DIGITAL SPECIALIST, SEM - Lessing-Flynn

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 and 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
  • 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 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

READY TO APPLY? Email your resume and relevant work samples to info@lessingflynn.com so we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours.

WEB DEVELOPMENT INTERN (SUMMER) - meyocks

Do you play well with HTML? Are you hip to JavaScript? Are your friends impressed when you use CSS? Then this internship might be for you.

We’re currently looking for a Web Development Intern to join our team of internet gurus and coding wizards. In this positon, you’ll be collaborating on a daily basis with creatives, project managers and marketers. Working with our developers, you’ll apply and improve your skills, turning ideas into websites, web applications and other digital executions.

Responsibilities:

  • Update websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Design and develop web layouts, templates and pages
  • Create digital ads including emails and social media ads (Facebook, LinkedIn and others)
  • Give feedback on digital designs and advice on recent web trends
  • Overhaul internal and external websites using the latest CSS and HTML technologies and design philosophies

Requirements:

  • College student pursuing an IT or digital design major/minor
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Motivated, driven, patient and enjoys learning
  • Knows JavaScript/jQuery, PHP, SQL (not required, but definitely a bonus)
  • Ability to work 30+ hours per week

Sound like a good fit for you? Please send your resume to Kendra Kelly at kendrakelly@meyocks.com.

MEDIA INTERN (SPRING & SUMMER) - Meyocks

Hey, you found us! That’s because the Meyocks media team knew exactly where to place this job posting. If you’d like to be part of our expert team of media gurus, read on.

Join us at Meyocks and learn how to deliver brand impact for food, agriculture, health and mentor clients. In this role, you’ll be collaborating with a dedicated group of marketing professionals to reach consumers across the full marketing landscape.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creation of digital analytics reports
  • Creative trafficking across traditional and digital media channels
  • Secure media placements via insertion orders
  • Social media strategy and monitoring
  • Research of media trends, target audiences and new technologies/tools

You’ll excel in this role if you:

  • Are a college student pursuing a degree in data analytics, advertising, communications, marketing or a related field
  • Have agency or previous internship experience
  • Are adept in Microsoft Excel and social media platforms
  • Have a strong deadline focus and a passion for digital media
  • Can work 15+ hours per week (spring) or 30+ hours per week (summer)

Sound like a good fit for you? Please send your resume to Kendra Kelly at kendrakelly@meyocks.com.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN (SUMMER) - meyocks

Meyocks is a full-service branding and advertising agency that focuses on food, agriculture, health and mentor brands. Our clients all share a common perspective — a bias toward making the world a better place. With a dedicated team, we apply our expertise to help brands mean more to their customers and beyond.

We’re currently looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join our team during the summer. This intern will work hand-in-hand with Art Directors in all aspects of the design process – from layout to mock-up to finished artwork. This position also involves collaborating with Production Managers to ensure flawless idea execution. Projects may include, but are not limited to, branding, packaging, marketing collateral, point of sale and digital marketing.

Apply if you’d like to work with brands that are helping improve agriculture, promote nutrition, foster good health and encourage well-being.

Requirements: • Graphic design major • Must be proficient in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop • Must have the ability to take strategic, brand-enhancing ideas and make them come to life with graphic elements • Mac troubleshooting would be helpful • A detail-oriented individual • Ability to work 30+ hours per week

Sound like a good fit for you? Please send your resume to Kendra Kelly at kendrakelly@meyocks.com for a graphic design internship that truly means more.

