Opportunities 10.26.11

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cronkite News Service in Washington
Cronkite News Service in Washington is an intensive professional reporting experience for advanced Cronkite journalism students.Graduate and top undergraduate students work out of the ASU Washington center in the Dupont Circle area of D.C., covering public policy issues in Congress, the White House and in federal agencies that affect Arizona.

Student reporters and producers, under the direction of faculty news director Steve Crane, produce breaking and investigative stories and packages that appear in client news outlets across the state.Their work also appears on the multiplatform Cronkite News website and on Cronkite NewsWatch, the school’s award-winning news show.

Cronkite News Service began in Arizona in 2007. Cronkite DC began operation in summer 2011, instantly becoming the largest Arizona-based news gathering operation in the nation’s capital.

If you are interested in CNS in Washington, D.C. for the summer 2012 semester, please contact Steve Crane at steve.crane@asu.edu

Please note: Cronkite News Service in Washington is not affiliated with The Washington Center program offered by another organization.

Times-Picayune Recruiter on Campus for Q/A and resume/clips critique session
If you are interested in interning with The Times Picayune in New Orleans in the summer of 2012, or are graduating soon, please make sure you attend the Q/A session with Managing Editor Peter Kovacs on the following dates:

Monday October 31
1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Cronkite 240A

Tuesday November 1
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Cronkite 240A

Mr. Kovacs will discuss internships and careers at the Times Picayune in New Orleans. He will also review your clips and resume. If you are interested in attending either day, please contact cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

The Bleacher Report Q/A Session
There’s a company called Bleacher Report (4th largest sports media site in U.S.) that is visiting ASU on Wednesday November 2. We will hold a Q/A session with Max Tcheyan, Writing Internship Director, on Wednesday November 2 from *5:30 p.m. – 6: 30 p.m. in the executive conference room Cronkite #444. Max will speak about jobs/internships and take questions. If you are interested in sports, sports writing or online journalism, we encourage you to attend this information session.

Bleacher Report
http://bleacherreport.com/
Max Tcheyan
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/max-tcheyan/a/a8a/b05

MLB.com Recruiter at Cronkite School
Bill Hill, Asst. Managing Editor at MLB.com, will be at the Cronkite School on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 8 to conduct interviews with students who are eligible for and interested in a summer 2012 internship with MLB.com (See the detailed listing under Internships).

You must sign up for the interviews by October 28. There are only 12 interview slots available: 1p, 120, 140p, 2p, 220p, 240p, 3p, 320p, 340p, 4p, 420p, 440p. Please email two interview times from this list to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Also, 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.

Materials must be submitted to Cronkite Career Services in Cronkite #222 by October 28 as well. These materials will be sent to Mr. Bill Hill and he will decide which students he will interview on November 8.

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2012 Internship
Time-Warner in Washington D.C.

ABOUT TWC WASHINGTON BUREAU
The Time Warner Cable Washington Bureau covers Washington news for Time Warner Cable’s Local News Division, which operates a network of cable news channels in New York, North Carolina and Texas, to include NY1 News, NY1 Noticias, YNN in upstate New York, News 14 Carolina, and YNN Austin. Our mission is to provide news coverage of local interest to those markets from Washington, DC…with an emphasis on reporting national political stories with a local focus for our markets.

SUMMARY
We offer opportunities to students who are motivated and eager to learn about broadcast journalism and gain valuable experience in a newsroom environment. We are looking for interns who will help plan, execute and coordinate various aspects of news media.

DESCRIPTION
Interns at the TWC Washington Bureau will be responsible for assisting with monitoring for breaking news, researching and compiling data for stories, developing contacts, and writing and observing the editing process. Interns will have opportunities to go out in the field on shoots, as well as to assist with newsroom live shots and on-set interviews. Interns will develop knowledge and experience in broadcast newsgathering, bureau operations, and field production.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL INTERNS

Candidates for internships MUST:
• Receive academic credits
• Have strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, leadership and organizational abilities.
• Maintain a professional appearance, be enthusiastic, and have a demonstrated interest in journalism and news.
• Be able to commit to 16-24 hours per week.

Coursework or previous internship experience in communications, journalism or related field is preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Interested students MUST complete the online application at www.timewarnercable.com/careers

To be considered applicants MUST list the position or positions they are interested in obtaining and rationale for selecting this/these area(s) in a cover letter which should be uploaded as part of the SAME DOCUMENT as their resume. http://tiny.cc/vwg0v

Phoenix New Times unpaid PR Internship
We seek a public relations intern who will work directly with the Managing Editor on events like Caramelpalooza (caramel tasting, per Chow Bella) and Big Brain Awards, some Best of Phoenix.

Contact:
Amy Silverman
amy.silverman@newtimes.com

Arizona Students’ Association Unpaid Internship
Arizona Students’ Association Communications Internship in Phoenix, Arizona
The Arizona Students’ Association (ASA) is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization directed and funded by Arizona’s public university students. ASA works for affordable, accessible higher education in Arizona by advocating to elected officials and running campaigns on issues important to students. Recent issues ASA has worked on include fighting tuition increases, increasing state-based financial aid, and passing legislation to reduce the cost of textbooks.

Overview
ASA Interns must be ready to work within a dynamic, political environment on issues that directly pertain to higher education in Arizona. Interns will receive top-notch professional training and be able to use their skills to affect change for Arizona’s public university students. Interns will work 10-12 hours per week and receive university credits.

