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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Emanuelson-Podas seeking public relations / marketing intern



OVERVIEW OF POSITION -
Emanuelson-Podas is seeking a part-time, ambitious, enthusiastic public relations / marketing intern. College juniors or seniors pursuing degrees in public relations, marketing, business, mass communications or journalism preferred. Candidates must be exceptional writers, communicators and multitaskers.


DUTIES MAY INCLUDE -
Researching and writing case studies for recently completed company projects;
Researching and writing company news items;
Development of content for company website;
Development of content for company social media use;
Researching and developing materials to support project award submissions;
Assisting with communications planning (for both internal and external use);
Development and maintenance of media lists;
Identification of online forums/blogs/newsletters/associations;
Assistance with internal interviews;
Proofing (AP style);
Creation of talking points, key messages and language for presentations;
Assistance redeveloping company wiki.


QUALIFICATIONS -
Exceptional writing and communication skills
Ability to multitask
Ability to self-start and to see projects to completion
Excellent proofing skills
Excellent people skills (esp. for interviewing, etc.)
Ability to understand complex projects
Familiarity with social media (esp. LinkedIn)
Familiarity with WordPress preferred but not necessary
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not necessary
College juniors or seniors preferred
CONTACT -
Cover letter, resume and other application materials or questions should be directed to internships@epinc.net. For more information, visit www.epinc.net.


OVERVIEW OF EMANUELSON-PODAS -

Emanuelson-Podas is an MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineering firm. We work side-by-side with architects to develop building design solutions. In short, we design the building systems that get air, power, light and water to the places that matter.

About Emanuelson-Podas: Founded in 1957, Emanuelson-Podas, Inc., (EP) delivers expert mechanical, electrical and plumbing design solutions to a select group of clients in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn., the company embraces a work approach rooted in collaboration and partnership, based on the belief that amazing spaces happen when real connections are formed between engineers, architects, contractors and business owners. A values-driven company, EP’s key industry areas include the corporate, civic, education, fitness, financial, healthcare, hospitality, housing, industrial, municipal, restaurant, retail and worship sectors. More information can be found at epinc.net.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Prime Therapeutics - Corporate Communications Specialist

Job Summary:

As a corporate communication specialist, this individual will have the chance to perform a wide range of corporate communications activities in support of Prime’s business goals.

This position will collaborate with others on the corporate communication team to carry out communications projects for both internal and external audiences. The Corporate Communications Specialist will execute initiatives through Prime’s internal communication channels, which include (but are not limited to): company intranet, digital signs, newsletters, emails, videos, meetings and other company events. This role will also assist with a variety of external communications tasks, including media relations support, internet content updates and other external facing initiatives.

Responsibilities:

• Support the communication team in the areas of researching, writing, editing and project management.
• Aid in the development of communication plans for both internal and external audiences.
• Implement tactical elements of communication plans, including working closely with Prime’s creative team to produce high quality, brand appropriate communication deliverables.
• Create and post information to Prime’s Intranet and digital signs ensuring timely, accurate, and high quality content.
• Assemble and distribute daily, weekly and monthly newsletters ensuring timely delivery and thorough tracking.
• Monitor the communication inbox, dealing effectively with incoming requests and providing tactical support for creating and sending outgoing messages.
• Manage the review and approval process for assigned projects to guarantee appropriate approval and messaging meets all regulatory requirements and brand standards.
• Track and report communication distribution and readership.
• Assist with supporting other communication projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
• Minimum of 1 year experience in communications or agency role.
• Availability for limited travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ambitious self starter eager to grow and willing to take on additional responsibilities.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience communicating with employees and/or external audiences.
• Health care industry experience or demonstrated interest in health care industry.
• General experience with content management systems using HTML and CSS.
• Experience with both project management and time management; proven ability to meet tight deadlines and balance multiple projects.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software.


