Opportunities 11.16.15


Olympics Sports Coverage- Be A Part of It
We’ve got the Olympics Study Abroad Information Sessions coming up this month. Find out more about this amazing opportunity for Cronkite students to go to Rio De Janeiro to report stories surrounding the summer games in 2016.

Friday Nov. 20
10am Cronkite Room 256

Tuesday Nov. 24
Cronkite Theater 202

Fox News Internships and Careers
Fox News will hold info sessions at the Cronkite School on Tuesday December 1. The lunch time session will be held at 12 noon and the late afternoon session will be held at 5 p.m. Both sessions will be in Cronkite #444. RSVP by November 23.


Spring 2016- Travel With Kids Video Internship
Travel documentary television production company is seeking an intern to join our team. Equator Creative Media, a small Phoenix company, produces the television series Travel With Kids, which airs in 150 cities in the United States and 30 countries around the world. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about documentary production from the edit to delivery. The intern who fills this position will learn the aspects of international documentary production and delivery from start to finish. The television program Travel With Kids is now in its 7th season of production and airs on Public Television member stations nationwide, in addition to online streaming platforms such as Hulu and Amazon and many international channels. Travel With Kids is represented by Janson Media internationally. An intern working as part of the Travel With Kids television team can expect to learn all aspects of composing a half-hour television episode filmed from locations around the world. Learn about editing, delivering to PBS, international distribution, and online streaming platforms. The intern who joins our team will also receive Assistant Editor in the credits of the program which airs internationally.


•Logging of “Tape” (digital files) shot in international destinations.
•“A-Roll” Editing. Building the framework of the half-hour show, learning to assemble documentary style programming from a script.
•Destination research: Facts and information used in script writing about the destination featured in the episode
•Music research: Finding royalty free music tracks to fit the program segments
•Potential additional editing work: from “B-Roll” and create final show versions ready for export.
•Preparing show files for delivery to the Roku channel and library platforms.
•Potential re-formatting of episodes to be delivered as Apps to ITunes and Google Play store
•Social Media/Digital Marketing, brand building on the TWK online channels

•Proficient editing skills on Final Cut Pro
•Knowledge of basic editing skills, time code, logging tape, non linear editing
•Ability to conduct on-line research
•Knowledge of content management, digital files, hard drives

Compensation: $500 stipend

Contact: Jeremy Simmons
Travel With Kids

TYPE: STIPEND ($1200) (Must receive course credit)
Location: 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

The Social Media Intern will work closely with the Communications Director and Executive Director to implement specific social media strategies. Responsibilities may include the following:

•Plan and execute social media strategy through research, messaging and audience identification (current platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In).
•Create editorial calendar
•Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community to take action
•Optimize organization pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the organization’s social content
•Create social ad campaigns
•Capture and analyze the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices for reporting and action

Contact: Nichole Barnes

Spring 2016- HEARD MUSEUM
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)
Location: 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

You’ll work in an exciting and challenging environment of promoting public interest in the arts, particularly the art and culture of Native peoples and cultures of the Southwest. This involves media relations, communications through a variety of media including social media, marketing and advertising strategies for a variety of exhibits, events and focus area projects. Working in a team environment, effectively communicating with target audiences to achieve preset goals for the assigned projects.

Contact: Mark Scarp

Spring 2016- MCRAE AGENCY
CLASS STANDING: JR+ with previous internship experience
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)
Location: 5685 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. E-160

This internship is perfect for anyone looking to break into the world of PR, social media or marketing and will allow the intern to gain real-world experience and a great resume and portfolio. Timing and hours of work are flexible and can be adapted to the intern’s academic and/or other work schedule.

The award-winning McRae Agency was founded in 1995 and is a full-service PR, social media and marketing communications agency with national, regional and local clients. Please check out our site at http://www.mcraeagency.com for more information. Our clients have included companies such as Google, KB Home, Red Bull and many more.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Assist with PR and social media efforts, including content and updates for:
o Company and client blogs
o Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn
Write engaging posts and find industry-related news articles to post through social media outlets and blogs
• Study and develop strategies by researching competitors’ social media accounts
• Contribute strategic ideas for using social media to engage clients
• Track Social Media traffic and report findings
• Suggest applications and new tools

Contact: Jessica Pate

TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)
Location: 6000 S. 7Th Street, Phoenix

We are looking for a Social Media/PR Intern to interact with targeted communities and users.

The goal is to gradually achieve excellent user engagement, create website and Facebook traffic by strategically exploring all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap.

•Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, or video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages parents and community members to take action
•Set up and optimize district pages to increase the visibility of the district’s social content
•Collaborate with other departments and school sites to manage reputation, identify key communicators and coordinate actions

•Experience in social media or related fields
•Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
•Social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
•Adequate knowledge of design and some knowledge of Search Engine Optimization
•Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
•Positive attitude, detail and customer-oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
•Fluency in English
•Experience in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

Contact: Joseph Ortiz


The City of Tempe’s Communication and Media Relations Division is a unit of the City Manager’s Office. Public Information Officers and other communication professionals in the division are charged with communicating with audiences about everything from City Council actions and parks to sustainability programs and special events. Interns are used for all aspects of assisting Public Information Officers in getting information to various audiences via many different tools. We prefer strong writers who know social media and who are energetic self-starters.

Contact: Nikki Ripley
Location: 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe


If you want Mad Men, turn on your TV. Great Trainees understand that you don’t get anywhere in life without paying your dues. Answering phones, scanning articles, going to Costco, and making media drops at 5 a.m. wearing the Dunkin’ Donuts or NYPD Pizza mascot costumes, are some of the duties a typical “intern” has. That said, you will be trained in marketing, advertising, and public relations, including but not limited to: the ins-and-outs of writing press releases, assembling editorial calendars, pitching reporters, helping clients, developing ad campaigns, designing marketing collateral, and using social media. You will also be groomed to act like a professional, how to write an effective email, how to handle delicate situations, etc.

You have to earn that Decibel Blue credential on your resume. We don’t hand it out to just anyone. Real life experience is precious. We want you to have it here at our agency.

CONTACT: Jake Cirelli
350 W. Washington #308, Tempe 85281

Spring 2016- Visit Mesa PR
CLASS STANDING: JR.+ with previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK (Up to 20 hours possible)
TYPE: PAID ($8.05/hour)

Visit Mesa Communications Intern – Responsibilities
•Writing / Communications
-Drafting content on Mesa City Limitless visitor experiences that will be utilized in press releases, media pitches, newsletters, Visitor Guide, Website, Social Media, brochures, etc. Content must be original but content sharing from official Visit Mesa partner websites is allowed.
-Content creation for Visit Mesa blog (pitching topic ideas, researching, drafting and driving traffic to the blog)
-Press release writing

-Writing consumer-driven content for E-newsletters (quarterly/monthly depending on department)
-Support social media efforts on Twitter,Instagram,Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Vine

•Media Relations
-Monitoring Google Alerts for media stories on Mesa visitor product
-Media list building (Vocus Media Database)
-Editorial Calendar Research (Vocus)
-Crafting pitches for media leads (HARO leads, USTA leads, DMAI leads, AOT leads, CVB leads)
-CRM Media Contact Management / Data Entry; -CRM Article Report Entry – deadlines monthly; -CRM Publication Contact Management
-Preparing media materials/Journalist welcome bags/loading USBs for in-bound media. Visitors Center support as needed.

Expectations: The Communications Intern is expected to adhere to all Visit Mesa rules of employment as described in the employee manual. All duties are subject to change.

Qualifications: Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, Hootsuite and PowerPoint required; Knowledge of Adobe applications and Microsoft Publisher preferred. Strong writing, editing and social media skills plus basic knowledge of database entry preferred.

Contact: Amy McConnell
Location: 120 E. Center Street, Mesa

CLASS STANDING: JR.+ with previous internship experience
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

Are you looking for hands-on experience in the Public Relations industry? Does the idea of sitting at a cubicle every day freak you out? At Serendipit Consulting, our interns are instantly immersed in the fun and creative process that comes with agency-style work. Say “so long” to coffee runs, faxing and errands, and be prepared to utilize your creativity at full capacity!

We are looking for a college junior or senior to grow with our team. The main function of the PR intern is to support the PR team with a variety of tasks.

Primary duties include:
Writing press releases and media pitches for a variety of clients
Monitoring media for trends and newsworthy items and identifying unique angles for story ideas
Building and updating target media lists
Clipping articles, updating value and editorial reports

Qualifications include: Excellent written and verbal skills, High energy and enthusiasm, Must be able to work approximately 15+ hours/week (we were students once — we’ll work around your classes to create a schedule that works!)
Contact: Becca Bogdansky
Location: 4450 N. 12th Street #238, Phoenix

Spring 2016- Arizona Capitol Television
TYPE: PAID ($2350/semester); (Must register for course credit)

ACTV interns help provide live coverage of legislative meetings and produce feature stories about Arizona.

Contact: Jason Fitzpatrick, jfitpatrick@azleg.gov
Location: 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix

Spring 2016- Arizona Preps 365.com
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)

Hands on experience in production of high school sports webcasts/broadcasts, podcasts. On camera, behind the scenes, working in radio shows as well. Terrific experience in working along side trained professionals in the industry.

Must have reliable transportation.

