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Summer Internships; Flywheel, Omaha

Flywheel is a delightful WordPress platform that empowers designers, developers, and digital agencies to build beautiful, functional sites for their clients. We work on hard problems, but we also like to sit around and sing campfire songs!

We’re looking for a few college interns who want to work in our downtown Omaha office and spend their summer at the fastest-growing startup in Omaha. Before you can apply, there are a few things we look for in a potential intern:

  • You’re a good person (like Smokey Bear, but human)
  • You work hard (always first to kayak across the lake)
  • You’re curious (not afraid to wander in the woods)

If these sound like you, chances are you’ll be the perfect addition to our creative troop! Find out more: https://getflywheel.com/interns/

 

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Investigative Reporting Fellowship, Wisconsin Public Radio

The Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellowship is designed for a recent graduate or someone in the early years of his or her career with at least some radio reporting experience. The successful candidate will work on collaborative projects with Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ). This one year fellowship begins in spring/summer of 2018.  Wisconsin Public Radio consists of 2 state-wide networks of 33 stations. WCIJ is a nonprofit and nonpartisan center based in Madison. Its reports have been cited, published or broadcast by more than 600 news organizations including Wisconsin Public Radio, The New York Times, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The fellow will receive close supervision and coaching as an investigative reporter, in areas that include story selection, interviewing, sound editing, and writing. As the successful candidate will be someone who already has some level of experience as a part-time or fulltime reporter, this will be a higher-level of instruction and feedback, with a higher level of work product expected. In 2018, the primary focus of the fellowship will be on environmental issues although other areas of coverage may be explored.

POSITION SUMMARY

 The Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellow is considered a developmental reporter at WPR. He or she will prepare investigative news reports on significant stories for statewide use (through WPR, WPR.org, and Wisconsinwatch.org). Regular and concentrated coaching on investigative journalism, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship. The fellow may also discuss his or her latest story on one of WPR’s talk programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prepare investigative news reports on environmental issues and other issues as assigned (through WPR, WPR.org, and Wisconsinwatch.org). Collaborate with appropriate web producers to produce visual elements to accompany stories. At times, the Fellow may also discuss his or her latest story on one of WPR’s talk programs.
  2. Receive training and direction on investigative reporting practices from the Center. Attend the Center’s editorial meetings.
  3. Participate in WPR News division meetings as requested.
  4. Meet regularly with WPR News management to discuss story/project development and for script/voice edits.
  5. Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: http://www.uwex.edu/bami/ethics.cfm.
  6. Position may include occasional weekend and/or evening assignments and travel to cover regional and special assignments.
  7. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making.
  8. Demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships and interactions.
  9. Other duties as apparent or assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Voice quality/sound at or above the state-wide network minimum.
  • Speak, read and write in on-air conversational broadcast style.
  • Effectively communicate in both pre-recorded reporting and live reporting.
  • Operate control board, studio and field audio recorders, digital audio production equipment, and computer.
  • Exhibit sound judgment about and fact-based understanding of issues and problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated broadcast and online news writing skills.
  3. Strong editorial and ethical judgment.
  4. High quality on-air sound. Excellent vocabulary and articulation skills.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Previous public broadcasting experience.
  2. Two or more years of experience reporting for broadcast.

SALARY

The range for this position starts at $32,102.  We expect to pay in the low forties with actual pay dependent on qualifications and experience. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package.  More information is available at http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/

HOW TO APPLY

For best consideration, submit all application materials online at our applicant portal https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu by 3/16/18; search for job #_____ . Please include: a detailed cover letter outlining how your background and experience compares to the job duties, essential functions and qualifications of this position; resume and the names and contact information, including email addresses, for three to five work references, including at least one supervisory reference.

Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Alex Behnke, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-0477; alex.behnke@wpr.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling the person listed above.

Employment is contingent upon establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

It is the policy of UW-Extension to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact: betsy.nelson@wpt.org

A criminal records background check will be conducted for final candidates. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Convictions and pending charges will be considered only if they are substantially related to the circumstances of this position.

As a unit within the University of Wisconsin Extension, WPR is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and no qualified applicant will be eliminated from consideration. WPR is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. We want our staff and programming to reflect the rich culture and diversity of our state and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Special Radio Internship, Des Moines Radio Group/Saga Communications

The Des Moines Radio Group awards a special internship annually for a student  with an interest in, and aptitude for, the business of radio.

