Developers, Art Director, Interactive Project Manager & More

We're excited to bring you our 45th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from MindMixer, Deal Garden, Ink Tank Merchandise, Swanson Russell…

We’re excited to bring you our 45th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from MindMixer, Deal Garden, Ink Tank Merchandise, Swanson Russell, Conductix-Wampfler, and REBEL INTERACTIVE in Omaha, Catchfire Media in Des Moines, and Red Nova Labs in Kansas City.

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.

MindMixer – Lead Application Developer (Omaha) – Startup Job!

MindMixer is a web-based platform for meaningful civic engagement. is an Omaha, Nebraska-based start-up that has created a web based platform for meaningful civic engagement. Our clients include municipalities, elected officials, school districts, and professional organizations. We basically provide a simple to use forum for people to share their ideas, concerns and knowledge about real time projects in their community. For example, what if your community was considering a light rail system? Or what about rebuilding a park in a part of town that has decayed? Wouldn’t it be great to participate in this dialogue somehow? In most communities, a town-hall meeting is posted and typically a few people show up. Mainly to grab a donut and some stale coffee. Our business is radically changing that tired tradition and remaking it to allow people to contribute whenever and wherever they are on their own time frame. PC, Mac, phone, library computer…it will all be easily accessed. End result? More input, more dialogue, better communication and improved community involvement and decisions.

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Deal Garden – New Market Account Executive (Omaha) – Startup Job!

Deal Garden is a social commerce website operating in small and mid-sized Midwestern cities.

Deal Garden is a new, Omaha-based social commerce website operating in small and mid-sized Midwestern cities, looking for two New Market Account Executives to help drive rapid growth.

New Market Account Executive: Outside Account Executives at Deal Garden leverage related experience in local merchant advertising to build partnerships for Deal Garden. They partner with restaurants, theaters, spas, and everything in between, negotiating unbeatable offers on behalf of our subscribers. Experience with online sales, advertising, and social media are beneficial to an account executive’s success and fit within our team. Competitive compensation, benefits, base + commission, and a sense of joy. Apply at

Ink Tank Merchandise – Art Director (Omaha)

Ink Tank Merchandise, a subsidiary of Saddle Creek Records, is a tour merchandise provider as well as full service screen printer.

We are looking to fill a full-time art director position. The candidate must have a proficiency in pre-press art production (color separations and film output) for T-shirt and poster screen printing and silk screening. The candidate must be able to come up with their own creative designs for clients. Any HTML/web/ecommerce development skills and knowledge/interest in the music business are a plus, as well. Experience with Mac OS X and Adobe CS5 software suite is required. Inquiries to

Swanson Russell – Interactive Project Manager (Omaha)

Swanson Russell is a full-service marketing communications and advertising agency

We need a strong strategic thinker, with a high attention to detail and excellent client service skills. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of interactive projects and ensuring we deliver consistent and engaging online experience for our clients. Typical projects include website development and content creation, digital advertising and e-mail marketing. This position has responsibilities for accounts in our Omaha office and will require one day a week in our Lincoln office.


  • Ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and meet specified objectives
  • Create and present project planning documents including budgets, timelines and project scopes to internal teams and clients
  • Coordinate and collaborate with teams of creatives, technologists and strategists
  • Lead the project process and manage scope from concept through delivery


  • 2+ years of project management experience
  • A passion for interactive marketing and communications
  • Knowledge of web technologies
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

Qualified candidates should submit resume and salary requirements to

Conductix-Wampfler – Cold Fusion Web Developer (Omaha)

Conductix-Wampfler offers a full range of conductor bar, cable reels, cord reels, motorized reels, slip rings, cable festoons, push button pendants, and radio controls to safely and reliably power moving equipment and assembly lines.

Are you driven? Do you think outside of the box? Do you like collaboration in a team environment? Do you want to see your skills have an impact on the organization you work for? Does working for a growing, global organization interest you?

We need a results-oriented ColdFusion developer to join our growing team.

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REBEL INTERACTIVE – Web Developer (Omaha)

REBEL INTERACTIVE is an Omaha-based Interactive Agency specializing in branding, websites, and videos.

Who we want: someone who is capable of developing, testing, and launching websites with PHP and MySQL under the hood – you must, absolutely and without a doubt, know PHP and MySQL. It would be really swell if you knew Joomla or another content management system.

