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Monday, April 30, 2018

ECMC - Public Relations Specialist

Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group companies are an ideal team to join.

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


  • Develops public relations/communications project plans and related materials and monitors plans for completion of tasks
  • Drafts press releases, op-eds, news articles, backgrounders, feature stories, bios, policy statements, media holding statements, and crisis communications statements, among others
  • Proactively pitches consumer and trade media including print, broadcast and online
  • Attends important functions on the company’s behalf, serving as the public relations representative; assists with planning and organizing promotional media events as necessary
  • Monitors and compiles media coverage to keep abreast of the news about our company, products and services, by using research tools and other methods. Monitors and compiles media clips to create and distribute daily, monthly, and event-specific coverage and reports.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates media contact database. Creates press lists and performs research on journalists and others as required.
  • Handles media requests for information, interviews and photos from all media. Works with various departments to provide accurate information. Develops specialized press kits and information for media. Updates corporate profiles and fact sheets on a regular basis. Vets incoming media inquiries; maintains contact with reporters and acts as liaison between media and internal subject matter experts, providing advice and counsel on responding to inquiries.
  • Plans and staffs media deskside visits and on-site media events, in consultation with Director, Public Relations.
  • Monitors press coverage and follows up with press to ensure coverage accuracy and timeliness.
  • Stays up to date on all public relations trends and innovations and brings new ideas to the team.
  • Writes draft copy and edits copy for new and revised materials, communications, blogs, social media posts, and other deliverables, working closely with Director, Public Relations to incorporate best practices and ECMC Group brand standards
  • Performs administrative support tasks as requested
  • Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of campaigns in order to inform future campaigns
  • Monitors and provides web analytic reports to business owners
  • Maintains strong level of knowledge of the industry
  • Tracks, compiles and completes reports on department goals and projects
  • Organizes and updates online databases and other mechanisms for archival/historical access
  • Participates in department planning meetings and helps prioritize workload
  • Complies with all ECMC Group Policies
  • Performs other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education/Certification :
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
Required Experience :
  • 3-5 years public relations experience in a corporate and/or agency setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills working in a computer-based office suite environment; Microsoft Windows or Mac Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and handle multiple tasks/projects concurrently
  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects. Ability to regularly communicate progress to appropriate stake holders. Efficiently manages resources and understands work/project scope, key players, urgency, inherent risks and business benefits.
  • Displays and promotes high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with organizational and government standards
  • Ability to consistently carry out job responsibilities to meet deadlines. Ability to deliver on commitments as promised and able to acknowledge when commitments are not met and takes appropriate steps to fulfill what has been promised
  • Ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups. This includes the ability to choose the appropriate method or methods of communication
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze, identify and solve problems while using sound judgment. Able to implement solutions to address business issues. Knows who to involve and takes appropriate action
  • Ability to anticipate, understand and manage customer expectations and consistent delivery of services. Clearly and effectively conveys information
  • Reports to – Director, Public Relations
Office: Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment that requires normal safety precautions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Sedentary work: Job involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing etc. may be minimally required.
Rarely if at all – less than 10% of the time.
  • Required to work normal hours to successfully perform the job responsibilities
  • May need to work nights and weekends to complete assignments
  • Frequently subjected to interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
Apply now.

