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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network - marketing communications internship

The AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network is accepting applications for its marketing communications internship with Padilla, which is based in Minneapolis, MN. This eight- to 10-week hands-on position will give the intern an opportunity to manage a large, company-wide initiative that is critical to the organization. He or she will get to interact with employees across all of our offices and functions. This person will also get to learn from some of the best communication professionals in the business and will get exposure to a midsize agency with agriculture, food and beverage expertise.

Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to take the initiative, be a multi-tasker as well as have strong leadership skills.
The intern will earn a $4,500 stipend and another $1,000 toward the cost of attending the Agricultural Media Summit in Phoenix, Arizona (August 4 to 8, 2018).

Apply now.

City of Minneapolis - Communications and Outreach Branch Director

The Communications and Outreach Branch Director (also known as an Emergency Management Operations Administrator), under the direction of the Operations Section Chief, will lead the Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) public information, public education, and public engagement efforts. The Director will serve as OEM's point of contact for public and media information, including social media.  The incumbent will coordinate with the City's Communications Department in enterprise-wide crisis communications and will manage OEM's warning and notifications systems. In doing so, the Director will support OEM's efforts to lead all city-wide preparation for and execution of emergency management operations and/or continuity of operations activities, including those for planned events.

The Communications & Outreach Branch Director (COBD) generally works normal business hours in an office environment, as assigned. However, the incumbent may be assigned flexible work hours that include nights/weekends to meet with neighborhood associations and other organizations.

This position is grant-funded with funding secured through June 2019; renewal of the grant will be sought.  
 Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead and coordinate all city-wide preparation for and execution of emergency management operations and/or continuity of operations activities in the areas of communications and outreach, particularly in the following: crisis communications, public information, social media, warning and notification, incident management and coordination, training and exercises, multiagency coordination system (physical or virtual) activities, and implementation of emergency operations and continuity of operations plans.
  • Develop and implement internal and external communication strategies to inform and engage elected officials, City staff, community partners and the general public in the work of the OEM.
  • Research, write, edit, and produce news releases, articles, newsletters, brochures, and web items to inform various audiences, including residents, neighborhood groups, and elected officials.
  • Manage and coordinate a City-wide emergency-management public education program that communicates information with respect to hazards, preparedness, and planning.
  • Collaborate with other City Departments to accomplish emergency management and/or continuity of operations goals and objectives.
  • Assess overall emergency management program against established metrics based on performance in tests, exercises and incidents, thus capturing lessons learned that contribute to program improvement.
  • Work with Department Director to develop departmental objectives, outcome measures, and strategies for incorporation into the business plan and budget.
  • Participate in formulating strategic plans, department policy, department organization structure, staffing decisions, and in interpreting department policy to staff and managers.
  • Serve as an on-call City Coordinating Officer with delegated authority, in rotation with other qualified personnel, using command-level judgment about the need for and scope of any City response to observed threats or hazards; determine and establish appropriate organizational coordination, including virtual or physical emergency operations center; activate resources from within and outside the City; and directly execute the response/coordination plan.
  • Monitor external threats and hazards and advise staff and appointed and elected officials as to appropriate pre-response and response actions as required.
  • Analyze, interpret, and implement regulatory, statutory, and policy guidance and mandates as they apply to emergency management operations; and communicate with State and Federal governments to evaluate and assess operations against requirements and/or guidance.
  • Responsible for developing policy papers, reports, standard operating guidelines, ordinances and legislation.
  • Anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
  • Use sound risk management principles (i.e. hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
  • Analyze and report on operational efficiency and preparedness activities.
  • Develop and implement new initiatives to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in pursuit of departmental, City, regional, State and Federal objectives in the area of responsibility.
  • Research and analyze emergency management policy options and make recommendations and assist in the implementation of selected options.
  • Advocate, both verbally and in writing, before legislative bodies and executive offices for policy and legislative initiatives which support the City's emergency management goals.

Working Conditions: Normal Office Setting
 Required Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Affairs, Emergency Management or a closely related field or equivalent.

Experience: Five years of experience performing similar duties in the public or private sector.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Cultural competency: Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Resume: You must submit your resume in order to be considered for this position. Without it, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be given further consideration.

Selection Process: The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of Training and Experience based on the contents of submitted application materials, behavior-based interviews, and/or a work-simulated presentation (100%). Information gathered from each step will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.  Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of participating candidates in any phase of the selection process.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Professional Employees Association (MPEA).

Apply online

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Winona State - Assistant Athletic Director for Events & Ticketing

Event Management
Improve game environment, establish all policies and procedures to insure a positive game environment for all home athletics events which will work to guarantee a positive experience for both Winona State student athletes, fans, and visiting teams. Some areas of responsibility include: hiring and scheduling staff workers, tickets, facility set-up, selecting and scheduling ball kids, hiring and scheduling officials, liaison with visiting teams and officials, developing event check lists & protocols, and developing and maintaining group contacts.

