Opportunities 1.14.17


Internship Applications For Summer/Fall Interview Days
It is not too early to think about summer/fall 2017 internships. If you want to participate in our upcoming internship interview days when Phoenix-based companies recruit for internships, you must complete an online application by February 3.

You will need to upload a resume, unofficial transcript and a career goals paragraph as part of the application. Please take care of this soon if you would like to participate in the interview days for summer/fall internships.Again, this application is needed by the deadline only if you’re interested in participating in the upcoming interview days.


Upcoming Internship Interview Days

Friday February 24
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Local public relations firms and non-profits will interview students for communications/PR/social media-related internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

Friday February 24
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A few recruiters from the Arizona Republic will interview students for writing, photography, digital content and sports writing internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

Friday March 24
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Additional publishing companies will interview students for writing, photography, digital content and sports writing internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

Friday April 7
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Local broadcast companies will interview students for TV and radio internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.


Final Four Volunteer Opportunity- Social Media
The Cronkite School has been given the unique opportunity to partner with the NCAA to help manage and staff its Social Media Hub during the men’s basketball Final Four. See the detailed announcement and application at the end of the blog in the Part-Time/Volunteer section.


Hackathon at University of Nevada-Reno
February 24-26 Reno, Nevada

Weekend Hackathon Puts Focus on Bots & Chatbots
Can journalism and communications schools help shape the next generation of media entrepreneurs? Many schools have created special “labs” and innovation centers and are running courses aimed at building startups — and a startup mentality. But how can they share knowledge, improve skills and have fun doing it? MediaShift is producing our fourth annual Journalism School Hackathon on the weekend of February 24-26, 2017, co-produced by the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada-Reno. We’re convening a group of top students (graduates and undergraduates), faculty and professionals for the weekend Hackathon, with a real-world mission of creating startups around bots and chatbots. Students will have a chance to collaborate on diverse teams of students with faculty and pro facilitators.

No coding background is needed! The Hackathon is actually more like a Startup Weekend, with the creation of a startup name, business model and pitch deck. However, we will offer some video tutorials for those who want to learn to code chatbots.

Travel Scholarships
Thanks to the Ford Foundation, we are able to offer 11 travel scholarships for up to $500 for students who can’t otherwise afford to get to the Hackathon. Students are chosen according to financial hardship, with an emphasis on helping women and people of color attend.

Apply for a Travel Scholarship! Deadline to apply is January 20, 2017.


VOICES 2017 applications now open
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications for the 2017 VOICES program, open to currently enrolled college students, graduate students and recent grads.

The program will take place July 24 – 29 during the week of the 2017 AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia. VOICES is a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists. Students will be mentored by professional journalists and be expected to produce and complete news assignments at the 2017 convention. Transportation, convention registration and hotel expenses will be covered for the students selected.

Visit AAJA VOICES for more information. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply before the application deadline of Friday, March 31.



Spring 2017- Radio Morning Show- Johnjay and Rich- PAID
The Greatest Internship You’ll Ever Have. And it’s PAID!

This could be the opportunity that launches you into the next phase of your life. Two former interns are now full-time employees on our show. Numerous former interns have moved on to full-time positions within our company. Will you be next? Let’s find out. Do you enjoy getting up in the morning when most of your friends are coming home from the bar? Would you mind sharing your life on our show, both ON-AIR and off?

Then you possibly could be exactly who we’re looking for to join our family and to be a part of the magic that happens behind-the-scenes with Johnjay and Rich.We’re looking for self-starters, go-getters, people who live and breathe pop culture, and who can take instruction along with constructive criticism. Excellent computer, internet, and social media skills are highly preferred. Candidates with audio, video and production skills are strongly urged to apply. Please submit your application for this position thru the iHeartMedia career site.


Spring 2017- East Valley Partnership Marketing and Communications Internship- PAID
Overview: The East Valley Partnership (EVP) is a coalition of civic, business, education and political leaders from Apache Junction, Chandler, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gila River Indian Community, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian community, Tempe and Pinal County dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about East Valley Partnership, please visit http://www.evp-az.org.

