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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nemer Fieger seeks Account Coordinator

Nemer Fieger is a full-service advertising, PR and marketing agency located in St. Louis Park, MN with an immediate opening for a smart, self-motivated Account Coordinator.
Account Coordinator:
The Account Coordinator in the Entertainment Marketing department will support movie studio clients including: Universal Pictures, Universal Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, IMAX, Focus Features, Roadside Attractions and Bleecker Street.
 
Primary responsibilities
       Track and submit online and print publicity breaks
       Assist with social media partnerships, content and promotions for studio clients
       Oversee department intern(s) and work with them day-to-day on projects
       Research events, organizations and retailers to pitch and coordinate cross promotions
       Think creatively and strategically to develop grassroots marketing plans and strategies
       Participate in team brainstorms 
       Coordinate the sending of screening passes and promo items to partners
       Represent Nemer Fieger and movie studio clients at advance screenings and events
       Oversee and participate in street teams to promote movie studio clients
       Build relationships with film writers and critics
       Compile screening, publicity, promotions and social media reports
       Assist the agency with new business opportunities as needed
 
Required qualifications:
       Bachelor’s degree
       Intense attention to detail and commitment to pride in the quality of your work
       Must be extremely organized and deadline-driven
       Ability to multi-task and prioritize a high-volume of tasks day-to-day
       Excellent written and verbal communication skills
       Proficient in and comfortable with public speaking
       Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
       Must have a reliable source of transportation
 
Classification:
Full-time, salaried position with benefits.
 
Please submit:
1. Current resume & cover letter
2. Name and contact information of at least two references
3. One relevant writing sample (optional)
 
Please submit all information to chad@nemerfieger.com. No phone calls please.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

North Memorial Health Care - Event Planner

Experience Required:
  • 2 years event management experience required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office to include Exel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to multitask and respond to change in fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational, and administrative skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a professional presentation
  • Ability to provide own transportation to and from event venues
  • Education Required:
  • High School Degree
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, marketing/promotion, public relations or related field preferred 

Job Description: To create and execute well organized marketing events for North Memorial Health Care

Additional Requirements:

NMHC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

University of Northwestern - Communications Specialist

To effectively create and manage the messaging of University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) by writing and editing copy/content that accurately and persuasively represents the university and its related divisions/ministries to both internal and external constituents (UNW staff, prospective students, parents, alums, patrons, guests, media, and the public).

Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Proactively craft, optimize and deliver information and compelling communication that supports recruitment and revenue generation—both internally and externally—for University of Northwestern and its associated divisions/ministries through the UNW website, social media, publications, print, electronic media, advertising and internal communications.
  • Participate as a collaborative member of the Marketing & Communications (MarComm) team as a content curator by collaborating with appropriate UNW partner representative(s) to develop story ideas and content marketing strategies.
  • Collaborate with project managers and graphic designers on the needs each project. As support to the production manager: Monitor roll-out of marketing/communications campaigns, present progress and recommendations to the senior director of MarComm, track progress, and meet deadlines.
  • In partnership with the director of digital communications and the web team, maintain and optimize content across the site, keeping information accurate, current and in line with SEO/SEM best practices.
  • Write and produce content for internal and external communication needs such as the Daily Journal, theROCK (portal), and campus events. Participate in the distribution of campus-wide messages.
  • Assist with editing responsibilities for copy and content as needed.
  • Study and absorb marketing and communications best practices, research, data, and current trends that affect messaging for academic programs and product lines as well as general branding.
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Write and produce various materials for radio, including routine spots, event alerts and other university news items. Write and produce for other media including coordinating logistics and developing the theme and scripts for video projects.
  • Some writing responsibilities for the Pilot magazine.
  • Develop, write and service news releases, feature stories, media alerts and event notices to local, regional and national media venues.
  • Assist with miscellaneous department duties as requested by the senior director of marketing & communications.
Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in English, Communication or Journalism preferred
  • Previous professional writing experience required a minimum of two years required; three or more years strongly preferred
  • Experience with an integrated marketing team and/or higher education preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skill in creative, journalistic, content marketing and/or business writing including writing for web, print and other media
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to prioritize projects, completing tasks accurately and in a timely manner
  • Knowledge and intermediate to advanced skill with Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint is a plus
  • Exemplary knowledge of grammar, editing and proofreading
  • Excellent writing ability and verbal communication skills
Mental/Motor Demand Factors:
  • Ability to demonstrate time awareness, self direction, concentration, reading skill, writing skill, and tact approximately 75% of the time
  • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning, math reasoning, independent action, memory skill, and problem solving skill approximately 60% of the time
Physical Demand Factors:
  • Ability to stand stationary approximately 15% of the time, walk approximately 15% of the time, and sit approximately 70% of the time
  • Ability to demonstrate reaching, fingering, and hearing skill approximately75% of the time
  • Ability to demonstrate near vision, far vision, depth perception, accommodation vision, color vision, and field of vision approximately 60% of the time
  • Ability to lift while stationary, up to 20 pounds, carry while moving, up to 20 pounds, demonstrate stooping, kneeling, crouching, and handling skill approximately 35% of the time
Environmental Condition Factors:
  • Ability to work alone or with others or around others or with customer/public contact 100% of the time
  • Ability to work with electrical equipment approximately 75% of the time
  • Ability to work with noise approximately 35% of the time
  • Ability to work an extended day approximately 10% 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 asked to perform tasks not specifically addressed in this job description.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

