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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Campus Media Group Hires Joan Nelson to Lead Business Development

In order to support continued growth, specialized media and marketing agency Campus Media Group, Inc., has hired Joan Nelson to lead the organization’s sales team. A seasoned media professional well-versed in digital media and content marketing, Nelson will be responsible for generating revenue through new client engagements and expanding existing relationships with national brands and leading advertising agencies targeting the elusive U.S. college student market.
As Campus Media Group’s sales director, Nelson will direct the company’s overall sales process and oversee the company’s account development team. She assumes the role from Joel Eisfelder, who was recently promoted to Director of Account Services.
“College marketing and advertising on campus has become a craft in its own right and in order to be successful, brands need to continually evolve their strategies and implementation,” explains Jason Bakker, COO at Campus Media Group. “Throughout her career Joan has been at the leading-edge of implementing new strategies to reach audience segments – from online advertising to digital content and mobile promotions. She is keenly aware of emerging trends and how technology combined with campus-focused strategies can be used to drive audience engagement and motivate college students to action. We are fortunate to have her bring her insight and leadership to Campus Media Group.”
Nelson joins Campus Media Group from Digital First Media (Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com) where she had been the Business Development Director since 2013. Built to serve local and regional businesses, Digital First Media’s AdTaxi specializes in audience targeting using first-party data, programmatic media buying, search marketing and social media. Within Digital First Media, Nelson ran digital advertising operations and led the turnaround of under-performing sales teams.
She developed an expertise in branded content marketing during her tenure at Brandpoint. As director of Publisher Services and Business Development, Nelson supervised digital media managers who purchased and optimized media to promote the Adfusion content-based advertising platform. On the sales side, she was deeply involved in product development, product testing, marketing and sales staffing.
Prior to Brandpoint, Nelson served as director of Business Development at Internet Broadcasting (now LAKANA) for nine years. In this role, Nelson was responsible for sales and management of strategic direct revenue partnerships for the company’s network of local media web sites. These partnerships included integrated, branded content and non-traditional advertising.
During her time as an account executive at CBS Radio in the Twin Cities, Nelson gained experience in radio advertising, non-traditional advertising, special events and promotional marketing programs.
Nelson began her career in the print newspaper industry working for nearly a decade at the Saint Paul Pioneer Pressnewspaper. As Display Advertising Manager, she provided leadership for 40 sales and marketing employees to achieve retail and national newspaper advertising sales revenue goals. She was a key player in strategic planning, budgeting and cross-functional initiatives and was personally active in selling, staffing, performance management and development planning. Nelson’s first print media position following graduation from the University of Wisconsin – Madison was general manager for Skyway News, a weekly newspaper based in St. Paul, Minn. 
Nelson is a resident of Minneapolis Minn.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bethel University - Event Specialist

Design and execute events in partnership with University Advancement stakeholders (Alumni and Family Relations, Development and Planned Giving Officers, and Church Relations). Serve as a consultant in making decisions regarding event details which includes but is not limited to strategy, cost, venue, and return on investment.
  • Develop and manage event RSVP process for events as assigned which includes but is not limited to setting up forms, tracking RSVP’s, and processing name tags. Develop online registration form for assigned events. Create content for University online calendar.
  • Assist Manager of University Advancement Events to ensure event planning process is being followed. This will be achieved by scheduling timely meetings, setting the agenda based on the event strategy, and ensuring appropriate cross-university partners are in attendance for assigned events and appropriate signature events.
  • Record event data and analyze for improvements.
  • Provide assistance to the Alumni and Family Relations team as needed for key projects and assignments.
  • Required Skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
    • Show aptitude to learn Event Management System software
    • Demonstrate organizational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to multitask under pressure
    • Possess social skills, networking skills, and the ability to work with a variety of personalities; effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to collaborate with others as well as work independently
    • Must be able to motivate and inspire team members
    • Ability to set priorities that support institutional/missional goals
    • Able to handle sensitive, confidential information in a mature, professional manner
    Required Experience 2+ years of work experience in the hospitality, public relations, or customer service industries.

    Required Education Bachelor’s degree required; CSEP and/or CMP certification preferred.

    Additional Information
    • Frequent sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. Involves working with others in close quarters. Some work may be performed outdoors in various weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will likely be required to load, set up, strike, and unload event equipment. The following movements may also be required: bending, squatting, stooping, kneeling, climbing stairs, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, reaching above shoulder level, waist twisting, carrying/lifting up to 30 pounds, gripping/grasping, and repetitive hand and arm movements. The employee may be required to access areas that are not ADA compliant.
    • This is a 1.0 FTE, 12 month position. Must be able to work adjusted hours to meet event needs including some evenings and weekends. Must follow the event model process for departmental events.
    Review of applications begins April 11, 2016.

