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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FLM+ Communications Intern (Summer 2016)

FLM+ specializes in the business of agriculture and the life of rural communities. Yes, we’re a strategic marketing and communications company. And yes, the FLM+ team represents the best and brightest to ensure a collaborative, contemporary, multi-faceted and on-target approach in everything we do. But what really separates us from the rest is our raw passion to produce the absolute best work possible and to get involved in what really matters. We are driven, not only by working with our clients to propel continuous success and far-reaching results, but also by never losing sight of the meaning behind our work.

FLM+ was established in 2006 to serve the business of agriculture and the life of rural communities. Phillip Farmer, John Lumpe and Rob McClelland had a vision of a hybrid company combining the best practices of consulting firms, communications agencies and learning services companies. And to foster and nourish success they built everything around the concept of Wide open thinking™.
In 2015, FLM+ joined the Land O’Lakes family as a wholly owned subsidiary. Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2014 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 199 on the Fortune 500.

With offices in Columbus, OH, Minneapolis, MN, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis, IN, FLM+ thrives in an atmosphere of entrepreneurialism and collaboration where technology is embraced and passion applauded.


Job Description

FLM seeks to provide both three and six month account service communication internships to individuals who are pursuing degree(s) in agriculture communications, agriculture business, journalism and related fields. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Attending client meetings
  • Generating action reports and correspondence
  • Writing press releases
  • Researching and writing weekly reports for assigned project(s)
  • Completion of a Capstone project

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have completed their sophomore year in pursuit of a B.S. or B.A. at a four-year college/university. Candidates with strong written and oral communications skills combined with a passion for the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences and related fields should apply.
To ensure an FLM internship provides a valuable experience, interns will be assigned a mentor or ‘buddy’ at the beginning to gain an understanding of our standards of performance, culture, and gain exposure to a variety of assignments that will provide the best possible learning experience.

Apply Online Now.

Tourbillon Alliance Partners - Social Media Marketing Intern


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Calling all students or individuals with a marketing, communications, and/or public relations background and interest ! We are looking for motivated and energetic individuals looking to gain relevant experience in social media marketing while working with a dynamic team with our rapidly growing company. The ideal intern will be enthusiastic, passionate, and proactive. The intern will perform his/her responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent to Tourbillon Alliance Partner’s mission, vision, and values.

You’ll be coming in on the ground floor and get the virtual, inside view of what a multi-million dollar start up looks like. If you are looking for a great place to GAIN EXCELLENT WORK EXPERIENCE , while also helping an amazing team of motivated professionals excel in the world of small business, come join us at Tourbillon Alliance Partners!

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with our social media team and our resident expert in producing content and increasing our following
  • You will primarily be working with Twitter and Facebook while learning the business / strategic side of social media marketing
  • Conduct research to keep blogs and posts interesting, informative and interactive
  • Ensure the company presence is always kept favorable while effectively and strategically reaching out to the public
  • Maintain activity in social media accounts to help us become more widely known, and spread the word about the help we provide for nonprofits and small business
  • Continuously encourage other employees to be active in posting and contributing content to our various accounts
  • Build our likes and followers – providing tangible evidence of our efforts and success
INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who is ready to take on a new experience
  • Strong desire to pay close attention to detail
  • Creativity in developing new marketing and business ideas
  • A passion for social media; experience, and a firm understanding of creating social media communities
  • Able to respond to emails in a quick and efficient time period
  • Excellent English language skills – both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with technology tools including email, MS Office, Internet, and willing to learn new user friendly software and access to a computer and Internet service – tablet/laptop computer and Wi-Fi encouraged
  • Able to work independently while still being a team player
  • Efficient time management skills and able to attend weekly phone meetings
  • Punctual, reliable, and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • A strong knowledge of Twitter is preferred – but not required
  • Background/knowledge or completion of courses in marketing or social media preferred – but not required
  • Preference is given to current or graduated students majoring in Business – M a rketing or related program
INTERNSHIP BENEFITS
This internship allows great opportunity for every intern to gain beneficial work and learning experience . Each intern will be placed with a member of our senior management team, because at Tourbillon, we value team building and mentorship. Through this process, interns will improve their skills and knowledge to enhance their resume and be able to market their skills as a freelancer. Upon completion of the internship, those who displayed excellent work and capabilities will receive a superior letter of recommendation from the President and CEO of the company. Everything created by the intern (that is not confidential) will go into their professional portfolio . Our team is committed to the success of each of our interns; therefore, they are given the chance to receive guidance in exploring their professional goals throughout the course of the internship if they wish. This opportunity will give every individual the experience and confidence to lead a path to success in their future career goals.

