Opportunities 10.27.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Internships- PAID
If you are a junior and above and looking for a summer 2014 internship at a place like the NY Times, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, etc. please consider the Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) program. Internships include: copy editing, business reporting, digital and sports copy editing.

All of the internships through the DJNF are full time and paid. The DJNF will pay for transportation, room and board to a one-week training session at a university and then pay for your transportation only to your internship. If you return to school for another year, you may apply for a $1,000 DJNF for that final year. Click DJNF for more info.

The deadline to apply is November 1. Part of the application process is to take a copy editing test. The test will be given at the Cronkite School on Tuesday October 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Cronkite #222. If you cannot make it on Tuesday, we are giving the DJNF test again on Wednesday October 30 at 4:00 p.m. in Cronkite #222. If you are interested in taking the copy editing test, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu The DJNF will not consider your application without a copy editing test.

Must See Monday
CBS Face The Nation host and 2013 recipient of the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Bob Schieffer presentation and Q/A.
October 28
6:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

Fall Career and Internship
October 30 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
AE England Building
Don’t miss the largest career and internship fair of the semester on the Downtown Phoenix campus! Connect with more than 50 employers from the nonprofit, government, healthcare and corporate sectors, and learn about their career and internship opportunities. This event is open to all ASU students and alumni and is sponsored by ASU’s (not Cronkite School’s) career services department.

JMC 325- azcentral breaking news class
Aric Johnson from the Arizona Republic is interviewing students for JMC 325 positions in the spring on November 1. He has a few openings from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
You must have completed JMC 201 to be eligible for this paid opportunity covering breaking news for azcentral.com

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism opportunity, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

INTERNSHIPS

Looking for a writing/publications/digital journalism internship for the spring 2014 semester? We are scheduling walk-in interviews on November 1 with a few companies as designated by an asterisk*. All interviews will take place at KAET-TV, on the 6th floor of the Cronkite School. If you want to interview with any of these companies as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*azfamily.com
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR. + Only w/previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($7.80/hr)
INTERVIEW TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Digital Media Intern azfamily.com is looking for a motivated Internet News intern who has a sound grasp of journalism, sense of urgency for breaking news, and a compliment of web-knowledge with experience posting text, video, and pictures online. DUTIES: • Write news reports for the web and other digital media platforms • Ensure editorial quality and compliance with journalistic standards • Use technology and innovation to deliver content that is thorough, accurate, relevant, and timely • Collaborate across multiple teams including reporters, producers, photographers, marketers, technologists, etc. • Update slideshows and special sections of the website • Comply with digital publishing standards, including AP Style guidelines, Google News publishing guidelines, etc. • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Knowledge of digital media concepts including content management systems, mobile publishing, and online community management. Experience in SEO/SEM, interactive marketing, social media, digital journalism, and information architecture.

Superior writing and editing skills (optimized AP Style). Individual must be highly motivated, able to multi-task efficiently, handle stressful situations calmly and quickly, a critical thinker and results oriented. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Comfortable using Adobe CS4 (or later) web tools (Photoshop, etc.) and/or similar content creation tools. Solid understanding of photo and video editing concepts and tools. Schedule may include early mornings, nights and weekends.

Contact: Mike Gertzman
mgertzman@azfamily.com
Location: 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013.

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*AZ Tech Beat
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled junior; with previous internship experience
HOURS: Minimum 18 hours/week
TYPE: Paid- $500 Month
INTERVIEW TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Interested in the technology sector? AZ Tech Beat is looking for journalists to report about the awesome news in the AZ technology sector. The job Work directly with Editor-in-Chief Write copy for vlogs Interview startups and CEOs Report on breaking news in local and national news Copyediting skills and AP knowledge a must Work in a really cool office – so Google Free lunch two days/week Research to support articles & fact checking Beat on the street vibe Cover events in the tech sector The Qualifications Journalist background Good copy editing skills / AP style WordPress/Photoshop savvy Coachable, bring positive energy to the environment, collaborative style, reliable, organized Execute deliverables under deadline Responsive, and good follow up and interview skills Not afraid to learn something new Must love dogs The Commitment Remote and office 16-20 hours Located in North Scottsdale – Raintree & 101

Please review our online publication before submitting. Send resume and samples of work to editor@aztechbeat.com

Contact: Tishin Donkersley
tishin@aztechbeat.com

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*Arizona Republic Republic Sports
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: SO+; JMC 201 completed; Previous internship experience & work with campus publication desired
HOURS: MINIMUM 16 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($9/hr)
INTERVIEW TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
azcentral sports seeks three interns primarily to cover local high school sports and general assignment sports for print and online. Some multimedia skills are preferred.

Contact: Tom Blodgett
tom.blodgett@arizonarepublic.com
Location: 200 E. Van Buren, Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*Arizona Capitol Times
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
INTERVIEW TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
We strive to treat our interns just like newspaper staff members. Here is a brief description of intern duties: Interns are not limited to just the items below, as there are typically lots of opportunities to cover events and press conferences. As a member of the media representing the Arizona Capitol Times, we want our interns to get the most out of their time here. Job Duties: Interns will be assigned a variety of stories throughout their internship at the Arizona Capitol Times. They will be required to write breaking news as assigned for the website and for the print product. Interns will also write enterprise/in-depth features for our popular Focus sections, which are included in the paper. A basic level of familiarity with AP style; story organization and reporting ability is required for our interns. Interns are encouraged to come up with their own story ideas as well to pitch to the internship coordinator (Josh Coddington) and managing editor (Tom Spratt) throughout their time here. It is not required, but typically makes for better stories. Interns are also encouraged, but not required, to take photos for stories on which they report. Equipment will be provided. Other stories/assignments as assigned. Scheduling/Time: Interns are expected to devise a set schedule and stick to that schedule as much as possible. Interns must communicate effectively with the internship coordinator at the Capitol Times. Interns are welcome to take time away from their duties here as needed, provided the intern informs the internship coordinator beforehand.

Josh Coddington
(602) 889-7141
josh.coddington@azcapitoltimes.com
Location 1835 W. Adams, Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*Phoenix Magazine Photo
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR. + and Completion of JMC 351 (Photo I)
Required: Own transportation, a digital camera and a portfolio of their best work (10 or so images)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
INTERVIEW TIME: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Phoenix Magazine Photography interns will shadow professional photographers on assignment, work with Art Directors and designers and shoot original work to be published in Phoenix magazine. Also, I share portfolios of national/international photographers that I am influenced by, for inspiration to the intern.

CONTACT:
Brian Goddard/Art Director
Bgoddard@citieswestpub.com
Location: 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 310

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*Phoenix New Times Photo
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous campus publication experience
Must have own car, camera, CPU and intermediate/advance knowledge of photography and video
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
INTERVIEW TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Must not work for any other publication during the internship

The photo internship is for the Phoenix New Times and the intern will be required to go to events/places and create two slideshows per week + 1 additional item for one of our blogs: Jackalope Ranch (arts and culture); Chow Bella (food); Up On The Sun (music). The photo internship supports the web and at times our print product. Skills Required: Knowledge of photograph events in various light situations, photo editing software, use of camera and equipment in various situations. Also there may be some opportunity for capturing video when applicable. Skills to be developed: Ways of seeing and capturing a moment, through sometimes quick and short events. Making any moment captured seem special. Receiving assignments through a professional setting. Photography in all capacities should be improved by lots of picture taking and photo editing. Hopefully, by the end of the internship, the confidence in telling an editorial story visually will be improved.

Work Hours: Hours are flexible, Tuesdays are our meetings 3-6pm, then slideshows are assigned. Intern captures 2 events + another item for blogs. It is up to the intern to coordinate time to photograph events/places/things. Web photos and slideshows are assigned by the Web Editor for web/blog, and the Art Director assigns projects for print, when applicable.

