Ad2Reno - Young Advertising Professionals in Reno, Nevada

The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks a half-time Communication Specialist. Reporting to the RSJ dean, this person will be responsible for various types of marketing-based writing, including writing for the Web, promotional materials, advertisements, video and other persuasive forms. The position assists with web publishing, media relations and social media.

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Position Type:

  • Half-Time
  • Administrative Faculty
  • Non Tenure Track

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and two years of experience in marketing-based writing.

Contact for this Position:

Andrew Johnson

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

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Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

Application and Details


Truckee Meadows Water Authority has an immediate opening for a Communication Specialist.

The Communication Specialist is responsible for coordinating all Truckee Meadows Water Authority external communications. Develops, coordinates and implements communication strategies. Works closely with TMWA’s Customer Service group to help ensure all customer communication needs are met. Promotes customer understanding by providing opportunities for customers to learn about TMWA programs, services and operations. Includes development and implementation of communications through a variety of channels, organizing and participating in public education and outreach, coordinating response to media inquiries, and working with the Director of Customer Relations on items of a controversial nature.

The Communication Specialist is required to manage, edit and update all communications channels, including website, social media, brochures, topic papers, bill inserts, etc, as well as recommend / implement systemic improvements.

Drug-free, EOE


A bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field preferred.

Social media implementation.


A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet TMWA Department of Motor Vehicle report criteria.


  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in communications, preferably in a utility or government environment. Experience with public education and presentation skills required.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience and ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, tailoring the message to the intended audience.
  • Experience writing correspondence, memoranda, administrative summaries, reports, etc.
  • Knowledge of web maintenance including knowledge of HTML and computer generated graphics.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures and practices of mass communications and public relations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of copy writing, editing, video production, news gathering and journalism.
  • Ability to coordinate strategic communication plans to address TMWA priorities, including developing and implementing corresponding public information materials and campaigns.
  • Ability coordinate public information, outreach and education programs designed to ensure open avenues of communication and promote customer understanding and support for TMWA activities and objectives.

Application must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on Sep 24, 2012

Application and Details

D4 Advanced Media

D4 Advanced Media is a creative design group specializing in creating web, graphic, mobile, and print media solutions for trend setting businesses and organizations. While managing the Internet marketing efforts for over 150 businesses and organizations, D4 has become one of the regions premier Internet marketing and web development groups.

At D4, we create industry-leading design that builds brand awareness, increases product visibility, and sets organizations apart from their competitors. We believe in offering design solutions, tailored and budgeted to each of our clients needs. Simply put; we design advanced media solutions that produce results.

For more information, contact John Dunlap.

Web Developer

Scope of Work

You will use your knowledge of website and graphic design to:

  • Conceptualize and implement programming solutions for websites using industry leading tools and resources.
  • Troubleshoot and de-bug existing code.
  • Adhere to programming standards and WC3 guidelines.
  • Work with web and graphic designers to implement programming solutions on front-end of websites.
  • Participate in small sized projects with minimal oversight


  • Two years experience working in a professional environment creating PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript solutions.
  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in computer science (not required)
  • Ability to:
    • be creative with strong problem solving skills
    • participate in multiple projects at difference stages at the same time
    • work with and modify popular Content Management and eCommerces Systems built in a LAMP environment.
  • Familiarity with best-practices
  • Prior experience with Content Management Systems and eCommerce required
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and facilitation skills
  • Positive outlook, resilience, flexibility and ability to work in an environment with changing priorities
  • In-depth knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, MySQL, Frameworks (i.e. jQuery, CakePHP, CodeIgnitor), HTML, working with APIs
  • Knowledge of basic Adobe PhotoShop skills.

Graphic and Web Designer

Scope of Work

You will use your knowledge of website and graphic design to:

  • Conceptualize, storyboard and implement designs for websites and print design projects using industry leading tools and resources
  • Create original art and graphics
  • Adhere to Internet standards and compliancy
  • Develop content and work with a design team to execute and build content managed websites
  • Participate in small sized projects with minimal oversight


  • Two years experience working in a professional environment delivering designs and original graphics
  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in visual/graphic design (not required)
  • Ability to:
    • be creative with strong branding and style standards
    • participate in multiple design projects at difference stages at the same time
    • adapt print content for presentation in web context
  • Familiarity with best-practice web navigation and design
  • Prior experience with Content Management Systems and eCommerce required
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and facilitation skills
  • Positive outlook, resilience, flexibility and ability to work in an environment with changing priorities
  • In-depth knowledge of, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, Flash, and CSS
  • Knowledge of programming basics in PHP, JavaScript, MySQL
  • Copywriting and editing experience a plus.

For more information, contact John Dunlap.


