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Monday, August 31, 2015

Maccabee Public Relations - Senior Account Executive Opening

Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations, a three-time winner of Minnesota Business magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work,” has an immediate opening for a smart, curious and creative Senior Account Executive. New client wins and current client growth mean we need you as our newest SAE.

What will it take for you to join Maccabee? You have four to seven years of post-college experience in agency or corporate communications and media relations/publicity, as well as successful strategic use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media.

You’re an excellent writer with talent for online communications, B2B and consumer broadcast and print media relations and online storytelling. Your friends and co-workers are dazzled by your:

Sublime project, client service and event management skills Collaborative relationships with other staff members and clients Positive, can-do attitude Ability to work productively with editors, producers, reporters and bloggers

Expertise in healthcare, food, consumer electronics and professional services marketing is a plus. Send a cover note and your resume to Executive Vice President Gwen Chynoweth at gwen@maccabee.com.

What do we offer you? Located in the North Loop of downtown Minneapolis, Maccabee is the public relations and online marketing agency that’s been called “PR Agency of the Year” by Twin Cities Business magazine. We’ve produced marketing campaigns for such brands as Delta Airlines’ MLT Vacations, Hazelden, PeopleNet, VISI.com, Caribou Coffee, International Decision Systems, CaringBridge, Pitney Bowes software, Ergotron computer mounts, General Mills cereals, AmericInn Hotels, OfficeMax, RBA, GNP Company (Gold’n Plump and Just BARE chicken), RedBrick Health, Deluxe Corp, American Medical Systems, Summit Orthopedics and Jostens.

Maccabee – winner of the Silver Halo Award for “Best Cause Marketing Campaign” and Promo Interactive’s “Best Viral Campaign” – is the agency behind Hazelden’s “Four Generations Overcoming Addiction,” OfficeMax’s launch of the online sensation ElfYourself, and Kemps’ “100th Anniversary Mooseum” campaign that featured the unveiling of the World’s Largest Scoop of Ice Cream. Maccabee’s high energy, nurturing culture is fueled by a jukebox stuffed with 1950s R & B, an animated Elvis Presley clock, Monty Python posters and a singular dedication to professional development for each employee.

Learn more about the joys of working at Maccabee at www.maccabee.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and our MaccaPR blog. - See more at: http://maccabee.com/senior-account-executive-opening/#sthash.L4wF7W4m.dpuf

Pinstripes, Inc. - Marketing Intern


Pinstripes is a growing national restaurant & entertainment collection combining upscale bowling and bocce with a scratch kitchen, ample event spaces and ballroom, fire pit, live music, and more to create a sophisticated fun community-centric venue.

Job Description
Pinstripes is seeking Student Marketing Brand Ambassadors to join the team!
Student Brand Ambassadors reach and engage students and the surrounding community to introduce, build, and grow the Pinstripes brand.
We’re looking for--
  • Excited to get in on the ground level of a fast-growing company.
  • Experienced in marketing, sales, events, or promotions and are able to embody Pinstripes demeanor and values.
  • Motivated, entrepreneurial, and goal-oriented.
  • Energetic & charismatic; you can talk to just about anyone.
  • Active online. You use social media and understand how it can be used as a sales driver.
  • Connected on campus and in the local community. You have a strong knowledge of local events and happenings.
You will--
  • Identify, organize, and attend off-site events to represent the Pinstripes brand.
  • Plan and execute numerous marketing partnerships and programs with the student body, local businesses, and local community.
  • Build relationships with campus opinion leaders, student organizations, and media relations.
  • Track and measure results of marketing programs and campaigns.
You are--
  • College sophomore, junior, or senior preferred with a focus in sales, marketing, event planning, advertising, public relations, business or similar field.
  • Hourly + incentive pay.
  • Available 10-20 hours per week through school year, possibility for extension.
  • The position is located at Pinstripes in Edina, MN. Your time will be split between meeting and strategizing at Pinstripes, hitting the streets on campus, and representing the brand at events in the community.
To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter detailing the following:
1. Why do you want to be a Pinstripes Student Brand Ambassador?
2. Describe an experience you have in measuring and evaluating results?
3. How could Pinstripes best snerve the campus community?
Job Type: Internship
Local candidates only:
  • Minneapolis, MN
Required experience:
  • Marketing: 1 year
Required education:
  • High school or equivalent
Apply Online Now.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ecolab - Contract Communications Specialist



Ecolab’s purpose is to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, protecting people and vital resources. With annual sales of more than US$12 billion, Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab’s 47,000 associates deliver comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. With more than 1,300 scientists in research and development at 15 R&D centers globally, and more than 22,000 sales and service associates, the company delivers personal on-site service at more than one million customer locations.  Ecolab is listed on Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Best Companies to Sell For, World's Most Ethical Companies, and CDP’s Leadership Indices.
Ecolab is seeking a contract communications specialist. This contract position will be primarily responsible for researching and writing stories for our internal newsletter and magazine, proofreading copy, leading the editorial calendar and approval process for content, managing various aspects of communications campaigns and projects, posting content to our internal website, and supporting written material with photos, graphics and video as appropriate. 

