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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dow - Communications Manager

Description

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Manager in Edina, MN.  The person hired in this role may also work out of Midland, MI


Job Summary:


The marketing communications manager is responsible for conveying internal and external messages for the water solutions business to keep stakeholders informed on what’s happening in the business and to drive the business core narrative with consistency and frequency. This role also requires market listening and engagement to facilitate and encourage a multi-point conversation. This role requires strong digital acumen and the ability to implement an omni-channel strategy. This role includes a focus on sustainability and advocacy.


Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate the writing and design of promotional content and distributing in online and noffline channels
  • Ensure message alignment with key business strategies
  • Plan, coordinate and track regional event participation promoting our products and services
  • Generate media and/or advertising opportunities for continued brand awareness
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Develop and drive execution of integrated communications plan for product launches or new business initiatives aligned with marketing and commercial strategies
  • Develop internal communications focused on employee engagement and positive work culture
  • Responsibility for planning and budgetary control of regional marketing communications
  • Manage all stakeholder mapping activities for advocacy work
  • Work with head of communications and head of marketing to develop messaging pillars for sustainability and advocacy programs
  • Manage execution of advocacy and sustainability programs working closely with partners in marketing
  • Identify EPC partners and suggest opportunities for engagement to work together on sustainability initiatives (for example Black Veatch on sustainable cities)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of related experience in a communications and/or sustainability in a technical or science-based company.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Superior project management and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • Strong digital acumen and familiarity with common tools including website platforms, analytical tools, and marketing automation tools
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. 
Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, journalism, writing, sustainability or other related field is required.
     
About DowDuPont
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.


The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process. 

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us, you may call us at 1+800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1+989-636-3674.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Macalester College - Social Media and E-Communications Specialist

Purpose of Position
Macalester College seeks to hire a full-time Social Media and E-Communications Specialist to work in its Communications and Marketing department. This position utilizes social media and broadcast messaging tools to share the stories of Macalester students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and to promote college-sponsored events and programs. The Social Media and E-Communications Specialist builds connections between major constituent groups and the college and works to strengthen the college brand. This position monitors trends in social media and e-communication, analyzes and reports on relevant metrics, collaborates with campus departments to provide guidance for social media initiatives, and coordinates messaging across multiple departments and channels. The Social Media and E-Communications Specialist serves as a member of the web services team in Communications and Marketing and reports to the Director of Web Services.
Responsibilities
• Plans, prepares, and posts content to the college’s social media properties. Works to ensure consistency of messages across multiple channels. Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of social media strategy that supports Macalester’s web and digital communications efforts.
• Manages and promotes Macalester’s social media aggregator. Monitors aggregator content to ensure messaging is consistent with established guidelines and standards.
• Establishes metrics, tracks social media influence measurements, and adjusts strategy based on those insights. Prepares reports to update staff on social insights. Continuously monitors social media properties and track relevant conversations, responding as needed or alerting colleagues to issues needing attention.
• Researches new channels for relevance and identifies trends in social media tools and content.
• Collaborates and partners with college departments to ensure proper messaging and relevance for social media properties. Provides training, coordination, and guidance for departments considering new social media initiatives.
• Produces broadcast email messages including monthly alumni e-newsletter and provides consultation and guidance to colleagues who manage broadcast email messages to ensure effectiveness, quality, and consistency of messages across multiple departments.
• Consults with college leadership and Communications staff on messaging around crisis communication.
Qualifications
• At least 3-5 years of experience managing social media properties in a non-profit, agency, or corporate role. Expertise in writing content for a variety of channels including social networking sites, broadcast email, blogs, forums, websites.
• Solid understanding of the social media landscape. Expert knowledge of social media channels and procedures for maintaining content on social networking sites, broadcast email, blogs, forums, websites.
• Ability to embrace change and rapidly adapt to emerging trends in online communications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proofreading.
• Demonstrated experience in writing for the web and for social channels. Ability to adapt voice and style to message type and social channel.
• Ability to analyze metrics and prepare reports to track social media impact, e-communication effectiveness, and constituent engagement in social media spaces.
• Demonstrated ability to work both cooperatively and independently in a team-based work setting.
• Proven success in managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines, adapting quickly to changing priorities, creative problem solving, and attention to detail and accuracy.
• Strong web production skills preferred including understanding of and experience with HTML, XHTML, and CSS. Experience in video and audio editing and digital imagery desirable.
• Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Proficient office technology skills, including web page maintenance and experience with digital marketing and newsletter tools, such as Exact Target or Vertical Response.
• Bachelor’s degree is required.
• An appreciation of the value of a liberal arts education.
• Ability to work respectfully with sensitive and confidential information.
• Demonstration and promotion of positive, professional relationships across campus that underscores confidence in Advancement among colleagues, and with our constituents.
Application Guidelines
For best consideration, please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than April 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on immediately. This posting will close on April 15, 2018.
Institutional Overview
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.
Benefits
Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/benefits/ for more information about benefits at Macalester College.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US upon employment start date.
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

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HealthPartners - Communications Consultant

Job Description:

At HealthPartners, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together, we will improve health and well-being, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Consultant. This role provides overall communications services for HealthPartners and supplies communications consulting services to other departments. Primary assignments include writing and editing for internal and external publications and communications, including internal email and Intranet; media relations; strategic planning, special communications, events, publications and projects. This position requires frequent contact and communication with employees, physicians, nurses, dentists, and administrators within HealthPartners, as well as the ability to represent the organization to media outlets and other external audiences.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.
  • At least two years of writing, employee communications, public relations and/or other communications experience. Internships and part-time employment can be used as experience.
  • Excellent written communications skills, including typing, spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to research and effectively communicate stories to internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge or experience in the health care field.
  • Experience communicating with internal employee audiences.
Accountabilities:
  • Writes employee communications, both printed and electronic, related to human resources, employee well-being, organizational culture, leadership development, recruiting, diversity and inclusion, and more.
  • Writes media materials and other items for external audiences for HealthPartners.
  • Acts as an active participant in the on-going HealthPartners internal and external communications process. This includes participating in planning sessions, and helping to measure the results and effectiveness of communications plans.
  • Assists fellow Communications staff in planning, coordinating and implementing special events, video and multimedia productions, and other assignments as needed.
  • Prepares news releases and may coordinate media interviews, and assists with media events.
  • Serves as writer/editor of newsletters/publications.
  • Provides media relations support for HealthPartners. This includes carrying the media relations pager during some weekends and holidays.
Decision Making:
  • Communications Consultant will abide by media policy and other policies pertinent to communications.
  • Communications Consultant will, on occasion, coordinate work done by freelance writers and other vendors.
  • Communications Consultant will work with established budgets and seek budget approval for expenditures, as needed, from manager.
HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to www.healthpartners.com/careers and search for Job ID #47813.

Additional Information:


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Padilla - Assistant Account Executive - PR & Marketing Communications