ANNUAL SALARY: $54,870- $71,323

This is an Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment being conducted to fill a current full-time vacancy in the County Manager’s Office. The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Under direction of management, provide enhancements to the Washoe County’s current website and intranet; create and edit web content; organize and coordinate web development efforts to represent Washoe County’s position and issues to the public; work with Technology Services to design and implement web sites and performs related work as required.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Communication, English, Journalism, Graphic Design, or a related field and four years of experience preparing and disseminating information including two years of web development; OR any equivalent combination of training and experience.


The Ideal Candidate for E-Government Information Officer will be enthusiastic, demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills; create and maintain positive relationships with the media, County departments, and the community; be a committed team player; bring the ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and provide quality customer service.


  • Background checks will be conducted on selected applicants through the State of Nevada and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • The Washoe County Employee Supervisory Association (WCEA) covers the E- Government Information Officer position. The provisions of the prospective collective bargaining unit therefore cover this position.


The examination process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s Training and Experience weighted 100%. Failure to provide the required responses to the T & E examination questions with your application may result in disqualification from the selection process. Go to the Required Additional Information link to view instructions and exam for this position.
Those applicants who do not meet the qualifications will be notified by email and have five (5) working days to request a review of their qualifications.

Status: Full time position

Salary Range: To be determined based on qualifications

Position Description

M3 Planning is looking for a front-end Web Developer to help build and maintain one customer facing content site and one application and assist with marketing campaigns. The candidate will implement marketing tactics related to building and maintaining 1 customer-facing website, 1 application and the associated customer communication using HTML, style sheets, and  possibly JavaScript for short lifecycle development projects to support marketing campaigns and product updates as well as develop content. Implement core tenets of Inbound Marketing & Customer Experience, including:

  • Development of database-backed websites and layout enhancements
  • Implement customer campaigns to drive retention
  • Coding of web pages using HTML, CSS,
  • Knowledge of either PHP or JavaScript is a big bonus
  • SEO, SEM
  • Analysis, revision, modification and testing of web systems
  • Collaboration with team members and delivering projects on schedule
  • If job applicant shows aptitude, job can include social media marketing, blogging, PPC advertising and graphic design
  • Revel in getting stuff DONE

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in web industry (portfolios speak volumes)
  • Able to hand code HTML, CSS,  (familiarity with WordPress is a plus)
  • Creating CSS-based layouts using semantic, W3C standards-complaint HTML
  • Knowledge of graphic design software including Adobe CS5 Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of marketing management functions

Benefits and Compensation Structure

  • Competitive pay depending on experience, including health benefits and profit sharing
  • Excellent learning and growth opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule

Send resume to:  Erica Olsen


The Sierra Nevada Media Group is looking for a skilled page designer to join a centralized design staff of five in Carson City, Nev. This crew is responsible for building six newspapers in the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions. With that in mind, you’ll be collaborating not only with the design staff, but with a handful of editors as well. This particular position will be key in building the group’s flagship paper, the Nevada Appeal — a six-day daily — and working Tuesday through Saturday.

The successful candidate must be well versed in AP style, as well as Quark — Adobe CS programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Ilustrator) skills will be necessary this summer as we begin working with the DTI content management system. Some copy editing duties may be required.

Carson City is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the high desert meets the alpine beauty of the Lake Tahoe area. Remarkable outdoor recreation opportunities and scenic adventures are within close proximity. We are family owned and offer full benefits and a 401K. Send resumes and a cover letter to Design Desk Chief Keith Sheffield,, as well as Ad Services Manager Darcy Carstens,, 80 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89701.

Job Description

The Director, Marketing and Communications, provides and implements a strategic and integrated marketing and communications plan for the Division of Health Sciences (DHS) and the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The Director develops, leads, implements, and manages a plan designed to provide consistent visual identity, organizational voice, and institutional messaging on health science matters. An integrated marketing plan increases, strengthens, and improves internal and external relationships with constituents and stakeholders, generates revenue, and increases patient base for the clinical practice of UNSOM, and increases philanthropic giving for UNSOM and DHS. The position acts as chief communications officer and spokesperson on statewide UNSOM and DHS public relations matters and serves as liaison with communications peers at the University, affiliated hospitals, community partners, and other organizational stakeholders. The Director is responsible for staff supervision and budget management. The position reports to the Vice President, DHS/Dean, UNSOM.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with emphasis in journalism, advertising, or marketing and five years of experience in marketing, public or media relations management or integrated marketing or a Master’s Degree and three years of experience.

