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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Padilla - Intern-Manufacturing/Technology (6 months)

Padilla is looking for an ambitious, confident intern to support our busy manufacturing and technology practice. Our internships offer real-world experience and play a pivotal role in larger account teams. As an intern, you’ll work with and provide support to a number of account managers and other staff members, so flexibility and a team attitude are key.

 Typical assignments require communications skills including writing, digital and social media content management, media pitching, media list development, research, project coordination and event work.  This development position offers generous training opportunities that pick up where your college work or other internships left off. You should be comfortable balancing multiple assignments at once and thinking independently, knowing your team is there to support you.
We need you to have some level of experience working with media including pitching stories and writing content, We look for candidates who have an interest in complex topics, a natural curiosity, a basic understanding of B2B communications and a willingness to handle anything we throw in your direction. A previous internship where you practiced your verbal and written business communications skills is a plus.

The Intern position is considered a non-exempt position.
SCOPE
  • Reports to: Various account team members
  • Billability/day: Based on assigned projects
  • Role: Day-to-day program execution
  • Areas of Development: Tactical thinking, writing, media relations, coordination
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Understanding of client programs, budgets, timelines, media matrices for assigned accounts.
  • Learn how the print/broadcast/online media works and how to successfully pitch stories that might feature or include clients.
  • Support team project and program planning and implementation, including paid, earned, shared and owned media (PESO) activities
  • Assist in team research needs , and formulate thoughts and recommendations based on research results.
  • Develop an ability to write for a number of different communications disciplines: news releases, blogs, memos, feature articles, social media content, website copy, marketing materials, employee relations materials, financial communication, speeches, etc.
  • Become a resource for your team on placing stories with the media. Depending on the account team, this could mean media monitoring, developing media lists, media contacts, coordinating and/or implementing media tours, pitching stories to the media, etc.
  • Contribute to the timely production of accurate, typo-free meeting recaps, and media coverage reports.
  • Support team new business efforts including researching prospects and participating In RFP responses and new business presentation preparations.
  • Meet all deadlines and keep supervisors informed of progress on projects.
  • Attend all team meetings; come prepared, take notes, and be sure to follow through on any commitments you make in these meetings.
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.

Seat Giant Inc. - Social Media Marketing Intern

Growing Online Ticketing Company looking for a social media intern to run all the social media accounts for upcoming events, sports and concerts for Tickets in Minnesota.

As a growing company we need help in the social media and online marketing fields.

This is is a temporary position with lots of opportunity for advancement and potential long term employment as well company shares.Must be familar with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter specifically. Other social media platforms welcomed. As well online promotions, marketing and ad experience a bonus!

Apply now.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lifetouxh - Internal Communications Manager

Tracking Code
201800791
Job Description
The Internal Communications Manager develops and manages communications to Lifetouch’s employees throughout the United States and Canada in support of the organization’s strategic plan related to an acquisition integration effort.  This role works closely with leadership in both a strategic and executional capacity to plan, organize and implement internal communications to ensure consistent, quality communication to all key audiences.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, with integration and change management experience in a large, matrixed organization. This is a full-time, temporary project-based role with a potential opportunity for a longer term assignment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Manages, influences and contributes to strategies that support internal communication across the organization. 
  • Works with executive leadership, business units and functional partners to develop, manage and execute internal communications plans that ensure consistent communication of enterprise information that supports company strategy, drives employee engagement and helps employees at all levels to understand the direction of the company.
  • Manages internal communications projects related to a company acquisition (e.g., role assignments, timelines / milestones, budget, issue tracking, deliverables).
  • Writes and develops content tailored to the specific medium and audience requirements (e.g., emails, speeches, scripts, talking points, etc.) and manages the process to deliver on all aspects of content development (e.g., research, interaction with cross-functional teams, approvals, etc.).
  • Manages internal communications through development of intranet opportunities and web tools.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities    
  • Performs other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.

