Opportunities 3.17.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The President of the World’s Largest PR Firm At Cronkite- Tonight
Interested in PR? Social Media? Communications?

We have a fascinating Must See Monday scheduled for the upcoming week with Mark Hass, president of Edelman USA. As you may or may not know, Edelman is the largest PR firm in the world. It has 5,000+ employees and net fees in 2013 were about $700 million. Yes, it should be an interesting one hour of learning about the latest trends in the industry from the market leader. I hope you will be there on Monday 3/17 at 7pm.

In addition, if you were graduated recently (May and December 2013) or are close to graduating (May 2014 or December 2014), we have an informal networking opportunity on Tuesday 3/18 at 6pm with Edelman’s director of recruitment and others.

It’d be great to see you take advantage of these exciting opportunities with access to the leaders and recruiters of the world’s largest PR and communications firm.

Must See Mondays
The Digital Context, Storytelling and Implications for PR and Journalism
Mark Hass, president, Edelman USA

Introduction by Fran Matera, Public Relations Lab director and associate professor

March 17, 2014
7 p.m.
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix

Networking Opportunity
Edelman USA Panel Discussion/Networking Reception

Want to learn ways you can apply your storytelling skills at the world’s largest public relations firm? Join us for a panel discussion with current Edelman storytellers, including some ASU alumni and Edelman’s Director of Recruitment.

Stick around for a networking opportunity with Edelman USA in the Cronkite Gallery immediately following the panel discussion. Pizza and soda will be served.

March 18, 2014
6 p.m.
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix

Recruiter Visits For 2014 Graduates
If you are graduating in May 2014 or December 2014, there will be a few recruitment opportunities at the school.

March 20-21: News Press & Gazette Company (NPG). NPG is a family-owned media company (broadcast and newspaper) based in St. Joseph, Missouri. TV stations include: KESQ (ABC) in Palm Springs, KEYT (ABC) in Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo/Santa Maria, KRDO (ABC) in Colorado Springs, KJCT (ABC) in Grand Junction, KIFI (ABC) in Idaho Falls, KMIZ (Fox) in Columbia, MO, KNPN (Fox) in St. Joseph, KVIA (ABC) in El Paso, KTVZ (NBC ) in Bend and KECY (Fox) in Yuma.

Time of interviews: March 20 from 2p-4p and March 21 9am-3pm in Cronkite 240-A on the second floor
Must send resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by March 19.

Recruiters are tentatively scheduled to watch Cronkite NewsWatch on Thursday March 20. After the show, they would like to have a pizza get together with NewsWatch staff and others on the 6th floor to talk about the company and why they are here.

April 4 Hearst Broadcasting: News director Sue Stephens from KOAT-TV (ABC) in Albuquerque will interview May and December 2014 graduates for positions at KOAT and other Hearst properties. Hearst has 29 TV stations in about 35 markets.

Time of interviews: April 4 9am-3pm in Cronkite 240A on the second floor. Must send resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by March 19.

April 17-18 Sinclair Broadcasting Group (SBG)
Sinclair’s television group includes 41 FOX, 22 MyTV, 25 CW, 29 ABC, 26 CBS, 17 NBC, 5 Univision, 1 Azteca and 1 Independent affiliates and reaches approximately 38.7% of all U.S. television households.

Time of interviews: April 17 2pm-4pm and April 18 9a-11a in Cronkite 240-A on the second floor. Must send resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by April 4.

Important Internship Announcement- Registration of Internship Credit
If you have secured a summer or fall internship on your own and want to receive credit for it (or maybe the company requires it), please contact cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

The information we will need includes: Company Name, the number of hours per week you will work, your specific duties/responsibilities, the name of your supervisor, the supervisor’s contact info and the type of internship credit you seek (MCO 294 or JMC 484).

For summer internships, we would like to have you register by May 1.
For fall internships, we would like to have you register for the credit by July 1.

INTERNSHIPS

Summer 2014 Internship Environmental Writing Internship
WRRC Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship

The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues.

The internship is supported by Montgomery & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in hydrology and water resource issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.

The topic selected for the 2015 Arroyo is closing the gap between water demand and supply in Arizona. It will provide an overall summary of issues involved in filling the gap between water supply and demand, including conservation, reuse, transactions and finding “new water” through various augmentation strategies.

