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Monday, October 31, 2016

Cargill - Communications Specialist-WAY05496

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.

Description

 Position Purpose

The Communications Specialist position is a key role within the Starches & Sweeteners North America (SSNA) communication team, connecting employees to the information they need to deliver business results. This role is responsible for the effective execution of specific elements of the internal and external communications strategies in SSNA, including the strategy and content of the SSNA intranet. The role works with stakeholders throughout our business, including all product segments and locations.

Principal Accountabilities

50%
Ownership of SSNA’s intranet site, including shaping the strategy; sourcing, planning, writing, and posting content; working with commercial and functional leaders to create and maintain pages that support their team communication goals; make suggestions to improve site performance; continuously drive for engaging content and design.

30% Execute internal and external communications strategies, helping employees get the information they need to do their jobs to fulfill our SSNA purpose and mission and building and enhancing Cargill’s brand and reputation with external stakeholders. This includes managing the internal communications editorial calendar, monthly business results communication, employee quarterly meetings, internal webcasts, video production, drafting press releases, pitching the local media, and participating in community outreach efforts. Create and execute communication plans to support projects and initiatives.

10% Establish key metrics for communication initiatives and channels; measure, analyze, and report on progress, including providing suggestions for improvement and benchmark comparisons with industry leaders.

10% Communication resource and steward of Cargill Brand across SSNA. Provide coaching, templates, resources, and technical support needed to help business leaders shape and deliver their messages for town hall meetings and other channels as needed as well as any other duties as assigned.

If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)

Qualifications


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 or more years’ experience in communications
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to provide clear and concise summary of information; excellent grammar.
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills and have the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to focus on both broad, strategic vision and small, critical details.
  • Project management skills. Experience managing communication projects from start to finish. Self-starter and effective problem solver.
  • Strong team player with ability to engage and make connections across cross-functional teams. Strong influencing skills.
  • Ability to understand stakeholders, build relationships, and interact comfortably with all levels of the organization.
  • Understanding of various communication mediums and how to use them effectively in communicating with internal stakeholders.
  • Curiosity with a passion to learn about the business and make connections to the communication strategy.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of Associated Press Style standards and guidelines.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, or Marketing Communications
  • Expertise with communication measurement, analytics, and reporting.
 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Anchor Bank - Communication Specialist


Anchor Bank, N.A., has been helping Minnesota customers achieve financial success, one relationship at a time, since 1967. Always privately-held and family-owned, Anchor Bank has achieved its place as the largest community bank focused solely on the Twin Cities market through a solid dedication to integrity, excellence, and commitment to its customers, its employees, and the communities it serves.

Our core values can be summarized as follows:
Do the right thing.
(Be) driven to deliver.
 (Have a) collaborative spirit.
(Demonstrate) a commitment to serving our customers, employees, community and shareholders.

And critical to our success is attracting the right people.

The Communication Specialist will support the development and execution of external and internal marketing/communications strategies that connect with customers, attract new business, strengthen our brand reputation and support our company’s overall marketing objectives. The Communication Specialist will serve as a trusted advisor within Anchor Bank and will collaborate and support critical external and internal marketing and communication objectives while managing risk and observing responsible lending practices.
This role contributes to projects and activities related to: building the brand, positioning of the company, products and services, and internal culture. The role will have ownership for select tasks, and be a contributor for others. The individual in this role will need to be impeccably organized and detail-oriented, be an exceptional writer, communicator and team player, and have strong pc and software (MS Office and social media, website/blog optional but preferred) skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and execute customer-centric communication strategies that create awareness for, and drive adoption of, our products and services.

  • Identify opportunities to improve messaging and enhance consumer understanding of complex products and services.

  • Write, edit and update a wide variety of content for various audiences through many different communications channels, including customer communications, employee relations, proposals, product materials, advertising and promotions, social media, and earned media.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure a compelling presentation of features and benefits in ways that resonate with our target audiences.

  • Work with business partners and marketing team members to gather source information and clarify messaging points.

  • Participate in brainstorming and ideation sessions.

  • Proofread materials to ensure accuracy of information and consistency across materials.

  • Take initiative to communicate regularly with key stakeholders to ensure projects are on track.

  • Ensure initiatives are compliant and within policy.

  • Execute special projects.

Communication and Internal Team Collaboration
  • Use sound judgment in all communications and ensure key stakeholders are apprised of project activities in a timely manner.

  • Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with colleagues and external contacts. Continually seek opportunities to increase team collaboration and deepen team relationships. Foster lasting relationships with employees across the organization.

  • Keep up-to-date on marketing and communication best practices, the financial services industry, and business topics.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
  • 3+ years of public relations, internal communications, media relations or corporate communications experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Professional Writing or related field required.

  • Experience in the financial services industry preferred.

  • Ability to master and translate complex subject matter into consumer language.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and proofreading ability.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Experience writing for a wide variety of communications channels, including web, social media, earned media, internal communications, and technical documents.

  • Experience writing for B2B and B2C audiences through a variety of channels, including social and other emerging media.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, and adept at relating to various internal and external audiences in a consistent way. Excellent presentation skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Competency Requirements
  • Business Acumen - Basic understanding of and ability to apply general business and financial concepts, basic understanding of the business, general product knowledge and ability to understand and navigate the social and/or political dynamics within the organization.
  • Communication - Clear, effective, and focused written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills; solid listening skills; ability to effectively persuade and influence others.
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving - Ability to make good quality decisions in a timely and decisive manner and systematically evaluate alternatives.
  • Internal Customer Engagement - Displays customer focus and responsiveness, builds and maintains relationships effectively, seeks and anticipates customer needs, exceeds customer expectations.
  • Self-Management - Strong time management, work prioritization, and organizational skills; detail-oriented; ability to clearly define objectives, set personal goals, and monitor progress; displays self-motivation; actively seeks feedback and adapts behavior.
  • Functional Expertise - Has the functional and technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to be effective in the role and demonstrates commitment to continuously learn and improve these skills; seeks assignments and roles that expand or improve functional abilities; ability to perform work at a high level of volume without sacrificing quality.

Other Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated organizational savvy with ability to get buy-in from business partners.

  • Demonstrated strong presentation skills and track record of successfully influencing and collaborating at various levels within the company and across business groups.

  • Proven follow-through with an excellent eye for detail.

  • Proven skills in guiding creative resources (both copy and design), ability to evaluate creative work and provide actionable feedback for optimal outputs and brand consistency.
  • Financial acumen; financial services experience is a plus.

A successful marketing specialist will:
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate across teams to create a compelling customer experience.

  • Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to capture our brand voice to create internal and external marketing and communication programs.

  • Demonstrate a proven ability to bring great ideas from inception to full execution, including measuring results.

  • Demonstrate self-starter capabilities with a drive for excellence.

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and tactical execution skills.

  • Demonstrate excellent project management, time management and organizational skills.
Anchor Bank is an EEO/AA Employer.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Social Media Coordinator

Overview:

SUMMARY: Oversee, develop and provide content across a broad range of social networking sites.

Responsibilities:

Exciting New Opportunity just opened at Treasure Island!! How would you like to get paid to be on Twitter..Facebook..Linkedin..and various other Social Media Platforms? No joke...paid to be the Social Media voice for Treasure Island! We are currently looking for our next Social Media Coordinator.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Gather, research and review social media outlets for clarity, style and messaging
  • Create social media strategies, programs, content plan and develop posts that address the objectives
  • Partner with other departments to ensure that the strategic direction and message is executed consistently and properly throughout social media platforms
  • Conduct research and analysis of new social media trends, sites, tools, and news and create and analyze reports of current media and share results with management
  • Report to management significant industry developments and make recommendations for how best to support them
  • Cultivate new online communities on Treasure Island’s behalf
  • Participate in online conversations by answering questions, offering solutions and mediating conversations
  • Create content, provide photography and video content for feeds and discussions on various social media sites
  • Identify, recruit, direct and manage influencers and other key content contributors to ensure mutual program success
  • Provide weekly updates on the success of and challenges facing our social media efforts 
  • Coordinate marketing calendar with online activity
  • Regularly audit and evaluate competitors’ social media efforts
  • Stay current on industry trends

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE AND CERTIFICATION, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge and Certification
Required:
  • A degree in marketing, advertising, public relations or related field; plus 2 years related experience; or a combination of equivalent experience and / or education
  • Working knowledge in planning, managing and executing social media initiatives
  • Knowledge of digital marketing current best practices and understanding of digital production processes
  • Knowledge of social media legal guidelines
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and processes for creative development, including research tools and evaluation of results
  • Experience planning, managing and executing social media programs that span owned, earned and paid
Preferred:
  • Experience in casino marketing, online marketing and customer service
  • Photography knowledge and experience 
Apply now.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Media Relations, Inc. - Social Media Internship

Media Relations, Inc. offers an internship program designed to provide opportunities for students interested in public relations to learn more about the industry, and about how businesses work. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for school credit.