Education                                                                                                                      
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Journalism or equivalent experience
  
Experience
  • 10 or more years in internal communications including strategic development, planning and implementation of internal communications programs
  • Experience working in large, matrixed organizations
  • Experience managing change communications for executive leaders
  • Experience managing internal communications through a company acquisition

Other (knowledge, skills, and abilities):
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of corporate internal communications, evolving technologies, and best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with individuals of all professional levels
  • Creative thinker with the ability to rapidly understand the business and project objectives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Metropolitan Council - Communications Specialist

Description
WHO WE ARE:

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.  We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.  More information about us on our website.

Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and provides more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region

As a member of the Public Relations team, the person in this position will help Metro Transit employees and the general public stay informed about a broad number of initiatives and activities at Metro Transit. The position will involve writing, editing, and publishing stories for the internal newsletter and Metro Transit's external communication and social media channels; preparing written materials, photography and video; supporting or leading special communications projects; acting as a liaison between the Public Relations team and Metro Transit Police Department leadership at the direction of the public relations manager; pitching stories and responding to inquiries from the news media.

Hiring Salary Range:  $60,611 - $68,786 Annually
Full Salary Range: $60,611 - $85,987 Annually
Examples of Duties
  • Work to coordinate weekly publication tasks for Insights, the agency's internal newsletter, including reporting, writing and editing stories, taking photographs and writing captions. Also will be responsible for publishing Insights in digital and online formats including a PDF template, an e-mail template and the organization intranet.
  • Report, write, edit and post stories and photos to Rider's Almanac, Metro Transit's public-facing blog.
  • Support special projects as assigned including assisting with website content for the Metro Transit Police Department or transit projects.
  • Prepare written communications such as media releases, newsletters with photos, feature stories, and talking points to support media opportunities or presentations.
  • Write copy, provide photos or video for Metro Transit's internal and external communications channels.
  • Contact and respond to media inquiries as needed and in support of Metro Transit's Public Relations team.
  • Assist with designing and implementing organizational tools for the Public Relations team that lead to increased productivity.
  • Help to define and establish content strategy for Public Relations team.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, multimedia communications or related field.  AND at least two (2) years of progressive experience in writing/marketing communications and working with media.
OR
  • High School Diploma/GED AND at least six (6) years of progressive experience in writing/marketing communications and working with media.
OR
  • Associate degree in journalism, communications, multimedia communications or related field.  AND at least four (4) years of progressive experience in writing/marketing communications and working with media.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WOULD BE HELPFUL IN THIS JOB (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS):
  • At least 3 or more years working directly with television media, radio, print media, online / social media is desired.
  • Experience with producing and editing video.
 Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills, journalistic skills (writing, editing, proofing, photography, design awareness) and attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to meeting expectations and deadlines with quality work product.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with a variety of media outlets including dailies, TV and radio reporters and community newspapers. 
  • Strong computer skills using software such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher.
  • Understanding of and experience working in public transportation or a related multi-functional, 24-hour organization
  • A demonstrated commitment to Customer Service
  • Understanding of Community Relations and working with government entities, outside boards and general public.
  • Capacity and willingness to coordinate communication activities with project partners.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others across departments at all levels, including technical and subject matter experts in different areas
  • Ability to operate digital cameras, and download and edit photos.
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities throughout the Twin Cities.
  • Willingness to take on special assignments to achieve positive results for the agency.
  • A basic understanding of response procedures to requests under Minnesota Data Practices Act.

What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We invest in our employees' professional development and provide excellent benefits.
  • We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
More about why you should join us!
Supplemental Information
Union/Grade  Non-represented Grade F
FLSA Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

What your work environment would be
Work is performed in highly structured, controlled and standard office setting. Requires availability for assignment on any shift. Work in an environment that has moderate noise level. Ability to work a flexible, rotating schedule.

What steps the recruitment process involves
You must qualify at each of the numbered steps below to be considered a final candidate for the job.
  1. We review your minimum qualifications.
  2. We rate your education and experience.
  3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
  4. We conduct a selection interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record.  If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail.  The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please call Human Resources at (612) 349-7071.

