Opportunities 8.27.12


Freshmen and other first-semester Cronkite students are encouraged to attend the Freshmen Reception on Tuesday August 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the First Amendment Forum on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Representatives from many of the school’s clubs and organizations will be on hand to explain how to get involved and build your resume. Please take a few minutes to stop in and check it out.

Academic Bowl
Competition in the Arizona State University Academic Bowl will begin on October 1. The Cronkite School will field a competitive team of some of our best and brightest students.

If you have an interest in being a part of the Academic Bowl this year please register at http://www.asu.edu/academicbowl/register/walter-cronkite-school-of-journalism-and-mass-communication.html .

Any current Cronkite undergraduate student is eligible to take the qualification test. Since the Bowl starts a bit earlier this year than in past years, we need to offer the qualifying tests next week. Once you register you will receive information about the times and locations of the qualifying tests.

Questions? Contact Brad Longwell at brad.longwell@asu.edu

Internship Interview Days
Each semester, we bring dozens of companies and recruiters to campus to interview students for local internships. If you want to participate in the interview day for spring 2013 internships, you must submit an internship application, your unofficial transcript and your career goals.

Here are some staggered dues dates:

If you want to participate in the broadcast interview day, your application and materials must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. MST on Monday, September 17.

If you want to participate in the writing/publications or public relations interview day, your application and materials must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. by Friday,October 5.

Applications will be available online beginning on Wednesday, August 29 at http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2012Application.pdf


Shine Factory, PR Internship- fall semester

Shine Factory, a boutique public relations firm specializing in consumer media relations and social marketing for a number of different clients, is seeking a fall intern. This is an opportunity to build your portfolio and create meaningful career connections.

Primary responsibilities include:
•Conduct extensive research for client projects
•Draft pitches, press releases and fact sheets
•Create, maintain and manage targeted media lists
•Monitor local and national media in clients’ industries
•Determine media values and reach for media placements
•Additional responsibilities in accordance with his or her skill set

•Junior or senior
•Public relations or journalism coursework and/or experience
•12 – 20 hours per week
•Strong communication skills
•Reliable and trustworthy

This is a paid internship. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and writing samples to Jami Reagan at jami@shinefactorypr.com.

The List
The List is a Scripps Howard news magazine show that is launching in September. The List is offering a paid internship program which gives students real-world experience and provides a unique insight into an Entertainment/News Magazine show.This includes learning alongside magazine leadership, multimedia journalists, photographers, producers and assignment desk editors in areas including but not limited to entertainment/pop culture, lifestyle, health, consumer, and breaking news.

What We Require:
The Internship program offers college students the opportunity to take a first step into the broadcasting industry. Interns must be:

•Enrolled at an accredited college or university
•Recommended as a junior or above and in good standing
•Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined, and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.

To receive course credit, students must comply with all school requirements as well as all station requirements. Grade point average and leadership experience are also an important part of the total assessment of student applicants.

Interns are expected to work an average of 20 hours per week. The days and times are based on departmental needs and student availability.

The following skills are required to be considered for the internship:

•Computer/typing skills
•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the phone
•Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
•Good organization skills
•Strong writing skills
•Computer-based research abilities

Students must also be up to date on current events (actively reading newspapers, watching newscasts and utilizing sources).

What You Will Learn:
•Conducting interviews
•Researching stories
•Contributing story ideas
•Logging tape
•Writing entertainment news, including voice-overs and sound-to-tape
•Shooting stories and stand-ups
•Actual on-the job training from professionals in the field of broadcasting
•Writing/editing news for the web
•Taking photos and building slideshows
•Editing with Final Cut Pro digital software

Contact Abbie Smith

How to Apply:
Interested in an internship with a Scripps News Team? Apply online at http://scripps.com/careers/ and search for magazine show in Phoenix. No phone calls please.

KTVK-3TV & James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Photojournalist Internship Program
If you’re a current junior or senior in college, intern in sunny Phoenix, Arizona at the local independent news station, KTVK-3TV. KTVK-3TV and The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists are committed to developing photojournalist interns from colleges and accredited universities. All of our interns receive the benefit of being assigned a mentor. The mentor will provide a platform to develop skills and experience. Our mentors will provide a learning partnership with our interns, and teach them all there is to know about the fascinating world of television and development of photojournalism (video) skills.

Program will include traditional television news photojournalism, editing, sports and more! This is a paid position (15 hours per week maximum schedule) and the student must be pre-approved for college credit. This Fall 2012 internship will run 15 weeks; mid-September through December.
To be considered for an internship, please submit the following:
1.A short essay on why you would like to be selected for this internship
2.Résumé of your current college and other related experience
3.Academic and/or professional references
4.A video sample of your recent journalism work
(Please limit to a total of 5 minutes and the sample may be a mailed CD or web link.)
Our internship criteria require the selected student to be in their current junior or senior year in college during the term of the internship, have completed a journalism writing course and be interested in becoming a news (video) photojournalist. Prior experience with live video shooting and editing preferred.

Please submit all materials to: KTVK, Attention Photog. Internship, 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or careers@azfamily.com . Deadline to submit is September 1, 2012. EOE.
For more information about KTVK-3TV, please visit www.azfamily.com.
For more information about the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists, please visit www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org.

Fashion PR Internship- fall semester
Diane has been working as a freelance makeup/ hair and wardrobe stylist for over two decades she is also the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Arizona Foothills Magazine and the owner of Glam Lounge Artists On-Location Makeup and Spa team.

