Opportunities 10.11.12

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PR/Social Media Internships
If you are interested in working a spring 2013 PR/Social Media internship and want to participate in the upcoming interview day on November 2, you have a second chance to submit an application. Since the applicant pool numbers are not where we need them to be, we’ll allow a few more students to submit late applications. This is for PR/Social Media internships only. Please submit your application by Monday 10/15.

Applications are located in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Applications can be downloaded from http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/internship_app_2012-13.pdf

Cronkite Professional Programs
The deadline to apply for Cronkite professional programs is by 5:00 p.m. October 19. These programs include Cronkite NewsWatch/Cronkite News Service Broadcast in Phoenix, Cronkite NewsWatch in Washington D.C., CNS Digital in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., Cronkite Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab and Cronkite PR Lab.

Cronkite Professional Programs Application: http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/Professional_Program_Application.pdf

Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internship- Editing Exam
It’s that time again! Dr. Leslie-Jean Thornton will be proctoring the Dow Jones News Fund 2013 summer internship editing exams in a couple of weeks.

The internship is paid, prestigious and highly competitive. This hour-long exam is for those interested in the Digital Editing and News Editing programs. Those who are chosen (about 80, including business and sports interns) go to a two-week training session before heading to their assigned news organization, $1,000 scholarships, and travel stipends to training sites.

Dates of Exam:
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m.
Place to be determined, but most likely conference room 375. You have an hour to complete it.

Apply online here: https://www.newsfund.org (register as “Intern applicant”)

Dr. Thornton will take care of getting your completed exams to Dow Jones by the Nov. 1 deadline, but you must complete all other online applications on your own. This will include writing an essay that is taken very seriously by the judging committee.

Those familiar with the exam know that it tests on knowledge of recent news (back about a year from September), geography (particularly that of the United States), grammar, word use, headline construction and critical thinking. This would include spotting libelous comment, factual inaccuracies, lapses in logic and inappropriate reporting. Practice exams (including answers) are available here: http://www.editteach.org/specialprojects?id=8

Contact Dr. Thornton at leslie-jean.thornton@asu.edu.

CRONKITE COURSE – COVERING SPRING TRAINING 2013
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: NOV. 1

The Cronkite School is again offering a three-credit course this spring semester for students interested in careers in sports journalism.

Students in JMC 494 Multimedia Sports Reporting: Covering Spring Training will produce daily multimedia coverage of Major League Baseball spring training teams for several major metropolitan daily news operations. It will be taught by Greg Boeck and Jose Romero, adjunct professors and longtime sports journalists. Each reporting team will include two digital specialists, two videographers and two photographers. Working closely with Mr. Boeck and Mr. Romero and editors at partner newspapers, student reporters will provide multimedia feature, enterprise and breaking news stories on all aspects of spring training.

Students will meet on T/TH from 9-10:50 a.m. from Jan. 7 to approximately Feb. 15. From approximately Feb. 15 through March 31, students will be assigned to Major League Baseball facilities across the Valley. During those six weeks, student reporters will be expected to dedicate two to three full days each week to the program. The course will end in early April.
•Prerequisites: JMC 305 (Online Media) and either JMC 301 (Intermediate Reporting), JMC 315 (Intermediate Reporting and Writing (Broadcast) or JMC 351 (Photo I). JMC 494 (sports writing), JMC 345 and JMC 351 (Photo II) are strongly suggested.
•Credentials: The Cronkite School will secure press credentials from MLB to give the student reporters full access to spring training.
•Travel: Student reporters must have regular access to their own vehicles. Participants will be traveling around the Valley about two to three times a week during spring training to cover teams. All Cactus League spring training facilities are less than one hour from the Cronkite School campus.
•Other Classes, Jobs, etc.: Participants must schedule classes, jobs, internships and any other responsibilities so they have either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday completely free from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the six-week period. Students also will be expected to work every other Friday.