INTERNSHIP LOCATION & TIME
This is a virtual internship ! Interns will work from home or any location that has an Internet connection and interns can start immediately! Generally our internships are 10 hours a week for 15 weeks. We can be flexible if that is needed . Our internships run all year long so you can start whenever you desire.

INTERNSHIP COMPENSATION
Internship is unpaid but the experience and opportunity is priceless . Candidates may receive school credit upon request.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Interested candidates must submit ALL of the following to apply:
  • Resume
  • At least one writing sample (relatable work in marketing/advertising/communications are acceptable)
Apply Online Now.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Allina Health - Marketing & Communications Specialist

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Commons, located in Minneapolis, is the headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, the site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.

Work with an ongoing set of clients to plan, develop, coordinate, implement and manage marketing, communications and public relations strategies and projects for Cambridge Medical Center within the context of the strategic priorities of Allina Health’s Marketing & Communications department.  Support site-based day-to-day marketing activities to ensure plans are complete and goals are met for marketing to and communications with internal and external audiences.  Other regional hospital and system office Marketing & Communications work as assigned.


BA, BS or equivalent experience


Exceptional writing skills, project management, print production, client management, and communications technology skills.


This part time position will work 3 days a week at Cambridge Medical Center but will be part of a system wide Marketing Communications market.

Apply online now.
 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cookie Cart - Communications Manager

Primary Duties:

The Communications and Marketing Manager for Cookie Cart has primary responsibility for management and execution of a comprehensive communications and marketing plan that builds awareness of Cookie Cart's mission and increases active engagement among current and potential volunteers, donors and partners. Responsibilities include communication with key constituencies of Cookie Cart, including writing and project management of communications with donor and partner constituencies, public relations, web presence, social media, and brand awareness and identity. This position works collaboratively with the development team and sales manager to ensure integration of messaging and communications initiatives.

MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES 
Communications: Develop annual communication plan and budget, directed toward enhancing external engagement with Cookie Cart's mission. Manage external communication functions of Cookie Cart with Cookie Cart constituencies.

This will include:
  • Communications: Work with senior management to develop and monitor an annual communications plan that supports the goals of the Strategic Plan. Adjust plan as needed to respond to emerging opportunities and priorities. 
  • Awareness Building and Brand Management: Work with senior management to implement brand awareness strategies, including messaging content and brand identity platform. 
  • Web Presence Management: Update and maintain Cookie Cart's website, regularly freshen content, utilize social media tools to create awareness and engagement with Cookie Cart. 
  • Publication Production & Partner Communications: Plan and manage all print and electronic publications including the Annual Report, newsletters, social media initiatives, web content, brochures, and other materials as required. Authoring and project management of large communication efforts. 
  • Media & Public Relations: Serve as the primary media contact and foster relationships with media personnel to enhance Cookie Cart's image and visibility. Review all requests for interviews. Coordinate public relations efforts by producing press releases or content and develop and maintain relationships with local media outlets. Monitor Cookie Cart's presence in the media and in social media. 
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to improve promotions, development, marketing and communications processes. Development: Support execution of annual development plan, specifically as it relates to Fundraising events and Direct Mail. This will include: 
  • Individual Donors: Management and communication to individual donors, relationship maintenance.
  • Fundraising Events: Planning and management of fund raising events. 
  • Direct Mail: Plan and manage print and electronic communications including maintenance of donor acknowledgements and correspondence, monthly donor statements, targeted mail and email campaigns 
  • Grants: Assist with proposal/grant preparation, including research of information, proofreading, grant packet assembly, and submission.