Responsibilities
  • Monitor blogs, forums, and social networks
  • Write blogs and social posts
  • Post content on various social networks and websites
  • Create reports
  • Online outreach and promotion using various social media sites
  • Grow a following on social media
  • Keyword analysis
Expectations
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Knowledge and ability to work with various social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and easily
  • Good communication skills
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at one time
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with great attention to detail
Requirements
  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, media or broadcasting, or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours a week, 2-3 days per week
  • Must be able to receive class credit for this internship
Apply Online.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Beehive Strategic Communication - Account Supervisor

Beehive Strategic Communication is looking for an account supervisor to join our award-winning St. Paul agency. The account supervisor will lead client business across the agency’s key industries: retail/consumer, healthcare, financial services and education. The ideal candidate has 4-7 years of public relations and strategic communication experience, primarily in an agency setting. (Comparable titles: account executive, senior account executive, account manager)

Beehive is best known for fresh insights, creative strategies and positive connections that create enduring value for our clients. We are inspired by the global movement toward purpose-driven businesses and are committed to using the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world. Our expertise includes research, communication strategy, brand positioning, employee engagement and internal communication, public relations, social and digital marketing, and crisis communication.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Core Skills – Strong PR, strategic communication, digital/social and presentation skills; excellent writer and editor across communications channels, industries and brand voices
  • Research – Develops effective communications plans grounded in industry and marketplace research and competitive analysis/insights; strategic thinker that drives meaningful business results
  • Client Service – Earns client confidence through solid strategic counsel; delivers insights, new ideas and high-value results; thinks big and inspires clients; acts with urgency and confidence
  • Measurement – Leads measurement plans and client reporting; ensures client has clear business results to show for investment; knowledgeable about measurement approaches and best practices; guides junior staff in measurement execution
  • Account Management – Effectively manages projects, people, timelines and budgets. Strong collaborator with account teams and clients; holds self and team accountable; effectively delegates to junior staff and manages expectations with senior account leads
  • Well-being Skills – Consistently invests in personal energy and well-being; is collaborative, creative and curious; is committed to being authentic, open and honest; acts with integrity

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related field
  • 4 – 7 years of professional experience in PR/marketing/integrated communications role
  • Agency experience strongly preferred


Beehive People Promise
To nurture a culture that inspires and values well-being, creativity and growth so we all keep getting better.

Our team brings this to life every day by:
  • Working to our full potential and consistently delivering our best work. 
  • Building trust by taking full responsibility for our words, actions and work.
  • Working with appreciation and gratitude.
  • Investing in our personal energy/well-being to bring a positive outlook to our work, team and clients
  • Stretching ourselves to grow, reflecting and learning from our experiences. 

Application Details
Does this sound like a culture that could inspire and engage you? A position that would challenge and excite you?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Creative Circle - Sr. Public Relations Specialist


In this position, the Sr. PR Specialist will be leading the PR strategy and execution across multiple accounts. You will be responsible for the account management, and for developing, executing, and evaluating the public relations plans.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience working in a PR capacity within an agency. You must have hands on writing experience, and the ability to engage with clients on everything from pitches, strategy sessions, and the reporting on results.

This is an onsite, full time opportunity.

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: mn25@jobalert.creativecircle.com

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Manager

At Ecolab, making the world a cleaner, safer place is our business. Ecolab is a company committed to growth and we believe that the Catalyst Program is one of the keys to our success. Catalyst is developing a seamless operating environment at Ecolab through the use of SAP to provide global visibility to business information and results and to give employees the tools required to accelerate growth.

Ecolab is seeking candidates for a Marketing Communications Manager for the Catalyst project team in St. Paul, MN. This position is responsible for creating and executing communications plans to drive accountability, execution and knowledge about system readiness and Catalyst projects, and help drive change within the organization. As a member of our Catalyst team, the
Marketing Communications Manager will have an opportunity to help transform the organization and its business practices, differentiate Ecolab from our competition, and impact the achievement of our aggressive growth targets.

