Technical director/producer for “Van & Bonnie in the Morning” (Des Moines)

iHeartMedia Des Moines has an opportunity for a talented and experienced producer/board op to join the “Van & Bonnie in the Morning” program. Candidates should be, besides technically savvy, locally in-the-know, a news hound, up on the latest in politics and sports, lifestyle, should be very observant of local people and things, creative, organized, digitally savvy, great at production and social media, posting blogs and podcasts and understanding of a streaming audio signal, and able to be a role player on the air with Van and Bonnie when invited in to “play.” This person will be responsible for interacting with callers and co-hosts while participating in on-air broadcasts.

  • Adhere to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeartMedia Inc., the FCC and other federal, state and local laws.
  • Have a deep knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations.
  • Inspire a fun environment for the team every day.
  • Work with talent in keeping the show on time.
  • Uphold show brand values.
  • Spin topics into compelling digital content.
  • Quickly and effectively screen calls.
  • Social media/digital content creation.
  • Operate NexGen/console.
  • Adobe Audition knowledge preferable.
  • Ability to work with sales on creative client integration.
  • True team player that communicates with all departments.
  • Multi-task.
  • Produce recording imaging show promos using highlight material from previous shows.

iHeartMedia is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Persons interested in submitting an application for the position should contact:

Van Harden at

Marketing and Communications Internship at Wright Service Corp (West Des Moines, IA)

Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Type: Part Time (15-25 hours/week)
Reports To: Marketing and Communications Manager
Primary Companies Supported: Wright Service Corp., Wright Tree Service, Wright Tree Service of the West, CN Utility Consulting, Terra Spectrum Technologies 


  • Assist with planning and coordination of annual awards banquet, regional and national conferences and tradeshows, client appreciation events, management meetings, employee training, and other events and initiatives.
  • Assist with organization of corporate office social, volunteer, and wellness events together with other marketing and communications staff and employee volunteers.
  • Research and distribute relevant public information about companies, competitors, and markets.
  • Develop and/or coordinate content, including copy, functionality, photo and video, for websites, newsletters, collateral, bids and reports, direct mail, social media, and other marketing and communications deliverables for both internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate graphic design of ads, newsletters, websites, collateral, direct mail, and other marketing and communications deliverables to ensure strategic and consistent branding and messaging.
  • Serve as a resource and editor for other employees’ communications.
  • Maintain internal documents, including website analytics, market opportunity database, customer lists, organization charts, library of industry and company publications, etc.


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills; creativity and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about the contract-based utility vegetation management industry in which our companies operate.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; willingness and ability to learn other programs as necessary; familiarity with WordPress, photography and Adobe design programs a plus.
  • Strong references.

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly wage will be commensurate with education level, relative experience, and other attributes.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Marketing and Communications Manager Sara Harpenau at Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.

Editorial Associate, Meredith

Job Summary Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is seeking a part-time Editorial Associate to join our team in the Des Moines office. This is an ideal role for a recent graduate/young professional looking to get a breadth of editorial experience in the fast-paced environment of an agency.This position requires a commitment to 30-35 hours per week.

MXM produces custom publications, websites, e-newsletters and editorially-based content for national clients including: Volkswagen, Bank of America, UnitedHealthcare, State Farm, Principal Financial Group, Aetna, Met Life, KOA, and Publix (among others).

The ideal candidate is someone who has:
•ability to produce quality work under pressure
•grasp of fundamental differences between planning and creating content for digital use vs print
•ability to respond with flexibility to new requests and changes of direction
•ability to prioritize multiple projects in order to meet deadlines
•ability to be part of a professional client-facing creative team

Our next Editorial Associate will be:
•a creative thinker with a demonstrated passion for the creative process
•a collaborator; working with other writers, editors and editorial associates
•hungry with questions and able to retain/implement direction in order to build on existing skills

Job Requirements





Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.Experience:
Zero to two years experience in advertising, magazine, web, marketing and/or custom publishing. Applicable internships will be considered in lieu of professional experience.
Background in advertising and sales promotion helpful.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Previous experience working with InDesign and Macintosh software.
Must possess excellent editorial judgment, strong command of grammar, and have the ability to originate or rewrite copy under tight deadlines.
Ideal candidate will also have the ability to comprehend and champion publishing details such as factual accuracy, grammatical soundness and legal obligations.