How to Apply: The class is by instructor permission. Interested students should send a resume, three samples of journalistic work (published clips, websites, photos and/or broadcast packages) and a brief letter outlining their interest in the course to Greg Boeck by Nov. 1. Packages can be dropped off to Mr. Boeck’s attention in Cronkite Student Services (Cronkite 222) or emailed to him at gregboeck@yahoo.com.

ASU Downtown Campus Career Services Events

“How to be Successful at the Career Fair” Workshop
Monday, October 22 from1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Career Services Office – POST 110

Internship, Career Fair & Grad School Fair
Tuesday, October 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.
AE England Bldg., Civic Space Park
View registered organizations at https://asu-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=DPC12CareerF

Etiquette Dinner
Thursday, November 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
$8 pre-registration fee required
https://students.asu.edu/career/downtown

INTERNSHIPS

Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013 Internship
Paid internship

Republic Media Custom Publishing seeks an intern for up to 29 hours per week. RMCP produces numerous newsprint and magazine publications, as well as digital applications, which cover topics such as real estate, health care, travel, automobiles, shopping, entertainment and business. We’re looking for someone with the ability to write original stories, edit submitted copy,proof pages in AP Style, gather information, fact check, create and
maintain calendars, track down photos to accompany stories and write photo captions, etc. The ideal candidate is a quick study and will adhere to The Arizona Republic’s high standards of writing and editing. Hours are flexible around the student’s schedule. Internship position is available immediately and is renewable. RMCP uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

Skills needed:
* Edits and/or writes articles as needed.
* Possesses AP Style knowledge.
* Basic command of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft
* Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google documents.
* Utilizes a variety of computer software systems to view, edit and
* proof articles.
* Updates project-tracking documents and maintains production
* calendar.
* Gathers information from sources through a variety of commonly
* used reporters’ tools for custom publication articles including
* interviews and research.
* Fact-checks written materials.

Jim Williams
Project Editor
Republic Media Custom Publishing
JLWilliams@republicmedia.com

Spring 2013 Internship
Johnjay and Rich on 104.7 KISS FM are looking for a new crew of Interns for Spring 2013!
Do you enjoy getting up in the morning when most of your friends are coming home from the bar? Do you like working lots of hours for no pay? If so…then what’s wrong with you? Is there any way I can talk you out of this? No?

Then you possibly could be exactly who we’re looking for to join our team and to be a part of the magic that happens behind-the-scenes with Johnjay and Rich.

The only requirement is that you must be able to receive some kind of school credit for your internship. Interns that are eager, motivated, cheery, hard-working, with excellent computer, internet and social media skills are highly preferred.

We’re looking for self-starters, go-getters, people who live and breathe pop culture, and who can take instruction along with constructive criticism. Interns with audio and production skills are strongly urged to apply.

Will you do whatever it takes for Johnjay and Rich? It could be the opportunity that launches you into the next phase of your life.

Please send your resume to billryan@clearchannel.com

Spring 2013 Internship
Cox Sports

REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Freshmen-Graduate Student
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:PAID ($8/hr. and must receive course credit)

Cox Creative Studios intern will assist and learn various production techniques, including ENG/EFP camera operation, Non-Linear editing on AVID, studio and field commercial shoots, and live Sports production. Intern will be expected to be on time, have transportation, and be able to lift at least 40 pounds. Internship requires working outside in the heat.

