Opportunities 9.11.15

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

Interested in sports?
Pac-12 Network announcer Ted Robinson will be at the Cronkite School on Thursday September 17 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Cronkite #444 to answer your questions about sports careers, the Pac-12 Network, College Football and other things. If you want to work in sports, you should attend and ask good question from this veteran play-by-play announcer, who will call the ASU-New Mexico football game. Seats are limited so please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by September 15.

Internship Interview Day

Just a few days left to apply for the broadcast or PR internship interview day. The deadline is just a couple of days away- on Monday.

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

World Premiere of The Long Alchemy of Becoming
Spend an evening with the Arizona State University scientists and filmmakers behind a new movie featuring a magical oasis in the Chihuahuan desert. This short film brings together original poetry, music and cinematography to tell the story of the universe as seen at the intersection of the past and the future. The story unfolds at a cluster of unique and diverse aquatic ecosystems in Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico.

Hosted by noted ASU cosmologist Dr. Paul Davies, the event will examine the origins of chemical elements, the origin of life, the Cambrian explosion, and the ongoing mega-extinction at the dawn of the Anthropocene, as well as the fate of the universe.

Join us to explore the cosmos and interact with the scientists, artists and communicators behind the film including biologist James Elser (ASU Regents’ Professor and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist), ecologist Jorge Ramos (ASU PhD candidate), cinematographer and editor Samantha Davis (Cronkite alumna), and ASU science communicators Sandra Leander and Samantha Lloyd.

When: September 18, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: ASU Marston Exploration Theatre, ASU Tempe Campus
Cost: Free

Seating is limited.

Hosted by: ASU School of Life Sciences, ASU Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

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 or Spring 2016 PR & Social Media Internship
Fingerpaint, a full service marketing firm in Scottsdale, is seeking a public relations intern for fall semester. Fingerpaint provides a fast paced and exciting learning environment in all facets of public relations, with a strong focus in real estate, education, hospitality, film & entertainment, and wellness industries.

Completion of senior-level public relations or communications courses
Ability to complete tasks in an independent atmosphere. While instruction and guidance will always be provided, applicants must have the ability to complete projects and responsibilities without constant supervision
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Proficient management of popular social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and WordPress
Knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) writing style
Prior experience in an office or other professional setting preferred

Primary Responsibilities
Develop press releases, media advisories, and release report documents
Social media updates and blog writing
Research, compile and update media lists
Monitor various media outlets (online and print) for client news
Update and manage editorial calendars
Manage client clips and develop monthly coverage summaries
Event support and office administrative tasks

Please send resume to Wendy Helle at whelle@fingerpaintmarketing.com by Monday, September 21, 2015.

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.

Spring 2016- Arizona Capitol TV
Paid internship doing video production at the Arizona State Capitol. https://youtu.be/pXwuoOYxktg

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


Alliance for Women in Media (AWM)
Two winning applicants will each produce a concept for a digital piece, essay or other creative concept addressing one of three key areas: 1) Identify the significance in today’s society of digital literacy and 21st century skills; 2) Forecast trends in new and digital media as they may affect users and providers of services, or 3) Review cable industry public policy viewpoints. See the details.

Awards are $3,500.

Deadline to enter is September 24, 2015.

Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
Apply for $1,000 scholarships now through October 31. In addition to a $1,000 scholarship, scholarship recipients get a one year AWSM membership and complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual convention.

Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 140 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid summer internships working in broadcast production, broadcast reporting, print/digital reporting, magazine writing and public relations. Our 2015 interns worked at ESPN, CNN, MLB.com, Sports Illustrated, PRO Sports Communications and the Colorado Springs Gazette. Internship hosts are subject to change each year.

Go to AWSM scholarship.

Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowships will be offered in the summer 2015 with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and its media partners and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice. Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested.

To apply for spring 2016, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. Deadline is October 15.

Roy Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition- Win a Trip to Japan
Applications are now open for the 2016 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, which awards nine of the country’s top journalists from universities all around the country with an all-expenses paid trip to Japan each year.

Apply by January 13.

