Opportunities 12.5.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Super Bowl Social Media Volunteers Needed
We still have some shifts open. If you have not signed up but are interested in helping out, please read the announcement under Part-Time Media and Volunteer Opportunities toward the end of this blog.

Cronkite School Study Abroad Programs

Social Media Across Cultures: The European Perspective
Your chance to be a foreign correspondent – pick your beat, shoot, blog and tweet! Ready for a European adventure of a lifetime that offers media education coupled with a rich cultural experience? We’ll travel to three of Europe’s media capitals. You’ll meet new friends. We’ll go inside more than a dozen global news and public relations companies. Visits include the BBC and The Guardian in London, top-tier firms in Milan and German broadcasters.

Courses: MCO 498/591
Program and tuition: $6,980
Trip length: May 30 – June 20, 2015
Application deadline: March 1, 2015

Instructors:
Bill Silcock 602.363.8668 • bsilcock@asu.edu
Dawn Gilpin 602.496.5237 • dgilpin@asu.edu

Strategic Media and Political Communication in China
This two week, three-credit summer program to Beijing and Shanghai provides students an invaluable opportunity to examine journalism practices and political communication in China. This study abroad program includes tours of some of China’s largest and most successful media organizations,including Reference News, country’s largest newspaper; Xinhua News Agency, the official government news agency; Global Times, a leading successful market-oriented newspaper; BlueFocus, the largest public relations agency in China; and the State Council Information Office, the country’s media governing body.

Students will participate in joint lectures, seminars and group discussions with Chinese journalism students at two of the country’s elite programs — the Journalism School at Tsinghua University in Beijing and School of Journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai. In Shanghai, students will visit China’s second tallest TV tower Oriental Pearl Tower; the PR headquarters of Hill+Knowlton Strategies; and China’s largest news magazine Oriental Outlook Weekly. There also will be visits to cultural attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Courses: MCO 494/598
Program and tuition: $3,580*
Trip length: May 17-31, 2015
Application deadline: March 1, 2015

Instructor: Dr. Xu Wu
602.496. 8248 • xu.wu@asu.edu

This program is open to students from any discipline. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students and honors students. * The program fee for summer 2015 will include ASU tuition,accommodation, internal flight within China, course-sponsored field trips, books, health insurance and admission to cultural events. Not included: ASU student fees, international airfare, passport and visa fees, most food, independent travel and miscellaneous items.

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2015 Internship- Arcadia News
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Freshmen to graduate student
HOURS: MINIMUM 10-15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Intern is expected to write two to six stories a month for this small community newspaper, which could include, but not limited to profiles, business, event, features, education and sports stories.

CONTACT: Amanda Goosen editor@arcadianews.com
Location: 3850 E. Indian School Rd. Suite #1, Phoenix

Spring 2015 Internship- Arizona United Soccer Club
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR. +
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

VIDEOGRAPHER: Will be responsible to assist in filming, editing, and operation of equipment. Will shoot footage at team functions, training sessions, game day, and more.

Responsibilities:
-Collecting b-roll
-Must be available for all home matches (typically held on the weekend)
-Must be available to attend at least on training session per week (training sessions are usually held in the morning)
-Must have a reliable form of transportation
-Excellent communication skills
-Knowledge of soccer a PLUS
-Self-motivated, driven team player
-Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in busy environment
-Attention to detail a MUST
-Additional requirements will be discussed if considered for the position

DIGITAL CONTENT: Will provide coverage of Arizona Untied Soccer Club through blog, feature stories, and on-camera work. Will work on match days by assisting credential media, following league rules, and proving support.

Responsibilities:
-Must be available for all home matches (typically held on the weekend)
-Must be available to attend at least on training session per week (training sessions are usually held in the morning)
-Must have a reliable form of transportation
-Excellent communication skills
-Knowledge of soccer a PLUS
-Self-motivated, driven team player
-Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in busy environment
-Attention to detail a MUST
-Additional requirements will be discussed if considered for the position

Contact: Garrett Cleverly gcleverly@arizonaunited.com
Location: 16155 N. 83rd Ave. #205, Peoria

Spring 2015- AZ Big Media
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Freshmen to graduate students
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

AZ Big Media publishes eight magazines, including Az Business (business), AZRE (commercial real estate), Experience Arizona (tourism) and digital lifestyle publication Scottsdale Living, hosts more than a dozen professional award/networking events throughout the year and actively engages readers with breaking news on azBIGmedia.com.