For more information contact:

Morgan Hollenbeck
HR Specialist, MXM

D.M. Performing Arts seeks marketing intern for 2015-16

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for students interested in marketing world-class arts, entertainment, education and cultural activities.

We are seeking current college students anticipating a graduation date later than May 2016 for our fall marketing internship program. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, event advertising, promotional duties and assisting with 2015-2016 season marketing activities including the popular Willis Broadway Series at the Des Moines Civic Center. This position is ideal for students majoring in marketing, communications or advertising. Skills in copywriting, graphic design, video production, digital advertising and social media are preferred.

This paid internship will begin August 2015. Applicants must be available a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. This position is temporary and will end December 2015.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and online application at No compressed files, please.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, July 6.

Manager, online learning (The Collaborative Education Institute)

The  Collaborative  Education  Institute  is  a  nonprofit,  6-member  team  providing  education  to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, and other health care professionals.  We are seeking to add a new position to manage webinars, on demand activities, and podcasts, which are the vehicles  for  our  learning  programs.    This  team  member  will  also  be  responsible  for researching  and  evaluating newly emerging learning technologies to improve efficiency in the production phases while improving the learner’s overall experience.

Currently in a calendar year, CEI provides 40-­‐50 live webinars and 30-­‐40 on demand activities. Plans to expand include 10-­‐20 podcasts per year as well as numerous 15-­‐30 minute rebroadcasts of journal club-­‐like activities.

The position is a yearly contract and is negotiable as hourly, project-­‐based, or monthly contracted hours. Estimated at a minimum of 10 hours per week initially with peak times at 20+.  Significant growth over the  course  of  the  next  12  months  is  anticipated.    Live  webinars  occur  during  the day  and  evenings.  Available immediately and by July 1, 2015.  Must have a home office and land phone line; appropriate technology  will  be  provided.    If  interested,  please  contact  Jennifer Moulton,  More information about CEI can be found at

The Collaborative Education Institute (CEI) was formed in 2005 through the vision of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and Drake University College of Pharmacy. The leadership  of  the  initial  CEI  team  set  out  as  a  unique  partnership  to  provide  continuing  pharmacy  education to pharmacists…imaging a world beyond the initial learners.

Since then, the mission of CEI has grown to be simply, Connecting Learning to Practice. As a team, we work  to  accomplish  this  every  day,  and  strive  to  create  projects  and  partnerships  that facilitate  this  important work.

Today, we partner with organizations and learners all over the world to help them meet their mission through  educational  initiatives.  Whether  you  are  looking  to  fulfill  your  pharmacist  relicensure requirements  or  obtain  pharmacy  technician  recertification,  advance  your  knowledge  of medication therapy and practice, or become a more effective teacher to student pharmacists and residents, we’re here for you. We look forward to partnering with you or your organization to advance our mission, and yours.

Events Intern, Animal Rescue League, Des Moines

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual to serve as a Special Events Intern. Applicants should have prior event experience, be very detail-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. This position is unpaid and is a set 90 day minimum term with 8-16 hours each week. The intern will assist with special event projects and pre-event logistics, call on vendors, businesses, and event attendees when needed, procurement, and other projects depending on the intern’s desired outcome. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.
5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50313

Internship at inSync, Des Moines

inSync Communications is a boutique marketing communications firm located in West Des Moines owned by a JO ’93 alum.

inSync will be rebranding during the next couple of months and looking for an intern to assist during summer and possibly into fall. Responsibilities include:

  • Building a one-page website with the new name
  • Managing and measuring a presence on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • Creation and maintenance of print and broadcast media lists
  • Attend client meetings as opportunities arise
  • Copywriting for a variety of communication vehicles

Candidates must be highly motivated self-starters who can work independently from the main office or electronically at another location. Previous experience with website creation and maintenance as wells social media posts required. Flexible hours, prefer approximately 10 hours a week at $12/hour.

To inquire, submit a resume or for additional information, please contact Kim Waltman at 515.229.0429 or