    Apply now.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Mall of America - Intern – Events & Marketing Operations Assistant for Spring

    MOA is seeking friendly, responsible and enthusiastic personalities to be part of our outstanding team. We have a diverse selection of part-time and full-time job openings throughout our unique company that either interact directly with our visitors or work behind the scenes to Make Someone Happy Today.” Mall of America® is devoted to creating a unique and positive experience for everyone.

    Come visit our Job Table on March 25th from 3 – 5 p.m. by Sweet Treats in Nickelodeon Universe! Talk to us about our current opportunities and get set up for an interview for Ride Operators, Nickelodeon Universe Cashiers and Wetzel Pretzel Cashiers. Hope to see you there!

    If you’re having difficulty applying, please call us at 952.883.8560. We're here to help!
    *Mall of America is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Contact Employment Services:
    employment@mallofamerica.com
    952.883.8560

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    3M - Social Media Operations Specialist

    The 3M US Business Services Digital Marketing Operations Team is looking for a Social Media Operations Specialist to join our Maplewood, MN team. Ready to be part of what's next?

    Job Summary :

    The person hired for the position of Social Media Operations Specialist will be responsible for managing social engagement activities for 3M Health Care and related divisions. He/she will be the liaison with divisions to write engaging social content, create engaging images, link and tag them correctly, review and approve, publish and report on results. In addition, this position will provide needed operations support for defined social selling and social commerce requirements for the organization, provide limited coaching for marketers on social best practices, and execute social campaigns.

    Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    - Develop and execute content across owned and earned 3M Health Care social channels.
    - Drive social listening insights across 3M Health Care
    - Grow 3M Health Care and related divisions social media engagement both paid and organically
    - Participate in cross-functional team meetings to gain understanding of portfolio and division content strategies and review social content for compliance with stated content strategy
    - Develop social media operational strategies with divisions to ensure goals/objectives are being met
    - Ensure social content and messaging has a clear/consistence voice
    - Measure and track social content by tagging links with appropriate campaign ID’s
    - Develop and maintain social media metrics to reflect social activity
    - Provide coaching across health care organization on social media best practices

    Basic Qualifications:
    - Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university is required
    - Minimum of three (3) combined years of Social Media, Marketing, PR, and/or Communications experience is required
    - Minimum of two (2) combined years Social Media Operations and/or Community Management experience is required
    - Minimum of one (1) year experience working with social listening tools

    Preferred Qualifications:
    - Previous agency experience preferred
    - One (1) years editing images is preferred
    - Previous experience in a Fortune 500 company is desired
    - Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills

    Location: Maplewood, MN

    Travel: May include up to 5% domestic travel
    Relocation: Is not authorized

    About 3M
    Do you see the world differently? Are you inspired by how a simple shift can result in big change? Do you share your ideas in the hopes of coming up with something even better by working together? Then join 3M! With 88,000 people around the world in more than 70 countries and $30 billion in sales, 3M is committed to building on our rich heritage by bringing our best to the innovations we create. Be part of improving how people live and work every day. Be part of what’s next at 3M! Follow us @3MCareers and learn more at YouTube.com/3MCareers.

    Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

    3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 


    Apply Now.

    Medica - Public Policy Internship

    Thrive Together.
    At Medica, you'll enjoy working with talented people who share a mission to meet our customers' needs.

    Grow Together.

    Medica will support you through your personal growth and involvement in the community.

    Succeed Together.

    Medica provides resources that allow you to take charge of your health and career.

    Public Policy Internship - 16089
    What you will get to do:

    The Public Policy Intern will gain experience and exposure to Medica’s approach to government relations and public policy. Much of the intern’s work will be dedicated to a project intended to increase legislators’ knowledge and expertise in health plan operations, finance, and community outreach. This work will include interaction with senior Medica staff, legislators, and the public policy team.

    The intern will work with the Public Policy and Government Relations team to identify expected issues for the 2017 legislative session and conduct research that will help the team’s advocacy efforts.

    Other projects will include organization of the team’s electronic filing system and general exposure to internal and external advocacy activities.

    Intern is required to accurately track work time based on project and / or daily work activities.

    Qualifications:

    • Actively pursuing undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university required
    • Major: political science, general studies
    • Junior or senior status preferred
    • The candidate must have passion for public policy and the political process
    • Ideal candidates will have a background in the state or federal legislative process, or extensive study of advanced civics.
    Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong relationship building skills
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Effective project management abilities
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to assimilate information from various sources
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled Individuals

    Apply Now.

