Senior Associate, Client Experience

Primary Location-United States-Iowa-Des Moines

Description

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities with a network extending to 129 cities around the world. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Advertising Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017 and 2018. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017, and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, employee engagement, social impact, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

Senior Associate, Client Experience

The Corporate Communications practice at Weber Shandwick Minneapolis has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate, Client Experience to join our team based in Des Moines, Iowa. We are looking for a collaboration-minded person with excellent media relationships, account management, strategic planning, team management, and digital/social skills to help support a variety of accounts.

Job description:

  • Developing public relations action plans, goals, media targets and pitch angles that require input from senior team leadership
  • Provide input on marketing campaigns and tactics with an agricultural and/or commodity focus
  • Persuasively pitching media and secure high-profile coverage for clients
  • Serving as the day-to-day client contact during program execution
  • Work across multi-office, multi-disciplined teams
  • Breaking down and managing detailed tasks with the account team associated with planning and implementing special public relations events such as press conferences or trade shows
  • Anticipating and proactively offering solutions to senior team leadership for executional issues specific to assigned programs
  • Interact with senior management and input into tactics and strategies
  • Managing program and project budgets including program budget forecasts

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of communications experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Strong writing skills
  • Previous agricultural and/or commodity experience
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills; verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, international relations, or a related field

Additional Requirements

  • Travel of approximately 10% time

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

Apply here: https://ipg.taleo.net/careersection/ws_ext_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=012159&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

DIGITAL SPECIALIST, SEM - LESSING-FLYNN

Job Description:

The digital specialist in SEM (search engine marketing) will be responsible for paid search, social, display and video ad campaigns across multiple platforms. This will require strategy, optimization and reporting for many types of digital media campaigns, including emerging new ad formats and native or in-app ads. In this role you will be a thought leader and a strategist, working on the Digital & Media Channels team to create measurable campaigns that hit client KPIs and demonstrate ROI. In addition, you will have a chance to impact the entire analytics and reporting practice of the agency, bringing together digital metrics across campaigns and sources like publisher display ads, email and social media.

  • Bachelor’s degree (marketing, business analytics, digital marketing, math or accountancy courses are all helpful as background for this role)
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience specifically in paid search, or a similar position in an agency or corporate environment

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Curious learner
  • Early adopter
  • Analytical
  • Experimenter
  • Smart listener
  • Logical thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Communicator
  • Highly-organized
  • Enthusiastic
  • Methodical
  • Structured
  • Focused

Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience using Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Search Console and Facebook Business Manager and other search marketing and analytics tools (Moz, SEM Rush, Keyword Planner, etc.).
  • Ability to analyze data, leverage internal and external resources, conduct A/B tests and distill into recommendations optimized for ongoing campaign improvements.
  • Certifications in Google Adwords, Google Analytics, other digital marketing certifications or accreditation are preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong time management skills, ability to prioritize workload and focus under deadlines.
  • Additional experience that will help you stand out from the pack:
    • Microsoft Excel – moderate to expert user
    • Experience working in project management, time tracking and billing systems
    • Working knowledge of e-mail marketing best practices like open rates, click through rates, conversion optimization, writing strong CTAs and associated platforms (for ex. MailChimp, Constant Contact)
    • Basic to advanced knowledge of marketing automation and CRM practices and platforms (for ex. Hubspot, Marketo, Sharpspring, Salesforce Marketing Cloud/Pardot)

Expertise:

  • Creation and interpretation of analytics reports via Google Analytics and other analytics platforms; analyzing data to drive decisions and results
  • Search engine marketing (SEM) or pay-per-click – especially Google Adwords and Bing, but also Amazon, apps and other tools
  • Retargeting and remarketing strategies
  • Email marketing planning and execution
  • Social media marketing strategies, set up and integration into overall content marketing plan

