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Friday, July 20, 2018

AltiCure - Marketing Communications Specialist


AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first and only medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of long standing persistent Afib and we have treated over 200,000 patients over the past ten years. Additionally, our AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System products are the most widely used LAA management devices worldwide, with more than 130,000 implanted to date. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.
Position Summary:
The Marketing Communications Specialist contributes to company success by leading or assisting with the development and execution of marketing communications initiatives under the direction of the Internal Communications  Manager. This position is a hybrid role, responsible for the management and continuous improvement of social media channels as well as supporting internal channels that include digital, print, and events. This person will work closely with Internal Communications, Product Marketing, Digital, Events, and external partners to create a compelling messages, content, and campaigns that advance our engagement and brand and will work closely with legal, compliance, and regulatory in the review and approval process of all marketing communications materials.

  • Advance cross-channel internal communications, including consulting with stakeholders on best practices for engagement and strategic alignment, message and content creation, campaign coordination, and project management
  • Implement the social media strategy, including content creation, publishing schedule, community participation, and identifying and improving organizational tactics to improve brand awareness to achieve goals
  • Partner with Marketing, Digital Marketing, Events, and Internal Communication colleagues, as well as with external vendor partners
  • Build relationships and collaborate closely with Legal, Compliance and Regulatory colleagues
  • Coordinate marketing activities including advertising, events, hospital and patient marketing, and education programming
  • Assist members of the senior management team and key departments in internal and external communications needs, including content creation, coordination, events, and presentations.
  • Innovate marketing tactics for AtriCure products, including brochures, advertising, email/web/social media, events, press releases, and other promotional materials

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or with experience in Marketing or Marketing Campaign Management, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of experience in Marketing or Marketing Campaign Management
  • Exceptional writing skills, including experience in crafting messages for various channels
  • Passion for social media and content marketing
  • Experience with internal communications, brand, digital, and PR
  • Experience developing and deploying content in a highly regulated environment
  • Ability to anticipate the expectations and needs of the organization take a proactive approach in completing projects and problem recognition/ solving
  • Passion for the healthcare industry and ability to learn about the cardiac device market
  • Ability to work effectively and lead in cross-functional teams

  • Experience in Medical Device Marketing, PR
  • Experience Using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat PRO, etc.)InDesign capabilities a plusUnderstanding of video editing and production
  • Experience managing vendor partner and budgets
  • Ability to interpret technical information to promotional messages

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Physical or mental qualification requirement – i.e. walk, sit, stand, bend, push/pull, lift (how much), travel %; O=Occasional, R=Regularly, N=Never):
  • Regularly walk, sit, and stand
  • Occasionally bend, push/pull
  • Regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift over 25 pounds
  • 10% travel possibility
  • Position dependent upon candidate passing pre-employment physical/drug screen

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to AtriCure must have a current Agreement in place, executed by a member of the Human Resource/Recruiting Department. In addition agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by one of our Recruiters or Recruiting Managers. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of AtriCure and AtriCure will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Apply now.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Edina Public Schools - Digital and Media Specialist

Edina Public Schools is seeking a full-time Digital and
Media Specialist at South View Middle School beginning August 20, 2018.
  The Media Specialist will provide Next Generation leadership and expertise to develop, implement, and maintain a digital information media program by working collaboratively with other employees to support student technology and information literacy skills.

The responsibilities of this position include:
  • Supports teachers in designing lesson plans, preparing instruction, delivering instruction and evaluative materials to maximize the learning of all students
  • Promotes the media program to employees and students
  • Assists in monitoring media and technology needs, usage and trends and assists in the budgetary decision process
  • Provides guidance to students in connecting experiences with everyday life
  • Maintains a safe, inspiring, and welcoming learning environment for all students, parents, employees, and community members
  • Models learning through engaging in professional growth opportunities and employee collaboration
  • Serves as a resource to individual educators relating to the integration of literacy, technology support and technology in instruction
  • Conducts needs assessment to design, develop, model, and deliver professional development concerning the integration of educational technologies and best practices for using technology to enhance instruction, meet curriculum standards, and improve student achievement
  Current MN Media Specialist licensure, required
Experience managing a media program and the integration of technology
Experience working with middle school students, preferred

Application Procedure:
Apply online.  Required documents include letter of interest, resume, transcripts, credentials or three letters of recommendation, and copy of license.