Apply now.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

City of Elk River - Senior Communications Coordinator

Position Summary This position supports all city departments and is responsible for leading city communication and marketing efforts by ensuring timely distribution of accurate, relevant information to residents, businesses, and employees. Leads outreach and engagement efforts by developing public engagement plans, key messages, and strategies engaging a broad group of stakeholders.

Essential Functions
  1. Responsible for the management of communications-related projects.
    1. Develops communication plans; identifies objectives and timelines; involves appropriate stakeholders; monitors and adapts scope as appropriate.
    2. Creates and implements strategic communication plans for citywide initiatives.
    3. Tracks, reports, and evaluates communication efforts through qualitative and quantitative measures.
    4. Monitors city’s media coverage and provides regular media summaries to department directors and elected officials, and manages urgent issues or responses as needed.
    5. Provides communications-related counsel to directors and staff, proactively identifying internal and external communications issues and opportunities.
    6. Coordinates workloads with communications staff.
  2. Creates opportunities for community engagement.
    1. Engages the community on special projects which may have a broad impact and are designed to meet specific needs of the city.
    2. Establishes positive and welcoming environment for stakeholders while understanding the need to tell one’s story.
    3. Clarifies and simplifies complex information into an easily understandable and compelling message to tell the city’s story.
    4. Attends community meetings to hear concerns, provides information about community engagement, and advocates for participation.
    5. Facilitates community conversations to share and collect information/resources for planning and implementation of city strategies, initiatives and programs.
    6. Mobilizes stakeholders around common community goals in support of the collective impact approach to community results.
    7. Identifies potential community partners and builds lasting reciprocal relationships.
    8. Works closely with staff and consultants to identify and secure sponsorships and promotions. Ensures benefit fulfillment and maintains strong relationships with sponsor representatives. 
  3. Oversees marketing tools used for communications, public relations, and general information.
    1. Manages social media accounts, content, engagement efforts, and opportunities.
    2. Prepares and distributes fact sheets, talking points, news releases, website articles, scripts, and or video that publicize the city’s message. Creates brochures; posters, flyers, advertisements, and other promotional material.
    3. Evaluates trends, resources, and industry information; recommends resource and technology upgrades; maximizes use of resources and technology.
    4. Develops staff communication through consultation, training, and assistance.
    5. Designs and executes social media campaigns.
    6. Provides communication assistance in the event of an emergency or disaster. 
  4. Performs other essential job duties
    1. Regular and timely work attendance.
    2. Follows all safety procedures and participates in safety training.
    3. Responsible for supporting policies and procedures for communication functions.
    4. Attends internal and external meetings as needed or directed as a city representative.
    5. Maintains accurate records and prepares reports related to project activities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style skills.
  • Demonstrated project and market research, analysis, and management.
  • Skilled in the use of computer software programs.
  • Skilled at coordinating project activities with multiple stakeholders.
  • Sound presentation skills and demonstrated experience in the facilitation of meetings and workshops.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with elected officials, city staff, other public officials, the media, and public.
  • Ability to identify program deficiencies and develop corrective action strategies in support of established goals.
  • Ability to interpret, apply, and explain federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, departmental policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Ability to work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team of communication representatives.
  • Ability to lead complex projects from conception to completion.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field.
  • Three (3) years of marketing/communications/PR experience including writing for internal and external audiences for full range of media, including print, web and social media.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Progressively responsible experience employed in local government.
  • Public engagement experience.
  • PR and media relations experience, creating and producing marketing material.
  • Still photography and videography experience.
Apply now.