Friday, April 27, 2018

MyFormulary - Marketing Communications Intern

MyFormulary is seeking a Marketing Communications Intern for Summer 2018. As the Marketing Communications Intern, you will work with senior leadership to support and execute content, email, and social media marketing initiatives that generate brand awareness and enhance client and consumer acquisition strategies for MyFormulary. In performing the duties and responsibilities of the job, the Marketing Communications Intern will contribute to the mission and strategy of MyFormulary by helping to develop original content, write sales, marketing & training copy, perform image searches and curating content to build brand awareness, drive ecommerce revenue, and establish MyFormulary as a leading credible resource for functional foods, supplements, recipes and restaurant menus as part of an overall personal health management strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Develop original content in the areas of nutrition, and using functional food, and supplements as part of an overall personal health management
· Edit existing content from MyFormulary content library to be delivered through social media, web site and email marketing.
· Manage the social media- curating content, posting links to our content and campaigns and monitor the posts and interactions.
· Manages the development of marketing and sales / promotional materials to effectively promote and sell.
· Recommend and execute promotion plans. Provide channel strategy expertise to teams and recommend most effective ways to deploy assets and materials to achieve marketing objective.
· Manage and track material effectiveness in order to modify and improve promotion development.
· Proactively promotes expansion of mobile and digital tools as a major marketing communications approach, domestically and internationally
· Monitor the metrics of the social media accounts.
· Monitor the general MyFormulary email account and assign email to stakeholders for review and response.
· Assist with creating monthly promo codes for all retail marketing offers
· Perform image searches and size images appropriately for all social media posts.
· Collaborate with CMO and develop marketing strategies, plans and execute as required
· Engage with Formulary Panel of physicains, scientists, chefs and food experts for the development of content
· Set up of Hub Spot lists for Gym Partner Communications and New Product Alerts.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Familiarity with popular social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Programs to include Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Familiarity and profanely with Adobe Creative Suite to include PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign. Proficiency with Adobe After Effects a plus.
You Also
  • Take initiative, communicate project statuses and ask for help
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Are mature and have sound judgment
  • Have a desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Have a can-do attitude
Benefits and Perks
  • Casual dress code
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Learn, grow, and have fun in a progressive, forward-thinking healthcare technology company
MyFormulary is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Type: Internship
Job Location:
  • Minneapolis, MN (Required)
  • English as a first language (Required)

Please review all application instructions before applying to MyFormulary.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Colored Organics - Social Media Intern

Job Description
Colored Organics is currently seeking a Social Media Intern who will be responsible for fostering meaningful engagement and interaction with followers and influencers on various social media fronts while developing a marketing and engagement strategy that will further the brand’s social outreach.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist the Social Media Manager in identifying relevant brands and targeting follower bases for potential and increased growth
  • Foster meaningful and frequent interaction with our follower and potential follower base across the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter platforms
  • Report weekly to Social Media Manager on progress
Job Types: Part-time, Internship
Salary: $10.00 /hour
  • Social Media Marketing: 1 year (Required)
  • Associate (Required)
Job Location:
  • Minneapolis, MN (Required)
  • English (Required)

Please review all application instructions before applying to Colored Organics.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

University of MInnesota - Greater MN Media Relations Con

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Land O’Lakes, Inc. - Government Relations Manager

Monday, April 23, 2018

Metropolitan Council - Community Relations Specialist

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.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 

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

Community Relations Specialists provide support to Council Members in carrying out their duties as advocates for the metropolitan region.  Their duties would include: creating mechanisms to proactively provide Council Members with information about their districts, coordinating materials for speaking engagements or other communications needs, and developing effective systems for reporting on the activities of Council Members. 
What you would do in this job:
  • Creates mechanisms to regularly communicate with assigned Council Members to proactively provide them with information about their districts and to respond to their requests for information, communications materials, or other needs.
  • Develops action plans with each Council Member with concrete goals for achieving their objectives and furthering the Metropolitan Council's mission in his or her district.
  • Identifies and coordinates events at which the Metropolitan Council should have a presence.
  • Coordinates Council Member communications with Communications Department.
  • Develops effective systems for reporting on activities of the assigned Council Members.
  • Participates in projects of enterprise-wide significance that contribute to Council Member or Council Executive Management goals.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications):
A Bachelor's degree in Public Affairs, Public Administration, Political Science, Communications, or related field AND two years of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area.
Associate's Degree AND four years of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area that together total six years or more.
Master's Degree AND One year of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area that together total six years or more.
High School Diploma or equivalency AND six years of experience in government, public or community relations; community organizing; supporting a public official; policy research/analysis; or related area that together total six years or more.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
  • Experience working in government or for a not-for-profit organization.
  • Experience writing research reports, memos, or briefings to inform others about an issue or problem.
  • Experience working for a public official or executive.
  • Experience coordinating or leading projects.

What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a policy board and/or public officials (elected or appointed), or demonstrated knowledge of regional government processes.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and willingness to learn new software programs as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and effectively communicate with selected constituencies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to effectively and credibly communicate complex issues/problems with Council Members, staff and public.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations and assist with potentially volatile or politically sensitive issues.
Additional information:
Union/Grade: AFSCME Grade F
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive - No
Hiring Range: $28.93- $30.43/$60,174 -$63,294
Full Salary Range: $28.93- $41.03/$60,174 -$85,342

What your work environment would be:
You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites. You will occasionally work early mornings, evenings and weekends to attend meetings or events.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pentair - Communications Manager