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, strategy and execution of paid media campaigns
  • Researching, monitoring and optimization of keyword strategies
  • Competitive analysis, ongoing reporting, analysis and optimization of client campaigns
  • Ensuring account, campaign and ad group structures adhere to SEM best practices
  • Working with cross-functional teams to write, implement and test creative and ad copy
  • Experience or interest in advertising with social ad platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Knowledge of website and landing page conversion best practices
  • Identifying areas of improvement for process and/or technological efficiencies
  • Educating self and team on latest trends, ad formats, bidding methodologies and processes related to ad ops technologies
  • Proactively expanding and improving ad campaigns based on client business needs
  • Discovering new opportunities for clients in digital marketing, including creating estimates, proposals and pitching new business
  • Educating clients and teammates on best practices and new opportunities in digital marketing
  • Assisting in the development of ongoing departmental strategies and processes

Apply at https://www.lessingflynn.com/careers/

ACCOUNT MANAGER - LESSING-FLYNN

Job Description:

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? Do you like awesome perks like company-paid healthcare, a fitness center, an occasional chair massage and FREE SNACKS? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks an Account Manager to join our team and oversee multiple clients while collaborating with some of the most creatively twisted minds in the biz. Sound professionally appetizing?

Expertise:

  • In-depth client product and industry expertise
  • Budgeting and billing
  • Proposal writing and pitching
  • Product/brand positioning and management
  • Mentoring and developing people
  • Analyzing data to drive decisions and results

Responsibilities:

  • Establish a strong, deep, trusting relationship with clients
  • Maintain direct, day-to-day senior level client contact
  • Initiate and facilitate strategy meetings with clients and internal teams
  • Check and approve copy, design, production art and coordinate client approvals
  • Educate self and team members on client goals and strategies
  • Provide key marketing and industry insights to clients
  • Provide regular client updates with results and successes of marketing initiatives
  • Develop marketing strategies based on client goals and objectives
  • Provide creative, production, media, public relations and interactive department personnel with well-documented input, support data and production materials as required
  • Ensure advertising strategies are clearly defined, approved by clients, and understood by the creative and media groups
  • Manage client budgets and authorize all estimates for client approval
  • Review client billings monthly and oversee preparation and sending client invoices
  • Ensure a high-quality project is completed on time, on message and on budget
  • Actively seek additional projects/new business from client contacts
  • Represent the agency at industry functions and promote the agency at every opportunity
  • Become familiar with agency credentials and specialties

Requirements:

  • Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • 5+ years experience serving as day-to-day agency representative to clients providing a high level of responsive service
  • Desire to continuously enhance knowledge and skills by researching industry news, attending association events and seminars

Still hungry?

Submit the following we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours:

  • Your Resume
  • A video telling us why you would be a great fit for the position. The video should be approximately one minute in length and can be recorded very simply from your smartphone or the webcam on your computer. (Video files or a link to your video should be emailed to info@lessingflynn.com)

Apply at https://www.lessingflynn.com/careers/

Agronomy Sales Advisor - Innovative Ag Services

Primary Objective: To increase volume sales and margin growth by actively selling products and services for the benefit of IAS and its member owners.

Major Accountabilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.

  • Promote the sales of all IAS products and programs with primary emphasis of crop protection products, plant food, seed, agronomy programs and services.
  • Increase unit sales, gross margins, and market share by aggressively contacting and selling current and potential customers with in an assigned area.
  • Provide necessary information to current and prospective customers to support products and programs, and assist customers in making production and business decisions.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with location team members to keep them abreast of current crop production and business practices; products, programs, and services; and customer/prospect activity.
  • Promote and coordinate Precision Ag activities at the location.
  • Work closely with location manager to coordinate product inventories and distribution to customers.
  • Facilitate efficient and accurate pricing, invoicing, and distribution.
  • Submit weekly reports of contacts made and customer and competitor activity.
  • Assist location managers in account receivable management and collection.
  • Work with Sales Manager to quickly resolve any concerns or complaints brought forward by current or prospective customers.
  • Actively assist in the development of individual growth and development plans and participate in agreed upon training.
  • Support and help develop department and individual marketing and business plans.
  • Keep an up to date database of all customers and prospects with in assigned area.
  • Maintain required licenses necessary to perform job requirements.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Possess sufficient knowledge of crop production science to advise producers on agronomy plans, products and services to secure efficient production, higher yield and improved quality.
  • Computer skills including Word and Excel.
  • Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate information or ideas effectively in written or oral form.
  • Ability to organize, deal with change effectively, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Post secondary degree or equivalent with education and experience.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Adaptability:

  • Requires static strength to lift, push, pull, or carry objects with a minimum weight of 50 pounds. Also flexibility to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Also trunk strength and ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time. Some tasks involve repetitive motion.
  • Agricultural Environment – Possible exposure to seasonal weather, outdoor conditions, and agriculture products.
  • Personal Protective Equipment may be required for some tasks.