Digital Marketing Specialist - Insta-Pro International

Insta-Pro International is a global leader in the manufacture of extrusion and pressing equipment for processing oilseeds, grains, pet food and fish feed. Based in Grimes, IA, we have over 49 years of history in providing value-added, unique processing solutions for small to medium processing needs. Our entrepreneurial spirit and focus on growth offer an exciting work environment where our employees contribute directly to the success of our company. The Digital Marketing Specialist position will be located at our Grimes, Iowa Headquarters and will report to the Marketing Manager. The right candidate should be able to effectively work in a team and have strong marketing communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills. RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist with market analysis efforts to drive company resources toward the greatest market opportunities • Assist with management of multi-lingual website & weekly blog • Direct social media strategy to maximize marketing impact on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube • Implement and optimize SEM and SEO strategies • Plan and execute marketing related events • Design marketing materials such as brochures, email campaigns and presentations

REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Communications or related field • Agriculture background a plus • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and WordPress • Proficient in PhotoShop, Illustrator, or InDesign • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Ad Words and Hootsuite preferred BENEFITS Insta-Pro provides a competitive salary package and bonus program as well as a strong benefits package with an excellent 401K program, health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage.

Please forward your Resume in confidence to

Joanne Nikles V.P. HR & Administration Insta-Pro International 2100 SE Gateway Dr Grimes, IA 50111 jnikles@insta-pro.com

PROJECT MANAGER - Lessing-Flynn

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks a Project 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:

  • Social media management, content development and analytics/metrics
  • Print production
  • Estimating
  • Time management and project scheduling

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish strong, deep, trusting relationship with client personnel
  • Regularly check for and respond promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails
  • Handle day-to-day activities for assigned clients
  • Oversee execution of approved proposals
  • Participate in planning meetings and contribute to the details of the plans
  • Proofread copy, artwork, agency and printers’ proofs as requested; see that all work completes the standard agency approval process before being reviewed by clients or turned over to vendors
  • Educate self and team members on client goals and strategies
  • Ensure creative briefs are drafted, jobs are opened and clearly communicated across agency teams
  • Work directly with Account Manager to develop estimates and timelines
  • Establish relationships with vendors
  • Check media schedules and submit content as needed
  • Collect metrics across all platforms
  • REQUIREMENTS:
  • Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • Background and experience in manufacturing is a plus
  • 1-4 years of experience serving in a marketing role
  • Desire to continuously enhance knowledge and skills by researching industry news, attending association events and seminars

Still hungry? Email your resume and relevant work samples to info@lessingflynn.com so we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours.

DIGITAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - Lessing-Flynn

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks a Digital 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:

  • Time management and project scheduling
  • Team and internal resource allocation and management
  • Budget creation and management; billing management
  • Strong relationship building skills (both internally and externally with vendors and clients)
  • Website development, including: strategy, scope definition, web design, user experience, content development, website development and QA
  • Search engine optimization, keyword strategies and execution
  • Search engine marketing (SEM) or pay-per-click – especially Google Adwords and Bing: strategy, execution, optimization and reporting
  • Creation and interpretation of analytics reports via Google Analytics and other analytics platforms; data analysis to drive decisions and results

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Building and growing client relationships
  • New business follow-up, pitching and initial meetings and calls
  • External vendor relations (new and existing)
  • Internal digital team resource allocation
  • Client product and industry knowledge
  • Integrating digital marketing tools into overall marketing efforts
  • Educating self, team members and clients on the latest trends in digital marketing
  • Writing “digital trend” content for Lessing-Flynn blog
  • Working closely with account team to determine smart digital marketing opportunities, budgets, expenses, deliverables, resources and timelines for projects
  • Providing regular client updates on progress and successes of digital marketing initiatives
  • Visibility to all digital client strategic estimates and statements of work
  • Reviewing vendor proposals
  • Reviewing all digital vendor invoicing
  • Maintenance of digital project budgets and billing spreadsheets
  • Providing project support to the digital team

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of experience in digital marketing or a similar position in an agency or corporate environment
  • Desire to continuously enhance knowledge and skills by researching digital trends, attending association events and seminars
  • Still hungry? Email your resume and relevant work samples to info@lessingflynn.com so we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours.

National Account Manager - Ranch House Designs, Inc.

At Ranch House, we are seeking a visionary, multi-tasking, strategic marketing account manager to join our team! This individual will be responsible for serving 5 to 10 regional / national agri-business or livestock accounts. Remote applicants welcome. We have offices in Wharton, TX, Fort Worth, TX, or the suitable candidate may also work from home.