Experience:

• Experience working in a mission-centered organization • Ability to execute a communication plan to advance the mission of an organization • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing or communication field or other applicable field required • Minimum 3 years of content development at an organization; non-profit experience preferred • Capable of balancing short-term deadlines with long-term goals • Thrives in a dynamic, changing environment and can prioritize workload in an environment of multiple requests from multiple sources • Familiarity with fundraising, gift planning, financial products and development processes • Able to use computer & various software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Constant Contact, Google Analytics, website administrative platforms, and a general knowledge of desktop publishing and graphics software, social media channels • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills

How To Apply:

Please email current cover letter including salary requirements, current resume, and three references in a single PDF to, grants@cookiecart.org. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Please no unsolicited calls or visits.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Red Cross Communications Internship

Support communications activities that help fulfill the Red Cross humanitarian mission. Reports to Regional Communications Officer, Minnesota Region. Responsibilities include developing and distributing media relations materials; preparing social media content; and supporting the Disaster Public Affairts volunteer team. Time commitment is 10-15 hours per week, Fall Semester.
Apply by sending resume, cover letter and short writing sample to arctc.vsintern@redcross.org with "Communications Intern" as subject line.
Contact: Carrie Carlson-Guest, Regional Communications Officer at 612-872-3240 or carrie.carlson-guest@redcross.org

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

University of Minnesota - Student Communications Intern

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled as a student at the Univesity of Minnesota.

  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Impeccable attention to detail .
  • Ability to manage complicated projects.
  • Self-guided.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous internship or experience (paid or unpaid).
  • Previous communications or project management experience, or are studying within a related major program.
  • Work-study funding.

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Office of Admissions is seeking a communications intern to help with project management of communications projects and campaigns directed toward prospective U of M students. This person will provide support for all communications campaigns, including email, print, and social media initiatives. The position may also assist in social media and visual media projects like slide shows, videos, and other web-based projects and presentations.

50% Work closely with Office of Admissions and Printing Services staff to ensure the timely publication of print and electronic communications.
45% Assist with administrative duties in communications unit, including project tracking, publications inventory, and publications archiving.
5% Other duties as assigned, including in-person assistance at campus visits and events.

Additional duties may apply as needed.

The starting pay rate for this position is $10.00 per hour.

About the Department

When you are assigned a group project for class, are you the group member who takes the lead and keeps everyone on track? Do you know how to manage a long-term project from point 'A' to point 'Z' ? Is your student planner color-coded to keep you organized? If this describes you, then we encourage you to apply for this internship, where your skills will be put to good use as we recruit and enroll the future University of Minnesota students. Advance your communications career in the fast-paced, friendly, hard-working Office of Admissions. Work on a team where your contributions are valued and your personal goals are important to the team.

How To Apply

Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.

To apply for this position, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:


  • A cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume


  • 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.

    Apply now.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Kodak - Public Relations

    Position Summary

    This person would be responsible for public relations, social media, and internal employee communications for the flexo packaging business.  They will also play a significant role in communications content development. They will oversee communications to the media on a global basis working with regional Customer Marketing managers to ensure effective execution.  This would include cultivating and managing collaborative working relationships with media reps, while moderating communications between the Kodak Flexo Packaging division and various media outlets. The PR / Communications manager would play a critical role in ensuring that divisional messaging is communicated accurately, appropriately and effectively and that the company image is protected and promoted in a proper, coordinated and consistent manner. The PR / Communications manager will also manage a divisional internal communications program for employees and be a key writing resource within the division.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Proactive media outreach
    • The development of story angles
    • Identification of media targets for specific story angles
    • Maintain media list for flexo packaging division
    • Develop/enhance media relationships at key publications
    • Researching, writing and editing press releases, white papers, speeches, internal communications, online communications and other related documents
    • Participating in message development
    • Assisting with media training for flexo packaging executives / spokespersons
    • Drafting executive blogs
    • Developing and executing a social media plan. Monitor social media
    • Developing and executing an employee communications plan for the flexo packaging division
    • Event coordination (including planning and overseeing press events)
    • Tradeshow PR (media outreach, set up exec. interviews, etc.)
    • Coordinating with marketing/communications team
    • May handle sponsorship and other external requests
    Requirements
    • 7+ years of experience in public relations. 10 years preferred.
    • Proven track record of designing and executing successful public relations campaigns
    • Strong relationships with print industry media outlets, specific experience with packaging segment preferred
    • Experience with general business media highly desirable
    • Experience in acting as a spokesperson and mediator – comfortable with 1:1 interviews and public speaking
    • Exceptional writing and editing skills
    • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter etc..
    • Apply Online Now

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    University of Northwestern - TEMPORARY DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

    Responsibilities (Essential)

