Opportunities 1.26.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Are you interested in interviewing with local companies for summer and/or fall 2014 internships? If you want to participate in the upcoming internship interview days, please complete an online application. Here is the link to the online application http://tiny.cc/1k5m9w Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript to Cronkite #222 as well.

Application deadlines:
These deadlines apply to those who want to participate in the upcoming interview day events. Please make note of these application deadlines.
Broadcast internships: February 3
Publications/Writing internships: February 17
Public Relations/Social Media: February 17

Internship Interview Dates
Each semester, Cronkite Career Services hosts three large interview day events. The events will feature 22-30 recruiters each who will be on hand to interview you for summer/fall internships. This semester, all of the events will be held at the AE England Building across the street from the Cronkite School. The dates and times of each event are listed below.

Broadcast Interviews
Friday February 28
1:00- 6:30 p.m.
AE England Building

Publications/Writing Interviews
Friday March 28
1:00- 6:30 p.m.
AE England Building

PR/Social Media Interviews
Friday April 11
1:00- 5:30 p.m.
AE England Building

You must complete an online internship application by the deadline in order to participate in these events.

Annual Meetings and Conventions
Journalism and media organizations hold annual meetings and conventions each year across the U.S. Often times, these organizations seek student help. It is a great opportunity to network with professionals in your area of specialty and perhaps to attend a job/career fair at these meetings. It’s also a good way to find out about scholarships and to show your work. Cronkite Career Services has attached a list of those annual meetings. Please review it and we hope you will attend at least one of the conventions.

Skill Booster Fridays
The next opportunity to “boost your skills” is coming up in a few weeks. Sign up now!
Story Ideas : It All Begins Here
Friday, Feb. 21 • 1-3 p.m. • Cronkite 318

Your ability to develop focused, feasible story ideas is essential to your success in the classroom and in the newsroom. In this interactive session, Steve Elliott, digital news director for Cronkite News Service, draws on his two decades of experience with The Associated Press to offer strategies for turning broad concepts into focused story ideas that fuel successful reporting efforts. Info and registration: cronkite.asu.edu/node/3018

SPRING 2014 INTERNSHIPS

Please note: If you secure an internship for the spring or if you are working a spring 2014 internship and have not yet registered for it, the deadline to add it to your schedule is February 1.

Scottsdale Film Festival
Apply Today!
Contact us for more information by emailing films@scottsdalefilmfestival.com.

Benefits:
-Provides an expansive learning or career development experience
-Eligible for college credit/unit depending on hours
-In depth experience working with the film industry and a unique cultural event
-Tickets to Festival screenings, parties and events
-Opportunity to work in film industry
-Excellent network opportunity within the Entertainment, Non-Profit and community sector.
-The Scottsdale International Film Festival (SIFF) is offering internship opportunities for college students in a number of areas. Requires 8-12 hours per week including Summer, Spring and Fall internships, heaviest leading up to the Festival from May through October (flexible day, evening and weekend availability).

Social Media/Marketing Intern
The role includes helping to create and maintain a strong visual branding presence online through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Snapchat as well as assisting in many other aspects of the Festival’s branding and promotional activities. Will assist with Constant Contact email blasts.

Job Requirements: Detail oriented and reliable. Should have strong graphic, writing and social media skills as well as a great sense of humor. Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest and an attached resume to Amy Ettinger at films@scottsdalefilmfestival.com. Be sure to place the words: “SIFF INTERN” in the subject field of you email. Feel free to contact for any questions.

Operations Assistant Intern
Assist operations director in coordinating event logistics, (Audio/Visual Production,venue prep, decorations, signage, entertainment etc.) Plan and update Festival timeline/Production Schedule. Coordinate and assist in overseeing committees (e.g. film committee, development committee, and marketing committee) Create databases, i.e., Film Archives, Membership/Donor lists, etc. Work with Director on administration of Festival programming.

Job Requirements: Seeking a motivated individual who works well in a fast paced environment and has excellent organizational skills. Must possess ability to multi-task and have good communication skills. Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest and an attached resume to Amy Ettinger at films@scottsdalefilmfestival.com. Be sure to place the words: “SIFF INTERN” in the subject field of you email. Feel free to contact for any questions.