Position: Marketing & Communications Intern
Hours: 15 – 20/week
Type: Paid ($10/hour)

This internship offers the opportunity to write, edit and assist with execution of the PHX East Valley Economic Development awareness campaign through social media and online branding.

Internship responsibilities may include:
•Developing content for marketing materials
•Creating and updating media lists
•Assisting with writing press releases, release distribution and some media outreach
•Researching and compiling news stories relevant to PHX East Valley’s Awareness Campaign
•Social media strategy, updates
•Utilizing content management system to update websites/microsites (training provided)

Desired Candidate Qualifications:

Undergraduate juniors and seniors with some previous work or internship experience preferred, but any interested applicants will be considered. Candidate qualifications include:
•Strong writing and editing skills, knowledge of AP Style
•Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
•Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus
•Organizational skills with attention to detail to allow you the ability to tackle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
•Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
•Interest in marketing, communications and/or media relations

Application Information: Qualified candidates should respond by sending a confidential resume to Chelsey Faggiano


Spring 2017- Times Media Group
CLASS STANDING: Currently-enrolled JR.+ with previous internship; Any publishing experience (not just campus) and/or sufficient class completions to know basic reporting, ethics/expectations.
TYPE: UNPAID (must register for course credit)

It’s an opportunity to learn in the field directly from very seasoned professionals. Interns work under the direction of a manager in the area assigned, receive and complete assignments, take part in planning, participate in a team and have the opportunity to add excellent bylined examples to their portfolios. Many of our successful interns go on to be paid part-time employees or paid freelance contributors with us. With 17 print publications – magazines and newspapers – and many online outlets, the opportunities are unlimited.


Contact: Roberta Peterson
Location: 1620 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe


Spring 2017- City of Chandler Cultural Affairs
Position Summary
The Cultural Affairs Division is looking for an enthusiastic, self-starter who would like a semester-long internship that will result in materials for his or her portfolio. Be at the table and be involved in helping to development, organize and evaluate public relations and marketing campaigns for the city’s libraries and arts facilities, including the Chandler Museum and Vision Gallery. Duties also include the opportunity to assist in the maintenance of files and relevant research necessary for communications and marketing initiatives on which the student is working. This is an unpaid internship position for an individual interested in gaining valuable marketing and/or public relations experience for the duration of one semester.

Location and Reporting Assignment
The Public Relations Intern will report directly to the Information Specialist, who will provide supervision, direction and feedback as necessary. The intern in this position will work an agreed-upon portion of time (six to ten hours each week, preferably two to three days each week), as the intern’s schedule permits, from the Cultural Affairs office, located in Downtown Chandler. The intern’s time in the office will occur within the hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Specific Responsibilities
The Public Relations Intern will have some of the following responsibilities in their position as they relate to his or her internship plan, with the purpose of helping to fulfill skill and experience requirements for his or her course of study:
•Assist with the development, organization, maintenance and implementation of public relations campaigns and their collateral materials;
•Provide assistance with media relations;
•Assist with social media communications;
•Conduct research;
•Assist with the evaluation of public relations and marketing campaigns;
•Assist with other relevant duties.

Qualifications for the volunteer position of Public Relations Intern include:
•Education in communications, marketing, and/or public relations;
•Currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution;
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media applications;
•High level of attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
•Interest in and sensitivity to diverse ethnic, cultural and religious groups;

•Commitment to the City of Chandler’s mission to “serve its citizens through teamwork, understanding and dedication in a professional and responsive manner.”

•Bi-lingual preferred, but not required.

Internship Course Credit
The hours from this internship can be used to apply to required internship course credit for students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, with majors in Journalism or Public Relations. Please inform the Information Specialist regarding current enrollment for internship course credit to ensure all requirements are met during the semester.

Supervisory Plan
The Public Relations Intern will work closely with the Information Specialist to develop, organize, and maintain various marketing campaigns and materials.

Deadlines for individual projects will be provided, and communication can be established via in-person conferences, email and/or telephone calls.

