Category Archives: Copywriting

Content writer, WriteBrain (Des Moines)

Job Summary: The content writer will develop and create content for print, digital media, or internal use.

Well-researched and accurate content will be produced on tight deadlines.

Writer will communicate with leadership, clients, and potential interview sources. Must follow company editorial style guide. Excellent writing, spelling, and understanding of grammar are essential to the role.

Supports:  Business Publications Corp. WriteBrain division as well as assisting Advertising departments in the Business Record and dsm Magazine Divisions.

Reports to: WriteBrain Publisher

This position will support the efforts of the WriteBrain Division with the following responsibilities:

  • Creating concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines and body copy
  • Researching and organizing facts and sources
  • Interviewing sources
  • Consistently brainstorming and collaborating with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Building a following for brands on multiple media platforms with creative work
  • Researching markets and industries to compare and create content that is innovative and original
  • Collaborating with publisher, account managers, creative team, and designers
  • Writing a wide variety of topics for multiple platforms (website, blogs, articles, social updates, banners, case studies, guides, white papers, etc.)

 Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent grasp of English language
  • Creative and innovative thinker and planner
  • Confident in producing work across multiple platforms
  • Able to align multiple brand strategies and ideas
  • Assists team members when needed to accomplish team goals
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree in creative writing, journalism, English, or related field
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Google Docs
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strict adherence to company policies and style
  • Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be a problem-solver
  • Familiarity with keyword placement and SEO
  • Extensive knowledge of the company, brand, and product preferred

Business Publications Corp. is a locally-owned company in the heart of Downtown Des Moines which offers an innovative, fast-paced culture. Flexible hours and generous PTO. Benefits include healthcare, dental, life insurance and 401(K).

Send your letter of interest, 3-5 writing samples, resume and references to Ashley Holter, ashleyholter@bpcdm.com, BPC, 100 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

 

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Content writer for Business Publications Inc. (Des Moines)

Job Summary: The content writer will develop and create content for print, digital media, or internal use. Well-researched and accurate content will be produced on tight deadlines. Writer will communicate with leadership, clients, and potential interview sources. Must follow company editorial style guide. Excellent writing, spelling, and understanding of grammar are essential to the role.

Supports: Business Publications Corp. WriteBrain division as well as assisting Advertising departments in the Business Record and dsm Magazine Divisions.

Reports to: WriteBrain Publisher
This position will support the efforts of the WriteBrain Division with the following responsibilities:

  • Creating concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines and body copy
  • Researching and organizing facts and sources
  • Interviewing sources
  • Consistently brainstorming and collaborating with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Building a following for brands on multiple media platforms with creative work
  • Researching markets and industries to compare and create content that is innovative and original
  • Collaborating with publisher, account managers, creative team, and designers
  • Writing a wide variety of topics for multiple platforms (website, blogs, articles, social updates, banners, case studies, guides, white papers, etc.)

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent grasp of English language
  • Creative and innovative thinker and planner
  • Confident in producing work across multiple platforms
  • Able to align multiple brand strategies and ideas
  • Assists team members when needed to accomplish team goals
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree in creative writing, journalism, English, or related field
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Google Docs
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strict adherence to company policies and style
  • Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be a problem-solver
  • Familiarity with keyword placement and SEO
  • Extensive knowledge of the company, brand, and product preferred

Business Publications Corp. is a locally-owned company in the heart of Downtown Des Moines which offers an innovative, fast-paced culture. Flexible hours and generous PTO. Benefits include healthcare, dental, life insurance and 401(K).

Send your letter of interest, 3-5 writing samples, resume and references to Ashley Holter, ashleyholter@bpcdm.com, BPC, 100 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Communications positions open at ITA Group

ITA Group in West Des Moines is hiring for three communications-related positions:

  • Internal Communications Specialist
  • Communications Campaign Manager
  • Event Strategy Director

For details on how to apply, see LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=18088&locationId=OTHERS.worldwide

Waukee schools communications internship (deadline extended)

The Waukee School District in suburban Des Moines is looking for an intern to assist with this year’s big projects, which include: writing content and launching a new website, writing content for new marketing material using a new brand identity, creating and writing content for school bond campaign materials and implementing a district-wide social media plan. 

Apply online

The application deadline is being extended by three weeks. 

Application, Cover Letter and Resume required.

Qualifications:   

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, WordPress and Pinterest)
  • Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, Mass Communications or Public Relations)
  • Proficient computer skills to include: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop highly desired
  • Experience with content management systems desired
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of  WCSD and the community we serve

 Start Date:  2017-18 School Year (August 2017-May 2018)

 Hours:  15-20 hours/week

 Compensation: $10 per hour

 Description: Waukee Community School District (WCSD) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist communication efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of public relations while working for one of the largest school districts in Iowa.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and writing content for new district website and newsletters.
  • Assist in maintaining district websites and providing blog support to staff.
  • Assist in writing content for the district’s social media sites.

Iowa International Center internship

Administration Intern (15-20 hours, unpaid)

Iowa International Center is a non-profit organization that exists to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. Each year the Iowa International Center works with over 150 international visitors from more than 60 countries. Other programs include interpretation and translation services, international events and dialogues. More information is available at www.iowainternationalcenter.org.

 Benefits:

  • Gain real-world work experience and develop/enhance skills in the areas of program management, marketing, project management, research, problem solving and interpersonal communication
  • Increase knowledge and appreciation of other countries and cultures
  • Receive academic credit (pending your advisor’s approval)

Position Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with publicizing special projects and events
  • Assist with general marketing and content development for our newsletters, website and blog
  • Research local professional hosts for proposals and cultural activities, assist with agenda development and data tracking
  • Help with event planning for special events
  • Assist with scheduling and managing interpreter/client relations for translation/interpretation services
  • Offer basic office assistance, including database management

Qualifications:

  • College student seeking professional experience and/or academic internship credit
  • Background in any of the following (but not limited to): international relations, international business, marketing, non-profit management, journalism/mass communications, information technology, political science, foreign language, finance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently while also working as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and deadlines, and maintain accurate records
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; knowledge of databases (Salesforce specifically) a plus
  • Cross-cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred, but not required

Work Schedule:

  • Internships occur during fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Must commit 15 hours per week; weekly schedule is negotiable and flexible

For more information and an application, please visit http://iowainternationalcenter.org/get-involved/college-internship-program/

Please direct application and inquiries to:

Janet Norton, Intern Manager
Iowa International Center
Merle Hay Rd., Suite 259, Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-282-8269, ext. 12 | Fax: 515-282-0454

E-mail: jnorton@iowainternationalcenter.org

 

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.

 

 

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