Contact: Kevin Ray, purenrgy@cox.net
Location: 7007 N. 18th Street, Phoenix

Spring 2016-New, PAID internship opportunity!
Content Creator and Curator Intern
The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) is on the leading edge of using technology to drive citizen engagement and participation to make Arizona a better place to live and work. We need two interns who are passionate about creating community connections and telling great stories.

Our interns will create and curate digital content on a weekly basis, working with our staff and our partner organizations in Arizona and nationally. All content will be based on the Arizona We Want Citizen Goals of education, job creation, environment, infrastructure, healthcare, community involvement, citizen engagement and retaining young talent. The web posts will be featured on the new Arizona We Want Exchange and through our other social media channels. Feature articles will be 200- 300 words in length, plus social media post introductions. We expect 8 posts/ week from each intern.

Interns will receive byline credit for original web posts.

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

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

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

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

The Center for the Future of Arizona does not discriminate based on race, gender or religion.

Please send resume and 2-3 writing samples to Darcy Renfro at darcy.renfro@arizonafuture.org if interested.

Spring 2016-SPORTS 360az
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR. +
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 Hrs./week
Type: Unpaid; (Must receive course credit)

Learn sports media inside and out. Daily radio show, TV show, website

Contact: Brad Cesmat brad@sports360az.com
Location: 4405 E. Palmdale Lane, Gilbert

Spring 2016- KTAR Radio
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR.+
Type: UNPAID (must receive course credit)
POSITION OBJECTIVE: Function as a radio newsroom intern. Perform as a contributing member of the newsroom, have a self-starter attitude with ability to make solid decisions about news content under supervision.



1. Ask questions.
2. Concise and conversational broadcast writing skills.
3. Self-starter. Quick thinker.
4. Contribute original story ideas.
5. Transcribes broadcast stories into original web content. Multi-media reporter with audio/written/photo/video when applicable.
6. Work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, under constant deadlines.
7. Be available for breaking news coverage at all times of the day.
8. Possess solid news judgment.
9. Understand all news department roles and be able to fill-in different positions when called upon.
10. Stay updated on all news, read local newspapers, follow key social media sources and track TV news.
11. Remain in constant communication with newsroom to be aware of current local stories.
12. In performing responsibilities, exhibit a thorough working knowledge and understanding of the BIC “Investigative Reporting Guidelines” as well as KTAR Policy and FCC Rules and Regulations.
13. Maintain confidentiality by not discussing internal KTAR matters, company strategies, client’s proprietary information, personnel matters, wage and salary information or any other sensitive information with clients, competitors, listeners, the media or inappropriately with co-workers and by not distributing our proprietary research or any other information with our competitors.
14. Able to manage stress effectively.
15. Work effectively in a team environment.
16. Working knowledge of KTAR computer systems.
17. Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures.
KTAR RADIO (cont’d)

18. Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients.
19. Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
20. Personal growth and development.
21. Other duties as assigned by News Director, Managing Editor and Program Director.

1. Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
2. Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
3. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
4. Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.

Contact: Martha Mauer
Location: 7740 N. 16th St., Phoenix 85020

Spring 2016- Jewish News
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous campus publication experience

Our interns will contribute news and feature articles in every section of the paper: community news, features, lifestyles, education, sports and religious life. They’ll cover issues of interest to our community and write about community events and personalities. We are evolving our digital first strategy, so interns will be assigned stories for the print edition, our website at jewishaz.com and have a shot at writing columns for our blog and/or opinion pages. They will also be invited to bring their own ideas for creative digital presentations of news and information. In our cross-trained newsroom, they will be asked to craft briefs and calendar items from press releases, as well as generate ideas for future coverage.

Contact: Sal Caputo
Location: 1430 E. Missouri Ave., Suite B225, Phoenix

Spring 2016- MixedVoces.com
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous internship exp.

A bilingual reporter to write in Spanish articles about the Latin and immigrant community in Phoenix and the Valley.

Marco Arreortua
Location: 1 E Washington St. Ste 2250 Phoenix, AZ 85004

Summer 2016 Internships
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.

Chicago Tribune
Metro Reporting
Deadline: December 1

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
News, sports reporting, copy editing, digital and photography
Deadline: December 1

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


Google News Lab Fellowship
We seek students who excel at holding government officials accountable, scouring public records and following the money.

Need students with some hands-on experience using data because they might be a great fit for our National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR).

Depending on skill level and interest, IRE’s Google Fellow could:
-Pitch, acquire, and help process a new dataset for NICAR to distribute to journalists.
-Become familiar with and create tutorials on data journalism tools such as Tableau, ChartBuilder and CSVkit, and help us discover more.
-Contribute to multimedia projects – including our extensive audio catalogue, behind-the-story videos and training videos – used by thousands of journalists every year.
-Interview some of the country’s best investigative journalists about their work for our blogs or podcast.
-Assist in IRE’s research library, which helps reporters track down information and resources to use in their reporting.
-Contribute to DocumentCloud, our in-house open source program used by journalists worldwide to investigate and publish documents online. Programming experience required.

