Opportunities 12.13.15


ESPN Visit to Cronkite School
ESPN will have a team at the Cronkite School on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to provide information about internship and career opportunities at ESPN. If you’re interested in sports, you should make plans to join us in the First Amendment Forum on January 9. Also, the ESPN team will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how stats are provided during an NFL game. As this info session and event will be open to other majors and schools and ESPN is providing food as well, we will need you to RSVP by December 21.

Summer Study Abroad- Rio De Janeiro and the Olympics
This summer, the Cronkite School will be taking students to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to cover one of the world’s largest sporting events for Cronkite News. The program runs from Aug. 1-22, 2016.

Registration is now open for this unparalleled experience. You can find more information about the cost, housing, accessibility and more.

Information on Cronkite Study Abroad: Covering the Rio Olympics

·Aug. 1-22, 2016
·Cover the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for Cronkite News
·Receive limited press credentials to cover various Olympic events
·Earn three credits

Space is limited for this program. You can apply at Cronkite Olympics.

For questions, please contact Brett Kurland.

NewsHack in Tucson
January 30-31, U of A Science and Engineering Library 8:00 a.m.

News Hack Arizona is a collaboration between the Arizona Daily Star and University of Arizona School of Journalism. News Hack Arizona will take place on the University of Arizona campus and will provide training in data visualization and coding to journalists around the state. Each of the four training sessions will have both a beginner and intermediate levels, which will allow participants to select the right session based on their own experience level.

Tickets are on sale right now on Eventbrite at early bird prices. Students can register for $10 and professional journalists, $15. Early bird registration ends on Dec. 19. After that, prices will be $15 for students and $25 for professionals. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/news-hack-arizona-tickets-19521240556

For more information, please visit the News Hack Arizona website: http://newshackarizona.org or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newshackarizona/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

More info at http://www.newshackarizona.org/

Professional Affiliations
Here are various professional groups and organizations that you can affiliate yourself with. Click the link to find out what the organization is about and how you, as a student, can get involved and benefit from membership.  As a member, you become eligible for scholarships, fellowships, networking at the national meeting and other opportunities.

National Hispanic Journalists Association (NAHJ)
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)
American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Online News Association (ONA)
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE)
Society of American Business Writers and Editors (SABEW)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)


Spring 2016- Investigative Reporting- PAID
The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona, is looking for two interns for an upcoming project focused on political transparency.

The Background Machine is a Web-based application that uses crowd funding to conduct background checks on Arizona politicians leading up to the 2016 election. The application was developed by AZCIR thanks to funding from Google Ideas, Investigative Reporters & Editors and the Knight-Cronkite Alumni Innovation Grant.

Interns will assist AZCIR staff with populating candidate profiles through background research, public records requests and traditional reporting. Interns also will assist with candidate profile fact checking.
Eligible students can receive academic credit, but the students are responsible for meeting school requirements for credit. All interns are required to sign and abide by AZCIR’s Code of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest policies.

ELIGIBILITY: At least a sophomore, internship and/or reporting experience preferred
HOURS: 1​0-15 hours per week
TYPE: S​pring Semester, paid ($1,500 stipend)

Send cover letter, resume and samples (or digital portfolio) of your work to:

● Advanced reporting skills, exceptional attention to detail.
● Experience with Arizona public records law.
● Knowledge of Arizona politics.
● Exceptional communication and organization skills.
● Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.
● Positive attitude, willingness to learn, enthusiasm for technology and investigative

For more information, email AZCIR Executive Director/Editor Brandon Quester at

Spring 2016- One Community Media- PAID
Responsibilities include: writing original blog content on issues and events of interest to One Community members (LGBT) on the topics including diversity, incluismthe UNITY pledge and non discrimination. Intern will write, produce, video and edit content. $10/hour. www.onecommunity.co

Contact: Angela Hughey

Spring 2016- Social Media Internship at Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Theatre Company is seeking a social media intern who can work 10-20 daytime hours per week and attend/assist with evening events including those events where duties may include speaking confidently with the public about ATC. The hours are flexible, and we are willing to work with your schedule. This internship will ideally run January through May. The position should be for university credit or to fulfill a credit needs as no additional compensation is available. The position will report to the Online Engagement Coordinator and the Director of Marketing.

-Strong social media presence and working knowledge of multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.) absolutely essential
-Proficient with social media management systems such as Hootsuite
-Excellent writing and editing skills. Familiar with Chicago Style and MLA guidelines. Journalism experience a plus.
-Able to use Microsoft Word to prepare professional presentations and prepare reports with Excel
-Basic video editing experience preferred; design experience and access to design programs strongly preferred
-Sound knowledge of local arts, culture, and best practices; Willingness to learn and become familiar with these communities
-Self-starter, able to work independently
-Excellent verbal and writing skills
-Very organized
-Tech-savvy, strong work ethic, risk-taking mentality, and sense of humor are a must!