GeoLogics Corporation - Communications Specialist

Data Migration OCM and Communication:
The job duties include:

1. Facilitate and coordinate migration meetings, conference room pilots, testing cycles, testing and rehearsal results and customer feedback working closely with the users
2. Manage all events and communications with the user community
3. Guide the users through all events related to this project and serve as 1st point of contact role for the users on this effort
4. Document and track all risks thru resolution and hold risk management meetings
5. Manage and ensure complete documentation for all activities
6. Author and manage timely communications to the users
7. Track action items and user issues
8. Support the project manager on this migration
9. Assist in coordinating training activities
10. Facilitate Conference Room Pilots
11. Set up users in test systems
12. Manage and facilitate user communications and statusupdates
13. Conduct demonstrations of system functionality as required

Skills required:
14. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
15. Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft applications
16. Excellent organizational skills

If you are a qualified candidate, please email me your resume and I will call you.

Grace Kushan
Technical Recruiter
(303) 457-5235
gkushan@geologics.com

About GeoLogics
GeoLogics is a 25 year old technical services company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with 8 regional offices distributed throughout the country. The Company provides software, IT and engineering services, mission critical solutions, recruitment services, and technical support primarily to the Defense and Aerospace industry, various agencies of the U.S. federal government and commercial clients. GeoLogics specializes in the areas of engineering, IT, communications, software, systems development and research and development.

Benefit Summary The GeoLogics Employee Benefits Program (EBP) reflects our abiding interest in and commitment to meeting the needs of our diverse workforce and providing financial security for both our employees and their families. GeoLogics offers an exceptionally competitive array of benefits for our employees, including: Health Insurance (w/ Dental & Vision), Life & Disability Insurance, Long Term Care, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, and a Retirement 401k Plan.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.geologics.com

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center - Recruiter/Social Media Coordinator (Duluth, MN)


Company Description

Welcome to Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center. The care and service we provide is guided by five core values: hospitality, stewardship, integrity, respect and humor, resulting in a vibrant care community focused on the dignity, rights and individual capacity of each person.
Residents come to us at challenging times in their lives – following surgery or an extended hospital treatment, or after events have altered their lives at home. We understand the personal impact caused by significant life and health changes and are committed to care that makes our residents feel reassured and fulfilled.
A professional staff provides focused rehabilitation services and our dedicated memory care and palliative care teams attend to individuals with special needs around the clock.

Job Description

Achieves staffing objectives by recruiting using internet job boards and social media and evaluating job candidates.
Recruiter Job Duties:
•Establishes recruiting requirements by studying organization plans and objectives; meeting with managers to discuss needs.
•Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.
•Determines applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications.
•Attracts applicants by placing job advertisements; contacting recruiters, using newsgroups and job sites. •Determines applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants; analyzing responses; verifying references; comparing qualifications to job requirements.
•Evaluates applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers; interviewing applicants on consistent set of qualifications.

