Opportunities 8.27.15

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Internship Interview Day
If you are looking for a local spring 2016 internship and want to participate in our internship interview day, please complete an internship application online. Please add these important deadlines to your planner:

Broadcast Interview Day Application Deadline
Monday September 14

Public Relations Interview Day Application Deadline
Monday September 14

Publications Interview Day Application Deadline
Monday October 5

Interview Day Planner
Local companies will be on campus to interview you for spring 2016 internships. You must complete an internship application to participate. Please add these important days to your planner:

Broadcast Interviews
Friday October 16
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Channel 8 Studio A on the 6th Floor

Public Relations Interviews
Friday October 30
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Channel 8 Studio A on the 6th Floor

Publications/Digital/Photography Interviews
Friday November 20
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Channel 8 Studio A on the 6th Floor

JMC 325- Breaking News azcentral.com
CLASS STANDING: SOPH+ w/ completion of JMC 201; Completion of JMC 301 ideal
HOURS: T-Thu 2p-10p for 16 hours/week
TYPE: PAID ($9/hour)

Students will produce important breaking news content for the newspaper’s website, azcentral.com. In addition, some of their stories could appear in Valley & State and on A1 as well. Stories could also appear in the Republic’s community sections, such as The Phoenix Republic, The Mesa Republic or The Gilbert Republic.

Transportation is required.

Please note: You will not receive internship credit for this experience- you will receive JMC 325 credit.

Contact: Lindsey Collum lindsey.collom@arizonarepublic.com
Location: 200 E. Van Buren, Phoenix

Women’s Hackathon- October 9-11
There’s a serious gender gap in both the journalism and technology industries — especially in business and leadership roles. That’s why MediaShift and the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication are hosting a Women’s Hackathon — a weekend designed to develop technological and entrepreneurial skills critical to the journalism jobs of the future, and gain hands-on experience with immersive journalism and virtual reality. Taking place on October 9 to 11, 2015, the weekend will kick off Friday evening with a discussion among top women in media and tech. Then the students will break into teams to create their own startup ideas around immersive journalism and VR, presenting them to judges on Sunday. Faculty and professionals from around the country will serve as team facilitators and mentors.

This is a female-only hackathon for any female college students to participate on teams, with female faculty and professionals serving as team facilitators and mentors. The goal is to help the students invent and envision their role in an emerging technology market. No prior technology experience is required.

Early bird registration costs $99 for faculty and professionals, and $49 for students. Early bird deadline is September 4! Then rates go up to $129 for professionals and $79 for students. Entry fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Register today

INTERNSHIPS

Fall 2015- Writing Internship- Arcadia News
Community newspaper in central Phoenix seeks writing interns. Please send a resume and writing samples to Amanda Goossen

Fall 2015- Arizona Highways Photo Workshops
Deadline August 30.
We are looking for an intern with strong writing, social media and design skills to join us in engaging our community of photography enthusiasts.

Responsibilities will Include:
• Assist the Executive Director in a variety of marketing projects and social media campaigns.
• Write, design, and review a variety of marketing collateral, including newsletters, blogs, and print and online advertisements.
• Assist in the planning and coordinating of events, workshops, and advertising strategies for 2015. In particular, work on AHPW’s 30th anniversary symposium celebration materials.
• Assist with daily interactions with workshop participants.
• Schedule permitting, attend and participate in monthly Volunteer and/or Committee
meetings.

Qualifications:
• Must:
o Be organized, yet flexible.
o Be able to think creatively and critically.
o Communicate effectively and visually.
o Be multi-task oriented.
o Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The ideal candidate will possess ONE or MORE of the following skill sets:
o Strong creative writing skills for newsletters, social media and marketing
materials.
o Basic graphic design knowledge using programs such as Photoshop, InDesign or
Dreamweaver.
o Basic web design with knowledge in Dreamweaver or HTML code.

This internship offers a $500 stipend for the fall semester. The stipend will be paid in two payments. One payment will be made halfway through the semester and the other payment will be made at the completion of the internship.

This internship may be used for class credit if you meet the school requirements and prerequisites.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Executive Director, Roberta Lites at rlites@ahpw.org.

St. Lukes Health Initiatives
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.

Suzanne Pfister
Suzanne.Pfister@slhi.org

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016- FleurComGroup
Join the high-energy FleurComGroup team! Earn a coveted insider’s view of the Southwest’s highest profile events, concerts, tours, culinary showcases and more. Participate in developing compelling content for news coverage and social media. FCG is a boutique public relations/social media firm in North Scottsdale. Interns are respected members of the team who gain hands-on skills, and are accountable for real deliverables. Opportunities for employment. Visit http://www.FleurComGroup.com, on Facebook and Twitter @FleurComGroupPR

Required: Solid newswriting [news releases] and snappy phone skills. A good understanding of what is newsworthy; research and social media skills important. Winning attributes: inquisitive, tenacious. Eager to learn, contribute and participate.

Interns receive an expense allowance.