Apply now.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SCHERMER - VP/Creative Director

** Local Candidates preferred. Agency and B2B experience mandatory. No recruiters. **

SCHERMER, one of the leading B2B agencies in the country, and a MN Business Magazine Top 100 Company to Work For, is looking for a Vice President / Creative Director to lead our creative/UX team, help guide the vision of the agency, and lead branding, demand gen and digital initiatives for clients such as Honeywell, Eaton, 3M, Cargill, Piper Jaffray, Children's MN, Element Financial Corp, and General Mills Foodservice.

The VP/CD is part of the executive leadership team, responsible for the creative vision and output of SCHERMER, with oversight of the creative team and creative processes; the ideation, presentation and execution of client branding and marcom campaigns; the profitability and creative quality of client projects, and the operational readiness of the creative team.

Responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, estimation and implementation of creative assignments; new business pitches; creative presentations; overseeing intern program; interviewing potential candidates; training; Assist in customer research and learning, competitive audits, concept testing and focus groups. Conceptualize and execute award winning, strategic and highly effective branding, content, campaigns and experiences that drive a high return on investment.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Creatively direct and execute branding initiatives, integrated campaigns, product launches, and digital experiences for business-to-business, business-to-government and business-to-consumer clients.
  • Collaborating and contributing to the creative process as a leader of a creative team, and as a member of the agency leadership team
  • Lead the creative function so that the environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style and other elements support the strategic goals and brand of Schermer.
  • Deliver functional expertise in B2B communications best practices and elements
  • Ensure that the creative function operates in an efficient, profitable manner
  • Ensure that our creative product remains leading edge and ahead of our national competition
  • Envision + deliver strategic solutions that help clients attain their marketing and communications objectives
  • Translate client situation, marketing goals and information into strategic brand concepts, messages, content and experiences
  • Write and present rationales for new business pitches, SOWs, and campaign strategies
  • Lead the planning/concept/design process of brand identity, messaging and content marketing, websites and landing pages, interactive/web/video/motion graphics
  • Ensuring the professional development and readiness of the creative team, including mentoring and coaching, development planning and oversight, reviews and evaluations
  • Managing the evolution of the agency’s digital marketing capabilities, including integrating marketing technologies and digital marketing capabilities into the creative process and product.

Primary Duties:
  • Work collaboratively with agency leadership, participate in company strategizing, and make recommendations for changes to the creative function to meet market changes, competitive threats or to support strategic plans
  • Work collaboratively with agency account and operations leaders to scope, estimate and reconcile projects.
  • Understand Schermer's strategic goals and brand; analyze the creative team, environment, processes, technologies, etc., to determine areas needing improvement; and build and direct a creative function aligned with and supportive of those goals.
  • Make decisions on a daily basis that ensure both profitability and creative quality
  • Set expectations and standards (build a culture) for team attitude, behavior, teamwork and professional development based on our tenants of excellence, diligence, and service to others.
  • Direct the activities and professional development of creative team members, including conducting staff reviews, taking corrective actions and recommending promotions
  • Study the creative marketplace, assessing where Schermer's work stands against competitors’, as well as our clients’ competitors’ creative work.
  • Drive constant improvement in Schermer's creative and UX design process and capabilities.
  • With the account lead(s), assure that internal and client presentations are on time, professional, engaging, persuasive and supported by a sound rationale
  • Assure that timely and informative communication takes place between the creative function and the partners, account team and clients
  • Contribute to the strategic and creative development of the agency’s marketing and branding efforts for new business development

Requirements:
  • This is a business management position where we expect to have someone in place for years. So if building your book is the goal, please save yourself the time and trouble of applying.
  • As such, we want you to have 12+ years experience working in a marketing communications / digital marketing agency, plus 2+ years of agency leadership / department management experience 
  • Demonstraable and distinguished B2B marketing communications expertise, expecially in the areas of branding, UX design, demand gen campaigns and content marketing
  • Local candidates are preferred. We will only consider out of town you are at another national top-tier B2B agency.
  • You are driven by a healthy sense of pride, not by ego. We are a collaborative group that takes pride in collectively solving problems, not winning awards. This requires balancing patience and perspective, with enthusiasm and expertise.

