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Event and membership coordinator, Iowa Newspaper Association

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation has a position open for a Program (Event) and Membership Coordinator.  The job posting is below and enclosed.  Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume to Jana Shepherd at jshepherd@inanews.com.  

 JOB STATEMENT

Coordinates all INF programming and event functions, including the INA Convention & Trade Show, INF seminars and webinars.  Works under the general supervision and direction of the INF Program Director. Exercises initiative and independent judgment in the performance of assigned tasks.  Performs all duties within the objectives, standards and policies of the Association and related entities

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as facilitator for webinars and coordinator for seminars.
  • Performs updates to the iMIS membership database and Outlook email address books.3.  Works with outside vendors to secure meeting space/arrangements.
  • Maintains registration database for all INF events and programs and processes follow up reports for each.
  • Communicates with seminar, webinar and convention registrants via e-mail, phone and mail.
  • Confirms receipt of registrations and distributes event details and directions to participants.
  • Works with the Communications Director to create signs and support materials for INF programs.
  • Coordinates all arrangements for board meetings.
  • Works with contest team to coordinate and process the INF Better Newspaper Contests.
  • Works with INF Program Director to coordinate speaker presentations and verify audio/visual needs and travel plans.
  • Assists with the Annual Convention and Trade Show to include event logistics, nametags, signs, processing registrations and onsite coordination.
  • Facilitates the INA Press Release Service, working with The Link to distribute press releases according to customer requests.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This person is also encouraged to be on the lookout for qualified people who would make good additions to the INA staff and to forward these names to the INA Management Team, even if no openings exist.  If a candidate for an opening, who has been referred by one of our staff member, is hired, that staff member will receive a $500 recruitment bonus after the new employee has been on staff for 6 months.
  • Should make every effort to answer everyone’s questions, including member questions the same day they are asked.
  • Assist with development and updates to INF promotional materials using InDesign. 
  • Performs proofreading of printed materials as needed.
  • Serves on the phone rotation.
  • May be asked to help with mailings.
  • Performs any other duties as deemed necessary.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • One to two years of college
  • Between 1 to 2 years’ of experience with event planning or program coordination
  • Previous meeting planning and member services skills preferred
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have good writing, spelling and language skills
  • Experience in layout/design of promotional information helpful
  • Must have MS Office experience (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook) and general computer skills
  • Must be willing to learn additional software skills (including but not limited to iMIS and event registration sites)
  • Must have accurate data-entry skills
  • Must have good organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Must have ability to work well in a team-based environment

ENVIRONMENT

  • Normal office environment with moderate physical requirements
  • Limited travel within Iowa

 

 

 

Sports news assistants, D.M. Register

The Des Moines Register is seeking news assistants for its sports department. These news assistants perform a combination of three tasks: compiling sports agate results, basic video editing, and possibly some basic reporting and writing. The job is 12-16 hours/week and pays $11/hour. Typical hours are 7-11 p.m. Ability to work Friday night during football season is a must.

If you are interested, contact Register planning editor James Kramer at 515-988-3404 or jkramer@registermedia.com.

Communications intern, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Looking for an internship where you’ll get hands-on experience and have the opportunity to become an essential member of the team? Come work for the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association! IADA is looking for an enthusiastic communications intern to assist our small staff with a variety of projects. As IADA’s paid intern, you’ll get to help with the launch of a redesigned website, develop posts and strategies for our social media accounts, and write for our bi-weekly e-newsletter and award-winning magazine. Because we’re a small staff organization, opportunities won’t be limited just to writing and editing. If you’re interested in graphic design, government relations, meeting planning, or marketing, we can tailor the internship to fit your areas of interest.

 Requirements

Applicants should have strong writing and editing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.

 Hours

The communications intern will work 10-20 hours per week.

 To Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and three to five writing samples to Brittany Bungert at bbungert@iada.com.