    • Assist the Director of Digital Communication and collaborate with Marketing & Communications (MarComm) staff to update web, news, and social media content. Identify and respond to opportunities to use content to connect our audiences more broadly with our web platforms to achieve business objectives and a continual improvement of the user experience.
    • Assist with the creation and/or distribution of University of Northwestern communication, including but not limited to the theROCK (UNW’s intranet), the Pilot magazine, internal communication channels, campus-wide announcements, etc. Assist the Sr. Director of MarComm with Public and Media Relations activities as necessary, including preparation or coordination of press releases, public announcements, and other written communication. Collaborate with student employees on web-related initiatives. Assist with miscellaneous department duties as requested by the Director of Digital Communication. Required Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred; Journalism, Marketing, Communication, or English majors preferred.
    • Experience engaging audiences using social media platforms on behalf of an organization required.
    • Experience managing content for high traffic or higher education websites a plus.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent communication skills including writing and proofreading skills
    • Ability to be detail-oriented, accurate, self-directed and a problem-solver
    • Ability to proactively prioritize multiple tasks and manage a multi-faceted work load in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions and distractions
    • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous and tactful manner
    • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with Content Management Systems and SharePoint preferred. Must be willing to learn new software and online tools.

    Working Conditions
    Mental/Motor Demand Factors:
    • Ability to demonstrate time awareness, self direction, concentration, independent action, mechanical skill, estimating skill, reading skill, writing skill, problem solving skill and tact approximately 75% of the time
    • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning and math reasoning approximately 75% of the time
    Physical Demand Factors:
    • Ability to stand stationary approximately 20% of the time, walk approximately 20% of the time and sit approximately 60% of the time
    • Ability to demonstrate reaching, fingering, hearing, near vision, far vision, depth perception, accommodation vision, color vision and field of vision approximately 75% of the time
    • Ability to lift, while stationary, up to 50 pounds and carry, while moving, up to 50 pounds and demonstrate talking skill approximately 60% of the time
    Environmental Condition Factors:
    • Ability work alone or with others or around others or with customer/public contact approximately 100% of the time
    • Ability to work with mechanical equipment and electrical equipment approximately 75% of the time
    • Ability to work an extended day approximately 35% of the time
    Work Environment:
    • The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, a demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
    The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other tasks not specifically addressed in this job description.

    Apply Online Now.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Ameriprise Financial - Internal Communications intern

    The Internal Communications intern will be part of a dynamic team that delivers high-quality internal communications for Ameriprise Financial. As part of the Internal Communications team, the intern will work on a wide variety of communication projects focused on developing skills needed as they begin a career in communications.

    Responsibilities
    Possible assignments
    Writing, editing and proofing communications targeted to financial advisors and employees (news and feature articles, memos, etc.)
    • Conducting research and interviews (phone, online, etc.)
    • Preparing communications plans.
    • Assisting with events such as town halls and broadcasts. 


    Additional opportunities
    Interacting with representatives of many different business areas.
    • Networking with other summer interns and people across the company.
    • Attending town halls, department meetings and other activities.
    • Learning about a variety of corporate careers.
    Required Qualifications 


    Required qualifications
    Current Junior pursuing a major in journalism, public relations or communications.
    • Excellent academic performance; a minimum of a 3.3 GPA.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    Preferred Qualifications 



    Preferred qualifications
    Excellent oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Knowledge of different communications formats and vehicles.
    • Dynamic interpersonal and consultative skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software.
    • Interest in pursuing a career in communications and in the financial services industry.
    • Marketing, journalism and media relations coursework and/or experience is a plus.
    License(s) Required
    None 


    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.


    Apply Online Now.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Hanley Wood - Event Producer

    Hanley Wood, www.hanleywood.com , is currently seeking an Event Producer to serve as lead an event expert for the Hanley Wood brand, tradeshows, custom conferences, and events. Events include, but are not limited to:

    • Tradeshows with exhibits and special events
    • 50-750 person brand-focused conferences and events
    • 50-500 person custom client events
    Major Responsibilities and Related Duties:

    1. Manage day-to-day client relationships

    2. Manage all aspects for client deliverables (internal and external) for events
    • Manage site evaluation and contract negotiation.
    • Manage and monitor venue contracts to avoid penalties.
    • Manage all on-site activities to include, but not limited menus, entertainment, transportation, etc. (all aspects of the event).
    • Manage event registration.
    • Prepare and produce event materials (notebooks, signage, etc.).
    • Manage audio visual planning and execution.
    • Manage sponsor communication and management.
    • Onsite management of event set-up and execution including d├ęcor, production, transportation, and entertainment.
    3. Provide strategic insight on all marketing activity (campaigns, conferences, events, etc.); on time and on budget

