Category Archives: Copywriting

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

PR, ad jobs at Meyocks (Des Moines)

About Meyocks

Meyocks, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is an advertising agency that shapes marketplace meaning for food, agriculture, health and mentor brands. We help our clients “mean more” to customers, and we offer our team members opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the success of our clients and our firm. The agency offers counsel and services in the areas of brand strategy, research, advertising, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, digital, direct marketing, sales support and package design. Meyocks is a member of the Advertising and Marketing Independent Network (AMIN). For more information, visit meyocks.com.

Director of Public Relations

In this position, you would lead the Meyocks public relations discipline. You would offer counsel to Meyocks clients in the areas of media relations, media training, issues/crisis management, community relations, social media and employee communications. You would develop and implement public relations plans, as well as public relations programs that integrate with overall marketing communications plans. You would author content and edit content developed by other team members — and lead and mentor public relations staff at the agency.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of public relations experience required (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Significant experience in the agriculture category required — food, health or retail category experience a plus
  • Experience leading a team of professionals
  • Desire to learn clients’ businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of the changing nature of the public relations discipline
  • Ability to offer counsel/strategy… and to implement as well

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

 

Advertising Copywriter

In this position, you would develop engaging concepts and copy for clients’ brand communications needs across a variety of mediums. You would bring your creative passion to a wide range of projects — from broadcast to digital ads to shelf talkers. You would be a prolific generator of ideas and a collaborative champion of the ideas of others. You would be mindful of both the client’s brand and the agency’s brand promise to deliver work that connects more meaningfully to customers and prospects.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of copywriting experience (advertising agency experience preferred)
  • Ability to shift seamlessly from strong conceptual work to straightforward copy style
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate through a variety of writing styles and emotions
  • Retail category and broadcast production experience a plus
  • Self-motivation, strong work ethic, resilience, positive attitude and ability to work quickly are musts

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

Account Manager

In this role, you would manage the details of making great work happen – from client input through agency execution. You would develop project briefs, create and manage schedules, monitor budgets and generally ensure our work is flawless and consistent with overall strategy. In addition, you would work with a team of talented functional specialists to develop marketing communications plans.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • College degree in advertising, public relations, marketing or related field
  • Three-plus years of experience with integrated marketing communications — advertising agency experience strongly preferred
  • Strong deadline/project management focus and a relentless obsession to “get it right”
  • Desire to learn a client’s businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Experience with retail industries a plus
  • Ability to build relationships and credibility with clients and fellow team members

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

 

See more at: http://www.meyocks.com/about/careers#sthash.RKq548FY.dpuf

PR/marketing internship with On With Life (Des Moines)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this summer/fall. This individual will assist with special events planning and execution, including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field. This internship will be unpaid, but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: http://www.onwithlife.org/prmarketingintern.aspx. Please contact Abby Bogaards (abogaards@onwithlife.org or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

Copywriter for Bass Pro Shops (Springfield, MO)

The White River Marine Group (WRMG) Senior Copywriter is a critical part of the award-winning WRMG Creative Team – providing key creative leadership and supervision. This individual will work closely with art directors, designers, other writers and the marketing team to craft compelling marketing materials for Ranger fiberglass and aluminum boats. The Senior Copywriter must not only be creative, but also very detail-oriented, driven and organized, as they will often be responsible for proofreading and writing a wide range of materials containing highly technical information. As a senior-level member of the creative team, the Senior Copywriter should also possess leadership skills and be able to assist with supervising the team. Given the subject matter, this individual should also possess extensive knowledge of recreational boating and competitive angling.

To apply, see https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Senior-Copywriter–Ranger-Boats-_R016198-1

Summer communication internships at Iowa Secretary of State’s office

The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office in Des Moines is offering two paid internships that can be done for credit instead if desired.

Summer 2017 Social Media/Multimedia Projects Internship

 This internship at the Iowa Secretary of State’s office would consist of managing the social media and online presence, content production and marketing for multiple projects.

 The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2017, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

  • Monitoring and Management of multiple social media pages
  • Regular content production including but not limited to images, copy and video
  • Planning out long term strategy and content calendars for social media
  • Keeping track of and responding to constituent interactions

Experience in videography and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere preferred.

Background in Marketing, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design, Videography or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

 Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator
jeff.tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

Summer 2017 Business Services Communications Internship

With the Secretary of State’s Office being the small business portal of Iowa, we must celebrate the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Business Services Intern is responsible for contacting small businesses to create entrepreneurship related content for the Iowa Secretary of State’s social media pages. Additional responsibilities include assisting office manager with business services work and organizational tasks.

  • Creating social media content promoting entrepreneurship and Iowa small business
  • Interviewing small businesses
  • Organization of our social media content calendars
  • Creating content and managing the Secretary of State’s LinkedIn page
  • Entering new business services accounts
  • Manage Invoices and refunds

The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2017, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

Background in Business, Marketing, Communications, or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

 Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator
jeff.tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

Summer Internships, Martin Williams agency, Minneapolis

About the agency:
Martin Williams is a full-service integrated advertising agency in Minneapolis with a roster of clients that includes Finnegans Brew Co, Raymond James, The Minnesota Twins Community Fund, Wolverine and Syngenta to name a few.

About the internship:
Our summer internship program, known as Velocity, is a 16-week agency immersion designed to give participants real experience and a chance to demonstrate their talent as advertising professionals. The Velocity program is a full-time, paid experience available to college graduates (graduating on or before June 1, 2017.) The internship begins June 5, 2017 and ends September 22, 2017.

2017 Internship Positions:

Account Manager: We are looking for a stellar creative and strategic thinker who is open to considering all media spaces. You should also be someone who is able to communicate easily and clearly with a variety of different types of people, as you’ll be expected to interact with clients, as well as all departments within the agency.
Media: If striving for excellence and connecting with audiences in a unique and memorable way sounds like your thing, join MW as a media intern. We work tirelessly every day to fulfill our mission of brand activism by inviting and inspiring participation through media strategy, planning, buying and marketing analytics that keep campaigns engaging via smart optimizations.
Writer:  We like words. A lot. And we like writers who can arrange them in an unusual order to make people feel something. Or laugh. Or think differently. We’re looking for a writer who can not only write, but who wants to come up with big ideas. Visual ideas. Inventive digital ideas. But mostly, contagious ideas.
Digital Production Artist: We are looking for someone to fill a role that combines a strong technical aptitude, with a keen eye for design elements. You will work in the Studio department, alongside a larger team, learning to build production-ready files and presentations.

Applying for an internship:
Each application involves sending a cover letter, resume completing position-specific task, and supplying work samples. Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 31, 2017. More information on the internships and how to apply can be found on the velocity website:
http://www.martinwilliams.com/velocity/about/.

Attend a 2017 velocity workshop:
The velocity workshops are held at our agency and are an opportunity for students to learn more about our internship opportunity and the various positions within the industry. Note: Velocity intern applicants do not need to attend a workshop in order to be considered for the internship program.

Velocity workshop dates:
Thursday, February 9 (5:30 – 8:00 PM)
Thursday, March 2 (1:30 – 4:00 PM)

We encourage those interested in attending a workshop to RSVP soon at mwintern@martinwilliams.com, as space is limited. We ask that students include the name(s) of each participant, workshop date they would like to attend and college represented.

Our agency address, where the workshops are being held:
Martin Williams Advertising
150 South Fifth Street
Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402