Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Marketing Internship, Kansas City

Marketing Internship 
Universal Uclick, International Division


  • Universal Uclick’s Marketing department offers a paid college internship for the Marketing/Graphic Design career path.
  • Work will involve supporting the GoComics, The Puzzle Society and UExpress brands, along with subsequent comic strip/panel and content properties.
  • Internship is paid at Missouri state minimum wage ($7.35 as of January 1, 2013).
  • During each semester, interns spend the majority of their time assisting with marketing-related projects, which include graphic design, Web writing and editing, website/blog research and posting, project management, promotional campaigns and various administrative tasks.
  • The Director of Marketing, assisted by the Creative Director, manages the intern’s time.
  • Interns adhere to a weekly schedule produced by the intern supervisor in accordance with students' availability, internship objectives, and department needs.
  • Internships are approximately 20 hours per week and worth equivalent credit hours per sponsoring university's guidelines.
  • Positions are available for the summer, spring, and fall semesters.


  • Acquire an overall view of marketing career paths, targeted at online publishing.
  • Design online advertising and images.
  • Learn to write descriptively, concisely, and persuasively.
  • Develop a creative portfolio of work samples to assist in career development.
  • Achieve professional development in a business setting.
  • Become attentive to detail and demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Autonomously balance and prioritize daily tasks and ongoing projects.
Contact Information
Kerry Slagle
1130 Walnut St
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
United States

Fax: 816-932-6625

Graphic Design Internship, Conception, Mo.

Assistant in Graphic Design
The Printery House of Conception Abbey

The Graphic Designer uses images, designs and creates graphics that produce visual solutions in the creation of catalogs and other direct marketing materials. Proficient page production artist using Adobe Creative suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator on a Mac who is responsible for pulling copy, identifying images, page layout, color correction, output for proofs, and file assembly for printing. Must be able to work independently and manage schedules for on-time turnover of catalog for printing.

1. Prepares card and product images for catalog.
2. Organizes the pagination and placement of products on catalog pages.
3. Inputs images and text for catalog pages.
4. Gathers ideas and implements design for covers and inside pages.
5. Organizes and schedules proofing of catalog pages.
6. Prints proofs for catalog pages.
7. Makes final digital images of pages for press.
8. Sends catalog PDF pages and final proofs to printer.
9. Manages deadlines for catalogs.

Contact Information
Fr Peter Ullrich
General Manager - The Printery House
P. O. Box 12
Conception, Missouri 64433
United States

Fax: 660.944.3116

Monday, November 26, 2012

Production Specialist, Davenport, Iowa

Production Specialist

  • Coordinates audio, video and web productions.  
  • Trains/supervises KALA Senior Interns, as well as other students engaged in audio and video productions.  
  • Must have bachelor's degree in mass communication or closely related area, production experience in industry-standard digital audio and video, and ability to work well with students.  
  • Master's with interest in teaching a plus. 
  • Responsibilities split between KALA-FM, SAUtv, and Communication Department curricular efforts. 

St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts.  Please send letter of interest and resume by 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 2012, to Director of Human Resources, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803.  Email:  HumanResources@sau.edu AA/EOE

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Publicity Internship

PUBLICITY INTERNSHIP (unpaid) - New York City

Part-time intern wanted 2-3 full days per week (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) to start immediately.

Interns will work directly with account executives and clients on a daily basis. We are a small, busy office that relies on interns to assist with important projects and keep our office running efficiently.  Strong writing, research and computer skills required. Occasional evenings required.

Knowledge of Cision preferred.

The Lippin Group is one of the leading independent entertainment/communications public relations and marketing agencies, representing television, music, film, new media, products and leisure/lifestyle clients in the United States and around the world.

Katie Fuchs
The Lippin Group
369 Lexington Ave, Fl. 22
New York, NY 10017
kfuchs@lippingroup.com | 212.986.7080

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer, Daily Times Herald.

Join an award-winning creative team! Candidate must have very strong typing and proofreading skills and an amazing eye for detail. Candidate must also have experience in Adobe In-Design and Adobe Photoshop. Experience with Macintosh, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, print production, pagination and web experience are a plus.

Duties include: Ad construction, scanning of photos & graphics, and website download & management.

Individual must thrive under pressure and have the ability to handle many projects at once, have strong dedication and be able to meet tight deadlines.

Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (negotiable - with possible overtime). Please send resume and references to Daily Times Herald, Attn: Beckham G Miller, P.O. Box 546, Carroll, IA 51401 or email to b.miller@carrollspaper.com.

Staff Writer

Staff Writer. The Spencer Daily Reporter, Spencer, Iowa

The Spencer Daily Reporter seeks a Staff Writer to join its award-winning editorial department. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The writer will cover hard news, cover local government and political stories, write features, handle breaking news situations, and assist in other areas where required. Must be a team player. Benefits package available.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Spencer Daily Reporter, c/o Editor Randy Cauthron, Box 197, Spencer, IA 51301 or e-mail to: news@spencerdailyreporter.com.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Traffic coordinator, Kansas City

Traffic Coordinator
WDAF (Fox)
Kansas City

WDAF, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City, seeks an experienced Traffic Coordinator. The position reports to the VP of sales and is responsible for executing local and national copy for WDAF advertisers. In addition to assigning copy, responsibilities include processing orders once approved by sales managers, filling out production request forms and delivering them to creative services and production, finalizing, printing and distributing logs.

Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Qualified applications should be directed to:
Amy Warren
3030 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64108


Second Harvest PR Internship

Second Harvest Community Food Bank
St. Joseph, Mo.
Spring 2013 Public Relations Internship

The Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Mo., is looking for a public relations intern for Spring 2013. The student inter would work approximately 10 hours a week with some flexibility in the schedule.

