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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ikea - Marketing Internship: Consumer Behavior Analyst

 We’re looking for someone to take everything they’ve learned to a whole new level of doing in support of the IKEA ambition to be the leader in life at home.

ABOUT THE JOB You match IKEA home furnishing solutions to the needs and dreams of our customers. 
Plan, organize, and conduct interviews and analysis of the targeted customer segment's living situations (traditional university students) through visits to on campus housing, apartments, and house-sharing arrangements. With the support of IKEA staff and resources, you collect data about life at home for the traditional college student consumer segment; data may include information about living situations, room dimensions, home furnishing needs, tastes and preferences. After collecting data, you prepare a proposal using the IKEA 'Insight to Action' work method to to increase the understanding of the local market segment in the IKEA Twin Cities retail store, enabling staff to take action and create inspirational solutions relevant to the segment's needs and desires.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT Your tasks will include:

  • Create a proposed marketing strategy for recruitment of respondents from the targeted market segment for interviews and observations of living situations
  • Utilize the IKEA software to prepare interview teams for conducting home visits; establishing relevant interview questions, you coordinate with the IKEA Business partners to arrange for staff and resources to conduct the visit
  • Communicate and prepare the respondent for the interviews and observations; support the team in the home visit interview and observations by collecting data and insights
  • Compile the findings from interviews and observations and compare to relevant market data to create data trends. Provide analysis to store business partners for quick insights.
  • Identifying trends and priorities within the segment, you transfer the learnings gathered from the home visit interviews to your IKEA business partners
  • Communicate the home furnishing needs and desires in the targeted living situation through a formal presentation and written proposal to aid the IKEA business partners in developing relevant solutions in the local market
YOUR PROFILE Your knowledge, skills and experience include:
  • You are working towards a degree in Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Business Administration or a related field of study
  • You have experience conducting research, interviewing research subjects, documenting observations, and preparing and delivering project presentations
  • You have a strong interest in and knowledge of home furnishings, living situations, and the consumer/buyer in the purchase decision

GROWING TOGETHER IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. 

PAID INTERNSHIP Targeted start dates: April 15 or April 29, 2017Anticipated weekly scheduled hours range:
  • up to 20 hours weekly from position start through May
  • up to 30 hours weekly from May through internship completion July/August

Your Total Rewards Offer includes:
  • 15% discount for product purchase
  • Subsidized monthly mass transit
  • Training and development
  • the opportunity be involved in community projects that are People+Planet positive
  • Other perks such as Pet insurance

Friday, February 24, 2017

Best Buy - Social Media Specialist

Job Description
What does a Best Buy Social Media Specialist do?
The Social Media Specialist role resides within the ECC Social Connections & Innovation (SCI) team. The SCI team represents Best Buy as a concerned and connected retailer while interacting directly with customer-facing content viewable by the general online public. Social Media Specialists work cross-functionally with internal business partners to highlight trends and share insights to help influence business decisions. Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical/research and problem-solving skills are required as well as a professional and authentic demeanor when communicating with customers and business teams.
Key Responsibilities
  1. Resolve customer concerns/complaints through public postings in online communities, social networking sites, private messaging, email, written correspondence and direct telephone contact while conveying messaging that is in alignment with Best Buy's ethical, HR, legal, PR and privacy standards.
  2. Serve as a moderator, create brand promotional copy, and write knowledge articles for posting in the Best Buy Community Forum
  3. Provide customer and product insights gained in the community back through the team and organization
* All responsibilities noted in this job description are inclusive of both an in office and remote work environment.
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • 24 months of Customer Service Experience in Social Media, Retail, or Sales.
  • Strong writing acumen
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes evenings and one weekend day
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Specific consumer electronics product and technical knowledge (e.g. computers, home theater, mobile, gaming, tablets, etc.)
  • Ability to read/write/speak Spanish or Portuguese fluently
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including data and chart manipulation
  • Experience with social media content management or engagement platforms
Apply now.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cargill - Global Communications Lead

Position Purpose

Cargill’s Law Department is looking for a communications professional who can apply her or his creativity and ability to help advance the Law organization’s short and long-term business objectives. As a consultant and implementer, this person will ensure streamlined activities within the Law job family/function, based on the communications priorities set forth by the global leadership team.

