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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Minnesota Wild - Intern, Community Relations/Hockey Partnership

Intern, Community Relations/Hockey Partnerships Minnesota Wild

Internship
Position Summary/Description The Community Relations/Hockey Partnerships Intern will work with Community Relations and Hockey Partnerships departments to assist with all aspects of the community programs and events. Though the candidate will report into a specific manager, they need to feel comfortable with receiving direction from others as projects arise. The internship involves assisting with the development and day-to-day execution of activities and events including providing support with program and game day needs, manage the Community Relations e-mail inbox, and support of other related initiatives. Candidates should be reliable, flexible and passionate with a willingness to work collaboratively within a team environment.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions Assist with all logistics of the Little Wild Learn to Play Program

Monitor website and send communication to all participants

Assist with incoming phone calls

Attend every fitting at Pure Hockey

Attend as many Little Wild sites as possible

Assist with Little Wild graduation ceremony
Responsible for coordinating the logistics of the Minnesota Wild Faceoff For Fitness school program

Act as point of contact for all participating schools

Schedule and coordinate all school visits

Update website as needed following each school visit

Work with social media department as needed

Act as point of contact for the Faceoff For Fitness team, including mascot, host, alumni and female hockey player

Attend all school visits, arriving in advance of the team to greet the school staff and answer questions about the program

Take photos at all school visits
Manage game programs

Review applications

Schedule groups

Communicate and coordinate details with groups

Print credentials for program sellers

Distribute game programs to sales kiosks on game days

Meet representatives upon their arrival on game days

Remain on site to assist as needed

Manage the Community Relations inbox and reply to all emails in a timely manner
Assist with the fulfillment of donation requests

Assist at the following events as needed:
Girls Hockey Weekend

Mite Holiday Jamboree

Faceoff For Fitness

Youth Hockey Spotlight Games

Minnesota Wild Breakaway Race

Wild For a Day

Wild About Children

Strike It Wild

In-game fundraising events

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements Formal Education & Certification

Recent college graduate

Customer service or sports industry experience preferred along with a degree in areas of sports management, sales, marketing, public relations, communications and/or business management
Knowledge & Experience

Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proficient computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Personal Attributes

Excellent time management and organizational skills with ability to successfully prioritize and multi-task

Ability to work collaboratively within team environments with a focus on quality community and guest experience

Possess a strong work ethic and high level of integrity

Coachable, open to learning and accepting to feedback

Demonstrates a positive attitude

Driven to solve challenges and succeed at the highest level
Work Conditions

Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and/or holidays (approx. 40 hours per week)

Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, etc.

Ability to lift at least 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds


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Children's Minnesota - Student Intern-Marketing/Communications

Department Overview

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. An award-winning health system, Children's is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital and by The Leapfrog Group for quality and efficiency. Please visit childrensMN.org.

The Communications Intern will work with the Communications team to develop and implement aspects of public relations and internal communications projects that support strategic business and marketing objectives.

Responsibilities:
· Working within the communications team to assist with a wide variety of projects, to include, but not limited to:
Create and edit copy for internal newsletters and memos, blogs and other content. Interview experts, patients and other sources for stories and written materials.
Assist communications team with media relations. Write and distribute media pitches or news releases, follow up with reporters, coordinate logistics and staff interviews.
Track media coverage and assist with internal and external metrics.
Help identify award opportunities, submit materials and promote wins.
Support with event planning and activities.
Handle some administrative tasks for the team: scheduling meetings, organizing project materials, etc.
 Qualifications:
Recent graduate or currently enrolled at an accredited university; must be at a Junior or Senior level student
· Working towards completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, business, marketing, English or related field
· Previous internship experience
· Strong analytical skills
· Excellent attention to detail
· Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
· Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal direction
· Self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work well within a team environment
· Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), and aptitude for learning new technologies and system
· Interest in healthcare plus

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Arc - Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Organization & Position Summary:  The Arc Minnesota promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities. The Arc pursues lasting community change and connections that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in creating a good life. 