HOW TO APPLY
Send the following to chris.schermer@schermer.co
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Salary Requirements

Thursday, January 21, 2016

St. Jude Medical - Sr. Manager Corporate PR & External Communications - (150001ZV)

About Us At St. Jude Medical every one of us plays a role in our collective ability to save and improve lives. As an organization, we want to continue to grow and lead our industry in changing the way the world views the treatment of expensive, epidemic diseases. By seeing things from a different perspective, using our imagination, leading with character, and working with passion, we all have a role to play in making what we do possible. Are you ready to join us? All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, citizenship, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, status with respect to public assistance, or disability status.
 
Description
 We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Sr. Manager, Corporate PR & External Communications. The Sr. Manager, Corporate Public Relations contributes to a high-performing external communications team, protecting and strengthening the corporate reputation of St. Jude Medical. The Sr. Manager is responsible for recommending effective media strategy and corporate messaging to media and other key stakeholders to drive awareness of, drive engagement with and positively position the company. This role will also be responsible for providing public relations and communications advice and input for issues management and for coordinating all communications during high-profile crisis events. The Sr. Manager will also provide communications counsel, support, input and materials development for financial and government affairs communications. The role requires consultation and coordination with other areas of the business to integrate communication activities in traditional and social media.  This role requires a versatile executive-facing communicator, who is able to work independently and who has with strong written and verbal communications skills, and experience working in a fast-paced, global corporation.

Each employee can make a difference at St. Jude Medical and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on St. Jude Medical:
  • Assists in the development and execution of the annual corporate Public Relations strategy.
  • Serves in a media relations thought leadership capacity for the External Communications function. Interacts with media at the local, trade and national newswire level, acting as a company spokesperson, creating and delivering media strategy and key messages.
  • Develops and leads high-quality external communications for business and financial company news including preparation of materials for the quarterly analyst call.
  • Works collaboratively with internal communications to ensure alignment with communication plans.
  • Works in partnership with broader communications teams and other areas as necessary to align strategies and drive holistic corporate messaging and programs.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of sensitivities of investor and analyst relations, corporate giving programs, government affairs, reimbursement and market access and any other discipline that could influence the company’s reputation.
  • Provides training / guidance to executives in effective delivery of key messages to internal groups and external audiences, including media interviews, speeches and presentations.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with key media contacts at business and regional publications, both print and digital. Proactively pitches story ideas and responds to incoming media inquiries.
  • Develops and executes on crisis communications / issues management communications, providing strong counsel and support to the leadership within External Communications and Senior Leaders during issues and crises.
  • Measures the impact and value of communications activities and provides regular updates to leadership. Counsels product public relations team on PR strategies and tactics to address potential issues or to proactively manage the Company’s reputation.
  • Identifies potential high-profile corporate issues, prepares for and executes successful issues management communication tactics, and advances issues management best practices.
  • Contributes to discussions that advance PR best practices across the PR function, including but not limited to monitoring relevant news flow and tracking broader health care trends and policy stories to identify potential opportunities for St. Jude Medical to increase its share of voice in media coverage.
  • Responsibly handles highly confidential information, including details associated with mergers or acquisitions and confidential organizational announcements.
  • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Prepares reports on department activities as needed, including daily media monitoring, weekly and quarterly reports.
  • Manages project budgets.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

 Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand St. Jude Medical’s marketplace success:
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public affairs, marketing or related field.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in public relations, including at least three years directly interacting with media in the medical device or health care industry.
  • Accomplished writer/editor and can translate complex, technical information into simple and compelling stories.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business model.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced changing environment -- multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
Primary Location: USA-Minnesota-St. Paul
Other Locations: USA-Texas-Plano, USA-Texas-Houston, USA-Texas-Austin
Job: CM-Public Relations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Posting Date: Jan 19, 2016