This energetic and partnership-driven individual will have many opportunities to display his/her superior written and verbal communication skills and creativity.

This is a dynamic environment offering the right individual the ability to develop new skills and build relationships in a global business. We are seeking a self-starter, a creative thinker, innovator, and someone who is willing to take on the tactical tasks to execute on a strategic vision.

Principal Accountabilities

50% - Channel Leadership

  • Lead the development, logistics, and execution of multiple communications channels with team members to support global town hall meetings, leadership briefings, virtual forums, yammer etc.
  • Website/SharePoint Leadership, Development & Maintenance
  • Execute the build-out of Law’s digital experience.
  • Manage Law Forum, Law’s intranet site (and other internal sites), including elements of design (navigation/user interface), administration (content management), release (coordination and implementation of new content) and maintenance (IT support).
  • Ensure content is valuable, easily accessible and kept up-to-date
  • Develop and manage content governance and permissions process

Communications, including Writing/Desktop/Publishing/Graphic Design
  • Edit, format, revise and produce a wide variety of documents, including presentations, graphics, reports and statistical data.
  • Create, source and deliver news and other information to both the internal and external stakeholders through key channels, both internal and external to Law.
  • Produce visual solutions by interpreting and organizing business concepts, processes and information, and determining the most appropriate means of delivering a message.
  • Make use of diverse methods including typeset, color, photographs and illustrations to create a general layout for maximum impact, readability and consistency of message.

Communications Innovation
  • Identify new channels and approaches for engaging Law employees. Partners with like Business/Function Lawyers to source/share best practices in reaching global, diverse audiences through a variety of mediums ensuring we are connecting with employees worldwide in their preferred manner.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement strategies to communicate Law’s functional strategy, goals, job family information and employee engagement efforts.

- Internal Communication Strategy Development, Planning, Execution
  • In partnership with Law’s global leadership team, develops and executes Law’s global communications strategy (includes project plan/timeline, written communications, town halls, website updates)
  • Aligns the global Law communication strategy with Cargill’s communications strategy and calendar.
  • In partnership with Law’s leadership team, supports overall organizational readiness, by aligning Law’s communication strategy with change and education activities. May execute various change and education activities.
  • Serve as liaison between Law and Communications functions within Cargill’s Corporate Affairs team.
  • May act as team leader for communications projects and/or cross-functional teams. Regularly provides feedback, interacts and coordinates with communications colleagues, channel managers and Law’s leadership team members to ensure awareness of issues to Cargill in other parts of the world and consistency in messaging.

15% - Process Execution
  • With some oversight, executes communications and advocacy efforts for initiatives and projects.
  • Reveals and tracks best practices and consistent processes for internal communications to be used throughout the Law function, and utilizes them in daily work activities.
  • Partners with Law’s leadership team and Corporate Affairs colleagues to develop new communications vehicles. Advises and counsels stakeholders on what channels/vehicles should be used to support their needs.
  • Analyzes and reviews measures of communication effectiveness to drive continuous improvement within team.

This position is posted internally as well as externally
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications OR Marketing OR Public Relations OR Journalism OR Liberal Arts OR related field
  • 3+ years experience in Communications OR Marketing OR Public Relations OR Journalism OR Liberal Arts Or related field
  • Highly proficient in Sharepoint (building, publishing and maintaining) and Powerpoint
  • Support and build cross-functional relationships with key partners across the function and organization.
  • Ability to understand our core business and functional goals and establish processes or programs to help us move the needle forward.
  • Communicates project and initiative status to AVP, Global Legal Operations, removing roadblocks when possible. Develops work plans and can pivot quickly as priorities shift.
  • Compile special reports, ad hoc presentations and communications for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Handle and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information.
Success Attributes
  • Superior writing skills in various mediums
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Project management: Ability to execute against multiple project deadlines and manage key stakeholders while moving projects forward and maintaining high work quality.
  • Team player: Resourceful and knows how to cultivate relationships. Ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
  • Self-starter: Track record of taking initiative, solving problems and going above and beyond to get things done, especially under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to listen and simplify details depending on target audience, strong interpersonal skills and a comfort interfacing with employees at all levels
  • Proven ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with SharePoint, Brainshark, Articulate preferred
  • Effective presentation skills and persuasiveness
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

 Apply now.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 now.