The intern will work 20-25 hours per week during June and July, at a rate of $12.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on experience. The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson. The successful applicant will be responsible for his/her own accommodations.

Who Can Apply? Enrolled students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University are eligible.

Deadline: Applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014.

To Apply: Complete an application form available at the WRRC website: http://wrrc.arizona.edu/montgomery and send the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu .

The 500-1,000 word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report. The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers. Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues of Arroyo on the WRRC website at http://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo.

The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with applicant’s writing.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu.

Summer 2014- Eight/Arizona PBS
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
(Must register for course credit)

HORIZON/HORIZONTE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: Interns work as program coordinators for Eight’s public affairs programs Horizon and Horizonte. DUTIES: Interns are responsible for various pre-production tasks including creating a font rundown, timing, copying, and distributing scripts to the host and production crew. During production, interns communicate the amount of time remaining in interviews to the host and production crew. They also are responsible for providing an accurate countdown to the end of the show. Other responsibilities include: proofing and preparing written program transcripts for online publication, maintaining files, and assisting producers with other tasks, as needed. HOURS: Interns are assigned to coordinate one show on a specific day each week. For scheduling purposes, we need interns with flexibility (available two or more evenings a week) in their schedules. Horizon is typically recorded Monday-Friday at 5:30pm, so we are looking for program coordinators who are available weekdays from 2:30pm-6:30pm. Horizonte usually tapes on Wednesdays at 6:45pm, so we need a coordinator who is available Wednesdays between 3:30pm and 7:30pm. In addition to their weekly production coordinator shifts, interns will work the balance of hours required for their internships in the Horizon/Horizonte office during regular business hours. PAY: This is an unpaid internship.

CONTACT: Mike Sauceda mike.sauceda@asu.edu
Location: 5th Floor Cronkite Building

Summer Internship- SF Weekly
We encourage interns to pitch stories, take photos, write pieces of varying lengths for print and the blogs. We’re looking for interns for news, music, arts & entertainment, and food. We ask that each intern dedicate between 12-25 hours in the office every week for the length of the summer internship. Internship is unpaid.

Experience:
We’re looking for interns who have some newspaper and/or blog writing experience (school newspapers count!) and are eager to tackle any story challenge (whether it be a source who isn’t returning your phone call or trying to find an interesting angle to general news story).

How To Apply:
Please send your resume, clips, and cover letter to Mollie.McWilliams@sfweekly.com. The deadline for submitting is April 18, and internships start late May/early June. Please note what sections you would like to write for. http://sfweekly.com/

*All interns will need to provide proof of school credit upon acceptance of an internship with SF Weekly.

Summer Internship- Bay Nature Magazine in SF
This BAY NATURE intern opportunity will allow you to delve into the heart of Bay Area nature and conservation news and contribute to the growing content at Baynature.org.

Bay Nature Magazine is our quarterly, award winning, flagship publication. The Website is an extension of the naturalist spirit of the magazine, and allows us to report on timely news and information to an engaged audience.

We are looking for savvy writers and multimedia producers who can also hit the trails and describe, with just enough flourish, the goings about of a clapper rail or the foliage of a manzanita plant. If you are a nature-lover, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:
* Writing and reporting original stories with the aim to produce one per week and a semester-long reporting project that could be cross promoted in the magazine. Stories may also end up in the publications of our content partners.

* Creating video and audio slideshows, depending on your interests and skill set.

* Participating in social media efforts.

Commitment:
This volunteer term will begin immediately (date: TBD) and we’d like a minimum three-month commitment.

Office Hours, Work site:
Our North Berkeley office is open Monday through Friday from approximately 9:30 am – 6 pm. The intern is expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including a weekly on-site editorial meeting at our office. You’ll get to do more reporting if you have reliable transportation/facility with mass transit, to reach the various parks and places we cover. After the first few weeks, telecommuting is possible for especially motivated interns.

Experience:
Desired Qualifications:

* Strong interest in journalism, nonprofits, and the environment.
* Solid computer and internet research skills.
* Mature, self-motivated, and enterprising.
* Able to work independently.
* Commitment to exploring the natural environment.

