Opportunities 10.01.15


Must See Mondays

Learning to See:  Our Photographic Reality
Interested in visual journalism and the issues and ethics surrounding the craft in 2015? Kenny Irby, visual journalist and senior faculty member of the Poynter Institute’s Visual Journalism and Diversity team will be here to discuss effective, compelling and ethical visual storytelling and things to remember when you’re in the field.

Monday October 5
7:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

Pac-12 Network Play-By-Play Announcer Visits Cronkite
Yogi Roth will be at the school for a Q & A session on Thursday October 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Cronkite #444. Yogi is broadcasting the ASU vs. Colorado football game during the weekend. If you’re interested in a sports career or would like to meet Yogi Roth, please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 5.

Major League Baseball Diversity Summit
Major League Baseball’s 2016 Diversity Business Summit will be held in Phoenix from March 8-9, 2016

If you are interested in working in the baseball industry and would love the opportunity to meet and gain first-hand knowledge of career opportunities, the Major League Baseball Diversity Summit is for you.

To learn more, attend the information session on October 15 from 1-3 p.m. We are inviting all students to attend. The information session will be hosted by the Major League Baseball and the Arizona Diamondbacks. This meeting will give you an overview of the Diversity Business Summit event, as well as what the students will gain from this experience. The info session will on the Tempe campus in the Fulton Center in room #2490 on the second floor.  The Fulton Center is located at 300 E. University. Please RSVP by October 8 if you plan to attend the info session. RSVP to Carolyn Harley carolyn.harley@asu.edu

Internship Interview Day Application- Publications/Writing/Digital/Photography
If you are looking for a local spring 2016 internship with a newspaper or magazine and want to participate in our upcoming internship interview day, please complete an internship application online.

Recruiter Visits
A recruiter for MLB.com will be on campus to interview students for summer 2016 internships. The interviews will take place on Thursday November 12 in Cronkite 222 time TBA. If you are a junior and above, have some fantastic sports clips and want to work an internship for MLB.com, then you need to interview. By October 16, send a cover letter, resume and a link to your clips to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu.


Fall 2015 Internship – Communications / Social Media Internship Opportunity
The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is seeking an intern to support its Strategic Communications efforts. This internship opportunity is for students enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising; multi-media production and/or television production. Interns will gain valuable experience in contributing to brainstorming sessions, social media outreach, marketing research, and other office administration tasks; including exposure to communications campaign planning and implementation.

This internship also provides an opportunity to build a portfolio of writing samples and communications projects. The intern also will be able work and network with various communications professionals at the city of Phoenix.

·Proficiency in social media marketing, with related experience and/or strong followings and relationships on social channels
·Understand the differences in usage and strategy between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest accounts
·Creative with excellent writing skills
·Action oriented and self-motivated and results driven approach;
·Ability to exercise sound judgment independently and also contribute in a team environment
·Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills (both written and oral);
·Ability to maintain professional attitude and appearance at all times

·The intern will assist with researching and producing social media content/strategies for sites such as Facebook and Twitter
·Assist with managing webpage content
·Compile ​press clippings​

Hours / Work Location: ​
·Work hours and days are flexible, a minimum of three (3) per week is required. While the communications office is located at Phoenix City Hall (200 W. Washington St.) this internship entails an opportunity to work remotely.

​​Payment: ​​
·This is an unpaid internship. School credit is available.

·Please email the following to monica.hernandez@phoenix.gov: Resume (include relevant social media links (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.) Feel free to include a cover letter or simply tell us a little about yourself when you email.

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.


ASU Women’s Basketball In-Game Host
Job Description:
•Communicate information to fans live on-camera according to the script produced by the game experience department
•Introduce various in-game elements including contests, recognitions and performances providing ad lib commentary when necessary
•Conduct interviews with head coach Charli Turner Thorne at halftime of every game
•Coordinate with Sun Devil Athletics staff to provide the best game experience possible for fans

•Ability to work nights and weekends
•Available for all women’s basketball games and special events with very few exceptions
•Strong knowledge of the game of basketball
•Willingness to be animated and become an integral part of the Sun Devil Women’s Basketball community

To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Dan Kirk at drkirk1@asu.edu

Seeking Copy Editor
Are you cuckoo for comma rules? Do misplaced modifiers drive you bonkers? Do you enjoy keeping tabs on the latest AP Style gossip? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then have we got the job for you!

The Tempe Normal School Review is currently seeking a Copy Editor for our Fall 2015 issue. The job will entail closely editing roughly 50 pages of (interesting and well researched!) copy over a two week period for grammar, style, and accuracy. Experience with AP Style is preferred.

If interested, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to normalschoolreview@gmail.com by OCTOBER 10.
After reviewing applications, we will set up an interview to chat about our mutual love of AP Style Guidelines.”