This position works with the communication and marketing staff in process and tool development, planning, marketing, logistics and execution of organization and community-based events.  Supports the general marketing needs of the organization and with public relations.  This position will report directly to the Events & Communication Coordinator and the Chief Marketing Officer. Interns will also learn about The Arc Minnesota Values of “We value each person”, “We are connectors”, “We are courageous”, and “We are accountable”.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Data entry and management; includes updating mail lists, subscribing and unsubscribing customers
  • Word Press related tasks such as updating the website, form development, creation of web banners, webpage design, logo table creation, event creation, event draft templates and related tasks
  • Event management assistance and logistical coordination; includes venue research
  • Mail merges, event registration and event name tag creation
  • Creation, design, marketing and communication of event materials; includes fliers, brochures, posters, mailers, web related content and participant/staff communication
  • Creation and execution of social media posts, email and print marketing campaigns, etc. 
  • Creation/expansion of website updates & design manual
  • Web and database related work as needed
  • Research and categorize media partners by needs, focus and style; draft press releases
  • Social media content development and execution
  • Other duties as requested

Benefits & Professional Development Opportunities:
  • Includes a $1000 stipend payable in December 2018 and May 2019 or the utilization of work-study if eligible.
  • Improved writing, marketing, project management and event planning skills
  • Gain valuable experience with email marketing using Mail Chimp and Wordpress
  • Knowledge, experience and technical skills in event planning and execution
  • Gain a better understanding of the issues facing the disability community
  • Invited to training opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Expand professional portfolio and knowledge of marketing, public relations and communication
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance and communication to multiple audiences
  • Demonstrate skill in effective use of resources and time management
  • Attend to professional roles and boundaries

Qualifications:
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with great attention to detail, not limited to grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to research efficiently and report findings effectively
  • Good interpersonal skills; works well with others and autonomously; respects all people and work styles
  • Process and project planning, web based, Sharepoint, Eventbrite, and related technology based skills helpful
  • Reliable, flexible, detail oriented and open to feedback
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, problem solving and proficient computer skills required 
  • Manages multiple priorities and follows a project through to completion
  • Committed to furthering
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Compeer Financial - Communication Specialist

Job Description:


On July 1, 2017 AgStar Financial Services, Badgerland Financial and 1st Farm Credit Services joined together as Compeer Financial, strengthening our commitment to the agricultural community.
Title:  Communications Specialist
Office Location:  Mankato or Apple Valley, MN

Position Overview:
The Communications Specialist actively participates in the identification, planning, and execution of highly effective and consistent communication strategies and plans on behalf of Compeer Financial. The position develops comprehensive communication plans – understanding strategic messages, creating and editing content, and analyzing communication gapsThe Communications Specialist selects and uses a variety of communication methods and tools to market Compeer’s industry leadership, expertise, and perspective internally and externally.
Successful candiates will:
  • Communications: Formulates and administers comprehensive communications plan that delivers strategic messages and business performance updates. Develops communications plans and supports them through implementation for internal and external clients. Drafts and edits content, schedules meetings and monitors for communication improvement areas. Provides clear communications on complex issues and topics. Actively pursues new and innovative ways to communicate with various audiences, including podcasts, multi-media, mobile messaging, written materials, etc. Assists with client communications, including the corporate magazine, annual report, digital newsletters and client letters. Promotes ag advocacy through telling client success stories. Manages communication content of the intranet, collaborating with internal teams to address all communication needs.
  • Content Management: Collaborates with Marketing and Communications, as well as members of the internal business units, to identify unique benefits. Leads content groups. Develops commercial insight utilizing market research, intelligence and marketing resources to help build the story. Activates the insight through various communication and marketing channels in partnership with Marketing and Communication team members. 
  • Social Media: Assists in maintaining and monitoring the organization’s social media accounts. 
  • Public/Media Relations: Develops and maintains relationships with the media to further the organization’s strategy and messages. Identifies opportunities for maximizing media relationships and proactively positions Compeer Financial with media, clients and industry partners. Develops press releases and pitches story ideas to media. Monitors media through online services and other established tools. Assists Marketing leadership, when needed, in public relations efforts for distressed assets, crisis communications and media monitoring.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, public relations, or closely related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of related professional work experience, preferably in a financial services environment.
  • Experience with communication tools, including social media, blogging platforms and video editing, preferred but not required.
  • Expanding knowledge of Compeer Financial products, services, processes, team members and teams/functions is required.
  • Advanced interpersonal, written and verbal communication, presentation, problem solving, analytical, organizational, critical thinking and listening skills.
  • Proven client service skills and effective team skills are essential.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, while prioritizing.
  • Ability to seek input from all levels throughout the organization.
  • Strong writing and editing skills for a variety of media.
  • Some experience in agricultural environment desired. 
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.) and other related software applications.
Compeer Financial, headquartered in Sun Prairie, WI, exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America like never before. If you are interested in empowering those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities, we invite you to learn more about our organization. We are looking for innovative, dynamic and collaborative team members to join our team.
We offer great benefits including:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Health insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
  • 401k (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Educational assistance
  • Training and development programs
Qualified candidates please apply online at www.compeer.com/careers.