The intern will develop a positive public relations image for Second Harvest, serve as a community advocate against hunger and uphold and achieve success through the Second Harvest mission, vision and values.

Principle responsibilities:

  • Author press releases for publication to a regional database or more than 10 media partners across the 19-county service area.
  • Author articles for publication in the quarterly newsletter
  • Develop content for the Second Harvest blog
  • Assist at special events, taking photographs and working at information tables
  • Assist with the monitoring of media mentions
  • Edit and proofread materials
  • Administrative and office duties, as assigned


  • Working on a degree in communications, public relations, English or related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate to individuals of diverse backgrounds, occupations and personal characteristics
  • Strong telephone skills, ability to meet deadlines and ability to work independently and with staff to achieve goals
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.

Email cover letter, resume and 2-3 writing samples to:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Staff Writer, Spencer, Iowa

Staff Writer. 

The Spencer Daily Reporter, located in Spencer, Iowa, is seeking a staff writer to join our award-winning editorial department. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The writer will cover hard news, cover local government and political stories - write features, handle breaking news situations, and assist in other areas where required. Must be a team player. Benefits package available.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Spencer Daily Reporter, c/o Editor Randy Cauthron, PO Box 197, Spencer, IA 51301 or e-mail to: news@spencerdailyreporter.com.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sports Editor

Sports Editor.

The Le Mars (Iowa) Daily Sentinel is seeking an energetic, experienced sports editor to cover prep sports at seven high schools for the newspaper’s Monday-Friday publication and website.

Photography and social media experience will be a plus. Resumes may be emailed to Editor Joanne Glamm at jglamm@lemarssentinel.com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Reporter, Newton, Iowa


The Newton Daily News, a five-day daily newspaper located in Newton, Iowa, is seeking a general assignment reporter to join its award-winning staff. Our newspaper is on the move to a 21st century digital-first mindset, which will provide you with the opportunity to use new technologies and to do a little bit of everything: hard news and features, columns, page design, photography and videography.

In addition to reporting for the daily paper, this position will also be a regular contributor to our niche publications and web-exclusive products.

Ideal candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, but we really want to know what you’re able to do in a modern newsroom. Newspaper experience is a plus, but we’re willing to hire the right candidate out of school.

A firm grasp of AP style and experience with pagination (we use InDesign) and video- and photo-editing software is vital.

Send resume, cover letter and 3-4 of your best clips to: NDN Editor Bob Eschliman at beschliman@newtondailynews.com or via mail to 200 First Ave. E. Newton, Iowa, 50208.

Reporter, Creston, Iowa


The Creston News Advertiser has an opening for a reporter. While most hours are during regular business hours, some evening and weekend work is required. This is an opportunity for a reporter to cover local news, write hard news, enterprise and news feature stories with some photography and video.

We are looking for a good writer who is self- motivated, enterprising and persistent, to work with a bright, energetic editorial team. The coverage area includes five counties in southwest Iowa with the office based in Creston.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Mac computers, PhotoShop software and AP and news writing styles. This person must be able to balance priorities, work well under pressure and meet daily deadlines.

Creston News Advertiser is an equal opportunity, drug- free employer. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Interested candidates may forward their resume and writing samples to: Creston News Advertiser Human Resources Department P.O. Box 126 Creston, IA 50801 e-mail: editor@crestonnews.com or call (641) 782-2141 #237.

Journalism Internship in Hong Kong

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a budding multimedia journalist to serve as an online intern in Hong Kong for Summer 2013. Over the course of 10 weeks, the intern will work in a high-pressure, real-time newsroom, alongside other editors and reporters, testing your skills at an impressive variety of tasks. You must be passionate about news and stories and work calmly under tight deadlines.

This is not a technical or programming internship. Qualified candidates need knowledge of online publishing and Web page-management, a demonstrated aptitude for using social media and proficiency in working with videos, photos graphics and be able to edit copy. Skilled Final Cut editors, strong video shooters or those with experience using HTML5 or Flash will have an edge in seeking this highly competitive position.  Fluency in at least one Asian language is a plus. Day-to-day responsibilities will include editing and publishing of stories and graphics, working with photos, video and slideshows, creating polls and helping our social media efforts. Interns can expect the chance to flex their programming, writing or video storytelling muscles during the internship.

Pay is $700 per week. Employment will be contingent upon securing the right to work in Hong Kong. Room and board will be the intern’s own responsibility.

Please send cover letter, CV and supporting links to show your best, most-diverse writing, video, graphics or other superior online work to a.najberg@wsj.com. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, with the internship to commence sometime in June 2013.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Web-based media internship, Des Moines, Iowa

Disability Rights Iowa (DRI) is looking for a qualified intern to collaborate with our webpage design firm in finalizing the design of our new webpage and the transition from the existing webpage. The qualified individual will have excellent written communication skills as they will be tasked with writing the content for the new webpage. The intern will also be responsible for DRI’s social media including Facebook.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Webpage design firm to facilitate completion of new design
  • Facilitate merge from old webpage to new webpage
  • Review existing webpage content and write content for new page
  • Manage and Update DRI Facebook page
  • Assist with other web based programs used by the agency such as SurveyMonkey, Vertical Response, and Skype
  • Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicants should be working towards a degree in Communications, Journalism, Graphic Journalism, Electronic Media, Public Relations, Web Design, Marketing or related field.

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience or course work in web design
  • Experience or course work in webpage administration
  • Experience or course work in social media

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with or sensitivity to individuals with disabilities;
  • Experience with or sensitivity to individuals from ethnic or language-distinct communities.