CONTACT: Peter Storch
peter.storch@newtimes.com
Location: 1201 E. Jefferson, Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*Virgo Publishing
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR. + Previous publications internship experience or campus publications
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($8/hr)
INTERVIEW TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Virgo publishes 18 trade journals in four categories: medical, health and nutrition, communications, and business solutions. Virgo has more than 25 years of experience in business-to-business publications. The medical, communications, and business solutions networks each seek one part-time intern (15 hours per week), and the health-and-nutrition network seeks two part-time interns (15 hours per week), or one intern who will work 30 hours per week. Virgo interns will edit, research, write news stories and articles, and help with other projects for online and print products. This internship will give students the chance to delve deeply into an industry, and to see how the culture and opportunities of trade journalism differ from consumer media. The pay is $8 per hour. Casual dress is allowed.

CONTACT: Michelle Beaver mbeaver@vpico.com
Location: 3300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a writing/publications/digital journalism internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

MORE INTERNSHIPS
Looking for a PR/Social Media internship for the spring 2014 semester? We are scheduling walk-in interviews on November 1 with a few companies/orgs. as designated by an asterisk*. All interviews will take place at KAET-TV, on the 6th floor of the Cronkite School. If you want to interview with any of these companies as you seek a PR/Social Media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

*Allied Integrated Marketing
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 20 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (must register for course credit)
SOME CLIENTS WILL PROVIDE STIPENDS
INTERVIEW TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Organizing, setting up, and working promotions at events for feature films or for an upcoming product or show. Reaching out to retail locations and organizations inviting them to advance movie screenings.

CONTACT:Zac Atherton
zatherton@alliedim.com
Location: 11333 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 190
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.alliedim.com

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR+ ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID $10/hour (Must register for course credit)
INTERVIEW TIME: 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is looking for a communications intern (paid) for the Fall 2013 semester. Skills – Video production and Editing – Strong Writing – Graphic Design – Social Media Tasks – Shoot and edit videos for the Chamber Broadcasting Network – Create content for website/ social media (graphics, posts, videos) – Write blog posts – Write Press Releases – Work with the Chamber Communications team to ensure that chamber priorities and work at the capitol are accurately portrayed in the news media.

CONTACT: Taylor McArthur
tmcarthur@azchamber.com
3200 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Boys and Girls Club of The East Valley
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR+ ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
INTERVIEW TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2014 BGCEV Intern Job Description SPECIAL EVENT – Youth Of Year Marketing • Candidate Bios, Press Release • Web Release + Web Banner • Social Media • Assist Kristen with mailings, etc • Proof All Marketing Material Graphics with Lonnie SPECIAL EVENT – Bon Vivant Marketing • Bon Vivant Website • CULINARY GUIDE • Event Banners • Restaurants – assist KB with renewals & new rest calls • Social Media • Press Release • Web Release / Web Banner • Assist with Event Material Graphics SPRING NEWSLETTER • Editor in Chief of Spring 2013 Newsletter – Content To Include OTHER Special Event – Arizona Gives Day/Fry’s • Website, other as determined by JD/Michelle • JD Prospect List – East Valley Business Prospects for BGCEV to Prospect BGCEV Press Releases & Media Contacts • Send all BGCEV Press Releases out to Media Contact List • Update Media Contact list • Update Media List Serve Social Media • YOY, Other TBD Website Updates • Initiate 2013 BFK Website – April • Thank You – 2013 Bon Vivant post event

CONTACT: Bob Liming bobl@clubzona.org
1405 E Guadalupe, #4, Tempe

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* CBS Radio- Social Media
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 18 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
INTERVIEW TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CBS RADIO PHOENIX IS LOOKING FOR FUTURE RADIO STARS. WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW SELECT STUDENTS THAT WANT TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF COMMERCIAL RADIO PROGRAMMING. YOU MUST BE: • DRIVEN • OUTGOING • HARD WORKING • SOCIAL MEDIA MONSTERS • RELIABLE

CONTACT: Tim Richards
timr@cbsradio.com
840 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* City of Phoenix Public Information
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR+ ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
INTERVIEW TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The intern will be assigned to work with the Phoenix Public Information Officer assigned to the city’s eight council members. The intern will participate in challenging PR activities that will include: -Prepare news releases and media advisories for council events. -Draft monthly columns for local newspapers. -Assist with the production of monthly council member television shows. -Attend meetings with councilmembers, PIO staff and city departments. -Update web sites for each council member. -Assist with media tracking.

CONTACT: Michael Hammett
michael.hammett@phoenix.gov
LOCATION: 3rd Ave. & Washington, Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Clear Channel- Event Planning
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
INTERVIEW TIME: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learn and experience a complete inner-department internship; while focusing on the digital component of the radio industry. Obtain perspective and experience with: o Updating and maintaining station websites and digital resources o Enhancing digital and PowerPoint presentations for client proposals and recaps o Partaking in a Sales Pitch/Client interaction o Assisting in brainstorming sessions for client campaigns o Planning community centered events (Excellence, TOW, Woman of the Year) o Being a part of the initial sponsorship pitch and execution, plus early planning for Phoenix Cooks 2014. o Onsite assistance with major station events.

CONTACT: Mandy Gallegos
mandygallegos@clearchannel.com
Location: 4686 E. Van Buren Street, Ste. 300, Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Decibel Blue
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS:MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
Interview time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Great Trainees understand that every task matters. You don’t get anywhere in life without a little grunt work. Answering phones, scanning articles, going to Costco, and making media drops at 5 AM wearing the Dunkin’ Donuts or NYPD Pizza mascot costumes, are some of the typical “intern” duties. However, you will be groomed to act like a professional. How to write an effective email. How to handle delicate situations. How to be an ambassador for Decibel Blue outside of the Cove. You will be trained in marketing/advertising/public relations. The ins-and-outs of writing press releases, assembling editorial calendars, pitching reporters, helping clients, developing ad campaigns, using social media. And then some. We will constantly challenge you to prove that you belong. We watch how you represent Decibel Blue and we hear how you interact with our clients and friends. We are casual and like to have fun, but this is still a business. We don’t care if you have your Facebook page open, but deadlines better be met. Your tasks are your responsibility. Learn from your mistakes. Better yet, teach the Trainee who just started so they don’t make the same ones. You have to earn that Decibel Blue credential on your resume. We don’t hand it out to just anyone. Treat Decibel Blue like a college course, take it seriously, work hard/have fun, and you will get your credit. Real life experience is precious. We want you to have it here at Decibel Blue.

CONTACT: Christina LaPorte
Location: 350 W. Washington #308, Tempe 85281
christina@decibelblue.com

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Donor Network
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above; previous internship experience required
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($8/hour)
INTERVIEW TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1. Assist with marketing DonateLifeAZ Donor Registry and Donor Network of Arizona’s Public Education programs to college campuses as well as the general public. 2.Assist with PR and event mailings. 3.Assist with the writing of press releases and other materials delivered to media, as well as distribution of such items. 4. Work with Hispanic media if bilingual. Speaking Spanish not required, but a plus. 5. Assist in coordinating registry drives with local community groups and companies to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors. 6. Work with media on college campuses to promote DonateLifeAZ Donor Registry in order to increase the number of registered donors. 7. Write for the company newsletter, The Connection. 8. Assist with working on DonateLifeAZ’s social media sites, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 9. Log newspaper, TV and radio coverage and file clippings. 10. Assist with event set-up and breakdown as needed. 11. Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

CONTACT: Shannon Spesock
shannon.speshock@dnaz.org
201 W. Coolidge St., Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Heard Museum
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR + ONLY w/previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)
INTERVIEW TIME: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Our interns are responsible for media relations, communications, marketing and advertising strategies for a variety of exhibits, events and focus area projects, all in close consultation with our marketing/public relations staff. Interns work in a team environment, effectively communicating with target audiences to achieve preset goals for the assigned projects.be able to work effectively with staff either independently or as a team member.

