Opportunities 2.26.15


Summer and/or Fall 2015 Internship Information For Internship Interview Days
Are you interested in participating in the upcoming publications internship interview day that feature local companies? If so, please complete an online application. Deadline is February 27. Submit your unofficial transcript to Cronkite #222.

Interested in sports? Bleacher Report Recruiter Visit
The Bleacher Report in SF will have its Writer Program Manager at the Cronkite School to answer questions about opportunities at the company.

He will be here on Friday February 27 in the sixth floor news department conference room from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for drop in Q/A.  Then he will present info to students from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you’re interested in sports, sports writing or sports media, you are encouraged to attend and meet King Kaufman.

Pizza with Scripps
May and August 2015 graduates: Join the Scripps recruiters for pizza on Thursday March 5 at 12 noon in Cronkite #444. It’s an informal time to get some “face time” with a corporate recruiter and to get something to eat as well! RSVP by March 3 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Info session with Scripps
If you are interested in a broadcast or digital journalism career with Scripps, but are not graduating this year, join the Scripps recruiters for an information-packed session at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday March 5 in Cronkite #444. RSVP by March 3 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu. This is a great time to get information about internships and careers at Scripps.

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 For more information contact Bill Silcock 602.363.8668 • bsilcock@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

May and December 2015 Graduates- Recruiter Visits
Recruiters will visit the Cronkite School in the next several weeks to interview May 2015 and December 2015 graduates for jobs.Students will need to RSVP with a resume and link to their portfolio to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Recruiter Schedule: 

Wed March 18 and Thu March 19
Post Office Building Career Services – 2 Rooms
Second Floor
Interviewing for broadcast, digital and publications positions; Talent Development Program (TDP) and early interviews for Pulliam Fellowships
Recruiters: Aric Johnson and TBD
RSVP: By March 6 cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Wed March 25 1p-5p
and Thu March 26 830a-4p
Cronkite #222
Interviewing for broadcast news, sports and production positions
Recruiter: Stanley Heist
RSVP: By March 6 cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

News-Press & Gazette
Interviewing for broadcast news, sports and production positions
Mon March 30 9a-5p
and Tue March 31 9a-3p
Post Office Building Career Services- 2 rooms
Interviewing for broadcast news, sports and production positions
Recruiters: Michael Fabac, group News Director and three other NDs — Jim Lemon- Santa Barbara; Bob Smith, Palm Springs; Leslie Miller Colorado Springs
RSVP: By March 6 cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Interviewing for broadcast news, sports and production positions
Mon April 6 and Tue April 7
Time TBD
Cronkite 4th Floor Student Media Center
Recruiters: 3 recruiters TBD
RSVP: By March 6 cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Interviewing for broadcast news, sports and production positions
Wednesday April 8
Cronkite #222
Recruiter: Sue Stephens, news director KOAT-TV, ABQ
RSVP: By March 6 cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Pac 12 Network Production Training

Join the production staff of the Pac-12 Network for a live sports production training on Sunday April 12.   Training will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

9:00 AM Tour of the production truck

10:00 AM Camera building and training

11:00 AM Q/A with the Pros

12 Noon Lunch

Space is limited to the first 25 students to sign up.   Sign up today online for the Pac-12 Network Production Training    Attending the production training on April 12 will help you secure a place in the Pac-12 Network student production pool for the 2015-16 season.   Sign up today!


Spring/Summer 2015 Internship- Arizona Diamondbacks
TYPE: PAID (Must register for course credit)

Arizona Diamondbacks Game Operations Interns assist in the execution of game-day promotions and enhancing the D-backs fan experience. The position requires interns to work in a fast-paced environment and able to make quick decisions. Interns will assist with booking of National Anthems, Color Guards, Ceremonial First Pitches, working with mascots and leading the promo team. Game Ops interns may also be tasked with organizing appearances at Community and Corporate functions including: schools, hospitals, local news broadcasts, and viewing parties.

