Middle Bit: Use the Clay & Milk job board to find talent

Clay and Milk Clay & Milk is a startup website based in Des Moines covering Iowa's tech, startup and art communities. Illustration by Nathan Wright

Because of a classroom activity and a growing need around Iowa, Clay & Milk is launching a jobs board to give companies a platform to post their open positions.

The idea for the Clay & Milk jobs board originated because of my Drake University graduate class. We were asked to think of new ideas for a company while using no new resources. I thought a jobs board could help Clay & Milk attract more visitors and be something valuable to so many companies in Iowa that are growing and looking to hire.

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After noticing the layout of the jobs board at StartlandNews.com—which features jobs only in Kansas City—I spoke with editor Bobby Burch to pick his brain on how they went about setting it up.

And like most everybody else in a startup community, he was more than willing to help.

“It’s really been about bringing more people into the startup community and helping these companies find the talent they need,” Burch told me.

So Clay & Milk is trying to do the same. If you are interested in posting a job, reach out to editor@clayandmilk.com for more details.

Last day for Clay & Milk Managing Editor

Joey Aguirre
Joey Aguirre served as Managing Editor of Clay & Milk for just over a year. He will be joining the marketing team at Dwolla starting Monday. Photo by Jami Milne

Joey Aguirre, who has been the Managing Editor of Clay & Milk since May of 2017, is leaving the site to join the marketing team at Dwolla, the Des Moines-based online payments company.

Today is his last day.

Aguirre said, “I’ve always wanted to quote myself in one of my own stories, so I’m taking this opportunity to cross that off my bucket list.”

But in all seriousness, thank you to everyone for reading and thank you for being so good at what you do. You keep us busy and are the reason this site even exists. We published over 500 stories as my time as editor, our newsletter has hundreds of subscribers in 22 states and six countries and our Twitter and Facebook profiles just surpassed their own milestones.

It proves Ben Milne and Geoff Wood were right for starting their own publication. And as the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Art Cullen once wrote, “People care about what is happening in Iowa.”

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