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Thursday, December 28, 2017

MARCOMM - Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for working with members of the client's Corporate Communications and HR team to support accurate and timely communication to client's employees, supervisors and leaders. The role requires strong attention to detail, experience editing communications, and the ability to manage multiple projects with excellent collaboration


Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • HR Email Communication
  • Maintain calendar of upcoming HR email communications and partner with core team members as needed to support final distribution and delivery
  • Coordinate translations of communications as needed
  • Own HR Communications Outlook email accounts; monitor, triage and respond to inquiries from employees and track metrics
  • Send Change Announcements to Global HR Operating Committee
Channel, Digital and Print Communications:
  • Coordinate HR communications channels including the monthly newsletter
  • Coordinate vendor print mailings
  • Submit HR news, events and content changes
  • Own and update Communications SharePoint site as needed
Other Project Activities:
  • Provide project management support for large or complex client projects
  • Lead ad hoc, one-time and other transactional client communications requests
  • Provide logistics support for client and team on-site events as needed
  • Assist in gathering and reporting performance metrics and budget/expense updates
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Communicaions or Marketing
Minimum of two (2) years of expeience in corporate communicaitons
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in digital project management


Apply now.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Internship


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 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 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. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab.
 
JOB TITLE
Marketing Communications Intern
JOB DESCRIPTION
Ecolab’s Marketing Communications Internships provide a unique opportunity for business students to own a real project within an operating division or corporate marketing group. All interns can expect one meaningful project where they will partner with their manager to research, review and recommend solutions to the business’ need. Concluding the 10-week internship, interns will provide management, project stakeholders, teams and alumni with a professional presentation sharing the project overview, findings and recommendations.
As an Ecolab Intern, you will also participate in many events to help you learn about our company culture, career paths and to meet each other. These events include the Lunch-and-Learn Series, a tour of our RD&E facility, a community volunteer day and several social events.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CAREER PATH
The Internship Program serves as a direct pipeline to the Marketing Communications career path which provides a variety of roles to develop individuals who have the long-term potential to serve as leaders at Ecolab. The career path includes a combination of development workshops, mentoring and peer networking. Our goal is to give emerging leaders broad exposure to our industries, corporate culture, customers, as well as develop your communications and business acumen.
LOCATIONS
Ecolab’s North America offices are located in St. Paul, MN; Eagan, MN; Naperville, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Greensboro, NC. 2018 Internships will be placed in Naperville, Sugarland and St. Paul. Placements are determined with input from the incoming interns.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Pursuing Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Anticipated graduation date of December 2018 or May/June 2019
PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Digital and Social Media Skills
At Ecolab, you can expect to be challenged and stretched to reach your greatest potential. As you prove successful in your assignments, you will be positioned in strategic leadership roles to bring communications leadership to our growing business.
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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. - Marketing Communications Specialist

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. (NAL) is a team of mental health professionals that specialize in psychiatric evaluations, clinical social work, and family therapy; we are currently seeking a full time Marketing Communications Specialist to join our team out of our New Brighton office.
Responsibilities:
  • Create updates for external/internal meetings
  • Create and maintain databases from community contacts and marketing fairs
  •  Research target marketing populations, create a contact list
  • Work on short term projects - i.e. new brochures, cover letters, announcements, etc.
  • Assist new hires with marketing letter
  • Create monthly newsletter
  • Manage all website content and coordinate with web developer
  • Perform weekly website checks to insure all is functioning properly
  • Maintain social media sites, including but not limited to: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Provide report on NAL social media and website analytics
  • Create and send emails blasts as needed
  • Create and update NAL flyers and marketing materials
  • Act as a liaison between NAL and all companies in which we advertise with
  • Attend weekly meeting and other relevant company meetings
  • Duties may be added, deleted, or modified as position evolves

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing/business/communications
  • 2+ years of experience in marketing
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator and Photoshop specifically required
  • Excellent writing skills, oral communication skills/assertiveness
  • Organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Benefits & Compensation:

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. prides itself on the benefits and compensation offered to our employees.  Benefits may include, but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) requirement plan with a generous employer matching program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • Supplemental Insurances
  • Tuition reduction at select schools

Friday, December 22, 2017

NorthMarq Capital - Marketing & Communications - Internship

NorthMarq Capital is seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern providing support to our corporate marketing team in our Bloomington, MN Headquarters. NorthMarq Capital provides capital solutions for owners of commercial real estate, with more than 37 regional offices coast-to-coast. NorthMarq is one of the largest commercial real estate mortgage banking firms nationwide.