C.H. Robinson - Director of Communications, Public Relations and Social Media

The Director of Communications, Public Relations & Social Media leads the public relations department for C.H. Robinson. In this critical leadership position, you are responsible for driving new innovative strategies and processes for C.H. Robinson’s communications, public relations, social media and events.This includes media relations, external communications, global marketing communications, and customer events.In this role, you will have the ability to directly impact the global brand and competitive advantage of C.H. Robinson.The ideal candidate has strong executive presence; understands and respects business strategies and leaders’ priorities and is a critical thinker with strong problem solving abilities.
Responsibilities:
Strategy
  • Create an external Communications, Public Relations, Social Media, and Events strategy for the organization that achieves business objectives while focusing on global brand recognition, global and national coverage, as well as local presence in key markets.
  • Lead content strategy founded on key messages tied to company vision, brand positioning and competitive advantages in the marketplace.
  • Collaborate across North America and Global offices and divisions to adapt execution of the strategy to meet client needs and to ensure messages and tactics are commercially relevant.
  • Engage and manage relationships with external media outlets across many platforms, with specific focus on digital news and online media.
  • Identify opportunities and innovative ways to leverage public relations, social media and events channels
  • Develop and manage success metrics & reporting (ROI).
  • Maintain connection with industry and functional trends, adapting strategy as necessary.
Execution
  • Implement, manage and deliver external communications, public relations, social media and events plans with excellence and superior customer service to support business objectives.
  • Ensure alignment and integration of public relations, social channel and events strategies.
  • Serve as company spokesperson in addition to developing additional spokesperson talent.
  • Engage local and online media including media engagement at customer events.
  • Create & communicate key messages.
  • Manage the PR efforts surrounding acquisitions, dispositions and external events.
  • Support reputation management and crisis communications as needed.
  • Maintain P&L ownership for commercial marketing budget; ensure business goals are met with greatest efficiency.
People
  • Oversee the external communications, public relations, social media and events team.
  • Cultivate a high performing team by building skills through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training and development.
  • Select, develop, and evaluate team members to ensure the effectiveness and alignment with current and future goals and initiatives.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in communications, public relations and social media preferred
  • Strong ability to craft compelling, commercially relevant messages
  • Public relations and digital news/online/social media experience, preferably in a global, matrixed organization
  • Organized individual with strong self and project management disciplines
  • Proven ability to lead, facilitate, influence, and organize across groups and at multiple levels of the organization
  • Proven experience developing and cultivating strong working relationships and credibility with geographicallydispersed stakeholders at multiple levels
  • Outstanding written communication and interpersonal skills; strong track record of successfully serving as company spokesperson and ability to build and develop strong relationships
  • Broad industry perspective, strong network of external marketing professionals, connected to the external marketing community.
  • Organizational savvy with proven ability to drive results in a cross-functional, matrixed organization.
  • Critical thinking ability; independently and proactively identify problems, propose solutions and execute.
  • Servant leadership attitude with constant focus on what is in the best interest of the company
  • Ability to travel 10%
Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid holidays and vacation, disability insurance, life insurance, 401K with company match, profit sharing, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and the opportunity to prosper in a Fortune 500 company.
About C.H. Robinson
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our people, processes and technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services through our global network. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Automationtechies - Digital Marketing Specialist

Job Description
Do you want to work at a company where your ideas are heard and implemented? A place where you can make a real difference and impact the bottom line?
Automationtechies, a growing recruiting firm that connects engineers and professionals with employers in the Factory Automation, Process Control, Instrumentation, and Manufacturing industries, is hiring a Digital Marketing Specialist. In this role, you will own the marketing automation strategy and online brand for our company.
Our office located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota has been in business for 17 years and is known as a relaxed, supportive teamwork environment with opportunities for career growth! If you are looking for a career where new ideas and creativity are encouraged and rewarded, then this opportunity is for you.
Job duties will include:
  • Creating and managing a marketing automation strategy
  • Owning digital marketing activities/campaigns including creation of weekly e-newsletters
  • Developing email templates for contacting potential clients
  • Conducting market research on sales trends/methods and consumer behavior particular to our niche
  • Utilizing LinkedIn to build company brand and generate the interest of candidates and clients
  • Developing and implementing ideas for attracting candidates
  • Updating and improving company website
  • Managing social media presence
  • Other duties as assigned
The following skills/experience is required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or similar
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Outlook and Excel
  • Above average communications skills
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
The following skills/experience is preferred (we count classroom experience!):
  • Experience implementing an online marketing strategy
  • Experience with MailChimp, Bronto, or another marketing automation platform
  • Understanding of WordPress websites
  • Extensive knowledge of LinkedIn
  • Knowledge of SEO, web analytics, and Google ranking
New graduates are encouraged to apply! Here is your chance to put the ideas you learned in school into practice.

