
• Exceptional marketing, communication, project management and organizational skills
• Experience in developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies
• Capable of interacting with variety of individuals cross-organizationally
• Must be a self-starter and have ability to work independently
• Proven ability to think fast, respond quickly and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
• Proven ability to prioritize, coupled with strong attention to detail
• Required Licenses: Series 7 required or ability to obtain within 90 days.

About Horizontal Integration:

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

Apply online now.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bellmont Partners is Looking for a Senior PR Professional



Bellmont Partners, Ragan’s/PR Daily’s 2014 PR Agency of the Year and one of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2015 Top 100 Companies to Work For, is looking for a senior PR pro with seven to 15 years of experience.

We’re not aiming to fill a specific position, but will create a place on our growing team in Edina for someone who’s the right fit: We’re especially interested in a practitioner with a significant B2B or consumer PR background (or both), who’s creative, collaborative and results driven, with excellent account-management, strategic-planning, media-relations, writing, event-coordination and research skills. Expertise in med-tech, tech, financial services or professional services a plus. The right person has agency experience and the ability to manage both client accounts and people, and thrives in a flexible, fast-paced and supportive, team-based environment.

Check out more about our team, our clients and what it’s like to work here on our blog.

If you think you’d be a good fit, please send your confidential resume and salary requirements to info@bellmontpartners.com.

We’re a full-service communications agency, and we don’t silo tactics or practice groups – our team members are adept at moving fluidly between communications channels and applying the best tactics at the right time for clients. Here’s a list of things you may find yourself doing on any given day:
·         Client communication
·         Media relations
·         Writing (including news releases, pitches, blog posts, reports, web copy, social media posts and lots of other formats)
·         Strategic plan development
·         Research and analysis
·         Media outlet research and list development
·         Media coverage monitoring and reporting
·         Social media strategy and management
·         Brainstorming
·         Event planning/task management
·         Business development
·         Agency marketing
·         Administrative tasks

EXPECTATIONS:
·         Prior experience in an agency environment
·         Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
·         Comfortable leading accounts and communicating with clients, media and vendors on various platforms (phone, email, etc.) and providing direction to team members
·         Ability to embrace our collaborative, team-based philosophy
·         Self-directed and able to work independently, on multiple projects at one time
·         Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
·         Well-organized and able to prioritize (and quickly reprioritize, as necessary!)
·         Great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
·         Embraces new tools and tactics in our always-changing industry
·         Personally accountable
·         Ability to maintain client confidentiality

We offer a competitive salary (based on experience), flexible work schedule (including the possibility of working from home multiple days per week), health insurance, 401(k), FSA, dependent care reimbursement, short- and long-term disability, sick days, vacation days, professional development opportunities, tech and health-and-wellness stipends and 10 paid holidays a year. We were a finalist in this year’s Minnesota Business’ Community Impact Awards, which shined the spotlight on the variety of ways we contribute to the community via our pro bono and reduced-rate projects. Find out more about what Bellmont Partners has to offer here.

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.

Friday, April 24, 2015

PR with Panache! looking for a Public Relations Coordinator



PR with Panache! is seeking a One of a Kind Public Relations Coordinator

PR with Panache! is a bold, award winning public relations agency recently named best PR Firm in the education marketplace.

PR with Panache! has a clearly defined mission – to tell the stories of thought leaders and companies who are making a difference in education. As modern day storytellers we create innovative campaigns that differentiate our clients from all others.

We seek a Public Relations Coordinator who excels at engaging traditional and digital media. This individual will be responsible for assisting and supporting the PR with Panache! leadership and team in a variety of functions essential to fundamental Public/Media Relations, and Storytelling.

Position Involves:

  • Assisting with the implementation of various public relations programs
  • Execution of day-to-day PR activities for a number of different clients:
-          Agenda creation, media tracking and reports, editorial calendars etc.
  • Satisfying a mix of evolving and deadline-oriented firm / client needs and expectations with a high level of flexibility, passion and professionalism.
  • Writing and editing of various content.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google apps (google docs, sheets etc) required.

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 1 + years of media relations and/or marketing experience preferably in education
  • Experience with an online media database, such as Meltwater
  • Organized individual with outstanding time and project management skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Deliver solid results while working under deadline
  • Go getter that delivers stellar work at a fast pace
  • Embraces the “all hands on deck” mentality of our company to ensure success for all clients

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing why you feel you are a good fit for this position to sue@prwithpanache.com. Please include “Public Relations Coordinator” in the email subject line. Salary requirements must be included in the cover letter to be considered for this position. No calls please.