  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED ONLINE, log back into your online application and check the appropriate position on the vacancy desired page.  If you have already sent in your required documents, please do not send those again.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Best Buy - Social Media Specialist

Social Media Specialist

Full Time
Job Description
This role is responsible for communicating directly with our current and future customers on social platforms for positive conversations. These platforms include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The intent of this work is to humanize the Best Buy brand by talking about what’s possible, building brand love and fostering community. Ideally candidates are highly engaged with social media, pop culture and a genuine interest in technology and consumer electronics.

The work consists of 1:1 communication (70% of time spent), analytics (15% time spent), user generated content (10%) and other various campaign execution work (5%).

Our ideal candidate has exceptional oral and written communication skills and is able to develop engaging content. Also, a proven track record in methodical, rational and mature decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

1:1 Communication
  • Engage with customers on social platforms, both @mentions as well as customers talking about products we sell
  • Set and implement social media and communication campaigns to align with marketing strategies
  • Provide engaging text, image and video content for social media accounts
  • Respond to comments and customer queries in a timely manner
  • Weekday evenings and weekend support swing shifts
  • Assist in identifying winners for Surprise & Delight activations.  This includes reaching out to the individuals to tell them that they “won” and collect their personal information (per direction from legal)
  • Assist in the responses to influential accounts (i.e. verified account or an account that was influential 10K+ followers)
  • Flagging any post issues that they see while monitoring (i.e. typos in posts) along with any ECC issues/concerns with how they responded to anyone

  • Ongoing robust 1:1 report which consists of the following insights:
    1. Key Takeaways
    2. Brand Love Results (for that month vs. LY)
    3. Top Monthly Wins and Engaged Responses
    4. Product Category Analysis  
    5. Competitor Overview
    6. Industry Conversation Trends on Twitter

Monitoring conversations
  • Utilize social listening tools to monitor crisis/issues that arise, product launch, PR related issues/news stories etc.  This monitoring ranges from simple updates via email to our Facebook Group or actual decks with more robust information

User Generated Content

  • Find usable UGC that fits within brand guidelines. Then reaches out to users to get their approval to feature their content
  • Provides UGC best practices and competitor examples

Minimum Qualifications:
  •  2 years of Marketing or related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years of social media experience
  • National brand experience
Apply now.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Facebook Community Boost program

The Facebook Community Boost program is designed to help small businesses grow and better compete in the new economy. Facebook will be visiting 50 cities this year with Minneapolis as its tenth stop.

Sample courses include: Getting Started with Facebook, Connecting with Local Shoppers, Getting Business done with Instagram, Finding New Customers with Facebook, Taking Facebook Ads to the Next Level, Growing your Business Internationally and more.

Key Moments This Week

MAIN EVENT - Wednesday, July 18th
10:00am: Main Stage Kickoff
Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art (2400 3rd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404)
At the Community Boost kickoff, you will hear remarks from Facebook leaders, policymakers and a panel of successful local small business owners. Facebook will also be making an announcement that will impact Minneapolis.

Speakers will be available for follow up interviews. Please let us know any specific interview requests you may have.

Registration is free for attendees and more information can be found at

ICF - Public Relations Intern

Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Who we are:
ICF Olson is a collective of world-class agencies delivering across the spectrum of customer experience: creative expression (Olson), public engagement (Olson Engage), customer relationships/loyalty (Olson 1to1) and digital experiences (Olson Digital.) Though experts in different areas, we are united in our common POV: Think like people. ® This means everything we do is made from empathy –the key to brand success in a world of ever-shrinking attention and ever-growing choice.
Who we’re looking for:
Olson Engage is looking for a candidate available for a four month internship starting asap. The intern will assist our account teams in the execution of program tactics with the objective of promoting and raising attention for our client’s brand. Intern must have a solid work ethic, strong intellectual curiosity and a desire to work hard and have fun.
What you’ll get to do:
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Creating media lists
    • Drafting, disseminating and pitching media alerts and press releases
    • Participating in brainstorms and project meetings
    • Creation of publicity materials and media kits
    • Conducting research
    • Media monitoring
    • Compiling news summaries and providing general office support
What you’ll need to succeed:
  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Public Relations experience preferred
ICF Olson is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
Minneapolis, MN (MN03)

Apply now.

Monday, July 16, 2018

University of Minnesota - Program and Communications Coordinator


Essential Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of experience in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in managing K-12 educational programming. Experience in programming and communications strategies for a non-profit organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for program reports and marketing materials. Experience in supervisory roles. Proficiency in MS Office, email and social media marketing platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, and databases.

