Opportunities 9.26.16


Professional Program Applications are Live
The placement form for the Cronkite School’s professional programs is now available on the Cronkite website. If you would like to participate in a professional program this spring, you’ll need to fill out the form before 5 p.m. Oct. 7.

The attachment describes the many rich program options. Keep in mind that you must have successfully completed a minimum of JMC 305 and an intermediate reporting class to be considered and that there are additional prerequisites for some programs. We will make every effort to place you in the program of your choice.

Internship Application
Each semester, we invite employers to campus to interview students for internships. There is a day for broadcast internships, a day for PR/Social Media internships and a day for writing/publications/photography/digital internships. This semester, those interview days will be scheduled in October and November. So if you’re interested in interviewing for local spring 2017 writing/publications internship, you will need to complete an online application today. Please note: you will need to submit a resume, unofficial transcript and a career goals paragraph with your online application.

The application deadline for writing/publications/digital/photography internship interview day is today. Publications/Writing/Digital/Photography: Monday September 26 11:59 p.m. (AZ Time).

Internship Interview Day Schedule
Broadcast Companies (Event Closed)
Friday October 21
8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Public Relations/Communications Companies (Event Closed)
Friday October 28
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

The Arizona Republic
Friday October 28
12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Other Publication/Writing/Photography/Digital Companies
Friday November 18
8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Resume Writing Session
If you want to make your resume relevant and professional looking, join us for the next resume writing session:

Friday September 30
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cronkite 314

Bring a copy of your resume and be prepared to share it on screen for some feedback. We’ll all learning together.

Recruiter Visits for December 2016 and May 2017 graduates
If you are graduating in December 2016 or in May 2017 and want to interview for real jobs and perhaps some high-end summer internships, please send your materials to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu and specify which company/recruiter you are interested in.

If you are a junior in class standing, you would be eligible for summer 2017 internships at any of these companies so you should apply as well. The deadline to submit materials for any of these positions is October 3.

Pulliam Fellowships
Monday October 17
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Stuart Warner, senior content coach, The Arizona Republic
Interviewing for these positions: Pullman Fellowships (see detailed description below in Fellowships section)
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

American City Business Journals (ACBJ)
Tuesday October 18
12:30 p.m. – Information Session with pizza Cronkite 444
RSVP to info session by October 11
Recruiter: Beth Hunt, director Editorial Recruiting and Development
Interviewing for these positions: Business reporting summer internships across the U.S.
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

American City Business Journals (ACBJ)
Wednesday October 19
9:00 a.m., Cronkite 553
2:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Beth Hunt, director Editorial Recruiting and Development
Interviewing for these positions: Business reporting summer internships across the U.S.
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

USA Today Network
Thursday October 20
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Aric Johnson, senior recruiter, USA Today Network
Interviewing for these positions: social media, writers, reporters, digital content producers, videographers
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Monday October 24
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Kevin Olivas, news recruiting manager
Interviewing for these positions: Producers, news and sports photographers, digital journalists and MMJs
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

Dallas Morning News
Tuesday October 25
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. , Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Bruce Tomaso, breaking news editor, The Dallas Morning News
Interviewing for these positions: writers, reporters, digital content producers
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

Biotech University
Biotech University will be offered in Phoenix (in conjunction with ASU’s Biodesign Institute), and will teach journalism students about covering sustainability issues, GMOs, etc. It’s great for students interested in environmental reporting.

Transportation is provided, there will be breakfast and lunch included, and students can have the opportunity to compete for one scholarship worth $2,500 and two worth $1,500. It’s from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28th.

Sign-up today. Check out the agenda.


Fall 2016 or Spring 2017- PR Internship Zion & Zion
Zion & Zion is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Relations and Social Media Intern. If hired, this position would require at least 24 hours a week (3 days). You should also either have completed or be pursuing a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or a related area. Internship duties include tracking media hits, drafting releases, producing and issuing media alerts, creating social media campaigns, working on client social media accounts, creating fact sheets and media kits, producing client meeting summaries, attending client meetings, compiling media research and building targeted media lists for clients; and other miscellaneous public relations tasks. We are looking to hire someone who is hungry to learn about this industry, who can provide innovative, strategic and creative ideas and can work independently. You should also be current with events and news and have strong writing skills. Due to the requirements of this internship, prior internship experience is highly recommended. Please note that this position is paid, and you will gain firsthand knowledge and opportunities to build your portfolio. Errands and minor grunt work may occasionally be required.

