Job Opening: Des Moines Radio Group Special Internship

Do you love listening to the radio and finding a new favorite song? But, do you also like commercials? Are you a quick study with a creative bent? Are you ready to get hands‐on in digital advertising? And, of course, do you want to have some fun this summer, AND get paid? Then this is likely the internship for you!

The 2020 Special Internship with the Des Moines Radio Group will concentrate on learning about Digital Marketing, Strategy & Sales for broadcasting. Additional time will be spent learning about the radio business from studio to the business office, to marketing to assisting with events. After 12‐weeks, you will have a working knowledge of radio, digital marketing, sales, branding, and a few fun stories to share this fall.

The position is up to 26‐hours a week, including some weekends. You will start with a 1‐week overview of the radio business, then move into an intensive 9.5‐week work/ study experience in the Digital Sales and Marketing department (and a stop in web design during that time), followed by 10‐days with promotions, including time at the Iowa State Fair. (Length of assignments may vary.)

Skills or classes that may be helpful for an applicant (applicants will be considered without these):

Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive. Classes or skills in marketing, data tracking/analytics, creative writing, communication – including computer studies, media, and broadcasting. Also, web and/ or graphic design.

Details: The DMRG Special Internship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student with an interest in, and aptitude for, the business of Radio Broadcasting.

Applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate their ambition to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.
  2. Be in possession of a good academic record. (Please enclose unofficial transcript.)
  3. Return the attached application – completed, and a cover letter ‐ including a paragraph about: A. Your favorite e‐commerce website B. What sets them apart from their competition? C. How do they keep in contact with you?
  4. Be willing to commit to a 12‐week, first‐hand, summer internship at the Des Moines Radio Group in Des Moines, Iowa from June 1 – August 23, 2020

The DMRG Scholarship is $5,000 (gross) to be paid as taxable wages bi‐weekly during the internship. The student is responsible for any housing costs during the internship.

(Employees and family members of Saga Communications, its subsidiaries or competing companies within a 100‐mile radius are not eligible.)

Information and application (.pdf)