Opportunities 9.2.15


Must See Mondays
“Journalism in the Age of Personal Media”
Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News

September 14 7:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

Special Thursday Guest Speaker
David Bornstein, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which explores and analyzes potential solutions to major societal problems.

Thursday September 17 7:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

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

NABJ Seeks Student Rep to Serve on National Board
Interested in serving on the NABJ Board of Directors? Apply today to be NABJ’s Student Representative.

Student Rep – Serves as liaison between the Board and the student members of NABJ. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

Individual Board Member Responsibilities
* Maintain a current NABJ membership in good standing at all times.
* Attend board meetings scheduled throughout the year and during the convention. Attendance may also be required at regional conferences, committee/task force meetings and functions, such as special events.
* Provide written report of goals and achievements to the board of directors before meetings.
* Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
* Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
* Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
* Inform others about the organization.
* Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
* Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field.
* Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. Board members must never use information gained through his/her position for personal gain; and must always act in the best interests of the organization.
* Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements. The board member is trusted by the public to manage donated funds to fulfill the organization’s mission.

Apply by September 15. Apply Here


Fall 2015- Arizona Cardinals social media/website internship

Length: Through 2015 season/fall semester (with the possibility of being extended through May, 2016)
Pay: $10/hour

Duties: Help create social content/campaigns for team accounts in Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat/Vine among other platforms. Distribute/post on those platforms. Aid in day-to-day maintenance of the website, including updating pages and curating photo galleries.

Contact: Darren Urban, senior web manager

Fall 2015- Arizona Coyotes Social Media Intern
The Social Media Intern will assist in maximizing awareness of the Arizona Coyotes in the ever-evolving world of social media and new media platforms. Must be available on home games.

• Assist in producing content for web and social media.
• Work in conjunction with the Social Media Manager for game day duties.
• Help strategize creative content for the club’s social media channels including Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Vine and Periscope.
• Collaborate actively with the ticket sales and corporate sales teams to create compelling concepts and execute sponsorable social media campaigns.
• Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with various Arizona Coyotes departments.
• Create content to keep the user constantly engaged.
• Develop, manage, and monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns to maximize results.

Education/ Experience:
• Must be a current college sophomore or above. Majoring in journalism, communications, or other digital related field strongly preferred.
• A working knowledge of the National Hockey League, specifically the Arizona Coyotes.
• Currently active in social media.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to work in the fast-paced online environment.
• Must be self-motivated and have strong organizational skills.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Must have excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
• Ability to work as a member of a team environment.
• Graphic design knowledge preferred but not necessary

Details of internship

Fall 2015- Arizona Coyotes- Howler’s Kids Club
The Arizona Coyotes are looking for hard-working, creative-minded interns to help grow and re-establish Howler’s Kids Club as an integral connection between youth fans and the team. Interns will be responsible for membership recruitment and engagement with members through social media and at games. Interns will also be involved in the development and execution of Howler’s Kids Club experiences and activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Game Night:
o Arrive early to every home game to meet with Mascot Coordinator to discuss that night’s duties
o Organize and prepare materials and set up Kid’s Club concourse area prior to doors opening
o Communicate Club benefits and details to prospective fans and fulfill new memberships on site
o Update current members on upcoming Club activities
o Assist with Howler Pawtograph sessions as scheduled and act as supplemental support to Mascot o Maintain and clean up Kids Club materials, electronics, and membership kits

Beyond Game Nights:
o Assembly and distribution of Kid’s Club Kits
o Assistance with Kids Club Events on Non-Game Day (ie- Putt Putt with Howler, Holiday Skate with Howler, etc)
Other duties as deemed necessary or as directed by the Mascot Coordinator and Manager of Community Relations.

Required Knowledge – Skills – Job Qualifications
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
o Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and utilize critical thinking skills
o Ability to collaborate on assigned tasks and work well with others
o Maintain high standards of customer service and always interact with fans in a polite manner o Treat all Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Arena staff with mutual respect and professionalism o Must be available to work a majority of Coyotes home games at Gila River Arena
o Must have flexible hours; including late nights, weekends and holidays
o Please note: this includes games during school holiday breaks and we will require interns to be available o Must be dependable and have a positive attitude
o Must have a reliable source of transportation and communication
o Moderate knowledge of sports, specifically ice hockey
o Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Education and Formal Training
o Be enrolled at a qualified educational institution of higher learning o Must be a High School Graduate
Please submit resume and/or questions to Arizona Coyotes.