Qualifications

Phone Skills, Recruiting, Interviewing Skills, People Skills, Supports Diversity, Employment Law, Results Driven, Professionalism, Organization, Project Management, Judgment

Additional Information

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hamline University - Communications and Social Media Specialist

The Communications & Social Media Specialist will be a member of a dynamic, professional team that develops and executes strategies to support the enrollment, branding, and public relations goals of the university. This position will play a role in the execution of integrated, comprehensive communications through multiple platforms, media, and interactions.

As a member of the Strategic Communications team, this position will assist in creating and implementing the university’s online content, internal communications, social media efforts, media relations, and public relations activities.

1. Develop and edit online and print content for communications purposes. This includes enterprising, creating, and editing compelling copy, feature stories, testimonials, still photos, videos, graphics, ads, and additional content for use on the Hamline website, in emails, print publications, press releases, social media, and marketing materials. Edit print materials and online content for grammar, punctuation, voice and tone, best practices, university style, and brand identity.

2. Assist in developing and implementing strategic social media strategies and tactics that grow enrollment, create community, and enhance the university’s brand reputation through the creative use of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media channels. Provide support for university colleagues and departments, programs, and schools in using social media effectively.

3. Serve as one of the editors of Inside Hamline, weekly e-newsletter for faculty, staff, and students. Assist in maintaining the newsroom website.

4. SProduce, shoot, and edit video and still photos to promote Hamline’s programs, events, and people. Train student interns on multi-media production techniques and software and oversee their work with an eye to quality control.

5. Assist in media relations efforts to raise the visibility of the university. Actively pitch story ideas about Hamline’s people, programs, and events to members of the local, state, and national media. Work with reporters, producers, and others to secure interviews and b-roll for Hamline-related stories and expert interviews. Build and maintain strong relationships with members of the media and a strong ‘expert’ list of faculty members.
 
6. Perform other duties as assigned


Requirements:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in working with and developing social media content, including optimized posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Google+, YouTube, blogs, and other platforms for Public Relations purposes.
• Creativity and demonstrated self-immersion in social media
• Willingness to learn and remain current on video production & multi-media uses
• Ability to work as part of a communications team in a dynamic environment
• Ability to manage simultaneous projects with demonstrated attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a diverse clientele
• Strong organizational skills

Preferences:
• Ability to shoot and edit video and still photos proficiently on professional-grade digital equipment
• Ability to use Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and DSLR cameras (still and video), audio and lighting equipment

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Schuler Publicity is looking to hire an Assistant Account Executive

Located in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, I am a senior publicist doing
national and local level consumer brand and select B2B client work. This is an opportunity to
learn and be exposed to some fabulous brands and make career-making media contacts along
the way. Clients include a wide range of industries from education and nonprofits to technology
and consumer.

With a strong emphasis on media relations, this position requires someone with an outgoing
personality, excellent writing skills and very strong organizational skills who is ready to dive in
and join our growing team. Ideally, this person will have 2-5 years of experience with time spent
at an agency is a plus. Writing and media relation skills necessary, administrative assistant skills
appreciated.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Very strong organizational skills – able to balance a wide variety of projects
  • Excellent PR writing skills – news releases, pitches, bylined articles, social media posts
  • Time management skills – able to manage hard deadlines and work under pressure
  • Flexible, go with the flow nature – ability to work on a variety of projects
  • Self-motivated – needs to show initiative and push work forward without constant supervision

SKILLS:
  • Administrative tasks as necessary – creating agendas and status reports, drafting meeting notes, scheduling
  • Research, draft and edit press releases, pitches, and bylined articles and a good knowledge of social media
  • Strong familiarity with Associate Press (AP) Style
  • Media relations skills – cultivate relationships with both consumer and trade media to achieve targeted coverage for clients
  • Research, compile and manage client editorial calendars, coverage reports and status documents
  • Working on multiple client accounts – report and track progress regularly
BENEFITS:
  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Contribution to Healthcare and dental policies
  • Generous PTO allowance, public holidays and additional time off benefits· Flexible work hours
  • Computer and cell phone provided
Send cover letter, resume and writing samples and references by Friday, October 30, 2015. Please send to carol@cschuler.com. Visit schulersaid.com or http://schulersaid.com/careers/ to learn more about Schuler Publicity.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wings Financial - Manager - Brand & Product Marketing