Qualified candidates will have excellent reporting, writing and editing skills, a strong attention to detail, experience managing projects/editorial calendars/deadlines, and the desire to learn our content management and other technical systems.

Purpose: 

To inform, engage and align employees by developing and posting editorial content on the company’s intranet, and assisting with other internal communications projects.

Context:

The role is:
  • Based in St. Paul, MN
  • Requires minimal travel

Reports to:
·         Mesa Denny, manager, Internal Communications

Key activities:
  • Report and write stories for the intranet, weekly e-newsletter and bi-annual magazine.
  • Manage editorial calendar and approval process for e-newsletter and intranet content.
·         Manage translations as needed.
·         Manage email distribution and approvals as needed.
  • Post content to the intranet, using the Sitecore content management system
  • Create weekly e-newsletter, using the Exact Target email marketing tool
  • Create graphically interesting intranet pages through the use of graphics, photos and videos.
  • Continually review and update content on the intranet.
Candidate profile:

The ideal candidate is proficient with content management/email marketing systems and has strong reporting, writing and editing skills.  The candidate should be comfortable working collaboratively with the broader Global Marketing & Communications team and internal subject matter experts.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism or related field
  • Experience with content management systems and/or email marketing tools
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Strong reporting, writing and editing skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with managing graphic design, photography and video production
  • Good relationship management skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously
Application information:
Send a resume, cover letter and three or four writing samples to Mesa Denny at mesa.denny@ecolab.com.

Haberman - Public Relations Strategist

Haberman is a full-service marketing agency with a clearly defined mission — to tell the stories of pioneers who are making a difference in the world. As modern storytellers, we create powerful movements that inspire engagement and drive positive social change. Our team is made up of bright, passionate advocates, many of whom left big agencies for more meaningful work. Because our agency has its roots in PR and believes firmly in the power of storytelling, earned media continues to be a special practice area for our agency and an ongoing need for our clients.

We seek a Public Relations Strategist who excels at engagement with traditional and digital media. This individual must be able to offer significant contributions to strategic PR planning, as well as execution for a range of clients including both consumer and B2B accounts. This individual should be both knowledgeable and curious about the practice of public relations, client relations and the broader world of strategic communications. An expertise and passion for publicity is a must. Experience with food and/or sustainability is a plus.

This individual will work with cross-functional teams to develop and execute creative and effective campaigns and accompanying earned media strategies that benefit our clients and our world. A sampling of campaign themes includes: supporting organic farmers, promoting a 100-year old heritage popcorn brand and sharing the benefits of the co-op business model.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key team member on PR-oriented client accounts, including serving as the client contact.
  • Serve as a PR/earned media counselor on accounts, including in new business meetings.
  • In concert with the team, develop earned media plans for a range of client movements, marketing campaigns and events.
  • Pitch and secure stories with media contacts across all mediums (print, broadcast, online, etc.).
  • Develop robust blogger relations campaigns and programs.
  • Integrate and help ensure smart and seamless coordination between PR and other integrated work we’re producing on behalf of the client.
  • Manage/supervise client interviews, desk-sides, events and media tour execution, including planning, logistics and recaps.
  • Write and edit an array of communications materials, including news releases, collateral materials, pitches, speeches, presentations, and blog posts.
  • Develop effective media lists, including research to supplement media database outputs.
  • Immerse self in clients’ industries, brands and past media coverage.
  • Own relationships with key media.
  • Assist with client/spokesperson media training.
Experience/Skills Required
  • 3+ years of heavy media relations experience, including experience working with consumer and B2B/technology brands.
  • Established relationships with key media contacts across all mediums (print, broadcast, online, etc.), including experience with blogger relations beyond just placing a story on a blog.
  • Expertise in digital media world, including earned media achieved throughout blogs, utilizing Facebook and Twitter, etc.
  • Stellar writing skills.
  • Experience with online media database, such as Vocus.
  • Successful track record of garnering results on PR accounts and media relations campaigns.
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management and project management skills.
Modern Storytellers. You Might Be One If…
  • Our mission speaks to you: To tell the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world. “
  • Whatever it takes” is just how you roll. That’s how Haberman gets world-changing results for our clients.
  • You’re curious. As in, late night, all day, one more page, one more link, keep asking questions curious.
  • You’re a natural born, career honed, supernaturally blessed, idea weaving communicator.
  • You’re brave.
  • You’re OK with being vulnerable. You’re OK asking for help. You’re willing to trust a tribe member.
  • You know when to break out the confidence and when to be humble. Collaboration is natural.
  • You assume positive intentions. Gotta problem? No prob. Get past it. Address it in 48 hours, if not sooner.
  • When you hear the word “creative,” your immediate response is, “Aren’t we all?” No. Boxes. Here.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing why you feel you’re a fit for this position to careers@habermaninc.com . Please include “Public Relations Strategist” and in the email subject line.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association - seeking to fill up to three (3) unpaid internship