How To Apply:
Send a resume, three references, and three samples of original journalism to: Alison
alison@baynature.org

Summer and Fall Internship- Clear Channel- Johnjay and Rich Show
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled Junior and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/week
Type: UNPAID (must receive course credit)

Johnjay and Rich on 104.7 KISS FM are looking for a new crew of Interns for Summer and Fall 2014! Do you enjoy getting up in the morning when most of your friends are coming home from the bar? Do you like working lots of hours for no pay? If so…then what’s wrong with you? Is there any way I can talk you out of this? No? Then you possibly could be exactly who we’re looking for to join our team and to be a part of the magic that happens behind-the-scenes with Johnjay and Rich. The only requirement is that you must be able to receive some kind of school credit for your internship. Interns that are eager, motivated, cheery, hard-working, with excellent computer, internet and social media skills are highly preferred. We’re looking for self-starters, go-getters, people who live and breathe pop culture, and who can take instruction along with constructive criticism. Interns with audio and production skills are strongly urged to apply. Will you do whatever it takes for Johnjay and Rich? It could be the opportunity that launches you into the next phase of your life. Looking for interns who can work at least 10 hours/week. We’ll interview freshmen through graduate students for our internship positions.

Contact: Shannon Beaver sebeaver@yahoo.com
Location: 4686 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix 85008

Summer and Fall Internship — KTAR Radio
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/week
Type: UNPAID (must receive course credit)

Function as a radio newsroom intern. Perform as a contributing member of the newsroom, have a self-starter attitude with ability to make solid decisions about news content under supervision. Must have reliable transportation. Responsibilities include:

1. Perform live field/studio reports.
2. Concise and conversational broadcast writing skills.
3. Self-starter. Quick thinker and contribute original story ideas.
5. Transcribes broadcast stories into original web content. Multimedia reporter with audio/written/photo/video when applicable.
6. Work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, under constant deadlines.
7. Be available for breaking news coverage at all times of the day.
8. Possess solid news judgment.
9. Understand all news department roles and able to fill-in different positions when called upon.
10. Stay updated on all news, read local newspapers, follow key social media sources and track TV news.
11. Remain in constant communication with newsroom to be aware of current local stories.
12. In performing responsibilities, exhibit a thorough working knowledge and understanding of the BIC “Investigative Reporting Guidelines” as well as KTAR Policy and FCC Rules and Regulations.
13. Maintain confidentiality by not discussing internal KTAR matters, company strategies, client’s proprietary information, personnel matters, wage and salary information or any other sensitive information with clients, competitors, listeners, the media or inappropriately with co-workers and by not distributing our proprietary research or any other information with our competitors.
14. Able to manage stress effectively and work effectively in a team environment.
15. Working knowledge of KTAR computer systems.
16. Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures.
17. Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients and project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
18. Other duties as assigned by News Director, Managing Editor and Program Director.

Contact: Paul Ihander
pihander@ktar.com
Location: 7740 N. 16th St., Phoenix 85020

Summer and Fall Internship- Radio Campesina
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled junior and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 Hrs./week
Type: Unpaid (Must receive course credit)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Overview of Role: As the Educational Programming Intern, you will be working directly with the educational programming manager as well as the hosts and producers to help design, research, and produce our educational radio segments. Our educational programming has two long shows – Despierta Ya, which focuses on helping Latinos understand the law and know their rights in order to be respected in their various industries, and Punto de Vista, in which the listeners call in and speak to the hosts as well as professional expert to discuss a variety of important topics (ranging from immigration rights, health, politics, national and community affairs and so on). It also includes short segments like news and weather reporting, updates on the United Farm Workers Movement, special holiday segments, Historias de Sí Se Puede, daily educational vignettes about different important topics. As an intern, you will gain invaluable experience working in Radio productions and doing research, and also be part of our network’s mission to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of the Latino community. Department: Educational Programming, reports to Saul Madrid.

Responsibilities: • Research the topics used for the daily educational programming • Assist in writing scripts for the hosts • Assist in recording, editing, and producing segments of the educational programming • Interview locals for the segment Qué Dice la Raza on Punto de Vista • Help re-launch the educational vignettes • Analyze, evaluate, and gather feedback Qualifications:

Required Skills • Strong Interpersonal/Communication Skills, comfort speaking to people • Fluency in Spanish, Proficient in English • Proficiency in basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) • Reliable and organized • Proactive, goal-oriented, willing to ask questions • Innovative, willing to think outside of the box • Team-player mentality Preferred Skills • Bilingual Spanish-English is strongly preferred • Experience with editing (Sony SoundForage) strongly preferred •

Previous media experience is a plus • Previous production experience is a plus • Community-Oriented with a sense for the local Latino Community is a plus • Reliable form of transportation is a plus.