-Work with ATC to create strategic social media campaigns for our many programs, productions and goals
-Work with ATC staffers to create content, gather research and tell ATC’s stories to online users
-Assist in strengthening brand presence on already existing accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
-Develop new presence on other platforms
-Respond to and engage with users across various social platforms in accordance with the voice of the company to increase online presence
-Reach out to community groups and small businesses via social media to increase visibility
-Draft articles as needed
-Directly involved with the planning and execution of the marketing and community events
-Assist in the creation of video-based content for social media. Ownership of iphone with camera strongly preferred.
-Other duties as assigned

To Apply:
To apply, please send a resume (saved as a PDF or word document), short cover letter, and short writing sample that tells a story and links to your social media to Erin Treat at etreat@arizonatheatre.org with the subject line “Social Media Internship”. Deadline December 16.

In your cover letter please answer the following questions:
-Why do you love social media?
-What does your daily social media presence look like? What other brands do you admire and what other brands (if any) have you managed or contributed to.
-Why are you interested in working with ATC?
-What is your relationship to the arts or non profit field?
-How do you see social media as a tool to tells stories and engage audiences?

Spring 2016- Urias Communications- PAID
Are you a ninja? A budding expert in the creative field? Maybe your’e a Jedi- a self starter requiring little supervision who knows how to solve problems. Or maybe you’re a pirate- that risk taker who wants to pave his/her own way? The working in the creative advertising & media relations environment of Urias Communications is the place for you!

We’re looking for talented marketing and communications interns in the following areas: digital/social marketing, media relations, graphic design and production. Would like someone to work 15-20 hours a week at $10/hour.

Interested? Contact Korina Garcia.

Spring 2016 Paid PR/Social Media Internship at HDE Agency- PAID
Company Description – HDE Agency is an integrated multi-media marketing agency dedicated to expanding client visibility and establishing marketable brand positioning. We offer a wide range of brand development services including public relations, design, advertising, social media, print collateral and event production. By establishing a strong foundation of action based campaigns, HDE Agency strives to transform our clients’ goals and objectives into tangible efforts measurable by an increase of customers, sales and community relationships. Visit HDE Agency online at http://www.hdeagency.com for a complete list of services and learn about our current projects, events and community engagements through the HDE Agency blog at http://www.hdeagency.com/blog. HDE Agency can help you expand your reach!

Job Summary
The successful candidate will be an integral part of our public relations department and will assist the public and media relations director in developing and executing successful PR strategies to include research, social media strategizing and campaign development.

Responsibilities / Tasks
•Developing and executing projects as designated by the public & media relations director
•Working with the public relations director to integrate PR campaigns with customer promotions and to develop PR strategies for campaigns
•Staying on top of industry and competitive trends and regularly informing sales and marketing department of noteworthy news items and opportunities
•Working with other departments as needed to help promote clients, events and other services as needed
•Researching media and community partnership opportunities – combing thorough lists, verifying the contacts exist and building databases of websites & email addresses
•Developing event recaps and managing data collection
•Creating public/media relations reports (links, screen shots, listings) for post press release follow ups and client updates
•Proof reading press releases and other content
•Researching and developing social media content for events & clients
•Helping to build HDE’s social media platforms
•Answering phones, helping callers, taking messages and reporting

Required Education –Qualified candidates will be in their junior or senior year at an accredited university with current coursework towards a BA/BS in marketing, public relations or related field.

Important Skills / Traits
•Excellent analytical and presentation skills including handling many assignments simultaneously
•Effectively balance strategic thinking and execution in a fast-paced environment
•Should exhibit creativity and resourcefulness
•Organized and detail oriented
•Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
•Entrepreneurial attitude and ability to think outside the box
•Social media and technology savvy – successful candidates should be extremely comfortable and familiar with popular social media platforms
•Possess strong research and development skills
•Solid skills in operating Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Salary – $9-$11 per hour, depending on experience and course work completed. Optional for college credit.

Hours & Compensation – This is a 20 hour per week internship for the Spring semester (January – May, 2016). Work hours are flexible based on the student’s schedule, however; all work hours will be assigned on weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with occasional evenings, weekends and in town travel.

Evaluation – Quarterly performance review, evaluation of goals, objectives, growth and implementation of job tasks and responsibilities.

To Apply – Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@hdeagency.com to be considered for this open position. The subject of the email should read: HDE PR/SM Intern. No calls are accepted for inquiry.

Spring 2016 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.
· 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.

Monica Hernandez
City of Phoenix – Public Information Officer

Spring 2016- Social Media Marketing analyst for Commun.ity

Position description:
We are seeking a motivated intern candidate to perform social media marketing for a tech startup looking to disrupt the life/care services industry. The intern will be expected to:
1. Create strategies to enhance social media presence
2. Implement new ideas to build a following on multiple social media platforms
3. Implement automated tools for social media posts and management.