Arizona Rattlers Arena Football Team
Media Relations: The Media Relations/Marketing Intern will assist in all areas of the Media & PR Department for the Arizona Rattlers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: cultivating media contacts and maintaining an updated and comprehensive media and public relations list, handling media credential requests, compose and distribute press releases, game notes and media guide.

Marketing: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with all online content management (including social media), participation in grass roots marketing efforts, and participating in the overall planning and execution of Rattlers marketing initiatives. Opportunities to develop online content will exist through the creation of videos, photos, or news updates for the rattlers website and other outlets.

General duties: The applicant will be expected to assist the Rattlers Front Office in all administrative tasks, including, but not limited to: assisting with community outreach events and appearances, executing grassroots marketing efforts, helping maintain the overall condition of the US Airways Center, performing as Stryker the team’s mascot on occasion, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:
The applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited university. The applicant must have strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to multitask and meet deadlines on a routine basis. A strong operating background with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and a graphic design software is preferred. Experience with audio and video editing is also preferred.

Compensation: Position is unpaid, and applicant must earn college credit for work.

Contact: Dale Hajek
dhajek@azrattlers.com

PR Internship- Pitch PR
Pitch Public Relations, LLC www.pitchpublicrelations.com has an immediate opening for a part time PR Intern. This is a work-from-home opportunity. Previous PR or media experience is preferred. Must have strong creative writing skills, be very well organized, be able to work in a fast paced environment and be self-driven. Writing samples will be requested.

Qualified applicants please send resumes to Jackie@PitchPublicRelations.com.

Essential Responsibilities:  Assist in development of strategies, communications plans, campaigns and messaging  Pitch and press release writing  Assist on day to day activities for client campaigns  Manage and build media lists  Generate media coverage for clients  Create and maintain professional relationships with media contacts
 Develop and maintain client reports

Job Requirements:
 Student working toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field
 Media relations experience is preferred
 Excellent writing and editing skills
 Strong communication skills
 Detail and results oriented
 Strong project management and organizational skills
 Flexible with ability to manage multiple projects with demanding deadlines
 Proficiency in Cision is preferred

Pitch Public Relations is a leading boutique PR firm based in Phoenix and was named Best Boutique Public Relations Firm for 2014 by Arizona Foothills Magazine. For additional information about Pitch Public Relations please visit www.PitchPublicRelations.com or social media pages,
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PitchPublicRelations
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PitchPR09.

Phoenix City Council Internship
The City Council Office of the city of Phoenix will be offering unpaid internships for college students for City Councilwoman Kate W. Gallego of District 8. Looking for journalism students looking to gain valuable and professional skills who will be writing press releases to inform the city of Phoenix of council and municipal government operations.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand professional experience working with City Council members and other public officials and leaders throughout the Phoenix community. Interns will receive first hand insight into the public sector and local government.

The Phoenix City Council is composed of eight Council members elected by districts on a nonpartisan ballot. The City Council serves as the legislative and policy-making body of the municipal government and has responsibilities for enacting city ordinances and appropriating funds to conduct city business and provide policy direction to the administrative staff.

Contact: Antonio Valdovinos
atvaldovinostonyy@gmail.com

SUMMER 2014 INTERNSHIPS

CBS Intern Fellowships in New York and Washington, D.C.

Placement possibilities include: Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS This Morning, Weekend News, Sunday Morning, Washington/Capitol Hill Bureau, Face The Nation, News/Productions, Radio News, Channel 1 News, NewsPath, Investigative Unit

Requirements: currently enrolled Junior, Senior or Grad student; GPA 3.0; excellent verbal and written skills; must verify proof that student is receiving course credit; must be available to work full time between June and August

Compensation: $6,500. Interns are responsible for arranging housing and expenses.

Application instructions: Submit application, resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation (do not wait until the last minute to ask a professor or recommender to write a letter for you), transcript and a credit verification from the school and send to:

Dorothy Bland
Dean and Director
Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Graduate Institute of Journalism
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311460
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
dorothy.bland@unt.edu
FAX 940-565-2370
Deadline to apply is February 21.