Main Responsibilities:
This role will work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment and work closely with business colleagues in marketing, sales, HR and IT. The communication role will help ensure messaging is end-customer focused, business-driven, and aligned with core strategies to deliver value. The position will:
  • Actively lead the creation and execution of communication plans by partnering with the project team. Help define what communications tactics to use to best meet the project goals. Execute the communications tactics that support the goals of the project on time and on budget.
  • Coordinate and produce multiple communications vehicles, including technical and/or promotional writing, presentations, audio and video production and development.
  • Work with the technical team to understand their goals and their project status and prepare a weekly project status update for the business teams.
To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Think critically and offer ideas and solutions
  • Present your ideas and plans effectively
  • Listen well and synthesize concepts from others
  • Have a highly collaborative working style
  • Interact effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Have strong communications skills in all media
  • Have excellent proofreading, time management, and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency
  • Bring analytical, and problem-solving skills, balanced with vision and creativity
  • Maintain a positive attitude even under pressure
  • Be proactive, organized, able to multitask between various projects at one time and able to complete tasks within short timeframes
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration
  • short timeframes
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, business administration, organizational psychology, public affairs, or related field
  • 7+ years of stakeholder analysis, communications planning, writing, and deployment experience
  • 7+ years of presenting communication strategies and approaches
  • Experience working cross-functionally with key business leaders
  • Proficient with MS Office suite, including MS Project
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Previous experience working in an IT environment, preferably in SAP or other ERP Systems
  • Proven track record of influencing and negotiation skills that inspire trust and quickly builds credibility between key stakeholders
  • Ability to work well between functions and across all levels of the business, including coaching aptitude at the senior management, department management, and staff line levels
  • Proven experience driving progress and the ability to interpret, develop, and present information to multiple audiences, and understands and anticipates reactions as a means to determining needs
  • Experience in managing the details of complex programs and delivering results required
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

Apply now.

Monday, October 17, 2016

University of Saint Thomas - Digital Communications Technology Coordinator

Overview:

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an a Digital Communications Technology Coordinator position within Institutional Advancement. 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communication Technology, the coordinator assists Institutional Advancement in leveraging technology to better serve our constituent population, focusing largely on alumni communication, user support, and data tracking and analysis. Primary responsibilities include:
                                             
Managing the application of researched strategies and trends for alumni web content and electronic communication; researching methods for continuous improvement of university communication technologies; overseeing technical layout for IA communications; leading Institutional Advancement and the broader St. Thomas community in technical tasks required for greater constituent engagement.

Managing the process for responding to constituent user technical support requests, including researching and implementing improvements to the user experience or user request process; representing IA with central campus IT resources for resolution of technical constituent problems; and corresponding regularly with users.

Designing and distributing engagement-related reports to the division and university partners; providing general consultative and data maintenance support to IA colleagues regarding constituent engagement data (including but not limited to event, program, volunteer, social media and other networking and behavioral data); recommending and leading technical process improvements. The Coordinator may provide direction to student staff.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Minimum qualifications: High School education or the equivalent plus four years of administrative/clerical experience, preferably in higher education.

Preferred qualifications: BA/BS with emphasis in Communication, English, Information Systems or related field, and experience in digital marketing or constituent relations; and the demonstrated ability to conceive innovative marketing strategies and materials.

Knowledge of: Web project development methodologies (i.e. Agile), web user interface design, and web maintenance using content management systems (i.e. T4, iModules.); ability to interpret and manipulate primary HTML tags; the use of specified computer applications involving the design and management of databases or spreadsheet files; understanding of basic development of business intelligence report formats; proficiency in database entry and basic queries; advanced understanding of electronic communication (i.e. e-mail) systems, i.e. dynamic content, segmentation, and variability from an end-user perspective; advanced understanding of social media as an organizational tool; advanced understanding with how a central data repository/storage is used/shared by a large organization; advanced understanding of electronic content standards (i.e. font, style consistencies); trends in electronic communication; strong understanding of how data is used for making decisions; principles and techniques of preparing effective end user informational materials.

Office administrative policies, practices, and procedures; high degree of comfort with Microsoft Office suite basic and advanced features; business arithmetic; business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for dealing with the public, in person and over the telephone.