Location: 1440 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034.
Contact: maria.barquin@chavezfoundation.org

Summer and Fall 2014 internship- Celebrity Cafe
TheCelebrityCafe.com has different programs for interns to choose from. We run a virtual program, so it can be done from anywhere in the country or around the world.

Basic Requirements –
GPA – min 2.5
Duration – 12 weeks
Hours 10 per week
Schedule – Flexible
Dress Code – varies
Class Level – current enrolled student
Travel – none – this is a virtual internship
Academic credit is required for every program.

We have the following programs:
Writing Internship – entertainment news, sports news, national and world news
Research Internship
Copy Editing Internship
Social Media Marketing Internship
Graphic Design Internship

Full details and application instructions are at http://thecelebritycafe.com/write-for-us

Fall 2014 Internship- AIA.365.com
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)

This is a hands-on sports production internship! You will assist in the Live production of high school webcasts and telecasts. You will be behind the camera, in front of the camera. You will get experience as a producer, director, editor. Live reporting for our radio broadcasts as well as blogging. This internship is for those who can take direction and are eager to be in a real working environment.

Must have reliable transportation.

Contact:
Kevin Ray
purenrgy@cox.net
Location: 7007 N. 18th Street, Phoenix

Smithsonian Magazine- Washington, D.C.
This is a six month FT paid internship- ideal for a May 2014 graduate.

Two six-month, full-time, paid writing internships are available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning July 2014. The editorial internship involves writing, blogging and producing multimedia for the magazine’s website and writing for the print magazine’s “Smithsonian” department. The digital internship involves writing, blogging, producing multimedia for the magazine’s website, assisting in managing Smithsonian.com’s social media presence and other research and reporting tasks.

Experience:
Candidates for both internships should have a proven aptitude for writing, along with web journalism skills and experience. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree and published writing samples are required.

How To Apply:
To apply for both internships, please submit a résumé, contact information for 3 references, 3 clips, and a cover letter that includes a pitch for a story for our website or print magazine. No phone calls or emails, please. Applications can be submitted via our online form or mailed in hard copy to:

Joseph Stromberg
Attn: Intern Application
Smithsonian Magazine
Capital Gallery, Suite 6001
MRC 513, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

If sending by FedEx, UPS or other courier, please send to:
Joseph Stromberg
Smithsonian Magazine
Capital Gallery
600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 6001
Washington, DC 20024

The application deadline is April 1. Final candidate selection will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a pre-appointment background check. EEO.

SCHOLARSHIPS

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California Scholarship application deadline is April 1. California residents attending ASU are eligible. See the attachment for more info and application instructions.

Public Relations Scholarships
PRSA has several scholarship offerings with approaching deadlines. The awards range from $1,000- $2,400.

See all of the available scholarships and deadlines here

CONTESTS

Biotech University International Trip
Win a trip to Melbourne, Australia.

That’s right mates, attend Biotech University, a FREE day-long seminar at the Cronkite School, and you could win an all expenses paid trip to Australia or a $1,500 scholarship. At the seminar on Friday, March 28, you’ll hear from seasoned journalists and scientists, learn about biotechnology, conduct your own DNA experiment, tour ASU’s Biodesign Insitute and spend time on a working Arizona farm.

Afterward, you’re invited to enter the Biotech U contest by submitting print, broadcast or multimedia content about biotechnology. The grand prize winner will attend the International Association of Plant Biotechnology Congress in Melbourne, Australia; and two other students receive $1,500 in scholarship money.

Cronkite students, Jake Stein and Brittany Morris had the chance to travel to Brazil and Argentina (respectively) when they won the Biotech University contest! {See attached}

In order to be eligible for the contest, you are required to attend the seminar on Friday, March 28! Register here: http://www.biotech-university.com/register.html.

The seminar is free, and includes lunch, but pre‐registration is required.

Photojournalism Contest
The Cronkite School is accepting submissions for the fifth annual Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award Contest.