Apply at https://www.innovativeag.com/careers/apply.cfm

Contact Information: Stacy Olberding, HR Generalist, Innovative Ag Services, 115 E. Oak St., PO Box 309, Hubbard, IA 50122, Office: 641-864-2561, ext. 1062, Cell: 641-640-0388, Fax: 641-864-3221, www.innovativeag.com.

Communications Manager - Iowa Pork Producers Association

Works closely with Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University to develop and execute information/stories on activities and research. Provide direction and execute IPPA website content. This position will also be responsible for communications support of IPPA youth activities, membership, and restaurant and foodservice programs. Duties may also include other communication related activities.

Qualification/Background Requirements Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or communications preferred. At least one year professional experience in communications, agricultural communications or public relations will be given preference.

Position Responsibilities:

• Develop, implement and maintain the communications plan focused on the Iowa Pork Industry Center as directed by the Communications Director.

• Provide direction and maintain content on the IPPA website.

• Provide communications assistance for youth activities and membership programs.

• Provide communications assistance for Restaurant and Foodservice programs.

• Coordinate and maintain a cohesive association identity in all communications activities, printed or other. • Assist other staff in development and production of association handbooks, brochures, flyers and other

• promotional or educational materials as directed.

• Communicate the benefits of association programs to producers, consumers and members of the community by being well briefed in all activities of the organization.

• Foster and promote the concept, purposes and programs of the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

Skills

Should possess a good ability to work effectively with people; communicate well in verbal and written form; and understand the culture of associations.

Location Will be located at the association’s office in Clive (western suburb of Des Moines)

Salary
Will be determined based upon experience and education

Contact Information Dal Grooms Communications Director Iowa Pork Producers Association P.O. Box 71009 Clive, Iowa 50325-0009 Email: dgrooms@iowapork.org Fax: 515-225-0563 Website: www.iowapork.org

Applications Please send letter and resume to Dal Grooms by May 31, 2019

Director of Communications and Membership - Iowa Turkey Federation

The Iowa Turkey Federation (ITF) has an exciting opportunity for employment as the Director of Communications and Membership. This position is responsible for communicating with members, promoting turkey to consumers and creating meetings and social events that engage farmers and allied members. This is a full time, salaried position that is currently open.
What you will do: • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Bookkeeper to fulfill the goals and mission of the ITF • Create fun and social experiences for our members at our Summer Meeting in June and the Winter Convention in December • Solicit allied partnerships (currently around 55) and engage with them to ensure they receive value for their membership • Communicate timely information with members • Lead in developing the quarterly publication of Turkey Talk, ITF’s official magazine • Establish and implement a plan for promoting turkey as well as the industry to consumers and educators via social media and promotional events • Represent the ITF on outside committees • Develop and execute promotions at the Iowa State Fair for the Turkey Grill and collaborate with the Executive Director to manage the stand In state travel is required. Overnight stay average seven times per year. One out of state meeting in March for two days. Hours for work are flexible.
What we are looking for: • Proven ability to interact and communicate with a variety of people • Demonstrated communication skills - written, presentations, social media • Strong leadership skills • Energetic personality • Creative problem-solving skills • Self-motivated, independent work ethic • Passionate about Iowa agriculture and farmers Key Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree and/or proven experience to fulfill the job requirements To apply submit your cover letter and resume to Gretta Irwin, Executive Director of the Iowa Turkey Federation at gretta@iowaturkey.org by February 15, 2019.

Advertising Account Executive - Iowa Farmer Today

Iowa Farmer Today has an immediate opening for an Account Executive in Northeast Iowa. The Account Executive will be responsible for print and digital advertising sales to ag-related clients in Northeast Iowa and will work to develop new accounts and grow existing business.