Employer: Disability Rights IOWA
Name: Katie Vande Vorde
Title: Operations Manager
E-mail: kvandevorde@disabilityrightsiowa.org
Website: http://www.disabilityrightsiowa.org
Phone: 515-278-2502
Address: 400 East Court Ave, Suite 300
Des Moines, IA
50023 United States

Journalism Internship, KCCI-TV, Des Moines

News internship applications are now being accepted at KCCI-TV in Des Moines. Interested college students can email their application materials to kcooney@hearst.com before 5 p.m. Sept 14. Absolutely no applications arriving after the deadline will be considered.

Applicants should be persons who:

  • Are Journalism majors (or emphasizing journalism at a college without a Journalism major) with a broadcasting or Internet/convergence emphasis.
  • Have Junior or Senior status
  • Will earn academic credit for internship (Mandatory)

Other notes:

  • Internships are not paid.
  • Applicants should be available for 16 hours per week.
  • Single Semester and academic year (9 month) internships are available.

We will conduct interviews with all applicants. Those who are not able to do a face-to-face interview can interview via phone or Skype.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Students: Why your web presence is important

As a college journalism professor, I have spent the past several years harping to students on the importance of putting a professional face forward through everything internet: Social media, web pages, blogging, even text messages and email. However, students frequently fail to understand or simply reject outright my warnings, probably because they haven't yet experienced firsthand rejection or success as a direct result of these media.

I present to you Exhibit A: Erin Guzman, who graduated this May and is off to graduate school. She needed a job. She found one. Not because of the professional portfolio she had compiled as student, but instead from her online presence. Take note of her Facebook status update, which she graciously gave me permission to share:

Hey everyone.
I'm happy to announce that I've accepted a pretty sweet gig at the Vanderbilt Student Communications organization in Nashville, TN (courtesy of Brian's connections) as a designer for ads/publications. I just got out of my "try out" for the job, and my supervisor said something to me that I wanted to pass along to the rest of you.
I know that there are some students who think blogging/social media are far removed from what they want to do for their career. But my supervisor told me that the main reason he wanted to hire me was not because of my portfolio (which was a representation of the work I was seeking to do and the work they needed done), but because of my... wait for it... BLOG. He said the number one thing that sold me to him/the organization was my outside work and interests unrelated to my experience.
That being said, and I don't know how much one can say this, putting forth a good representation of yourself [online or anywhere] is crucial. It's probably THE most important thing you can do for yourself. Experience is a great thing, but sometimes it's the other stuff you do that can be the tipping point between you and another candidate. People aren't just "buying" your skills, they're also investing in you, and they want to know you can make a good impact on their company and you're a good personality to have around. This is also dependent on the job in question, but when there are many qualified candidates, the line gets drawn in other places...
So, returning students, be thinking about that as you're looking for jobs/internships in the semesters to come.
Just wanted to share that bit. --Hope everyone is having a good summer!

That just about sums it up, don't you think?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Marketing/Communications Internship, Johnson, Iowa

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

The trade association representing Iowa's biodiesel and ethanol producers has an opening for a marketing/communications intern to assist with webpage development and updates, social media, creation of print and radio ads, and newsletter publication. Applicants should possess strong oral and written communication skills. Website and social media experience a plus. In addition, the intern will assist with all association activities, including legislative and regulatory affairs, research, promotions and other duties. This position begins September 10 and goes through May 2013. The internship may extend through summer 2013. Minimum 20 hours per week during school year; full time during summer.

Qualifications: Applicant should have strong interest in renewable fuels. Marketing, journalism or business majors a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to info@IowaRFA.org.

Application deadline is August 31, 2012.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Marketing Representative, Franklin County, Iowa

Marketing Representative 

Hampton Publishing Company has a career opportunity for a full-time outside marketing representative to serve our Cerro Gordo County market and assist with sales in our Franklin County market. 

This position would include base salary with commission. It is our lead sales person for the Mid-America Marketplace and includes established contacts in each of these markets. Cold calling will be expected in order to develop additional prospects. 

The successful candidate would have sales experience, preferably in the media industry, who can develop relationships with customers to help them achieve their marketing goals. They must be self-driven and technologically adept. 

Multi-media sales skills are a plus, but not required. To apply for the position, submit your resume, a letter of interest, and three references to ryanharvey.map@gmail.com or apply on-line at hamptonchonicle.com. Don’t delay as interviews will begin immediately with qualified candidates. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Sports Editor, Charles City, Iowa

Sports Editor.

Seeking the next great Sports Editor: award-winning five-day daily newspaper in northeast Iowa is seeking a sports editor who can do it all — strong writer, great photographer, can handle layout and get it all done on deadline.

Great opportunity for a weekly sports editor or daily sports reporter looking to move up. Full-time benefits and competitive salary offered in a privately owned and operated family newspaper company. Knowledge of QuarkXpress and Photoshop a plus; ability to handle a camera and shoot strong sports photos a must!

Send resume and cover letter letting us know why you are our next great sports editor to: Editor, Charles City Press, P.O. Box 397, Charles City, IA 50616 or email to editor@charlescitypress.com. No phone calls, please.

Advertising Sales and Marketing Consultant

Advertising Sales & Marketing Consultant. 

Are you totally appreciated in your current job? Have you achieved your professional goals? Is your potential being utilized to the fullest in your present position? Are you being recognized and rewarded for your hard work? If not, consider joining the sales/marketing team at the Ottumwa Courier. 

If we’ve piqued your interest, keep reading! 

We have an opening for a dedicated, self-motivated sales professional to join our dynamic sales/marketing team. You will be working with area businesses to develop their marketing strategies, while helping them grow customers, sales, market share and perpetuate their brand. You supply the proven skills and abilities we need, and we’ll supply the career track and professional training you need to be successful. Hopefully, you will have some type of sales experience, but most of all you are a problem solver, confident, at ease in front of others, outgoing, competitive, goal driven, enjoy working with the public and like getting recognition for a job well done. 