About the Job

Working Title: Program and Communications Coordinator
Job Class: Administrative Associate 2 (8208A2)
Supervisor: Executive Director

The responsibilities of this position consist of the management, communications and marketing for MCEE’s programming, including K-12 teacher professional development workshops, courses and conferences, educator awards and scholarship programs, pre-service teacher training workshops, student programs, and community financial mentorship programs.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Program Management (55%)
Manage the planning and delivery of MCEE programs and events.
Create and maintain annual calendar of program delivery.
Work closely with Executive Director on content development/procurement as needed.
In consultation with Associate Director, lead recruitment for all programming, including: (i) developing and executing campaign strategies and promotional materials to publicize MCEE programs and events, and (ii) recruiting participants and expanding reach.
In collaboration with Associate Director, develop relationships with school districts to coordinate delivery of programming to schools and to identify new teachers and expand organization network.
With the support of Administrative Support Specialist, oversee program administration, including: (i) managing online registrations for programming, (ii) managing all logistics for programming (space, facilities, lodging, food, equipment, etc.), and (iii) managing preparation of all materials for programming (course materials, workshop agendas, evaluation tools and forms, etc.).

Manage program budgets, including: (i) developing program budgets with Executive Director’s approval, (ii) ensuring that programs operate within the approved budget, (iii) monitor and sign off on all budgeted program expenditures, and (iv) code all invoices and credit card expenses for programming per MCEE accounting procedures.
In consultation with Associate Director, ensure that all program sponsors are appropriately recognized throughout the program cycle of promotion/implementation/reporting.
With the support of Administrative Support Specialist, develop and implement a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and identify areas for improvement, including: (i) analyzing participant data and recommending improvements for future applications, (ii) creating post-program financial reports, (iii) creating post-program reports (detailing participation and impacts) for grant reporting and other reports, and (iv) assisting in preparing program grant proposals and reports as needed.
Work closely with Executive Director to identify instructors for programming and evaluate the effectiveness of the instructors and curriculum content.
Lead organizational outreach efforts for conferences, events, and professional associations, including: (i) representing MCEE at the Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education (CSSE) and the annual Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) conference, (ii) representing MCEE at U of M K-12 Educators network and U of M K-12 Professional Development network meetings, (iii) coordinating arrangement for MCEE staff to attend Council on Economic Education (CEE) annual conference and other conferences as needed, and (iv) requesting staff to represent MCEE at conferences.
Supervise and manage student worker(s).
2. Communications & Marketing (40%)
In consultation with Associate Director and Executive Director, develop, implement, and evaluate communications strategies for the organization to ensure MCEE is positioned as the leader in economic and personal finance education.
In consultation with Associate Director, develop, implement, and evaluate marketing and promotional materials for programs and events.
In consultation with Associate Director, develop, implement, and evaluate annual communications plan for the organization, including: (i) deciding who, where, and when to disseminate online content, (ii) leading the generation of online content (including social media) that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action, (iii) tracking and measuring level of engagement of MCEE audience, and (iv) recommending improvements for future years.
Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic collateral, including (i) leading the development and production of Annual Report and MCEE Board orientation packets, (ii) leading the design and development of all event materials such as posters, signs, and presentations, and (iii) coordinating production arrangements with graphic designers and printers, as well as overseeing the process from start to finish.
In consultation with Associate Director, coordinate and distribute press releases.
With the support of Administrative Support Specialist, manage MCEE website and keep it current, relevant, and effective.
Serve as staff lead for the Marketing Committee of the MCEE Board. Coordinate, attend and take minutes of the meeting.
3. Workflow and Teamwork (5%)
Accept, prioritize and complete assignments for a work group. Coordinate work schedule and vacation time with other staff members to provide office coverage. Attend professional development workshops as required by program needs. Occasional evening and weekend work is expected (approximately, five to seven times per year). Other work-related duties may be assigned.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Fringe benefits include employee health, dental, social security, retirement, and opportunities for promotion and professional development.

STARTING DATE: Negotiable upon offer, but no later than September 1, 2018.

About the Department

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) is an entrepreneurial non-profit organization (501c3) housed in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The mission of MCEE is to equip Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial understanding needed to succeed in today’s complex economy. MCEE accomplishes its mission by developing and delivering professional development courses and workshops for K-12 teachers, providing direct programs to K-12 students, and working with community organizations in personal finance education for adults in diverse populations. For more information about MCEE, please visit .