Contact: Aditi Madane

Spring 2016- Phoenix Magazine
CLASS STANDING: OPEN; Must have previous experience with campus publication

PHOENIX magazine is looking for candidates to join our writing-intensive internship program. Will involve culture, fun and light blogging.

CONTACT: Craig Outhier
Location: 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 310

Spring 2016- Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR. + only with previous campus publication experience

Phoenix Home & Garden magazine, an established monthly shelter publication, is interested in journalism or English majors who would like to assist an editorial team on an internship basis. Our intern positions are available each semester and during the summer break. This is a non-paid internship.

• Must have strong writing, editing and computer skills.
• Must be accurate, dependable and able to handle deadlines.
• Must be familiar with AP style and MAC computers.
• Must be available 10-12 hours a week on a consistent basis, between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (we prefer you split up the hours throughout the week instead of one big chunk of time).

Main Duties:
• Conduct research for upcoming stories
• Write copy (depending on abilities)
• Make changes to editorial copy
• Collect images
• Assist editors with various projects. Opportunities to “shadow” editors may be available.

Contact: Karen DeWulf Nickell
Location: 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd. #310

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.

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

Spring 2016- Arizona Capitol Times

The internship will take place during the 2015 legislative session, which will give the intern the opportunity to get an excellent background in government, politics and law. The intern’s top priority will be to write in-depth feature stories about state government for our Focus sections. And the intern will work with legislative reporter Hank Stephenson to gain insight into the workings of state government and to write breaking news stories about action at the Legislature. The goal is to provide a top level experience that will help students pursue challenging careers in journalism.

Contact Tom Spratt
Location 1835 W. Adams, Phoenix

Spring 2016- PR Internship at Butler Communications- PAID
So you want to be in PR? Come experience and learn from an entrepreneur in the business for 21 years.Local boutique agency looking for an intern to bring their creativity, enthusiasm, writing and social media proficiency to assist with a variety of projects. Tasks will include media advisory list updates, research for story pitching, writing press releases, fact sheets, and calendar advisories, submitting posts for event calendars and social media. Added bonus if you can use your creativity and writing to do website updates in WordPress.

Must have laptop computer and reliable transportation. 10-20 hours per week. Candidate will be paid $500.00 stipend at the end of the internship.

The work environment is at my home based office in the area of Shea and Scottsdale Roads. Must love pets, I have a dog and cats.

Contact Sherry Butler

Summer 2016- America Association of People With Disabilities
The AAPD Summer Internship Program places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.

Please submit all documents to internship@aapd.com
by Friday, January 15th at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time


Polish-American student Scholarship
The Kosciuszko Foundation, An American Center for Polish Culture is currently accepting applications for tuition scholarships for academic year 2016-2017. Eligible candidates are US citizens of Polish descent and US permanent residents of Polish heritage for full-time studies. Funding is available for studies in journalism.

Qualified students evidence interest in or involvement in the Polish American community and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicant must show proof of Polish descent. Applications are being accepted now and through January 15, 2016 on-line at http://www.thekf.org/kf/scholarships/tuition/ts/

Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Winners will be notified in May 2016.

The Kosciuszko Foundation is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization engaged in educational and cultural relations between the United States and Poland. Besides the Tuition Scholarship programs for graduate level studies, the Foundation supports Year Abroad language studies, Graduate Studies and Research in Poland; undergraduate scholarships for natural science majors; and summer language studies in Cracow and Lublin, Poland.

UNITY Journalists for Diversity Fellowship
This is a unique and fascinating opportunity. UNITY is looking for a reporting fellow to travel to the various UNITY conventions and work the student project at each convention. Travel and registration will be paid. It’s a great networking opportunity.Details for the Reporting Fellowship

Deadline is January 31.

Hearst Fellowship
The premier two-year newspaper fellowship program in the country is better than ever.

We currently are accepting applications for the next class of Fellows, who will begin in September 2016.

The program is expanded, with more opportunities for qualified journalists, including digital media producers. The application process is streamlined and completely electronic.

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 11, 2016. Finalists will participate in an expenses-paid, two-day judging process in Houston in April.

The goal of the Hearst Journalism Fellowships is to recruit, train and retain the next generation of journalists – top-notch multimedia professionals from a diverse pool of talented reporters, digital producers, copy editors, photographers, designers and graphic artists.

Fellows are full-fledged journalists expected to make significant, valuable contributions in a variety of roles and platforms. They must be versatile and have a broad range of skills.

Those selected for the program will work one-year rotations at two sites, assigned from among the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Albany Times Union and Connecticut Media Group.

Fellows receive competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.

Apply at www.hearstfellowships.com. For updates, follow us on Twitter @HearstFellows.

