Opportunities 1.20.15


Special Student Event 2015 Student Organization Night
Cronkite student organizations will be providing information and recruiting new and returning students. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with student organizations and network with fellow students.

Students who attend will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a signed copy of Robin Roberts’ new book and a variety of Cronkite School gear. To be eligible for the drawing, students must be registered and checked-in for the event.

Organizations attending include:
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
Cronkite Broadcast Association
Cronkite High School Programs
Cronkite Student Life
Cronkite Cut
Downtown Devil
Fashion Journalists Club (FJC)
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Public Relations Student Society of America
State Press
The Blaze

Jan. 20, 2015
6 p.m.
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.

Facebook Chat With Network Anchor Judy Woodruff of PBS
PBS NewsHour is hosting a Facebook chat for aspiring journalists with our co-anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 12 noon-1pm MST.

Ms. Woodruff is an award-winning journalist who has been covering politics and current events for nearly four decades at PBS, CNN and NBC. She and Gwen Ifill were named co-anchors and managing editors of the PBS NewsHour in 2013. This marked the first time a U.S. network broadcast had a female co-anchor team, and at present, they’re the only two women leading a national nightly news program on broadcast. Ms. Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

You can join the conversation by visiting the PBS NewsHour Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from Noon-1 p.m. MST. Students will have the opportunity to ask Ms. Woodruff questions about her career trajectory, her experience navigating the changing media landscape and more. She’ll address questions posted on the PBS NewsHour Facebook page through her public profile.

This will be the first in a series of Facebook chats for journalism students featuring PBS NewsHour journalists who operate both on and off-camera. Stay tuned for information about additional PBS NewsHour journalism Facebook chats.

Students who are interested in joining the PBS NewsHour team after graduation can learn more about our current job opportunities here

NBCUniversal Recruiters Visit
NBCUniversal campus recruiters will visit the Cronkite School on February 5 and February 6. Recruiters will be from New York and Los Angeles and they will discuss summer internship opportunities with NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC, CNBC, E!, Bravo, Telemundo, The Weather Channel and NBC Los Angeles. Students who attend an info session will also be eligible to meet one-on-one with the recruiter on Friday February 6.

Info sessions will be held on:
Thursday February 5
11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Cronkite #314 (new location)
By Jan. 29, RSVP: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Thursday February 5
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cronkite #252 (new location)
By Jan. 29, RSVP: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

NBC Interviews will be held on
Friday February 6
Do you want one-on-one time with a recruiter? To meet with a recruiter, you must attend one of the info sessions and submit a resume and link to your portfolio by January 29. Please submit your resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu and include your portfolio link in the EMAIL. NBC will review the resumes and select students to interview.

Jump Start Your Career Conference- ASU West Campus
Cronkite alumna Chelsey Davis – Multimedia Journalist and Traffic Reporter for CBS 5 News- is going to be the Keynote Speaker for the West campus’ JUMP START YOUR CAREER CONFERENCE!

Thursday January 29
La Sala Ballrooms
ASU West Campus
9:45 a.m.


Summer and/or Fall 2015 Internship Information For Internship Interview Days
Are you interested in participating in the upcoming internship interview days that feature local companies? If so, please complete an online application.

There are two application deadlines:

Broadcast and PR Internship Application Deadline
February 6

Publications Internship Application Deadline
February 27


Spring 2015- EmpowHER.com
EmpowHER.com, an award-winning women’s health website based out of Scottsdale, is looking for an intern to help manage content and social media for the company’s founder. As an intern, you will help grow our founders voice and presence as a leading women’s health advocate.

Social Media Responsibilities:
•Managing company founder’s social media to reflect her expert knowledge in the field of women’s health, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus.
•Creating online relationships with potential EmpowHER contributors, HER Radio guests and women who are in need of medical advice.
•Collaborating with founder to create social media content and work on special projects, including but not limited to finding and communicating resources to women online and syncing social media content with site content.

Writing Responsibilities:
•Ghostwriting articles for company founder on current women’s health and wellness topics.
•Interviewing and collaborating with founder to brainstorm content ideas for EmpowHER.com.
•Working within the EmpowHER community to help prompt discussion.
•Working with editors to create monthly email from EmpowHER’s founder.

