Opportunities 9.20.15


Must See Mondays
Rough and Tumble: Public Relations for Startups
Aly Saxe, founder and CEO, Iris PR Software
September 21 7:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

A Discussion with Damien Cave of The New York Times
Damien Cave, the deputy editor for digital on the national desk of The New York Times, is visiting Cronkite for a conversation over refreshments on the news organization’s growing digital efforts. He also will discuss what it takes to land a job at one of the nation’s largest and most-prestigious news operations.

Cave joined the Times in 2004 and has served on assignment in Baghdad. He also was the Miami bureau chief and a foreign correspondent in Mexico City for the Times. He started his career as a staff writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine and Salon.com.

Sept. 29, 2015
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (bagels and juice will be available)
First Amendment Forum

Later in the day, Cave will be on the ASU Tempe campus at 4 p.m. in the Pima Room of the Memorial Union to present “Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?” This event is sponsored by Arizona State University Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Women’s Hackathon at USC
“Hack The Gender Gap” features an amazing lineup of speakers, mentors and students joining others from 15+ schools around the country. The focus will be on immersive journalism and virtual reality and all attendees will receive a free Google Cardboard! The Friday evening panel will be moderated by Willow Bay, a veteran TV and digital journalist (CNN, Bloomberg, Huffington Post) who is now the director of USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism.

The event is October 9-11 in Los Angeles at the USC Annenberg School.

How the Hack-a-thon works:
From the students, faculty and pros assembled, we’ll create “dream teams” with a mix of necessary disciplines — content, design, technology and business — who will learn to work together in the crucible of the Hackathon. The weekend will be a combination of focused talks and training from innovation leaders and experts, work sessions and final presentations of solutions from each team. Faculty and industry experts will provide expertise to each team and help them rapidly develop their product or concept.

Teams will envision, map and pitch a startup in immersive journalism and VR that can deliver a singular idea, product, service, or process to serve the public in journalism. Rather than be a traditional Hackathon focused on coding and building, this one will be about collaboration, team-building and entrepreneurship.

Register at Eventbrite

Internship Interview Day Application- Publications/Writing/Digital/Photography
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:

PR Interview Day Application Deadline
Extended until September 24

Publications Interview Day Application Deadline
Monday October 5

(The Broadcast interview day application is closed)

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 Social Media Internship- Paid
U-Haul is hiring Social Media, PR and Journalism interns. Must be at least a junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Required to work 15-20 hours/week within a M-F 8a-5p window. Must be experienced in using social media. Business research and writing skills preferred.

U-Haul’s internship are fun, flexible and paid!

Contact: Anne Collins

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 Content Marketing Internship- $15/hour
Binti’s mission is to find a loving family for every child by making adoption delightful, transparent, and universally accessible. While there are 6 million children orphaned each year and over 1 million parents in the U.S. who have expressed interest in adopting, 90% of parents who start the adoption process end up dropping out due to the difficulty or cost. Our mission is to close this gap and increase the number of children who join loving homes each year.

Binti is a for-profit, mission-driven software company based in San Francisco, CA. Investors include First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Vayner/RSE, Kapor Capital, Sound Ventures, Boxgroup, and several well-known angel investors.
The Internship

As our content marketing intern, you’ll be drafting content for Binti’s website as well as ghostwriting content to be published as guest blog posts on prominent media outlets. Topics include guides for adoptive parents on the adoption process, guides for birth parents looking to place their child for adoption, personal stories of adoptive parents going through an adoption, personal stories of birth parents who’ve placed their child for adoption, and more. We’ll provide ideas for topics as well as resources to get up to speed on adoption.

Self-motivated, able to take ownership to take content from concept to completion
Track record of breaking through brick walls on your way to success
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

To apply, email jobs@binti.com with “Your Name – Binti Content Marketing Intern” as the email subject. Please include:

Writing samples
A resume or LinkedIn profile

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 Internship Reporting and Communications Internship – Missing from Mexico
The Content and Editing Intern will be responsible for providing support for an independent online news site with border issues focus involving in-depth reporting and ongoing writing projects, as assigned. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona. • Supports assigned projects as they relate to reporting and editing, utilizing appropriate project document, tracking and measurement tools. • Assists in gathering information on assigned topics. • Supports in monitoring, analyzing and organizing completed interview materials. • Helps create new content for and monitor social media campaigns. • Supports management in the production of articles, resource pages and other related collateral, including assisting with idea brainstorming and reporting. • Assists with the management and monitoring of project website. • Opportunities for shadowing on reporting trips and for enterprise project proposals (print, multimedia or broadcast), development support and publication. • Performs other related duties as assigned.