An internship at AZ Big Media is versatile. It can include elements of editorial, photography/videography or social media responsibilities, depending on what interests an intern. For example, editorial interns may choose to focus on one or two enterprise stories throughout a semester or to focus on building a portfolio that features a broad range of clips that fall into AZ Big Media’s many different niche publications. The internship is what students want to make of it, and the editorial team here will help structure and facilitate those objectives in a professional environment.

CONTACT: Amanda Ventura Amanda.ventura@azbigmedia.com
Location: 3101 N. Central Ave. #1070, Phoenix

East Valley Tribune
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Freshmen to graduate students; Experience with a previous publication desired
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Unpaid

Interns for the Tribune will report on topics that include news, features, police, politics, community and business. Interns also have an opportunity to participate in budget meetings with the Tribune editorial staff.

CONTACT: Eric Mungenast
emungenast@evtrib.com
Location: 1620 W. Fountainhead Pkwy, #219, Tempe

Spring 2015 Internship- EMPOWHER
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Freshmen to graduate student
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Community Internship:
EmpowHER.com, an award-winning women’s health website based out of Scottsdale, is looking for a moderating intern to join their team. As a moderating intern you will help grow EmpowHER’s community by answering health-related questions submitted by our readers and sparking engagement among site users. EmpowHER’s interns must have excellent personal management skills; organizational skills; ability to think creatively. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record, social media skills and an interest in health and wellness. This is a great opportunity to work from home for a fun, positive and growing company that is passionate about helping women worldwide.

Responsibilities (12-15 hours per week):
• Answer EmpowHER readers’ questions about healthcare needs as well as lifestyle and relationship concerns
• Respond to questions within a set time frame
• Research a variety of health topics to provide the most helpful responses
• Engage and connect with readers on EmpowHER
• Ability to recognize quality and engaging content in the community feed
• Work within the EmpowHER community to help prompt discussion
• Create and manage groups on specific health topics and conditions
• Post questions and articles within the community
• Other basic administrative duties as needed

Requirements:
• Excellent reading, writing and comprehension skills
• Strong work ethic
• Strong time management skills
• Enthusiasm to help answer readers’ pressing health questions
• Able to work independently during set (predetermined) hours

Ideal Candidate Will Possess:
• Background in health or writing
• Passion for health and wellness topics
• Desire to help others
• SEO knowledge a plus

Design Internship:
EmpowHER.com, an award-winning women’s health website based out of Scottsdale, is looking for a design intern. As design intern, you will will have the opportunity to produce and manage graphics and images for the site and its social accounts. We are offering an exciting internship opportunity for students studying or hoping to gain experience working with a women’s health and wellness website. EmpowHER’s interns must have excellent personal management skills; organizational skills; ability to think creatively; and strong photo editing capabilities. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record, social media skills and an interest in health and wellness.

Responsibilities (12-15 hours per week):
• Find and edit photos for EmpowHER’s content and social platforms
• Help edit photos and graphics on EmpowHER to make them more visually appealing
• Work with editors and design team to create socially shareable photos for EmpowHER content
• Work with design team on projects, campaigns and other efforts
• Updating graphics on EmpowHER

Requirements:
• Must have basic photo editing skills
• Must have active social media accounts
• A passion for helping others

Ideal Candidate will possess:
• Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• High activity and knowledge of social media platforms
• An interest in photography, social photo editing (Instagram, Pinterest)
• Ability to enhance photos with text overlays, filters and other design tools
• Passion for health and wellness topics
• Previous experience with online publications, internships or photography

Health Writing Internship:
EmpowHER.com, an award-winning women’s health website based out of Scottsdale, is looking for a health writing intern. As a health writing intern you will help grow EmpowHER’s content and community by producing high-quality articles to appear in our news feed.

EmpowHER’s interns must have excellent personal management skills; organizational skills; ability to think creatively; creative writing skills; an understanding of standard grammar and strong proofreading skills; the ability to improve written material for consistency, clarity and flow as well as sentence structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, knowledge of the Associated Press writing style, fact-checking and research. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record, social media skills and an interest in health and wellness.

Responsibilities (12-15 hours per week)
• Write and edit original health, wellness and medical articles in accordance with The Associated Press style guide and EmpowHER standards (3-5 each month)
• Work with editors to brainstorm and pitch topics relevant to women’s health, general health news, national health observances and EmpowHER’s editorial calendar
• Work within the EmpowHER community to help prompt discussion
• Work with EmpowHER’s marketing and editorial team to promote and publish content on the site and across social media channels
• Edit health and wellness articles as well as other content for grammar, AP Style, etc.
• Communicate with editors and writers to discuss edits
• Work with editors to brainstorm new and creative topics for editorial calendar
• Manage and create polls and quizzes on site

Requirements:
• Strong time management skills
• Working knowledge of the Associated Press Style Guide
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Write 3-5 articles each month
• Active social media accounts
• A passion for helping others

Ideal Candidate will possess
• High activity and knowledge of social media platforms
• Passion for health and wellness topics
• Previous experience with online publications, internships or writing
• Ability to write engaging headlines is a plus
• SEO knowledge a plus

Contact: Erin Kennedy
ekennedy@empowher.com

SheKnows
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled Jr.+
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

•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
•Assist the SheKnows Promotions team with prizing, shipping, and inventory management
•Assisting in promotion via social media, reader interaction and more!

