OPPORTUNITIES 4.23.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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National News Anchor at Cronkite

Cronkite alumnus Jorge Rolando Nichols (’99), the national news anchor for MundoFox will be a guest speaker on Tuesday April 29 at 5:15 p.m. in the Cronkite NewsWatch studio on the 6th floor.  If you’re interested in network news, Spanish language television, or the career path of a Cronkite alumnus who is now anchoring at the network level, please stop by the 6th Floor newsroom on Tuesday April 29.  This event is hosted by NAHJ ASU.

 

INTERNSHIPS

SPR Agency

Summer 2014- SPR Agency

Do you love writing? Engaging with people online? Influencing others?

The SPR Agency is a Scottsdale-based public relations, social media and marketing company looking for public relations and social media marketing interns who are self-starters, consider themselves social media savvy and are looking to build their resume while working for a company that can offer plenty of experience.

At the SPR Agency, you’ll use your creativity and mastery of the English language to put together and execute fun and effective social media marketing campaigns across a variety of platforms.

Training is provided

This paid internship will offer you valuable real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in public relations and social media marketing.

A Public Relations / Social Media Marketing Intern must be:
* Able to write news articles and blog posts
* Familiar with social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, WordPress, Google+, Yelp, etc.
* Able to create content for various web and print projects
* Able to add to branding projects with creative ideas, tag lines, etc.
* In possession of exceptional communication skills
* Detail oriented with superior organizational abilities
* Willing to work hard and be a part of our winning team

Skills that give you an added edge:
* Ability to take good photos with a camera or smart phone
* Working knowledge of Photoshop
* Some working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, including classes completed or currently attending that pertain to this internship and a writing sample to christy@thespragency.com. Call (480) 235-1707 with any questions you may have about this internship.

The SPR Agency will review each applicant’s social profile as part of the hiring process. College credit may be available with consent of your college.

Internship Details:
Public Relations / Social Media / Marketing Internship (Summer, 2014)
24 hours per week
Begin Date: May 12 – End Date: August 15
$1,250 stipend and College Credit (when approved by your college)

Contact: Christy Stevens christy@thespragency.com

Olson

Summer 2014- Olson Communications promotions and publicity internship

Get ready for an exciting adventure that will help you develop strong public relations skills in the entertainment industry.

Olson Communications is a Scottsdale-based full service advertising and public relations agency that represents several motion picture studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Focus Features, Universal, and more.

We are looking for an intern for Summer 2014.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Devise and implement creative promotional strategies on behalf of upcoming film releases for college campus
  • Create trade promotions with college media outlets in support of a film release
  • Work with campus media, groups and clubs to attend events
  • Set campus retail promotions
  • Demographic ticket distribution
  • Market research
  • Work with campus media to cover publicity events, pitching features, reviews and interviews to campus press.
  • Provide campus media with movie information.
  • Distribute press kits and coordinating media drops.
  • Report directly to and interact with Account Executives

Criteria

  • Must be an ASU undergraduate student, preferably a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR.
  • Majoring in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications preferably.
  • Candidates are involved in or have knowledge of various campus organizations and events.
  • Students must have reliable transportation and commit to 10 or more hours per week in our Phoenix office.

Special Incentives

General Olson intern-college credit and office incentives. Office perks would include advance screenings of all studio films, office events and other related activities.

Upcoming projects include:

  • Neighbors (Universal) – 5/9
  • Million Dollar Arm (Disney) 5/16
  • Words and Pictures (Roadside) – 5/23
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West (Universal) – 5/30
  • Maleficent (Walt Disney) – 5/30
  • The Signal (Focus Features) – 6/13
  • Third Person (Sony Picture Classics) – 6/20
  • Wish I Was Here (Focus Features) – 7/18
  • The Purge: Anarchy (Universal) – 7/18
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue (Walt Disney) – 7/18
  • A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) – 7/25
  • Get on Up (Universal) – 8/1
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney/Marvel) – 8/1
  • What If (CBS Films) – 8/1
  • Lucy (Universal) – 8/8
  • The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate) – 8/15
  • Love is Strange (Sony Picture Classics) – 8/22

Contact: ERIC DACHMAN eric@olsoncomm.com
Promotions Coordinator
Work: (480) 658.1698 | Cell: (602) 384.3742

 

New Times

Summer or fall 2014 – Phoenix New Times

REQUIREMENTS SO+ previous internship experience desired; minimum of 10 hours/week; unpaid

 Must not work for any other publication during the internship

Phoenix New Times is looking for interns for our food, music and news blogs. You will be treated like a staff writer — expected to pitch ideas and write/report blog posts. It will be hard but you will learn a lot. Qualified candidates are self-starters who have been reading our blogs (or at least, reading the one they want to intern for) and will be ready to pitch story ideas then report, write and provide photographs for their blog posts. This is a fun internship but a lot of work — you will be expected to make deadline. Be prepared to be treated like a member of the staff — you’ll get great clips but you’ll be expected to work hard and be professional.

