Opportunities 2.5.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOB INTERVIEWING
You are invited to attend a one-hour presentation today at 4:30 p.m. in Cronkite #252 to hear tips on how to prepare for, and then succeed at the job interview. Two professionals will share their advice on what works and what doesn’t work during a job interview. This will come in handy as you get ready to interview for internships as well.

Today, February 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Cronkite #252. If you’re interested, please arrive on time as we do not want to interrupt the presentation. Thanks!

Local publishers and digital companies will be on campus on Monday April 15 to conduct summer/fall 2013 internship interviews. If you want to participate in this interview day, please submit your application by March 1. Link to the application http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2013A_app.pdf

Local PR/Social Media agencies and non-profits will be on campus Wednesday April 17 to conduct internship interviews for summer/fall 2013 internships. If you want to participate in this interview day, please submit your application by March 1.
Link to the application http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2013A_app.pdf

Hard copies of the internship application can be found in the student resource center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. You must submit an unofficial transcript and a career goals paragraph with your application. Take all materials to Cronkite #222.

EVENTS

Cronkite Day at ASU WBB
ASU Women’s Basketball is hosting Cronkite Day on Sunday February 17 vs. Colorado. The game begins at 2:00 p.m. Our own Mary Cook will be the guest coach for the Sun Devils and we’d love to get as many students to the game as possible. Admission is FREE with your Sun Card. Please arrive by 1:30 p.m. to form a spirit line as the Sun Devil players run onto the court. It’s also the Pink Game to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. Wear pink tops!

Must See Mondays
Check out the schedule of Monday evening speakers and the diverse topics they are addressing. From “Becoming a Global Journalist” with the Dow Jones Newswires Houston Bureau Chief on February 25 to “Real-Life TV” on March 18 with a producer for Discovery Studios to “Diversity and Inclusion in the News” with Gwen Ifill of PBS’s Washington Week on April 1. The President of The Travel Channel will be a guest on April 15.

A full schedule of Must See Mondays speakers:
http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/speaker

NBC Universal Information Session
NBC Universal Campus2Career Coordinator Stacy Toyota will present two information sessions this month about internships and jobs at NBC Universal. Dress is business casual and you should bring a resume to leave with Ms. Toyota. Each session will be limited to 50 students. So please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than February 15. Please list the session you are interested in. We still have some room in Session #1, and just a few seats left in Session #2.

Session #1
Friday, February 22
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cronkite #444

– or –

Session #2
Friday, February 22
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cronkite #444

NBC Universal properties include:
Bravo,Chiller,cloo,CNBC,Comcast Sports Group/Comcast SportsNet,DailyCandy,Chiller
E! Entertainment Television,ExerciseTV,Fandango/Movies.com,Focus Features,G4
Golf Channel,International,iVillage,MSNBC,NBC,NBC Owned and Operated Stations
NBC Sports & Olympics,Oxygen,Sprout,Syfy,The Style Network,Telemundo,Mun2
Universal Pictures,Universal Studios Parks & Resorts and USA Network

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2013- League of Arizona Cities PR Internship
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is seeking a public relations intern for February-May 2013 to assist with an upcoming PR campaign the League will launch this spring. The student selected for this internship will be provided real-world experience in basic public relations projects, such as drafting press releases, social media content and pitches for local media.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the public relations intern will include, but not be limited to:
-Work on League PR campaign, ArizonaCities@Work
-Compiling city stories that coincide with League editorial calendar to help craft pitches for media
-Writing for press releases, microsite content, blog copy and other platforms
-Monitoring for coverage and compiling clip book
-Updating website and social media posts

The public relations intern will report to the League Communication & Education Department.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be deadline-driven and able to manage multiple projects at once. Candidate should be a strong writer who exhibits interest in public relations and a strong foundation in/knowledge of AP style.

Hours
15-20 hours per week. Hours can be flexible depending on student’s schedule.

What to Expect
Hands-on experience with a statewide PR campaign that will involve crafting pitches for local media, shadowing for TV segments with city clients, and drafting content for campaign microsite.

This internship is unpaid, but will provide the student with valuable experience and materials to include in his/her portfolio. The intern will work closely with the communication & education director and communication & education associate on League staff.

Education/Experience
Students who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or a related field are preferred. Previous internship experience is a plus, but is not required.