Qualifications

  • 2 years experience in an agency setting, serving as a project manager or account manager. Agriculture experience required.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining client relationships
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in a team environment, including assigning tasks to others and being responsible for their deadlines, performance and success.
  • Ability to multi-task, working on multiple projects at one time
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • A creative, self-starter who can facilitate ideas for clients from start to finish on fast deadlines and tight time frames.
  • Experience in budgeting and media placements for customers
  • Creative intelligence with the ability to articulate creative ideas to clients.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

Plus....

This category of our business is growing at a fast pace, almost faster than we can handle. If you’re someone with agency experience who’d like to take that knowledge and be the leader of building an accounts marketing team from the ground up...we want to meet you. Our firm is a smaller firm that serves grassroots producers and agri-businesses, where we can often build real client relationship and use our ideas and strategies to make immediate, real impacts on the people we serve. This makes our work especially rewarding if you’re someone who love agriculture at the grassroots level. If you’re also willing to help the company grow and develop this area...you’re the perfect person for this position!

Responsibilities

  • Weekly, and sometimes daily communication with the accounts you serve
  • Create strategies and development of marketing tools (graphic design, copy writing, editing, photo selection, web design, social media, trade shows and more) for a core base of 5 to 10 accounts, primarily in the agricultural field.
  • Assist in the development of product promotions, email campaigns, list management, and overall account branding and marketing
  • Monthly reporting to client of ongoing projects, outcomes, and deliverables.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors, supplies, graphic designers and freelance creatives.

Benefits: 24 days of paid sick/vacation days, health insurance stipend, continued education budget, 3% company matched IRA, flexible work hours, remote applicants considered, casual work attire

Salary: Base salary of $50,000 with options for up to $20,000 in benchmark bonuses based on performance and growth

To apply:

Email jobs@ranchhousedesigns.com and include a resume + a letter stating why you would be a great fit!

Account Director - Two Rivers Marketing

serving as the senior level client liaison and managing overall client brands. This person will be responsible for driving strategic planning, overseeing the internal team and managing budgets to ensure client and agency financial success. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of ten years of agency experience or industrial/technical marketing experience. Applicants should be familiar with all facets of marketing with a heavy emphasis on interactive/digital marketing. Individuals must be strategic, detail-oriented, and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple accounts, oversee and mentor an account team, and help grow the business. Candidates should also have strong presentation skills and be able to build and foster long-term relationships.

Qualifications:

 10+ years of marketing-related work experience, including managing people, teams and budgets

 Proven expertise and leadership in performance marketing, across all channels: traditional, digital and emerging media

 Proven ability to grow new business relationships and/or emerging clients into successful long-term ongoing client partnerships

 Strong communication skills combined with business acumen

 Effective problem-solving, project management, and organizational skills

 Excellent business writing skills; including but not limited to integrated marketing plans, strategic platforms and recommendations

 Exceptional presentation and selling skills

 Capable of bringing new ideas and pitching them both internally and externally

 Adept at engaging and maintaining relationships with management, internal teams and client contacts

 Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Visit us online at https://www.tworiversmarketing.com/#careers.

Public Relations Manager - Two Rivers Marketing

Two Rivers Marketing is looking for an individual to be a primary public relations contact for a large, national business-to-business account. Responsibilities include media relations, channel communications, social media and other PR-related efforts. This individual will assist in the oversight of PR team members, assist the PR director with reporting metrics and strategic planning, provide guidance on various PR practices for clients, and help with various PR initiatives as needed.

Qualifications:  8+ years of experience managing people and work teams in a public relations capacity  Experience in an agency environment  Degree in journalism or communications, preferably with public relations or related emphasis  Experience with strategic PR planning, measurement/evaluation, and analysis  Ability to manage multiple projects and efforts  Strong communication skills, including written communication, combined with business acumen  Strong problem solving, project management, and organizational skills  Ability to engage and maintain relationships with client contacts  Aptitude in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  Experience in social media preferred Visit us online at https://www.tworiversmarketing.com/#careers.