Do you have a passion for technical subjects and want to challenge yourself at one of the best communications agencies in Minneapolis? Padilla is looking for an entry-level communications professional who is ready to join an established, busy team and hit the ground running.
This assistant account executive role, which focuses on key manufacturing and technology clients, is perfect for professionals who:
  • love to write
  • can identify and execute trade media opportunities to generate coverage
  • can navigate social channels
  • enjoy going beyond the task at hand to identify new ideas and opportunities for clients
  • want experience working directly with complex B2B brands in an agency or corporate role
As an assistant account executive, you’ll work with and provide support to a number of teams, so flexibility and a team attitude are key. You should be comfortable balancing multiple assignments at once and thinking independently, knowing your team is there to support you.
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.
We evaluate co-workers on both chemistry and skills. You’ll be asked to complete our skills assessment, and we lean toward self-starters who love to work both independently and in a group. Points if you aren’t afraid to question the status quo or speak up with ideas that might just change the world.
What you get in return is an amazing place to work, free parking, opportunities for growth and education, cool co-workers, an environment that challenges you to be your best and so much more.
Excellence. Integrity & Truthfulness. Generosity. Innovation & Creativity. Service & Servant Leadership. Inclusion. That's who we strive to be. And we’re seeking motivated individuals who want to grow with us.
Padilla is an employee-owned firm and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop an ability to write for different communication disciplines: memos, feature articles, digital and social media content, marketing materials, employee relations materials, financial communication, op-eds, speeches, etc.
  • Assist in developing and managing client plans, budgets, timelines and project matrices.
  • Assist in the development of public relations initiatives, including media interviews/tours, brochures/newsletters, digital and online campaigns, surveys, special events, etc.
  • Become a media relations expert. Learn how the print/broadcast/online media works and how to successfully pitch stories that might feature or include clients. This could also include media monitoring, building and maintaining media lists, coordinating and/or implementing media tours, etc.
  • Support client event activities by overseeing travel, vendor coordination and other details.
  • Assist in team research needs in all forums, including internet, telephone interviews, etc., and formulate thoughts and recommendations based on research results.
  • Contribute to the timely production of accurate, typo-free conference, monthly and clip 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 follow through on any commitments you make in these meetings.
  • Properly delegate assignments to interns and peers, be responsive to issues/concerns/workload of team members.
  • Manage-up: Make sure your supervisors are doing their part so that your needs are being met and you are being supported in delivering upon your obligations to clients, colleagues, the media, business partners, etc.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

EDCO Products - Marketing Communication Specialist

Job Details

Description

EDCO is one of the oldest and continuous running domestic metal fabricators, and is the largest manufacturer of pre-finished metal siding products in the United States. Today, as the only true full-line manufacturer of exterior building materials, our product offering includes a comprehensive line of siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, and gutter systems. The EDCO name has come to stand for longevity, stability and an unfailing commitment to excellence.
From its establishment in 1946 by the enterprising Edwards family to present day, EDCO has been an innovative leader in the building materials industry throughout the nation. The company continues to push the leading edge of product advancement and excellence, setting industry trends with its product development.
Marketing Communications Coordination
  • Administration of the Marketing Resource Center
  • Coordinate and attend EDCO tradeshows at both the national and local setting
  • Process all Sales Promotion Budget requests in a timely manner
  • Coordinate placement of advertisements and social media updates as outlined in the approved marketing plan
  • Coordinate the distribution of Construction Material Data Insight projects to the appropriate Business Development Manager (BDM) and develop/maintain a database of architectural firms, general contractors, etc.
  • Point of contact for all marketing requests from BDMs and customer service reps
  • Administration of Continuing Education Program including the coordination the submission of appropriate paperwork within timeline provided by American Institute of Architects and maintaining database of participants in the program.
  • Distribution of leads to appropriate BDM, Distributor or outside representative and maintain a database of leads from all lead generation marketing initiatives
  • Coordinate all mailings for the marketing department
Competencies, Knowledge & Values
  • Organizational agility – ability to effectively work across the organization
  • Problem Solver – An ability to proactively identify problems and offer solutions
  • Organization – Must be able to prioritize, balance responsibilities, and meet deadlines within budget parameters provided
  • Excellent Communicator – Expresses ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and written
  • Speed - Operates with a sense of urgency
  • Ethics – acts with the highest level of integrity
  • An ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to operate autonomously
  • Strong computer skills (IFS and Microsoft Office)
Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but will consider relevant work experience
  • Building Materials Industry experience preferred
  • Internal and external customer support
Working Conditions
  • Corporate office environment
  • 10% travel, estimated
  • Must be able to adapt to changing and fast paced business conditions
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Friday, March 16, 2018

SRF Consulting Group - Marketing Communications Coordinator

SRF Consulting Group is one of the Midwest’s premier planning, engineering, and landscape architecture consulting firms. We have built a tradition of excellence by delivering quality that stands the test of time, striving for innovation, providing superior service, and being true to the spirit of collaboration. Our award-winning projects range from designing bridges and highway interchanges to planning statewide transportation systems to revitalizing neighborhoods and urban spaces.
Our Minneapolis (Plymouth) headquarters has an immediate opening for a creative, energetic and collaborative individual to join our growing marketing communications team. SRF’s marketing communications team works with internal clients from the company’s eight offices – we collaborate with company leaders across all of our diverse service areas.

