Part-time magazine content coordinator (D.M.)

Best Version Media is launching local magazines in two Des Moines suburbs this summer and is looking for a part-time Content Coordinator for the publications.

The Content Coordinator is responsible for obtaining, coordinating, writing, sending and proofing content for each assigned magazine on a monthly basis. This entails writing resident features and gathering relevant neighborhood and community news for each magazine, sending files in the proper format by deadline, and proofing magazines during the design process to ensure a polished final product.

Responsibilities of the Content Coordinator include:

  • coordinating a new resident feature for each magazine each month
  • compiling an area calendar of events and local community corner
  •  submitting compiled monthly magazine content by deadline
  • proofing magazine content within 24 business hours of receiving a magazine proof from the design team
  • obtaining referrals from past features as leads for future neighborhood features
  • editing all content submissions including anchor sponsor/expert contributor articles
  • on occasion, writing/editing local filler articles
  • writing up to two business profiles each month
  • receiving classified ad submissions

The Content Coordinator is NOT responsible for:

  • checking ads
  • coordinating paid advertising
  • making magazine design decisions

The compensation is $350/magazine. To apply, submit a resume and two feature-style writing samples in Word or pdf format to:

Jason Button, publisher
jasonbutton@gmail.com

Graphic Design Intern for July/August

Housing provided if needed for hire.

Cottingham & Butler, an insurance firm in Dubuque, Iowa, is looking for student intern/employee who can use and excel in graphic design using Adobe, InDesign, and other design applications as necessary. They will consider full time or part time employment.

If interested please respond ASAP to the emails below. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible and housing provided for summer if needed.

Candidates can contact the HR team via Jonathan Gill or Paige Kohlhof referenced below.
jgill@cottinghambutler.com
PKOHLHOF@cottinghambutler.com

Digital Media Planner, Sleep Number (Minneapolis)

The Digital Media Planner is a crucial position working in conjunction with the media, marketing planning and content teams to develop and execute social and digital media plans that achieve Sleep Number business objectives. This role drives innovation at both the strategic and execution level, and cultivates key partnerships to deliver the best digital media opportunities across social channels in addition to other media channels including display, mobile, and video. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in social planning and buying, but also be knowledgeable across the entire programmatic landscape.

Responsibilities:

    • Manage social and programmatic buys including plan development, audience selection , optimization, and reporting
    • Develop and execute strong and effective social media plans incorporating programmatic, display, mobile and video based on sound strategies and research
    • Participate in overall media strategy development and participate in group brainstorming sessions with the intention of bringing great ideas to life
    • Supervise insertion order process and ensure adherence to budgets, terms and conditions
    • Work with creative partners on ad development to ensure media and creative strategies work in harmony
    • Work with Digital Media Manager to ensure plans are on strategy and meet objectives
    • Utilize data to configure, operate and optimize campaigns to meet company objectives
    • Lead analysis on media delivery, performance, trends and future implications and make optimizations based on insights from varying sources
    • Work with Ad Operations Manager and Analytics team to ensure proper technical set-up for tracking, testing, reporting, and optimization
    • Manage relationships with relevant outside partners
    • Seek new trends and opportunities within the industry within display, mobile, social and video; develop POVs to share with media team

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of related experience required (buying, planning, analyzing digital media/marketing, etc)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with social-specific platforms (e.g. Facebook Business Manager, Twitter ads, Snapchat ad platform)
  • Experience with media buying technologies such as social buying platforms, DSPs (DataXu a plus), third party ad servers, and web analytics platforms (Adobe a plus)
  • Experience working across media functions
  • Experience executing programmatic and social buys
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Advance computer knowledge (Microsoft suite: Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate with simplicity and influence broadly
  • Able to work independently and have excellent time management skills
  • Problem solver with the ability to develop creative solutions
  • Organized, and detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through
  • Nimble and flexible to succeed in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects

To apply, see https://jobs.sleepnumber.com/job/minneapolis/digital-media-planner/1020/4726538

PR, ad jobs at Meyocks (Des Moines)

About Meyocks

Meyocks, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is an advertising agency that shapes marketplace meaning for food, agriculture, health and mentor brands. We help our clients “mean more” to customers, and we offer our team members opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the success of our clients and our firm. The agency offers counsel and services in the areas of brand strategy, research, advertising, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, digital, direct marketing, sales support and package design. Meyocks is a member of the Advertising and Marketing Independent Network (AMIN). For more information, visit meyocks.com.

