Category Archives: Magazine

Project manager, W.D.M. schools

 

Position Type: Community Education/Project Manager
Location: The Learning Resource Center
Date Available: 08/01/2018
Applications due: 07/12/2018

The West Des Moines Community School District is looking for a project manager. The position assists the Director of Community Education and provides leadership regarding the overall strategy, implementation, and evaluation of Community Education programs and services, including process improvement, community outreach, and promotion. Full-time, 12-month position.  $55,000/year.  Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years in project management/communications.  Strong interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, marketing and promotion, Adobe Creative Suite.

To apply, see https://www.applitrack.com/wdmcs/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Community+Education

 

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School communications assistant (St. Louis area)

Lindbergh Schools, located in the St. Louis, Mo., metro area, has an entry-level opening for Communications Assistant to support the Communications Department.

Here is a link to the posting: https://lindbergh.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=585

This would be a great way for a new graduate to get his or her foot in the door with a communications position, and it includes full health benefits. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Cross Johnston, JO’01, communications director for Lindbergh Schools: 314-729-2400, ext. 8802 or bjohnston@lindberghschools.ws.

Designer needed for historical society book (request for proposal)

Proposal for Services Needed

Project is for:
Southern District of Iowa Branch, The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Project contact: Margaret Callahan, callahan_mcc@outlook.com

Project Overview

The project is to take text and photographs and combine them into a nonfiction book to be published through the online publisher CreateSpace. The Society desires to have print copies of the book available at the time of a professional conference being held in early August 2018. The Society desires to make the book available also as an e-book and is aware generally that that requires different formatting. The e-book formatting may or may not be considered part of the immediate project, as appropriate.

The book is on local court history and will be designated as a “second edition” of a book put out about 25 years ago.

Project Specifics (as currently known)

We will provide the text in Word format (in standard page size, unless that is an issue). No editing of text is involved in the project. Tasks needed would include —

  • formatting the text for our chosen page size
  • choosing an appropriate type style and size
  • developing an appropriate style for chapter headings, including type size and style
  • working with photos so they print well, and sizing and helping decide where they should be inserted
  • inserting headers and page numbers
  • working with the table of contents
  • setting up the title page and other initial pages to include appropriate information
  • designing (or at least laying out) and formatting, the cover from photos we provide
  • meeting CreateSpace formatting requirements
  • identifying additional issues to make the book conform to a reasonably professional standard

The book size is to be 6 inches by 9 inches. As a rough estimate, the book will have about 600 pages (if it reaches 700 pages, we will cut the text some, because that seems to affect CreateSpace margin requirements).

We would like the book to have chapter-specific page headers on the right-hand pages (book title headers on the left). The book will be divided into around 60 sections which might need separate headers.

The book will include around 30 lists of names and dates that may (or may not) need special formatting to appear correctly in the final version.

We want the book to have justified type. Also, the text will include some features such as indented block quotes, italic titles of case and book names, and section symbols in citations to legal documents. The book will not have footnotes as such but will have collections of “reference notes” at the end of some of the sections.

The book will include around 37 portrait-style photos and around 9 additional photos. Only about half of these are currently in electronic format. Some of the photos may be available only from the print, pdf or Word version of the original book; we might or might not find prints of these photos in old files.

Timing

The main focus is the desired completion date stated in the project overview.

A tentative timetable would be:

  • Friday, July 6 – submission of book and cover files to CreateSpace
  • Friday, July 6 to Thursday, July 26 – receipt and proofreading of proof copy by Society members and Society project participants; addressing of any technical issues by designer/formatter
  • Friday, July 27 – submission of final, approved book and cover files to CreateSpace

It seems that the adequacy of this timetable might depend on the amount of work needed after original submission. We would be open to suggestion whether more — or less – time might be needed in this regard.

We would seek to provide all text by approximately June 20. This is somewhat negotiable; we would try to meet an earlier date if this leaves inadequate time for design/formatting. (We could potentially provide material some material earlier, if receipt in installments would be a help rather than a hindrance.)

