Category Archives: Part-time

Sports news assistants, D.M. Register

The Des Moines Register is seeking news assistants for its sports department. These news assistants perform a combination of three tasks: compiling sports agate results, basic video editing, and possibly some basic reporting and writing. The job is 12-16 hours/week and pays $11/hour. Typical hours are 7-11 p.m. Ability to work Friday night during football season is a must.

If you are interested, contact Register planning editor James Kramer at 515-988-3404 or jkramer@registermedia.com.

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.

 

 

Media intern at Happy Medium (Des Moines)

Happy Medium, a full-service marketing agency based in Des Moines, is seeking a creative person for a paid media internship during the 2017–18 school year. The position will start Aug. 28.

As a media intern at Happy Medium, you will be responsible for helping the media team with digital reporting, campaign analysis and invoicing, TV and radio spot trafficking, and assisting with media plans and planning calendars. You will also coordinate campaigns and deadlines with station and vendor reps as well as internally with our accounts team. Lastly, candidates will be in a position to interact with all departments at our agency and gain a more complete understanding of agency work life.

Required skills include:

  • Background in marketing/advertising
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Google docs and Microsoft Office with a strong knowledge and focus on Excel
  • Organization skills with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive projects
  • High-energy attitude with willingness to learn
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes

For more information and how to apply, see https://itsahappymedium.com/careers/media-intern/

Internship in Drake president’s office

Start Date: Fall 2017
Selection Criteria: One Sophomore or Junior
Time Commitment:   20 Hours per month based on flexible hours
Pay: $10 per hour
Learning Objectives / Goals:

The President’s Office of Drake University seeks a highly motivated Sophomore or Junior dedicated to combining their academic development with the success of the University. This position creates an opportunity for students to sharpen their professional and interpersonal skills and helps build relationships between administration and students.

Participants will further develop leadership and project management skills and apply undergraduate experiences to help achieve university and departmental goals.

The President’s Office intern is expected to conduct her/himself with the highest levels of professionalism and help serve as representatives of the university. Due to the nature of the position, interns are expected to wear business casual attire for all meetings.

Through this internship, students will:

  • Learn about higher education administration (Application of academic knowledge)
  • Develop and enhance leadership and project management skills (Skill development)
  • Work with senior leaders at the university on projects (Skill development)
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements of serving as a senior leader in an institution of higher education (Professional insights)
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Drake University and higher education (Professional insights)
  • Enhance personal and professional skills and expand professional networks (Personal Development)

Duties:

The President’s Office Intern will primarily support project-based work and ‘shadow’ the President on specific meetings and events.   Minimal to no clerical work is expected.

Project-based work will be driven from the Chief of Staff on an ‘as needed’ basis. As project needs arise, the Chief of Staff will contact the intern to determine duties related to these projects.

Additionally, at the beginning of each month, the intern will meet with the Assistant to the President to review meetings on the President’s schedule. The intern will then ‘shadow’ the President at applicable meetings or events. The time at these meetings will largely be to observe.

The President’s Office Intern is expected to serve a one-year term with the possibility of it being renewed for a second year.

 

Applicants should apply to the president’s assistant, Cheryle Anania, by September 1, 2017 at cheryle.anania@drake.edu.

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

Psych Department seeks summer help creating multimedia content

The Drake Psychology Department seeks to hire a student to help create multimedia components for the Psychology 001 lab. The student would earn a stipend of $500 for work during the month of June.  The student would be working with the Introductory Psych Coordinator, Dr. Jill Allen, and a laboratory instructor.

Experience with using programs for graphic design and publishing, video formats and Blackboard tools is desired.

For more information or to apply, contact professor Maria Clapham (maria.clapham@drake.edu).