Job Postings: Several Communications Positions at Meijer

Meijer has several communications openings; please see the links below for more information.

Communications Manager

  • 10+ years of experience

Communications Support Specialist – Creative & Publications

  • 3-5 years of experience

Communications Support Specialist – Social and Mobile

  • 3-5 years of experience
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Job Posting: Marketing Specialist at Ferris State University

Provide primary support for marketing, and assessment for, the departments and functions of Auxiliary Enterprises. Developing and implementing marketing plans including establishing and maintaining effective web sites and social media presence for the various Auxiliary Enterprises departments.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic design, and/or related field. Valid Driver’s License. Directly related professional marketing and social media experience with demonstrated success.

For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to

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Ferris State University is sincerely committed to being a truly diverse institution and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Job Opening: Public Relations Coordinator

Full job posting and application material here

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking resumes from creative individuals with a solid background in journalism and public relations. Candidates must be self-directed and highly motivated. This position is responsible for a wide variety of public communications, marketing for City events, citizen outreach, website and social media content, mentoring internship students and internal/external newsletters. Successful candidates must possess a passion for community, a history of building inclusive communication processes, and excellent writing, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, media relations and website design and development knowledge. They will enjoy working in an environment which values and appreciates the contributions of innovative approaches, continuous improvement, and a culture that supports creativity, all in an effort to provide quality services and up-to-date communications to the Mt. Pleasant community (pop., 26,016 and SEV $507 million).

The Public Relations Coordinator acts as the liaison between all departments, gathering pertinent information for release to the public. This position reports to the City Clerk and is a salaried, at-will position, responsible for performing a variety of communication, media, and website design, marketing and newsletter production tasks. The position will lead the City to better inform and educate the public at large in regard to the City’s events, rules and regulations, overall operations and may assist with special or emergency communications.

Successful candidates will be inclusive by nature, have an approachable personality, be self-directed and possess strong problem solving skills. The environment can be fast paced with multiple deadlines, so excellent time-management, calendaring and planning skills are highly desirable. We offer a creative team-based working environment and encourage new ideas and approaches. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to successful work with the City Commission, citizens, co-workers, property owners, businesses and developers. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field; videography and photography skills; social media experience; web design and content management experience; with a minimum of three years progressively responsible public or private sector marketing or communication experience or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

To be considered for this position, please submit ALL of the following by Friday, July 24, 2015:
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Job Application (PDF); This is a public position, as such the City cannot guarantee confidentiality once the applicant accepts an invitation to interview. If you would like to request confidentiality during the pre-interview phase, please indicate your request on the application form.
  4. Authorization for Release of Information
  5. Criminal History Background Check Authorization Form (PDF)
  6. Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization (PDF)

Submit these materials to:

City of Mount Pleasant
Human Resources Department
320 West Broadway Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-779-5314
Fax: 989-779-5317

By email: HR@mt‐**
(**Please combine multiple documents into a single Word or PDF file before submitting, incomplete documents will not be accepted**)

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Job opening: OXX seeking social media intern

OXX, an exciting and fast-paced Grand Rapids-based startup which makes rugged appliances is looking for a social media intern. The role would require 10-15 hours per week interacting with their core consumers, tradesmen and outdoor enthusiasts. The candidate should be a coffee-loving go-getter who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty at on-site events and willing to jump in to get the perfect image or quote from a customer.

• Be assertive and proactive obtaining social media content at on-site events, often times at the spur of the moment as opportunities present themselves
• Schedule and deploy social media content via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
• Monitor online conversations and draft responses
• Respond to consumers proactively and reactively via all social media channels and email using the OXX voice
• Monitor trending topics and recommend interaction opportunities with consumers and other brands
• Track metrics and analytics to provide point of view on messaging performance
• Take photos and videos to post on social media channels via a smartphone
• Support the marketing team where necessary
• Fluent use in all social media channels
• Ability to self-motivate, work independently and multitask
• Strong writer with attention to detail and strong grasp of AP style and basic grammar
• Comfortable providing solutions and recommendations for posts and customer response
Please provide a resume that includes a link to either your social media channels or those you have worked on.

Candidates can email their information to

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Job Openings: Bethany Christian Services PR Director & Digital Director

Bethany Christian Services is seeking a PR Director and a Digital Director.

Interested candidates can apply online at the links above the job descriptions.

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The Public Relations Director leads and oversees the day to day media relations efforts and the strategic media and public relations planning for Bethany Christian Services (BCS). The Public Relations Director promotes BCS’ mission and raises the organization’s national profile through various traditional and media outlets including but not limited to print, broadcast, blogs, podcasts, etc. This position will be responsible for developing comprehensive and creative strategies to drive earned media visibility for the organization. The Public Relations Director will also proactively seek opportunities to include BCS’ message into upcoming news events (National Foster Care month, International Children’s Day, National Adoption month, etc.) to position BCS as the global leader in bringing and keeping families together. 


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The Digital Director is responsible for the strategic direction and operation of Bethany Christian Services’ (BCS) website and all online/digital assets as they relate to maintaining the digital Bethany brand and engaging potential clients. This includes but is not limited to social media, SEO, and SEM as well as creating, managing, setting strategy, and evaluating all online and digitally-related BCS assets. The Digital Director will bring creative strategies and drive digital marketing and technology initiatives to make BCS a digital leader in our industry space.

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Business Beat Media Roundtable – June 18, 2015

Got a business story to pitch? This is the program for you. Join your PR and communications colleagues on Thursday, June 18 for the WMPRSA “Business Beat Media Roundtable.”

Get the inside track on pitching business publications in West Michigan from our panel of business reporters and editors.
When: June 18, 11:30 am- 1 pm

Where: Eve Lounge at the B.O.B.

Fees: Members $25

Nonmembers $35

Students $20

RSVP: By Noon, June 12

Click here to register

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Support the Women’s Resource Center- Art Van Charity Challenge

WMPRSA’s PR for Good client, the Women’s Resource Center, is taking part in the Art Van Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture.

The challenge runs from May 18 to June 22 and Art Van is donating $370,000 to local organizations. The charity that raises the most during the challenge will get a $75,000 donation to their cause. In addition, the charities that come in 2nd through 10th place will also get donations to their causes ranging from $7500 to $65,000. The WRC needs your help to raise as much money as possible to win the $75,000 grand prize donation. ​

How You Can Help 
The best thing you can do is set up a fundraiser. Donating is great, but if you can become a fundraiser and reach out to your entire network, the potential for raising more money increases drastically.

And, it’s super easy do, promise. Just go to and click ‘Fundraise for This Campaign.’ In seconds, you’ll have your own fundraiser that you can share with your community of family and friends to help us make an even bigger impact.

Once you start your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you’re one of our biggest fans. The more personal and compelling the story, the more likely you are to get donations. Also make sure to put pictures and even a video on your fundraising page that illustrates why our cause means so much to you. Then share your page with everyone you know and start raising money.

Not sure why you should support?  Here’s the top 10 reasons to donate $10 to the Women’s Resource Center.

1.     WRC was the first Women’s Resource Center of its kind in Michigan.

2.     WRC has been serving women since 1973.

3.     Nearly 1000 women are served each year.

4.     70% of WRC participants report an income of $15,000 or less.

5.     66% of WRC participants are single moms.

6.     592 children were supported by WRC participants in 2014.

7.     Almost 2/3 of all participants receive some form of assistance when they come to WRC.

8.     87% of all job ready participants became employed in 2014.

9.     Over 150 members or our community volunteer at WRC each year.

10.  WRC depends 100% on the community to support the services it provides.

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