Contact: Malory Knutson

Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 Content Marketing- Strolleria Scottsdale, AZ- PAID
Strolleria, a retailer of high-quality baby gear, is looking for an intern to create content that helps parents choose products like strollers and car seats—some of the most important and most overwhelming purchases they’ll make for their children.

Founded in May 2016, Strolleria is a fast-paced start-up with ambitious goals to modernize and personalize the baby gear shopping experience, both online and in our North Scottsdale showroom. You’ll create educational product comparisons, blog posts and videos, as well as marketing content that helps Strolleria attract new customers and grow sales.

This internship won’t involve coffee runs and pointless tasks. Reporting to Strolleria’s husband-and-wife owners, you’ll work on projects that directly help the company grow while gaining digital content experience and work samples valuable for any career in content marketing, journalism or PR.

Familiarity with baby gear is not required, especially because you’ll be writing for an audience new to these topics. More important is your interest in digital content and your ability to work independently, perform detailed research and explain complex topics in an authoritative yet relatable way. (Yes, strollers and car seats are complex!)

This is a paid, part-time position with flexible hours. While visits to our showroom near Scottsdale Quarter will be required, some work can be completed from home on your own time.

What you’ll do:
•Research and write product comparisons that help parents make informed buying decisions
•Improve e-commerce product pages by writing unique descriptions and uploading photos and videos
•Write SEO-optimized copy for landing pages that help drive traffic to Strolleria
•Produce product demonstration videos and optimize them for YouTube
•Write lifestyle and product-related blog posts for local and national audiences, some of which may involve interviewing manufacturer representatives, parents and other experts
•Post content to social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest

How to apply:
Send your resume, a brief cover letter and three to five work samples to amy@strolleria.com.

Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 – St. Vincent de Paul PR Internship- PAID
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking a Public Relations Intern to assist in elevating and enhancing the nonprofit’s public image through public relations, storytelling and marketing. St. Vincent de Paul works with some of the most vulnerable in our community – working-poor families and homeless individuals. Working with them to tell their stories takes someone with sensitivity, but also recognition of the significance and privilege of being able to be their voices.

The Public Relations Intern will assist in developing content for the organization’s marketing channels, which include social media, web and print publications, emails, and event/branding collateral. The intern will learn and gain hands-on experience with media relations, developing compelling content and measuring results.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The organization has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need. http://www.stvincentdepaul.net

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week, $10 per hour

Class Standing: Junior or Senior

•Assist with marketing materials, press releases and media relations.
•Coordinate social media presence.
•Write, take photos and develop content for SVdP e-newsletter, blog and print newsletter with statewide circulation of 75,000
•Track and measure results of PR efforts.
•Occasional assistance on events and fundraisers.

Interested students should complete an application

Spring 2017- Phoenix Sister Cities PR and Communications Internship
Phoenix Sister Cities, administered by the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department International Relations Division, offers internships during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applicants should be college students with interests in non-profit agencies, event planning, international business, cultural diversity, economics, art, communications, tourism, web design, government, and public relations. Internships include: Assistant to the President/Vice President, Website and Newsletter Editor, Assistant to the Youth and Education Programs Manager. Interns may be eligible for stipends and/or credit depending on college policy and number of hours worked. Click here for more information.

Spring 2017- CBS News New York and CBS News in Washington
Now accepting applications for spring internships with CBS News in New York and Washington. You must be a currently enrolled JR.+ to be eligible to apply and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please submit your cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio by October 17 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

What are the departments?
“48 Hours” (NY) A CBS News magazine that goes behind the headlines to investigate baffling crimes, heartless scams and compelling real-life dramas.

“60 Minutes” (NY & DC) A CBS News magazine with investigative reports and features focusing on people and events in the news and behind the headlines.

Broadcast Marketing (NY) The unit that is a liason between broadcasts and affiliates.

“CBS This Morning” (NY & DC) One of three live national morning shows that reports on a variety of topics including general news, business, consumer affairs, entertainment, health and medical.

“CBS Evening News” (NY & DC)
A nightly broadcast that covers breaking news reports, features and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events throughout the world.

“Face the Nation” (DC) A weekly broadcast hosted by John Dickerson that discusses current national affairs with the principal newsmaker(s) of the week.

Investigative Unit (NY & DC) The unit that produces hard-hitting, in-depth stories about government waste, homeland security, terrorism, crime, health insurance, medical fraud, etc.

National Desk (NY & DC) This is the center for domestic newsgathering for all CBS News broadcasts.