NASCAR- Pit Notes Volunteer
On November 12-15, Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) will be conducting its final major race weekend of the year. I am again looking for some aspiring journalists who are interested in experiencing sports reporting at the highest level to work as volunteer Pit Notes reporters. As the next-to-last major race weekend of the NASCAR season, the races at Phoenix play crucial roles in the determining the story lines that will result in one champion being crowned at PIR and three being crowned the next weekend at Homestead, FL. It is the job of my pit notes team to bring those story opportunities to the attention of the media.

Past knowledge of NASCAR or any form of auto racing would be helpful, but it is NOT necessary. Good reporting skills and the ability to follow instructions are essential. Assuming I get some worthy applicants, I may not open applications again for at least a year.

Please note that Pit Notes reporters are volunteer positions. The track will, however, provide food and beverages.

The Pit Notes are the basic bits of information used to keep the media informed of news events at the track during a race weekend. They generally run 60 to 80 pages for an entire race weekend.

The editor obtains a significant portion of the information used in the pit notes by communicating by radio with various volunteer pit reporters (usually 7 to 10) and directing them where to go, who to speak with, and what to ask. The key is taking complete and accurate quotes (as you will see, these quotes are regarded as “gospel” by the media; they will be copied EXACTLY in newspapers and magazines) and doing so quickly. At the end of each race, pit note reporters will be assigned to either get quotes from several drivers or to attend the post-race news conference and get the quotes from other drivers about what happened on the track. Afterwards, pit note reporters would come to the media center and type the quotes (as quickly as possible) into a computer so that I can edit them and we can distribute them to the reporters. Because Phoenix is not in the Eastern time zone, it is important to get the information to the media as quickly as we can so that the stories that appear in the next morning’s newspapers on the East coast are as complete and accurate as possible.

The track will provide Pit Notes staff with credentials providing full-access to the pits, garage area and media facilities. There is no assigned seat for this volunteer job and participants must act professionally at all times (e.g., requests for autographs, asking celebrities to pose for selfie photographs, etc., are strictly forbidden). But the pit note reporters do get the opportunity to talk to the leading players in the sport (such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson) as well as other celebrities (Senators John McCain and John Kyl and Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona, baseball players C.J. Wilson, Sergio Romo, Brandon Webb and Randy Johnson, actor/singer Tyrese Gibson, comedian Arsenio Hall, professional wrestler Sgt. Slaughter, and mixed martial arts champion Dominc Cruz have all attended recent races).

Working as a Pit Notes reporter is an opportunity that enables aspiring sports writers to see the sport from an unique perspective. Those who volunteer for the November 12-15 weekend will be able to take home a copy of the weekend’s notes to add to their clipping portfolio.

I can also provide contact information for current ASU students who have successfully participated in this program in the past; almost all plan to return (and those who do not return all want to – only school work or outside part-time employment limit their participation), which can help in terms of car pooling to the track. Because of some graduations and outside conflicts, I have a limited number of openings on my team.

The November 12-15 race weekend will feature four races in four days, so events will be exceptionally intense. Thursday and Friday will be the most difficult days – they the longest (in terms of most on-track action) and feature the most diverse activity (featuring practice and qualifying sessions for multiple classes).

We will have a staff meeting each day to discuss expectations for the current day and to discuss problems encountered the previous day and possible ways to overcome them.

Full commitment is required for all four days of action from anyone who wants to be a Pit Notes reporter. In extraordinary circumstances, I will permit students to leave early on Saturday or Sunday, but the busiest days of the week will be Thursday and Friday, so you must be at the track from 8:30 a.m. on both of those days. It is up to each individual student to make his or her own arrangements to make up any class work that would be missed by attending Thursday and Friday activities at the track.

Additionally, there may be track action on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 11. The final schedule has not yet been determined.

A typical day at the track begins when the first on-track activity occurs (approximately 9 a.m.) and it ends about three hours AFTER the checkered flag falls; the notes produced after the end of the race are probably the most important. We generally conclude our duties three-and-a-half hours after the drop of the checkered flag. The track supplies food (at least lunch, possibly dinner) and beverages. Nobody is asked to work constantly during the practice sessions, but during the time trials and races, the pit note staff is quite active. Attached is the preliminary schedule for the race weekend.

If any journalism students are curious about this opportunity or if you have specific questions, I can be contacted by return eMail or I can be called at 253-220-2566 (despite the area code, I am based in New York so if anyone wishes to call, they should be aware that I am in the Eastern time zone. No calls after 8 p.m. Arizona time, please).