Director of Creative Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Position OverviewThe Director of Creative Services serves Saint Mary's University of Minnesota—a university that spans multiple locations and offers numerous programs. Based in Minneapolis, this role is a skilled creative director and senior graphic designer who leads the production of print and digital materials universitywide. This mid-level strategic marketing and communication position is integral in conveying the institution’s brand visually to various audiences to positively impact the university’s goals, including for enrollment and fundraising. The person who fills this role will be creative, innovative, strategic, detail oriented, collaborative, organized, and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. This position supervises two designers.

Education / Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field required; MFA or similar advanced degree preferred.
  • Seven plus years of experience in graphic design and production of print and digital marketing and other related materials.
  • Strong understanding of marketing and branding and the ability to articulate and execute creative that produces return on investment in the areas of lead generation for enrollment and fundraising.  
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Mac computer hardware and software programs for design, including Creative Cloud/Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Microsoft Office, iCloud, and Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail. 
  • Must be creative, detail-oriented, and exhibit skills in organization, communication, and time management. The individual will possess the ability to meet deadlines and have a commitment to customer service.
The full job description is online at where applicants are invited to apply. Only online applications will be accepted.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sip Savor Social - Social Media Coordinator

Are you passionate about social marketing and crafting messages that make people excited and engaged? Are you a consummate professional who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment? Do you love taking on new projects and challenges, and are willing to work hard to see results?

We are:

  • A Twin Cities based marketing consulting firm that works with some of the cities most inspiring, fun and interesting brands
  • Passionate about delivering the best results to our clients
  • Interested in working with people who are hard working, have a zest for life and skills to back up their talk
  • Offering the experience to work in a small business environment, where you have the opportunity to showcase your awesome skills, collaborate with other cool businesses and have fun while doing it
  • Looking for social media coordinator to manage social media initiatives through planning, creative content creation, implementation and measurement to fulfill client goals and expectations
You are:
  • A savvy social media coordinator with proven work experience who understands the strategic intent of branded online social media communities
  • A thoughtful writer who masterfully creates compelling social posts that engage your audience
  • Have an eye for design and visual images that drive engagement on Instagram
  • An analytic-driven scheduler who knows how and when to share social messages for the best ROI
  • A brilliant multi-tasker who can manage and maintain multiple online communities
  • A good social listener, able to respond to social community comments, feedback, and reviews with professionalism
  • Skilled at interpreting monthly metric reports and crafting client insight summaries
  • A creative thinker, always looking for ways to optimize follower growth, engagement and lead generation across all social channel platforms, as well as create new partnership opportunities
  • Able to create, monitor and measure successful Facebook and Instagram Ads
  • Able to measure website traffic and interpret Google Analytics data
  • Ability to gasp future trends in digital technologies and be proactive
You must have:
  • A college degree
  • Superior knowledge of all social media platforms
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills
  • The ability to take direction gracefully and the confidence to manage projects independently
  • Availability to work some irregular hours including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to meet deadlines
This is a freelance, contract position, approximately 20 hours per week to start. Must be based in the Twin Cities. No phone calls.
Job Type: Contract
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Required experience:
  • Social Media Marketing: 2 years
Apply now.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Solar Career Network - Public Relations Assistant (Minneapolis, MN)

We are seeking a Public Relations Assistant to join our team! You will be responsible for the public relations initiatives of the organization for a consistently growing event marketing company providing marketing, advertising and consulting services to large national companies and corporations. This firm identifies and develops new streams of revenue for clients through on-site promotions, innovative marketing strategies and advertising campaigns with a personal touch. Every product campaign is executed uniquely for each client researched target market.


Design and maintain a favorable public image for clients
Coordinate all promotional activities and events
Leverage existing consumer relationships and cultivate new business contacts
Work with other departments to help promote brand recognition
Assist in the selection of marketing and promotional materials


Previous experience in marketing/advertising/public relations or other related fields
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Deadline and detail-oriented

This is a full time position
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Apply now.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Prime Therapeutics - Corp Communication Intern

Our work matters. We help people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well.  We do not lose sight of that. It fuels our passion and drives every decision we make.