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 spring 2016 and summer 2016 semesters with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. 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 extended until December 15.

To apply for summer 2016, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by February 1.


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 15, 2015, to Jay Goldman: jgoldman@aasa.org

For further information: 703/875-0745

Journalism or PR Student Need for Paid Position
Immediate opening for a part time position for journalism and PR student to help marketing my busy real estate practice. You should be a positive person, detail oriented, fast learner, hard worker, excellent communicator and have a good sense of humor.

Primary responsibilities:

·planning, developing and implementing PR strategies
·researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media (develop fresh story ideas)
·building relationships with the media
·organizing events
·implement social media strategies
·preparing publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail, promotional videos, photographs
·managing clients relationships
·design and launch email marketing campaigns

Pay:Hourly or per project- negotiable according to your qualifications and experience ($13-$18 per hour).

The first step: Email your resume, cover letter and writing samples (in a PDF format).

Dan Gonen
RE/MAX Excalibur

KTAR.com PT News and Sports Content Editor
POSITION OBJECTIVE: To update, gather, and create news and sports content for the KTAR and Arizona Sports web sites. Ensure that all content on KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com is fresh and represents the high standards of the stations’ on-air products. The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates strong editorial skills and sound news judgment with experience reporting or writing for a print publication or online news outlet. This is a unique position that requires extreme flexibility, including some work on weekends, evenings, etc. In addition, the position requires the flexibility and dependability to work additional hours during breaking news and other big news and sports events. Works closely with the digital media team, news and other departments to help make KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com world class web sites.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (Full job description at Content Editor):

Experience working in a newsroom environment and/or experience writing for print or online news or sports site or blog. Prefer experience as a print reporter, copy editor and/or web editor.
Exceptional news writing and sports writing skills including editing and grammar skills. Ability to edit, produce and create accurate, well presented content in a quick, timely manner.
Must possess typing skills and computer input ability. Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new programs and HTML are required. Must enjoy working with computers and technology.
Able to produce, gather, edit and update news and sports content for the KTAR web site and the Arizona Sports web site on a daily basis. Will require the production and gathering of text, images, web pages, audio/video, etc. and work closely with others in the newsroom to accomplish this function.
Able to work independently with little supervision. Requires a track record of dependability and evidence of being a self starter.
As a key player of the KTAR team, must be willing to offer ideas, suggestions and other concepts for the station’s Internet activities that are innovative and creative. Willingness to support web team and participate in a variety of Internet activities.

Good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, PHP, and Flash is preferred.
Some college or a degree in communication, journalism, marketing, business, or related field is preferred but not required.

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

AZ Fact Check- paid
Do you want to hold officials accountable? Can you clearly write about complicated topics? AZ Fact Check will give you an opportunity to help the government and politics team of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com watchdog officials at all levels of government. You will research their statements and reach a well-reasoned and clearly written conclusion. This opportunity also allows you to work closely with editors and reporters who cover these officials full time. AZ Fact Checks are published in The Arizona Republic, on azcentral’s desktop and mobile platforms and in the AZ Fact Check app.

CONTACT: Michael Squires

Volunteers Needed For National Championship Football Game
ARE YOU IN? Be a part of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship

WHAT: The College Football Playoff National Championship Game is coming to Arizona. College football’s premiere event will be played on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The game will culminate a week’s worth of activities that will include an interactive fan-fest and a three-day music festival.

NEEDED: Approximately 12 volunteers to work with the College Football Playoff Media Operations staff:

A total of six volunteers will be assigned to the main media operations center at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Volunteers would be assigned multiple shifts that would occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, January 4, through Sunday, January 10.

An additional six volunteers will assist with media operations at Fan Events (including Playoff Fan Central and AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!) in downtown Phoenix. Volunteer shifts are available between Monday, January 4, and Sunday, January 10.

DUTIES: Volunteers will be asked to assist with a variety of media operations needs – including general office duties, working check-in tables, escorting media crews through Playoff Fan Central and staffing photo pit areas at Playoff Playlist Live!

Let us know if you can assist for this huge event. It’s a great networking opportunity and will look good on your resume. Contact CronkiteCareerServices by December 28 if you’d like to volunteer.

Volunteer Sports Reporter for Local Golf Tournament
Students participating in the 2015 Patriot All-America Invitational will have the opportunity to work from the on-site media center, interviewing tournament participants, writing stories and posting them online (Patriot website) as well as offering them to editors from the golfer’s home town newspapers as well as in national golf publications and websites.

The students will be supervised by Artigue Agency staff and are welcome to volunteer for one day or the entire week (December 27th-31st), or anywhere in between. All students will be accommodated with real world roles to work as field reporters with numerous story opportunities.

Location: Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Questions should be directed to Ray Artigue of The Artigue Agency, or ray@artigueagency.com.


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