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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Radio Air Personality, Atlantic, Iowa

Meredith Communications LC is looking to expand its air staff with a full-time on air opening. The ideal candidate is an entertaining individual who is is brilliant at the basics and understands the importance of local radio. Meredith Communications is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Basic responsibilities:
  • Host afternoon show on KSOM radio
  • Voice track midday show on KSWI radio
  • Board operation of sporting events during scheduled working hours
  • Write and produce commercial copy on a daily basis to the satisfaction of clients
  • Internet content creation and maintenance
  • Community involvement including non-profit initiatives and remote broadcasts from client locations
  • Attend weekly programming meeting and weekly air check session in addition to other announced meetings
  • Other ad-hoc assignments to be determined by the Program Director.
  • The successful candidate must be self-motivated, goal-driven and creative, with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. All employees are expected to bring a positive attitude to the work place and be cheeful, cooperative and productive. In addition, the right candidate must have or be:
  • One year of experience as a full-time radio air personality
  • High school diploma, college preferred
  • Experience with Adobe Audition or other comparable software program
  • Experience with computerized automation systems
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office products, including MS WOrd, Excel and Windows
  • Must have a valid unrestricted driver's licence and a vehicle with appropriate insurance
  • Eleigble for employment in the United States

Interested parties should send an aircheck (MP3 format preferred) and resume no later than April 20, 2012, to
On Air Search
413 Chestnut Street
Atlantic, IA 50022

No calls.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Design internship, Torsion Mobile, Des Moines

Design Internship
Torsion Mobile, Des Moines
Summer 2012, apply ASAP

We're looking for a design intern to help us build mobile websites and design for mobile first. The works is in the process of a big shift to mobile, and we want to set that mobile-first example by building stunning mobile designs with Mojaba. Your main job will be to design mobile websites for promotional purposes and build sites for existing or potential customers. We also need help designing charts, graphics, graphs and layouts for agency tools and blog posts. This could include PowerPoints, PDFs, ebooks, articles, and anything in between. We may also ask for your help in redesigning our public-facing site (mojaba.com) or designing Mojaba features for usability.

Preference will be given to those who have an interest in mobile design and web design, have experience designing for brands, and have a basic understanding of designing for usability. We also expect you to work independently and embrace an iterative design approach (always improving your work). For this internship, no coding experience is necessary.

The Torsion Mobile Internship Experience
You will work out of our Des Moines headquarters, and we'll drop you right into the thick of things -- can can promise you will learn a lot about mobile technology, startup life, and how cutting-edge technology is designed, produced, tested and released.You might even (eek!) be exposed to some coding. Or at least, coding geeks. The internship is 10-15 hours a week. We can't pay you, but we promise to give you a killer recommendation letter and real-world experience you can't get anywhere else.

Why you'll love working at Torsion Mobile:
  • Unlike most startups, our founders are industry vets with real experience. You can count on learning tons about entrepreneurship, technology and the business of making a business.
  • We'll give you responsibility. This isn't a cube job where you take orders from a chain of bosses. This is a startup, and you'll be part of the team. We'll depend on your expertise to guide our decisions, and we'll listen to (and act on) your suggestions.
  • You'll have something to show for your efforts at the end of your time with use -- analytics, clips and proof of how you contributed to Torsion Mobile and Mojaba
  • We're fun. We have remote-control helicopters in our office.
  • We're a remote company, so if you feel like working from Amici sometimes, that's fine by us.
Interested? Send us an e-mail at interns@torsionmobile.com telling us why you want to come hang with us on Des Moines Silicon Sixth Avenue.

Social Media Internship, Torsion Mobile, Des Moines

Social Media Internship
Torsion Mobile, Des Moines
Summer 2012, apply ASAP

Your mission will be to take over our Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn channels and engage with our networks on a daily basis (Note: You'll have the keys to accounts for each. One for Torsion Mobile, one for our product, Mojaba). We also expect you to brainstorm, pitch and implement campaigns that will increase our social outreach. In your pursuit of social media greatness, you can also connect with industry leaders and convince them that Torsion Mobile and Mojaba are AWESOME. We may also ask you to contribute to the Torsion Mobile and Mojaba blogs.