Marketing & Communications Internship - Spring/Summer 2018

ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Writing internal and external communications

Updating content on internal and external web sites

Updating professional biographies for sales professionals

Managing and organizing photo libraries

Managing and updating media coverage libraries

Tracking and supporting social media and other digital marketing content

Other Marketing Communications projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field, preferred

Demonstrated Technical Competencies to include:
Strong computer skills in MS Office products including PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Experience in social media, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Wordpress or other web-editing tool

Video editing experience is preferred

Demonstrated Professional Competencies to include:
Must be “self-directed” and willing to take initiative

Able to work 32-35 hours per week

Excellent communications (both written and verbal) skills

Strong customer service skills and ability to multi-task

Strong time management, priority management skills, and execution

**A application is required to be considered

**All questions about this opportunity should be directed to Maria Sather in HR Northmarq Capital

Thursday, December 21, 2017

MARCOMM Inc. is currently looking to hire a Communications Coordinator

MARCOMM Inc. is currently looking to hire a Communications Coordinator
 Primary Tasks/Responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements
  • Works offsite at meetings and events performing various tasks such as registration, office set-up, collating, shipping, deliveries and tear down
  • Research venues (hotels, reception sites, meeting sites, event sites), food and beverage menus
  • Maintain supplies/equipment inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; places and expedites orders for supplies; verifies receipt of supplies
  • Prepares SOWs, process invoices and communicate with Finance partners
  • Record, compile, transcribe and distribute recaps from meetings
  • Provide information to internal partners by answering questions and requests including managing a team email account
  • Perform general clerical duties including photocopying, emailing, and collating
  • Prepares and modifies documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Other duties as assigned
 Minimum Requirements:                                            
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and changes with information coming from several sources
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational and time management skills
  • A self-starter with the ability be resourceful and solve problems
 MARCOMM Inc. is headquartered in the Minneapolis. The types of Marketing, Interactive, Digital and Creative jobs we offer are dynamic, fun and always fast paced. Our employment package is "best-in-class" because we're committed to hiring the brightest, most qualified talent available. Learn more at: www.marcommdept.com

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bosch - Communications & Marketing Intern

Company Description

Bosch Packaging Technology specializes in the pharmaceutical industry. Complete packaging solutions are provided for parenteral drugs, ophthalmics, animal health products, vitamins, and nutritional supplements. Products include vial, capsule, syringe, and powder filling; iisolation technology, and cartoning.

Job Description

The student intern will be involved in day-to-day work activities on a wide variety of communication and marketing projects.  The tasks will support with building the interns career awareness, give insights into career options, and develop critical skills and workplace competencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Intern will learn and demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and competencies:
  • Event and trade show planning
  • Graphic design
  • Video production and editing
  • Photography
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading translated technical documents

Qualifications

BASIC REQURIEMENTS:
  • Must currently be enrolled (or recently completed) an accredited degree program with a Communications or Marketing major
  • Prior experience of planning events and/or tradeshows is essential
DESIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
  • Experience and knowledge of working with Adobe CC, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
    and Premiere is advantageous      
  • Good proficiency level of working with the MS Office Suite
  • Creative problem solver
  • Good sense of “design” as it relates to printed and digital media
  • Ability to work on projects without direct guidance.
  • Willingness to learn new software and systems
  • Ability to adapt and learn in an effective manner
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks efficiently and effectively
  • High attention to detail
  • Good level of communication and interpersonal/people skills
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Additional Information

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives
  • FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • AWIM (A World In Motion)
By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

HealthPartners - Communications Intern - Corporate Communications Dept.

Job Description:

Looking for an excellent opportunity to hone your public relations and communications skills? HealthPartners Communications is seeking a Communications Intern with awesome writing skills, and a strong interest in public relations, internal communications, and/or social media.