Pentair OverviewAt Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver the most comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables people, business and industry to access clean, safe water, reduce water consumption, and recover and reuse it. We help ensure water is clean when returned to the environment. Whether it’s for fitness and fun, healthier homes, better flood control, safer sky rises, more sustainable ways to farm, or safe drinking water for those who need it most, we won’t stop until the world’s water is managed the best way possible.From approximately 130 locations in 34 countries, Pentair’s 10,000 employees are united in our unwavering belief that the future of water depends on us. Our 2017 revenue was $2.8 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR.
Job Summary

We will:
Create career growth and rotational opportunities within various areas of Communications
Pay competitively
Provide on the job training and mentoring in Pentair’s proven best practices
Offer health benefits & coaching
Support your long term retirement goals through a competitive 401K matching and stock purchase plan
Offer employee discounts
Protect you with life insurance and other options
Tell you more about all the great benefits – just ask!

You will:
Act as editor of including content and editorial calendar development, day-to-day site management, metric and engagement tracking
Drive implementation of key employee communications initiatives including all-employee e-newsletters, webcasts and key initiatives including the Ethics & Compliance program, and Team Pentair employee engagement program
Maintain accountablity for managing video production and webcasts for leadership communications to employees
Manage translation services for print, video and web communications
Contribute to the writing of day-to-day content across all Pentair communications vehicles, including Pentair’s corporate website and content for Pentair’s external communications including social media
Support employee events, executive town halls and other key employee engagement initiatives
Development of editorial calendar and content that drives increased traffic, and advances employee understanding and engagement of company objectives and priorities

Key Outcomes of Success in First Year:
Development of editorial calendar and content that drives increased traffic, and advances employee understanding and engagement of company objectives and priorities
Development of new employee engagement tools on
Collaboration with businesses to both enhance and increase leadership communications on landing pages that can be leveraged internally beyond intranet
Quarterly analysis of to track usage, messaging effectiveness and to judge employee engagement with recommendations for continuous improvement
Demonstration of increased readership of One Pentair all employee e-newsletter
Demonstration of increased employee participation/engagement in Team Pentair
Establishment of collaborative relationships across business units, functions and regions to both drive new content development as well as ensure alignment on messaging/content

Job Requirements & Skills

You should:
Have a Bachelor’s degree
Have five to 10-plus years of relevant internal communications and Corporate experience including leadership communications and support
Experience writing across all corporate communications vehicles including intranets, websites, social media, video, webcasts
Be proficient in PowerPoint for executive level presentations
Be experienced in managing websites, including content development and management
Have experience in video production including management of video teams and post production editing
Experienced with media relations and external communications

We like:
Someone who is a proficient and experienced writer and communicator
Has excellent and proven editorial and proofreading skills
Ability to lead cross-functional teams with members from all levels of the organization with multiple projects running simultaneously
Conceptual and analytical ability; ability to clearly define a communications strategy
Project management skills, including budget management
Ability to demonstrate accountability for results and show sound business judgement/decision-making ability

EEO Statement
Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PR that sparks Action!

We are a fun and wildly creative bunch, so there’s no shortage of ideas.  It’s your job to turn those ideas into content that gets action (i.e. you write for how brains work).  You’ll be jamming out creative ideas with us, writing emails and advertising, creating landing pages, even helping with scripts and video.  You’ll manage social media, email campaigns, company communication including our Sandbox section (soon to rearranged and loaded fun and interesting pieces).
Apply now and get an instant e-copy of our Founder/CEO’s book REWIRE (gives you a quick glimpse into the spirit of First Financial).—
Are you a fit?
You’re resourceful, clever and a talented communicator who can write for action. You’re a community builder, a future thinker, and driven to have a truly massive impact. If so, then this is specifically for you.
Location: Plymouth, MN
How to apply
Complete the short application at this link.
Our reason for being:
A place to grow.
We started First Financial as a place where those who operate on a different plane; intentional people with an indomitable spirit and soulful bedside manner can soar.
Core Values:
  1. Conscientious.  Conscientious people show care, put in a big effort, are painstaking scrupulous, and honest.
  2. Play to Win:win. Not just going through the motions… we’re here to really be engaged.
  3. Encouraging/Cheerleader/Coach
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Always getting better
Three minutes from now your application can be in play.
I hope you’re open to the challenge. Together I believe we can truly change the world. APPLY HERE.
Colin Kraker will be managing all questions and inquiries regarding the position. Please reach out to him at
Warmest regards,
P.S. We look forward to meeting you.
Apply Now