Wings Financial Credit Union has an unique opportunity to lead the Brand and Product Marketing Team in one of Minnesota’s largest financial institutions as well as its largest credit union. Wings Financial Credit Union is a leader among credit unions and a top workplace in Minnesota dedicated to providing outstanding value and service to its members.
This position is full of opportunity for the right individual who is passionate about branding, advertising and product marketing, while leveraging data and analytics to drive decisions and measure performance. This position is responsible for bringing together a variety of creative and data resources to create a unified brand experience and drive awareness and use of Wings products and services in alignment with Wings strategies and objectives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Develop and implement marketing plan for the Brand/Product Marketing area
  • Develop and manage budget for Brand/Product Marketing area
  • Lead and develop employees in the Brand/Product Marketing area
  • Maintains overall corporate brand standards/guidelines and ensures they are implemented consistently across the company internally and externally
  • Leads the development, production and implementation of marketing messaging and promotional activity to drive sales and awareness of credit union products and services
  • Oversees project scheduling and traffic management for the Marketing Department
  • Manages day-to-day relationships with third-party service providers including designers, advertising agencies, and other third-party vendors
  • Channel management (includes advertising, public relations, branches, ATM signage, print)
  • Continuously evaluates processes and projects to identify opportunities to improve efficiency
  • Public relations activities including sponsorships, member events, partner events, annual meetings, and community events.
  • Membership growth and retention efforts, including Business Development support
  • Leverages data analytics to drive improved marketing performance
  • Develops and maintains programs to measure and report on member satisfaction
  • Researches and recommends service partners to achieve marketing department goals
  • Ensure consistency of marketing message to both internal and external customers
  • Provide consultative services and support to our branch offices and other departments
  • Ensure staff tracks promotion results and evaluates tactics for more effective future promotions
  • Ensure all marketing materials comply with regulatory policies and are produced in accordance with established credit union policies and procedures
  • Prepare reports and proposals for use by credit union management
  • Maintain essential files and inventory of supplies as required; coordinate the distribution of required items to employees/branches in a timely matter
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Directly supervises employees in the Brand and Product Marketing Group within the Marketing Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and developing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, individuals must perform the essential duties below satisfactorily. The items listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Four years of college in marketing, advertising, mass communications or related field; financial institution background beneficial; three years management experience preferred.

  • Organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and organize and track projects and messaging across a variety of channels
  • Ability to manage and develop others effectively; good verbal skills
  • Superior writing ability (excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation and word usage)
  • Experience managing creative/graphic design talent and ability to ensure quality design work
  • Experience with analytics and database marketing
  • Experience conducting, interpreting and presenting market and product research
  • Experience managing marketing programs and messaging for consumer products
  • Technology skills; Proficient in several or more of the following:  Windows, web browsers, mobile devices and systems, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Photo Shop
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently or occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus.   The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Land O 'Lakes, Inc - Public Relations Intern

Corporate encompasses the core operational support for all Land O’Lakes businesses. It includes Business Development Services, Corporate Market Strategy and Communications, Finance, Law, Human Resources, Information Technology and Public Affairs.
Position Purpose:

Provide ongoing writing, design and photography support for various corporate communications tools - intranet, website, member publications, etc. Help improve overall processes and systems for team using technology tools including SharePoint. Obtain online CRM skills using Site Studio. Provide research and tactical support for a variety of corporate communications projects.

Experience-Education (Required):

Third or fourth-year student pursuing a bachelor's degree in communications, publications, journalism or a related field.

Competencies-Skills (Required):

Strong writing and project management skills.
Ability to convey ideas clearly in writing and in verbal presentation.

