Opportunities 9.14.11


Join us for Media Career Night V on Thursday!

Media Career Night V
Thursday Sep. 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AE England Building 424 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix
(Right across Central Ave. from the front door of the Cronkite School)

This event is recommended for anyone serious about a career in the media.

Come learn about the many career options in the media when nearly 60 professionals representing dozens of local companies gather in one room to answer your questions about public relations, social media, broadcasting, writing, digital journalism, sports, news, entertainment, business and much more.

Confirmed participants:
The Phoenix Suns, The Arizona Diamondbacks, ASU Athletics, KJZZ(NPR) Radio, Clear Channel Radio, 12 News, 3 News, ABC 15 News, Fox 10, Univision, Fox Sports Arizona, Arizona Capitol Television, Entravision, AIA365.com, Phoenix 11, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, College Times, Arizona Highways Magazine, Arizona Capitol Times, EmpowHER, Desert Living/Scoop Factory, Green Living AZ Magazine, SB Nation, Arcadia News, Media That Deelivers, Cities West Publications, Barclay Communications, Knoodle, The Phoenix Symphony, David & Sam PR, R&R Partners, The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism and Cronkite Global Initiatives (if you interested in studying abroad or finding an international internship).

For freshmen: This is your time to explore career options.
For sophomores and juniors: This is your time to learn about internship availabilities.
For seniors: This is your time to ask about jobs, preparing for the workforce and the status of hiring this year.

You do not have to RSVP. Come when you want and leave when you want. Go table to table to find out what internship or job opportunities might be available. You are encouraged to visit for at least 30 minutes anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Dress code is business casual. Hope to see you there and please bring your friends.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Internships… But Were Afraid to Ask
If you want to learn more about the general internship application process, please join me for a Q/A session on Friday, September 16 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Cronkite #252.
This information session is highly recommended for first-year students (freshmen, transfer students) and anyone else who wants information about our upcoming internship interview days.

If you cannot make the Friday September 16 session, there will be one more Q/A session on Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Cronkite #252.

Please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu Please note the session you are planning to attend.

Internship Application Deadline
If you’re interested in working any internship in the spring 2012 semester or want to participate in our upcoming internship interview days, you must submit an application by 4pm MST on Friday September 30. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit the application.

Applications for spring 2012 internships can be found online at http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2012Application.pdf or in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of the Cronkite School.

The Cronkite-NBC internship in New York City
If you want to intern at NBC in New York City in the spring 2012 semester, please submit an application by October 3, 2011. The requirements and application instructions are listed here http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/nbc_news_internships_spring_2012


Video Production Intern FALL 2011
Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
Phoenix, AZ

The mission of MCESD is to provide essential, regional environmental services seeking to prevent and remove environmental health risks. The Department’s Environmental Health Specialists and Field Technicians are in the community every day making sure that among other things, food in all the eating and drinking establishments in the County are protected from contamination, water supplies throughout the County are safe to drink, and vector borne health illnesses and risks are minimized.

We have an opportunity for a creative, self motivated video production expert to transform our existing raw video footage into interesting and engaging PSAs and other educational and informative videos for our new video library. This position will be in charge of establishing MCESD’s presence on YouTube and identifying, suggesting and setting up a presence on other appropriate sites/channels. There may also be opportunities to shoot new footage to create an original PSA/commercial/whatever, which may (or may not be) used for your own reel. Would like you to create videos to showcase our department, and what we do on a daily basis. Will also be in charge of updating our B-roll. Nothing in this internship will create an employer-employee relationship between the intern and MCESD. The intern must comport his or herself professionally, comply with MCESD’s dress code and uphold MCESD’s policies and procedures.

•Create, maintain and update videos archives and video library
•Perform post-production tasks such as reviewing footage, making edits, tape logging, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing using Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 software
•Occasional filming and photography of events, trainings, meetings, etc.
•Assist with department’s Web site and social media sites
•Other related duties as assigned

•Must be a registered college student (undergraduate or graduate level) receiving college credits
•Must be proficient in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 Software, Roxio Creator DE, and Sound Forge Audio Studio 9.0
•Video production/Graphic art majors preferred
•Knowledge of Cannon XH A1S – 3 CCD HD or similar camera may be helpful
•Great communication skills, both written and verbal
•Must be able to lift 20 pounds throughout the day without assistance

This will be a semester long internship from September to December with flexible start and end dates. We ask the Intern to be available 15 hours per week, between 8am and 6pm, Monday through Friday.