Skill in: Assessing application of recent trends to constituent engagement. Researching trends as they relate to technology that affects communication with our constituents, and general metrics. Performing technical, specialized, complex, difficult or basic technical work; ability to deal successfully with the public in person, via electronic channels, and over the telephone; compose correspondence independently and with brief instructions; reading and explaining rules, policies and procedures; analyzing and resolving varied office administrative problems; using of templates for electronic content; recommending, capturing/creating, and editing image/photo files for electronic distribution; organizing, maintaining and researching office files; strong organizational and independent decision making skills; ability to prioritize tasks while remaining flexible; strong oral and written communication skills; compiling and summarizing information and preparing periodic or special reports; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; organizing own work and the work of student workers, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website.  If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information. 

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume when creating their profile and to copy/paste a position specific cover letter into their application for this position.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Xcel Energy - Communications Internship


Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world?  Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

Xcel Energy has an internship opportunity available in the Communications department in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, Colorado. The position provides web content support for the Intranet , internal social media and digital signage, meeting customer service requests and expectations.

Summary
The purpose is to provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with writing for publications, coordinating projects and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.
The intern will assist on several tactical communications projects, including the web content management system and company video monitors. The position also provides valuable administrative and communications support to all areas of Communications: writing articles on a variety of topics;; updating the company websites; supporting our internal social media channel; writing award entries; and supporting special events; as well as delivering mail and other minor administrative duties.
Part-time academic-year internship (2-3 days or 15-20hours per week). Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples. This internship may extend through the summer, based on performance and business need.

Requirements
Current student, Sophomore status (second year) or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.
Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).
Minimum 3.2 GPA required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.
Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

Preferred:
Experience with utilizing AP stylebook.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
 

Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Corporate Secretary & Exec Svc || 71240:Comm - Internal Channels || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 5910
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield - Community Relations & Internal Communications Intern


About Blue Cross


Founded in 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state. We have more members, the largest network of providers and more products and services than any other plan in Minnesota. From the beginning, Blue Cross has been an innovator with a mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives.


We understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy — at a company that shares your values. We’ve made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day.

Description Summary
This person provides support to the members of the Internal Communications and Community Relations team.

 

Strong interpersonal skills are required to successfully manage multiple assignments while working closely with members of the community relations and communications team.

 

Responsibilities may include planning and organizing volunteer and service activities; database management; planning, writing and editing communication materials, newsletter articles, correspondence, events and other communications.

 

The intern will actively participate in team meetings and work collaboratively with other team members to help achieve department objectives and successfully carry out projects.

 

This person would be employed for a six-month period. The intern works full-time, approximately 35-40 hours/week.

Accountabilities

  • Assist with all aspects of Blue Cross’ annual Community Giving Campaign, including managing projects, event planning and promotion and maintaining a charity database, in collaboration with Blue Cross’ Community Relations staff

  • Assist in the development of materials for the annual employee giving campaign

  • Research and write communication plans and articles for various employee communications vehicles

  • Assist with events, photo shoots, video production, meetings and corporate campaigns

  • Research and write communication plans and articles for various employee communications vehicles

  • Complete other writing and project management duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • College student or recent college graduate

  • Communications or related major

  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for working with Blue Cross employees at all levels, and community representatives

  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and a willingness to learn other software tools. Experience with other software programs a plus

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Excellent planning/organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Previous non-profit work or volunteer experience desirable

  • Work onsite during business hours

  • Access to a car for metro area travel

Preferred Requirements
Previous experience helpful but not necessary . ·
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.





Make a difference


Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day


Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.


Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Communications, Medical, Intern, Database, Marketing, Healthcare, Entry Level, Research, Technology 

ICF Olson - Public Relations Internship

Description


Who we are:

Audacious. Ingenious. Real. If that sounds like you, you’ll fit right in. Olson Engage is a new breed of agency, purpose-built for marketing’s new realities. And Engage knows how to get attention—and how to wield it. Don’t take our word for it: PR Week says we’re “a model for creativity, growth and client service.” And we’ve spent the last 12 years proving that the right idea, well executed, can boost awareness, drive sales and inspire stakeholders for some of the most admired brands and companies anywhere.
Who we’re looking for:

Olson Engage is looking for a candidate available for a four month internship starting asap. The intern will assist our account teams in the execution of program tactics with the objective of promoting and raising attention for our client’s brand. Intern must have a solid work ethic, strong intellectual curiosity and a desire to work hard and have fun.
What you’ll get to do:
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Creating media lists
    • Drafting, disseminating and pitching media alerts and press releases
    • Participating in brainstorms and project meetings
    • Creation of publicity materials and media kits
    • Conducting research
    • Media monitoring
    • Compiling news summaries and providing general office support
What you’ll need to succeed:
  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Public Relations experience preferred
ICF Olson is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EEO/AA – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