At HealthPartners, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together, we will improve health, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Create and edit content for channels that are both for internal and external audiences. This could  include writing blogs, social media content, internal newsletter articles, internal memos, and other types of content; and creating videos and digital content that can be shared internally and externally. 
• Contribute to communications planning for internal partners to help them reach their goals.
• Write and distribute news releases, media pitches, follow-up with reporters and media contacts, prepare background information for interviews, maintain media lists and editorial calendars, and assist with interview processes.
• Support the management of organization-owned social channels, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This would include posting blog posts, posting organic content, creating paid Facebook and Instagram ads, monitoring and responding to comments, and compiling results to show the impact and reach of those channels.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong writing skills
• A recent graduate of a communications, journalism, public relations, or related program
• Previous internship experience
• Interest in health care field a plus
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Previous experience managing social media channels, including monitoring and responding to comments, using Facebook Ad Manger and Facebook analytics tools
• Previous media relations experience, including writing press releases, pitching reporters and assisting with interview processes.
OTHER DETAILS:
• 40 hours per week; six month commitment is requested
• Individual will work at the HealthPartners office building in Bloomington, but may travel to other locations in the organization as appropriate
• $12/hour wage
HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. For more information and to apply go to www.healthpartners.com/careers and search for job ID #46322.

Additional Information:


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

Apply now. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Internship

ECOLAB
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 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 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. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab.
JOB TITLE
Marketing Communications Intern
JOB DESCRIPTION
Ecolab’s Marketing Communications Internships provide a unique opportunity for business students to own a real project within an operating division or corporate marketing group. All interns can expect one meaningful project where they will partner with their manager to research, review and recommend solutions to the business’ need. Concluding the 10-week internship, interns will provide management, project stakeholders, teams and alumni with a professional presentation sharing the project overview, findings and recommendations.
As an Ecolab Intern, you will also participate in many events to help you learn about our company culture, career paths and to meet each other. These events include the Lunch-and-Learn Series, a tour of our RD&E facility, a community volunteer day and several social events.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CAREER PATH
The Internship Program serves as a direct pipeline to the Marketing Communications career path which provides a variety of roles to develop individuals who have the long-term potential to serve as leaders at Ecolab. The career path includes a combination of development workshops, mentoring and peer networking. Our goal is to give emerging leaders broad exposure to our industries, corporate culture, customers, as well as develop your communications and business acumen.
LOCATIONS
Ecolab’s North America offices are located in St. Paul, MN; Eagan, MN; Naperville, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Greensboro, NC. 2018 Internships will be placed in Naperville, Sugarland and St. Paul. Placements are determined with input from the incoming interns.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Pursuing Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Anticipated graduation date of December 2018 or May/June 2019
PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Digital and Social Media Skills
At Ecolab, you can expect to be challenged and stretched to reach your greatest potential. As you prove successful in your assignments, you will be positioned in strategic leadership roles to bring communications leadership to our growing business.
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.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Schwan Food Company - Internal Communications Specialist


Description
At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.
This position under general supervision is responsible for the planning and execution of strategic internal communications that change behaviors and help shape the culture in support of our business plan.
Helps develop a strategy and editorial calendar of communications designed to change behaviors and shape internal culture in support of the business plan
Develops creative communication tactics that address business problems and create awareness of the priorities and initiatives in compelling simple and impactful ways
Works with cross-functional partners such as Safety Marketing HR Sales Operations to develop intimate knowledge of their priorities and initiatives in order to serve as a strategic communications partner
Creates content for a wide range of communications including video intranet (articles blogs graphics etc.) and print materials
Works with senior leaders to ghostwrite blogs memos video scripts etc. and create senior leader presentation materials
Measures impact and success of communications and uses audience data and insights to continuously improve communications
Responsible to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines
Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.


Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree or applicable work experience
Years of Related Experience: 2-5 years professional or internship experience in developing and executing communications 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong writing abilities. Skill in translating organizational business plans into communications strategies. Creative abilities in understanding business problems and priorities and conceptualizing compelling impactful communications that address them. Ability and appreciation for understanding audience mindsets and behaviors in order to craft relevant communications. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word and PowerPoint). Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work in a fast- paced environment and meet tight deadlines. Good organizational skills and attention to details

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
Business Unit: Schwan's Home Service, Inc.Req #: 17008721