We can teach you the newspaper and new media business if you possess these qualities. If we connect, we will be dedicated to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. You’ll be surrounded by a team of dedicated professionals. You’ll love the synergy throughout the organization. This position will be a financially and mentally rewarding endeavor for the right person. We will supply you with a career path where your dedicated effort is recognized, and advancement is a reality. 

The Ottumwa Courier is part of a newspaper group of more than 100 newspapers, and they are always looking for talented individuals. We provide an excellent salary, bonus, and benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and more. You can expect to earn a salary and commission of $30,000 - $36,000 during your first year. 

Inspired? Interested? Do you fit our needs? Do we meet yours? If you qualify and are interested, please send letter of introduction and resume to Monica Tews, Ottumwa Courier, 213 Second St., Ottumwa, IA 52501 or email mtews@ottumwacourier.com. Applicants must have stable work history and a valid driver’s license. The Ottumwa Courier and CNHI are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertising Sales, Des Moines

Advertising Sales Representative 

Customized Newspaper Advertising, the sales arm of the Iowa Newspaper Association in Des Moines, Iowa, is looking for an experienced inside advertising account executive to sell sophisticated newspaper advertising solutions business to business. 

The qualified candidate would work with a solid existing account base but must be able to prospect, close sales and gain new business to hit revenue targets. Two-year college degree and three or more years of sales experience required. 

Qualified candidate will have strong organization skills, be articulate, and most importantly, be a strong closer. www.cnaads.com. Email resume to: sfett@cnaads.com.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Radio Internship, St. Louis

KTRS Radio in St. Louis is looking for fall interns. We hire interns on a rolling basis and have a degree of flexibility to try and work around interns' schedules.  This is a great opportunity for not only college students receiving credit but students who are looking to get practical experience before they are eligible for credit, or recent graduates looking to gain experience while they seek paid employment.

KTRS Sports Interns have gone on to gain employment for several media outlets and professional sports teams in the St. Louis area as well as across the nation.  Interns will NOT receive monetary compensation.

KTRS Radio is looking for interns eager to work in the sports department of your home of Missouri Tigers athletics in St. Louis. This is a hands-on internship: Assisting on-air sports talent in screening phone calls, researching for shows, gathering and editing sound among other miscellaneous tasks for sports shows. Interns are expected to work odd hours including nights and weekends and will not receive monetary compensation but can receive college credit for their work. Interns should be at least 18 years old. Please send your resume to dsolomon@ktrs.com.

For additional information, check out the KTRS website.

Friday, July 6, 2012

General Assignment Reporter, North-Central Iowa

General assignment/lifestyles reporter. 

The Daily Freeman-Journal, an award-winning North Central Iowa daily community newspaper, is seeking a full-time general assignment/lifestyles reporter for its news staff. 
Duties will include covering education and local government, feature stories, taking photos, assisting with layout, design and the daily tasks to produce the newspaper, both in print and online. 
Strong emphasis on using social media platforms. 
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a writing-related field, although candidates with writing experience are encouraged to apply. Competitive full benefits package. 
Send letters of application, resumes and writing samples to Anne Blankenship, Managing Editor, Daily Freeman-Journal, P.O. Box 490, Webster City, IA 50595, or email, editor@freemanjournal.net.

Community News Editor, Hampton, Iowa

Editor, Eagle Grove Eagle, Hampton, Iowa. 

The Eagle Grove Eagle has an anticipated opening for a full-time community news editor. This person must be energetic, is a self-starter, have a nose for news with a knack of being able to shoot quality photos. 

This position isn’t an 8-5 weekday position, it requires someone with ambition, diligence, and integrity. Reliable transportation, ability to work nights and weekends required. Experience is preferred, but new college grads will be considered. 

For more information, please send a letter of inquiry to Ryan Harvey, Mid-America Publishing Corp., 9 2nd Street NW, Hampton, Iowa 50441 or by email at ryanharvey@iowaconnect.com.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reporter, Webster City, Iowa

General assignment/lifestyles reporter. 

The Daily Freeman-Journal, an award-winning North Central Iowa daily community newspaper, is seeking a full-time general assignment/lifestyles reporter for its news staff. 

Duties will include covering education and local government, feature stories, taking photos, assisting with layout, design and the daily tasks to produce the newspaper, both in print and online. Strong emphasis on using social media platforms. 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a writing-related field, although candidates with writing experience are encouraged to apply. Competitive full benefits package. 

Send letters of application, resumes and writing samples to Anne Blankenship, Managing Editor, Daily Freeman-Journal, P.O. Box 490, Webster City, IA 50595, or email, editor@freemanjournal.net.

Community News Editor, Hampton, Iowa


The Eagle Grove Eagle has an anticipated opening for a full-time community news editor. This person must be energetic, is a self-starter, have a nose for news with a knack of being able to shoot quality photos. 

This position isn’t an 8-5 weekday position; it requires someone with ambition, diligence, and integrity. Reliable transportation, ability to work nights and weekends required. Experience is preferred, but new college grads will be considered. 

For more information, please send a letter of inquiry to Ryan Harvey, Mid-America Publishing Corp., 9 2nd Street NW, Hampton, Iowa 50441 or by email at ryanharvey@iowaconnect.com.

Monday, June 25, 2012

FTC Watch Internship

FTC:WATCH, a respected, 35-year-old publication covering consumer protection and competition, is expanding to cover the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a controversial new agency with a staggering array of responsibilities in a time of economic uncertainty. 

We are looking for interns who are smart, savvy, intellectually curious and good writers. This is an opportunity to break new ground in covering consumer finance, including student and mortgage lending and the credit industries. Journalism students and recent graduates will be considered, and will be mentored by senior, award-winning reporters with extensive experience covering business and politics in Washington. 