Address cover letter to:
Ms. Katie Curcio
Director, News Associate and Internship Program
524 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Spring 2017- Voice of America Internship
Are you a student with a story to tell or an issue to discuss? VOA Student Union is a digital meeting place focused on international students studying in the United States. We seek virtual interns and contributors (international and American) who can create compelling content – text, video, audio, image, multimedia, social – that is relevant to our student and academic audience, and share it on various social media platforms.

Topics can include everything from how to write that perfect college admissions essay to applying for a student visa to the weekend trip you and friends took to New York City (or Milwaukee or Yellowstone or Miami …). Or dating and friendship. Or cultural challenges. Or getting into med school.

Please reach out to editor Kathleen Struck at or studentu@voanews or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/voastudentu/

Desired Skills:
Ability to interview anyone, anywhere
Digital media
Social media (Facebook, Instagram, You Tube, WhatsApp, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Line, Reddit, Pinterest)
Video production
Communication Skills (in English):
Video Production
Audio Production
Social Media

Email your resume and a brief (400-600 words max) statement about your interest in Student Union, journalism or international relations to studentu@voanews.com with the subject line “SU INTERN APPLICANT.”

If you are interested in joining VOA in other divisions or language services, please email us a resume and very brief (400-600 words) statement saying how you would like to contribute. Email to VOA-Internship-Program@voanews.com with the subject line “VOA INTERN APPLICANT.”

Additional Information:
Voice of America is part of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, which is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised five networks (VOA, RFERL, MBN, RFA, OCB). It broadcasts in 61 languages, reaching a worldwide audience of 215 million people with news, information, and relevant discussions. Our staff of dedicated journalists and professionals model free and independent media behavior in democracy.

Language Requirements: English

Internships are also available in our Washington, D.C. office all year. Opportunities are available in news, the Media Lab, senior management offices, television production, language programming, technology services and innovation, TV to Africa and more.

NPR Internship
Information about NPR internships can be found here.

Summer 2017- Internships at National Publications
The deadlines to submit summer internship applications and materials for high profile publications like the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post and others are typically in October-November. If you’re interested in applying, please click the link and review all of the requirements and deadlines.

Washington Post
Deadline: Received by October 16
Types of internships: reporting, photography, copy editing, multimedia, social media producing, digital designing

Boston Globe
Deadline: Received by October 22, 2016
Types of internships: reporting, photography, copy editing in sports, news, health and business

New York Times
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2016
Types of Internships: reporting, newsroom, interactive news, visual journalism, audio, video, copy editing and audience development

Dallas Morning News
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2016
Types of Internships: reporting, editorial, digital design and data, copy editing and engagement, photography

Denver Post
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2016
Types of Internships: online production, copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting

Dow Jones News Fund
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Types of Internships: digital, copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting, data journalism

San Antonio Express-News
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Types of Internships: data visualization, reporting, photography, multimedia

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Types of Internships: digital, copy editing, multimedia, reporting, photography

Chicago Tribune
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Type of Internship: Metro Reporting

The Oregonian
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Type of Internship: Digital

Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Received by November 11, 2016
Type of Internship: Metro/local reporting, Sports, Business, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Editorial Page and Washington, DC bureau

Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Received by November 11, 2016
Type of Internship: Visual Journalism (photography an video)

Seattle Times
Deadline: Received by November 15, 2016
Type of Internship: Digital and interactives, photojournalism, copy editing, investigative reporting, sports reporting, reporting


Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program Accepting applications for December 2016
Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, with openings in San Francisco and New York City. This is a full- time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Investigating a private prison from the inside. Tailing candidates on the campaign trail. Sifting through public records and scrutinizing massive data sets. Tracking gun violence. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning reporting—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in-training, deep in the trenches and making sure everything we publish is honest, accurate, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our hard-hitting investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of their time in our newsroom MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve been paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on political candidates; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPA; and exposing the failures of abstinence-only education. Many recent alumni of the program have been hired as MoJo staff, while others have gone on to work at outlets like the New York Times, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed, Politico, and Wired.

Applications for our December 2016 fellowship are due October 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse team makes our work better. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Learn more about the fellowship position, eligibility, and how to apply.

Other Mother Jones Fellowships

Editorial Fellowship in S.F.
The San Francisco editorial fellowship is a research-intensive foray into investigative journalism based at Mother Jones’ headquarters. Fellows work closely with reporters and editors on everything from fact-checking and researching leads to reporting. As fact-checkers, editorial fellows are MoJo’s best line of defense, tracking down primary sources by conducting interviews, crunching numbers, and scouring government and academic databases.