Friday, December 15, 2017

Fast Horse - Account Director

Fast Horse — an award-winning, integrated creative agency — is hiring an Account Director to join our growing Account Services team. Ideal candidates will have approximately 8-12 years experience leading and managing agency accounts and client relationships. 
We’re searching for someone with significant experience leading integrated accounts and a demonstrated track record of growing client relationships. Successful candidates must have the ability and desire to lead fully integrated teams, including strategy, creative, design, interactive, production, and amplification disciplines.
We are looking for someone who adds to our dynamic culture, and who has the firepower to provide day-to-day leadership on highly visible and complex consumer and B-to-B marketing campaigns. You will be an integral part of our account team and will be responsible for day-to-day management and leadership on key agency accounts. This position requires strong writing and organizational skills, as well as great initiative and problem-solving ability.
Agency experience is required, and exposure to earned media and non-traditional campaigns is a plus.
Responsibilities:
  • Managing client relationships and working with all departments to ensure the quality, timeliness and profitability of all services Fast Horse provides to clients
  • Work across disciplines to foster true integration from start to finish of campaigns and ensure that appropriate resources are devoted to client work
  • Develop a keen understanding of clients’ business and marketing objectives 
  • Establish and contribute to account/project strategy and planning
  • Accountable for client budgets and resource allocation
  • Participation in agency new business efforts
  • Accountable for retention and growth of client relationships
  • Demonstrate a strong grasp of tools and tactics across all integrated disciplines
  • Advocate to ensure that only the best creative and strategic work is sold in and executed
  • Ability to counsel clients, effectively manage expectations, and sell in new ideas
  • Supervise, mentor and manage account services staff
  • Contribute to a culture and environment that fosters professional and personal growth for all employees
  • Establishing Fast Horse as a leading creative agency through thought leadership and industry visibility locally, nationally, and globally
  • Participate in agency recruiting and hiring effort
About Fast Horse
Fast Horse is an independent, modern creative agency. Our work is grounded in organizing ideas that are disruptive, integrated and have the ability to connect in ways that are highly relevant and spur action. Clients like The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken, General Mills, Deluxe Corporation, Perfetti Van Melle and many more trust us with their most high-profile initiatives.
Campaigns we’ve executed in the last few years have been recognized as the best in the industry. We’ve earned multiple Effie Awards for our work with Newcastle Brown Ale and Diet Coke. We’ve also collected a Cannes Lion three years in a row – proudly placing more coveted ad industry awards in a trophy case already filled with the PR industry’s most sought-after honors, including Silver Anvils, PR Week Awards and SABREs.
Our work has taken us to 206 countries and major events ranging from the Super Bowl and the Olympics to New York Fashion Week and the Consumer Electronics Show. And on those big stages we’ve worked with some of the hottest celebrity talent, from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Anna Kendrick to LeBron James, Alex Morgan and Kobe Bryant.
Workplace/Compensation
Our workplace and culture give our people the flexibility and resources to thrive personally and professionally. Our award-winning headquarters in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood is set up to facilitate communication and collaboration and our team members are untethered by a designated office or desk. We call it hotdesking. People are free to work wherever they desire – whether that’s in our newly renovated building, at a coffee shop, at home, while traveling or anywhere they feel creative and productive.
We offer highly competitive salaries, a cafeteria healthcare plan, 401K, incentive compensation opportunities and a variety of stipends, among other perks.

Apply now.

Fast Horse - Senior Account Manager

Fast Horse — an award-winning, integrated creative agency — is hiring a Senior Account Manager to join our growing Account Services team. Ideal candidates will have approximately 4-6 years experience managing agency projects, accounts and client relationships.  

We’re searching for someone with experience managing day-to-day aspects of integrated accounts while building strong relationships with client contacts. Successful candidates must have the ability and desire to work within fully integrated teams, including strategy, creative, design, interactive, production, and amplification disciplines.  
We are looking for a rising star – someone who adds to our dynamic culture, and who has the firepower to provide support on highly visible and complex consumer and B-to-B marketing campaigns. You will be an integral part of our account team and will be responsible for day-to-day management on agency accounts and/or projects. This position requires strong writing and organizational skills, as well as great initiative and problem-solving ability.

Agency experience is required, and experience with earned media and non-traditional campaigns is a plus.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop a keen understanding of client business and marketing objectives 
  • Manage day-to-day projects and initiatives for agency accounts
  • Work with all disciplines within Fast Horse to ensure the quality, timeliness and profitability of all services Fast Horse provides to clients
  • Demonstrate a strong grasp of strategies, tools and tactics across all integrated marketing disciplines
  • Contribute to strategy and planning efforts
  • Provide client updates and ongoing counsel
  • Participation in agency new business efforts
  • Support agency marketing initiatives
  • Contribute to a culture and environment that fosters professional and personal growth for all employees
About Fast Horse
Fast Horse is an independent, modern creative agency. Our work is grounded in organizing ideas that are disruptive, integrated and have the ability to connect in ways that are highly relevant and spur action. Clients like The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken, General Mills, Deluxe Corporation, Perfetti Van Melle and many more trust us with their most high-profile initiatives.