    4. Work in partnership and support the efforts of senior and executive-level sales leadership in the business development to include:
    • Representing the business in high-level meetings to discuss strategy, client presentations
    • Prepare and be able to present high-level client presentations on calls with publishers, sales staff
    • Support sales specialists (staff) with significant selling materials (defined as sales support). This includes strategic development as well as managing the execution
    5. Drive and monitor event performance against stated objectives

    6. Prepare accurate budgets and estimates for assigned events

    7. Maintain regular event reports for department director to include financial status and overall logistical status

    8. Follow Departmental Procedures and Rules for Executing Work
    • Complete event files.
    • Prompt review and resolution of all vendor invoices.
    • Correct coding and processing of all vendor invoices.
    • Complete and up-to-date reports to marketing managers and department director.

    Qualified candidates should possess the following Skills, Education, and Experience:
    • 2-4 years related experience in event production role
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Experience managing national events
    • Tradeshow booth experience
    • Guerilla and social media marketing experience
    • Budget management, financial management and projection skills
    • Ability to work independently and make decisions of wide variety and complexity
    • Ability to interact with all levels of management
    • Be the go-to expert for all event-related inquiries
    • Demonstrated event experience in a for-profit environment (publishing/media preferred)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Creative, multi-tasker, problem solver, team player
    • Proven track record of developing industry relationships with clients and peers, vendors and business partners
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
    • Proficiency using Mac Software suites preferred
    • Strong communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, new business environment
    • Executive level contact with new and prospective clients
    • Ability to work in multiple environments while traveling on business with little delay
    • Proven ability to perform and succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment

    About Hanley Wood:
    Hanley Wood is the leading business-to-business media company serving the housing and construction industry, and one of the top 10 B2B media companies in the country.

    We enjoy a corporate culture that simultaneously encourages high levels of creativity and productivity. Those who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and are motivated by personal and team success will find a challenging and rewarding career here at Hanley Wood.

    You owe it to yourself to work for a dynamic company. Employee satisfaction is important to us, so we provide competitive compensation and a generous benefits package all while working within a dynamic workplace setting.

    If you meet the required skills and qualifications and want to learn more, apply online at www.hanleywood.com/careers .

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Medtronic - Sr Social Media Specialist

    Position Description

    The Social Media Manager will manage and coordinate operations across the social networking platforms for Medtronic. This position partners with content experts in the business groups, regions and functions to identify opportunities for social media engagement, acquire and curate content, and manage the syndication of content to externally available social media channels. In addition, this position manages the production of social media standards, protocols and governance and organizes programs to preserve and protect the reputation of Medtronic.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Develop comprehensive integrated social media, thought leadership and content marketing strategy that will impact all aspects of the marketing communications program and leveraging and distributing thought leadership. Identify ways to maximize and leverage social/content marketing in advertising, media relations, digital, direct, experiential and other forms of marketing.
    • Engage and foster relationships with key bloggers and influencers in the social media space to support Medtronic business objectives.
    • Collaborate with team members and outside agencies to implement the social/content marketing plans. Ensure that content and the social ‘voice’ of communications is consistent with the brand and company positioning.
    • Utilize appropriate analytics and tracking services to monitor and optimize performance, including audience growth and engagement. Provide quarterly updates to internal clients and leadership, manage the production of daily reputation monitoring reports.
    • Formally and informally interact with departments to provide training, tips and updates on social/content marketing initiatives.
    • Partner in managing strategic partnership programs to curate and syndicate social media content to achieve marketing and communications objectives.
    • Identify new/emerging social platforms that serve the goals of the organization
    • Collaborate on all social media research programs including research design, implementation and analysis of resulting insights.
    • Assists in developing and managing annual social/content budget, authorizes expenditures and tracks project costs to control expenses

    Basic Qualifications

    EDUCATION REQUIRED:
    • Bachelor’s Degree

    YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
    • 4+ years of Social Media experience / managing integrated social and content marketing programs

    SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
    • Experience with Social Media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube
    • Experience with Social Media Administrative and Content Management Tools