How To Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled; applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2018.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at: and search for Requisition #325052. Please submit all materials online.

A COMPLETE application must include:
1) Cover letter outlining how your career goals, training, and experience support your candidacy
2) Resume or curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for three references who can comment on your abilities and experience

Email inquiries about the position are welcome, but formal application process is required. Contact: Donald Liu (, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Economic Education.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Uponor - Content and Social Media Specialist

The year 2018 marks Uponor's 100-year anniversary. Our success is built on strong partnerships with our customers and stakeholders in the past, present and future.
Uponor is a leading international systems and solutions provider for safe drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and reliable infrastructure. The company serves a variety of building markets including residential, commercial, industrial and civil engineering. 

Uponor employs about 4,000 employees in 30 countries, mainly in Europe and North America. In 2017, Uponor's net sales totalled nearly €1.2 billion. Uponor is based in Finland and listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Uponor builds on you -
Job Description Summary:
The Digital Marketing Content and Social Media Specialist is responsible for writing creative content to use across digital platforms and managing Uponor North America social media. Key responsibilities include creating engaging digital content for use on websites, email marketing campaigns, blogs, landing pages, and social media, monitoring social media presence and developing content and social media strategies. This role will also conduct content audits, ensure content is search and SEO-friendly and assist with uploading content in Sitecore CMS. This role will partner across the organization to ensure content is accurate and aligns with organizational strategy and marketing goals.
Job Description:
Write engaging content for use across digital marketing channels, including websites, email marketing campaigns, blogs, landing pages and social media while adhering to brand and digital standards. Ensure content is search and SEO-friendly.
Manage social media presence and day-to-day communications across social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions while working across departments to ensure alignment with organizational strategy and marketing message.
Collaborate with Content Development Manager, Marketing Automation Specialist, segment teams and departments across the organization to develop content and social media strategies designed to improve the customer experience. Leverage content audits, reporting dashboards and analytics to inform content strategies and track results.
Assist in the development and maintenance of the online user experience as it relates to content and UX design. Work closely with Web Content Specialist to update content within Sitecore CMS.
Work cross-functionally or with other workgroups to ensure collaboration on shared goals. 
Seeks out opportunities to contribute to the business success through proactive involvement in team initiatives.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Creative Writing, Journalism, or equivalent degree.
  • 5 years of related experience; 2 years in social media, advertising or digital content writing required.
  • Knowledge of AP writing style, SEO/SEM, and Sprout Social or comparable social media monitoring tool preferred.
  • Prior experience in Writing, Editing, Communications, Marketing, Social Media or similar is required.
  • Must use an effective and approachable communication style to engage others and build credibility and rapport.
  • Must be self-starter, goal oriented, and take initiative to achieve objectives.
  • Must be a strong team player.
Apple Valley
Time Type:
Full time Apply now.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

University of Minnesota - Communications Associate

Apply now.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota - Marketing Communications Specialist

For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has worked to improve the health of all Minnesotans. As a nonprofit organization, we have a long history of making a healthy difference in people’s lives and of giving back to the communities we serve. In particular, our industry-leading commitment to veterans, service members and their families helped us to be named the first and only Beyond the Yellow Ribbon health plan company in Minnesota.

We make it easy for you to support veterans groups and other community organizations by providing 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year — in addition to regular paid time off. The dedication of Blue Cross volunteers has earned us recognition for running one of the most successful corporate food drives in the state; donating nearly 1,500 volunteer hours at Habitat for Humanity worksites; and growing more than 750 pounds of fresh produce at our onsite Community Giving Gardens. Find your place at a company that cares about veterans, our employees, our members and our communities.
Description Summary
Join the Blue Cross consumer experience and engagement marketing team as a senior marketing communications specialist responsible for creating relevant and compelling messaging, content and materials that engage and educate our health plan consumers and clients. Create content published in digital channels, retail store environments, direct mail services and face-to-face communications.