The ideal candidate will have a strong media or agricultural sales background. The duties include working with existing customers as well as business development of both our print and digital products.

The Account Executive can work from a home-based office in Northeast Iowa or from our Cedar Rapids office. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel regularly with occasional overnight stays.

Full benefits package included. All travel and business expenses are reimbursed. Pre-employment drug testing is mandatory.

Iowa Farmer Today is part of LEE Agri-MEDIA publications, which reach hundreds of thousands of readers across 12 states in the Midwest and Great Plains.

LEE Agri-MEDIA is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are accepted at www.iowafarmertoday.com/workhere

Managing Editor - Iowa Farmer Today

IFT Publications is looking for a hands-on Managing Editor to oversee a 10-person editorial staff, while being actively involved in the production of the Midwest’s leading weekly agricultural publications – Iowa Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today, Illinois Farmer Today and Midwest Marketer. The publications reach a combined print circulation of more than 100,000 in addition to vibrant Internet websites.

The successful applicant should have a demonstrated ability to guide a team of talented journalists focused on bringing farmers who read the publications compelling editorial content which they will find practical, useful and timely.

A focus on long-range editorial planning is a must. Candidates should be self-motivated, with experience in and a genuine commitment to Midwestern Agriculture. This position will be based in our Cedar Rapids, Iowa office.

Full benefits package included. All travel and business expenses are reimbursed. Pre-employment drug testing is mandatory.

Iowa Farmer Today is part of LEE Agri-MEDIA publications, which reach hundreds of thousands of readers across 12 states in the Midwest and Great Plains. LEE Agri-MEDIA is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are accepted at www.iowafarmertoday.com/workhere

Digital Marketing Specialist - Vermeer Corporation

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Digital Marketing Specialist provides day-to-day execution of the digital marketing strategy by sourcing, publishing and maintaining content on Vermeer digital platforms. This role has a thorough understanding of modern digital marketing techniques including, but not limited to: search engine optimization, digital advertising, content optimization, analytics and content publishing on a variety of digital platforms. This position supports the digital and marketing teams to enhance productivity, the customer experience and business growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors. Coordinate content for company digital platforms. Ensure content is current, accurate and complies with Associated Press (AP) and Vermeer style guidelines before publication or distribution. Proofread, optimize and tag content to enhance content discovery. Manage content translations for use on digital platforms targeting international audiences. Follow up on and route inquiries received from Vermeer digital platforms to others as needed. Create graphics for Vermeer digital marketing needs. Assist marketing team with creating and updating digital files for other marketing purposes. Create and maintain digital content and planning calendars. Populate digital marketing dashboard site, maintain metrics wall dashboards and perform other duties as assigned. Populate and conduct tests of content in various Vermeer IT environments to ensure systems are working accurately and content is conveying properly. Education And/or Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Graphic Design, Marketing, IT, or related field. Minimum of 2 years’ related job experience; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Analytics and CMS platforms preferred. Other Skills And Abilities Knowledge of, and skill in, AP writing style. Accurate keyboarding skills. Ability to write, spell, proofread content in English language, proofread visuals/videos to spot and correct differences in versions/content. Ability to follow written and verbal directions, maintain confidential and/or proprietary information, and work efficiently independently, as well as part of a team. Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers. Ability to manage multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment. Ability to work with others in difficult situations managing conflict and taking ownership of special projects. Demonstration of good oral and written communication skills. Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships, which encourage openness with customers and peers. Travel

Up to 5% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Industry Construction Farming Machinery Employment Type Full-time

Job Functions

Account Manager - Lessing-Flynn

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? Do you like awesome perks like company-paid healthcare, a fitness center, an occasional chair massage and FREE SNACKS? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks an Account Manager to join our team and oversee multiple clients while collaborating with some of the most creatively twisted minds in the biz. Sound professionally appetizing?