Primary Job Responsibilities
The Marketing Communications Specialist will assist in developing a wide range of marketing materials, including proposals, social media (Facebook and LinkedIn), brochures, e-blasts, presentations, awards, and internal corporate communications. As a member of the marketing communications team, the successful applicant will also work with our graphic design staff.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will excel at effectively communicating strategic information while working on multiple projects simultaneously. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities and to provide excellent service is essential. Additional qualifications should include:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, or a related field
  • Minimum of three months of related internship experience
  • Previous experience in an architecture/engineering/professional services firm highly desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the proposal (RFP) development process
  • Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Office experience preferred
SRF offers our employees a dynamic work environment and a competitive compensation package, including medical/RX, dental, life, and disability insurance as well as generous time-off programs and 401(k). We are an employee-owned company (ESOP) and have been recognized by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a Top Place to Work in Minnesota 2016 and 2017.
SRF Consulting Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fairview - Public Affairs Senior Specialist


Job Description: 
Fairview Communications and Public Affairs Senior Specialists partner with departmental leaders and division/function leaders to develop and execute communication plans that protect Fairview’s reputation and provide internal and external stakeholders the information and inspiration they need to advance our mission of healing, discovery and education.

Project assignments may include public relations/media outreach, technology implementations, employee benefit changes, fundraising campaigns, patient or employee storytelling campaigns. Communication tactics include presentations, web content, electronic newsletters, print newsletters, events, videos and interactive/social media.

To be successful, Communications and Public Affairs Sr. Specialists must be highly skilled collaborators, able to work well both independently and as part of a team, enjoy managing complex projects, possess strong writing and editing skills for a variety of media, be able to develop highly effective relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization, and enjoy executing a wide range of communication tactics.

Through effective brand management, this position contributes to effective community partnerships and employee and physician engagement.    
Job Qualifications: 
Education:
Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism or related field.

Preferred Education:
  • Master’s degree

Experience:
Minimum Experience:
  • 5 years experience in strategic/corporate communications, public affairs, human resources or related field.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organizations with multiple locations. Specifically corporate communications in health care preferred.
About Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ecolab - Sr. Communications Specialist


Global Business Services – Sr Communications Specialist

What’s in it For You:
  • Access to best in class resources, tools, and technology
  • Comprehensive benefits package starting day 1 of employment- medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, company paid pension, stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement and more!
What You Will Do:
  • Provide strategic communications guidance to Global Business Services (GBS) leadership and managers for announcements, change communication, programs and initiatives.
  • Create and implement strategic communication plans and campaigns to advance GBS initiatives:
  • Lead and drive GBS brand
  • Assist and guide communication protocols and methods on US Catalyst and other Black Belt initiatives requiring internal change management within Global Business Services
  • Preparing and guiding the development of training materials, training methods and protocols, including videos
  • Develop strategic communications plans that allow leaders to successfully cascade information throughout GBS globally and to other Ecolab internal audiences.
  • Identify communications objectives, audiences, key messages, channels, and measures of success.
  • Create tools and templates for the GBS leadership and downstream team members to use within their teams and stakeholder groups
  • Inventory and govern global site communications
  • Assist in preparing presentations for internal audiences to support related initiatives, including talking points, PowerPoint, WebEx and multi-media development and support collateral.
  • Create, edit and publish internal employee communications, in a variety of media, including digital and social, that promote employee understanding, motivation and engagement.
  • Direct the creation of art work, photographs, layout, and other elements of publications. Coordinate communications work sent to outside vendor partners and participate in making decisions regarding selection of vendors for communication-related services.
  • Ensure functional communications are aligned with broader corporate strategies and brand standards.
  • Develop and monitor communication feedback mechanisms
Position Details:
  • Position location: Eagan, MN
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in English, communications, journalism or related field
  • 5 years of experience with corporate communications including experience with internal communications and public relations
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent people and project management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently while handling multiple tasks
  • A positive attitude and tactful communication, even under pressure
  • Team player mindset that is reliable, flexible, and works in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of sales and management
  • Excellent time management, and organizational skills with strong attention for detail, accuracy, and consistency
  • Critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills balanced with vision, creativity, and resourcefulness
Own Your Future. Impact What Matters.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CATS is looking for a talented Social Media Specialist

