Opportunities 9.19.11


You are invited to meet and speak with PR practitioners at the first in a series of PRoSpeak Sessions kicking off this Friday, Sept 23 at noon in Room 355. The session ends at 2 p.m.

This debut session features guests from the national PR firm of Allison & Partners — www.allisonpr.com. Veteran practitioners Teri Morris and Laura Zilverberg — along with their colleague Amy O’Hara — will tell us what they do and why they do it. The session is a terrific way to expand your horizons, career plans and professional network.

Please join PR Lab students and other guests as we launch this new feature. It may serve as a great extra credit opportunity as well.

Save the following date for the next Fall Semester PRoSpeak Session:

• Friday, October 7: digitalRoyalty’s Kirsten Stubbs and Britt Johnson (Strategic Media & ROI) www.thedigitalroyalty.com

Internship Application Deadline- spring 2012
If you are considering working an internship in the spring ’12 semester or would like to participate in our upcoming internship interview days, then you need to submit an application by 4pm MST Friday September 30. Please follow the application instructions closely and do not wait until the last minute to submit your 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.

Internship Interview Days
Broadcast Companies: Friday, October 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PR/Social Media Companies: Friday, November 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Print/Digital Companies: Friday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

All interviews will be held at the AE England historic building (424 N. Central Ave.) right across the street from the Cronkite School.

Investigative Reporting Workshop in Tucson
Seats are still available for this great training. Register today!
IRE is bringing its Bilingual Watchdog Workshop program to Tucson, AZ October 7-8. This is an affordable opportunity to sharpen your skills and stay one step ahead in the changing news industry. Sponsored by The Ford Foundation and the DART Center for Journalism & Trauma at Columbia University, this unique version of our popular Watchdog Workshop series will offer sessions in both English and Spanish. Bilingual experts from both sides of the border will help you provide better coverage of key regional issues, from covering the border to getting records. Sessions will point you to key documents that will help you produce quick-hit enterprise stories. These sessions are designed for reporters, editors and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV and radio stations and Web-only news sites and news blogs. Join IRE’s experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Better Watchdog Workshop.

Attached is a registration form with information—we would appreciate if you share this with any journalism colleagues who might be interested. For a schedule and additional information, please visit our Web site at http://www.ire.org/training/watchdog/tucson11.php

The cost for students is $25 and it includes a membership to IRE (which, BTW… looks GREAT on your resume)

We look forward to seeing you there!

2012 Campus Coverage Project
Please let your students know about this great opportunity to hone their investigative reporting skills. Full scholarships are being offered, and the training is right here at the Cronkite School. Deadline for applications is Sept. 30.

Applications are now being accepted from college students nationwide forthe 2012 Campus Coverage Project. IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching the third year of a program that shares investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues. Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate.

In the program’s first two years students from more than 60 campuses nationwide won scholarships to attend. The centerpiece of this program will be a national workshop from Jan. 5-8, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions at the workshop will focus on specific campus-coverage issues and overall reporting
techniques and skills. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered,thanks to a grant from the Lumina Foundation. Additional training opportunities will be provided throughout the year. Qualified students are those with experience reporting for campus-related news outlets who have at least one year of coursework remaining. Students can apply online; the deadline is Sept. 30. For more information and an online application, go to www.ire.org/campus.

Here are some workshops sponsored by the Downtown Phoenix Campus Career Services Office:
Career Fiesta – Internship & Career Fair
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; September 20, 21 22
12:30-5:30pm each day
TEMPE CAMPUS, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

‘Net-etiquette’ 101 – Workshop
Wednesday, September 21 from 3:30-4:30pm
DPC Career Services, Historic Post Office, #110

Employer Panel: Sports, Tourism, & Event Planning Careers
Wednesday, September 28 from 5 – 6 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix campus, UCENT, Room 234


