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Summer Marketing Internship Position on a nature preserve!

How would you like to spend your summer internship on a nature preserve, instead of a cold, stark office building? Do you have a strong conviction to making the environment and Iowa landscape a better place to live. Whiterock Conservancy is only one hour from Des Moines and is still accepting applications for their summer internship, but you have to act fast. Applications are due by April 23. This communications internship would give you the opportunity to work, and possibly live, on a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust that balances sustainable agriculture, natural resource protection and public recreation.

Details:

May 15 -August 15 (Flexible start and end dates)

Position Summary:
This position will assist in marketing Whiterock Conservancy and specific events,
accommodations and activities on the property. Duties may include but are not limited to

creating marketing and promotional materials including brochures, newsletters and advertisements
website editing and creation
managing social media posts (Facebook and Instragram)
creating and managing advertisements consistent with the Whiterock Conservancy brand
assisting with event planning and execution and
working with other staff and offices to improve communication efforts.

Minimum Job Requirements:
This position requires a familiarity in webpage management (WordPress
experience a plus) and familiarity with Facebook and Instagram. Strong written and verbal
communication skills, proof-reading skills, the ability to work on deadlines and effectively multi
-task are also important. Candidates pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Web Management,
Communications, Business, Marketing or another related field strongly preferred. Must be motivated by a strong conviction to make Iowa environment and landscape a better place to live.
This is a paid position at $12/ hour. It may be possible to work remotely from Des Moines on some days. Housing in Coon Rapids is available for interns.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Barbra Jotzke-Torrier
Director of Development and Communications
Barbra@whiterockconservancy.org
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Communications Intern, Meet Minneapolis; Summer

Meet Minneapolis is a not-for-profit organization contracted to market the City of Minneapolis as a destination for conventions and leisure travel, is looking for a highly motivated journalism, public relations or communications student to work with our PR and Communications team as a paid intern for the Summer (late May – August) and/or school year (September – May).

An ideal candidate will be someone knowledgeable of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, including downtown Minneapolis, events, arts, entertainment and culinary offerings. She/he will work closely with the Senior PR and Communications Manager, and should also be able to work independently, think creatively and demonstrate strong writing skills.

This individual will assist the PR and Communications team as they work directly with journalists and Meet Minneapolis partners – such as restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and more – to ensure Minneapolis is seen as a premiere travel and convention destination by media, as well as event and convention planners and the general public.

Inclusion is a core value of Meet Minneapolis and applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual will assist the PR and Communications team in many aspects of work, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Write, edit and post Meet Minneapolis news releases;
  • Write content regarding Minneapolis as needed;
  • Organize media lists and list distributions in Cision;
  • Respond to media requests as directed;
  • Post Meet Minneapolis and partners’ press releases and accolades to website;
  • Gather news clips and impressions pertinent to the Meet Minneapolis audience;
  • Assist in coordinating press conferences (as needed);
  • Research area events;
  • Research media coverage and industry trends;
  • Identify content for media pitches and web or social needs;
  • Work within photo library;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Actively pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications with an emphasis in public relations.
  • Candidate must be in school during the full term of the internship.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Interested in furthering his or her knowledge of the public relations and communications field
  • Selected based on resume, interview and a short writing test

SKILLS

  • Writing & Editing
  • Articulate messages using appropriate grammar, usage and vocabulary;
  • Attention to detail and proofreading;
  • Knowledge of Associated Press style preferred.
  • Organization
    • Prioritize tasks and organize workload for efficient time-management.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

Must be proficient in:

  • Mac and/or PC computers
  • Microsoft Office

Beginner knowledge of:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Social Media Channels

TIMING

  • Summer (Late May –August) and/or school year (September-May);
  • Hours flexible based on schedule, approximately 15 hours per week.

PAY

This is a paid internship.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will
be required to:

  • Walk, sit, bend and squat Talk and hear Grab, pull or bend items
  • Lift and/or carry up to 10 lbs.
  • View items at a close and distant range
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Use computers for extended periods of time
  • General office environment.

Note: Job
Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than as an “at will” relationship.

Meet Minneapolis’ culture is inclusive and encourages the positive and mutually-beneficial development of our organization, industry and individual staff members. Our core values are Accountability, Inclusion, Passion and Collaboration.

Meet Minneapolis an equal opportunity employer.

APPLY HERE

American Marketing Association hiring editorial intern

The American Marketing Association is hiring a content/editorial intern. This person must be a rising junior or senior, and must come from an accredited school, which Drake SJMC is. The job is in Chicago. http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/ama/job/olJF9fwC?__jvst=Employee&__jvsd=skZCYhwF&__jvsc=LinkedIn&bid=n4Z5jJwF

Copywriter, J.W. Morton & Associates, Cedar Rapids; Full time

You’re a born wordsmith with a flair for the creative. You’re a conceptual thinker who understands how words and images work together to tell a story. Your writing prowess knows no limits – you’re as comfortable brainstorming a new brand campaign as you are hammering out social content. You’re ready to join a team of people who enjoy their jobs and each other.