CATS is looking for a talented Social Media Specialist to grow our social media presence.

Your role will be to proactively engage with industry influencers, promote original company content, and implement online marketing strategies through key social media channels.

Ultimately, you should be able to increase web traffic and engagement metrics in alignment with broader marketing strategies.
 
What you will do:
  • Proactively engage with thought leaders/influencers, including #Trending conversations and 1:1 interaction
  • Work with content team to distribute and promote original CATS content
  • Update and optimize company pages and profiles on social sites to increase visibility and align with brand
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to ensure all initiatives are properly linked, coded and technically optimized to attract and engage visitors and track and analyze results
  • Identify and evaluate industry articles and trends and assess their value and sharing potential on social media

Qualities we're looking for:
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to adapt your style to have the correct tone
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Understanding of social media metrics; able to interpret the results and act to increase effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Experience with using a social media management platform (Buffer, Hootsuite, etc.)

What it's like to work at CATS:
  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Relaxed, casual atmosphere with a strong focus on work/life balance
  • We're a small team, so every team member's contribution matters
  • We're bootstrapped, private & profitable, you'll work directly with the owner and senior management and have loads of input on the company's direction
  • We have a sweet homemade MAME cabinet
  • Free snacks & drinks
  • Nice skyway-connected office in downtown Minneapolis
  • Happy hour Fridays

Monday, March 12, 2018

Flint Group - Public Relations Specialist


Flint Group is looking for a Public Relations Manager to expand our PR presence and expertise to our Duluth office.  Our ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced, team environment as well as having the ability to stay calm under pressure and stressful situations.

What we Need

  • Expertise in crisis communication, media relations, events, content/storytelling, and integrated communication planning
  • Ability to juggle and multi-task multiple clients/projects simultaneously under multiple deadlines
  • A strong presenter, confident to speak to internal stake holders as well as external clients
  • A team player who demonstrates initiative and can think on their feet

What You’ll Do

  • Assist in identifying, responding to and pitching new business opportunities
  • Plan and facilitate special events and promotions for internal and external audiences
  • Analyze situations and problems logically and objectively
  • Quickly develop working relationships, internally and externally
  • Act as a media and/or stakeholder contact
  • Develop educational, informative or persuasive messaging for multiple clients/industries
  • Identify opportunities to integrate messages/build relationships across other disciplines
  • Coordinate media relations in the aspects of identifying, planning and actively pitching stories to local, regional and national media outlets
  • Develop and implement strategic communications programs
  • Identify what research, public opinion surveys are needed and assist in development and analysis of results
  • Provide consultation to clients

Who you Are

  • Post-secondary degree in public relations, advertising or marketing
  • 5+ years of public relations experience
  • Excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Hold or working towards APR certification is a plus

We are E-Verify compliant as well as an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in our hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

SuperValu - Social Media Marketing Specialist

Description


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

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc (CSI) - Contract Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist


