Career Opening: Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist

The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will play a key role in the FHLB Des Moines Marketing Communications Department to create, manage and execute external marketing and communications promoting the Bank and its products, services and solutions to members and other key stakeholders. The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with other members of the Marketing Communications Department as well as business partners from Solutions and Strategies, Mortgage Product Group, Collateral and Community Investment Department to conceive, plan and produce effective and efficient print and digital campaigns for a variety of channels. The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will also provide strategy for and manage the FHLB Des Moines earned media efforts, including public relations, crisis communications and the Strong Communities Award. This position is also responsible for ensuring the cohesiveness of the written, visual and experiential components of the Bank’s brand.

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Career Opening – Marketing Communications Specialist

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist for a growing team of professionals. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing and curating content for print, web and other communication channels as well as editing videos and creating simple design pieces. Qualified candidates will also have strong interpersonal skills as well as experience writing on a broad range of topics and the ability to translate complex topics into easy-to-understand communications. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is flexible, eager to learn the business and willing to take on a variety of tactical tasks.

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Local Event: OctoPRfest – October 25

The local PRSA chapter is again bringing OctoPRfest to Central Iowa communications professionals. This is a chance to learn from national experts in a daylong professional development conference. You’ll learn valuable ideas to advance your organization’s strategic efforts. Visit to learn more or register today!

FHLB Des Moines seeking a freelance technical writer

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is seeking a freelance technical writer to assist with a number of communications pieces. Please contact Angie Richards,, for more information.

Learn How March Madness Bounced Into Des Moines in 2016

March brings the madness of one of the greatest collegiate sporting events – the NCAA basketball tournament – to sports fans across the nation. In 2016, March Madness bounced into Des Moines as the city hosted opening round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time.

You can get court-side seats to find out how it all happened when you join IABC and Greg Edwards of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Forte Banquet and Conference Center. Greg, a key figure in bringing March Madness to Des Moines, will share insight into the process of attracting and hosting a successful major sporting event – from planning and preparation to the communications, operations and logistics.

This event is FREE for IABC/Iowa members and only $10 for non-members. Register now.