Graphic Designer–full time with Mills Marketing

Mills Marketing is looking for someone with expertise in graphic design and an understanding of marketing concepts to join our team. This team member will execute assigned projects, including but not limited to: conception, graphic design, layout, typography, illustration/photography (direction, selection, purchasing, and/or creation), specifications for estimates, print preparation and production.

Projects typically include, but are not limited to: ads (print, web, outdoor, etc.), brochures, stuffers, direct mail, folders, annual reports, logo designs, corporate communication and identity systems, merchandising (posters, banners, point-­‐of-­‐purchase, etc.), web page graphic design, and storyboards.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate will …

  • • have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, across all organizational levels
  • • have a general understanding of the financial services industry
  • • be responsible to for quality and accuracy of assigned projects.
  • • organize and manage assigned projects (includes documentation of specifications, routing/filing, and recording billable time
  • for assigned projects).
  • • meet assigned project deadlines and notify traffic manager in advance if a deadline cannot be met.
  • • contact and follow up with vendors regarding specifications, estimate requests, and production schedules of assigned projects.
  • • work with account executives and/or copywriters in developing creative strategies and plans and implement all creative requirements as assigned.
  • • participate in art/staff production meetings and creative/brainstorming sessions.
  • • assist in maintaining image, document, project, vendor, and sample files (electronic and paper) relating to assigned projects.
  • • stay up-­‐to-­‐date with graphic trends and computer applications. Continually review design and computer hardware/software resources and make recommendations
  • • be an intricate part of the agency’s long-­‐term growth and success by continually finding ways to improve the agency’s services, processes and strategic position.

EDUCATION

BA/BS Degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent experience

Location: Des Moines, IA or Storm Lake, IA

Salary Range: Based on experience and skill set

APPLY

Email: Cheriw@millsmarketing.com

 

Digital Marketing Specialist –full time with Mills Marketing

Mills Marketing is an integrated agency that provides creative strategy for banks, credit unions and the organizations that serve them. Our brand expression, “We know banking. We LOVE marketing.” expresses our knowledge, passion, and experience in the industry. We offer competitive benefits, a great team atmosphere and an exciting work environment.

THE POSITION

Mills Marketing is looking for someone with expertise in digital media and a thorough understanding of marketing concepts to join our team. An ideal candidate would have a proven track record in strategizing and implementing successful cross-­‐channel digital marketing campaigns utilizing a variety of mediums.

The Digital Marketing Specialist will be responsible for coordinating, executing, tracking, optimization and troubleshooting on projects across all digital channels. Expertise in social media, SEO/SEM, analytics, email marketing, website development and maintenance, content marketing, interactive advertising is a must.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate will …

  • •      have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, across all organizational levels
  • •      have a general understanding of the financial services industry
  • •      be proficient in content management systems (WordPress, Joomla, etc.)
  • •      possess strong knowledge of HTML
  • •      have a working knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • •      understand and be able to integrate social media strategy into a digital plan with implementation and measurement tools have website project management and best practice knowledge

Additional experience with Adobe CS, CC and Flash (Action Script) is a plus!

EDUCATION

•      BA/BS Degree in Marketing, Web, Communications or related field

Location: Des Moines, IA or Storm Lake, IA Salary Range:    Based on experience and skillset

APPLY

Email: Cheriw@millsmarketing.com

Part-time Sports Assistant

The Prairie City News and Newton Daily News are gearing up for fall sports and have an immediate opening for a part-time sports assistant. Duties include writing and some photography and working evening and weekend hours.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in journalism and sports. Writing experience is a plus, but training is available for the right candidate.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets, Sports Editor, jsheets@newtondailynews.com

 

PR Accounts Internship–LS2group

Larson Shannahan Slifka Group (LS2group) has a PR Accounts Internship available for fall. LS2group is a bipartisan public relations, public affairs, and marketing firm that guides its practices with one goal in mind: what others may do, we strive to do better.

Intern Expectations:

  • Deliver HIGH quality of work
  • Grow in knowledge of the company
  • Gain exposure to diverse clientele
  • Develop relationships with co-workers
  • Discern whether they possess further interests in the field
  • Grow and develop new skills throughout experience at LS2group

Description:

LS2group looks for interns who are highly organized, detail-oriented, efficient, have strong writing skills, an interest in learning and an ability to adapt to the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of our business.

