Digital ad trafficking positions at Meredith Corporation (Des Moines, IA)

The Meredith Corporation Local Media Group has Corporate openings for digital ad trafficking specialists based at our Des Moines, IA headquarters. Ideally, we are looking for Digital Ad Operations/Online Traffic professionals possessing skills and familiarity with DoubleClick and Google Analytics platforms. We are willing to provide training to candidates who possess excellent communication, organizational and computer skills. Do you thrive on challenges and enjoy working with a wide-range of internal and external customers? If this is YOU, your career in digital media may start with us now at Meredith! Please visit “Careers” page to learn more and submit your resume/profile or use the links below.

Digital Ad Ops Team Lead
The Digital Ad Operations Team Lead will manage and provide daily leadership to team members. This position will participate in hiring and evaluating staff performance, and participate in employee development to ensure department goals are met and advertising revenue is optimized.

Digital Ad Ops Traffic Coordinator
The Digital Ad Operations Traffic coordinator will ensure advertising revenue is optimized. We are looking for smart individuals with digital skills and will be willing to trade experience to train recent graduates.

Summer Internships, Integer Group, Des Moines

The Integer Group Midwest office in Des Moines, IA is looking for Summer Interns to serve in a variety of areas.  Our internships offer real-world experience with real clients, and real accountability. We’ll challenge you to be your best! Our Des Moines program runs anywhere from your earliest available start to the end of summer.  Our programs even have the possibility of continuing into the school year.

We offer internships in the following areas:


Be infectious. One creative act inspires another that inspires another and so on and so on. We’re looking for writers and artists with a spark of contagion in their work that makes us all better. Our interns will experience how a team develops ideas and conceptualizes the creative side of a promotion.  Art Director applicants must have solid design skills and experience using Photoshop and Illustrator.  Copywriter applicants should be able to turn a phrase and represent the brand’s voice in a way that sells.

*Any Creative Applicants must include links to their portfolios when submitting applications.

Account Leadership 

Be a leader. Are you a relationship-builder who enjoys the energy of the front lines? We need inspiring types to champion the work, motivate teams and generate client results. Our Account Leadership team is responsible for managing all aspects of the client relationship and collaborating on brand strategy/promotional planning.


Be everywhere. We believe nothing’s off limits when it comes to making clients famous. We need fearless strategists who are willing to take our clients’ messages where they have never gone before. Our media team develops plans to reach shoppers with the right message, in the right media, at the exact right moment.

More information here:

Please apply online at and specify the areas in which you are most interested.

Wanted: A few SJMC students for focus groups

The SJMC is creating new promotional material for the School this summer, and I’m looking for a few students who would be willing to participate in a focus group to help us gather information for that project. All you’d have to do is be willing to meet for an hour to talk about why you chose Drake SJMC and your experiences here. AND you’d get a $10 Target gift card for your trouble!

The focus groups will be held:

  • Monday, April 28, 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 29, 6-7 p.m.

If you would like to participate, send me an email letting me know:

  • Which date you are available
  • Your year and major (so we get a variety of perspectives)


— Kathleen Richardson


School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Behind the Scenes at Relays

Experience Relays from behind the (media) scenes–
Drake’s Athletic Communications is offering SJMC students the opportunity to work next to credentialed media and elite athletes at the mixed zone where you will help gather and transcribe quotes from the winners of every event. This is an opportunity to:
–see how the media works (especially in a herd type setting) and how established professionals craft questions to get the response they need for a story when they may only have the chance to ask one question,
–observe and interact with athletes who may be at either extreme of the postrace emotional spectrum,
–be active participants in these interviews especially for some of the high school winners.
Sign up for 2-3 hour shifts (or all day if you’re interested) for Thursday night, all day Friday and all day Saturday.

Sign up sheet is on Carlyn Crowe’s office door at 120 Meredith. Sign up by EOD on Monday 4/21. This is a great opportunity for all SJMC majors!

Field Organizer for PR firm

The Markham Group – a Public Relations Firm in Little Rock, Ark., handling public affairs, campaigns and event management— is looking for driven and intelligent individuals who are passionate about education and helping the future of children.
Positions available for: May 15– Early September 2014
Job Responsibilities include:
-       Aiding in developing and carrying out campaign programs.
-       Recruiting volunteers through direct volunteer recruitment.
-       Campaign management including, phone banks, material prep, event organizing.
-       Event organizing including research, tactics development and material prep.
Skills and Experience
-       Ability to recruit volunteers and enthusiasm to motivate people.
-       Strong communication skills including technological aptitude.
-       Understanding of education system and the Internet’s role in competitive education.
-       Strong work ethic and commitment to travel.
-       Preference for prior campaign experience, including all aspects of field campaigns.
A great experience to break into campaign work for motivated, rising college seniors or recent college graduates.
Salary will fall in line with experience
Submit cover letter and resume to Elsa Becker at *Note: Elsa is an SJMC alum and specifically contacted Drake for recruitment. Feel free  to contact her with any questions.

Elsa Becker
The Markham Group

Organizer in Training, Planned Parenthood

Train to be a grassroots organizer (non-paid internship). Provide support for the Supporter Engagement and Public Policy Department. Be a part of a dynamic team that builds the political proficiency of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.

1. Participate in trainings and skill building exercises on the theory, practice and ideology Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employs in its grassroots organizing program.
2. Cross train and shadow in other areas of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to develop strong organizational knowledge.
3. Provide support to the Supporter Engagement and Public Policy Department. These duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • a. Recruit and train volunteers
  • b. Assist with phone programs
  • c. Staff activist recruitment and outreach events
  • d. Input and track departmental data
  • e. Participate in departmental meetings as requested
  • f. Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to recruit, educate and mobilize the activists in the community
  • g. Assist with electoral work

4. Other duties as assigned.
A commitment to reproductive justice, women’s health, and gender equity is required. Must demonstrate a strong desire to protect reproductive choice through local advocacy, activism, and organizing. Experience in direct sales/marketing, political campaigns, or social justice volunteer work preferred.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all Planned Parenthood business and activities on and off of the job. Primary functions take place in Des Moines. 10 – 12 hours/week expected time commitment (incl. Tuesday and/or Thursday evening).
Interested applicants should send their resume to our Regional Organizer:
Mazie Johnson,, 515.242.8611
Summer 2014 internship dates are May 27, 2014 – August 15, 2014
Deadline to apply is May 9, 2014
Fall 2014 internship dates are August 25, 2014- November 21, 2014
Deadline to apply is August 8, 2014