Writers, photographers and multimedia contributors, The Odyssey at Drake

The Odyssey at Drake is now hiring writers, photographers and multimedia positions. We provide a platform for the voices of our generation. We give you the freedom to use your evolving opinions to write about issues that matter to you, and then share them with a national audience. The Odyssey maintains an average of 100,000 reads per campus, garnering 14+ million reads per month nationally. If you are interested in being a part of the team, please apply at http://www.TheOdysseyOnline.com/apply/ or email shaeffer.smith@drake.edu.
The Odyssey is one of the fastest growing media properties, with an average of 14 million digital page views per month. The Odyssey flips the content industry on its head, giving our writers the freedom to add the material they choose to the customized digital space we provide. The Odyssey connects thought leaders in communities across the country, and we want Drake students to take part in this national movement.
To be involved with The Odyssey means gaining experiencing with a nationally recognized company through which you can develop a portfolio of published writing samples. The time commitment is extremely manageable, and we are looking for self-motivated and reliable students who dominate both the social and academic scenes!

Public Relations Intern, Drake Univ. Communications

The Office of University Communications is seeking a public relations intern to assist the Digital Media Specialist during the fall semester of 2015, and into spring 2016, depending on the student’s interest.
Tasks will include:
-Writing feature-style articles for alumni e-newsletter (1-2 stories a month, approximately 400-500 words each)
-Assist in production and distribution of press releases on an as-needed basis (4-6 releases a week)
-Assist with media calls, and other media relations tasks
-Compile DU in the News reports – responsible for collecting daily media hits
-Attending Blue and editorial/PR meetings with full-time staff
-Assist in writing profiles for the Expert Guide

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to aaron.jaco@drake.edu by Monday, September 14. This is a paid position.


Social Media Intern, Drake Communications

The Office of University Communications is seeking a social media intern to assist the Digital Media Specialist during the fall semester of 2015, and into spring 2016, depending on the student’s interest.

Candidate will assist the digital media specialist on implementing social media strategy across platforms where the Drake University brand is represented. This position will assist in daily social media coverage, as well as promotion of larger university events like the Bucksbaum Lecture and various Drake Relays community events.

Tasks will include:

-Social media monitoring
-Social media strategy (content planning)
-Implementation of social strategy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest
-other tasks as assigned

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for social media and a general understanding of the Drake University brand. Knowledge in PR writing is beneficial.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to niki.smith@drake.edu by Monday, September 14. This is a paid position. If the student is interested, the positions will continue into the spring semester.

Communications / Graphic Design internship at The Rotary Club (West Des Moines)

The Rotary Club of West Des Moines is searching for a communications/graphic intern for a semester long unpaid internship position.

Rotary is an international organization that gives back to the community through volunteerism and provides an avenue to network with business professionals.

We are seeking a talented individual to take our Club Runner “personalized” website http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1675 to the next level. At completion of the updated webpage, we request a tutorial for several club members on maintenance of the site.  In addition, we need help creating a better presentation and packaging of our potential member and new member guides online.

As a perk of becoming the West Des Moines Rotary intern we offer the opportunity to meet local business people through (optional) attendance at our weekly meeting held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club Tuesdays at noon.  Your lunch is included.

Please email your resume and two references to Naura ngodar@rdgusa.com

PR and marketing intern, Above + Beyond Cancer

Above + Beyond  Cancer seeks an intern to support the image, communication, and public relation efforts of the Foundation. This will include writing for various media (website/blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Marketing/PR Intern will work independently and in tandem
with Graphic Design Intern on promotional materials.

Activities include the following:
Communication and planning with Executive Director and the Marketing Committee
Planning for marketing, communication and public relations campaigns:
Assist in planning strategies and channels necessary to achieve
Assist in building marketing and public relations campaigns that reach communication goals. various audiences.

Persuasive writing:
Write web, blog, and marketing material copy including brochures, informational postcards, flyers, and posters.
Help translate research and findings into meaningful copy for the identified audience.

Social Media:
Write copy for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website/Blog.
Update and/or revise social media posts.
Promote events via all social media platforms A+BC uses.

Skills the intern will learn from working with our Foundation include:
Gain strategic communication and marketing experience
Build a portfolio of persuasive writing pieces
Hone project management skills
Work closely with an Executive Director and marketing committee.


This is a Fall semester internship with the possibility of extending into the Spring
semester. Must be a current or recently graduated college student within commuting distance of Des Moines, Iowa, and must be available to work an average of 8 hours per week during the semester.

Required Skills
Strong persuasive writing skills
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Business acumen and judgment
Planning, prioritization, project management skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Experience with developing and implementing social and traditional media campaigns
Knowledge of social media
Adept at using Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Overview of the Foundation:
Founded in 2011 by Des Moines, Iowa Oncologist Richard Deming, Above + Beyond  Cancer leads cancer survivors and caregivers on hikes, marathons and incredible journeys like Everest Basecamp and Mt. Kilimanjaro, and offers cancer survivors cycling, yoga, fitness classes, and mindfulness meditation. Above + Beyond Cancer’s mission is to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer to create a healthier world.

A cover letter, resume, one faculty recommendation, and two writing samples are required. Apply to:
Mary Van Heukelom | Health and Fitness Director
ACSM I Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Personal Trainer
Above + Beyond Cancer
tel: 515-669-9879

Drake Ag Law Center Communication Assistant

The Agricultural Law Center Office Assistant will provide a high level of professional experience for a student to manage our data files, websites, research reports, and conferences. The student will do significant communication work using online, social media, and e-mail tools.

Ideal Qualifications
Major: Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or a related field of study
Required Qualifications:
·         Experience professional social media campaigns
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Advanced written and oral communications skills
·         Familiar with Microsoft Office; including Access, Publisher, Word, and Excel
·         Ability to follow directions while also working independently
·         Ability to prioritize tasks and manage workload in a fast-paced environment
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Experience with website design and WordPress
·         Experience with Artisteer 4
·         A basic knowledge of HTML or familiarity with a CMS
Student responsibilities will include:
·         Developing a personal work plan
·         Data entry and management
·         Organizing electronic files and documents
·         Communicating via phone, e-mail, website, Facebook, and Twitter.
·         Writing and editing.
·         Event planning

Hours: The position will extend from fall 2015 through spring 2016.  Continuing work in summer 2016 is possible. Students will work between 8 and 10 hours/week during the semester.
Duration: September through December 2015.
Compensation: $9.00/hr

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Matt Russell at matt.russell@drake.edu
Applicants should review our two websites at http://www.law.drake.edu/aglaw and http://www.drakeaglaw.org.

Matt Russell
Resilient Agriculture Coordinator
Drake University Agricultural Law Center
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 271-4956

Account executive at Meyocks (Des Moines)

As an account executive, 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
  • Two-plus years of experience with integrated marketing communications (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Agricultural experience and/or farm background strongly preferred
  • Strong deadline/project management focus and a relentless obsession for “getting it right”
  • Desire to learn clients’ businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Ability to build relationships and credibility with clients while collaborating passionately with a team of creative professionals at Meyocks

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).

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