Campaigns we’ve executed in the last few years have been recognized as the best in the industry. We’ve earned multiple Effie Awards for our work with Newcastle Brown Ale and Diet Coke. We’ve also collected a Cannes Lion three years in a row – proudly placing more coveted ad industry awards in a trophy case already filled with the PR industry’s most sought-after honors, including Silver Anvils, PR Week Awards and SABREs.

Our work has taken us to 206 countries and major events ranging from the Super Bowl and the Olympics to New York Fashion Week and the Consumer Electronics Show. And on those big stages we’ve worked with some of the hottest celebrity talent, from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Anna Kendrick to LeBron James, Alex Morgan and Kobe Bryant.

Workplace/Compensation
Our workplace and culture give our people the flexibility and resources to thrive personally and professionally. Our award-winning headquarters in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood is set up to facilitate communication and collaboration and our team members are untethered by a designated office or desk. We call it hotdesking. People are free to work wherever they desire – whether that’s in our newly renovated building, at a coffee shop, at home, while traveling or anywhere they feel creative and productive.  
We offer highly competitive salaries, a cafeteria healthcare plan, 401K, incentive compensation opportunities and a variety of stipends, among other perks.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

UniterHealthcare - Social Media Communications Manager


Position Description

 If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Social Media Communication Manager is responsible for development of the enterprise social media strategy and the day-to-day execution of the strategy. This includes social media content and channel management, measurement and analysis of UnitedHealth Group social media initiatives, oversight of paid social media initiatives, and maintenance of enterprise social media governance. Ideal candidate must be a proactive, tech savvy, assertive team player who can balance a variety of assignments within the fast-paced environment of Corporate Communications. Candidate will be passionate about the digital and social media space.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead social media content research, creation, and approval to ensure valuable engagement on the UnitedHealth Group branded social media accounts
  • Manage a community manager who is responsible for social media publishing, data collection, trademark auditing, and more
  • Develop quantitative analyses, custom models and ad hoc reports to effectively monitor performance, trends, and opportunities within social media channels and PR activity
  • Raise issues of concern in real time by using good judgment to determine what should be escalated, while also identifying and raising potential risks prior to publishing content
  • Work with various PR and business teams to provide analysis of social landscape and audience reach, frequency, velocity, demographics, and related dimensions
  • Provide recommendations on how to optimize social media campaigns
  • Work with new users of social media across the enterprise to register new social media channels
  • Connect business units and foster collaboration
  • Maintain on-going status updates with business units; know what is going on across the enterprise in the social media space
  • Regularly share social media best practices with business unit social media managers
  • Manage and maintain the employee social media education program
  • Be a thought leader for the enterprise on social media
  • Lead and organize internal social media meetings (quarterly)
  • Coordinate with the search, web analytics, and social media listening teams to create and measure integrated digital media campaigns
  • Consult on paid social media campaigns for UnitedHealth Group, and schedule, optimize, and measure these campaigns
  • Partner with internal communications to drive strategy for employee social media advocacy platform
Required Qualifications
  • 3 or more years of experience leading social media strategy that aligns with business objectives and relies on data-driven decision-making
  • Experience managing and setting goals for a team
  • Expertise and experience with social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, including paid modules, while also keeping a pulse on emerging trends and tools
  • Expertise and experience with social media listening tools and content management / measurement tools
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Sprinklr, Opal, Sysomos, Brandwatch, Adobe Analytics, and BudURL
Soft Skills:
  • Ability to identify objectives, develop metrics that accurately measure those objectives
  • Strong analytic skills both quantitative and qualitative
  • Strong critical thinking, writing and communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong ability to initiate projects and see through to completion
  • Ability to present social media information, analysis and education to others with minimal knowledge, including executive leadership
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong editorial judgment and writing ability
 
Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.     

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.   
    