Beef and Dairy Midwest Key Account Manager - Kemin Industries

Kemin (www.kemin.com) has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.4 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growing population and be a resource for others in need.

Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company provides product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries. A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,000 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. About the Position:

The Key Account Manager is responsible for selling Kemin’s programs, products and services to prospective and established customers in the animal agricultural industry within a defined territory. This Key Account Manager’s primary focus will be growing Kemin’s business within the beef and dairy industries. This territory includes Nebraska, Missouri, Eastern Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota.

Responsibilities: To achieve consistent growth in sales and gross margin within each of the assigned accounts, in accordance with yearly sales budgets. The Key Account Manager has specific responsibilities in each step of the sales process to ensure that a sale is successfully completed. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Identifying prospective customers Developing customer based strategic plans for new and existing customers Establishing relationships with individuals at all levels of a customer’s organization Making technical sales presentations on Kemin programs/products Closing the sale and implementing the startup programs. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a science or agriculture related field 5-7 years previous experience in technical sales in the animal agricultural industry. Experience in the US beef and dairy industry desired. A solid understanding of the chemical and biological sciences in order to prepare and present detailed technical and commercial presentations to prospective customers. A high degree of energy, self motivation and strong interpersonal skills. Prior experience in managing sales projects to a successful completion. Proficiency with computers, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office products and database development programs. Excellent communications skills. Decision Making & Freedom to Act: Kemin believes in allowing its employees the freedom to make decisions and action them in accordance with their ability and level of reporting.

Working Conditions: The Key Account Manager will be responsible for selling in a territory that is primarily located in the Midwest, USA (Nebraska, Missouri, Eastern Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota). Extensive travel, mostly by car, with some air travel, will be required. This position is considered to be 40 hours per week, but requires tremendous flexibility and the ability to multi-task.

National Channel Marketing Manager - National Pork Board

The National Pork Board is seeking dynamic individuals to become part of our Domestic Marketing Team. As a National Channel Marketing Manager, this person will be responsible for developing and maintaining organizational relationships with select food channel partners to ensure the National Pork Board’s product marketing strategies are aligned with the priorities of key stakeholders. They will also engage retail grocers, commercial chain restaurants, non-commercial food service operators, convenience stores, broadline distributors, grocery wholesales, and alternative channels to build an effective partnership. The National Channel Marketing Manager will cross-collaborate with NPB departments including Domestic and International Marketing, Communications, and Science/Technology to fully understand pork’s market potential and thereby influence pork category growth and increase profitability.

Applicants should have at least 10 years professional experience in food industry sales and/or marketing. Emphasis on experience with influencing change, promoting new ideas, and establishing and improving relationships. Position requires knowledge in pork processing, product innovation, cold chain management, food service, and retail grocery operations.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline such as Marketing, Communications, or Meat Science. Agriculture and/or trade association experience is strongly preferred.

This position requires extensive (up to 70 percent) domestic travel by air and auto. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. The National Pork Board office is located in Des Moines, IA but may consider a remote office location based on candidate circumstance.

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. Applicants should be able to support the mission of the organization with enthusiasm to serve U.S. pork producers.

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by September 22, 2017 to HR@pork.org. No phone calls please.

Director of Marketing Communications - National Pork Board

The National Pork Board is seeking a talented and team oriented individual for the open position of Director, Marketing Communications. Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Communications, this position is responsible for communications program development and support outreach to supply chain leadership. This work includes direct support of the Domestic Marketing team and its audiences including packer/processors, retail and food service industries. Successful candidates should have the following:

Ten+ years of experience in food or agricultural marketing, business communications, advertising or PR agency or corporate communications. Proven track record of strong project management skills, the ability to analyze critical situations, and make decisive recommendations. Persuasive and strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated effective public speaking skills. Familiarity with food production or marketing of consumer products. Preference will be shown to those with direct food chain communication experience. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or agriculture/food production, is required. Agriculture and/or trade association experience is strongly preferred. This position may require up to 25 percent domestic travel. A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety and sustainability and environmental management. Applicants should be able to support the mission of the organization with enthusiasm to serve U.S. pork producers.