Skills required:
•Exceptional verbal and written communications.
•Ability to self-manage.
•Passion for women’s health and issues.
•Passion for helping others.
•Ability to work closely with executives.
•Goal-oriented; should be able to create and work toward goals
•Teamwork necessary; work closely with EmpowHER team to reach company goals

To apply, please email your resume, work samples and social handles to Erin Kennedy and Amy Villarreal

Spring 2015- Gordon C. James Public Relations Internship- PAID
Gordon C. James Public Relations (GCJPR) is a full-service public relations, event management and government affairs agency, celebrating their twentieth year in the industry. Our corporate headquarters is located in Phoenix with an additional office in Washington DC. We represent many local, national and international clients and would be a wonderful environment for an intern gain valuable experience in all aspects of public relations and event management.

Interns are a critical component to our success. Tasks include filing and making deliveries; drafting and following up with press releases; as well as attending client meetings (when possible) and participating in media events. Additionally, interns may be asked to complete other writing projects such as social media posts including blogs, Twitter and Facebook posts for clients.

Our interns must know how to use Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as have excellent skills in utilizing the internet for gathering information. The internship would require a motivated and professional individual who wishes to learn more about event planning as well as public relations. College students at any level are encouraged to apply.

GCJPR encourages input and ideas from all of its employees, including interns. Internships can be tailored to skills and areas of learning that the intern would like to pursue, as it fits with the needs of our clients.

The GCJPR internship is a paid position that can be used to qualify for school credit hours. Current internship needs are for Monday and Wednesday 8am-noon and Friday 8am-5pm.

Please send a resume to Megan Rose at mrose@gcjpr.com.

Megan Rose
Gordon C James Public Relations
Twitter: @GCJPR

Spring 2015- AZ Food & Wine
Title: Writer/Contributor
Reports to: Erik Merkow – Az Food & Wine

Job purpose:
To plan and write articles on great dishes found throughout Arizona for www.azfoodandwine.com website. In addition, there will be assignment articles based on events, features and one offs.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
1 Write articles of 200 to 1500 words for Az Food & Wine
2 Include pictures for articles written
3 Find stories, dishes, wine, mixology and anything related to the Arizona Food & Wine industry.
4 Use own personal computer to write stories and submit.
5 Encourage creative thinking a writing and bring concepts to the table for development.

Az Food & Wine Overview:
Through the website, events, experiences, and digital and social media, Az Food & Wine covers everything food, wine and mixology in Arizona. We engage and inspire an audience of educated, active, and affluent consum¬ers every month through our website, azfoodandwine.com our monthly wine and food parings along with special¬ized chef and restaurant events and our annual Az Food & Wine Festival. All of this consumer engagement sets us as the dominant stand-alone food, wine and mixology platform for the entire Arizona market.

Content Overview:
Az Celebrity Favorites – (Compilation of favorite dishes from different restaurants)
Challenge – (best dish challenge, best taco, pizza, wings, sushi roll, etc head to head)
Az Food on Screen – (Restaurants seen on tv/movies in Az)
Must Eats – (Great dishes we want to share)
Truckin – (Food truck feature)
Feature 1 – (Chef)
Off The Radar – (Great places no one knows about)
Cause Cooking -(Chefs and/or restaurateurs doing something great in the community)
Chopping Block – (Arizona Recipes)
What’s New – (New openings)
Dish Challenge – (ingrediance we put a challenge out to make a dish with and submit online to be featured in next issue)
Parings – (Where we’re finding great ones)
Feature 2 – (Az Winery or distillers)
Feature 3 – (Mixology – great bartenders and drinks they make)
Drink Challenge – (Ingrediance we put a challenge out to make a drink with and submit online and featured in next issue)