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. - Digital Marketing Specialist & Web Content Writer


    Hillcrest Media is a book publishing company seeking a digital marketing specialist/web content writer. It’s a hybrid of a job combining design skills and writing chops. If you’re out there, we can’t wait to meet you.
    If you are creative, organized, detail-oriented, have the ability to mock up website pages (using Photoshop, Canva.com, or any other tool), and can make the mundane seem amazing, this is the job for you. And if you’re looking to join a collaborative group with a lot of opportunity for advancement, this is the company for you.
    Job Duties:
    • Create website design mock-ups. (Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS are a HUGE plus. Our in-house developers will do the heavy lifting.) If you’ve created WordPress, Wix, or Squarespace sites, this should be in your wheelhouse.
    • Collaborate with staff to create landing pages and optimize user experience
    • Write engaging and amplifiable web content for our various brands (Published.com, MillCityPress.net, and BookPrinting.com)
    • Work closely with our IT team, content writers, social media specialist, and operations staff to execute digital media projects
    • Use strong analytical ability to evaluate customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
    • Brainstorm new and creative ways to engage with our authors and potential authors
    • Work with the marketing team on creative development for advertising and promotions, email marketing, and other duties related to integrated marketing strategies
    • Knowledge of SEO, email marketing, and/or Google Adwords would be fantastic, but is not required
    Required Experience:
    • 1-2+ years of professional experience in digital marketing, content writing, and web design. The 27 other members of our staff will teach you everything you need to know about book publishing.
    • Ability to write amplifiable content across various mediums: website content and social media
    • Proficiency with Photoshop, experience making web-specific materials (1+ yrs’ experience)
    • Be the person at your former job that everyone wanted to work with
    This is a full-time M-F position having a salary range of $32,000-$37,000 (DOE) with benefits such as health and dental, 401k, disability insurance, work-from-home days, paid vacation, paid holidays, and the chance to work with a team of smart and talented people. (We actually have a talent show once a year.) Working for a small company means hard work and new challenges each day, but the trade-off is we love our jobs.
    How to Apply (please follow the instructions exactly):
    • Submit a cover letter that starts with the following: “The coolest thing I’ve ever written (or designed) professionally is__________.” (Describe and provide samples/links.)
    • In the second paragraph, describe your content writing and design experience. Provide relevant links to writing samples and design work you’ve created for a job or internship.
    • In the third paragraph, tell us how you came to be this unicorn who can both design and write.
    • In the final paragraph, write anything you want that shows us how creative you are.
    Please note we are only interviewing candidates who currently live in the Twin Cities.
    Job Type: Full-time
    Local candidates only:
    • Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
    Required experience:
    • Professional experience in digital marketing, web content writing and/or basic web design: 2 years
    Apply now.

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

    FPX – Content Marketing Specialist

    • Are you an exceptional, detail-oriented writer (most likely better than everyone around you) and have the portfolio to prove it? 
    • Is it easy for you to explain complex topics in an attractive, easy-to-read manner?
    • Are you skilled in interviewing subject manner experts and conducting research? Is it something you enjoy?
    • Does the technology/cloud computing industry interest you?
    If so, we can provide you with a best-in-class product platform, the industry’s top subject manner experts, Fortune 100 customer references, a brand new corporate brand identity, and a green light to create compelling marketing and communications content that will be showcased globally. Job includes the opportunity to travel, full benefits and a generous 401K plan. Most importantly, you’ll be working for a leadership team that truly values your skills, creativity, and personal development. 

    Description:
    FPX is looking for a full-time, prolific and talented content marketing specialist to join our growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for writing and editing various types of new content to fuel our marketing awareness, demand generation, and sales enablement efforts. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required.
    You will be the lead storyteller responsible for crafting engaging content and copy to increase engagement and conversion at every stage of the customer journey for all FPX’s products, and support a wide range of core marketing initiatives and objectives, including: brand, thought leadership, lead generation, customer nurturing, web conversion and search/inbound. Within this role, you’ll be working closely with FPX’s marketing team, subject-matter experts, and customers.

    Located in Bloomington, MN, this newly created role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills.

    Responsibilities:
    • Create accurate, engaging and consistent content for a variety of marketing campaigns designed to generate sales.
    • Develop messaging aligned with company’s external communications strategy for campaigns that demonstrate the full breadth of FPX’s products and services.
    • Interview subject matter experts and FPX customers to produce print and electronic marketing materials including: product sales collateral, customer case studies, articles, blogs, web pages, infographics, executive briefs, white papers, eBooks, copy for banner and print ads, and email promotions.
    • Develop content for company’s internal corporate communications including internal newsletter, new staff bios, and other related material.
    • Work with the corporate events team to write and produce event specific materials.
    • Proofread copy and review page layouts with a keen attention to detail.
    • Work closely with internal Sales, Customer Success, Product Development, and Partner teams.
    • Stay abreast of content marketing and global communication trends.

    Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree (in communications, marketing or related field)
    • 3+ years of professional writing experience
    • Polished professional with a track record of success
    • Superior writing and editing skills for print and web as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our business' various types of content.
    • Outstanding research, communications and organizational skills with the ability to manage projects with many moving parts.
    • Knowledge of or ability to quickly grasp complex technology, translate to customer value and succinctly communicate that message.
    • Understanding and experience with SEO, customer personas, customer engagement marketing and other content marketing tools and best practices.
    • Experience writing and editing for business and audiences in the technology industry with meticulous attention to detail. 
    • Excellent organizational skills, and ability to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the cloud computing and enterprise technology industry is a plus.

    About FPX:
    FPX is a cloud computing company helping large, global businesses automate the way they sell complex products and services.  FPX is a market leader in the technology sector known as configure-price-quote (CPQ) applications, a sector that industry analysts Gartner & Forrester consider to be a hot and trending sector.
    FPX enables its customers to extend the capabilities of their existing enterprise systems and Commerce platforms by optimizing and automating all Quote-to-Order business processes including: configuration, pricing, quoting, contract management, workflow, e-signature, and data management.

    How to Apply/Contact:
    Please submit resume and cover letterto luke.roth@fpx.com for consideration. No Phone calls please.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Field Nation - Digital Communications Marketing Leader

    We are Field Nation
    At Field Nation we are breaking the barriers to work. We connect independent contractors to business needs, and business needs to contractors. We’re a software company that offers a web-based marketplace solution for buyers and sellers of on-site, on-demand contract services to simply connect, work and manage their business.

    Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal voted us most promising start-up in 2016 and we’re Growth Equity backed. As a result of all this success and exceptional growth, we are looking for someone who would work well in our energetic fast- growing company.

    Are you passionate about managing and mentoring teams? Coaching, developing and mentoring are strengths of yours. Motivating and driving a marketing team to success energizes you. You thrive in player/coach environments.       

    You have a knack for creating and clearly articulating your marketing vision? You’re able to articulate your vision to journalists, analysts, investors, social media audiences and users. You’re able to define, develop and deliver high value thought leadership content.

    Do you thrive in fast paced, hyper growth organizations? You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and tackle something hands-on. You thrive to bring organization and rigor where there is ambiguity. You find clever ways to reach the end result when time and money are in short supply.

    If you are feeling like we’ve got you pegged, keep reading to find out about our opening for Field Nation’s Digital Communications Marketing Leader.


    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for defining, developing and delivering on marketing communications strategy that builds awareness and trust in our brand, accelerates customer acquisition, and establishes Field Nation as the unquestioned leader in our space.
    • Writing, delivering and orchestrating internal communications.
    • Managing the Digital and Communications Marketing team.
    • Engage regularly with journalists, analysts, investors, social media audience and users.
    • Drive earned media mentions across Target Addressable Market publications, business publications, analyst notes & reports
    • Drive mentions, fans, followers and engagement among social media influencers.
    • Define, develop and deliver high value thought leadership content.
    • Define, develop and deliver reusable marketing campaign and sales-enablement collateral for internal and external audiences.
    • Deliver content and communications that creates measurable ROI based on CAC, CRO and uptake metrics.
    • Deliver growing social reach, influence and engagement.
    • Influence the market, participants and opinion makers in the Contingent Workforce management ecosystem through Social Media, Blogs, Press Relations, Trade Press and copywriting.
    • Drive awareness, traffic and transactions that delivers more buyers, providers and service companies through architecting and delivering strategies, content and collateral that boost SERPs, Viewers, Unique Visitors, Time on Site, Shares and Social Engagement.
    • Responsible for PPCs that generate ROI with focused CPA.

    Qualifications:

    • Post graduate degree or equivalent experience.
    • 10 + years of B2B marketing experience.
    • Intimate understating AR, PR and IR.
    • Experience in a player/coach position.
    • Inherently curious.
    • Takes initiative and is a one-time learner.
    • Leads by example.
    • Expertise with the Salesforce suite is preferred but not required.
    • Experience working in all areas of marketing with a specialty in digital communications is preferred.
    We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Vermeer - Marketing Manager - Mining/Pipeline/Lifecycle