Intern will gain professional development, build resume, gain real world experience, make contacts within Maricopa County and well as interact with other public and private agencies. Position is open until filled.

For more information about Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, please visit our Web site at www.maricopa.gov/envsvc.
If you are interested in applying, please e-mail your application to jdilone@mail.maricopa.gov

PR/Marketing Intern at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

About the Resort:
Gracing 65 acres in north Scottsdale, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a world-class AAA Five-Diamond resort. Home to 649 luxurious accommodations and an impressive array of amenities, that includes five pools, two waterslides, the TPC Stadium Golf Course (home of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open), Willow Stream Spa inspired by the Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Falls, Bobcat Billy’s Clubhouse for kids ages 5-12 and the new John Austin Center for Tennis. Food and beverage options include Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, The Grill at TPC (overlooking the 18th hole of the TPC Stadium golf course) and Stone Rose Lounge infusing Scottsdale nightlife with unparalleled style and glamour. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is also major sponsors of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car event, Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Legacy events include the Fourth of July Freedom Fest and Christmas at the Princess with proceeds benefitting several non-profit organizations in the community.

Position reports to: Director of Public Relations and Sr. Marketing Manager

Job Objective:
Individual will work closely with both managers listed above to assist in the effective execution of all public relations and marketing tactics. Will help effectively communicate the Resort’s ongoing strategies via public relations, marketing, special events and advertising promotions, including but not limited to (media relations, radio, print and Internet).

PR/Marketing Intern Responsibilities:
•Filing and organizing online and print media clippings and maintaining the marketing binders
•Distributing copies of media clippings to appropriate departments
•Maintaining PR/Marketing Board in the Information Hallway/Emailing Media Coverage updates to all colleagues
•Participation on resort’s Green Team and effectively communicate stories to the press
•Writing, pitching and/or distributing briefs and press releases as needed
•Creating media kits for distribution both in print and electronically
•Creating invitations and gifts for PR and/or Marketing events
•Assisting the Director of PR and the Marketing Manager with the coordination and execution of media events as needed, such as media reservations, press itineraries, welcome amenities, etc.
•Assisting the Director of PR and Marketing Manager with the coordination and execution of photo shoots, media visits and press trips/FAM’s as needed

•Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
•Strong organization and AP writing skills preferred
•Ability to multi-task a must
•Desire to build local relationships with the local media and their publications
•Knowledge of Cision preferred but not required
•Prefer 15-16 hours per week — flexible on days/times

Catherine Spear
Communications Manager

Summer 2012 internship deadlines
Major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post offer summer internships. These high level internships are competitive and the application process typically begins in the fall. If you are interested in an internship with any of the major publications, please click on the respective links to get more information.

The Wall Street Journal

Internships are aimed at undergraduates or recent graduates who intend a career in journalism. To apply for this internship please submit a cover letter, resume and up to six writing samples. We will select about 15 interns for the summer 2012 program. The selection process is highly competitive and most of those chosen have had prior internships with other newspapers as well as extensive experience on a campus newspaper. The internships are for ten-week periods in June, July and August. The pay is $700.00 a week.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Only the applicants who are selected for final consideration will be contacted. We will complete the selection process by the end of December.

About half the interns are based outside New York, in bureaus such as San Francisco, DC, Detroit, etc. We do not pay for relocation. It helps for applicants to state if they have preferences in where they intern, and also if they have any preferences in subject matter (for example: metro, economics, politics, arts etc). We cannot guarantee to meet your preferences, but it helps us in placing interns. If you wish to apply for a video, art or WSJ.com internship, please specify that in your application. You can also elect to apply for more than one of these, if you have several areas of skill.

ART INTERNS: We also accept photo, infographics and art internship applications. Applicants should include samples of their work.

