Opportunities 1.27.12

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ESPN at the Cronkite School
Save the date! Learn more about summer internships and careers at ESPN. Recruiters from ESPN will be at the Cronkite School on February 7, 2012. The ESPN Q/A session will be held in the First Amendment Forum beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tell a friend, a roommate or a classmate. Open to all ASU students!

Internship Interview Dates for summer and fall 2012
Each semester, we bring 25-35 local companies to campus to interview students for internship positions. It is an opportunity to interview with multiple companies in one location and many students find good internships this way. The dates of the interview days are below. Please make sure they are on your calendar. Please note: the interviews are for both summer and fall 2012 internships in Phoenix.

Public Relations Internships
Friday, March 2
AE England Building (424 N. Central Ave.- across the street from the Cronkite School)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Broadcast Internships
Friday, March 30
AE England Building (424 N. Central Ave.- across the street from the Cronkite School)
8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Publications/Writing Internships
Friday, April 6
AE England Building (424 N. Central Ave.- across the street from the Cronkite School)
8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Internship Applications
If you want to participate in any of the internship interview days or if you’re planning to work a summer or fall 2012 internship, you must submit a new application. Applications can be found in the student resource center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Please note: starting with all fall 2012 internships, in order to be eligible for JMC 484 level credit, students must have completed JMC 305 (online media) in addition to the other prerequisites as noted on the application.

Application deadlines are:
February 1 for PR and Broadcast Internships
February 29 for Publications/Writing Internships
Please make note of these important dates.

Cronkite Day at ASU Women’s Basketball
Saturday, February 4

2:00 p.m. Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe
ASU vs. California Golden Bears

Bring your SUN card and get in free! Two Cronkite staff members (Mary Cook and Anita Luera) will be the guest coaches and sit on the bench for the game. Come support the women’s team and two of The Cronkite School’s own. Wear pink– it’s a PINK OUT game to raise awareness of breast cancer.

INTERNSHIPS
Spring

The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is accepting internship applications for marketing/event planning interns on a rolling basis. We are seeking creative and dependable interns that are self-motivated and able to work both collaboratively and independently on projects. This is an internship that offers interns the opportunity to learn about businesses, marketing, event planning, community involvement and networking for credit hours only. Schedule is flexible.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to the following:
•Strong Communication Skills; gain valuable experience in writing press releases, website management & social media.
•Participate in Chamber Events with a focus on being a liaison for the Chamber-may include evening or weekend events
•Assist with the planning and coordinating high-level Chamber events
•Database management and administrative support on an as needed basis
•Utilizations of skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher
•Conduct research as needed by the Chamber on topics related to the Chamber and local businesses
•Must be reliable and have a strong work ethic

3840 E. Ray Road #105, Phoenix, Arizona, 85044
Phone: 480-753-7676
Fax: 480-753-3898

Contact Person: Paulette Pacioni
E-Mail: Paulette@ahwatukeechamber.com

Video Production Intern
Maricopa County Environmental Services Department

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.

Responsibilities:
•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

Requirements:
•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 with flexible start and end dates. We ask the nntern to be available between 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

Digital Marketing Internship
Dow Media Group, located in the Innovations Incubator, is a digital marketing agency
specializing in technology marketing. We create, build and execute campaigns for high
tech, technology and start up businesses. We are looking for talented, paid interns (full
or part time) to help the marketing team with a variety of tasks including social media,
PR, marketing, research, copywriting and event marketing.

Experience & Education Requirements
• Currently enrolled in a college or university, studying Journalism, Communications,
Advertising, Marketing or New Media.
• A passion for digital advertising, social trends and new technologies.
• Excellent writing skills, highly organized, proactive self-thinker with attention to
detail.
• GPA of 3.0 or higher
Key Responsibilities
• Assist in writing content for marketing campaigns, company newsletters, blogs and
whitepapers.
• Assist in events and conference planning.
• Maintain marketing editorial calendars.
• Research trends, companies, demographics and upcoming new technologies.
• Manage social media channels.
• Maintain web content.