CONTACT: Rebekah Zemansky, contact@missingfrommexico.com

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 Internship- Social Media
Resolute is a growing financial advisory firm located in Scottsdale. We are seeking a goal-oriented second or third year college intern who is looking for a part-time internship position in a professional working environment. This is a great opportunity where you will be able to utilize your education and demonstrate your knowledge and skills while receiving a hands on career-related learning experience.

 The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
 Detail oriented and well organized
 Creative and flexible
 Ability to take initiative
 Professional demeanor and appearance
 Strong communication skills both written and verbal
 Friendly and jovial attitude with a team spirit

Duties and Responsibilities
 Create and implement social media communications calendar Update website with content
 Update and maintain client database

The candidate we are seeking is a self-starter and independent thinker who is highly proactive and creative. They desire an opportunity for a great learning experience with a small company and to be a part of a cooperative and professional work environment.

Software Knowledge Requirements
 Microsoft Office
 InfusionSoft
 Adobe Photoshop
 WordPress

Internship Details
 Must be a college student in pursuit of a BS/BA degree
 Graphic design skills are highly recommended
 Available to commit 20 hours per week during business hours of Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm.

Include a Cover Letter with your Resume Submission.
Contact Information: Kate Larson
Marketing Director, Resolute 480.947.3321 klarson@resolutecommercial.com www.resolutecommercial.com

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 Broadcast and Digital Internship at CW Affiliate
We Need three interns:
1- To work on a political show
1- to work editing/producing/creative services
1- work with digital content- both web and social media

CW is located at 645 E. Missouri, Suite 100.

Contact: Denise McManus

Spring 2016- Phoenix Sister Cities Website and Newsletter Manager
•Email marketing
•Website development
•Newsletter editor
•Working with staff on a variety of projects
•Various tasks as assigned
•Additional desired skills: Joomla, Microsoft Publisher, and Mail Chimp experience

Must be a college student or recent graduate with a strong interest in non-profits agencies, event planning, international business, communications, cultural diversity, economics, art, tourism, web design, government and/or public relations. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, attention to detail, organization skills, and willingness to learn. It is preferred that interns have some experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Full and part- time internships are available; preference is for interns to work no less than 20 hours a week over a minimum of three days. Interns are also required to attend occasional evening meetings, and have opportunities to attend committee events on the weekends. Applicants interested in working as the Youth and Program Assistant Intern will need some weekend availability.

Please send the application (found on our website http://www.phoenixsistercities.org), resume and cover letter to:


or by mail to
ATTN: Sarah Rutkowski
CEDD International Relations Division
200 West Washington St. 20th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Application materials are due by November 9, 2015.

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


Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
The BEA offers several scholarships for students interested in broadcasting. The deadline to submit all materials is October 13. Details for scholarships.

Walter S. Patterson Award
$1750.00 each (Two scholarships available)
Students who are pursuing radio careers

BEA Founders Award
$1500 each (Two scholarships available)
Students in any area of broadcasting

Abe Voron Award
$5000 each (Two scholarships available)
Students who are pursuing radio careers

John Bayliss Scholarship
$2000 Scholarship (One scholarships available)
Students who are pursuing radio careers

Vincent T. Wasilewski Award
$4000 each (One scholarships available)
Graduate students only in any area of broadcasting

Richard Eaton Foundation Award
$2000 each (One scholarships available)

Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award
$3000 each (One scholarship Available)
Graduate students only who are studying any area of broadcast history

IRTS Fellowship in New York- Housing and travel expenses Paid
The International Television and Radio Society (IRTS) offers a unique fellowship program where it pays for housing and travel and it also helps you land a New York-based internship. The deadline to apply for this highly-competitive fellowship is midnight EST on November 1.

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program. Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2016.

The Program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and interactive media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They also take related field trips and learn career planning, networking and interviewing skills by attending industry social functions.

Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the nine-week Fellowship. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before settling into a permanent job in the electronic media industry.

Sports Task Force Scholarship
Sports Task Force is offering college students the Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship! The scholarship offers up to $2,500 to currently enrolled students who are pursuing sports journalism/media as a career!

The Sports Task Force mission is to elevate the voice of Asian Americans in the sports journalism industry across multiple media platforms through programs, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities.

AAJA student membership is required for the selected scholarship recipients. For membership application, please apply online at http://www.aaja.org.
Applicants must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong interest in pursuing sports journalism as a career. Selected scholarship recipients must commit to a minimum of five hours of volunteer work for the AAJA Sports Task Force.
Applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled with at least 12 credit units per semester at a junior college/university within the United States. Applicants must be enrolled in or on track to take journalism courses.

Current resume
Cover letter explaining journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement, and financial need (500-800 words)
Essay describing why you are interested in pursuing a sports journalism career, and what role sports has played in your life (1,000-2,000 words)
3.0 GPA requirement
Three Professional/Academic references (name and contact information)

Deadline to apply is October 30.