Expertise: In-depth client product and industry expertise Budgeting and billing Proposal writing and pitching Product/brand positioning and management Mentoring and developing people Analyzing data to drive decisions and results Responsibilities: Establish a strong, deep, trusting relationship with clients Maintain direct, day-to-day senior level client contact Initiate and facilitate strategy meetings with clients and internal teams Check and approve copy, design, production art and coordinate client approvals Educate self and team members on client goals and strategies Provide key marketing and industry insights to clients Provide regular client updates with results and successes of marketing initiatives Develop marketing strategies based on client goals and objectives Provide creative, production, media, public relations and interactive department personnel with well-documented input, support data and production materials as required Ensure advertising strategies are clearly defined, approved by clients, and understood by the creative and media groups Manage client budgets and authorize all estimates for client approval Review client billings monthly and oversee preparation and sending client invoices Ensure a high-quality project is completed on time, on message and on budget Actively seek additional projects/new business from client contacts Represent the agency at industry functions and promote the agency at every opportunity Become familiar with agency credentials and specialties Requirements: Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field 5+ years experience serving as day-to-day agency representative to clients providing a high level of responsive service Desire to continuously enhance knowledge and skills by researching industry news, attending association events and seminars Still hungry? Submit the following we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours:

Your Resume A video telling us why you would be a great fit for the position. The video should be approximately one minute in length and can be recorded very simply from your smartphone or the webcam on your computer. (Video files or a link to your video should be emailed to info@lessingflynn.com)

Company Description:

DECADES OF ADVERTISING AGENCY EXPERIENCE Lessing-Flynn was founded in 1907, some eight decades before Al Gore got around to inventing the Internet. At the time, America was struggling through a period of economic turmoil that would be forever remembered as The Panic of 1907. In other words, the perfect time for a young man by the name of Lessing to open up a marketing and advertising agency in Des Moines, Iowa, population 70,000 or so.

Indeed, Paul Lessing was either a brilliant visionary who recognized an extraordinary opportunity … or he was completely crazy for thinking it wise to open the Lessing Advertising Company amidst all that panic and turmoil. None of us can say for certain, for none of us ever met Paul Lessing. But rumor has it he was a natural born storyteller with a blue-collar work ethic and a tight-fisted approach to business.

FOUR GENERATIONS OF MARKETING WIZARDS LATER Today, four generations and over 100 years later, the world of marketing and advertising is much different than it must have been amidst all the mayhem of 1907. But Lessing-Flynn, in the spirit of its brilliant and/or crazy founder, continues to use powerful storytelling and savvy marketing strategies to help brands and entrepreneurs in agriculture, construction, financial, insurance, health services, tech and other industries grow their business.

How does an ad agency hang around for more than 100 years? By embracing change. Lessing-Flynn was among the first ad agencies in Iowa to advertise on radio and television. Among the first to use computers and desktop publishing for graphic design. The first to use electronic mail (that’s what it was called back then). And one of the first to market products and services using social media channels like Twitter and Facebook—back when Facebook was still cool! For a century-old company, we still think of ourselves as quite the trendsetters.

WE DON’T SELL FANCY LIGHT BEERS OR $200 SHOES Sure, it would be cool to work with some of those hotshot brands with bottomless budgets that sell fancy light beers and $200 pairs of shoes. But we’re lucky enough to work with some of the most entrepreneurial companies in the world. Our client list is filled with influential brands that deliver products and services that change industries. Many of their stories started with one person tinkering in a garage or shed, hoping to change the world. People with the courage to take smart risks—even at seemingly inopportune times. People like old Paul Lessing.