Athletic Ticket Sales
Supervise all athletic ticket sales for football, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, and any other ticketed events. Serve as primary sales and marketing director for season and general ticket sales. Develop and implement an annual strategy to increase ticket sales. Develop strategies for better servicing our present ticket holders and expand season tickets in other sports. Negotiate necessary contracts for ticket software packages that best serve the athletics department, including a means by which tickets may be sold on-line to our customers.

Marketing and Promotion
Coordinate marketing and promotions of athletic teams through traditional media and social media (web site, radio, TV and newspapers). Construct advertising campaigns and selected areas of media planning. Manage the use of all in-kind advertising for the department. Coordinate tracking of contracted spots between sponsors and our radio, TV and newspaper outlets and game-day programs.

Corporate Sponsorship
Development and maintenance of corporate relationships and fulfillment of corporate sponsorship agreements. Works to identify and solicit new corporate sponsors, and works with suite marketing and sales. Oversee sponsor and season ticket holders' tickets and parking allocations for regular and post-season play. Coordinate and update all sponsor signage needs.

Social Media/Brand Manager
Act as the department's lead person in developing the Warrior Athletics brand through social media, trademarks and printed materials. Ensure department style guide is strictly adhered to by all internal and external constituents. Manage the department's merchandise and licensing agreements by negotiating a contract with outside groups who specialize in this area. Work closely with the legal department on campus to ensure compliance with specifics of contracts that are signed. Track revenue generated.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Sports Management or related field.
  • Two years of experience in an NCAA athletics department or conference.
  • Experience in game environment and community engagement areas.
  • Knowledge of NCAA, WIAC, and/or NSIC rules and regulations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Have experience in Intercollegiate Athletics to understand the areas of game management, scheduling and planning.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of NCAA, NSIC, and WIAC rules in order to work with compliance, recruitment of student-athletes, and equity in athletics issues.
  • Possess computer skills for word processing, data bases and spreadsheets, and ticketing software.
  • Demonstrated abilities to supervise and manage staff.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in sales and revenue generation.
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Periscope, etc. and their uses as it applies to intercollegiate athletics.
Application Procedure: Apply Online:

A complete online application will include:
  • A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
  • Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
Apply now.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Spring Lake Park Schools - Communication Specialist: Temporary

About Spring Lake Park Schools

Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 5,800 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student.

Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.

Duty Days: 3-4 months - Temporary full-time

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The temporary communication specialist position is part of the district communication team and will have the following roles and responsibilities:
  • Write content for print, electronic and social media platforms
  • Edit and proofread written materials
  • Monitor, create and post content on social media
  • Produce weekly editions of electronic publications
  • Photograph district events and activities with general media relations
  • Assist with production of weekly school newsletters 
QUALIFICATIONS:  The qualifications of the temporary communication specialist position include the following:
  • Four-year degree in communication, public relations or related area is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to write in a variety of communication platforms (print, web, social media, etc.)
  • Video shooting and editing skills not required, but a plus
  • Proficient in basic computer applications including word processing, photo editing and website management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate and work with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
As part of the application process, please upload three to five writing samples.

Salary: Hourly wage based on Casual Wage Schedule

Application Procedure:  Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at

Selection Procedure:  Appropriately qualified applicants will be considered for interviews. Questions: Bob Noyed, 763-600-5070

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Internship

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit . Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at

Marketing Communications Intern

Ecolab’s Marketing Communications Internships provide a unique opportunity for business students to own a real project within an operating division or corporate marketing group. All interns can expect one meaningful project where they will partner with their manager to research, review and recommend solutions to the business’ need. Concluding the 10-week internship, interns will provide management, project stakeholders, teams and alumni with a professional presentation sharing the project overview, findings and recommendations.
As an Ecolab Intern, you will also participate in many events to help you learn about our company culture, career paths and to meet each other. These events include the Lunch-and-Learn Series, a tour of our RD&E facility, a community volunteer day and several social events.

The Internship Program serves as a direct pipeline to the Marketing Communications career path which provides a variety of roles to develop individuals who have the long-term potential to serve as leaders at Ecolab. The career path includes a combination of development workshops, mentoring and peer networking. Our goal is to give emerging leaders broad exposure to our industries, corporate culture, customers, as well as develop your communications and business acumen.

