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Friday, September 29, 2017

UTC Aerospace Systems - Communications and Public Relations Intern


Every second a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

As part of the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) team, you'll help develop the next generation of more intelligent, more integrated and more reliable solutions that enhance aircraft safety and performance in the most rigorous flight conditions. We have 100 years of experience, a phenomenal product portfolio, state-of-the-art test labs and the resources to make your ideas shine. Come soar with us.

UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of a variety of aerospace products. Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) division, based in Burnsville, MN seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of both marketing and internal communication in a fortune 50 corporation.

Responsibilities may include providing support activities in the following areas:
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter, weekly emails and other stories for internal audiences
  • Designing flyers, graphics and other marketing material
  • Social media support
  • Website and SharePoint maintenance
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communication
Qualifications Previous experience in writing news letters, editing, business communication, marketing campaigns, and public relations experience preferred. Education Current sophomore or junior year English, Journalism or Marketing major at accredited university or college.
Minimum 3.0 GPA
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

2060 Digital - Social Media Strategist

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position is located in our Twin Cities, MN office and is for 2060 Digital based in Cincinnati, OH.

  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting and research skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Great customer service skills; effective presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology, web, and latest social media trends.
  • Proven passion and demonstrated ability for using social media - a power user of all social media tools including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Widgets, YouTube, RSS, etc. and how to use these tools effectively for assigned clients.
  • Experience in advertising, public affairs, and online marketing.
  • Ability to work in independently, yet experience working as a team member and ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work remotely at times on evenings and weekends as needed.
 
DUTIES:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Social Media Strategist is responsible for executing and maintaining clearly defined social media strategies for Hubbard Radio clients in a manner that supports the clients overall brand, personality and goals.

  • Work closely with Social Media Services Manager. Communicate frequently.
  • Develop, execute, and maintain Social Media strategies for assigned clients with the focus on growth. Test and measure strategies. Analyze to see if strategies are working to help client accomplish their goals and maintain/increase followers.
  • Create and maintain social media content calendars and posting schedules for each assigned client.
  • Interact on Social Networking platforms on client's behalf. Respond to client customers. Maintain brand integrity. Provide high level of customer service.
  • Produce monthly recaps for clients. Screen grab posts, highlight good interaction. 
  • Attend on-site and off-site meeting with assigned clients. Have ongoing interaction with client over the phone and email. Make presentations to clients.
  • Work creatively and analytically towards targeted results and ensure timely and effective execution of social media tactics and programs.
  • Develop benchmark criteria to measure the effectiveness of social media programs and implement improvements as needed.
  • Participate in and initiate online conversations across a variety of channels.
  • Work in a team environment with Director of Digital Media, Social Media Services Manager and entire web department to identify, interpret and capitalize on social media trends.
  • Work with Social Media Station Manager to coordinate client posts on station Social Media channels.
  • Builds good working relationships with co-workers, clients, vendors and the general public. Acts in a professional manner when representing the company.
  • Accept and follow the direction and constructive criticism from the Social Media Services Manager and the other senior management. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed for success of clients.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

2060 Digital-Twin Cities, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Be The Match - Strategic Marketing Specialist

Description


Our Strategic Marketing Specialists develop and implement marketing plans, programs and insights that drive results for our internal business partners. To be successful supporting this business partner, you need to have demonstrated success in increasing revenues for a non-profit organization or foundation, through peer-to-peer, corporate, direct response and major gift fundraising programs.
 

Qualifications


Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree required, marketing degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:
·    5-years demonstrated success in the development and execution of fundraising marketing strategies, plans and programs for a non-profit organization or foundation.
·    Previous experience must include writing and implementing marketing plans that demonstrate fundraising results; experience in gathering/interpreting needs from stakeholders to develop a plan that produces measurable behavior change; and experience reaching and engaging audiences through an integrated approach that includes web, email, social media, print, tradeshow, in-person, direct mail, video, and PR.

Key Knowledge:
Knowledge of fundamental and advanced fundraising marketing principles, and effective communications and education strategies to increase engagement and action among a complex set of demographics.