Objectivity, accuracy and attention to detail are essential qualities. These are paid, part-time positions. Unfortunately we can not offer health insurance at this time. Our publication is read by our paying subscribers, who are top officials at the Federal Trade Commission, Justice Department, leading law firms, consumer advocacy organizations and state attorney generals nationwide. 

Prospective applicants should send a resume, two clips, several names of professional references and a cover letter to Managing Editor Kirstin Downey, at kirstin@ftcwatch.com. No telephone calls, please.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Assistant Media Buyer, Minnesota Newspaper Association

Assistant Media Buyer 

Minnesota Newspaper Association is looking for an assistant media buyer to join its advertising team. This is an entry level position. 
The person will assist in the placement of statewide and national newspaper advertising. The right person will be service and detail oriented a quick learner and work well under deadlines. Computer experience and exceptional customer service required. 
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding of newspapers, newspaper product portfolios, rate cards, and deadlines
  • Proficient use of the One System (web-based media placement program)
  • General knowledge of all MNA advertising accounts and agencies
  • Ordering, sending and confirming ads before deadline
  • Generating One System quotes for Advertising Account Managers and Managing Director
  • Gathering out-of-state tearsheets in a timely manner to keep billing current
  • Working closely with assigned accounts in conjunction with Advertising Account Managers
  • Collecting current out-of-state and in-state rate cards
  • Updating newspaper rates and information in the One System database
  • Serving as a back up for scheduling MCAN and MDAN Statewide Advertising Networks
  • Assisting Executive Director, Managing Director and Advertising Account Managers as requested
  • Various clerical duties as required to perform job responsibilities Skills required:
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Proficient in working with numbers and calculating with percentages
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple projects at once
  • Capable of working under deadline
  • Knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign & Acrobat) is helpful 
MNA offers:
  • A positive and pleasant work environment
  • Competitive pay and vacation
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K 

To apply please send cover letter and resume to: employment@mna.org

Copy Editor/Page Designer, Ames, Iowa

Copy Editor/Page Designer.
Some people are at their greatest in the clutch, when news is happening and deadlines are approaching. If that’s you, we want you on our team.
The Ames Tribune is looking for an energetic and versatile copy editor/page designer.
You’ll join a four-person copy/design desk and have responsibility for the Tribune’s sports sections, including Iowa State University and local high school sports.
You’ll also get the opportunity to edit and design for Ames Out Loud, our weekly section devoted to the thriving Ames music and entertainment scene, and our other sections while honing your skills as an editor, designer and illustrator. The person we’re looking for has top-notch copy editing skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and make deadlines.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and at least a year of copy editing and design experience in a daily news environment. Recent college graduates with strong college and internship experience will be considered.  You must be skilled in InDesign and comfortable working in print and digital content management systems.
The position requires night and Saturday work. Please send a cover letter, resume, up to five work samples, and three references whom we can contact now, to Presentation Editor Andy Rohrback at arohrback@amestrib.com, or 317 Fifth St., Ames, IA 50010. No phone calls, please. The Ames Tribune produces a six-day daily newspaper, a weekly entertainment tab, several websites, two monthly magazines and various niche publications. The Ames Tribune and its parent company, Stephens Media Iowa, are equal opportunity employers. A pre-employment drug test is required.

Copy Editor, The Quad-City Times

Copy Editor. 

We are looking to fill a full-time job editing and paginating pages and updating digital content for the Quad-City Times. Candidate must have demonstrated editing skills, solid news judgment, experience with Quark or InDesign and Photoshop, and knowledge of AP Style. 
Ours is a fast-paced environment that values critical thinking and attention to detail. Candidate must have demonstrated editing skills, solid news judgment, experience with Quark or InDesign and Photoshop, and knowledge of AP Style. 
Ours is a fast-paced environment that values critical thinking and attention to detail. Competitive compensation including an excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. 
When applying please provide samples or a link to your work or portfolio. If interested please apply online @ www.qctimes.com/workhere/, complete an application at the Quad-City Times or mail your resume to: Quad-City Times, Human Resources Department, Attn: Copy Editor/Page Designer, 500 E. Third St., Davenport, IA  52801. 
The Quad-City Times is a Drug-Free Employer. The Quad-City Times (www.qctimes.com) and Lee Enterprises, Inc. (www.lee.net) are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Copy editor and reporter, southeast Nebraska

The Beatrice Daily Sun, a 6-day daily located in southeast Nebraska, is seeking a talented and organized journalist to work as a copy editor and reporter. 

Strong spelling and grammar skills and reliable news judgment are a must. The right person must be able to juggle several tasks at once, meet all deadlines and be comfortable covering a variety of stories from breaking news to festivals. 

This is a full-time position, which will include evenings and weekends. A college degree in journalism or experience in a related field is a must.

Applicants must apply online at http://beatricedailysun.com/app/workhere/.

This position is a full-time career opportunity offering a highly competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan and paid time off.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background check prior to commencing employment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Event Planner Internship, Des Moines

The Iowa Newspaper Association has an exciting opportunity for an experienced part-time Event Planner for our Foundation. This paid internship position is responsible for the coordination of INF training programs, INF Better Newspaper Contest, board meetings and the INA Annual Convention & Trade Show. Qualified candidates must be highly organized with great communication skills and be proficient in MS Office and have some experience with InDesign.

Des Moines, Iowa

Employer: Iowa Newspaper Association
Name: Ms. Tracy Shay
Title: Business Manager
E-mail: tshay@inanews.com
Website: http://www.inanews.com
Phone: 515-244-2145
Fax: 515-244-4855
Address: 319 E. 5th Street
Des Moines, IA
50309 United States

Student Press Law Center Internship

The Student Press Law Center is now recruiting for the Fall 2012 internship term.