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by September 15, 2017 to HR@pork.org. No phone calls please.

Communications Manager - 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 Communications Manager develops engaging communications plans considering the myriad of channels a modern business uses in connecting with its team members and other stakeholders. This position uses strong and advanced interpersonal skills to collaborate with people across the global organization. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations. Lead the team members in the corporate communications department well, with a focus on modeling a caring culture, agile thinking, a focus on the customers served and stewardship. Serve as the strategic communications liaison to the business; lead development of organizational communications for businesses and functions globally. Advise functions, segments and units worldwide on strategic communications planning and implementation, and review materials for copy editing and adherence to corporate branding and style standards. Create compelling and original content from information extracted from multiple sources and develop relevant, timely and interesting messaging for target audiences, whether about strategy, priorities, policies and processes or to highlight business or personal successes. Develop strategic as well as tactical plans to focus on execution of internal and external communication needs. Continually evaluate which new ideas and technologies are appropriate and successful at Vermeer. Analyze the effectiveness of communication efforts and make adjustments to communication strategy and plan, as data and other insights direct. Identify and implement new communication models that continue to advance our communication efforts. Oversee corporate traditional and social media relations used to advance our corporate and talent brand objectives. Lead the company in the area of crisis communications. Oversee business continuity plans related to communication and initiate and execute the plan in the event of a company crisis situation. Education And/or Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field with minimum of five years of related experience. Exceptional communications planning, writing and related skills and experience required. Other Skills And Abilities Lead authentically and influence progress for the communications department and the organization. Act as a trusted partner and adviser to the business. Tailor communication style (verbal, written, etc.) to tone and content of message; ability to communicate with, and to, all levels of the organization. Strong self-motivation, organization and time management skills, working to often challenging deadlines. Self-driven, proactive, capable of understanding how various initiatives fit together. Strong writing, computer design and photography skills – a strong creative eye. Advanced editing and proofreading skills, along with extraordinary attention to detail in written communications. Experience working with senior executives, as well as a proven ability to influence without authority. Media relations skills, including serving as a spokesperson. Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to think and act strategically. Experience in managing crisis communications and an ability to maintain composure under pressure. Inspire confidence and establish oneself as the communications leader on various teams. Coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to meet project requirements. Ability to effectively work with confidential information. 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.

Regional Manager - Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

At Iowa Farm Bureau, we are committed to the people, progress, and pride of Iowa. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a leading organization that advocates for the sustained success of Iowa’s farm families. An organization where some of Iowa’s most talented people, drawn to the service of farm families, have come to develop rewarding and long lasting careers. As the most respected grassroots farm organization in Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation offers an opportunity to be an advocate for farmers in a dynamic and challenging environment.

We are seeking a Farm Bureau Regional Manager to serve the counties of Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Winnebago, and Worth. As a Farm Bureau Regional Manager, you will act as a liaison between the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the volunteer farmer leaders in each County Farm Bureau. Regional Managers individually advise 6 County Farm Bureaus to make fiscally responsible business decisions and supervise office staff. Working with volunteers requires this individual to have the ability to accurately read and understand people, while pointing them in a direction to achieve success.

A primary responsibility is to build a team of engaged individuals including farmer volunteers and staff to achieve the goals identified by a County Farm Bureau, including growing membership, leadership development and advocating for agriculture, to ensure their place as a relevant and respected member of the community. A Regional Manager must be able to motivate the members of the team to be committed to enthusiastic action which will advocate for farm families and recruit others to their cause.

If you come from an agriculture background or have passion for rural Iowa, have strong time management, organization and communication skills, and want to make a difference in the lives of others, this is an excellent opportunity you!

What does it take to join our Farm Bureau team:

College degree or equivalent required plus at least five years Ag experience preferred. Attend Ag or leadership related development programs. Farm background preferred. Must have good interpersonal skills, be adaptable, and be able to motivate and resolve conflict. Must be able to develop, influence and maintain relationships. Good time management, presentation, and computer literacy skills required. A valid driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Records are required. Oral and written communication skills as appropriate to this position. Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Reasonably regular and predictable attendance. If you're interested in joining a company that has a long history of stability, one that appreciates its employees, and offers great benefits, we invite you to apply today. Farm Bureau....where the grass really IS greener!