To Apply
Please send a resume and three writing samples to: mvinzant@azleague.org. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 15.

About the League
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the 91 incorporated cities and towns in the state of Arizona. It provides policy and legislative advocacy, information and inquiry services, along with publications and educational programs to strengthen the quality and efficiency of municipal government. It was founded in 1937 to serve the interests of cities and towns and to preserve the principles of home rule and local determination. For more information, visit www.azleague.org.

Spring 2013- Editorial Internship Opportunity at ArizonaLatinos.com
ArizonaLatinos.com, the online news Website for the Valley Latino community, is looking for 2 smart, enthusiastic interns. ArizonaLatinos offers bilingual news/features in Arts & Culture, Celebrity News, Money, Beauty, Fashion, Health, Education, Green, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Travel. This news outlet was founded by The Scottsdale Internet Group and is managed by Ideaz Media in Scottsdale. This is a paid internship of $8 per hour with a maximum of 9 hours per week. The interns will generate story ideas, and then research, report, interview, and fact-check articles. They will be supervised, edited, and trained by a long-time media veteran of newspapers, magazines, and online news sites. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Latino culture and a love of accurate journalism. Knowledge of Spanish will be a plus. To apply, submit a short cover letter, resume, and 2 clips to: Diana@ideazmedia.com.

Turner Broadcasting Summer Internship Interviews
A Turner Broadcasting recruiter will be at the Cronkite School to interview students for different paid summer internships (see descriptions below).

The interviews will take place on Tuesday February 19 in Cronkite 240A from 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. She will interview only ten students on Tuesday. If you are eligible, please bring a hard copy of a cover letter and your resume to Cronkite #222 by February 8. In the cover letter, address it to Ms. Katrina Milam, Campus Recruiter, Turner Broadcasting. State in your cover letter what position you are interested in. Attach the cover letter to the resume (staple or paper clip). Bring materials to Cronkite #222 no later than 4:00 p.m. MST February 8. Any materials submitted after this deadline will not be accepted.

CNN Digital Intern- Atlanta
Program: Students @ Work Internships are structured to last approximately 12 weeks. Program dates are June 3 – August 9. Course Credit is available. Resume is required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Note to International Students: All International students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Pay: Students will be paid a rate of $7.25/hour

Opportunity: Students may have an opportunity to observe and train in a number of functions including producing, writing, and editing. Interns will get hands-on experience creating calls-to-action for the CNN Digital Teams. They will assist in the research and day-to-day tasks of online news production. They gain valuable writing experience and exposure to real-life editing. Devise ways for better tracking of stories, which do best on different devices, and give us a better clue as to why. They will assist in the research, day-to-day tasks, and may have the opportunity to write blogs posts (depending on their interest) for the various sections of CNN.com. Cut photos and help in section page production. In addition, students have the opportunity to train with the sections supervisor and the section editors. They gain valuable hands-on experience creating calls-to-action for CNN iReport and associate producers.

Qualifications: Major emphasis in Journalism, Communications, Web Production, New or Mass Media studies preferred. The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, and working knowledge of digital storytelling techniques, including video, photography and sound recording. Must have experience with social media, Final Cut and Adobe Photoshop. Canon DSLR video equipment experience, and an understanding of multiple video formats/codes a plus. Should be self-motivated, able to multi-task, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects.

CNN PR Intern, Atlanta
Program: Students @ Work Internships are structured to last approximately 12 weeks. Program dates are June 3 – August 9. Course Credit is available. Resume is required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Note to International Students: All International students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Pay: Students will be paid a rate of $7.25/hour

Opportunity: The PR team works to generate press for CNN Worldwide. Our interns need to have a healthy interest in the news, an adaptability to adjust to its fast-paced cycle, and familiarity with CNN’s networks and platforms. Tasks our interns will be asked to perform include compiling and confirming media lists, building results reports, updating talent and executive bios, posting and editing the PR press site, drafting press releases, following social media conversations that affect CNN.

Qualifications: Interns need strong communication skills, both verbal and written. They should also have an understanding of the professional environment they’re working in, including attendance, appearance, punctuality, deadlines and strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong computer skills including the Microsoft office suite, the internet and online research skills are important for success in the position.

