Communications Specialist at ITA Group (West Des Moines, IA)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Communication Specialist works with members of Purchasing & Product Development to provide creative expertise within pre-sell presentations and communications. The purpose of this position is to provide elevated presentation documents and infuse event recommendations with creativity to best serve our potential and existing client base.

HIRING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, creative writing, or related field.
  • Minimum three years creative writing, journalism, and/or copywriting experience, preferably within a service industry.
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite applications and have an understanding of graphic design and an eye for effective document layouts.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and manage personal workflow and schedules even in the midst of stressful and difficult circumstances
  • Strong proofing and editing skills, strong typography, knowledge of AP style.
  • Working knowledge of editing and proofreading techniques.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Experience in detail-oriented tasks requiring a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze problems and quickly develop solutions.
  • Ability to listen, understand and respond to external and internal customers’ needs in a timely manner; customer service experience in a service-related industry preferred.
  • Ability to work the time necessary to complete projects and/or meet deadlines.

STATUS: Full Time, Exempt

BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP and many more!

Apply by December 1, 2014 at www.itagroup.com/careers and be sure to include your resume!

Marketing and Communications Intern at Wright Service Corp. (West Des Moines, IA)

Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Type: Part Time (15-25 hours/week)
Reports To: Marketing and Communications Manager
Primary Companies Supported: Wright Service Corp., Wright Tree Service, Wright Tree Service of the West, CN Utility Consulting, Terra Spectrum Technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and coordination of annual awards banquet, regional and national conferences and tradeshows, client appreciation events, management meetings, employee training, and other events and initiatives.
  • Assist with organization of corporate office social, volunteer, and wellness events together with other marketing and communications staff and employee volunteers.
  • Research and distribute relevant public information about companies, competitors, and markets.
  • Develop and/or coordinate content, including copy, functionality, photo and video, for websites, newsletters, collateral, bids and reports, direct mail, social media, and other marketing and communications deliverables for both internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate graphic design of ads, newsletters, websites, collateral, direct mail, and other marketing and communications deliverables to ensure strategic and consistent branding and messaging.
  • Serve as a resource and editor for other employees’ communications.
  • Maintain internal documents, including website analytics, market opportunity database, customer lists, organization charts, library of industry and company publications, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills; creativity and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about the contract-based utility vegetation management industry in which our companies operate.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; willingness and ability to learn other programs as necessary; familiarity with WordPress, photography and Adobe design programs a plus.
  • Strong references.

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly wage will be commensurate with education level, relative experience, and other attributes.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Marketing and Communications Supervisor Sara Harpenau at sharpenau@wrightservicecorp.com. Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.

Marketing and Communications Specialist at Wright Service Corp. (West Des Moines, IA)

Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist
Type: Full Time
Reports To: Marketing and Communications Manager
Primary Companies Supported: Wright Outdoor Solutions, Sustainable Environmental Consultants

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or coordinate content, including copy, functionality, photo and video, for websites, industry publications, newsletters, collateral, bids and reports, direct mail, social media, and other marketing and communications deliverables for both internal and external audiences.
  • Manage graphic design of ads, newsletters, websites, collateral, direct mail, and other marketing and communications deliverables to ensure strategic and consistent branding and messaging.
  • Coordinate production of deliverables with vendors, within budget parameters.
  • Evaluate media and coordinate ad buys within budget parameters, as well as related submission processes.
  • Participate in annual and project-based strategic planning.
  • Plan local promotional and client appreciation events.
  • Assist other marketing and communications staff with social, volunteer, wellness and other events and initiatives.
  • Research and distribute relevant public information about competitors and markets.
  • Coordinate donations and sponsorships, leveraging opportunities for greatest impact. Maintain related records, and process payment and other transactions.
  • Foster relationships with appropriate media and industry entities, and promote companies and employees as credible sources.
  • Serve as a resource and editor for employees’ and departments’ communications.
  • Create and maintain marketing and editorial calendars and internal documents, including sales and website analytics, customer lists, etc.
  • Conduct new employee onboarding.
  • Coordinate company and department award submissions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
  • One to two years of experience with related marketing and communications responsibilities.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about the industries in which our companies operate.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; willingness and ability to learn other programs as necessary; familiarity with WordPress, photography, iMovie and Adobe design programs a plus.
  • Strong references.

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly wage will be commensurate with education level, relative experience, and other attributes. Wright Service Corp. is an employee owned company and offers outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, prescription, LTD, voluntary life, AD&D and business travel insurance, salary continuation, paid time off, and more.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Marketing and Communications Supervisor Sara Harpenau at sharpenau@wrightservicecorp.com. Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.

Mazda Road to Indy casting call

Are you between the ages of 18 and 25?

Let us know you have what it takes in a one-minute video. Make sure you show your personality!

Post your audition video to Facebook by Nov. 28, 2014.

The host will begin reporting on all racing events the TV series is set to cover beginning in February 2015, traveling in the U.S. and Canada, and getting to experience the INDY 500! We are looking for someone interested in extreme sports — that is, as outgoing as the drivers!