Contact: Eric Merkow

Summer 2015- Arizona Public Service Company Corporate Communications- PAID
Arizona Public Service (APS), Arizona’s largest and longest-serving utility company, is seeking dynamic storytellers who can apply their craft to any medium. These summer interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience in each area of communications: media, internal, external and customer communications. The APS corporate communications team provides an excellent environment to hone a wide variety of communications skills.
•Location: Downtown Phoenix, APS Corporate Headquarters – Corporate Communication Department
•Pay: $14.50 – $24.50

Examples of assignments may include:
Internal Communications
•Write feature articles and covering events for the company’s daily online publication circulated to 7,000 employees. This may include interviewing internal and external clients, and multi-media production such as event photographs and/or video.
•Assist with development of employee campaigns promoting company programs and initiatives
•Support coordination, preparation and day-of duties for internal events and meetings
•Assist with survey development/collection and other tasks related to analysis/measurement projects

Stakeholder Communications
•Work with team to develop and refine messaging around strategic issues (e.g. new power plant, regulatory decision, rate change)
•Draft columns, news articles, website content and other editorial pieces for placement in external media and other projects as needed
•Develop social media campaigns and messaging (Facebook, Twitter, blog).Create multimedia materials to support campaigns to investors, regulators and state/community leaders.

Media Communications
•Plan and execute media campaign, including developing the strategy, writing the press release and following up with media outlets
•Assist media team with proactive as well as reactive outreach on issues as they arise

Customer Communications
•Assist all customer communications team members with projects as needed including advertising, literature, bill messaging, sports sponsorships and events.
•Advertising: work with internal clients and external agencies in the development of creative and media plans
•Literature: update existing literature as needed and assist with inventory counts
•Bill Messaging: write articles for monthly newsletter
•Sponsorships and Events: assist with projects as needed including ticket distribution, sponsorship activation, corporate events and community events

Creative Services
•As part of APS’s Corporate Communication group, the Creative Services organization is responsible for conceptualization and execution of brand-oriented deliverables for print, web, video, and presentations that meet APS’s quality growth business objectives. Creative Services also has the responsibility for internal and external brand identity (logo) management and oversight for both APS and its parent company Pinnacle West.
•The selected intern will be responsible for completing assigned tasks in support of the APS Creative Services Team. Pending applicants’ qualifications, we will hire either a design intern or a video intern:
oProvide creative design and production of graphics for project that may include presentations, print collateral, and video/motion graphics.
oTailor graphic concepts as appropriate while adhering to APS standards and brand compliance
oManage video pre and post production of interviews, testimonials, and other communications pieces.

•Must be currently enrolled FT (minimum of 12 credits a semester) in an accredited college or university in Communications, Journalism, Graphic Design, English or similar Bachelors- or Masters-level degree program.
•Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training specific to functional area.
•Academic standing of 3.0 GPA is preferred.
•The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and proofreading abilities, knowledge of AP style, ability to interact professionally with internal and external clients, an aptitude for social media and initiative to work independently as well as within a team. Ability to produce video is a plus. Some light travel required.

This is a paid internship ($14.50 – $24.50) and selected interns will work full-time, for 12 weeks, from May 18 to August 7.

Here is an example of a project our summer interns produced in 2011: http://youtu.be/L7cnXRx3kzs

If you would like to learn more about the intern experience at APS, check out this video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3nlZ4aJPv4

Application instructions:
– By January 25, send cover letter and resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu
– Address the cover letter to:
Ms. Tiffany Mousel
University Relations/Pipeline Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
400 N. 5th Street, M/S 8412
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Summer 2015- ON Semiconductor Paid Writing Internship
$19-$25/hour DOE
Intern will:
– Be tasked with developing content for the employee intranet, global newsletter and all supporting collateral for internal communications projects in a timely fashion.
– Primary responsibilities will include proofreading copy for spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, tone, consistency, branding, style issues and submitting requested tasks on deadline.
– Review projects in various stages of development from first draft copy through final/print versions.
– Quickly and efficiently access/prioritize work as assigned with the goal of meeting defined deadlines.
– A minimum of three (3) writing samples must be submitted with application.
-The right candidate will have a passion for attention to detail, the ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced environment and a strong work ethic.