J.W.Morton & Associates is an established Cedar Rapids advertising agency serving a solid regional base of clients across a variety of industries. We need a copywriter with three to five years of experience (internships count!!).  Great opportunity for individuals interested in the potential for growth, small company environment, and the excitement of a creative atmosphere.

You will be our primary copywriter, working with both account and creative teams to best serve our clients. Looking for proven capabilities in marketing or advertising environments. A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, advertising or related fields is a must. Needs a strong grasp on digital media. This is a full-time position with a benefits package including health insurance and 401K.

Qualified candidates send letter and resume to:

David Morton
J.W.Morton & Associates
1924 St. Andrews NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-378-1081
Email: dmorton@jwmorton.com
http://www.jwmorton.com

**Note–Internships count for experience, so new grads will be accepted according to Drake alum who works here!

Account Management; Pineapple RM; Minneapolis; Full time

Are you ready for the next step in your career? Join Pineapple RM. We have two openings for career-minded professionals who are looking for opportunities to seed and nurture fruitful relationships, take a fresh approach to brand and reputation, and generate Results that Matter for clients.

The Pineapple team collaborates with clients, often serving as an extension of their internal teams and working with their advertising and web agencies. We are nimble and are always on the go – a combination of office time, working as a team as well as independently, and working on-site at clients’ offices. Because our client roster reflects long-term relationships, the work is anything but transactional and is tied to our clients’ business objectives and strategic plans.

Brand and Reputation are our core services at Pineapple RM. We help clients create their brand messaging and identity, and then we help them build their reputation – for leading their industries, for innovating valuable products and services, for serving the community, for being great employers. Our fresh approach is collaborative, insightful, inspiring, and focused on generating Results That Matter.

Our brand new offices are located in the recently debuted LifeTime Work at West End. We have dedicated, private space for the Pineapple team with plenty of options for collaboration and access to amenities including free parking, conference rooms, Diamond-level fitness membership and more. This is truly the future of work, and it could be the future for your career!

  • Work on a variety of client programs within several different industries
  • Lead face-to-face client meetings providing counsel through conversation and written recommendations; recap activities and showcase progress
  • Create communications plans to generate Results that Matter for Pineapple clients
  • Write every day: Brand-centric as well as journalistic copy for new releases, advisories, features, newsletters, blogs, social media, award entries, executive bios, boilerplates, web content, etc.
  • Develop PESO content calendars and contribute content across platforms
  • Consume, pitch, monitor and analyze earned media: local, trade and national – print, broadcast and digital
  • Prepare talking points and coach subject-matter experts for interviews
  • Participate in Brand Strategy including stakeholder interviews with clients’ employees and customers, develop creative briefs and key messaging, positioning statements, brand promises, tag lines
  • Conduct audits including media, communications and competitive SOV
  • Serve as the point person for work with graphic designer, photographers, printers, wire distribution, etc.
  • Represent Pineapple in the community at events, professional development activities

Core Competencies

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with exceptional quality standards and attention to detail
  • Energized by opportunities to learn, grow and do new things on behalf of clients; incorporates feedback and shows progress
  • Self-motivated collaborator who contributes strategy AND tactical execution
  • Enjoys conversation – listening and participating
  • Values the importance of relationships and reputation
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; proficient with AP Style
  • Manages time effectively; prioritizes deliverables; asks informed questions; stays focused and productive during business hours
  • Demonstrates flexibility; adapts to changing priorities and shifting client needs
  • Involved in a professional association or community organization; active with committee work
  • Lifelong learner: Accredited or interested in working toward accreditation or related credentials
How to Apply / Contact
Email resume to Rose@PineappleRM.com. Include a single document with three work samples: a plan, a writing sample and an earned media placement. Provide a brief description of Situation, Strategies and Outcomes. Preferred writing samples include news releases, blog posts or published news stories (with the pitch that hooked the reporter), website copy and e-newsletters.

Summer Internship, Pineapple RM; Minneapolis

Are you ready to start your career? Join Pineapple RM for a summer internship that includes attending client meetings, writing media-relations pitches, doing research including media and share of voice audits, developing social-media content calendars, brainstorming ideas, taking photos, compiling campaign recaps … everything you need to learn to succeed in a PR/communications career.

The Pineapple team collaborates with clients, often serving as an extension of their internal teams and working with their advertising and web agencies. We are nimble and are always on the go – a combination of office time, working as a team as well as independently, and working on-site at clients’ offices.

