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Employment Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS AND PR MANAGER

Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, has an opening for a Communications and PR Manager. This marketing position will help lead the organization’s communications efforts by building relationships to drive earned media exposure and assist in the creation of company communications. This position will be the primary media contact for Catch Des Moines and should be a strong writer and storyteller who has a good grasp of the Des Moines media landscape.  

Job duties include developing press releases and media pitches, content/talking points for all communication channels, e-newsletter content and media scripts, as well as managing blogs, video and photo assets and media monitoring and tracking. This person will also assist with press trip planning and coordination as well as assisting with media request for information and interviews and other duties.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in AP Style and skilled in relationship building, managing multiple tasks and content writing and proofing. Knowledge of Mail Chimp is a plus. Four-year degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or a similar area of study, with three to five years of experience preferred.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Nancy Hiemstra
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Catch Des Moines
nancy@catchdesmoines.com
 

AIRPORT VOLUNTEERS

Airport Volunteers are an integral part of how the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is able to accomplish its mission of continually reaching out to visitors, promoting Des Moines as an attractive, vibrant and affordable destination and having a positive impact on our community. Volunteers have the opportunity to greet visitors arriving to and departing from the city, as well as answer questions they may have about where to eat, where to stay and what to do while they are in Des Moines. Volunteers man an information kiosk in the public waiting area of the terminal making them easily accessible and welcoming to all. Basic training is provided, as well as other tools to make it easy to promote the city. We are looking for people willing to take on a four-hour time slot each week or act as fill-ins for other volunteers when needed.

Please contact:
Jan Meyers
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 Locust, Suite 265
Des Moines, IA 50309
jan@catchdesmoines.com
(515) 229-8934