Opportunities 2.1.14

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.

Cronkite Study Abroad 2014
Want to study abroad in Europe or China this summer? Take a look at the fascinating media-related Cronkite Study Abroad trips to see how Europeans and Chinese are using social media and PR techniques in politics and story coverage. If you want to know more, attend the info session on Tuesday February 11 at 12 noon in Cronkite #444. Please see the attachment for details on each program.

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

2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Communications, Print and Broadcast Journalism
Location: Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Pay: $14.50 – $24.50 per hour

The Communications Department at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the nation’s largest power producer, is seeking dynamic students who can apply their craft to any medium. These summer interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience in various aspects of internal and external communications, event management and community outreach. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station communications team provides an excellent environment to hone a wide variety of communications skills.

Examples of assignments may include:
-Interviewing and writing for various internal and external publications, both traditional print and electronic
-Development and management of public-facing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc.)
-Development and management of public-facing website
-Digital photography and photo editing
-Video production and editing for internal and external use
-Provide creative design and production of graphics for project that may include presentations, print collateral, and video/motion graphics
-Coordination of and assistance with employee and public special events and meetings
-Assist with plant tours and host public visits to the Palo Verde Energy Education Center
-Development of materials for the Palo Verde Energy Education Center

Qualifications:
-Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits a semester) in an accredited college or university in Communications, Print or Broadcast Journalism, Graphic Design, English or similar Bachelors- or Masters-level degree program
-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
-A valid driver’s license may be required for specific assignments

Nuclear Requirements:
This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy’s Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, U.S. Export Control Laws). Therefore, this position requires applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants for this position will be required to confirm their U.S. person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors.

Comments:
This is a paid internship ($14.50 – $24.50) and selected interns will work full-time from May to August
10-hour day work schedule (Tuesday-Friday)
Commuter van transportation available
Training and qualifications required for employment must be met and maintained

Interested? Please send a cover letter and resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu no later than 12 noon on Sunday February 9. In the subject line, write “PALO VERDE.” Recruiters for this position will be at the school on February 14 to interview students.

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 5:00 p.m.February 3 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu with the subject line, “APS SUMMER INTERNSHIP.” Selected candidates for the APS Communications internships will be interviewed on February 14.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Asian America Journalists Association (AAJA)
The AAJA has several scholarships available. Brief descriptions of each are below, but full details can be found at the link: http://www.aaja.org/apply-for-a-scholarship-now/

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2014 AAJA National Conference in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset education costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism. The application deadline is March 28, 2014.

Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants are offered to support students and recent graduates who have secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.

Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.

NBC Summer Partnerships: Paid summer internships with NBC News in New York City are available for students and recent graduates pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. The application deadline is February 28, 2014.

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

AAJA-Sacramento Paid Summer Internship at The Sacramento Bee: In partnership with The Sacramento Bee, AAJA-Sacramento is sponsoring an intern for 10 weeks. The internship is open to all 2014 AAJA student members with strong preference given to AAJA-Sacramento members. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014.

Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The NAHJ has several scholarships available. Brief descriptions of each are below, but full details can be found at the link: http://nahj.org/scholarships/

NAHJ General Scholarships – Rubén Salazar Fund
Ranging from $1,000 – $2,000 per student, these scholarships are awarded to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism.

NAHJ Ford Motor Company Fund Scholarships
These Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online and visual journalism. College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students are eligible as long as they have a 2.0 average. These scholarships are made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund, an effort to support young aspiring Latino journalists.

NAHJ PepsiCo Scholarships
These Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online and visual journalism. College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students are eligible as long as they have a 2.0 average. These scholarships are made possible by PepsiCo, an effort to support young aspiring Latino journalists.

NAHJ Maria Elena Salinas Scholarships (Broadcast Students Only)
Established in 2002, this program awards a scholarship of up to $5,000 to students who demonstrated a strong desire to pursue a career as a Spanish-language broadcast journalist. This program is made possible through a donation from Univision network news anchor, and NAHJ founding member Maria Elena Salinas. Her generosity has been matched by the Univision network. which has also contributed to this award. This scholarship is awarded to college undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients of the Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship will also have an opportunity to intern with either the news division of the Univision network or with an Univision affiliate.