Program: Students @ Work Internships are structured to last approximately 12 weeks. Program dates are June 3 – August 9. Course Credit is available. Resume is required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated from college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Note to International Students: All International students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Pay: Students will be paid a rate of $7.25/hour

CNN Newsroom, Atlanta
Opportunity: Answer the show team’s main phone line which includes transferring to the appropriated person and trouble-shooting requests. Complete dubs and log video tape and/or live feeds. Research video, photo, and text content for news segments. Request and coordinate tape feeds. Assist Editorial Producers with prepping for guest arrivals. Assist Associate Producers with daily tasks in relation to the show. Attend daily show meetings and offer support. Train on various news operating programs including Lexis Nexis, iNews, MediaSource, etc. May have the opportunity to pitch story/guest ideas to show team, with research. A mandatory assignment is due at the end of the semester. Be prompt, proactive, courteous, inquisitive, and professional at all times.

Qualifications: Journalism/Communications majors preferred. Candidate must possess sound editorial judgment, and remains up-to-date on news and current events. Should be able to work well both independently and as part of a team. Must be proactive, able to prioritize in a fast pace environment, and communicate effectively with coworkers.

CNN Corporate Communications, Atlanta
Program: Students @ Work Internships are structured to last approximately 12 weeks. Program dates are June 3 – August 9. Course Credit is available. Resume is required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Note to International Students: All International students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Pay: Students will be paid a rate of $7.25/hour

Opportunity: The web and design intern is responsible for producing web pages for corporate communications initiatives, events and programs, including graphic design, writing/editing and overall web support for internal and external corporate websites. May also build and update HTML templates for company-wide distribution. Additional responsibilities may include creation of original print designs and content on corporate social media spaces.

Qualifications: Must be familiar with HTML; web layout, design and writing; and content management systems. Demonstrated understanding of social media, web and multimedia technologies, and trends, as well as fluency with Photoshop. Strong ability to write and create clean, effective communications pieces. Adaptable and creative with ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a team environment. Working knowledge of Illustrator a plus. Intern must be available 9a-12p at minimum to distribute daily enewsletter and media coverage report.

Summer 2013- TV News Producing Internship- St. Petersburg, Florida
Starting summer 2013, Bright House Networks Local Programming Group (LPG) will hold a paid internship program that focuses on career paths in the news producing arena. Our summer term requires interns to work forty hours per week.

Bright House Networks Local Programming Group consists of Bay News 9, Central Florida News 13, Bright House Sports Network and InfoMas. Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13 are a continuous source for breaking news and weather coverage. The LPG summer program will focus and serve as an introduction to a 24-hour local newsroom. The Internship will teach methods of news gathering, writing, and the stages of our news wheel production for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a news producer.

Ideal candidates for the summer program are college juniors, seniors and graduate students within a year of graduation who want to pursue a career as a news producer and have prior exposure to a newsroom environment. Interns are expected to fulfill a pre-determined schedule for up to 12 weeks. All interns will receive hands-on training, including use of company equipment, while training and working alongside Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13 employees. Interns will also receive monetary compensation but are not eligible for fringe company benefits, such as medical insurance. The 2013 summer intern will be hosted at Bay News 9 in the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) area.

Online resumes will be accepted until March 31, 2013. Only candidates applying online will be considered. No phone calls please. To apply for this internship, please visit www.brighthouse.com/careers and “USE THE OPENHIRE JOB TRACKING #14953’’ in the Search field.

Summer 2013- Country Music Television (CMT) Internship
Viacom Media Networks – Nashville, channel CMT (Country Music Television) t our internship program is now a PAID program starting with the upcoming Summer 2013 semester. Paid internships are offered to active/current students only – typically in a Junior or Senior status. All students applying for an internship with CMT must be able to commit to a minimum schedule of 16 hours per week for a period of at least ten consecutive weeks in order to be considered for our program. The anticipated pay rate for interns will be $10 an hour.

Enclosed is a link to our on-line application for internship consideration and descriptions of the available opportunities. Please make this available to any of your students who might be interested. https://jobhuntweb.viacom.com/Viacom/taleo/nashville.html. Please note that the deadline to apply for our Summer 2013 internship program is February 28, 2013. We plan to confirm all Summer interns by the end of March. The application deadline for the Fall 2013 program is June 30, 2013, and the Spring 2014 program is October 31, 2013 (the Spring 2014 application is not yet posted on our career site).