Contact: Mark Scarp or Debbie Krol; mscarp@heard.org or dkrol@heard.org
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Phoenix Convention Center
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR.+W/PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
INTERVIEW TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center Internship Opportunities The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues is seeking a PR Intern and a Broadcast Intern to work in the Sales & Marketing Division to assist with promoting our convention, meeting and theatrical facilities as the destination of choice for Arizona events. College Juniors, Seniors or Grad students with creative ideas, experience with social media and strong writing skills are encouraged to apply. An interest in the hospitality & tourism industry and previous related internship experience is a plus. PR Intern – should have strong organizational and writing skills and be able to pay attention to fine details while creating written documents, web copy and collateral materials for the Phoenix Convention Center. This intern should be able to identify newsworthy opportunities to pitch stories to the media, be familiar with AP Style and have experience using social media as an online promotional tool. Broadcast Intern – should have experience creating/editing videos to post on online social networking sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and others; in addition to, taking still photography to post on sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and the latest picture/video information sharing websites. Creative students with exceptional follow through who are committed to working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment are highly sought. This is an unpaid internship. Interns should be available for a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 20 hours a week. Schedule is flexible and can be coordinated around classes; however, interns need to be able to work at least two days a week. The Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) offers flexible scheduling to accommodate class obligations partners with ASU and other colleges to offer students course credit. PCC Interns obtain real work experience to create works for their portfolio and enhance their resume. Upon successful completion of the internship, interns will receive a letter of recommendation and professional staff references. Interested students should forward their resume and a writing sample to the Phoenix Convention Center Communications Director, Cynthia Weaver at cynthia.weaver@phoenix.gov

CONTACT:
Cynthia Weaver
Location: 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Scottsdale Community College
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
INTERVIEW TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Title: SCC sports marketing/communications intern(s). THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. Location: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 Interns will likely work out of two locations: IACE office (8701 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ) and SCC Athletics Department (main campus) Description: Scottsdale Community College’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement (IACE) is seeking a marketing/communications intern(s) to assist in providing content to the SCC Athletic Department website and other digitally related platforms. The content will include game summaries, feature stories on coaches and athletes, photos, and general team information content, such as bios, statistics, schedules. The intern may be asked to contribute posts and content to SCC’s social media platforms and work with the Internal Communications Coordinator in the area of media relations and internal communications. Minimum qualifications: The applicant should have: -Demonstrated interest in sports -Ability to write sports-related copy, adhering to Associated Press style. -Ability to operate in a multimedia environment -Ability to take digital photos -Ability to meet deadlines Desired qualifications: -College sophomore, junior or senior, preferably majoring in journalism, communications or sports marketing. -Grade point average of 2.75 or above -Strong communication and interpersonal skills -Ability to work in a team environment Responsibilities: -Providing timely copy to the Athletic Department’s website -Providing game summaries and athletic feature stories to website -Participating in IACE team meetings to discuss strategies and creative solutions to providing timely and interesting sports information, both internally and externally. -Provide digital photos/video of sports activities to be used as multimedia content to website -Create an ongoing relationship with Athletic Department coaches and athletes to develop story ideas and compelling storylines. Reporting structure: The intern will work under the guidance of the IACE team and will report to IACE’s internal communications coordinator. Hours: This is part-time position and the intern will be asked to work between 10 and 20 hours a week, depending on game schedules, the interns’ schedule and departmental needs. Weekend and evening work may be required.

How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: Jonathan Higuera jonathan.higuera@scottsdalecc.edu

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* SheKnows
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)
INTERVIEW TIME: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Key areas of responsibility include: • Ability to juggle numerous projects at once under deadline pressure • Organization and deadline management skills • Experience or knowledge of Web development: A strong plus • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word • Willingness to have fun: We are a fun staff, and we genuinely love what we do, so charisma, a sense of humor and a thirst for learning new things will help. Social Media / Public Relations • Assist social media efforts for SheKnows owned and operated sites including SheKnows.com, FabulousFoods.com, LovingYou.com and others • Assist the creation and implementation of social media strategies consistently and effectively • Learn how to actively pursue partnership opportunities with leading social media accounts • Learn how to maintain and develop new and existing relationships with Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing agencies • Collaborate with the editorial team on trending topics to maximize promotional opportunities for SheKnows content • Learn how to coordinate messaging for the SheKnows branded social channels with both the Editorial and Marketing Communications teams • Learn how to actively monitor social media accounts and track engagement metrics to measure success of campaigns and identify opportunities • Attend weekly departmental meetings to collaborate with the Business Development, Editorial, and Product teams • Learn how to support the Public Relations department by creating press releases, fact sheets and other collateral materials as needed

CONTACT: Nan Muwonge
nantale.muwonge@sheknows.com
16101 N. 82nd Street, Scottsdale

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

* Tempe School District
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshmen and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: STIPEND
INTERVIEW TIME: 4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Those who intern with Tempe Elementary School District will have the opportunity to build their portfolio and prepare themselves for an entry-level Public Relations position or a job in a related field. Interns also get the exposure and experience of working with many people inside the organization and outside the organization, such as the City of Tempe and local media outlets. Specific job related duties include: Website Relations – Write and publish articles about our District and our 20 schools to our website. Take photos and videos, write photo captions, edit videos, and publish photos and videos to our website. Interns will be able to pitch their own story ideas, conduct research and interviews, and review/edit web pages; Public Relations –assist editing weekly district-wide article, and provide marketing support through departmental projects; Media Relations – Assist TV, newspaper, and website journalists during media visits to our schools; Write articles and take photos for local newspapers, magazines, and websites; Community Relations/Public Information – Assist Public Information Coordinator with requests for public information from community, as needed; Event Planning – Work with a PR Specialist to plan and execute a community event.

Contact: Brittany Franklin
bfranklin@tempeschools.org
Location: 3205 S. Rural, Tempe

If you want to interview with this company as you seek a PR/social media internship, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 1:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday 10/29/13.

Spring 2014 Internship- Make A Wish Foundation
Our Mission: The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The National Office: The national office of Make-A-Wish America is located in Phoenix, Arizona, where Make-A-Wish began in 1980. The national office of Make-A-Wish supports local chapters in their work toward our mission. Interns have the unique opportunity to learn from and contribute to the headquarters of one of the most well-known non-profit agencies in the U.S. The work of our employees, volunteers, and interns is vital to ensuring that children with life-threatening medical conditions can have their wishes come true.

Eligibility: The internship program is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students with the goal of being a leader in the non-profit sector. The purpose of the internship program is to help undergraduate and/or graduate students further cultivate their skills through a real-life work experience. Recent college graduates are eligible only for the session immediately following graduation. (December graduates are eligible for Spring Internships, etc.)

Background: The National Office Communications team is responsible for public/media relations, issues/crisis management, internal communications, and executive leadership communications. The Communications team is part of the Brand Marketing, Communications & Digital Strategy Department, which also oversees online, social, and mobile marketing and strategic marketing support for the National Development and Corporate Alliances departments, as well as paid advertising, public service advertising, and market research.

Responsibilities: This intern primarily will work with Make-A-Wish America’s communications team and the Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital strategy, supporting both internal and external communications functions.

This person will also work collaboratively with staff in the marketing and digital strategy areas, and other departments throughout the National Office. The intern may participate in a variety of activities including writing, researching, and media event planning/coordination support. This internship offers hands-on experience in a small and extremely active communications team and direct involvement with and mentorship from highly skilled professionals.