Job Summary:
The Senior Marketing Communications Specialist role works directly with marketing partners and other functions to develop and execute internal and customer-facing (external) communications plans that reinforce CSI’s corporate, marketing, brand, and program objectives. Requires marketing communications knowledge to guide clients towards effective solutions. This individual must be proactive, highly organized, detail-oriented, and an effective communicator (written and verbally). They will interact closely with a cross-functional group including Marketing Communications, Meetings/Events/Tradeshows, Product Marketing, Medical Education, Sales Training, Regulatory, and Healthcare Economics & Reimbursement, as well as external vendors/partners.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (include, but not limited to):
  • Develop and Execute Marketing Plans and Activity for Interventional Support Devices:
    • Execute and support strategic marketing and communication plans; lead the development and execution of strategic plans that support product and program activities; including the creation of creative briefs, creative downloads, use of appropriate channels, messages and  tactics  (e.g. sales flyers, brochures, posters, direct mail pieces, etc.).
      • Ensure that product line(s) are represented appropriately in corporate communications and other company activities.
      • Confirm product positioning, branding and major messaging for support devices; ensuring these are accurately represented in all materials.
    • Partners with marketing to develop product positioning, messaging and core creative development, ensuring cross-functional collaboration.
    • Establish strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and communicate proactively to manage expectations, project timelines and logistics.
    • Participate in the development of annual operating budget. Process invoices and track budget on an ongoing basis.
    • Produces multi-channel communications tools; maintaining project records using established department procedures and tools.
    • Manage projects within allocated budgets, identifying cost-savings where appropriate.
    • Manage case studies from field including submission, approval, and distribution
    • Manage web content and updates across digital assets, such as company website, micro sites, and other properties/platforms.
    • Manage literature and promotional materials website
      • Oversee literature, article and swag inventory
      • Work with promotional and fulfillment vendors to research, develop and approve on-trend, fresh, and popular new items. Partner with fulfillment vendors for necessary updates
      • Ensure proper use of company/brand/product logos
      • Implement website updates
      • Develop metrics and reports on usage and ordering trends
    • Manage (via formal review process), proof, and annotate materials; communicate changes/approvals to outside vendors/partners
    • Support Healthcare Economics & Reimbursement team for development and execution of materials and content
  • Manage and Support Meeting, Events & Tradeshow Activity
    • Partner with Product Marketing, Medical Science Liaison, Professional Relations, Regulatory, Clinical/Science and MET to ensure MET strategies are understood and defined
    • Create and execute strategies and define tactical elements
  • Support Sales Training Activity
    • Maintain current sales roster and update database as needed
    • Assist in new sales literature ordering, new sales passwords and account set-up for fulfillment site
    • Conduct a quarterly audit of both coronary and peripheral sales training kits to ensure they are up to date and comprehensive of materials available
  • Maintain compliance to the CSI Quality Policy/System (e.g. Master Control), and all other documented quality processes and procedures, when performing assigned tasks
  • Act as Marcom representative/lead for company activities and event committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Specialist: BA or BS degree with 5-7 years of Communications/Marketing-related experience.  Experience in medical device or other regulated industry preferred.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Successful Job Performance:
Knowledge of Adobe Suite, including Acrobat Pro for proofing and annotating documents; Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel); and basic design programs (e.g. Publisher).  Proficiency in digital communication including updating website content and content management systems.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to lift 40lbs, unpack/ pack literature and/or tradeshow materials in boxes, transfer items to warehouse for shipping, and successfully track materials for arrival.

About CSI & Working Conditions:
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) is devoted to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating peripheral and coronary vascular disease. Our primary focus is helping physicians conquer even the most difficult disease states, including arterial calcium, given the complications it presents for the millions who suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD). CSI is committed to clinical rigor, constant innovation, and a defining drive to set the standard in safe, effective, economical medical devices that improve patient outcomes.

The Marketing Department is a fun, fast-paced group that works hard and delivers top-notch marketing programs and activity to our sales force and customers. We are located in a state-of-the-art building with on-site training facilities for employees and physicians. As their commitment to employee health and well-being, the headquarters also features a work-out facility, locker rooms and a nearby regional park with a complete trail system.

CSI is an EEO/AA company: Women, Minorities, the Disabled and Veterans are encouraged to apply. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require accessibility assistance or reasonable accommodation to apply for an open position, please contact the Recruiting Department at Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., 1225 Old Hwy 8, New Brighton MN 55112, or call (651) 259-1600.