We understand that Internships exist to broaden the scope and understanding of
your interests and we will expose you to client marketing strategies, multicultural
research, in-house company marketing, social media and digital technologies. You
will see how clients are actually managed and projects go from deal closing to
execution, and the whole process of how every department in an agency works
together.

Contact: Leigh Dow
ldow@dowmediagroup.com

Arizona Foothills.com Seeks Writing Intern
AZFoothills.com is one of the top 25,000 most visited web site in the U.S.
Ranking from www.quantcast.com

AZFoothills.com is seeking a student writer for the Web site’s In My Shoes
blog. The writer will provide three stories a week, reporting from campus
about students: what they are wearing, where they are shopping and eating,
what they are studying. The writer will also take photos of the students
they profile/interview.

The student should excel at writing, with little to no editing required, and
also be comfortable approaching students on campus. They will also be
responsible for uploading, Tweeting and Facebook their finished stories. We
would like one person each school to do this then in summer we would pay
them to continue it.

Here is a sample In My Shoes story:
http://arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/features/100-in-my-shoes/3240-first-day-
of-school-fashion.html

Face Book In My Shoes
http://arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/features/100-in-my-shoes/3240-first-day-
of-school-fashion.html

Contact: Mike Dee
mikedee@mediathatdeelivers.com

Government Liquidation Social Media Internship
Will require travel to
15051 N Kierland Blvd Ste 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
$10/ hr – flexible hours

The business world is abuzz about social media. And we are too! We’re looking for a student who’s passionate about social media to join us as we not only shape our online presence but literally shape the future of marketing, branding and online advertising. The intern will assist with online campaigns via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. The position, if filled by the right person, could also become a full-time gig. A must: familiarity with social media platforms and excellent writing skills; a plus: being familiar with the military or the great outdoors. No previous professional social media training is required.

Robyn Hazen :: 480.609.3297 :: Social Media Manager
RHazen@govliquidation.com
Government Liquidation: www.GovLiquidation.com

INTERNSHIPS
Summer

The Jackson Hole News & Guide, a weekly newspaper located in Jackson, Wyoming, is seeking a graphic design student for a summer internship. The intern would work 2-3 days a week (Monday and Tuesday + one extra day as needed).

Responsibilities would include:
– assisting head designer
– creating section pages
– creating information graphics
– creating illustrations
– assisting in creating arts section covers
– assisting in creating special sections

Would prefer a candidate that can start in late May or early June, and stay until the beginning of September.

Must be proficient in InDesign. Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop a plus.

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter and a small portfolio to Kathryn Holloway at layout@jhnewsandguide.com or mail to PO Box 7445 Jackson, WY 83002.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Casey Foundation $1,000
Marguerite Casey Foundation is pleased to announce its scholarship Program on Poverty. The program, which aims to increase the public’s and policymakers’ understanding of poverty through journalism, consists of two scholarships for students of journalism.

Scholars selected will write at least one in-depth story or a short series from the point of view of families living in poverty and illustrating how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people. “One in three families in America are working poor; one in six live below the poverty level,” said Luz Vega-Marquis, CEO and president of Marguerite Casey Foundation. “Families have the firsthand experience and insight into how public policy, attitudes and systems affect their lives – yet, they are rarely consulted before a policy decision is made.
“Journalists can have a significant impact on changing the public narrative about poor people. It is our hope that these fellowships and scholarships will help put the issues of families and poverty front and center in the public debate and elevate the voices of families in policymaking,” said Vega-Marquis.

The 2012 Journalism Scholarship is open to print, electronic and new media collegiate journalists. Students will not be required to leave their academic studies. Each recipient will receive a stipend of $1,000 and up to $800 for travel expenses.

