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The marketing communications intern provides support with social media, content creation, web, and graphic design for Discover Ames.

JOB TITLE: Marketing Communications Intern

REPORTS TO: Digital Media Specialist

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Social Media and Content Creation
    • In partnership with Digital Media Specialist and Director of Marketing and Communications, plan and execute an overall content plan to engage with influencers, visitors and Ames residents
    • Leverage the Discover Ames social media channels to promote member hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping, community grant events, and Conference Planning and Management and Registration Services events and conferences
  • Web Support
    • Monitor members and affiliates for upcoming events, news, and promotions
    • Assist in updating events calendar
    • Publish weekly blogs and update itineraries
  • Write and edit e-newsletters and provide support in publishing and distribution
  • Assist in the production of new graphics, collateral, and marketing pieces
  • Front office and reception support
  • Assist staff as needed with projects related to special events, group tours, promotions, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education/Experience: Majoring in marketing, communications, public relations, event management, or related field Prior internship experience relating to position
  • General Requirements
    • Professional appearance, strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Self-motivation and initiative
    • Excellent writing skills including command of grammar, usage, and vocabulary
    • Strong communications and detail organization and proofreading skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member
    • Ability to lift materials up to 35 lbs.
    • Valid driver’s license
  • Preferred Requirements
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere)
    • Experience with content creation

OTHER INFORMATION: A flexible schedule may be required on occasion to assist with an event or special project or to attend a professional meeting during evenings or weekend hours.

DISCLAIMER: The above job description is intended to reflect the principal job elements for this position. It is not intended and should not be construed to be a complete list of responsibilities, skills, efforts expectations or working conditions associated with the position. 

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