Friday, April 13, 2018

2060 Digital - Social Media Strategist (2060 Twin Cities, MN)

If interested in being considered for this position you must complete the following steps:
  1. Complete the Personal Information Section and upload your resume (required). You may also attach a cover letter and include links of work samples if applicable.
  2. Click the VERIFY button. If you need to make a change, click the MAKE CHANGES button and update your information. Then click the VERIFY button again. When you are ready to proceed, click SUBMIT.
  3. On the webpage you will receive the message “You are almost done.” and a request for a Validation Code.
  4. Check the email account you just entered for the Validation Code from HBI CareerHUB. Enter the Activation Code and click VALIDATE. You will have successfully completed your on-line submission!

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

  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting & research skills.
  • Excellent communication & writing skills.
  • Great customer service skills; effective presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for use of the following, but not limited to:
    • Facebook, Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat, Scheduling Tools, Analytics Platforms
  • Additional experience in video, design, influencer or event marketing a plus.
  • 1-3 years experience in advertising, public affairs & online marketing.
  • Ability to work independently, yet experience working as a team member with the ability to establish & maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work remotely at times on evenings & weekends, as needed.
  • Report to work on time & work established schedule. Attend client events & support a flexible calendar as needed for success of clients.
  • Work closely & communicate frequently with Social Media Services Manager.
  • Social media is ever-changing. You will develop, execute & analyze social media strategies for assigned clients with focus on growth & implement trends.
  • We make goals & meet them! Be critical & develop benchmark criteria to measure the effectiveness of social media programs & implement improvements.
  • Collaborate alongside Social Media Coordinators to create social media content calendars & manage posting schedules for each assigned client.
  • Maintain professional 24/7 community management of client’s pages.
  • Use tools such as Google Analytics & social insights to audit, analyze, monitor & produce monthly social media recaps for clients.
  • Manage ongoing communication with clients. This includes monthly, in-person meetings, attending events, email/phone, etc.
  • Act in a professional manner when representing the company. Build good working relationships with coworkers, clients, vendors & the general public. 

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

2060 Digital-Twin Cities, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply online now.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Creative Catalyst | Brand Builder, Jason Langer, Joins Riley Hayes

Riley Hayes has acquired branding agency Triage Co., founded by Target Corp. alum Jason Langer. The move adds a hefty layer of conceptual brand development and retail strategy to an already robust list of capabilities.

Founded in 2016, Triage Co. is a brand consultancy built for early stage ventures, private equity turnarounds and major label rebrands. It will now reside within the walls of RH.

“This partnership gives Riley Hayes a strong strategic shot in the arm, opening us up to an entirely new stream of business,” said Tom Hayes, Founder and President of Riley Hayes. “Jason will take over the creative helm at Riley Hayes as VP Executive Creative Director.”

An uncommon mix of business savvy and design expertise, Langer believes the primary function of marketing is to solve complex business problems with smart, strategically led creative solutions.

“If we’re not driving bottom-line growth and profitability for our clients, we’re not doing our jobs,” Langer said. “I was drawn to Riley Hayes because of their client-centric focus. Many agencies claim this as a core value, but all too often their work tells a different story. Riley Hayes means it. Their collaborative approach to problem solving is unlike any agency I’ve encountered.”

During his long and fruitful career at Target, Langer co-founded Target Creative, the branding powerhouse that elevated the retailer to the top 5 most recognizable and cherished brands in the world. He oversaw the Target master brand, unifying the enterprise around a shared creative vision. He intends to help Riley Hayes do the same with its growing roster of ambitious clients.

Riley Hayes has been quietly amassing an arsenal of new leadership talent, including Tony Ticknor, former tech guru of The Nerdery, Nicole Pomerleau, media director of Target’s Group M, and Dan Hoedeman, account director of Carmichael Lynch and Fallon.

Russell Herder - Relations / Content Supervisor

We are looking for an experienced public relations specialist to join our team. Seeking a proven professional to support and inspire excellent, visionary clients through successful public relations programs and media relations campaigns. Candidate must have excellent writing and presentation skills with several years of pitching to regional and national media, excellence in organizational skills and a commitment to building client relationships. Social media fluency important. Previous experience in an advertising agency or PR firm essential. A minimum of five years of experience and a Bachelor's degree required.