Shine Factory, Fall Intern
Shine Factory, a public relations firm specializing in media relations, celebrity relations and cause marketing for a number of different clients, is seeking a fall intern. This is an opportunity to build your portfolio and create meaningful career connections.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Perform extensive research for both clients and internal topics
• Draft pitches, press releases and fact sheets
• Create, maintain and manage target media lists
• Monitor local and national media in clients’ industries
• Determine values for media placements
• Additional responsibilities in accordance with his or her skill set

• Junior or senior
• Public relations or journalism coursework and/or experience
• 8 – 15 hours per week
• Strong communication skills
• Reliable and trustworthy

This is a paid internship or you may receive college credit. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and writing samples to Jami Reagan at jami@shinefactorypr.com

Sports Production Internships- Immediate Need

Need students who are passionate about sports. Interns will work on Friday Night Football HS Wrap Up Show and will work Saturdays from 8a-Noon on the new radio show to be heard on Arizona Sports 620 in Phoenix.

Kevin Ray

Harsdale Communications Internship- Fall or Spring
Hardsale Communications is looking to hire two interns for the fall and spring semester. We want motivated and talented individuals who want to learn key skills in public relations, marketing and overall communications. Interns must be able to work with clients, handle multiple tasks and be willing to take the initiative on key projects.

This is a comprehensive and multi-faceted internship that will provide growth and key skills needed in the communications field.

Create compelling, persuasive, relevant, and accurate communications content that will increase visitors’ engagement with HC clients

Work with the appropriate staffers to successfully meet all strategic plan goals

Help developing, executing, and monitoring relevant and up-to-date website and web-based communications strategies

Creating awareness campaigns that utilize innovative social media tools to engage members of the community most effectively

Editing a range of organizational written materials with a high attention to detail in order to ensure clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness

Helping staff members manage all content and messaging within the state (including, but not limited to: legislative updates, policy memos, press releases, newsletters, e-mail and website copy, videos, etc.)

For more information visit www.hardsalecommunications.com

Lori Hartsell

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
Intern Overview
Marketing & Communications internship responsibilities may include:
• Developing content for marketing materials
• Creating and updating media lists
• Assisting with writing press releases, release distribution and some media outreach
• Researching and compiling news stories relevant to GPEC’s mission
• Helping to coordinate GPEC stakeholder events
• Utilizing content management system to update websites/microsites (training provided)
• Social media strategy, updates

Desired Candidate Qualifications
Undergraduate juniors and seniors with some previous work or internship experience preferred, but any interested applicants will be considered. Candidates studying any major are encouraged to apply, however,individuals concentrating in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations or related fields are most successful.

Candidate qualifications include:
• Strong writing skills, knowledge of AP Style
• Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to tackle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
• Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
• Open to giving and receiving feedback
• Have special interest in marketing, communications and/or media relations

Internship Details
Hourly wage is $10.50 per hour

Company Information
Located in downtown Phoenix, GPEC (www.gpec.org) is the regional economic development organization dedicated to attracting national and international businesses to Greater Phoenix and ultimately, helping create jobs for Arizonans. A public/private partnership, GPEC works with 20 cities throughout Maricopa County and has more than 150 private investors. Its board of directors is made up of some of the region’s most distinguished business leaders.

Application Instructions
Please send your résumé and one-to-three writing samples to:
Martha Miner

MLB.com 2012 Summer Internships
Want an exciting summer covering Major League Baseball? MLB.com offers 30 reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters. These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that come with covering a professional team. Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end. Each Major League team will have one associate.

Students who are currently juniors or seniors, as well as graduate students, are eligible for our 2012 Summer Internship Program. If you are graduating in December 2011, you are still eligible. All applications must be postmarked by Nov. 30, 2011. We will make our selections by the end of January.

We expect each intern to spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program, dates determined by a person’s college schedule. The more flexible an applicant is in terms of which Major League city he or she can work in, the better the person’s chances of being selected. Interns will be paid $500 per week.

Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles, a list of references and a 750-word essay on why MLB.com should select you? Your clips ideally will show a variety of work, including game stories, previews and features. Previous experience covering a beat is preferred.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Please mail all internship applications to:

Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/MLB.com
Major League Baseball/Western Operations
2415 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 850
Phoenix, AZ 85016

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hill at bill.hill@MLB.com and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

MLB Advanced Media
MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLBAM) is the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com, and the 30 club sites to create the most comprehensive resource for Major League Baseball on the Internet.


Work with producers on nationally-syndicated show to handle various newsroom duties including: logging videos, researching stories, pulling graphics and assisting with studio production. Prior internship or news experience is a plus, as is studio production experience. Should have knowledge of FinalCutPro and associated computer skills. Must be web savvy. E-mail resume to: Phil Alvidrez at phil@magicdust.com

Safeway- Videographer
Human Resources Development has an exciting opportunity for an employee to display their creative abilities and work on a project making videos.The initial project may last up to three months and as needed in the future.

Job Duties:
This position will be responsible for the video-making process which could include: script writing, scheduling participants for time and date of taping, taping videos, editing tape, and completing video with graphics, music and voice-overs.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Experience with movie making software
• Able to meet tight deadlines
• High degree of initiative, planning and organizing
• Proven dependability

Salary – Negotiable

We are looking to start the project immediately and may be open to accommodating a flexible schedule. Interested employees should call Linda Karras at 480-894-4135 or Jackie Cohn at 480-894-4140 as soon as possible.


Hockey PBP Announcer
We are looking for an announcer for our weekend home games for the Phoenix Knights Jr A Hockey team. This is a fast paced, high caliber hockey level that, like most teams, broadcasts its games using the FastHockey internet streaming service.

-Pre-game announcements prior to puck drop
-Play by play and color during all three periods (the whole game)
-21 home games

o Typically Friday, Saturday nights 6:30-9:00; Sundays 11:00am-1:30

o Possibility of playoffs at end of season (maybe 4 additional games)

-Most games at Polar Ice in Chandler (Ray and I-10); a few at Polar Ice Gilbert (Knox and SanTan)

-Desired: someone with hockey knowledge and play by play but we are flexible

-$20-$40 per game based on interview and experience

Also, we may need someone to operate the video camera during the same times. Possibly $20-40 per game based on interview and experience.

CONTACT: Richard Caruso
Phoenix Knights Junior A Hockey Club
Assistant General Manager
Rich’s Cell: 949.922.0219
Home #: 480.655.6641

Community Relations Assistant
Phoenix Union High School District is a 9-12th-grade public school district serving a diverse enrollment of 25,000 students with 16 schools. This person will assist the District community relations office (located at 4502 N. Central Ave.) involving internal and external communications, media relations, marketing and special events.

Primary Functions:
• Updates website content and assists in social media efforts
• Assists in preparation of publications (flyers, booklets, posters, newsletters, brochures, banners, etc.)
• Assists with organization and planning of District events
• Provides clerical support (recording-keeping, inventory and supply orders)
• Prepares and handles department mailings as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Excellent computer skills to include desktop publishing/design
• Organized, attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and learn quickly
• Outstanding customer service skills

Optional Skills:
• Bilingual (Spanish)
• Experience working with Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
• Experience with technology-based communication (podcasts, video streaming, video production)
• Experience with digital photography and equipment

Flexible hours, approx. 20 hours a week
$9.18 an hour

Contact Renee Ryon, ryon@phoenixunion.org or Craig Pletenik cpletenik@phoenixunion.org or call (602) 764-1530 for an application.


The James Alan Cox Scholarship for Student Photographers
There are five awards for $2,500 each. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2011. For application instructions, please click the link.

The International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship
Recipients of this highly competitive and prestigious fellowship will spend a summer in New York City. Travel, housing and living allowance is included. Deadline is December 1, 2011.

For application instructions, please click the link http://irtsfoundation.org/summerfellowshipprogram.html

The Kroc Fellowship
The Kroc Fellowship is for anyone interested in National Public Radio (NPR). It is a year-long fellowship and the three recipients will each receive $40,000. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2011. New info about the fellowship will be released later this month. To get an idea of what the program is about, click here:

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.

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.

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.

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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