    Desired/Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Experience in weaving social/content marketing into traditional marketing programs
    • Experience in strategic program planning and implementation. Has knowledge of marketing communications insights and industry trends
    • In-depth knowledge of social and content marketing trends and emerging platforms and ability/knowledge to stay ahead of the curve in social/content marketing
    • Experience in planning marketing strategies and initiatives in conjunction with overall organizational strategies and objectives
    • Experience in developing impactful social media training curricula and materials.
    • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manages several services projects
    • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel; proficient in both PC and MAC environments; familiar with cloud computing environments
    • Experience with Social Media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube
    • Experience with Social Media Administrative and Content Management Tools
    • Experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Accomplished at multi-tasking, following direction, and using creative planning skills

    Physical Job Requirements

    The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.
    • The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
    • Extended periods of time doing computer-based work
    • 10% travel required

    It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. 



    Apply Online Now.

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) - Social Media Specialist

    Function:
    Manage Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)’s social media presence. Cultivate FMSC’s reputation by developing social media strategy, scheduling releases, writing content, developing metrics, and analyzing effectiveness. Consult internally on social media integration.

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Develop social media strategy and direction. Design and align messaging around FMSC’s mission, relief efforts, meal production, marketing initiatives, and fundraising campaigns.
    • Execute social media strategy by writing content and designing posts. Deploy messaging daily on platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Post periodically on Flickr, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Tumblr.
    • Create detailed content calendars with 3+ months of messaging tactics.
    • Manage FMSC’s blog: write articles, recruit and train internal staff writers, and edit submissions.
    • Interact daily with followers and fans. Build goodwill and trust through consistent, branded exchanges.
    • Protect FMSC’s reputation by monitoring public reactions, comments, and trends.
    • Develop and maintain metrics to track interactions and impressions. Analyze results and adjust messaging to enhance visibility and search engine optimization.
    • Collaborate with Graphic Designers on monthly newsletters.
    • Manage and prepare content for the volunteer orientation audio visual (AV) system. Coordinate with contractors and venues to arrange AV details for select FMSC events, and execute AV as assigned.
    • Connect with external social media professionals and follow top influencer accounts.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Required Experience & Qualifications:
    • Commitment to support, promote, and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or Communications.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in social media, marketing, communications, or public relations.
    • Highly proficient with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and the Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to ascertain the priorities of a particular audience and craft persuasive and compelling content to that audience, and use sound judgment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; able to professionally interact with all levels of internal and external contacts and work effectively in a team environment.
    • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines.
    • Technically savvy with an ability to quickly and effectively research and learn new tools and techniques.
    • Excellent judgment and discretion in sensitive situations.
    • Self-starter; ability to work well independently; willing to work as needed outside typical work day/week.

    Schedule & Details:
    • Benefits-eligible, full-time, exempt (salaried) position. Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday during daytime business hours. Some evening and weekend hours required. Occasional out-of-state travel required.
    • Work location is Coon Rapids, MN. Reports to the Communications Manager.

    To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and three samples of social media or blog work for an organization or promotional/advocacy project to hr@fmsc.org. Type “Social Media Specialist” and your first and last name in the email subject line. Position is open until filled.

    Friday, September 11, 2015

    DFL Caucus - Communications Specialist

    Communications Specialist DFL Caucus

    Full-time Communications Specialist position with the DFL Caucus of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

    Responsible for member writing/editing services, including press releases, columns, letters, speeches, legislative reports, and a wide variety of constituent contact materials.

    Ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal skills. PC experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as research and organizational skills a must. Knowledge of computer based layout and design programs (Adobe InDesign CS and Photoshop) preferred. Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines under pressure. Must have the ability to work long and irregular hours especially during the legislative session. Experience with video editing software such as Final Cut is preferred. BA/BS desired.

    Entry salary: $1,732.35 semi-monthly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

    To assure consideration, cover letter and resume must be received by Monday, September 21, 2015. Send to:

    EMAIL: DFLjobs@house.mn

    FAX: 651-296-1186

    Please indicate job title you are applying for in your cover letter.