CONTACT: Cynthia@fleurcomgroup.com

Fall 2015- Content Creator and Curator Intern- Paid
The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) is on the leading edge of using technology to drive citizen engagement and participation to make Arizona a better place to live and work. We need two interns who are passionate about creating community connections and telling great stories.
Our interns will create and curate digital content on a weekly basis, working with our staff and our partner organizations in Arizona and nationally. All content will be based on the Arizona We Want Citizen Goals of education, job creation, environment, infrastructure, healthcare, community involvement, citizen engagement and retaining young talent. The web posts will be featured on the new Arizona We Want Exchange and through our other social media channels. Feature articles will be 200- 300 words in length, plus social media post introductions. We expect 8 posts/ week from each intern.

Interns will receive byline credit for original web posts.

Interns will work in a team environment and report to a graduate student editor and The Arizona We Want Director, Darcy Renfro.

Required Skills
·Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas in a persuasive, organized, and effective manner
·Keen attention to detail
·Able to project manage multiple work assignments in a deadline-sensitive environment
·Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills
·Proficiency with all social media outlets
·Extremely proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desired Skills
·Experience writing content in one or more of the citizen goal areas
·Demonstrated commitment to civic engagement

This internship is also offered for course credit through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism only.

The Center for the Future of Arizona does not discriminate based on race, gender or religion.
Please send resume and 2-3 writing samples to Darcy Renfro at darcy.renfro@arizonafuture.org if interested.

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 Internship- Make A Wish Communications- Paid
Intern will:
-draft news releases,media alerts and other communications materials
-develop daily, weekly and monthly internal communications materials
-proofread, fact-check and edit communications materials
-conduct research related to major projects, campaigns or events
-help identify, plan and implement new communication strategies, platforms and tactics

Contact: Mackenzie Delph
mdelph@wish.org

Fall 2015- Arizona Coyotes Game Ops
The intern will be involved in the development and execution of the Arizona Coyotes in-game and game day experiences. The intern will be assisting the Coordinator of Game Presentation and Director of Game Presentation by coordinating and distributing all game day scripts, supporting live game production from the booth, acting as support for the entertainment team, mascot and in-arena host, carrying out all pre-game activities such as national anthem, puck drop or ceremonies, and supporting the production of the game as a whole.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
•Prepare all paperwork in the office and deliver it to its appropriate recipients by a specific deadline prior to the game
•Attend both pre-game meetings with Paw Patrol and production crew
•Assist the Paw Patrol and the Mascot in their game day duties
•Assist in the live, in-game production elements such as: pre-game ceremony, puck drop, national anthem, giveaways, in-arena host hits, on-ice games, etc.
•Act as supplementary support for the Coordinator of Game Presentation
•Coordinate with marketing, corporate sales and sponsorship, and ticketing departments
•Other duties as deemed necessary or as directed by the Coordinator of Game Presentation

Required Knowledge/Skills/Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
•Strong creative skills and knowledge of sports
•Ability to collaborate and work well with others
•Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Must be able to work all or most of Coyotes games at Gila River Arena
•Must have flexible hours; including late nights, weekends and holidays.
•Must be dependable and have a positive attitude
•Must have a reliable source of transportation
•Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, react quickly and have superior problem solving skills

Education and Formal Training:
•Be enrolled at a qualified educational institution of higher learning
•Preferably be enrolled at a Junior or Senior year level

Please email resume by September 7 to:
Casey Rusnak
Coordinator of Game Presentation
casey.rusnak@arizonacoyotes.com

Fall 2015-Phoenix Chorale- Marketing and Communications Internship
As Marketing & Communications Intern, you will gain a broad range of experience in a variety of areas including (but not limited to) social media, fundraising, box office, media relations, event planning and promotion, administrative support, and special projects as assigned. Previous experience in these areas is a plus – but not required – as you will receive on-the-job training.

Ideal candidates for this internship include college students pursuing undergraduate degrees in areas such as Music, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Broadcasting or Journalism and/or students interested in learning about music business, the performing arts industry, event planning/management and non-profit administration.

The Phoenix Chorale is Arizona’s GRAMMY-winning a cappella choir. Along with local concert presentations each season across the Phoenix-metro area, the Phoenix Chorale tours domestically and can be heard on radio stations around the world. The Phoenix Chorale office is located along Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix (at the Roosevelt Arts District stop along the light rail – 100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix).

Knowledge, skills and experience preferred:

Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong written, proofreading, and verbal skills
Strong typing and computer proficiency
Music performance, office administration, reception, event planning, or social media experience a plus

This is a volunteer position with a stipend of $800 for the FALL Semester. A commitment of fifteen weeks at 15+ hours per week is required. This internship may satisfy requirements for earning college credit. Office hours are somewhat flexible, between 9am – 4pm three days each week. Qualified applicants for the Fall Semester may now apply.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume by email to:
Jen Rogers, Interim President & CEO
jen@phoenixchorale.org

Summer 2016 Internships at Major Publications
Major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post list summer 2016 internships in the fall. The deadlines are in the fall semester as well. Please review the links and deadlines as you apply for summer 2016 internships at some of these publications.