Primary tasks include:
•Draft news releases, media alerts, and other communications materials
•Develop daily, weekly, and monthly internal communications materials
•Proofread, fact-check, and edit communications materials
•Conduct research related to major projects, campaigns, or events
•Help identify, plan, and implement new communication strategies, platforms, and tactics
•Build and maintain targeted media contact databases
•Conduct media outreach
•Perform print, broadcast, and online media monitoring and measurement
•Assist in building relationships with external stakeholders
•Support team during issues/crisis management situations

Qualifications: One internship is available per semester and applicants will be selected for an interview based on information provided in their cover letter and resume. Specific qualifications are as follows:

•Excellent writer – writing samples requested
•Solid verbal communications skills
•Creative and innovative
•Familiarity of media/public relations
•Digitally savvy – Online/social/mobile
•Knowledge of AP Style
•Experience with Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•Ability to manage time effectively
•Enjoy a fast-paced environment

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating the following:

Position of interest
Academic and career goals
Skills and experience relevant to the internship
Coursework relevant to the internship
Current GPA and expected date of graduation
Employment history
Volunteer history
Any information that you think will help explain why you should be chosen for this internship

This position is a 16 week part-time position (20 hours per week) at the national office in Phoenix, Arizona from January 13th through May 2nd.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing expenses.

For immediate consideration, apply online at https://jobs.wish.org/epostings Submit resume and cover letter in Word format to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish® America.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2014 Sports Journalism Institute Internship
College students interested in sports journalism can get specialized training, a paid sports news internship, a scholarship and industry contacts through the 2014 Sports Journalism Institute (SJI).

Applications are due to AAJA by Nov. 8.

The Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) established the institute to increase racial and gender diversity in the sports departments of America’s newsrooms. APSE formed partnerships with AAJA, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to connect the institute’s opportunities with college students aspiring to be sports journalists.

The program combines an intensive week of instruction from top professionals with an eight-week paid internship at a print, digital or electronic media outlet. Class session topics range from ethics to photo editing, to how to keep a running score at a baseball game to copy editing. Upon completion of the program, college students can receive a $500 scholarship.

The 2014 program starts with the training sessions taught by Poynter Institute faculty May 30 to June 7 at the University of Missouri at Columbia, followed by the internships.

Applications must be submitted to AAJA by November 8, 2013. To begin your application, you must login or create a free online account and click on “View Open Competitions” on your home page under “Awards and Competitions.”

Eligibility
Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors (current seniors will also be considered). Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay.

Eligibility is not limited to journalism majors. Applicants do not need to be AAJA members, but must sign up as members if selected.
Travel logistics, housing arrangements and internship placements are made by the institute.

Learn more about the Sports Journalism Institute. Questions? Email justins@aaja.org.

JAMES ALAN COX SCHOLARSHIP FOR PHOTOJOURNALISTS
It’s that time again! — for applying for our scholarships! The deadline is November 15th. And, again, the scholarships are $2,500 each. Four are for video and one is for still photography.

We also have a new graduate student scholarship this year, for $2,500 (for video work).
Here is a link to the application: http://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

International Borders Project
Documentary directors are looking for video journalists to team up -one journalist from each side of the border- to make a film about life along the border. There are three locations: the US-Mexico border, Palestine-Israel border and Morocco- Spain border.

Interested? http://www.connectedwalls.com/#video

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OPPORTUNITIES 10.16.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cronkite Day
Join the Cronkite School and its alumni for a day of networking and other professional development opportunities. The activities will be held in/around the First Amendment Forum from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18.

DJNF
The Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) summer 2014 internship application for copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting and digital journalism is due on November 1. These are paid, full time internships at some of the major publications in the U.S. Click DJNF for more information.

The required copy editing test for all applicants will be held on Tuesday October 22 between 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Cronkite #444 on the fourth floor. For more information, contact Professor Leslie-Jean Thornton at Leslie-Jean.Thornton@asu.edu

Cronkite School Professional/Capstone Programs
If you want to experience and are eligible for Cronkite NewsWatch/Cronkite News Service Broadcast in Phoenix, Cronkite NewsWatch in Washington, Cronkite News Service Digital in Phoenix, Cronkite News Service in Washington, Cronkite Innovation and Entrepreneurship lab or the Cronkite PR Lab, you will need to complete an application.

Below is the link to the updated undergraduate immersion/professional/capstone program application. It is due October 25th. Application.

Do not wait until the last day to apply for any of these experiences.

Chicago Tribune Recruiter Visit
A recruiter from the Chicago Tribune will be at Cronkite to interview juniors, seniors and graduate students for summer 2014 internships, which are paid and full time. She will be here November 4-5. If you would like to interview with the Chicago Tribune, please send your resume and clips to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 21.

How to Make A Great Speech
Thursday November 7
Civic Plaza
100 N. 3rd Street room 102-A
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ryan Avery, the world’s youngest world champion of public speaking, will share tips on how to deliver presentations with confidence, uncover ways to add humor to your speeches and how to advance in your career. It’s FREE if you register now.

If you wait until day of, it costs $10.

INTERNSHIPS

ValleyoftheSuns.com
ESPN TrueHoop Network affiliate ValleyoftheSuns.com, a grassroots basketball blog that covers the Phoenix Suns, is looking for an analytical sports reporter for the 2013-14 NBA season. The intern reporters must be able to attend Suns practices at U.S. Airways Center in downtown Phoenix, formulate their own story ideas and produce clean content for the web that requires little editing. Reporters must be great sports storytellers who can produce stories quickly and with sound news judgment. The opportunity to produce video content is also welcome. The ideal candidate is knowledgable about the game of basketball — he or she can use advanced statistics or break down game tape and write about it.

Since its founding in 2008, ValleyoftheSuns.com interns have gone on to earn reporting jobs at Fox Sports Arizona and MLB.com, and basketball scouting jobs in the D-League and with DraftExpress.com. For consideration, please send your resume and, if you feel, a cover letter to Kevin Zimmerman at valleyofthesuns1@gmail.com.

Also include up to 5-7 article samples that display your writing abilities and/or analytical knowledge of basketball. The open position will ideally be filled by the beginning of the NBA season but will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. This is a non-paid position with the opportunity for internship credit.

Spring 2014
CBS Radio

CBS Radio in Phoenix is looking for future radio stars. We’re looking for a few select students who want to learn the “ins and outs” of radio programming.

You must be:
·DRIVEN
-OUTGOING
·HARD WORKING
·SOCIAL MEDIA MONSTERS
·RELIABLE

Contact: Tim Richards
tim@kmle1079.com

Spring 2014
Decibel Blue PR Internship

REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshman +
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Great Trainees understand that every task matters. You don’t get anywhere in life without a little grunt work. Answering phones, scanning articles, going to Costco, and making media drops at 5 AM wearing the Dunkin’ Donuts or NYPD Pizza mascot costumes, are some of the typical “intern” duties. However, you will be groomed to act like a professional. How to write an effective email. How to handle delicate situations. How to be an ambassador for Decibel Blue outside of the Cove. You will be trained in marketing/advertising/public relations. The ins-and-outs of writing press releases, assembling editorial calendars, pitching reporters, helping clients, developing ad campaigns, using social media. And then some. We will constantly challenge you to prove that you belong. We watch how you represent Decibel Blue and we hear how you interact with our clients and friends. We are casual and like to have fun, but this is still a business. We don’t care if you have your Facebook page open, but deadlines better be met. Your tasks are your responsibility. Learn from your mistakes. Better yet, teach the Trainee who just started so they don’t make the same ones. You have to earn that Decibel Blue credential on your resume. We don’t hand it out to just anyone. Treat Decibel Blue like a college course, take it seriously, work hard/have fun, and you will get your credit. Real life experience is precious. We want you to have it here at Decibel Blue.

CONTACT: Christina LaPorte
Location: 350 W. Washington #308, Tempe 85281
christina@decibelblue.com

Spring 2014
Anaheim Angels

Community Relations
The Community Relations Intern works closely with the Chairman and Community Relations Manager in processing donation requests/inquiries from guests, community groups and organizations. The intern coordinates, sorts, and processes fan mail and arranges the Angel Stadium tour schedule. Additionally, handles message requests for the scoreboard and coordinates the distribution of tickets to charitable organizations. This position also assists with the preparation for various major community relations events and Angels Baseball Foundation projects.