Key Skills:
·    Excellent written and oral communications skills.
·    Demonstrated success in leading and influencing cross-functional teams to be strategic and results-oriented in a consensus-driven environment.
·    Demonstrated skill in gathering input from subject matter experts to develop results-oriented marketing plans that can be cascaded to our channel, web, and marketing insights teams. 

Other Requirements:
Approximately 5% travel. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Stratasys Ltd - Technical Marketing Specialist

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, health care, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct.

Stratasys has nearly 3,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.

Summary:  The Technical Marketing Specialist – works closely with the product development engineering team and the marketing team to create and execute effective marketing communications content that builds the Stratasys brand, positions the company as the industry leader for additive manufacturing, specifically for the aerospace and automotive markets.  The Technical marketing specialist – will execute on strategies and tactics outlined by the annual marketing plan and content calendar, with a strong focus on writing for various mediums. Responsible for ensuring consistent product and brand messaging across all marketing channels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):
Content Creation:
  • Interviews subject matter experts from the product team along with customers to write case studies, blog posts, white papers, newsletters, contributed articles and more that are directed towards technical audiences
  • Assists engineering in the composition of technical design guides
  • Writes and edits ad copy for PPC, print, direct mail, social media and banner advertisements.
  • Writes organic social media posts per the content calendar.
  • Writes and coordinates copy for email campaigns.
  • Manages social media content to support social media campaigns
  • Reviews and edits content for PR.
  • Writes and edits print and web collateral, including brochures, sell sheets, insights articles, event presentations and tradeshow signage.
  • Coordinates visual content from creative vendors, including videographers, photographers and graphic designers.

Content Coordination:
  • Implements content changes and adds new content within the website.
  • Coordinates media buys and other PR and advertising opportunities.
  • Works in collaboration with the marketing team to develop and execute integrated marketing campaigns.
  • Helps maintain the editorial calendar.
  • Follows and executes on product/service launch communication plans..
  • Maintains content library of articles, images and videos.
  • Provides support to marketing specialist of events and tradeshows.
  • Maintains ongoing customer story list for case studies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Stratasys Core Values by leading, acting and behaving in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Follows all company safety policies and procedures and attends all safety trainings related to the job.

Essential Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Must be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English, marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, or related field or Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or technical field
  • Minimum of 3+ years related experience in marketing communications, content development or advertising with an design engineering or technical manufacturing company
  • Proven ability to increase engagement in B2B audiences
  • Proficient in Windows-based office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to focus on detail while prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and ability to quickly execute on tactics and make recommendations.
  • Ability to work well with others.

Desired Skills, Experiences and Interests:
  • Passion for writing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of graphic design programs such as Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop.
  • Ability to work with CMS, CRM and marketing automation systems such as Wordpress, Salesforce.com and Marketo..
  • Knowledge of social media monitoring and measurement tools.
  • Ability to easily work across the company to manage projects that involve subject matter experts and all levels of management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • No direct reports

Physical/Environmental Requirements:
  • Works in a pleasant office environment with other department staff, utilizing a computer workstation and various software applications. Specific work schedule is coordinated with direct supervisor.
  • Travel requirement:  up to 10% for customer visits, seminars and industry tradeshows.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Stratasys, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Regis Corporation - Social Media Manager

Overview

The Social Media Manager will manage and execute all aspects of Social Media for Regis Corporation’s social presence for brands with the goal of building an online community, attracting new customers and deepening customer engagement. This position partners with various departments across the organization -- marketing, digital marketing, guest support, franchise operations -- and supports them with timely, on-strategy and synergistic social media initiatives to ensure brand consistency.

Responsibilities

  • Manages and executes ongoing social media activities in alignment with corporate and brand social media platforms including, but not limited to, the development and execution of campaigns delivered across various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Pinterest
  • Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences
  • Design and implement social media strategy to align with business goals
  • Set specific objectives and report on ROI
  • Drive user following by applying insights in content and platform approach
  • Collaborate with Brand and Web teams to generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original posts, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members engage, share and opt in while being a trusted source of authenticity in all social media and digital initiatives
  • Manages the social media content calendar to determine appropriate timeline for posting, engaging and optimizing content specific to each social media platform
  • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Manages conversations with followers in a consistent brand voice across all channels and participates in dialogue around trending topics, popular hashtags, current and live events
  • Oversee social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures and layout)
  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions
  • Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications

Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years of professional experience in Interactive industry, preferably in digital marketing, journalism or social media
  • 2+ years proven work experience as a social media manager
  • Working understanding of social networks and experience managing programs, publishing and relationships via top platform tools such as Spredfast, Sprinklr, Hootsuite, Salesforce, Percolate, etc.
  • An eye for detail and impeccable grammar
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and deadline-driven
  • Robust analytical skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously
  • BS degree in marketing, communications or relevant field
  • Beauty/retail industry experience a plus

Monday, September 25, 2017

Initiatives, Inc. - Public Relations Assistant / Event Marketing


Job description

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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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
Requirements
  • 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
Apply now.

Friday, September 22, 2017

FLM Harvest - Communications Intern

FLM Harvest seeks to provide both three month account service communications internships to individuals who are pursuing degree(s) in agriculture communications, agriculture business, journalism and related fields. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Attending client meetings
  • Generating action reports and correspondence
  • Writing press releases
  • Researching and writing weekly reports for assigned project(s)
  • Completion of a Capstone project
  • Completion of Team Project

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates will have completed their sophomore year in pursuit of a B.S. or B.A. at a four-year college/university. Candidates with strong written and oral communications skills combined with a passion for the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences and related fields should apply.

To ensure an FLM Harvest internship provides a valuable experience, interns will be assigned a mentor or ‘buddy’ at the beginning to gain an understanding of our standards of performance, culture, and gain exposure to a variety of assignments that will provide the best possible learning experience.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Best Buy - Customer Care Social Media Specialist – Part Time

Job Description
Customer Care Social Media Specialist – Part Time

Every brand has something to sell. What makes Best Buy different is that we sell the most amazing, technologically advanced, products out there. Best Buy is the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer offering advice, service and convenience – at competitive prices – to the consumers who visit its websites and stores - more than 1.5 billion times each year. Best Buy is not only a retailer, but also a technology and e-commerce company, where digital technology is in our DNA. If you enjoy being part of a high energy culture, this might just be the next step in your career.

The Social Media Specialist role resides within the Enterprise Customer Care Social Connections and 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.

Part-time hours average 20-30 hours per week.  Remote applicants will be considered, with the exception of the following: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington, and Puerto Rico.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Resolve customer concerns/complaints through public postings in online communities, social networking sites, private messaging, email, written correspondence and direct telephone contact
  • Share messaging that is in alignment with Best Buy's ethical, HR, legal, PR and privacy standards
  • Serve as a moderator, create brand promotional copy, and write knowledge articles for posting in the Best Buy Community Forum
  • 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:
  • Specific consumer electronics product and technical knowledge (e.g. computers, home theater, mobile, gaming, tablets, etc.)
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including data and chart manipulation
  • Experience with social media content management or engagement platforms

How we take care of our employees:

In addition to offering a challenging and fulfilling opportunity, we have a competitive salary and a generous employee discount.  Our Campus has many amazing amenities, including: full cafeteria, fitness center, onsite discounted daycare, not 1 but 2 Caribous, USBank, dry-cleaning service, company store, Farmers Market ONSITE every week in season, and free covered parking (you won’t have to brush snow off your car in the winter!).

Apply now.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

JLL Careers - Communications Associate

Job Summary

We are searching for a Communications Associate to assist the Senior Communications Associate in developing cross-functional, account-wide communications that support our team in the Minneapolis area. Candidate must be an enthusiastic, creative self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills who can work effectively in a team environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


 

  • Write and edit cross-functional communications to ensure desired message is properly conveyed
  • Assist in the development and implementation of communication plans and templates
  • Provide communications support to cross-functional teams (including writing and designing PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, client memos, marketing collateral and user guides)
  • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations for all levels of management and across functions
  • Develop and manage intranet content using SharePoint
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed by the firm and client including large-scale event assistance
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred - Desired Field of Study: Communications, Journalism, Marketing
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in corporate (internal and external) communications. Technical writing experience a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative, critical thinker
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Problem solving skills – ability to generate solutions when faced with new challenges
  • Team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interact with all levels of an organization including clients, executives, and specialists across all functions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with client
  • Possess interpersonal savvy and the ability to relate to all types of people inside and outside of the organization with diplomacy and tact
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word and Excel

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative, critical thinker
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Problem solving skills – ability to generate solutions when faced with new challenges
  • Team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interact with all levels of an organization including clients, executives, and specialists across all functions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with client
  • Possess interpersonal savvy and the ability to relate to all types of people inside and outside of the organization with diplomacy and tact
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word and Excel



JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

 




JLL is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of teamwork, ethics and excellence. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas.