Time Commitment
Weekly hours to accommodate an individual schedule may be arranged with the Information Specialist. Adjustments to the schedule may be made as necessary, with advance communication.

Internship Benefits
The Public Relations Intern will gain highly marketable public relations and marketing experience in a professional atmosphere that values the arts and learning. As an intern with the Cultural Affairs Division, an intern may have the chance to get experience with events and community outreach.

To Apply:
Please send your résumé to cynde.cerf@chandleraz.gov with Public Relations Intern in the subject line. You can read more about the Cultural Affairs Division at www.chandleraz.gov.


Spring 2017- Writing and Events Internship- Dignity Health
Dignity Health, a growing, national company with renowned local facilities such as St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; Barrow Neurological Institute; and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, seeks an intern for the spring semester of 2017. Shifts are once or twice a week (depending on intern’s preference) and offer flexible timing. Convenient access to the light rail. Interns will receive writing, events and communications experience in a secure industry with lots of opportunity. If interested, please contact Michelle Beaver


Spring 2017- Champion PR- PAID
Champion PR+Consulting is looking for 2 – 4 interns who can commit to 50 hours per month helping out at our firm. As a recent Cronkite graduate, I can vouch for the value this experience will have for students. Students will have the opportunity to gain real world experience, make great connections and build their portfolios in an exciting downtown Phoenix environment. Interns will be compensated with a $500/monthly stipend plus class credit (if feasible). Potential to roll into position if interested and good fit, so juniors or seniors would be great. If you could pass this on to interested students, we would greatly appreciate it.

Skills desired:
Strong writing skills (#1)
Work well on deadline
Social media skills
Graphic design/website skills a plus
Interest in event coordination
Good research skills
Photo/videography skills a plus
Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Our clients are for profit, non profit and issue-based campaigns.

Personality-wise, this would be a good list of topics of interest based on our client list & projects:
Sustainability (renewable energy, recycling, etc.)
Civil/social justice issues
Progressive politics/policy
Women’s rights
Healthy communities
Community engagement & activism

We’re happy to not have a run of the mill firm, and our office doubles as an art gallery/event space.

If you know students who may be interested, please have them email a letter of interest, writing samples & resume to Stacey Champion


Summer 2017 – CBS News in New York or Washington- PAID
This is an educational program designed for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting or production. Each student is selected and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where can I intern?
New York or Washington D.C.

Do I get to choose my department?
No, placement is at the sole discretion of the Director.

What are the duties? Learn fundamental newsgathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, log tapes, coordinate scripts, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist staff members. Duties vary in each department.

What are the requirements? Current undergraduate (rising junior or above) and graduate students are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred; other majors will be considered. Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment — full time during the summer; at least two full weekdays in fall/spring. Recent graduates are not eligible for this program. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Is this a paid position? Yes, CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the credit requirements of their college/university.

Learn more about the CBS News summer internship program. Deadline to apply is February 28.

If you want to get a jump on this and have me send your resume and cover letter directly to my contact at CBS in New York, send your materials to mike.wong@asu.edu by February 3.


Summer 2017- Yahoo! Sports- PAID

Yahoo! Sports Internship

We are looking for an intern with a strong journalism background and a passion for the digital landscape to support the Yahoo Sports team. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with reporting and telling stories through a variety of mediums. He or she should have a strong grasp on the various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) and feel comfortable contributing to them. You will be expected to work some nights and weekends and prefer someone who has access to a car. Here are the most important attributes we seek:

General curiosity about sports and storytelling practices
A comfort in working on both individual projects and team collaborations
Strong communication skills and a genial attitude
Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr and other social media platforms.

Your Day
Contributing content to our various blogs on Yahoo Sports
Assisting our social media team with sharing content across various platforms
Pitching, developing and executing enterprise story ideas
Using our content management system to assist in programming the website
Traveling to on-site assignments (your own form of transportation is preferred)

You Must Have
Experience with one or more of the following skills: writing, editing, content management, social publishing
A prior journalism internship
Some general familiarity with HTML
Must be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
GPA of 3.5 or higher

Summer 2017- Associated Press Sports Desk Internship- Atlanta- PAID
The Associated Press is offering a paid 12-week summer internship at its Sports desk based in Atlanta.