Events Coordinator/Administrative Assistant - Iowa Cattlemen’s Association

The Events Coordinator/Administrative Assistant works under the general supervision of the Chief Executive Officer in coordinating events, meetings and outings related to ICA and its staff. The position requires one to use independent judgment, perform various clerical and administrative duties for the Chief Executive Officer and perform various clerical duties in acquiring, processing and maintaining assorted information and materials related to an administrative function. Event planner for the ICA Annual Meeting, Beef Masters Open Golf Tournament and other statewide activities/events. The position also maintains an accurate accounting of all policy developed for the betterment of ICA and its members. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  1. Coordinate major events for the Iowa Cattlemen’s association including but not limited to ICA forums, conferences and strategic fundraisers. Includes helping to solicit sponsorship dollars, contacting speakers, compile large amounts of correspondence, arrange lodging for the event, creating standard operating procedures, agenda outline, registration form, sponsorship listing and trade show listing for the Iowa Cattleman magazine, signage, coordinate annual business meetings, coordinate hours and layouts for events and trade shows, assign meeting room locations and setups, coordinate meal functions, prepare financials, and publicity/promotion of event.
  2. Coordinate ICA Beef Masters Open Golf Tournament. Includes helping to solicit sponsorship dollars, solicit producers/agri-business members for golfing, solicit door prizes and items for goodies bags, compile large amounts of correspondence, work directly with golf course on hours and set-up for event, coordinate meal functions, prepare financials, publicity/promotion of event.
  3. Help with coordination of other statewide and national events as required, such as Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program, NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference, etc.
  4. Perform secretarial duties for the Chief Executive Officer with regards to ICA, Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation, and other miscellaneous groups as deemed necessary.
  5. Prepare and compile communications to the ICA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, national organizations, allied industries, and other miscellaneous communications as deemed necessary.
  6. Arrange lodging/meals for Executive Committee, ICA Board of Directors, and other miscellaneous meetings as deemed necessary.
  7. Maintain and update approved legislative policies, prepare and compile minutes and correspondence for Committee meetings, type policies and finalize IBIC/ICA annual meeting report at Convention. Prepare and compile yearly ICA Policies booklet and various other miscellaneous communications as deemed necessary. Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Events Coordinator/Administrative Assistant 2
  8. Maintain records for President’s Council and assist with mailings and planning events.
  9. General office administrative duties to include ordering office supplies, and overseeing office equipment and building maintenance needs. B. Other Related Functions:
  10. Responsible for keeping the pop and vending machines filled.
  11. Back-up Receptionist when deemed necessary.
  12. Pick-up and distribute incoming mail in the mornings and afternoons on an every other month basis.
  13. Assist with planning of ICA staff outings.
  14. Assist other employees with mailings, data entry and related work as needed. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS The Events Coordinator/Administrative Assistant should possess personnel management talents, and understanding of administrative procedures, an ability to effectively work with people, and an ability to communicate well both in verbal and written form. Individual should possess the ability to prioritize work, make decisions, select appropriate work procedures, analyze problems, take initiative within the boundaries of the position and possess good organizational skills. Individual must be able to deal with stress and meet physical and mental demands of the job. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 1-4 years of background, experience or education in events management and administrative support. Knowledge of general office practices/procedures and knowledge of human relation skills. Computer skills in data entry, Word, Access, Excel and knowledge of various computer applications is helpful. Knowledge of the current computer applications ICA uses is beneficial. Individual should be willing to work overtime to complete assignments if needed. LANGUAGE ABILITY Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Producer Outreach Director - Iowa Pork Producers Association

Works closely with committees and other staff to develop, implement, and maintain the total association’s outreach plan. Directs association efforts to enhance relations with county pork organizations and pork producers. Coordinates the association’s membership marketing efforts. Coordinate the Iowa Pork Leadership Academy. Serve as officer of the Iowa Purebred Swine Council.

Qualification/Background Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Ag business, marketing, public relations, or animal science preferred. Prefer two years of professional experience in ag marketing, production agriculture, agricultural communications, animal science or marketing or public relations will be given preference.

Skills Should possess a good ability to work effectively with people; communicate well in verbal and written form; and understand the culture of associations.

Location Will be located at the association’s office in Clive (western suburb of Des Moines)

Salary
Will be determined based upon experience and education

Contact Information Pat McGonegle Chief Executive Officer Iowa Pork Producers Association P.O. Box 71009 Clive, Iowa 50325-0009 Email: info@iowapork.org Fax: 515-225-0563 Website: www.iowapork.org

Applications Please send letter and application by October 31, 2019

DIGITAL CONTENT / SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST - Ranch House Designs