NAHJ Geraldo Rivera Scholarship (Broadcast Students Only)
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to a college senior or graduate student pursuing a career in English or Spanish-language TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a substantial donation by Geraldo Rivera, host of Geraldo At Large on FOX News, as a way to support young Latino journalists aspiring to enter the field.

NAHJ Soledad O’Brien Scholarships (Broadcast Students Only)
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a donation from Soledad O’Brien, an anchor and special correspondent for CNN.

NAHJ Jane Velez-Mitchell Scholarships (Broadcast Students Only)
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a donation from Jane Velez-Mitchell, a host for CNN/HLN.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The NABJ has several scholarships available. Brief descriptions of each are below, but full details can be found at the link: http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – $2,500
Carole Simpson Scholarship – $2,500
Larry Whiteside Scholarship – $2,500
Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship – $2,500
NABJ Scholarship – $2,500
Visual Task Force Scholarship – $1,500

Application Deadline for all Scholarships: March 21, 2014 (5:00 pm EST)

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Pink Tie Guy Emcee Volunteer Opportunity
Emcee needed for 10th annual Arizona Bunco for Breast Cancer event at Macayo’s Depot Cantina in Tempe, AZ on April 6, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Submission/Application Details:
1 – 2 paragraphs explaining your speaking experience and why you’re interested in supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You may submit a video testimonial instead.
Email video to azbfbc@hotmail.com by Feb. 22, 2014
Winner contacted by March 1, 2014
Talking points/script provided prior to event
More information available by emailing azbfbc@hotmail.com

Olympics Project- $11/hour
My name is Lynne Kenney, I am a pediatric psychologist and producer of online media content for moms. I am looking for a student to work on a project from now through the Olympics.
We are hosting a free online hashtag driven moms health/fitness/family experience with 12 international parenting and nutrition experts inspired by the Olympics. I need an intern to curate, write and develop simple, actionable content with me for the event.

Activities
-Editorial calendar development and maintainence
-Content curation (from designated expert sites)
-Video posting (editing if the intern is good at that)
-Anchoring segments (if the intern has on screen experience)
-Social Media monitoring (hootsuite is the platform)

Skill Sets
-Mature
-Responsible
-Professional
-Energetic
-Motivated
-Good (succinct) writing skills
-Video skills (shoot, edit, post wld be an added benefit but not necc)
-Speedy at research (Cull, curate, write short snappy calls to action with links)

It will take about two hours a day from now until February 23rd. It can be done remotely. I will interact a lot with the intern, it will be fun and interesting. The student will learn a lot about branding, online communication, messaging, marketing, meeting the needs of an audience, communicating with an audience and modern technology tools.

As a psychologist and author, I have appeared on TV in over 400 segments, my content has appeared in People Magazine, Parenting on Good Morning America etc. I am experienced at media communication and aside from getting help on this campaign I’d love to share what I know. It’s a pleasure to interact with students.

CONTACT: Lynne Kenney
thefamilycoach@gmail.com

Lynne Kenney, PsyD
Co-Author Bloom: Helping children blossom (2013)
Author of The Family Coach Method, Sept 2009 St Lynn’s Press
www.lynnekenney.com
twitter @DrLynneKenney

Camera Operators for Spring Training Games at Camelback Ranch
We want students who actually know the studio-configured camera buildup, with external controls for zoom/focus. These are real Sony TV cameras (triax-based) so they will need to understand the concept of TV operation, intercom, setup, communication and iso assignment of each camera angle having responsibility for their own angle and responsibility.

We are recruiting camera operators for 7 webcasts
FRI. FEB. 28 VS. DODGERS (CBR) 1:05PM (crew call is at 11:00 a.m. for each game)
SAT. MARCH 1 VS. INDIANS (CBR) 1:05PM
MON. MARCH 3 VS. ROYALS (CBR) 1:05PM
WED. MARCH 5 VS. PADRES (CBR) 1:05PM
THURS. MARCH 6 VS. MARINERS (CBR) 1:05PM
SAT. MARCH 8 VS. ARIZONA (CBR) 1:05PM
TUES. MARCH 11 VS. TEXAS (CBR) 1:05PM

Qualifications are:
-Experience in live, multi-cam production, intercom and team-oriented production
-Smooth/practiced ability to zoom, focus, follow fast sports
-Knowledge of baseball would be extremely advantageous
-Crew call will be :30 minutes before gates open.
-Cameras will be easy to set/strike, as the camera positions are pre-cabled.