Food Writing (Chow Bella)

The food writing intern will be responsible for contributing three posts per week to Phoenix New Times’ food blog, Chow Bella. While we will have assignments, interns are (i.e. chef interviews, restaurant openings, short reviews), interns are also expected to pitch ideas on a weekly basis and are expected to communicate regularly with the blog editor.

Arts/Culture Writing (Jackalope Ranch)
The arts/culture intern will be responsible for contributing three posts per week to Phoenix New Times’ arts/culture blog, Jackalope Ranch. While we do have established departments (i.e. how tos, studio tours, artist interviews), interns are also expected to pitch ideas on a weekly basis and are expected to communicate regularly with the blog editor.

Music Blog (Up On the Sun)

Phoenix New Times is looking for highly motivated, talented writers for our food, arts, music and news blogs. Qualified candidates are hard workers, creative and willing to apply and improve their writing/reporting skills. Come to your interview having read the blog(s) you want to work for and prepared to talk about them.

News Writing (Valley Fever)
News interns are expected to write two to three short news stories per
day, during the days they commit to the internship (usually two to three
days per week). The news internship is an opportunity to break stories
online and contribute to the news section’s various beats including
sports game recaps and daily news.

CONTACT: Amy Silverman amy.silverman@newtimes.com

Location: 1201 E. Jefferson, Phoenix

 

Summer 2014 – Shine Factory PR

Shine Factory, a boutique public relations firm specializing in consumer media relations for restaurant and healthcare clients, is seeking a creative, energetic and goal-oriented intern to work in our Scottsdale office this summer or fall. This is an opportunity to build your portfolio and create meaningful career connections.

It is a part-time position and primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Conduct extensive research for client projects

  • Draft pitches, press releases, talking point, fact sheets and other media materials
  • Create, maintain and manage comprehensive media lists
  • Monitor for local and national media coverage and compile detailed client reports
  • Provide assistance in event planning and execution
  • Manage agency Facebook page
  • Additional responsibilities in accordance with his or her skill set

Requirements:

  • Junior, senior or recent graduate
  • Majoring (or recently graduated) in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field
  • Knowledgeable in AP Style
  • Previous PR internship experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • 8-10 hour commitment per week

This is a paid internship or you may receive college credit. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Becca Bogdansky at Becca@shinefactorypr.com

 

Law Journal

Summer 2014- Seeking web producing intern for The National Law Journal/Legal Times and law.com:

The National Law Journal and ALM’s law.com together are seeking an exceptional college journalism student or recent graduate for a 2014 Web production internship. The Web production intern will help manage our content for Web presentation, including posting and formatting stories, photographs and videos, and will be involved in maintaining quality control of the websites (www.nationallawjournal.com and http://www.law.com). Applicants must be juniors as of the fall semester, 2014. The position is paid and will be based in our New York office.

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who have interned in a newsroom and are able to meet fast-breaking deadlines. Experience with HTML and/or content management systems is preferred. While not a requirement, knowledge of and interest in law, legal business or the courts is a plus. Candidates who are interested in CAR/data journalism/data visualization are encouraged to apply, and there will be opportunities to work in Tableau for those interested.

To apply:
Send your resume; 3-5 examples of your web production work; the names, positions and contact information for two references; and a letter that describes why you would be qualified for a Web production internship at The National Law Journal and law.com, to Beth Frerking, Editor in Chief, at NLJinfo@alm.com. You should include information about previous internships and newsroom experience, as well as relevant college coursework. ALM is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and values diversity. M/F/D/V

About us:
The NLJ provides in-depth coverage of law firms and legal business; federal and state court litigation; the latest legal issues on Capitol Hill and at the White House; and comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court. Law.com is the premiere source for trusted and timely legal news and analysis.

