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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Coffee and Bagel Brands - Social Media Specalist

At Coffee & Bagel Brands, our team has a common set of values that we call our Purpose & Heart. These are the behaviors that guide how we work, how we treat each other and how we treat our guests. Our goal is to create Bright Spots for each other and our guests every day. A Bright Spot is all about making someone’s day and putting a smile on their face!

Position Mission:
The Social Media Specialist is a social rock star who will be responsible for Caribou Coffee's social media community. This role is the point person for creating and executing online content and identifying new social trends and functionality to increase our engagement with the online audience. The Social Media Specialist is responsible for moving an initiative from an idea to execution through proposal preparation and then overseeing the production process.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage our social presence and creative executions on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and other strategically relevant online properties.
  • Create and manage engaging, shareable content across all social channels to ensure alignment with overall marketing messages.
  • Identify, research, and recommend innovative social opportunities concentrating on trends and cutting-edge innovation.
  • Actively research current trends related to market and competition, including analyzing current digital marketing tactics, concepts, practices and procedures. 
  • Partner to develop and execute strategic plans and promotions to grow followers and increase engagement within social channels.
  • Partner with internal teams to maximize the value of our partnerships throughout the year via social channels.
  • Monitor and engage daily in relevant social discussions with our customers.
  • Consult with other departments to collect pertinent opportunities to post and work with team to create a content calendar.
  • Create & manage social scorecard to present results to broader organization.
  • Ability to self-manage while managing projects under tight deadlines.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Active and well-rounded personal presence in social media, with a command of each network and their best practices.
  • Customer oriented.
  • Insatiable need for innovation and ability to identify trends.
  • Excellent copywriting/communication and influencing skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Understanding of basic photography skills.
  • An eye for capturing the essence brand through product and lifestyle shots.
  • Designer skills (knowledge in Photoshop and/or Lightroom is preferred).
  • Project management & planning.
  • Execute with precision.
  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions.
Additional Skills:
  • Superior time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Adhere to company policies, programs, and work rules.
  • Perform work in a timely and professional manner.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and results driven.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Able to take direction and follow through multi-step project steps/procedures consistently.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multiple priorities in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to deliver results, successfully interacting with key departments.
  • Must be willing to have flexible hours for events/posts/responses at night and on the weekends.
Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Communications or related field preferred. 
  • 2+ years’ experience in social community management required.
  • Experience managing social channel platforms required.
Address: | 3900 Lakebreeze Ave N , Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429 |
The physical demands for this position are sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.
The duties of this position may change from time to time. Coffee & Bagel Brands reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the company or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Coffee & Bagel Brands are committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal treatment in employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender/gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, military status or any other basis in protected by applicable federal, state and local law.  Coffee & Bagel Brands makes employment decisions based solely on the basis of qualifications for the job.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

HeartMedia Stations -On-Air Talent - Full Time/Mornings

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iHeartMedia Stations
Job Summary:
iHeartMedia in Minneapolis is seeking a dynamic personality to entertain the Twin Cities in morning drive on Cities 97.1. This personality should understand how to engage and entertain our target listener, be a master content creator on air and online and have a keen understanding of activating our tribe using Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, et al). Strong work ethic, creativity, imagination, and exercise of independent professional judgment is a must. We’re looking for a star that sparkles one-on-one with listeners and our partners.
• Performs news, talk, music, comedic or other format shows or program for broadcast entertainment.
• Establishes relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience.
• Interviews guests, moderates debates, converses with callers, and hosts live events.
• Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeatMedia, the FCC and all other federal, state and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.
• Prepares for an air shift using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air material.
• Ensures logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the stations operation are aired.
• Maintains a website personality page.
• Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.
• Makes regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events; serves as ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public.
• Executes only the interviews and events on air that are approved by Program Director; follows designated show format.
• Assists with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station.
• Serves as primary creative voice and directs support staff of show.
• Researches and gains knowledge of subject matter that facilitates speaking extemporaneously and providing immediate non-scripted analysis/commentary.
• Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
• Prepares written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.
• Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
• Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.); is on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.
• Knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations.
• Must have advanced knowledge of NexGen Digital studio.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Drive to events/remotes and other special occasions as needed.
• Ability to be flexible and work under short deadlines.
• Ability to perform as On-Air Announcer.
• Apply, upload resume and demo MP3.
Work Experience
• 3+  years of on-air radio experience required
• Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc.
• 4-year college degree, preferably in Communications or Broadcast Journalism
• None required
Minneapolis, MN: 1600 Utica Avenue South, Suite 500, 55416
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The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Dairy Queen - Public Relations Manager

Job Description
Since 1940, Dairy Queen® has been one of the world’s best known and loved brands. Based in Minneapolis, MN, International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. As a leading franchisor, there are more than 6,700 independently owned and operated restaurants in the U.S., Canada and 25 countries around the world. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire.