This position is unpaid, but travel expenses are covered along with food.

Casting process will take place through Facebook, with additional media promotion through the roadtoindy.tv website, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Eligibility

The host must be between the ages of 18 and 25, live in the U.S. and be available to travel on weekends on specific dates.

Audition Period

Starts Nov. 10 and goes until Dec. 19.

How to Submit Video Audition

Log onto our Facebook page and through the woobox app, upload your video.

Profiles

All submissions will be reviewed by the Mazda Road to Indy TV team. The top 5 submissions will be released for public voting.

To Vote on Top 5

The top 5 selections will be given a hashtag to promote themselves. Videos will be posted to our Facebook page, where fan voting will take place.

Agreement of Official Rules

By submitting an audition video, you acknowledge and accept guidelines of the position.

Pro Racing Group is a Sports Marketing agency that produces projects and campaigns geared around brand identity, communication strategies and unique marketing approaches.  We believe every project is different, and that is why we are dedicated to evolving with our partners to ensure that objectives are fulfilled and benchmarks are raised.  http://proracinggroup.com

Mazda Road to Indy is the breeding ground for tomorrow’s world-class race car drivers, where these athletes perfect their instincts and abilities as they progress through the ladder system.  It is comprised of three series: the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.  Since it’s launch in 2010, the Mazda Road to Indy has attracted competitors from around the globe.  http://www.indycar.com/RoadToIndy

Road to Indy TV is a bi-weekly web series that covers the Mazda Road to Indy season and ladder system.  Road to Indy TV covers the behind-the-scenes excitement among the teams and drivers, in addition to providing race recaps, technical insights and analysis. http://roadtoindy.tv

AOL Sports Search

Are you sports-obsessed? Do you have what it takes to be the next great sportscaster? Try out for AOL Sport’s new show!

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU …

An entertaining video of yourself that shows your personality, knowledge and passion for sports. Cover any sports topic you’d like to –- just make sure it’s entertaining!

HERE’S HOW …

In person: On Monday, November 17, go to AOL Studios in New York or Los Angeles at 9 a.m. ET/ 6 a.m. PT. We will close the doors to auditions at 12 p.m. ET/ 9 a.m. PT.

OR if you can’t make it: Upload your video to aol.com/sportssearch, or go on Twitter, Instagram or Vine and submit your video by using hashtag #AOLSportsSearch. Your video can be up to 1 minute long, with your recap of a recent sports event, your thoughts on one particular sporting event, or your thoughts on one particular issue in the sports world. We really want to see the creativity you bring to covering sports!

Those chosen that are based in Los Angeles will enjoy a free flight that night to New York for a Tuesday appearance in studio. We will fly in top contenders with winning social-media submissions if not based in New York for Tuesday’s in-studio session. AOL’s new sportscaster will be announced on Wednesday, November 19 on aol.com/sports.

Go to aol.com/sportssearch for more information, look at this quick video, or click here for our official press release.

Questions: Please email AOLSPORTSSEARCH@teamaol.com or hit us up on Twitter at @AOLSports.

#AOLSportsSearch Live Auditions
Live Casting Call: Monday, November 17th
New York City
9am EST- 12pm EST
AOL New York Studios
770 Broadway
New York City
*Doors close at 12pm, First come, first serve

Los Angeles
6am PST- 9am PST
AOL Los Angeles Studios
331 North Maple Drive
Beverly Hills
*Doors close at 9am, First come, first serve

Press release: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141113006511/en/AOL-Announces-Open-Auditions-America%E2%80%99s-Great-Sportscaster#.VGUjYPl4rz1

Assistant Communications Consultant at Principal Financial Group

Responsibilities:

The Principal Financial Group is looking for a passionate, communications professional to join our Corporate Communications team as an Assistant Communications Consultant. In this role, you will bring innovative ideas to the Principal Financial Group in support of employee communications. We are looking for a talented consultant who can effectively partner with senior communicators and key stakeholders to identify communication needs, develop creative plans, and effectively deliver upon communication strategies utilizing a multitude of communication platforms. In this role, you will primarily work on human resources communications. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to apply your skills to an exciting project-focused communications role, then this may the career move you’ve been looking for!

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 2-4 years work related experience required. Must have excellent organizational, presentation, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills, along with strong basic analytical skills. Ability to take an integrated communications approach to solve basic communication issues required. Must be committed to dedicating the time needed to get the job done. Must consistently meet deadlines. Company product knowledge required. Must have basic PC skills with the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and pay strict attention to detail. Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

To apply and learn more about our benefits package and work culture, go to Principal.com/careers. To apply, search for requisition number Asst Communications Consultant – #216639

Bailey Lauerman campus visit (Nov. 19)

Rich Claussen, executive vice president of talent development for Bailey Lauerman, will be visiting campus on Wednesday, Nov. 19.  Bailey Lauerman is an advertising agency located in Lincoln, NE and it is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2015 paid internship program (http://vintage.baileylauerman.com/Internship/).  Open to sophomores, juniors or seniors.  Please email  annette.watson@drake.edu to set up an appointment time to meet with him.