Responsibilities
Media Relations
•Track ASA media hits and other articles related to higher education
•Building relationships with reporters
•Prepare press releases and media advisories
•Work to develop and implement messaging strategies
•Help prepare students for interviews with the media
•Develop letters to the editors and Op-Ed pieces
Photo & Video Editing
•Work on campus to create compelling videos and slideshow
•Lead and train other students on direct photo and video
•Edit videos and photos for a wide audience
Other
•Attend statewide trainings, Arizona Students’ Association and Arizona Board of Regents’ meetings, when available
•Work on projects as assigned and complete a semester project

Recommended Qualifications
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Interest in government or higher education issues
•Basic familiarity with cameras and video equipment
•Basic Knowledge of the news media
•Ability to be flexible and innovative
•MS Office proficiency
•Experience with Abode Suite preferred, but not mandatory
Details
•Hours: 10-12 hours/week
•Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Benefits
•University credit
•Numerous professional training and networking opportunities
•Wide range of political and advocacy experience

Application: http://azstudents.org/take-action/internships/

Contact
Dan Sullivan
ASA Communications Director
communications@azstudents.org

Summer 2012
Politico in Washington D.C.

Politico has 2012 summer internships for undergrads and graduate students. We’ll have both reporting and Web producer internships. Applicants must be rising juniors at minimum. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

http://www.politico.com/employment/summer_2012_reporting_internship.html
http://www.politico.com/employment/summer_2012_web_production_internship.html

We are looking for sharp, savvy student journalists with a fierce interest in national politics and government news. Experience covering politics and government – at the campus, local, state or national level – is preferred.

Lymphona Research Foundation Communications Internship
The Lymphoma Research Foundation is seeking a Marketing & Communication Intern. The ideal candidate is a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism, PR, marketing, management or non-profit admin. Tasks would include media relations – writing media releases, social media, fundraising, volunteer coordination, event planning and admin support. We are looking for about 8-10 hours a week, but are flexible. 

Your cover letters and communications will eventually be directed to Holly Walter, the Director of a local company.

If you’re interested, please contact Kate Alivarius at: alivarius@hotmail.com 

SCHOLARSHIPS
ONA (online news association) is recruiting applicants for our AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship. The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program will provide $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students. The scholarships are open to college sophomores or higher with at least one year of full-time undergraduate or graduate study remaining. Applicants must submit a project or concept that explains how his or her strategy moves digital journalism forward. The deadline is January 27, 2012.

More information about the program can be found here:
http://ap-google.journalists.org/

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS
Location: North Scottsdale
Job type: On-line News Aggregation and Editing
Employment type: part time, start as soon as possible.
Base Pay: $15.00 – $20.00/hr.

Required Education: bachelor’s degree in Journalism or into third year working toward journalism degree, will also accept over two years’ experience in journalism field.

Other requirements: Should have working knowledge of AP style book, be highly motivated, and have proficient computer based on-line research skills, and ability to work on deadline. Qualified candidates should be able to research, aggregate content, edit, review news, compose headlines.
Description: GoVote.com is a for-profit, multi-partisan, political News and current event portal. Aggregators and editors must be able to locate and research applicable content. GoVote.com is a 24 hour and 7 day a week operation, with day and night shifts available that are approximately 5 hours in length.

Teleprompter Operator at Channel 3
KTVK- 3TV is accepting applications for the position of a part-time (15 hours /week) Teleprompter Operator.

DUTIES:
Reliably and consistently load and operate the KTVK broadcast teleprompter equipment.
Must also be able to print & distribute scripts.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Willing and able to work an evening shift (3:30pm to 6:30pm) and holidays. Able to speak and read English fluently. Able to sit and perform the job functions for extended periods of time. Basic working knowledge of computers, keyboards and word processing software. The job requires manual dexterity to operate the teleprompter remote hand controls. The right candidate must be punctual and have reliable transportation.

Resumes to: KTVK, Executive Producer, 5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013. careers@azfamily.com or fax- (602) 207-3336. EOE. No Calls Please.

Public Relations Account Services Professional – Part time
Ability to provide excellent client services. Team player, deadline-driven, responsible, communicative. Hours flexible, however, must be able to meet project deadlines.

Tasks & Skills:
·News writing
·Media relations skills
·Media list research & development
·Social media
·Event coordination
·Detail-minded
·Administrative
·Enthusiastic, persistent, consistent, responsible, eager to contribute to client/project success

Cynthia p Dunne
FleurComGroup LLC
10115 East Bell Road
Suite 107 #160
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
480.538.8292 o
602.570.7828 c
Cynthia@FleurComGroup.com

Bebe Brand Ambassador
Allied Integrated Marketing, a local PR company, is partnering with the clothing store Bebe to launch a brand ambassador/campus representative program, and we need students to apply. These are paid positions.

You would need to be available no more than 6 hours a week, and will get paid $10 an hour. They will need to help promote events, and be savvy on Facebook and Twitter. This is a good first job for any fashionable girl who is interested is business or marketing, or who is personable and likes interacting with people.

Contact: Lauren Kawam
lkawam@alliedim.com

CONTESTS

CNN Contest That Leads to An Internship For Winners
Did you hear about the “For Press Freedom” Contest? The contest promoters, CNN and Reporters Without Borders, wanted to remind you that this contest is open to all students at your university, but we especially want to invite journalism and communications students to participate. See CNN’s story about it here: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/17/cnnrwob/

Not only may students get their video PSA aired nationally on CNN and a Reporters Without Borders internship, students may also request to add their university’s logo and name to the PSA. See the contest rules at www.rsf.org/videocontest to learn more.

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