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016- Knight Agency PR Internship
The Knight Agency is a personalized boutique public relations, marketing, event and advertising firm accepting resumés for a part-time Fall internship in our Scottsdale, Arizona office. The aspiring PR, marketing, and communication expert will be responsible for assisting our mid to senior level team members with a range of multiple accounts in the culinary/restaurant, entertainment, nightlife, wellness/fitness, transportation/logistics, and luxury lifestyle industries. If you are constantly seeking new restaurants, in the know with nightclubs before the grand openings, and/or a fitness or wellness enthusiast, let’s chat.

Currently enrolled through Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism or W.P Carey School of Business

Anticipated internship experience:
• AP style writing
• Research development
• Press release and media alert writing
• Pitch media verbally and written
• Social media
• Press clipping and monitoring
Specific projects:
• Media list building and research
• Pitch newsworthy and trend story ideas to reporters, editors, producers and
• Press release and media alert development
• Press clipping
• PR reporting
• Event coordination
• Social media management
• Office management

Compensation structure: unpaid
Desired start date: immediately Approximate hours per week: up to 20 hours/week

The Knight Agency
Optima Sonoran Village
6895 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 118 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Knight-Agency/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheKnightAgency Twitter: https://twitter.com/knightagencyaz
Website: http://www.knight.agency/
Do you have what it takes to join the Knight life? Please send resumés and writing samples to sayhi@knight.agency.

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 or Spring 2016- Allison+Partners Scottsdale
Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, or other related program. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, adapt to a fast-paced work environment, possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, interact professionally with clients, and exercise good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Interns will be mentored by the entire Allison+Partners team including senior executives. Interns will work between 20-25 hours a week. Prior relevant experience is required. Compensation is $10 per hour.

We are seeking a paid intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects. These include, but are not limited to:

•Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed.
·Conduct industry and client research
·Develop story and pitch angles
·Monitor and track client coverage
•Assist with media outreach, including pitching and follow-ups
•Attend and participate in client meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed
•Attend media live-shots, in-studios and events as needed.
•Assist with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases.
•Complete timesheets daily, administrative duties and activities as assigned in a timely fashion.
•Assist firm staff with other client, business development and firm management projects as assigned.

What to Expect:
You won’t spend your whole day stapling and making copies. You won’t be expected to do ridiculous Starbucks runs for everyone in the office. And you definitely won’t be forced to wear a costume and deliver client product to news stations at 3 a.m.

You will be doing important client work. You will be a valued team member whose input is appreciated. You will be interacting with the media in the wee hours of the morning – for live shots. You will be expected to meet deadlines, keep promises and exceed expectations.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: amyo@allisonpr.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Boston Globe
Writing, reporting,sports and business reporting
Deadline: November 2

Seattle Times
Deadline: November 15

Los Angeles Times
Deadline: November 15

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

Chicago Tribune
Metro Reporting
Deadline: December 1

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


NPR Kroc Fellowship
The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists.

Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Throughout the experience Kroc Fellows can expect to develop:

-Production and editorial skills, by working on an NPR program. Past fellows have worked at All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition Saturday
-Reporting and on-air experience, by working under the guidance of NPR editors
-Web writing and multi-media production skills, by working with NPR digital producers and editors
-First-hand broadcast journalism experience, by working at an NPR Member Station

The Fellowship begins in August and lasts one year. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement.

Candidate Qualifications
While the ideal Kroc Fellow aspires to work in public radio, previous journalism or radio experience is not required. Candidates should be close to completing a undergraduate or graduate degree, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to December 31. Kroc Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive.

Full description can be found at Kroc Fellowship
Deadline: December 31


Roy Howard National Reporting Contest- Winners go to Japan
College journalists: Apply now for the 2016 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. The application is now live and is due Jan. 13, 2016.

We’ll award an expenses-paid study tour to Japan (tentative dates are May 12-21, 2016) to the top nine college journalists in the country.