Each year, the Cronkite School awards the Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award in honor of Cronkite alumnus and photojournalist Greg Crowder. Greg Crowder, a 1980 graduate and longtime photojournalist at the Riverside Press-Enterprise in California, passed away in 2005. While a student at ASU, he worked for The State Press, ASU’s independent student newspaper, and interned at The Arizona Republic. His parents, Troy and Betsy Crowder of Chandler, Ariz., established the Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award and an endowment at the Cronkite School to honor the life and spirit of their late son.
Each year’s winners are selected by a committee of Cronkite School faculty and professional photojournalists.

The winner of the annual award receives a $1,000 prize, and his or her photos are exhibited at the Cronkite School for a year. Up to three finalists also are honored at an annual reception in September.
This year’s deadline for entries is Friday, April 11, 2014.

Entry requirements:
Submit six to eight photographs that show a range of abilities and subjects. Photos may include breaking news, portraits, features and sports.
Photos must have been taken between March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014.
Provide a CD or a URL with your photos.
Provide a complete caption for each photo submitted.
Photos may not be altered digitally, except as allowed under the Society of Professional Journalists ethics standards.
The contest is open to all Cronkite students who have taken at least six journalism credits.

Entries should be submitted to Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at kristin.gilger@asu.edu or at Cronkite Suite 302 by 6 p.m. on April 11, 2014.

The winning photographer will receive a $1,000 award, and his or her work will be prominently displayed in the Cronkite School for a year. Honorable mentions are awarded at the discretion of the judges.

A reception to honor the winner will be held at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester.

Questions? Contact Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at 602.496.9448 or kristin.gilger@asu.edu.

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

Volunteer Opportunity- Local Production Company
A documentary we produced, The Joe Show, is playing at the Phoenix Film Festival in a couple weeks and then at Hot Docs in Toronto in a little over a month. It is a doc on Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his relationship with the media. The film did very well at the first two festivals it played, winning Director’s Choice Activism Award at Sedona Film Fest and Best Doc at Geneva Film Fest. It is pre-sold to Discovery Networks.

Here is a link to our website: http://Joeshowdoc.com

For the next few weeks (the rest of March and thru April) we need a small group of interns or volunteers to come to our office twice a week for three or four hours and help us with our social media outreach effort. While we cannot pay students, we can offer them a great experience; I can schedule discussions on directing, producing, give tours of our studio and/or tours of the set of a television series we are doing for Discovery ID, even pizza.

We are thinking Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 6pm, but we can be flexible.

Interested? Contact Randy Murray
randy@randymurrayproductions.com

Paid Sales & Marketing PT job- The Kim Kommando Show
The Kim Komando Show is seeking a PT worker for our sales and marketing team. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a growing media environment. You will work closely with a team of highly experienced professionals in a true multimedia atmosphere. The perfect candidate is working on a degree in journalism or communications and is eager to gain quality experience in a fast paced environment. As a valued member of our sales and marketing team, you will support the sales staff as they manage several major national accounts. This is a paid internship and can start immediately.

We are looking for someone who:
•Works well under pressure – producing work quickly, calmly and proficiently under deadlines
•Is a team player that likes to collaborate and pitch in
•Has a “can do” attitude, pushes up their sleeves and gets to work
•Has the ability to cheerfully take direction and constructive criticism
•Learns quickly and is willing to take on new roles and responsibilities as needed
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Is experienced with PowerPoint, Excel and Word
•Likes to have fun while working

Responsibilities:
•Assist in the creation of sales decks to pitch prospective clients
•Manage terrestrial and digital reporting for house accounts
•Perform general analysis of sales and marketing data
•Provide support to sales team during the sales process
•Provide marketing support to our marketing team
•Assist sales management with task delegation and all other aspects of sales
•Maintain lead lists
•Write copy when necessary for use on broadcast or within newsletters
•Assist in the creation of sales and marketing materials

About The Kim Komando Show
The Kim Komando Show has been a key weekend ratings driver for more than 450+ affiliates across the United States. The show enjoys a massive fan following, reaching 6.9 million cume each week. Our listeners are curious, educated and digitally savvy. The show is further supported by a true multimedia franchise, from email newsletters to HD videocasts. Driven by content and breaking news, the show is geared towards empowering consumers, providing the perfect context for the products that influence and shape our world.

Quick Facts:
•The show is the #1 weekend talk radio program in the U.S. with 97.5% coverage of the US and worldwide on the Armed Forces Network.

Contact: Meghann Will
meghann.will@komando.com

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