The responsibilities and assignments of a Public Relations intern will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting Account team members on a variety of tasks for clients such as:
  • o     Writing requests (LTE’s, Letters to elected officials, Op-eds)
  • o     Phone calls (Turnout calls for events)
  • o     Research projects (Media Lists, contact databases)
  • Helping staff assistants with various administrative tasks to keep the office running smoothly
  • Running errands as directed
  • Assisting in setting up or working at an event

LS2Group Internship Opportunities: Preferred qualifications

  • 1-3+ months professional experience through internships, part-time work, full-time work, and/or demonstrated leadership experience in a community setting
  • Proven experience in competent written and oral communication
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize tasks, manage time, set priorities and deadlines
  • Microsoft Office applications experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email Systems)
  • Demonstrated experience successfully collaborating with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and availability to travel based on business needs
  • Relevant exposure to preferred area of intern (marketing/PR/Government affairs)
  • Ability to adapt to change on a regular basis
  • Undergraduate

Apply by September 5 to:

Kandi Klacik | Executive Assistant
510 East Locust Street, Suite 200 | Des Moines, IA 50309
[o] 515.868.0155| [m] 402.507.1690 | LS2group.com
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Community Events Coordinator (student position)

Drake University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning is looking to hire a student for the 2014-2015 school year to be the community events coordinator.

This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about event planning, community involvement, outreach and public relations.

For more information on Community Engagement and Service-Learning, see http://www.drake.edu/servicelearning or visit our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/drakeservice.

For more information about the position, contact Renee Sedlacek, renee.sedlacek@drake.edu

Preferred Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication (writing sample will be requested)
  • Ability to lead and delegate tasks
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work

Job Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Assistant Director, Community Engagement on:
    • Organizing, preparing and setting up Drake display materials at various community events
    • Staffing Drake’s booth at various community events (see known dates below)
    • Communicating with event coordinators and staff
    • Recruiting additional volunteer workers for community events
    • Processing community contact cards after events and distributing to appropriate contacts on campus
    • Distributing Community Events Passes upon request
    • Supporting logistics for various community service projects, i.e. United Way Campaign, Holiday Food Basket, Halloween Hoops, Habitat Rock the Block, etc
  • Known Events
    • Sept 13th-Forest Ave Fall Festival (11am-3pm)
    • Sept 28th-DsMOVE (12pm-4pm)
    • Oct 4th- NOAMI Walk- (8:30am-11am)
    • Halloween Hoops (TBD, 6:30-8:30pm around Oct 28th)
    • Holly Jolly Lights (TBD)
    • Holiday Food Box (Drop off Nov 17th and Pick up Dec 9th)
    • United Way Campaign
    • CelebrAsian
    • Principal Charity Classic
    • Des Moines Arts Festival
    • Jazz in July
    • Iowa State Fair

Expectations: 6-10 hours a week (paid $8.25-9.00/hr depending on experience) academic year 2014-2015 September through May with possible summer employment.

To apply, please submit a resume and writing sample to renee.sedlacek@drake.edu by Sept 4th. Interviews will be conducted the week of Sept 8th.

 

Video Production Intern – Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa, in a project partnership with Drake University, seeks a Video Production Intern.  This part-time position would be up to 20 hours per week, including travel time and would require a driver’s license.
20 %    travel

30 %    videography/photography

50%     video editing/production

Position requires knowledge and experience working with Final Cut Pro or similar digital video editing software; experience using HD video cameras and wireless microphones.

Duties will include arranging and conducting video shoots (including b-roll and interviews) and editing short videos for uploading to YouTube.

Candidates would submit five work samples of both video shooting and editing skills.

Paid position at $15/hour.
Interested students should submit resume and five work samples (including at least one writing sample) to Carlyn Crowe, SJMC Internship Coordinator, 120 Meredith.  Applications must be received by Wednesday Sept. 10.

For additional information or questions can be directed to Carlyn Crowe in 120 Meredith, or Laura Crowell at NRCS at 515-323-2207.

 

 

Graphic Design Intern – Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa, in a project partnership with Drake University, seeks a Graphic Design Intern.  This part-time position would be up to 20 hours a week, with limited travel, and work responsibility is estimated at:

70%     graphic design
20%     minor copy writing

10%     photography

 

Position requires knowledge of and experience working with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Duties will include revising existing designs to reflect new partnerships as well as creating new designs to promote soil health, conservation planning and other NRCS programs and services.

Products would include: fact sheets, brochures, displays, info-graphics, presentations and basic photography.

Position requires a current driver’s license. Paid position at $15/hour.
Interested students should submit resume and five work samples (including at least one writing sample) to Carlyn Crowe, SJMC Internship Coordinator, 120 Meredith.  Applications must be received by Wednesday Sept. 10.

For additional information or questions can be directed to Carlyn Crowe in 120 Meredith, or Laura Crowell at NRCS at 515-323-2207.