 Candidates can apply online with job number 150001ZV: http://www.sjm.com/corporate/careers.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Marvin, Integrity, Infinity - Public Relations Manager

About Us
The Marvin Family of Brands
is a third-and-fourth generation, family-owned and operated business headquartered in Minnesota with more than 5,000 employees in 12 facilities throughout the United States. Portfolio brands include: Marvin Windows and Doors and its handcrafted wood and wood clad products that are made to order; Integrity Windows and Doors pioneered the fiberglass window category with the introduction of its revolutionary Ultrex® Fiberglass material; Infinity Replacement Windows offers high-quality Ultrex® fiberglass replacement windows and doors. Since the company’s inception, Marvin has developed a worldwide reputation as an innovator, progressive manufacturer, and industry thought leader.

Essential Functions of the Job
• Represent, promote, and position multiple brands including Marvin Windows and Doors, Integrity Windows and Doors, and Infinity Replacement Windows to media, channel partners, trade partners, and consumers
• Ensure our public and media relations, social content, and social media activity integrate well with our overall marketing communication plans for each brand
• Obtain leads and most mentions in all relevant traditional, social trade, and consumer-related media
• Establish Marvin as the first place resource for trade, consumer, and social media experts seeking industry leading opinions and information
• Develop strong relationships with key trade and consumer editors
• Work with senior leadership to establish Public Affairs initiatives that advance our brands in a broader business, community, and employer sense
• Resolve public affairs issues as needed
• Lead the strategic and tactical plans for our Public Relations department
• Deliver exceptional corporate communication programs, projects, and initiatives
• Effectively manage and develop other employees
• Travel required (10-15%)

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong project management skills including proven ability in the following areas: coordinate multiple projects and tasks, meet project deadlines and budget requirements, and lead teams
• Strong track record of relationship management with external suppliers and business partners

Education / Experience
• 5+ years in Public Relations or other applicable Marketing experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing

EOE

NOTE: This employer will not seriously consider any candidate who needs VISA sponsorship now or in the future.

No third-party recruiter inquiries.


Apply Now.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Minnesota Family Council - Communications Director


Are you concerned about the growing cultural darkness in the State of Minnesota and in our nation ?
Would you like to be an integral part of an organization that is committed to “turning the lights back on” in Minnesota?

Minnesota Family Council (MFC) is a non-partisan, grassroots, Christian organization founded in 1983 to educate Christians about how to advance the principles of religious liberty, that life should be cherished at all stages and that God’s design for marriage and family should be honored and lived out.

MFC is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications Director to develop a comprehensive communications strategy and to conceptualize, serve as the key writer and manage all communications including social media (website, Facebook and Twitter), press releases, editorials, letters to the editor, electronic publications, appeals letters, brochures, targeted messaging and to build and maintain productive relationships with local media.