Position is up to 26 hrs/ week, including some weekends.  The student will be working with managers and leaders in: radio programming, sales, promotions and marketing, digital marketing and design, music; and concentrate for up to 9 weeks in the engineering department.

The DMRG Scholarship is $5,000 (gross) to be paid as taxable wages bi-weekly during internship.  The application form is attached.

2018 Saga Communications Des Moines Paid Internship Information and Application

Digital Marketing Intern, Lessing Flynn, Des Moines

Do you live at the intersection of marketing and all things digital? Do new technology trends get you excited? Are you passionate about websites, social media, data, and content? Then you’d fit right in on the Lessing-Flynn digital team.

We’re currently seeking a digital marketing intern for spring and/or summer 2018.  Check here for more information and to apply:

https://www.lessingflynn.com/jobs/digital-marketing-intern/

 

International Marketing Manager, Iowa Economic Development Authority

The Iowa Economic Development Authority is seeking a well-qualified candidate for an International Marketing Manager position in its International Trade Office.  This position will coordinate trade promotion programming in a geographic region (Americas/Europe/Middle East/Africa) to be determined based on applicant’s experience and skill set, and assist in other regional programming as needed.  This position will assist Iowa manufacturers, processors, service companies and their representatives to effectively penetrate foreign markets.  Responsibilities include educating Iowa exporters on the operational aspects of international business and marketing; coordinating, recruiting and conducting trade events domestically and internationally; working with the International Trade Office Team and the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s foreign offices  to explore new and/or improve methods for delivering products and services; expanding other areas of programming as needed; and organizing and/or facilitating in-bound foreign trade delegations.  This position will establish and maintain effective working relationships with and in cooperation between groups, agencies and other organizations involved in international trade.  This position will conduct and participate in export workshops and seminars; coordinate and maintain international export educational programming and materials; and continuously update the agency’s database to keep client information current.  Domestic and international travel is required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in international business, marketing, business, economics, or finance, and private industry experience in the operational aspects of exporting; OR private industry experience in the sales, marketing and operational aspects of exporting equal to five years of full-time work; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Applicant must have the ability and be available to travel domestically and internationally; hold a valid passport and (Iowa) driver’s license and have international travel experience.  Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.  Send cover letter and resume by March 6, 2018 to Melissa.harshbarger@iowaeda.com.

 

 

Content Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations Internship; Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce

The Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business association looking for a Marketing/Public relations intern.  Hours would be approx. 10 hours a week from March 1 through the end of the school year.

Responsibilities will include:

Building relationships with the business members of the West Side Chamber of Commerce, as well as soliciting potential members throughout the Des Moines West Side.

Implementing a PR plan with Web and social marketing tactics, as well as assist with event planning are a large part of the work. Bring your writing skills, promotional abilities, relationship-building skills, along with media savvy.  There is the potential for addition pay through commission from soliciting new Chamber Members as well as the possibly to assist with implementation of a new website.

The is a tremendous opportunity to work and network with dozens of business professionals who are working to make the Des Moines West Side a better place to live, work and play. You will also have the opportunity to network within the Greater Des Moines Partnership, offering exposure to the regional economic development leadership.  The staff and board of directors for the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce are looking for someone with drive and enthusiasm that is willing to go beyond to get the work done!  You will stand out from the crowd of applicants if you are enterprising, community oriented, civic minded, self-directed, collaborative and a clear and effective communicator, who is full of ideas.

Apply by February 23.

To apply or if you have questions contact:

Darrell Sarmento
558 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa   50312
515.850-1847
director@desmoineswestsidechamber.org
http://www.desmoineswestsidechamber.org

Video Team Internships, Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs, the triple A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, is seeking qualified individuals to join its video team for the 2018 season.  Interns produce “telecasts” for the stadium video board as well as the Internet webcast and in-house closed-circuit feeds during the 98 games at Principal Park.

Interns arrive approximately one hour before game time to set up the four-camera operation. Interns rotate positions among camera operators, director, replay operator, and graphics coordinator.

These positions are mostly game-time only.  The pay is $10 per hour.  Academic credit is available.

The Iowa Cubs have 70 home games – starting April 5- and also host the 28-game high school state baseball tournament in late July.

For more information, contact Justin Walters at 515-280.2639 or justinw@iowacubs.com.

Interviews will begin in late February.