Opportunities 2.12.12

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. Or, applications may be downloaded from this link http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2012Application.pdf

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.

Public Relations Internships- NEW!
We need to build up our pool of applicants for the upcoming Public Relations Interview Day on March 2. If you want to interview with any of the Phoenix-area PR firms/agencies/organizations for a summer/fall 2012 internship, we will accept your application until February 16. Submit your application, unofficial transcript and career goals paragraph to Cronkite #222 ASAP.

Application deadline For Publications/Writing Internships is:
February 29 Please make note of this important date.

Disney College Program
Monday February 13
Memorial Union #236 Mohave

12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Find out more information about paid internships at Disney

ASU, Tempe Job/Career Fair
ASU/Tempe is holding a huge internship/job fair on Wednesday February 22 from 12:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union on the second floor. This event should NOT be confused with Cronkite School Internship Interview Days. Also, the ASU/Tempe event is not geared towards media-related positions.

INTERNSHIPS

Denver Broncos
Responsibilities:
Provide editorial and multimedia support from mid-June through the end of the 2012 season, including playoffs if necessary (approximately late January):
•Updating website content, including, but not limited to:
oDaily stories, player bios and roster updates, gameday content, multimedia, transactions, transcriptions and community stories.
•Collecting player-related content, including, but not limited to:
oQ&As, blogs and features
•Collecting and expanding video, audio and photo content offerings
•Preparing and sending text and email updates
•Writing feature articles and news items for team publications, including Broncos Gameday and Broncos Magazine

Qualifications and Experience:
•Current student or recent graduate in journalism, PR, communications or similar discipline
•Minimum of two years experience as a student working for a college newspaper, website, college sports information office or in a communications department of a sports organization.
•Understanding of social media, i.e. Twitter and Facebook
•Strong writing, interpersonal and computer skills
•Excellent attention to detail
•Willingness to work flexible hours (weekends and travel)
•Comfort working on multiple projects with tight deadlines in fast-paced environment
•Knowledge and experience with video and still photography, Photoshop
oBasic shooting and editing video skills and demo reels sent with resume will receive extra consideration
oExperience with HTML/site building will also receive extra consideration

Compensation:
A monthly stipend will be provided during the internship

Additional Information:
•Final candidates will be selected to participate in an interview process (in-person for local candidates/via video conference for out-of-town candidates)
•Recent interns have secured jobs with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mountain West Conference, Phoenix Coyotes, USA Taekwondo, Washington Post and other major newspapers
•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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

Application Process:
Please mail or email a resume, cover letter, references and published writing samples to Chris Hall chris.hall@broncos.nfl.net in the Broncos team media department by March 23, 2012.

Mailing Address: Denver Broncos Football Club (attn: Chris Hall), 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112

United Way Team NFL Social Media Internship April – December 2012
USA TODAY is looking for students with social media skills for a unique and exciting internship.

USA TODAY College is working with the United Way on their Team NFL program. The United Way has a goal of cutting in half the number of high school dropouts by 2018. To do so, they are partnering with NFL players (1 from each of the 32 franchises) to help them in the effort to recruit more volunteers.

TEAM NFL is being led by United Way Ambassador and Phildadelphia Eagles star Nnamdi Asomugha.

The United Way is looking to recruit social-media savvy juniors, seniors and grad students, who will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to support the NFL players and help them to reach their volunteer goals.

Full details on the internship can be found here. http://tiny.cc/uivwv

The application is open until 5 PM EST February 17th.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Murray Scholars Journalism Scholarship Program

What is a Murray Scholar?
A Murray Scholar shows by academic excellence, with emphasis in writing, qualities that promise to perpetuate the Jim Murray spirit of journalistic integrity and creativity.
What is the Murray Scholar Scholarship program?
The Murray Scholar Scholarship program, funded by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF), awards five (5) $5,000 scholarships annually to outstanding print journalism students, with emphasis on sports journalism, through a nationwide essay competition. In granting educational scholarships, JMMF continues to support the education of aspiring journalism students as they prepare for important roles in their profession and community.
Who is eligible to apply?
Undergraduate students officially enrolled at the University’s School of Journalism, who will be of junior or senior status for the fall 2012 semester.
Students entering his/her senior year will graduate in spring of 2013 and not mid-year.
An applicant must be a citizen of the United States. An applicant must have at least a “B” (3.0) grade point average and enrolled as a full time student.
An applicant must show integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent.
Why should I apply?
Opportunity to showcase your writing skills. Compete among other talented journalism students across the country. Associate yourself with the Jim Murray name and the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.
Who was Jim Murray?
Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Murray was a 1943 Trinity College graduate. Named “America’s Best Sportswriter” fourteen times by the National Association of Sportscasters & Sportswriters, Jim Murray was respected and loved by so many for his witty phrases that captured the essence of his subjects. His work still today remains unprecedented and unmatched. A few of Murray’s career achievements include: TIME Magazine, Los Angeles correspondent, 1948-55 Sports Illustrated, founding father, 1953; West Coast editor, 1959-61 Los Angeles Times, lead sports columnist, 1961-1998 First sportswriter to win a Victor Award, 1982; Inducted into Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Writers’ Wing, 1988 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary, 1990 Author of four books, Best of Jim Murray, Sporting World of Jim Murray, The Jim Murray Collection, and Jim Murray, An Autobiography. Collection books published after Murray’s death: “Jim Murray: Last of the Best”; “Jim Murray: The Great Ones”; “Quotable Jim Murray.” If interested in applying or for the JMMF scholarships, please contact cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Deadline: March 6, 2012

PART-TIME PAID MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CNN- GOP Candidate Debate Runners- Mesa
If you are interested in working for CNN as a runner/production assistant for the upcoming Republic Presidential Candidates Debate in Mesa, please contact: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than Wednesday 2/15/12.

The pay is $100/day and it’s a great way to make a connection to CNN. You will need to be available and dependable on the following days/hours:

Monday 2/20: 10a-6p
Tuesday 2/21: 9a-6p
Debate Night 2/22: 9a-11p

If you can work only half days, let me know as well. However, preference will be given to students who can work full days. Contact cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by 2/15/12.

Cronkite Journal
The school magazine seeks freelance writers to write about programs and students at the Cronkite School. If you are interested in a freelance writing position, please contact molly.brush@asu.edu or 602-496-5118.

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