Interactive Developer, Social Media Analyst, Internships and more

We’re excited to bring you our eigth Opportunities on the Prairie today, featuring listings from Silicon Prairie News (that's us!), Thought District, Bozell, and Secret Penguin in Omaha and Catchfire Media and Spindustry Interactive in Des Moines. If you or your company has one to add, please contact Danny at…

We’re excited to bring you our eigth Opportunities on the Prairie today, featuring listings from Silicon Prairie News (that’s us!), Thought District, Bozell, and Secret Penguin in Omaha, Arbor Day Foundation* in Lincoln, and Catchfire Media and Spindustry Interactive in Des Moines.

If you or your company has one to add, please contact Danny at with the listing and a short description of your company. We’re looking for all types of opportunities, from a week-long project to a full-time position. We hope to help you make a connection.

If you apply to one below, please make sure to mention that you found it on Silicon Prairie News.

*Update, 5:55 p.m. – This position (Web Designer) was added after the post had been published.

Silicon Prairie News – Summer Intern (Omaha)

Silicon Prairie News interviews the region’s leading entrepreneurs and creatives, reports on startups and established companies and announces events.


  • Contribute blog content (reports, interviews, updates, etc.) on the region’s entrepreneurs and creatives
  • Create partnerships with national media outlets and blogs
  • Promote blog posts and events
  • Copy edit website and event materials
  • Dabble in ad and sponsorship sales


  • We’re looking for a great writer with an excitement to cover the region’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs and creatives. We have lots of work to do and we have fun doing it. (Bonus points for having an interest or background in the tech industry.)


  • We’ll be offering a stipend, occasional free lunches, and an always-stocked beverage fridge, but we think the real value lies in building your online portfolio while connecting with some of the most talented individuals in our region. You’ll also have an important role in reporting on Big Omaha, our premier annual event each May.


  • If interested, contact Danny Schreiber at with a short paragraph indicating why you feel you would be a good fit, the reasons you want to be involved, and links to or attachments of your past professional and/or personal work. Please attach your resume, as well.

Thought District – Interactive Developer (Omaha)

Thought District is a brand strategy and design firm that creates, rebuilds, and revitalizes brands regardless of industry.

We’re looking for an interactive developer to help us create compelling websites and other online applications for a fast-growing, forward-thinking brand strategy and design firm. The position requires collaboration with Creative Directors and Art Directors to conceptualize and implement interactive solutions, a strong background in front-end development/HTML production, and a great sense and knowledge of design and usability. The position is more developer-focused than design-focused but can expand depending on skill set and desire. Passion, hard work, and a constant hunger to learn are absolute musts, as this person will be a catalyst in helping us build our interactive department.


  • Work well under pressure, fast, detail-oriented
  • At least 2 years of experience is strongly encouraged
  • Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash
  • Proficiency with standards-compliant, cross-browser compatible XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, PHP
  • Must be internet savvy and on top of new trends and developments in their area of focus
  • Must show willingness to learn and explore new options and solutions
  • Understands interaction as a holistic field, including traditional websites, rich internet applications, mobile applications, and gaming interfaces
  • Knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques


  • Experience with 3D motion graphics and/or video editing software
  • Experience and ability to work with off-the-shelf CMS solutions such as Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla
  • Knowledge of/experience in developing or designing for hand-held devices

Please send resume and salary requirements to

Bozell – Web Developer (Omaha)

Bozell is a full service integrated marketing and strategic consulting company.

Bozell is seeking a passionate and talented web developer for their interactive team.

The qualified candidate will demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Thorough knowledge of using X/HTML and CSS for standard’s compliant web development
  • Javascript and using libraries like jQuery to provide rich client side experiences
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and/or MySQL
  • Experience with PHP and/or ASP .Net
  • Experience with Apache and/or IIS
  • Experience with FTP , SMTP , POP3, HTTP and related protocols
  • Experience with common development tools and environments like Microsoft Visual Studio or Dreamweaver
  • Familiarity with optimizing images using Photoshop and integrating graphics into web pages
  • Familiarity with basic Search Engine Optimization principles

We maintain a high-energy environment for people who are very passionate about what they do. We provide plenty of challenge and hard work, but in a casual and fun environment. We want people to have a positive attitude about their work and participate in something where their input is respected and appreciated.

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Secret Penguin – Intern, March-May (Omaha)

Secret Penguin is a youth branding agency rooted in the skateboard, music and youth cultures, working out of the midwest.


What are the hours? Pretty open. A few days a week.

What will the intern do? We’d like to work with the intern on building a website, and learn the whole process. Also, some busy work and print production stuff

What’s the compensation? Unfortunately, there is no pay. But we are focusing on having our intern do real work. We want to help them build their portfolio, and learn a good process to creating effective design.

Anything else? Send us a link and why you’d like to be an intern to:

Arbor Day Foundation – Web Designer (Lincoln)

Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with nearly one million members, supporters, and valued partners.

The Arbor Day Foundation is seeking an exceptional designer to join our web team.

The ideal candidate will excel at converting concepts and ideas from customers into compelling web pages. We seek a team player who is an excellent communicator, motivated self starter, and has a keen eye for detail.

This role is responsible for designing, creating, programming, and maintaining web pages and emails for the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Foundation offers an excellent working environment, pay commensurate with experience, an attractive benefits package, and the opportunity to enhance our environmental impact.

Full job post

Catchfire Media – Developer & Analyst (Des Moines)

Catchfire Media is a social media strategy and consulting firm, offering comprehensive planning, analysis, and support for clients.


The developer will be responsible for web and application development projects to help support our clients’ social media strategies. Projects will be web-based, though mobile applications may include those created for the mobile-optimized web as well as native phone applications (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Management & Technology, Technical Communication, Marketing, or Graphic (Web) Design
  • Prior history in developing for the web and/or mobile is preferred
  • Knowledge of WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Drupal, Joomla, FBML is a plus
  • Should have experience with PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, .NET, or similar programming languages

Full job post


Our analysts play a significant role in the strategic development and stewardship of social media programs and will implement various online campaign strategies for key clients. They will assist with the implementation, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of social media marketing for these clients.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or Communications
  • 1-3 years experience in related field (e.g., marketing, public relations, advertising, market research)
  • Digital marketing or social media marketing experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Basic understanding of SEO and SEM a plus

Full job post

Spindustry Interactive – Flash Developer (Des Moines)

Spindustry Interactive is a web strategy, web design and web development firm.

Spindustry Interactive is seeking a qualified Flash developer to build whole sites or site elements for high end web projects in partnership with our design and programming team.

Spindustry is ideally seeking a Flash developer who (a) can create original, creative designs in Flash and (b) who has experience connecting Flash with back end data via XML or other methods. Understanding search engine optimization with FLASH also desired.

Experience at a web design firm or advertising agency a plus.

This position requires design skills, but also strong writing and competent oral presentation skills.

Position Type: Full Time Salary, complete benefit package

Specific Skills: Flash, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver

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