Here at IDQ, we create extraordinary Fan experiences every day and we do this through our commitment to hiring and retaining only the best in class talent. We firmly believe that our employees are the catalyst to the success of the company where their initiative, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit are recognized and rewarded. We're looking for motivated, passionate and dedicated individuals with an inherent need and ambition to go after bigger challenges. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Public Relations Manager located out of our Franchise Support Center in Edina, MN.  As a key member of the Integrated Marketing Team, the PR Manager oversees Public Relations and Influencer Marketing efforts for International Dairy Queen (IDQ), from ideation through execution. The PR Manager develops a strategic vision that drives awareness, affinity and equity for the Dairy Queen brand, products, charitable programs and strategic initiatives. Additionally, the PR Manager collaborates with integrated marketing staff and cross-functional teams to develop campaigns, and ensures these campaigns are effectively communicated across the Dairy Queen system. Responsibilities include building and managing a Public Relations calendar and budget to drive traffic into our 4,500+ U.S. franchisee locations; planning and executing campaigns that ensure our brand maintains relevance among key audience targets; and leading publicity-driving events with measurable value, which garner positive impressions for Dairy Queen. This individual partners with celebrities, content creators, Dairy Queen Crew and other influencers to tell the Dairy Queen story in creative, innovative ways. The PR Manager provides direction to an external PR firm, develops a media relations strategy, builds relationships with key members of the media, manages PR-related media inquiries, and occasionally serves as brand spokesperson.

Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Oversee Public Relations and Influencer Marketing efforts for International Dairy Queen (IDQ).
  • Partnering with the Vice President of Marketing Communications, develop a public relations strategic vision, goals and plans. Build and manage a year-round Public Relations calendar and campaign budget to promote the Dairy Queen brand and drive traffic into our 4,500+ U.S. franchisee locations.
  • Create and execute multi-media public relations events and campaigns with measureable value.
  • Establish launch and publicity strategies for timely and culturally-relevant product initiatives. Drive strong sales during key seasonal periods.
  • Develop and execute campaigns to support national cause marketing initiatives, helping to increase franchisee participation and fundraising efforts.
  • Work closely with other members of the Integrated Marketing Communications team and the larger U.S. Marketing team to complement and support mutual plans and goals.
  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media. Build and strengthen relationships with key members of the media. Manage media inquiries and interview requests other than those related to Crisis Management and Brand Protection matters, which will be addressed by the Director of Corporate Communications.
  • Develop and deliver compelling messaging and proof points to use in publicity materials, franchisee presentations, executive updates, interview prep, and more.
  • Establish influencer marketing strategy. Work with a range of influencers to create content, generate editorial coverage, and garner third-party endorsements and credibility for DQ products and campaigns.
  • Lead and direct external PR firms to develop programs and activities to obtain positive brand impressions for DQ products. Challenge PR firms to strategically implement fresh, innovative public relations ideas and tactics.
  • Lead and direct all press releases related to Public Relations initiatives, ensuring copy is positioned correctly and is creative, descriptive, ensuring as many media impressions as possible.
  • As appropriate, speak on behalf of the IDQ Brand for public relation related purposes. Proactively prepare company executives for PR-related events in which they will participate, as well as PR-related speaking engagements.
  • Monitor brand mentions in media. Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting IDQ and our consumers.
  • Job requires travel within U.S. up to 20% of time.

Required Skills
  • Creative thinker who can quickly develop innovative ideas.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate PR strategies to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills. Demonstrated ability to create quality presentations, press materials, speeches and messaging, including the ability to develop these materials under tight timelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects and requests simultaneously, within an intense, deadline-driven environment.
  • Well organized with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
Required Experience
  • B.A in Advertising, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • PRSA a plus.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible Public Relations experience.
  • Public Relations agency experience a plus.
  • Proven track record of designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at the national level.
  • Strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets; proven placement results.
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews.
  • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Experience working within a QSR or retail brand a plus.

Benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, employer paid basic life insurance, short and long-term 
disability, paid sick and vacation, 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, wellness challenges and more!