VIDEO INTERNS: Each year we take at least one video intern, who works as part of our video team shooting and editing video that complements and supplements print stories.

WSJ.COM INTERNS: Our online team, which is integrated with the print operations, takes several interns each year who work exclusively online, packaging and editing stories, video and graphics for our website.

Deborah Brewster, Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Or email applications to: Deborah.Brewster@wsj.com

The Journal’s European edition, The Wall Street Journal Europe, also usually takes a reporting intern to be based in Europe. The application must be received by mail or email no later than November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples to:

Tim Hanrahan, Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe
10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7QN
Or email to: tim.hanrahan@wsj.com

In addition to meeting all the application requirements cited in the WSJ description above, the Journal Europe is also looking for candidates with fluency in one or more of these European languages: French, German, Dutch, or Russian; a demonstrable interest in Europe as well as the willingness and ability to work in an overseas environment. The selected candidates will work in one of WSJ’s European bureaus and will be required to provide proof of health insurance. They will be required to pay for their own round-trip airfare. The pay is $700 a week.

The Journal’s Asian edition is looking for a reporting intern to be based in Hong Kong. The materials must be received or received by mail or email no later than November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples to:

Almar Latour, Editor-in-Chief
The Wall Street Journal Asia
25/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Or email to: almar.latour@wsj.com

In addition to meeting all the application requirements cited in the WSJ description above, the Journal Asia is looking for candidates with fluency in one or more Asian languages–preferably Mandarin, Japanese or Korean–a strong interest in business reporting in Asia, and ideally experience living or working in the region. The selected candidates will work at The Asian Journal’s Hong Kong headquarters, and will be provided with $700 a week and an allowance for round-trip airfare to Hong Kong.

Chips Quinn Scholars
Deadline to Apply: 10/15/11

The Dallas Morning News
Deadline: 10/28/11

The New York Times
Deadline: 10/29/11

Pulliam Fellowship
Deadline: 11/1/1

Fellows will work at The Arizona Republic or The Indianapolis Star.

Deadline: 11/1/11

The Boston Globe
Deadline to apply: 11/1/11

The Washington Post
Deadline: 11/1/11

St. Petersburg Times
Deadline: 11/1/11

The Seattle Times
Deadline: 11/1/11

Dow Jones News Fund
Deadline: 11/1/11

Austin American Statesman
Deadline: 11/4/11

Orlando Sentinel
Deadline: 11/15/11

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Deadline: 11/30/11


USA Today
Deadline: 12/1/11


Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deadline: 12/1/11


The Houston Chronicle
Deadline: 12/1/11


Orange County Register
Deadline: 12/15/11


Christian Science Monitor
Deadline: 1/1/12


Los Angeles Times
Deadline: 1/1/12


Deadline: 1/1/12



Public Relations/Marketing
McKinnon Dunford Media is looking for 1 or 2 ASU journalism students or graduates to assist with our business video production and public relations efforts. We are looking for an individual to both work in our office and get in front of the camera to provide informative reviews pertaining to our client’s products and services to use online and social media. We are looking for a candidate who is creative and outgoing.

Scope and Responsibilities – Join and participate during the pre-production, creative brainstorming sessions. Work on various content distribution and public relations tasks. Work with McKinnon Dunford Media Account Director in scripting the shoot. Rehearse main talking points. Go on location and shoot interview. Interviews will consist of new car model reviews (Volvo, Acura, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai).

We are looking for a fun and business casual tone and delivery. The goal is to provide information to consumers and represent our clients in a sophisticated manner, and NOT a sales approach. The spokesperson will identify themselves by first name and frame themselves as a customer of the different automotive clients. Videos will be cut to 2-3 minutes, for web use (company blogs, website, Facebook etc.) Spokesperson will also have the opportunity to sit-in during the editing process.


-Have own Transportation
-Experience in front of the camera
-Have own laptop computer
-Professional appearance and demeanor
-Understand the video scripting process
-Willingness to participate in creative brainstorming sessions with McKinnon Dunford Media team
-5 to 10 hours a week

Candidate will report directly to McKinnon Dunford Media Account Director. Candidate will be working side-by-side with the McKinnon Dunford Media videographer, who possesses over 11 years experience, including Director of Good Morning New Mexico (NBC Affiliate) and narrative film. Candidate will also be working with other members of the McKinnon Dunford Media staff during brainstorming sessions, pre and post-production.