Viacom Media Networks is committed to fostering a diverse place to work. We encourage students with varied geographic, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds to consider our Company for an internship.

Student inquiries should contact employment@cmt.com

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Murray Sports Writing Scholarship- $5,000
The Murray Scholar Scholarship Program offers five (5) $5,000 journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay competition, and first and foremost, to those students pursuing a career in sports writing.

An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2013 semester at the University’s School of Journalism, who will graduate in spring of 2014 (or 2015) and not mid-year.

Detailed information about the scholarship, the essay question and the application form can be found in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of The Cronkite School. All materials must be submitted to Cronkite #222 by 4:00 p.m. MST Friday, April 5.

PT MEDIA-RELATED JOBS or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

State Press Sales & Marketing
Seeking students to sell advertising and help us market State Press products. Students will work out of our Cronkite offices but will be given some assignments in Tempe. We are looking for outgoing students with innovative ideas. We particularly want students that can help us push our digital and mobile products. If you are interested please contact:

Jason Manning, Director of Student Media jason.manning@asu.edu
Leo Gonzales, Advertising Manager Leo.Gonzales@asu.edu

Videographer Needed- PAID
The ASU Downtown Programming and Activities Board has an event on Saturday, February 16th from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. for Black History Month called Hip Hop: Our Story. This event will feature Minister Server Tavares, who is going to speak on the history of hip hop and the foundation of that culture and how it has changed through pop culture. The event is taking place in the Student Center at the Post Office, San Carlos room 135. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and will end between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. You must have video equipment and be at the location by 5:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Jessica Halvorson
Jessica.Halvorson@asu.edu
602-496-0971.

Chicago Cubs- Spring Training Volunteer
The Chicago Cubs are looking for one or possibly two volunteers to assist in the onsite production of 26 spring training games between Feb 24-March 28th. This is a volunteer opportunity but offers hands on experience in the sports broadcasting/journalism field. The right candidate will be hardworking, dependable and have a positive attitude. Experience in radio broadcasting, or television production is a major plus but not required.

Deadline to apply is February 15th, 2013.

Please email resume to Mick Gillispie at smokiesonradio@yahoo.com

Fox Sports- Phoenix Suns Production Observation
Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast Phoenix Suns pre- and post-game shows for all road games out of the Sony studio on the 6th floor of the Cronkite School. Fox Sports Arizona has invited two Cronkite students to each broadcast. This is a great opportunity to observe the production and perhaps network with the broadcast professionals.

Please take a look at the remainder of the Suns road schedule and if you want to sign up to observe the production, EMAIL Catalina Monsalve Catalina.Monsalve@asu.edu
with the date you’re interested in:

FEBRUARY
Wed Feb 20 – 8:30 p.m. (Be there by 6:00 p.m.)
Wed Feb 27- 6:30 p.m. (Be there by 4:00 p.m.)

MARCH
Wed Mar 13 – 5:00 p.m. (Be there by 2:30 p.m.)
Fri Mar 15 – 4:30 p.m. (Be there by 2:00 p.m.)
Sat Mar 16 – 4:00 p.m. (Be there by 1:30 p.m.)
Wed Mar 27 – 6:00 p.m. (Be there by 3:30 p.m.)

APRIL
Wed Apr 3 – 7:30 p.m.(Be there by 5:00 p.m.)
Tue Apr 9- 5:00 p.m. (Be there by 2:30 p.m.)
Wed Apr 10- 5:30 p.m. (Be there by 3:00 p.m.)
Sat Apr 13- 5:00 p.m. (Be there by 2:30 p.m.)
Wed Apr 17- 5:00 p.m. (Be there by 2:30 p.m.)

Downtown Devil Radio
The Downtown Devil’s NEW radio department is looking for reporters! If you have an interest in crafting stories out of the sounds and voices in the downtown Phoenix community, then join the Downtown Devil team. Here you will gain broadcast experience to prepare you for Cronkite classes, internships and a career in journalism. Stories are published on downtowndevil.com and aired on the Downtown Devil’s weekly news radio show. Please contact Annika Cline ascline1@asu.edu for more information.

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