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Anderson Corporporation - Social Media Specialist

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Description
POSITION PURPOSE
The Social Media Specialist will drive engagement with targeted virtual communities by updating, maintaining, creating and expanding the corporation’s social media and digital platforms, and work to amplify the divisional marketing teams’ social media campaigns. This role provides creative, forward-thinking communication support that attracts and engages audiences to enhance and support Andersen’s corporate image, values, reputation and brand position. Must be able to create consistent, meaningful content on all social media platforms as well as act quickly and gracefully to resolve any complaints or criticisms posted on social media. Must be able to understand social media platforms/channels and identify emerging opportunities.
  • Build and execute social media strategy through research, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification that’s in keeping with, and support of the corporation’s overall communication objectives. Build meaningful connections and encourage community members through dialog and messaging.
  • Write, develop and strategize online content production and scheduling. Create and implement integrated social media plan and editorial calendar. Generate, edit, publish and share content daily (original text, images, video and HTML) that encourages targeted audiences to take action and engage with Andersen. Develop and/or revise text for other venues, including online communities, press releases, web articles and blogs.
  • Moderate user-generated content and messages appropriately, based on company and community policies. Assist with crisis management and negative communications. Collaborate with other departments to respond to issues that may arise in public-facing channels in a timely manner. Always work to protect, manage and build Andersen’s image and reputation as an industry and community leader.

  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics and insights, and then acting on the information. Track and analyze analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics and effectiveness; utilize this information to positively affect future outcomes. Prepare and present reports to update internal staff on usage statistics and influence reach.
  • Maintain company social media pages and profiles. Monitor and analyze social media trends and best practices. Help keep Andersen’s corporate social media engagement strategies effective and relevant.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, integrative public relations, marketing or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in digital marketing and social media
  • Strong familiarity with the business application of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Knowledge of project management and web design best practices
Job:
Human Resources
Location:
Oak Park Heights, MN US
Organization:
Andersen Corporation

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL CONTENT STRATEGIST - OPENING AT MACCABEE AGENCY

Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations -- a five-time winner of Minnesota Business magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work” – has an immediate opening for a Social Media and Digital Content Strategist with outstanding online marketing and social media skills.

You have 3-7 years agency or client-side experience in social media marketing, digital content creation, blogger and influencer relations, inbound marketing and online communication strategy. You’re a smart, creative professional with experience guiding clients in the effective use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and all other major social channels. You’re known for collaborative relationships with your co-workers and clients, a can-do positive attitude, an eye for ROI and success metrics and a penchant for thoughtful counsel. Past marketing experience in food, healthcare/wellness or B2B technology a plus. Candidates should be familiar with Google Analytics, Canva/Adobe Creative Suite, SEO tactics, and CMS platforms such as WordPress and HubSpot.

Sound interesting? Please send your resume to our EVP Gwen Chynoweth at gwen@maccabee.com.

Located in the historic North Loop district of downtown Minneapolis, Maccabee has produced award-winning campaigns for clients ranging from RedBrick Health, Thomson Reuters, Delta Airlines’ MLT Vacations, M & M/Mars chocolate, Jostens, Cirque de Soleil and Caribou Coffee to OfficeMax, Deluxe Corp, CaringBridge, Kemps and Pilgrim’s Pride (Gold’n Plump chicken). Maccabee, winner of Promo Interactive’s “Best Viral Campaign” and the Silver Halo Award for “Best Cause Marketing Campaign,” offers a high-energy, nurturing culture fueled by a fierce dedication to professional development for every employee. Learn more about the joys of working at the Maccabee agency at www.maccabee.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest or on our MaccabeePR blog.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

University of Minnesota - CLA Internship Coordinator


Monday, March 05, 2018

Mayo Clinic - Comunications Specialist

Why Mayo Clinic
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed one of Mayo Clinic's largest government research grants for five more years, ensuring support for clinical and translational research and training through 2022. There is an important communication aspect to this grant.The Communications Specialist position will support the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and will be a 5-year limited-tenure position reporting into Research and Education Communications.
 