Contact: Crystal Brown
crystal.brown@sheknows.com
Location: 16101 N. 82nd St., Suite A-1, Scottsdale

Spring 2015 Paid Internship- City of Mesa Social Media
The Social and Digital Media Intern will play an active role the enhancement and expansion of City of Mesa’s online community. Under the supervision of the Director of Public Information and Communications and the City’s webmaster, the intern will assist in maintaining the City’s presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to our customer base. He/she will regularly analyze and report on the activity on social media networks as well as the City website. He/she will also assist in maintaining the City’s archive of digital images, videos, and other content. The intern will learn how to reach communities, and promote events or programs through the internet and gain experience in social media platforms and the tools used to assess their performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Social Media
• Updates Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.
• Responds to posts or comments to bring value to user’s interactions with the City as directed.
• Posts City news and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content
• Post and interacts with local or relevant organizations and interest groups as directed.
• Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our customer base and posts it to our social networks in a manner that invites conversation and interaction.
• Updates social media accounts with current and relevant photos, video, or other content from the City activities and events.
• Grows the City’s online social networks by increasing fan-base and interactions.
• Maintains current information on social media accounts as directed
• Completes other social media projects as assigned.
Digital Media
• Uploads City photos and videos to the appropriate server or DropBox account.
• Organizes digital images according to purpose (print or web) and designated program categories.
• Completes other digital media projects as assigned.
Research
• Regularly observes the online activity of model organizations researches and reports on “social media best practices”.
• Completes other research projects as assigned.
Analytics and Reporting
• Uses Google Analytics to assess trends and activity on the website.
• Uses Facebook Insights and other social media analytical tools to assess trends and activity on the City and City departments social media pages.
• Under the supervision of the Director of Public Information and Communications and the City’s webmaster, reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach.

REQUIREMENTS
• Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration.
• Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with Microsoft and MAC applications, basic photo-editing software, and internet browsers. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+.
• Available to work 10-20 hours per week.

Contact: Steven Wright
Director of Communications
Steven.Wright@mesaaz.gov

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Cronkite Scholarships
Each year the Cronkite School awards to its students more than $100,000 in scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.

These scholarships are possible because of the generous donations of Cronkite alumni, local media companies and organizations, and other benefactors who want to help worthy Cronkite students complete their educations.

To apply for a Cronkite School scholarship, complete the online application form, available after Dec. 15. The application deadline is Jan. 31 for awards for the next academic year.

The application requires an essay of no more than 250 words. We suggest you write your essay in advance, copy and paste into the appropriate place on the form, and print a copy of the completed application for your records.

More details can be found at cronkitescholarships

Graduate Student Fellowship
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics. Fellowships include an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students work with leading faculty to explore both journalism history and the ethical issues facing working journalists today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The 2015 FASPE Journalism program will run from May 24 to June 4. To be eligible applicants must either (1) be enrolled in a graduate program or (2) be working journalists who completed their undergraduate degrees between June 2010 and June 2014.

Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2015. All FASPE programs are non-denominational and candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.FASPE.info. A flyer describing the program can be found at this link.

CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program- March 11-15
Spend spring break in Chapel Hill.

If you’re a senior or graduate student and are interested in a broadcast career, check out the CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship.

The CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program is an intensive hands-on workshop led by professionals at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. and the University of North Carolina journalism faculty in Chapel Hill, N.C. The program is geared toward college seniors or graduate students finishing their programs pursuing broadcast careers as:

Producers
Reporters
Photojournalists
Web Editors

This is a highly competitive fellowship for 12 top students. Fellows who live within 250 miles of Raleigh, N.C. will receive a $500 stipend for travel, meals and lodging. Those who live farther than 250 miles from Raleigh, N.C. will receive a $1000 stipend.

During the five-day workshop, you may expect to:
Produce reports and newscasts in state-of-the-art facilities
Create clips for your professional reel
Make invaluable industry contacts

The deadline to apply is December 12. For more info
http://www.jomc.unc.edu/cbc-unc-diversity-fellowship-program

Hearst Journalism Fellowship
The premier two-year newspaper fellowship program in the country just got better.