  1. Collaborate with your assigned market segment team to create messaging and content that drives consumer member engagement and sales channel enablement.
  2. Support the development of segment-specific value propositions for assigned market segments and product-specific value propositions for assigned products.
  3. Ideate, create, and edit a variety of content types (including: how-to based, stats, best practices, sales tools, case studies, etc.) and content formats (including: article, video, presentation, email, social, print, etc.).
  4. Write and edit a wide-range of content and materials used for consumer engagement, sales channel enablement, sales support, client support, product launch and health plan open enrollment.
  5. Implement advanced online and print copywriting capabilities to deliver communications that stand out, stay on message and speak to consumers and clients in a consistent tone of voice.
  6. Understands how an audience interact with digital media differently form print and identifies what makes digital content successful for website, landing page, email, social media and blogs.
  7. Work closely with graphic designers as “communications planners” to deliver cohesive, harmonious design and copy that makes the content strike a chord with consumers and clients.
  8. Perform investigative research to see what thought leaders are talking about and interview internal/external subject matter experts.
  9. Leverage content management system and other online resources to manage multiple content projects across assigned market segments and products.


  • Bachelor's degree preferably in the communications, marketing or journalism field and 5 years of related work experience, or 9 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong research, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and execute with minimal guidance.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for working with business partners, vendors and cross-functional teams and for making formal presentations.
  • Strong project and time management skills for juggling many changing priorities and working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated writing and general public relations skills.
  • Demonstrated personal computer skills in the use of a suite of software tools (such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and project management tools.

Preferred Requirements

  • Exceptional creative copywriting skills for both web and print
  • Subject matter expertise in health care or medical technology
  • Deep discipline expertise in content marketing with a portfolio to prove it
  • Cross-discipline competence in: SEO, UI/UX, B2B/B2C marketing and PR
  • Track record of being an integral member of a cross-functional marketing team

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

Make a difference

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

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

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

Apply now.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Cummins - Senior Marketing Communications Specialist

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.
Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .
Our Power Generation Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.
This is an exciting opportunity in Shoreview, Minnesota for a Senior Marketing Communications Specialist. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.
Your impact will happen in these and other ways:
  • Develop, execute and track marketingcommunications programs within the Upstream Influencing(UI) market to educatecustomers on the overall value of Cummins, our technologies and what we bringto the table as a partner. Programs to include: Overseeproduct training and education website, develop webinars, work with thoughtleaders to develop and implement seminars at tradeshows, white papers, articlesin trade publications, customer events etc. Also act as the mainmarketing communications contact for UI representatives globally.
  • Responsible for managing specificcommunications projects, programs, or initiatives.
  • Supports communications projects and events as they relate toassigned area.
  • Analyzes and understands key performance metrics includingweb metrics and surveys.
  • Supports the management of internal and externalcommunications including press releases, video, newsletters, and corporatepresentations.
  • Manages the communication activities including technicaland/or promotional material writing, product manuals, brochures, etc.
  • Interacts with business partners to develop and implementintegrated communication plans.
  • Supports the brand communication research and supports thebrand strategy and guidelines.
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced CommunicationsSpecialists; may supervise less experienced Communications Specialists.
Leadership: Identifies and implements effective processes and procedures for accomplishing work. Ability to create an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between self and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions. Ability to analyze issues by gathering relevant information systematically and considering a broad range of issues or factors. Ability to develop plans that are thorough, realistic, and effective in meeting goals. Ability to manage the performance of self and others through the use of structured tools and effective delegation.
Technical: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination of techniques and methods. Ability to create an overall message for consistent communications related to a specific topic. Ability to manage the entire process of the creation of marketing collateral, including brand positioning. Ability to coach suppliers on how to be acceptable/better suppliers to Cummins. Ability to plan sequenced tasks and assignments with appropriate allocation of resources. Ability to effectively and clearly communicate in both written and verbal means. Ability to anticipate customer needs and take action to meet these needs.
Ability to develop graphics, images, or other elements from an idea, words, or an engineering model.

Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university, or equivalent degree in communications, journalism, or a related subject required.
3 – 5 years of relevant work experience required.
Digital and social media marketing is required, and background with industrial or B2B marketing is desired.

