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 January 5. RSVP Today.
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. Students can register for $15. 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/
Considering Applying to Law School?
Attend an info session on January 29 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at UCENT Room 160. Learn important details about the application process and how to plan/prepare for it. Learn test prep strategies for the LSAT, important timelines and much more.
Spring 2016-Video Production/Marketing Internship at ASU Tempe
Under the direction of New College’s Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication, the video production/marketing intern will plan, storyboard, film, and edit marketing videos and events across the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, ASU’s West campus, and related schools departments, programs, and centers with the goal of enriching New College’s positions within the University and Phoenix community. The position will create video marketing content for internal and external channels including, but not limited to, the website, social media sites, events, recruiting videos, event videos, etc. Sample projects include:
•Student life video series
•New College events/sizzle reels
•New College program videos
•Creating unique marketing videos from initial concept through completion
•Motion graphic videos
•Implementing videos into New College social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
•Utilizing the editorial calendar to strategically place videos into timeline
•Tracking results and engagement and reporting to supervisors
•Working with website manager to upload videos to New College website
•Uploading videos to and managing Youtube and Vimeo channels
•Filming New College events
•Administrative tasks as needed
Communications Program Coordinator
ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Spring 2016- Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley
BGCEV – is looking for Journalism/PR/Marketing Intern. Experience and learning environment would include but not limited:
-Press Release/Creative Writing
-Creative Concept Sessions
-Fundraising/Sponsorship Program – Concept Sessions
-Coordinating of Schedules/Talent
-Web Content Development
-Pre-Planning and Post Analysis of Campaigns
Contact: Lisa Ellis
Spring 2016- PR and Marketing Intern on the ASU Tempe Campus
Position Summary: The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University is looking for a Public Relations and Marketing Intern who is passionate about writing, public relations and marketing. This position is great for building a portfolio and getting your feet wet in the industry. We’ll ask you to write profile pieces, press releases, marketing copy, website content and some internal communications. (Social Media experience is a huge plus!) In exchange we’ll treat you like the expert you are at writing, marketing and communications while providing on-the-job training in a collaborative environment.
About Us: The school of International Letters and Cultures is home to five different fields of language and cultural studies. We strive to create an inclusive environment focused on exploring new cultures why creating a community and adventure. We offer a study abroad program that is one of the longest standing programs at ASU.
Minimum Job Requirements: It’s simple: We’re looking for a strong writer, an effective communicator and a deadline-driven multi-tasker. Spelled out, this position requires strong written and verbal communication, copy-editing, and the ability to meet deadlines and juggle more than one project at once. The ideal candidate will also have exceptional interviewing skills and will be able to produce multiple written pieces per week. While individuals pursuing degrees in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing and English sound like natural fits, we don’t discriminate – if you can write, we’d love to meet you.
Working Conditions: We are looking for a commitment of 8-12 hours a week. Some office time on the Tempe campus will be required, but some duties can be completed remotely.
Availability: Schedule is flexible based on you; office hours are Monday- Friday 8am-4pm. Minimum length of internship is one semester, however position can be extended.
How to Apply: Email Murphy McGary at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line PUBLIC REALTIONS INTERNSHIP.
Include the following:
1. A pitch as to why you’re the best person for this position
2. Three writing samples
3. A resume
Deadline: January 8, 2016
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: 10-15 hours per week
TYPE: Spring Semester, paid ($1,500 stipend)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 16, 2015
HOW TO APPLY
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- LifeLock Employee Communications Internship- PAID
What You’ll Do:
The intern will assist the employee communications team in the creation and distribution of internal communications content and support other events and projects to improve the employee experience and keep team members informed about the business.
This internship will run January – May 2016 and may be extended through August 2016. This is a part-time internship (2-3 days or 16-20 hours per week). The position must work shifts of at least four hours.
-Write articles and help develop other content for intranet, digital office screens, email and employee meetings
-Assist with logistical tasks for employee communications projects and special events
-Other administrative tasks as assigned
•Excellent writing and editing skills with ability to deliver quality results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
•Basic video production and editing skills preferred
•Basic graphic design skills and an eye for presenting content in fun, creative ways
•Extreme attention to detail and highly organized
•Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines
•Basic computer literacy, Microsoft Office Tools (PowerPoint and Word), Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
•Ability to protect all forms of highly confidential and proprietary business information and ability to maintain the highest standards of privacy and security.
•Ability to follow and abide by all information and security policies and practices.