In March, 2019 the Apple Valley, MN and Northfield, MN Compeer offices will combine and move to a new office location in Lakeville, MN
Compeer Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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.

Apply now.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Life Time Fitness - Media Specialist Intern

Description

 
This position will work collaboratively with our Instructional Designer and Media Specialist to produce video and other media for use in on-demand online learning and live classroom presentations .

Examples of Work Performed 
  • Pre-production activities including: 
  • Developing interactive, engaging, and effective instructional materials (audio, video, imagery, animations, etc.) that draw on sound instructional design principles
  • Planning a video sequence
  • Scouting and surveying locations for videotaping
  • Storyboard techniques
  • Setting up a video shoot including lighting and sound
  • Shot composition and shot blocking
  • Audio recording and processing

Qualifications

 
Education: 
  • Currently pursuing or holds a degree in Media Production or similar field.  
Experience: 
  • Strong customer service skills with an ability to effectively communicate with various levels of managers and customer
  • Experience developing interactive, engaging, and effective instructional materials (audio, video, imagery, animations, etc.) that draw on sound instructional design principles
  • Experience setting up a video shoot including lighting and sound
  • Editing experience in Final Cut Studio or Adobe Premiere
  • Experience with converting, transferring and digitizing source materials.
  • Experience providing a finished production in appropriate format for a range of delivery platforms.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics desired but not required:
  • Experience with rapid eLearning development software such as Articulate Storyline
  • Experience with still photography (lighting and composition)
Physical / Mental Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Majority of work performed is in an office setting. Occasional offsite productions will be required.  
Apply now.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Medtronic - Internal Digital Communications Specialist


Careers that Change Lives
Digital storyteller? Come join the internal communications team within Corporate Communications. The internal content specialist role is a critical part of the internal storytelling operation, charged with identifying, producing, and publishing stories that advance our employee engagement strategy. This role will serve as a primary content contributor to the Medtronic intranet platform, and will be responsible for content development (video and written) from end to end.  She/He will collaborate closely with the intranet editor, and several internal stakeholders and communications teams to produce high quality content in real time. 

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • You will produce multi-media stories aligned with the Medtronic Mission and business strategy 
  • Identifies, information-gathers, writes, and edits content including digital news articles, video, and photography 
  • Produces video – storyboards, shoots, interviews, edits, etc. 
  • Edits content submitted by business partners across corporate functions, business groups, and regions
  • Builds and publishes story pages for the Medtronic intranet, working in the content management system regularly
  • Works closely with the corporate internal communications team on editorial planning and strategic theming and advancement of our overall narrative 
  • Has a deep understanding of our Medtronic brand voice and visual standards, matching that with our employee engagement approach to create stories that inspire employees
  • Takes initiative and builds relationships with key stakeholders across the business to source and gather stories
  • Works to ensure story engagement and performance by incorporating digital best practices 
  • Leverage analytics to help shape stories – data driven approach to producing content 
  • Willingness to be a utility player within the corporate communications team
  • Travel Required: 10-15%

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field
Years of Experience:
  • 2+ years of journalism, public relations, public affairs and/or corporate communications experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; or, 0 years with a Master’s Degree
Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required:
  • Journalism skills, including writing, editing, photography and video production
  • Understanding and experience in the digital space
  • Newsroom experience 
  • Web publishing experience
Nice to Have
  • Healthcare communications experience preferred.
  • HTML and web design experience a plus. Web analytics tools and SEO experience also a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Detailed oriented person with demonstrated abilities to advance assignments. 
  • Ability to work with complex and sensitive information and distill into clear and compelling stories. 
  • Ability to work well and excel under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create and leverage influential networks.
  • Independent thinker/hard worker.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, and communicate needs within a team environment.
About Medtronic

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

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

Physical Job Requirements

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

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

Travel - 10-15%.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sherwin-Williams - Social Media Intern