Qualifications/requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a communications-related field.
  • Minimum 5 to 6 years of experience in the field of communications. Experience messaging and working with media in the political arena is highly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; ability to develop succinct messaging points.
  • Excellent relationship building skills especially with media and community leaders preferred.
  • Understanding of how to communicate MFC’s message through a broad range of outlets including social media (website, Facebook and Twitter), print and broadcast media, direct mail, email and video.
  • Experience planning/executing social media campaigns and video production preferred.
  • Understand market demographics and able to communicate effectively with Millennials.
  • Self-starter, motivated daily by communicating MFC’s vision.
  • Adept at speaking; able to winsomely and compellingly present MFC’s vision and mission.
  • Well-organized, able to operate on a schedule, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects including other staff, volunteers and freelancers simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment, remaining flexible with ever changing priorities.
  • Thrive in and enjoy working in a multi-tasking, fast-paced work environment; able to get things done, highly efficient, cool under pressure.
  • Team spirit that builds unity and exhibits an outgoing, friendly, positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint or equivalent and a CRM database.
  • Biblically grounded Christian, currently a member or pursuing membership in a local church.
  • Demonstrated commitment to MFC’s mission and position on core issues. Agreement with and adherence to MFC’s Statement of Faith, Policy on Employee Moral Behavior and Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality.
  • Ability to work discreetly with confidential data; trustworthy and responsible.
  • A listener with a high level of discernment and wisdom, tactful and diplomatic, building consensus rather than emphasizing differences; maintain a high level of professionalism and Christ-likeness.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to live in metropolitan Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
For more information about MFC, visit their website … www.mfc.org. If you are interested in this unique and challenging opportunity, please submit your cover letter stating the reasons why you would like to work for MFC and your resume to Christi Panter at The Reisa Group by responding directly via this post. The Reisa Group is a retained search consulting firm.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
  • Communications related field: 5 years
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Apply Now.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Spotlight Media Relations - Account Assistant

Spotlight Media Relations is a public relations agency with offices in New York and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our specialty is generating high-impact media placements for our clients in consumer media with an emphasis on broadcast media. Current clients include nationally recognized lifestyle, tech, health, personal finance, wellness, beauty and fashion brands and experts.

The Minnesota office based in Eagan is searching for an Account Assistant to join our growing team.

Day-to-day duties of the Account Assistant include supporting the account team with research, pitching, writing, developing client updates, media monitoring and administrative duties. This is a full-time entry-level position with benefits that include a no-deductible health insurance plan, 401K and paid vacation time.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Candidates must have earned a B.A. in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Willingness to learn and take direction.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong social media proficiency and ability to develop engaging content for social media channels.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player.

If you are interested in applying for the Account Assistant position, please send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Dana Farmer at dana@spotlightmediarelations.com.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ness Joins Tunheim as Strategic Partner

Tunheim, a Minneapolis-based communications consulting firm, recently announced the addition of Don Ness, former mayor of Duluth, to its roster of strategic partners.
 
A dedicated community organizer and local leader, Ness will add to Tunheim’s vast experience developing thoughtful, effective strategic communications, as well as cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders and community leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit sectors.
 
“We’ve known Don Ness for many years and have greatly admired the leadership and innovative spirit he brought to his time of service in Duluth,” said Kathy Tunheim, president and CEO of Tunheim. “We’ve also had opportunities to work with organizations in the Twin Ports and fully expect that Don will be as engaged as ever in the continuing emergence of that region.”
 
Together, Tunheim and Ness plan to help organizations identify innovative solutions to solve their most complex problems and rethink their approaches to capitalize on their most important opportunities.
“My success as mayor was based primarily on two factors: the courage to take on our city's biggest problems and the ability to develop and deliver on big ideas,” said Ness. “I'm excited to bring this approach for the benefit of Tunheim’s clients.”
 
In addition to announcing a strategic partnership with Tunheim, Ness also announced the founding of Hillside Ventures, which will specialize in business and economic development, executive strategies, organizational development and public affairs messaging in the Twin Ports area.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Waters Senior Living - Marketing and Communications Intern

Company Overview:

Stemming from the demand for high quality senior rental apartments, The Waters Senior Living was
conceived in 2003. Since its first community opened in 2013, The Waters has developed or acquired
more than $140M in assets, and has quickly set the standard for both quality in development, and proficiency in management. The Waters is an established, innovative company looking for ambitious, energetic, and highly motivated people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and want to join in our mission: To Create Communities that THRIVE.

Position Summary:

The Intern will help to improve The Waters’ reputation, brand, and business. You will have an impact on the way our company resonates with residents, prospects, investors, and team members.