Must have reliable transportation

Contact: Rich Reid
Rich.reid@coxmedia.com
Location: 1550 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix

Spring 2013 Internship
Local Search and SEO Internship
Are you looking for an exciting Online PR and Marketing internship working for a cutting edge online media network? Are you interested in learning and actively participating in relevant, challenging business building situations that will give you solid, industry experience using techniques such as:

1.Internet and video marketing
2.Social media marketing
3.Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
4.Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

A new, but well-established international online media network corporation seeks interns to learn and actively apply local search, SEO and online public relations/marketing working remotely). This position offers exceptional resume-building and networking opportunities and will offer a performance-based stipend. Also, if you need college credit for your internship we are willing to work with your school and academic adviser to assist you in obtaining credit. If you are seeking an opportunity to gain hands on experience and to learn the insider secrets of the online industry as well as valuable business building techniques this is the internship for you!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN AN INTERN
Those applying for this internship should be in one of the following majors:
1.Marketing
2.Business
3.Information Technology majors with experience on the Web
4.News Media and Communications
5.Majors with experience on the Web and a solid understanding of social media.
6.Additional majors with a strong background and/or relevant experience will also be given consideration.

We prefer current college students, but would consider recent graduates. An applicant must be a proactive go-getter with an entrepreneurial spirit, high energy, fun, positive, with a “can-do” attitude, a strong work-ethic who is hands-on. The applicant must be dedicated, responsible, innovative, creative, articulate, personable, and an organized self-starter. The applicant should also possess excellent writing and communications skills, be detail oriented and be able to work on a variety of projects simultaneously.

Applicant must be Social Networking/Internet savvy as they will be using Twitter, Facebook, and other various social networking avenues. The applicant will also use press releases to promote and conduct on line marketing campaigns for multiple business ventures.

Responsibilities may include (but not limited to):
1.Learn how to use video and written video descriptions to drive traffic to our sites and actively implement these strategies.
2.Become well versed in local search and SEO through our training programs, and implement these strategies to help us (and our clients) dominate the search engines.
3.Use social networking, social media and social bookmarking to drive a flood of traffic to our sites (and our clients sites).
4.Install analytics and goal tracking on all of our websites, launch experiments, and help us make our sites get more traffic and increased conversion percentages
5.Assist with social media, blogging, article marketing, video marketing, link building, press releases on sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Linked-in to increase traffic to our sites, and the sites of our clients.

WHAT TO EXPECT
We look forward with great expectancy that our interns will be:
1.Honest
2.Hard work – (doing your best)
3.Teachable/Willing to learn – (We will put a lot on you to learn)
4.Flexible (There are many changes that happen day to day)

Other requirements/important information:
1.Minimum of two days a week
2.Both long and short term internships available
3.Position is available immediately
4.College Credit is available for you. We will work with your school/academic advisor to help you fulfill college credit if needed but please let us know PRIOR to the beginning of your internship so that we can coordinate appropriately with your school.

Accountability:
Since this will be a virtual internship the following systems will be put into place to ensure strong communication is maintained:
1.Once hired, we will set up a skype call to discuss in detail the initial project to be assigned.
a.The same will be done when new projects are assigned.
2.Training will be done through our video tutorials and via skype with our staff.
3.The intern will send us an e-mail at the conclusion of the work day answering the following questions:
a.What you got done that day?
b.What challenges or obstacles you encountered?
c.What questions you have?
4.The intern must be available during the specified internship hours for phone calls or skype calls
5.We will also be available during the specified internships by phone, text or e-mail to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU:
If you intern with us we promise to make this a fun, exciting and rewarding experience. Our promise is to give our intern valuable, marketable industry skills that can be used transferred to many different positions both inside and outside the online industry. This will be a powerful, beneficial experience that will prepare you to step into the job market as a true competitor and a highly sought after candidate.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you would like to become part of our team please do the following:
1.Send us a resume
2.Send us a cover letter introducing yourself and letting us know why you think you would be good for this position.

If you would like to know more about us, please check us out on the web at www.xpmedia.com. We look forward to hearing from YOU!

Spring 2013 Internship
The Politics and Journalism Semester in Washington
It’s an exciting time to be in Washington for any college journalist who wants to cover politics. http://www.wcpj.org/application/poster.pdf

Seeking two students for each of our semester classes. Must be junior, senior, graduate student or recent (within one or two years) graduate.