ALM Media is the leading provider of legal business news, information and products. With a top-rated portfolio that includes The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Law Technology News, Law.com, Law Journal Press, The National Law Journal, Smart Litigator and ALM Legal Intelligence, ALM offers unmatched access to key audiences in the legal community—from managing partners, litigators and in-house counsel to C-level decision-makers, technology decision-makers and practitioners in many sub-specialties. Headquartered in New York City, ALM was formed in 1998. For more information, visit ALM.com and LAW.com.

PHX A & C

Summer 2014- Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture Internship

Marketing and Communications Intern Description

The Marketing and Communications intern will work directly with the executive director of the Office of Arts and Culture to develop and maintain the organization’s public communications programs.

Duties include:  Participate in the review and re-design of content for the Office of Arts and Culture web site

Maintain website content

Work with staff to develop the Office of Arts and Culture Facebook page.

Research and organize content for Facebook postings

Maintain and monitor Facebook postings and Twitter feeds.

Work with staff to implement a new weekly e-newsletter

Other research projects as assigned

Other general office duties as assigned

Qualifications

Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space

Must be computer literate; knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus

Excellent writing skills

Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and multi-task

Gail Browne
Executive Director
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Office: (602) 495-0186
gail.browne@phoenix.gov  

 

sheknows

Summer or fall 2014- sheknows.com 

Requirements: SO+; minimum of 15 hours/week; unpaid

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1 Think it’s fun visiting SheKnows? Imagine what it’s like working here! Check out our latest editorial internship opportunities below. Join a dedicated team in a fun, energetic and hip atmosphere for a North Scottsdale dream internship! Key areas of responsibility include: Ability to juggle numerous projects at once under deadline pressure Organization and deadline management skills Experience or knowledge of Web development: A strong plus Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word Willingness to have fun: We are a fun staff, and we genuinely love what we do, so charisma, a sense of humor and a thirst for learning new things will help. Editorial Assisting our editorial team with production of new articles Researching, fact checking, interviewing and copy editing Brainstorming new ideas and topics to cover, pitching stories Learn how to upload articles to the SheKnows site using our custom-built online content management system Learn how to perform day-to-day site maintenance and quality assurance via copy editing and testing Requirements and qualifications: Computer savvy: You must be ready and able to work with computer- and Web-based programs.

Background in or pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, mass communications or related field. Grammar proficiency: Plenty of people know where a period goes. We want someone who feels utterly repulsed at the careless misuse of “your” and “you’re.” Or any other gross misuse of the English language, for that matter (and yes, that is a fragment). Writing ability: You will write small blurbs, headlines and articles, so cleverness and strong writing skills are essential.

Contact: Crystal Brown crystal.brown@sheknows.com

Location: 16101 N. 82nd St., Suite A-1, Scottsdale

 

TheoryX

Summer 2014- Theory X PR

Looking to break into the business side of the electronic dance music industry? Well here’s your chance! theoryX is a boutique public relations agency looking for an intern who’s passionate about music and willing to give their all when it comes to promoting our roster of clients.

We work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple projects simultaneously, so the ability to work under the constant pressure of deadlines is a must. Only candidates with a proven track record of working professionally in a nightlife environment will be considered. We are looking for interns who will take this opportunity seriously and are not doing it just to party with the DJs.

The benefits you can gain from this internship are endless, providing you with networking opportunities with some of the biggest and best in the industry. The internship will start immediately and last for 8 weeks, with an option to renew at the end of the term.

You will be responsible for assisting in the following areas:

  • Researching/updating media contact lists
  • Updating media clippings for company and clients
  • Drafting press releases
  • Pitching media
  • Research and outreach to potential clients
  • Contribution of creative ideas for promotion campaigns
  • Organization of media related events including but not limited to interviews, meet and greets, press conferences, etc.
  • Assisting with daily office tasks
  • Posting information to social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Minimum Requirements:

MUST have previous writing experience, preferably public relations related

MUST be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs
; Quark XPress, Dreamweaver and Photoshop a plus

MUST be available to work in office or from home at least 10-15 hours per week

MUST be able to be available some nights and weekends

MUST have a solid knowledge & usage of key social media platforms

MUST be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement and non-compete clause

Please submit resume with at least two references and two writing samples to lauren@theory-x.com.

This is an unpaid position but we will offer benefits such as guest list accommodation to events, college credit and references for future employment.