We’re a social bunch, so you have to be really great with people – even better if you know how to wow clients with simplified ways to talk about techy stuff. An understanding of good design wouldn’t hurt. Tattoos are a plus.

A little bit about us: we really like creativity, cocktail parties, cats, dogs, the color red, folks with integrity, motorcycles, and Cheez-Its. REBEL offers benefits, including medical and dental, PTO, 401(K), and occasional sushi.

Interested? Send a short video of yourself explaining why you’d make a good REBEL to

Catchfire Media – Developer (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).

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Red Nova Labs – Strategic Web Relations (Kansas City) – Startup Job

Red Nova Labs is a web development and marketing agency as well as a technology think-tank.

This position is critical to Red Nova Labs’ growth. That’s why we’ve spent months trying to define it — but we probably never will. The web (and the way people use it) is always changing, always evolving. As a web think-tank, we must evolve with it to succeed. So we’re focusing on finding the right candidate – a confident, capable, can-do creature – who will be happy and driven in a strategic role without a concrete definition, just concrete goals.

For now, you might think of it as a new hybrid of four roles: (1) product marketing, (2) public relations, (3) business development, and (4) sales. Imagine these responsibilities as pie chart cut evenly into quarters.

For a long time we called it SEO linkbuilding, but that implies pushing hyperlinks onto bloggers and editors all day. It’s much broader than that. A single week might include elements of online research, networking, socializing, article writing, guest blogging, media relations, innovating microproducts, interfacing with design/dev to build web tools, selling widgets, seeking allies, facilitating partnerships, monitoring analytics, phew!—all toward the ultimate goal of building top PageRank. Your mission is to drive the most relevant web traffic at the lowest cost.

Web-based marketing has become a bloody battle, waged over Google’s first page. The companies that make it out alive will do so by coming up with new and unique ways to entice search engine crawlers, and to create real added value for human users. This is what we need from you. For the right person, we humbly believe this is a dream opportunity to have a real impact in a small, nimble company with a ton of talent and momentum.

Position: Strategic Web Relations

Product: Web Marketing Systems

Pay: $2,000 to $5,000 / month (plus bennies and incentives) depending on experience/qualifications

Perks: All-you-can-ingest coffee, tea, juice, soda, fruit, nuts, an open atmosphere, and random happy hours

You Should Have:

College degree

  • Actually, this is more of a preference than a requirement. Don’t have one? Then be able to show that you can finish what you start. As for experience, it can be trumped by common sense and mad sales/communication skills.

Strategic mind

  • Here, “strategy” isn’t just a bullcrap bingo word tossed around the conference room. You must be ready to create industry-shaping ideas that continue to build our websites’ reputation and influence online. Be eager to find new, clever ways to use web technology and communications to create successful, traffic building linking strategies.

Head for numbers

  • You must be analytical and numbers driven. Be competent at tracking ROI, defining conversion metrics, analyzing campaign data, conducting A/B testing, and implementing end-to-end data tracking systems.

SEO awareness

  • Newbs need not apply. Know the fundamentals of search marketing, email marketing, social media, and web analytics. Being an expert in any of these areas is not critical, but if you don’t have at least a rudimentary idea of how websites succeed on the fanatical Google-driven Internet, you’ll set us back three months with training. There’s no time to get your feet wet—we need you to jump in head-first. Spend some quality time perusing SEOmoz and Search Engine Land. Know the meanings (and implications) of terms like white hat, black hat, link juice and PageRank. Read this:


  • If you take yourself too seriously you won’t be happy here. Nobody is spared from opinions, jokes and coaching. But if you can to laugh and you want to win big, you’ll fit with our team. Even better, you’ll be able to connect effectively with publishers, bloggers, webmasters, developers, executives, et al. Be an excellent communicator (oral and written) who can form personable, candid relationships with press, industry influencers and business partners.


  • You must be capable of both creative brainstorming and comprehensive execution. Be comfortable working with senior management to set the strategic direction. Assist in defining project scope, schedule, and budget estimates.

Entrepreneurial bent

  • You must thrive in a flexible, evolving environment where the challenges and opportunities change daily. Listen; if you want to get ahead, this is the place for you. We’re small and dynamic with a lot of potential. How about you?

How to Apply:

  • Send resume to
  • Include a note describing your passions, what drives you, how you approach your work
  • No phone calls or drop-ins


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