Media Relations
Primary responsibilities for the Media Relations Intern will include maintaining and distributing daily newspaper and magazine clips, daily gathering, preparation and dissemination of pre-game information including rosters, lineups, game notes and releases. The intern will: assist with press box game management; participate in writing and production of publications and organizing photographs; work with media staff in notifying media members of breaking news and handling daily media written correspondence and fan/media phone inquiries; handle extensive statistical research projects for media and coaching staffs; and work with Publications Manager and Broadcasting Manager on occasion.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

In your cover letter, please include your interest in our Internship Program, the department you are interested in, your goals and what you bring to the Angels that makes your candidacy unique. Deadline to apply is 11:59 pm EDT Thursday, October 17, 2013. Please note that preference is given to applicants already in the Greater Los Angeles area, students needing internship credit or students pursuing undergraduate or masters degrees in Sports Administration. Preference is also given to students who are able to meet our availability needs (M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm, some late evenings, weekends, and holidays.) Intern positions are subject to satisfactory completion of background check. Failure to complete all required application materials or follow the instructions may result in your disqualification and dismissed application.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes or No: Do you live in Orange County or in a surrounding area?
2. Yes or No: Are you at least 18 years of age?
3. Yes or No: Do you have the ability/desire to work unusual hours including nights, weekends and holidays?

Apply here.

Summer 2014
Baltimore Orioles PR
Public Relations

The intern will learn and develop skills in effectively dealing with the media and public by working in the public relations office. Research and statistical skills will be honed in this internship opportunity. Prior experience with a sports team or college sports information office is preferred, but not required. The applicant must be willing to work nights and weekends during the season.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested students can apply by sending their resumes along with a cover letter via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Baltimore Orioles
Human Resources
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-547-6273 (FAX)
wmorrison@orioles.com

Included in the cover letter should be area of interest and dates of availability. For planning needs, summer term is June – August. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive we regret that we will only be able to respond to those students in whom we have an interest.

More info is here

Summer 2014
Cincinnati Reds
Media Relations

Department: Media Relations
Job Title: Media Relations 2014 Seasonal Staff
Reports To: Director of Media Relations
FLSA: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Job Purpose: To assist in media relations and external communications activities targeted to providing media with information necessary to promote the Reds, their opponents and Major League Baseball games

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the full-time media relations staff in all aspects
Assist in the preparation of the minor league report
Prepare daily media clips
Prepare daily statistical packet and reproduce gamenotes for use by media on gamedays
Assist with the production of the media information guide
Acts as a liaison between the department and media
Do research and editing for the media information guide
Experience, Education and Licensure:

Must have a bachelors degree in sports management, public relations, journalism or a similar major
Preference given to, but not required of, candidates with background in professional baseball, college or university sports information or media Knowledge, Skills, and

Abilities:
Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Must have the proven ability to work cooperatively with opposing teams, their broadcasters and all other media
Must be able to perform research

Apply here.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Mother Jones Editorial Fellowship in San Francisco- summer 2014
The San Francisco editorial fellowship is a research-intensive foray into investigative journalism based at Mother Jones’ headquarters. Fellows work closely with reporters and editors on everything from fact-checking to researching leads to reporting. As fact-checkers, editorial fellows are MoJo’s best line of defense, tracking down primary sources by conducting interviews, crunching numbers, and scouring government and academic databases. You’ll fact-check feature-length articles for the print magazine as well as stories and data-driven interactives for the website. You’ll pitch online and print content, and engage in new forms of digital storytelling and multimedia.

Aside from reverse-engineering complex narrative features, fellows attend production meetings, help craft killer headlines, write for our culture, environment, and politics blogs, and have their hands in almost every part of the editorial process. It’s a challenging and fast-paced crash course in magazines. You’ll receive training in every aspect of publishing, from research tools and tactics to libel law and reporting strategies. You’ll also attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

Desired Skills
-Stellar writing ability, as demonstrated by published work
-Experience with and desire to pursue complex fact-checking and research projects
-Previous reporting experience a strong plus
-Scrupulous attention to detail and the ability to quickly digest and analyze information
-A real zeal for news and media
-Comfort and experience with digital tools and platforms like Excel and Google Fusion, as well as social-media savvy
-Flexibility and grace under pressure
-Respect for deadlines

SF editorial fellows work on the research team under the supervision of the research editor to fact-check three issues of the print magazine and weekly online stories.

Applicants must be able to commit to this full-time position for six months, with cycles starting in December and June.

Fellows receive a $1,000 monthly stipend, supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations, and by the generosity of our nearly 39,000 contributors. After six months, fellows can apply to stay on for a six-month senior fellowship.

Currently accepting applications for the June 1, 2014, start date. Deadline is April 1, 2014.

Apply here.

Mother Jones Online Editorial Fellowship in San Francisco- summer 2014
Are you obsessed with digital media and eager to strengthen the accuracy and quality of what gets passed around the internet? Online fellows work alongside our editorial fellows to fact-check, produce, and improve content, but do it primarily on our website, with an added emphasis on web production.

Desired Skills
Stellar writing ability, as demonstrated by published work
A perfectionist’s eye for detail
The ability to quickly digest and analyze information
A real zeal for online news and media
Comfort with the back end of at least one CMS; if it’s Drupal, even better!
A working knowledge of HTML and experience with Photoshop
Social-media mastery of at least two or three platforms
Self starter with a positive, can-do attitude

Online editorial fellows work under the supervision of the research editor and the online editor.

Applicants must be able to commit to this full-time position for six months, with cycles starting in December and June.

Fellows receive a $1,000 monthly stipend, supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations, and by the generosity of our nearly 39,000 contributors. After six months, fellows can apply to stay on for a six-month senior fellowship.

Currently accepting applications for the June 1, 2014, start date. Deadline is April 1, 2014.

Apply here.

Mother Jones Editorial Fellowship (DC)- summer 2014
Our editorial fellowship based in our Washington, DC, bureau is a research- and reporting-intensive foray into the life of investigative beat reporters and editors. An immersive and fast-paced mix of fact-checking, web production, research, and blogging, the fellowship means working closely with our team of a dozen reporters and editors in the Beltway to learn the ropes of reporting breaking news, strategizing the delivery of investigative content, and promoting stories through social media and other outlets.

Desired Skills
Stellar writing ability, as demonstrated by published work
A hunger to take on research and reporting projects in a wide variety of topics
The ability to quickly digest and analyze information and scrupulous attention to detail
A real zeal for news and media
Comfort and experience with digital tools and platforms like Excel and Google Fusion
Flexibility and grace under pressure
A respect for deadlines and a true self-starter
Experience with Photoshop
Social-media savvy

DC editorial fellows work under the supervision of our DC bureau editors as well as the research editor.

Experience working in a breaking news environment a real plus, and must be able to commit to this full-time position for six months.

Fellows receive a $1,000 monthly stipend, supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations, and by the generosity of our nearly 39,000 contributors. After six months, fellows can apply to stay on for a six-month senior fellowship.

Currently accepting applications for the June 1, 2014, start date. Deadline is April 1, 2014.

Apply here.

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Arizona Department of Education- Temporary PT Communications and PR Assistance
Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
Serve as editor for monthly internal and external department newsletters, which includes writing and editing articles on deadline and managing production and distribution to educators across the state of Arizona. Work with communications staff to fulfill public records requests. Assist the Public Information Officer with press events and the Superintendent’s public appearances. Assist with video production for the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Maintain photo and video libraries. Work with conference coordinators to market conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities.

This would be a 15 hour/week position. We will pay $14/hour. Job ends December 13.

Contact: Mary Marshall
Mary.Marshall@azed.gov

KTAR News and Sports Fill In Host (#8074)
Employment Type: On-Call
Location: Phoenix
Apply here: KTAR
Perform as a fill-in on-air host that attracts targetedaudience and builds ratings in line with desired News/Talk or Sports format.

