Studio Iowa seeks video editor/graphic artist

Studio Iowa — a local agency that makes television commercials, direct-to-web video, 3D animations, still photos and much more — is always looking for young talent. The company’s immediate need is for an Editor/Graphic Artist. Having skills with the Adobe Suite is required, though Studio Iowa also works with Apple Final Cut Pro. Understanding how to tell a compelling visual story is also important. 

For more information and to apply, contact:

Sean Fredregill
Director of Photography/Producer
sean@studioiowa.com
2737 99th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
o:855-95-STUDIO
m:515-240-8125

 

Social media, PR fellowships with Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones is currently hiring for two fellowship positions based in San Francisco. Please see below for more information and links to the full job descriptions and application requirements.

 Social Media Fellowship (San Francisco)

Do you find all your news on Twitter? Get a rush from breaking news? Miss GawkerMother Jones is looking for an all-star social media fellow to help keep us current on social platforms, blog for our award-winning website, and enhance our coverage of breaking news. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones’s digital news team and collaborate alongside seasoned editors and reporters. Aside from helping promote Mother Jones stories, you’ll write your own stories for our website. You’ll also help with web fact-checking and attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

 Full description HERE

Strategic Communications Fellowship (San Francisco)

 You love news, politics, and investigative reporting. You can’t tear yourself away from a great long-form story or a powerful tweetstorm. You know a killer interview when you see one. You’re a smart, hungry emerging professional determined to use your communication talent and skill to make a difference.

 If this sounds right, you might be Mother Jones’ next strategic communications fellow. This fellow will work with Mother Jones’ communications strategist—in collaboration with staff across the organization—to build buzz for Mother Jones investigations and breaking news, increase our impact, and engage with our audience.

The communications fellow will assist in pitching television and radio appearances, building communication with key organizations and influencers, and identifying events and speaking opportunities for MoJo staff. He or she will help plan and promote Mother Jones events and test out new ways to engage with its readers, while also tracking Mother Jones’ impact and helping submit its journalism for prestigious awards.

This is a unique opportunity to learn and practice strategic communications, project management, and audience engagement skills while helping a major investigative reporting organization tell important stories and increase its impact.

Full description HERE

Communications Intern, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, DM

Research and draft social media campaigns and digital communications to support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s strategic plan. Train in the field of nonprofit marketing communications, and explore aspects of branding and public relations. Develop strong brand knowledge and provide support for the Marketing Communications team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Support Communications Manager in planning and executing monthly social media campaigns, including curating relevant online content and graphic design assets.
2. Draft email copy and help develop overall email communications plan.
3. Draft content for internal and external publications, including print and digital.
4. Assist with tracking metrics on email and social media performance, advertising and web traffic.
5. Assist with recording and tracking invoices for department expenses.
6. Provide support to the Marketing Communications department for fundraising, educational and advocacy events, including execution of print and digital collateral.
7. Shadow in other areas of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to develop strong organizational knowledge and generate new ideas to support branding for the organization.
8. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, working on a bachelor’s or graduate degree, preferably in marketing, media, journalism or a related field. Must display a commitment to reproductive justice, women’s health and/or gender equity. Applicant must have excellent writing and communication skills.

TIME COMMITMENT:
The length and weekly time commitment of your internship is variable depending on availability, but candidates must be able commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 weeks in order to get the most out of the internship experience. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $1000 upon completion of the internship.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
STRATEGIC THINKING: Thinks strategically, drives innovations and is adaptive
RESULTS FOCUS: Drives organizational results; demonstrates accountability & service mentality.
PEOPLE LEADERSHIP: Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations and staffing needs. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
RELATIONSHIP LEADERSHIP: Build relationships internally and externally to achieve common goals. Models and encourages cooperation within the organization/with stakeholders by fostering commitment, pride and trust with self/staff.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to maintain confidentiality about all Planned Parenthood business and activities on and off the job.
LICENSES: Valid driver’s license if required to drive on PPHeartland business.
APPLICATIONS DUE: Fall Internship – August 18, 2017
To apply, submit resume, cover letter and three writing samples to Becca.Lee@ppheartland.org.