Gannett Talent Development Program (TDP) for May ’14 grads
To ensure the success of incoming TDPers interested in building careers in sales and broadcast production, we have created two extension programs that offer a longer, more in-depth training for each discipline. Incoming program candidates pursuing either extension program track will have the opportunity to train with best sales and broadcast teams within Gannett. If you are interested in apply for the TDP, please send an EMAIL to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 11.

Talent Development (BROADCAST) Producer Program
Overview: This program is designed to build a pipeline of trained producers for the small and mid-size markets. The candidates are recruited as part of Gannett’s Talent Development Program, which targets colleges across the country. The training takes place in Phoenix (KPNX-TV) and Denver (KUSA-TV), with a goal of assigning the successful candidates to Gannett markets. Two classes will be presented each year, each class will be thirty (30) weeks.

Program Dates:
· 2014-15 June Class – June 9 – January 2, 2015

Requirements: Talent Acquisition screens the candidates with a review of their online portfolio (resume, examples of work, etc.,), internships, faculty recommendations and interview questions. A 3.2 GPA is the minimum requirement as well. The news directors and executive producers in Denver and Phoenix make the final selections for the producer program.

Application Deadlines In 2014 we will have one remaining class of the TDP:
June 2014 Class
Applications Close: April 28, 2014

Here’s how we make our selections:
Complete the online application and attach a resume or link(s) to samples of your work, internship information, awards, extracurricular activities and other information to support your application. Our team will review your application and contact you directly if we have an opportunity that we believe would be a great fit for you. If you are not contacted immediately, don’t fret! You’re still a part of our student candidate pool and will be contacted for future opportunities.

About the Talent Development Program
The goal of the Talent Development Program (TDP) is to recruit the best people, train and develop employees across multiple platforms and divisions; retain top talent, grow future leaders of the company; and execute diversity strategies that ensures Gannet’s workforce will reflect the communities we serve. Gannett Corporate HR works in collaboration with local sites to recruit, interview and select participants. The objective is to continue building a long-term program that provides a pipeline of diverse and exceptional talent to support Gannett’s strategic initiatives.

For more information regarding the TDP, contact us at buildmycareer@gannett.com.

APS Communications Intern
Arizona Public Service, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving utility company, is seeking dynamic storytellers who can apply their craft to any medium. These summer interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience in each area of communications: media, internal, external and customer communications. The APS corporate communications team provides an excellent environment to hone a wide variety of communications skills. Examples of assignments may include:

Internal Communications
 Write feature articles and covering events for the company’s daily online publication circulated to 7,000 employees. This may include interviewing internal and external clients, and multi-media production such as event photographs and/or video.
 Assist with development of employee campaigns promoting company programs and initiatives
 Support coordination, preparation and day-of duties for internal events and meetings
 Assist with survey development/collection and other tasks related to analysis/measurement projects
Stakeholder Communications
 Work with team to develop and refine messaging around strategic issues (e.g. new power plant, regulatory decision, rate change)
 Draft internal reports, columns for placement in external media and other projects as needed
 Develop social media campaigns and messaging (Facebook, Twitter, blog).Create multimedia materials to support campaigns to investors, regulators and state/community leaders.
Media Communications
 Plan and execute media campaign, including developing the strategy, writing the press release and following up with media outlets
 Assist media team with proactive as well as reactive outreach on issues as they arise
Customer Communications
 Assist all customer communications team members with projects as needed including advertising, literature, bill messaging, sports sponsorships and events.
 Advertising: work with internal clients and external agencies in the development of creative and media plans
 Literature: update existing literature as needed and assist with inventory counts
 Bill Messaging: write articles for monthly newsletter
 Sponsorships and Events: assist with projects as needed including ticket distribution, sponsorship activation, corporate events and community events
Creative Services
 As part of APS’s Corporate Communication group, the Creative Services organization is responsible for conceptualization and execution of brand-oriented deliverables for print, web, video, and presentations that meet APS’s quality growth business objectives. Creative Services also has the responsibility for internal and external brand identity (logo) management and oversight for both APS and its parent company Pinnacle West.
 The selected intern will be responsible for completing assigned tasks in support of the APS Creative Services Team such as:
 Provide creative design and production of graphics for project that may include presentations, print collateral, and video/motion graphics.
 Tailor graphic concepts as appropriate while adhering to APS standards and brand compliance
 Manage video pre and post production of interviews, testimonials, and other communications pieces.

