Digital Communications Coordinator - Membership

Des Moines, IA

Iowa Public Radio seeks a highly motivated communications professional to join our Membership team as our Digital Communications Coordinator. You’ll join a team of successful fundraisers and will have the chance to play an essential role in developing strategy and messaging for Iowa Public Radio’s membership fundraising efforts. This digital-focused position is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the communication strategy across multiple platforms (digital, web, broadcast, etc.) to increase donor affinity and membership revenue. This individual supports the production of our on-air fund drives and promotions year-round and helps with IPR’s events around the state, as needed. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and a passion for creating engaging digital assets with an eye for design.  

Iowa Public Radio is a well-respected and thriving non-profit organization.  IPR offers an excellent benefits package, including health benefits, a retirement plan with a 2-to-1 employer match, immediate accrual of vacation (16 hours monthly) and sick (12 hours monthly) time and a flexible work environment.


$14.49 - $24.79 per hour ($30,148 - $51,557 annually)


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a professional environment, including internships; 
  • Experience creating and editing compelling digital graphics and print assets with online design platforms and tools;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail;
  • Experience organizing competing projects with multiple stakeholders and deadlines; 
  • Great interpersonal skills for interacting with members and the public; and
  • A valid state-issued driver’s license and reliable transportation.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs with particular emphasis on Excel, creating and editing spreadsheets, pivot tables, analyzing data, data validation and working with advanced formulas; 
  • Passion for creating engaging digital assets in programs like Canva with an eye for design; 
  • Experience using donor software programs or CRM software such as Salesforce or Blackbaud; and
  • Ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team.


For full consideration, applications must include:

  • Cover letter or narrative detailing how your experience compares to the duties, qualifications, and functions for this position;
  • Creative portfolio; and 
  • Resume.

Employment at Iowa Public Radio is dependent upon successful completion of a criminal background check including a driving record review.

IPR will accept applications through 5:00 PM June 3, 2024. 


  • Integrity: We maintain the highest standards of journalism, providing trustworthy and relevant content with meaningful context.
  • Curiosity: We serve an inquisitive audience by asking questions, seeking knowledge, and exploring new ideas.
  • Belonging: We strive to reflect Iowa’s cultural complexity by offering a supportive, equitable space for individuals and communities to tell the stories unique to their lived experiences.
  • Respect: We create a culture of respect for our audience, sources, and staff.
  • Innovation: We support creativity and embrace new ways of serving our audience.


Iowa Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, please notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency.