Junior copywriter, Hot Dish Advertising (Minneapolis)

Hot Dish Advertising, a full-service ad agency in the heart of the North Loop, is seeking a Junior Copywriter to join its team.

You should have 2+ years experience writing for print and digital campaigns, websites, social media, and writing video scripts is a plus! You should be able to concept with a creative team and come up with copy on the fly. Previous agency experience is a bonus.

Key Responsibilities:

The Junior Copywriter will help develop concepts and write copy for an array of clients from the franchise space to consumer marketing. You’ll be working on a wide range of projects including naming, print and digital materials, email campaigns, social media, and much much more.

Must Haves:

* 2+ years experience
* Ability to bring creative teams’ ideas to life
* Simple and direct messaging that connects the target audience
* Exceptional communication and organizational skills
* Effectively writes under tight deadlines handling multiple projects and tasks

This is an onsite, full-time position.

If you feel you are qualified for this position, please send resume and writing samples to rharvey@hotdishad.com

Junior digital producer, Hanley Wood Marketing (Minneapolis)

Hanley Wood Marketing (HWM) — a premier B2B digital content marketing agency — is looking for a contract-to-hire junior digital producer. He or she will partner with team members across agency departments to convert client-articulated needs into web products. These include websites, applications, widgets, emails and more. The successful candidate will:

  • Work with all related team members to develop and maintain websites.
  • Oversee quality control for internal and client projects.
  • Have prior experience working within the confines of a content management system.
  • Possess outstanding organizational skills, basic HTML and the ability to produce documentation.

Primary Essential Duties

The junior digital producer is responsible for these areas:

  • Develop and maintain technical documentation for all digital projects, such as:
  • Functional and business requirements documents.
    Project summaries.
    Testing plans and Q&A documentation.

    •  Communicate specification changes directly to project/technical leads.
    • Supervise quality/standards of work.
    • Work with project management and resources department.
    • Research and analyze specifications.
    • Create and maintain web content within a content management system:
  • Ensure metadata is present and make recommendations based on best practices.
    Collaborate on usability and structure for electronic delivery of content.
    Provide support to digital group as needed.

Experience, Skills, and Talents Required

    •  Experience working with content management systems.
    • Excellent presentation and writing skills.
    • Exceptional team player with the confidence, integrity and ability to learn quickly.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-centric environment.
    • Strong organizational capabilities and ability to multitask.
    • Self-motivated and –directed.
    • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and Photoshop desired.

Education and Certifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
This job description indicates a general sense of the duties and expectations of this position. It is not intended as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required.  As the nature of our business demands change, so too may the duties of this position.

To apply for this job email your details to rthornton@hanleywood.com                               

About Hanley Wood Marketing
HWM’s cross-industry client roster includes clients of every size, and four Fortune 300 clients: Ameriprise Financial, FedEx, Sherwin-Williams, and 3M. We were named Agency of the Year by FedEx in 2012 and Partner of the Year by Sherwin-Williams in 2010. Our creative work has earned the nation’s top content marketing  awards from the Custom Content Council, FOLIO, BtoB Online, and many others.

Senior designer, Juicebox Interactive (Des Moines)

We’re looking to add another senior graphic designer to our rapidly growing firm. The ideal candidate would be an epic talent and would have at least 4 years of work experience with a rock-solid background in digital. Our firm takes an immense amount of pride in our creativity and design excellence and we’re looking for someone with the skills to continue that tradition (we’ve been recognized locally and nationally for design excellence, including a recent HOW Interactive award). We’re looking for the best, and we’ll reward you accordingly.


Account executive, Meyocks (West 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.


  • 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

Send letter of interest and resume to:  katieschetzsle@meyocks.com

Project manager, Meyocks (West Des Moines)


As a project manager, you would orchestrate the execution of client work with a team of creative and business professionals. You would create and manage schedules, monitor budgets, proof and route materials and generally ensure our work is executed flawlessly and exceed client expectations.


  • College degree in business, advertising, public relations, marketing or related field
  • Two-plus years of experience with integrated marketing communications (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Formal project management training and/or experience with PMBOK concepts preferred; PMP certification would be ideal
  • Agricultural experience or farm background a plus
  • Passion for aligning available resources, budget constraints and quality requirements to exceed client expectations
  • Ability to build relationships and credibility with fellow team members

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: katieschetzsle@meyocks.com

Iowa Starting Line Internships

Iowa Starting Line is looking for interns to assist with our news site’s operations. Starting Line was founded by Pat Rynard in January 2015, and is a news site focused on the Iowa Caucus and Iowa political news. We aim to be one of the go-to sites for Iowa Caucus coverage, both locally and nationally, and have already broken several important Iowa political stories. In our first month, the website received over 22,000 hits, and our overall reach continues to rapidly grow.

Interns’ duties may include, but not be limited to:

  • Attend visits by presidential candidates and other major political events to record notes, take pictures, possibly live-tweet and interview event attendees. Depending on the event, you may write up a post to be published on Starting Line.
  • Research policy and political information for in-depth articles.
  • Compile state and national press and journalist information to help Starting Line’s outreach to mainstream news sources.
  • Help with social media strategy to expand the news site’s reach. In particular, I need help moving beyond Twitter and Facebook as my main social media channels.
  • Take the lead on specific Starting Line series of posts, like the Travel Guide and “How to Win X County” series.
  • Contact campaigns, elected officials and government agencies for press information.
  • Assist with the back-end mechanics of the website.
  • Assist with Starting Line’s long-term project to offer Iowa Caucus tours to out-of-staters.
  • Other tasks and opportunities as we discover them.

It should be noted that I am looking for several interns to fulfill these responsibilities. If you don’t want to write for the site, you can focus more on the behind-the-scenes research and social media aspects of it. I also do not care if applicants are Democrat, Republican or independent. While Starting Line has a Democratic-lean to it, the majority of posts and articles are straight news reporting and analysis.

Contact Pat Rynard at IowaStartingLine@gmail.com or call at 515-868-5665 to apply or for more details.

Production and marketing for TeamStrong Inc.

TeamStrong Inc. is a Midwest company that puts on national-act comedy shows and stage plays. We are seeking two individuals that specialize in videography and can help with event planning. We throw 2-3 events a month and need these filmed on location and designed and edited for marketing purposes. This is a 12 week internship with a possibility to be hired on with a great compensation package. With this company growing all over the Midwest this is a great resume builder and gives you a diverse experience with this growing field. We are seeking to be a national television program and we are looking for your assistance.

  • Provide filming of events (comedy shows, stage plays) and editing
  • logs and archives videos for future use
  • maintaining website with footage of recorded events
  • website development
  • event planning
  • design social media content, promotions
  • researching resources to broaden brand
  • PR relations

 Basic Qualifications

  • able to create professional video edits from filming events
  • must be enthusiastic and willing to be creative
  • high organization skills
  • strong communication skills

Related majors/interest

  • marketing, business, design, photography, sales

Email John Martin @ jmartinsr.7@gmail.com with introduction and background. Deadline is April 1, 2015 for interested parties.