Qualifications:
 Must be currently enrolled FT (minimum of 12 credits a semester) in an accredited college or university in Communications, Journalism, Graphic Design, English or similar degree program. Must have at least 60 credit hours completed.
 Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training specific to functional area.
 Academic standing of 3.0 GPA is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and proofreading abilities, knowledge of AP style, ability to interact professionally with internal and external clients, an aptitude for social media and initiative to work independently as well as within a team. Ability to produce video is a plus. Some light travel required.

Comments:
This is a paid internship and selected interns will work full-time from May to August.
Here is an example of a project our summer interns produced in 2011: http://youtu.be/L7cnXRx3kzs

If you would like to learn more about the intern experience at APS, check out this video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3nlZ4aJPv4

Please EMAIL a cover letter that notes what position you are interested in and why you would be a strong candidate for that position, a resume and links to your work samples.
Materials should be sent by January 31 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu with the subject line, “APS SUMMER INTERNSHIP.” Selected candidates for the APS Communications internships will be interviewed on February 14.

The Cronkite-NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit Summer Internship Program
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit in San Jose, Calif. is looking for two Walter Cronkite School of Journalism students to intern during the summer of 2014.

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit is the largest local television investigative team in the United States. We are seeking interns interested in pursuing a career in journalism and have already made a steadfast decision to become an investigative journalist.

While on the job, you will have the opportunity to be a part of interviewing, researching, writing and gathering many of the elements required for investigative news. Interns work closely with reporters, producers, editors and photojournalists producing investigative news that holds officials accountable, defends the public and improves life in the Bay Area. Interns work in a hands-on environment during camera shoots, editing sessions, undercover operations, surveillance and editorial meetings. NBC Bay Area is a non-union television station.

To be eligible for the internship, applicants must be enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and have previous newsroom experience through internships or campus immersion programs. Also, you must meet the NBC Universal internship requirements:

(1) In pursuit of a Bachelor’s or graduate degree at an accredited institution
(2) Current class standing of sophomore (30 credits) and above
(3) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
(4) Must be at least 18 years old
(5) Authorized to participate in an internship in the U.S.

Are you ready to join The Unit?

Please provide:
·A cover letter explaining why you are interested in being an intern with The Investigative Unit
-Resume
-Up to four examples of published or broadcast work (both investigative and general news gathering)
-Two investigative story ideas and how you might go about doing the story

Note: This is a paid internship with a maximum of 20 hours a week. There could be weekend and evening hours work. Interns are not provided housing and are responsible for finding their own living arrangements. Interns are also responsible for their own transportation to and from work.

Send materials to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 14, 2014. In your subject line use “NBC BAY AREA INVESTIGATIVE.”

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Google Journalism Fellowships
In an effort to help develop the next crop of reporters working to keep the world informed, educated and entertained, we have created the Google Journalism Fellowship. As a company dedicated to making the world’s information easily accessible, Google recognizes that behind many blue links is a journalist and that quality journalism is a key ingredient of a vibrant and functioning society.

The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.

There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with a week at Google followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations.

Participating organizations are based in Berkeley, CA, Columbia, MO, Cambridge, MA, St. Petersburg/Miami, FL, New York, NY, Washington, DC and Boston, MA, Austin, TX.
They include the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project, Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab, PRI.org, ProPublica, Sunlight Foundation and the Texas Tribune.