As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract and develop the very best people in the business.

Our values define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.

Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are:
• A LinkedIn "Top Company: Where the World Wants to Work Now"
• A “best company to work for” in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong
• World’s Most Ethical Companies from Ethisphere Institute for seven consecutive years
• America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies from Forbes Magazine
• #1 Top Corporate Real Estate Firm from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive years

This partial list of awards demonstrates our record of achievement and our commitment to fostering an award-winning culture. For further information, visit www.jll.com. 


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Life Touch - Marketing Specialist


Job Description
Lifetouch National School Studios is seeking a highly motivated marketing professional to join our Experience Marketing team. This role will help bring our school photography and yearbook consumer offering to life across all customer-facing channels, including: web, print and digital.

This role requires impeccable attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects while collaborating with a variety of internal and external partners. You will gain broad exposure to the business and have opportunities to directly impact our go-to-market approach, including a focus on: multi-channel customer campaign development, web content aggregation/implementation, customer satisfaction monitoring/support and project management.

 PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
  • Build and execute key omni-channel marketing campaigns to drive customer engagement, purchase and order value.
  • Continuously improve campaign touchpoints leveraging data, customer insights and best practices; taking initiative to analyze and act on the findings.
  • Manage content strategy, editorial calendar and development efforts for various customer campaigns.
  • Own web content for key business lines, working with cross-functional teams to aggregate assets and leveraging proprietary CMS to implement, organize and validate content.
  • Define, document and communicate business rules, requirements and seasonal updates for operations, technical development and sales partners.
  • Write creative briefs and articulate communication objectives to direct internal/external agency work.
  • Proof digital and print touchpoints for accuracy and adherence to brand and campaign standards.
  • Create, test and monitor promotion codes and other ecommerce related activities.
  • Monitor social properties and customer satisfaction metrics. Collaborate with cross-functional partners to create awareness of our customer’s sentiment, report on trends and enable customer service teams to efficiently triage issues.
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ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:   Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related business degree required.
Experience: 1-3 years of experience in consumer marketing/product marketing, advertising, public relations, or business communication on either the client or agency side.
Other (knowledge, skills, and abilities):
  • Think creatively to develop sound recommendations and solutions to achieve strategic business goals through analytics, analysis and intuition.
  • Self-starter who asks questions, learns quickly, and is passionate about marketing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal / written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and able to perform the similar tasks repeatedly with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Some experience in development and delivery of business presentations.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, apply basic marketing functions and business concepts.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams when necessary.
  • Ability to evaluate and understand go-to-market decisions from a consumer’s perspective.
  • Responsive to opportunities for self-improvement.
  • Experience working with a content management system (CMS) is a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Apply now.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Minnesota Twins - Intern, Communications

Description
Responsibilities:
  • Assist with Communications/Publications/Photography/Player Relations duties
  • Responsible for pulling game statistics and distributing game-day information to media members covering the event and maintain and monitor all pressbox needs
  • Assist in writing daily game notes, minor league reports, postgame notes and answering phones
  • Prepare daily credential requests and update database as needed and collect information for club publications
  • Write feature stories for publications, as well as, magazine distribution throughout the ballpark on game days
  • Assist in processing and cataloging all business and action related photography for the club
Time Commitment: January 2018 through November 2018
Hours: 40/week

Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Sports Management or a related field
  • Experience in a Sports Information Department
  • Familiarity with Major League Baseball
  • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, etc) and Microsoft Excel
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Published writing samples
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends, especially during homestands
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
 Apply now.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Washington County - Social Media Specialist

JOB SPECIFICS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English, Journalism, or related discipline AND three years professional experience with various social media platforms.