You can learn more about the program online. And make sure to check out what our 2015 Google Fellow accomplished during her summer here.

The deadline to apply is December 15!

Spring 2016 Radio Fellowship
Students are encouraged to apply for a 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS fellowship (credit with school approval) which begins January 4, 2016. A maximum monthly stipend of $800.00 is provided based on a fellow’s time availability and performance. Fellows will be supervised by the executive director, working with him and staff to manage website content, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

The fellowship is conducted in Phoenix, Arizona. Applicants must be in good standing with university standards. Hours are flexible and fellows will required to attend a weekly meeting, time and location to be coordinated with class schedules. The successful applicants must commit to 12 – 20 hours per week. Employment opportunities are available in the summer and to graduates.

Primary duties

•Assist in the development of a comprehensive communications plan
•Assist, then lead content management of organizational websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.
•Research content for posting on a regular basis
•Assist then manage and conduct email communications with membership
•Assist with media relations
•Assist then draft press releases, opinion pieces and responses in print and social media
•Assist then organize press conferences
•Assist then manage and conduct promotion of public events such as forums, book signings and membership gatherings

Qualifications and Skills

•Seeking a career in public relations and/or communications
•A desire to gain experience and make a real work impact on mission success
•Well-organized, superior writing and verbal communication skills
•Professional appearance and respectful interaction with others
•Advance proficiency in using Facebook, Twitter
•Working knowledge or the ability to learn “Nationbuilder” and “Canva”

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to AZAN Executive Director Sam Wercinski at Sam@AZadvocacy.org with available times to interview. Required orientation and training will be coordinated with accepted applicants in the month of December.

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.

Spring 2016 deadline extended until November 20.
Summer 2016 deadline is February 19

PIN Bureau
The Cronkite PIN Bureau is currently seeking student workers to facilitate engagement projects, reach out to under-represented communities and promote the work of the PIN Bureau. The responsibilities of the job can be adjusted to match the skills and interests of the employee. Duties are technical and complex and involve a high degree of responsibility and judgment. May supervise or direct activities of other student employees. Spanish-language skills are preferred as the student workers will contribute to an innovative collaboration between the PIN Bureau and a leading Spanish-language broadcast network. The project involves reaching out to millennial news consumers through social media, emails and text messages, delivered in both English and Spanish. ]

If you are a self-starter looking for experience with journalistic engagement or a developing startup, this could be a great place for you. Tell us how your skills can help advance the work of the PIN Bureau. Apply by following the directions below.

1. https://students.asu.edu/employment/search
2. Click: Search On-Campus Jobs
3. Click: Search Openings
4. Search for Requisition ID: 18176BR

Reporting or Video Production- PAID
We are seeking several undergraduates or graduate students with journalism experience to report on key programs and/or create short video clips for the online edition of a daily publication at the 2016 national conference of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Feb. 11-13, at the convention center in downtown Phoenix.

Reporters will be assigned to cover speakers and panels on current topics relating to K-12 education. Those interested in digital videography will be asked to create short video interviews with some of the award winners or key presenters.

Students will receive bylines or credit lines on their work. Any student who completes all three days with us will receive a small honorarium ($75) following the conference.

Ideal candidates for the writing positions are student journalists with successful deadline reporting experiences and interest in the subject of public education.

Candidates interested should send a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interests (and including contact information for at least two professional references), a resume and two published writing samples (online or print) by December 1, 2015, to Jay Goldman: jgoldman@aasa.org

For further information: 703/875-0745

MULA Voice-Over and Editing Opportunity- PAID
MULA (Move Up Leadership Academy) is a Phoenix based tech start-up that delivers management and leadership development courseware intended to enhance the marketability and promotion prospects for current and aspiring executives in virtually any organization. The courseware is presented in a modular format for deployment on a web based platform and will reach a large global audience.
Our instructional designer, highly experienced in e-learning, created the modules or courses from original source material. Each module averages one hour in total length, consisting of story boards, workbook and journal exercises and a script for a fifteen minute audio recording.

MULA has an exciting opportunity for talented individuals to make a significant contribution to our success by recording and editing these audio scripts. The immediate need is focused on the audio scripts for an initial block of six modules, followed soon thereafter by the more than fifty additional courses currently in the Que. There is sufficient source material to expand the course catalogue to more than 200 offerings, thereby providing on-going income for the selected candidates.
This position offers competitive compensation, as well as a collaborative and supportive environment. Each candidate should provide sample recordings with their response.

Replies should be directed to: Tony Neves


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