Washington Post
Writing, Copy editing, Video, Social Media
Deadline: October 16

Dallas Morning News- Photo
Deadline: October 25

The Denver Post
Copy editing, sports copy editing, digital, business reporting, photography and graphic design
Deadline: October 30

New York Times
Writing, Visual Journalism, Copy Editing, Digital, Video
Deadline: October 31

Tampa Bay Times
Reporter, Breaking News Reporter, Business News Reporter, Copy Editor, Designer, Web, Photography
Deadline: November 1

Los Angeles Times
Writing
Deadline: November 15

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Reporting, Copy editing/Multiplatform editing, photography, multimedia, photography
Deadline: November 15

Christian Science Monitor
Digital, writing, news desk
Deadline: January 15

PART-TIME JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Video Producer $11/hour
The ASU Public Service Academy seeks a talented storyteller to document the creation of the nation’s first college leadership academy. Work up to ten hours a week under minimal supervision.
Videotape, produce, and edit engaging videos that highlight the Academy and its students.
This is a great opportunity for the right student to build a portfolio of compelling work!

Apply at: https://students.asu.edu/employment
Look for: Video Production Aide Downtown Phoenix campus College of Pub Srv & Comm Sol Requisition
JOB ID: 15501BR Application Deadline: August 31

Arizona Hearing Center- $15/hour
Arizona Hearing Center is dedicated to excellence in hearing care. We are looking to increase awareness and education regarding hearing loss and treatment of hearing loss. We would like to go “all in” in content marketing and we are looking to have a Chief Content Officer (CCO) oversees all marketing content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behavior. We are looking for an intern to move our content initiative forward and to act as the COO for our organization!. We are a small organization and consider ourselves in a “start-up” mode. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to run their own show and is a self started and tends to drive projects forward.

This individual is an expert within the organization in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation and localization, analytics and meaningful measurement.

The position collaborates with all members of the organization to help define both the brand story and the story as interpreted by the customer.

Responsibilities

Ultimately, the job of the CCO is to think like a publisher/journalist, leading the development of content initiatives in all forms to drive awareness, new and current business. This includes:

• Ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person. This is to be done for each buyer persona within the enterprise.
• The development of a functional content calendar throughout the enterprise verticals, and defining the owners in each vertical to particular persona groups.
• Supervising writing, editing, content strategy; be an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style.
• Integration of content activities within traditional marketing campaigns.
• Conducting ongoing usability tests to gauge content effectiveness. Gathering data and handle analytics (and make recommendations based on those results. Working with owners of particular content to revise and measure particular content and marketing goals.
• Developing standards, systems and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and content repurposing, including the real-time implementation of content strategies.
• Leveraging market data to develop content themes/topics and execute a plan to develop the assets that support a point of view and educate customers that leads to critical behavioral metrics.
• Conducting periodic competitive audits.
• Supervising the maintenance of content inventories and matrices.

Success Criteria

The CCO is measured on the continual improvement of customer nurturing and retention through storytelling, as well as the increase in new prospects into the enterprise through the consistent development and deployment of content to each persona group. Success criteria include:

• Positive brand recognition and consistency across chosen published channels.
• An increase in defined customer engagement metrics (measured by users taking the desired action…i.e. conversions, subscription, purchase, etc.).
• Website and social media traffic growth.
• Conversion metrics definition and growth.
• Social media positive sentiment metrics.
• Customer feedback and survey data.
• Increases in key search engine keyword rankings.
• A decrease in sales/buying cycles.
• Clearly defining content distribution during particular stages of the buying cycle (lead nurturing).

Skills Required

The CCO requires a combination marketing and publishing mindset, with the most important aspect being to think “customer first”. In essence, the CCO is the corporate storyteller that must be empathetic toward the pain points of the customer. Specific skills that are helpful include:
• Proven editorial skills. Outstanding command of the English (or primary customer) language.
• Training in how to tell a story using words, images, or audio, and an understanding of how to create content that draws an audience (it is critical that the CCO retain an “outsider’s perspective” much like that of a journalist.)
• The ability to lead and inspire content creators to achieve company’s stated goals.
• Skill at both long-form content creation and real-time (immediate) content creation and distribution strategies and tactics.
• The ability to think like an educator, intuitively understanding what the audience needs to know and how they want to consume it.
• A passion for new technology tools and usage of those tools within your own blogs and social media outreach. Social DNA a plus!
• Clear articulation of the business goal behind the creation of a piece (or series) of content.
• Project management skills to manage editorial schedules and deadlines within corporate and ongoing campaigns. Ability to work in a 24-hour project cycle.
• Incredible people skills.
• Basic technical understanding of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Java, web publishing, Flash, etc.
• Fluency in web analytics tools (Google Analytics), social media marketing applications (HubSpot) and leading social media monitoring platforms.
• Needs to be continually learning the latest platforms, technology tools and marketing solutions through partnerships.

Contact: Mark Syms
m.syms@azhear.com

Dallas Journalist looking for student to look for Maricopa court records
Job would basically require pulling files that journalist will identify for you at the Maricopa County Courthouse, copying them and either scanning and emailing or mailing, whatever is most efficient. Compensation will cover your time, costs of parking and copying.

Contact: Joe Tone
e-mail: tonewrites@gmail.com

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