Experience-Education (Preferred):

Prior internship experience or experience working in an office setting

Competencies-Skills (Preferred):

  • Familiarity and experience in using social media tools
  • Design skills - In Design, PhotoShop
  • Photography skills
  • Basic web skills - ie: experience working with a content management system (CMS) and experience with web writing

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Marketing and Communication Position Opening

Job Title:
Marketing and Communication Specialist

Overview:
This position will support the overall universitywide advertising, branding, marketing, and communication efforts at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota by assisting with a variety of tasks. The person in this Marketing and Communication team role will be responsible, detail-oriented, organized, collaborative, solutions-focused, poised, articulate, and positive.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for helping to successfully implement marketing and communication tactics that lead to engagement and return on investment. Create content ranging from writing/editing/proofreading to taking or editing photographs and short videos for social media, web, and print. Communicate with supervisor and team members at multiple locations to assist with client projects, making sure that deadlines, quality standards, and budgets are met.
•Assist with content generation, including writing, photography, and videography that leads to engagement.
•Contribute ideas and content for lead generation within social media, online, and print avenues.
•Assist with creation or updating of online- and print-materials.
•Assist with editing and proofreading, as well as fact checking.
•Ensure consistent use of university brand messages, imagery, and identity standards.
•Communicate with internal clients to fill in any information gaps and resolve any unanswered questions.
•Ensure work is completed on schedule and on budget.
•Expedite all “Rush” jobs. 
•Communicate regularly, in a timely manner, for decision-making, scheduling, and execution with supervisor and team members, as well as clients.

Education and Experience:
Required:
•Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (marketing, communication, or journalism)
•Demonstrated experience in customer service and solving problems.
•Proficiency with Mac and PC computer platforms and various software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), Google Drive, and Creative Suite (InDesign and PhotoShop).
•Ability to learn new and continually improve tools and processes for effective project management, production, scheduling, meeting deadlines, and measuring outcomes.
•Possesses an understanding of and passion for marketing, advertising, print and digital design, and strategic communications. 

Preferred:
•1-3 years work experience in a marketing and communication agency or office
•Interest or experience in writing and editing, photography, videography, social media, and graphic design

Essential Skills and Functions:
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
•Superb communication skills; both written and verbal
•Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple projects concurrently
•Demonstrate effective discretion and independent judgment
•Able to creatively manage schedules and resources, as well as collaborate with individuals at various locations
•Works well on teams and independently
•Engages well with others through the use of technology
•Able and willing to travel to our Winona Campus, as well as sites in Rochester, Apple Valley, and Oakdale, Minn., and various off-campus vendors
•Demonstrate confidence and a positive and professional attitude

The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.

Reports to: Director of Strategic Marketing

CITY OF BROOKLYN PARK - Communications Specialist Administration Department

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide administrative support and assistance to the Communications Coordinator with internal and external communications and marketing in the City of Brooklyn Park.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities including serving as:
  • the city's webmaster
  • the employee intranet coordinator
  • editor of the city's employee newsletter
  • media relations assistant
  • feature writer for city publications
  • one of the city's top cheerleaders!
MINIMUM AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Minimum Qualifications
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree with completed course work in any area of strategic communications, journalism or marketing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with emphasis on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Ability to determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, and work independently with minimal supervision/direction
  • Ability to present a professional, positive image and attitude
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and compliance with Data Practices Act
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience, and understanding in the course of work duties Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures

Desired Qualifications
 
Writing
Excellent creative writing skills and storyteller
Ability to embrace city's mission statement and core values and work them into all city communications
Strong knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) Style Guide

Computer Software/Website/Social Media
Previous experience designing, developing or maintaining web sites
Technical ability to work on a Mac or PC
Technical ability to run a professional video camera
Knowledge of graphics program Adobe In-Design
Knowledge of HTML
Knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Avid video editing software
Knowledge of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization and analytics

Attitude
Strong interpersonal skills (an extrovert), with the ability to spark a conversation and make a person feel comfortable immediately
Enjoy meeting new, diverse people
Desire to learn new skills in a constantly changing field
Strong curiosity about what's happening in the world
Strong interest in how local government worksExperience
Previous experience working diverse populations
Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali or Vietnamese language(s)
Core Operational Value Statements
 