Job Posting Title

Corp Communication Intern

Job Description

Job Summary:
The corporate communication intern will have the chance to perform a wide range of activities. Experiences will include working in a digital content management system to maintain information on the company’s Intranet and Internet, creating corporate newsletters and mailing lists, participating in and leading meetings, using web analytics to assess the results of communication efforts, and helping to plan and execute initiatives such as desk drops, on-site events and communication campaigns.
Responsibilities (provide 3-6 bullet points summarizing the responsibilities and projects that the intern will work on):
·         Researching and/or writing stories for various communication channels
·         Posting and updating content on PrimeToday (Intranet site)
·         Compiling current and historical corporate information for easy reference and use in presentations
·         Assisting with a mid-year presentation on corporate communications projects and results
·         Developing communication plans for both internal and external audiences
·         Implementing elements of communication plans, including working closely with Prime’s creative team
·         Tracking analytics specific to internal and external communication campaigns
·         Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
·         Currently enrolled in an undergraduate four year degree program at an accredited institution; must be at a Junior or Senior level and pursuing a degree directly related to the position
o   English, Communications, Journalism or Public Relations
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to effectively prioritize and manage several projects at once

Preferred Qualifications:
·      Interest in health care or public health
Must be authorized, now and in the future, to work full-time in the United States for other than practical training. Prime will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Delta Dental - Marketing & Communications Intern

Part-time, Internship GENERAL SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assisting the Marketing Communications Specialist with the execution of communications & public relations, marketing and events associated with Delta Dental of Minnesota. This role will help support various aspects of the business through a broad spectrum of marketing and communications related activities and projects and will assist with coordinating events and partnership marketing.


1. Marketing and Content Development

  • Assist with writing communications materials, including but not limited to: press releases, newsletters, original content, member & sales communications and website updates
2. Event Operations and Activation
  • Provide event operations and activation support, working across multiple departments
  • Provide on-site coordination and staffing at select events including sports marketing events, tradeshows & community events
  • Assist in coordination of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation initiatives
4. Social Media Engagement
  • Assist with the planning and execution of online social mediums, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Support marketing team by taking an active role in Blog, Facebook and Twitter content revisions, social media listening and new content generation
  • Assist marketing team in establishing new social media goals and tactics to help further amplify brand’s social presence
  • Opportunity to assist graphic designer in creation of social media imagery and promotional advertisements


  • This position requires a self-starter who is comfortable working with minimal supervision
  • Excellent reading, writing, copy editing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Photoshop
  • Understanding of basic design principals
  • Ability to multi-task and meet required deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Professional brand ambassador at all public events and tradeshows
  • Team Player. Ability to see the big picture goals of the organization and contribute on day-to-day tasks.
  • Willingness to work outside of regular 9-5 schedule.
  • Current driver’s license and ability to lift 25 pounds.


  • 1-3 years relevant experience or coursework in marketing and/or public relations
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience working with web and social media tools
  • Event experience is a plus
  • Dental/insurance knowledge is a plus


  • Internal Audiences include: marketing & communications, sales and operations, community benefit and human resources
  • External Audiences include: current and potential customers, benefit decision makers, brokers, providers, key clients, agencies and partners
  • This position may work closely with key vendors that provide support or implementation of technologies or services

  •  Apply now.

    CenterPoint Energy - Corporate Communications Intern (Minneapolis, MN)-OPE00513

    Job Description 

    Corporate Communications Intern (Minneapolis, MN)-OPE00513


    Summary:  Provides support to Corporate Communications including community relations by working on a variety of projects, with an emphasis on writing and editing for a variety of styles, including news/editorial, promotion, advertising, employee communication, web-based and electronic communication and as playing the company mascot.
    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:   
    • Writes and edits copy that that supports Corporate Communications internal and external communication, including employee communications, Regulatory rate case communications, marketing, advertising, news releases, web copy and media relations initiatives.
    • Works with media relations manager on pitching story ideas.
    • Drafts stories and assists in the production of company internal news, a weekly company-wide electronic newsletter.
    • Publishes and manages web content for internal and external audiences. May also work with SharePoint, a web-based collaboration tool.
    • Supports preparation of web pages for migration to a new web platform, reviewing and updating content as needed.
    • Updates the company intranet and Internet, as directed.
    • Assists by providing content to the social media team with monitoring to customer postings, as well as proactive messages in support of company initiatives and community programs.
    • Provides general assistance to project managers.
    • Performs in costume as company Mascot at community events.