Brand and Reputation are our core services at Pineapple RM. We help clients create their brand messaging and identity, and then we help them build their reputation – for leading their industries, for innovating valuable products and services, for serving the community, for being great employers. Our fresh approach is collaborative, insightful, inspiring, and focused on generating Results That Matter.

Our brand new offices are located in the recently debuted LifeTime Work at West End. We have dedicated, private space for the Pineapple team with plenty of options for collaboration and access to amenities including free parking. This is truly the future of work, and it could be the future for your career!

  • Work on a variety of client programs within several different industries
  • Write every day: Brand-centric as well as journalistic copy for new releases, advisories, features, newsletters, blogs, social media, award entries, executive bios, boilerplates, web content, etc.
  • Develop PESO content calendars and contribute content across platforms
  • Consume, pitch, monitor and analyze earned media: local, trade and national – print, broadcast and digital
  • Participate in Brand Strategy including stakeholder interviews with clients’ employees and customers
  • Conduct audits including media, communications and competitive SOV
  • Represent Pineapple in the community at events, professional development activities

Core Competencies

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with exceptional quality standards and attention to detail
  • Energized by opportunities to learn, grow and do new things on behalf of clients; incorporates feedback and shows progress
  • Self-motivated collaborator who contributes strategy AND tactical execution
  • Enjoys conversation – listening and participating
  • Values the importance of relationships and reputation
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; familiar with AP Style
  • Manages time effectively; prioritizes deliverables; asks informed questions; stays focused and productive during business hours
  • Demonstrates flexibility; adapts to changing priorities and shifting client needs
  • Involved in a professional association or community organization; active with committee work
How to Apply / Contact
How to Apply / Contact – DEADLINE is April 29 by 5 p.m.
Email resume to Rose@PineappleRM.com. Include a single document with three work/writing samples – it’s OK if these are student projects. Provide a brief description of Situation, Strategies and Outcomes. Preferred writing samples include news releases, blog posts or published news stories (with the pitch that hooked the reporter), website copy and e-newsletters.

Iowa Starting Line; Issue Beat Reporter; full time

Iowa Starting Line will be hiring at least one full-time Issue Beat Reporter for the Iowa Caucus.

This reporter will be assigned two specific policy/issue areas that they will take ownership of for the 2020 Democratic primary. They will cover how certain policies impact real Iowans, the policy proposals that candidates roll out, how the candidates talk about these issues on the campaign trail, and how voters react to candidates’ ideas. The reporter will also occasionally pitch in to Starting Line’s general caucus coverage. This reporter will be part of the Starting Line team as we cover the 2020 Iowa Caucus in a unique, on-the-ground way from a progressive-leaning standpoint.

Our goal is to explore what’s actually happening in Iowa politics and with Iowa voters, including angles that the national news narratives may miss.

We are an independently-run news site with a considerable state and national following, especially among influential activists, elected officials, and reporters.

This job runs from June 2019 through the Iowa Caucus in early February 2020.

Responsibilities

• Develop sources with experts and activists within your policy topics, and find everyday Iowans with personal stories of how they are being impacted by specific policies.

• Follow candidates on the campaign trail and report out on how they are framing their message on certain issues and how they respond to voters’ questions. • Interview caucus-goers for a sense of what’s impacting their choice.

• Assist in Starting Line’s coverage of multi-candidate events, including the State Fair, major forums, and the big party fundraiser dinners. • Interview candidates and policy leaders. • Engage on social media to promote and spread Starting Line stories.

• Moderate to significant amount of travel around Iowa. At least one day on the road every week, though usually more.

• Other smaller duties as assigned.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a similar amount of work experience in a communications field.

• At least one to two years of newsroom and/or reporting work. Significant internship work and college newspaper experience will be considered.

• Some background in or experience with the issue topics you would be assigned (that will be explained more in the interview process).

• Knowledge of Iowa politics – you’ll need to have at the very least a basic familiarity of who the main players and organizations are in the state.

• Very strong understanding of reporting practices, ethics, grammar, style, sourcing, copyediting, and accuracy in quoting.

• Flexibility to work many nights and weekends and take an occasional overnight trip during long candidate campaign swings. Also requires reliable transportation.

• Strong ability to work independently at times and discover interesting, unique Iowa stories on your own in addition to specific assigned stories.

Location Preferably Des Moines, but open to remote work in Iowa.

Pay And Benefits This position will have a very competitive base salary with the experience outlined, and will include paid time off and compensation for travel, among other benefits that will be discussed.

Timeline April: Resume submissions

Late April/Early May: Interviews

Mid May: Hiring June: Job begins (exact date in June TBD)

Application:  Email Pat Rynard at IowaStartingLine@gmail.com with:

• Resume • At least three professional references • At least three examples of past reporting work or something similar • Cover letter (the policy areas will be assigned after our hirings, so you may want to mention what issues you’re interested in, but focus mostly on Iowa Caucus coverage as a whole)