    MAIL: DFL Personnel Committee

    c/o Human Resources

    185 State Office Building

    St. Paul, MN 55155

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Best Buy - External Communications Specialist


    Job Summary:
    The person hired for the position of External Communications Specialist will focus on providing media relations support for local and regional PR activities
    in an assigned portion of the country, including building and maintaining relationships with reporters, editors, and producers to effectively pitch
    and land stories. This person will be involved in both proactive and reactive media relations. This person will work with stores and Best Buy field leadership
    in their portion of the country when there are external communication needs. This person will assist in creating strategic communication plans for a
    variety of products and projects in partnership with Best Buy vendor partners. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple projects, have a
    passion for interacting with reporters on a daily basis and be able to quickly understand topics/issues and how to translate into news for media.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Media relations for local and regional outlets
    • Proactive and reactive support for PR activations, including general business activations
    • Communicate with vendor partners around product launches, special projects, media opportunities and strategic planning
    • Communication planning and project management for editorial planning & pitching

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 1-3 years of media relations and PR experience
    • Experience writing content
    • Experience in strategic communication planning
    • Experience in developing managing projects with internal stakeholders
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • PR agency experience
    • Experience with meeting aggressive daily, weekly deadlines
    • Ability to work in a team environment working on assignments with overlapping priorities and schedules
    • Strong knowledge of AP style 
       

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015

    Koch Pipeline Company - Public Awareness Specialist

    Description

     Koch Pipeline Company strives to create value for our customers and society through the safe and environmentally responsible operation of about 4,000 miles of pipelines in the United States. With a presence in seven U.S. states, Koch Pipeline's commitment to safety and environmentally responsible operations have earned praise and commendations from industry and governmental organizations, including being named one of America's Safest Companies. The company integrates Market-Based Management® into its systems and processes. Koch Pipeline is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies. See www.kochpipeline.com


    Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. (KPL) is looking for a Public Awareness Specialist who will promote pipeline safety by ensuring compliance with pipeline awareness regulations and company requirements.  Qualified candidates must be able to gain and demonstrate a passion for pipeline safety including preventing damage to pipelines and assisting the Emergency Response manager in pipeline emergency preparedness.   Candidates will champion public education on incident prevention, strive for predictable execution, make sound economic decisions and achieve competitive results. 
    Responsibilities
    • Lead the execution of the Northern operating group’s pipeline public awareness plan pursuant to company and regulatory requirements
    • Evaluate and determining what local operating conditions may require supplemental communications and activities
    • Participate as a member of the company’s public awareness team in assessing the company’s public awareness program’s effectiveness and in regulatory audits of company performance
    • Document the regional area’s public awareness plan and activities
    • Identify, analyze and report potential regulatory and industry initiatives and participate where appropriate
    • Support and work with company operations staff on drills, special projects and other activities
    • Provide support to the Damage Prevention and Emergency response capabilities messaging and capability advancement
    What you need to bring:
    • Associate's degree in communications, public relations, public education or other related field plus 2 years’ experience OR high school diploma (or equivalent) with 5+ years of experience
    • Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and plan/coordinate multiple events
    • Interpersonal and strong communication skills (written and oral)
    • Computer knowledge - specifically the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and proprietary databases
    What will put you ahead:
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public education or other related field
    • One year experience managing petroleum pipeline public awareness or damage prevention program
    • One year experience with pipeline related emergency response systems
    • One year experience working with emergency response, local public officials, construction trade and the general public
    • Three years of total experience in the oil and gas or pipeline industry
    • Established record of proactive management in compliance, regulatory and business
    Other Considerations
    • Position requires travel of up to 25%
    • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen
    • 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

    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

    Apply online now.

    Tuesday, September 08, 2015

    Himle Rapp - Communications Project Manager/Senior Account Executive



    When companies, governmental agencies and business leaders need public affairs, communications or crisis management strategy and advice, they come to Himle Rapp. We are a mid-size firm with a powerful clientele, who don’t settle for second best. We’re known for serious work for serious clients.

    We’re looking for a communications project manager/senior account executive with extensive project management experience and four to seven years of persuasive writing and proven media relations results. This position implements tactics at a high level of excellence and contributes to the strategic development of client programs. Work with talented professionals who are smart, creative and dedicated. Key to success is the ability to work as a collaborative and consultative client partner.
    This senior account team member is responsible for day-to-day PR/communications project oversight and execution, and must have the following skills:
     Project management of staff and budgets
      Excellent writing ability
     Media relations – digital/social
     Direct client experience
      Research and analytics proficiency

    Himle Rapp works with clients across many sectors, especially in the areas of health care, economic development, transportation, retail and energy. You will serve as a key client contact, integrating with Himle Rapp’s management team to strategize and support clients to drive exceptional results.

    If you’re interested, send your resume and cover letter to: info@himlerapp.com