SPLC journalism interns work full-time in its D.C.-area office reporting breaking news for the splc.org website and longer-term features for SPLC Report magazine. We welcome those with an interest in multimedia, as we are always looking for ways to liven up the website with visuals. Recent alumni of the SPLC intern program have full-time jobs at The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg News, POLITICO and many other first-rate media outlets. and the internship is especially valuable to anyone who may be considering law school.

For the first time, we are adding this year a "social media" internship for a person whose interests may include the "outreach" side of working in a nonprofit. Responsibilities will include building and managing a presence for the SPLC across multiple social media platforms and otherwise assisting with organization-building and outreach duties.

We do pay a $3,500-per-semester stipend, which (while not as much as we'd like) is at least enough to cover housing expenses in the D.C. area. We would also consider a part-time internship for a D.C.-area college student who can work around college coursework.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the sooner the better -- details about how to apply are here on the SPLC website:

Many thanks,

Frank D. LoMonte, Esq.
Executive Director
Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA  22209-2211

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Marketing Internship, Indianola, Iowa

Marketing Internship, Westview Care Center, Indianola, Iowa
Westview Care Center of Indianola is looking for a summer intern to work in the marketing department. This unpaid internship will require the student to work closely with the care center’s marketing coordinator, in addition to other staff as needed, such as the administrator, home care coordinator and activity director. 
Duties will include assisting the marketing coordinator with public relations and development of communication tools. This may include writing articles for the monthly newsletter, designing flyers, assembling welcome bags for new residents, creating e-mail communications and distribution lists, and event planning, such as assisting in booth design and set-up for fairs. The position may also include job shadowing the marketing coordinator for in-person visits to other care centers, doctors’ offices and other referral sources to distribute brochures and market the care center’s services.
We are looking for a student in communications or marketing with some graphic design experience, a willingness to learn about marketing in the long-term care and health care industry, and someone with high ethical standards with the ability to uphold the privacy rights of patients/clients.
Interested students may e-mail a resume or personal information and cover letter to Emily Roush, Westview Care Center Marketing Coordinator, at eroush@abcmcorp.com.

Staff Writer, The Nevada (Iowa) Journal

Staff Writer. 
The Nevada Journal/Tri-County Times newspaper office is seeking a full-time staff writer to write stories, take photos, help with newspaper layout and assist in other tasks associated with putting out newspapers, both print and online. 
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a writing-related area, but anyone with writing experience is encouraged to apply. 
Please note that hours for this job do not always fall into an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. time frame. There will be evening meetings and occasional weekend events to cover. If you are interested, please e-mail a resume to Marlys Barker, editor, at: barker@nevadaiowajournal.com, or mail to: Nevada Journal, 1125 Sixth St., Nevada, IA 50201. Deadline for applications is May 28.

Journalist, Charles City, Iowa


The Charles City Press, a daily community newspaper, is looking for a multi-talented individual to assist in several departments. We are looking for a special sections writer with page layout and graphic
design/composition experience as well as Mac-based IT knowledge.
Responsibilities would include but are not limited to: Writing for and layout of special sections; Light  regular news/feature writing, an interest in sports coverage would be a plus; experience covering council or other board meetings; proof reading; page layout; some ad composition. Mac computer experience with a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress is a must.
Full time position with health, life, 401K, vacation, etc. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send resume and cover letter to: Gene Hall, President; Charles City Press 801 Riverside Drive, Charles City, Iowa 50616. genehall@charlescitypress.com.

Copy Editor, Dubuque, Iowa

Copy Editor. 
The Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa, is looking for a Copy Editor to join its Editorial Department. Responsibilities include selecting, editing and designing page content for both print and online while meeting page flow deadlines. 
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and three years of experience in a newspaper setting are 
preferred. Qualified candidates must have familiarity with current events and history and the ability to grasp and adapt to new technology. 
Typical hours: 4 p.m. to midnight, some weekends. 
The Telegraph Herald is a majority employee owned company.  Full time benefits include competitive salary, employee stock ownership plan, 401(k), vacation/holiday pay, insurance and continuing education assistance. 
If you want to work for an employee/family-owned, award-winning newspaper, please apply online at: http://wcinet.com/career.cfm.
The Telegraph Herald, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

City Reporter, Ames, Iowa

City reporter. 

The Ames Tribune is looking for an experienced hard-news reporter who also enjoys feature writing. On the city beat, this reporter will cover the cities of Ames and Gilbert, including city council, utilities, city services and issues, plus features and profiles. 

Applicants should have at least two years of solid experience in a fast-paced daily news environment, and must possess a desire to develop our coverage in these core areas. Experience with multimedia and social media is a plus; willingness to work in the digital world is a must. 

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, five work samples and references to Tribune Editor Alexandra Hayne, ahayne@amestrib.com

Postal mail can be sent to the Ames Tribune, 317 Fifth St., Ames, IA, 50010. No phone calls, please. The Ames Tribune is an equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment drug testing is required. The Ames Tribune is part of Stephens Media Iowa.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The cover letter will make you ... or kill you

My friend Tim Stephens serves as the executive sports editor (or some version of that title) for the Orlando Sentinel and the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. Here's a bit of advice from him regarding the cover letters he expects to see rolling in:
I could write a lot about that, but I think Tim says it succinctly and directly enough.

If you want a job, do your research. And be accurate.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Two positions: Social Media Maven and Market Researcher

A new joint venture is forming to create a kids' brand for unique videogames and virtual toys. We are seeking savvy, highly-motivated people to join our team of experienced game developers in building the kind of brand that has the same recognition as Dr. Seuss. Please note, along with the rest of the team, you will be working on a profit share basis.