Apply now.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Best Buy - Internal Communications Specialist

ob Description
We at Best Buy work hard every day to enrich the lives of consumers through technology, whether they come to us online, visit our stores or invite us into their homes. We do this by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security and health.

Role Summary
As Internal Communications Specialist, you'll support the Enterprise Events and Leadership Communications team in planning for and executing enterprise communications, live events and small projects, and communications initiatives, including serving as a cross-functional partner to support and advise business partners on tactics and messaging. In this role you will support Leadership Communications through researching, gathering and summarizing content in support of briefings and speaking engagements while ensuring timely submission of messages across multiple communication vehicles. In addition, you will provide writing support, as needed, across our internal communication channels.


Live Event Support
  • Provides support for internal enterprise events and meetings
  • Works with communications and company leaders to develop topics and agendas for enterprise events
  • Helps compile data and speaking points, prep live and remote participants, manage calendars and schedules and provides PowerPoint support
  • Provides writing, messaging and task support for all events
Leadership Communications
  • Provides support for leadership communications such as assisting with leadership briefings and procuring materials needed for meetings
  • Writing support for leadership messages
Communications Partner
  • Responsible for brainstorming, writing, editing and posting creative content for various internal communications channels
  • Collaborates with other team members to recommend an approach for communicating company and campus-wide messages and projects
  • Partners cross-functionally to advise business partners on communication needs as it pertains to enterprise-wide initiatives and special projects
  • Makes connections internally as well as externally to influence and continue to grow the communications function

  • 1-3 years of developing and implementing strategic internal content
  • 1-3 years of writing, designing and publishing communication programs
  • 1-3 years of experience managing small projects and events
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with and influencing leadership
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

City of Bloomington - Community Outreach Coordinator

Primary Objective
The City of Bloomington is seeking an individual to assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of community outreach and engagement efforts on behalf of the City of Bloomington in order to empower stakeholder participation and investment.
Examples of Duties
Essential Functions of the Position
  • Assists with the development and implementation of a broad range of strategies to engage community members, organizations, businesses and partners and empower their participation in the City's programs, activities and services, with a special emphasis on traditionally underserved or underrepresented populations.
  • Ensures that underserved and underrepresented populations are considered, accounted for and hard in the development and delivery of City services.
  • Helps plan and carry out special events in alignment with the City Council's strategic priorities to educate, raise awareness and bring the community together.
  • Assists with creating, implementing and evaluating community engagement programs, activities, trainings and events. Plan and carry out programming sponsored by the Human Rights Commission.
  • Collaborates with other City departments and divisions to help develop and execute their community engagement initiatives.  Serves as an in-house advisor to connect and engage with community members.
  • Recruits and works with volunteers to assist with special events, programs and activities throughout the City.
  • Builds effective partnerships with governmental organizations and agencies, non-profits and community-based groups to help realize the City's outreach and engagement efforts.
  • Assists with responding to routine inquiries about City activities, programs and services.
  • Provides information and referral services to state, county and local non-profit organizations to residents and others contacting the City for resources.  Helps other City departments connect community members to available services.
  • Assists with the solicitation of donations and sponsorships to support community engagement activities.
  • Provides assistance with training to enhance cultural and community competency with the City organization.
  • Supports City departments and divisions with ADA compliance and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance.
  • Actively participates as a member of the Office of Engagement and Outreach work team to set facility priorities and meet overall City goals and objectives.
  • Displays behavior that supports a positive and productive workplace culture based on respect, collaboration, equity, and accountability.
  • Participates in trainings and conferences to increase knowledge of best practices in community engagement and outreach.
  • Works flexible hours as needed to participate in evening and weekend meetings and events.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.
Minimum/Desirable Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, communications, marketing, organizational leadership and development, social sciences, political science or related field.
  • Experience recruiting and working with volunteers.
  • One year of experience in program development and implementation.
  • One year of experience in special event planning, implementation and promotion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage own time and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with residents, staff, vendors and contractors.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Master's degree in public administration, communications, marketing, organizational leadership and development, social sciences, political science or  related field.
  • Experience and training in leading facilitated meetings.
  • Completion of a certified mediation training course.
  • Work experience in implementing and administering Section 504 and ADA compliance requirements and other disability laws and regulations.
  • Two years work experience in a city government entity.
  • Experience in public speaking and presentations.
  • Experience promoting programs and events on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.
  • Fluency in a second language.

Supervision of Others

Supplemental Information
Full-time, benefits-eligible, non-union, exempt from overtime.

2018 Salary Range: $ 61,500 - $89,500

Apply now.