The AP Sports Intern will contribute to AP’s text and video report and will receive experience and training in both as well as social media production. Based upon skill set, photos and/or interactives may be included. The intern will attend sporting events, where he or she will work with journalists of all formats.

The intern will be expected to be a fast thinker and show creativity and strong news judgment. A successful candidate will be able to suggest story ideas and angles and see storytelling potential in video, images and text. The intern should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.

The intern will be expected to keep up-to-date with sports news around the world, and its relevance to other areas, including general news, business news, politics and entertainment. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring and using social media to find stories and to promote AP’s content, tracking down user-generated content and covering breaking stories and sports events, either by phone or going to the scene.

The intern will also work with the desk editors, working on content from around the world, enhancing top stories with multimedia content for AP’s web sites and mobile applications. The intern will also be expected to pitch multimedia enterprise story ideas, and execute at least one during the internship.

The intern will assist in the production of video sports stories and work closely with photographers on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible, the intern will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos.

An intern with a background in interactive/graphics/data visualizations may assist in creating stories told through multimedia elements. The intern will be trained how to transform complex concepts into immersive and visual stories that users can quickly understand.

Training in all formats will include journalism ethics. The intern must become familiar with – and abide by – the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.


Applicants must be:
current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree(juniors and seniors) when applying for the program or
current full-time graduate students or
students who graduate December 2016.
Freshmen and sophomores are ineligible.
Must be able to show proof of legal authorization to participate in a 12-week internship in the United States prior to the start of the internship.
Must have demonstrated proficiency speaking and writing in the English language.
Good general knowledge of national and international affairs.
Good writing skills and the ability to recognize grammatical and factual errors.
Relevant experience and training in text is required as well as a secondary visual format such as video, photos or interactive/graphics.
Must have a keen interest and/or experience in sports.
A prior journalism internship or experience in media.
Knowledge of online and social media news venues.
Highly organized and attentive to detail; able to multi-task and manage projects as assigned.
Self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
Submission materials:

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 text work (links to an online site of your work are highly preferred).

Three to five examples of your visual work — video, photos, multimedia, interactive, etc. (links to an online site of your work are highly preferred).
A reference letter from a prior internship or employer.
All application materials should be uploaded simultaneously, including the reference letter.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

Apply by January 16, 2017


Summer Corporate Communications Internship at Arizona Public Service Company in Phoenix- PAID
Program Summary: APS prides itself in creating an outstanding internship experience for the 60+ interns that join us in business units across the organization each summer. Beginning in May, interns work full-time for 12 weeks and receive competitive pay (undergrad: $15.5-$22/hr.; masters and MBA: 19.5-$34/hr.). In addition to providing meaningful and challenging projects that expand technical skills, the program enhances professional development and fosters a sense of community through: assigned mentors, volunteer projects, organized social events, an executive speaker series, and soft skill workshops focusing on strengths and behavioral styles.

“APS takes the traditional role of intern and transforms it into an experience of personal and professional development. Between the challenging projects in my department and the networking events, there was never a dull moment!” -2016 Summer Intern.

“I tell everyone who will listen how much I enjoy the work I’m doing, the team I’m working with and the company I’m working for. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity.” – 2016 Summer Intern

Accountabilities: Corporate Communication internships are in the following areas and will be based on individual interest and fit:
• Internal Communications – Write feature articles and cover events for the company’s daily online publication circulated to 7,000 employees; this may include interviewing internal and external clients, and multi-media production such as event photographs and/or video.
• External Communications – Develop and refine messaging around strategic issues (e.g. new power plant, regulatory decision, rate change); this may include drafting columns, news articles, website content and other editorial pieces for placement in external media and other projects as needed. Plan and execute media campaigns, including developing the strategies, writing the press releases and following up with media outlets.
• Creative Services – Provide creative brainstorming and creative briefs for clients; manage and organize videos, pre-production to post-production interviews, testimonials, b-roll and other communications pieces; deliver timely and friendly service to internal and external clients of APS Creative Services.
• Community Affairs – Assist in managing, organizing and representing APS at public functions related to Corporate and Community event activities and meetings. Communicate important business initiatives and develop strategic messaging/tactics to help position APS as a community leader.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants should be actively enrolled in the Cronkite school and show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training.