Assistant/Associate Editor for Angus Productions Inc. (API)

The American Angus Association is seeking candidates for an Assistant/Associate Editor for Angus Productions Inc. (API) in its St. Joseph, MO office.

API publishes the Angus Journal, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the Angus Beef Bullet in EXTRA, and the AJ Daily; and provides information through topic and meeting coverage sites and social media, as well as assisting in the communications and public relations function of the American Angus Association. This position will handle routine production duties of the Angus Journal and the Angus Beef Bulletin. In addition, the position will involve writing assignments, handling monthly columns and travel to cover news events, conduct interviews and represent the Angus Journal and the Angus Beef Bulletin at appropriate functions. This is considered an entry- level position reporting to the Editor. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Editorial production for the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin, including inputting, fact checking and proofreading stories; proofing layouts; and assisting editor and the editorial team in moving pages through the publishing system. • Gathering information for and writing news releases for American Angus Association programs and services with direction of the digital editor. • Assuming responsibility for some regular columns, as directed by the editor. This will entail gathering and inputting pertinent information, and writing summaries. It will also involve working with columnists to meet deadlines, formatting copy and putting articles into the Angus Journal proofing system. • Feature and news writing, investigating leads, gathering information and writing feature and news articles for the Angus Journal, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the EXTRA and the AJ Daily. This includes photography and videography where appropriate. • General in-office duties, including editorial planning, filing photos, assisting readers with article and photo requests, assisting editors in planning graphics for stories. • Project assignments. Examples might include coordinating contest entries for Journal-sponsored contests, photography assignments to help illustrate an Association-sponsored brochure, responsibility for a topic site, or real-time coverage of an event. • Travel to attend newsworthy press conferences, conduct story interviews and take photographs, etc., as assigned by the editor. • Skills advancement. The employee will be expected to constantly improve skills to strengthen the editorial team. This includes reading the Angus Journal style manual, keeping up-to-date on current magazine editing philosophies and AP Style, practicing photography and in some cases videography, submitting entries into writing/photography contests, etc. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: • College degree in ag journalism, ag communications, technical writing or closely related field. Animal science graduate with seedstock or commercial cow-calf background and proof of strong photo and writing skills would also be considered. • Ag background, preferably in the beef industry. Seedstock experience would be a benefit. Employees of the Association enjoy a strong benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage, life and disability insurance and a 401K. Personal Time Off (PTO) is also included. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@angus.org.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed registry with nearly 25,000 adult and junior members. The Association’s goal is to serve the beef cattle industry, and to increase the production of consistent, high quality beef that will better satisfy consumers throughout the world. The Association is comprised of the parent company, the American Angus Association located in St. Joseph, MO, along with its four subsidiaries: Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation. The American Angus Association is an EOE.

Environmental Communications Specialist - Iowa Soybean Association

The Iowa Soybean Association, recognized for excellence in serving farmers and enhancing the long-term competitiveness of the Iowa and U.S. soybean industry and recognized as a Top Work Place by the Des Moines Register, seeks a talented, enthusiastic and motivated professional for the position of Environmental Communications Specialist.

The preferred candidate excels in a team-centered, fast-paced business environment, possesses a strong work ethic and keen understanding of public relations and communications strategy and has a passion for serving farmers.

JOB PURPOSE: Effectively communicate the activities of Iowa Soybean Association’s Environmental Programs & Services and conservation topics and practices impacting Iowa’s farmers; also, engage industry partners and stakeholders to encourage more farmers to participate in activities that improve their competitiveness and environmental performance while enhancing relationships with strategic rural and urban partners.

EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE

Adheres to all policies and procedures Acts as a role model within and outside the organization Performs duties as workload necessitates Maintains a positive and respectful attitude Maintains a demeanor that creates positive team atmosphere Communicates regularly with supervisor and team members Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position Meets organization productivity standards ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify and report key areas of research and outcomes related to the work of EPS with an emphasis on soybean production Create communications plans for grants and coordinate communications deliverables as specified in EPS contracts Develop and implement tactics to promote greater awareness of EPS among key stakeholders Effectively position EPS and ISA as leader in checkoff-funded research enabling increased soybean production and profitability in tandem with environmental performance Identify tactics to effectively position EPS in key media with emphasis on farm print media Maintain updated copy placement on ISA web site Play key role in effective content management by repurposing information for use on variety of communications, education and outreach forums and media channels Compile communications metrics for reporting to key stakeholders including progress related to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Contribute to the development of the ISA Research Annual Report, technical bulletins and other information, as well as contributions to well-written research proposals to complement and extend checkoff funding support Contribute to or lead in the development and dissemination of conservation, soil and water health and management, and nutrient management information to drive farmer engagement and the adoption of continuous improvement practices Play key role in success of Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) including development of annual ACWA progress report, monthly e-correspondence with ACWA member communicators and development of copy to increase ACWA awareness and participation Attend and provide coverage of timely meetings, field days and other events where topics relevant to EPS, including ISA Supply Committee and EPS advisory team meetings Author timely content for publication in the ISA ResearchAdvance and Iowa Soybean Review Assist EPS in developing content for the marketing and promotion of ISA Farmer Research Conference and other activities involving EPS Interview and obtain testimonials from EPS participants to showcase the relevance and value of its work to soybean farmers; coordinate the incorporation of information into all ISA communications including print, electronic and digital; share contacts with ISA communications team for additional story and feature opportunities QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or related field Excellent writing skills, experience in crop production, agronomy, environmental sciences a plus 4+ years’ experience in journalism, communication or related field with understanding of environmental and conservation practices deployed on Iowa’s farms strongly preferred Familiar with AP style guidelines Ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks and meet deadlines and expectations in delivering quality work Excels in a team-centered work environment Knowledgeable in social media platforms, particularly Twitter and Facebook and PowerPoint Photography and photoshop/editing software experience a plus Proficient at Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) Strong copyediting skills LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, and analyze, and interpret information and adjusts strategies in response. Ability to command the respect of the board of directors, association directors, regulatory agencies, vendors and business community. Ability to effectively present information to members, management, public groups and/or boards of directors. WHAT WE OFFER

During the interview process, our leadership will fill you in on the details of our strong benefits plan that includes:

Modern and spacious work environment Organizational culture emphasizing teamwork, flexibility, ideas and respect Professional growth and development opportunities to help advance your career Tuition and cell phone reimbursement Comprehensive health care, dental, life and disability insurance (including family options) Wellness program with incentives 401(k) savings plan featuring generous company match Paid holidays, sick time and vacation Defined Benefit Retirement Plan Competitive salary To apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and two or more writing samples to:

Sue Kmet

Human Resources Consultant

Iowa Soybean Association

skmet@iasoybeans.com

Or mail:

Iowa Soybean Association,

Attn: Sue Kmet

1255 Prairie Trail Pkwy.,

Ankeny, IA 50023

Application deadline: Sept. 8, 2017

Director of Communications and Public Relations - American Hereford Association

AHA Director of Communications and Public Relations General Responsibilities: Coordinate and develop communications for the American Hereford Association as set forth by the association’s strategic plan. Such coordination should be directed to keeping the membership and industry informed of AHA activities and the benefits of Hereford seedstock in the beef industry. A strong relationship with industry media should be developed and cultivated at every possible opportunity. Individual will continue and improve communications with various publicity platforms and technology. Develop and maintain a strong relationship with all AHA departments for the dissemination of beneficial Hereford information in a timely and efficient manner. This position works in a team environment with communication and marketing staff members and reports to AHA’s Executive Vice President and other departmental staff. Please send a cover letter and resume to Caryn Vaught, cvaught@hereford.org. Specific Responsibilities