405 Media Group - Digital Marketing Sales

Description

 
Who we are:

Audacious. Ingenious. Real. If that sounds like you, you’ll fit right in. Olson Engage is a new breed of agency, purpose-built for marketing’s new realities. And Engage knows how to get attention—and how to wield it. Don’t take our word for it: PR Week says we’re “a model for creativity, growth and client service.” And we’ve spent the last 12 years proving that the right idea, well executed, can boost awareness, drive sales and inspire stakeholders for some of the most admired brands and companies anywhere.
 
Who we’re looking for:

Olson Engage is looking for a candidate available for a four month internship starting asap. The intern will assist our account teams in the execution of program tactics with the objective of promoting and raising attention for our client’s brand. Intern must have a solid work ethic, strong intellectual curiosity and a desire to work hard and have fun.
 
 
What you’ll get to do:
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Creating media lists
    • Drafting, disseminating and pitching media alerts and press releases
    • Participating in brainstorms and project meetings
    • Creation of publicity materials and media kits
    • Conducting research
    • Media monitoring
    • Compiling news summaries and providing general office support
 
What you’ll need to succeed:
  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Public Relations experience preferred
 
ICF Olson is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EEO/AA – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bolin Marketing - Emerging Media Coordinator

Part-time Basic Description

The Emerging Media Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of customer support and social engagement on behalf of Bolin clients after business hours and on weekends. This role is an integral part of Bolin clients’ loyalty and customer retention.

This is a part time position. 20 – 25 hours per week.

Main Responsibilities

Manages customer care needs across social media platforms.
  • This position aims to improve customer satisfaction and provide product support for the products across the clients’ Home and Security lines.
  • Execute social media and customer care initiatives in social media, including but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Tracking customer care interactions in Salesforce.com & Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s Social Studio.
  • Provide support for results reporting in social media.
  • Proactively engages potential consumers and influencers.
  • This position will collaborate with client teams to deliver timely and relevant content.

Qualifications
  • Consciously promoting a professional and positive, ‘big picture’ attitude
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Of a problem-solving mindset
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • High energy and enthusiastic
  • Highly persuasive with excellent communication skills
  • Professional and effective in stressful situations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Manage time and responsibilities efficiently
  • Experience with social media channel management, strategic communications, a plus.
Send resume and cover letter to mkeller@bolinmarketing.com

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Krista Tippett Public Productions - Social Media Manager

Krista Tippett Public Productions (KTPP), the independent production home of On Being and The Civil Conversations Project, is seeking a creative, savvy colleague to join our production team.

DETAILS: Full time // salary
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
APPLY BY: October 13, 2016

As Social Media Manager, you care about building community in social spaces and extending the reach of On Being’s Peabody and Webby Award-winning media project. You know that brevity and wit can coexist with depth and engagement. The Social Media Manager will draw on the ethos of On Being while bringing a distinctive voice, a big-picture view of emerging media landscapes, and a strategic sensibility to a new era of growth and innovation for this public radio show, podcast, digital publisher, and live event convener.

The Social Media Manager will envision and expand our social media presence on every platform. You should have a strong social media management background to help manage daily content publication on our social platforms. And, you must be able to create compelling postings that will engage audiences, drive increased listening and reading of our content, build loyal communities. Working closely with our team of producers and reporting to the Chief Content Officer, you will: 

 

What You'll Be Doing:

⇢ Develop and execute coherent social media strategies from beginning to end that builds and engages audiences using owned, earned, and paid strategies.
⇢ Create and oversee long-term social media calendar in conjunction with On Being’s production schedule that helps promote content, grow readership and listenership, and increase audience engagement through our websites, blog, newsletter, and social media channels.
⇢ Manage daily presence on social networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram), including daily monitoring, posting, and content development.
⇢ Implement and manage a suite of social media production and analytics tools, and communicate metrics and best practices to key stakeholders and production team.
⇢ Liaise with radio and digital producers daily about upcoming episodes, featured columns and blog posts, and potential opportunities to showcase special events.
⇢ Train, coach, and share best practices with staff who post on organization, program, and individual social feeds.
⇢ Conceptualize, create, and edit custom social media content (Facebook Live events, live-tweeting events, animated GIFs, etc).
⇢ Advise on emerging trends and launch new social media accounts as needed.