Compensation:
Games will pay $100 / game, or $15/hour, whichever is more.
Double Header days will be compensated accordingly, with add’l rate/hourly
Payroll will be done as W2, employee of Graystone Media
Payments will be made on 1st and 15th of each month for games worked.

Contact: staffing@graystonemedia.com for questions.

Barrett/Cronkite Office Assistant
Student Worker II, Downtown Phoenix campus
Requisition #994BR
$9hour

Will be assisting with the Barrett Cronkite faculty honors advisors tracking progress of students toward successful completion of their honors thesis and projects to earn their graduation with honors degrees. Candidate will complete projects assigned by the Cronkite Barrett Honors advisors related to the successful operation of the Barrett program and the school.

Duties include: filing, organizing, typing, photocopying, sorting, data input, creating spreadsheets, answering phones, greeting visitors, scheduling advising appointments, maintaining correspondence and working area. Will assist with mass mailings, supply inventory and various projects assigned by supervisors. Will provide event support assisting with set up and clean up operations.

Desired: Must be a current Barrett Honors student. Previous experience working in an office with use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. Customer service experience desired as well.

Apply here:

Office Production Assistant
Downtown Phoenix
$10.50-$11.50 /hour
Requisition # 603BR

Central Sound (formerly the KBAQ Production Studio),a part of EIGHT, KAET / Arizona PBS, is embarking on several new initiatives this next year and invites you to be a member of our team. We are currently seeking an Office Assistant for our production studio team.

Central Sound is dedicated to capturing classical and acoustic music performances of the highest caliber for broadcast on KBAQ-FM and beyond. In collaboration with Arizona PBS, the studios provide an array of audio and new media-related services. As a premier provider of audio and media services, we are committed to serving as a central hub for notable musical events in the community, bringing concerts of internationally acclaimed artists, performances by leading ASU faculty and the next generation of young musicians to thousands of listeners.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
-Listening to classical music recordings to determine quality for broadcast.
-Word processing.
-Appointment scheduling.
-Data entry.
-Answering phones.
-Greeting guests.
-Filing, maintenance and organization of accurate records.
-Producing mass mailings.
-Running campus errands.
-Driving an ASU vehicle.
-Assisting with special projects as needed.

Apply here

HEEAP Communications Specialist
Requisition#: 124BR
$10.20/hour

The HEEAP Communications Specialist will assist the office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Communications Specialist ‘s primary functions are to develop appropriate content for the Higher Engineering Education Alliance program (HEEAP) website, social media sites, quarterly newsletter, and print and online marketing material.

Duties are highly technical and/or complex and involve a significant degree of responsibility and judgment.

The Communications Specialist ‘s primary functions are to develop appropriate content for the Higher Engineering Education Alliance program (HEEAP) website, social media sites, quarterly newsletter, and print and online marketing material. The Communications Specialist will also become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for our social media and social networking platforms and make sure all information released to the public is 100% accurate. The Communications Specialist will work closely with the HEEAP Coordinators to develop content and generate new ideas for reaching a diverse international audience.

Apply here

Student Media Ad Reps
Requisition #1448BR
$7.90 plus commission

Get real world business experience now! ASU Student Media is looking for advertising representatives to support ‘The State Press’ and other Student Media products. You will work with and learn from professional sales reps, faculty and staff. We will show you how a media company works from the inside and your experience will give you greater communication and sales know-how. Also, this position is a great resume builder and excellent way to make contacts for networking in the future.

You will be responsible for making sales calls over the phone and in person plus learning more about ad budgets, proposals and the advertising industry while working with local businesses around campus. The State Press is a vital and integral source of news and advertising for the ASU community. As an advertising representative, you will be part of a tradition of excellence on this campus that extends back more than 100 years.

Requires previous knowledge or skill and/or equivalent experience or training. You must be a self-starter, independent worker and outgoing individual who is enthusiastic about marketing, sales and being a team player.

We have advertising offices on the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses. You will be assigned a location based on your class schedule and availability and may work out of both campuses. You will join the advertising staff which consists of full-time staff members, other student ad reps, street team members plus marketing and office assistants.

Apply here.

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