For more information on theoryX, our services and roster, visit www.theory-x.com or www.facebook.com/TheoryX.PR.

 

Jewish News

Summer or fall 2014- Jewish News 

Requirements SO+; minimum of 10 hours/week; Unpaid

Interns will be assigned to write articles on members of the Jewish community and Jewish communal events in Arizona. Most of the articles will be for our print edition, although some will be for the web exclusively. Interns may also be asked to edit/rewrite press releases and other information submitted to Jewish news. We will sign articles in every section of the paper, communal news, features, sports etc., and if students are interested we will publish op-eds by them that meet our editorial needs. Having camera skills, web skills and reliable transportation are pluses.

CONTACT: Sal Caputo sal_caputo@jewishaz.com

LOCATION: 1625 E. Northern Ave. – Suite 106, Phoenix

 

College Times

Summer or fall 2014- College Times

REQUIREMENTS  SO+; minimum 12 hours/week; unpaid

College Times gives interns the opportunity to do a wide variety of reporting, including student and local news, music, movies and events. Interns are the lifeblood of our publication and the eyes and ears on campus. Students work with an award-winning writing and editing staff to create a series of biweekly stories, including one full-length enterprise story per semester.

CONTACT: Christina Caldwell ccaldwell@ecollegetimes.com

Location: 3200 N. Hayden Rd.   Suite #210 Scottsdale, AZ

 

EV Trib

Summer or fall 2014 – East Valley Tribune News

REQUIREMENTS SO+ and experience with a previous publication required; minimum 10 hours/week; unpaid

Students will write a mix of brief community articles as well as long-term enterprise stories. They will gain experience in business articles, features, personality profiles, topical articles, and localizing national or state stories to show how they affect local communities. The coverage area is mostly Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler, with occasional coverage of Tempe. Students work on their own pace and receive hands-on guidance from an editor.

Contact: Eric Mungenast emungenast@evtrib.com

Location: 1620 W. Fountainhead Pkwy, #219, Tempe

 

AZ Big Media

Summer or fall 2014 – AZ Big Media 

REQUIREMENTS: SO + with previous publication internship experience desired; minimum 12 hours/week; Unpaid

 AZ Big Media’s editorial/photo/design internship is a great opportunity for somebody who is just starting out in the field. Duties and responsibilities include working on our numerous publications, including Arizona Business Magazine, Scottsdale Living, AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine, Experience AZ, Ranking Arizona and Play Ball. Interns will have the opportunity to write bylined articles for publications, assist editors on projects, fact check, perform data entry, proof read, and work with the art department on photo shoots. Interns will learn about the overall workings of a publishing company under the tutelage of editors, administrators and art directors. They will receive regular feedback on their performance and writing skills. Interns may also be asked to help work at several off-site, after-hour events; this includes at least one weekend event. Interns will have flexible schedules with opportunities to work around class times. We offer the opportunity to see your work go from a thought, to design, to being published online within a well-known publication. The internship is unpaid, however the experience is one that will help you see where you’ll want to take your career in the future. School credit for internships is given, both lower and upper division credit, and interns can start any time of the year, including the summer.

 CONTACT: Amanda Venturaamanda.ventura@azbigmedia.com

Location: 3101 N. Central Ave. #1070, Phoenix

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Summer or fall 2014 – Arcadia News  

REQUIREMENTS: SOPH +, MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK; UNPAID

General Assignment/Feature Reporter

Interns will do two or three stories assigned to them each week.

CONTACT: Amanda Goosen Amanda@arcadianews.com

Location: 3850 E. Indian School Rd. Suite #1, Phoenix

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Summer or fall 2014 Internships- Arizona Capitol Times

REQUIREMENTS:  JR. +; MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK; UNPAID

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

Internship Coordinator: Josh Coddington Special Sections Editor (602) 889-7141 josh.coddington@azcapitoltimes.com

Location:  1835 W. Adams, Phoenix

 

AFN

Fall 2014 internship- Ahwatukee Foothills News 

REQUIREMENTS:  Sophomore and above;  10 hours/week minimum; Unpaid

News/feature internships

The Ahwatukee Foothills News is looking for successful internship candidates to assist with general assignment news and feature coverage for our newspaper (which prints every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and daily website. News and feature interns will be expected to contribute story ideas (breaking news, health, business, arts/entertainment) for local publications, as well as construct news and feature content for our print and web output. Interns will learn the ins-and-outs of community journalism, sit in on planning meetings, as well as interact with virtually every member of our editorial staff. Bring your creative hats, please, as reporters are expected to have a role in all facets of story production – from conception, through visual storytelling, to final production.