Ecolab’s North America offices are located in St. Paul, MN; Eagan, MN; Naperville, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Greensboro, NC. 2018 Internships will be placed in Naperville, Sugarland and St. Paul. Placements are determined with input from the incoming interns.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Pursuing Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications or Journalism Anticipated graduation date of December 2018 or May/June 2019
PREFERRED SKILLS Excellent communication skills Demonstrated project management skills Ability to work as a member of a team Well-developed organizational skills Digital and Social Media Skills
At Ecolab, you can expect to be challenged and stretched to reach your greatest potential. As you prove successful in your assignments, you will be positioned in strategic leadership roles to bring communications leadership to our growing business.
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit .

Follow us on Twitter @ecolab , Facebook at or LinkedIn at .

Monday, January 22, 2018

PR with Panache! - Client Success Storyteller

Position Description:

The Client Success Storyteller will play a key role within the Client Success Team, with a specific focus on proactively communicating with clients on a daily basis in a professional, efficient manner.
This position requires a highly organized, motivated, and enthusiastic team member who will ensure that we are servicing our clients at the level we have committed and delivering all project deliverables within allotted timeframes.
The Client Success Storyteller must be able to see beyond challenges, conceptualize solutions and work with both our internal team and our clients’ personnel to make our shared vision a reality. An essential aspect of that work is becoming familiar with our clients’ solutions, branding preferences, and communications styles. To be successful, the Client Success Storyteller must always attend to the needs of our clients and continually seek ways to add value to PRP’s relationship with those clients.
The Client Success Storyteller will report directly to the Director of Client Success. As a leader of a PRP team, the Client Success Storyteller is responsible for furthering our company’s values and mission while driving efficiency, quality, and creativity within PRP. PR with Panache! team leads are expected to lead by example. This may include late nights, personal sacrifice, and pitching in on routine tasks as required to meet deadlines. It also includes sharing in the rewards of jobs well done, including the opportunity to transition into a client lead role.

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Creating and distributing agendas for client calls
  • Participating in and documenting discussions during client meetings and conference calls.
·         Noting and delegating client and PRP action items from client calls
·         Responding in a timely and professional manner to client requests or needs
·         Assisting in the research and development of projects and activities for current clients 
·         Brainstorming and identifying new opportunities for clients
  • Creating agendas for and managing Client Success team stand-up meetings to discuss how we can better serve our clients
  • Creating and providing updates on project estimates and timelines 
  • Assisting the editorial team in creating editorial pitches, crafting news releases and article topics 
  • Assisting the marketing team in creating and deploying campaigns
  • Maintaining current work-in-progress records and archives of past project information as appropriate
  • Assisting Client Success team members with managing weekly and monthly reports
  • Supporting select clients as their Client Success team member
  • Training new team members on the tools, processes, and types of content offered by PRP
  • Filling in for team members when they are out of the office or unable to attend a call
  • Keeping abreast of the education industry and each client’s business, competition, and coverage
  • Building lists of influencers and media contacts and helping maintain company databases

Essential Functions:

·         Working in team settings as well as autonomous situations
·         Ability to prioritize simultaneous time-sensitive demands with a smile
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Obsessive attention to detail
·         Strong problem-solving abilities
·         Having the initiative to start projects on your own and the tenacity to see them through to the end
  • High competency level on word processing, marketing automation, and project-management software
  •  Comfortable with and able to thrive in a virtual setting
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of PR and marketing processes
  •  Committed to the work of the education industry
  • Dedicated to building and nurturing a positive rapport with clients and colleagues

Educational/Experience Requirements:

·         College degree in communications, journalism, literature, or related area (experience in the field is certainly considered for those who have degrees in other areas)
·         2 to 4 years of project-management experience
·         Proficiency with the Microsoft and Google Suites
·         Proficiency with Podio or similar project-management tool
·         Experience in the education field is preferred
·         Proficiency with Hubspot or similar marketing automation platform is a bonus

Administrative Responsibilities: 

·         Scheduling, attending, and reporting on internal and client calls
·         Creating and tracking projects and tasks in project-management software
·         Creating and updating client-facing and internal projects in Google Docs
·         Tracking media attention and generating reports
·         Helping book team travel as needed

Travel Demands:

·         Up to 25% on average annually with peaks during key conference seasons

To Apply Please E-Mail your resume and coverletter to:

Friday, January 19, 2018

TCF BANK - Internship - Marketing and Corporate Communication

Thursday, January 18, 2018

ICF Olson - Public Relations Internship

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lifetouch - Lifetouch National School Studios Inc. - Communications Internship