REQUIREMENTS:
-Two years post high school education.
-News judgment.
-Passion for news and current affairs.
-Experience in radio hosting.
-Aggressive attitude with a strong desire to advance in the broadcasting media.
-Ability to use humor.
-Strong desire to work at the state’s largest and most respected radio station.
-Spends time researching topics.
Ability to be respected by newsmakers during interviews.
-Multi-tasking pro.
-Ability to be organized with the capability to concentrate on more than one event at a time, able to follow written and verbal instructions under moderate supervision.
-Proven ability to work under pressure to meetdaily/weekly deadlines.
-Willing to be active in the community.
-Self-starter with the ability to assure accuracyin on-air product. Errors may incur financial time loss.
-Monitor news on a daily basis.
-Computer skills.
-Proven ability to handle stress.
-Work effectively in a team environment.
-Consistently works hours required. Flexible hours required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, early mornings, etc.
-Work in compliance with Company policies andprocedures.
-Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients.
-Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
-Must send in air-check with resume and application.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Receive, deliver, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
Substantial physical movements (motions) of thewrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.

Disney College Program
Are you interested in applying to the Disney College Program? Or, are you graduating in December and looking for your next step?

Apply to the Disney College Program! By participating on this program, you are essentially getting your foot in the door with Disney to potentially become a Disney professional Intern with all of the segments under The Walt Disney Company (ESPN, ABC, Disney Interactive, The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Consumer Products or Corporate)!

Many Disney cast, crew and Imagineers have launched their careers by starting out on the Disney College Program. To learn more about the program, visit disneycollegeprogram.com.

Lifestyle Blog Based in Paradise Valley
This is an opportunity to help develop an online lifestyle blog with a focus on fashion, travel and culture. The necessary skills include strong writing abilities, editing skills, and ease working with photos and articles. Looking for someone who is organized, creative, and has a positive and enthusiastic demeanor. This position will require some administrative tasks and correspondence. Photo and video journalism skills are a plus. You should be proficient at WordPress and/or InDesign.

This will be a paid position of approximately 10-15 hours a week. Would consider more than one candidate for the position. Pay will be between $12 to $14 dollars, commensurate with experience. Please include a writing sample, resume, and cover letter. References or a letter of recommendation would be appreciated.

Contact: Pune Ghebleh
pghebleh@gmail.com

Opportunities 10.8.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pac-12 Network Guest Speakers
The Pac-12 Network is making some of its announcers available to Cronkite students when the announcers are in town to broadcast a game. This week, Yogi Roth is available to answer questions about a sports broadcasting career.

Thursday October 10
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cronkite #202 (Cronkite Theater- directly across from the elevators)

If you’re interested in sports, please find a way to attend to this event.

Cronkite Day
You are invited to Cronkite Day on Friday October 18. Come celebrate the Cronkite School, its students and alumni. Click here to RSVP.

Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune Recruiters At Cronkite School
A recruiter from the Dallas Morning News will be at the Cronkite School to interview interested juniors, seniors and graduate students for paid, FT summer internships.

The interviews will take place in Cronkite #222 on Wednesday October 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you would like to interview with The Dallas Morning News, please send your resume and clips to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by Friday October 11.

A recruiter from the Chicago Tribune will be at Cronkite to interview juniors, seniors and graduate students for summer 2014 internships, which are paid and full time. She will be here November 4-5. If you would like to interview with the Chicago Tribune, please send your resume and clips to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 21.

Must See Mondays

Pursuing Bin Laden
Nicholas Schmidle, staff writer, The New Yorker
Cronkite Fellow at the New America Foundation

Monday, October 21
7:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

Recipient of the 2013 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
Bob Schieffer, correspondent and anchor CBS’s “Face The Nation”

Monday October 28
6:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

INTERNSHIPS

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Communications Internship
Fall, spring and summer internships available
Flexible hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Are you a talented communicator with a gift for storytelling? The nonprofit sector is filled with success stories of how programs and services positively impact the lives of people in our community.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is looking for a student who can capture our nonprofit’s stories to share in various communication materials and platforms. BBB’s internship provides exposure to a dynamic communications team composed
of marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with experience in the nonprofit sector.

Responsibilities
Actions and tasks include but are not limited to:
● Research complaint and industry trends
● Develop press releases and consumer tip articles
● Craft stories into social media messages
● Proofread and edit various communication materials
● Assist in special event planning and execution
● Attend community outreach events

Desired Qualifications
● Pursuing BS/BA in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related degree
● Excellent oral and written communication skills a must
● Solid editing skills a must
 Creative story-telling skills
● Experience with social media platforms
● Basic understanding of public relations
● Interest in marketplace issues and ethical business practices
● Proficient in Microsoft Office

Compensation
Minimum stipend of $500 to be awarded upon successful completion of the internship. If applicable, BBB will also provide an evaluation report to the instructor for college credit.

How To Apply
Submit letter of interest, resume and writing sample to:
Myriam Cruz, Community Relations Specialist
mcruz@arizonabbb.org

Summer 2014 Internships at Major Publications
Each fall, major publications announce their summer internship programs and provide application deadline dates. If you want to apply for a summer 2014 internship at one of the following publications, please click the name of the company and detailed information will appear. Please pay close attention to the deadlines.


Chips Quinn

Postmarked by 10/15/2013

The Dallas Morning New
Received By 10/25/2013
The Dallas Morning News-Photo
Received By 10/25/2013

The New York Times

Received By 10/31/2013

The Denver Post
Received By 10/31/2013

The Washington Post

Postmarked by 11/4/2013

Pulliam Fellowship
Postmarked by 11/1/2013

The Boston Globe
Postmarked by 11/1/2013

Dow Jones News Fund
Received By 10/31/2013

St. Petersburg Times
Postmarked by 11/1/2013

WSJ Reporting Internships
Received By 11/1/2013

WSJ Video, Graphics, Social Media
Received By 11/1/2013

Orange County Register
Received By 11/1/2013

Orlando Sentinel
Received By 11/15/2013

The Seattle Times
Received by 11/15/2013

The Oregonian
Received by 11/15/2013

USA Today
Received By 12/1/2013


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Postmarked by 12/1/2013


The Houston Chronicle

Received By 12/1/2013

Los Angeles Times- Reporting, Graphic & Design
Received by 1/1/2014

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

American Copy Editors Society
The deadline is fast approaching for the annual scholarship from the Education Fund of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). ACES offers five annual cash scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $1,000 to college juniors and seniors committed to copy editing as a career. All five scholarship winners also receive free registration and up to $500 in lodging expenses for the ACES annual conference in Las Vegas, an excellent networking event for students interested in entering the media industry, in March 2014. The deadline is Nov. 15.

The application process is simple: send your resume, a brief essay, three references, and as many as six headlines you have written (optional) to the fund vice president Alex Cruden alex@copydesk.org. For more details, click apply

PART-TIME JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Huffington Post Freelance Translators
The Huffington Post is looking for students interested in translating articles for its global news platform. Are you an expert in a foreign language who also loves news and the Internet? Then you might be a perfect fit.

The Huffington Post is seeking people interested in translating articles on a freelance basis, primarily from the following languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Japanese. Assignments will vary in length, subject matter and turnaround time, and will be assigned on a rolling basis in accordance with the news cycle.

The ideal applicant will have a flexible schedule and a passion for following the news, and will be comfortable turning around assignments on short deadlines. Assignments are paid at a per-word rate.

Please send CVs and a short cover letter to translators@huffingtonpost.com. Please include your general availability and preferred target language (e.g. French to English).

About HuffPost- The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 50 million monthly unique visitors (comScore November, 2012) posting more than 8 million comments each month. The site has more than 40,000 bloggers — from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts — who contribute in real-time on the subjects they are most passionate about. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, Quebec, France, Spain, and Italy with Japan and more scheduled to launch in the coming months.

ASU Skysong Communications Assistant
Job ID: 66807
Job type: ASU Hourly or Work-Study
Job category: Communication/Public Relations

Serves as a member of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) Communications Team located at ASU SkySong. Responsibilities: – Assist with management of multiple social media accounts, including developing and sharing original content and engaging with multiple audiences. – Use analytics tools to help evaluate the success of social media efforts and grow social media presence. – Use digital marketing tools to help create and distribute press releases, newsletters, event invitations, email blasts and other digital communications. – Assist with updating content on multiple websites.