The Marketing and Communications Intern will work with team leaders to develop strategy, write engaging copy, and manage events and projects. Candidates applying for this internship should be dedicated, hard-working, and well-versed in basic marketing and communication strategies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Prepare reports from collected marketing data
• Conduct competitor analysis
• Assist with strategic communications planning
• Stay abreast of industry trends and current events
• Edit and proofread company material
• Update website using WordPress
• Research and analyze competition
• Implement marketing plans, including campaign strategies
• Discover strategic business opportunities through cross-function collaboration with sales, HR, etc.
• Provide support in order to establish proper channels of information and communication
• Collaborate with management for branding, advertising, and promotional collateral
• Partner with management on projects dealing with media relations and business communications
• Help with administrative work as necessary
• Must have an interest in Senior Living and/or healthcare companies

Requirements:

  • Full or part-time student in business or communications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word especially Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Independent thinker – comfortable making decision based on information available
  • Comfortable with social media and digital media
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments
  • Flexible
To apply, please email your resume to careers@thewatersseniorliving.com

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lynx - Marketing Specialist

Position Summary/Objective:
The Minnesota Lynx Marketing Specialist will serve as the primary day-to-day contact for all Lynx marketing and promotional functions. This individual is responsible for execution of game night initiatives and event marketing plans to increased revenue.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:
  1. Work with the Director of Marketing and advertising and media agencies to research the market, evaluate market dynamics, identify targeted segments, utilize standard marketing principles, track consumer behavior, and consult with teams around the league on best practices.
  2. Utilize league and team generated research to enhance marketing efficiencies.
  3. Work with Timberwolves and Lynx sales and corporate partnerships departments to develop promotional plans for all ticket packages (groups, season memberships, etc.), and partnership activations.
  4. Develop and maintain a system to track expenditures and rate of return on all promotions.
  5. Assist other departments with all event planning and execution of Lynx events, including Lynx Draft Party, member events, etc.
  6. Work closely with analytics department, public relations, creative services and digital media department to streamline all Lynx communications and coordinate collateral requests.
  7. Lead internal communication efforts across departments to maximize Lynx marketing opportunities.
  8. Act as liaison between Lynx and AEG, DNC, and Adidas Lynx Pro Shop to coordinate and meet all game night needs.
  9. Responsible for Timberwolves and Lynx Kids Club launch and implementation.
  10. Assist the Minnesota Timberwolves marketing department with day-to-day responsibilities, marketing functions, promotions, and events as needed.
  11. Work with Director of Marketing to create, manage and operate within the department budget.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:
  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  3. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  4. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  5. Ability to manage all processes and tasks in the department.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience in marketing is preferred. Experience in sales, advertising, or sponsorship also preferred. Previous managerial/supervisory experience is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Events, or similar field is preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:
Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does have supervisory responsibility
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours staff will Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events, and may work Timberwolves home games. Work is both sedentary and active in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.

Physical Demands
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 communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the building both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move items weighing up to 30 pounds.

Travel
This position will require some travel.

EEO Statement
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. Please list your salary range preference.


Apply online.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Edina Chamber of Commerce - Communications Coordinator