Position Requirements:
-Must be currently enrolled in school studying journalism
-1-2 years editing experience
-Proficiency with Word and PowerPoint
-Professionalism and positive, cheerful attitude
-Experience with graphic design tools is preferred
-Must be willing to work part-time during the school year (10-20 hours) and full-time during the summer

A recruiter will be at the Cronkite School on Thursday February 26 to interview applicants. If you are interested in being considered for an interview, please send a resume and 3 writing samples or a link to your writing samples to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu
by February 16.

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is driving innovation in energy efficient electronics, empowering design engineers to reduce global energy use. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom solutions to help customers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power supply applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.


Apply today for AAJA’s scholarships and internship grants.

Stanford Chen Internship Grant – $1,750
Deadline: 4/12/15

Sam Chu Lin Broadcast News Internship Grants – $500
Deadline: 4/19/15

Lloyd LaCuesta Broadcast News Internship Grant – $1,000
Deadline: 4/19/15

William Woo Print & Online News Internship Grant – $1,000
Deadline: 4/19/15

Visit the AAJA scholarships and internships page for more information and to apply.

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


Student Photogs Wanted For Pro Bowl Event
Event: Thursday Jan 22
6-10 pm
Morton’s Steakhouse
15233 North Kierland Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

We are looking for students or young professionals with an interest or background in Sports Photojournalism to take photos and video for us at the event. As a thank you for your help, we will provide media passes to the event for the volunteers, we will feed them a steak & lobster dinner from Mortons Steakhouse, and they will have opportunity to keep the photos for their portfolio to use in class projects or in their future careers.

Students will be able to take photos of the athletes during the Step & Repeat – red carpet arrival and will also take photos inside of Mortons Steakhouse and in the gifting suite. Photographers will focus on getting photos of the athletes posing/holding different products in the gifting suite.

We ask that the students arrive at least 30 minutes before the event. To share the images we will had a portable hard-drive and can also open a Drop Box account for the students to share photos.

I also mentioned that we have “Thursday Night Tailgate” presented by Armed Forces Radio at the event. They will be doing their episode at our event and will be interviewing our sponsors and the athletes in attendance. Thursday Night Tailgate has over 550,000 confirmed monthly listeners and hosts several former NFL athletes weekly. It could be an additional opportunity for some students.

Brad Hartman
Sports 1 Marketing
2 Venture, Suite 140
Irvine CA, 92618
T: (949)336-6380
C: (831)566-7970

ESPN Volunteers -Scottsdale
Help ESPN producers with two shows at The McCormick Scottsdale.

ESPN is broadcasting live from The McCormick Scottsdale to celebrate the Super Bowl! Please arrive at least an hour prior to your show of choice to allow time for check-in. Spaces are limited to three students– first come first serve. Shows are Monday through Friday January 26-30.

First Take 8a-10a
Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless and Cari Champion co-host First Take, joined by regular contributors and guests. Show features daily sports news, interviews and debates.

His & Hers 10a-11a
Michael Smith and Jemele Hill co-host His & Hers, using their skill and personality to cover a variety of topics from various angles.

The McCormick Scottsdale
7401 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Contact: Elizabeth Hartman


White House News Photographers Association
Entries are now being accepted for the White House News Photographers Association 2015 Student “Eyes of History” contest which honors the best in student produced video and still photography.

The contest rules and categories are posted on the website and entries will be accepted until Sunday,February 1, 2015.

The winners will be honored at the 2015 WHNPA “Eyes of History” gala on May 16, 2015 in Washington DC.

Arizona Press Club
The Arizona Press Club contest is now open – enter today!

You wrote a LOT of stories last year. Enter your best in our contest!

» Affordable entry fees starting at just $10.
» Categories for everyone – whether you work at a small newspaper, big weekly or blog. Categories range from investigative reporting to illustration to Spanish language.
» NEW THIS YEAR: Work published in Arizona student news outlets now has its own division.
» ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: Video, mobile apps or multimedia allowed in every entry.
» Your work will be judged by talented professionals from around the country.

Postmark deadline: Feb. 16, 2015.

For complete rules and entry forms, go to www.azpressclub.org.


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