IowaCASA Communications Intern, Fall 2017

Fall internship, unpaid, August – December, 2017

Hours
Approximately 15-20 hours per week (flexible) at Des Moines office

Objective
To gain insight and experience within a nonprofit social justice organization by assisting the Communications Specialist with ongoing, detail-oriented projects.

Duties and responsibilities
The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Specialist on a number of initiatives, including but not limited to:
• Provide social media support on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as needed, including gathering news articles, analytics, reports, and information that would be relevant for IowaCASA’s social media platforms.
• Draft and edit materials as needed, including information for the website, statements and press releases, and more.
Internship projects and goals
The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Specialist on the following projects, including but not limited to:
• Develop a #GivingTuesday campaign that meets the goals, objectives, and needs of the coalition.
• Assist in developing a plan to infuse IowaCASA’s social justice mission throughout social media platforms.
• Research and study website analytics to determine how we can improve engagement on http://www.iowacasa.org. This will include an analytics report with specific findings and suggestions.
• Conduct a survey of how member programs and supporters across the state utilize our website, compile data, and report back on findings with suggested list of improvements and changes that should/could be made.

Qualifications
• Excellent writing and communications skills.
• Knowledge and interest in communications, social media, online engagement and reporting, and social justice work.
• A willingness to learn and be creative.
• Have an understanding of issues surrounding social justice and sexual violence work.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
• Ability to multi-task, take direction, follow through on projects, meet deadlines, and provide inspired input.

To Apply
Send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to Matty Smith at communications@iowacasa.org. Internship position will be open until filled by qualified applicant. Email inquiries only please. Writing sample can be anything that showcases your talents as a writer and a communicator.

Additional Information

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) works to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors. IowaCASA is a progressive organization, and works towards goals that will improve the well-being of survivors in many aspects of their lives. We support disenfranchised groups and actively work on anti-racist initiatives. IowaCASA is a small, statewide non-profit organization that provides a friendly, fast-paced work environment.

IowaCASA’s continuing success depends upon the qualifications of the individuals the agency employs. IowaCASA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with state and federal law or local ordinance, the agency will ensure that the following personnel matters will be administered without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability.

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)
3030 Merle Hay Road | Des Moines, Iowa 50310
http://www.iowacasa.org

Waukee schools communications internship (deadline extended)

The Waukee School District in suburban Des Moines is looking for an intern to assist with this year’s big projects, which include: writing content and launching a new website, writing content for new marketing material using a new brand identity, creating and writing content for school bond campaign materials and implementing a district-wide social media plan. 

Apply online

The application deadline is being extended by three weeks. 

Application, Cover Letter and Resume required.

Qualifications:   

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, WordPress and Pinterest)
  • Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, Mass Communications or Public Relations)
  • Proficient computer skills to include: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop highly desired
  • Experience with content management systems desired
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of  WCSD and the community we serve

 Start Date:  2017-18 School Year (August 2017-May 2018)

 Hours:  15-20 hours/week

 Compensation: $10 per hour

 Description: Waukee Community School District (WCSD) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist communication efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of public relations while working for one of the largest school districts in Iowa.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and writing content for new district website and newsletters.
  • Assist in maintaining district websites and providing blog support to staff.
  • Assist in writing content for the district’s social media sites.

Public Relations Intern, Waukee Community School District

Description:

Waukee Community School District (WCSD) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist communication efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of public relations while working for one of the largest school districts in Iowa.

Responsibilities:

Assist in planning and writing content for new district website and newsletters.
Assist in maintaining district websites and providing blog support to staff.
Assist in writing content for the district’s social media sites.

Qualifications:

Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, WordPress and Pinterest)
Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, Mass Communications or Public Relations)
Proficient computer skills to include: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
Experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop highly desired
Experience with content management systems desired
Effective communication skills, written and oral
Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
Enthusiasm for the mission of WCSD and the community we serve

Start Date: 2017-18 School Year (August 2017-May 2018)

Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Compensation: $10 per hour

Application, Cover Letter and Resume required.

Apply online here

For more information:

Nicole Lawrence
Communications Coordinator

Waukee Community School District
Office: (515) 987-5161 x4545
Cell: (515) 681-0031
nlawrence@waukeeschools.org
Twitter @NLawrencePR