Opportunities 2.6.12

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ESPN at the Cronkite School
ESPN recruiters will be at the Cronkite School tomorrow Tuesday, February 7! Learn more about summer internships and careers at ESPN. 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. If you’re interested in finding out how to work for ESPN, you need to attend. Open to all ASU students. We need to pack the First Amendment Forum to show ESPN what a great group of students we have!

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 29 for Publications/Writing Internships
Please make note of these important dates.

INTERNSHIPS

NBC News Associates Program for May 2012 graduates
To apply: http://www.nbcunicareers.com/earlycareerprograms/newsassociateprogram.shtml

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The program represents NBC’s strong commitment to develop a diverse editorial staff within NBC News. The News Associates program is designed to attract candidates of racial, ethnic, economic and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities. The News Associates program is a fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills. It is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters. Application will be closed on Friday March 16 at 5PM est. With the same one-time application, you are automatically considered for NBC’s Owned Television Stations group’s News Associates Program!

NBC’s Owned Television Stations group is a full-service local content provider for today’s digital platforms and provides integrated marketing solutions to the local marketplace. Comprising 10 individually managed and staffed television stations in major U.S. markets, the group broadcasts and produces local content for broadcast television, broadband networks, digital channels, and various other media outlets. Therefore, 7 will be selected for NBC News Network, and 10 for NBC’s Owned Television Stations group! And check back for more videos of current and former news associates.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
oBachelor’s degree
oAbility to work in NY or one of the 10 Owned & Operated NBC station locations
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
oInterested candidates must submit a resume/CV and complete the essay questions through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
oMust be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation.
oMust be 18 years or greater.
oMust have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States through September 2016.
oMust be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.
oMust be willing to sign a one year employment contract.
DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:
oJournalism Experience.
oHighly motivated individuals
oCommitment to Television News Production as a career
oSolid writing skills
oDemonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
oProven leadership skills
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
News Associates gain real-world experience honing research skills, developing news stories working in a news bureau, participating in field and studio show production, on the nightly news, a morning news program, cable news, or on a “magazine” program.
Each News Associate is assigned a mentor who is an experienced staff member. News Associates undergo an intense week long orientation filled with workshops, lunches with guest speakers and training. Over 75 percent of the News Associates who’ve completed the program have gone on to various producing positions with NBC News. Some are currently with “Dateline,” “NBC Nightly News”, “Today” or with MSNBC, CNBC, or our Burbank bureau. The program runs twelve months and consists of several long-term assignments on a news program and/or a news bureau.
HOW TO APPLY:
During application period, you upload your resume and answer the following questions:
oIn terms of diverse life experiences, what separates you from the rest of the candidates for the program?
oIdentify an issue that was recently covered in the news and explain why you think it was (or was not) newsworthy.
oIf you had no obligations or financial constraints for the next six months, what would you do?
oWrite about an experience, place or person that triggered your interest in journalism.
oIdentify a societal issue that seldom attracts the attention of the news media. How would you cover this issue as a journalist?
oWhich journalism associations, if any, are you affiliated with?
oWhich professional publications (e.g. trade magazines), if any, do you subscribe to?
oHow has your local community’s history shaped its modern day demographics?
oWhat events or activities in your community best exemplify its character?
oPlease indicate the countries where you are legally authorized to work.
oAre you legally authorized to work in the United States without NBCU sponsorship through September 2017?
oPlease indicate which languages you have conversational fluency.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE, WE REGRET THAT WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THOSE STUDENTS IN WHOM WE HAVE AN INTEREST. If you are contacted for an interview, in most cases, you will speak with, or meet someone from NBC News or Local Media Group. A final decision is made after a final in person interview.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Spring or Summer Intern – Gateway to the East Valley magazine / East Valley Partnership
Hours: 15 – 20/week
Type: Paid ($10/hour)

Gateway to the East Valley magazine is a joint project of East Valley Partnership and the East Valley Tribune. It is a business/economic development and lifestyle magazine directed towards communities in the East Valley. It is a quarterly publication that promotes the economic development and quality of life of one of the most vibrant growth centers in the U.S. – the East Valley.

This internship offers the opportunity to write and edit, as well as promoting the publication through social media and online branding. The intern will also work closely with the East Valley Partnership, an established partnership of civic, business, educational and political leaders in the East Valley dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the communities, on various projects relating to the work of the Partnership.

Duties include writing feature articles, press releases, maintaining social media and websites, creating PowerPoint presentations, and some clerical responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important.
QUALIFICATIONS:
· Strong writing and editing skills
· Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
· Experience assisting management with the creation of PowerPoint presentations
· Experience with social media in a business setting, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
· Able to commit to 15 – 20 hours per week and work in an office setting

For more information about East Valley Partnership, please visit www.evp-az.org.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Jeff Chapman at jeff.chapman@asu.edu.

For more information on Gateway to the East Valley magazine, please visit http://eastvalleygateway.com.