    You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

    Job Summary
    The Marketing Manager develops product and market focused messaging and organizes the execution of integrated marketing campaigns with internal and external resources. This position advises business leaders on current and future marketing activities, budget position and performance metrics. This role constructs and organizes product identities and ensures they are communicated consistently and within brand compliance across all promotional channels.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    1. Collaborate with internal and external resources to develop and execute market and product focused campaigns that produce business results and build Vermeer brand advocates.
    2. Create annual promotional marketing plan(s) and maintain monthly reports that consolidate and summarize current and future marketing activities globally, budget position, and performance metrics.
    3. Manage and develop internal team members. Actively engage opportunities that develop relationships, increase market knowledge, and maximize the effectiveness of the team.
    4. Construct, organize, and communicate product identities. Ensure consistency in messaging and information across all promotional channels, including dealer portal, sales tools, trade events, online platforms, and social media communities.
    5. Participate in cross-functional business planning forums and provide strategic marketing counsel to business leaders.

    Education and/or Experience
    - Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Business Administration, and/or Communication with a minimum of 7 years of experience in marketing or related field in heavy equipment or agricultural industry; and/or a combination of relevant education and experience.
    - Proven Marketing Management, Product Management or Brand Management success in B2B or B2C environment is required.

    Other Skills and Abilities
    - Ability to manage, lead, etc.
    - Ability to successfully manage marketing budget and plan.
    - Ability to plan successful marketing activities and events.
    - Ability to increase the use of the Vermeer public and dealer web site.
    - Ability to identify the appropriate areas to advertise to increase product and/or Company visibility.
    - Ability to develop a positive and effective relationship with customers, press, and internal clients.
    - Ability to influence and work cross-functionally.
    - Ability to work independently.
    - Ability to manage external vendor and contract relationships.
    - Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.
    - Demonstration of good oral and written communication skills.
    - Ability to effectively communicate to large, diverse groups, including working effectively with unsatisfied customers.
    - Knowledge of Company products and markets.

    Travel
    Up to 25% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.
    [ *LI-WW1 ]
     
    Bilingual Candidate Preferred
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    Ciceron - PR Specialist

    Ciceron is the Twin Cities’ original pure digital strategy consulting firm, founded in 1995. We are seeking a PR Specialist who does not need a lot of direction, can jump in with both feet and get cranking, loves spinning lots of plates at once, and is shameless about promotion. Also, just so you know, Ciceron was recently named one of the Best Places to Work by Minnesota Business magazine.


    Position Overview
    The PR Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining favorable public images for both Ciceron and our clients by communicating with the media and general public.


    Key Responsibilities
    • Research target markets, story angles and trends; develop, pitch and distribute client stories to the media
    • Draft news releases; blog articles; social media posts and other written communications
    • Monitor digital and traditional media lists, both locally and nationally
    • Collect, analyze and summarize client media placements and analytics
    • Coordinate interviews, photoshoots, media tours, etc. with clients and attend when client support is needed
    • Develop Influencer strategies for clients, engage influencers through structured social campaigns and monitor for effectiveness
    • Monitor and track deadlines for speaking engagements and award programs; submit applications on behalf of clients
    • Actively participate in client meetings, brainstorming sessions and agency development
    • Working within a creative team, collaborate with senior strategists and marketing specialists to produce campaigns from conception to completion

    Key Skills
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Understands the digital landscape, and comfortable with data and analytics
    • Have a good sense of PR and can identify media opportunities for clients
    • Able to take direction and work both collaboratively as well as independently
    • Manages time effectively; shows urgency for work; produces work efficiently and accurately; follows directions closely; follows up promptly to requests
    • Strong desire to achieve success for our clients
    • Be professional and well-spoken when in client-facing situations
    Required education and experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication or related field plus 2+ years experience in PR
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree plus 2+ years related experience
    • Experience with the following is desired:
      • Google Analytics (or other analytics platforms, such as SiteCatalyst, WebTrends, etc.)
      • Paid Search platforms (AdWords, Bing, etc.)
      • Social Networks
      • Email Platforms/Providers, etc.

        To apply call 612-204-1919, or email resumes to info@ciceron.com

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    Kohnstamm Communications Inc. - Account Executive

    Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Enjoy working directly with clients to drive PR strategy? Consider yourself a borderline over-achiever? Then join us! Kohnstamm Communications is seeking an Account Executive craving an opportunity to work closely with clients and fully utilize their PR experience and positively impact programs for the agency’s Consumer and Business clients.

    This Account Executive (AE) role requires at least 2 - 4 years of hands-on experience in an agency or client setting. The AE is responsible for managing client projects that generate creative and transformational outcomes. Duties include development, implementation and coordination of consumer public relations and social media programs in sectors ranging from food and beverage to specialized branding. The AE will have a pulse on the competitive and industry landscape and possess solid knowledge in current and future practices, trends and information affecting his/her client disciplines. A dedication to meeting client expectations, an ability to create value amidst ambiguity and a focus on achieving results are key attributes for success.