Compensation and Benefits
Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify
At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.
Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Shoreview, CPG Headquarters Victoria St
Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office
Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced
Job Posting Jul 6, 2018, 12:03:50 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180003UY

Monday, July 02, 2018

Mid-America Festivals - PR Intern

outgoing, good computer knowledge with Microsoft Office, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and respond well to pressure and deadlines.
Experience and Education: Experience in public relations, social media, marketing, customer service and event planning a plus.
  • Full-time
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 hours/day
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required pre show: June - August
  • 6 days/week including weekends during show: August - October
Pay: Hourly
Attire: Workday casual in the office
Job Types: Full-time, Internship

Please review all application instructions before applying to Mid-America Festivals.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Fairview - Communications Manager

The Communications Manager works in partnership with senior leadership to understand communication needs, recommend communication approaches and develop and execute strategic communication plans that build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and advance our mission of healing, discovery and education. Communications Managers are accountable for highly strategic and complex work that has both internal and external communication implications, including developing comprehensive understanding of audience segments, creating messages and communication strategies appropriate for those audience segments, managing communication channels and measuring outcomes. Communications Managers are highly skilled consultants and strategists, able to work well both independently and as part of a team, possess strong tactical execution skills for a variety of media and have the ability to develop highly effective relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization. This position requires wide-ranging knowledge and experience in corporate communications, public relations, internal communications and brand management.

At the time of hire, the communications manager will focus on partnering with our portfolio of shared business services, including HR, IT, Foundations, Community Health, Finance and Legal. Topics range from employee benefits to employer brand, to change management initiatives to fundraising. The manager will consult with senior leadership, develop plans, and leading a small team of communication specialists, facilitate the successful implementation highly effective communication strategies.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, organizational psychology other related area.
5 years of experience in strategic/corporate communications, public affairs or related field.
Master’s degree
-Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organization with multiple locations.
-Corporate communications and health care experience
About Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.
Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

3M - Executive Communications Supervisor

3M is seeking an Executive Communications Supervisor for the Corporate Communications Division located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary :

The position of Executive Communications Supervisor will develop and manage corporate message platforms as well as the creation of communications materials for senior executives.

This role will be responsible for corporate message development, speechwriting and coordination of global internal and external engagements and creation of presentation support materials.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops communication strategies directed toward all levels of 3M leaders and employees, non-3M workers, customers, vendors and external audiences
  • Builds communication strategies that align with 3M’s vision and strategies. Activities include: stakeholder analysis, compelling story creation, target audience segmentation, program branding, execution of communication tactics, etc.
  • Leads all facets of planning and organization for the executive communications function
  • Works cross-functionally to write impactful speeches, scripts, talking points and other written materials for various executives
  • Develops consistent communication guidelines for executive communications including strong messaging platforms and effective channels and tools
  • Leads and develops engaging and impactful presentations including visuals and videos, partnering with Creative Services and 3M Design team as appropriate to align with 3M Design and brand standards
  • Ensures content and concepts extend into other communication efforts across the broader Corporate Communications team
  • Ensures production of deliverables consistent with communication strategy, plan and budget, with measurable impact on the organization's results
  • Oversees and directs agencies and partners on communications projects, presentations and executive events

Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined experience in marketing, communications, branding and/or advertising in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred in business administration, marketing, journalism, English, advertising, public relations or mass communication from an accredited university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of corporate or business communications experience
  • Experience working with executives
  • Experience developing compelling stories through presentation materials
  • Speechwriting experience
  • Expert-level knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines
  • Master’s degree is desired
  • This role requires very strong organizational and execution skills. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Experience managing agency relationships
  • Ability to translate strategic plans into execution of detailed tactical communication plans
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to persuade others in matrix environment
  • Customer-/client-centric mindset combined with contagious enthusiasm and passion

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 25% (domestic and international)
Relocation: Is not authorized

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

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

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BAE Systems - Communications Specialist WS US