Qualifications

REQUIRED: * Current student in journalism, public relations or closely related field. * Demonstrated experience with major social media platforms in a professional setting, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Familiarity with AP style. * Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment with minimal supervision.

DESIRED: * Familiarity with social media management platforms such as Sprout Social. * Familiarity with Web and social media analytics tools such as Google Analytics. * Experience with digital marketing tools such as MailChimp and EventBrite. * Experience with Drupal and/or WordPress.
Hours: 15/week
Pay rate: $11.00
Job level: 4
Number of positions: 1
Schedule
TBD.
Location: ASU SkySong – Scottsdale
Posted on: 10/07/2013
how to apply
E-mail resume and reference the Job Title and Job Number in your subject line to: Christiana.Robinette@asu.edu

ASU Gammage Communications Assistant
Job ID: 37489
Job type: ASU Hourly
Job category: Communication/Public Relations

Candidate will be responsible for supporting the public relations, marketing and promotional activities of ASU Gammage. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Provide support at special events on campus and Valley-wide. – Write press releases, research, update and maintain media lists, assemble clip books and press kits. – Help create student based promotions and special events. – Create resource materials for events and programs such as pre-show activities for Broadway and BEYOND performances. – Help to maintain content for social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest. -Write and design internal newsletter. – Assist with administrative tasks including filing, phone calls, research and errand running.

Qualifications
* Must be professional, outgoing, willing to work hard and able to work some nights and weekends. * Requires experience and proficiency using social media marketing tools, excellent communication, writing, multi-tasking and organizational skills. * Creativity and flexibility and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint are essential. * Prior experience in a Marketing/Communication role desired but not required. * Knowledge of and interest in the arts and theater a plus. * Position will require lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds at any given time. * Valid US Driver’s License required upon employment.
Hours: 15/week
Pay rate: $9.00
Job level: 3
Number of positions: 1
Schedule TBD.
Location: ASU Tempe Campus
Posted on: 10/07/2013

How to apply
Qualified candidates will go to Wells Fargo Arena, Room 192 and fill out an application to be considered.

EMAIL Marketing Assistant
Job ID: 66801
Job type: ASU Hourly or Work-Study
Job category: Communication/Public Relations
Description
ASU’s Enrollment Marketing and Communications Office creates materials designed to recruit students to ASU. Our office is looking for a student worker who can perform the following duties: Assist with creating email templates using HTML. Assist with Excel file management. Proof email and web content. Create reports and archive communications. Work with sizing images in Photoshop.

Qualifications
Student should have basic HTML skills; experience working with Excel; editing and proofreading skills; ability to handle multiple, recurring projects with accuracy; organized; self-starter and forward thinker; a strong attention to detail; and an understanding of ASU and its core values.

Hours: 15/week
Pay rate: $9.00
Job level: 3
Number of positions: 2
Schedule: M-W 8am – 5pm
Location: ASU Tempe Campus
Posted on: 10/06/2013
how to apply
Email resume and cover letter to Alyssa Wolfe at aawolfe@asu.edu

Opportunities 10.1.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) Summer 2014 Internships
The DJNF places top juniors, seniors and graduate students from across the country in full-time, paid summer internships at companies like: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News and others.

There are positions in news copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting, digital journalism. See the full description of offerings here.

Not only will be you paid for the internship, but if you return to school for your final year, you are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the DJNF. Last summer, four Cronkite School students received the DJNF scholarship.

Part of the application process is to take a copy editing test.

The DJNF copy editing test will be held on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cronkite School in Cronkite #444 on the fourth floor. Professor Leslie-Jean Thornton will proctor the test.

In order to preview and prep you for the test, Faculty Associate David Gordon of The Arizona Republic will hold two 45-minute review sessions on:

Monday October 7
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cronkite #222

Tuesday October 8
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Cronkite #222

If you are interested in attending one of these prep sessions (which is highly recommended), please RSVP by 3:00 p.m. October 4 to Stephanie Acuna at Stephanie.acuna@asu.edu.

The Dallas Morning News
A recruiter for the Dallas Morning News will be at the Cronkite School on Wednesday October 16 to interview juniors, seniors and graduate students for summer 2014 paid internships.

Please send resume and clips to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 10.

The Chicago Tribune
A recruiter for The Chicago Tribune will be at the Cronkite School November 4-5 to interview juniors, seniors and graduate students for summer 2014 paid internships.

Please send resume and clips to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 21.

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2014- EmpowHER Health Writing Internship
We are seeking an exciting internship opportunity for students studying or hoping to gain experience working with a women’s health and wellness website. Our intern will have the opportunity to produce high quality articles surrounding the ever-changing world of women’s health and wellness.

EmpowHER’s interns must have excellent personal management skills; organizational skills; ability to think creatively; creative writing skills; an understanding of standard grammar and strong proofreading skills; the ability to improve written material for consistency, clarity and flow as well as sentence structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, knowledge of the Associated Press writing style, fact-checking and research.

Responsibilities:
•Write and edit original health, wellness and medical articles in accordance with The Associated Press style guide and EmpowHER standards;
•Work with editors to brainstorm topics relevant to women’s health, general health news, national health observances and EmpowHER’s editorial calendar;
•Choose and size photos relevant to content;
•Manage deadlines and deliverables for content campaign execution;
•Work with EmpowHER’s marketing and editorial team to promote and publish content on the site and across social media channels.

Requirements:
•Must be able to provide 3-5 writing samples;
•Must have a working knowledge of the Associated Press Style Guide;
•Strong written and verbal communication skills;
•Have the ability to write 3-5 articles each month.

Contact: Jenny Housh jhoush@empowher.com

EmpowHER is an award-winning social health company for women. EmpowHER.com provides visitors access to one of the largest women’s health and wellness content libraries on the web, as well as the largest online community of women discussing their health and wellness issues. EmpowHER promotes a “24 Hour Promise” to its visitors, who can come to the site, ask any health question and receive a response within 24 hours. Millions of women visit EmpowHER.com every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women’s health and wellness.

SparkPoint Studio, a hybrid PR, branding and social media agency and book publisher based in Tempe off of Mill Ave, is seeking a new “Spark” intern to join our fast-paced, growing company. You’ll work with an evolving roster of clients in book publishing, consumer tech and more. Through our BookSparksPR division, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and execute campaigns for a long list of New York Times bestselling and talented debut authors in women’s fiction, suspense, memoir, family/parenting and Young Adult genres. Our interns get hands-on experience and build a strong skill set in writing, national media relations and marketing communications, storytelling, media materials development, content strategy, copywriting, book publicity, magazine style writing and pitching and social media.

If you’re ready for a fun, exciting internship, contact crystal@sparkpointstudio.com

Social Media INTERN
U-Haul Corporate Headquarters
U-Haul International
2727 N Central Ave
PHOENIX , AZ

This position will work with the social media team to perform industry research particularly as it relates to the online space. This person will need to be experienced in using social media, business writing and research, and be familiar with monitoring key terms in order to provide analysis and bench-marking social media and online strategies. This position requires the ability to interact with personnel from all levels within the organization.

Program Objectives:
Develop understanding of online monitoring, research and reporting.
Obtain high level skills in business writing for documentation, analysis and bench-marking.

Technical Skills:
High proficiency in MS Office Suite
Experience with Social Media (required)
Ability to analyze data and consolidate information
Experience in business writing and journalism

Performance Skills:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Superior time management and organization skills

Requirements:
Junior or Senior status enrolled college student
GPA 3.0 or greater in major
Ability to work 15-20 hours per week. Flexible with school schedule (between 8am-5pm)
Bachelor enrolled students are paid @ $15.00/hr

Apply here.