A background check and valid driver license are required.                  
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Washington County Library is looking for a Social Media Specialist to help create the library of the future. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, a strong customer service orientation, and a passion for social media. Tasks include: managing all library social media accounts; developing and running social media campaigns; creating original content for various social media platforms; responding to customer questions and comments; utilizing social listening to manage customer concerns; and monitoring and evaluating the library's social media efforts and impacts.
 
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:
  • At least one year of work experience developing social media campaigns across various platforms
  • At least one year of work experience using social media analytics tools to measure, track, and analyze data
  • Professional experience responding to customers via social media
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY--AN ATTACHED, WRITTEN RESPONSE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to a resume, a written supplemental attachment will be required to complete your application for this position. The attachment will be used in combination with the complete application materials to determine who will be selected for an in-person interview. In one (1) page or less, you will describe the strategies you would use to increase followers and engagement on Washington County Library's social media platforms. 
 
SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

HOURS / DAYS: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.
 
ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $24.26 - $28.75/hour
JOB SUMMARY
A social media specialist develops and implements social media activities through various social media platforms in collaboration with overall department and county communication. The work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing social media projects and activities with internal and external stakeholders. Activities can vary from developing, executing, and evaluating a social media plan; publishing original content tailored to different social media platforms; and creating and maintaining an interactive, engaged online community.
 
EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English, Journalism, or related discipline AND three years professional experience with various social media platforms.

A background check and valid driver license are required.                           

CORE COMPETENCIES, JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE
Core Competencies outline essential business and professional traits necessary to perform this job.

  • Promotes a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how different social media platforms work and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on each platform.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media trends and social analytics tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate social media strategies.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create, oversee, and collaborate with staff on social media strategies and approaches for various topics and audiences; ensure communication is in accordance with county policy guidelines.
  • Generate, edit, and publish original content and share daily content that builds meaningful connections and engagement.
  • Plan and manage social media events and projects to promote and inform the public about events, resources, and other efforts.
  • Work with appropriate vendors in social media management, design, advertising, and contracted photography and video; manage consultant/contractor social media contracts in coordination with project managers.
  • Interview employees, stakeholders, and community partners to generate social media content for internal and external audiences.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of social media strategies; ensure message accuracy, analyze, and make recommendations.
  • Provide appropriate annual department budget recommendations to carry out social media plans.
  • Work with internal and external community partners on social media message and tool development through meeting facilitation, focus groups, or key informant interviews.
  • Establish effective working relationships with department staff, Washington County employees, local and regional partners, media, area businesses, and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is sedentary in nature performed within the Government Center or satellite offices.  There is a lifting requirement of 15 - 20 pounds on an occasional basis.  There may be frequent wrist and finger manipulation due to high concentration of filing, compiling, calculating, or computer work. No special physical effort or ability is required to perform the work. Most work is performed in a normal office environment.

Additional physical/mental requirements that occur may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.

This job description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The County retains the discretion to add or change the contents of this job description at any time.
 
 
Agency
Washington County (MN)
Address
14949 62nd Street North

Stillwater, Minnesota, 55082.
Phone
651-430-6081

Supervalu - Social Media Marketing Manager

Description

 
Job Overview:  
Join our team and help us build a major new eCommerce and digital business. We are seeking a Social Media Marketing Manager to help us compete in the fastest-growing segment of eCommerce, the grocery business. The Social Media Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing our social media strategy, planning and execution for our retail and wholesale businesses. The successful candidate will also develop content marketing strategies for our retail and wholesale businesses.
 
Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 
  • Develop best-practice social media and content marketing programs.
  • Manage, maintain and grow our social media marketing channels for all businesses. This includes growing our base of followers and developing compelling strategies to engage our followers.
  • Be the main point of contact with our advertising agency partners for the day-to-day execution of our social media programs.
  • Be the subject matter expert in all social media and content marketing metrics and leverage your knowledge to make informed decisions and improvements in our programs.
  • Work with internal resources and our agency partners to develop video content to use via social media channels.
  • Develop strategies to encourage engagement with our customers via social media.
  • Work with IT to ensure continuous improvement to our social media programs.
  • Work with the corporate analytics team to prepare weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc reports for all social media marketing metrics.
  • Assist the Director of Digital Marketing with departmental projects.
  • Work with our consumer marketing team to ensure seamless support of our overall marketing programs.
Job Requirements:  
  • 4 Year College degree preferably in Marketing/Business Administration/Finance
  • 5+ years of experience with social media marketing at an eCommerce business.
    • 3+ years in running paid social media advertising strategies and placement.
    • Medium or large eCommerce experience is preferred.
  • Expert-level skills in the web-based tools for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
    • Experience with 3rd party social media tools is a plus such as Social Studio, Hootsuite, Spreadfast or others.
  • Comprehensive understanding of social media marketing metrics.
  • Solid understanding of URL parameters which track customer behavior via social channels, websites, and apps.
  • Excellent verbal, written and eMail communication skills
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Highly-proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and PowerPoint.
 