How to Apply: Email your resume by February 3 to Mike.wong@asu.edu

Also, check out the APS video playlist to learn more about our company:



Mr. Rogers Memorial Scholarship
From 1967 to 2001, Fred Rogers produced his daily children’s television program, celebrating imagination and play, exploring children’s feelings and sense of self worth, and treating young viewers with love and respect. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood continues to air on PBS stations throughout the United States and remains the gold standard of how television can enlighten, educate and increase social consciousness and understanding.

The Television Academy Foundation’s Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards two $5,000 scholarships to rising seniors, graduating seniors (must be continuing directly to graduate school) and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D) to support and encourage them to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work. The scholarships are project-based and may not be used for tuition.

Winners will be flown to Los Angeles and recognized at the 38th College Television Awards Gala on May 24, 2017. Prior to the awards presentation, winners will participate in a two-day Television Nominee Summit with industry leaders and talent hosted by the Television Academy Foundation.

In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year.

Application and more information. Deadline is January 31.

Summer 2017-CBS News Intern Fellowship program
This fellowship at CBS News is part of CBS News diversity internship program. Deadline is February 21. Hard copies of the application are located in Cronkite 222 in the holders across from the front desk.

-Junior or Senior status
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Knowledge of current events and computer skill
-3.0 GPA

Must submit the following by February 21:
-CBS News Internship Application
-Official transcript
-Essay about why you should be selected as a CBS News Fellow
-3 newsworthy story pitches
-2 recommendation letters
-Letter from you university verifying that the applicant is a student working toward a degree at the accredited college and supports your participation.

Submit all materials to:
Dorothy Bland
Dean and Graduate Institute Director
Mayborn School of Journalism and Graduate Institute of Journalism
1155 Union Circle #311460
Denton, Texas 76203-5017

Summer 2017-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 fellowship will be offered in the summer 2017 semester 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 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.


Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
AAJA has several scholarships available. The awards range from $500-$5000. Deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
NAHJ has several scholarships available. The awards range from $2000-$5000. Deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
NABJ has several scholarships available. The awards range from $1500-$5000. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
RTDNA has several scholarships available. Awards range from $1000 to $10,000. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017



Final Four Volunteers- Social Media
The Cronkite School has been given the unique opportunity to partner with the NCAA to help manage and staff its Social Media Hub during the men’s basketball Final Four, when the tournament and the excitement come to Phoenix this spring. As stated by the NCAA, the vision for the hub is to “enhance the Final Four fan experience with social media.” Roles will be focused on storytelling and content creation (video, photo, writing) for all of the official Final Four social media platforms. There will also be other opportunities for content curation and audience engagement during the events. The bulk of the content will be centered around the many fan events occurring in the area.

This application must be completed by Friday, January 27 at 5 p.m. MT.


Spring 2017- Arizona Builders Exchange Writing and Marketing
HOURS: Maximum 20/wk
PAY: $10/hr

Original Articles:
Source materials will include:
•Planning and zoning/equivalent documentation submitted to government agencies
•Direct or email interviews
•Press releases from builders/developers
•Industry events
•Outside news outlets

Article target length +/- 250-750 words
Articles to be chosen collaboratively by the AZBEX Editor and writer from potential article lists developed and prioritized by the AZBEX Editor and Publisher.