I am looking for a PR intern who loves fashion and beauty to assist with Glam Lounge Artists marketing needs by providing support in the following areas: client calls, vendor outreach, PR and marketing.

As we expand our brand we will be looking to grow and further our social media presence which will also be a part of our PR interns duties.

Please send your interest to:
Diane Aiello
602 882 5663

The UA College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix- Writing & Social Media Internship
(Fall semester- Junior and above only)

The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks an intern who is enrolled in a college department of journalism or related field. The intern will assist the associate director of public affairs with execution of communications efforts of college’s programs, faculty, students and events. Skills required include writing features and news releases, collateral material, web content, media pitches and have experience in social media, including use of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and others. This is a 16-hour a week position.

Secondarily, the intern will assist with the development and updating of contact databases, media reports or other internal communications. The intern may assist the public affairs office with research or other activities as assigned.

Jessica Coronado at (602) 827-2033 or jrcorona@email.arizona.edu

Social Media Internship- fall semester
As an intern at Wizler, you will be supporting our marketing and social media efforts for multiple clients. Specific duties and responsibilities will be tailored to your strengths, interests and internship goals.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:
•Finding, curating and sharing social media content for social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Youtube, Pinterest, Hootsuite, and more
•Writing blog posts for various clients
•Researching and analyzing marketing and social media trends and strategies
•Creating social media promotions, and contests for clients
•Learning about Search Engine Optimization and keyword analysis in a social media presence

•Passionate about developing an expertise in marketing and social media
•Exceptional research, writing, analytical and communication skills
•Quick learner with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
•Internship will require 8-10 hours/week

This is a non-paid internship, but the experience you will gain will be well worth it!
Interested? Please send your resume to Stormie@wizler.com We look forward to hearing from you!

SEO, SEM Internship- fall semester
Wizler is looking for an individual with strong computer skills who has an interest in SEO, SEM and Social Media. Programming is not required, but basic understanding of HTML is a plus. This job requires logging into and maintaining multiple client accounts on many sites, including Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Adwords etc. The candidate needs to be highly organized, detail oriented and deadline drive. The ability to assimilate and analysis data is a must.

•Understanding of SEO basic principals
•Basic Knowledge of HTML and CSS
•Working knowledge of Google Analytics, and Google Adwords
•Familiar with keyword research tools and other SEO research tools
•Fast learner, self-motivated and able to multi task on multiple projects
•Deadline driven
•Working knowledge with Word, Excel, Acrobat, Photoshop
•Internship will require 8-10 hours/week

This is a non-paid internship, but the experience you will gain will be well worth it!
Interested? Please send your resume to Stormie@wizler.com We look forward to hearing from you!

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
• 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

Marketing and Public Relations Intern
marketingworx, a boutique PR & Marketing firm in Phoenix, is currently looking for a marketing and public relations intern. Duties will include story tracking, developing strategic posts on blogs, Twitter and facebook, gathering clips, writing press releases and media alerts, as well as general day-to-day tasks. Course work in Journalism, Public Relations, or Business Communication preferred.

Applicant should meet the following requirements:
•Have completed at least one media writing course
•Be available to work three days per week to work 15-20 hours per week
•Have a reliable mode of transportation

Required Skills:
•Effective written communication skills
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•Comfort and ability to work independently or with a team
•Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and other appropriate software programs

This is an unpaid internship. If you are interested, please contact Juliet at 602.549.7188 or email cover letter and resume to Juliet@marketingworxpr.com.


The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Mission Statement:
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Type of Awards:
Five (5) Digital Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students.
Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.
Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by November 15, 2012.

Application Requirements and Forms:
Please click on the highlighted lines below to access the various forms. (You may also use this as a checklist for completing your application.)

-Application Form
-Brief Essay
-Teacher Mentor Form
-2 Letters of Reference
-School Transcript
-Financial Data
-Release by the Photographer
five (5) digital images for still photography submissions
two (2) videos, with a maximum duration of 3 minutes each, for video submissions
Parental Release Form for high school students (or those under 18)
High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school and should have taken at least one photography or related art class.

College or technical school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at a recognized college, university or professional school, and have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. Both high school and college-age students should have at least one semester of school remaining at time of award.

Only college or technical school students may enter videos.

Important Notes:
-All submissions must be via the internet. We will not accept applications by mail.
-Label all files that will be submitted/e-mailed with the applicant’s name.
-The applicant must be a United States citizen.
-The applicant’s school must be in the United States.
-The scholarship award must be used at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise it will be forfeited and given to an alternate.
-A student may only receive one James Alan Cox Foundation scholarship in a given year.
Note: Parental approval is required for students under 18.

Digital Entry Rules: Please enter only 5 (five) images. Each image should be jpeg file format with a maximum of 800 pixels on the longer side and 1.5 MB file size. Images should be at monitor resolution. Photos submitted must be an honest representation of what happened in front of the camera during exposure. You may, if needed, post-process the images electronically — but only in accordance with good practice. This may include cropping, color correction, etc. Post-processing, however, must preserve the image’s original expression.

Video Entry Rules: Please enter only two (2) videos. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes and no more than 12 MB file size. Videos may be in these formats: .mpg, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .mpeg, .divx.

Mac users: please make sure all file names have the proper file extensions.
Application form:


Sports Production
From time to time, students are need to help with sports production at local high school football games on Friday evenings. Pay is $75/game to operate a camera. You must have reliable transportation to get to the games.

If you are interested in putting your name into the student pool, contact Lisa Ellis


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