Opportunities 11.19.14


Super Bowl Opportunity
There is a special and extremely fantastic opportunity for you to be affiliated with the Super Bowl. Please see the listing under “Part-time work and Volunteer Opportunities.”


Spring 2015- DUET

The Duet Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Director and Executive Director to implement specific communications strategies. Responsibilities may include the following:
•Interview service recipients and write human interest stories for publication in newsletters, on website, and in local newspapers. Take digital photograph of each recipient to include with story submission.
•Make contact with local media outlets to secure story publication. May need submissions on deadline.
•Write and distribute basic news releases and/or media advisories with guidance from Communications Director.
•Promote Duet’s special events, including the Poinsettia Tea, and Jazz Cabaret.
•Build Duet’s social media presence.
•Place volunteer opportunities and workshops on various websites.
•Carry out other communications duties as determined by the Communications Director and Executive Director.

CONTACT: Nichole Barnes
Location: 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

Spring 2015- CBS RADIO

Responsibilities include but not limited to working on location at radio station events, live broadcasts, interacting with listeners, assisting the Marketing and Promotions on special projects, and some clerical duties. Ideal candidate is energetic, efficient and capable of multi-tasking in a lively fast paced environment.

The right candidate will be a team player who takes initiative with excellent written and verbal communication skills. All interns are expected to bring a positive attitude to the work place and be cheerful, cooperative and productive and to perform other such duties as may be required for the efficient operations of the stations. To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. To qualify, the candidate must:

•Be currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior or senior status.
•Receive academic college credit (this is not a paying position).
•Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above in major courses.
•Submit an application packet including a resume and cover letter, internship program application, a transcript, one letter of recommendation (from the college advisor, a professor, or from a previous internship), a writing sample, and a letter from the college/university stating the class and number of credit units to be earned and verify credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.
•Be 18 years of age or older.
•Have excellent written and oral written communication skills.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) is a plus.
•Must be a professional and a team player with customer focus.

Contact: Sandy Corcoran
840 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Summer 2015 Internships
Chicago Tribune
Deadline: Received by December 1, 2014

Buffalo News Internships
The Buffalo News offers paid 10-week summer internships in reporting, editing and photography. Interns at The News immediately step into key newsroom roles and gain valuable real-world work experience — in print and online — in the largest newsroom in upstate New York. If you’re interested, it’s not too late — though the Dec. 1 application deadline is fast approaching. Send a cover letter, resume and clips/portfolio to Emily Kelley, executive assistant to the editor: ekelley@buffnews.com

The Houston Chronicle
Deadline: Received by December 1, 2014

American Society of Magazine Editors
Deadline: Received by December 1, 2014


Public Insight Network (PIN) Bureau at Cronkite School

Web developer/data-visualization specialist ($13/hour up to 21 hours)
Role: The Cronkite PIN Bureau works with professional newsrooms across the country looking to find sources with personal stories to share and to develop deeper relationships with communities they cover. Current newsroom clients include CNBC, The Charlotte Observer, Colorado Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and Cronkite News.

This staff member (undergraduate or graduate student) would collaborate with partner newsrooms to develop data visualization projects. This would involve working with the PIN API to feed audience submissions into maps and graphics. This may also involve development and content creation for the PIN Bureau blog and social media.

Requirements: Must be comfortable with tools for data visualization and working with APIs. Experience with other development and social media preferred. Preference will be given to those with journalism experience.

Journalist/Engagement Specialist ($11/hour up to 25 hours)
Role: The Cronkite PIN Bureau works with professional newsrooms across the country looking to find sources with personal stories to share and to develop deeper relationships with communities they cover. Current newsroom clients include CNBC, The Charlotte Observer, Colorado Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and Cronkite News.

We’re looking for a graduate student worker to facilitate these engagement projects, reach out to under-represented communities and promote the work of the PIN Bureau. The responsibilities of the job can be adjusted to match the skills and interests of the employee.

Tasks could include: Writing and promoting PIN queries, producing social-media campaigns, creating multi-media content, curating the PIN Bureau blog, designing data-visualization projects, pursuing new revenue models or managing in-person outreach events.

If you are a self-starter looking for experience with journalistic engagement or a developing startup, this could be a great place for you. Tell us how your skills can help advance the work of the PIN Bureau.

Requirements: Must have completed some journalism coursework and have experience with social media. Must value audience engagement and including diverse communities in the reporting process. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to Cronkite School graduate students.

Contact: Rebecca Blatt, director of PIN Bureau

Super Bowl Volunteers- Social Media
Cronkite students have a unique and exciting opportunity to volunteer in the Super Bowl Social Media Center. We are looking for students who can work a shift or more (see schedule below) handling social media duties for the Super Bowl.

What do you get out of it? An opportunity to work with social media for the world’s most watched event, an opportunity to put the Super Bowl on your resume and networking opportunities. Students who work six or more shifts and perform at a high level will receive a letter of recommendation from Cronkite Career Services. The shifts are 4-5 hours. The location of work will be at: The Cronkite School, The Super Bowl Media Center at the Civic Plaza and Super Bowl Central near US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. All sites are within walking distance of the Cronkite School.

There will be a training session in January– most likely, the week of January 12. Times/Location TBA.

Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to get the Super Bowl on your resume. As we need to submit names for credentials, please contact joanna.alvillar@asu.edu no later than December 1 and let her know all of the shifts you are able to work. It is first come, first served on the shifts so contact Joanna ASAP.

Super Bowl Social Media Shifts

Week #1
Monday Jan 19: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-10p
Tuesday Jan 20: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-10p
Wednesday Jan 21: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-10p
Thursday Jan 22: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-10p
Friday Jan 23: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-10p
Saturday Jan 24: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-10p

Week #2
Sunday Jan 25: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a
Monday Jan 26: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a
Tuesday Jan 27: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a
Wednesday Jan 28: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a
Thursday Jan 29: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a
Friday Jan 30: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a
Saturday Jan 31: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p, 5p-9p, 9p-1a

Week #3
Sunday Feb 1: 7a-11a, 11a-3p, 3p-8p, 8p-1a
Monday Feb 2: 6a-10a, 10a-3p, 3p-8p
Tuesday Feb 3: 8a-12p, 12p-4p, 4p-8p
Wednesday Feb 4: 8a-12p, 12p-4p, 4p-8p

Freelance writing pool
If you are interested in making a little money on the side in various freelance writing jobs throughout the year, please send a resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu.

Some freelance jobs will pay by the article and some will pay by the hour. The hourly rate will be in the $8-$15/hour range, depending on how long it takes you to research and write an article.


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