We want to start by building experimental microgames for iOS devices. The overall concept is art + poetry + silly + kids. Watch this video and imagine - not literally but conceptually - each one of those experiments as a very small whimsical toy-like app: http://vimeo.com/19995976

Like the experiments in finding interesting sounds above, the goal here is to experiment on a small scale to develop an understanding of what makes videogames more meaningful, while still engaging kids.

There are two roles we need help with, which could potentially be accomplished by one rock star:

Social Media Maven
Our social media will be some combination of a blog development diary with writing and quality photos, DIY crafting posts (e.g. building your own toy xylophone with cardboard tubes), and sharing interesting links & stories. The ideal candidate will be passionate about indie games, a good writer, and have an eye for photography.

Market Researcher & Press Friend-Maker
We need to find out who would buy these and how to reach them. And then we need to make friends with the press to reach them. We have a couple assumptions, but they need to be tested. The ideal candidate will be passionate about indie games, a savvy researcher, and someone who really enjoys making friends.

Exceptional students seeking an internship are welcome to apply, but you should understand that this will be both more challenging and more rewarding than your typical internship.

To apply or for more information, email torncanvas@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Public Affairs Assistant Internship

Summer Internship
Public Affairs Assistant
Deadline: May 11, 2012


This position serves as assistant to the National Volunteer Coordinator and Iowa State Public Affairs Specialist of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  The incumbent assists in the development, coordination and implementation of public affairs programs.  The incumbent works directly with individuals and NRCS staff at all levels, agricultural and environmental organizations and others to promote the services offered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  


  • Assists in developing plans for information program and projects.  Obtains basic information and develops specific subject matter.
  • Organizes information materials and equipment available in such a manner that it is easily accessible to those who need it.  Assists staff in identifying and developing materials that has strong national adaptability.
  • Assists with the coordination and service requests for assistance in developing feature articles, brochures, exhibits, TV and radio presentation and other information activities.  
  • Assists with drafting news releases and stories for review by the team lead and Iowa State Public Affairs Specialist.  
  • Assists with drafting pamphlets and brochures from information furnished by staff members that are designed primarily to further and promote the Agency.  
  • Prepares and assist in the preparation of special reports and exhibits for use in information programs.  
  • Assists in planning the visual aspects of publications, exhibits, or presentations.  This may include photographic slides, overhead transparencies, posters, brochures, manuals, etc.  Obtains and selects photos, illustrations or other visual materials as necessary.  
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Actively supports the civil rights program and communicates this support to colleagues.  Ensures equality in all activities and assigned program functions and provides program assistance to individuals, groups, and the general public without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.


Knowledge Required by the Position

  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques of oral communication in developing briefings to newspapers, radio and television stations.  
  • Skill in drafting news releases and feature articles for publication using established written communication principles, methods, techniques, and analytical methods.
  • Knowledge of a variety of principles, methods, techniques, and materials of visual design and the use of common art media to plan, produce and reproduce aesthetically composed visual products in a timely manner.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with interested groups and organizations in order to promote conservation.
  • Ability to develop and present oral and written materials that can be used nationally to stimulate voluntary public participation in conservation.
  • Ability to interact with government officials, vendors, and suppliers in order to coordinate activities and services.

Supervisory Controls
The position is supervised by the National Volunteer Coordinator and the Iowa State Public Affairs Specialist.  The supervisors make assignments by establishing program objectives, priorities and time-frames for completion of projects and assists incumbent in interpreting and adapting policies as they relate to assignments.

Incumbent plans and carries out the development and implementation processes of informational and promotional materials, resolving problems or deviation encountered in accordance with instructions and policies.  Completed work is reviewed for accuracy, completeness, compliance with established policies and appropriateness developed by the incumbent.

Guidelines are available in the form of policies, directives, and precedent situations and information campaigns, which directly apply to some aspects of the assignments and projects.  

Incumbent assists in the planning and development of processes that will be utilized to insure that the highest level of customer service is achieved.  Decisions require the analysis of events, objectives and program activities in identifying the most appropriate audiences, understanding the characteristics of the customers/groups and assisting in the design of informational packets to assure effective communications with customers.

Scope and Effect
The purpose of the work is to inform various publics on a variety of services and programs offered, and obtain public support for agency programs.

Personal Contacts
Contacts are with NRCS personnel at all levels, other federal agencies, state governments, nonprofit organizations, private sector organizations and groups and representatives of the news media.

Purpose of Contacts
Contacts with agency officials, other federal, state, and private organizations are for the purpose of exchanging information, arranging interviews, etc.  Public contacts are to answer questions, etc.

Physical Demands
Work is normally performed in an office setting at a desk or computer work station, in meetings, etc.  Position requires some walking and standing as well as lifting moderately heavy (40 pounds) packages, pouches and bags.

Work Environment
Work is generally performed in an office setting.  Occasional trips may include some walking over rugged terrain or exposure to inclement weather.

To apply, download the application. The deadline is May 11, 2012.

Web content internship, Des Moines

Web Content Intern


Company is looking for a qualified intern to assist in writing, editing, researching content and posting accurate and timely content on the endurance sports focused website. 


  • Research information on upcoming midwest events
  • Write, edit and post web-based articles on upcoming events, recaps of past events and other features as deemed appropriate. 
  • Update event online calendar to ensure accuracy on a weekly basis
  • Update event results listings on a weekly basis
  • Assist in further research and development of website design and features
  • Other possibilities include video and photography production and editing
  • Writing and photography for Iowa based sports magazine is also a possibility

Hours: 5-10 hours/week, on average. Very flexible hours. Can work from home. 
Travel: Some travel may be necessary to local events, but the majority of work can be completed via computer and submitted online.
Equipment needed: Intern must have access to computer with internet capabilities. A quality DSLR camera and/or video camera helpful, but not required. 