Position description
The Communications Specialist will provide strategic communications consultation and guidance to various clients. The Specialist will plan, drive, implement, monitor, and measure results of communications plans to advance Mayo Clinic's mission, strategic plan, and business objectives. The Specialist has strong skills in the field of communications, media relations, social media, digital, news and/or staff engagement communications activities. Demonstrates a strong understanding of the communications discipline along with critical thinking and strategic counseling skills. Represents Mayo Clinic internally and externally. Demonstrates project management skills and the ability to manage projects through the entire project life cycle. Demonstrates strong writing, editing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Proactively seeks opportunities to build and improve positive relationships with colleagues, leaders, and experts. Understands and acts independently to drive functional strategies forward to advance Mayo Clinic's mission, strategic plan, and business goals. Builds credibility with peers and internal stakeholders. Assesses opportunities for improvements, and demonstrates willingness and ability to adapt to change.

Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field
    • Liberal arts
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Marketing
    • Healthcare
    • OR similar field
  • 3 years professional experience in a relevant field
    • Communications Professional or
    • Marketing Communications Professional
  • Must include an up to date Resume and Cover Letter to be considered for this position.
Additional qualifications
Broad based knowledge of communications marketing strategies. Requires strong leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening, persuasive, oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills. Proven communications consultative, planning and execution abilities. Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style and collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively to prioritize and drive forward multiple projects. Must possess high personal motivation supporting a strong work ethic, flexibility, and creativity. Has a positive influence on others. Position requires occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as necessary.
Prefer knowledge of clinical trial processes and procedures and community-related communications.
Exemption status
Exempt
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2396.00, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
80
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Category
Business Professional
Job posting number
94194BR
Recruiter
Kaela Peterson
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Valley Fair - Communications Associate-2018

Responsibilities
Answers and processes emergency 911 calls to the communications center; contacts appropriate outside agencies in cases of emergencies or under the direction of management; maintains log, daily base radio traffic and lost children descriptions.

Monitors and dispatches alarms received in the communications center; monitors weather radar and lightning detector; advises appropriate units of weather conditions as directed by management.
Receives and dispatches all routine and emergency traffic by telephone and radio in an efficient and professional manner; dispatches all police/ security calls as well as fire and first aid; maintains thorough documentation of multi-dispatch calls.

Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.

Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.

Meets Cedar Fair’s attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair’s attendance policies.

Adheres to Cedar Fair’s Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
Other duties may be assigned.

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General Mills - Marketing Communications Assistant Manager

Food. Purpose. You.
As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$15.6 billion during fiscal 2017. We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.
EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabilities
As Marketing Communications Assistant Manager for Pillsbury, you’ll bring your expertise to manage media planning and execution for a nationally recognized and well-loved brand.

You will be the expert at reaching our consumer; developing the “how”, “when” and “where” our communications to show up. You’ll understand their behaviors & habits, to build communications plans that engage them at the right place, time and context.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work closely with brand marketers, agencies and cross-functional teams in the creation of modern brand plans that reach consumers throughout the path to purchase
  • Leverage brand marketing team’s strategic process/outputs to create communications plans that align with the brand’s purpose, target audiences, and business growth goals
  • Apply critical thinking and strategic insights to drive better plans and execution
  • Collaborate with media agency on the creation and execution of the media plan
  • Strategize with world class creative agencies; helping developing content across channels
  • Take the lead in identifying optimization opportunities, tackling issues, and driving best practices across the program
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations or Business
  • 5+ years of marketing communications experience, preferably in full service, media, digital, and/or consulting agency
  • Experience in working with multiple marketing communication touchpoints (Including traditional and digital media, performance & acquisition media, SEM, CRM, social, PR, promotions, experiential, or price incentives)
  • Expertise across core media planning skills
    • Reach/frequency, audience sizing, plan reporting & optimization
  • Understanding of measurement, attribution, trafficking, & budget management
  • Familiarity of core media planning & measurement tools
    • Communicus, ComScore, Simmons, MRI, Nielsen, Kantar
Apply now.