Ability to work within the City's value system with a willingness to further promote a staff that is diversified and inclusive, where individuals are valued and respected for their unique differences, experiences, skills, and knowledge.
  • TEAMWORK:  Teamwork is the key to our success as an organization. Open communication allows all team members the opportunity to exchange information and opinions and acknowledge differences. We believe this will lead to sound decisions that demonstrate good judgment.
  • RESPECT:  Respect for each other and those we serve is necessary to allow us to function as an effective team. We strive to demonstrate considerations for each team member's input and accept each other as an individual.
  • INTEGRITY:  Integrity and honesty are essential to build trust, mutual respect and teamwork. Integrity includes maintaining high ethical standards and a sense of honor by character and actions.
  • PROFESSIONALISM:  Professionalism allows us to provide innovated and skilled services with the highest degree of excellence. We are dedicated professionals who are responsive to the needs of the diverse community we serve.
  • PEOPLE:  Each team member is valued for their contributions and leadership. We encourage growth, reward accomplishments, and create a healthy and balanced work environment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

ANTICIPATED HIRING WAGE:  $11.00 an hour

ANTICIPATED WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time, six-month temporary, non-benefited position with a flexible work schedule of up to 20 hours a week. Does include night and weekend hours.IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must complete and attach the required written exam as a PDF file to your online application by the posting end date in order to be considered for this position.  Failure to attach the required written assignment will result in the rejection of your application.  To access the Communications Specialist Written Test and test instructions, go to:http://www.brooklynpark.org/assets/1/7/CommunicationSpecialistWritingTest.pdf

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HOM Furniture - Social Media/Web Analyst

Job Description Summary

Responsible for ensuring that websites and social media platforms are effectively attracting, retaining and converting shoppers for all three brands--HOM, Gabberts and Dock 86.. The ability to understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Website Analytics is the basis for uncovering opportunities and recommending solutions. The ability to analyze, evaluate and develop competitive strategies, as well as having strong communication skills will be required.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Strong knowledge and competency with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) , Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Google Analytics and other website traffic analysis tools. Strong knowledge and competency in a retail environment, and the ability to comprehend what attracts shoppers to a website, what motivates them to continue shopping the site, what motivates them to purchase and what compels them to return. Strong sense of how products and services should be presented and communicated in a manner that is exciting and compelling to shoppers from all age and social groups. Mastery of Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and Wikipedia functionality a must - Marketing, public relations, or business-related copywriting and proofreading experience - Adept in self-managing and communicating in a distributed-work environment - Technologically savvy and quick to learn new platforms

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compose, edit, and proof content for social media platforms (ex. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia)
  • Post approved content to relevant platforms
  • Monitor and engage in brand-related conversations on social media sites and relevant blogs
  • Will also develop copy for print and online marketing such as emails, websites, & online advertising
  • Track analytics and make recommendations accordingly
  • Works closely with various departments to provide support for ongoing projects including content development, social media campaigns and blogging outreach.
  • Maintain a social media/editorial calendar for all three brands (HOM, Gabberts and Dock 86)
  • Originate article/posting/update content and communicate through social media to dealers and customers
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - Communications Senior Specialist

Department Overview

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.

Position Summary
Join the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota marketing communications team and help us further enhance our strong brand reputation through effective storytelling.  This position, reporting to the Manager of Marketing Communications will serve as primary writer and communicator aimed at engaging Children’s 5,000 employees around our brand position that nobody treats kids like we do. This person will execute integrated communications plans, utilizing multiple channels, to communicate to and with specific employee groups, as well as the organization as a whole. This role will work closely with communications consultants and the hiring manager in planning, executing and measuring the success of major campaigns, programs and projects.
From exceptional clinical expertise and outcomes to an unparalleled patient and family experience, there is no shortage of remarkable stories to be told. Every day the marketing communications team does just that; tells Children's story to parents, physicians, donors, members of the media, and the community at large.
Responsibilities:
  • Execute communications strategies with seamless tactical execution and excellent writing
  • Serve as a primary writer on the team, drafting a range of materials for internal and external distribution: memos, e-mail announcements, blog postings, weekly newsletters, presentations, press releases, patient stories, etc.
  • Adapt to Children’s voice while communicating organizational goals and strategies to employees in  a way that increases engagement and aligns people around our mission and values
  • Utilize two-way communications tools to give employees a voice and engage them in dialogue 
  • Stay current on ever-evolving internal communications tools/technologies to continuously improve Children’s ability to achieve business objectives
  • Serve as communications contact with key clients, including the executive team, HR and key clinical areas to stay ahead of planned announcements and communications needs
  • Assist the communications consultant and manager in both internal and external campaign and plan development, conducting research and analysis and leading execution and measurement
  • Work in close partnership with PR and social media team members on organization wide initiatives as well as crisis situations, union disputes, events, etc.
  • Utilize social media tools to accomplish internal and external communications goals
  • Participate in the development and execution of media relations campaigns, such as writing news releases, pitching news media, staffing media events, crisis communications and media on-call responsibilities
  • Assist with campaign, project and publication tracking and evaluation
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or English
  • Three to seven years of corporate or agency communications experience, health and/or healthcare experience preferred
  • Excellent writing, editorial, and communications skills – a journalist at heart
  • Comfort interacting and working with leadership. Demonstrated ability to write on behalf of senior-level executives
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Working knowledge of social media and proven experience in this area
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships and establish strong credibility with partners
  • Ability to take initiative while managing multiple projects and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency to find great stories, hone them, and tell them in a compelling way
  • Comfort working with news media
  • A quick study and a desire to become a subject matter expert on many topics
  • Experience working with a variety of desktop programs and online performance analysis tools
Please apply at http://www.childrensmn.org/about-us/careers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TN Marketing - Social Media Intern