Contact: Noah Berlin nberlin@dbacks.com
401 E. Jefferson, Phoenix

Spring/Summer 2015 Internship SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN
The Social and Digital Media Intern will play an active role in the development of KGPR’s online community and those of its clients. The intern will maintain KGPR and client 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 KGPR and client websites.

He/she will also assist in maintaining KGPR and its client 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.

Social Media
•Creates and/or updates Facebook, Twitter, and all KGPR and client social media accounts.
•Creates and manages social media editorial calendars for KGPR and its clients.
•Develops social media strategy to engage KGPR clients across all social channels.
•Responds to posts or comments to bring value to user’s interactions with KGPR and its clients.
•Monitors online review sites including Google+, Yelp, Yahoo, Bing and others supporting client online reputation management.
•Posts updates, news and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content and content management system.
•Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our client base and posts it to relevant social media pages in a manner that invites conversation and interaction.
•Updates social media accounts with current and relevant photos, video, or other content from KGPR and client activities and events.
•Grows KGPR and its client’s online social networks by increasing fan-­‐base and interactions.
•Maintains current information in Google+ and LinkedIn accounts and other sites.
•Completes other social media projects as assigned.

Digital Media
•Takes pictures and videos of events to be developed into content for the KGPR website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
•Uploads KGPR photos and videos to the appropriate server or DropBox account.
•Organizes and archives digital images and videos.
•Completes other digital media projects as assigned.

•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 KGPR and client website.
•Uses Insights to assess trends and activity on the KGPR and client social media pages.
•Uses Twitter and Facebook Analytics to assess trends and activity on the KGPR and client Twitter pages.
•Reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach.

•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 applications, basic photo-­‐editing and video-­‐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, Google+ and LinkedIn.
•Available to work 15 hours per week.

This is a part-­‐time internship and we require that you bring your own computer to complete internship projects and tasks.

Candidates should maintain a positive attitude under pressure, exhibit a strong work ethic, and enjoy working with a wide range of personalities. Most importantly, the candidate should be flexible and willing to take on multiple tasks in a start-­‐up environment. This internship will benefit someone who is interested in marketing, public relations, public affairs, political science, government, or community relations.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Team KGPR at Carla@wrightemg.com

Summer 2015- Deseret News Digital Internship Faith & Family- PAID (In Utah)
If you are an up-and-coming digital news innovator, DeseretNews.com wants you to join our internship program for the summer of 2015 (May-August). Deadline March 13.

This internship will challenge you to:
• Write news content that informs and engrosses users and keeps them coming back
• Develop skills in digital news gathering, attribution and writing
• Find and attract users who are engaged by our content
• Contribute to a team that is gaining national attention for digital innovation

You are the right fit if you have:
• Excellent writing skills
• A passion for news and online journalism
• An active social media presence
• An affinity for our mission


Summer 2015 Deseret News National Internship – PAID (in Utah)
If you are an up-and-coming digital news innovator, DeseretNews.com wants you to join our internship program for the summer of 2015 (May-August). Deadline March 13.

This internship will challenge you to:
• Write news content that informs and engrosses users and keeps them coming back
• Develop skills in digital news gathering, attribution and writing
• Find and attract users who are engaged by our content
• Contribute to a team that is gaining national attention for digital innovation

You are the right fit if you have:
• Excellent writing skills
• A passion for news and online journalism
• An active social media presence
• An affinity for our mission


Summer 2015- Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Marketing & Communications Internship
Organization Overview
A public/private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Working with its 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region. For more information, please visit http://www.gpec.org.

