Careers

Digital and content editor

JOB SUMMARY

dsm magazine is looking for a digital and content editor. The ideal candidate will be a detail-driven, highly organized self-starter skilled at storytelling across platforms, collaborating with a team, and managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write, edit and manage dsm’s electronic newsletters.
  • Write posts and manage dsm’s social media platforms.
  • Manage and regularly update dsm’s websites.
  • Evolve the digital strategy for dsm.
  • Write a variety of stories and handle various print sections of dsm magazine and its related products.
  • Help expand dsm’s video efforts.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related communications field.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for print and digital platforms.
  • An ability to multitask at a fast pace and meet overlapping deadlines.
  • Initiative and an energetic and proactive approach to work.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage project details efficiently and effectively.
  • An ability to collaborate, problem-solve and think strategically.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a quickly changing industry.

An understanding of video storytelling.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your cover letter, resume, work samples and references to dsmeditor@bpcdm.com.
Or go to our website to complete the form here.

BENEFITS

Competitive paid time off, with increases over time
Flexible work hour arrangements
Profit-sharing
Free downtown parking
Group life, short-term and long-term disability coverage
Group medical insurance
Group dental insurance
401(k) plan access
Access to opportunities to network with Central Iowa leaders and attend events
Consistent employee-engagement events

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Through journalistic and design excellence, dsm magazine informs, inspires, elevates and celebrates our community. dsm is published by BPC, an Iowa-based media company that also publishes the Business Record and other publications that serve the business, cultural and philanthropic communities. BPC is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive work environment where team members flourish and can further their career.

Graphic and Web Designer

Graphic and Web Designer, dsm Magazine and Write Brain Custom Publishing

ROLE: Design/Production
SUPPORTS: Business Publications Corporation: dsm Magazine and WriteBrain
REPORTS TO: Art Director
ATTRIBUTES: Organized, detailed-oriented, proactive, resourceful, positive, creative, flexible, community-minded, professional

SKILLS: Candidate must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), Outlook, Word, Excel and Launch Pad or other media customer relations/analytics tools as requested. HTML/CSS and WordPress knowledge is preferred. Must have the capacity to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting top-quality, design standards. Excellent time management and organizational skills with ability to be flexible as project schedules and management needs change. Confident in verbal, written and visual communications. Experience and understanding of editorial layout, typography, print and digital products and production, sales and sales strategies, visual elements of events and social media. Highly skilled at leading a team of creative talent. Strong creative vision with understanding of business objectives. Knowledge of photography and video production.

This position will support the vision of the WriteBrain and dsm Magazine divisions with the following responsibilities:

DESIGN EXECUTION

  • Follow vision of Art Director for visual aspects of all dsm dsm products’ non-editorial elements and Write Brain projects, including ad design and overall production of dsm and IA magazines, Spotlight publications, digital products and sales collateral.
  • Work with Art Director, who oversees strategy and art direction for dsm and IA print products, on visual aspects of work and develop aesthetic in alignment with Art Director’s standards.
  • Develop design for ads and sales collateral in collaboration with Publisher, Project Director, Art Director and Sales Manager.
  • Continually adapt to changing timelines and priorities; meet multiple deadlines while maintaining high quality of product.
  • Continually identify processes for improvement in design execution.
  • Responsible for maintaining online presence of dsmMagazine.com

SALES STRATEGIES AND MATERIALS:

  • Work with sales and production to develop and produce sales or marketing wrap-up pieces and materials, aligning team priorities with business objectives to deliver high quality work on time and on budget.
  • Accountable for working with sales and production on ad pull through on both print and digital products.

BPC LEADERSHIP

  • Serve as a role model for our values.
  • Demonstrate leadership, pride in brand and engagement by attending BPC events.

PERFORM OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

Business Publications Corp. is a locally-owned company in the heart of Downtown Des Moines which offers an innovative, fast-paced culture. BPC offers flexible hours, free onsite parking and generous PTO. Benefits include healthcare, dental, life insurance and 401(K).

HOW TO APPLY

Send your cover letter, resume, work samples and references to shaunriekena@bpcdm.com and emilyschultz@bpcdm.com
Or go to our website to complete the form here

BENEFITS

Competitive paid time off, with increases over time
Flexible work hour arrangements
Profit-sharing
Free downtown parking
Group life, short-term and long-term disability coverage
Group medical insurance
Group dental insurance
401(k) plan access
Access to opportunities to network with Central Iowa leaders and attend events
Consistent employee-engagement events

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Through journalistic and design excellence, dsm magazine informs, inspires, elevates and celebrates our community. dsm is published by BPC, an Iowa-based media company that also publishes the Business Record and other publications that serve the business, cultural and philanthropic communities. BPC is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive work environment where team members flourish and can further their career.