  1. Timely coordination and production of AHA news releases. This includes, but is not limited to year-end releases, national and junior event coverage, show and sale results, breed research studies along with state association news. In addition, this position will maintain and update media contact listing.
  2. Oversee and manage the distribution of online association headlines, newsletters, blogs, Hereford Sales Digest and social media platforms.
  3. Manage the official AHA Web site and daily electronic communication pieces.
  4. Maintain Hereford Events App.
  5. Manage AHA’s Cattle Industry Convention trade show booth. Also research and investigate other industry relation opportunities such as NAFB, etc.
  6. Provide input on the AHA’s national advertising program utilizing multi-media channels, working with agency on media buy and creative design.
  7. Assist with the banner advertising program on the AHA Web site and in electronic newsletters.
  8. Oversee and manages AHA media events.
  9. Work directly with the Hereford World editor to have a consistent, cohesive message for the association, working together to develop Annual Report, story ideas and What’s New Column for the monthly magazine.
  10. Create and manage breed promotional items including bumper stickers, signs, etc. Assist with ShopHereford online store to promote the Hereford brand.
  11. Coordinate Annual Meeting marketing pieces such as power point, scripts, videos, handouts, signage, etc.
  12. Work with AHA Education Coordinator to continue to build educational YouTube video library and to develop other educational materials.
  13. Assist with planning AHA educational events and establish a public relations and marketing plan for each event. This would include press releases, Web sites, power points, social media, videos, etc.
  14. Work closely with the Certified Hereford Beef communication and marketing staff to send a consistent message to the membership and consumers.

Digital Content Editor - Successful Farming

Job Description I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives. This role is responsible for many of the daily tasks on Successful Farming at Agriculture.com, including creating and distributing content. This editor will need strong writing skills for producing news articles as well as editing freelance stories. In addition, the editor will work with the web team to ensure farmers can easily find Successful Farming’s content by increasing social media and newsletter engagement. II. Essential Job Functions Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results 40% • Creates content for Agriculture.com, including articles, slideshows, and videos. 30% • Increase social engagement across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. In addition to daily management, this will include creating regular analytics reports with recommendations to improve Successful Farming’s social media strategy. 20% • Improve newsletter engagement. In addition to sending the daily newsletters, this will include creating regular analytics reports with recommendations to improve open- and click-through-rates. 10% • Write print articles for Successful Farming magazine. 100% III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements Education: BS in journalism, ag communications, similar fields - or equivalent training and/or experience. Experience: A writing background is required. Some experience with social media, newsletters, and using a content management system is preferred. Use of web analytics tools is helpful. Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: An agricultural background or experience is preferred. % Travel Required (Approximate): 15%

Vice President of International Marketing - National Pork Board

The National Pork Board (NPB) is seeking a dynamic person to lead the US Pork Checkoff’s International Marketing strategy.

This person will need to collaborate with producers, NPB Leadership, the NPB Trade Committee and the US pork industry supply chain to aggressively identify and manage international pork marketing opportunities and competitive risks.

As a member of the NPB Senior Leadership Team, this person will identify, manage and maintain effective relationships with various trade service vendors, partners and contractors including the American Pork Export Trading Company (APEX) and the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Responsibilities include developing a coherent international marketing strategy and managing emerging trade and market access issues. This person will also build and maintain close working relationships with appropriate National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff.

Applicants should have 7-10 years meat, livestock or grain industry experience, preferably with exposure to international marketing, business, policy or trade. Experience in agricultural association policies/practices preferred.

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Marketing, Business, or International Trade preferred.

This position will require up to 60% percent domestic and international travel via air and ground and requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must have a valid US Passport and ability to obtain a VISA in all relevant international countries.

The position is located in Des Moines, IA, however, NPB may consider a remote office location based on circumstances of especially qualified candidates. The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. Applicants should be able to support the mission of the organization with enthusiasm to serve U.S. pork producers. Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by June 30, 2017: HR@pork.org

No phone calls please.

The National Pork Board is nationally recognized as a “best place to work.” We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an exceptional benefits package and work environment.

Visit us online at www.PorkBeInspired.com.