Online Editorial Fellowship in S.F.
The San Francisco editorial fellowship is a research-intensive foray into investigative journalism based at Mother Jones’ headquarters. Fellows work closely with reporters and editors on everything from fact-checking to researching leads to reporting. As fact-checkers, editorial fellows are MoJo’s best line of defense, tracking down primary sources by conducting interviews, crunching numbers, and scouring government and academic databases.

Editorial Fellowship in D.C.
Our editorial fellowship based in our Washington, DC, bureau is a research- and reporting-intensive foray into the life of investigative beat reporters and editors. An immersive and fast-paced mix of fact-checking, web production, research, and blogging, the fellowship means working closely with our team of a dozen reporters and editors in the Beltway to learn the ropes of reporting breaking news, strategizing the delivery of investigative content, and promoting stories through social media and other outlets.

Digital Media Fellowship in N.Y. or D.C.
Mother Jones is looking for all-star digital media fellows to create web content, keep us current on social platforms, and enhance our multimedia coverage of breaking news. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones’s digital news team. You’ll learn about every aspect of modern online publishing, collaborating alongside seasoned editors and reporters. You’ll also attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship in New York- Expenses Paid
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting mid-September.
Applicants submitting by October 1st will be alerted by October 15th if they are advancing to the 2nd round. Final date for submitting applications is November 1st. Those submitting applications after October 15th will be alerted if they advance to the 2nd round in early January 2017.

-Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
-Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
-A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
-A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals.
-Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
-The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!

Learn more at IRTS.


ASU Social Media Specialist
Working under the Social Media Manager’s supervision, the Social Media Specialist will assist the digital strategy team with a variety of projects including social media monitoring, content creation and event coverage. The Social Media Specialist will also collaborate in the implementation of social media marketing strategy and tactics for Arizona State University.

Essential Duties
-Create daily content for Arizona State University’s different social media platforms.
-Design visually appealing content that audience (students, staff, alumni, as well as community in general) will want to share.
-Assist in providing live coverage of select ASU Enterprise Marketing Hub’s sponsored events through different social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others).
-Assist in proofreading and editing social media content & marketing materials.
-Monitor social media platforms for mentions, comments, trends, etc.
-Support digital team in other miscellaneous tasks.
-Assist Social Media Manager in social media training for student, faculty and staff groups.

JOB #26422BR Read the full job description.

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time September 30.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

My Local News
My Local News has a new website where you can quickly and easily post your professional profile and qualifications. We will be hiring content providers of all sorts from this website. Just as importantly however we will be directing our clients, who would like to submit an article to http://mylocalnews.us but do not feel that they have the writing ability, to this website in order that they might find a skilled freelance journalist such as yourself. You can find this new website at http://mylocalnews.us/content/ Thank you for your interest.

Research position at law firm
Start date: Immediately Rate of pay: $15.00/hour
Hours: flexible
Duration of assignment: anticipate the project will take about 30 hours of work

Location: 550 West Portland St., Phoenix- NE corner of Portland and 7th Avenue Job Description:

We are looking for an individual to do fact research in a legal case. We represent a minor who was sexually molested by a teacher at a local charter school managed by a national company. The national company manages numerous schools in multiple states. The research will involve locating other sexual abuse lawsuits involving this national company and determining the basis of those various lawsuits. The research will then be compiled into a list that can be used in connection with the litigation. Most of the research will be Internet-based, but may involve contacting prior claimants/law firms to determine the basis of the claim.

Please contact me if you are interested in this position.
Sara J. Powell

ASU Research Development- Grad Students Only
Reviewing and evaluating federal and philanthropic solicitations for institutional and individual eligibility, posting opportunities on multiple websites; setting up competitions using the InfoReady platform; managing and answering email inquiries on eligibility; connecting with sponsor agency representatives to clarify and resolve issues. Closes September 30. JOB #26427BR

Essential Duties
-Complete data analyses for faculty reviews; create and provide reports on current and past competitions using existing data.

Minimum Qualifications
This classification is limited to teaching/research assistants type work or those positions requiring highly specialized skills and/or technical knowledge.

Desired Qualifications
-Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally with faculty members and federal agencies.
-Ability to manage time and delivery of assigned tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
-Extensive experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
-Demonstrated ability to learn new technology and platforms quickly.

Read the full job description.


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