Summer internship
CNBC, Los Angeles

CNBC Los Angeles Bureau’s Summer 2012 internship program. This is an unpaid internship, and it will require the student to obtain academic credit for the experience. If students are interested in obtaining an application they should email: LAinternships@CNBC.com

Students applying should have an interest in broadcast journalism and business news.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Marketing & Communications Internship

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
mminer@gpec.org

ONLINE/SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING INTERNSHIP – WireBuzz
WireBuzz is looking for a talented college student eager to learn and contribute to a small business in a big way. WireBuzz specializes in custom video content creation and distribution through video press release and social media campaigns. Current clients include a breast cancer diagnostics company, a major motion picture, a congressional candidate, as well as nine Phoenix-area hospitals.

Taking an internship with WireBuzz would allow a student to gain experience in the following areas:
-Online Marketing
-Social Media Management
-SEO – Search Engine Optimization
-Video Production
-Client Relations
-Content/Blog Management

WireBuzz is only interested in working with clients and team members who strive for perfection and want to be the best! We invite you to apply for the internship only if you possess the following qualities:

-Organized
-Professional
-Eager
-Adaptable
-Creative
-Passionate
-Punctual

The internship with WireBuzz is currently an unpaid position. A weekly schedule will be determined based on the availability of the right candidate. A minimum of 15hrs/wk would be required.

If you are interested and a current Junior/Senior – please email your resume to Amanda@WireBuzz.com.

CONTACT
Amanda Wible
Director, Project Management – WireBuzz
Amanda@WireBuzz.com
@AmandaWible

WireBuzz
7762. E Gray Rd. #200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Scottsdale & Thunderbird – In the Scottsdale Airpark

Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations
Internship Program

Position Description

Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations, one of the top public relations agencies in Arizona, is seeking a self-motivated, hard-working candidate for a paid spring or summer 2012 internship. The ideal candidate will have solid AP writing skills and a strong desire to learn in a fast-paced environment.

Among other things, C-K’s public relations internship responsibilities include:

➢Understanding the unique dynamic between client and agency
➢Participating in internal meetings with C-K PR team members
➢Developing press materials, conference reports, meeting agendas, media alerts, news releases, biographies, memos, media pitches and more

➢Distributing news releases and media pitches
➢Managing projects and updating status reports
➢Completing media audits and competitive analysis reports
➢Profiling media contacts and creating media lists
➢Assisting in coordinating press conferences or special events
➢Miscellaneous administrative tasks

For more information or to apply for the internship, please contact:

Shannon Sowby
Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations
Account Supervisor
Office: (602) 417-0672
Fax: (602) 417-9772
E-mail: ssowby@c-k.com

Empire Southwest Internet Marketing Internship- spring or summer
Empire Southwest is a third-generation family owned Caterpillar dealership founded in 1950. Empire sells, rents and services machinery and power generation equipment to clients in the construction, mining and agriculture industries in Arizona, Southeast California and Northern Mexico. Empire’s Marketing Department is looking for a part-time team member to assist with copy writing, online media and internet marketing strategies to increase the company’s online visibility.
JOB SUMMARY:
This is an exciting internship opportunity within the fast-growing industry of online marketing. The desired student applicant must be highly organized, enthusiastic, motivated, demonstrate initiative and be able to work independently with instruction. The position includes writing and editing of material, research for various types of projects, link building and other tasks as needed. This is an opportunity to be part of a busy, professional team that manages a constant flow of activities and works together to meet common goals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Writing , reviewing, editing, and formatting of articles or other written material
Online research for contests and other special projects
Online Link building
Review of blog posts and article submissions
Database and report work
Internet work which may include posting articles and setting up blog opportunities
Social media marketing and community management
Others tasks as assigned
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1.Must be able to perform the job duties needed.
2.Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.
3.Good communications and presentation skills.
4.Ability to work with various personalities.
5.Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies and use of all required safety equipment.
6.Must have acceptable attendance to meet all company standards and requirements.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Junior or Senior in college
Enthusiasm for marketing and the Web industry and technologies
Must have a good command of grammar, spelling and punctuation
Detail-oriented with a drive toward quality and project completion
Demonstrates adaptability and accountability
A positive attitude is a necessity
Must have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel (intermediate user)
Key Learning Opportunity:
SEO Best Practices, Social Media marketing, Web Copywriting, Content Management Software and processes, Website Reporting and Ranking.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
2.The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
3.The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
4.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor controlled environment.
2.The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
3.The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.
4. This position is designated as a “Safety-Sensitive Position”. A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that the employer in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others, which includes any of the following: operating a motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or manufacturing process, the malfunction or disruption of which could result in injury or property damage; performing duties in the residential or commercial premises of a customer, supplier or vendor; working in any occupation subject to federal safety regulations.

Please apply online, complete the application, provide a cover letter and resume:
http://www.empire-cat.com/cm/company/work_at_empire/job_listing.aspx
Apply to Req. # 978
EEO/AA Employer

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.