Must be detail-oriented and highly self-sufficient. Please send resume and introductory email.
Job Type: Full-time
  • Public Relations: 5 years (Required)
  • Bachelor's (Required)4
    E-mail resume and cover letter to:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MARCOMM Inc. is looking to hire Corporate Communications Specialist

The Corporate Communications Specialist will work regularly with senior leadership, cross-functional partners, and other company-wide stakeholders to proactively identify their needs and establish an effective communications strategy. The ideal candidate will be adept at forging business partnerships and strengthening relationships between teams. We are looking for someone who has excellent instincts with the ability to craft effective and compelling messages, passion for marketing and communications, and the ability to adapt quickly in a constantly evolving industry.
  • Support and drive corporate and executive communications including programs, campaigns and announcements
  • Support the development and maintenance of corporate messaging and QA including competitive messaging
  • Partner with stakeholders across product and integrated marketing locally and internationally for key moments in time, as well as ongoing corporate storytelling
  • Build creative and content strategy for keynotes, events, and conferences
  • Build relationships with cross-functional teams and sell your ideas
  • Develop and present PowerPoint and video presentations for/to executives
Your Qualifications
  • You are an expert storyteller in PowerPoint and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • You thrive on being part of a dynamic organization that has experienced significant change (e.g. change in response to market conditions, regulatory environment, competition, etc.)
  • You have a history of anticipating issues and are an excellent problem solver
  • 6+ years corporate communications and public relations experience, major consumer brands preferred
  • Progressive success in developing comprehensive, strategic communications programs
  • Action-orientation balanced with effective partnerships across the organization
  • Exemplary composure and executive presence
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, with the ability to present data and conclusions in an organized, concise manner at all levels throughout the company
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and inspirational, with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with all groups while addressing people courageously, directly and candidly
  • Passionate storyteller with excellent content-generation skills across a variety of channels
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple competing priorities effectively
  • Ability to take initiative to open and close the loop on communications projects
  • Executive communications experience, and comfort working with members of the leadership team in fast-paced situations
  • Experience working with communications teams in international markets
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry or product management is a plus, but not required
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field required, MBA preferred
Who You Are
  • You are an excellent writer and know how to communicate clearly and concisely 
  • You are exceptionally resourceful, scrappy, and know how to get stuff done 
  • You love working in teams, but you're self-driven 
MARCOMM Inc. is headquartered in the Minneapolis. The types of Marketing, Interactive, Digital and Creative jobs we offer are dynamic, fun and always fast paced. Our employment package is "best-in-class" because we're committed to hiring the brightest, most qualified talent available. Learn more at:
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    Monday, April 09, 2018

    EDCO - Marketing Communication Specialist

    Job Details


    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)
    • 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
    Apply now.

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota - Public Relations Intern Job

    About Blue Cross

    Founded in 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state. We have more members, the largest network of providers and more products and services than any other plan in Minnesota. From the beginning, Blue Cross has been an innovator with a mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives.

    We understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy — at a company that shares your values. We’ve made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day.

    Description Summary
    This person provides support to the members of the Public Relations team.

    Strong interpersonal skills are required to successfully manage multiple assignments while working closely with members of the public relations team.

    Responsibilities may include writing and editing communication materials including blog and social media posts; doing daily media searches; supporting the PR team at community or business event, possibly including support for Facebook Live or Periscope, and supporting social media community management, as well as the employee advocacy program.

    The intern will actively participate in team meetings and work collaboratively with other team members to help achieve department objectives and successfully carry out projects.

    This person would be employed for a three-month period. The intern works full-time, approximately 35-40 hours/week.

    1. Write and load blog and social media posts.
    2. Assist with media monitoring, both on traditional and social media channels.
    3. Assist with daily media searches.
    4. Assist with all aspects of Blue Cross’ social media community management, including daily monitoring of comments, working with PR staff and service team to manage member inquiries and schedule planned social media posts.
    5. Assist with the Social Media Ambassador program, including adding new stories for employees to share into the employee advocacy platform.
    6. Work with internal communications to promote and share blog content with Blue Cross employees.
    7. Complete other writing and project management duties as assigned.


    • College student or recent college graduate
    • Communications or related major
    • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for working with Blue Cross employees at all levels, and community representatives
    • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and a willingness to learn other software tools. Experience with WordPress and social media community management tools a plus
    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Excellent planning/organizational and project management skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member
    • Previous non-profit work or volunteer experience desirable

    Preferred Requirements

    • Work onsite during business hours
    • Access to a car for metro area travel

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

    Make a difference

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

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

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

    Apply now.