Preference will be given to those who are active social media users and have experience with branded social media and superb writing skills (extra points if you're concise and good at spelling). You should also be able to work independent and share ideas and insights with a team.

The Torsion Mobile Internship Experience
You will work out of our Des Moines headquarters, and we'll drop you right into the thick of things -- can can promise you will learn a lot about mobile technology, startup life, and how cutting-edge technology is designed, produced, tested and released.You might even (eek!) be exposed to some coding. Or at least, coding geeks. The internship is 10-15 hours a week. We can't pay you, but we promise to give you a killer recommendation letter and real-world experience you can't get anywhere else.

Why you'll love working at Torsion Mobile:

  • Unlike most startups, our founders are industry vets with real experience. You can count on learning tons about entrepreneurship, technology and the business of making a business.
  • We'll give you responsibility. This isn't a cube job where you take orders from a chain of bosses. This is a startup, and you'll be part of the team. We'll depend on your expertise to guide our decisions, and we'll listen to (and act on) your suggestions.
  • You'll have something to show for your efforts at the end of your time with use -- analytics, clips and proof of how you contributed to Torsion Mobile and Mojaba
  • We're fun. We have remote-control helicopters in our office.
  • We're a remote company, so if you feel like working from Amici sometimes, that's fine by us.
Interested? Send us an e-mail at interns@torsionmobile.com telling us why you want to come hang with us on Des Moines Silicon Sixth Avenue.

Entry-level position, Appcore, Des Moines

About Appcore
Get in on the ground floor of an exciting, challenging, fun environment with a fast-growing technology company on the cust of exponential growth. Located in downtown Des Moines in the Financial Center, Appcore is dedicated to the advancement of technology through the infrastructure-as-a-service marketplace. The Appcore team prides itself on customer satisfaction and will settle for nothing less. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service to exceed all expectations.

Appcore manufactures the business of cloud computing. Appcore delivers infrastructure-as-a-service technology to telcos, data centers, fiber rings, and enterprises to enable public (service provider) and private (enterprise) cloud environments. Our flagship product, Appcore Onsite, is a certified, integrated stack of hardware and software systems designed to be data center roll-in ready, accelerating the deployment of cloud environments.

Appcore Onsite enables public, private and hybird cloud solutions for IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS in a single environment, enabling you to have the broadcast spectrum of cloud services to sell direct, wholesale and use internally within your business.

Are you Appcore's ideal candidate?
Appcore is looking for some key features in its employees. Below are just a few of the main qualities. If you possess these qualities and more, please apply.

  • Passionate about technology
  • Quick learner
  • Creative and innovative
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Dependable with excellent time management skills
  • Self-disciplined

How to apply
For a complete description of all Appcore positions, please visit our website at Appcore.com. Here you will be able to view the complete job description including the position details, responsibilities, requirements, qualifications and company benefits.

After you have reviewed the complete job description, please send your resume with cover letter to hr@appcore.com.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Editor, The Newton Daily News


The Newton Daily News, a 4,200 circulation daily in Newton, Iowa, has an immediate opening
for a full-time editor. This position is responsible for leading the newsroom staff, planning and editing
content for print and online editions, writing local stories and paginating pages.

Candidates must possess an editorial vision that embraces community journalism, excellent coaching skills and a passion to publish great products.

The Newton Daily News is part of Shaw Media. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Dan Goetz at dgoetz@newtondailynews.com.

Journalism/Editorial Internship, Dice

Urbandale, Iowa
Application Deadline ASAP

Paid internship available!

We are looking for a qualified Journalism student to fill an internship in our Urbandale, Iowa office this summer.  As an intern you will handle a portion of the day-to-day writing, editing, and posting of content for AllHealthcareJobs.com, a business unit of Dice, and the leading website for healthcare professionals.

Dice is a leading provider of specialized career websites for select professional communities.  
Since 1990 we have been successfully bringing together professionals and companies through our specialized career websites in several professional sectors.  To learn more about our brands please visit www.dice.com.  