Ranch House Designs is seeking experienced candidates for an Digital Content / Social Media Specialist in Wharton, Texas. The position is responsible for coordinating Facebook and Instagram content for leading agricultural brands, creating written website content, and creating email marketing. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create social media content and monitor pages for national brands including ranchers, farmers, feed companies,
  • western fashion brands, health care, and more.
  • Coordinate website content by gathering necessary files and photos and writing content.
  • Write feature articles for the Ranch House Journal and blogs for RanchHouseDesigns.com
  • Collaborate with the team to improve social media presence and strategy for Ranch House Designs including
  • creating graphics and other special features.
  • Write and design email blasts and lead pages for clients using Infusionsoft REQUIREMENTS:
  • Strong written skills to create engaging content, blogs, and social media statuses
  • Regular, experienced use of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Experience using Facebook Business Manager to manage advertising and place ads
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and interpersonal skills, phone presence and presentation ability.
  • Excellent storytelling skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting regular deadlines.
  • Comfortable with applicable computer software and other technology, specifically, Adobe Photoshop and Wordpress. Infusionsoft and Basecamp experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be reliable, dependable and a self-starter. A team player is a must.
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn is a must.
  • Willingness to take initiative and ownership in projects is essential.
  • Must be available to travel up to 10% of the time. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, journalism, and other applicable fields, or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have at least two years of practical experience in a media environment through education, internships or employment.
  • An agricultural background or animal science focus is preferred, but not required.

Ranch House Designs employees receive a strong benefits package including a 50% medical insurance, dental insurance, a 401K, paid time off, Friday afternoons off, and a continuing education budget to use at their discretion. Wharton, Texas is 45 minutes south of Rosenberg, Richmond and Sugarland areas.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@ranchhousedesigns.com.

Digital Marketing - Filament Marketing

SINGULAR PURPOSE

Lead integrated digital marketing campaign strategy, across all clients, from concept to execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Proactive Partner

  • Collaborate and support internal teams, clients and partners to plan, launch and executive digital campaigns on time and on budget.
  • Assist in the development of marketing strategies to build a lasting digital connection with target audiences
  • Plan, execute, manage and optimize digital marketing campaigns including mobile, web, paid search, email, social media, native and display advertising
  • Brainstorm new and innovative digital strategies
  • Plan, execute, manage and measure A/B experiments and conversion tests
  • Collaborate with content and creative to optimize message and visuals in digital channels
  • Maintain partnerships with media partners and representatives with active involvement in media planning and buying
  • Manage digital ad trafficking across clients

Translator and Innovator

  • Collaborate with analytics to measure, report and evaluate the performance of all digital marketing campaigns and assess against goals, including return on investment and key performance indicators
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights
  • Collaborate with analytics to help client teams evaluate active campaigns to identify possible mid-campaign pivots
  • Proactively educate team and clients on digital marketing trends and functions.
  • Evaluate emerging digital technologies and stay up-to-date with digital marketing trends, including fraud prevention, and potential new channels and strategies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Active involvement in SEO efforts (keywords, etc.), search engine performance and goal-setting on clickthrough rates, traffic and conversions

Best Practices Guru

  • Implement best practices for audience targeting across channels
  • Develop documentation and road maps across digital channels
  • Maintain best practices for email marketing, including deliverability, compliance regulations spam laws
  • Research and test partnerships with new vendors to expand our capabilities.

POSITION SKILLS

  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Project, budget and deadline management
  • Negotiating, trafficking, tracking, optimizing and post campaign reporting skills

Skilled in:

  • Ad serving tools (e.g., Sizmek)
  • Setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns (Google Ad Words certified)
  • Leading and managing SEM, marketing database, email, native, social media and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics certified)
  • Media planning and buying across multiple platforms including TV, radio, print, digital, PPC, paid social, newspaper advertisements, online promotions and more.
  • Advanced Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Knowledgeable about:

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • Optimizing landing pages and user funnels
  • A/B and multivariate experiments
  • Web development
  • Search engine optimization

POSITION MINDSET

  • I love experimentation to find new ways to deliver bigger and better solutions to client goals
  • I believe in stretching smaller budgets to the fullest and maximizing each dollar spent.
  • I believe relationships are built with human interaction
  • I’m okay not knowing the answers and being uncomfortable
  • I eat 10x thinking for breakfast
  • I believe in results driven marketing
  • I put myself in the client’s, their customer’s and my team’s shoes
  • I can see the forest from the trees
  • I believe quality matters
  • I attack each situation with a fresh-perspective – no cookie-cutters
  • I teach and share information like high-fives at a marathon

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