Category Archives: Full-time

Operations assistant, Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind

TITLE: Operations Assistant

SUMMARY: The Operations Assistant will ensure continuous delivery of Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped (IRIS) programming, maintain IRIS’s warm and welcoming culture, support daily administrative functions and promote awareness for IRIS.


45% Programming:
Ensure continuous delivery of IRIS programming by:

  • Monitoring the IRIS signal in all forms – broadcast, internet and DTV.
  • Preparing reading materials and studios for volunteer readers.
  • Reading On-Air and recording content as needed.
  • Managing and distributing On-Air announcements.
  • Monitoring equipment to ensure optimal sound quality, balance and volume.
  • Editing programs to exact time and optimal sound quality and volume.
  • Uploading completed programs for broadcast and podcast pages.
  • Updating automation schedule as needed.
  • Downloading programs from approved sources and preparing them for air.
  • Identifying, reporting and troubleshooting issues with IRIS broadcast and internet signals.
  • Preparing receivers for proper distribution thru delivery, post office or other means.
  • Processing receiver returns and managing the receiver inventory.
  • Maintaining a current and accurate database of listeners and all relevant information.
  • Testing and/or setting up Audio Description at venues as requested.

40% Volunteer Management:
Maintain IRIS’s warm and welcoming culture by:

  • Recruiting, training, welcoming and supporting new and current volunteers.
  • Managing regular communications about scheduling and openings with volunteer teams.
  • Communicating volunteer shift vacancies as far in advance as possible.
  • Responding promptly to volunteer communications and inquiries.
  • Maintaining live and recording calendars – both online and physical.
  • Keeping the volunteer database, photo database and mailing lists current and accurate.
  • Providing support needed by volunteers while they are reading or producing programs.
  • Sharing volunteer issues and concerns with the Executive Director.
  • Preparing scripts and equipment for Audio Description performances.

10% Administration:
Support daily administrative functions by:

  • Greeting and directing office visitors and volunteers.
  • Monitoring and responding to email and telephone communications.
  • Ensuring the database is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Monitoring office supply and software inventories.
  • Preparing orders as needed.
  • Gathering data and compiling reports.
  • Attending IRIS board meetings and events as requested.
  • Keeping the IRIS office and studios in clean and presentable form by vacuuming, dusting, sanitizing equipment, furniture and fixtures.

05% Awareness:
Promote awareness for the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service by:

  • Updating Social Media as requested.
  • Assisting with mailings, outreach materials and IRIS events as requested.
  • Assisting with fundraising requests and reports as requested.
  • Presenting information about IRIS services to community groups as requested.
  • Executing other duties and special projects as assigned.


Employee is exposed to normal broadcasting and office conditions. Noise level is moderate.


Classification: Full time.
FLSA Status: Nonexempt (Hourly).
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm (35 hours per week). Available as On Call every other weekend.



  • Reliable transportation to and from office, events and meetings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google, online calendars and other internet products.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with adherence to deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities.
  • Pleasant reading voice.
  • Knowledge of current events.


  • At least one year office administrative support experience.
  • Broadcast, communications or journalism experience.
  • Non-profit organization experience.


Commensurate with experience plus an attractive benefits package.


Position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references to Maryfrances Evans, subject “Operations Assistant”, at before 5 p.m. Dec. 14.

IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.


VP of communications, Greater D.M. Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is seeking a vice president of communications. The VP of communications will work hand-in-hand with the chief strategy officer on the communications and marketing team, lead public relations and manage the day-to-day aspect of the Partnership’s communications initiatives. See to apply by Nov. 9.

Copywriter, Team Rubicon, Los Angeles

Team Rubicon is seeking a creative, detail-oriented, and versatile copywriter to support its Marketing and Communications team. Team Rubicon is an organization of military veterans “and kickass civilians” who volunteer to help with free disaster relief around the globe. As an integral part of the in-house Creative Services team, the Copywriter will draft copy for offline and digital campaigns and collateral to meet the needs of a rapidly growing, industry-leading international disaster response organization. The ability to capture and own Team Rubicon’s voice and tone will be critical, as is the ability to collaborate with stakeholders across the organization. This position is based at Team Rubicon’s national office in Los Angeles and reports to the Manager, Brand and Creative Services.

For more information and to apply, see

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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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