    With superior media relations skills and a proven track record in national and regional placements/publicity, the AE will act as a collaborative and consultative client partner. The AE must possess advanced communication skills (written, verbal, presentation), a self directed nature, and ability to work as part of a cohesive team. As a skilled time manager, the AE is able to concentrate efforts on the most important priorities and will ensure a seamless plan and process for moving client work forward on time and within budget.

    A 25-year, 15-person agency known for its deep experience in national Consumer and B2B PR, downtown St. Paul-based Kohnstamm Communications has accrued a dynamic portfolio of national clients and attracted a committed team of PR pros with deep agency experience from across the country. Kohnstamm is currently ranked #2 nationally in Food and Beverage PR by topPRagencies.com. As an agency, we work to bring out the best in each other in a professional environment focused on client and team excellence. The marketing industry is taking notice of Kohnstamm, and we’re looking for intensely focused, smart, independent-minded, PR-savvy individuals – with a sense of humor and appetite for adventure – to help continue extending the agency’s reputation and growth.

    For more information or to apply, please reach out to us directly: contact@kohnstamm.com.

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Capella - Corporate Communications Specialist

    As a member of the Corporate Communications Team, the Corporate Communications Specialist will be responsible for executing progressive public relations campaigns that highlight the quality and credibility of Capella as an innovative, competency-based degree provider.

    The Corporate Communications Specialist will execute a public relations strategy that supports Capella’s business objectives and supports various customer initiatives while increasing brand equity and online awareness.

    Responsibilities
    ·        Generate ideas to engage and maintain relationships with media, influencers, bloggers and other online communities at the local, regional and national level.
    ·         Plan and manage integrated public relations and social media campaigns to amplify Capella’s story.
    ·         Monitor and research industry news and media inquiries to craft thoughtful and quick responses.
    ·         Write copy for key messages, op-eds, social media content, news releases and other documents with minimal supervision.
    ·         Work closely with key internal business stakeholders, learners and alumni, to determine appropriate public relations’ strategies to support business objectives.
    ·         Actively support marketing strategies through proactive media relations.
    ·         Monitor and engage daily social media conversations regarding Capella University.
    ·         Work closely with faculty and staff to identify news and points of differentiation about Capella that highlight the university’s credibility and leverage that information by turning it into effective content for both traditional and social media.
    ·         Must have the willingness and ability to think beyond traditional PR tactics and strategies to design/execute innovative approaches.
    Qualifications
    • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or a business related field is required.
    • 3+ years of experience in public relations or corporate communications;
    • Excellent written communication skills;
    • Experience creating original content for digital channels (blogs, social communities, etc);
    • Project management skills and experience, including ability to manage complex projects and multiple priorities;
    • Idea person who can also do the hands on work to complete a project;
    • Resourceful individual who seeks creative solutions to complex challenges at times with limited information and under firm deadline;
    • Experienced collaborator and communicator to effectively gain input and approvals from key stakeholders on messaging and communications materials;
    • Ability to work quickly and effectively in a fast-paced environment and produce high quality results;
    • Ability to embrace and cultivate change with focus on innovation and continuous improvement;
    • Understanding the functionality of social media channels; 
    •  Stays on top of industry trends and best practices.

    Job Location

    Capella University
    Capella Tower
    225 S. 6th St., 9th Floor
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    This is an on-site position located at Capella’s downtown Minneapolis headquarters. It requires the ability to work in downtown Minneapolis and in a high-rise corporate office setting. Typical of a corporate office setting, Capella’s office space:
    • is designed with an open work space setting and common fluorescent lighting
    • includes frequent co-worker interaction and corresponding noise levels
    • is subject to inside environmental conditions
    Sedentary work:
    • this role is mainly a sedentary role with frequent sitting and occasional walking and/or standing.
    • this role involves frequent usage of a telephone, PC and standard monitors.
    • this role has minimal lifting requirements, may require exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects
    Requires minimal (0–10 percent) business travel:
    • may occasionally require travel to on-site Capella events such as Commencement or off-site Capella University leadership meetings as requested and based on business needs. All travel must be pre-approved and arrangements made according to Capella’s policies/procedures.
    Workhours:
    • the University’s general office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Work hours and starting times may vary depending on the job and the business needs. Some positions will have a specified starting time, and may be earlier or later, depending upon business requirements.
    • the normally scheduled workweek for all full-time employees consists of 40-45 hours.
    About Capella University

    Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 35,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahlc.org

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled and Protected Veteran employer. Visit the link below to access the EEO is the Law poster. http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