Online/website internship

The Ahwatukee Foothills News is looking for successful internship candidates to assist with our online/web department by both updating and posting content to our website, as well as providing content through video. With our web product taking off, we’re looking for interns interested in enhancing their portfolios, as well as those interested in creating informative, yet creative, video news-packages for display at http://www.ahwatukee.com. Interns are welcome to contribute story and video ideas and will learn the ins-and-outs of community journalism, sit in on planning meetings, as well as interact with virtually every member of our editorial staff. Bring your creative hats, please.

Photo/video internships

The Ahwatukee Foothills News is looking for successful internship candidates to assist our photography department with both still photojournalism and video photography and editing for our newspaper (which prints every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and daily website. With our web product taking off, we’re looking for interns interested in enhancing their photo portfolios, as well as those interested in creating informative, yet creative, video news-packages for display at http://www.ahwatukee.com.

CONTACT: Emily Whitmore ewhitmore@ahwatukee.com

Location: 10631 S. 51st Street, Suite #1, Phoenix

 

AZ Chamber

Summer or fall 2014 Internship- Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is intern looking for a communications intern (paid) for the Fall 2014 semester. Skills – Video production and Editing – Strong Writing – Graphic Design – Social Media Tasks – Shoot and edit videos for the Chamber Broadcasting Network – Create content for website/ social media (graphics, posts, videos) – Write blog posts – Write Press Releases _ Work with the Chamber Communications team to ensure that chamber priorities and work at the capitol are accurately portrayed in the news media.

At the Arizona Chamber, we’re committed to ensuring economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans. We advocate for free-market policies and work to advance Arizona as a leading player in the global economy. We aim to serve as the collective voice for Arizona business at the state legislature — representing the interests of commerce and industry in an effort to further grow our state economy. Visit www.azchamber.com for more information.

Interested in Applying? Send a resume and writing/ video/ design samples to tmcarthur@azchamber.com.

 

St. Lukes

Summer and fall 2014 internship- St. Luke’s Health Initiative

St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (www.slhi.org), a public foundation focused on improving the health of Arizonans, is looking for a talented individual with experience in communications, marketing and/or event planning to serve as an intern. Interns can begin in either the summer or the fall of 2014, and would optimally be available through May 2015. This is a paid opportunity ($10/hour). Hours of work are negotiable. The intern would ideally be based in the Phoenix area. Occasional (paid) in-state travel may be required.

The intern will help support the work of the Cover Arizona Coalition in its efforts to foster public awareness, outreach and enrollment assistance efforts aimed at increasing the number of Arizona covered by health insurance through the federal health insurance Marketplace or our state’s Medicaid program (called AHCCCS). The Cover Arizona Coalition is comprised of more than 600 organizations statewide that work together to increase the number of Arizona with health coverage.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of a media and event plan for the Cover Arizona Coalition for the 2014-2015 year.
  • Work with state and federal partners of the Cover Arizona Coalition to organize and promote special events aimed at fostering enrollment in the federal health insurance Marketplace and Medicaid.
  • Promote outreach and enrollment events through earned and social media.
  • Ensure that a comprehensive listing of events is available through the Cover Arizona website.
  • Help develop media talking points for coalition members as needed.
  • Help develop a “storybank” of individuals who have benefited from health insurance coverage for media requests.

Contact: Kim Van Pelt kim.vanpelt@slhi.org 

 

 

Summer 2014 MCSO Summer Internship- video

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office seeks summer interns with the intent on filming and posting short daily stories on our website. We will seek out stories that are not only informative but also visually interesting and even exciting. Each intern will be responsible for shooting and editing his/her subject, and we want to put out as many stories and as quickly as we can. Each story will close with the intern responsible given screen credit, to help build an impressive resume.

Those who wish can advance into the fall’s internship, which will continue the daily work as well as produce a multipart television series.

