OPPORTUNITIES 11.26.11

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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INTERNSHIPS
Video Production Internship
ShimDot Productions, producers of non-scripted media such as documentaries and reality TV shows, is offering qualified Walter Cronkite students non-paid internships to work on “The Track”, a behind-the-scenes look at Turf Paradise, the horse racing track in Phoenix (see reel at http://ShimDot.com ). This show will be marketed to cable networks in January/February and if picked up will shoot for at least 10 episodes. Internships are available immediately. Depending on skill level, job responsibilities may include indexing/cataloging video, database management/data entry, participation with storyboarding, video editing (Final Cut Pro), assisting at video shoots with lighting and/or sound, and shooting video. Qualified applicants will receive supervision and involvement is very interactive. Send resumes and links to reels to Jim Lehrman at jim@shimdot.com

Spring 2012 Internship
Allied Integrated Marketing

REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 16 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:$0-$250/MONTH
Intern will create movie promotions for various studios; organize and supervise advance screenings/special events; assist with press and publicity matters and office administrative duties. Student is required to use his/her own digital camera to take photos of events and promotions.

Student needs to be a motivated, creative self-starter with good phone skills, knowledge of college organizations and events and reliable transportation. Also needs to meet or come in ahead of all deadlines.

Duties include but aren’t limited to: setting up and executing promotions for movie releases, working with college groups and media to secure promotions, exceeding deadlines given and brainstorming movie ideas. Must have reliable transportation and a camera

CONTACT:
Aaron Marion
amarion@alliedim.com
Location: 7320 E. Butherus Suite 101
(just east of Scottsdale and Greenway) Scottsdale www.alliedim.com

Spring 2012- BARCLAY COMMUNICATIONS
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:UNPAID
Get ready for an exciting adventure that will help you develop strong public relations skills in the entertainment industry. Barclay Communications is a Phoenix-based full service advertising and public relations agency that represents several motion picture studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Focus Features, Universal, and more. We are looking for an intern for Spring 2012.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Devise and implement creative promotional strategies on behalf of upcoming film releases for college campus
• Create trade promotions with college media outlets in support of a film release
• Work with campus media, groups and clubs to attend events
• Set campus retail promotions
• Demographic ticket distribution
• Market research
• Work with campus media to cover publicity events, pitching features, reviews and interviews to campus press.
• Provide campus media with movie information.
• Distribute press kits and coordinating media drops.
• Report directly to and interact with Account Executives Criteria
• Must be an ASU undergraduate student, preferably a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR.
• Majoring in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications preferably.
• Candidates are involved in or have knowledge of various campus organizations and events.
• Students must have reliable transportation and commit to 12 or more hours per week in our Phoenix office. Special Incentives General Barclay intern-college credit and office incentives. Office perks would include advance screenings of all studio films, office events and other related activities.

CONTACT: Lindsay Derr
LindsayD@barclaycomm.com
Location: 2999 N. 44th Street #145, Phoenix

Spring 2012- CITY OF TEMPE
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR. + ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
The City of Tempe is looking for a smart, talented and committed journalism student to help with communications and media relations during the spring semester. The intern will have the opportunity to work with a great communications team and get a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works.

You would have the opportunity to:
– Compile and write articles for the monthly city newsletter, Tempe Today, which is sent to all Tempe residents.
– Prepare press releases for various city departments and events – Work with social media to promote city happenings such as council meetings, community gatherings and citywide events
– Attend various weekly meetings with PIOs and city employees
– Help promote events like Ironman Arizona and the Insight Bowl
– Assist with local media at various events and press conferences

This internship provides a great opportunity to build strong professional relationships and develop a great portfolio of clips. It will also give you a chance to see what government is like, interact with residents and spend time working on events.

City Hall is located near Mill Ave. and 5th St. in Tempe, conveniently near ASU and right off the light rail.

CONTACT: Nikki Ripley
nikki_ripley@tempe.gov
LOCATION: 31 E. 5th Street, Tempe

Spring 2012- CLEAR CHANNEL – PHOENIX COOKS
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR.+ ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
Phoenix Cooks! is Arizona’s Premier Culinary Event presented by all eight of Phoenix’s Clear Channel radio stations. Approximately $1.5 million in supported promotional advertising, public relations and social media efforts over the summer months drive awareness and attendance to this one-of-a-kind event.

The internship is an unpaid position designed to provide professional development opportunities to students looking to learn more about the special event and communication industries. The ideal candidate enjoys the Valley’s culinary scene, is passionate about special events, and interested in learning about radio industry.

CONTACT: Christina Bernardo
christinabernardo@clearchannel.com
4686 E. Van Buren Street #300, Phoenix

Spring 2012- DAVID & SAM PR
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
The goal of DSPR’s training program is to get our trainees familiar with all aspects of the PR/Advertising/Marketing world while supporting our studio’s daily needs. Trainees works closely with our Client Services Managers, Associates and the studio’s Founders. The difference between a trainee and an intern is that we strongly believe that trainees should be given the opportunity to do more substantial work than the typical intern.