Graduate Student Fellowships At Auschwitz For The Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)
FASPE Journalism is open to graduate students going into journalism. Ten to 15 Fellows will be chosen for the 2016 program, which will run from Friday, May 20 through Thursday, June 2.

All program costs, including travel to Europe from New York and back, European travel, lodging, and food are covered. FASPE Journalism is part of a program offering fellowships in several professional fields. Journalism Fellows travel and share some seminars with Business and Law Fellows.

FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications are due by January 5, 2016. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.FASPE.info. For a flyer on FASPE Journalism, follow this link.

Television Producer Fellowship- December Graduate
If you know are a December 2015 graduate who wants to be a television news producer, Hearst Television is offering an incredible opportunity.

Our Hearst Producing Fellowship offers a graduating senior 10 weeks of paid hands on training at one of our television stations with the promise of a full time job (assuming successful completion of the program.)

We are looking for candidates you believe have the right skill set to handle the fast pace of newscast producing. Applicants should include a resume, up-to-date transcript, one page essay talking about why they want to be a producer and two recommendations from faculty or internship supervisors. Further details are in the attachment.

Applications are due on November 1, 2015 and should be emailed to EJ Kropp at ekropp@hearst.com

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.


Uber Video Contest
Uber is changing the way people are getting around by offering a convenient, cashless, and stylish on demand car request service from your mobile phone. Our partners, the drivers are the engine behind Uber.

The goal of this challenge is to create a video that showcases one of our driver partners sharing why they drive and inspires viewers to: 1- Drive more 2- Become a driver. Show who they are as a person, how their life is impacted by Uber, how they impact others.

●Video length
○30 seconds (+ or – 6 frames) OR
○15 seconds (+ or – 6 frames)
●Feature one driver and why they drive (check out #WhyIDrive for ideas)
●Do not include:
○Any dollar amounts
○Competitor names
○Brand placement – (must be all about Uber)
●Must refrain from language of “I work for Uber” “I drive for Uber” “This is the best job I’ve ever had” **No employment language
●Must sign a video agreement allowing Uber to use video for our own purposes whether it be internal or external
●Only used licensed stock footage, photos or music
●Must have all driver partners sign Media Release
●Must send all files through DropBox for submission by October 7, 2015

Tone: We want both riders and drivers to connect to the driver partner and Uber!

Brand Assets:
●Uber logo
●Font: 1st choice: Clan, 2nd Choice: Helvetica Neue (If you use text)
●Colors: Uber Black: #09091A, Uber White #C0C0C8, Uber Blue #1FBAD6 (If you use text)

Prizes: Top 10 finalists will be selected and invited to a lunch and viewing party at the Uber office.

Grand Prize: TBD

Contact: Retta Byron


ASU Downtown Seeks Freelance Videographers and Photographers
Freelance videographers or photographers needed at ASU in downtown Phoenix.

Contact: Heather Beshears
Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications
College of Public Service & Community Solutions | Arizona State University
602-496-0406 | heather.beshears@asu.edu

Freelance Reporters- Broadcast
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) seeks a couple of students who can produce video stories. If you have the knack for telling a story and know how to use video and audio to do it effectively, contact Rene’ Blatte.

Republic Media is hiring a PT Designer/Page Editor
Republic Media, the #1 local news website (azcentral.com) and the state’s largest daily newspaper (The Arizona Republic) is seeking a detail oriented Part-Time Designer/Page Editor who will be responsible for producing high quality newspaper pages by working closely with client newspapers. We put a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and winning.

We are a consultative media company that provides our customers with a means to deliver their advertising message to the right audience in the most effective way. From digital, print and social media, Republic Media encompasses an array of products including azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and La Voz.

Designs and creates engaging pages with accuracy using layered information to reflect the tone of the product and its market. Follows Gannett style guide and meets deadlines
Writes headlines and other display type on story packages as assigned. Trims stories to fit the designated space. Ensures stories have sufficient info boxes, pull quotes, headlines, subheads, photos and/or other devices to provide strong layering of story packages. Utilizes CCI/NewsGate best-practice workflow
Collaborates with client newspapers to maximize the use of news columns and resources Assigns stories to pages based on site’s booking philosophy and page-flow requirements
Selects, copy edits and writes accurate display type for some wire stories. Proofreads display type and tracks jumps as assigned and corrects errors
Provides high-level customer service
Performs other duties as necessary and as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience at a weekly or daily newspaper designing pages and writing headlines in a deadline driven environment is preferred
Ability to work in a team environment, both internally and externally
Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, CCI and Excel
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

Before you apply, contact: Jodie Lau


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