Image/Artwork Selection:
•Locate and upload imagery to accompany articles
•Track and assign correct attributions/credits
Misc. Proofing and Editing:
Review materials from other staff/departments for content, style and formatting
•Marketing materials (direct mail, email, flyers)
•Database project summaries

Other Support Duties, Including, but not limited to:
Materials maintenance in data storage utility
Project documentation
Source materials procurement/cataloging
Deadline assistance/support for other staff

Worker Responsible for Providing/Maintaining:
•Cell Phone with unlimited Talk/Text and .WAV-based call recording capabilities
•All hardware, software, products, licenses and subscriptions needed to produce the work described above (one exception noted below). Generally, this will be understood to mean a personal computer/laptop, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and high speed internet connectivity.
•Reliable transportation to AZBEX-related events (Mileage not reimbursed if less than 250 miles/month, at which point IRS-standard rates apply)
•Attend bi-weekly staff meetings at AZBEX office (assume 1-hour paid time for meeting, staff lunch is unpaid time)
•Story ideas as one becomes familiar with AZBEX goals and strategies
•Developing and producing high-quality writing in-line with AZBEX mission and standards
•Procuring submittal data from Cities, requesting/procuring images from sources
•Tracking and reporting hours worked, submitting time sheets for review and approval

AZBEX Responsible for Providing/Maintaining:
•Editorial calendar/story ideas and leads
•Press passes/Registration fees for events
•AZBEX style guide
•Dropbox subscription (software service for AZBEX files)
•Editing/proofreading drafts and general feedback on the length, style and type of writing
•Time sheet approval and compensation every 2 weeks


The selected candidate will generally create no fewer than four, and up to eight, original articles per week from original, AZBEX-provided sources. Ideally, articles will be evenly divided between the two weekly editions.

The AZBEX Editor and Publisher will provide ongoing guidance, feedback and support to aid in the intern’s professional growth and development. The Editor will serve as the primary point of contact, supervise the intern’s performance and act as a general resource for completing tasks and assignments in a timely and quality manner. Additional resources and support from AZBEX staff will be made available as needed.
The AZBEX Editor will provide structured progress reviews and feedback on a monthly basis, and additional support and feedback at the intern’s request.

Contact: Roland Murphy, editor

Online Content Wanted!
My Local News – Arizona is an online local news site that publishes 20+ weekly newsletters, read by over 120,000 subscribers around the state of Arizona.  All articles are also posted to our Facebook Page, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and a variety of other social media sites.  My Local News is one of the fastest growing media outlets in Arizona and we thrive on user-submitted content. We are always seeking local news stories, events, news releases, restaurant reviews, opinions, events, and more. Our basic requirements: the article must relate to an Arizona city or town in which we publish and it must meet our quality standards.
We review all news article submissions and gauge them against our news values and guidelines. If your article is selected, it may be edited for quality, clarity and appearance, then posted to the referenced community website(s), the associated Facebook Page, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Redit, Stumble Upon and variety of other social media sites.

To submit content: visit our site at http://www.mylocalnews.us, register as a content contributor and follow the simple submission instructions.

Looking for a part-time job? We will consider paying you if you help us post consistent, quality content each week!
Questions? Email Nancy Puffer

ValuePenguin, is looking to hire freelance journalists to produce data-based articles and studies. This is a good opportunity for upper-level j-school students who are interested in data analysis as part of their career path. We’d be able to pay these students at least $250 per piece.

Below are examples of work we’ve done recently:

KTAR in Phoenix -Part-time Audio Board Operator
POSTION PURPOSE: Operate the on-air studio console and assure accurate broadcasts.

Focused operation of on-air console.
Air commercials per program log.
Screen listener calls for talk programs during shifts not utilizing a producer.
Maintain accurate transmitter logs and program logs.
Double check that audio elements are problem free, before they air.
Ensure that transmitter is operating according to FCC parameters.
Record satellite feeds.
Air emergency alerts.
Communicate and be a part of shows with hosts, anchors and producers on upcoming elements. Occasionally assist producer. Give time cues.
Report equipment problems, update discrepancy reports to communicate any occurrence that departs from program log or quality goals.
Cross-training on other shifts in the event of scheduling emergencies.

Two years news/talk/sports radio control room work.
Digital/website experience helpful.
Ability to drive company vehicles for remote broadcasts (valid driver’s license and clean driving record required).

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

Read the full job description and application instructions.


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