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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

News positions, Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press

 

The Montrose Daily Press and its online companion — http://www.montrosepress.com — has two openings on its news staff.

NEWS EDITOR

The News Editor is the number two position in the newsroom. Duties include working with the editorial staff covering local news and sports, pagination, writing editorials and page design. Experience in a newsroom management position is preferred, but we will consider other applicants who are looking to advance in their career.

REPORTER

We have an opening for Sports Reporter. The successful applicant will cover the primary news beat of Montrose, Olathe, Delta and the surrounding area. Photography and pagination skills regarded as a plus. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

THE DAILY PRESS AND MONTROSE

The Montrose Daily Press is a seven-day morning daily newspaper. It is a division of Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company, now in its third generation, with operations in community markets in 11 states. In recent years, the Daily Press has been cited by the Colorado Press Association and by the Colorado Associated Press for general excellence and editorial excellence; photography and design, news coverage and online coverage.

The Daily Press is a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with a commitment to community journalism.

The Daily Press offers health and dental care benefits, paid vacation, a 401K retirement plan and other benefits.

Montrose, Colorado is situated within minutes of a national park, national forest, and four major ski areas including Telluride Colorado. This location offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a growing market.

Send your resume and a PDF of your clips, to: Matt Lindberg, Managing Editor at mattl@montrosepress.com.. Visit our web site at www.montrosepress.com and visit our parent company’s web site at www.wickcommunications.com.

Corporate engagement coordinator, the World Wildlife Fund (DC)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Corporate Engagement Coordinator at our Washington, DC, office.

The Engagement Coordinator assists the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team in the development and management of corporate partnerships to advance WWF’s conservation mission, maximize revenue and increase awareness of WWF. The position supports the implementation and coordination of WWF’s employee engagement initiative to drive sustainability in the workplace.

For more information or to apply, see:

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/1691/corporate-engagement-coordinator—17049/job

Spring and summer communication internships, ACLU of Iowa

Interns will have the opportunity to work with the communications director on a range of significant issues and projects.  Ideally our internships would range from 8-13 weeks. This position is part-time with highly flexible weekly hours negotiable. Interns are encouraged to work with their schools for course credits, independent study credits, and/or funding for the internship, as it is unpaid. Interns will be provided with free parking.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on a variety of communications and outreach efforts.  They will potentially learn to assist on all aspects of communications, marketing, public and media relations, outreach, and public education, as well as other projects as assigned.

We do our best to tailor our communications internships to encompass the particular interest of each intern: marketing, design, public relations, social justice, law and government, photography, video, political science, and more.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

This internship welcomes applications from a variety of majors and areas of study. It is open to all current students who have completed at least one year of college and possess the following:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, strong social media abilities, and a skill for  web-based research
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • An interest in advocating for civil liberties

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us a complete application that includes a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample. Also feel free to include samples of other work, such as information on a web site you might have designed or worked on, design work, etc.

The preferred method of submission is email with the subject line specifying “Communications Internship.”  If email is unavailable, submissions via postal mail are acceptable, but please do not send application material through both.

For more information, see http://www.aclu-ia.org/communicationsinternshipopportunity/

For questions, please contact Communications Director Veronica Fowler at editor@aclu-ia.org  515-243-3576. Contact information is:

Attn: Communications Director
ACLU of Iowa
505 5th Avenue, Suite 901
Des Moines, IA 50309

Editing internship, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and edit the articles that are submitted. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in editing for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes editing, there will be opportunities for research and writing as well.

Duties include:

  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.
  • Research.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Gather story ideas and write articles

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Communications director, Iowa Newspaper Association

The Iowa Newspaper Association, located in Des Moines’ vibrant East Village, is an association of nearly 300 daily and weekly newspapers, working together to provide the citizens of Iowa with information and leadership. We are looking for a talented and outgoing multi-tasker to serve as our association’s next Communications Director.

This individual will be responsible for the coordination of all marketing and promotional materials for the Iowa Newspaper Association, Iowa Newspaper Foundation and Customized Newspaper Advertising. A successful candidate for this position will be creative, self-motivated, organized and possess outstanding writing, editing and graphic design skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to respond to member, customer and co-worker requests in a timely, professional, and respectful manner; and ability to be flexible and work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, work within a team and quickly adapt to changing priorities. This individual will be part of our organization’s management team and will supervise one part-time staff member.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, writing and layout of weekly newsletter
  • Writing and design of marketing communication materials for association and its associated foundation and ad service
  • Content creation and management of the organization’s website
  • Production and advertising sales for annual directory of Iowa newspapers
  • Social media planning and oversight
  • Oversee updating of association’s master membership database
  • Use own original and creative thinking to develop concepts and finished materials from rough ideas based on customer or internal needs
  • Provide ongoing communication in the area of services and endorsed programs for members
  • Print and digital advertising creation
  • Develop promotional materials for annual INA convention, including postcards, brochure, program, awards slideshow, signs and winners tab.

Qualifications:

  • College degree
  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in creation and layout of publications
  • Excellent writing, spelling and language skills using AP guidelines
  • Strong design skills and aptitude
  • Working knowledge of standard desktop publishing software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and website CMS programs
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • Ability to prioritize/handle multiple projects/set and meet deadlines
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Must work well in a team-based environment

If you are interested in the following position please send your cover letter and resume to bsteemken@inanews.com .

Multimedia journalist covering Iowa Hawkeyes

CBS4 News in the Quad Cities is looking for a Sports/News Multimedia Journalist.

Position Summary:
Sports/News Multimedia Journalist

The Sports/News Multimedia Journalist will cover the Iowa Hawkeyes for 3 markets across the state of Iowa.  This is a high profile position that requires someone who loves sports and wants to win coverage of the big events.  This person will plan, produce, report, shoot, write, voice, edit and feed news production content for both sports and news on all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports sports/news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
  • Shoots and edits sports/news events.
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Multimedia Journalist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

To apply go to: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/view_requisition.php?requisition_id=2364