Category Archives: Videography

Media production project manager, William Penn University

William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, is searching for a media production project manager. The media production product manager is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of all video and multimedia productions and projects for internal and external clients of the Communication Research Institute (CRI) of William Penn. The position also works to incorporate student workers into multimedia projects.

For more information on the job and how to apply, see


Summer internships at Iowa Secretary of State

1. Summer Social Media/Multimedia Projects Internship

 This internship at the Iowa Secretary of State’s office would consist of managing the social media and online presence, content production and marketing for multiple projects.

 The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2018, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

  • Monitoring and Management of multiple social media pages 
  • Regular content production including but not limited to images, copy and video
  • Planning out long term strategy and content calendars for social media
  • Keeping track of and responding to constituent interactions

 Experience in videography and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere preferred.

Background in Marketing, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design, or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

Kris Aleksander – Communications Specialist

Internship Application Available Here:

2. Summer 2018 Business Services Communications Internship

With the Secretary of State’s Office being the small business portal of Iowa, we must celebrate the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Business Services Intern is responsible for contacting small businesses to create entrepreneurship related content for the Iowa Secretary of State’s social media pages. Additional responsibilities include assisting office manager with business services work and organizational tasks.

Creating social media content promoting entrepreneurship and Iowa small business

  • Interviewing small businesses
  • Organization of our social media content calendars
  • Creating content and managing the Secretary of State’s LinkedIn page
  • Entering new business services accounts

The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2018, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

Background in Business, Marketing, Communications, or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

Kris Aleksander – Communications Specialist

Internship Application Available Here:


Newspaper reporters, Mitchell, S.D.

The Daily Republic newspaper in Mitchell, S.D., is looking for reporters interested in getting experience in community journalism. The Daily Republic is a six-day-a-week paper owned by Forum Communications Co.

The organization offers great opportunities for fresh journalists looking to get on their feet in a newsroom. The newspaper covers a lot of community journalism while still digging into investigative/enterprising pieces, which has helped it win a significant amount of awards each year at the annual state newspaper convention. 

Recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates are invited to contact the newspaper to inquire. The newspaper’s website shows the variety of news it covers: 

For questions:

Luke Hagen
Managing editor
The Daily Republic


Student assistant for digital and social content, University Communications

Department: University Communications
Term: Spring 2018
Hours: 20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling during normal campus hours of operation
Salary: $9 per hour
Supervisor: Jason Nunemaker, Assistant Director – Content Management

Essential Functions:

  • Research, write, edit and coordinate a wide variety of content for digital and social media, including producing short videos
  • Assist with the redesign of the University’s alumni website, including rewriting content to align with the University’s new brand platform and strategizing and implementing ways to improve alumni’s experience using the site
  • Assist with email communications to alumni and other targeted audiences
  • Help build various webpages and forms, as needed
  • Though this position will report to the Digital Communications team, the student assistant will also work closely with the Alumni and Donor Communications team.
  • The student assistant will ideally start the week of Monday, Jan. 29, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will end by Friday, May 11.


  • All applicants must be enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. (The position is being funded by SJMC scholarship funds.)
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full year (preferably two full years) of undergraduate study, including coursework in areas related to the requirements of the position. They should also have some prior employment experience, with preference given to those who have completed a prior internship or have had other pre-professional experience with emphasis on the specific area of expertise.
  • Applicants must be able to prove strong technical skills, typically through a portfolio of samples specific to the role they desire (i.e. writing, social media, etc.)
  • The student hired must be confident and mature, and be able to act professionally at all times. Because the department handles sensitive and sometimes confidential information, student assistants are held to the highest level of trust and discretion.

Application Instructions:

  • To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and a short writing sample to Jason Nunemaker, Assistant Director – Content Management, via email at
  • Applications received by Friday, Jan. 26, will be guaranteed full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

RTDNF scholarship applications due

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation scholarship application period closes on Jan. 15.

It only takes a few minutes to apply for one of 8 scholarships (or 4 fellowships for recent grads). In addition to up to $10,000, recipients will get to:

  • Come to Excellence in Journalism, Sept. 27-29, 2018, in Baltimore, for three days of networking, job hunting and professional training 
  • Enjoy one year of access to all RTDNA member training and resources

Available awards include:

 Recent graduates are in luck, too, with 4 fellowships available:

  • N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Michele Clark Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Oldfield Fellowship for national security reporting
  • Minnotte Fellowship for health reporting

Hawkeye Heaven looking for sports reporters

The Hawkeye Heaven website and Facebook page is looking for journalism students to cover Iowa Hawkeye sports. Any written or video content that covers University of Iowa athletics is welcome.

Hawkeye Heaven started 11 years ago as a platform for Hawkeye fans in the military to get information on their favorite team. The site’s Facebook page has now grown to 112,000 followers. For more information about the opportunity, contact co-owner Cody Pech at (515) 782-6413 or


Media relations manager, Iowa Wild

The Iowa Wild hockey team is searching for a media relations manager. See for more details on the position requirements and how to apply.