Company Name:The Toro Company
Internship Available:Marketing Communications Intern
Distance from St. Cloud:Over 100 Miles from St. Cloud State University
Company Overview:Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. For nearly 100 years, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners create beautiful outdoor environments. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees. With annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 4,500 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Responsibilities:Seeking applicants with an interest and ability to help prepare photos for print and Web production, source talent and sites for photo shoots, and assist with social media activities for the Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses of The Toro Company. Intern will assist graphic design team within marketing communications department of a fast-paced consumer goods manufacturer. Intern will report directly to the Creative Design Manager. Intern will have a schedule consisting of five days/40 hours per week throughout the summer months. Must have junior or senior status (returning to school fall 2012) with major coursework toward a degree in graphic design, marketing communications, or visual communications. Source photo shoot sites and talent for product brochures; attend photo shoots and assist photo crew as directed. Coordinate parts and accessories photo shoots for Amazon.com and ShopToro images. Film and edit short video clips for use on web pages and in social media. Review video footage & index for future use. Assist with content planning/writing and event preparation (contests, product reviews, etc.) for RLCs Facebook page, Yardcare.com web site, and Twitter account. Assist with data and photo additions to retail partner web sites. Assist with additional marcom tasks, as required. Manipulate and edit photos and other images for print or Web production. Outline and color correct selected images and load into Documentum system. Produce multi-media elements for toro.com, Yardcare.com, and Toros Facebook site (Flash, videos, photos, banner ads, etc.). Must be pursuing a bachelors degree at an accredited university and have completed (at least) junior year status. Recent graduates will not be considered. Ability to operate a Mac computer. Personal transportation for photo shoot scouting would be valuable. Working knowledge of video editing software, including Final Cut Pro. Working knowledge of Photoshop CS5 or CS4. Ability to write cleanly and creatively, producing elements such as social media entries, captions, web teases, headlines, and short web articles. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Must be outgoing and comfortable talking with homeowners, as well as landscape professionals. Self-starter able to work independently and meet deadlines. Ability to think creatively. Strong organizational skills.
Apply to:The Toro Company
Application Information:PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.TORO.JOBS
Please contact Internship Supervisor Bill Huntzicker, firstname.lastname@example.org