Are We a Match?:
-Junior or senior working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related major
-Familiar with, or ability to learn quickly, the various tools used by employee communications including SharePoint, PowerPoint, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
-Able to work closely with teammates, leaders and internal customers in a productive, yet respectful way to meet deadlines and complete projects
-Skilled at managing time in order to complete projects and tasks efficiently
-Self-starter who can establish new relationships, track down needed information and find innovative solutions
LifeLock, Inc. is an EOE, AA/M/F/IWD/protected veterans
Spring 2016- MixedVoces
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous internship exp.
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HOURS/WEEK
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- Jewish News
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous campus publication experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HOURS/WEEK
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- St. Luke’s Health Initiative Communications Intern- PAID
SLHI Communications Intern Responsibilities
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (www.slhi.org), a non-partisan public foundation focused on improving the health of Arizonans, is looking for a talented individual with experience in communications, marketing and/or event planning to serve as an intern. This is a paid opportunity ($12/hour). Hours of work are negotiable. The intern should be based in the Phoenix area.
SLHI has four priority areas of focus:
1.State Health Policy and Advocacy – over the past few years, SLHI’s emphasis has been on helping people get enrolled in health insurance through the CoverAZ Coalition (Coveraz.org), and looking at future healthcare workforce issues. This involves work with state agencies, chambers and broad coalitions of non-profits.
2.Healthy Community Design – Supporting innovations in community development and helping municipalities work on projects related to “health in the built environment.”
3.Helping non-profits get technical assistance and improve their capacity to operate more effectively.
4.Funding innovation grants and promoting broad, health-related coalitions like Alzheimer’s and Diabetes or working with place-based coalitions in Maryvale and South Phoenix.
•Assist with research on best practices throughout the United States and other countries relating to health policy, health workforce, community development, healthy community design, nonprofit capacity building and a variety of other subjects such as community paramedicine and collective impact.
•Assist the CoverAZ Coalition to organize and promote special events aimed at fostering enrollment in the federal health insurance Marketplace and Medicaid.
•Assist in preparing policy primers on health-related and community development topics.
•Work with federal, state and local partners to organize and convene groups to discuss innovations and best practices.
•Promote distribution of our messages through earned and social media.
•Assist with webinars, convenings and presentations related to the policy work.
•Help develop a video “storybank” of individuals who have worked with our programs and benefited from them.
Skills We Are Looking For:
•Concise and clear writing skills
•Ability to research and understand a broad spectrum of public policy issues
•Social media experience
•Ability to speak in groups
For more information contact Suzanne Pfister, President and CEO, at 602-385-6500 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: 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.
City of Phoenix – Public Information Officer
Summer 2016- CBS Internships in NY and Washington
CBS in NY and Washington have several internship opportunities in the summer. Please see the PDF attachment of the various internships at CBS. You must be a rising Junior and have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com by January 11. In your cover letter, please tell us which two units you are interested in. Also, address the cover letter to:
Ms. Katie Curcio
Director, News Associates and Internships
Summer 2016- Associated Press Global Internship Program
The summer 2016 Global News General Assignment Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns will receive training and experience in video and at least one other format (text, photos and interactive/graphics). The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:
-current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
-current full-time graduate students or
students who will graduate December 2015 or later.
U.S. internships are being offered in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, New York, Washington, D.C. International internships are being offered in Amman, Bangkok, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Seoul and Tokyo.
Interns will work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. They will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats that may be featured in many media outlets around the world.
What do you need from me?
-A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: “The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern.”
-A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
-Five to seven examples of your video work (links to a website of your video work are highly preferred).
-Three to five examples of clips, photos and interactive/graphics (links to a website of your photos, clips and multimedia work are highly preferred).
-A reference letter from a prior internship or employer.
-All application materials should be uploaded simultaneously, including the reference letter.
Summer 2016- AAJA/NBC Internship
AAJA is proud to accept applications for the 2016 NBC Summer Partnership. NBCUniversal will place up to four selected students as paid interns for their programs based in New York City. NBC News Group will determine the show placement of the interns, but students will have the opportunity to inform NBC News Group of their preferences. The selected participants will be paid hourly for their work, and must be able to work full time in New York City during the summer of 2016. A $2,000 housing stipend is available to candidates who live outside a 50 mile radius of the NBC Tri-State area offices. AAJA will also connect each partnership intern with a professional journalist mentor through the AAJA Broadcast Mentoring Program.