Director of Public Relations

In this position, you would lead the Meyocks public relations discipline. You would offer counsel to Meyocks clients in the areas of media relations, media training, issues/crisis management, community relations, social media and employee communications. You would develop and implement public relations plans, as well as public relations programs that integrate with overall marketing communications plans. You would author content and edit content developed by other team members — and lead and mentor public relations staff at the agency.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of public relations experience required (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Significant experience in the agriculture category required — food, health or retail category experience a plus
  • Experience leading a team of professionals
  • Desire to learn clients’ businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of the changing nature of the public relations discipline
  • Ability to offer counsel/strategy… and to implement as well

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

 

Advertising Copywriter

In this position, you would develop engaging concepts and copy for clients’ brand communications needs across a variety of mediums. You would bring your creative passion to a wide range of projects — from broadcast to digital ads to shelf talkers. You would be a prolific generator of ideas and a collaborative champion of the ideas of others. You would be mindful of both the client’s brand and the agency’s brand promise to deliver work that connects more meaningfully to customers and prospects.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of copywriting experience (advertising agency experience preferred)
  • Ability to shift seamlessly from strong conceptual work to straightforward copy style
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate through a variety of writing styles and emotions
  • Retail category and broadcast production experience a plus
  • Self-motivation, strong work ethic, resilience, positive attitude and ability to work quickly are musts

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

Account Manager

In this role, you would manage the details of making great work happen – from client input through agency execution. You would develop project briefs, create and manage schedules, monitor budgets and generally ensure our work is flawless and consistent with overall strategy. In addition, you would work with a team of talented functional specialists to develop marketing communications plans.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • College degree in advertising, public relations, marketing or related field
  • Three-plus years of experience with integrated marketing communications — advertising agency experience strongly preferred
  • Strong deadline/project management focus and a relentless obsession to “get it right”
  • Desire to learn a client’s businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Experience with retail industries a plus
  • Ability to build relationships and credibility with clients and fellow team members

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

 

See more at: http://www.meyocks.com/about/careers#sthash.RKq548FY.dpuf

Science Center of Iowa positions

Communications Coordinator — The SCI Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting management, execution, implementation and maintenance of the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater’s marketing, advertising, communications, events and public/media relations efforts. View full job description at www.sciowa.org/employment. Application deadline: Friday, June 9

Membership Manager — The SCI Membership Manager develops the strategies and implements the overall plan for renewal and acquisition, member relations and membership communications. Position is responsible for achieving annual revenue and sales goals. View full job description atwww.sciowa.org/employment. Application deadline: Friday, June 9

Digital media fellowship, Mother Jones (NYC)

Mother Jones is looking for an all-star digital-media fellow to keep us current on social platforms, and enhance our multimedia coverage of breaking news—especially with snappy, smart video. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones‘ digital news team in our New York City office. You’ll learn about every aspect of modern online publishing, collaborating with seasoned editors and reporters. You’ll also attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

 Desired Skills:

  • Video editing experience, including familiarity with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, (especially Premiere)
  • Evidence of hands-on production, including writing for video and shooting in the field
  • Stellar writing ability, as demonstrated by published work
  • Comfort with content management systems
  • A zeal for online news and media
  • A working knowledge of HTML and experience with Photoshop
  • Endless enthusiasm for digital storytelling languages like memes, GIFS, and Vines.
  • Deep familiarity with social media
  • Previous reporting experience a strong plus

 Ideal candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced digital newsroom. We’ll want you to bring some skills to the table: Maybe you’ve got experience as a quick-hit blogger, you’ve worked in social media, or you’ve more-than-dipped your toes in video-editing software. This fellow will work in the New York City office.

Please submit:

  • A cover letter and résumé, including the names and numbers of two references
  • Two videos you have worked on, describing what role you played in their production (i.e. editor, shooter, producer etc.)
  • Two writing samples (links to online versions preferred)

 Please send these materials by end of business, Friday, June 2, 2017, to fellowships@motherjones.com.