Content Marketing Internship at GasPedal (Chicago, IL or Austin, TX)

GasPedal, the company behind and, is hiring a writer to join our Communications Team for the summer of 2015 in our Austin or Chicago office. You’ll write about social media and word of mouth marketing to 50,000 fans. You’ll help us with blog content, email newsletters, and social media — and we’ll teach you everything we know.

Here is your chance to learn how social media really works from the biggest brands with the budgets to do it right. At the same time, you’ll learn true grassroots tactics as a part of our guerrilla social media and word of mouth programs. You’ll have an inside view of social media strategy, content marketing, and word of mouth marketing.

What we’re looking for:

  • A strong writer with great examples to show us
  • A great editor/proofreader with an eagle eye for typos, grammatical errors, and other broken things
  • A major in journalism, communications, PR, advertising, marketing, or related fields
  • Someone with strong organizational skills, who’s able to handle multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines
  • Genuine interest in business writing and social media marketing
  • Creativity and a sense of humor

We hire for attitude

Bring a great attitude, smarts, and a desire to work.

There’s an amazing culture here. We work hard, we obsess about the details, and we challenge ourselves. We work intensely hard during the day on interesting stuff, and end in time to have interesting personal lives, too. If that sounds like fun, you’ll love this place.

We choose the candidates who can show us:

  • Positive attitude and a desire to do great work
  • Hunger to learn so they can go on to do even greater things
  • Strong writing skills
  • Organization and good priority-setting
  • Initiative
  • Appreciation that doing great things sometimes includes doing hard or dull things
  • Work/office skills, including web/office apps, organization, and communications

Some important details

  • This is a full-time internship. Minimum commitment of 10 weeks, 30 hours per week. We’re flexible on schedule and can work around your other school and employment commitments.
  • This is an unpaid internship. We provide $100/week reimbursement for expenses.
  • Location: Our Austin or Chicago office. (In-person only, no telecommuting — it’s way too intense to not be in the middle of the action.)
  • Current students or recent graduates only.
  • After a successful internship, we will help you with college credit, recommendation letters, and your job search.

How to get this internship

All applications must be submitted online at We want to see a great cover letter, resume, and anything else that shows us how you think and work.

Qualified candidates will receive a Skype interview.

Only a few students get this opportunity — and we’re giving it to people who really want it, not people just checking off the internship box. We need to know that if we offer you the position, you’re going to make the most of it. Show us what you’ve done and how you can do it for us. Show us you’re someone we’d enjoy working with — that you’re someone with a great personality backed up by real skill.

PR/Publicity Manager Intern, Drake Theatre Arts

Drake’s Theatre Arts Department is currently seeking applicants for the Public Relations/Publicity Manager for the 2015-16 school year. This is a school year long commitment, you set your own hours but it’s typically 10hr/week. It is a paid position and is a seriously awesome job as you manage all of the PR efforts and gain really well rounded experience!

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to and by May 1 at 5 p.m.

Responsibilities are to work with the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts to:
-Create a PR/Marketing plan for Theatre Department 2015-16 season
-Develop a marketing plan for new and creative ways to reach and inform audiences about each of the six Drake Theatre productions
-Act as a liaison between the Theatre Department and University Communications.
-Craft press releases for each production
-Manage social media for Theatre Arts’ events.
-Create playbills and promotional materials using Adobe Creative Suite
-Manage the Publicity budget

Below are the desired qualifications:
-Strong writing and communication skills
-An appreciation for theatre
-Social media management experience
-Some PR/Marketing classes
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (mostly InDesign) preferred
-Organization and timeliness
-A willingness to be creative

Feel free to email with any questions!

Cumulus Radio Des Moines Career & Trades Expo (Friday, April 24)

Cumulus Radio Group is sponsoring a career fair on Friday, April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines.

Hiring managers for the group’s radio stations will be on-site, and sessions will be offered on various aspects of job-hunting, including resume critiques.

More information can be found at

Suburban reporter (The Des Moines Register)

Des Moines Register Media, Iowa’s leading print and online news source, seeks a reporter to cover the vibrant suburbs of Des Moines including local government, education, and business development, plus enterprise stories aimed at Page 1.

A bachelor’s degree and previous journalism experience required.  Strong internship will be considered.   We want someone with strong news judgment, an understanding of audience and analytics, source development and experience working with others in a collaborative environment. We want someone who produces high-impact journalism that digs deep into consumer-focused government and education topics, uncovers issues that impact readers’ lives.   The successful candidate must stay ahead of the competition as stories develop, use multimedia tools and look for opportunities to connect with the community.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, generous vacation policy, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more.

We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug test and acceptable motor vehicle record.

Apply at:

Strategic Communications & Marketing Assistant for Iowa Medical Society


Assist with Iowa Medical Society (IMS) strategic communications and marketing initiatives with primary focus on conducting market research and creating multi-media collateral materials for events and initiatives.


  • University student (graduate or undergraduate [junior or senior]).
  • Background in any of the following, but not limited to: journalism or mass communications, international relations or business, English, political science, marketing, or healthcare policy.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and predominant social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set and meet deadlines and maintain accurate records.


Part-time, flexible hours to work around class schedule. Must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week. $8.00 – $12.00 hour. Free parking.


IMS is an Equal Opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to:

Cory Kelly
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing
Iowa Medical Society
515 E. Locust Street
Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-421-4778
FAX: 515-223-0590

Presidents of Colleges Against Cancer seeks board members

The Drake chapter of the Presidents of Colleges Against Cancer is seeking new board members for next year. The organization advocates and fundraises for programs that support cancer patients, with help from the American Cancer Society. The group’s recent Relay for Life event raised over $17,000 for programs and research.

To apply for the executive board:

For questions, contact Brianna Wichman at Applications are due Sunday, April 19, by 5 p.m.

Technical Writer at Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is looking for a Technical Writer for a contract position of 6-18 months — with extensions based on performance.

Job description:

Drafts, edits and formats basic to moderately complex technical manuals, project and/or other technical documentation. Drafts and/or edits basic web content. Researches and translates technical information for technical and non-technical users. Uses developing knowledge of HTML, JavaScript languages and other web-based tools to assist in web-publishing projects. Authors basic help screens for e-tools, primarily with information supplied by others. Conducts basic audience analysis. Edits and/or reformats copy and ensures documentation is in compliance with corporate standards. Follows established guidelines for organization and design of work. May maintain document library or repository. May create graphical technical presentations for others.

Experience needed:

  • Sharp individual with solid writing skills
  • Background in writing and editing
  • 4 yr. degree in writing or journalism preferred
  • Ability to draft narrative and technical documents
  • Experience using OpenText tool is a plus (not required)
  • Does NOT need to be technical – that will be trained/taught if needed


  • Pay: Up to $18 / hr
  • Benefits

To apply:

  • Deadline is April 17
  • Send resume and writing samples to Ashley Bowen