Social Media:
The Social Media Intern will be responsible for assisting the on-site Social Media Manager in designing, developing, and implementing marketing concepts for brand campaigns across 10 brands and counting. The candidate will have a strong working knowledge of all major social media platforms, both personally and professionally, as well as knowledge of social media analytics.
The candidate will have a passion for marketing and for getting the point across in 140 characters or less. This person must be a self-starter, team-oriented, and extremely good at multi-tasking across a variety of projects at once.

Requirements
Job Responsibilities
Working with the on-site Social Media Manager to develop and execute campaigns;
Working with the social media team to develop creative for various campaigns;
Working cross-functionally with the online team and Social Media Manager to develop social media campaigns and ideas;
Develop content calendars on a weekly/monthly basis for our brands; and
Monitor analytics with the team to determine workable ideas and future growth of social media.

Candidate Requirements
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Strong working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube;
Working knowledge of social media analytics, Google Analytics, and Facebook Insights;
Knowledge of Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Moz;
Basic understanding of Photoshop; and
Fearless attitude towards technology and a willingness to learn.
This is a part-time unpaid internship in return for college class credit.
Job Type: Internship
Local candidates only:
  • Wayzata, MN
Required experience:
  • Social Media / Marketing: 1 year
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Apply Now.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

National American University - Director of Marketing


Summary
The Director of Marketing (DOM) is responsible for the organization’s marketing activities and oversees the development and delivery of a fully integrated marketing strategy in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university. The DOM is responsible for establishing and implementing strategic and tactical communication plans designed to capitalize on market opportunities and generate demand. The DOM supervisions all members of the marketing team.
Minimum Qualifications
The Director of Marketing must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in marketing, English, journalism or other related field required, and
  • Five years of experience in marketing, creative writing, product management, advertising, and/or media buying required; and
  • Experience working with agencies, designers, and other vendors to develop communication in traditional and online media preferred; and
  • Staff supervisory experience preferred.
Skills and Attributes
The Director of Marketing must possess the following skills and attributes; proven project management skills, ability to handle multiple projects and processes simultaneously; strong attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills; leadership ability; resource management skills; time management; ability to work at a fast pace unsupervised; solid analytical skills; creative approach to marketing in proprietary education.
Required Work Hours
A minimum of forty hours per week, plus other hours as may be necessary to complete job duties. A combination of day, evening, and weekend hours is required.
Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities
  • The Director of Marketing reports to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing.
  • This position supervises the Marketing Communications Manager, Director of Interactive Marketing, Marketing Specialist, Interactive Marketing Specialist, Senior Art Director, and other supervisory or office support staff as applicable.
Physical Requirements
The Director of Marketing and must be able to speak, hear, read, see, write, type, dial, reach, and bend.
Travel
Periodic travel, including airline travel and overnight stays, may be required.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
  • Marketing, creative writing, product management, advertising, and/or media buying required: 5 years
Required education:
  • Master's
Apply online.

Monday, October 12, 2015

aimClear is seeking a public relations professional

aimClear is seeking a public relations professional who knows or 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.

Submit your resume to jobs@aimclear.com.