More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the Fellows are outlined on the Host Organizations page.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including researching and writing stories, contributing to open source data programs, creating timely data to accurately frame public debates about media in the United States and the world as well as finding new and compelling ways to use data to tell stories.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for students, based in the US, who are passionate about journalism and the role that technology can play in the industry and the pursuit of their craft. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

-Demonstrated or stated commitment to journalism – especially in the fields of data driven journalism or freedom of expression online
-An interest in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age
-Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
-First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
-Applicants with some experience with HTML, Javascript or another web programming language and experience with Microsoft Excel or a database system is an advantage.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $8,000 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD.

The Fellowship will start on June 9 2014 with the first week at Google in Mountain View, California. Fellows will join their host organization on June 16 2014 and finish on August 8 2014.

Center For Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a host site for the Google Fellowships. CIR’s opportunity: Data journalism – Working closely with our award-winning team of reporters and editors to acquire and analyze public data for stories using skills such as web scraping, databases and spreadsheets, and statistical analysis.

News applications development – Building interactive applications and data visualizations designed to present data to the public in useful, easy-to-understand ways.
Building open source technologies that help reporters and editors analyze, understand and visualize public data.

More information, including the application form, is here:
http://www.google.com/get/journalismfellowship/index.html
The deadline is Jan. 31.

Zocalo Fellowships in Santa Monica summer and fall 2014
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowships will begin in summer 2014 and continue throughout the year, with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica during the fall, spring and summer and semesters. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and assisting with public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural, and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with contributing writers, writing and editing articles for the website, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice.

Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested. To apply for summer or fall of 2014, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. Please indicate what semester (summer or fall of 2014) you are applying for.

Deadlines
SUMMER: February 7, 2014
FALL: April 4, 2014

For more information about the Zócalo fellowship program, contact Cronkite Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at Kristin.gilger@asu.edu or 602.496.9448.

Broadcast Scholarships- RTDNA
There are several scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline to apply is May 2. Do not wait until the last minute to apply or to ask that professor to write you a letter of recommendation. More info on each scholarship at:
http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarship_info#.UtVZlkJmVG4

CONTESTS

Avnet Green Video Game
This event combines video production skills, environmental awareness and marketing skills. Student teams will create a short video (maximum length 4 minutes) about environmental initiatives at their college designed to promote environmental awareness.

Registration runs January 6-February 28

More details are at http://www.avnettechgames.com/activegame/2379

Adroid App Showdown
This virtual event will provide students with the opportunity to develop a Google Android™ App that will be judged based on a predefined set of criteria. Google’s Android™ operating system and Open API are the latest new technology in this space.

Registration runs January 6-February 14

Full details can be found at http://www.avnettechgames.com/activegame/2366

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Maricopa County Community College District- Bi-lingual On-air Talent
Seeking bi-lingual student who is interested in doing some on-camera talent work with MCTV.

We produce a weekly 5-minute community calendar program called In the District and its in both English and Spanish. Primarily looking for someone to be talent and speaks fluently in Spanish.

It’s a paying job, but would only require a couple a 1/2 days a week– Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Contact: Rene Blatte
rene.blatte@domail.maricopa.edu

PolicyMic
PolicyMic — an innovative news, analysis, and culture site for young people — is hiring a handful of talented journalists to cover politics and arts + entertainment news.

As the first online platform to engage our generation in nuanced political and cultural discussion, we have grown to reach 10 million unique visitors per month over the last two years. Our highly-engaged readers are smart young people who are passionate about both culture and politics.

As a site we are committed to covering the stories and topics that matter most to our generation, and exploring the news from angles that make sense to us. We are especially interested in counter narratives with fresh, young angles.

Our paid writers publish on a weekly basis, on their areas of interest and expertise. Editors work closely with you to promote your brand and create compelling content unlike anything else happening online.

To apply to write for us, please email Caira Conner Caira@policymic.com with the following:
· Résumé
· Short explanation why PolicyMic is the right fit for your voice
· 3-4 clips that offer a unique vantage point on current events

Sun Devil Licensing
This ASU department seeks a student worker to perform social media duties. Must know/use social media and enjoy sports. 10 hours/week.

If interested, please contact Susan Galbraith.
Susan.L.Galbraith@asu.edu

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