The deadline for AAJA to receive applications is February 19, 2016. More info and application instructions can be found at AAJA.
Applicants must have a serious interest in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism.
Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores or above and on track to receive a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a college or university (limited to the United States). Recent graduates will not be considered.
-Production experience is not required, but preferred.
-Applicants must be at least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
-AAJA student membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected partnership recipients. Log in to your account to join/renew. Further eligibility requirements and more information is included on the application.
Cronkite School Scholarships
Each year the Cronkite School awards to its students more than $100,000 in scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.
These scholarships are possible because of the generous donations of Cronkite alumni, local media companies and organizations, and other benefactors who want to help worthy Cronkite students complete their educations.
To apply for a Cronkite School scholarship, complete the online application form. The application deadline is Jan. 31 for awards for the 2016-17 academic year.
The application requires an essay of no more than 250 words. We suggest you write your essay in advance, copy and paste into the appropriate place on the form, and print a copy of the completed application for your records.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
• You must be a Cronkite School student;
• You must have completed at least 12 credit hours of academic coursework at ASU;
• Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by Jan. 31 to qualify for need-based scholarships.
Applicants will receive email confirmation by Feb. 15 that their completed applications have been received.
American Press Institute (API) Paid Fellowship
Paid summer fellowship at API. We’re again offering a 12-week paid fellowship for college students or recent graduates who have a strong desire to advance innovation in news organizations. This is a position for students with high levels of initiative, analytical thinking and ambitious ideas about inventing future models of journalism. Fellows create a fellowship project proposed in their application and gain valuable experience in media innovation through involvement on other work. The pay is $7500 for the 12-week fellowship in Arlington, Virginia. Deadline to apply is January 17.
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.
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.
American Press Institute (API) Fellowship
The American Press Institute offers a paid summer fellowship for college students or recent graduates who have a strong desire to advance innovation in news organizations.
Unlike a summer internship, a core component of the program is a self-proposed fellowship project. We’re looking a student or recent grad who can envision building something from start to finish — such as a tool, resource, or guide — that would help news organizations make decisions in critical areas of their work.
Applicants should outline a proposed fellowship project they would like to complete with API’s guidance during the 12-week program — examples include an information-gathering project, a written report, a small technology development, or any other effort that would help news organizations solve problems they face. Previous fellows have created a guide to commenting practices and analyzed how news organizations should use voice on social media.
The project could relate to a range of topics — mobile news, social media, analytics, revenue opportunities, or some other area of strategic importance — but we value ones that are practical in nature, draw on the applicant’s background, contribute something new to the industry, and can realistically be completed during the summer.
In addition to completing his or her own fellowship project, the fellow will gain valuable experience in media innovation through involvement in American Press Institute programs, which include groundbreaking research about news audience behavior, emerging revenue models for news, and fostering processes of transformation and innovation within legacy news organizations.
We’re a small staff, so the Summer Fellow becomes an important part of the API team. This is a position for students with high levels of initiative, analytical thinking and ambitious ideas about inventing future models of journalism. The ideal applicant has experience in practicing or studying journalism or related fields, obsesses about how people get news, and has an itch for exploring new ideas.
The fellow will benefit from growing and publicly demonstrating their expertise in the subject of their fellowship project, as well as from immersion in API’s groundbreaking work and exposure to the influential leaders and innovators across the news industry who work closely with API.
Read the full description.
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 summer 2016, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org. by February 1.
Awards range from $1,000-$2,000. Applications due by February 12, 2016. Info at NAHJ scholarships.
Awards can be for up t $2,500. Applications due by February 12, 2016.
Application Requirements (College Students):
-Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students)
-Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
-Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
-Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
-Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
-Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
-Essay on the specified topic (1,000 – 2,000 words)
-Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
-Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
-Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2016.Resume)
Additional info at NABJ.
PART-TIME PAID POSITIONS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer Runner Needed For Campus Insiders as it covers the National Championship Football Game
Campus Insiders, an online sports network, is looking for an extra set of hands next weekend for its college football playoff coverage. They are looking for one person to help them from Friday to Sunday (1/8-1/10) at their locations in downtown Phoenix, out by the stadium in Glendale, and at the media hotel (Camelback Inn). Must have driver’s license and car. Interested? Contact executive producer Dan Schwab at email@example.com ASAP.
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.
·planning, developing and implementing PR strategies
·researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media (develop fresh story ideas)
·building relationships with the media
·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).
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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, BUT NOT REQUIRED:
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