Category Archives: Writing

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.

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.

Copywriter for Bass Pro Shops (Springfield, MO)

The White River Marine Group (WRMG) Senior Copywriter is a critical part of the award-winning WRMG Creative Team – providing key creative leadership and supervision. This individual will work closely with art directors, designers, other writers and the marketing team to craft compelling marketing materials for Ranger fiberglass and aluminum boats. The Senior Copywriter must not only be creative, but also very detail-oriented, driven and organized, as they will often be responsible for proofreading and writing a wide range of materials containing highly technical information. As a senior-level member of the creative team, the Senior Copywriter should also possess leadership skills and be able to assist with supervising the team. Given the subject matter, this individual should also possess extensive knowledge of recreational boating and competitive angling.

To apply, see https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Senior-Copywriter–Ranger-Boats-_R016198-1

American University Washington Semester Program

American University in D.C. offers a Washington Semester Program for fall, spring and summer terms.

The program focuses on three key ingredients to help your students develop the skills and contacts to find their chosen career.

First, the program offers a seminar course that takes the students around Washington to talk to more than 30 innovators who describe how the profession is changing and where they might fit in.  Speakers include the Washington Post’s managing editor for digital news, and NBC’s Washington bureau chief, as well as reporters and editors at USA Today, Slate and BuzzFeed. We also talk to key communicators at advocacy groups, in political communication and at PR agencies.

 Second, students are sent all over Washington to report on stories and interview sources under the tutelage of an experienced news writer and author.

 And third, the program helps students find professional internships.  Just in the past year, our students have worked at NBC, ABC-7, the Columbus Dispatch Washington Bureau, the Smithsonian Channel, PolitiFact, and an assortment of communications offices both on and off Capitol Hill.  As I am sure you well know, landing a job these days requires professional internships and a network of contacts.  That’s our specialty, and my alumni Facebook page attests to the accomplishments of our past students.

For more information visit: http://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/ . For specific questions about Journalism and New Media, contact Gil Klein at gklein@american.edu. For general questions about the Washington Semester Program, contact washsem@american.edu.

Summer Internships, Martin Williams agency, Minneapolis

About the agency:
Martin Williams is a full-service integrated advertising agency in Minneapolis with a roster of clients that includes Finnegans Brew Co, Raymond James, The Minnesota Twins Community Fund, Wolverine and Syngenta to name a few.

About the internship:
Our summer internship program, known as Velocity, is a 16-week agency immersion designed to give participants real experience and a chance to demonstrate their talent as advertising professionals. The Velocity program is a full-time, paid experience available to college graduates (graduating on or before June 1, 2017.) The internship begins June 5, 2017 and ends September 22, 2017.

2017 Internship Positions:

Account Manager: We are looking for a stellar creative and strategic thinker who is open to considering all media spaces. You should also be someone who is able to communicate easily and clearly with a variety of different types of people, as you’ll be expected to interact with clients, as well as all departments within the agency.
Media: If striving for excellence and connecting with audiences in a unique and memorable way sounds like your thing, join MW as a media intern. We work tirelessly every day to fulfill our mission of brand activism by inviting and inspiring participation through media strategy, planning, buying and marketing analytics that keep campaigns engaging via smart optimizations.
Writer:  We like words. A lot. And we like writers who can arrange them in an unusual order to make people feel something. Or laugh. Or think differently. We’re looking for a writer who can not only write, but who wants to come up with big ideas. Visual ideas. Inventive digital ideas. But mostly, contagious ideas.
Digital Production Artist: We are looking for someone to fill a role that combines a strong technical aptitude, with a keen eye for design elements. You will work in the Studio department, alongside a larger team, learning to build production-ready files and presentations.

Applying for an internship:
Each application involves sending a cover letter, resume completing position-specific task, and supplying work samples. Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 31, 2017. More information on the internships and how to apply can be found on the velocity website:
http://www.martinwilliams.com/velocity/about/.

Attend a 2017 velocity workshop:
The velocity workshops are held at our agency and are an opportunity for students to learn more about our internship opportunity and the various positions within the industry. Note: Velocity intern applicants do not need to attend a workshop in order to be considered for the internship program.

Velocity workshop dates:
Thursday, February 9 (5:30 – 8:00 PM)
Thursday, March 2 (1:30 – 4:00 PM)

We encourage those interested in attending a workshop to RSVP soon at mwintern@martinwilliams.com, as space is limited. We ask that students include the name(s) of each participant, workshop date they would like to attend and college represented.

Our agency address, where the workshops are being held:
Martin Williams Advertising
150 South Fifth Street
Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Digital marketing specialist, Spindustry (Des Moines)

As a digital marketing professional at Spindustry, you will contribute to marketing campaigns by executing daily marketing efforts, reporting on their results and communicating the results to the team and our clients. You need strong presentation skills to explain marketing strategies and their results to our clients.

Best applicants will have:

  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification certification
  • Google AdWords certification
  • Strong writing skills
  • 2-3 years of full-time employment experience

When you join us at Spindustry, you’ll be a member of a long-term, successful team that has been rocking this digital life for over 20 years. We empower our team members to grow their skills and stay on top of industry trends. So what are you waiting for? Reach out to us today and let’s see where tomorrow takes us.

For more information and to apply, see http://www.spindustry.com/careers/Digital-Marketing-Specialist Application deadline is Feb. 10.