Company is looking for an undergraduate student in central Iowa. This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with knowledge of Web and social media. Photography and videography skills a plus. 


Communication, Journalism, Marketing, or related field

Dave Mable,
Iowa Momentum Endurance Sports Magazine

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Editor, West Liberty Index

Editor - West Liberty Index, Mount Vernon, Iowa

Are you an energetic, community-minded, independent reporter or editor ready to run a weekly newspaper? We want you to join our team. 

Editor sought to report the news and sports of West Liberty. This is great job for a community newspaper reporter with two or more years of experience. Demonstrated understanding of community journalism required. Knowledge of layout, photography a plus. Must be willing to relocate. 

We are a family-owned company that operates the West Branch Times, West Liberty Index, Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun, Marion Times, Solon Economist, North Liberty Leader, Tipton Conservative and Clarence Lowden Sun-News. The owners have a passion for news and believe in letting employees run their shows. We offer a competitive salary, health/dental insurance, and Simple IRA. 

Send cover letter, resume, three clips and three references to: Publisher Jake Krob, publisher@mtvernonlisbonsun.com, or PO Box 129, Mount Vernon, IA 52314.

Marketing Internship, Des Moines

FreebeeCards.com, Des Moines, Iowa

New marketing internship for a marketing start-up company opening in Des Moines May 15th.  Intern needed ASAP. Visit the company's website at: http://www.freebeecards.com/)

To apply, contact Kimberly Shelledy at 515-323-5697.

Reporter/Photographer, Cascade, Iowa

Reporter/Photographer to join weekly newspaper team at the Cascade Pioneer/Dyersville Commercial. 

Position requires covering meetings/events and assisting with layout and page design. Must have journalistic writing skills, B.A. in journalism or other communications training, or 
previous experience preferred. Prefer familiarity with InDesign. Valid driver’s license needed.

Approximately 37 hours per week. 

For consideration, apply online at www.wcinet.com/career.cfm

Dyersville Commercial and Cascade are part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. and an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Multi-talented journalist, St. Charles, Iowa

Journalist. The Charles City Press, Iowa

The Charles City (Iowa) Press, a daily community newspaper, is looking for a multi-talented individual to assist in several departments. 

We are looking for a special sections writer with page layout and graphic design/composition experience as well as Mac based IT knowledge. 

Responsibilities would include but are not limited to: 
Writing for and layout of special sections
Light regular news/feature writing
An interest in sports coverage would be a plus
Experience covering council or other board meetings
Proof reading
Page layout
Some ad composition
Mac computer experience with a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress is a must. 

Full time position with health, life, 401K, vacation, etc. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested 
individuals should send resume and cover letter to: Gene Hall, President; Charles City Press 801  Riverside Drive, Charles City, Iowa 50616. genehall@charlescitypress.com.

News editor, Fairfield, Iowa

News editor.

Southeast Iowa daily newspaper needs an energetic and dedicated newsroom professional to run a five-person department. We publish a five-day p.m. paper in a progressive county seat. Fairfield’s Transcendental Meditation movement was recently featured on Oprah’s television network.

We’d be happy to hire a skilled newsperson who makes up for short time on the job with drive and motivation. We’ll even hold the spot open for a talented May college grad with excellent clips. You’ll cover city council, layout the front page, take pictures and keep us exciting. We’ve had a string of news staffers move to bigger papers. This is a nice opportunity for the right person.

Please contact: Darwin Sherman president, darwink@lisco.com; Jeff Wilson, pub@ffledger.com, Fairfield Daily Ledger, 112 E. Broadway Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556. 800-369-0340.

Experienced Journalist Needed, Charles City, Iowa

IMMEDIATE OPENING for an experienced journalist who can cover it all, from city council to features to sports, as well as handle a camera and help layout pages.

QuarkXpress and Photoshop knowledge a plus. Ability to work well with and help supervise others a must.

This is a full-time, second shift position with benefits at a small community daily newspaper in northeast Iowa.

Send cover letter explaining why you are the one we are looking for and resume to: Editor, Charles City Press, PO Box 397, Charles City, IA 50616 or email to editor@charlescitypress.com. No phone calls, please.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Communications Internships, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Three communications internships
Cedar Rapids Area
Summer 2012

Are you looking for resume building opportunities in the Cedar Rapids area this summer? Three internships are available. These are very flexible and could be full or part-time depending on your need. The first is for www.thewhetstonegroup.com as a social and online media intern. The second is an opportunity to support one of our clients, a locally-based manufacturer, with online product marketing. The third is to assist with promotions, fundraising and administrative duties of the NewBo City Market www.newbocitymarket.com -- a 503c focused on developing a year-round public market in downtown Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia District.

If you're interested, email Carrie Steffen at info@thewhetstonegroup.com with "2012 summer internships" in the subject line, and your contact info, resume and any questions attached. Also, let me know in which opportunity(ies) you're interested.

Political journalism internship, Washington, D.C.

FINAL DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive journalism and communications internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by top policy experts and journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


  • Gannett News Service
  • Houston Chronicle
  • K-Global Public Relations
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Politics Magazine
  • Radio America
  • Voice of America
  • The Washington Examiner
  • WJLA ABC 7 News
  • WTOP News Radio

Internships – Competitive placements with print and broadcast media outlets and PR  and communications firms
Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
Classes – Full-time course load in political science and economics accredited by Ohio Northern University
Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy experts and working journalists
Site Briefings – At USA Today, the Newseum, World Bank, State Department and U.S. Capitol
Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of June 1, 2012. For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCInternships.org/CSPJ or contact Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at dfaught@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.