Those who wish to apply for this opportunity must supply the following material:

1.) A brief statement (6 sentences or less) about why you want to join my Pit Notes reporters and why you would be an asset to my team; the statement in your original eMail pretty much covers what I want, so just review what you sent me and include a variation of it with your other material,

2.) a collection of 3 or 4 writing samples or clippings that demonstrate your writing ability (these do not have to be about NASCAR or sports – I just want to see how well you write), and

3.) a list of 3 to 6 references (names, eMail addresses and phone numbers) who can speak of your character and/or your work habits (past supervisors at part-time jobs are fine).

Being a Freshman is NOT a liability in applying for this position. My biggest concern in recruiting students is that they be Juniors or lower; I want the training and experience that you get to be available to me for future events, so Seniors provide only a short-term assistance. Being a Freshman actually could be advantageous to me since I could theoretically have your assistance for eight major race weekends over the course of your undergraduate years at ASU. But students from all years will be considered.

I look forward to reviewing materials from all applicants. After that review, I will be in touch; please also include a phone number where you can be reached.

Please send these materials to me at pitnotes1@gmail.com. Please address the letter or EMAIL to Mr. John Chuhran

DEADLINE for submitting all materials is 8:00 PM MST on Wednesday, October 14.

I certainly would be available to act as a reference for any student who successfully serves as a pit note reporter and I would gladly help them with a job description that could be used as part of a resume.

Graphic Design- Mixed Voces

The Part-time graphic designer and Web designer is responsible for supporting the creation of design solutions that have a high visual impact under the direction of the Art Director & Webmaster as part of the in-house Marketing and Editorial departments. The role involves creating visual design concepts, layouts and compositions. The graphic designer will provide support in web/online/digital based projects, including but not limited to: brochures, publications, ads, invitations, direct mail pieces, posters, briefings, multimedia presentations, editorial layouts, social media memes, online banner advertising, webpage layouts or changes to the existing layouts.

Duties and Responsibilities
•Coordinates with Art Director, to conceptualize, design, and code new landing pages for multiple product lines and campaigns, as needed
•Thinking creatively to produce new ideas, concepts and layouts
•Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall team
•Working on layouts and pages ready for print, web and mobile
•Follows RDF and Mixed Voces creative and graphic guidelines and standards in the development of all materials

Education: Student in Graphic Design, Web design, Marketing, Advertising, Art, Communications or related field

•At least a year+ graphic and web design
•Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design
•A strong understanding of best practices for email and landing page construction, including responsive design, user experience, and browser compatibility
•Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a wide range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment
•Knowledge of PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
•Must be proficient in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud
•Must be able to handle multiple projects under strict deadlines
•Ultra-high standards and a passion for exceptional work
•Excels in team environment but is self-motivated and accountable to work
•Sense of humor, professional behavior, and friendly attitude
•Bilingual (English/Spanish)
•Experience in online and social media advertising a plus
•Experience in SEO a plus, Experience in server administration a plus, Experience in mobile platform design also a big plus

Please include a link to your portfolio or include a list of web sites you have designed on your resume. Send to: Marco Arreortúa, Editor marreortua@mixedvoces.com

ABC 15 Receptionist- paid

ABC 15 in Phoenix has two openings for a receptionist.   Each position will require 25 hours/week.    Contact Anice Stonerock.  AStonerock@abc15.com

South Mountain Community College Cougar Basketball Public Address/Game Announcer

South Mountain Community College is looking for a Public Address/Game Announcer for its home basketball games during the 2015-16 season. The PA Announcer’s duties include announcing starting line-ups, all game action, public address announcements, presentations, contests, and other duties as assigned.
The PA Announcer is the main voice of the South Mountain CC Cougars while in the stadium. The PA Announcer works closely with the Game Manager and other game workers to create a fan-friendly and entertaining experience in the Cougar Gymnasium.

•Strong vocal talent
•A unique and definitive personality
•Strong knowledge of college basketball, including rules and positions, specific knowledge of SMCC basketball a plus
•Ability to multi-task in a stressful environment
•Comfortable announcing to large crowds on a microphone
•Comfortable announcing complex names from a variety of ethnic backgrounds
•Able to attend all home Cougar basketball games and arrive one hour before game time for each game
•Available to attend appropriate pregame meetings
•Receptive to both positive and negative feedback
•Experience working as a PA announcer in collegiate or professional sports, television, in radio or on stage preferred. Also, a student majoring in sports marketing, communication, or sport announcing related field
•Ability to start on Nov. 4, 2015

The public address/game announcer is compensated at the rate of $25 per game. Most of the games are both Men’s and Women’s game ($50/night). The position is considered part-time and does not include any college benefits. The PA announcer is also provided two passes to each home game.

Application Process
Applicants must submit the following to andy.walker@southmountaincc.edu no later than 10/2/2015
•Cover letter including information about why applicant feels he/she is qualified for the position
•Resume detailing relevant experience

Interviews and auditions will be conducted the week of Oct. 12. Selected candidate will be expected to fill the position of public address/game announcer at the first basketball game on November 4.


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