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Event and membership coordinator, Iowa Newspaper Association

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation has a position open for a Program (Event) and Membership Coordinator.  The job posting is below and enclosed.  Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume to Jana Shepherd at  


Coordinates all INF programming and event functions, including the INA Convention & Trade Show, INF seminars and webinars.  Works under the general supervision and direction of the INF Program Director. Exercises initiative and independent judgment in the performance of assigned tasks.  Performs all duties within the objectives, standards and policies of the Association and related entities


  • Serves as facilitator for webinars and coordinator for seminars.
  • Performs updates to the iMIS membership database and Outlook email address books.3.  Works with outside vendors to secure meeting space/arrangements.
  • Maintains registration database for all INF events and programs and processes follow up reports for each.
  • Communicates with seminar, webinar and convention registrants via e-mail, phone and mail.
  • Confirms receipt of registrations and distributes event details and directions to participants.
  • Works with the Communications Director to create signs and support materials for INF programs.
  • Coordinates all arrangements for board meetings.
  • Works with contest team to coordinate and process the INF Better Newspaper Contests.
  • Works with INF Program Director to coordinate speaker presentations and verify audio/visual needs and travel plans.
  • Assists with the Annual Convention and Trade Show to include event logistics, nametags, signs, processing registrations and onsite coordination.
  • Facilitates the INA Press Release Service, working with The Link to distribute press releases according to customer requests.


  • This person is also encouraged to be on the lookout for qualified people who would make good additions to the INA staff and to forward these names to the INA Management Team, even if no openings exist.  If a candidate for an opening, who has been referred by one of our staff member, is hired, that staff member will receive a $500 recruitment bonus after the new employee has been on staff for 6 months.
  • Should make every effort to answer everyone’s questions, including member questions the same day they are asked.
  • Assist with development and updates to INF promotional materials using InDesign. 
  • Performs proofreading of printed materials as needed.
  • Serves on the phone rotation.
  • May be asked to help with mailings.
  • Performs any other duties as deemed necessary.


  • One to two years of college
  • Between 1 to 2 years’ of experience with event planning or program coordination
  • Previous meeting planning and member services skills preferred
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have good writing, spelling and language skills
  • Experience in layout/design of promotional information helpful
  • Must have MS Office experience (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook) and general computer skills
  • Must be willing to learn additional software skills (including but not limited to iMIS and event registration sites)
  • Must have accurate data-entry skills
  • Must have good organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Must have ability to work well in a team-based environment


  • Normal office environment with moderate physical requirements
  • Limited travel within Iowa




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

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.


Applicants should have strong writing and editing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.


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



Fall 2017 Internship, Iowa Clean Cities Coalition

Fall 2017 internship at Iowa Clean Cities Coalition

Location: Des Moines or Ames

Applications Due: August 8, 2017

Approximate Dates: September 5, 2017 to December 18, 2017 (14 weeks, 20 hours/ week with one week off unpaid time) Stipends range from $3,360 – $4,200 depending on academic level

This internship is provided through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, managed by the Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, with 38 positions across the nation this fall.

The Iowa Clean Cities Coalition (ICCC) is a program housed in state government at the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and works closely with the Iowa Department of Transportation. The internship is listed in Ames, Iowa on the application due to one location option in that system. However, it’s possible to have an internship based in Des Moines. Due to school being in session, having both locations as options is a recruitment strategy to find the best possible candidate. The office addresses are as follows:

Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010

The Clean Cities program focuses on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and energy efficient transportation. Stakeholders include fuel providers, fleets, local governments, businesses, associations and utilities. The 2017 fall intern housed will conduct outreach, technical assistance and marketing surrounding petroleum reduction initiatives. These include:

  • Conduct market research and stakeholder outreach on alternative fuel vehicles and idle reduction.
  • Create training materials and website content.
  • Conduct research on incentive programs and provide recommendations for Iowa.

The intern will be provided with office space, desk phone and computer, have an opportunity to work within state government, in cooperation with stakeholders across Iowa, and amidst the national network for Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. Apply by August 8, 2017 at Questions, contact

More information about the national Clean Cities program can be found at:

Fall Communications Internship, American Red Cross, Central Iowa

The American Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter is looking for a fall intern to work 15-20 hours per week.

Duties will be as assigned due to the rapidly changing nature of our workday. The successful applicant will be organized and have strong writing, social media and communications skills. Duties could include clerical work, gathering data from Red Cross workers in the field, updating the Red Cross website and social media outlets, and taking pictures and video at events and disaster responses.

This position is unpaid.

Apply to:

Mark Tauscheck
Regional Communications Officer
American Red Cross Serving Greater Iowa

Fall Internships, Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party is seeking dedicated interns to work out of our party headquarters in Des Moines. The internships are designed to provide experience with a wide range of political duties, including communications, data, field, and finance, as well as staffing the reception desk when working.

These are unpaid positions, but the IDP will work with students and their university to apply internship toward college credit if possible.  IDP will to help students build the skills they seek in an internship and provide valuable feedback on their experience.


  • Self-directed and proactive
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong people skills and ability to work in a team environment

Interested applicants should email a resume to

The Iowa Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer, and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, family medical status or genetic information, military service, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, economic status, or disability.



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