In this position you will:

  • Report on employment issues relevant to healthcare professionals.
  • Propose content ideas and write articles as assigned.
  • Copyedit/rewrite freelance submissions as assigned.
  • Monitor comments on the website.
  • Post content daily on the site.

We are looking for someone with:

  • College level journalism courses or creative writing classes
  • Excellent writing skills and business acumen
  • Excellent command of the English language; knowledge of AP Style desirable
  • Experience or familiarity with the healthcare industry desirable
  • Working knowledge of Wordpress
  • Willingness to train and learn PhotoShop and DreamWeaver
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work 35-40 hours per week

Dice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
Reference, Background, and Credit Checks Required.

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: 

Dice Human Resources
12150 Meredith Drive 
Urbandale, IA 50323
Fax: 515-313-2435

Copywriter Internship, Invision, Des Moines

Deadline: April 20, 2012

Do you have writing skills? Can you make the English language sing? Do you have summer plans?

INVISION Architecture has an immediate opening for a summer Copywriter Intern at the Des Moines location.

INVISION is a client-centered, service-oriented architectural, planning, and interiors firm. Work downtown with a group of outstanding creative professionals. The firm is looking for the latest addition to the staff to aid in developing tight, targeted copy to be used in a variety of external marketing efforts.

Daily Grind:
  • Work closely with Marketing Team to revise/develop copy that works effectively and efficiently with visuals.
  • Produce tight copy that reflects our firm’s quality and message to target markets.
  • Develop text for external communications, including, but not limited to: advertisements, proposal materials,
  • website, social media, press releases, and more.
  • Review copy and layouts for accuracy.
  • Outreach to various media contacts, developing a media database.
Skills Needed:
Journalism, Communications, English, or related major.
3.0 major GPA, junior standing.
Strong writing talent with attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines by working independently.
Capacity to contribute to a collaborative and creative environment.

Prepare the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples
  • Faculty recommendation
Send to Katie Messerli by Friday, April 20, 2012 at noon:
303 Watson Powell Jr. Way, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Event planning internship, Des Moines

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, West Des Moines, Iowa
Application deadline: June 15, 2012

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers a limited number of internships to students interested in hands-on experience at a leading national nonprofit organization. The CF Foundation is currently interviewing candidates for an internship opportunity at its Iowa Chapter. 

The CF Foundation has recently been featured in USA Today, Forbes Magazine, US News & World Report for its innovative and entrepreneurial methods and success. The Wall St. Journal's Smart Money has recognized the CF Foundation as a leader among U.S. health/research charities for keeping administrative costs to a minimum while maximizing funds for medical programs.

Students will work under the guidance of CF Foundation staff, acquiring skills and experience as they assist in the planning and implementation of event-based fundraising events (such as the national Great Strides Walk for CF). The experience will include interaction with volunteers and vendors in addition to CFF staff. This is a non-paid internship, which may qualify for academic credit at your institution. 

Internship Title:
Hands-On Special Events, Fundraising, Social Media, Marketing Internship Opportunities with Local Non-Profit Organization

Internship Description:
Interns will receive hands-on experience in the areas of special events planning, fundraising, development and control of social media, and marketing opportunities with local businesses. Working directly with Foundation staff, students will help in planning every stage of major fundraising events from contacting businesses and collecting donations to set up and assisting at the event to post event reports. Students will be a part of the event committee and receive recognition as such. 

This is a great opportunity to build valuable career building experience and network with professionals. If you have ever thought about working with a non-profit organization you should seriously consider an internship with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a leader in Venture Philanthropy.

Prefer Junior or Senior level students, adult students also encouraged to apply as some responsibilities can be completed on evenings and weekends. Communications, business, health, and liberal arts majors are highly encouraged; all other majors will be considered. Interested students should be outgoing and friendly as well as comfortable calling and visiting businesses asking for their support. 

Hours Per Week:
Minimum 5 hours per week– more as desired by student - hours are flexible to coincide with class and/or work schedule. 

Internships are unpaid but students will be offered class credit for work as it applies to their major as well as recognition for their work at events and other opportunities as applicable.