Intern Overview
Marketing & Communications internship responsibilities may include:
• Developing content for marketing materials
• Creating and updating media lists
• Assisting with writing press releases, release distribution and some media outreach
• Researching and compiling news stories relevant to GPEC’s mission
• Helping to coordinate GPEC stakeholder events
• Utilizing content management system to update websites/microsites (training provided)
• Social media strategy, updates

Desired Candidate Qualifications
Undergraduate juniors and seniors with some previous work or internship experience preferred, but any interested applicants will be considered. Candidates studying any major are encouraged to apply, however, individuals concentrating in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations or related fields are most successful. Candidate qualifications include:
• Strong writing skills, knowledge of AP Style
• Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to tackle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
• Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
• Open to giving and receiving feedback
• Have special interest in marketing, communications and/or media relations

Internship Details
Hourly wage begins at $11.75 per hour and increases after 6 months. We prefer internships last at least 6 months (one semester). We review applications on a rolling basis as positions become available. We are flexible in accommodating students’ schedules and attempt to schedule interns such that we always have an intern in the office.

Application Information: Qualified candidates should respond by sending a confidential resume to hr@gpec.org.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

GPEC is an equal opportunity employer. No person will be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Summer 2015 Washington, DC Internship

Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies
Final Application Deadline – March 17
***Scholarship Funding Still Available***

Do you have plans yet for this summer? Have you thought about spending 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing a media related internship and earning credit from George Mason University?

The final application deadline for the summer 2015 Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC is coming up on March 17. It’s not too late to apply – there are many exciting internship opportunities available and generous scholarship funding to be awarded.

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience that will help set you apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation. Here are some examples of intern projects that you could work on this summer:

·Cover a press conference at the National Press Club.
·Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for clean energy policies.
·Make media pitch calls on behalf of a client whose is promoting her latest book.
·Serve as call screener for a radio talk show.
·Brain storm ideas for a Congressional candidate’s latest television commercial.
·Interview participants at a campaign rally.
·Edit video and audio sound bites for an online news site.
·Collect “man on the street” interviews for a 24-hour news radio station.Rebecca Galloway
·Write script copy and create graphics for political TV program.

In addition to an internship and classes, our program provides housing in furnished apartments in downtown DC, planned social activities, professional development seminars, and numerous opportunities for networking.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 17. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ. Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384 or admissions@tfas.org. We look forward to receiving your application!


Fox News Channel $10,000 Video Contest

Fox News Channel is offering students the chance to create a one minute thirty second (1:30) to three minute (3:00) fair and balanced news package for the chance to win up to $10,000 dollars cash! Enter by March 9th and check out all the rules and submission requirements via the link below!


National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Freedom of Speech Video Contest
Undergraduate students enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to participate. To enter, create and submit a 30-second television or radio PSA that highlights the importance of free speech and creatively addresses, “What does freedom of speech mean to me?”

Entry Categories:

30-second television PSA
30-second radio PSA

A winner in each category will be selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship!

The closing line of your PSA must include these exact words: “This message is brought to you by the NAB Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association.”

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality of messaging, technical sophistication, pacing and overall impact. You may work independently or in groups. Should a group submission win, scholarship money will be divided equally amongst all participants. Get creative, show off your skills and most importantly – have fun!

The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Read more about it: http://www.nabef.org/freedomofspeechpsa/default.asp


R&R Partners Event on March 12- PAID
R&R Partners, a national ad agency with an office in downtown PHX, is hosting an event on Thursday, 3/12, and is looking for 4 students to help their events coordinator execute the event. This is a great opportunity to personally meet the agency executives who hire their PR/communications interns and make a first impression. Event staffers need to be available to work on Thursday, 3/12, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Pay is $50 for the night, plus food and drink.

During the event, looking for students to help out in a variety of ways—really whatever comes up that we need extra manpower! Tasks may range from directing people from the valet line where they can find the party entrance, to handing out self-guided tour maps to helping execute the sign unveiling part of the event and also helping ensure all our vendors have the supplies they need and that the space is kept looking great during the entire event.

Interested? Email Amy.McConnell@rrpartners.com confirming your availability and a recent resume.

Videographer Needed
Will shoot video of the Honor Walk in Phoenix on Sunday March 1. Location is US Airways Center. Hours 7A-1P. $250 for the shoot.

Contact: Denis Day 602-568-0525


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