Why Work for Supervalu?   
As one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, SUPERVALU is dedicated to feeding our communities by providing innovative, customer-centric solutions. We deliver on that promise every day through a strong network of 30,000 talented employees who supply the best national brands and our own high-quality and affordable private label products to thousands of customers, and millions of consumers, nationwide. With a wide variety of services and industry leading expertise, SUPERVALU offers you the opportunity to shape the food industry through every stage of your career.
 
A GREAT PLACE TO GROW!
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status.  SUPERVALU is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walser - Social Media Specialist

Responsibilities

The Social Media Specialist is responsible for developing, administering and executing Walser’s social media strategy across all relevant platforms and channels.
  • Lead the strategic development of Walser’s social media programs, positioning Walser as an industry leader in this area.
  • Drive social media engagement at the dealerships and throughout the organization.
  • Develop and grow a network of brand enthusiasts and work with them individually to create, curate and post compelling custom content across each social channel.
  • Work with approved vendors to plan and execute successful social media advertising campaigns.
  • Track strategic progress of social media initiatives through reporting and analytics.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and the Foundation Director to maximize awareness and impact of company events on each social platform.
  • Be present at Walser events to capitalize on social media opportunities (as needed).
  • Maintain a consistent level of awareness of the automotive business landscape through daily reviews of news, published reports, journals, etc. to keep abreast of changing demographics, technology and other relevant issues.
  • Maintain strong, consistent client communication.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides general support to assist Marketing Director and other team members with department duties.
  • Embraces and exhibit CORE values.
  • Represents Walser in a positive and professional manner.
  • All other duties, tasks and/or projects as assigned.

Employee Benefits Include:
  • Career Growth – Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Continuous Training Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts on New/Used Vehicles, Service, and Parts
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Healthcare Benefits, 401k, Disability, Life Insurance, PTO, and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Core Values
Do the Right Thing • Lead by Example • Display Positive Energy • Be Open Minded

Qualifications

Required
  • 2 year marketing degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated success executing a corporate social media strategy (3-5 years of experience)
  • Proficient in social media software
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Detail-oriented and an eye for accuracy
  • Team-oriented
  • Have the ability to work within a team or independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to exercise tact and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
Preferred
  • BA Degree in Marketing or related field
  • Automotive experience

Walser Automotive Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Walser Automotive Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Health Partners - Communications Intern

Job Description:

Looking for an excellent opportunity to hone your public relations and communications skills? Our Communications team is seeking a Communications Intern with awesome writing skills and a strong interest in public relations and internal communications to work at our Regions Hospital location. When you work for our organization, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and partnership.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Create and edit copy for internal newsletters and memos, online blogs, social media posts and other content. Interview experts and other sources to gather information for written materials.
* Contribute to creative brainstorms and communications planning activities.
* Assist communications team with media relations. Write and distribute media pitches or news releases, follow up with reporters, coordinate logistics and staff interviews.
* Work with creative services department to develop promotional materials consistent with organization’s brand.
* Help create, produce and edit videos and presentations that showcase the hospital’s stories and expertise.
* Greet, extend a warm welcome and assist visitors in the communications office.