Apply now.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

EBC Associates - Public Relations Coordinator/Manager


EHKPR is a boutique public relations agency representing some of the most important and talented names in architecture and design. 

The firm is seeking a motivated, creative, energetic individual with strong communications skills (oral and written) and a passion for design. The ideal candidate has a little bit of public relations experience and a LOT of interest in design.  Actually, the ideal candidate is obsessed with both the media and with the design and architecture worlds.

Applicants must be extremely pleasant, organized, disciplined and self-starting. Excellent phone manner and writing skills are required. Organizational skills are absolutely essential.

This is a great job for someone who has left a job in the city to be closer to home and who wants to work in Maplewood. It is even occasionally glamorous, in spite of the suburban location .
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 1-2 years experience in public relations and/or marketing (work eperience in the design world is a plus!)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in media relations and/or an ability to interact with press
  • Strong writing skills and experience developing copy and/or press releases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks on tight deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and communicate effectively with a variety of fast moving team members
  • Creative and energetic personality
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Draft press releases and pitch letters
  • Build media lists and maintain correspondence with media
  • Maintain media activity grids
  • Fulfill media requests and assist in media outreach
  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials and presentations
  • Assist in the creation of awards submissions
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of events
  • Support in creation and management of databases for outreach to media
Apply now.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

2060 Digital, LLC - Social Media Internship


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college, or university which will recognize the internship for class credit; pursuing a major in marketing, communication or advertising; junior or senior preferred.
  • Show attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and copy writing skills, with a customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated ability for use of the following, but not limited to:
    • Facebook, Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat, Scheduling Tools
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 0-1 years experience in advertising, public affairs and online marketing.
  • Ability to work independently, yet experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals.                                                                
  • Additional experience in videography, photography, and/or design a plus.
  • Report to work on time and maintain established schedule, including the ability to work some evenings and weekends.
DUTIES:
  • Work closely and communicate frequently with Social Media Department
  • Research current social media trends and improving the workflow process.
  • Design, create and edit graphics, charts, infographics, ads and other digital content for assigned clients.
  • Contribute ideas to monthly content calendars and assist in execution.
  • Assist in the community management for client pages daily, and respond to page inquiries as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Social Media Team to brainstorm new social ideas, marketing programs, collaborations and events to build social media audience and foster influencer relationships
  • Support the maintenance and expansion of current influencer program; proactively identify on-brand influencer marketing opportunities (both paid and organic)
  • Attend some events on nights and weekends - live tweeting, facebook lives, instagram stories
  • Act in a professional manner when representing the company. Build good working relationships with coworkers, clients, vendors and the general public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

Apply online

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Prime Therapeudics - Marketing & Communications Intern




    Xcel Energy - Communications Intern Job

    Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world? Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

    Xcel Energy has two internship opportunities available in the Communications department in either Minneapolis, MN or Denver, Colorado. The position provides web content support for the Intranet, internal company news, digital signage and meeting customer service requests and expectations.

    Summary
    The purpose is to provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with writing for publications, coordinating projects and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.

    The intern will assist on several tactical communications projects, including web content management, writing and editing internal company news and company video monitors. The position also provides valuable administrative and communications support to all areas of Communications: writing articles on a variety of topics; updating the company websites; and supporting special events; as well as other minor administrative duties.