Estimated Start Date: 
Students are encouraged to start as soon as they are available – fall internships will conclude by Thanksgiving Break.

Spring and Summer opportunities exist as well to plan events and are currently being filled.

Deadline to Apply: 
Resumes are due to the Iowa Chapter by June 15, 2012 for consideration of fall opportunities.

Spring and Summer internships are currently available – no deadline for application.

How to Apply: 
Please submit a resume

Employer: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Name: Mr. Mitchell Allen
Title: Logistics Specialist
E-mail: miallen@cff.org
Website: http://www.cff.org/
Address: 4150 Westown Parkway Ste. #203
West Des Moines, IA
50266 United States

Social Media and Communication Internship

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Des Moines
Application Deadline April 15, 2012

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Des Moines is seeking a social media intern to assist with online marketing and communications campaigns to promote the work of the coalition for the Summer and Fall of 2012.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Website updates using social media to promote IowaCASA (i.e. facebook, twitter, myspace, etc.) 
  • Collecting e- newsletter materials and drafting articles 
  • Assist with the development of an agency blog 
  • Researching strategies for targeting new audiences and working with traditional media sources 
  • Connecting with nonprofits and community organizations to spread the word about IowaCASA 
  • Maintaining databases and administrative tasks


  • A strong interest in working to end sexual assault and a commitment to working for social change. 
  • An interest in using social media and traditional media outlets to work in conjunction with IowaCASA’s mission. 
  • Familiarity with social media outlets required. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills. 
  • Seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is able to multi-task and commit to at 10-15 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks.

IowaCASA is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors of sexual assault. IowaCASA has 28 member sexual assault crisis centers serving survivors of sexual assault throughout Iowa. Coalition staff work on several initiatives including: technical assistance and training to member centers; civil legal assistance for survivors of sexual assault, including immigration assistance; improving responses to sexual assault within communities of color; a national project providing peer-based assistance to other sexual assault coalitions; statewide sexual assault prevention; training for allied professionals; and public policy efforts at the state and national level. Learn more about IowaCASA on our webpage: www.iowacasa.org

The internship is unpaid. Receiving academic credit can be arranged.

Please send your resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) and a link to 1-2 Social Networking Profiles to:
Kendra Malone at kendra@iowacasa.org

Employer: Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Name: Kendra Malone
Title: Information Specialist
E-mail: kendra@iowacasa.org
Website: http://www.iowacasa.org
Phone: (515) 244-7424
Fax:        (515) 244-7417
Address: 515 28th Street - Suite 107
Des Moines, Iowa

Business Development (Inside) & (Outside) Sales

GreenMail Inc is a 2 year company based in Des Moines, Iowa.  Right now we're looking for a few people to help continue our incredible growth!  If you're the right person we'll give you the opportunity to be part of the reward of building an amazing company with great potential for incredible success from the early stages.

Email has become a critical piece of many successful communication and marketing plans.  It can help retain customers, keep clients informed, streamline communication, increase sales, promote special events, assist with follow-up and planning, and most importantly - raise brand visibility! We offer the creation and sends of e-mail Newsletters, Promotions and E-Cards with packages geared around a full-service or do-it yourself campaign style.

Sales of all nature for GreenMail Inc is gaining new business through inbound and outbound sales efforts, social media, networking events and partnership channels.
Our staff is responsible for developing and executing THE BEST, email marketing campaign strategies to our customers from production, content creation, working with our designers, delivery and final analytics of each campaign.

What we are looking for (But willing to read all resumes):

·       Minimum of 2 years schooling - preferably in degrees of: Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Communication  and will consider all.
·       Strong knowledge of the Central Iowa marketplace, merchants and attractions
·       Excellent communication and presentation skills
·       Able to work with minimal supervision, creative thinker and meet deadlines
·       Technically and Social Media Savvy

Experiences with Marketing, Advertising and Social Media skills are beneficial to this position.

We offer a competitive compensation package - base salary + commission + certain benefits

We will respond back to you after we receive your resume. 