The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is seeking to fill up to three (3) unpaid internship positions to assist in the league’s public relations and communications efforts for the 2015-16 season. Interns will join the nation’s premier college hockey conference, assisting WCHA staff in promoting the teams, student-athletes, coaches and institutions of both the men’s and women’s WCHA.

PUBLIC RELATIONS/HOCKEY COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS (TWO POSITIONS)
Responsibilities
·         Assist in compiling, writing and editing WCHA press releases and other material for publication (weekly press notes, Players of the Week, weekend preview capsules, etc.)
·         Create content (graphics, tweets and posts) for WCHA social media platforms
·         Assist with weekend game-night social media duties, including live-tweeting, content gathering and interaction/engagement
·         Monitor and compile media coverage (via traditional outlets and social media platforms) related to the WCHA and its member institutions
·         Complete research projects as assigned
·         Assist in planning and implementation of initiatives related to the 2016 WCHA Final Five and Final Face-Off championship tournaments
·         Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment
·         Required minimum of eight (8) hours of work per week at the WCHA Conference Office in Edina, Minn.
·         Willingness to work occasional weekend hours, assisting in social media duties

Basic Qualifications
·         Must be at least 18 years old and either currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a two- or four-year college or university
·         Previous athletic communications, sports information or journalism experience
·         Knowledge of hockey (sport-specific statistics, rules, protocol, etc.)
·         Strong interest in a career in sports

Additional/Desired Qualifications
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
·         Previous writing and/or social media experience
·         Basic knowledge or understanding of InDesign and Photoshop

Benefits
·         Receive hands-on experience working in a conference office for an NCAA Division I sport
·         Opportunity to work as integral part of a small team, developing valuable skills in the areas of public relations, communications and social media
·         Opportunity to gain hands-on exposure to all elements of a conference tournament



GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN (ONE POSITION)
Responsibilities
·         Adhering to the WCHA Brand Style Guide, create graphics and other visual assets that enhance the conference brand via digital, social media and printed platforms. Graphics may include, but are not limited to:
o   Standard WCHA graphics templates, to be shared with all member institutions
o   Infographics in support of weekly press notes
o   Graphics celebrating WCHA Players of the Week, national monthly award winners, postseason honorees, professional hockey accomplishments or other such accolades
o   Graphics promoting WCHA initiatives such as WCHA.tv, and the 2016 WCHA Final Five and Final Face-Off championship tournaments
·         Assist in creating additional and complementary content for WCHA social media platforms
·         Assist in planning and implementation of initiatives related to the 2016 WCHA Final Five and Final Face-Off championship tournaments
·         Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment
·         Required minimum of four (4) hours of work per week, either at the WCHA Conference Office in Edina, Minn. or remotely

Basic Qualifications
·         Must be at least 18 years old and either currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a two- or four-year college or university
·         Demonstrated skills in InDesign, Photoshop and/or similar design programs
·         Possess an interest or background in sports

Benefits
·         Receive hands-on experience working in a conference office for an NCAA Division I sport
·         Opportunity to take lead role in creating assets for a variety of platforms, from digital to print

To apply for either position, please send a résumé and brief cover letter to Samantha Stevenson, WCHA Coordinator, at sstevenson@wcha.com.

For more information on the WCHA, please visit wcha.com.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Periscope - Assistant Account Executive

At the end of the day we believe in one thing: #DoThingsPeopleLove . Every action and decision we make manifests in this notion. Layered within this idea are the opportunities and responsibilities that allow us to practice what we preach.