Job Description

This position is responsible for all aspects of internal and external communications for the Weapon Systems-U.S. business, based in Minneapolis, as well as supervisor of communications for the Louisville, Aberdeen and Dayton sites. Responsibilities include providing communications advice and guidance to site leadership, developing and managing a communications budget, supporting and developing employee engagement communications for all WS US sites. Position also manages community investment budgets and activities across all of WS (including HQ), manages employee communications across all WS (including HQ) and develops and distributes printed and electronic communications deliverables to support company goals and strategies.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Maintains responsibility and authority for all aspects of internal and external communications and supports comms for community relations for Weapon Systems US. Also provides communications leadership and direction to the Minneapolis, Louisville, Dayton and Aberdeen sites. Coordinates activities closely with WS HQ.
  • Serves as a member of the WS US Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Supports the SLT goals and objectives with appropriate level of resources. Major focus areas include safety, health and environment (SHE), leadership communication, community investment, and employee engagement.
  • Acts as an official line of business spokesperson at resident and non-resident WS US sites, or works with alternate spokespersons at non-resident sites.
  • Helps prepare, manage approval process and distribute press releases relating to WS US businesses.
  • Fosters and maintains positive media relations for WS US.
  • Directs the work of public relations consultants, contract photographers, and summer college interns, as required.
  • Develops internal information strategies and campaigns in support of leadership goals and objectives using newsletters, Internet and intranet, e-mail, printed or electronic materials, and custom programs as needed.
  • Writes and edits content for the P&S bi-monthly and Weapon Systems monthly employee newsletter. Acts as newsletter coordinator/editor for all Weapon Systems sites and content.
  • Responsible for overall content and maintenance of both Weapon Systems intranet and site intranet.
  • Supports sector and Inc. communications through various projects, writing and editing assignments as assigned.
  • Manages corporate giving budget for WS US, and serves as a liaison between the community, the sites and site leadership. Manages corporate giving budget and community relations for Minneapolis, Louisville, Dayton, Aberdeen sites, and CI budget for WS HQ.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
  • Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, media or related discipline is required plus four years of relevant work experience
Communication leadership: Excellent written and oral communication, project management and interpersonal communication skills. Able to pitch ideas and proposals with confidence.
Ability to interface and work comfortably and effectively with employees at all levels of the organization – from the shop floor to senior leaders.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
Ability to foster positive engagement in a diverse and widespread workforce including a non-computer-connected (non-office) type audience.
Demonstrated ability to write and produce content for multiple audiences/stakeholders.
Excellent editing and proofreading skills.
Working knowledge of AP Style.

Preferred Skills and Education

Master’s Degree and two years of relevant work experience.
Previous internal communications experience in a large corporate environment is preferred.
Prior experience in the defense industry and defense contracting is ideal.
Global business: Knowledge of international business culture and cultural nuances affecting communication is useful.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Rosedale Center - Digital Media & Event Coordinator

  • Coordinates special events and programs to support the customer experience as outlined in the strategic plan, under the direction of the Senior Marketing Manager
  • Maintain and implement the center’s digital media programs and web site (as applicable)
  • Establish an ongoing partnership with tenants to maximize individual store sales through a retailer communication/sales program/visual merchandising
  • Complete all tasks as assigned by Senior Marketing Manager, General Manager or Regional Marketing Manager
  • Follow corporate policies and procedures for all programs and promotions
  • Provide administrative support.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Marketing Manager and regional resources to achieve client-driven property business goals while ensuring that JLL’s Core Practices are followed
  • Must have interpersonal, communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Special events coordination and management experience
  • Math and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and in ALL social and digital media mediums
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility to work varied schedules including weekends and evenings
JLL Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.  JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.  The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

For employees in the United States, please see a fully copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy at

If you have questions about careers at JLL or are disabled and require further assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Medronic - Sr. Communications Specialist

Careers that Change Lives
The Senior Communications Specialist is a part of the internal communications team within Corporate Communications and plays a critical role in supporting the Medtronic internal communications strategy. He/She will help advance and transform our work, support internal storytelling, and the storytelling platform. This role will serve as the internal editorial operations lead, supporting the editorial manager and collaborating with communicators across different business groups, geographies and corporate functions within the company. Building relationships and trust with this cross-matrix network is critical to the success of this role and the operations of the internal storytelling effort. Confidence in interactions as well as extreme attention to detail are a must for this position. 

This role is also responsible for ensuring consistency of on-brand messaging across the intranet and other internal corporate channels, as well as enabling a data-driven strategy that drives our approach and enhancements.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Support the team leader in advancing the internal communications strategy through key partnerships and research/data collection
  • Supports the corporate internal communications plan and, in some cases, responsible for specific elements of it
  • Handles the creation and implementation of multiple forms of internal strategic communication activities, programs and content guided by the Medtronic Mission and overall business strategy
  • Leads strategies, produces content, and may organize events to help align the organization's goals in support of greater employee engagement and business impact
  • Helps to advance our internal storytelling capability and is a critical player in support of the internal storytelling platform - responsible for planning, storytelling, writing and editing
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the cross-matrix body that is responsible for creating and publishing content to the intranet, including facilitating and supporting regular communications, answering questions, guiding and training new network members, annual in-person engagement, etc.
  • Edits and publishes stories and other key content in accordance with our content strategy 
  • Responsible for ensuring all content in the intranet meets the robust governance requirements 
  • Meticulously manages all details surrounding the master editorial calendar, in partnership with the editor
  • Supports operation of the council – the body ultimately responsible for advancing our digital employee communications, demonstrating internal communications value to the business, and advancing the function into a center of excellence 
  • Manages the quarterly analytics reports, which includes coordinating with internal communications partners to ensure cross-company measurement results reporting to leaders
  • Support the internal communications team, intranet editor and Sr. Manager of Internal Communications on various projects as needed 
  • Raise risks and concerns as necessary