  
Job Keywords: Social Media Communications Manager, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Apply now.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Minnesota Judicial Branch - Internal Communication Consultant - Court Operations Analyst II

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is pleased to announce an opening for an experienced Internal Communications Consultant - Court Operations Analyst II with the State Court Administrator's Office. This role will be responsible for the development and maintenance of an internal communication program for Minnesota's court system.

This position will be responsible for the design and delivery of communications and marketing strategies that inform and engage court leaders, employees and other key stakeholders on the Judicial Branch's strategic initiatives and projects. The position will also work closely with organizational leaders to develop communication plans and messaging that help successfully navigate the Judicial Branch and its employees through change brought on by transformational initiatives.

The Internal Communications Consultant will develop and maintain internal communication programs by establishing, implementing, and revising the communication strategy for the Judicial Branch.This role recommends new communication mechanisms, tools, and applications to maintain effective communication, and decides/determines format, processes, and channels for internal messaging.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have outstanding interpersonal skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, professional setting. The work requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow through.

Example of Dutues:
  • Advise and consult employees at all levels of the organization in the utilization of effective communication policies.
  • Participate in project teams to provide input on internal communication needs and requirements.
  • Support broader communication objectives and plans; prepare speeches, presentations, and materials for senior management; provide coaching for presentations; and write and edit content for publication in all media.
  • Manage the delivery of announcements, project updates, and strategic communications through the organization's intranet SharePoint site.
  • Develop, design, and distribute internal communication through multiple tools, including drafting emails, talking points, video scripts, intranet content, and newsletter articles.
  • Utilize desktop publishing and graphic design software to develop electronic newsletters, handouts, infographics, data dashboards, and intranet graphics.
  • Develop and revise content and delivery to ensure the methods used in communicating suit business and audience needs. Take steps to consolidate and connect communication as much as possible.
  • Provide education and training to employees on internal communication strategies, best practices, considerations, and utilizing change management methodologies.
  • Manage enterprise feedback mechanisms and integrate feedback collections into meetings and events.
  • Conduct surveys and research to monitor effectiveness of assigned communications programs.  Recommends program changes in response to survey results.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of employee outreach and engagement, and applying best practices for proactive communication and engagement.
  • Knowledge of technical applications, mechanisms, and processes used to leverage effective communication and ability to use those tools to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and in oral communication.
  • Ability to identify internal communication needs and develop strategies, methods, and tools to engage business partners, both internal and external to the Branch.
  • Ability to present information, and convey issues and complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously to identify what needs to be done and execute.
  • Ability to work with and influence people at multiple levels of the Branch to advise best communication channel and frequency of communication.
  • Skill in effectively utilizing SharePoint and other communication applications and technologies to assess and leverage as well as develop new ones.
  • Skill in messaging information to support and market projects/programs and services to an internal audience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or closely related field.
  • 3 years related communications experience, preferably in the public sector.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • Experience providing consultation to directors, managers, and/or project leads to develop communication plans and strategies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience supporting organizations through transformational change.
  • Experience in developing feedback mechanisms and routinely collecting input from impacted stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to learn and understand the priorities of the Branch based on the strategic vision and objectives and translating into consumable and understandable communications.
  • Outstanding judgment and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects that demonstrates creativity, flexibility and proactive approach to work.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); SharePoint, desktop publishing, and graphic design experience a plus
  • Travel to different court locations throughout the state on occasion.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree and/or certificate or coursework in Organizational Design and Change or Communications.
  • Experience in managing business process changes.
  • Experience in managing enterprise change management initiatives.
  • Consulting experience in change management, process reengineering, and/or project management through transformational change a plus

SALARY RANGE: $31.43-$48.73 per hour $65,625.84- $101,748.24 annually. Starting salary depending upon qualifications.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE!  The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pretax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.  Visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/ for benefits information.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 4:00 p.m.

TO APPLY: Apply online at www.mncourts.gov. Attach a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position.


Minnesota Judicial Branch
Human Resources Recruiting, Room G08
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55155
It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Equal Employment Opportunity



Monday, December 11, 2017

Cargill - Salt Group Communications Specialist

Salt Group Communications Specialist-HOP04447 Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. 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.

Description

 Position Purpose:

The Salt Group Communications Specialist will work with an integrated Corporate Affairs team to shape and execute communications strategies that support Cargill’s purpose and performance. Working with the Salt Group leadership team and Salt Group Communications Manager, the person will coordinate internal communications including enewsletters, leadership communication, video, intranet copy and other content. The role will also manage targeted external communications by running point on media inquiries, developing social media content, helping develop leadership presentations and supporting Cargill’s corporate responsibility efforts.

