IRIS coordinator for spring 2017

Drake University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning seeks to hire a student for the Spring 2017 semester to serve as the student coordinator for a daily reading program with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service).

This Service-Learning Ambassador position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about increasing access to information for Iowans who cannot read the printed word because of blindness, visual, or physical impairment or learning difference. Currently, Drake students volunteer to read The Daily Nonpareil, the Council Bluffs newspaper, which is broadcast as an hour in IRIS’s 24/7 programming, daily meditations, seasonal readings, and the potential for other opportunities for reading. The student would work 6-7 hours per week coordinating the schedule of student volunteers and deepening integration of the partnership between Drake University and IRIS.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter of 500 words or less stating your interest in the position and resume to Amanda Martin at amanda.martin@drake.edu by December 9.

Each applicant must list on their resume one reference, either a faculty, staff, or community partner who can speak to your organization/management, teamwork and professional skills. Pay is $8.25/hr.

Qualifications

Necessary

  • Self-motivated, dedicated

Desired

  • Journalism major
  • Experience with recording a story for IRIS
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work
  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings, working with faculty in the SJMC’s Beginning Reporting and Writing class
  • Train student volunteers and providing technical assistance assistance to students
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
    • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
    • Organize events on-campus to increase awareness
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern

Administrative

  • Hold 2 professional office hours a week in the Office of Community Engaged Learning (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in professional development with the Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives

 

 

 

Spring and summer communication internships, ACLU of Iowa

Interns will have the opportunity to work with the communications director on a range of significant issues and projects.  Ideally our internships would range from 8-13 weeks. This position is part-time with highly flexible weekly hours negotiable. Interns are encouraged to work with their schools for course credits, independent study credits, and/or funding for the internship, as it is unpaid. Interns will be provided with free parking.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on a variety of communications and outreach efforts.  They will potentially learn to assist on all aspects of communications, marketing, public and media relations, outreach, and public education, as well as other projects as assigned.

We do our best to tailor our communications internships to encompass the particular interest of each intern: marketing, design, public relations, social justice, law and government, photography, video, political science, and more.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

This internship welcomes applications from a variety of majors and areas of study. It is open to all current students who have completed at least one year of college and possess the following:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, strong social media abilities, and a skill for  web-based research
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • An interest in advocating for civil liberties

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us a complete application that includes a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample. Also feel free to include samples of other work, such as information on a web site you might have designed or worked on, design work, etc.

The preferred method of submission is email with the subject line specifying “Communications Internship.”  If email is unavailable, submissions via postal mail are acceptable, but please do not send application material through both.

For more information, see http://www.aclu-ia.org/communicationsinternshipopportunity/

For questions, please contact Communications Director Veronica Fowler at editor@aclu-ia.org  515-243-3576. Contact information is:

Attn: Communications Director
ACLU of Iowa
505 5th Avenue, Suite 901
Des Moines, IA 50309

Graphic designer, The Creative Group, Maple Grove, MN

The Creative Group is looking for an experienced, innovative and talented graphic designer. If you’re a creative thinker who enjoys working independently as well as collaborating with a large creative team, apply today!

What you will get to do every single day:

  • • Develop the images used in a variety of creative projects, including promotions, brochures, advertisements, catalogs, presentations, direct mail, brand identity, packaging, retail POS and some digital and email blast campaigns
  • • Be responsible for the design, layout and formatting of materials. Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and graphic elements
  • • Command strong design abilities and proficiency in software applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years’ experience; BFA is a plus.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Good knowledge of brand communication and digital marketing
  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

For more information or to apply, click here.

Media planner, Celarity, Minneapolis

Do you have 3+ years of media planning, buying, management, and ad servicing experience? You will want to check out this Sr. Media Planner role!

As the Sr. Media Planner, you’ll get to practice your media supervisor skills in the areas of strategy, development, buying, planning execution, monitoring, reporting, and optimization. Rely on your expertise in digital media but draw from your knowledge of traditional media solutions to increase consumer engagement and traffic.

If you love working in a fast-paced, engaging environment, then you’ll love this company. Your strengths multi-tasking and hitting deadlines will make you the leader that your peers can depend on. Plus, you’re always keeping up with the latest digital trends and technologies to use in your campaign strategies.

Ready to get to work planning media for this awesome firm? Apply with us today!

Requirements

  • 3+ years of media buying/planning experience (agency background is a plus!)
  • A natural leader with management expertise
  • Ability to multi-task and hit deadlines
  • Always looking for ways to incorporate new ideas and technologies

For more information or apply, click here.

Feature writer, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and write stories to highlight members of the community. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in writing human interest pieces for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes writing, there will be opportunities for research and editing as well.

Duties include:

  • Gather story ideas and write news stories.
  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm.
  • Strong interest with current events.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Editing internship, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and edit the articles that are submitted. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in editing for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes editing, there will be opportunities for research and writing as well.

Duties include:

  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.
  • Research.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Gather story ideas and write articles

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Social media and marketing intern, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us strengthen our social media presence. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in marketing and working on innovative ways to use social media, and execute the magazine’s social media strategy, working through key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and our website. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff. This position will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our branding among clients and candidates.

Duties include:

  • Assist with streamlining company social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Mobile app, and other social media platforms) ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the communities.
  • Increase the number of followers we have on Twitter by following and engaging with the community.
  • Posting Tweets and responding to Tweets (initially under supervision from a staff member).
  • Posting updates to the Magazines Facebook account (initially under supervision from a staff member).
  • Build Facebook “likes” by approaching potential clients and candidates through other social media channels and email marketing campaigns.
  • Work with staff to promote our mobile app and upload photos, and videos.
  • Track and report website statistics.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • An interest in marketing, communication, and social media.
  • Familiarity with key social media tools. (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) and with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high motivation to learn.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • An ability to prioritize work and complete tasks with quick turnaround times.

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to dwanabradley77@gmail.com