    The successful candidate must be able to work up to 40 hours per week during summers and part-time (15-20 hours per week) during the academic year. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

    Requirements
    Current student, Sophomore status (second year) or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.
    Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).
    Minimum 3.2 GPA required.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.
    Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    Web content management experience
    Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

    Preferred:
    Experience with utilizing AP stylebook.
    Experience with SharePoint

    Sunday, February 04, 2018

    Federated Insurance - Communications Specialist


    Overview

    At Federated Insurance we have a unique culture that values both our clients and our employees. The success of our client is our mission! As an employee you will be surrounded, encouraged and supported by others who believe in what we do - and how we do it - matters. You will experience on-the-job learning and a "promote from within" environment. You will be recognized for your contributions with exceptional rewards that support you. Join a culture where our employees spend countless hours volunteering with non-profit organizations in their communities and donate thousands of dollars toward community and social betterment. With the diversity of over 450 jobs - you are bound to find a place to land and grow! Insurance = Opportunities.

    Join us and "Be Part of Something Bigger!"

    Details


    As a Communications Specialist, in our Advertising department, you will be responsible for writing, reviewing and editing content for printed materials, presentations and promotional communications along with digital output.   We are seeking an individual who can interpret and translate complex, technical insurance information for a non-technical audience and select appropriate communication methods that convey Company messages in a cost-effective manner. Aids in content development and managing of digital media on Company websites and social media outlets.

    Qualifications Needed:
    • Four-year degree in Journalism, English, or Communications, or equivalent experience writing or in Advertising
    • Prefer minimum of 2 years’ work experience in writing and editing text for publication
    • Strong written communication skills and understanding of grammar and punctuation
    • Competent with InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Publisher
    • Effective with digital and social media tools
    • Perceive differences in hue, intensity, and lightness and darkness

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    Land O’Lakes - Communications Manager


    The Corporate division encompasses the core operational support for all Land O’Lakes businesses. It includes Corporate Strategy, Corporate Communications, Land O’Lakes Foundation and Community Relations, Finance, Law, Member Relations, Facilities, Event Strategy, Security, Human Resources, Information Technology, Corporate Marketing and Government Relations.


    Job Description and Qualifications


    The Communications Manager is a highly skilled consultant and strategist with exceptional skills in creative, strategic story-telling for a variety of channels and audiences. This role works in partnership with a cross-functional team of communicators, marketers and functional leaders to surface stories and produce content that achieves business objectives in ways that protect and enhance the reputation of Land O'Lakes, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
    The Communications Manager brings the most strategic storylines of the organization to life in ways that drive greater alignment/understanding, compel increased engagement, evolve perceptions and change behaviors. The ideal candidate for this role has proven, exceptional writing and story-telling experience and experience writing and significant experience producing content primarily for both earned and financed online channels including social media.
    • Manage relationships with diverse stakeholders. Engage with leadership and business teams to thoroughly understand issues, identify creative communication solutions and successfully advance communication/content recommendations. Make connections across the enterprise. Counsel leaders at all levels of the organization on effective creative content approaches to achieve objectives.
    • Gather and apply insight. Gain deep knowledge of audience needs and attitudes--internal and external. Identify and segment audiences appropriately and identify appropriate creative content solutions for each audience's needs.
    • Gather and apply best practices. Craft content strategies for appropriate channels, matching business objectives with creative content and story-telling approach--from simple to highly complex--that contribute to improved business performance.
    • Advance multi-channel creative communication solutions targeted to effectively address different audience segments / needs.
    • Apply story-telling expertise to develop stories/content that compel key audiences to think and feel differently about us and take action (if warranted). Craft and share content/stories appropriate to variety of channels--from websites and social media, to print reports, to speaker remarks and presentations to video. 
    • Measure content effectiveness and continually refine creative content approaches to drive results. Develop and establish effective metrics, in line with industry best practice, to measure creative content aligned to business objectives and adjust approaches as needed. Demonstrate return on communication investment. Apply learnings from initiatives to future communication planning.  
    Required Education:
    • 4 year degree
    Requirements (Preferred):
    • Masters in communication or business preferred.
    • Thorough understanding of communications principles and practices.
    • Ten years of directly-related experience in communications.
    • Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organizations with multiple locations.
    • High comfort level and proven record of consulting, advising and collaborating with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including executive level leadership.
    • Strong business acumen and executive presence with a demonstrated ability to counsel executives and other leadership.
    • Demonstrated success navigating large and highly matrixed organizations.
    • Excellent networking and relationship building skills and confidence interacting with media, diverse work styles, levels and functions.
    • Able to handle highly-sensitive information using discretion and integrity.
    • Outstanding verbal, written communication and presentation skills; able to clearly articulate complex issues and formulate recommendations to a wide variety of audiences.
    • Strong conceptual thinker able to think beyond the boundaries of his/her immediate responsibilities, function and business to those of the entire enterprise.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills that support delivering multiple priorities.
    EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
     