HOURLY: 15-20 HOURS PER WEEK
Position Overview:
The Edina Chamber of Commerce is a 330-member civic and business organization with strong ties to the Edina Schools and the City of Edina, as well as to Explore Edina, the city’s visitor’s bureau. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to helping Edina businesses survive and thrive.
The purpose of this position is to manage the brand and reputation of the Chamber through our formal and informal communications. This role is essential in informing and engaging members and perspective members of the Chamber by publicizing information, activities and events through email, the Chamber website and social media channels. Ours is an active, vibrant Chamber in a progressive community and we look forward to adding the right person to our team to drive our communication efforts. We need an experienced professional with an eye to accuracy, social media savvy, and creative communications flair. We offer the ability to further build your communications career through hands-on experience in a vibrant, growing organization.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for copy, layout and design and proofreading of all Chamber communications, including special events promotions and programs.
Member Engagement:
  • Develop and compile news and information from Chamber staff and community resources
  • Create and distribute weekly emails and monthly newsletter using Constant Contact.
  • Schedule and distribute weekly Chamber ad via Constant Contact
  • Advertise chamber member discounts and events.
  • Send event reminder emails.
Website Management:
  • Update Chamber website on a weekly basis (or daily if necessary) using SmartCMS and ChamberMaster software program. This includes visually appealing photographs, articles and event activity.
  • Maintain calendar of events on the website using the events module on ChamberMaster software.
Graphic Design:
  • Layout and design of the weekly Chamber Corner ad for Sun Current newspaper.
  • Generate and update current Chamber marketing and communications pieces using InDesign and Illustrator software.
  • Create or edit Chamber-related logos and other branding materials
Social Media:
  • Assist staff in promoting Chamber activities, news and opportunities through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Position requires the following experience, skills and attitudes:
Experience
  • College degree or in the process of degree completion, OR 3-5 years’ experience working in a professional communications capacity
  • One year experience in professional communications, marketing communications, or a substantial communications internship in a related field.
Skills
  • Must have expert computer literacy and social media skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, LinkedIn, Facebook, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop). Must be able to show a portfolio of work in the social media arena.
  • Must have a strong proficiency in the use of social media applications including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Knowledge of HTML is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with a high degree of accuracy
  • Experience in event and campaign publicity is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented and a quick learner.
  • Eye toward creative design.
  • Self-motivated with little need of supervision
Attitudes
  • Energetic and positive "can do" attitude
Other
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Possession of current Minnesota State driver’s license.
Please supply resume and cover letter.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
The Edina Chamber of Commerce retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Job Type: Part-time
Required experience:
  • Communications, marketing: 1 year
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Apply now.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Thrivent Financial - Social Media Intern

Do you love developing cutting-edge marketing programs?

  • Are you passionate about learning why people engage on social platforms?
  • Do you want to join a team where you have a chance to make a real impact?
  • Do you want to learn how using social media as a business differs from using as an individual?
  • The Social Media Specialist intern(s) will support the strategic planning, management and measurement of our Thrivent social media activities across various social platforms such as: Facebook Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest and more!

    What you get to do:
    • Monitor social media platforms for mentions of Thrivent that impact reputation, programs and activities.
    • Coordinate social responses to social media activity that mentions Thrivent.
    • Manage posting calendars for social media sites.
    • Support the development of our social media campaigns and advertising.
    • Develop tools and presentations for sharing our social media with internal and external audiences.
    • Assess social metrics and compile reports to provide insights and understanding of the performance of our social media activities
    • Assist in the configuration and management of social media platforms and tools such as: Sprinklr, Radian6, Spreadfast and others as necessary.
    • Write, edit and review social media posts.
    Traits we value:
    • You are curious – love to learn and stay on the cutting edge of marketing.
    • You value using data and information to guide recommendations.
    • You have strong collaboration and team work skills.
    • You have the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with a high degree of ambiguity
    • You want to make an immediate impact and take initiative.
    • You have a passion for social media, both personally and professionally.
    • Ability to effectively communicate complex technologies to various audiences
    What we want from you:
    • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, MIS/IT, economics, finance, law, psychology, sociology or other related fields.
    • A track record of excellent academic performance (GPA 3.0+)
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
    • Strong understanding of social media platforms; familiarity of business use of platforms
    • Self-directed, with strong personal management and organization skills
    • Strong problem identification and problem solving skills
    • High technical aptitude; easily learns tools & systems
    • Solid team player
    Optional skills/experiences:
    • Previous experience managing social profiles for a business or group
    • Experience working w/ data sets, developing queries, configuring systems to produce insights and results
    • Creative production skills, such as Adobe CS
    • Strong Excel skills including charts, graphs and pivot tables
    • Previous direct marketing, digital marketing, SEO/SEM and paid digital advertising experience
    Apply now.