 

What We're Looking For:

⇢ Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in journalism, communications, business, or marketing, or equivalent preferred.
⇢ Minimum of four years experience on a fast-paced social media team, preferably of an idea-driven media and/or entertainment environment.
⇢ Demonstrated success in creating engaging social content that has deepened loyalty and expanded reach.
⇢ Excellent interpersonal skills and outgoing personality with the ability to collaborate closely with others and thrive in an editorial team environment.
⇢ Proficiency with a range of social media platforms and awareness of new platforms.
⇢ Proficiency with analytics and data tools.
⇢ Superb writing skills showing deep thinking and originality.
⇢ Familiarity with audio and/or video editing software.
⇢ Familiarity with HTML and content management systems.
⇢ Scrupulous attention to detail and organizational skills.
⇢ Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
⇢ Excellent time-management and decision-making skills – able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines while providing quality audience experiences and products.

Apply now.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Zep Inc - Marketing Communication Specialist

Are you looking to join a company who believes in fostering an environment for associates to grow and achieve their career goals?  Zep Inc. Associates create the framework of the company's success through championing our brands, developing new products and working towards the company's growth aspirations.  Our commitment to maintaining a safe working environment, to excellent career advancement opportunities and to competitive benefits packages makes Zep Inc. an exciting organization for those professional seeking not just a job, but a life-long career.
Job Description:
Summary
This position is responsible for writing, editing, and designing both traditional and digital marketing programs to increase industry visibility, drive growth and generate revenue. This position will ensure that marketing communications are consistently managed to reflect overall Zep Vehicle Care strategy, branding and messaging. In addition this role will plan, coordinate and execute tradeshows and customer events, assist with development of a library of content marketing and digital assets in support of inbound marketing initiatives.   This role will work collaboratively with cross-functional groups including product marketing, sales, operations, and R&D.
Responsibilities:
  • Plan, coordinate and execute tradeshows and customer events.
  • Manage and track tradeshow budget.
  • Write, design and produce a variety of marketing communications, including advertising, brochures, websites, emails, presentations, literature, and sell sheets.
  • Track, manage and report progress and effectively manage and coordinate execution of key communication messages and activities.
  • Manage programming to assigned budgets and track and report progress.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of digital marketing, including social media, web content, web banners and inbound content.
  • Create and assist with the development of a library of content marketing and digital assets in support of inbound marketing initiatives. 
  • Assist in development and execution of email marketing including planning, targeting, set-up, testing, reporting and optimization for lead generation.
  • Provide graphic design assistance utilizing Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop in production of internal and external materials.
  • Establish clear metrics and processes to measure effectiveness and efficiency of communication tactics and programs.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Marketing or Communications or other related discipline
  • 3-5 years of marketing and/or design experience
  • Solid understanding of digital platforms
  • Proficient user of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful project management experience with excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
Zep Inc. is an organization that is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages all interested candidates, including women, minorities, & former military personnel to apply.  It is the policy of Zep Inc. that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Apply now.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Mayo Clinic - Communications Associate

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: The Communications Associate will assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating communications strategies to advance Mayo Clinic’s mission and strategic plan. Responsible for tactical execution of communications, media relations, social media, digital, news and/or staff engagement communications activities. Assigned to a variety of projects and works with experts, leaders and professionals across Mayo Clinic. Contributes as an active team member who openly shares information and coordinates with others to plan, advance, implement, and improve communications strategies. Demonstrates strong writing, editing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Develops and supports positive relationships with staff across Mayo Clinic. Assesses opportunities for improvement and demonstrates willingness and ability to adapt to change. Belief in Mayo mission and strong ethical conduct is essential.


Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a related field, which may include liberal arts, business, communications, marketing, healthcare, or similar field. Broad-based knowledge of communications strategies.

Additional Qualifications: Requires strong writing, editing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style and collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Must possess high personal motivation supporting a strong work ethic, flexibility, and creativity. Has a positive influence on others. Position requires occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as necessary.

Benefit Eligible: No
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $23.19 per hour.
Hours/Pay Period: Approx. 40-60 hours per pay period; approx. 20-30 hours per week (average); no weekends forecasted.

Recruiter: Karissa Wirt

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.


Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


Apply online.