As explained in the prior posting regarding the series: This will be a documentary series between 4 and 7 episodes, on the changing nature of law enforcement, utilizing the MCSO as the agency through which this story will be told. A variety of important and perhaps controversial topics will be examined, including MCSO’s relationship to the Latino community, as personified by the town of Guadeloupe; MCSO’s relationship with the Native American community; the impact of electing the sheriff versus an appointed urban police chief; the role of jails in rehabilitation, versus punishment; the relationship between local law enforcement and the federal government; and more. This will not be a studio show but one shot mainly in the field, on the go, requiring ingenuity and assertiveness.

This is not intended as just an exercise, but a professional series to be sold to networks in the US and overseas.

A bit of personal background: Len Sherman has produced documentaries in Afghanistan, Iraq, El Salvador, Haiti, Thailand and elsewhere. Lisa Allen, MCSO’s director of media relations, was an established television journalist before she joined the Sheriff’s Office.

This is a unique opportunity to go far beyond the ordinary intern program. We have few organizational layers, no side jobs such as clerical duties, virtually no barriers to getting right in and doing something noteworthy.

CONTACT:

Len Sherman 480.678.9180

L_Sherman@mcso.maricopa.gov

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

AZ Highways

Arizona HIghways Photo Workshops Scholarship- two $750 awards

Arizona Highways Photo Workshops, a non-profit that promotes appreciation for the cultural, historic and scenic wonders of Arizona through photography education has just created the very first scholarship award for students specializing in the study of photography at one of the three Arizona public universities.

Description:

The Arizona Highways Photo Workshops Scholarship Award is open to students specializing in the study of photography that are going into their third or fourth year of study at one of the three Arizona public universities: Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be majoring in fine art photography, photojournalism, or film, have a 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student.

The scholarship award will be paid to the university in which the student is enrolled and then disbursed through the university into the student’s account.

Submission Requirements:

  • Portfolio: 6-10 images demonstrating your photographic abilities. Digital images should be high quality jpgs and no larger than 2MB. Prints must be scanned to be sent via email.
  • Introduction Page: Please list your name, university, email address, residential address, phone number, major, and year of study that you will be in during fall 2014 semester.
  • Cover Letter: Introduce yourself, explain your photography education and experience thus far and what future photography goals you have.
  • Short Essay: Topic:What role does photography play in today’s society and how does it influence your photographic career aspirations? (300-500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation: One academic and one personal.

Portfolio images and a Microsoft Word or PDF document with the applicant’s introduction page, cover letter, and short essay response must be emailed to Executive Director, Roberta Lites at rlites@ahpw.org.

Letters of recommendation may also be emailed to Roberta Lites, or mailed to:

Arizona Highways Photo Workshops
2039 W. Lewis Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they have been chosen as a recipient of the scholarship award once the AHPW selection committee has made its decision.

Any questions about the application process may be directed to Roberta Lites.

Restrictions:

 

  • Prior AHPW scholarship award winners cannot reapply.
  • Family members of AHPW staff and volunteers cannot apply.

The deadline to apply is June 15 and the award will be dispersed for the fall 2014 semester.

CONTESTS

DSLR

Photo Contest
If you could capture the Cronkite School and community in one image, what would it be? The student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association at Cronkite is hosting a photo competition, and the winning image will replace the current background image on all Cronkite computers at the beginning of the next school year. In other words, the winning photo will be the one every Cronkite student will see every day when he or she sits down at a computer in the school! The competition is open to all Cronkite students, and everyone is encouraged to enter, regardless of photography experience.

Photos may be taken with a DSLR or a smart phone, but the image and its story is most important. We are looking for photographs that represent the spirit of the Cronkite school. Think about your role as a Cronkite student and what it means to be a member of such a wonderful community.

The deadline for all entries is midnight on May 1, 2014.

NPPA will submit its top choices for the winning entry to the Cronkite dean’s office, which will have final say over the selection.

Entries should be sent to photocontest.nppa.asu@gmail.com. Send your entry as a JPG file saved at medium quality, 10 inches to the longest dimension and 72 DPI. Save the image with your name as the file name. Entries are limited to one per student and should be one photograph, not a collage of images. Please remember to adhere to the ethical guidelines of photojournalism and provide basic cut line information so we know when the image was shot and who is depicted.

For more information, contact Sean at slogan2@asu.edu or Associate Dean Kristin Gilger, NPPA chapter adviser, at Kristin.gilger@asu.edu.

 

BEA

Freedom of Speech PSA Contest- Undergraduate Students – Win A Scholarship

The Freedom of Speech contest is back again! It’s time to start gearing up your entries for submission. Entries will be accepted until May 9, 2014.