Description

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract. VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.
RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Partner with social & digital marketing and segment leadership to develop and coordinate a social media strategy and content supporting the launch and growth of the Sherwin-Williams DesignHouse physical location and website.
  • Create social channel content to reach and appeal to the Industrial Design community and CMF (Color, Materials & Finish) network- creating credibility and visibility for Sherwin Williams.
  • Work with Design Segments leadership and marketing operations to create a unique and appropriate tone of voice for the target users.
  • Assist with  management of social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and others as appropriate), ensuring a consistent voice and uniform content for posts, graphics and additional content.
  • Contribute to the development and publishing of updates on all relevant channels at the assigned frequency (Tweets: Daily, Instagram: 3X Weekly, Linked In 2X Weekly)
  • Assist Design Segments Director and marketing operations to create and implement channel-specific campaigns to increase traffic.
  • Work with key members of the Design Segment Team to create and edit content into relevant formats for different channels including, but not limited to: tweets, case studies, pod casts, interviews, graphics & imagery.
  • Create and communicate monthly social media metrics report with metric analysis and improvement recommendations.
  • Benchmark competitive and select “goal” accounts for best practices and development areas.
  • Develop communications promoting upcoming meetings and events and provide logistical support to event teams as needed.
  • Uses social media and content strategies to increase the number of followers and overall engagement for each channel.
  • Makes recommendations on needed content and potential budgets for specific content creation.
  • Uses metrics to communicate impact of social media activities.
  • Responsible for coordinating communication calendar between different marketing communication organizations (business vs corporate).
  • Communicate content needs to keep material fresh, relevant and frequent enough to stratify the needs of different social media channels.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to situational needs and think quickly to create responses.
  • Must be able to work all scheduled hours
  • Overnight travel may be required at times
  • 5%, may be asked to attend key industry events if available.
Requirements:
  • Required to have a High School Diploma and enrolment in 4 Year College (Junior or Senior Year), 3.0GPA Minimum
  • Preferred: Potential Majors:  Relevant Business, Design or Communication Majors- e.g. Marketing, Advertising, Graphics Design, Mass Communications
  • PC Skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel. PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms- Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Preferred:  
  • Previous work with non-personal social media accounts (Work, School, and Organizational). Portfolio of communication is required.
  • Specific course work on Public Relations, Business or Mass Communication or Social Media marketing tactics
  • Proven written communications skills and an interest in both short and long copy creation
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with teams
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.
  • Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Employee must be able to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and be able to wear a respirator as required.
  • Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via telephone.
  • Some domestic and global travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required
Apply online.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Goff Public seeks lobbyist/account executive




Goff Public, a leading government relations and public relations firm, is seeking a full-time lobbyist/account executive for its dynamic, growth-oriented government relations practice.

Applicants must be ready to contribute to a fast-paced agency and provide the highest-quality client service. Applicants should have strong Republican connections and the ability to work effectively on a bipartisan team. Candidates should have at least two years of experience in direct lobbying or legislative work.

This is an opportunity to work for a well-respected firm with clients across multiple industries. In addition to direct lobbying at the Minnesota Capitol, the position includes working within Goff Public’s public relations and public affairs practices. Candidates with experience working in diverse communities and who possess strong writing and project management skills are preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sue Kuncio at sue@goffpublic.com by Friday, August 17.

Based in downtown Saint Paul, Goff Public’s company culture is built on teamwork, innovation and creativity. Goff Public has been in business since 1966 and consistently wins “best places to work” awards.

Goff Public seeks lobbyist/account executive

Goff Public, a leading government relations and public relations firm, is seeking a full-time lobbyist/account executive for its dynamic, growth-oriented government relations practice.

Applicants must be ready to contribute to a fast-paced agency and provide the highest-quality client service. Applicants should have strong Republican connections and the ability to work effectively on a bipartisan team. Candidates should have at least two years of experience in direct lobbying or legislative work.

This is an opportunity to work for a well-respected firm with clients across multiple industries. In addition to direct lobbying at the Minnesota Capitol, the position includes working within Goff Public’s public relations and public affairs practices. Candidates with experience working in diverse communities and who possess strong writing and project management skills are preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sue Kuncio at sue@goffpublic.com by Friday, August 17.

Based in downtown Saint Paul, Goff Public’s company culture is built on teamwork, innovation and creativity. Goff Public has been in business since 1966 and consistently wins “best places to work” awards.