Job Description

After humble beginnings dating back to 1936, today Lifetouch and its business units continue a tradition of unmatched service and excellence, serving the photographic needs of people of all ages and in all walks of life. As you take the first few steps of your career journey, consider joining our dynamic and expanding organization!
We are seeking ambitious students with exceptional academic records to participate in our top-of-the-line summer internship program.
An internship at Lifetouch provides a challenging and rewarding on-the-job experience in a highly collaborative work environment
This internship will be in our Sales Department.
Program highlights include:
  • A formal mentor in your area of focus
  • Business-critical projects
  • Exposure to senior leadership
  • Special workshops focused on building business acumen
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Intern social events
  • Main Focus: Internal communication focus for corporate sales and field sales departments. (Examples: Registration, scheduling, and coordination for our Summer Sales Rally.)
  • Work with inside sales, sales operations, and training professionals at all levels to gain direct and relevant knowledge or experience in inside sales, including telephone and electronic sales. Gain exposure to all aspects of sales operations and support, driving sales, training, and general business functions.
  • Develop inside sales team support materials to increase leads and new business in Yearbooks and Fall Underclass Programs.
  • Test methods to drive inside sales and support the sales organization; develop and communicate best practices to the rest of the sales organization
  • Prepare a project/business plan on a specific subject matter, create a presentation using various media and present to business leadership teams.
  • Junior or senior from an accredited undergraduate program enrolled in a related field of study
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Effective information processing & comprehension abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong creative, critical thinking, and time-management skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure while observing high quality standards
  • Fluency in English language
  • Experience with PowerPoint, MS Word; experience with Google systems is a plus
  • Proficient and active on social media; ability to interact in the space immediately
  • Previous internship experience preferred
Lifetouch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Minnesota Wild - Public and Media Relations Coordinator-Digital (PT Temporary)

Position Summary/Description:  We are seeking an energetic creative individual to join our digital content and social media team. Manage and execute digital public relations for Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul RiverCentre and The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium by developing and implementing short-term and long-term social media strategies across multiple platforms. Person is this position will also provide public and media relations support to Public Relations Senior Manager for promotion of and events related to all three facilities. Will also work closely with media, employees, clients and select audiences as it relates to disseminating all pertinent information in a timely, efficient and professional manner and generating publicity for venues and its associated clients and events. Hours will vary by date and week due to the nature of the events and business.    

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals that are:

  • Seeking part time- temporary work.
  • Looking for an opportunity to work in the sports and entertainment industry while gaining solid digital content and social media experience.
  • You like variety, the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You are passionate about communications, social media and web culture.
  • You want to network with local media
  • You are a creative thinker and an innovative problem solver.
  • You want to contribute to strategizing promotional and marketing initiatives.

Part-Time-Temporary position Benefits

Paid Training

Paid Parking

Discounts on retail and food and beverage outlet.

Employee Sick and Safe Time (ESST)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Padilla - Senior Account Executive - Corporate Communications

If you’re passionate about driving communication results for clients – and experienced in corporate communications – Padilla wants to hear from you.

We’re an integrated communications firm that’s ready to add an experienced senior account executive to our corporate communications team. The ideal candidate will possess broad-based corporate communications experience, solid business acumen, as well as a familiarity with the financial services industry and/or a solid grasp of financial/accounting concepts. Strong client-interaction, project management and presentation skills are a must.  Candidate must be highly adept at the full range of integrated communications disciplines, including: traditional media relations, digital and social media, brand/marketing support. Some experience in investor relations a plus.
Padilla is looking for a poised and knowledgeable professional with 5+ years of public relations experience in corporate communications, prior agency experience is preferred.
Excellent writing, client/team management and leadership skills are critical. The ideal candidate will bring communications planning, program implementation and management, and a record of delivering superior program results for clients.
Think you’re a fit? Come be a part of Padilla, one of the largest employee-owned communications agencies in North America.

  • Spearhead strategic communication campaigns
  • Implement client initiatives, including development and execution of public relations programs, budgets, and timelines
  • Effectively manage team to produce high quality work that meets client objectives and budgets
  • Establish and build strong relationships across multiple industries, including financial services
  • Identify prospective clients and develop new business individually and as a member of designated teams
  • Drive projects with plans that include timelines, task assignments and budgets
  • Ability to effectively present and lead client and new business meetings
  • Travel as needed for client meetings and special events
  • Bachelor degree in communications, public relations, business, journalism or related field
  • Five or more years of progressive professional experience
  • Excellent writing and media relations skills
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills, and poised with clients
  • Computer proficiency and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Database management proficiency
  • On- and off-line research proficiency, including use of popular search engines and proprietary research tools
  • Effective time management skills
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning
Padilla is an employee-owned firm and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an exceptional work environment, which contributed to our recognition as America’s “Top Agency to Work For”.
Our clients span various industries, including technology, food/beverage/consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, digital media, creative design, media relations and public affairs.
Excellence. Integrity & Truthfulness. Generosity. Innovation & Creativity. Service & Servant Leadership. Inclusion. That's who we strive to be. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Thanks for considering Padilla. We encourage you to visit us at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.