Category Archives: Writing

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.

 

 

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

PR, ad jobs at Meyocks (Des Moines)

About Meyocks

Meyocks, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is an advertising agency that shapes marketplace meaning for food, agriculture, health and mentor brands. We help our clients “mean more” to customers, and we offer our team members opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the success of our clients and our firm. The agency offers counsel and services in the areas of brand strategy, research, advertising, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, digital, direct marketing, sales support and package design. Meyocks is a member of the Advertising and Marketing Independent Network (AMIN). For more information, visit meyocks.com.

Director of Public Relations

In this position, you would lead the Meyocks public relations discipline. You would offer counsel to Meyocks clients in the areas of media relations, media training, issues/crisis management, community relations, social media and employee communications. You would develop and implement public relations plans, as well as public relations programs that integrate with overall marketing communications plans. You would author content and edit content developed by other team members — and lead and mentor public relations staff at the agency.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of public relations experience required (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Significant experience in the agriculture category required — food, health or retail category experience a plus
  • Experience leading a team of professionals
  • Desire to learn clients’ businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of the changing nature of the public relations discipline
  • Ability to offer counsel/strategy… and to implement as well

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

 

Advertising Copywriter

In this position, you would develop engaging concepts and copy for clients’ brand communications needs across a variety of mediums. You would bring your creative passion to a wide range of projects — from broadcast to digital ads to shelf talkers. You would be a prolific generator of ideas and a collaborative champion of the ideas of others. You would be mindful of both the client’s brand and the agency’s brand promise to deliver work that connects more meaningfully to customers and prospects.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of copywriting experience (advertising agency experience preferred)
  • Ability to shift seamlessly from strong conceptual work to straightforward copy style
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate through a variety of writing styles and emotions
  • Retail category and broadcast production experience a plus
  • Self-motivation, strong work ethic, resilience, positive attitude and ability to work quickly are musts

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

Account Manager

In this role, you would manage the details of making great work happen – from client input through agency execution. You would develop project briefs, create and manage schedules, monitor budgets and generally ensure our work is flawless and consistent with overall strategy. In addition, you would work with a team of talented functional specialists to develop marketing communications plans.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • College degree in advertising, public relations, marketing or related field
  • Three-plus years of experience with integrated marketing communications — advertising agency experience strongly preferred
  • Strong deadline/project management focus and a relentless obsession to “get it right”
  • Desire to learn a client’s businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Experience with retail industries a plus
  • Ability to build relationships and credibility with clients and fellow team members

To Apply

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at dougjeske@meyocks.com.

 

See more at: http://www.meyocks.com/about/careers#sthash.RKq548FY.dpuf

Digital media fellowship, Mother Jones (NYC)

Mother Jones is looking for an all-star digital-media fellow to keep us current on social platforms, and enhance our multimedia coverage of breaking news—especially with snappy, smart video. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones‘ digital news team in our New York City office. You’ll learn about every aspect of modern online publishing, collaborating with seasoned editors and reporters. You’ll also attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

 Desired Skills:

  • Video editing experience, including familiarity with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, (especially Premiere)
  • Evidence of hands-on production, including writing for video and shooting in the field
  • Stellar writing ability, as demonstrated by published work
  • Comfort with content management systems
  • A zeal for online news and media
  • A working knowledge of HTML and experience with Photoshop
  • Endless enthusiasm for digital storytelling languages like memes, GIFS, and Vines.
  • Deep familiarity with social media
  • Previous reporting experience a strong plus

 Ideal candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced digital newsroom. We’ll want you to bring some skills to the table: Maybe you’ve got experience as a quick-hit blogger, you’ve worked in social media, or you’ve more-than-dipped your toes in video-editing software. This fellow will work in the New York City office.

Please submit:

  • A cover letter and résumé, including the names and numbers of two references
  • Two videos you have worked on, describing what role you played in their production (i.e. editor, shooter, producer etc.)
  • Two writing samples (links to online versions preferred)

 Please send these materials by end of business, Friday, June 2, 2017, to fellowships@motherjones.com.

Oral history interns, Young Women’s Resource Center (Des Moines)

The Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC) and Slay Fund for Social Justice at Drake University are teaming up to hire two students for summer and fall 2017.

What you’ll do:

Working closely with Resource Center staff, you’ll identify people with connections to the Center. These will be former board members, former staff members, women who have influenced the direction of the Center, and former clients.

As a two-person team, you will collect video oral histories from these women, use voice recognition software to transcribe their stories, and work with Professor Renee Cramer (LPS) and YWRC Director Kristin Griffith to code, qualitatively analyze, and begin interpreting the rich data you gather.

When you’ll do it:

On a flexible schedule from June 1 – November 1, 2017, working between 20 and 30 hours per week in June, July, and August and around 10 hours per week in September and October.

What you’ll earn:

$9.00 an hour; gas reimbursement at federal rates if you must drive more than 15 miles for an interview; valuable experience.

Who should apply:

Feminists with stellar communication skills who can interact confidently with a wide variety of people touched by YWRC (this is a multi-generational group that includes women from a range of socio-economic status categories, and holding diverse racial/ethnic identities).

Independent students who are good at problem-solving, who are respectful of others’ time, and who are well-organized.

People who are willing to learn how to do oral history interviews, code data, and perform both internet searches and snowball sampling to find interviewees.

The ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus, but not necessary; at least one of the two people we hire needs to have a reliable car.

How to apply:

Send an email to both renee.cramer@drake.edu and kgriffith@ywrc.org with:

A resume with a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the position and the skills and experiences you’d bring to it. Please include the names and contact information of 2 references, and know that we might contact them prior to contacting you for an interview. Deadline is May 18; we will interview finalists between May 22 – 29, with a decision before June 1.

(Questions: renee.cramer@drake.edu )

PR/marketing internship with On With Life (Des Moines)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this summer/fall. This individual will assist with special events planning and execution, including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field. This internship will be unpaid, but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: http://www.onwithlife.org/prmarketingintern.aspx. Please contact Abby Bogaards (abogaards@onwithlife.org or 515-289-9612) with any questions.