    Education:  Requires current enrollment in pursuit of an undergraduate degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications, or another related field from an accredited college or university.
    Experience:  No prior work experience required.
    Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics (KSLAPs):   
    • Able to demonstrate general knowledge of best practices in writing for a variety of styles.
    • Able to demonstrate general knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) writing style.
    • Able to demonstrate general knowledge of best practices in web writing.
    • Able to develop web content from print copy.
    • Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences in written and oral form.
    • Able to work effectively in a team oriented environment.
    • Able to listen actively; clarify information as needed; convey understanding of the questions, instructions or comments of others and convey information in an appropriate manner.
    • Able to work independently through the use of initiative and self-motivation.
    • Able to use computer software including proficiency with word processing, email, graphics/presentations and any specialized products.
    • Able to demonstrate strong customer service skills.
    • Able to adapt quickly to changing demands and to demonstrate flexibility in the face of change or uncertainty.
    • Able to interact with all levels of management and associates and perform well.
    • Able to work with confidential information, materials and files in an appropriate, professional and discrete manner.
    • Able to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment.
    • Able to multi-task and manage several projects, activities or deadlines at one time.
    • Able to read, speak, write and understand English.
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Code, and other Company policies and procedures, and take all required training courses. 
    • Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company’s values and business practices.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Able to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer.
    • Able to view personal computer monitor for long periods of time.
    • Able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
    • Able to perform in costume during hot temperatures in mascot costume.
    • Able to operate a copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone, mobile phone and other office equipment.
    • Able to see, hear, speak and distinguish colors.
    • Able to communicate orally in a clear manner.
    • Able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, squat and/or kneel occasionally.
    Working Conditions:
    • Able to work successfully in a fast paced office environment with a high volume workload and frequent short deadlines.
    • Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office.
    • Able to work with minimal supervision and with multiple deadlines, schedules or timelines.
    • Able to be highly dependable and reliable, including punctual and regular attendance.
    • Able to support Emergency Operating Plan.
    This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    SMSC Communications Specialist - SMSC Communications Specialist

    Job Description
    Job Summary:
    Assists in planning, creating and implementing communications materials, media plans, and public relations programs.      

    Job Duties:
    1. Distribute press releases to media contacts across the nation by: developing ideas for content, developing the relevant information, writing the text and obtaining approvals.
    2. Field media inquiries, prepare materials for submission, escort media, and track coverage of the SMSC and its enterprises in the media.
    3. Update and maintain the media database for distribution of press releases.
    4. Work with various media outlets to get stories about the SMSC placed. Monitor coverage of the Community in newspapers and publications, and work with reporters to develop story ideas, correct their mistakes, and encourage accurate reporting about the Community.
    5. Write and take photos for various SMSC publications. Make suggestions for stories, layout, and photo selection.
    6. Shoot photos at various SMSC events.
    7. Other duties as assigned.  To include: writing speeches for the Business Council, conducting tours of the reservation, coordinating film projects, escorting film crews for approved projects, etc.

    Apply Now.

    Wednesday, February 08, 2017

    L A Rockler Fur Company - Digital/Social Media Specialist

    We are looking for a driven Social/Digital Media Specialist to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities and network users. The goal is to achieve superior customer engagement, website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of the social and digital media road maps. If you know how to creatively handle various online marketing tools, like websites and blogs, this position is for you. You will work with different team members and coordinate our marketing, advertising and promotional activities. This is a PT position with strong potential to grow into a FT position where ultimately, you should be able to promote our company and increase customer engagement.

    • Design digital media campaigns aligned with our business strategy and goals
    • Setting up and optimizing company pages within each social media platform to increase visibility of company’s social content
    • Moderate all user-generated content
    • Maintain a strong online company voice through social media
    • Establish our Ecommerce-web presence to boost brand awareness
    • Create and maintain company/brand/industry related blog
    • Manage end-to-end digital and social media projects
    • Tracking, reporting and analyzing website(s) analytics, pay-per-click (PPC) initiatives and campaigns
    • Optimize copy and landing pages for paid search engine marketing campaigns
    • Monitor and report on Google Analytics metrics
    • Highlight potential risks or malfunctions and act proactively or put together best plan to resolve issues
    • Seek opportunities for improvement and suggest new projects
    • BS degree in Marketing, Digital Media or relevant field
    • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
    • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
    Job Type: Part-time
    Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour
    Job Location:
    • Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Required education:
    • Bachelor's
    Required experience:
    • Social Media: 1 year
    • Social Media Marketing: 1 year
    Apply now.

