Category Archives: Full-time

Minneapolis ad agency apprenticeship

Yamamoto, a Minneapolis-based advertising agency,  is launching an apprenticeship program to find the next generation of talent for the agency and for the Minneapolis advertising industry.

The program’s name, The Mountaineers, is a nod to the Japanese translation of “Yamamoto” which means “base of the mountain.” The Mountaineers was created to find the next generation of talent to continue to move mountains for the agency’s clients through the personification of Yamamoto’s core values: Curious, Creative, Courageous.

Applications will be accepted from Feb. 15 through March 15, 2019, after which time select candidates will be interviewed across a variety of agency disciplines, including creative, account services, brand strategy, digital and motion graphics. The agency will also consider hybrid roles combining more than one area of talent and interest. Two Mountaineers will ultimately be selected for the program.

The Mountaineers apprenticeship will run from June 3 through Nov. 1, 2019. At the end of the program, candidates have the potential of being offered full-time positions with the agency. Information about how to apply and details about the program can be found at


Communications and social media coordinator, Kansas City area

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), a professional membership association for clinical pharmacists located in Lenexa, KS, is seeking a Communications and Social Media Coordinator.

The Communications and Social Media Coordinator will work alongside other ACCP staff to coordinate and streamline outgoing organizational communications, and to develop, implement, track, and optimize communications across all channels. This is a unique opportunity to play an integral role in helping establish this newly created position.

Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Maintain the organization’s social media accounts, including content creation and curation
  • Work with staff from across the College to coordinate and align the writing, editing, and publishing of electronic newsletters and related website content
  • Coordinate press releases, media requests, and follow-up
  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of podcasts and other digital media
  • Coordinate and carry out the measurement and reporting of the effectiveness of digital marketing and communication activities
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on those insights
  • Develop new and creative communication strategies to enhance audience reach, engage members, and promote products and programs
  • Evaluate emerging communication technologies; provide leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Work with the Director, Clinical Practice Advancement and the Senior Project Manager, Marketing and Production to align communications across multiple platforms
  • Support the Director, Clinical Practice Advancement and the Senior Project Manager, Marketing and Production in the planning and execution of all web, SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media, and advertising campaigns
  • Assist the Senior Project Manager, Marketing and Production in executing the organization’s marketing plan in alignment with the broader communication plan, and in maintaining brand identity
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience
  • Assist with other external and internal communication duties as needed

For more information and to apply, see

Fellowship promotes diversity in journalism

Named after the pioneering African-American investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship is designed to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests, to their work. Winners are chosen by an annual competition.

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship provides five reporters each year with a $12,000 stipend, plus $4,000 in bonus payments, and access to a Type Investigations editor who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting. The one-year fellowship also covers travel and other reporting costs associated with the project and the costs associated with attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in June, as well as a one-week data  bootcamp through the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting. Each fellow will also enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, professional mentoring, fact-checking, and assistance with story placement and publicity. The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable.

Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying the field of investigative reporting. The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists. Recent journalism school graduates, journalism students or journalism interns are eligible to apply, as are reporters in other fields seeking to pivot to investigative reporting. Applicants may be freelance journalists or journalists currently employed by a media outlet. 

The deadline for the 2019 application is March 1.

We are looking for reporters:

  • who have great story ideas, a passion for holding the powerful accountable, and an appetite for digging.
  • with the demonstrated ability to produce a narrative feature for print or broadcast.
  • who would relish the opportunity to closely collaborate with editors.
  • with the persistence, attentiveness to detail, and organizational skills to complete a major project within a set timeframe.

Fellows are required to publish or air their projects within one year of the start of the fellowship.  Each project produced during the fellowship must appear in a U.S. media outlet.

About Type Investigations (formerly known as The Investigative Fund): Type Investigations’ mission is to produce high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We seek to bring underreported stories to light, cultivate diverse journalistic talent, and create a home for independent journalism that serves the public. We are dedicated to enabling independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism for a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. We do this by providing freelance reporters with hands-on editorial guidance, institutional support and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs.

Type Investigations projects have won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Polk, the National Magazine Award, the Scripps Howard Award, the IRE Medal, and the Hillman Prize.

About Type Media Center: A nonprofit media center, Type Media Center (formerly known as The Nation Institute) is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. Its programs include Type Investigations; a bestselling book publishing imprint, Bold Type Books; the syndicated website TomDispatch; and Type Fellowships that support over 25 reporters every year.

TIPS: Before applying, we encourage you to check out investigations we have produced in the past at and also to do a thorough search for previous reporting related to your story idea. Please be clear about how your project has the potential to uncover or expose something new and have real world impact. If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ or email Alissa Figueroa at alissa[at]

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.