Principal Accountabilities:

50% - Develop internal communications content including enewsletters, leadership updates, video, intranet content and other communications for office-based and plant-based employees across the United States. Measure the impact of internal communications and recalibrate approach based on internal feedback.

25% - Support external communications by assisting with media relations for Cargill Salt Group locations, developing external speaking content and statements, creating social media content, supporting the Group’s corporate responsibility efforts and supporting other Corporate Affairs initiatives.

20% - Partner with Cargill Protein and Salt Enterprise Communication Leader to provide a wide range of project management and communications services to deliver enterprise communications successfully across a variety of channels. Specifically, work with the Enterprise on planning and delivering Enterprise town hall events, providing counsel on agenda, strategic messages, and post-event feedback analysis. Additionally, work with Enterprise communications team to provide summaries of the events for Group/Business newsletters, intranet sites and other channels.

5% - Provide support for coordinating meetings, advancing communication and driving alignment across the Cargill Protein and Salt Enterprise. Develop content and manage logistics that support’s the overall Enterprise.

Qualifications


Required:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, public relations, marketing communications or related field.
• Two years of experience working in a communications or related role
• Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders
• Self-starter and effective problem-solver
• Strong team player in a cross-functional, global setting
• Ability to influence stakeholders, including leaders; strong interpersonal skills
• Critical thinking capability and business acumen
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and in teams
• Desktop video editing and basic design skills
• Strong computer skills – PowerPoint, Excel, Word and SharePoint
• Media relations experience and familiarity with AP writing style
• Multicultural sensitivity
• Ability to manage multiple projects with focus on execution and implementation
• Ability to proactively identify and implement process improvements
• Video editing skills

Preferred:

• Experience with living and/or working outside of the United States
• Experience building, publishing and managing SharePoint sites
• Experience working with large, complex organizations
• Comfort with networking and building relationships
 
Apply now.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Medtronic - Public Relations Specialist - Corporate Communications


Careers That Change Lives

We are seeking a highly self-motived and passionate PR Communications Specialist to help us tell the Medtronic business story through effective external communications. You will play an important role in building, protecting and strengthening the credibility of the company among various external stakeholders. You will be responsible for executing, monitoring and measuring media relations efforts, and providing media relations counsel and corporate communications support to colleagues throughout the enterprise. 


A Day in the Life

•Media monitoring, including management and distribution of daily and ad hoc media reports to organizational leaders.  Provide timely analysis of media coverage results and trends.  Develop consistent metrics and measurement across the enterprise.  
•Apply content editing and communications leadership skills. Support the development, review and approvals process for external communications materials. Ensure content is aligned with corporate strategy, messaging, themes, brand voice.
•Build relationships with traditional and new media to increase awareness and understanding of Medtronic among various external stakeholders
•Contribute to strategic PR campaign development and execution. 
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor's Degree 
•3+ years of public relations, communications or journalism experience
•Experience in media relations and/or issues/crisis management plans
•Experience in working with diverse, cross-functional teams
•Project management experience
•Experience partnering with and managing external vendors

 
Nice to Have:

•Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations 
•Experience shooting and editing video helpful
•Newsroom or communications experience in a large global corporate environment
•Healthcare industry experience preferred.
•Technical aptitude for web-based solutions, social media and emerging technologies
•Knowledge and understanding of both traditional and emerging communications channels, including social media and digital platforms
•Experience with online content management systems


About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.  

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees
 

Wells Fargo - Public Relations Senior Consultant (Communications Consultant 4)

Job Description
As a lead communications consultant, this individual contributor will develop and execute external communications strategies for Wells Fargo’s Deposit Products Group, which has responsibility for products and services that form the core of Wells Fargo’s relationships with customers, including checking and savings accounts, debit and prepaid cards and Global Remittance Services. The person in this role also will work closely with communications colleagues to plan and pursue proactive storytelling for Wells Fargo’s Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation team, such as in support of the Zelle peer-to-peer payments service, among other innovations. This highly visible position is open to any location in the Wells Fargo footprint and does not offer relocation assistance.

