Category Archives: Writing

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.

Bozell Summer Internship Program, Omaha

Bozell, an established multi-faceted agency in Omaha, Nebraska, is officially accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship program. We’re looking for students who don’t settle and will work relentlessly on every project to find the best possible solution.

We’re filling internship positions for:

• ACCOUNT SERVICE
• MEDIA
• COPYWRITING
• PR/SOCIAL MEDIA
• DIGITAL
• ART DIRECTION

If you show some serious potential, you’ll join us for
the summer. If you can cut the mustard, you might just find
yourselves with a full-time job.
Apply at:

http://bozell.com/intern

Applications are due Feb. 28.  Questions can be sent to lspaulding@bozell.com

Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Named after the pioneering African-American investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship was launched to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color.

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship provides four reporters each year with a $10,000 stipend and access to an Investigative Fund editor who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting. The one-year fellowship also covers travel and other reporting costs associated with the project and the costs of attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. Each fellow will enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, professional mentoring, and assistance with story placement.

The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable. Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute to diversifying the field of investigative reporting. The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists, recent journalism school graduates, journalism students or journalism interns, as well as reporters in other fields seeking to pivot to investigative reporting. Applicants may be freelance or on the staff of a media organization.

The deadline for the 2017 application is March 1. On January 31, at 12 noon Eastern, the Investigative Fund will hold a Google Hangout to answer questions about applying. Visit the url below for details and answers to FAQs.

We are looking for reporters:

  • With great story ideas, a passion for holding the powerful accountable, an appetite for digging.
  • With the demonstrated ability to produce a narrative feature for print or broadcast.
  • Who would relish the opportunity to closely collaborate with editors.
  • Who are persistent, detail-oriented, and organized enough to complete a major project on deadline.

Winners will be notified in May and announced in June. Fellows are required to publish or air their projects in a U.S. media outlet within the fellowship year.

The Investigative Fund incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact, which are published in a wide variety of print, broadcast, and online outlets. Investigative Fund projects have won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Polk, the National Magazine Award, the Scripps Howard Award, the IRE Medal, and the Hillman Prize.

A nonprofit media center, The Nation Institute is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. Its programs include The Investigative Fund; a bestselling book imprint, Nation Books; the syndicated website TomDispatch; the Victor S. Navasky Internship Program; and Journalism Fellowships that support dozens of reporters every year.

For more information, see www.theinvestigativefund.org/about/2219/ida_b._wells_fellowship

Corporate engagement coordinator, the World Wildlife Fund (DC)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Corporate Engagement Coordinator at our Washington, DC, office.

The Engagement Coordinator assists the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team in the development and management of corporate partnerships to advance WWF’s conservation mission, maximize revenue and increase awareness of WWF. The position supports the implementation and coordination of WWF’s employee engagement initiative to drive sustainability in the workplace.

For more information or to apply, see:

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/1691/corporate-engagement-coordinator—17049/job