Reporter (Council Bluffs, IA)

Job Description
The Daily Nonpareil’s police and courts reporter is responsible for covering breaking news and trials in and around Council Bluffs, primarily regarding the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office. This position requires a strong relationship with sources in law enforcement and local government. In addition to crimes, fires and trials, the position also produces occasional general assignment, feature and special section pieces as well. Reporters generally work one night per week and one weekend per month.

Required Skills
News gathering, writing and digital skills will all be considered, and a knowledge of government and law enforcement operations is helpful. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and insurance. Some photography experience is helpful.

Required Experience
Previous journalism experience is preferred but not required.

Job Location
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Company
BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. (formerly World Media Enterprises/Midlands Newspapers)

To apply: https://bhmedia.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=4043&company_id=16186&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=993396&level=levelid1&levelid1=2750&startflag=2

Internship at the World Food Prize Foundation (Des Moines, IA)

For Summer 2015, the World Food Prize Foundation will select one intern to assist specifically in the areas of communications and public relations. The intern will support the efforts of the communications team. Duties include:

  • Writing and editing press releases, articles and other information
  • Researching and creating target media lists
  • Outreach to local, national, and international media
  • Marketing and promoting World Food Prize events
  • Website content and design
  • Updating and maximizing social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Newsletter production
  • Manage news archives

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, an eye for layout, and a willingness to express new ideas and work as part of a team.

This internship is an opportunity to become an integral part of The World Food Prize Foundation – an internationally renowned organization – and through work in communications, interact with organizations and individuals all over the world. This includes: government officials, international experts in agriculture and the environment, World Food Prize Laureates, leaders in industry and business, and members of local and national media. Furthermore, Carver Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization.

Interns are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit.  While a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required, the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule, and some interns choose to work full time. While start and end dates are also flexible, a minimum commitment of three months is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Crystal Harris at charris@worldfoodprize.org by June 12.
Inquiry calls (515-245-3731) and emails are accepted.

News reporter (Albert Lea, MN)

The Albert Lea Tribune, an award winning daily newspaper in southern Minnesota, seeks a journalist with strong skills in writing, editing and page design. Website and photography skills are a plus. A degree in journalism or related field is preferred. Experience in a crime or government beat preferred but not required.

The person in this position must not be afraid to ask hard questions and stand as a watchdog for the community. The position will cover spot news, city, county, state and national government, as well as crime, courts and other features as needed. This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position with a great benefits package. The Tribune produces award-winning content, has a strong team and takes great pride in our work.

Area lakes and a wonderful sense of community make Albert Lea a pleasant city in which to live.
Submit your resume, references and five writing clips to Managing Editor Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune, 808 W. Front St., Albert Lea MN 56007 or send email to sarah.stultz@albertleatribune.com with the subject line “reporter.”

Technical writer (Des Moines)

Start Date:        June 1, 2015

Duration:          6+ months

Location:          Des Moines, IA

Kforce has a client seeking a Technical Writer with a focus in writing / documenting processes & procedures.  This resource will be working on writing and editing procedural documentation.  Per the manager, these candidates need to be experienced writers and editors, with a background in English, Journalism, or significant technical writing (emphasis on the “writing”). Daily responsibilities may include:

  • Working with a SME to learn the business needs to go forward to write the procedural manuals.  They will be heavily doing content migrations into open text. Must enjoy procedural writing and have these examples ready.
  •  Drafts, edits and formats basic to moderately complex technical manuals, project and/or other technical documentation.
  • Could be required to assist in content migrations in open text

 Experience Needed:

  • Open Text (1-3 yrs.)
  • Content Management experience (1-3 yrs.)
  • Procedural Writing experience (1-3 yrs.)
  • Writing and editing experience (1-3 yrs.)
  • Degree/background in English, Journalism, or significant technical writing (emphasis on the “writing”)

For more information, contact:

Lori Oberlander, Sr. Technology Recruiter, Talent Director

KForce Professional Staffing

515-221-5205

loberlander@kforce.com

Director of Marketing, QA Graphics (Ankeny, IA)

The Director of Marketing plays an important role in developing and executing the company’s marketing plan. The Director of Marketing will work closely with the owner, team leaders, and sales team to expand the company’s initiatives and ensure a consistent brand. This position will be responsible for managing the Social Media Specialist, assisting with website updates, developing email marketing strategies, advertising, creating brochures, developing trade show materials and other communication efforts.

https://www.aafdsm.com/index.cfm?nodeID=81080&audienceID=1&action=dspdetail&JobID=4083

Director of communications (Waukee, IA)

Write and manage a communications strategy that provides relevant information on Waukee, delivers a consistent message on the city organization, and projects a positive community image; the result will be that residents are informed and engaged on city services and community issues; persons and businesses outside of Waukee make decisions to visit and/or relocate to Waukee and invest in Waukee; and the public has a higher level of trust in city government:

http://www.waukee.org/jobs