Applications for the 2012 scholarships are due to Marguerite Casey Foundation by February 29, 2012. To learn more about the Fellowship Program on Poverty, visit: www.caseygrants.org/pages/resources/journalism_fellowship_scholarships.asp

Marguerite Casey Foundation is a national, independent grantmaking foundation dedicated to helping low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities

CONTESTS

Win $1,000 For Photography
The Cronkite School is accepting submissions for the third annual Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award Contest. Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2012

Entry requirements:
• Submit six to eight photographs that show a range of abilities.Photos may include breaking news, portraits, features and sports.
• Photos must have been taken between March 1, 2011, and March 30, 2012.
• Provide a CD of your photos or a URL where your photos can be found. A personal website is acceptable.
• Provide a complete caption for each photo submitted.
• Photos may not be altered digitally or in any other way beyond what is traditionally accepted by professional media organizations.
• The contest is open to all Cronkite students who have completed at least six journalism credits.

Entries should be submitted to Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at kristin.gilger@asu.edu or Cronkite Suite 302 by 5 p.m., on April 6, 2012.The winning photographer will receive a $1,000 award and his or her work will be prominently displayed in the Cronkite School for a year. Honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the judges

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Videographers & Production Assistant Needed
I’m producing the video content for The Color Run this Saturday in Tempe. www.TheColorRun.com

It’s the first of 19 stops for this amazing 5K Run that is full of amazing colors and awesomeness. Check out the video on the page to see what I mean. I am looking to hire a few local videographers to help document the event.

Needs:
3-5 Videographers from 8:30am-11:30am | $15/hour
(1) Production Assistant from 8:00am-12:00pm / $15/hour

There will be no editing needed, just logging the footage on-site after the event. The final piece will be awesome as we are incorporating a helicopter shot as well.

CONTACT
brandon.j.fuller@gmail.com

KTVK- 3TV is accepting applications for the position of Full Time News Video Editor.
DUTIES:
Edit non-linear stories for 3TV newscasts. Receive and follow instructions on editing of ENG material, from talent or producers. Re-record material from raw master video according to instruction. Observe edits as they are being made on the electronic equipment and correct those that appear to be incorrect technically, aesthetically or for editorial content. Set up equipment for and receive microwave feeds from inter-city link, satellite or mobile van transmission. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
One (1) year television news experience in videotape editing or freelance work experience, or corresponding college degree, strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work well under pressure while meeting strong deadlines. Ability to work well as a team, as well as independently. Knowledge of basic video editing equipment. Basic journalistic skills and editorial judgment for editing stories. Schedule may include weekends, nights and overnights.

Resumes and tapes to: KTVK, ENG Manager, 5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013. careers@azfamily.com or fax- (602) 207-3336. EOE.

No Calls Please.

WORK NASCAR IN THE PITS
On March 1-4, Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) will be conducting its first major race weekend of the year. Aspiring journalists who are interested in experiencing sports reporting at the highest level to work as volunteer pit note reporters should consider this unique and exciting opportunity.

Please note that pit note reporters are volunteer positions. The track will, however, provide food and beverages.

The pit notes are the basic bits of information used to keep the media informed of news events at the track during a race weekend. The Pit Notes editor obtains a significant portion of the information used in the pit notes by communicating by radio with various volunteer pit reporters (usually 4 to 10) and directing them where to go, who to speak with, and what to ask. The key is taking complete and accurate quotes (as you will see, these quotes are regarded as “gospel” by the media; they will be copied EXACTLY in newspapers and magazines) and doing so quickly. At the end of each race, pit note reporters will be assigned to either get quotes from several drivers or to attend the post-race news conference and get the quotes from other drivers about what happened on the track. Afterwards, pit note reporters would come to the media center and type the quotes (as quickly as possible) into a computer so that the editor can edit them and distribute them to the reporters. Because Phoenix is not in the Eastern time zone, it is important to get the information to the media as quickly as we can so that the stories that appear in the next morning’s newspapers on the East coast are as complete and accurate as possible.

The track will provide the editor’s staff with credentials providing full-access to the pits, garage area and media facilities. There is no assigned seat for this volunteer job and participants must act professionally at all times (e.g., requests for autographs, asking celebrities to pose for photographs, etc. are strictly forbidden). But the pit note reporters do get the opportunity to talk to the leading players in the sport (such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson) as well as other celebrities (Senators John McCain and John Kyl and Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona, baseball players Brandon Webb and Randy Johnson, actor/singer Tyrese Gibson, comedian Arsenio Hall, and professional wrestler Sgt. Slaughter have all attended recent races).

