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Public relations assistant, Iowa Judicial Branch

The Iowa Judicial Branch is looking for a Public Relations Assistant. The position description is:

Under the supervision of the Counsel to the Chief Justice, the Public Information Assistant is responsible for facilitating internal and external Judicial Branch communications. This will include activities coordinating public relations events and programs for the Iowa Judicial Branch, producing public outreach materials, monitoring and managing the technical day-to-day operation of the Iowa Judicial Branch website, responding to public inquiries, and arranging meetings and speaking engagements.

For more information, see the link below. The application deadline is Oct. 18.


Iowa brewer looking for marketing assistant

Toppling Goliath, a brewer based in Decorah, Ia., is looking to add a full-time marketing assistant to our team, working with our Marketing Director to create content to advertise, promote, and support the TG brand. This position would run TG’s social media sites, create content for those platforms and communicate with customers online. Design, photography, videography, HTML, and writing skills are a must. This position would help with day to day design needs for the company, marketing plan creation, and website upkeep. Looking for a driven candidate with real-world experience who is passionate about design, marketing, and branding.

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Dow Jones News Fund internships open

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid, prestigious internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing during summer 2019. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.

The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.

Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.

American City Business Journals has sponsored training for 10 business reporting interns. The goal is to identify strong, local candidates who live or attend school near ACBJ newspapers to increase the potential for employment when internships end. Interns accepted into this program have attended pre-internship training at New York University with visits to CBS News, Conde Nast and the New Yorker. In the past four years, 38 business reporting interns have participated.

The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and commuting costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.

Snapshots from summer 2018:

  • Paolo Zialcita, a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, spent 10 days at Arizona State University working with other digital media interns to produce Unsheltered, before heading to Connecticut Public Radio to cover stories ranging from immigration to legislative hearings to International Beer Day and more.
  • Orla McCaffrey, a recent graduate of Binghamton University, sharpened her data journalism skills at our residency program taught by experts from Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri. Orla worked at The Wall Street Journal, earning a byline in her first week.
  • Trevor Lenzmeier, a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, attended the editing program at Temple University and interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Trevor was hired as an associate editor on the sports desk after his internship. Read more about his experience.
  • Kaitlyn Wang, a senior at New York University, was one of 26 business reporting interns who spent a week at New York University learning to cover all aspects of business before covering the tech industry for GeekWire in Seattle. One of her first assignments was a tour of Amazon’s headquarters.

Students enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.

To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to by Nov. 1.

Visit the Fund’s Directory of Test Monitors to find the campus contact for your school. Don’t see your school? Professors and college staff may sign up here to be test monitors and to receive program materials to distribute on campus. Students may also recruit monitors on their campuses.

Drake SJMC looking for digital media production teacher

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a nine-month contract, tenure-track position of assistant or associate professor of digital media production, beginning in fall semester 2019.

We are looking for an innovative colleague who embraces cutting-edge technologies and who can help lead our School and our digital media production major in preparing our students for the rapidly changing media landscape. Extensive professional experience in the production of video and other multimedia content, for journalistic and/or strategic communication purposes, is required. A portfolio of work is expected.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness is preferred. Master’s degree is preferred and required for a tenure-track position, but we are open to hiring an experienced professional with a bachelor’s degree for a consecutive-term appointment, on condition of completion of a master’s degree within three years.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability to train and mentor visual storytellers and a history of early adoption of new technologies. The ability to work with colleagues across disciplines to lead students in conceiving, creating, delivering and promoting rich multimedia content, especially audio/video, for journalistic and/or strategic communication purposes, for all platforms, and for all types of media outlets, is essential.

Depending on skills and interest, teaching assignments may include these undergraduate courses: Multimedia Lab; Video Production; Digital Media Strategies; Web Design; Social Media Strategies; Mobile App Design and Development; Advanced Video Production; Documentary Production; Sports Production; Digital Photography; Digital Audio Writing and Production; Video for Journalists; Advanced TV Reporting; and special topics courses such as interactive reality, data visualization and other emerging technologies.

Salary is competitive with peer schools and dependent on qualifications and experience.

Course load is three courses or nine credit hours per semester. Duties also include academic and career advising for students, advising a student media organization, and service to the University and community.

Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by ACEJMC and offers six majors: digital media production; advertising; public relations; strategic political communication; news; and magazine media. The successful applicant will join a collegial, welcoming and supportive community of 11 full-time faculty and approximately 400 engaged, motivated undergraduates.

Drake University is a top master’s institution with an undergraduate enrollment of about 3,300. Des Moines is a thriving, energetic, diverse, affordable city with a rich media environment and superb public schools. It is a supportive, friendly and open-minded community.

To apply, upload a current resume or vita with three references along with a cover letter at


Summer internships at the Boston Globe

The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer or copy editor.

The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in News, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, and the copy editing intern works on local, national and foreign, and business copy as well as with Editors provide direction and feedback on a daily basis. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline is Nov. 1.

More information on the program and an application can be accessed from