Intern for Nuestra Voz, Hispanic and multicultural practice- spring or summer PAID
Requirements/Skills:
Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, or other related program. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, adapt to a fast-paced work environment, possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, interact professionally with clients, and exercise good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Applicants should be fluent in writing, speaking and reading Spanish. Interns will be mentored by the entire Allison+Partners team including senior executives. Interns will work between 20-25 hours a week. Prior relevant experience is required. Compensation begins at $10 per hour.

Responsibilities:
We are seeking a paid intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects. These include, but are not limited to:
•Support the launch of Nuestra Voz, Hispanic and multicultural practice.
•Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed in Spanish/English.
•Assist with media outreach, including pitching and follow-ups in Spanish/English.
•Attend and participate in client meetings, media training sessions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed.
•Attend media live-shots, in-studios and events as needed.
•Assist with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases.
•Complete timesheets daily, administrative duties and activities as assigned in a timely fashion.
•Assist firm staff with other client, business development and firm management projects as assigned.
About Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners, an MDC Partners company, is an international communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The result is freshly imagined, customized approaches that provide concrete, measurable strategies to drive market and executive leadership. Expertise includes consumer PR and marketing, corporate communications, technology and digital media, brand innovation, social impact, public affairs and healthcare. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and Dallas. Allison+Partners has a 50-state grassroots network and deep affiliations with quality firms worldwide through MDC Partners (NASDAQ: MDCA, Toronto Stock Exchange: MDZ.A), a progressive marketing and communications network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. Visit us at: www.allisonpr.com, m.allisonpr.com, http://facebook.com/allisonpr, http://twitter.com/allisonpr.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: carolina@allisonpr.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Desert Botanical Garden- Internship Summer or Fall
JOB TITLE:Marketing Intern
REPORTS TO:Marketing Director
STATUS: Unpaid part-time position. 16 – 20 hours per week. Occasional weekend hours.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Desert Botanical Garden is a major cultural institution in the Phoenix metropolitan area with a multi-faceted mission: conservation, education, research and exhibition of desert plants. It welcomes 315,000 visitors annually – roughly 50% local and 50% tourists. The Marketing Department is responsible for the Garden’s message in the community and its primary task is to increase admissions, sell tickets for events and communicate with Garden membership. The Marketing Intern works with the Marketing Department to assist with achieving its vision and goals. While this position has specific assigned duties, it will also allow the intern to participate in the planning and execution of the Garden’s marketing strategy to ensure a well-rounded experience.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in planning meetings for Garden events, exhibits and activities.
Participate in the marketing department’s strategy planning and execution.
Working with the print and advertising manger, to submit insertion orders for advertising and maintain the department’s advertising books, matching insertion orders to actual ads.
Working with the digital content manager, to assist with updates to the Garden’s Website and participate in the Garden’s social media activities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Yelp.
Assist with media relations including updating the online media center at dbg.org, composing and issuing press releases and fulfilling image requests. Monitor and organize media clippings.
Assist with organizing and maintaining the Garden’s photo database.
Edit and write on-hold messaging scripts.
Fulfill requests for Garden collateral.
Other duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
This internship should be considered by an active or recently graduated student who is looking to learn in a dynamic marketing environment. This person should be interested in marketing, media relations, journalism or advertising and have the ability to write and edit. Communications students preferred but not mandatory. Can be taken for school credit.
TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to apanter@dbg.org by February 29 for Summer and Fall 2012 intern positions.

PART-TIME JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Attention Sports Writers
Our website (lawyers say we can’t divulge the name yet) is seeking sports writers to cover NFL teams and fantasy football.

Writers who are picked to write for the website will be assigned to a specific NFL. Ideally, each team will have at least one writer who lives in the area of a team and can go to the games, practices and/or other team events. You will be provided credentials and tickets for the games/events. It will be a very hands-on type of coverage for the team that you want to cover.

This is not for everyone. You must be dedicated!

Pay: You will be paid $3.00 per 1,000 unique reads any article you write receives. There will also be bonuses paid to writers for winning various writer competitions.

What we need from you:
1. Name, email, twitter handle
2. Which team(s) you’d like to cover. Please list teams that you’d ACTUALLY like to cover
3. Do you live in the area of the team you’d like to cover – Not mandatory, but preferred.
4. Any sports experience? Playing, not watching
5. Overview of your availability to write for the team you’d cover
6. Writing credentials (Education, past jobs, etc.)
7. Two writing samples

Sports writing is an extremely competitive field. You should expect no less from this website’s hiring process. Put forth your best effort when you apply.

Email all materials to: fcrwriterapplication@hotmail.com

Wrigleyville Seeks Volunteer Writers for Spring Training Edition
Students can not only have a great time on this project, but can also get some “real world” experience while also having the chance to see their work in print. You can see our last year’s issue, along with others, on our website at http://wrigleyvillemagazine.com.
If you’re interested, please contact:

Tim O’Reilly
773-800-1414

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