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or public relations
  • 4+ years’ experience in internal communications or public relations field in a corporate and/or agency environment with a Bachelor's degree; 2+ years' experience with an advanced degree
  • Experience with or working knowledge of programs and applications such as PowerPoint, Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and various desktop publishing
Nice to Have
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred
  • Prior Medtronic experience 
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent verbal, writing, editing and organizational skills
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and implement the Medtronic brand voice in communications
  • Effective collaboration with colleagues, teammates as directed; possess sense of teamwork. Superb people skills – must be comfortable working with colleagues both in person and remotely, across time zones and geographic regions
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Accuracy, accountability, and strong organizational skills are essential to a successful performance 
About Medtronic

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

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

Physical Job Requirements

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

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

ECMC - Public Relations Specialist

·         JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, provides coordination, execution and administrative support for public relations and communications projects and activities to position ECMC Group and its affiliates favorably with media and the public through proactive and reactive media relations, events, and other promotional activities.


o    Develops public relations/communications project plans and related materials and monitors plans for completion of tasks

o    Drafts press releases, op-eds, news articles, backgrounders, feature stories, bios, policy statements, media holding statements, and crisis communications statements, among others

o    Proactively pitches consumer and trade media including print, broadcast and online

o    Attends important functions on the company’s behalf, serving as the public relations representative; assists with planning and organizing promotional media events as necessary

o    Monitors and compiles media coverage to keep abreast of the news about our company, products and services, by using research tools and other methods. Monitors and compiles media clips to create and distribute daily, monthly, and event-specific coverage and reports.

o    Develops, maintains, and updates media contact database. Creates press lists and performs research on journalists and others as required.

o    Handles media requests for information, interviews and photos from all media. Works with various departments to provide accurate information. Develops specialized press kits and information for media. Updates corporate profiles and fact sheets on a regular basis. Vets incoming media inquiries; maintains contact with reporters and acts as liaison between media and internal subject matter experts, providing advice and counsel on responding to inquiries.

o    Plans and staffs media deskside visits and on-site media events, in consultation with Director, Public Relations.

o    Monitors press coverage and follows up with press to ensure coverage accuracy and timeliness.

o    Stays up to date on all public relations trends and innovations and brings new ideas to the team.

o    Writes draft copy and edits copy for new and revised materials, communications, blogs, social media posts, and other deliverables, working closely with Director, Public Relations to incorporate best practices and ECMC Group brand standards

o    Performs administrative support tasks as requested

o    Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of campaigns in order to inform future campaigns

o    Monitors and provides web analytic reports to business owners

o    Maintains strong level of knowledge of the industry

o    Tracks, compiles and completes reports on department goals and projects

o    Organizes and updates online databases and other mechanisms for archival/historical access

o    Participates in department planning meetings and helps prioritize workload

o    Complies with all ECMC Group Policies

o    Performs other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education/Certification:  
o    Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
Required Experience:  
o    3-5 years public relations experience in a corporate and/or agency setting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES                         

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills working in a computer-based office suite environment; Microsoft Windows or Mac Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and handle multiple tasks/projects concurrent
  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects. Ability to regularly communicate progress to appropriate stake holders.  Efficiently manages resources and understands work/project scope, key players, urgency, inherent risks and business benefits. 
  • Displays and promotes high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with organizational and government standards
  • Ability to consistently carry out job responsibilities to meet deadlines.  Ability to deliver on commitments as promised and able to acknowledge when commitments are not met and takes appropriate steps to fulfill what has been promised
  • Ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups.  This includes the ability to choose the appropriate method or methods of communication
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze, identify and solve problems while using sound judgment.  Able to implement solutions to address business issues.  Knows who to involve and takes appropriate action
  • Ability to anticipate, understand and manage customer expectations and consistent delivery of services.  Clearly and effectively conveys information

    To apply e-mail Resume and Cover Letter ot

    Brian Hughes at