 

 

Media intern at Happy Medium (Des Moines)

Happy Medium, a full-service marketing agency based in Des Moines, is seeking a creative person for a paid media internship during the 2017–18 school year. The position will start Aug. 28.

As a media intern at Happy Medium, you will be responsible for helping the media team with digital reporting, campaign analysis and invoicing, TV and radio spot trafficking, and assisting with media plans and planning calendars. You will also coordinate campaigns and deadlines with station and vendor reps as well as internally with our accounts team. Lastly, candidates will be in a position to interact with all departments at our agency and gain a more complete understanding of agency work life.

Required skills include:

  • Background in marketing/advertising
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Google docs and Microsoft Office with a strong knowledge and focus on Excel
  • Organization skills with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive projects
  • High-energy attitude with willingness to learn
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes

For more information and how to apply, see https://itsahappymedium.com/careers/media-intern/

Internship in Drake president’s office

Start Date: Fall 2017
Selection Criteria: One Sophomore or Junior
Time Commitment:   20 Hours per month based on flexible hours
Pay: $10 per hour
Learning Objectives / Goals:

The President’s Office of Drake University seeks a highly motivated Sophomore or Junior dedicated to combining their academic development with the success of the University. This position creates an opportunity for students to sharpen their professional and interpersonal skills and helps build relationships between administration and students.

Participants will further develop leadership and project management skills and apply undergraduate experiences to help achieve university and departmental goals.

The President’s Office intern is expected to conduct her/himself with the highest levels of professionalism and help serve as representatives of the university. Due to the nature of the position, interns are expected to wear business casual attire for all meetings.

Through this internship, students will:

  • Learn about higher education administration (Application of academic knowledge)
  • Develop and enhance leadership and project management skills (Skill development)
  • Work with senior leaders at the university on projects (Skill development)
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements of serving as a senior leader in an institution of higher education (Professional insights)
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Drake University and higher education (Professional insights)
  • Enhance personal and professional skills and expand professional networks (Personal Development)

Duties:

The President’s Office Intern will primarily support project-based work and ‘shadow’ the President on specific meetings and events.   Minimal to no clerical work is expected.

Project-based work will be driven from the Chief of Staff on an ‘as needed’ basis. As project needs arise, the Chief of Staff will contact the intern to determine duties related to these projects.

Additionally, at the beginning of each month, the intern will meet with the Assistant to the President to review meetings on the President’s schedule. The intern will then ‘shadow’ the President at applicable meetings or events. The time at these meetings will largely be to observe.

The President’s Office Intern is expected to serve a one-year term with the possibility of it being renewed for a second year.

 

Applicants should apply to the president’s assistant, Cheryle Anania, by September 1, 2017 at cheryle.anania@drake.edu.

Part-time magazine content coordinator (D.M.)

Best Version Media is launching local magazines in two Des Moines suburbs this summer and is looking for a part-time Content Coordinator for the publications.

The Content Coordinator is responsible for obtaining, coordinating, writing, sending and proofing content for each assigned magazine on a monthly basis. This entails writing resident features and gathering relevant neighborhood and community news for each magazine, sending files in the proper format by deadline, and proofing magazines during the design process to ensure a polished final product.

Responsibilities of the Content Coordinator include:

  • coordinating a new resident feature for each magazine each month
  • compiling an area calendar of events and local community corner
  •  submitting compiled monthly magazine content by deadline
  • proofing magazine content within 24 business hours of receiving a magazine proof from the design team
  • obtaining referrals from past features as leads for future neighborhood features
  • editing all content submissions including anchor sponsor/expert contributor articles
  • on occasion, writing/editing local filler articles
  • writing up to two business profiles each month
  • receiving classified ad submissions

The Content Coordinator is NOT responsible for:

  • checking ads
  • coordinating paid advertising
  • making magazine design decisions

The compensation is $350/magazine. To apply, submit a resume and two feature-style writing samples in Word or pdf format to:

Jason Button, publisher
jasonbutton@gmail.com