Working as a pit notes reporter is an opportunity that enables aspiring sports writers to see the sport from an unique perspective; almost everyone who has volunteered to do this work at the various tracks I have established this program has certainly enjoyed the experience (though it does tend be a physically draining endeavor).

For anyone who is curious about this opportunity, I can provide an electronic copy of some past notes pit notes. They are available as an MS Word document, but the notes are in a large file (more than 700kb) because of various graphics within the document. Those who volunteer for the March 1-4 weekend will be able to take home a copy of the weekend’s notes to add to their clipping portfolio. The editor can also provide contact information for ASU students who have successfully participated in this program in the past.

The March 1-4 race weekend will feature three races in four days, so events will be exceptionally intense. Friday and Saturday will be the most difficult days – they are the longest (in terms of most on-track action) and feature the most diverse activity (featuring practice and qualifying sessions for all four classes). We will have a staff meeting each day to discuss expectations for the current day and to discuss problems encountered the previous day and possible ways to overcome them.

This is a full commitment for all four days of action from anyone who wants to be a pit reporter. Anyone who wishes to work only on Saturday and Sunday will not be considered. Will need volunteers Thursday March 1 from 7a-6p, Friday March 2 from 6a-6p, Saturday March 3 from 7:30p-530p and Sunday March 4 from 7a-1p.

A typical day at the track begins when the first on-track activity occurs (approximately 9 a.m.) and it ends about three hours AFTER the checkered flag falls; the notes produced after the end of the race are probably the most important. We generally conclude our duties three-and-a-half hours after the drop of the checkered flag. The track supplies food (at least lunch, possibly dinner) and beverages. Nobody is asked to work constantly during the practice sessions, but during the time trials and races, the pit note staff is quite active.

If any journalism students are curious about this opportunity or if you have specific questions, I can be contacted by return eMail or I can be called at 253-220-2566 (despite the area code, I am based in New York so if anyone wishes to call, they should be aware that I am in the Eastern time zone. No calls after 8 p.m. Arizona time, please). The editor would be available to act as a reference for any student who successfully serves as a pit note reporter and would gladly help them with a job description that could be used as part of a resume.

Past knowledge of NASCAR or any form of auto racing would be helpful, but it is not necessary. Work samples and references required.

Contact:
John Chuhran 253-220-2566 (no calls after 8pm MST)
jtchuhran@netscape.com

Summer Job
The Barrett Summer Scholars Program is looking for RESIDENT ADVISORS!

The Barrett Summer Scholars program is a residential academic program for gifted 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students from around Arizona. Participants will live in Barrett, The Honors College Academic Complex at the Tempe Campus and/or in Las Casas Residence Hall at the West Campus. Participants will take classes while engaging in a whole host of activities and programs both on campus and around the Valley.

Enjoy these benefits: (1) FREE ROOM IN BARRETT, THE HONORS COLLEGE ACADEMIC COMPLEX AND/OR LAS CASAS! (2) FREE MEALS! (3) GREAT EXPERIENCE!

ONE WEEK with 7th graders (July 7-14, 2012) – $560 @ ASU West
THREE WEEKS with 8th and 9th graders (June 2-23, 2012) – $1,120 @ ASU Tempe

Click below for more details! Application deadline: Friday February 3, 2012
Resident Advisor – 7th Grade BSS Program (Job #50402)
Resident Advisor – 8th & 9th Grade BSS Program (Job #50403)

Residential Advisors will be responsible for: assisting with the supervision of gifted students; coordinating activities/programs; providing academic support; developing positive relationships with participants; ensuring student engagement in activities; ensuring that students meet program expectations; enforcing university policies; collaborating with other ASU departments participating in the BSS program.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Moyo Makinde
mmakinde@mainex1.asu.edu
(480) 965-2952

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