    Tuesday, March 08, 2016

    Plaudit Design - Internet Marketer

    Our team is searching for an experienced Internet marketer with a passion for SEO, PPC and content marketing.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform SEO marketing activities (e.g. key phrase research, website optimization and link building)
    • Create and manage PPC campaigns (e.g. Google AdWords)
    • Write and promote content through various channels to acquire and retain customers
    • Identify new opportunities and develop online marketing plans

    Requirements

    • In-depth knowledge of the newest trends in online marketing
    • Expert knowledge of SEM (SEO and PPC)
    • Copywriting experience
    • Expert knowledge in Google Analytics
    • Basic HTML knowledge
    • Interpersonal skills to work directly with clients
    • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
    • Capable of working concurrently on several projects
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Bonus Points

    • Experience implementing B2B social media and email marketing strategies

    Competitive Benefits Package

    This is a full-time employment opportunity with a competitive benefits package:
    • Medical and Dental
    • 401(k) with Company Match
    • Paid Time Off and Holidays
    • Company Paid Life Insurance and AD&D
    • Company Paid Short and Long Term Disability

    How to Apply

    The need to meet face-to-face with co-workers and clients will limit this full-time employment opportunity to local Twin Cities applicants only.

    To apply please use our online application.

    Monday, March 07, 2016

    Epicor Software Corporation - Manager, Graphic Design


    Epicor Software drives business growth.
    We provide flexible, industry‐specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deep understanding of our customers industries, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources to enable our customers to focus on growth.
    Role Summary/Purpose:
    Whether your background is in digital marketing, creative services, product, partner, or field marketing, Epicor is the place where analytic- and creative-types work together to deliver tall orders on short deadlines. With a globally distributed team, our marketers take pride in representing the Epicor brand among diverse audiences to generate leads and fuel the sales process. Ready to put your expertise to work with a highly visible marketing team that values innovation and results? Make an impact and grow your career at Epicor.
    The Manager, Graphic Design is responsible for managing a team of graphic designers to deliver superior projects that adhere to corporate brand deadlines on deadline and with strong attention to detail. In addition to providing tactical oversight and creative direction to a team of designers, this hands-on position will produce designs and serve as the primary developer of corporate and large event PowerPoint templates.
    Essential Responsibilities: 
    • Manage a team of graphic designers to deliver superior quality design projects that adhere to corporate brand guidelines, on deadline and with strong attention to detail
    • Apply creative thinking and graphic design skills to develop high-priority traditional and digital designs under tight deadlines
    • With input from internal stakeholders, design and maintain the corporate PowerPoint and produce user friendly presentation templates for large events, including the annual customer conference and annual sales kickoff. Candidates with exceptional PPT skills are highly preferred.
    • Provide tactical oversight and creative direction to design team to take creative projects from conception to fruition with a high degree of accountability in meeting goals and objectives
    • Serve as expert Easy Projects user and work within the Easy Projects system to assign projects to a team of graphic designers, and track them through completion
    • Work with core team and designers to review creative project requests, ensure brand standards are met, and identify and address process gaps that will impact requested projects
    • Manage and maintain accurate creative project reporting, including a weekly report of new, in-progress, and completed projects, and quarterly scorecard updates
    • Utilize strong project management skills to take a wide variety of design projects from conception through completion, on time and within budget
    • With input from internal stakeholders, design and maintain the corporate PowerPoint and produce user friendly presentation templates for large events, including the annual customer conference and annual sales kickoff. Candidates with exceptional PPT skills are highly preferred.
    • Work individually and with designers to develop concepts for websites, mobile and social applications, rich media, print, campaigns, etc.
    • Utilize digital asset management system, content management systems, and other project management systems to drive project traffic from request to approval and file delivery
    • Translate high-level software and technology concepts into reader-friendly copy for traditional and digital media, and edit creative projects for adherence to brand and style guidelines.


    Qualifications


    Qualifications/Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree graphic design or related field, or equivalent
    • In addition to graphic design experience, at least 5 years of creative team management in an agency or corporate environment—B2B and technology brand experience a plus
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to communicate creative concepts effectively and respectfully to diverse audiences
    • Hands-on expertise in the full Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Digital Asset Management systems, Content Management Systems, Salesforce.com, Easy Projects or other project management systems is preferred
    • Superior PowerPoint skills, including design creation, master and template development, style setting, and formatting
    • Extensive project management, creative traffic management, and people management experience, with strong attention to detail relating to prioritization, execution, resourcing, corporate brand guidelines, and deadlines
    • The ability to develop designs that make complex technology understandable and interesting to diverse audiences and various personas while facing multiple tight deadlines
    • Knowledge of integrated marketing and digital disciplines and brand management
    • Team player who thrives in a fluid and deadline-driven environment with moderate supervision
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proven project management skills
    • Highly proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; SharePoint; OutlookHighly proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; SharePoint; Outlook, etc.
    • Willingness to travel 5%
    Epicor Software Corporation is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Friday, March 04, 2016