Contact Information for this Position

For inquiries regarding esearch, please contact Marlies Radtke, Recruitment Coordinator For specific position inquiries, please email Stefanie Scoppettone at

Special Instructions to Applicants

You must attach the following documents with your application to be considered for the position: resume/CV, letter of application (cover letter), and contact information for three professional references (include name, title, company/organization, phone number, and email address).

Note to All Applicants

A background check may be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Who wants to get a nasty email?  Of course, nobody does.  But I will tell you it will happen and chances are it will happen more than once.  There are ways to smooth such an unfortunate situation over, and I strongly feel a proactive approach is the best remedy.

Technology has advanced the advertising industry incredibly; however, as with any positive, there are negatives.  As a young professional in advertising sales, you can imagine the amount of emails that fill up my inbox.  My least favorite: emails to/from
clients.  I don’t mean that in the way you might think; rather, emails can blow a door wide open to interpretation (potentially and often: interpretation that’s not in your favor).  I love my town and my clients which is exactly why I’m in the field nearly 75% of my work day.  Yes, I understand that many of you are not responsible for recruiting business or interacting with the client.  I bet some of you are even thinking, “I’m a designer, my AE speaks with the client, so I don’t have to.”  On the contrary, I’ve found it very beneficial for my clients to meet with our designer and the three of us will then brainstorm.  In doing so, your client will end up much easier to work with and feel invested to make deadlines.  In addition, I’ve found that my clients are eager to meet the creative mind, and they trust not only me, but they put much more trust in our designer.  Finally, they’ll likely remove their grip on the creative process (at least a little).  Just try it once.  You’ll love it! In advertising, not only is a deep understanding of the business operations necessary for success, but a deep understanding of your clients is crucial.

Let’s do an exercise:

1. Imagine yourself in front of the computer

2. Think of your best client (I know, all clients are our best clients, but there’s no denying that we have stronger connections
with some more than others)

3. Make a list of three things that have helped
build that strong connection

4. Now ask yourself:

-“What type of pet do they have?” (You should
know this type of information even if it’s not directly related to the business
at hand)

-“What do they like to do when out of the

-Most importantly, “Why do they trust me?”

Now try that exercise once more with a client that you have not met in person.  I would bet it’s much
easier for you to think of their less desirable qualities than the positives.  I would also bet that it’s very difficult for you to answer those three questions listed above especially the last question (why would they trust someone they only have an email bond
with?).  I would encourage you to develop that type of understanding solely through an email relationship, and see if you
can achieve the same results. To be frank, it hasn’t happened for me as of yet.  I truly believe that face to face interaction can iron out any potential conflict.  The next time you anticipate misunderstanding, difference of opinion, etc. take them to lunch or schedule some face time.  Notice the key word in the previous sentence: (anticipate).  If you can develop a proactive approach to all situations and start anticipating what your clients will want or how they will react, this will help you to avoid a potentially nasty email.

Check out this great article below.  Our sales team uses it periodically and we
find it very useful.

Public Information Officer:DRI

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Government Affairs, the Public Information Officer (PIO) will play a key role in implementing DRI’s comprehensive public relations program. With direction and leadership from the Director the primary duties include: serve as media spokesperson for the Reno campus; coordinate with Las Vegas PIO to develop key messages, the internal and external communication strategies for DRI campuses, to promote the research and activities of the faculty, and produce an annual report and fact sheets; implement social networking strategies, and coordinate media interaction and relations; work with Las Vegas PIO and the Webmaster to develop website content and e-communication strategies.

To succeed in this position you will need:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or closely related field
• Minimum 2 years professional experience in public relations, public information, journalism, Web content production and social networking with demonstrated experience writing/editing news release and generating news
• Knowledge of communication & PR tactics, ethics, press releases, media, and Internet development
• Proficiency in use of personal computer and current software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), social marketing concepts
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

If this sounds like the job for you, visit our website at for a complete description, required qualifications, and how to apply online. DRI is an EEO/AA employer.

Job Opportunity 4/18/12



Seeking a creative individual who has a desire to promote recreation services. Candidate must have strong computer skills and preferred experience with Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop/Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Publisher. The specialist designs and coordinates requests for fliers, printing and assist with design layout on larger projects. Maintains flier racks, bulletin boards and distributes promotional material.

This position requires additional office duties and public relations duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 or older, a high school diploma, driver’s license and six months experience paid marketing, public relations or related experience.

This position is a maximum of 20 hours per week (temporary position without benefits). Pay Range is $9.25 per hour to $11.00 per hour.

A completed City of Reno application is required. Submit applications to the Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Administration Office at 190 E. Liberty Street, Reno.

Deadline to apply: April 23, 2012. For more information, call 334-2260.

Applications may be downloaded from or picked up and submitted at the Administrative Offices, 190 E. Liberty Street. Call (775) 334-2260 for additional information.

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