Specific responsibilities include :
  • Lead external communications and national media relations for Deposit Products Group, and develop and maintain solid working relationships with corporate, regional and multicultural communications teams.
  • Serve as a trusted and strategic counselor providing reputation and issues management, and crisis communications.
  • Develop strategic responses to media inquiries and provide heads-up notifications to leaders.
  • Create and implement strategic communications plans that incorporate multiple channels – including external, internal, media, social, executive and owned – to tell and amplify our story.
  • Develop and maintain solid working relationships with national business and trade media.
  • Write and edit a variety of complex and/or sensitive external communications including news releases, talking points, speeches, social media content and executive summaries.
  • Track and measure results to ensure they are aligned with intended outcomes and business objectives.

The Deposit Products Group is part of Wells Fargo’s Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation business, and is focused on strategy, customer experience, product development, pricing, profitability, and risk management for products and services that include c consumer checking and savings accounts, business checking and savings accounts, debit and prepaid cards, the Campus Banking Program, and Global Remittance Services (ExpressSend).


Required Qualifications
  • 6+ years of communications experience
  • 3+ years of media relations experience


Desired Qualifications
  • A BS/BA degree or higher


Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience developing communications strategies that align with business objectives
  • Experience presenting information in a manner that persuades, educates, and enhances understanding at all levels
  • Experience developing compelling content and leveraging multiple channels for creative storytelling
  • Experience executing communications plans across various internal and external channels
  • Experience building strong relationships internally and externally
  • Experience consulting and collaborating with senior leaders in various functional areas
Apply now.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Social Lights - Account Manager

Seeking: Account Manager – Full-Time
Location: Minneapolis, MN (Northeast)
Do you have a passion for doing meaningful work, a strong desire to never stop learning, and an insatiable curiosity about the future of technology and communications?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our approach to social media combines all of this and more. We understand that managing a branded social presence takes more than a college student with a smartphone, or access to the leading software tools—it takes insight, foresight, and the ability to make an impact from a business standpoint.
We manage up-and-coming and century-old brands alike, in a way that blends engaging content with data-driven digital advertising, and authentic two-way communication. We’ve spent the past six years developing a proprietary process for managing social media on behalf of brands, and we think you’ll find it refreshing.

Account Manager Position
The Account Manager serves as a liaison between our clients and internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our services to meet client needs. Account Managers pay close attention to talent allocation, resource coordination, and task completion required across given projects.

Responsibilities
As an Account Manager at The Social Lights® you will:
  • Direct the daily activities of one or more Community Managers to ensure proper agency service; holding them responsible for sound, proper, and timely execution of all assigned work
  • Provide consistent direction and motivation to direct reports in successfully managing all aspects of a project from concept development to completion
  • Oversee content development and reporting to ensure quality, consistency, timeliness, and brand fit
  • Manage the agency’s day-to-day relationship with client contacts; operate as point of contact for any and all matters specific to your clients
  • Foster clear and effective communication between the client and agency
  • Communicate the progress of monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal and external stakeholders clearly and thoroughly
  • Forecast and track key account metrics
  • Assist with high severity requests and issue escalations as they arise
  • Seek opportunities to enhance agency capabilities and build new competencies
  • Demonstrate personal leadership in client relations and in internal administration of accounts
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop estimates and proposals (including renewals and a la carte requests), participating in pitches and presentations as needed
  • Identify development potential in accounts by studying current business operations, interviewing key personnel, identifying and evaluating additional needs, and analyzing new opportunities
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accommodating new and different client requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to current and prospective accounts

Qualifications
  • Proven account management or other relevant experience
  • Ability to interpret and explain key social media metrics and trends
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level
  • Experience in delivering client-focused solutions based on client needs
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail and delivery deadlines
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent

The ideal candidate for this position has experience working on a team and managing people. S/he has a passion for all aspects of social – from content planning to social data analysis. S/he is highly creative, passionate, self-motivated, and socially active. S/he finds innovative ways to solve problems and manage multiple tasks at any given time. Candidates must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to work on-site with clients when necessary. Special consideration will be given to individuals with extensive experience using social media software tools and managing social media advertising campaigns.

Experience
Minimum of 3 years in a social media/marketing role.

Application
If you think you’d be a good fit for The Social Lights® Account Manager position, send your resume + cover letter + salary requirements to careers@thesocial-lights.com with subject line “Account Manager – Your Name” no later than 5:00pm on December 15, 2017.