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

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