The Scripps Howard Foundation, with Indiana University journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920. Asia was an area of special interest to Roy W. Howard, who traveled and reported on the area extensively, even while leading major news organizations.

Emily Metzgar, associate professor of journalism at Indiana University, will lead the students during the nine-day trip, which includes visits to domestic and international media organizations and cultural landmarks. In the past, the students have visited MBS Television, Associated Press Tokyo, the Wall Street Journal and Google. The group will also tour Buddhist temples in Kyoto, the A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima, and other historical sites. Tentative trip dates are May 12-21, 2016.

Martin Luther King Servant-Leadership Nominations Being Accepted
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director of ASU Gammage and ASU MLK Jr. Committee Chair, is soliciting nominations for the 2016 ASU MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award. This year’s theme is #REFLECTMLK.

The ASU MLK Jr. Committee will be presenting a Servant-Leadership Award to an ASU student at the MLK Breakfast on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at West campus.
Servant-leadership is a practical philosophy, which supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Servant leaders may or may not hold formal leadership positions. Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening and the ethical use of power and empowerment.

The student must be currently enrolled full-time, exemplify the ideals of servant-leadership and have a track record of commitment through volunteer service. Candidates may submit his or her resume with this form. Letters of recommendation are acceptable, but no more than two. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The ASU MLK Jr. Committee will provide a $1,000 scholarship to the awardee to be used towards his or her educational costs. This scholarship is available to ASU full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

All applications will be reviewed and then the top three candidates selected would have 30-minute interviews with the committee. Finalists will be contacted for their interview. The awardee must be able to attend the breakfast.

Please submit this recommendation by close of business on Thursday, October 1, 2015 through campus mail to Michelle Johnson at MC 0205, fax 480/965-7663 or e-mail mmjcap@asu.edu.


Sports Writing $13/hour
We currently have a part-time opening in our sports department writing copy and editing audio. The job entails evenings and weekends, about 24 hours a week at $13/hr. We are located in the iHeart Media building next to ABC 15 at 44th St. and Van Buren.

Rick Maklebust
National Sports Director
24/7 News
Office: (602) 374-6367
4686 E. Van Buren #300
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Videographer- ASU Tempe
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS‐ASU), part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS), is seeking a motivated student to support all aspects of new media production for a variety of activities and events related to how new technologies impact society. The Specialist will be responsible for supporting video and audio production, from filming and editing to graphics and voice overlays, at CNS‐ASU and SFIS events. This is an ideal position for a student interested in using his/her production skills to communicate science and technology issues to the public. Interest in journalism a plus. Undergraduate students (2nd year or higher) preferred. $11.00 ‐ $14.00 per hour depending on experience.

Essential Duties
 Digital video/audio recording of talks, lectures and other special events.
 Editing of footage per specifications supplied by Center management and communications staff.
 Export of final products into a variety of formats and/or to online portals as needed.
Desired Qualifications
 1‐2 years of video recording experience.
 1‐2 years of video editing experience.
 Extensive experience with Adobe Premier.
 Experience with Final Cut Pro 7 also helpful.
 Excellent organizational skills (logging footage, arranging files, organizing video production
 Some graphic design experience related to titling, font selection, etc.
 Knowledge of codecs, cameras, and wireless Lav microphones.
 Must have the ability to work independently on multiple projects with an ability to meet

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS‐ASU) is a federally‐funded research, education, and outreach center dedicated to understanding the legal, ethical, and other societal implications of nanotechnology.

ASU works intimately with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society https://sfis.asu.edu/ which offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment for developing and testing research and teaching ideas related to the governance and conduct of science and technology in the public interest.

Apply at students.asu.edu/employment/search (Requisition ID# 16842BR)

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 some time grilling real PIO’s as they train on the ASU downtown campus. Ideally, you should be at least a sophomore and have some experience interviewing people. If you’re a freshman who aspires to be a hard-hitting reporter, you should do this. If you have completed JMC 201 and JMC 301, even better. There are a couple of 2-hour windows to practice your interviewing skills in a press conference setting. Make the pros squirm under the intense questioning of student journalists. Sign up today.

Thursday September 17
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 1130 a.m.

Interested? Send a quick note to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by September 15.


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