We currently are accepting applications for the next class of Fellows, who will begin in September 2015.

The program has been expanded, with more opportunities for qualified journalists. The application process is now streamlined and completely electronic.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 9, 2015. Finalists will participate in an expenses-paid, two-day judging process in Houston in April.

The goal of the Hearst Journalism Fellowships is to recruit, train and retain the next generation of journalists – top-notch multimedia professionals from a diverse pool of talented reporters, copy editors, photographers, designers and graphic artists.

Fellows are full-fledged journalists expected to make significant, valuable contributions in a variety of roles and platforms. They must be versatile and have a broad range of skills.

Those selected for the program will work one-year rotations at two sites, assigned from among the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Albany Times Union and Connecticut Media Group.

Fellows receive competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.

Apply at www.hearstfellowships.com. Follow us on Twitter @HearstFellows

PART-TIME MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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. And, securing a Super Bowl credential with your photo on it will be a keepsake with plenty of interesting stories behind it. If you need to work community service hours, this is a fine (and fun) way to do it! 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 this week, please contact joanna.alvillar@asu.edu no later than December 8 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: 12p-5p (only two spots left)
Tuesday Jan 20: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p
Wednesday Jan 21: 12p-5p
Thursday Jan 22: 8a-12noon, 12p-5p
Saturday Jan 24: 7a-12noon (2 spots), 9p-1a (2 spots)

Week #2
Monday Jan 26: 7a-12noon (2 spots), 12p-5p
Tuesday Jan 27: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p
Wednesday Jan 28: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p
Thursday Jan 29: 7a-12noon, 12p-5p

Week #3
Monday Feb 2: 6a-10a, 10a-3p, 3p-8p (2 spots)
Tuesday Feb 3: 8a-12p, 12p-4p
Wednesday Feb 4: 8a-12p, 12p-4p

Looking for students interested in rugby
The ASU Men’s club rugby team seeks assistance from a Cronkite student to help with social media and other ways of raising the profile of the team. Even though this is an unpaid position, you will travel with the team to its games. If interested, please contact ASU Athletics Bill Kennedy wkennedy@asu.edu

Part-time Graphic Designer MP Media
Qualifications:
-local resident
-proficient in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
-strong communication skills, reliable and quick response
-photography skills are a plus — some opportunities available

Interested in this paid position? Contact Sarah Stecko via email with resume and link to portfolio included. Interviews will be conducted in a couple weeks.

Sarah Stecko
Editor | MP Media
sarah@mpmediaaz.com
o: 602.955.2899
m: 630.956.1037

Writing and social media job at Subrosa Investigations
Hours: 10 hours per week. Flex schedule.
Start date: Immediate
Term: Through May with the potential of a full time hire position for the summer.

Compensation: $10 per hour.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in researching competitor market
• Provide content for monthly newsletter and social network platforms
• Assist in presentations and conferences

Requirements:
• Expert in MS Office
• Complete application and background check
• Two letters of recommendation
• One-page essay about what student hopes to gain from this opportunity
• Interview with leadership team

About Subrosa:
We are a corporate investigative agency. Clients include multi-national insurance companies and retailers, law and accounting firms, alternative investment and asset-management firms, and private and publicly traded companies that span the U.S. and the globe.

About Management:
The Intern will be working for Jennifer Mannino is the EVP. She runs Subrosa’s RISC® division which specializes in international intelligence gathering, due diligence and background investigations. Jennifer spearheads the Marketing and Sales initiatives for Subrosa.

Contact: Jennifer Mannino
jmannino@subrosapi.com

CONTESTS

American Horse Publication Student Award Contest
The 2015 American Horse Publication Student Award Contest recognizes the talents of students by awarding up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP Annual Seminar in San Antonio, Texas on June 18-20, 2015. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities. One Travel Award winner will be selected at the seminar as the 2015 Student Award winner and win a cash award of $1,000. Additional cash awards may be awarded at the discretion of the judges. All cash awards are sponsored by AIM Equine Network.

You are eligible to enter the contest if you are an undergraduate college student during the 2014-2015 year, with at least one semester before graduation at the time of application. All qualified applicants will receive a complimentary Student annual membership, a complimentary Student registration certificate for the annual seminar, and a critique of their resume. The AHP Student Award Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Student Award applicants are required to send a completed application form plus additional information by January 23, 2015. Eligible students may access guidelines and application at the AHP website at http://www.americanhorsepubs.org/students/student_award/

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