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Marketing Copywriter Student
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Daktronics | Brookings, SD
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Job Description


Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators' experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

Position located in Brookings, South Dakota. Candidates must be enrolled and registered as a full-time student. Preferred candidate should be available to work 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer.

This writing student will interview customers who recently purchased our products to gather customer experience information and write news releases and project highlight stories, including testimonials for use in marketing materials and on the company's website. Ideal candidate will show persistence in contacting customers and be skilled at gathering technical information from interviews then rewording it to be succinct and easily understood by potential customers.

Marketing students will gain experience:

* Working within Daktronics brand guidelines
* Writing news releases for events and product launches
* Interviewing clients to produce customer stories for the website and blog
* Creating compelling and persuasive copy for marketing material such as cut-sheets, brochures, and ads
* Writing fresh blog entries for various markets
* Editing photos for website
* Working within a Digital Asset Management system
* Public Relations
* Networking
* Managing small projects
* Prioritizing work
* Problem Solving


Academic Requirements -

* The ideal candidate must be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing, advertising, English, or similar degree and in their sophomore, junior or senior year of school.
* Only strong performers in undergraduate coursework will be considered.
* Must maintain an acceptable GPA.
* Unofficial transcripts or web transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.

Other Requirements -

* Demonstrates excellent writing and interviewing skills.
* Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and MS Office preferred. Ability to quickly learn new tools.
* Friendly, positive approach to people. Must enjoy talking with and learning about people and their work.
* Ability to work well with others in a team environment and quickly complete accurate work with minimal supervision.
* A commitment and demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines.
* Ability to work a reliable and dependable schedule
* Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
* Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

About Daktronics

Daktronics, Inc. is a supplier of electronic scoreboards, large electronic display systems and related marketing services, digital messaging solutions and software and services for sports venues, commercial and transportation applications. The Company operates through five segments: Commercial, Live Events, Schools and Theatres, Transportation and International. The Company offers a line of products, from small indoor and outdoor scoreboards and electronic displays to video display systems, as well as related control, timing, sound and hoist systems and related professional services. The Company is engaged in designing, marketing, manufacturing, installing and servicing integrated systems that display real-time data, graphics, animation and video. The Company is engaged in a range of activities, including marketing and sales, engineering and design, manufacturing and professional services. (Source: 10-K)