The AAE position is a fast-paced, dynamic and supporting role. Success comes by demonstrating a passion for ideas and a knack for thriving on making other people's jobs easier.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Account Service Support

  • Prepare conference reports, meeting agendas, status reports and billing summaries as needed
  • Open jobs and write creative briefs for project work
  • Handling details; asset management, estimates, delivery, faxing, internal communications, proofing, etc.
  • Work with project manager, producer, media and other staff to insure timely, accurate delivery on all client jobs
  • Analyze sales and communications efforts and recap effectiveness in market
  • Track competitive communications and prepare analysis as needed
Client Relationship
  • Build working relationships with appropriate client personnel who interface with the agency
  • Learn the client’s business, including company business goals and objectives, products, markets, industry, distribution, etc.
  • Master the art of client communication and know how to keep clients in sync with day-to-day activities so there are no surprises
Communication
  • Seamlessly provide the right information to the right people at the right time (we know... easier said than done!)
  • Constantly maintain a source of truth: written records of all directions, scope of work documents, recommendations, meetings, client decisions or approvals, etc.
  • Effectively articulate directions from Account Executives and Account Supervisors to the rest of the internal teams
  • Be a good listener
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • 2-3 years in marketing/marketing communications/advertising in agency or client organization (agency preferred), or equivalent
  • Organization, attention to detail and follow-up skills are incredibly important
  • Ability to take direction and have the confidence to move things forward
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Experience with Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite
Apply online now.

Monday, August 24, 2015

MN Adult and Teen Challenge - Marketing & Events Coordinator

Essential duties and responsibilities: Marketing • Communications • Provide information to Communications team about event details • Provide event updates to other stakeholders i.e. development • Create rough drafts of scripts for events and rough drafts of event related articles for newsletters, websites, press releases. • Stage-manage special guests at events. • Oversee Stage Management and communication with guest speakers/emcees

Events • Annual Events • Assist the Events Manager with all aspects of fundraising events, included but not limited to: Minneapolis Gala, Minneapolis Fishing Event, Brainerd Fishing Challenge, Golf Classic, Evening at the Twins Game, Mankato Gala, Walk for Hope, Willmar Gala, Donor Appreciation Dinners, and the Christmas Concert • Assist with Volunteer Coordination • Event Materials • Develop and track printing timelines and budgets to ensure all event materials arrive in households by set deadline dates • Create and send email versions of all printed event material • Keep PDF’s of all event materials in shared folder for team access Silent Auction • Create an annual item solicitation plan for all galas, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mankato and Willmar areas • Track past event auction items received and revenues gained to create goals for upcoming events

Minimum Qualifications:

• Self starter, assertive team player with 4 year degree or equivalent 

• 1-2 years event experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Comfort with fast paced culture 
• Ability to work in changeable environment
• Comfort working under pressure at events and in lead up 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office *Experience with Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud, Convio, Luminate and/or TeamRaiser is a bonus

Apply Online Now.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Building Restoration Corporation - Social Media Specialist

Start a career at Building Restoration Corporation! Building Restoration Corporation in Roseville Minnesota is looking to hire a full-time Social Media Associate.

Building Restoration Corporation is looking for applicants who are up to date on social trends and who can generate content that creates excitement about Building Restoration Company and it’s projects.

Description of Responsibilities : Maintaining and setting the social media presence of our company with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. Create monthly newsletters featuring our crews and projects.
Essential candidate qualities, preferences and skills:
  • Experience and familiarity with leading social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Stumble Upon
  • Creative and engaging in written communication
  • Ability and desire to stay on the cutting edge of industry best practices, including frequent review of relevant blogs and websites
  • Proficiency with text editing and basic data manipulation
  • Comfortable working with all levels of an organization
  • Past Internet Marketing Experience
Description of benefits offered:
  • Newly furnished beautiful offices
  • Located in Roseville with many restaurants to choose from during your lunch break
  • Friendly, Fast Paced, Exciting work environment
  • Compensation $20.00-$25.00 per hour
Building Restoration Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Required experience:
  • Social Media, Marketing, Google Analytics, : 3 years
Apply online now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spotlight Media Relations - Account Executive or Assistant Account Executive


Spotlight Media Relations is a public relations agency with offices in New York and Minnesota. Our specialty is generating high-impact media placements for our clients in consumer media. Current clients include nationally recognized lifestyle, health/wellness, beauty and fashion experts and brands.

The Minnesota office, based in Eagan, has an immediate need for an Account Executive or Assistant Account Executive. This is a full-time position with benefits that include health insurance and paid vacation time.

Day-to-day duties of an Assistant Account Executive include developing pitch angles, writing pitches, pitching and coordinating coverage, participation in client meetings, creative sessions and media monitoring and reporting results to clients.

Day-to-day duties of an Account Executive include: planning and running client meetings and status calls, developing media strategies, writing pitches, pitching and coordinating coverage, participation in creative sessions and media monitoring and reporting results to clients.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • B.A. in Mass Communications/PR, Journalism, Marketing or a related field
  • At least 1-3 years experience in public relations
  • Ability to multitask
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Strong writing skills
  • Team player
  • Interest in lifestyle topics including fashion, beauty and wellness

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send cover letters and resumes to Jill Budik, jill@spotlightmediarelations.com