While you still will be expected to perform some of those traditional duties, answering phones, running errands etc, the reward for hard work and a good attitude is the opportunity to compile media lists, participate in community outreach, conduct account research, draft press releases and media advisories, pitch stories to reporters and producers, participate in brainstorming sessions and attend client meetings. Those trainees who excel are also assigned to entry level accounts and allowed to manage projects and client initiatives with close supervision by the full time team. You are expected to honor your commitments and deliver high quality work on deadline. DSPR trainee alumni are currently working at agencies and companies all around the country. We will help you with your resume, cover letters and networking skills. You are joining our family and will reap the benefits of such as you start your career.

CONTACT: wendy@davidandsampr.com
Location: 2410 E. Osborn, Phoenix

Spring 2012- GREEN LIVING MAGAZINE
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR. + ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 18 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

Social Media
Interested in sustainability and all things GREEN? Green Living AZ Magazine is looking for a qualified, energetic and positive social media intern! Great opportunity to break into the green media market!

The job: • Editor-in-Chief with social media initiatives and updates (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Video streams, etc.) • Execute social media strategies • Develop social media editorial calendar • Work in conjunction with media outlets • Work with Website/Online Media Intern • Attend Social Media Seminars 1-2 times Are you qualified? • Must be social media savvy • Must have laptop and a Smartphone • Flexible and accessible • Contemporary style • Coachable, bring positive energy to the environment, collaborative style • Execute deliverables under deadline • Creative ability to generate buzz about GLAZ • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred • Juniors/Seniors preferred

CONTACT: Kate Larson
kate@greenlivingaz.com
Location: 8502 E. Princess Dr. #240, Scottsdale, AZ

Spring 2012- ZION & ZION
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR+ ONLY; WILL CONSIDER SOPHOMORE WITH PREVIOUS RELEVANT INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
Zion & Zion is Phoenix’s leading full service marketing, advertising, public relations and social media firm. We currently hold Number One PR Firm in the Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists, Number Three Ad Agency in Ranking Arizona and Number One Social Media Firm in Arizona Foothills Magazine. We were also in the top 5 for Best Places to Work for the Phoenix Business Journal. We take pride on the highly creative and innovative aspects of our capabilities, all the while incorporating the analytics and business strategy to ensure our clients’ success. Our agency provides marketing strategy, advertising, public relations, graphic design and web development. Located at 464 S. Farmer Ave Suite 105 Tempe, we are within walking distance from ASU.

Zion & Zion is currently accepting resumes for the position of Public Relations and Social Media Intern. If hired, this position would require at least 15 hours a week and your enrollment in a University with a degree being pursued in Journalism & Mass Communications focused on public relations. Duties would include tracking media hits, drafting releases, producing and issuing media alerts, creating social media campaigns, implementing client social media accounts, creating fact sheets and media kits, producing client meeting summaries, attending client meetings, compiling media research and targeted media lists for clients and other miscellaneous public relations tasks. We are looking to hire someone who is hungry to learn about this industry, who can provide innovative, strategic and creative ideas and can work independently. You should also be current with events and news and have strong writing skills.

Please send your resume to ashley@zionandzion.com
CONTACT: Ashley Oakes
ashley@zionandzion.com

LOCATION:
464 S. Farmer Ave. #105,Tempe, AZ 85281

2011-12 BASKETBALL COMMUNICATIONS
GAME NIGHT ASSISTANT

(ALL SUNS HOME GAMES)
Responsibilities
•Assist the Basketball Communications Managers in the implementation of all the team’s public relations efforts
•Issue credentials and passes to media, staff, families and guests
•Write, edit and distribute media releases, post-game notes, injury reports, etc.
•Serve as a media room host
•Distribute statistics to the media
•Record and transcribe interviews with players, coaches and staff
•Assist with the setup of the media work room, including stat monitor setup in the arena
•Work with the marketing department to distribute premium products to radio and television stations to help garner exposure for the giveaway item and to increase ticket sales

Skills or Characteristics
•Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays (all Suns home games) and be at the arena about three and a half hours before tip-off
•Professional and personable demeanor and approach
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•Ability to multi-task effectively
•A strong work ethic with the ability to work with equally strong personalities
•Excellent writing skills
•Basic knowledge of Phoenix Suns and NBA basketball

If interested, please email Basketball Communications Managers Vince Kozar vkozar@suns.com and DC Headley dcheadley@suns.com

SCHOLARSHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS

Kroc Fellowship- $40,000
Deadline December 31, 2011
Objective
The NPR Kroc Fellowship was established to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary journalists for the public radio system.
Who Should Apply
NPR is looking for a diverse pool of applicants who aspire to work in public radio. Candidates must be just completing college or graduate school, or be out of school for one year or less as of December 31, 2011. They do not need journalism or radio experience, but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. PLEASE CLICK ON THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY.
Fellowship In Brief
Three Kroc Fellows will be accepted into the program this year. The Fellowship begins in August 2012 and lasts one year. It includes a stipend of more than $40,000, plus benefits, which include paid vacation. Fellows will get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism — writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the Web. Kroc Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station. More info at:
http://www.npr.org/about/careers/fellowships/kroc.html

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Arizona Parenting Magazine
Arizona Parenting Magazine is looking for journalism students to work as freelancers. This is a PAID position for students currently working toward a journalism, or related, degree.
As a freelancer, you will gain exposure with publication in a magazine that serves more than 60,000 Arizona residents, receive one-on-one help while working closely with the editor and publishers, get professional experience while still working toward your degree and conduct interviews with business professionals, advertisers, parents and more.
Applicants should:
1.)Currently be working toward their degree
2.)Be a Junior or Senior, although exceptions can be made for the right candidate
3.)Be hardworking and able to work on deadline

Story assignments and contacts will be provided to you but your ideas, suggestions and pitches are always welcome. Students will be paid on a per article basis. Pay D.O.E. and length of article.

To apply, please send your resume, clips (published or from class) and a cover letter if you have one, to nora@azparenting.comTo learn more about the magazine, please visit the website at www.azparenting.com

SPRING 2012 STUDENT WORKER.
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), a national association of business-news journalists based at the Cronkite School, seeks to hire a student worker to work during the spring semester 2012, Jan. 5 to April 20. This worker will spend approximately 10 hours per week performing various office tasks related mostly to our annual business journalism writing contest and annual spring conference. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office components, mostly Word and Excel, is essential, as many of our records and documents are in these formats. Worker will work at a desk in Suite 416 of the Cronkite School using a Cronkite-style Mac computer. Pay rate is $10 per hour. We are willing to schedule work hours around the student’s class schedule. Since this is a position in the Cronkite building, the student is presumed to have made separate arrangements for parking; we do not pay for parking. Send resumes and cover letters to Mark Scarp at scarp@sabew.org. No phone calls, please.

CONTEST ASSISTANT
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), a national association of business-news journalists based at the Cronkite School, seeks to hire a student worker as an assistant to our headquarters staff as it administers SABEW’s annual business journalism writing contest, the Best in Business contest. The position, 10 to 15 hours per week, depending on workload, will start immediately and last until approximately March 1, 2012. The worker will learn and use SABEW’s membership and contest database while being in contact with those entering the contest to help facilitate entries in a timely manner. The worker will also be in contact with journalists serving as contest judges to help them complete judging in a timely manner. Since this is a position in the Cronkite building, the student is presumed to have made separate arrangements for parking; we do not pay for parking. Send resumes and cover letters to Mark Scarp at scarp@sabew.org. No phone calls, please.

Keogh Health Connection
Marketing Communication Part Time Employment

Position Summary:
Keogh Health Connection is a local nonprofit that connects individuals and families in need to healthcare and community resources, with special focus on disadvantaged women and their children who are working toward self-sufficiency.

We are looking for a marketing person. The primary responsibility for this position is to assist Keogh Health Connection with messaging to client and key donor audiences. Duties include developing content for collateral and online, managing collateral development, and providing support to the Executive Director. The candidate should be articulate, well written, creative, and organized. This opportunity will provide broad experience in various aspects of marketing and communications.

Ten – twelve hours a week, hours and days have some flexibility; hourly rate dependent on experience.

Summary of Responsibilities:
•Develop content for newsletters, fliers, advertisements, testimonials, and press-releases
•Manage collateral projects with freelance designers and print partners
•Update website content
•Organize or support existing events to drive media coverage

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
•Completed or enrolled in a Bachelor’s Program in Marketing or related field
•Prior internship or work experience
•Ability to manage multiple projects
•Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
•A self-starter and a team player

Technical Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Requirements:
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•Proficiency or understanding of the Word Press website platform
•Basic knowledge of design software such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

Other Requirements:
•Valid Arizona driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle

Apply in writing with a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to: agjersvig@keoghhealth.org
Position will remain open until filled.

SheKnows
SheKnows is looking for freelance writers to write about entertainment.
Contact:
LAUREN SWANSON
Entertainment Editor
lauren.swanson@sheknows.com
p. 602.480.237.7100 x. 4119

CONTESTS
$5,000 Scholarships for your award-winning TWEETS.
From the Knight site http://knightfoundation.org/press-room/press-release/students-can-win-scholarships-through-free-tweet-c/

“Students can enter the scholarship competition by tweeting a message of support — using the hashtag #freetotweet — for the First Amendment. The tweet can be self-contained or link to original content on a website or other social media platform. A panel of educators and First Amendment experts will review the entries and award 22 $5,000 scholarships, one for every decade since the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Judging criteria and complete rules can be found at www.1forall.us/freetotweet.

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