 

On Painted Street volunteers needed

The application is open for students to take over Drake’s student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet. A different student takes over this account each week, all year. The summer dates will be from May 21 through Aug. 27. The summer accounts typically show off the cool internships and other opportunities that Drake students experience. Last summer, a student contributor worked with the Solheim cup and another had an internship with the Broadway League in New York City.

Students have also used the summer slots to show off how cool Des Moines is with visits to the state fair, art festival, or the farmer’s market. The content is used in admission materials, and on the www.drake.edu homepage. 

Interested students can fill out the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/FWtST4zG7P9a25dv1

Startup student publication pays for investigative journalism

Students at Trinity University in San Antonio announce a startup publication called The Contemporary. The website’s goal is to empower collegiate journalists to report on the intersection between important local and national issues near and on campus. This semester, The Contemporary will be paying student journalists to investigate pressing issues in a long-form format.

If you would like more information, please visit the websiteIf you are interested in contributing a story, please fill out this story pitch form.

The Contemporary team has won venture funding from the Stumberg Entrepreneurship Competition. It has also partnered with Trinity University in a successful fundraising campaign.

The Contemporary has collaborated with over 20 universities and publications to present unique insights to readers.

​If you have any questions, contact business manager Zabdi Salazar   at business@thecontemporarygroup.com or zabdisalazar@hotmail.com

D.M. church seeks web, social media help

Unity of Des Moines, a progressive, non-denominational church, is looking for a student communications volunteer. The unpaid position involves helping with the church’s social media outreach and providing content for the church website and keeping it updated. 

The church is located at 414 31st St. in Des Moines, but the web work can be done from anywhere. For more information, call or text board member Julie Russell at 240-0113, or email juliejmr99@gmail.com.

Grant-writing team openings, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

TALENTED COMMUNICATORS WANTED!

  • Are you energized by wordsmithing text and editing copy?
  • Do you have a knack for helping others polish and present their stories?
  • Would you thrive enabling work that improves the human condition?

If the answer is yes, the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln (UNL) invites you to apply for a position within its Office of Proposal Development (OPD) at one of two levels: 1) Proposal Development Specialist (entry‐level) or 2) Proposal Development Coordinator (mid‐level). Multiple hires are possible, and successful candidates will join an experienced team of dedicated, client‐focused professionals providing proposal development support to UNL faculty, administrators, and staff.

Responsibilities

Proposal Development Specialists and Coordinators contribute valuable communication and editing expertise to the UNL research enterprise. Team members in these positions edit the narrative components of grant proposals to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines and to improve content, clarity, organization, and visual appeal. Staff in these positions work with single investigator and small group grant proposals and provide editorial support for team members managing large complex projects.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a relevant scientific discipline. Candidates with an anticipated graduation date in May, 2018, will be considered. In addition, competitive candidates will be:

  • effective communicators who can identify the best approach to reach different audiences and produce communications based on that understanding;
  • capable of building strong relationships and delivering client‐focused solutions;
  • nimble in approach and demeanor and able to satisfy the fluid demands of project or proposal development as well as the work styles of diverse individuals and teams;
  • selfless team‐players who are energized by work in a fast‐paced, collaborative setting; and
  • creative, dedicated, accountable, and invested in the land‐grant university mission.

Salaries in OPD are competitive. Specialists earn $40,000 to $55,000 per year, and Coordinators earn $55,000 to $75,000 annually. Compensation and level of position will be determined at time of hire based on candidate qualifications and experience. OPD team members benefit from a tiered staffing structure that provides a clear, established pathway for professional growth and advancement.

This is an excellent opportunity for new graduates to embark on a career in grant writing. Relocation assistance is available, and the benefits package includes a staff/dependent scholarship program. For more details and to apply, view requisition S_180208 at https://employment.unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2018. The search will remain active until the positions have been filled. For questions or accommodations related to this position, contact Ember Welsch at 402‐472‐4563.