Positions listed above would be located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Send Resume to:  info@greenmailinc.com

Visit our website to better understand GreenMail Inc -  www.greenmailinc.com

Experience designer, BettrLife.com

Position Summary:
BettrLife is seeking a User Experience Designer who will be responsible for creating great experiences for the BettrLife product family. You will work collaboratively with fellow members of the development team to conceptualize, design and prototype ideas.

As a User Experience team member, you would:

  • Represent the "User Experience" and translate customer requirements into defined specifications and inspire the Engineering team to develop the right product.
  • Own the design of the most impactful user interface -- related features and participate in the product definition
  • Significantly influence product strategy and direction
  • Work with User Research and Product Manager to translate business and marketing goals into the best software solutions for our business
  • Develop and maintain design mockups, usage scenarios, prototypes, specifications, navigation maps and other design documents
  • Work with development team to make sure that the workflow reflects the customer's needs and ensure consistency among features.
  • Develop expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary products and bring new ideas to the team.
  • Define innovative user interfaces and interaction styles which result in improved user productivity.
Knowledge and skills:
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • High degree of creativity, interaction design and problem-solving ability, and an uncanny drive to design the best user experience in the world.
  • Excellent presentation skills and attention to details
  • A team player
  • A great portfolio of work
  • Expertise in visual design using tools like Photoshop and Illustrator
To apply, contact Don Schoen, CEO, 515-554-8789, or e-mail don.schoen@bettrlife.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Marketing and Communications Internship, Des Moines

GuideOne Insurance, Des Moines
Application Deadline April 20, 2012

Are you looking to gain a competitive edge through valuable marketing, writing, communications and public relations experience before graduation? GuideOne Insurance's Corporate Communications and Marketing Department is searching for a qualified college student to assist with the implementation of GuideOne's strategic marketing, communications, public relations and media relations programs.

Gain a wide variety of experience and portfolio materials. Projects may include:

  • Marketing Communications Initiatives
  • Copywriting
  • Special Event Coordination
  • Project Coordination

This position will be located in our West Des Moines corporate headquarters. For more information about GuideOne Insurance, visit GuideOne.com.

Salary/Benefits: $12.00/hour plus free daily parking and cafeteria lunches.

Duration and Hours: Internship is full time (39 hours/week) from mid-May to mid-August, with part time hours during the fall 2012 semester.

Desired Class Level(s): 
Junior, Senior 

Salary Level: 

Approximate Hours Per Week: 39 


  • Excellent Writing Skills
  • Project Management Expertise
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Familiarity with Social Media Platforms
  • Junior or Senior-Level Marketing, Public Relations or Communications Student 
To apply for this internship, click here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Communications Internship, Des Moines

Communications Internship, MidAmerican Energy, Des Moines
Application Deadline April 9, 2012

This position provides strategic and tactical support for various projects within the corporate communications department.

Provides Support to the Following Positions:
  • Director, communications and media relations
  • Media relations manager
  • Internal communications manager
  • Communications specialist 
  • Other communications team members, as appropriate
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions):
  • The intern will be exposed to various facets of the corporate communications group. The intern will provide support for internal communications, media relations, social media and other departmental projects.
  • Position requires journalistic reporting of articles for NewsLink, Power Source and MidAmerican Worldwide employee publications; editorial capabilities ranging from copy to comprehensive editing; media relations interest and/or background for drafting news releases, talking points and other media-related copy; best business practices for social media; and organizational and time management skills for other departmental projects.
  • Assists with keeping media contacts up-to-date; serves as backup for coordinating morning and afternoon news clips; participates in Internet and intranet audits; will work with employees in various departments throughout the organization; will provide heavy proofreading assistance to each member of the department; will provide some administrative support and will assist with other projects, when needed.

  • Completion of three years toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English and/or public relations.
  • Background in news reporting or editing is desirable. Interest and/or background in media relations preferred.
  • Basic understanding of employee communications, media relations and social media.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills. Must be proficient in AP style. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical computer skills.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Available at least 20 hours per week during the summer and school year.

Apply online at www.midamericanenergy.com
Search for job #1200269.

MidAmerican Energy Company
Leann McElroy
666 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
50306 United States