Each year, the NAB Education Foundation, in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), offers undergraduate students a chance to express what Freedom of Speech means to them.

To enter the contest, create a 30-second public service announcement on the freedom of speech for radio or television broadcast to win scholarship money. More details are available on the contest website.

Each entry should creatively address, “What does freedom of speech mean to me?” or stress the importance of the First Amendment.

One winning entry in each category, radio and television, will receive a prize of $3,000 in scholarship money.

Winning PSAs will be distributed to stations nationwide, as well as carried on the NAB Spot Center and on the “First Amendment Center’s One For All” website.

If you have any questions, please contact Yewande Akinleye at yakinleye@nab.org for more information.

This PSA competition is presented by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) and the Broadcast Education Foundation (BEA).

 

 

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

AAJA

The deadline to apply for the VOICES student program is coming up on April 25. If you are a college or graduate student — or know of one — this is a great opportunity to develop multimedia and reporting skills in the company of industry professionals.

VOICES serves as a training fellowship at the 2014 AAJA convention in Washington, DC for the most promising students. Between 10 and 20 applicants will be selected to cover convention, with travel and hotel accommodations provided. A group of skilled journalists and media professionals will mentor the students as they report on convention.

The VOICES alumni network has a longstanding history of active and involved members, including Carolyn Chin, news design director for the Detroit News and national advisory board member for the Michigan chapter; Doris Truong, homepage editor at the Washington Post and former AAJA national president; and our very own Maria Hechanova, reporter at KOLD/KMSB.

For more information or to apply to VOICES 2014: http://www.aaja.org/apply-voices-2014/
To see examples of past VOICES work.

 

ASU

ASU Programming and Activities Board

There are two positions open:

-Director of Marketing (paid position): We are seeking students with experience in the Adobe Creative Suites software.
-Game Day Intern: We are seeking students with interest in supporting Devils on Mill, Sun Devil Athletics, and Club Sports.

Application: https://orgsync.com/12757/forms/75735

 

Eight

KAET/Arizona PBS- Creative Services Assistant

KAET/Arizona PBS is seeking a Creative Services Assistant (student worker III) to assist with writing for Eight’s social media platforms, and other writing and digital communications projects. 10 hours/week at $10 per hour.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for May 2014 through August 2014, with possible extension.

Job duties include crafting and scheduling posts for Eight’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr – related to Eight’s upcoming on-air programming, special events and other initiatives. Under supervision, may also be responsible for updating program descriptions, online pressroom, program transcripts on Eight’s website, as well as various social media projects.

Desired Qualifications:
· Good writing, editing and proofing skills important.
· Should be detail-oriented, organized and have the ability to work well with others.
· Working knowledge of YouTube and social media platforms required.
· Interviewing and fact-finding skills desired.
· Some knowledge of CSS, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, web video processes and basic HTML desired.
The ideal candidate is a Cronkite School student (PR major is a plus), who enjoys writing, promotions and social media strategy, and has completed at least two of the following courses: JMC 305, JMC 201, JMC 301, JMC 310 or JMC 313.

Contact:  Colleen Pierce colleen.pierce@asu.edu

 

NPR

KJZZ (NPR) in Phoenix Seeks a PT digital Media Editor

Job Summary: Responsible for assisting the Digital Media Editor in publishing content to kjzz.org and related media outlets. Works in the KJZZ radio station and contacts may include administrators, staff, volunteers and the general public. Works in team environment to meet department goals.

Duties: Assist reporters in the production of digital content; Assist the Digital Media Editor in the publication of content to a variety of platforms; Copy edit text and format for style; Minor editing of audio files; May be responsible for shooting photos or video; Troubleshoot a variety of technical systems and devices.

Desired Experience: Strong attention to detail; Excellent customer service skills; Ability to work independently and prioritize duties; Effective oral and written communication skills; Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment; Experience publishing digital content to a variety of platforms; Knowledge of Associated Press style and basic HTML are required; Knowledge of the Drupal content management system is a plus.

This is not a reporting or on-air position, but sound journalistic ethics and news judgment are required. Afternoon availability is required.

Please note that early morning, evening and/or weekend hours may be required for station events and activities.

Hours & Pay Rate:

Up to 14-20 hours per week;

Hours to be determined;

Pay DOE

This position is part-time with no benefits.

Send resumes to: Jon Hoban  jhoban@kjzz.org

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