A letter of recommendation from your supervising editor or producer, newspaper adviser, faculty member, or the dean or director of your communication program is required along with this application. The letter should explain why the recommender believes you are a good candidate for the program and verify that your work was broadcast or published in print or online without major alternations. Click here to send instructions to your recommender on uploading your letter. Be sure to complete this step well in advance of the Jan. 13 deadline to give your recommender time to respond to the request. You may complete this step before or after you have submitted the rest of the application.

The Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition is open to full-time undergraduate students who are returning to college in fall 2016 as undergraduates. Selected students are required to travel to Japan on or about May 12-21, 2016. Participants who are unable to take the trip must forfeit any and all prizes, and the award will be offered to the next runner-up. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. The Roy W. Howard Fellows will be announced by Jan. 30, 2016.

– See more at: Roy Howard Competition


Phoenix Suns Game Night Communications Assistant
Work/FLSA Status: Part-Time Seasonal/Non-Exempt
Reports To: Vice President, Basketball Communications
Direct Reports: Basketball Communications Managers

Job Purpose: Assist the Basketball Communications Managers with the implementation of all the team’s communications/media relations efforts on game nights. This is a part-time seasonal position that pays $9.50/hour and will remain until the conclusion of the Suns season (including post-season). The schedule will be approximately 3:30pm-10:30pm and applicants must be available to work all Suns home games.

To Apply visit our website at www.suns.com/careers

Primary (Essential) Duties
•Issue credentials and passes to media, staff, families and guests
•Record and transcribe interviews with players, coaches and staff
•Write, edit and distribute in-game reports, statistical memos, injury updates, etc.
•Assist with researching postgame notes and tracking statistical trends through the games and season
•Serve as a media room host
•Distribute statistics to the media
•Assist with the setup of the media work room, including stat monitor setup in the arena
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities
•Professional and personable demeanor and approach
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•Ability to multi-task effectively
•A strong work ethic with the ability to work with equally strong personalities
•Excellent writing and editing skills
•Basic knowledge of the Phoenix Suns and basketball

Experience/Education Requirements
•Pursuing a degree in Journalism, Communications or related fields such as Public Relations and Marketing.
•Previous writing experience
•Previous experience in sports a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

•Flexible schedule based on Suns home schedule to include weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs
•Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays (all Suns home games) and be at the arena approximately three and a half hours before tipoff
•Must be able to attend all Suns home games
•Must be available for the entire Suns season (October through playoffs which could go into June 2016).
•Must be able to lift and move up to 25 pounds
•Extended periods of time of standing and walking

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SABEW- Student Workers
Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) General Clerk position is now open.

Duties and responsibilities:
Assist the Membership, Marketing and Event Coordinator with various office duties such as filing, membership database projects, conference preparation, typing, copying, scanning and sorting.

Pay rate: $10 per hour
Hours are flexible; preferably morning or early afternoon. Approximately 10 hours per week with more hours during peak conference seasons.
SABEW is located on the 4th floor of the Cronkite School.

Contact: Crystal Beasley
Membership, Marketing and Event Coordinator
(602) 496-5188

Volunteers Needed For Mock Disaster Training Exercise
If you want to practice asking tough questions of professional Public Info Officers as they train to get peppered with hard-hitting questions from the press, take a look at this unique and exciting opportunity. Looking for 10-12 students who can spend four hours grilling real PIO’s as they train in north Phoenix. Ideally, you should be at least a sophomore and have some experience interviewing people. If you have completed JMC 201 and JMC 301, even better. If you cannot make it for the entire 4 hours, the team can use you for 2 hours.

Make the pros squirm under the intense questioning of student journalists. Sign up today.

Thursday September 12
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
2550 W. Utopia, Phoenix

Interested? Send a quick note to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by September 6.

Volunteer for Blog Post- Lifelock
Looking for a volunteer to write a blog post about student identity theft for our company blog “LifeLock UnLocked.” Student identity theft is on the rise and with the school year starting, we’d love to hear about it first hand from a student. The post would entail providing a brief overview on student identity theft, followed by tips for students and parents on protecting personally identifiable information (PII) during the school year. Our blog editor will work with the student directly and provide guidance.

Interested? Please send writing samples or link to your most recent blog posts to Beth Steurer. Please respond by September 11.


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