DMMB Expands Team in 2016: We have a place for YOU!


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We are looking for local moms to join our team for 2016!

Are you the next Des Moines Moms Blog Team Member?

About The Des Moines Moms Blog (DMMB) Team

Our team of moms inspire, encourage, support, inform, and simply share this journey of motherhood we’re all navigating together. They are moms of all ages, with kids in every stage, who have a Mission and passion to connect moms in our community on and offline.

Being a part of our team gives you the chance to connect with others, share motherhood, and utilize your professional skill sets. Maybe you’re working full-time but need something for YOU. Maybe you work from home but need to get out a bit. Or maybe you’re a stay-at-home-mom and missing that professional part of life you once had. Whatever your talents, passions or previous experience, there is a place for YOU!

These are volunteer positions…but there are some really fun perks in exchange for your time and energy.

What You GIVE…

  • Your passion for moms, kids, and the greater Des Moines area
  • Your unique, fun, and transparent perspective
  • Reliability, team-spirit, flexibility, and a great attitude
  • Your presence at DMMB events and outings
  • Your passions, talents, and skills serving on event committees, special projects, and more
  • Availability for team meetings and event support as needed
  • One year commitment, beginning January 2016

What You GET…

  • New connections, new friendships, and an amazing experience!
  • Social and direct networking with a huge community of moms (and kids) in Central Iowa
  • VIP Early Access to DMMB events plus free admission
  • Community recognition
  • A chance to utilize your personal and professional skill sets
  • Team meetings at local venues and invitations to other special events
  • Access to the our Team Facebook groups and other internal communications and resources

Ready to See Where you Fit In?

What are you waiting for? Let’s do life together!

1. Check out our open positions below for duties and requirements.

2. Fill out the application at the bottom of the post.

3. See “How to apply” section under each role for additional requirements.

Deadline to receive application and all additional materials is Tuesday,  December 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm (CST)



Writer Responsibilities

  • Provide minimum of one original posts per month on the topic of your choice (within the brand and mission of DMMB)
  • Find and create pin-able images to include in posts
  • Work closely with Managing Editor to meet monthly deadlines
  • Opportunity to test out products and/or services for review as they become available to DMMB

Writer Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written and verbal)
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, SEO, hyperlinks, etc. preferred
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Professional grammar
  • Creativity and insightful in developing content that resonates with and encourages fellow moms and other caregivers
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on commitments
  • Represent Des Moines Moms Blog in a positive and professional manner at all times

How to Apply

  • Complete the Questionaire below 
  • Send a sample post of original content that shows your voice as a Des Moines Mom ranging from 500-800 words to [email protected] with subject line “Writer Application.”

Neighborhood Group “Mombassador”

Our primary goal in creating Des Moines Moms Blog was to connect moms online, as well as offline through playdates and our events.  We know that being a mom is the most rewarding job we can do, but it’s also one of the toughest. We all need some support from others who know just what we are going through! We have been doing this in the past through our monthly playdates but starting in 2016 we will be doing this in these new Neighborhood Groups.

Neighborhood Groups will allow our reader to enjoy mommy meet-ups, learn more about your specific neighborhood or simply post a question to a group of moms that are in your same neighborhood of Des Moines. Whether you’re a new mom, new to the city, or just want to meet new friends, these groups will be the perfect way to connect with moms in your area. Everyone is welcome to these events and this is one strategy to make events more convenient for our readers. The goal of neighborhood groups is to have a playdate each month to provide a chance for moms and their kids to get out and meet new friends! We want these playdates to be FREE and very casual, a park would be perfect.

We would love to assign a “Mombassador” for each area to help with coordinating these gatherings, because YOU know your neighborhood best!

Mombassador Duties/Expectations

  • Work closely with Bekah, our co-founder, to help plan in-formal playdates and mommy meet-ups. Identify places to meet, events happening in the area, etc. We know that you all know your neighborhoods and towns best!
  • Attend DMMB planned meet-ups for that neighborhood group (roughly one to two per month). This does not include all the informal meetings that may be planned within the group, as you will not be expected to attend all of those.
  • Help facilitate connections in the Facebook group by welcoming new members, facilitating any discussions, etc.
  • Help uphold the Facebook group standards that are pinned to the top of each group
  • Represent Des Moines Moms Blog in a positive and professional manner at all times

How to Apply

  • Complete the Questionaire below
  • Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line of “Mombassador Application” and tell her why this position interests you!

Event Committee Member

We are looking for a few moms to help assist our co-founders with the planning and execution of our 8+ events we hold each year.

Event Committee Responsibilities

  • Along with Co-Founders, serve as point of contact for Des Moines Moms Blog events
  • Potentially solicit swag and giveaway partners, as well as table sponsors, for events via phone, email and social media, continually brainstorming and pursuing new partners
  • Help with set up of event, execution of event and tear down of event as directed by co-founders
  • Brainstorm new ideas for Des Moines Moms Blog events
  • Respond to emails in a timely manner (48 hours).
  • Represent Des Moines Moms Blog in a positive and professional manner at all times

Event Committee Qualifications

  • Impeccable attention to detail, organized and creative
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written and verbal)
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on commitments
  • Being a part of the Event Committee gets you a free ticket to all our events and a swag bag (if applicable)!!

How to Apply

  • Complete the Questionnaire below
  • Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line of “Event Committee Application” and tell her why you want to be considered for the events committee.

Graphics and Website Support

Graphics/Website Support Responsibilities

Create graphics for content, events and various other needs. Help manage website content, including managing our sidebar content, setting up banner ads, adding various widgets (content blocks) and cleaning up expired giveaway code as needed.

Graphics/Website Assistant Qualifications

  • Ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign (or comparable design software)
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and widgets
  • Basic understanding of html and javascript code

How to Apply

  • Complete the Questionaire below
  • Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line of “Graphics & Website Support Application” and include detailed information about your experience and why you would be a good fit for this role.


This form MUST be completed in order to be considered for any positions listed above. **Please note that each position requires an additional email to be sent to [email protected] to be considered. See “How to Apply” Section for specifics.


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