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    University of St. Thomas - - Senior Media Relations Manager

    Overview

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Senior Media Relations Manager position within the Marketing, Insights and Communications department.

    The University of St. Thomas seeks a mission-driven, media relations professional committed to advancing the common good. This position will work with eight educational units, faculty and staff who focus on teaching and mentoring the next generation of changemakers and leaders, and a marketing, insights and communications team focused on exciting people about St. Thomas.  The successful candidate will bring innovative thinking, problem-solving and a desire to build a media relations strategy to support marketing communication goals.

    The senior media relations manager coordinates the collection and distribution of St. Thomas news and information to the news media and to the public. This person also possesses deep knowledge of the strategic priorities and key messages of the University of St. Thomas in order to build strong, proactive media relations plans in support of University priorities. This manager works across the university with colleagues and senior staff to prepare experts to speak on behalf of the University and works closely with the director of public relations and the chief marketing officer to plan/staff major President communications/events. The person also works closely with the senior social media strategist to ensure comprehensive strategies are in place to share relevant St. Thomas messages across all platforms.

    Essential Functions:
    • Serves as a principal point of contact between the news media and the university. This is generally threefold: first, drafting and disseminating statements and information about St. Thomas to the media in keeping with our mission, values and strategic messaging priorities; second, respond to media requests for faculty experts; and third, serve as a spokesperson for the university when necessary.
    • Develop and implement compelling proactive public relations plans, messaging, news releases and pitches for key university priorities.
    • Maximize use of social media, media databases, media monitoring and online networks to identify opportunities to advance the university's strategic goal of "enhanced visibility and profile."
    • Actively engage in media monitoring to identify issues, trends, and proactive opportunities for university thought leaders. Build responsive relationships with area media representatives and content area experts within the university.  
    • Deliver media training to campus spokespeople and faculty experts.
    • Serve on and advise the University Action and Response Team (UART), and write and distribute information about important issues according to a team-developed plan. Because the campus is open to students 24/7, incident response may require evening and weekend work.
    This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.

    Qualifications

    Minimun qualifications:
    • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or related field
    • Five (5) years of professional experience in public relations.
    An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

    Skill in:
    • Strategic thinking/critical reasoning: Must be a strong strategist with the ability to focus and prioritize.
    • Messaging strategy: Ability to understand brand goals and objectives, select appropriate messages, develop and execute campaigns and interpret results. Skill in writing, editing and content revision is essential. Ability to remain current with media trends and changes in technology is also essential.
    • Media contacts: A working knowledge of the Twin Cities, higher education and national media outlets; proficiency with social media and database management.
    • Decision-making skills: Ability to meet deadlines and make timely decisions on final products. Must be able to use independent judgment to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
    • Influence and communication skills: Skill in working collaboratively with leadership and clients on a regular basis. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely and create enthusiasm among stakeholders. Comfort interacting with clients and internal staff alike.

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.
     
    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Special Instructions to Candidates

    Submit cover letter, resume, two news releases and a media relations plan as evidence of your work.