    Tuesday, February 07, 2017

    Shriners Hospitals for Children - Public Relations Specialist

    Job Description

    Under the direction of the department director, the public relations specialist is responsible for the hospital’s media relations, social media, and written communications marketing efforts. Internal and external communication projects include copywriting for the hospital’s website, intranet, brochures, newsletters, Leaders in Care magazine, and maintaining photo archiving and consents. The public relations specialist will be responsible for integrating their copy with graphic design and will be the main liaison to the graphic designer coordinating the design and production of all hospital marketing materials. This person should have savvy media relations skills, as well as good local media contacts and an appetite to seek out, research, and pitch interesting stories that will garner coverage. This individual will also be responsible for sharing our story on multiple social media channels while also tracking and reporting results. Other responsibilities include providing informative tours to external visitors, presentations within the community, Shrine relation activities, and the planning/execution of special events.

    • Cultivate local media contacts and increase media's awareness and understanding of hospital's mission
    • Seek out, research and pitch interesting stories that will garner outside media attention
    • Write and distribute press releases/media alerts
    • Represent hospital through speaking engagements at community events
    • Research and write patient stories for publication in internal and external materials
    • Assist other departments with internal and external hospital communication
    • Assist with development of multimedia website and intranet content and design
    • Assist with development of social medial marketing strategies
    • Assemble information, research and write stories, interview staff and pitch ideas to include in newsletter or on hospital website
    • Design and develop various publications and/or multimedia assets for hospital educational, event, service line and informational purposes
    • Assist with planning and implementation of major hospital events by serving on planning committee; create and implement promotional plan, coordinate volunteers, assist with overall event management
    • Research media outlets and publications to submit hospital information
    • Create marketing opportunities for the hospital; individualize strategies for various campaigns
    FTE: 0.50.  Part-time,  20 hours per week.

    Job Requirements

    • Educational requirements;  Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing or related field.
    • 2 years of related work experience.
    • Computer proficiency Knowledge Photographic and audiovisual equipment including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook.

      Apply online.

    Monday, February 06, 2017

    General Mills - Corporate Communications Manager – Corporate Brand

    Food. Purpose. You. 

    We serve the world by making food people love.  As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth.  General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Annie’s, Lara Bar, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.

    We seek out the best talent, and then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.

    Global Corporate Communications Managers (CCM) are responsible for directing global external, internal, proactive and reactive (issues/crisis) communications strategy for the area(s) of the business they are assigned.  The position works with minimal supervision and significant accountability to develop, manage, and implement communications programs and strategy for their specialty area.  The role requires a high degree of cross-functional collaboration and influencing both inside and outside of the department, and interacts regularly with leadership across the company.  CCM roles require a broad understanding of a wide range of corporate communications tactics and how they can be utilized in different situations to drive business results.

    Position responsibilities include:
    • Strengthen and steward brand General Mills
    • Develop/determine/advance brand General Mills positioning and messaging supporting internal and external stakeholders
    • Develop strategy and plan development and lead day-to-day decision making and resource management
    • Oversee brand General Mills assets
    • Represent the corporate brand voice and visualization and ensure proper execution in key company strategic initiatives
    • Champions General Mills’ brand and conversational communications style and ensures clarity and consistency of all communications
    • Develop reports on progress against business plans and objectives.  Review progress with Director of Corporate Communications and communicate achievements, address bottlenecks
    • Make recommendations for improvements based on insights, best practices and business objectives.
    • Identify key and emerging issues and works collaboratively with Director of Corporate Communications to create plans and messaging to serve business line leaders and executives
    Required Skills & Experience:
    • 8+ years’ experience in a corporate communications or PR/communications agency developing and implementing corporate brand/PR/communications program; Bachelor’s degree
    • The individual should have demonstrated experience in strategic communications practices and processes (planning, project management, writing, and counseling)
    • The candidate must have client management experience; experience identifying strategic sponsorship opportunities and activating communications and branding campaign to support investment
    • Global experience is a preferred

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