    US Bank - Marketing Project Manager-160005827

    At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

     
    Responsible for the delivery and successful implementation of corporate advertising, marketing and sales support related programs in U.S. Bancorp locations.  Promotes corporate advertising and marketing programs in order to achieve full participation and success within all designated locations.  Programs will include marketing promotions, customer communications, merchandising, sales promotions, direct mail and other standard marketing and advertising related programs.  Develops market level programs which support and enhance corporate programs and will meet unique market needs and adhere to corporate strategies and standards.  Coordinates processes between centralized sales support, marketing and product groups to implement market level plans.  Monitors sales results and is involved in the training of the sales force to help ensure that sales and service goals are met.  Manages a staff of Advertising and Marketing Specialists.
     
    Your Career is Here.
     

    Qualifications

     
    Basic Qualifications
    - Bachelor's degree in communications, advertising or related field
    - Five to eight years of experience in advertising or marketing industry
    - Three or more years of management experience
    Preferred Skills/Experience
    - Thorough knowledge of assigned geographical area, competitive market, banking operations, and U.S. Bancorp's products and services
    - Effective verbal, written and presentation skills
    - Good organizational and project management skills
    - Strong analytical and creativity skills
    - Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

    Job

     Marketing / Communications

    Primary Location

     Minnesota-MN-Minneapolis

    Shift

     1st - Daytime
    Average Hours Per Week 40
     

    Beehive - PR Internship

    Responsibilities
    • Compile/update regular status reports; contribute to client brainstorming sessions
    • Draft news releases; develop and maintain media lists; proof media materials
    • Develop, pitch and distribute client stories to media; research story angles/trends
    • Update monthly coverage reports; monitor digital and traditional media and analyze results
    • Blog writing, social media research, content curation
    • Assist with event planning and production
    • Conduct competitive and secondary research
    • Pitch agency stories to the news media
    • Daily news monitoring for client mentions
    • Materials preparation/document formatting
    • Administrative: assist with answering phones, distributing mail

    Core Competencies
    • Has superior verbal and written communication skills (please provide one writing sample); proven understanding of AP Style
    • Manages time effectively; prioritizes appropriately; asks good questions; produces work efficiently and accurately; follows directions closely; stays focused and productive during business hours
    • Shows urgency for work; follows up promptly to requests; available when needed
    • Demonstrates flexibility; deals effectively with a variety of tasks; adapts to changing priorities; demonstrates tolerance for risk and stress; works effectively under pressure
    • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn, set goals, accept feedback and grow
    • Strong desire to achieve
    • Has a good sense of humor and a consistently positive attitude
    • Has an understanding of the Twin Cities media landscape – publications, news stations, etc.
    • Shows general business acumen; news consciousness, cultural consciousness; social consciousness
    Qualifications
    • Must have already graduated; bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or related field of study
    • Long-term desire to work in an agency setting
    • Prior internships preferred
    Additional Details
    • Four-month, 40 hours/week full-time commitment
    • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM (Regular); 8 AM – 5:30 PM (Summer)
    • Paid company holidays + additional PTO days (for illness/vacation)
    To be considered, please email your resume and one writing sample to jobs@beehivepr.biz.

    Audition Now! KNOCK 2016 Summer Internship Program

    Audition Now! KNOCK 2016 Summer Internship Program

    This is the internship you’ve been waiting for. Will you accept this rose? You’ll get to work on real projects for real clients with real KNOCK professionals. You’ll also get to make alliances with the other interns and drive your very own project. Real challenges. Real experience. With real talent. All summer long – June 6th - Sept. 2nd. 

    We want more than just résumés. We want more than just portfolios. We’re looking for thinkers, for makers. We want you to answer one burning question you’ll face for the rest of your career: WHY DOES CREATIVITY MATTER? Write a poem. Make a video. Sing a song. Draw something. We don’t care. Just show us. Will it be enough to make the judges turn their chairs around? 

    Are you a designer? Copywriter? Account exec? Social media expert? Interactive rock star? Developer? UX specialist? Animator? Video producer? We need a wide range of talented people. Pick a focus and submit your stuff, if you think you have what it takes. 

    Many will enter, only a handful will make the cut. We’ll post the winners here and on our social media pages. We’ll also contact you directly. So keep staring at your phone! 

    Ready to start your application? You’d better be!



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