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Handle some administrative tasks for the team: making copies, scheduling meetings, organizing project materials, etc.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Recent graduate of a communications, journalism, public relations, or related program
* Strong writing skills and attention to detail
* Experience filming and editing videos is preferred
* Proficiency in PowerPoint a plus
* Interest in health care preferred

OTHER DETAILS:

* 40 hours per week; six-month commitment is requested
* Position is located at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul. May occasionally travel to HealthPartners Bloomington offices or Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
* $12/hour wage

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.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Communications, Intern, Journalism, PR, Recent Graduate, Marketing, Entry Level, Publishing 

Friday, September 08, 2017

Cargill - Social Media Allies & Influencer Lead

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 & Summary:
This is a critical role to enable Corp. Affairs strategy to manage global communications in a new digital and social environment. This role will build out and maintain Cargill’s digital third party network.  Maps, tracks and assesses reach, importance and perspective of key online influencers to determine who is influential, who we need to engage, who we need to avoid or marginalize, who we can best leverage. Leads on outreach and engagement with key digital/social influencers; often first port of call during a crisis. Connects to other CA functions who manage relationships with traditional allies (e.g., farming groups, NGOs, media, government officials).

Principal Accountabilities:
60%     This role will uncover digital influencers in the topics & issues we care about, help our other teams evaluate the digital footprint of potential and current partners, identify opportunities to use our network to amplify our story across influencer.
Identify opportunities to use social influencer campaigns to increase Cargill’s brand awareness, accomplish business objectives, and elevate brand perceptions on social media.
Provide day-to-day supervision and execution of key stakeholder campaigns.

15% Establish/connect with other CA practice areas, regions, Functions, and Businesses who manage relationships with traditional allies.

15% Parnter with analytics team and oversee preparation of metrics, tracking and activity reports based on client reporting needs.

5% Create competition research briefs and digital/social audits. 

5%      Partner with Global Social Community Lead & Digital Properties lead – recommend and develop content strategies including paid social media support (sponsored stories, promoted tweets, etc.) as it relates to key stakeholder campaigns.

Qualifications


Required Qualifications:
5+ years of experience at an interactive, advertising, communications/public relations or marketing agency building, maintaining key stakeholder and vendor relationships.
Bachelor degree communication, public relations, social media or related field.
Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, results focus, relationship building & influencing, influencer activation and management.
In-depth knowledge of social influencer negotiations, best practices and strategies.
Must have previous client experience working on social media programs as well as executing word-of-mouth campaigns (including blogger/influencer outreach programs).
Must have active accounts across key social media sites including, and not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
Expertise with Social Media Management Systems and Social Listening/Analytics tools.
Passion for social media and community building online, including knowledge of social media platforms as well as tools of the trade.
Creative thinker and problem solver; Ability to plan and think quickly on your feet.

Preferred Qualifications:
Superior written and verbal communication skills: a “practical minor” in journalism.
Thought leadership skills, including the ability to recognize trends and opportunities and formulate hypotheses and recommendations relevant to the business goals and objectives.
Successful track record of helping to build and present concepts/programs to sr. leaders and effectively executing programs.
Proven experience of the social media space and always aware of trends as well as up & coming platforms/tools.
Solid project management skills
Expertise with Social Media Management Systems and Social Listening/Analytics tools.

Apply now

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Fast Horse - Senior Media Relations Strategist

Fast Horse — an award-winning, integrated creative agency — is hiring a Senior Media Relations Strategist to join our growing team. Ideal candidates will have approximately 4-6 years experience and a track record of executing successful publicity campaigns on a local, national and global level.

We’re searching for someone with the expertise to drive day-to-day media relations initiatives, including uncovering story opportunities, writing media materials, identifying media targets, pitching media, and securing media coverage for our clients. We need someone who understands and can successfully implement earned media strategies in the context of fully integrated marketing campaigns.

The position requires strong news judgment and pitching skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and a can-do work ethic. Prior agency or news room experience is a big plus.  

Responsibilities include:
  • Contributing to media relations strategies and plans
  • Developing creative earned media ideas and approaches
  • Conducting story mining sessions and spotting opportunities for earned media coverage
  • Writing media materials, key messages and Q&A documents
  • Pitching local, national and global media and bloggers (general interest, entertainment, lifestyle, business, sports, trade, etc.)
  • Cultivating contacts and relationships with local, national, and global media
  • Managing media and other related tasks on-site at events
  • Tracking coverage and creating update reports  
  • Participating in agency marketing and new business efforts
  • Contributing to a culture and environment that fosters professional and personal growth for all employees
  • Helping Fast Horse achieve its creative vision, both with respect specifically to media relations, but also as it relates to other amplification and agency disciplines
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/