Nominees are due by Friday, November 2, so we can choose the class by Thanksgiving.

This career-enhancing educational experience, which includes a $3,000 living expense stipend provided to each student chosen, can pay dividends in the job market.

If you are interested in this program that runs February 4-May 24, 2013, please send your resume and cover letter explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position. Send it to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 29, 2012.

Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 internship- Phoenix Coyotes

Job Summary
The production intern will be a valuable member of the production team that services the Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club as well as Jobing.Com arena in all of their video and presentation needs. The production intern will assist the entire production team in the creation of content for the arena, the web and broadcasting. The production intern will also assist in field shoots and organizing tape and digital assets.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Assist in organizing and storing of all media assets
Assist Production team during field shoots
Assist in the production of elements for the arena video boards and graphic displays

Required Knowledge/Skills/Job Qualifications
Knowledge of Hockey required
Comfortable with Non-Linear Edit Systems
Knowledge of Photoshop/After-Effects a plus
Comfortable with cameras , lighting and audio gear
Available to work some weekends/evenings

Education
Must be getting college credit for internship

Material and Equipment Used
Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Edit System
Adobe Photoshop/After Effects
Microsoft Office Suite
Mac OSX

Contact: Rachel Regnier
Rachel.Regnier@PhoenixCoyotes.Com

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
Village Voice Media Group fellowships are six-month writing and reporting jobs. They pay $500 per week, with no benefits. Fellows may be placed at any of our thirteen publications. It’s not uncommon for fellows to subsequently be hired as staff writers, although full-time placement upon completion of the fellowship is not guaranteed. Fellows write three long-form features during their tenure, along with making regular contributions to the news blog. Students graduating with undergraduate or graduate degrees are eligible. Strong, reported clips are a must, as is a facility for spot news and multimedia blogging. You must be within one of year of graduation.

The Village Voice recruiter will be at the Cronkite School on the morning of Friday November 2 to conduct interviews. If you would like to interview with Village Voice, please send a resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu and in the subject line write: Village Voice Fellowship. The deadline to sign up for these interviews is October 26.

PAID JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer PR
The Girls Rule Foundation
The Girls Rule Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps teen girls 13-18 years old build strong self esteem and build a bright future. We offer our programs in schools and prisons and have a passion to help teen girls be their best and follow their dreams. We have our annual mother/daughter one-day Summit coming up in December (we are partnering with ASU Mesa campus). We are based out of Phoenix. To read more about the organization visit www.GirlsRuleFoundation.org.

We are looking for two PR interns who have a heart for what we are doing and who is willing to play BIG! We need you to be self-managed, accountable, reliable, a BIG thinker and willing to help with PR, social media, outreach and more.

Please send a note of interest and a resume.

Dena Patton
info@girlsrulefoundation.org
www.GirlsRuleFoundation.org
602-327-2619

Arizona Capitol Times
We seek a reporter who will do some work as a backup editor. Are you highly talented? Do you have experience covering state government and handling editing responsibilities? If so, please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Tom Spratt.

Tom.Spratt@azcapitoltimes.com

KTAR Part-Time Web Editor
To update, gather, and create news and sports content for the KTAR and Arizona Sports web sites. Ensure that all content on KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com is fresh and represents the high standards of the stations’ on-air products. The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates strong editorial skills and sound news judgment with experience reporting or writing for a print publication or online news outlet. This is a unique position that requires extreme flexibility, including some work on weekends, evenings, etc. In addition, the position requires the flexibility and dependability to work additional hours during breaking news and other big news and sports events. Works closely with the digital media team, news and other departments to help make KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com world class web sites.

More info here: http://www.ktar.com/63/1535695/Careers

KTAR News & Sports Fill In Talk Host
Perform as a part-time (or fill-in) on-air host that attracts targeted audience and builds ratings in line with desired News/Talk format. More info here:
http://www.ktar.com/63/1535695/Careers

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