Compensation – Spokesperson Intern will be paid, amount to be discussed with candidate at time of interview process


America Water Intelligence Researcher
Here are some more details about the opportunities available with American Water Intelligence. All of our contributors are compensated for their work. There are no bylines, but it is a good chance to work sources, learn about a new industry and make some very decent money.

First, a little bit about the magazine. We write analytical stories on public and private water and sewer companies – everything from the local water treatment plant to water treatment companies who handle wastewater from industrial customers.

What we are looking for is a researcher to find entries for our project database. Every month, we run a project tracker to tell company managers, contractors and engineering firms what projects are coming up for bid. This is a big selling point for our magazine, so we pay well for each entry we receive.

Every entry must have the following elements: The name of the project, whether it’s water or wastewater (some people call this sewer), the exact nature of the work to be done (I can explain what some of the things are), the expected cost, the project structure (I can brief interested contributors on what this means), the status of the project and a contact so readers can follow up for more information. Project updates consist of making calls to projects we already know about.

We split the country up into groups of states and ask our contributors to track down projects in that area. This position would be to help cover the western U.S. and Canada. We would keep someone on through the end of September and then evaluate his/her performance and our needs to decide where to take the position from there.

For every update, we pay $35. For every new project, we pay $75. If a contributor really hustles, he or she can easily make several hundred dollars a month if not more. The amount is entirely dependent on how many entries are found. We’re also depending on contributors to cover their regions, so we expect at least a handful of new projects and at least as many updates.

I would like to see a resume from each interested applicant. Expertise in the industry is not necessary. What we need is people who can learn fast, produce results and maintain high standards of professionalism. In many cases, these plant managers are also sources for us. That means we need an experienced journalist who knows how to talk to people and ask the right questions. I have how-to guides I share with interested contributors that make the tracker easy to jump into.

Lastly, we would need someone to start right away. You can see preview some of our articles by visiting www.americanwaterintel.com

Erich Hiner
Senior Reporter
American Water Intelligence


BEA is the professional development association for professors, industry professionals and students involved in teaching and research related to radio, television, and other electronic media. BEA administers fourteen scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession. The BEA Two Year Award is for study at member schools offering only freshman and sophomore instruction, or for use at a four-year member school by a graduate of a BEA two-year campus. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member institutions.

Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. One semester grants are NOT made. Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a student’s official campus account. Current scholarship holders are not eligible for reappointment in the year following their award. All scholarships must be applied to study at a campus where at least one department is a BEA institutional member. You can go to www.beaweb.org to verify if your campus is a member or call 202.429.3935.

Selection Criteria:
The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional. There should be compelling evidence that the applicant possesses high integrity and a well-articulated sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Application Procedures:
Obtain the official application forms from your campus faculty or download them at www.beaweb.org. The forms ask for personal and academic data and transcripts, broadcast and other experience, a written statement of goals, and supportive statements from three references, one of which must be an electronic media faculty member.

Deadline for Submitting All Materials:
OCTOBER 12, 2011

To request additional information you may contact:
Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2891
BEAMemberServices@nab.org or call 202.429.3935

List of BEA Scholarships

Two scholarships; $1,750 each
Study toward a career in RADIO – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

One scholarship; $5,000
Study any area of broadcasting – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger

Two scholarships; $1,500 each
For study at a BEA 2-year/community college, or at a BEA
4-year institution by a graduate of a BEA 2-year campus

One scholarship; $5,000
Study toward a career in RADIO- Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

One scholarship; $2,500
Graduate students only. Study any area of broadcasting
Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

One Scholarship; $1,500
Study towards a career in Radio – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

One scholarship; $1,500
Study any area of broadcasting – Sponsored by The Richard Eaton Foundation

One scholarships; $1,250
Study any area of broadcasting – Sponsored by the James S. Gilmore Jr. Endowment


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