Contact: Anne Collins
anne_collins@uhaul.com

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
The BEA is offering scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in broadcasting. The awards range from $1500-$5000. Details of each scholarship and application instructions can be found here.

International Radio and Television Society Summer Fellowship (IRTS)
Want to spend a summer working in NYC and have someone else pay for travel housing and living expenses?
Take a close look at the IRTS fellowship. Deadline to apply is November 3.

When: June 1 – August 2, 2014
Where: New York, New York
Application Deadline: Sunday, November 3, 2013, midnight EST

Expense-Paid Opportunity: Travel, housing, and living allowance included.
Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of May 2014.

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.

Read more details and how to apply at IRTS Summer Fellowship.

Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
The application process for the 2014 Association for Women in Sports Media internship/scholarship program is now open. Students have until Oct. 31, 2013 to apply.

Applicants must be full-time female college students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree during the 2013-14 school year. In order to apply, students must provide: basic contact information, a headshot, a letter of reference, contact information for three references, a resume, up to five clips/work samples and a short essay.
Membership in AWSM is not required, however, members pay $10 per application and non-members pay $20. Students also have the option of joining AWSM for $25 and then paying $10 for their applications.

Students can apply for internships in the following categories: newspaper/online, broadcast, public relations and magazines. Each applicant can apply in as few as one category and in as many as all four categories.
This summer will be the 25th year of the AWSM internship/scholarship program. AWSM has worked with nearly 40 different employers in the history of the program including long-time partners ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
Winners of the internships will be notified in December 2013/January 2014.

Please e-mail awsminternship@gmail.com with questions about the internship program.

See all of the details and how to apply by clicking AWSM.

Photojournalism Scholarship- James Alan Cox Foundation
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) $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.

Starting in 2013, one (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2013.

To see the full description and find out how to apply, click James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarships.

Scholarship for PR Students- The Lagrant Foundation (TLF)
TLF is now accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship program. In 2014, TLF will award 40 scholarships to ethnically diverse college students pursuing degrees in marketing or public relations. For the first time in the history of the Foundation, the applications are now open to art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology majors who are pursuing careers in the marketing/public relations industries.

These 40 students will be recognized at the 16th Anniversary Scholarship Donor Recognition Reception in Minneapolis on Monday, May 19, 2014. Of the 40 students, 20 undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,500 each and 20 graduate students will receive scholarships of $5,000 each. This is also the largest number of scholarships ever to be awarded in one year.

Scholarship winners will receive a trip to Minneapolis where they will participate in career building
activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, a daylong career development
workshop and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the
following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF)
scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria:
• Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific
Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
• Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per
semester/quarter
• *Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application
checklist below)
• MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, public relations or in anthropology, art, communications, English, graphic design, sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
• Must have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May, 2014
• Recipients MUST be available from May 18, 2014 through May 20, 2014. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities as noted at top of page to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

Details and applications instructions can be found at Lagrant Foundation.

PART-TIME PAID POSITIONS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Fashion Blogger
Azfoothills.com is currently looking for a new fashion blogger to take over its Style Files fashion blog.

Here is a link to the details and application

This is a paid opportunity open to experienced students in fashion and journalism.

Volunteer– NASCAR
On November 7-10, Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) will be conducting its last major race weekend of the year, the penultimate rounds of the championships for NASCAR’s three major national touring series. We are looking for some aspiring journalists who are interested in experiencing sports reporting at the highest level to work as volunteer pit note reporters. As the next-to-last events of the NASCAR season, the races at Phoenix play crucial roles in the developing story lines that will end a week later in Florida. It is the job of the pit notes team to bring those story opportunities to the attention of the media.

Please note that pit note reporters are volunteer positions. The track will, however, provide food and beverages.

I am the editor of the pit notes at PIR. The pit notes are the basic bits of information used to keep the media informed of news events at the track during a race weekend. It is my job to decide what is important and what is not and then to put a brief record of the newsworthy item into the notes. They generally run 60 to 80 pages for an entire race weekend.

I obtain a significant portion of the information used in the pit notes by communicating by radio with various volunteer pit reporters (usually 4 to 10) and directing them where to go, who to speak with, and what to ask. The key is taking complete and accurate quotes (as you will see, these quotes are regarded as “gospel” by the media; they will be copied EXACTLY in newspapers and magazines) and doing so quickly. At the end of each race, pit note reporters will be assigned to either get quotes from several drivers or to attend the post-race news conference and get the quotes from other drivers about what happened on the track. Afterwards, pit note reporters would come to the media center and type the quotes (as quickly as possible) into a computer so that I can edit them and we can distribute them to the reporters. Because Phoenix is not in the Eastern time zone, it is important to get the information to the media as quickly as we can so that the stories that appear in the next morning’s newspapers on the East coast are as complete and accurate as possible.

The track will provide my staff with credentials providing full-access to the pits, garage area and media facilities. There is no assigned seat for this volunteer job and participants must act professionally at all times (e.g., requests for autographs, asking celebrities to pose for photographs, etc. are strictly forbidden). But the pit note reporters do get the opportunity to talk to the leading players in the sport (such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson) as well as other celebrities (Senators John McCain and John Kyl and Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona, baseball players C.J. Wilson, Sergio Romo, Brandon Webb and Randy Johnson, actor/singer Tyrese Gibson, comedian Arsenio Hall, and professional wrestler Sgt. Slaughter, and mixed martial arts champion Dominc Cruz have all attended recent races).

Working as a pit notes reporter is an opportunity that enables aspiring sports writers to see the sport from an unique perspective; I can add that almost everyone who has volunteered to do this work at the various tracks I have established this program has certainly enjoyed the experience (though it does tend be a physically draining endeavor).

Those who volunteer for the November 7-10 weekend will be able to take home a copy of the weekend’s notes to add to their clipping portfolio.

I can also provide contact information for current ASU students who have successfully participated in this program in the past; almost all plan to return (and those who do not return all want to – only school work or outside part-time employment limit their participation).

The November 7-10 race weekend will feature four races in four days, so events will be exceptionally intense. Friday and Saturday will be the most difficult days – they are the longest (in terms of most on-track action) and feature the most diverse activity (featuring practice and qualifying sessions for all four classes). We will have a staff meeting each day to discuss expectations for the current day and to discuss problems encountered the previous day and possible ways to overcome them.

I need a full commitment for all four days of action from anyone who wants to be a pit reporter. In extraordinary circumstances, I would consider a student working only on Thursday and Friday, but activities get lighter as the weekend progresses so I will not consider anyone who wishes to work only on Saturday and Sunday. Attached below is a copy of the weekend schedule.

A typical day at the track begins when the first on-track activity occurs (approximately 9 a.m.) and it ends about three hours AFTER the checkered flag falls; the notes produced after the end of the race are probably the most important. We generally conclude our duties three-and-a-half hours after the drop of the checkered flag. The track supplies food (at least lunch, possibly dinner) and beverages. Nobody is asked to work constantly during the practice sessions, but during the time trials and races, the pit note staff is quite active. Attached is the preliminary schedule for the race weekend.

If any journalism students are curious about this opportunity or if you have specific questions, I can be contacted by return eMail or I can be called at 253-220-2566 (despite the area code, I am based in New York so if anyone wishes to call, they should be aware that I am in the Eastern time zone. No calls after 8 p.m. Arizona time, please).

I certainly would be available to act as a reference for any student who successfully serves as a pit note reporter and I would gladly help them with a job description that could be used as part of a resume.

With the race weekend activities now just over one month away, I am trying to fill this staffing requirement as soon as possible. Ideally, I would prefer sophomores or juniors so that I might utilize their services at future events, but I will consider all applicants. Past knowledge of NASCAR or any form of auto racing would be helpful, but it is NOT necessary. However, I would like to see some examples of their work and to speak with some references who can discuss the applicant’s abilities and work habits.

(When communicating, please address him as “Mr. Chuhran.”)

Contact: John Chuhran
pitnotes1@gmail.com